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15th May '17 3:15:01 PM WillKeaton
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[[RealityIsUnrealistic Except it's not like that in real life]], and never was. Beginning operation in 1963, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow-Washington_hotline Moscow-Washington Hotline]], colloquially known as the "Red Phone", is designed to relay text originally via Teletype, then fax machine, nowadays a secure fiber-optic line through which emails are exchanged because of the possibility that speech could be misinterpreted (a voice link was tested in the 70's but dropped); each side writes in their own language, which is then translated and both versions are given to whichever leader. Also, the Hotline connects the Pentagon to what was then the Communist Party leadership across the street from the Kremlin; it's not a direct link between the White House and Kremlin itself. During the height of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the line was tested hourly, often using poetry. The Hotline is still in use today, still not a phone.

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[[RealityIsUnrealistic Except it's not like that in real life]], and never was. Beginning operation in 1963, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow-Washington_hotline Moscow-Washington Hotline]], Hotline,]] colloquially known as the "Red Phone", is designed to relay text originally via Teletype, then fax machine, nowadays a secure fiber-optic line through which emails are exchanged because of the possibility that speech could be misinterpreted (a voice link was tested in the 70's but dropped); each side writes in their own language, which is then translated and both versions are given to whichever leader. Also, the Hotline connects the Pentagon to what was then the Communist Party leadership across the street from the Kremlin; it's not a direct link between the White House and Kremlin itself. During the height of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the line was tested hourly, often using poetry. The Hotline is still in use today, still not a phone.
23rd Dec '16 6:39:08 PM Zeiss
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* ''Film/FailSafe'' (1964, the same year as ''Dr Strangelove'', but a few months earlier) probably is the primary inspiration for the common (mis)perception of the White-House-to-The-Kremlin hotline being distinctive telephones for direct talks between the 2 leaderships.

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* ''Film/FailSafe'' (1964, the same year as ''Dr Strangelove'', but a few months earlier) ''Dr. Strangelove'') probably is the primary inspiration for the common (mis)perception of the White-House-to-The-Kremlin hotline being distinctive telephones for direct talks between the 2 leaderships.
23rd Dec '16 6:30:21 PM Zeiss
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* ''Film/FailSafe'' (1964, the same year as ''Dr Strangelove'', but a just few months earlier) probably is the primary inspiration for the common (mis)perception of the White-House-to-The-Kremlin hotline being distinctive telephones for direct talks between the 2 leaderships.

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* ''Film/FailSafe'' (1964, the same year as ''Dr Strangelove'', but a just few months earlier) probably is the primary inspiration for the common (mis)perception of the White-House-to-The-Kremlin hotline being distinctive telephones for direct talks between the 2 leaderships.
23rd Dec '16 8:18:23 AM Zeiss
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%%* ''Film/FailSafe''



* ''Film/FailSafe'' (1964, the same year as ''Dr Strangelove'', but a just few months earlier) probably is the primary inspiration for the common (mis)perception of the White-House-to-The-Kremlin hotline being distinctive telephones for direct talks between the 2 leaderships.



* The Creator/TomClancy novel ''Literature/TheSumOfAllFears'' (and TheFilmOfTheBook) shows the text-based Hot Line in action. It also shows how the operators tested the Hot Line back in the day: with poetry.

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* The Creator/TomClancy novel ''Literature/TheSumOfAllFears'' (and TheFilmOfTheBook) shows the a more realistic text-based Hot Line in action. It also shows how the operators tested the Hot Line back in the day: with poetry.
8th Oct '16 8:31:59 PM FordPrefect
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* The live-action ''Series/{{Batman}}'' show had a hotline connecting Commissioner Gordon's office to Bruce Wayne's study (Of course, Gordon didn't know where Batman's end of the line was located).

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* The live-action ''Series/{{Batman}}'' show had a hotline connecting Commissioner Gordon's office to Bruce Wayne's study (Of (of course, Gordon didn't know where Batman's end of the line was located).
8th Oct '16 8:31:26 PM FordPrefect
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* ''Film/OurManFlint''. Lloyd Cramden, head of the agency Z.O.W.I.E. (Zonal Organization for World Intelligence and Espionage) has a red phone that he uses to communicate with the President of the United States.
* In the MadeForTVMovie ''The Trial of Series/TheIncredibleHulk'' Daredevil's FriendOnTheForce police captain has a direct line to call Daredevil.

