Now you, too, can own a computer like the ones in TV and movie dramas

Let’s set the stage. The bad guys are winning. The good guys are begging for a break. Suddenly, Special Agent Good Guy emerges on the scene with some freckled-faced dork whom he introduces to his crew as “the world’s greatest hacker.” The dork sits down at a computer (which despite being a product of the 21st century still is text-based, green letters on a black screen), and types out at lightning speed the code that will lead to the bad guys’ downfall. Their plot is about to be laid bare … and then it happens: A large box appears at the center of the screen with the flashing message “Access Denied.”

If you’ve ever wanted to star in that scene, now you can. And you don’t even have to put on pants to do it. Just log on to the website Hacker Typer, and your prayers are answered. Once the black screen appears, you type like the wind. It doesn’t matter which keys you press — rhe same coded message appears:

coded message on computer screen

Unfortunately, the creators of the site, which is a hoot, have not worked in the above-mentioned flashing box (which alternatively announces “File Deleted”), but one can dream.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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