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9th Sep '17 5:46:00 AM Medinoc
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20050617 here]] a bunch of [[SuperSoldier Jagers]] are [[InTheNameOfTheMoon posing]] and ChewingTheScenery, probably loud enough to hear for not only a few panicked bystanders, but half of the town. Dimo's first phrase, however, had a very specific meaning, which [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20050624 the only intended listener recognized]] immediately (and was somewhat shocked). And it's something they say openly only when they are ''sure'' no outsider can possibly overhear.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20050617 here]] a bunch of [[SuperSoldier Jagers]] are [[InTheNameOfTheMoon posing]] and ChewingTheScenery, probably loud enough to hear for not only a few panicked bystanders, but half of the town. Dimo's first phrase, however, had a very specific meaning, meaning,[[note]]Only a member of house Heterodyne has any authority giving them orders "by the [[http://girlgenius.wikia.com/wiki/Jägertroth ancient contract]]"[[/note]] which [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20050624 the only intended listener recognized]] immediately (and was somewhat shocked). And it's something they say openly only when they are ''sure'' no outsider can possibly overhear.
26th Aug '17 5:19:05 AM JackG
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** In Season 5, it's revealed that Samaritan is communicated with its operatives via FakeStatic in radio transmissions, forming an encrypted morse code.

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** In Season 5, it's revealed that Samaritan is communicated communicating with its operatives via FakeStatic in radio transmissions, forming an encrypted morse code.
16th Aug '17 9:52:22 AM Gravidef
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* One method of contacting 911 regarding domestic abuse or violence is to call the number and pretend to be ordering a pizza, as depicted in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z_zWIVRIWk this commercial]. In the ad, a woman remarks that she wants to place an order; the dispatcher asks if she knows she's calling 911, and she responds "Yes." She's then able to communicate her address and the fact that she's in danger to the man on the line, who sends help.

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* One method of contacting 911 regarding domestic abuse or violence is to call the number and pretend to be ordering a pizza, as depicted in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z_zWIVRIWk this commercial].commercial]]. In the ad, a woman remarks that she wants to place an order; the dispatcher asks if she knows she's calling 911, and she responds "Yes." She's then able to communicate her address and the fact that she's in danger to the man on the line, who sends help.
16th Aug '17 9:52:03 AM Gravidef
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* One method of contacting 911 regarding domestic abuse or violence is to call the number and pretend to be ordering a pizza, as depicted in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z_zWIVRIWk this commercial]. In the ad, a woman remarks that she wants to place an order; the dispatcher asks if she knows she's calling 911, and she responds "Yes." She's then able to communicate her address and the fact that she's in danger to the man on the line, who sends help.
16th Aug '17 9:45:12 AM Gravidef
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* In ''The Phantom of Venice'', one of the [[VideoGame/NancyDrew]] computer games, the members of the mysterious crime ring that's responsible for the thefts of priceless art and relics use these to communicate with each other. Methods include the arrangements of particular flavors of chocolate inside a gift box, chess games that actually translate to addresses when the board is read as a letter grid, and tying tiny notes to the legs of the pigeons in the squares around the city.

