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21st May '16 5:47:35 PM Doug86
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* According to the 2006 ''Literature/StrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'' movie, {{nanomachines}} can [[UnstableGeneticCode completely change the species of whatever gets injected with them]].

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* According to the 2006 ''Literature/StrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'' ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'' movie, {{nanomachines}} can [[UnstableGeneticCode completely change the species of whatever gets injected with them]].
2nd Apr '16 8:55:47 PM erforce
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* When footage of the space shuttle in orbit is shown (unless StockFootage provided by NASA is used), the shuttle is almost always shown orbiting "right side up" with its cargo bay doors closed. In reality, the shuttle always orbits with its underside away from the Earth (because that's the side where the heat shielding is strongest), with its cargo bay doors open (because the radiators are on the inner surface of the doors). Curiously, one of the few shows or movies ever to get this right was ''TheWestWing'' (where the shuttle was imperiled by an inability to open its cargo doors).

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* When footage of the space shuttle in orbit is shown (unless StockFootage provided by NASA is used), the shuttle is almost always shown orbiting "right side up" with its cargo bay doors closed. In reality, the shuttle always orbits with its underside away from the Earth (because that's the side where the heat shielding is strongest), with its cargo bay doors open (because the radiators are on the inner surface of the doors). Curiously, one of the few shows or movies ever to get this right was ''TheWestWing'' ''Series/TheWestWing'' (where the shuttle was imperiled by an inability to open its cargo doors).



* ''{{Equilibrium}}'' has the concept of GunKata, a combat martial art whereby it is possible to determine the locations of opponents in a gunfight and their most likely lines of fire, breaking it down into a statistical formula that can be memorized to allow the Grammaton Cleric to evade incoming fire and shoot back at his opponents without looking. Needless to say, this ''doesn't'' work in RealLife, as actual gunbattles are based around cover, maneuver, and lines of sight, and can be extremely unpredictable and chaotic. They are virtually impossible to control, let alone analyze for statistical study, and the vast range of variables inherent to a gunfight simply cannot be predicted.

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* ''{{Equilibrium}}'' ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' has the concept of GunKata, a combat martial art whereby it is possible to determine the locations of opponents in a gunfight and their most likely lines of fire, breaking it down into a statistical formula that can be memorized to allow the Grammaton Cleric to evade incoming fire and shoot back at his opponents without looking. Needless to say, this ''doesn't'' work in RealLife, as actual gunbattles are based around cover, maneuver, and lines of sight, and can be extremely unpredictable and chaotic. They are virtually impossible to control, let alone analyze for statistical study, and the vast range of variables inherent to a gunfight simply cannot be predicted.
15th Mar '16 1:43:28 PM ANTMuddle
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7th Mar '16 5:04:56 PM justanid
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31st Jan '16 8:10:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* Some people, though, [[SoBadItsGood enjoy these sillier aspects of such movies]], citing them as [[RuleOfFun part of the fun]]. ''DeepImpact'', however, was [[{{Narm}} supposed to be serious]], which arguably [[DanBrowned makes its inaccuracies worse]]. For instance, the four nuclear devices causing a clean cut in the comet (as shown in a graphic in the movie) is impossible on several levels.

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* Some people, though, [[SoBadItsGood enjoy these sillier aspects of such movies]], citing them as [[RuleOfFun part of the fun]]. ''DeepImpact'', ''Film/DeepImpact'', however, was [[{{Narm}} supposed to be serious]], which arguably [[DanBrowned makes its inaccuracies worse]]. For instance, the four nuclear devices causing a clean cut in the comet (as shown in a graphic in the movie) is impossible on several levels.
21st Dec '15 12:56:18 PM case
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** Another episode had the cast using what they probably thought was a high number - one to the twenty-fifth power, which is...one. What they probably meant was 1 x 10^25, which is 10 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000.

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** Another episode had the cast using what they probably thought was a high number - one to the twenty-fifth power, which is...one. What they probably meant was 1 ''ten'' to the twenty-fifth power (1 x 10^25, 10^25), which is 10 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000.
15th Dec '15 8:04:37 PM Fireblood
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* According to the 2006 ''Literature/StrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'' movie, {{nanomachines}} can [[UnstableGeneticCode completely change the species of whatever gets injected with them]]

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* According to the 2006 ''Literature/StrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'' movie, {{nanomachines}} can [[UnstableGeneticCode completely change the species of whatever gets injected with them]]them]].



* A book from a series trying to capitalise on the popularity of ''Goosebumps'', in which the MadScientist 's device uses "infrablue light". Apparently the colour green can do some pretty weird things.

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* A book from a series trying to capitalise capitalize on the popularity of ''Goosebumps'', in which the MadScientist 's device uses "infrablue light". Apparently the colour color green can do some pretty weird things.



