While there are a number of cinema-code vs real-code comparisons out there in the world to underscore how "action movie hackery" as a plot device is alien to the real thing, here's a clever easter egg from the film Ex Machina shared on reddit:
At one point in the film we see some code on the screen. When I first saw it I was particularly annoyed since it had nothing to do with what the character was doing. But when I got a chance to see it in detail:#BlueBook code decryption import sys def sieve(n): x =  * n x = 0 for i in range(2,n/2): j = 2 * i while j < n: x[j]=0 j = j+i return x def prime(n,x): i = 1 j = 1 while j <= n: if x[i] == 1: j = j + 1 i = i + 1 return i - 1 x=sieve(10000) code = [1206,301,384,5] key =[1,1,2,2,] sys.stdout.write("".join(chr(i) for i in [73,83,66,78,32,61,32])) for i in range (0,4): sys.stdout.write(str(prime(code[i],x)-key[i])) print Which when you run with python2.7 you get the following: ISBN = 9780199226559Which is Embodiment and the inner life: Cognition and Consciousness in the Space of Possible Minds.
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