This is Cool: Hack the Computer System That Controls Jurassic Park

March 3, 2014

Jurassic Park Nedry

"You think that kind of automation is easy? Or cheap? You know anybody who can network 8 connection machines and debug 2 million lines of code for what I bid for this job? Because if he can I'd like to see him try." Challenge accepted. A programmer has put together a working replica of the operating system seen in Spielberg's sci-fi classic Jurassic Park, originally from 1993. The OS is basically an HTML/javascript mod of the old IRIX operating system complete with command line that, if you put in the right set of cues, will go into Nedry's crazy lock down mode. "You didn't say the magic word!" This is very cool and fun to mess with.

To access the operating system just click below. It's called Jurassic Systems, created by Tully Robinson.

Jurassic Systems

Here's the main scene referenced on the website showing Nedry's lock down after trying to access security:

Thanks to friends @TheFilmStage for the tip. From the website: "Jurassic Systems is an HTML5/Javascript based recreation of the Irix and Macintosh environments featured in the original Jurassic Park film. In particular, it is a recreation of the scene in which Ray Arnold (Samuel Jackson) attempts to circumvent Dennis Nedry's (AKA Wayne Knight, AKA Newman) leet security on an old Irix desktop only to be taunted by an Elvis bodied Nedry." The site is essentially just an emulator for the OS and allows fans to play around with the system in order to replicate that scene. If only it could connect to a bigger database. This is a great time to remind everyone that Jurassic World is due in 2015, until then enjoy this throwback to the original.

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Absolutely insane. Ahaha...

DAVIDPD on Mar 3, 2014


the os is not a mac os. it's IRIX, from silicon graphics (currently sgi). back in the day, silicon graphic was king in the cg world.

hal9005 on Mar 3, 2014


The "ah ah ah! you didn't say the magic word" part is Mac OS 6 or 7

butlerpcnet on May 11, 2015


display zebraGirl.jpg

Benjamin Hunter on Mar 3, 2014


ls -l su -

Jim Dawkins on Mar 3, 2014


Only command that works is ls.

Jim Dawkins on Mar 3, 2014


you must not have said the magic word...

Benjamin Hunter on Mar 4, 2014


God dammit I hate this hacker crap

Jim Dawkins on Mar 4, 2014


The hidden feature is pretty cool! (BTW, it's not the pinup). Not sure if it's appropriate to post the spoiler, but a Google search will get you there.

EmagSamurai on Mar 4, 2014


what is it tell me

Becket Radcliffe on Apr 5, 2014

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