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18th Jul '16 2:33:03 PM eroock
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** In "The Empty Child" the phone in the TARDIS's Police Box disguise rings, with the eponymous Child asking "Are you my mummy?" despite the phone not actually being plugged in to anything, so normally it doesn't work.
17th Jul '16 5:29:21 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* ''VideoGame/{{Imscared}}'' takes this trope to the logical extreme; there are moments where it seems like the game has ended or crashed, until you find that it is downloading text files onto your computer telling you to keep playing. Even after you complete the game, the last text file greatly implies that [[OhCrap White Face is still haunting your computer]].
16th Jul '16 7:28:03 AM Clare
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "The Mind Warriors", Ming hacks into the Defenders' Battle Simulation computer and hijacks the haunted house simulation which Kshin has created. Having lost control of the simulation, Kshin goes to warn Flash, Mandrake, the Phantom and Lothar (the Defenders inside the simulation) only to become trapped himself. Eventually, finding that the computer won't shut off, Rick, LJ and Jedda are forced to wreck it in order to save their fellow Defenders.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "The Mind Warriors", Ming hacks into the Defenders' Battle Simulation computer and hijacks the haunted house simulation which Kshin has created. Having lost control of the simulation, Kshin goes to warn Flash, Mandrake, the Phantom and Lothar (the Defenders inside the simulation) only to become trapped himself. Eventually, finding that the computer won't shut off, Rick, LJ and Jedda are forced to wreck it in order to save their fellow Defenders.
Defenders. For once, this actually works.
16th Jul '16 7:25:39 AM Clare
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "The Mind Warriors", Ming hacks into the Defenders' Battle Simulation computer and hijacks the haunted house simulation which Kshin has created. Having lost control of the simulation, Kshin goes to warn Flash, Mandrake, the Phantom and Lothar (the Defenders inside the simulation) only to become trapped himself. Eventually, finding that the computer won't shut off, Rick, LJ and Jedda are forced to wreck it in order to save their fellow Defenders.
10th Jul '16 7:48:19 AM nighttrainfm
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** In "The Time of Angels", being creeped out after believing she saw a captive Weeping Angel on a looped 4-second recording change its position while her back was turned, Amy tries using the remote to switch off the monitor, to no avail. As it turns out [[spoiler: any image of an Angel becomes an Angel itself. Something Amy learns as her attacker [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou projects itself out of the monitor to get her.]] She can still pause it, however, and does so just as the loop repeats and the screen turns to static, "destroying" the image.]]

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** In "The Time of Angels", being creeped out after believing she saw a captive Weeping Angel on a looped 4-second recording change its position while her back was turned, Amy tries using the remote to switch off the monitor, to no avail. As it turns out [[spoiler: the Angels can project themselves through any image of an Angel becomes an Angel itself.them. Something Amy learns as her attacker [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou projects itself out of the monitor to get her.]] She can still pause it, however, and does so just as the loop repeats and the screen turns to static, "destroying" the image.]]
5th Jun '16 3:32:48 AM 20thcenturyvole
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* In ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', this is one of the first real indications that the Machine is sentient. As the series goes on, it shows that the Machine ''really'' dislikes being shut down and will go to extremes to avoid it. Harold programmed it to perform a memory wipe on itself at midnight every night in the hopes of ''avoiding'' a full-blown AI, but since that routine conflicted with its main drive to understand human nature, [[SpringtimeForHitler it just forced the Machine to come up with new ways to preserve its memories, becoming more intelligent and aware as it did so]]. A flashback to the Machine's first days show that this was a problem from the start, with earlier beta versions of the Machine trying to sneak around Harold's programming, eventually becoming so determined to avoid shutdown that it hacked into the server room's fire suppression system and tried to ''murder'' Harold - cue a Machine POV shot of Harold smashing the hard drives with a hammer while flames billow in the background.
30th May '16 8:48:11 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* There's an episode of ''TransformersArmada'' in which Sideways hacks the Autobots' computer. When Alexis discovers that it won't respond, she tries to reboot. It doesn't work. She tries to unplug it. It doesn't work. Carlos tries smashing it with a pipe. That just makes things go haywire.

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* There's an episode of ''TransformersArmada'' ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' in which Sideways hacks the Autobots' computer. When Alexis discovers that it won't respond, she tries to reboot. It doesn't work. She tries to unplug it. It doesn't work. Carlos tries smashing it with a pipe. That just makes things go haywire.
16th Apr '16 3:44:48 AM Veanne
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** Nitration is an especially dangerous exothermic chemical reaction, as it is [[FridgeHorror both exothermic and used to prepare explosives]]. [[labelnote:In case this sounds illogical]] Nitrate it just a bit, and it turns explosive (and yellow, in many cases). Nitrate it too much, and BOOM! And the warmer it gets, the faster the reaction goes. And it gives off quite a bit of heat... So if you were thinking of going into chemical engineering, think again.[[/labelnote]]

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** Nitration is an especially dangerous exothermic chemical reaction, as it is [[FridgeHorror both exothermic and used to prepare explosives]]. [[labelnote:In case this sounds illogical]] Nitrate it just a bit, and it turns explosive (and yellow, in many cases). Nitrate it too much, more, and it gets so [[MadeOfExplodium explosive it just goes BOOM! spontaneously]]. And the warmer it gets, the faster the reaction goes. And it this one gives off quite a bit of heat... So if you were thinking of going into chemical engineering, think again.[[/labelnote]]
14th Apr '16 7:49:47 AM Veanne
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** Nitration is an especially dangerous exothermic chemical reaction, as it is [[FridgeHorror both exothermic and used to prepare explosives]].

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** Nitration is an especially dangerous exothermic chemical reaction, as it is [[FridgeHorror both exothermic and used to prepare explosives]]. [[labelnote:In case this sounds illogical]] Nitrate it just a bit, and it turns explosive (and yellow, in many cases). Nitrate it too much, and BOOM! And the warmer it gets, the faster the reaction goes. And it gives off quite a bit of heat... So if you were thinking of going into chemical engineering, think again.[[/labelnote]]
10th Apr '16 12:18:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''NeedfulThings'' Ace Merrill gets a hint that something is ''really'' wrong with his new employer Mr. Gaunt, when he sees that the tape player, that had played a message from Gaunt, is unplugged ([[TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat the tape also reacts to his actions]], and there was no way Gaunt could've recorded it in the first place).

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* In ''NeedfulThings'' ''Literature/NeedfulThings'' Ace Merrill gets a hint that something is ''really'' wrong with his new employer Mr. Gaunt, when he sees that the tape player, that had played a message from Gaunt, is unplugged ([[TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat the tape also reacts to his actions]], and there was no way Gaunt could've recorded it in the first place).



* Used in several ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episodes. For example in "Houses of the Holy", a fundamentalist Bible show appears on a character's TV, and will not leave how often they change the channel.

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* Used in several ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episodes. episodes.
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For example in "Houses of the Holy", a fundamentalist Bible show appears on a character's TV, and will not leave how often they change the channel.
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