History Main / TechnoBabble

16th Oct '17 4:37:18 AM TomSFox
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Parodied in ''WebVideo/GiuocoTerapia'':
-->'''Miché''': You see, my game needs a lot of memory. Weíre talking about preloading over 500 terabytes of data. Dumping it all on one server would leave traces in the tail domain, and render the code vulnerable, so Iíll log into the hotel net, but not the WiĖFi net. Too risky. Iíll log into the circuit of the time cards. Theyíre punched every six hours with a deviation of five minutes and 16 seconds. This creates an ultradynamic IP. Even a hacker operating on a low level wonít see it in the netís upper layers.
12th Oct '17 5:13:35 AM Siempie
Is there an issue? Send a Message


->'''Doctor:''' Looks like a spatio-temporal hyperlink.\\

to:

->'''Doctor:''' ->'''The Doctor:''' Looks like a spatio-temporal hyperlink.\\



'''Doctor:''' No idea, just made it up. Didn't want to say "Magic Door."

to:

'''Doctor:''' '''The Doctor:''' No idea, just made it up. Didn't want to say "Magic Door."magic door."
9th Oct '17 7:06:04 PM WillKeaton
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Parodied by the [[http://www.dhmo.org/ Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division]], who claim that a compound called "Dihydrogen Monoxide" is a dangerous chemical indirectly responsible for cancer, extremely addicting and deadly when accidentally inhaled among other things. Although all the terminology used is correct and none of the stated information is false, [[HalfTruth the possible dangers are greatly exaggerated or portrayed from an unusual point of view]]. Anyone with basic knowledge in chemistry quickly realizes that "Dihydrogen Monoxide" is actually [[spoiler:water]]. Although clearly a hoax, numerous people unfamiliar with chemistry -- including [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dhmo.gif no few elected officials]] -- have actually advocated a ban of the chemical.

to:

* Parodied by the [[http://www.dhmo.org/ Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division]], Division,]] who claim that a compound called "Dihydrogen Monoxide" is a dangerous chemical indirectly responsible for cancer, extremely addicting and deadly when accidentally inhaled among other things. Although all the terminology used is correct and none of the stated information is false, [[HalfTruth the possible dangers are greatly exaggerated or portrayed from an unusual point of view]]. Anyone with basic knowledge in chemistry quickly realizes that "Dihydrogen Monoxide" is actually [[spoiler:water]]. Although clearly a hoax, numerous people unfamiliar with chemistry -- including [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dhmo.gif no few elected officials]] -- have actually advocated a ban of the chemical.
5th Oct '17 7:48:00 PM marcoasalazarm
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Film/BladeRunner'': Roy Batty's meeting with his "father" Tyrell has them segueing into a back-and-forth of genetic theory babble and fatal rejective mutation counter-babble, which in the end boils down to one issue: Roy (desperate to live longer than the four years that are standard to his Replicant model) hopes that Tyrell can help him, and Tyrell tries (as kindly as he can, because he sees Roy as one of his "children") to explain to him that this is something that is beyond him.
23rd Sep '17 10:29:08 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->'''AttilaTheHun:''' Stop! Don't shoot fire stick in space canoe! Cause explosive decompression!\\

to:

-->'''AttilaTheHun:''' -->'''UsefulNotes/AttilaTheHun:''' Stop! Don't shoot fire stick in space canoe! Cause explosive decompression!\\
2nd Sep '17 4:50:03 PM Hjortron18
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* This is how [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] and [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] first start to bond during ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', much to everyone else's confusion:
-->'''Bruce''': He'd have to heat the cube to 120,000,000 Kelvin just to break through the Coulomb barrier.
-->'''Tony''': Unless Selvig has figured out how to stabilize the quantum tunneling effect.
-->'''Bruce''': Well, if he can do that, he can achieve heavy-ion fusion at any reactor on the planet.
-->'''Tony''': Finally, someone else who speaks English!
-->'''Steve''', to himself: Was ''that'' what just happened?
** While strange-sounding, [[http://swingeth.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/super-science/ is actually a case of]] ShownTheirWork.
1st Sep '17 1:29:31 PM REV6Pilot
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, this is [[ExploitedTrope exploited]] by Slade Stevens, the head of S&S Munitions. He knows what he's saying is meaningless, but he ''also'' knows that nobody has the knowledge to contradict him, resulting in his being accepted as an expert.

to:

* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, this is [[ExploitedTrope exploited]] by Slade Stevens, the head of S&S Munitions. He knows what he's saying is meaningless, but he ''also'' knows that nobody has the knowledge to contradict him, resulting in his being accepted as an expert.



-->"Tannis needs more parts to ensure the protection grid holds on her deviceís ecto-containment unit, safeguarding against total protonic reversal, which would be extraordinarily bad"

to:

-->"Tannis needs more parts to ensure the protection grid holds on her deviceís ecto-containment unit, safeguarding against total protonic reversal, which would be extraordinarily bad"bad."
* The in-game description for the flashlight in ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'' delves into this, just to say that it's an InfiniteFlashlight.
--> "UAC Standard issue light source. This model utilizes a static transfer power supply, so battery replacement is unnecessary."
22nd Aug '17 7:30:00 AM Metallix
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Parodied by the ''WebVideo/AngryVideoGameNerd'' while doing a mock advertisement of the game ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing''.
-->'''Trucker''': Engines equipped with quantum phasing molecular mechanics to pass through solid objects so as to not interrupt the racing experience! Nothing stands in your way! When you're '''BIG RIGS!''' Rear-spinning tires with warp-drive velocity for interdimensional exploring! Leave the game behind and exceed the boundaries of existence! '''BIG MOTHERFUCKIN' RIIIIIGS!!!'''
16th Aug '17 3:57:07 PM GrammarNavi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->'''Scientist:''' [[NegativeSpaceWedgie Shiny]] [[HellGate void]] [[AnotherDimension rift]] [[XMeetsY plus]] [[KillSat big]] [[{{BFG}} space]] [[WaveMotionGun gun]] [[OhCrap make]] [[EarthShatteringKaboom world]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt go]] [[ApocalypseHow 'splody.]]

to:

-->'''Scientist:''' [[NegativeSpaceWedgie Shiny]] [[HellGate void]] [[AnotherDimension rift]] [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY plus]] [[KillSat big]] [[{{BFG}} space]] [[WaveMotionGun gun]] [[OhCrap make]] [[EarthShatteringKaboom world]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt go]] [[ApocalypseHow 'splody.]]
3rd Aug '17 6:39:07 PM DarkHunter
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/DoctorWho'' invented modern technobabble; to give every example would take years. In "The Girl in the Fireplace," the Doctor calls something a "spacio-spatial temporal hyperlink". He then admits he made the term up because he didn't want to say "magic door".

to:

* ''Series/DoctorWho'' invented modern technobabble; to give every example would take years. In "The Girl in the Fireplace," the Doctor calls something a "spacio-spatial temporal "spacio-temporal hyperlink". He then admits he made the term up because he didn't want to say "magic door".
This list shows the last 10 events of 224. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.TechnoBabble