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21st May '16 12:28:00 PM LentilSandEater
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** {{Lampshaded}} and then subverted in the episode "Relics" when Scotty tells Geordi that he ''always'' overstated how much time it would take to fix something because the captain would ''always'' give him less time than he said he would need.

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** {{Lampshaded}} and then subverted Becomes a DiscussedTrope in the episode "Relics" when Scotty tells Geordi that he ''always'' overstated how much time it would take to fix something because the captain would ''always'' give him less time than he said he would need.
21st May '16 12:25:38 PM LentilSandEater
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** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that the checklist for ''anything'' on a spacecraft is a several-hundred-step list of things to do from start to finish. By cutting corners and turning on ''just'' the essential pieces, you can shave a fair margin off. With the understanding that you may forget to turn on, say, the fans that keep air moving and prevent you from choking on your own carbon dioxide. Or [[OhCrap forget to power on the attitude thrusters in the LEM before you shut down the thrusters in the CSM]]... Doubly justified. Half the checklist steps in a spacecraft (or any kind of vehicle you have to run through a checklist for, including a commuter bus if your job is bus driver) consist of making sure each and every switch is set in the only way it could possibly be set already, just to make sure it really ''is''. For example, those fans that keep air moving are most likely ALREADY on, but the checklist will have you double-check that.
21st May '16 12:22:15 PM LentilSandEater
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** Similarly subverted in [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/1999-09-13/ this]] comic. It involves money rather than time, but it's the same principle.

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** Similarly subverted RealityEnsues in [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/1999-09-13/ this]] comic. It involves money rather than time, but it's the same principle.
6th May '16 3:30:15 PM StFan
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'':
** Similarly subverted in [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/1999-09-13/ this]] comic. It involves money rather than time, but it's the same principle.
** In his business book ''The Dilbert Principle'', Scott Adams suggests that when asking for budget money, to ask for several times more than what you need in case your boss invokes this (like something along the lines of a hundred billion dollars to upgrade all the computers). That way, what you do get is still enough or a little more.
** One strip features a terrible piece of software that does nothing but erase disk drives and use the computer's sound card to swear at people. Why? Because Dilbert and his team said they would need six months to create a new software product, but the PHB only gave them one month.
** In a [[http://dilbert.com/strip/2015-02-22 later strip]], the boss tries to invoke this trope, but like above, it doesn't work. This one is most likely a reference to the trope namer, as Dilbert directly tells him leadership "doesn't change the laws of physics."
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-->'''Cobb:''' You're on, you've got an hour.
-->'''Eames:''' I was supposed to have all night to crack this!
-->'''Cobb:''' [[spoiler: And Saito wasn't supposed to be shot in the chest.]]

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-->'''Cobb:''' You're on, you've got an hour.
-->'''Eames:'''
hour.\\
'''Eames:'''
I was supposed to have all night to crack this!
-->'''Cobb:''' [[spoiler: And
this!\\
'''Cobb:''' [[spoiler:And
Saito wasn't supposed to be shot in the chest.]]



* When Nick Fury orders Maria Hill to Washington in ''CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', she tells him to give her four hours to get there. Fury gives her three.

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* When Nick Fury orders Maria Hill to Washington in ''CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', she tells him to give her four hours to get there. Fury gives her three.



-->'''Roger:''' How much time do you need?
-->'''Poertena:''' Two months should do it.
-->'''Roger:''' Can you do it in six weeks?
-->'''Poertena:''' I can try, but the only reason I said two months is that I knew I wasn't getting three.

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-->'''Roger:''' How much time do you need?
-->'''Poertena:'''
need?\\
'''Poertena:'''
Two months should do it.
-->'''Roger:'''
it.\\
'''Roger:'''
Can you do it in six weeks?
-->'''Poertena:'''
weeks?\\
'''Poertena:'''
I can try, but the only reason I said two months is that I knew I wasn't getting three.



--->'''Scotty:''' And how long would it ''really'' take?
--->'''Geordi:''' An hour!
--->'''Scotty:''' Aw, you didn't tell him how long it would '''really''' take, did ya?
--->'''Geordi:''' Well of ''course'' I did!
--->'''Scotty:''' Oh, laddie, you've got a lot to learn if you want people to think of you as a miracle worker!

