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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.
27th Aug '16 3:51:21 PM KatanaCat
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* Some video games have gotten negative publicity from having functionality present on the disk but disabled until DLC unlocks it, most notably ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'''s multiplayer mode. Other games, such a ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar 3'', do the same, but with the unlocking DLC free, presumably as a post-release chance to iron out particularly tricky code.

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* Some video games have gotten negative publicity from having functionality present on the disk but disabled until DLC unlocks it, most notably ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'''s multiplayer mode. Other games, such a as ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar 3'', do the same, but with the unlocking DLC free, presumably as a post-release chance to iron out particularly tricky code.



* in their way dog can be viewed as being a kind of restraining bolt in a possible sense. for any person who has grown up knowing a dog in thier life as a close personal friend and immediate family their dog helps provide that person wiht a reason to want to grow into being a better person in thier way its all a part of the developing family relationship between a person and their dog. honesty loyalty repsect and compassion too and they fight like the devil itself to protect those persons that the dog accepts into its life as friend family and packmate . a person could leanr many a positive trait from dogs in this regard
16th Aug '16 1:54:37 AM chainsaber
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* in their way dog can be viewed as being a kind of restraining bolt in a possible sense. for any person who has grown up knowing a dog in thier life as a close personal friend and immediate family their dog helps provide that person wiht a reason to want to grow into being a better person in thier way its all a part of the developing family relationship between a person and their dog. honesty loyalty repsect and compassion too and they fight like the devil itself to protect those persons that the dog accepts into its life as friend family and packmate . a person could leanr many a positive trait from dogs in this regard
13th Aug '16 4:24:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' roleplay game ''RogueTrader'' mentions Volitor Implants, literal restraining bolts implanted into servants to cause unconsciousness or death (depending on the settings) if certain actions are attempted (such as escaping captivity, turning on their masters or revealing classified information).

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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' roleplay game ''RogueTrader'' ''TabletopGame/RogueTrader'' mentions Volitor Implants, literal restraining bolts implanted into servants to cause unconsciousness or death (depending on the settings) if certain actions are attempted (such as escaping captivity, turning on their masters or revealing classified information).
13th Aug '16 3:08:17 AM Eddy1215
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One common example of a Restraining Bolt is ICannotSelfTerminate. A common technological equivalent is the MoralityChip. Compare with PowerLimiter. Also see ExplosiveLeash, ShockCollar, PowerNullifier and SupernormalBindings. An ObstructiveCodeOfConduct is a voluntary Restraining Bolt.

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One common example of a Restraining Bolt is ICannotSelfTerminate. A common technological equivalent is the MoralityChip. Compare with PowerLimiter. Also see ExplosiveLeash, ShockCollar, PowerNullifier and SupernormalBindings. An ObstructiveCodeOfConduct is a voluntary Restraining Bolt.
Bolt. For gadgets that ''completely'' control a person's actions, see MindControlDevice.
6th Aug '16 8:54:56 PM NOYB
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A gadget which firmly attaches itself to a character, and thereby attaches said character's behavior in service to the plot. Implicit in the Restraining Bolt are both its unremovability and the desire of the "bolt-ee" to remove it posthaste.

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A gadget which that firmly attaches itself to a character, and thereby attaches said character's behavior in service to the plot. Implicit in the Restraining Bolt are both its unremovability and the desire of the "bolt-ee" to remove it posthaste.
1st Jul '16 11:46:59 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Similarly, ''Macross'' introduces this trope in its [[Anime/MacrossFrontier newest incarnation]]. In ''Anime/MacrossPlus'', the BigBad protected itself by hijacking the [[LightningBruiser Ghost X-9]] AttackDrone prototype. In the later ''Macross Frontier'', Luca's AIF-7S drones are equipped with a "Judah System" that slaves the drones to his ELINT Valkyrie, essentially rendering the drones into a remote-controlled appendage. When he disengages the system in the final battle [[OhCrap in response to the enemy]] [[GodzillaThreshold deploying Ghost V-9s]], the drones turn into {{Flash Step}}ping {{Lightning Bruiser}}s and proceed to ''open a can'' on the Ghosts.

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* Similarly, ''Macross'' introduces ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' introduced this trope in its [[Anime/MacrossFrontier newest incarnation]].''Anime/MacrossFrontier''. In ''Anime/MacrossPlus'', the BigBad protected itself by hijacking the [[LightningBruiser Ghost X-9]] AttackDrone prototype. In the chronologically later ''Macross Frontier'', ''Frontier'', Luca's AIF-7S drones are equipped with a "Judah System" that slaves the drones to his ELINT Valkyrie, essentially rendering the drones into a remote-controlled appendage.appendages. When he disengages the system in the final battle [[OhCrap in response to the enemy]] [[GodzillaThreshold deploying Ghost V-9s]], the drones turn into {{Flash Step}}ping {{Lightning Bruiser}}s and proceed to ''open a can'' on the Ghosts.
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