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* ''Film/OurManFlint''. Lloyd Cramden, head of the agency Z.O.W.I.E. (Zonal Organization for World Intelligence and Espionage) Espionage), has a red phone that he uses to communicate with the President of the United States.
* In the MadeForTVMovie ''The Trial of Series/TheIncredibleHulk'' Series/TheIncredibleHulk'', Daredevil's FriendOnTheForce police captain has a direct line to call Daredevil.
10th Sep '16 3:43:32 PM GuiRitter
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[[RealityIsUnrealistic Except it's not like that in real life]], and never was. Beginning operation in in 1963, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow-Washington_hotline Moscow-Washington Hotline]], colloquially known as the "Red Phone", is designed to relay text originally via Teletype, then fax machine, nowadays a secure fiber-optic line through which emails are exchanged because of the possibility that speech could be misinterpreted (a voice link was tested in the 70's but dropped); each side writes in their own language, which is then translated and both versions are given to whichever leader. Also, the Hotline connects the Pentagon to what was then the Communist Party leadership across the street from the Kremlin; it's not a direct link between the White House and Kremlin itself. During the height of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the line was tested hourly, often using poetry. The Hotline is still in use today, still not a phone.

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[[RealityIsUnrealistic Except it's not like that in real life]], and never was. Beginning operation in in 1963, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow-Washington_hotline Moscow-Washington Hotline]], colloquially known as the "Red Phone", is designed to relay text originally via Teletype, then fax machine, nowadays a secure fiber-optic line through which emails are exchanged because of the possibility that speech could be misinterpreted (a voice link was tested in the 70's but dropped); each side writes in their own language, which is then translated and both versions are given to whichever leader. Also, the Hotline connects the Pentagon to what was then the Communist Party leadership across the street from the Kremlin; it's not a direct link between the White House and Kremlin itself. During the height of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the line was tested hourly, often using poetry. The Hotline is still in use today, still not a phone.
17th Jun '16 12:47:39 PM Diesel
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[[RealityIsUnrealistic Except it's not like that in real life]], and never was. Beginning operation in in 1963, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow%E2%80%93Washington_hotline Moscow-Washington Hotline]], colloquially known as the "Red Phone", is designed to relay text originally via Teletype, then fax machine, nowadays a secure fiber-optic line through which emails are exchanged because of the possibility that speech could be misinterpreted (a voice link was tested in the 70's but dropped); each side writes in their own language, which is then translated and both versions are given to whichever leader. Also, the Hotline connects the Pentagon to what was then the Communist Party leadership across the street from the Kremlin; it's not a direct link between the White House and Kremlin itself. During the height of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the line was tested hourly, often using poetry. The Hotline is still in use today, still not a phone.

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[[RealityIsUnrealistic Except it's not like that in real life]], and never was. Beginning operation in in 1963, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow%E2%80%93Washington_hotline org/wiki/Moscow-Washington_hotline Moscow-Washington Hotline]], colloquially known as the "Red Phone", is designed to relay text originally via Teletype, then fax machine, nowadays a secure fiber-optic line through which emails are exchanged because of the possibility that speech could be misinterpreted (a voice link was tested in the 70's but dropped); each side writes in their own language, which is then translated and both versions are given to whichever leader. Also, the Hotline connects the Pentagon to what was then the Communist Party leadership across the street from the Kremlin; it's not a direct link between the White House and Kremlin itself. During the height of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the line was tested hourly, often using poetry. The Hotline is still in use today, still not a phone.
30th May '16 11:15:33 PM crazyal02
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* And, foreshadowing [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 the next game]], one of the other phones is labeled "Tokyo".

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* ** And, foreshadowing [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 the next game]], one of the other phones is labeled "Tokyo".
3rd May '16 10:58:21 PM Soufriere
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[[RealityIsUnrealistic Except it's not like that in real life]], and never was. Beginning operation in in 1963, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow%E2%80%93Washington_hotline Moscow-Washington Hotline]], colloquially known as the "Red Phone", is designed to relay text originally via Teletype, then fax machine, nowadays a secure fiber-optic line through which emails are exchanged because of the possibility that speech could be misinterpreted (a voice link was tested in the 70's but dropped); each side writes in their own language, which is then translated and both versions are given to whichever leader. Also, the Hotline connects the Pentagon to what was then the Communist Party leadership across the street from the Kremlin; it's not a direct link between the White House and Kremlin itself. During the height of UsefulNotes/TheColdWar, the line was tested hourly, often using poetry. The Hotline is still in use today, still not a phone.

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[[RealityIsUnrealistic Except it's not like that in real life]], and never was. Beginning operation in in 1963, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow%E2%80%93Washington_hotline Moscow-Washington Hotline]], colloquially known as the "Red Phone", is designed to relay text originally via Teletype, then fax machine, nowadays a secure fiber-optic line through which emails are exchanged because of the possibility that speech could be misinterpreted (a voice link was tested in the 70's but dropped); each side writes in their own language, which is then translated and both versions are given to whichever leader. Also, the Hotline connects the Pentagon to what was then the Communist Party leadership across the street from the Kremlin; it's not a direct link between the White House and Kremlin itself. During the height of UsefulNotes/TheColdWar, the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the line was tested hourly, often using poetry. The Hotline is still in use today, still not a phone.
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