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25th Jan '17 4:51:23 PM EricW
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* From a Meta Perspective in ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' made nothing the same anymore for earth in the present day. Not only did it end 6 years of continuous storytelling and defeated the group of bad guys they'd been fighting for all that time, but due to a full on Alien Invasion being stopped, now Earth's culture and technology level begin steadily changing. It began with them [[PowerRangersLostGalaxy building a space colony to explore]], but following this [[PowerRangersLightspeedRescue they created their own Ranger Powers]], [[PowerRangersOperationOverdrive their higher education began reflecting a more galactic perspective]], [[PowerRangersSPD aliens began living on earth]], and more importantly [[PowerRangersMegaforce EVERYONE knows about who power rangers are]].
25th Jan '17 4:44:33 PM EricW
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* ''Fanfic/TheLittlePonyLegend'': This idea is referenced in the second book Spirits of Courage, but also played straight in that book. While the introduction of ponies to avatar world is jarring enough, the great change causes massive changes in both worlds far beyond what was in the original Korra season. Namely, the pony world gains bending, and all ponies now resemble real horses rather than their more cartoony proportions. They also gain the ability to change into humanoids in avatar world, as well as empowering different aspects of their worlds with each other, such as giving the breezies the power to move on their own, or bringing equestrian plants over the divide. More importantly on the more spiritual side of things, Korra leaves the spirit portal open, but she also gains permanent wings. Furthermore, rather than being absorbed, Raava and Vaatu are instead transmuted into smaller spirit forms (a butterfly and a bat/moth respectively), fully leaving Korra to do her own thing from now on.
17th Jan '17 8:38:36 PM cherrychels
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* ''Series/RedDwarf'' did this twice. Firstly in Series 6, where the crew lose the eponymous ship, and once again when they get it back at the end of Series 7 - but all the crew that died in the very first episode are re-instated, so the ship is fully populated for the first time since that first episode. "Back to Earth" [[spoiler:seems to set this up by them going back to Earth, but it's another squid like the despair squid at the end of Series 5 (Back to Reality), which also appeared to set this up by them supposedly being in a videogame the whole time. StatusQuoIsGod in these cases]]. Series 3 also changed the premise slightly, going from isolation to a more action-adventure show.

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'' did this twice. Firstly in Series 6, where the crew lose the eponymous ship, and once again when they get it back at the end of Series 7 - but all the crew that died in the very first episode are re-instated, so the ship is fully populated for the first time since that first episode. "Back to Earth" [[spoiler:seems to set this up by them going back to Earth, but it's another squid like the despair squid at the end of Series 5 (Back to Reality), which also appeared to set this up by them supposedly being in a videogame video game the whole time. StatusQuoIsGod in these cases]]. Series 3 also changed the premise slightly, going from isolation to a more action-adventure show.



* ''Series/GameOfThrones'', though based upon a series of novels that had been around for over a decade, was lauded by some critics for having the guts to kill off [[spoiler: Ned Stark, played by [[ChronicallyKilledActor Sean Bean,]] who had been prominently featured in the promotional material for the series, in the ninth of ten episodes.]] Indeed, as the series moves along, Martin's gut-wrenching style will likely be pushing the limits of what a TV audience is willing to endure with regards to the characters they love the most. Much like in the books, [[spoiler: the Red Wedding]] in Season 3 kills off [[spoiler: King Robb Stark, his mother Catelyn and his wife Talisa]], effectively ending [[spoiler: the Stark-Lannister conflict that has been the backbone of the series thus far]]. In season 5, [[spoiler:Jon Snow is left bleeding in the snow after being stabbed and his fate is left ambiguous.]] Then, in the Season 6, [[spoiler: Jon is resurrected after being murdered in this mutiny by his own men, causing him to leave the Night's Watch. Later, in the season finale, Jon is proclaimed the King in the North by the Northern lords after he retakes Winterfell with his sister Sansa]], effectively ending the ''other'' backbone of the series (the Night's Watch storyline).

