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5th Sep '16 8:01:34 AM JamesAustin
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* That is pretty much the plot of ''Film/OfficeSpace'', too. Due to a misplaced decimal point, the program in that film accumulated over $300,000 in its first few days - far more than expected, and a large enough amount to be quickly noticed.
* And of course, in ''Office Space'' they point out that the same technique was used in ''Film/SupermanIII''.




** That is pretty much the plot of ''Film/OfficeSpace'', too. Due to a misplaced decimal point, the program in that film accumulated over $300,000 in its first few days - far more than expected, and a large enough amount to be quickly noticed.
*** And of course in ''Film/OfficeSpace'' they point out that the same technique was used in ''Film/SupermanIII''.
5th Sep '16 7:44:39 AM JamesAustin
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* ''Film/FairGame'', a 1995 movie starring model Cindy Crawford (and a yacht the villains needed to hack a undersea phone line) featured this, and worse, the transaction was aborted because everything exploded before the ExactProgressBar was finished.

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* ''Film/FairGame'', ''Film/FairGame1995'', a 1995 movie starring model Cindy Crawford (and a yacht the villains needed to hack a undersea phone line) featured this, and worse, the transaction was aborted because everything exploded before the ExactProgressBar was finished.
18th Feb '16 10:29:51 PM jormis29
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In reality, a form of fraud known as ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salami_slicing salami slicing]]'' or ''penny shaving'' exists. Often using rounding errors to steal substantial amounts of cash, often a cent at a time. Of course, the goal is to steal the cash ''so slowly'' that nobody notices. If you're going to steal a whole load of cash in the time frame of the following examples, then you may as well just steal it all in one transaction rather than slicing it up into tens of thousands of microtransactions. (Unless it's being directed at multiple accounts, though obviously it isn't feasible to have thousands of those.)

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In reality, a form of fraud known as ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salami_slicing salami slicing]]'' or ''penny shaving'' ''PennyShaving'' exists. Often using rounding errors to steal substantial amounts of cash, often a cent at a time. Of course, the goal is to steal the cash ''so slowly'' that nobody notices. If you're going to steal a whole load of cash in the time frame of the following examples, then you may as well just steal it all in one transaction rather than slicing it up into tens of thousands of microtransactions. (Unless it's being directed at multiple accounts, though obviously it isn't feasible to have thousands of those.)
1st Jan '16 4:53:03 AM erforce
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** That is pretty much the plot of ''OfficeSpace'', too. Due to a misplaced decimal point, the program in that film accumulated over $300,000 in its first few days - far more than expected, and a large enough amount to be quickly noticed.
*** And of course in ''OfficeSpace'' they point out that the same technique was used in ''{{Superman}} III''.

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** That is pretty much the plot of ''OfficeSpace'', ''Film/OfficeSpace'', too. Due to a misplaced decimal point, the program in that film accumulated over $300,000 in its first few days - far more than expected, and a large enough amount to be quickly noticed.
*** And of course in ''OfficeSpace'' ''Film/OfficeSpace'' they point out that the same technique was used in ''{{Superman}} III''.''Film/SupermanIII''.
8th May '15 10:56:56 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Fair Game'', a 1995 movie starring model Cindy Crawford (and a yacht the villains needed to hack a undersea phone line) featured this, and worse, the transaction was aborted because everything exploded before the ExactProgressBar was finished.
* The theft of the billions in ''{{Entrapment}}'' was shown on a progress bar. Granted, this ridiculously huge amount of money was probably stored on multiple accounts.

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* ''Fair Game'', ''Film/FairGame'', a 1995 movie starring model Cindy Crawford (and a yacht the villains needed to hack a undersea phone line) featured this, and worse, the transaction was aborted because everything exploded before the ExactProgressBar was finished.
* The theft of the billions in ''{{Entrapment}}'' ''Film/{{Entrapment}}'' was shown on a progress bar. Granted, this ridiculously huge amount of money was probably stored on multiple accounts.



* For a game that intentionally invokes HollywoodHacking and gleefully uses MagicalComputer tropes, ''{{Uplink}}'' surprisingly averts this.

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* For a game that intentionally invokes HollywoodHacking and gleefully uses MagicalComputer tropes, ''{{Uplink}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Uplink}}'' surprisingly averts this.



* On ''TheSimpsons'', Snake Jailbird stole the all the Simpsons money by ''downloads money on to a floppy disk'', employing this trope in an internet cafe.

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* On ''TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Snake Jailbird stole the all the Simpsons money by ''downloads money on to a floppy disk'', employing this trope in an internet cafe.
12th Jan '15 7:22:01 AM DrSlide
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** That is pretty much the plot of ''OfficeSpace'', too. Due to a rounding error, the program in that film accumulated over $300,000 in its first few days - far more than expected, and a large enough amount to be quickly noticed.

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** That is pretty much the plot of ''OfficeSpace'', too. Due to a rounding error, misplaced decimal point, the program in that film accumulated over $300,000 in its first few days - far more than expected, and a large enough amount to be quickly noticed.
12th Jan '15 7:19:04 AM DrSlide
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** That is pretty much the plot of ''OfficeSpace'', too. Due to a rounding error, the program in that film actually transfers a dime at a time, rather than a fraction of a cent... still a small transaction, but now large enough to be noticed.

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** That is pretty much the plot of ''OfficeSpace'', too. Due to a rounding error, the program in that film actually transfers a dime at a time, rather accumulated over $300,000 in its first few days - far more than expected, and a fraction of a cent... still a small transaction, but now large enough amount to be quickly noticed.
6th Sep '14 11:36:27 PM direguy
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* On ''TheSimpsons'', a character ''downloads money on to a floppy disk'', employing this trope.

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* On ''TheSimpsons'', a character Snake Jailbird stole the all the Simpsons money by ''downloads money on to a floppy disk'', employing this trope.
trope in an internet cafe.
26th Apr '14 1:34:35 PM LycaonMoon
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*** And of course in ''OfficeSpace'' they point out that the same technique was used in ''{{Superman}} III''. Which was the exact reference that sprang to mind for me at that point, too.

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*** And of course in ''OfficeSpace'' they point out that the same technique was used in ''{{Superman}} III''. Which was the exact reference that sprang to mind for me at that point, too.\n
17th Jan '14 11:28:36 AM Discar
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In the land of TV and movies, all electronic funds transfer systems work by transferring the money a little bit at a time.

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In the land of TV and movies, all electronic funds transfer systems work by transferring the money a little bit at a time.



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* An AI on the Citadel in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' is siphoning money from Flux. When you confront it, it both transfers its money and threatens to self-destruct, taking you with it. Shutting down the self-destruct allows you to take whatever money it couldn't shuffle away. Perhaps justified as the AI transferring many small payments from various gambling machines.


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* An AI on the Citadel in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' is siphoning money from Flux. When you confront it, it both transfers its money and threatens to self-destruct, taking you with it. Shutting down the self-destruct allows you to take whatever money it couldn't shuffle away. Perhaps justified as the AI transferring many small payments from various gambling machines.


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* TruthInTelevision: One man was actually caught because his program worked ''too fast.'' He hadn't thought about how much money he would actually acquire, and when his account grew beyond reasonable levels, someone wondered where all the money was coming from.

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* TruthInTelevision: One man was actually caught because his program worked ''too fast.'' He hadn't thought about how much money he would actually acquire, and when his account grew beyond reasonable levels, someone wondered where all the money was coming from.



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