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* In ''The Phantom of Venice'', one of the [[VideoGame/NancyDrew]] VideoGame/NancyDrew computer games, the members of the mysterious crime ring that's responsible for the thefts of priceless art and relics use these to communicate with each other. Methods include the arrangements of particular flavors of chocolate inside a gift box, chess games that actually translate to addresses when the board is read as a letter grid, and tying tiny notes to the legs of the pigeons in the squares around the city.
16th Aug '17 9:44:21 AM Gravidef
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* In ''The Phantom of Venice'', one of the [[VideoGame/NancyDrew]] computer games, the members of the mysterious crime ring that's responsible for the thefts of priceless art and relics use these to communicate with each other. Methods include the arrangements of particular flavors of chocolate inside a gift box, chess games that actually translate to addresses when the board is read as a letter grid, and tying tiny notes to the legs of the pigeons in the squares around the city.
13th Aug '17 5:40:49 AM gophergiggles
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** [[http://www.snopes.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/hillary-fingers.jpg This soldier]] infamously crossed his fingers while shaking hands with Hillary Clinton, which is the signal for "I am doing this under duress"[[note]]Though it should be noted he wasn't being outright ''forced'' to do it, but in his own words, "[he] he employed the gesture to indicate that [he] was not a fan of the senatorís and was not really as appreciative of having the opportunity to meet (and pose with) her as it might otherwise appear"[[/note]].
11th Aug '17 3:24:21 PM Adeon
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** One that has been suggested for girls in western countries who are risk of being taken by their parents to another country and forced into an ArrangedMarriage is to slip something metal (like a piece of cutlery) into their pocket so that they set off the metal detector at the airport and can ask security for help.
11th Aug '17 3:02:53 PM Adeon
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* In the ''Literature/PrinceRoger'' series personal ads on dating sites are used by several different groups to pass secret messages.
7th Aug '17 8:56:14 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/GalacticMarines Semper Mars]]'' by [[Creator/WilliamHKeithJr Ian Douglas]], after [[spoiler:[[UnitedNationsIsASuperpower UN troops]] take over the Heinlein Base and "relocate" all [[SemperFi US Marines]] there to a tiny remote outpost]], Major Mark Garroway sends a coded message to his daughter Kaitlin back on Earth, asking her to pass a message to "Uncle Walt". Since he knows [[spoiler:the UN]] is likely to block any message with certain key words, he peppers the message with enough American and Marine-specific references to slip under the radar. The message is "Walt, you sorry-assed son of a bitch, listen up and listen good. The blue boys pulled a Pearl Harbor 1207 GMT 27 May. The boss is down, but okay. Forcibly relocated to Red Planet. Have capped guards and secured cat. Am marching on Derna, with complete openness." "Blue boys" refers to [[spoiler:UN troops, who wear blue uniforms]], "Pearl Harbor" refers to a sneak attack, "the boss is down" means Garroway is in command, "forcibly relocated" means "imprisoned", "Red Planet" is a reference to the Heinlein Base (''Literature/RedPlanet'' is a novel by Creator/RobertAHeinlein), "have capped guards and secured cat" means that Garroway and his people have managed to escape, kill their guards, and obtain transportation. "Marching on Derna" is a reference to a key piece of USMC history - the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Derna_(1805) Battle of Derna]] in 1805, which was preceded by a 600-mile march through the desert. This lets the brass know that Garroway and his people plan to make a similar trek across the Martian desert to secure the city of Mars Prime. While it's true that anyone with access to internet would eventually be able to figure out the message, the reason for wording it thus is to avoid automated filters in place by [[spoiler:UN]].

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* In ''[[Literature/GalacticMarines Semper Mars]]'' ''Literature/SemperMars'' by [[Creator/WilliamHKeithJr Ian Douglas]], Creator/IanDouglas, after [[spoiler:[[UnitedNationsIsASuperpower UN troops]] take over the Heinlein Base and "relocate" all [[SemperFi US Marines]] there to a tiny remote outpost]], Major Mark Garroway sends a coded message to his daughter Kaitlin back on Earth, asking her to pass a message to "Uncle Walt". Since he knows [[spoiler:the UN]] is likely to block any message with certain key words, he peppers the message with enough American and Marine-specific references to slip under the radar. The message is "Walt, you sorry-assed son of a bitch, listen up and listen good. The blue boys pulled a Pearl Harbor 1207 GMT 27 May. The boss is down, but okay. Forcibly relocated to Red Planet. Have capped guards and secured cat. Am marching on Derna, with complete openness." "Blue boys" refers to [[spoiler:UN troops, who wear blue uniforms]], "Pearl Harbor" refers to a sneak attack, "the boss is down" means Garroway is in command, "forcibly relocated" means "imprisoned", "Red Planet" is a reference to the Heinlein Base (''Literature/RedPlanet'' is a novel by Creator/RobertAHeinlein), "have capped guards and secured cat" means that Garroway and his people have managed to escape, kill their guards, and obtain transportation. "Marching on Derna" is a reference to a key piece of USMC history - the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Derna_(1805) Battle of Derna]] in 1805, which was preceded by a 600-mile march through the desert. This lets the brass know that Garroway and his people plan to make a similar trek across the Martian desert to secure the city of Mars Prime. While it's true that anyone with access to internet would eventually be able to figure out the message, the reason for wording it thus is to avoid automated filters in place by [[spoiler:UN]].
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