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--->'''Scotty:''' And how long would it ''really'' take?
--->'''Geordi:'''
take?\\
'''Geordi:'''
An hour!
--->'''Scotty:'''
hour!\\
'''Scotty:'''
Aw, you didn't tell him how long it would '''really''' take, did ya?
--->'''Geordi:'''
ya?\\
'''Geordi:'''
Well of ''course'' I did!
--->'''Scotty:'''
did!\\
'''Scotty:'''
Oh, laddie, you've got a lot to learn if you want people to think of you as a miracle worker!



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'':
** Similarly subverted in [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/1999-09-13/ this]] comic. It involves money rather than time, but it's the same principle.
** In his business book ''The Dilbert Principle'', Scott Adams suggests that when asking for budget money, to ask for several times more than what you need in case your boss invokes this (like something along the lines of a hundred billion dollars to upgrade all the computers). That way, what you do get is still enough or a little more.
** One strip features a terrible piece of software that does nothing but erase disk drives and use the computer's sound card to swear at people. Why? Because Dilbert and his team said they would need six months to create a new software product, but the PHB only gave them one month.
** In a [[http://dilbert.com/strip/2015-02-22 later strip]], the boss tries to invoke this trope, but like above, it doesn't work. This one is most likely a reference to the trope namer, as Dilbert directly tells him leadership "doesn't change the laws of physics."
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', an executive sends out a requisition for 14 satellites, expecting that this trope will come into play and it will be cut down to 10, which is the number he actually needs. Instead, because the department needs to use up its money in order to avoid budget cuts in the next quarter, he ends up with 20.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', an executive sends out a requisition for 14 satellites, expecting that this trope will come into play and it will be cut down to 10, which is the number he actually needs. Instead, because the department needs to use up its money in order to avoid budget cuts in the next quarter, he ends up with 20.
[[/folder]]
9th Mar '16 7:02:33 PM Mayyday
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* When Nick Fury orders Maria Hill to Washington in ''CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', she tells him to give her four hours to get there. Fury gives her three.
27th Dec '15 12:21:22 PM LtFedora
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* Justified in ''Film/TheMartian''. After Mark Watney is left alone on Mars, the plan by NASA is to launch a resupply probe to provide extra food that will help sustain him long enough for him to be picked up by the next manned Mars mission. JPL says it will take six months to ready the probe, but they're forced to cut that down to three months, because that's how long their window is to launch. It's also {{Lampshaded}} by the head of NASA, who predicts the course of the conversation to follow. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, it eventually gets so bad that NASA is forced to skip their pre-launch inspection, and the result is the probe exploding on take-off.]] After that, [[spoiler: the Chinese offer to help with their own booster rocket, which necessitates more Scotty Time. The director of JPL says he needs [[BringMyBrownPants a change of clothes]] when told to get a sixty day turnaround done in less than thirty.]]

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* Justified in ''Film/TheMartian''. After Mark Watney is left alone on Mars, the plan by NASA is to launch a resupply probe to provide extra food that will help sustain him long enough for him to be picked up by the next manned Mars mission. JPL says it will take six months to ready the probe, but they're forced to cut that down to three months, because that's how long their window is to launch. It's also {{Lampshaded}} by the head of NASA, who predicts the course of the conversation to follow. The director of JPL says he needs [[BringMyBrownPants a change of clothes]] when [[spoiler: the HAB's airlock explodes and kills Mark's potatoes, forcing them to accelerate their launch window. Unfortunately, it eventually gets so bad that NASA is forced to skip their pre-launch inspection, and the result is the probe exploding on take-off.]] After that, [[spoiler: the Chinese offer to help with their own booster rocket, which necessitates more Scotty Time. The director of After that, JPL says he needs [[BringMyBrownPants a change of clothes]] when is told to get a sixty day turnaround done in less than thirty.]]
8th Dec '15 5:46:08 PM LtFedora
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* Justified in ''Film/TheMartian''. After Mark Watney is left alone on Mars, the plan by NASA is to launch a resupply probe to provide extra food that will help sustain him long enough for him to be picked up by the next manned Mars mission. JPL says it will take six months to ready the probe, but they're forced to cut that down to three months, because that's how long their window is to launch. It's also {{Lampshaded}} by the head of NASA, who predicts the course of the conversation to follow. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, it eventually gets so bad that NASA is forced to skip their pre-launch inspection, and the result is the probe exploding on take-off.]] After that, [[spoiler: the Chinese offer to help with their own booster rocket, which necessitates more Scotty Time. The director of JPL says he needs [[BringMeBrownPants a change of clothes]] when told to get a sixty day turnaround done in less than thirty.]]

