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15th Mar '17 2:41:30 PM shokoshu
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** Speaking of bunkers, even the conventional air-raid shelters in Germany had objections against being blown up after they were no longer needed with the end of WWII. Since that's the whole point of an air-raid shelter. Many are still standing.
15th Mar '17 11:51:26 AM BeerBaron
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* Justified in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind''. The abandoned Dwemer settlements, despite being deserted for thousands of years, are filled with running machinery and weapons and armour in perfect condition, however the Dwemer bent/changed the laws of physics to make their materials impervious to wear, tear and corrosion.
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' when random civilians remark that it's amazing that all the traps in the ruins still work after all this time.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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Justified when it comes to the creations of the [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] throughout the series, and most prominently displayed in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind''. The abandoned ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' where Dwemer settlements, despite being deserted for thousands of years, ruins are filled with running machinery and weapons and armour in perfect condition, however the abundant. The [[{{Naytheist}} Naytheistic]] Dwemer bent/changed were known to bend the "Earth Bones," essentially the laws of physics nature and physics, in order to make their materials impervious creations last. Even thousands of years after the race mysteriously disappeared, their {{Magitek}} machinery continues to wear, tear crank away. This includes their numerous death traps and corrosion.
"[[MechaMooks Animunculi]]".
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' when random civilians remark that it's amazing that all the traps in the ancient Ayleid ruins still work after all this time.
5th Mar '17 12:47:35 PM CosmicFerret
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* Downplayed in ''Film/JurassicWorld'', wherein Zack and Gray stumble across the old visitor's center and administrative buildings of the original ''Film/JurassicPark''. The buildings are largely intact, though weathered and overgrown as the jungle retakes them. They ultimately find a gas-powered Jeep in one of the garages, which requires some heavy fixing-up to get running, though the gasoline seems to be unaffected by the last twenty years.
31st Jan '17 12:15:47 PM TheKaizerreich
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* Modern Skyscrapers are expected to be Ragnarok Proof, provided they are encased with glass. While steel can and will eventually rust, no matter how protection has been applied, glass does not degrade, so if the glass remains intact, the air and carried moisture inside the skyscraper will not change, thus it has no real way to attack the metal skeleton. Due to this, skyscrapers may be able to survive thousands of years relatively intact, unless the glass mantle gets destroyed or removed on a massive scale for some reason.
31st Jan '17 12:09:59 PM TheKaizerreich
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* Stuff left in space will last ''a lot'' of time (if it's functional or not after that time is another different topic). The footprints left in the moondust by the Apollo astronauts alone are expected to last millions of years and those (robotic) spacecrafts abandoned after their mission has ended may last longer, especially the ones that are leaving the Solar System as the Voyagers or the Pioneers that perhaps could endure ''billions'' of years.

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* Stuff left in space will last ''a lot'' of time (if it's functional or not after that time is another different topic).topic, and it will most definitely be heavily irradiated). The footprints left in the moondust by the Apollo astronauts alone are expected to last millions of years and those (robotic) spacecrafts abandoned after their mission has ended may last longer, especially the ones that are leaving the Solar System as the Voyagers or the Pioneers that perhaps could endure ''billions'' of years.
26th Jan '17 11:03:49 PM PaulA
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* In Isaac Asimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series, the Galactic Empire did this with much of their technology, leading to a situation where they had the machines available for centuries without bothering to teach any new engineers how to build more. For example, a nuclear reactor explodes, rendering a planet uninhabitable because of improper repairs done several ''centuries'' ago, while the Foundation is easily able to reactivate the nuclear power systems on planets on the periphery with minimal repair work.



* In the real Foundation series, the Galactic Empire did this with much of their technology, leading to a situation where they had the machines available for centuries without bothering to teach any new engineers how to build more.For example, a nuclear reactor explodes, rendering a planet uninhabitable because of improper repairs done several ''centuries'' ago, while the Foundation is easily able to reactivate the nuclear power systems on planets on the periphery with minimal repair work.
14th Jan '17 10:47:52 PM Adeon
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* Generally averted in ''Literature/{{Boundary}}'', most of the Bemmie bases and equipment is non-functional due to time, damage and vacuum welding. The one exception (a vault containing various artifacts) is justified as it was clearly built to survive for millennia as a record for anyone who came along later.
11th Jan '17 9:24:55 AM HowlingSnail
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* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'', [[spoiler: some of the technology created by Those Who Came Before]] is in perfect condition after being lost and buried for who knows how many millenia; Altair even wondered if the Pieces of Eden might just be leftover scraps that they wouldn't have given a second thought about despite how wondrous they seem. The secret chamber under [[spoiler: the Vatican]] is in remarkably good shape, and it's suggested there are more places just like it. Justified, as [[spoiler: Those Who Came Before]] are shown to have been incredibly advanced, to the point of being [[ClarkesThirdLaw beyond human comprehension]].

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* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'', [[spoiler: some ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'', Most of the technology created by Those Who Came Before]] the First Civilisation is in perfect condition after being lost and buried for who knows how many millenia; Altair even wondered if the Pieces of Eden might just be leftover scraps that they wouldn't have given a second thought about despite how wondrous they seem. The secret chamber under [[spoiler: the Vatican]] is in remarkably good shape, and it's suggested there are more places just like it. 75,000 years. Justified, as [[spoiler: Those Who Came Before]] the First Civilisation are shown to have been incredibly advanced, to the point of being [[ClarkesThirdLaw beyond human comprehension]].
8th Jan '17 5:03:22 PM nombretomado
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* The ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Hereafter" has the JL's orbital Watchtower's communication system still functional after 75 years in a jungle without maintainance. Prior to that, it spent nearly thirty thousand years in Earth orbit before falling. [[MemeticBadass Even Batman]] can't build 'em ''that'' good. VandalSavage even lampshades how absurdly well its held up. On the other hand, Metropolis is a pile of rubble, with the once giant skyscrapers barely above five stories high. This is what Savage has been REBUILDING over the last few decades.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Hereafter" has the JL's orbital Watchtower's communication system still functional after 75 years in a jungle without maintainance. Prior to that, it spent nearly thirty thousand years in Earth orbit before falling. [[MemeticBadass Even Batman]] can't build 'em ''that'' good. VandalSavage ComicBook/VandalSavage even lampshades how absurdly well its held up. On the other hand, Metropolis is a pile of rubble, with the once giant skyscrapers barely above five stories high. This is what Savage has been REBUILDING over the last few decades.
4th Jan '17 11:32:20 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', the Gauntlets the Samurai use have been active for almost ''fifteen centuries''.
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