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21st May '16 2:55:18 AM Vir
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Compare UpToEleven. OvenLogic is what happens when TimTaylorTechnology is applied to cooking.

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Compare UpToEleven. OvenLogic is what happens when TimTaylorTechnology Tim Taylor Technology is applied to cooking.



** This was {{Lampshaded}} in at least one case. Tim wanted to buy a security system for his home, but most uncharacteristically, he just wanted a simple system. As soon as he told his friends at the hardware shop he was getting a security system, they immediately assumed he'd go his normal route and went nuts thinking up insane measures to install. One of them announced proudly that Tim's home was going to be the first one with "[[NuclearOption first-strike capabilities]]." When he got the system home, he told his wife Jill that it was just a basic system with the minimal options. She immediately told him to go back and get a top-of-the-line system; nothing was too great, in this case.

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** This was {{Lampshaded}} {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in at least one case. Tim wanted to buy a security system for his home, but most uncharacteristically, he just wanted a simple system. As soon as he told his friends at the hardware shop he was getting a security system, they immediately assumed he'd go his normal route and went nuts thinking up insane measures to install. One of them announced proudly that Tim's home was going to be the first one with "[[NuclearOption first-strike capabilities]]." When he got the system home, he told his wife Jill that it was just a basic system with the minimal options. She immediately told him to go back and get a top-of-the-line system; nothing was too great, in this case.



* ''Franchise/StarTrek: Starfleet Command'' is, of course, a ''Star Trek'' game about commanding a starship, so it naturally features this, but it also features an interesting case where TimTaylorTechnology would be [[JustifiedTrope justified]], up to a degree: a species (the Lyrans) into MoreDakka to the degree that their ships doesn't really have enough power to maintain their shields, weapons, ''and'' combat-necessary systems (like, say, life support) at the power levels they are designed for. Since you can divert power, however, at least one of those systems can work at optimal condition, so long as you are willing to pay the price for the system diverted from...

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek: Starfleet Command'' is, of course, a ''Star Trek'' game about commanding a starship, so it naturally features this, but it also features an interesting case where TimTaylorTechnology Tim Taylor Technology would be [[JustifiedTrope justified]], up to a degree: a species (the Lyrans) into MoreDakka to the degree that their ships doesn't really have enough power to maintain their shields, weapons, ''and'' combat-necessary systems (like, say, life support) at the power levels they are designed for. Since you can divert power, however, at least one of those systems can work at optimal condition, so long as you are willing to pay the price for the system diverted from...



* One guy you can talk to in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' asks you if the engine for an airship should go in the front or the back. If you reply that it should go in the front, he throws a fit and says that it should go in the back, because "putting it in the front provides more stability, but less power!" This is {{Lampshaded}} by another guy standing next to him, who sagely points out that most airship engineers are weird, and wonders why that is.
* The FlavorText in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' reveals that the weapons and shields rely at least somewhat on TimTaylorTechnology. The Hahne-Kedar armor set explicitly says that they rerouted excess suit power to weapons, which increases their damage. Also, the Codex for the first game says that the titular [[MinovskyPhysics mass effect fields]] occur when electricity runs through [[AppliedPhlebotinum element zero]]. It's not that much of a stretch to think that the strength of mass effect fields relies partly on how much of a current running through it, justifying this trope.

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* One guy you can talk to in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' asks you if the engine for an airship should go in the front or the back. If you reply that it should go in the front, he throws a fit and says that it should go in the back, because "putting it in the front provides more stability, but less power!" This is {{Lampshaded}} {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by another guy standing next to him, who sagely points out that most airship engineers are weird, and wonders why that is.
* The FlavorText in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' reveals that the weapons and shields rely at least somewhat on TimTaylorTechnology.Tim Taylor Technology. The Hahne-Kedar armor set explicitly says that they rerouted excess suit power to weapons, which increases their damage. Also, the Codex for the first game says that the titular [[MinovskyPhysics mass effect fields]] occur when electricity runs through [[AppliedPhlebotinum element zero]]. It's not that much of a stretch to think that the strength of mass effect fields relies partly on how much of a current running through it, justifying this trope.
8th May '16 9:45:13 PM nombretomado
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Named for the lead character of the sitcom ''HomeImprovement'', who constantly tried to give various appliances and tools "more power." However, this typically - and on some occasions literally - blew up in his face.

