Thursday, July 09, 2009

Spotting the difference

This week I have (whilst not working) been watching Torchwood and the second disc of Ultraviolet (television drama, not the movie) which I have rented.

Both deal with secret government organisations and I like them both, but this scenario (which could be common to both) demonstrates how they are slightly different.

Bad guy uses a payphone whilst being watched by a good guy whom the bad guy doesn't know is following him.

Torchwood: phone someone operating a computer who access the phone network and track the call, discovering the destination the number and location. They'd likely pull up a handy nearby CCTV camera to get an image of their face too.

Ultraviolet: good guy picks up the phone after the bad guy is done and presses redial.

Back to work...

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