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22nd Jan '18 3:03:42 PM Dracis
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* In Film/TheBluesBrothers, this is what the Bluesmobile is doing during the final epic chase sequence from the Palace Hotel Ballroom to Chicago City Hall, presumably because it's on a MissionFromGod. It eludes cops, Illinois Nazis, and the Good Ole Boys, gets Jake and Elwood to the Cook County Assessor's Office in record time, and then collapses into a pile of scrap metal.

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* In Film/TheBluesBrothers, this is what the Bluesmobile is doing during the final epic chase sequence from the Palace Hotel Ballroom to Chicago City Hall, presumably because it's on a MissionFromGod. It eludes cops, Illinois Nazis, and the Good Ole Boys, gets Jake and Elwood to the Cook County Assessor's Office in record time, and then suffers CriticalExistenceFailure and collapses into a pile of scrap metal.
3rd Jan '18 8:37:05 PM Amahn
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** Strangely enough, there are some enemies that will induce this mode in Samus as a form of attack. The logic behind it is essentially taking an enemy that can already overpower herself and pushing the berserk button, on the off chance she'll lose herself in rage before she can blow your face off.

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** Strangely enough, there are some enemies that will induce this mode in Samus as a form of attack. The logic behind it is essentially taking an enemy that can already overpower herself and pushing the berserk button, on the off chance she'll lose herself in rage before she can blow your face off.[[note]]They don't ''purposefully'' activate her hypermode. They are simply armed with phazon weapons of their own, which when absorbed into Samus's body overload her phazon supply. The only way to purge said phazon is to enter hypermode, otherwise she would end up corrupted.[[/note]]
3rd Jan '18 8:07:15 PM Amahn
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** Throughout the franchise the Stargate itself is little more than a massive superconductor built using an unstable element which exponentially enhances the strength of any explosion. Putting too much power into it is devastatingly destructive.
*** In season 6 of ''Series/StargateSG1'' Anubis blew up Earth's gate using an Ancient device that very slowly caused energy to build up in the gate until it reached critical. Had they not strapped it to a [=X-302=] and flown it into hyperspace the explosion would have been an extinction level event, had the Earth even remained intact.
*** ''[[Series/StargateAtlantis Atlantis]]'' season 5 has the Atero Device. An Ancient weapon designed to disable Wraith hyperdrives across the whole galaxy, but it had a nasty side effect. The subspace static it generated caused energy to rapidly build up in any active stargate, causing it to violently explode in a matter of seconds. The Atlantis team had to collapse the city's ZPM powered shield to encompass just the gate, and it still wasn't enough to mitigate the explosion.
*** Dialing a 9 symbol address to reach the Destiny billions of lightyears away in ''Series/StargateUniverse'' requires overclocking the stargate using a planet with a naquida core. It's such a power release that any instability causes an EarthShatteringKaboom. Destiny was dialed twice and subsequently the galaxy now has two fewer planets.
** Similarly, [=ZPMs=], the Ancient's preferred power source in their late days, contain absurd amounts of energy. An episode of Atlantis has The Trust "plant a bomb" in the city in order to remove it as a possible means for the Wraith to ever reach the Milky Way. The "bomb" in question was actually the city's ZPM, they had simply disabled the city's safeguards which moderate its energy flow. Without them drawing too much energy from the ZPM (as in dialing the stargate, or raising the city's shield) would cause an uncontrolled release of energy that would be close to the time Rodney blew up 3/5 of a solar system.
3rd Jan '18 7:33:28 PM Amahn
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** Come ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' Goku reveals that he's been working on trying to combine Kaio Ken with Super Saiyan Blue. It's an unperfected technique that he gives only a 15% change of success to. What does failure mean? His body would literally explode in LudicrousGibs from the extreme strain. Naturally, it works out just fine.
23rd Dec '17 12:31:40 PM ScandalousWaheela
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* Steam engines really do work this way as well. A steam boiler is built to operate at a certain pressure. It can operate ''above'' this pressure by making the fire heating the water hotter. The risk is, because the boilers are intended to operate at a particular temperature, temperatures above that make the boiler weaken. At some point, the pressure becomes more than the boiler can stand, and... [[EarthShatteringKaboom BOOM]].
19th Dec '17 4:03:16 PM NightShade96
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* The folks over at [[http://totl.net/Eunuch/ Project E.U.N.U.C.H.]] and their remarkable accomplishment in accidentally overclocking a 25 MHz 486 SX chip to 247 MHz. Such things happen when tequila, vodka, and other hard liquors are used as a coolant for both computers and humans at the same time. Yes, it melted down quite spectacularly after boiling off the entirety of the alcohol (to the dismay of the testers) in approximately three minutes.