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Named for the lead character of the sitcom ''HomeImprovement'', ''Series/HomeImprovement'', who constantly tried to give various appliances and tools "more power." However, this typically - and on some occasions literally - blew up in his face.
7th May '16 7:04:00 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' this was the design philosophy of the ''Defiant'' class. It's essentially a set of guns strapped directly to an oversized engine. When the crew first acquires the prototype it takes a lot of work to keep the whole thing from shaking itself apart at maximum output, but once this is solved it's one of the most powerful ships in the quadrant despite being one of the smallest.
6th May '16 4:11:17 PM MisterKerr
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', Professor Nimnel uses computerized [[MagicCarpet flying carpets]] to commit robberies. When he sends a ton of them to a mansion party, the rangers nail the carpets to the floor to keep them in place. When the carpets don't come when Nimnel summons them, he decides to increase the power and the carpets end up raising the entire mansion.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', Professor Nimnel Nimnul uses computerized [[MagicCarpet flying carpets]] to commit robberies. When he sends a ton of them to a mansion party, the rangers nail the carpets to the floor to keep them in place. When the carpets don't come when Nimnel Nimnul summons them, he decides to increase the power and the carpets end up raising the entire mansion.
5th May '16 7:26:11 PM oakleaf
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** Although in a rare inversion, the SR-71 wasn't limited by it's engines, but by it's skin getting overheated by compression heating. It's engines actually worked better the faster it went.
5th May '16 11:48:10 AM WingedCat
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* ''Blog/WhatIf'' of ''Webcomic/XKCD'' has [[https://what-if.xkcd.com/13/ quite]] [[https://what-if.xkcd.com/35/ a]] [[https://what-if.xkcd.com/91/ few]] [[https://what-if.xkcd.com/119/ examples]].
5th May '16 10:18:06 AM pablo360
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* In ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', teraport area denial systems can be penetrated by a sufficiently large amount of energy, and [[DeusEstMachina the Fleetmind]] has that level of energy. Except that [[spoiler:it needs every petawatt of it to defend planets from the Pa'anuri, and it is essentially sacrificing millions of lives each time it chooses to use it for other purposes.]] This isn't, however, universal. Forcing a damaged annie plant to output max power is NOT a good idea.

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* In ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', teraport ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'':
** Teraport
area denial systems can be penetrated by a sufficiently large amount of energy, and [[DeusEstMachina the Fleetmind]] has that level of energy. Except that [[spoiler:it needs every petawatt of it to defend planets from the Pa'anuri, and it is essentially sacrificing millions of lives each time it chooses to use it for other purposes.]] ]]
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This isn't, however, universal. [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-06-14 Forcing a damaged annie plant to output max power power]] [[RealityEnsues is NOT a good idea.idea]], to the point that it counts as an InUniverse WhatAnIdiot moment.
27th Apr '16 8:51:50 AM Jhonny
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* The catenary on French High Speed Lines (LGV, linges a grande vitesse) usually provides AC at 25 kV, 50 Hz. When the TGV had to set yet another speed record not only was the train modified(the engines delivered between 40% and 68% more power and there were more engines to begin with), the Voltage was overclocked to 31.5 kV. Ultimately the train exceeded its proposed speed of 150 m/s (540 km/h) by almost 35 km/h clocking in at 574.79 km/h.
19th Apr '16 4:43:48 PM Eddy1215
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', Professor Nimnel uses computerized [[MagicCarpet flying carpets]] to commit robberies. When he sends a ton of them to a mansion party, the rangers nail the carpets to the floor to keep them in place. When the carpets don't come when Nimnel summons them, he decides to increase the power and the carpets end up raising the entire mansion.
15th Apr '16 2:39:17 AM AceOfScarabs
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* Within the Nerf line of blasters, one method of launching darts is to shove the dart through two electrically-spun flywheels. Within the Nerf modding community, the way to make these kinds of blasters [[OverDrive more powerful]] is to put more voltage through the motors and hope it doesn't [[ExplosiveOverclocking burn out the motors or strip any gearing]]. This is typically achieved through using double-voltage batteries (sold for security-guard flashlights), or re-wiring the blaster to take more (normal) batteries at once.
** There are ways of up''gunning'' blasters that don't use flywheels, as well. Spring-powered plunger-powered blasters can have their springs replaced with stronger springs, as the expense of wearing out the plastic (so modders use metal parts). Electrically-cocked spring blasters will often have ''their'' circuits overcharged as well, leading to [[MoreDakka faster rates of fire]], instead of greater range or faster dart speed, also at the expense of part wear.

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* Within the Nerf [[Toys/NerfBrand Nerf]] line of blasters, one method of launching darts is to shove the dart through two electrically-spun flywheels. Within the Nerf modding community, the way to make these kinds of blasters [[OverDrive more powerful]] is to put more voltage through the motors and hope it doesn't [[ExplosiveOverclocking burn out the motors or strip any gearing]]. This is typically achieved through using double-voltage batteries (sold for security-guard flashlights), or re-wiring the blaster to take more (normal) batteries at once.
once, and/or replacing the wiring with something thicker with better current-bearing tolerances.
** There are ways of up''gunning'' blasters that don't use flywheels, as well. Spring-powered plunger-powered blasters can have their springs replaced with stronger springs, as the expense of wearing out the plastic (so modders use metal and polycarbon parts). Electrically-cocked spring blasters will often have ''their'' circuits overcharged as well, leading to [[MoreDakka faster rates of fire]], instead of greater range or faster dart speed, also at the expense of part wear.
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