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26th Dec '16 8:39:09 PM Generality
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This door is absolutely impenetrable. It's [[MadeOfIndestructium made of 100% Indestructium]], is guarded by robot monkeys with crossbows, and opens only to authorized personnel who pass the DNA test, pass the retina scan and present a valid birth certificate. Yes, no one will ever force his way into ''did you just get in through a window?''

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This door is absolutely impenetrable. It's [[MadeOfIndestructium made of 100% Indestructium]], is guarded by robot monkeys with crossbows, and opens only to authorized personnel who pass the DNA test, pass the retina scan and present a valid birth certificate. Yes, no one will ever force his way into ''did you just get in through a window?''
break the door off its hinges?''
26th Dec '16 7:50:45 PM LBHills
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This door is absolutely impenetrable. It's [[MadeOfIndestructium made of 100% Indestructium]], is guarded by robot monkeys with crossbows, and opens only to authorized personnel who pass the DNA test, pass the retina scan and present a valid birth certificate. Yes, no one will ever force his way into ''did you just break the door off its hinges?''

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This door is absolutely impenetrable. It's [[MadeOfIndestructium made of 100% Indestructium]], is guarded by robot monkeys with crossbows, and opens only to authorized personnel who pass the DNA test, pass the retina scan and present a valid birth certificate. Yes, no one will ever force his way into ''did you just break the door off its hinges?''
get in through a window?''
25th Dec '16 5:20:38 PM Donquill
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** ''Film/RogueOne'' [[{{Retcon}} Retcons]] the design. [[spoiler: The creator of the Death Star purposefully built in a small weakness that the Empire wouldn't notice but the Rebels could exploit if they had the Death Star plans. He wanted the Death Star destroyed more than anyone.]]

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** ''Film/RogueOne'' [[{{Retcon}} Retcons]] the design. [[spoiler: The creator of the Death Star Star, realizing that refusing to help would only delay the project, purposefully built in a small weakness that the Empire wouldn't notice but the Rebels could exploit if they had the Death Star plans. He wanted the Death Star destroyed more than anyone.]]
24th Dec '16 5:10:06 PM bobwolf
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** ''Film/RogueOne'' [[{{Retcon}} Retcons]] the design. [[spoiler: The creator of the Death Star purposefully built in a small weakness that the Empire wouldn't notice but the Rebels could exploit if they had the Death Star plans. He wanted the Death Star destroyed more than anyone.]]
12th Dec '16 9:50:24 AM AFP
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* On the topic of warships, warship armor protection evolved due to this trope. Originally, it was common for ships to have the thickest armor around the sides, bow, and stern, to protect from direct enemy gunfire. Improvements in artillery and rangefinding lead to the addition of armor protection against "[[DeathFromAbove plunging fire]]", as the longest ranged artillery would be fired on a ballistic trajectory. The introduction of sea mines and torpedoes necessitated armor protection ''under'' the waterline as well, and improvements in weapons technology lead to "All-or-Nothing" armor protection, where all of the ship's most vital bits were packed together and encased in a heavy armored citadel, while the rest of the ship (galleys, living spaces, cargo holds, etc.), necessary to her operation but not to her surviving combat, was left almost entirely unprotected to leave the ship light enough to avoid speed and range penalties. Eventually, ship designers [[KnowWhenToFoldThem gave up on armor protection]] for the most part and now build lightly armored warships that are [[MacrossMissileMassacre armed with massive batteries of anti-ship and anti-air misisles]] instead.


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** That said, if the safe is big and heavy enough, you have at least made it more difficult for the thief to escape quickly without drawing attention. Safes are best used as ''part'' of a security solution (keep the safe in a locked room, in an alarmed building, patrolled by guards, supported by on-call backup, etc.) rather than being the ''entire'' security solution.
22nd Oct '16 6:26:35 PM kome360
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* ''Webcomic/ElfBlood'': To be fair, the architects for the temple defenses designed their extra-fortified mastercraft-warded doors around solid bedrock. Problem is, none of the architects knew about dynamite.
9th Oct '16 4:30:32 AM erforce
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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' presents a lesson: Don't build a jail door using half-pin barrel hinges. Although it's implied that Will only knows how to break the door because he helped build it.

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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'' presents a lesson: Don't build a jail door using half-pin barrel hinges. Although it's implied that Will only knows how to break the door because he helped build it.
18th Sep '16 12:42:58 PM intastiel
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', the Mayor's house has a top-notch security system, with [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2200/fc02119.htm one crucial oversight]]:
-->'''Sam:''' ''(Picking up chainsaw)'' Of course, after this, she's going to start fortifying the walls.
4th Sep '16 3:20:13 AM erforce
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* In ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'', Inspector Clouseau is prepared to shoot the lock when Mr. Tucker says, "Don't do that old man" and opens the door.

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* In ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'', ''Film/ThePinkPanther1963'', Inspector Clouseau is prepared to shoot the lock when Mr. Tucker says, "Don't do that old man" and opens the door.
5th Aug '16 10:32:00 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has the Death Star, a planet-destroying space station. It can only be destroyed by firing missiles down a small exhaust port which leads to the main reactor; said port is at the end of a trench. The trench is positioned so that the Death Star's defensive guns can't aim at attacking fighters, which is poor design to say the least. However, given the fact that the exhaust port was so small that only a Force-user could make the shot - and there were about two Force-users in the galaxy ''not'' working for the Empire at this point - it's not as Myopic as often thought.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has the Death Star, a planet-destroying space station. It can only be destroyed by firing missiles down a small exhaust port which leads to the main reactor; said port is at the end of a trench. The trench is positioned so that the Death Star's defensive guns can't aim at attacking fighters, which is poor design to say the least.least (in fact the Empire relies on fighter support for point defense as standard practice). However, given the fact that the exhaust port was so small that only a Force-user could make the shot - and there were about two Force-users in the galaxy ''not'' working for the Empire at this point - it's not as Myopic as often thought.
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