CSI Cyber – drinking game

Introduction

I was a big fan of the original CSI TV series set in Las Vegas, my spiritual home town. CSI Miami had some of the cheesiest lines ever spoken on a TV show, probably on account of David Caruso being one of the producers. The New York spin-off never really grabbed my imagination and eventually, the ‘quality’ of the others dropped enough for me to drop them.

Enter CSI Cyber. The name alone was enough to make me realise the car crash that was coming but the fact is, two episodes in and I’m hooked. It’s awful, but it’s so bloody awful, its good. There is something, however, that can make it better; a drinking game. So without further ado, let’s get down to business.

Requirement

You will need booze. Lots of it. Preferably beer, spirits and shots and suitable glasses for each. Otherwise you simply aren’t playing properly.

Rules

  • There is no 1st player, everybody has to follow the rules below until there is just one person still able to code ‘Hello World’ in assembly
  • Every time somebody on the show says one of the following, drink 1 shot
    • ‘It can happen to you’. This is just to limber you up for the ride ahead
    • ‘Cyber’
    • anycolour-‘hat’, double shot where anycolour is not black, white or grey
    • description-‘web’, where description is dark, deep, dingy, dangerous or anything similar
    • ‘Firewall’
    • ‘Glitch’
    • ‘Bleach’
  • Every time one of the following happens, drink two fingers of your favourite spirit or beer
    • Somebody uses their mobile phone, with a lovely HUD shown for our convenience
    • A dramatic change in the music
    • Somebody gives away a tell to Patricia Arquette’s character
    • Text on a screen morphs in some way
    • Main theme plays. Everybody needs a top up
    • Somebody gets killed
  • Every time somebody watching who isn’t involved in IT comments on Patricia Arquette’s hair, finish all remaining drinks. At this point, you have the option to send this person out of the room for the remainder of the show, but it’s more fun if you don’t

I’ll possibly update these as the series progresses, assuming I have the staying power to watch any more of this drivel.

Summary

Vegaskid takes no responsibility for anything that happens as a result of you playing this game. But I’d love to hear the stories. Drink responsibly…

Till the next time.

TV shows need to fire their IT consultants

Introduction

It’s the pet hate of any self-respecting geek. Technology referenced on a TV show or film that at best is misinformed, at worst blatantly disregards any sense of reality. If you are reading this post, I would be willing to bet you are familiar with that blank look you get from a friend or family member when you try to explain that .342 in an IP address is “wrong, just wrong”.

Bit of fun

Below are some videos that, whilst hilarious in isolation, are enough to prevent me watching a full episode.

In video 1, we see two of the leads from NCIS carefully coordinating key presses on a keyboard to try and thwart a pesky hacker.

 

Video 2 shows some amazingly agile DevOps skillz to entrap what is possibly the same skilled hacker from NCIS (yes, I deliberately wrote that to increase the comment count on this post, even if they are hateful).

 

Video 3 is my favourite. I haven’t seen the episode itself so when I saw this the first time, I thought it was a mash up of two different clips. Alas, no. So sit back and enjoy the virtual magic mushrooms.

Summary

This has been a slight deviation from my usual post, but I hope you enjoy the clips. There are dozens more out there so I may well return to this theme again. I just need to upgrade my blog to IPv7.2b in order to support the new encrypted video codecs.

Till the next time.