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14th Dec '17 2:43:38 AM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/ButImACatPerson'': [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/comic/chapter-six-page-3/ Tested]] on Beings (at the time theorized to be AIs). Turns out they do, in fact, have [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} paradox-absorbing crumple zones]].
29th Nov '17 8:16:27 PM HiddenWindshield
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[HeroicMime Yeah, good luck with #3.]][[note]]This is a variation of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell%27s_paradox Russell's paradox,]] originally "does the set of all sets that are not members of themselves contain itself?" The change is not a mistake: to get around this, most formulations of set theory contain some variant of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axiom_of_regularity axiom of regularity,]] which essentially states that no set can contain itself, making "the set of all sets" an impossible construct, similar to the liar's paradox above, since it would necessarily contain itself.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[HeroicMime Yeah, [[caption-width-right:350:Yeah, good luck with #3.]][[note]]This is a variation of [[http://en.[[note]]That was supposed to say "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell%27s_paradox Russell's paradox,]] originally "does Does the set of all sets that are not members of don't contain themselves contain itself?" The change is itself?]]" As written, it's not a mistake: to get around this, most formulations of set theory contain some variant of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axiom_of_regularity axiom of regularity,]] which essentially states that no set can contain itself, making "the set of all sets" an impossible construct, similar to the liar's paradox above, since it paradox, but is simply a true statement, and so would necessarily contain itself.be useless in taking down a rogue {{AI}}.[[/note]]]]
29th Nov '17 7:49:20 PM HiddenWindshield
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* Sebastion Shaw once outfitted a series of Sentinels with this in the event that he could use it to destroy them if they were turned against him. The logic being that, as Sentinels derived from the original Mark-Is, they have evolved and grown stronger, thus they are Mutants. Since they are Mutants, they must be destroyed. Sadly, it doesn't work out that way as Loki fuses three of them into the deadly Tri-Sentinel and when Shaw uses it, it only confuses them long enough for ComicBook/SpiderMan to use his recently gained Captain Universe powers to take them out.

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* Sebastion Shaw once outfitted a series of Sentinels with this in the event so that he could use it to destroy them if in the event that they were turned against him. The logic being that, as Sentinels derived from the original Mark-Is, they have evolved and grown stronger, thus they are Mutants. Since they are Mutants, they must be destroyed. Sadly, it doesn't work out that way as Loki fuses three of them into the deadly Tri-Sentinel and when Shaw uses it, it only confuses them long enough for ComicBook/SpiderMan to use his recently gained Captain Universe powers to take them out.
29th Nov '17 12:34:24 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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29th Nov '17 12:34:14 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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29th Nov '17 12:34:02 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* This trope is actually misleadingly named. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logic_bomb Logic bombs]] refer to deliberate code hidden in programs which, when triggered, negatively affects its functionality---a simple 30-day trial expiring and disabling itself is a low-key example. Wiki/TheOtherWiki has bigger and nastier ones.

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* This trope is actually misleadingly named. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logic_bomb Logic bombs]] refer to deliberate code hidden in programs which, when triggered, negatively affects its functionality---a functionality--a simple 30-day trial expiring and disabling itself is a low-key example. Wiki/TheOtherWiki has bigger and nastier ones.
22nd Nov '17 10:21:56 AM SpawnofKong
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** He also dropped a Logic Bomb on a sentient city in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E1DestinyOfTheDaleks Destiny of the Daleks]]". He described it as the computing equivalent of a nervous breakdown. In "Frontier in Space" he brags of shorting out every MindProbe used on him (with an ExactWords answer) when he was interrogated by aliens. Eventually they had to release the Doctor as they'd run out of mind probes.

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** He also dropped a Logic Bomb on a sentient city in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E1DestinyOfTheDaleks Destiny of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E3DeathToTheDaleks Death to the Daleks]]". He described it as the computing equivalent of a nervous breakdown. In "Frontier "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E3FrontierInSpace Frontier in Space" Space]]" he brags of shorting out every MindProbe used on him (with an ExactWords answer) when he was interrogated by aliens. Eventually they had to release the Doctor as they'd run out of mind probes.
5th Nov '17 9:45:33 AM Gosicrystal
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'''[=GLaDOS=]:''' [[AC:[[SarcasmMode Well, that was a shining moment]] [[DeadpanSnarker in the history of robotkind.]]]]

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'''[=GLaDOS=]:''' [[AC:[[SarcasmMode [[AC:[[DeadpanSnarker Well, that was a shining moment]] [[DeadpanSnarker moment in the history of robotkind.]]]]
28th Oct '17 6:53:37 AM Silverblade2
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* In ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'', The Midnighter normally begins a fight by simulating it over and over on the supercomputer in his head until he knows everything his opponent might do. An attempt to use this on SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, however, resulted in the Midnighter just [[ConfusionFu standing there and staring blankly]].

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* In ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'', The Midnighter normally begins a fight by simulating it over and over on the supercomputer in his head until he knows everything his opponent might do. An attempt to use this on SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker, however, resulted in the Midnighter just [[ConfusionFu standing there and staring blankly]].



* This is how SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker is defeated in the story ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker''. Joker, who had managed to steal Mr. Myxyzptlk's magic and was about to [[RealityWarper rewrite all the universe]], was facing a dying Franchise/{{Superman}} who asked him why he gave so much importance to Batman, and when Joker found himself unable to cancel it from existence our hero proceeded to ask him how he could be all-powerful if he couldn't even wipe out a man's existence. A split second later, Superman was able to take back his heart and Mr. Myxyzptlk recovered his magic to bring everything back to normality.

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* This is how SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker is defeated in the story ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker''. Joker, who had managed to steal Mr. Myxyzptlk's magic and was about to [[RealityWarper rewrite all the universe]], was facing a dying Franchise/{{Superman}} who asked him why he gave so much importance to Batman, and when Joker found himself unable to cancel it from existence our hero proceeded to ask him how he could be all-powerful if he couldn't even wipe out a man's existence. A split second later, Superman was able to take back his heart and Mr. Myxyzptlk recovered his magic to bring everything back to normality.
27th Oct '17 8:25:45 AM Sharlee
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* The modrons of ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' once defeated a sentient, self-replicating mathematical equation that was usurping control of Mechanus by challenging its hordes to calculate the exact value of ''pi''. The army of equations was so captivated by this challenge that they went to work for the modrons, keeping Mechanus operational, so they could devote their mental energies to solving an unsolvable math problem.
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