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Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton) - You Call That Security?
pp. 130, 173
1. On page 130, Arnold assures the group that the computer system is secure: "The system does not communicate with the outside, so it cannot be influenced by modem.
2. Then, on page 173 Nedry yells at Arnold to put the phone down, that he'll screw up the data stream. He says, "I've taken all the lines that communicate outside."
Sure sounds like a modem in action to me. In any case, if Nedry was using the modem as an excuse for the jammed phone lines, Arnold should have picked up on it. After all, he's the one that explained the fact that there weren't any to the group!!
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Sylvalin on 05-09-2001
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JerryLee writes:
Nedry had all the lines, the network and the phone lines tied up, there was no slip-up, he said he needed every line they had.
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demonwolf writes:
He was right, the system DOESN'T comunicate with the outside world, this is why he needed to use the PHONE lines (there were no dedicated data lines).
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Ryochan writes:
Yes, and no. Nedry's job is to program a computer and you can't do that with just one person. He has a team of workers that he sends lines of code back and forth with, which is what he is working on before he shuts down the security. What Arnold means is that the program doesn't need a modem to run, ie, the computers there tell each other what to do.
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glmrgrl writes:
If you have read the book you would have realized that a lot of lies were said by the crew because something foul was taking place, and if you don't believe that then there is another explanation. The island has its own everything, I mean power sources, phone lines, generators, nothing is connected except the islands are connected to each other. So they would need some form of modem to connect the computers together information would or at least should show the same information. The outgoing information would that was jammed by the phones could be the info between islands or between computers. Plus, they would need to send info to their ships and ports and junk.
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Lennon writes:
There are lines of communication to the outside. If not contact with the boat Anne B. would have been impossible and helicopters could not have been summoned. However as when demonstrated by the calling of the Anne B. by Tim Murphy on the computer, the computer controls the phone lines, but can not be influenced by them. At one point in the book Arnold says he turned off all of the modems and the sound continues. It was Nedry's wht.rbt.obj. command that was responsible. So it was not really a data stream, it was Nedry's "bug." The book also states that Nedry had his programmers working with him on the system by modem all weekend. So there are lines to outside the island, however none of them are directly linked to the computer, so no outside influence can harm it. Wich is the reason Dogdson hired Nedry. He was an inside man. Nedry wasn't actually using the lines like he tells everybody he is. Arnold found this out when he turned the modems off manually and the sound continued.
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Drakkenfyre writes:
There are no communications with the other islands, only, maybe with Isla Sorna, but as for the other islands, there is nothing there, so no need to have a way to communicate with them.
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Belle writes:
On page 273 at the bottom, it says "procompsognathids" for the first time. All along, Crichton put "procompsognathus". Gee, what a mistake!
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