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celettu
July 25th, 2007, 08:25 PM
Funny stuff: the last page of Mighty Avengers #4 shows a grub bootscreen of a PC in a missile base with the usual Ubuntu login possibilities, including the memtest.
Across the screen the words "Access denied" are visible.

The lines uttered by the horrified employees of the missile base (all the time staring at the same grub screen):

"What is that?"
"Someone's hacked into the system."
"Someone's looking for the launch codes."
"Oh my god!"

All of this proves that...

The US army uses Ubuntu in their missile bases! Woot!

saxuntu
July 25th, 2007, 08:30 PM
Damn you beat me to it. I just finished the issue, i saw that panel right before the blow up and it said memtest86+ and went "wait a minute." I looked at the ones before it where you can see the full grub screen and laughed. Anyone know if this was product placement or Bendis or Cho (writer or illustrator) making a plug? Either ways its freaking great.

jeffc313
July 25th, 2007, 10:03 PM
pics please. I have no idea what you are talking about.

tbroderick
July 25th, 2007, 10:14 PM
http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/7267/mightyavengers4025kc3.th.jpg (http://img119.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mightyavengers4025kc3.jpg)

Potential Spoiler???

Zero Prime
July 25th, 2007, 10:20 PM
Wow, now Ubuntu is in pop culture:)

linuxeiro
July 25th, 2007, 11:04 PM
Very nice ;)

ZacDavis
July 25th, 2007, 11:12 PM
very nice, indeed

Epilonsama
July 25th, 2007, 11:18 PM
but what you guys dont realize is that someone is hacking a Ubunut PC, meaning their are saying that ubuntu isnt secure :roll:

ZacDavis
July 25th, 2007, 11:20 PM
they obviously just gave sudo to the wrong person

lisati
July 25th, 2007, 11:22 PM
Huh? How would someone be able to hack in while the boot loader is active and before the relevant drivers for connecting to the outside world are up and running?

Nikron
July 25th, 2007, 11:25 PM
Huh? How would someone be able to hack in while the boot loader is active and before the relevant drivers for connecting to the outside world are up and running?

It's not supposed to make sense.

lisati
July 26th, 2007, 12:20 AM
It's not supposed to make sense.

I agree.....sometimes on TV shows and movies one can tell that the so-called "expert" (or more likely the script writer) doesn't really know any better either. The same could be said of some of my contributions to various threads.......

FuturePilot
July 26th, 2007, 12:28 AM
That's cool.
But I don't think it's possible to hack the OS through the boot loader.:lolflag:

urukrama
July 26th, 2007, 12:50 AM
Huh? How would someone be able to hack in while the boot loader is active and before the relevant drivers for connecting to the outside world are up and running?

They are super hackers!

ZacDavis
July 26th, 2007, 12:51 AM
Maybe they used Ubuntu CR and channeled the power of God through it.

mindstorm011
July 26th, 2007, 02:54 AM
..am i the only person noticing how old the kernel is?
its 2.6.10(-5-386, not even 686 or generic, wow)
haha

mrgnash
July 26th, 2007, 03:12 AM
:lolflag: Very amusing. But it's also great to see that Linux is gaining more public awareness.

saxuntu
July 26th, 2007, 03:12 AM
Wow i think this just became the geekiest thread on the web. Its on an OS forum, about a comic book, about a panel 1/10th of the audience caught, and about how the premise of a super villain hacking into a missile is impossible through a boot loader (a program most people don't know about).

I knew i liked this place.

init1
July 26th, 2007, 03:58 AM
That's cool.
But I don't think it's possible to hack the OS through the boot loader.:lolflag:
They could have hacked the OS, and then put a password on GRUB.

Frak
July 26th, 2007, 04:05 AM
They could have hacked the OS, and then put a password on GRUB.
Oh no... NOT GRUB!!!!!

celettu
July 26th, 2007, 05:42 PM
Wow i think this just became the geekiest thread on the web. Its on an OS forum, about a comic book, about a panel 1/10th of the audience caught, and about how the premise of a super villain hacking into a missile is impossible through a boot loader (a program most people don't know about).

I knew i liked this place.

That's why we'd beat Ultron faster than the Mighty Avengers. THEY'RE going "Ohmygodohmygooood!". We'd just point and laugh "bwahahahahaaaaaa the super advanced robot is trying to hack our boot loader!"

Ultron dies of shame. The end.

jeffc313
July 26th, 2007, 06:30 PM
just boot a live cd and reinstall grub you morons. NEXT TIME PUT LILO ON A FLOPPY ;)

tim1
July 26th, 2007, 08:58 PM
Digg it up here: http://digg.com/linux_unix/Ubuntu_in_a_Marvel_Comic_Picture

tageiru
July 26th, 2007, 10:27 PM
..am i the only person noticing how old the kernel is?
its 2.6.10(-5-386, not even 686 or generic, wow)
haha

hoary

Extreme Coder
July 26th, 2007, 11:49 PM
Some people are going to flame you, because there's nothing specific of Ubuntu in that comic. It's more like a Linux/Unix thing ;)

shen-an-doah
July 26th, 2007, 11:53 PM
Some people are going to flame you, because there's nothing specific of Ubuntu in that comic. It's more like a Linux/Unix thing ;)

Actually, you can just about make out it says "Ubuntu"...

I shall be buying my copy tomorrow with the rest of my comics :p

aysiu
July 26th, 2007, 11:55 PM
Some people are going to flame you, because there's nothing specific of Ubuntu in that comic. It's more like a Linux/Unix thing ;)
Read the Grub screen carefully.

I know it's a little blurry, but it says either
Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.10-5-k7 or
Ubertz, kernel 2.6.10-5-k7 You be the judge.

Happy_Man
July 27th, 2007, 03:50 AM
Wow... that's awesome. If I read comics, my head would have blown up. As it is, I'm in geek heaven right now.

Leave me in PEACE! *beats off random people with flashlight*

kostkon
July 27th, 2007, 04:06 AM
it's not the first reference of Ubuntu in pop culture I see, nevertheless it's funny, I like it!

Polygon
July 27th, 2007, 04:35 AM
they arnt hacking ubuntu, they are hacking GNU GRUB... but whatever it still references ubuntu :D

Frak
July 27th, 2007, 06:27 AM
they arnt hacking ubuntu, they are hacking GNU GRUB... but whatever it still references ubuntu :D
Which is ironic because the Network hasn't initialized yet. ;)

Polygon
July 27th, 2007, 07:21 AM
Which is ironic because the Network hasn't initialized yet. ;)

which is why they are such 1337 haxors, they can hack into the computer with it not even connected to the internet!

H.E. Pennypacker
July 28th, 2007, 03:26 AM
1. They're such n00bs. Self-respecting people use a strictly command line based distro.

2. I am pretty sure GRUB lists Nexta, not Ubuntu.

shen-an-doah
July 28th, 2007, 04:47 AM
I bought the comic today and I can confirm that it says Ubuntu.

Frak
July 28th, 2007, 04:50 AM
I bought the comic today and I can confirm that it says Ubuntu.
As can I

strabes
July 28th, 2007, 06:29 AM
The reason they're getting hacked is because they're using such an old kernel, duh.

shen-an-doah
July 28th, 2007, 06:31 AM
You know, the real question is whether Iron Man runs Linux ;)

ubuntu27
July 28th, 2007, 06:53 AM
haha. Never heard of this comic before..
But, anyway, it is cool that GNU/Linux is becoming a part of pop culture