History SchmuckBait / RealLife

14th Jun '16 5:56:45 PM jameygamer
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* In 2008, [[http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2008/11/valve-tricked-h/ Valve attempted to get a hacker arrested in an FBI sting operation by offering him a job]]. [[spoiler:Though they did get him to admit to infiltrating their network he didn't fly to the US for a "face-to-face" interview]]

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* In 2008, [[http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2008/11/valve-tricked-h/ Valve attempted to get a hacker arrested in an FBI sting operation by offering him a job]]. [[spoiler:Though they did get him to admit to infiltrating their network he didn't fly to the US for a "face-to-face" interview]]interview after the German police caught wind of it and arrested him in his home of Europe.]]
4th Jun '16 9:16:37 PM Giantsgiants
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* In the late 2000's tons of videos appeared on YouTube claiming to have found glitches, exploits, or secrets in the most popular video game titles at the time (such as VideoGame/Halo3 or VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV). However, once you clicked on the video, it turned out to be a Rick Roll, Screamer, or [=YouTube Poop=]. Additionally, the image was a random screenshot of the game pulled off the internet and placed in a certain position so that it would show up as the video's thumbnail. However, these videos are not as prevalent today due to [=YouTube=] cracking down on misleading content, and users nowadays generally viewing such prank videos as DeaderThanDisco.

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* In the late 2000's tons of videos appeared on YouTube claiming to have found glitches, exploits, or secrets in the most popular video game titles at the time (such as VideoGame/Halo3 ''VideoGame/Halo3'' or VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV).''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV''). However, once you clicked on the video, it turned out to be a Rick Roll, Screamer, or [=YouTube Poop=]. Additionally, the image was a random screenshot of the game pulled off the internet and placed in a certain position so that it would show up as the video's thumbnail. However, these videos are not as prevalent today due to [=YouTube=] cracking down on misleading content, and users nowadays generally viewing such prank videos as DeaderThanDisco.
4th Jun '16 2:22:00 PM Giantsgiants
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* In the late 2000's tons of videos appeared on YouTube claiming to have found glitches, exploits, or secrets in the most popular video game titles at the time (such as VideoGame/Halo3 or VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV). However, once you clicked on the video, it turned out to be a Rick Roll, Screamer, or YouTube Poop. Additionally, the image was a random screenshot of the game pulled off the internet and placed in a certain position so that it would show up as the video's thumbnail. However, these videos are not as prevalent today due to YouTube cracking down on misleading content, and users nowadays generally viewing such prank videos as DeaderThanDisco.

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* In the late 2000's tons of videos appeared on YouTube claiming to have found glitches, exploits, or secrets in the most popular video game titles at the time (such as VideoGame/Halo3 or VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV). However, once you clicked on the video, it turned out to be a Rick Roll, Screamer, or YouTube Poop.[=YouTube Poop=]. Additionally, the image was a random screenshot of the game pulled off the internet and placed in a certain position so that it would show up as the video's thumbnail. However, these videos are not as prevalent today due to YouTube [=YouTube=] cracking down on misleading content, and users nowadays generally viewing such prank videos as DeaderThanDisco.
4th Jun '16 2:21:05 PM Giantsgiants
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* In the late 2000's tons of videos appeared on YouTube claiming to have found glitches, exploits, or secrets in the most popular video game titles at the time (such as VideoGame/Halo3 or VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV). However, once you clicked on the video, it turned out to be a Rick Roll, Screamer, or YouTube Poop. Additionally, the image was a random screenshot of the game pulled off the internet and placed in a certain position so that it would show up as the video's thumbnail. However, these videos are not as prevalent today due to YouTube cracking down on misleading content, and users nowadays generally viewing such prank videos as DeaderThanDisco.
20th May '16 5:21:24 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted with the {{PlayStation3}}- each console warns on the back that it will only accept one exact power voltage, usually the voltage where the [=PS3=] was originally sold in. [[http://www.eurogamer.net/forum_thread_posts.php?thread_id=68988 People who imported their [=PS3=] found that it's a sham, a [=PS3=] actually has a world-multi power supply board]]. Sony was most likely trying to '''discourage''' people from importing their consoles.

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* Inverted with the {{PlayStation3}}- UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 - each console warns on the back that it will only accept one exact power voltage, usually the voltage where the [=PS3=] was originally sold in. [[http://www.eurogamer.net/forum_thread_posts.php?thread_id=68988 People who imported their [=PS3=] found that it's a sham, a [=PS3=] actually has a world-multi power supply board]]. Sony was most likely trying to '''discourage''' people from importing their consoles.
18th May '16 10:29:31 PM mrnickname
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** The important thing to remember about magic tricks is that they use visual and audio trickery to give the impression of the impossible. Bullet-catching involves keeping the bullet in the magician's teeth the entire time while the assistant uses a blank cartridge, the "cutting a box containing a person in half" trick sees the assistant retracting their legs into the front half of the box (often with a pair of convincing fake feet sticking out of the back half) as the box is split apart, and so on. Anyone who takes these tricks at face value and tries to replicate them without knowing how they work is likely TooDumbToLive.