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'', though based upon a series of novels that had been around for over a decade, was lauded by some critics for having the guts to kill off [[spoiler: one of the primary protagonists, Ned Stark, played by [[ChronicallyKilledActor Sean Bean,]] who had been prominently featured in the promotional material for the series, in the ninth of ten episodes.]] Indeed, as the series moves along, Martin's gut-wrenching style will likely be pushing the limits of what a TV audience is willing to endure with regards to the characters they love the most. Much like in the books, [[spoiler: the Red Wedding]] in Season 3 kills off [[spoiler: protagonist King Robb Stark, his mother Catelyn and his wife Talisa]], effectively ending [[spoiler: the Stark-Lannister conflict that has been the backbone of the series thus far]]. In season 5, [[spoiler:Jon the Season 5 finale, another [[spoiler:major protagonist, Jon Snow (who is also from the Stark family), is betrayed by a group of his own men, fatally stabbed, and left bleeding to death in the snow after being stabbed and snow]]. In season 6, [[spoiler:upon his fate is left ambiguous.]] Then, in the Season 6, [[spoiler: Jon is resurrected after resurrection, being murdered in this a mutiny by his own men, causing men causes him to leave the Night's Watch. Later, in Watch and pass on command. In the season finale, Jon is proclaimed the King in the North by the Northern lords after he retakes Winterfell with his sister Sansa]], Sansa and he prepares to defend the realm against the ZombieApocalypse [[http://deadline.com/2016/08/game-of-thrones-david-benioff-d-b-weiss-emmys-interview-1201803698/]]]], effectively ending the ''other'' backbone of the series (the [[spoiler:(as the focus on the Night's Watch storyline).storyline has been shifted away)]].



** And somehow the final season managed to top it. It seemingly went with something closer to the status quo from early seasons in the series, with Jack and Chloe working with a newly recommisoned CTU in New York to protect a foreign President... then two thirds in '''''completely''''' threw it out the window [[spoiler: with said President dying, Jack's love interest also dying, former BigGood President Taylor pulling a FaceHeelTurn and siding with series BigBad [[PresidentEvil Charles Logan]] to protect that masterminds behind both deaths to perserve a peace treaty, Jack snapping because of her betrayal resulting in him pulling one as well by going on a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge bloodthirsty rampage]], and Chloe now desperately trying to expose the former's cover up while stopping the latter.]] [[HolyShitQuotient Holy. Freaking. Shit]].

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** And somehow the final season managed to top it. It seemingly went with something closer to the status quo from early seasons in the series, with Jack and Chloe working with a newly recommisoned recommissioned CTU in New York to protect a foreign President... president... then two thirds in '''''completely''''' threw it out the window [[spoiler: with said President dying, Jack's love interest also dying, former BigGood President Taylor pulling a FaceHeelTurn and siding with series BigBad [[PresidentEvil Charles Logan]] to protect that masterminds behind both deaths to perserve preserve a peace treaty, Jack snapping because of her betrayal resulting in him pulling one as well by going on a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge bloodthirsty rampage]], and Chloe now desperately trying to expose the former's cover up while stopping the latter.]] [[HolyShitQuotient Holy. Freaking. Shit]].



** "ABQ": [[spoiler: Walt's cancer is cured, and Walt and Skyler separate after Skyler correctly guesses that Walt's a drug dealer. The FawltyTowersPlot in the first two seasons is out the window for good.]]

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** "ABQ": [[spoiler: Walt's cancer is cured, and Walt and Skyler separate after Skyler correctly guesses that Walt's Walt is a drug dealer. The FawltyTowersPlot in the first two seasons is out the window for good.]]
17th Jan '17 8:09:10 PM cherrychels
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** In ''A Game of Thrones'' [[spoiler: Eddard Stark is beheaded about 90% of the way through, after the entirety of the first book up to this point had setting him up to be a hero and the primary protagonist.]]

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** In ''A Game of Thrones'' [[spoiler: Eddard Stark is beheaded about 90% of the way through, after the entirety of the first this book -- up to this point -- had been setting him up to be a hero and the primary protagonist.]]