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* Justified in ''Film/TheMartian''. After Mark Watney is left alone on Mars, the plan by NASA is to launch a resupply probe to provide extra food that will help sustain him long enough for him to be picked up by the next manned Mars mission. JPL says it will take six months to ready the probe, but they're forced to cut that down to three months, because that's how long their window is to launch. It's also {{Lampshaded}} by the head of NASA, who predicts the course of the conversation to follow. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, it eventually gets so bad that NASA is forced to skip their pre-launch inspection, and the result is the probe exploding on take-off.]] After that, [[spoiler: the Chinese offer to help with their own booster rocket, which necessitates more Scotty Time. The director of JPL says he needs [[BringMeBrownPants [[BringMyBrownPants a change of clothes]] when told to get a sixty day turnaround done in less than thirty.]]
8th Dec '15 3:27:57 PM KeithM
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** For any fuel gauge that uses a float in the tank to measure the amount of fuel (almost all of them in road vehicles), engineeers are faced with two situations where the gauge will be inaccurate: when the tank is full, forcing the float lower in the liquid due to the tank holding it down, and when it's nearly empty and fuel could be sloshing around preventing the float from giving an accurate reading. To be conservative, the floats are calibrated to show a full tank until the liquid level has gone down significantly, and indicate an empty tank well before it actually is.
8th Nov '15 2:52:15 PM FF32
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* Justified in ''Film/TheMartian''. After Mark Watney is left alone on Mars, the plan by NASA is to launch a resupply probe to provide extra food that will help sustain him long enough for him to be picked up by the next manned Mars mission. JPL says it will take six months to ready the probe, but they're forced to cut that down to three months, because that's how long their window is to launch. It's also {{Lampshaded}} by the head of NASA, who predicts the course of the conversation to follow. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, it eventually gets so bad that NASA is forced to skip their pre-launch inspection, and the result is the probe exploding on take-off.]] After that, [[spoiler: the Chinese offer to help with their own booster rocket, which necessitates more Scotty Time. The director of JPL says he needs [[BringMeMyBrownPants a change of clothes]] when told to get a sixty day turnaround done in less than thirty.]]

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* Justified in ''Film/TheMartian''. After Mark Watney is left alone on Mars, the plan by NASA is to launch a resupply probe to provide extra food that will help sustain him long enough for him to be picked up by the next manned Mars mission. JPL says it will take six months to ready the probe, but they're forced to cut that down to three months, because that's how long their window is to launch. It's also {{Lampshaded}} by the head of NASA, who predicts the course of the conversation to follow. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, it eventually gets so bad that NASA is forced to skip their pre-launch inspection, and the result is the probe exploding on take-off.]] After that, [[spoiler: the Chinese offer to help with their own booster rocket, which necessitates more Scotty Time. The director of JPL says he needs [[BringMeMyBrownPants [[BringMeBrownPants a change of clothes]] when told to get a sixty day turnaround done in less than thirty.]]
6th Nov '15 3:23:37 AM LtFedora
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* Justified in ''Film/TheMartian''. After Mark Watney is left alone on Mars, the plan by NASA is to launch a resupply probe to provide extra food that will help sustain him long enough for him to be picked up by the next manned Mars mission. JPL says it will take six months to ready the probe, but they're forced to cut that down to three months, because that's how long their window is to launch. It's also {{Lampshaded}} by the head of NASA, who predicts the course of the conversation to follow. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, it eventually gets so bad that NASA is forced to skip their pre-launch inspection, and the result is the probe exploding on take-off.]] After that, [[spoiler: the Chinese offer to help with their own booster rocket, which necessitates more Scotty Time. The director of JPL says he needs a change of clothes when told to get a sixty day turnaround done in twenty.]]

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* Justified in ''Film/TheMartian''. After Mark Watney is left alone on Mars, the plan by NASA is to launch a resupply probe to provide extra food that will help sustain him long enough for him to be picked up by the next manned Mars mission. JPL says it will take six months to ready the probe, but they're forced to cut that down to three months, because that's how long their window is to launch. It's also {{Lampshaded}} by the head of NASA, who predicts the course of the conversation to follow. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, it eventually gets so bad that NASA is forced to skip their pre-launch inspection, and the result is the probe exploding on take-off.]] After that, [[spoiler: the Chinese offer to help with their own booster rocket, which necessitates more Scotty Time. The director of JPL says he needs [[BringMeMyBrownPants a change of clothes clothes]] when told to get a sixty day turnaround done in twenty.less than thirty.]]
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