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* The folks over at [[http://totl.net/Eunuch/ Project E.U.N.U.C.H.]] and their remarkable accomplishment in accidentally overclocking a 25 MHz [=MHz=] 486 SX chip to 247 MHz.[=MHz=]. Such things happen when tequila, vodka, and other hard liquors are used as a coolant for both computers and humans at the same time. Yes, it melted down quite spectacularly after boiling off the entirety of the alcohol (to the dismay of the testers) in approximately three minutes.
19th Dec '17 4:02:48 PM NightShade96
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* The folks over at [[http://totl.net/Eunuch/ Project E.U.N.U.C.H.]] and their remarkable accomplishment in accidentally overclocking a 33MHz 486 chip to 247MHz. Such things happen when tequila, vodka, and other hard liquors are used as a coolant for both computers and humans at the same time. Yes, it melted down quite spectacularly after boiling off the entirety of the alcohol (to the dismay of the testers) in approximately three minutes.

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* The folks over at [[http://totl.net/Eunuch/ Project E.U.N.U.C.H.]] and their remarkable accomplishment in accidentally overclocking a 33MHz 25 MHz 486 SX chip to 247MHz.247 MHz. Such things happen when tequila, vodka, and other hard liquors are used as a coolant for both computers and humans at the same time. Yes, it melted down quite spectacularly after boiling off the entirety of the alcohol (to the dismay of the testers) in approximately three minutes.
3rd Dec '17 12:47:44 PM eroock
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Your chief engineer will {{technobabble}} some stuff about "bypassing the safety protocols", but this will not require laying new cables or replacing clock chips -- it just requires a few pokes at the control console. This is often achieved by applying [[TimTaylorTechnology more]] [[PowerSource power]].

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Your chief engineer will {{technobabble}} some stuff about "bypassing the safety protocols", but this will not require laying new cables or replacing clock chips -- it just requires a few pokes at the control console. This is often achieved by applying [[TimTaylorTechnology more]] [[PowerSource more power]].
27th Nov '17 9:52:52 PM AgentSalt
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** Piro: "Whenever you say that I end up having to hunt for fire extinguishers we haven't used up yet. Please tell me [[RobotGirl Ping]] isn't about to burst into flames." Largo: "Is bursting into flames the usual failure mode for one of these?" Piro: "No, but it's the usual failure mode for anything you touch."

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** Piro: --> '''Piro:''' "Whenever you say that I end up having to hunt for fire extinguishers we haven't used up yet. Please tell me [[RobotGirl Ping]] isn't about to burst into flames." Largo: "
--> '''Largo:'''
"Is bursting into flames the usual failure mode for one of these?" Piro: these?"
--> '''Piro:'''
"No, but it's the usual failure mode for anything you touch."
10th Nov '17 6:12:00 AM MagiMecha
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* In the final storyline of ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', Nicole uses her Overclocked form to battle the virus Phage and pushes it so far that it destroys the Red Ring powering her and her computer. Thankfully, Nicole bailed into the computer systems of the Sky Patrol and, had the series not been cancelled, would have had Sally and Tails getting said computer fixed.
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