* ''Series/GameOfThrones'', though based upon a series of novels that had been around for over a decade, was lauded by some critics for having the guts to kill off [[spoiler: Ned Stark, played by [[ChronicallyKilledActor Sean Bean,]] who had been prominently featured in the promotional material for the season, in the ninth of ten episodes.]] Indeed, as the series moves along, Martin's gut-wrenching style will likely be pushing the limits of what a TV audience is willing to endure with regards to the characters they love the most. Much like in the books, [[spoiler: the Red Wedding]] in Season 3 kills off [[spoiler: King Robb Stark, his mother Catelyn and his wife Talisa]], effectively ending [[spoiler: the Stark-Lannister conflict that has been the backbone of the series thus far]]. And in the Season 6 finale, [[spoiler: Jon Snow leaves the Night's Watch to become the King in the North after retaking Winterfell]], effectively ending the ''other'' backbone of the series.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'', though based upon a series of novels that had been around for over a decade, was lauded by some critics for having the guts to kill off [[spoiler: Ned Stark, played by [[ChronicallyKilledActor Sean Bean,]] who had been prominently featured in the promotional material for the season, series, in the ninth of ten episodes.]] Indeed, as the series moves along, Martin's gut-wrenching style will likely be pushing the limits of what a TV audience is willing to endure with regards to the characters they love the most. Much like in the books, [[spoiler: the Red Wedding]] in Season 3 kills off [[spoiler: King Robb Stark, his mother Catelyn and his wife Talisa]], effectively ending [[spoiler: the Stark-Lannister conflict that has been the backbone of the series thus far]]. And In season 5, [[spoiler:Jon Snow is left bleeding in the snow after being stabbed and his fate is left ambiguous.]] Then, in the Season 6 finale, 6, [[spoiler: Jon Snow leaves is resurrected after being murdered in this mutiny by his own men, causing him to leave the Night's Watch to become Watch. Later, in the season finale, Jon is proclaimed the King in the North by the Northern lords after retaking Winterfell]], he retakes Winterfell with his sister Sansa]], effectively ending the ''other'' backbone of the series.series (the Night's Watch storyline).



* The first season finale of ''Series/OnceUponATime'': [[spoiler:The Curse is finally broken, and Mr Gold unleashes magic into Storybrooke.]]

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* The first season finale of ''Series/OnceUponATime'': [[spoiler:The [[spoiler:the Curse is finally broken, broken and Mr Mr. Gold unleashes magic into Storybrooke.]]
17th Jan '17 7:58:22 PM cherrychels
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* Everything changed when ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' entered the Acid!Tokyo arc, where the Syaoran who's been with the group since the beginning [[spoiler:is a clone and the real one escapes only to arrive too late when the clone attacks his former companions which includes ripping out Fai's right eye]]. It goes downhill afterwards where Fai's past is revealed [[spoiler:and that Sakura is also a clone]].

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* Everything changed when ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' entered the Acid!Tokyo arc, where the Syaoran who's Syaoran, who has been with the group since the beginning beginning, [[spoiler:is a clone and the real one Syaoran escapes only to arrive too late when the clone attacks his former companions companions, which includes ripping out Fai's right eye]]. It goes downhill afterwards where Fai's past is revealed [[spoiler:and that Sakura Sakura, Syaoran's beloved, is also a clone]].



** Most recently, writer Mark Waid made Matt Murdock [[spoiler:publicly admit he was Daredevil, later embrace his alter ego, and subsequently ditch his double identity, fighting crime without a mask, using the same suit as Matt Murdock and Daredevil, and adressing himself as Daredevil]].

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** Most recently, writer Mark Waid made Matt Murdock [[spoiler:publicly admit he was Daredevil, later embrace his alter ego, and subsequently ditch his double identity, fighting crime without a mask, using the same suit as Matt Murdock and Daredevil, and adressing addressing himself as Daredevil]].



* ''ComicBook/TheNewUniverse'' comic ''Justice'' did an impressive one of these about halfway through its run. [[spoiler: In Issue 15 (cleverly titled Everything You Know Is Wrong) the readers - and the main character - find out that he isn't an interdimensional holy warrior but in fact a DEA agent who had an entire false life mentally implanted into him by a drug lord. He then becomes a borderline psychotic loner, who still can suffer flashbacks to his fake life if drugged up enough]].

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* ''ComicBook/TheNewUniverse'' comic ''Justice'' did an impressive one of these about halfway through its run. [[spoiler: In Issue 15 (cleverly titled Everything You Know Is Wrong) the readers - and the main character - find out that he isn't an interdimensional Interdimensional holy warrior but in fact a DEA agent who had an entire false life mentally implanted into him by a drug lord. He then becomes a borderline psychotic loner, who still can suffer flashbacks to his fake life if drugged up enough]].



** An early example is in the 1960s is when the writers decided that IronMan's AchillesHeel of his external pacemaker function continually threatening to run out of power on him and give heart failure was getting old. So, they wrote a story where Stark is HauledBeforeASenateSubCommittee, where the arduous question goes so long that Stark collapses with his battery problems. A doctor examines him, discovers his seriously poor state of health and has him rushed to a hospital. After that, Stark finally gets some serious medical care by professionals which leads to a heart transplant to help him. (He still needed the chestplate for a while so his body wouldn't "reject" his new heart, and he's suffered a spate of other health-related problems over the years.)

