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Perl mentioned in "Blindspot" (season 1 episode 6)

by scorpio17 (Canon)
on Nov 02, 2015 at 15:55 UTC ( #1146722=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I just got around to watching last week's episode of Blindspot on the dvr over the weekend, and two of the characters on the show were arguing whether perl or python was a better language for hacking a smartphone webapp... You don't see that on network tv everyday! The FBI tech guru said perl, but the 17 year old hacker preferred python...

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Re: Blindspot (season 1 episode 6)
by Your Mother (Bishop) on Nov 02, 2015 at 16:12 UTC

    Sounds like they have a good script consultant.

Re: Perl mentioned in "Blindspot" (season 1 episode 6)
by LanX (Archbishop) on Nov 02, 2015 at 17:26 UTC
    > watching ... Blindspot

    Never seen that!

    (Har har har, I'm sooo witty ;)

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
    Je suis Charlie!

Re: Perl mentioned in "Blindspot" (season 1 episode 6)(raspberry)
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 02, 2015 at 21:55 UTC

    The leet pincushion got scolded by top labcoat for trying to touch her computer, so she stuck her tongue out

    Here, why don't you try accessing... Don't touch my keyboard! Okay. You are a hacker. This computer is behind the FBI firewall. No way you're touching this, kid. Was just gonna suggest entering through the emergency cell backup on h +is smart-home control... Yes, and accessing his cameras and the alarms. I was just gonna do that, if you would just... let me type. Maybe if you were writing in Python instead of Perl, you'd move faster +. What's wrong with Perl? Nothing... if you're designing a website in the late '90s. Whatever. ... I think the hack was an S.O.S. How do you know it was her? The first half of the code was written in Python and then it switches +to Perl. It's an inside joke. It's her.

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