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    Default What search engine is Garcia using on Criminal Minds ?

    Hi Guys

    Just watching Criminal Minds on TV One.

    Why does that girl Garcia use some outdated DOS based search engine ?

    Is it the one PC World Dumb Terminal once called HOS ? Hollywood Operating System ?
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    Default Re: What search engine is Garcia using on Criminal Minds ?

    Well... DOS / Terminal is the g33k way of doing things, I suppose?

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    Default Re: What search engine is Garcia using on Criminal Minds ?

    It looks more like Terminal than DOS - she also uses Google for some of her searches. I know she was initally chatting to Garner ( the Unsub in tonights show) on her MBP in the first part of the episode some weeks back. It does look a bit like a refreshed version of the HOS though.

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    Default Re: What search engine is Garcia using on Criminal Minds ?

    I'm always deeply sceptical about the way her search abilities are portrayed in that show - no doubt the FBI have access to a lot of information, but the way she's magically able to cross reference single fathers with brown hair against anyone who bought a Bosch dish washer in the New York area, pretty much instantaneously, is rediculous.

    Still love the show though! Not sure why they're showing repeats now. . . ??
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    Default Re: What search engine is Garcia using on Criminal Minds ?

    Quote Originally Posted by nofam View Post
    I'm always deeply sceptical about the way her search abilities are portrayed in that show - no doubt the FBI have access to a lot of information, but the way she's magically able to cross reference single fathers with brown hair against anyone who bought a Bosch dish washer in the New York area, pretty much instantaneously, is rediculous.

    Still love the show though! Not sure why they're showing repeats now. . . ??
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    Default Re: What search engine is Garcia using on Criminal Minds ?

    A slight hijack here

    What OS are they using in NCIS?

    There used to be a site that listed all those type of things (which O/S used in Which show), but I can't find it now
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    Default Re: What search engine is Garcia using on Criminal Minds ?

    Er, wikipedia?
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    Default Re: What search engine is Garcia using on Criminal Minds ?

    I thought I saw some kind of hologram screen in CSI:Miami last night...
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    Default Re: What search engine is Garcia using on Criminal Minds ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Digby View Post
    Hi Guys

    Just watching Criminal Minds on TV One.

    Why does that girl Garcia use some outdated DOS based search engine ?

    Is it the one PC World Dumb Terminal once called HOS ? Hollywood Operating System ?
    I was going to suggest you ask her as she used to have a blog on the CBS site, but I can't seem to find it now as CBS has upgraded it's site
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