Archive for January, 2009

Larry Moss is working with David Emerson?

During 11am-12pm of day 7, Chloe shows Jack Bauer a photo of David Emerson and another man. The other man is quickly covered as information on David Emerson appears on the screen. Based on what I can tell, it looks like the other man is none other than the FBI Head, Larry Moss. We already know that the corruption goes fairly high up in the White House, but if this is true, it also goes just as high in the FBI.

Emerson & MossDavid Emerson

Also, as a followup to my post about the FBI using Vista, it looks like Chloe is using Mac OS X 10.5.


CTU Uses Linux; FBI Uses Vista

When Jack Bauer was working out of CTU, the terminals were running various Linux/Unix based operating systems, including the window manager KDE. Unfortentually, it seems that the FBI (as depicted on ’24’) uses Windows Vista. The following are screenshots from the first episode of season 7.

24 Vista Screenshot24 Vista Screenshot 2

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Windows 7’s PowerShell Not That Powerful

All I wanted to do was ssh...

All I wanted to do was ssh...

I can’t even Ctrl+d to exit the shell, either.  Guess I’ve been spoiled on Linux.

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Windows 7 First Impressions

Desktop of Windows 7 with Start Menu

Desktop of Windows 7 with Start Menu

Having just downloaded the public beta of Windows 7, I installed the 32 bit version into VirtualBox 2.1 on my Macbook.  (Note that to get networking to work, you need to change the adaptor type.) The first thing that caught my eye is that the look and feel is quite similar to that of Windows Vista. Very minor differences exist, but nothing that jumps out too much (other than the taskbar) upon first look. The taskbar feels a bit larger by default than in prior versions of Windows, and behaves similar to how OS X’s dock works. That is, the former ‘Quick Launch’ bar has been integrated into the taskbar. Any open windows of programs in the ‘Quick Launch’ area are now accessible by clicking that program’s icon. Any other open programs are put in to the right of those. Read the rest of this entry »

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