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Programming TV

Posted 24 September 2010 - 08:34 PM

So, are there any television shows for programmers, or about programming?
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Posted 24 September 2010 - 08:38 PM

Big Bang Theory. I kid. I kid.

Chuck is close, but he was more of an A+ guy when the series started. Not to mention the show has moved away from that considerably.

Dollhouse was about brain programming, does that count?

The IT Crowd is close, but it's mainly IT.
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Posted 24 September 2010 - 08:46 PM

Steven Hawking counts, brb, Science Channel.
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Posted 24 September 2010 - 08:46 PM

Hmm. I don't think so, I mean, how would they do that?
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Posted 24 September 2010 - 08:59 PM

I watch chuck it's good.
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Posted 24 September 2010 - 09:06 PM

Never seen Chuck before. Watching Season 4 episode 1.

It reminds me a lot of physc, which I love.
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Posted 24 September 2010 - 11:28 PM

View Postcreativecoding, on 24 September 2010 - 10:06 PM, said:

Never seen Chuck before. Watching Season 4 episode 1.

It reminds me a lot of physc, which I love.

You should definitely watch season one episode one before any of the others because it'll spoil you.

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 08:25 AM

What I watch on TV:

Good movies.
Family Guy
American Dad
South Park
Robot Chicken
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Metalocalypse
Venture Bros.
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Posted 25 September 2010 - 09:13 AM

Lots of cartoons.
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Posted 25 September 2010 - 10:59 PM

House, CSI, Madmen, Mythbusters. Southpark in the last maybe 3 years has just gotten stupid, and I have nothing nice to say about family guy. futurama is still good. also one series I found online called 'lets build a <vehicle>', this crazy brit guy who starts out in the first season building a car from the ground up, then various other vehicles, an off road truck and a kit helicopter and a few other things.
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Posted 25 September 2010 - 11:53 PM

I'd like to mention that in chuck, chuck knows C++ because in the episode "Chuck Versus the Alma Mater" chuck is seen in the past at his college reading a C++ textbook and he and a friend in the past make their own version of zork ( a popular text-based game)

Also zork is mentioned a lot in the first season.
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Posted 26 September 2010 - 02:49 AM

It would be pretty cool to have a televised programming competition, something that put programming and computer science in a good light. But I don't know how popular it would be outside of programmers, or how interesting it would be to watch.
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Posted 26 September 2010 - 06:30 AM

Episode 4: The Heisenbug.


Synopsis: The trio sit around for half an hour trying to figure how to get a reproducible error. Laughter ensues. Tonight at 7/6 C
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Posted 26 September 2010 - 07:57 AM

Remember Sealab 2021? They need to bring that back. For reals.
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Posted 26 September 2010 - 07:58 AM

episode 4! we haven't even done a pilot yet! We have to introduce the caste! We need an DND Geek Unix Guru, a Sportsfan Microsoft developer who constantly paints himself blue and screams "COM PROGRAMMING!!! COM PROGRAMMING!!!!! SUCK IT MACBAGS!", a mac web developer who can never figure out why his javascript infinite loops prevent the page from loading, but who still earns his keep on joomla sites. Then we'd need a main character who does C++ and C# coding for linux and windows (something most of us can relate to) and his girlfriend who does web development (php, java, SEO) on mac and windows (something most of the rest of us can relate to), her dorky friend who does graphics and his dorky friend who does mobile programming (android and iphone). All of these characters work at a company run by a guy who got his start programming the atari 2600 and still uses an apple IIe (albeit expanded and modified a bit) and who now contracts out programming deals to the highest bidder. He speaks every language known to man except klingon ('ktoo kmanky "K"s') and seems to spend his time attempting to program his desk in binary by tapping on it.

Episode one: The main character makes a snide remark about web development being on the 'low end' of programming: a fight ensues. The DND Linux guy comes to his aid and gets him in deeper shit, and the blue microsoft fanboy expounds on how 'ASP.NET ****ING ROCKS THE SOCKS OFF OF EVERY OTHER WEB DEVELOPMENT LANGUAGE OUT THERE'. The mac-using joomlatard comes to his girlfriend's aid and tries to get in good with her by deleting three months of his work. in desperation and on a deadline, the main character must enlist the help of his girlfriend to pull an all-nighter, using an algorithm she devised and implemented in PHP, to re-create the entire project. in the morning, bag-eyed and bleary, they deliver the project to the boss's office only to have the boss's door answered by the desk, shuffling oddly with a matchbook taped under one leg, before it shuffles back and settles down in front of a smiling boss.
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