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14th Jan '18 7:53:51 PM SpacemanSpoof
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** This technique is falling more and more out of favor with both interviewers and interviewees, however, and is generally being replaced with straightforward written tests. How a candidate evaluates a given problem and writes some code to solve it is a more concrete indicator of that person's potential performance on the job than being able to come up with (or just remember) some clever answer to an abstract thought exercise.
29th Dec '17 12:39:33 PM lakingsif
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* The ''VideoGame/BlackMirror'' series is full of puzzle lock mechanisms and safes with OnlyTheKnowledgableMayPass solutions whose presence in the game world strains credibility. This is Lampshaded in Black Mirror II where at one point the PC sees an "escritoire without a puzzle lock" and muses that it must be an old model.

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* The ''VideoGame/BlackMirror'' ''VideoGame/BlackMirrorVideoGames'' series is full of puzzle lock mechanisms and safes with OnlyTheKnowledgableMayPass solutions whose presence in the game world strains credibility. This is Lampshaded in Black Mirror II where at one point the PC sees an "escritoire without a puzzle lock" and muses that it must be an old model.
30th Oct '17 5:23:16 PM darkemyst
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** In the fourth book Harry stumbles on a sphinx in the labyrinth and has to solve its riddle.

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** In the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire fourth book book]] Harry stumbles on a sphinx in the labyrinth and has to [[RiddleOfTheSphinx solve its riddle.riddle]].
29th Oct '17 2:26:50 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/TheJourneymanProject'' has one scene where a murderous robot is launching nuclear missiles and you have to deactivate the silos before said missiles launch. To do so, you have to navigate a holographic globe of the world and find the city and country of origin that the computer tells you about. It's effectively a simple geography check, but woe to any kid back then that didn't know their geography or lacked an actual map of the world to cross reference.
17th Oct '17 5:36:14 PM HeroicJay
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* The ''Zelda'' series, being a platformer, has many of these in every dungeon. Forget fighting monsters, the meat of the dungeons is pushing around blocks in a grand scaled puzzle box to get to the MacGuffin. In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', there is a point where Wolf Link, trying to enter the sacred grove that houses the Master Sword, is confronted by two malevolent-seeming statues. The statues explain that if he can get them back onto the spots where they're supposed to be standing, he can enter. Since the one of the statues will mimic his movements and the other will do the opposite, he has to jump around in the correct sequence to get them to shift onto the indicated squares and thus open the door.

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* The ''Zelda'' series, being a platformer, series has many of these in every dungeon. Forget fighting monsters, the meat of the dungeons is pushing around blocks in a grand scaled puzzle box to get to the MacGuffin. In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', there is a point where Wolf Link, trying to enter the sacred grove that houses the Master Sword, is confronted by two malevolent-seeming statues. The statues explain that if he can get them back onto the spots where they're supposed to be standing, he can enter. Since the one of the statues will mimic his movements and the other will do the opposite, he has to jump around in the correct sequence to get them to shift onto the indicated squares and thus open the door.
8th Oct '17 7:41:15 AM Malady
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* This happens on ''NoelFieldingsLuxuryComedy'', when Fantasy Man and Chief Woolabum want to cross the river but are stopped by a schizophrenic flag named Bobbatron, who demands the answer to a [[RiddleMeThis mind-bogglingly bizarre riddle:]] "If it takes a year to drink a horse, how long does a Spanish priest have to cry for, when rolling up a hill against a north-facing breeze... bearing in mind that it's winter and dark, and the priest is covered in ball bearings and his own shit?" Naturally they TakeAThirdOption, pushing Bobbatron into the river and crossing the bridge as if nothing had happened.

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* This happens on ''NoelFieldingsLuxuryComedy'', ''Series/NoelFieldingsLuxuryComedy'', when Fantasy Man and Chief Woolabum want to cross the river but are stopped by a schizophrenic flag named Bobbatron, who demands the answer to a [[RiddleMeThis mind-bogglingly bizarre riddle:]] "If it takes a year to drink a horse, how long does a Spanish priest have to cry for, when rolling up a hill against a north-facing breeze... bearing in mind that it's winter and dark, and the priest is covered in ball bearings and his own shit?" Naturally they TakeAThirdOption, pushing Bobbatron into the river and crossing the bridge as if nothing had happened.
7th Oct '17 1:52:42 PM Malady
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* ''CastleOfDrBrain'' is built on this, with plenty of puzzles, labyrinths and other challenges. However, the doctor isn't trying to keep you out, just test you to see if you're good enough to become his assistant.

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* ''CastleOfDrBrain'' ''VideoGame/DrBrain'' is built on this, with plenty of puzzles, labyrinths and other challenges. However, the doctor isn't trying to keep you out, just test you to see if you're good enough to become his assistant.



** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' a sidequest in what's left of the Smithsonian requires you to answer trivia questions on American history to open a safe containing some loot.

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** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Fallout3'' a sidequest in what's left of the Smithsonian requires you to answer trivia questions on American history to open a safe containing some loot.
23rd Sep '17 5:21:35 PM IuraCivium
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* In Season 2 of the BBC RadioDrama ''Earthsearch'', the protagonists finally succeed in finding Earth, only it's a wasteland with what remains of humanity occupying a village next to a tower holding a repository of all human knowledge. The single door is designed so it can only be opened after humanity has regained a certain level of scientific development. [[spoiler:The door contains a radioactive isotope that heats the door slightly so it jams in the frame, requiring refrigeration technology to reverse the effect.]]


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* In Season 2 of the BBC RadioDrama ''Earthsearch'', the protagonists finally succeed in finding Earth, only it's a wasteland with what remains of humanity occupying a village next to a tower holding a repository of all human knowledge. The single door is designed so it can only be opened after humanity has regained a certain level of scientific development. [[spoiler:The door contains a radioactive isotope that heats the door slightly so it jams in the frame, requiring refrigeration technology to reverse the effect.]]
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23rd Sep '17 5:20:38 PM IuraCivium
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* Music/BullOfHeaven were known on occasion to troll their fans in this way. Examples range from requiring the listener to change a file extension to .mp3 in order to listen to a song, to a extracting a Matryoshka doll of compressed files, to password-protecting the song without giving any clue as to what the password is, to ''all three at the same time''. What's more, if someone guessed the password and posted it on the Internet, they would change it and reupload the file.
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5th Sep '17 9:45:10 PM Loekman3
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* In ''Manga/DragonBallSuper'', Vegeta suggests to Beerus and Champa that only those fighters who can pass through a simple intelligence test are allowed to participate in the tournament between Universe 7 and Universe 6. [[IdiotBall For some reason, he completely ignores the fact]] that he has IdiotHero Goku and FatIdiot Buu in his team, effectively eliminating Buu from the tournament and almost eliminating Goku in the process, while all members of Champa's team pass through the test (although Magetta has trouble during the test), giving Beerus's team a disadvantage in numbers.

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* In ''Manga/DragonBallSuper'', ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', Vegeta suggests to Beerus and Champa that only those fighters who can pass through a simple intelligence test are allowed to participate in the tournament between Universe 7 and Universe 6. [[IdiotBall For some reason, he completely ignores the fact]] that he has IdiotHero Goku and FatIdiot Buu in his team, effectively eliminating Buu from the tournament and almost eliminating Goku in the process, while all members of Champa's team pass through the test (although Magetta has trouble during the test), giving Beerus's team a disadvantage in numbers.
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