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** An early example is in the 1960s is when the writers decided that IronMan's AchillesHeel of his external pacemaker function continually threatening to run out of power on him and give heart failure was getting old. So, they wrote a story where Stark is HauledBeforeASenateSubCommittee, where the arduous question goes so long that Stark collapses with his battery problems. A doctor examines him, discovers his seriously poor state of health and has him rushed to a hospital. After that, Stark finally gets some serious medical care by professionals which leads to a heart transplant to help him. (He still needed the chestplate chest plate for a while so his body wouldn't "reject" his new heart, and he's suffered a spate of other health-related problems over the years.)



* ''Fanfic/AmbienceAFleetSymphony'': After [[spoiler:Damon's death]] in chapter 95, the dynamics of the fleet are completely upended, not least due to [[spoiler:Sanford, with his very different attitude and command style, needing to take over as the new admiral.]] Even if [[spoiler:the slim hope of Damon being resurrectable]] comes to pass, too much has changed in the interim to return to the old days.

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* ''Fanfic/AmbienceAFleetSymphony'': After [[spoiler:Damon's death]] in chapter 95, the dynamics of the fleet are completely upended, not least due to [[spoiler:Sanford, with his very different attitude and command style, needing to take over as the new admiral.]] Even if [[spoiler:the slim hope of that Damon being resurrectable]] can be resurrected]] comes to pass, too much has changed in the interim to return to the old days.



** In ''A Game of Thrones'' [[spoiler: Eddard Stark is beheaded about 90% of the way through, after the entirety of the book up to that point had been acting like he was the main hero.]]
** In ''A Storm of Swords'' [[spoiler: it's Robb's turn to go, after having taken over from his father as the seeming hero of the story and the one king in the war the readers were set up to root for.]]
** In ''A Dance with Dragons'' [[spoiler: Jon Snow is seemingly stabbed to death murdered by his own men after a series of unpopular management decisions, without ever learning the truth about his origins and despite virtually every reader assuming he's the "ice" half of the song alluded to in the series' title. The "fire" half, Daenerys, loses the power base she'd spent the entire series up to that point building up, while her own nephew Aegon, previously having been assumed dead, is revealed to be alive and leading a campaign to retake Westeros, which is what everybody assumed Daenerys would do. Aegon's claim to the throne is actually even stronger than Daenerys' ever was, which leaves her fate questionable at best.]]

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** In ''A Game of Thrones'' [[spoiler: Eddard Stark is beheaded about 90% of the way through, after the entirety of the first book up to that this point had been acting like he was setting him up to be a hero and the main hero.primary protagonist.]]
** In ''A Storm of Swords'' [[spoiler: it's Robb's turn to go, after having taken over from go. He is another heroic character in this series, a leader who does his father as best to do the seeming hero of right thing, and is the story eldest son of Eddard Stark. After some making some unpopular choices, he pisses off some important allies but when it looks like he has successfully made amends with his "allies," he is betrayed by them and killed at the one king in the war the readers were set up to root for.end of this novel.]]
** In ''A Dance with Dragons'' [[spoiler: Jon Snow Snow, another hero in this series and another leader devoted to doing the right thing (and who is ''also'' another son of Eddard Stark and a half-brother to Robb Stark), is seemingly stabbed to death murdered in a mutiny by a faction of his own men after a series of unpopular management decisions, decisions he makes, including his efforts to save everyone (including wildlings) from threats to the realm -- without ever learning the truth about of his origins and despite virtually every reader assuming many readers believing he's the "ice" half of the song alluded to in the series' title. The Meanwhile, the "fire" half, Daenerys, half -- Daenerys Targaryen, another heroic protagonist with the best of intentions and who also tries to do the right thing, loses the power base she'd she had spent the entire series up to that point building up, up after making too many unpopular decisions in the eyes of important factions. She narrowly escapes an assassination attempt on her life while her own nephew Aegon, previously having been assumed dead, is revealed to be alive and leading a campaign to retake Westeros, which is what everybody assumed Daenerys would do. Aegon's If Aegon is who he says he is, his claim to the throne is actually even stronger than Daenerys' ever was, which leaves her fate questionable at best.]]



* In [[Literature/{{Dragons}} Fire Ascending]], [[spoiler:after the universal mess that had been created got repaired, so to speak, the universe took one more change. It plays the entire series off as books writen within the series.]]

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* In [[Literature/{{Dragons}} Fire Ascending]], [[spoiler:after the universal mess that had been created got repaired, so to speak, the universe took one more change. It plays the entire series off as books writen written within the series.]]



