"WHAT IS A HACKER EVEN? JUST SOME SMUG ASSHOLE IN MOVIES DOING FAKE THINGS AND MAKING UP WORDS. "
— Karkat Vantas, Homestuck
"In Watch_Dogs, you can hack traffic lights and barriers to discourage pursuers, but how that applies is that a quick-time event flashes up as you drive along the road, you press it, and hey, presto! Pursuer fucks off. Thank goodness, I was coming dangerously close to waking up."
"Oh, and they also decide to hire a stereotypical hacker kid (DJ Qualls) to hang out at Mission Control, ostensibly as some kind of backup plan, but mainly to annoy the more technologically savvy viewers."
""Control-Alt-Death"? Geez, this is gonna be one of those movies, isn't it? Where people stare really intently at these monitors that have these scrolling lines of code that don't mean anything, and talk about computers and networks using a lot of techno-jargon they don't know what it means, like 'They're attacking our sub-net!' 'Quick, install more firewalls!' 'Close all our sockets before they upload a Trojan virus!'"
Matt: Heís told heís no longer eligible for unemployment insurance after some verbal sparring, and then he finds an ad on the back of a matchbook to become a computer programmer, which got a big laugh out of me.
David: This movie is so unapologetic about not giving a f*** about how computers actually work that I canít really hold anything against it.
"(Lady Octopus) appears to have that quaint '90s internet power that lets her be in any computer anywhere at any time for any reason, whether or not the damn thing is even connected to a phone line, and her tentacles help her do this because of mumble mumble internet."
—Topless Robot, "The 13 Dumbest Spider-Man Stories.. Just From The Clone Saga"
"Helicopters now? They're not even vaguely connected to an online network! He's a hacker, not a bloody wizard!"