* Not only that, but machine life was nearly crippled in certain environments due to its inability to "observe". Brin got it wrong in ''Earth'', too...a scene near the end has a scientist ''creating a new universe'' by simply looking at an artificial singularity. Given his background in science, one might expect better...

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* ** Not only that, but machine life was nearly crippled in certain environments due to its inability to "observe". Brin got it wrong in ''Earth'', too...a scene near the end has a scientist ''creating a new universe'' by simply looking at an artificial singularity. Given his background in science, one might expect better...



* Lampshaded in ''Literature/{{Redshirts}}''. Anytime a rather questionable problem needs to be solved, the science team pulls out the box, which ignores any and all laws of physics to find the solution to the problem, oftentimes producing results that cannot be replicated under any other circumstances. [[spoiler: Seeing as how they're characters in a television show, this makes sense in context. Also, using black holes to travel back in time/to the real world]]

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* Lampshaded {{Lampshaded}} in ''Literature/{{Redshirts}}''. Anytime a rather questionable problem needs to be solved, the science team pulls out the box, which ignores any and all laws of physics to find the solution to the problem, oftentimes producing results that cannot be replicated under any other circumstances. [[spoiler: Seeing as how they're characters in a television show, this makes sense in context. Also, using black holes to travel back in time/to the real world]]world]].



** There's a season one episode "The Alternative Factor" where Spock declares the planet they are orbiting has a "oxygen-hydrogen atmosphere". This is extremely unlikely, as oxygen and hydrogen are highly reactive and react rather violently with each other, producing water. Specifically, this is the strongest chemical reaction per weight unit we know about, and we use it in rockets like the Space Shuttle to get satelites and other equipment into space. Very likely Spock wanted to say "oxygen-nitrogen" instead, describing an atmosphere like the one we currently enjoy on earth.

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** There's a season one episode "The Alternative Factor" where Spock declares the planet they are orbiting has a an "oxygen-hydrogen atmosphere". This is extremely unlikely, as oxygen and hydrogen are highly reactive and react rather violently with each other, producing water. Specifically, this is the strongest chemical reaction per weight unit we know about, and we use it in rockets like the Space Shuttle to get satelites satellites and other equipment into space. Very likely Spock wanted to say "oxygen-nitrogen" instead, describing an atmosphere like the one we currently enjoy on earth.
15th Dec '15 3:28:53 PM Zaptech
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* ''[[Videogame/{{Destiny}} Destiny]]'''s card for Master Ives states that "In ancient times, Earthlings thought there were three states of matter. We now know there to be four: solid, liquid, gas and engram." Unfortunately, TheOtherWiki points out that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_states_of_matter several different kinds of states]] exist, and engrams aren't on the list. Furthermore, we've always known about the classic five (liquid, colloid, solid, gas, plasma.)
13th Dec '15 11:09:07 AM Shinzakura
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* [[Videogame/{{Destiny}} ''Destiny'']]'s card for Master Ives states that "In ancient times, Earthlings thought there were three states of matter. We now know there to be four: solid, liquid, gas and engram." Unfortunately, TheOtherWiki points out that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_states_of_matter several different kinds of states]] exist, and engrams aren't on the list. Furthermore, we've always known about the classic five (liquid, colloid, solid, gas, plasma.)

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* [[Videogame/{{Destiny}} ''Destiny'']]'s ''[[Videogame/{{Destiny}} Destiny]]'''s card for Master Ives states that "In ancient times, Earthlings thought there were three states of matter. We now know there to be four: solid, liquid, gas and engram." Unfortunately, TheOtherWiki points out that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_states_of_matter several different kinds of states]] exist, and engrams aren't on the list. Furthermore, we've always known about the classic five (liquid, colloid, solid, gas, plasma.)
13th Dec '15 11:08:22 AM Shinzakura
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* [[Videogame/Destiny ''Destiny'']]'s card for Master Ives states that "In ancient times, Earthlings thought there were three states of matter. We now know there to be four: solid, liquid, gas and engram." Unfortunately, TheOtherWiki points out that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_states_of_matter several different kinds of states]] exist, and engrams aren't on the list. Furthermore, we've always known about the classic five (liquid, colloid, solid, gas, plasma.)

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* [[Videogame/Destiny [[Videogame/{{Destiny}} ''Destiny'']]'s card for Master Ives states that "In ancient times, Earthlings thought there were three states of matter. We now know there to be four: solid, liquid, gas and engram." Unfortunately, TheOtherWiki points out that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_states_of_matter several different kinds of states]] exist, and engrams aren't on the list. Furthermore, we've always known about the classic five (liquid, colloid, solid, gas, plasma.)
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