* The last TV episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' had Willow [[spoiler: [[TheChosenMany activating all the potential Slayers]], so that there isn't a ChosenOne, two, or whatever]]. The Season 8 comics have [[spoiler: entire armies of Slayers]]. Also, the Masquerade is finally broken and the world at large is made aware of the supernatural, plus the many deaths in the final battle against The First.

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* The last TV television episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' had Willow [[spoiler: [[TheChosenMany activating all the potential Slayers]], slayers' powers]] so that there isn't a ChosenOne, two, or whatever]]. The Season 8 comics have [[spoiler: entire armies of Slayers]].slayers]]. Also, the Masquerade is finally broken and the world at large is made aware of the supernatural, plus the many deaths in the final battle against The First.
8th Jan '17 3:03:29 PM nombretomado
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* UltimateMarvel started out as AdaptationDistillation, but has moved to having this as a goal to set it apart from the main Marvel Universe. The first big change was the ''{{Ultimatum}}'' event, but that's not the only one:

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* UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel started out as AdaptationDistillation, but has moved to having this as a goal to set it apart from the main Marvel Universe. The first big change was the ''{{Ultimatum}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}}'' event, but that's not the only one:
30th Dec '16 7:38:24 AM Ecliptica
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** The ending to the trilogy is... epic.
21st Dec '16 1:00:46 AM Chabal2
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* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'': The setting ended on an unquestionable victory for the bad guys, the hordes of Chaos running free over the rest of the world, the Warpstone moon exploding and sending mutagenic meteors over the whole planet, the Lizardmen finally seeing the Old One's plan (which they'd been following despite not knowing big chunks of it) had failed and lifting off their cities into space, and some factions eliminated entirely. Along comes ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'', featuring the reincarnated souls of most of those lost in the original setting.
11th Dec '16 6:42:28 AM ZimFan89
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** In the episode [[Recap/TheFlash2014S3E7KillerFrost "Killer Frost"]] Barry is forced to quit his job as a CSI.

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** In the episode [[Recap/TheFlash2014S3E7KillerFrost "Killer Frost"]] Barry is forced to quit his job as a CSI. [[SubvertedTrope However]], he's able to [[StatusQuoIsGod get it back]] a few episodes later.
10th Dec '16 5:24:16 AM SciFan
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* Many futurists are considering that the pace of change itself is accelerating due to technological progress bootstrapping on itself, Moore's Law being a popular aspect of the concept. From current trends alone we may deduce that in a matter of a decade, we're likely to have robust humanoid robots, self-driving cars, personalized health care based on individual genomic analysis, [[JobStealingRobot technology replacing most occupations based on routine work and processing data]], widespread solar power production capability in every building displacing much of the fossil fuel infrastructure, 3D-printing revolutionizing manufacturing, new materials such as graphene finally getting to market, and of course developments we can't even foresee yet. No wonder many are confident TheSingularity will arrive right on track.
** Moore's Law (at least regarding clock-speed), however, ended up hitting a proverbial "wall" in the mid '00s due to the laws of physics. Electricity travels through circuit traces at slightly less than the speed of light. Light travels at approximately 300,000,000 meters per second. Ergo, in one nanosecond (a billionth of a second), it can travel just short of 0.3 meters. Your CPU clock cycle can only be as fast as it takes for electricity to travel the length of the '''longest''' circuit trace in your mainboard. That's why CPU clock speeds maxed out betwixt three and four gigahertz.
*** This helped cue the development of light-based logic gates and optical circuitry, as well as quantum processors (whose computational speed is effectively a variable and whose theoretical limits are harder to pin down), as well as considerably more research into parallel processing and self-reconfiguring circuitry, so the world is continuing to surprise. It could be (and often is) said that Moore's Law has continued through this path, although it is now more often expressed as multi-core and cheaper processors than faster processors.
*** This is not the first time that the primary driver of Moore's Law hit a wall but Moore's Law kept going by picking up a new primary driver. For instance, DRAM allowed memory to be fabricated as transistors and integrated, circumventing the limits of external memory access. Photolithography was limited by the physics of the light sources, which limited how small circuits could be until a way to apply a better light source (deep UV) was found (and even that might be replaced by electron beams, to carve out yet smaller circuits). And so on; [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore%27s_law#Major_enabling_factors_and_future_trends the other wiki has a list]]. Every time, it was predicted that fundamental physical limits would finally put an end to Moore's Law and as of mid 2015, every single of them failed at that.
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