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18th Jan '17 6:46:26 PM Jhonny
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* The human superego, which reflects the internalization of cultural rules. Effectively, it's the parent or authority figure you carry inside your head which tells you not to do stuff. While it's an essential part of a social individual, an overactive superego can make an individual
unhealthily unassertive.

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* The human superego, which reflects the internalization of cultural rules. Effectively, it's the parent or authority figure you carry inside your head which tells you not to do stuff. While it's an essential part of a social individual, an overactive superego can make an individual
individual unhealthily unassertive.
7th Jan '17 7:56:29 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Videogame/EarthBound'' has [[spoiler:the Devil's Machine, that giant mechanical [[FreudWasRight vagina]] that leads to Giygas' first form. And then Porky shuts it off...]]

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* ''Videogame/EarthBound'' has [[spoiler:the Devil's Machine, that giant mechanical [[FreudWasRight vagina]] vagina that leads to Giygas' first form. And then Porky shuts it off...]]
14th Dec '16 10:05:45 PM StrixObscuro
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* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'':
** It's been hinted that Molly's evil parents used their psychic powers to control her behavior, and that her notoriously low stamina is a side-effect of that conditioning.
** Victor's programming includes a series of questions designed to cause his brain to do a literal HeroicBSOD in the event that he deviated from his original mission (killing every other superhero on Earth.) Chase uses one of these questions ("Could God create a sandwich so big that even He couldn't eat it?") to shut Victor down during his FaceHeelTurn.
** At the end of the second series, Nico places a spell on [[spoiler:Dale and Stacey Yorkes]] that makes them fully aware of everything that will happen to them, but unable to change their fates, in order to prevent them from doing further damage to history after they inadvertently learn that they're going to die.
** In the very last arc, it's left up to debate whether the "Settle Down" spell that Nico casts on Klara to restrain her qualifies as a restraining bolt. While Nico herself insists that it was only intended to stop Klara from hurting herself or others with her powers, Molly explicitly compares it to the kind of MindRape that her parents used to do.
10th Dec '16 12:36:45 AM Bootlebat
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* The human superego, which reflects the internalization of cultural rules. Effectively, it's the parent or authority figure you carry inside your head which tells you not to do stuff. While it's an essential part of a social individual, an overactive superego can make an individual unhealthily unassertive.

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* The human superego, which reflects the internalization of cultural rules. Effectively, it's the parent or authority figure you carry inside your head which tells you not to do stuff. While it's an essential part of a social individual, an overactive superego can make an individual individual
unhealthily unassertive.unassertive.
* Some theorize the frontal lobe of the brain serves this function, as it (among other things) affects your self control and people who suffer damage to the frontal lobe often [[TheSociopath lose all sense of conscience and humanity]]
1st Dec '16 11:33:10 PM Elfkaiser
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* Aurox from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' is outfitted with a restraining bolt in the form of a phase beacon, a device that keeps "all of [his] atoms and junk in one piece." And it's currently in Shayne's possession, which is helpful since it's the only thing keeping him from making good on his threat to "paint SEVERAL MURALS with [her] BLOOD!" Granted, she doesn't exactly know how it works, but she still uses the threat that he doesn't want her screwing around with it for fear of accidentally damaging it- and him in the process- to keep him in line, much to his dismay.
11th Nov '16 3:32:38 PM Morgenthaler
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-->'''Megatron:''' Starscream, Starscream. You are so achingly naïve. Firstly, your presence at my side is largely for show. [[{{Badass}} I can protect myself]]. And secondly, do you seriously think I would set in motion a ''living weapon'' if I did not have the off switch?

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-->'''Megatron:''' Starscream, Starscream. You are so achingly naïve. Firstly, your presence at my side is largely for show. [[{{Badass}} I can protect myself]].myself. And secondly, do you seriously think I would set in motion a ''living weapon'' if I did not have the off switch?
28th Sep '16 12:05:50 PM Hanz
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** ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots MetalGearSolid 4]]'' takes this to the logical extreme: soldiers in battle all have nanites. If your nanites don't match the nanites registered to a gun, it won't shoot. Period. [[spoiler: As a result, Snake has to have most of his guns "laundered", with the ID chip replaced with a blank one, so that he can use it.]]

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** ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots MetalGearSolid 4]]'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' takes this to the logical extreme: soldiers in battle all have nanites. If your nanites don't match the nanites registered to a gun, it won't shoot. Period. [[spoiler: As a result, Snake has to have most of his guns "laundered", with the ID chip replaced with a blank one, so that he can use it.]]
28th Sep '16 7:51:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* The title character of ''ComicBook/{{Zombo}}'' wears a pair of Speedos through which, should he prove troublesome, Miss Handler can deliver an electric shock to his testicles. Obmoz instead has nanobots in his blood which force him to obey all orders, though it hurts him to do so.

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* The title character of ''ComicBook/{{Zombo}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Zombo}}'':
** Zombo
wears a pair of Speedos through which, should he prove troublesome, Miss Handler can deliver an electric shock to his testicles. testicles.
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Obmoz instead has nanobots in his blood which force him to obey all orders, though it hurts him to do so.so. They're later damaged so Obmoz immediately kills his controllers.
15th Sep '16 7:42:54 PM xenol
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* Triple core processors are actually quad-core processors with one of the cores disabled. "Disabled" in this case does not necessarily mean "we took a perfectly functioning core and disabled it". It means "good news, guys, we can sell those chips where one of the cores doesn't work right instead of throwing them away". At least at first triple-core processors were intended and manufactured as quad-core processors, but had one core that failed quality testing.

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* Triple core processors from AMD are actually quad-core processors with one of the cores disabled. "Disabled" in this case does not necessarily mean "we took a perfectly functioning core and disabled it". It means "good news, guys, we can sell those chips where one of the cores doesn't work right instead of throwing them away". At least at first triple-core processors were intended and manufactured as quad-core processors, but had one Early models could actually have their missing core that failed quality testing.unlocked, but later AMD completely neutered the connections to prevent people from reselling them as their more expensive quad core cousins.
14th Sep '16 7:47:48 PM PaulA
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** In ''Ender's Shadow'', the government employs a psychological technique to cause extreme anxiety in people who have very dangerous knowledge when they think about the knowledge. It is considered more humane than execution or life imprisonment.

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** In ''Ender's Shadow'', ''Literature/EndersShadow'', the government employs a psychological technique to cause extreme anxiety in people who have very dangerous knowledge when they think about the knowledge. It is considered more humane than execution or life imprisonment.
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