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** The important thing to remember about magic tricks is that they use visual and audio trickery to give the impression of the impossible. Bullet-catching involves keeping the bullet in the magician's teeth the entire time while the assistant uses a blank cartridge, the "cutting a box containing a person in half" trick sees the assistant retracting their legs into the front half of the box (often with a pair of convincing fake feet sticking out of the back half) as the box is split apart, and so on. Anyone who takes these tricks at face value and tries to replicate them without knowing how they work is likely TooDumbToLive. "Magicians" as it were, do not actually refer to themselves as such. They market themselves as it, and have no problems with being referred to with that name, but personally they prefer "Illusionist."
13th May '16 10:12:29 AM KingLyger
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* Clicking on [[http://www.nicht-klicken.org links]] leading to the Website www.nicht-klicken.org (don't click) [[spoiler:will get you spammed with over a thousand pop-ups]].

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* Clicking on [[http://www.links leading to the Website www.nicht-klicken.org links]] leading to the Website www.nicht-klicken.org (don't click) [[spoiler:will will get you spammed with over a thousand pop-ups]].pop-ups.
13th May '16 10:01:43 AM KingLyger
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* {{Invoked|Trope}} by police all over the US with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bait_car bait cars]], which are set out on the street and "abandoned", while an officer watches from a safe distance. All the car's functions are remote-controlled, allowing the police to shut off the engine and force-lock the doors in order to trap the thief. Oh, and there's a camera hidden in the dashboard, so they have proof that you stole it. Also qualifies as a HoneyTrap.
* [[http://wearscience.com/design/button/ This shirt]] neatly summarises the phenomenon.

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* {{Invoked|Trope}} by police all over the US with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bait_car bait cars]], which are cars]]. A bait car is a CoolCar that's set out on the street and "abandoned", while an officer watches from a safe distance. All the car's functions are remote-controlled, allowing the police to shut off the engine and force-lock the doors in order to [[HoneyTrap trap anyone that tries to break in or steal the thief. Oh, and car]]. And there's a camera hidden in the dashboard, so they have proof that you the thief stole it. Also qualifies as a HoneyTrap.
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* [[http://wearscience.com/design/button/ This shirt]] neatly summarises summarizes the phenomenon.



* Heart Attack Grill: It's as close to ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as it can be. It doesn't grill heart attacks, but it is themed around food which is known to cause them and other health problems: extra-large hamburgers (the smallest weigh half a pound[[note]]That's about 225 grams for metric folks[[/note]] and the largest run to two pounds[[note]]About a kilo.[[/note]], served with fries cooked in pure lard. It's themed as a hospital, with the staff being healthy "doctors" and "nurses" who serve to customers as "patients". And the food is named after health problems and surgeries (for instance, the burgers run from "Single Bypass" to "Quadruple Bypass" and the fries are called "Flatliner Fries"). Two spokespeople have already died at ages 29 and 52, respectively. If you are still willing to eat there knowing all of this...

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* Heart Attack Grill: It's as close to ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as it can be. It doesn't grill heart attacks, but it is themed around food which is known to cause them and other health problems: problems. Among the delicacies are extra-large hamburgers (the smallest weigh half a pound[[note]]That's about 225 grams for metric folks[[/note]] and the largest run to two pounds[[note]]About a kilo.[[/note]], served with fries cooked in pure lard. It's themed as a hospital, with the staff being healthy "doctors" and "nurses" who serve to customers as "patients". And the food is named after health problems and surgeries (for instance, the burgers run from "Single Bypass" to "Quadruple Bypass" and the fries are called "Flatliner Fries"). Two spokespeople have already died at ages 29 and 52, respectively. If you are still willing to eat there knowing all of this...
1st May '16 4:54:37 PM Lirodon
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* Some virus files will masquerade as very tempting files such as "''(filename involving pornography)''.avi"...but are actually executable files, i.e. the actual full filename is "''(filename)''.avi'''.exe'''". This is why many tech-adept users strongly advise disabling the "Hide extensions for known file types" option (which is on by default) in UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows. Joel of WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} had a field day with these in his "Windows 8 Destruction" video, the climax of which involves him [[http://youtu.be/d-vB8qdNSYc?t=11m16s opening up a file named "videoxxx.avi.exe"]] and discovering that it's ransomware that prevents his PC from booting unless he pays for an unlock code. (Fortunately, he was using a virtual machine.)

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* Some virus files will masquerade as very tempting files such as "''(filename involving pornography)''.avi"...but are actually executable files, i.e. the actual full filename is "''(filename)''.avi'''.exe'''". This is why many tech-adept users strongly advise disabling the "Hide extensions for known file types" option (which is on by default) in UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows. Joel of WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} had a field day with these in his "Windows 8 Destruction" video, the climax of which involves him [[http://youtu.be/d-vB8qdNSYc?t=11m16s opening up a file named "videoxxx.avi.exe"]] and discovering that it's ransomware that prevents his PC from booting unless he pays for an unlock code. (Fortunately, he was using a virtual machine.)) There was also the slightly more benign [[Music/SnoopDogg Gin and Juice.exe]].
26th Apr '16 4:33:14 PM BradyLady
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** A variation is to ask the victim to spell "oil cup" without using the letter L. This yields, [[spoiler:"Oh, I see you pee."]]
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