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04:50:15 AM Feb 18th 2014
  • (According to a man who worked with the Italian natural gas agency and he told me that when the distribution system was computerized (about 1970) the master mainframe was put in an underground vault with armed guards at the door, because causing large accidents and property damage by inputting purposely wrong commands wasn't outside the realm of possibility. He may have been exaggerating, and automatic protection systems have come a long way since then, but still.)

Moving this here, since, while interesting, it adds nothing to explain how Live Free or Die Hard uses the trope.
06:40:36 AM Oct 10th 2012
The Portal entry: I'm not familiar with actually playing the game, although I have read up on it. What I can't figure, who gives an AI (even one that's a human mind imprint) access to deadly anything before making sure it's sane and working right?
05:26:37 AM Jul 1st 2012
Just moved a big Wall of Text (that was going off on a tangent, anyway) to Trivia. Not sure if that's the best place for it, or how well I did it, but better to have a good solution to a minor problem before it becomes a major problem than a perfect solution afterward. Feel free to refine the job, or move it to a more appropriate place.
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