Saturday, October 16, 2010

List of dystopian films sorted by IMDB ranking

Well, after talking with a friend about some of the movies that we've both seen, I decided to look for a list of dystopian films. I found the list on wiki, and then just took the time to sort it by IMDB rating.

I'll use it to sort what movies to watch next, maybe it can also be of some use to you.

IMDB Rating / Movie Name
3.9 Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 (1999)
4.0 FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions (2004)
4.7 Battle Royale II: Requiem (2003) - Sequel (aka Batoru rowaiaru II: Chinkonka)
4.9 Judge Dredd (1995), based on the comic of the same name
5.1 Class of 1999 (1990)
5.2 Z.P.G. (1972)
5.3 Babylon A.D. (2008)
5.3 Escape from L.A. (1996) - Sequel to Escape from New York (1981)
5.4 Æon Flux (2005), loosely adapted from the MTV animated series of the same name, created by Peter Chung.
5.5 Soldier (1998)
5.5 Turkey Shoot (1982) - (aka Escape 2000)
5.6 Southland Tales (2007)
5.9 The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
6.0 Doomsday (2008)
6.1 Deathrace 2000 (1975)
6.1 Screamers (1995), based on the short story "Second Variety" by Philip K. Dick
6.3 Code 46 (2003)
6.3 Demolition Man (1993)
6.4 District 13 Ultimatum (2009) - Sequel to District 13
6.4 Idiocracy (2006)
6.4 Land of the Blind (2006)
6.4 The Running Man (1987), loosely adapted from the novel of the same name written by Stephen King under the alias Richard Bachman
6.5 The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
6.6 Death Race (2008) - Remake from Deathrace 2000
6.6 Revengers Tragedy (2003)
6.7 Logan's Run (1976)
6.7 The Omega Man (1971)
6.8 Sleeping Dogs (1977)
6.8 THX 1138 (1971)
6.9 The Island (2005)
7.0 Soylent Green (1973), based on the Harry Harrison novel Make Room! Make Room!
7.0 Strange Days (1995)
7.1 Aachi & Ssipak (2006)
7.1 District B13 (2004)
7.1 Escape from New York (1981)
7.1 The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
7.1 Nineteen Eighty-Four, based on the George Orwell novel of the same name, filmed in 1956 by Michael Anderson
7.1 Nineteen Eighty-Four, based on the George Orwell novel of the same name, filmed in in 1984 by Michael Radford
7.1 A Scanner Darkly (2006), adapted from the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name
7.2 Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
7.2 Harrison Bergeron (1995), a cable television movie adapted from the short story of the same name by Kurt Vonnegut
7.3 Sleeper (1973)
7.7 Equilibrium (2002)
7.7 Minority Report (2002), based on the Philip K. Dick short story "Minority Report"
7.8 Gattaca (1997)
7.8 The Trial (1962)
7.9 Battle Royale (2000), based on the novel and manga of the same name. (aka Batoru rowaiaru)
7.9 The End of Evangelion (1997)
8.0 Brazil (1985)
8.0 Punishment Park (1971)
8.0 Serenity (2005), a continuation of the canceled Fox television series Firefly by Joss Whedon
8.2 V for Vendetta (2006), based on a graphic novel by Alan Moore
8.3 Blade Runner (1982), based on the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
8.3 District 9 (2009)
8.4 Metropolis by Fritz Lang (1927)

8.5 Wolf's Rain (2003) - TV

8.7 The Matrix (1999)

Friday, September 3, 2010

IMobster Bot updates

Note: I've added all relevant information to the new forum
Please use it instead of this thread, I'll try to reply to any questions posted there.

Well, it's been a while since I update this, so here it goes.
You may now download the new version from the script here. To know more on how to run/configure the bot read the previous post on it first.

This new version adds the ability to do missions via scripting, I've added the doNextMission() function that automatically tries do do the last non-complete mission.

I've also provided an example bot main cycle that:
-Tries to do the first non-complete mission (if it needs to buy equipment and there is money available it will also do it - including withdrawing from the bank if necessary).
- Second it will look at the best real estate investment and buy it, if possible.
- Finally it deposits all remaining money

I'm running this every 2 minutes on my home computer for a month now without any problems :)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Scripting iMobster

Hi, there..
I've been running this little script on my PC for a while now and decided to make it public.. let's see if storm8 doesn't get too upset.

What does it do?

Well, currently I have functions that allow you to:
IMob.deposit(amount): Deposits a specific amount of money
IMob.depositall(): Deposit all your money (nice to have running as a crontab task over the night, making sure you never loose any cash)
IMob.buyBestDeal(): Why use real estate calculators? This function will automatically do the math and buy in the best deal (as long as your wallet [i.e. not including the bank] money is enough to do so)
IMob.withdraw(amount): Takes money from the bank to the wallet.
IMob.inviteMob(mobcode): Invites a person to your mob.. nice to have.. if you can process the HTML from any of the IMobsters listings on the internet, then it's possible to simply invite a list of thousands of players to join your mob.
spendAllMoneyOnRealEstate(IMob): With this little tool you can spend all your money in a smart way, it will keep buying the best deals in real estate until you cannot buy any more the best deal.

getNextNetIncome(): Time in seconds until you get your next income.
getWalletMoney(): Money in the wallet..
getNetIncome(): Returns your net income (after deducting the upkeep)
getBankMoney(): Returns the money in your bank..

And finally:
processPage(url,content=nil): This litle function is the core of the script and allows you to parse any page, submit any request or both.

Install Ruby:
Edit the file and update your UDID.
Run the script via Ruby: ruby imob_v001.rb

How to find my UDID?
On Android: Turn of your network, start IMobsters. An error message will appear with a link, something like:
Only the text in italic-bold of the link about is of interest. Take it and replace it on the line at the top of the script saying:
That's it! Now you can use the script. :)

On iPhone: No idea.. probably you'll have to sniff the network for a like the above ( The error message when the network is off does not show any link on the iPhone.

You can run the script as it comes, it will simply printout some of your player's specific info.

Download: click here

Have fun, and be kind to share any upgrades you may add to this script.