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11:46:24 AM Sep 2nd 2013
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Add 111 to this trope and you get the Number of the Beast!
03:55:57 PM Mar 27th 2013
This page needs some serious cleaning. There's a bunch of 'examples' which are not examples.
05:25:01 PM Mar 27th 2013
It should go to the Trope Repair Shop.
03:37:20 AM Jun 17th 2012
Would the fact that FM radio stations are only on odd band frequency (ie. 102.9, but not 99.8) count for this trope? I know I'm seeing this more often lately. In addition, the FM band stops at 108 (actually 107.9) and doesn't go below... 88 M Hz (I think).
04:55:32 PM Nov 12th 2011
edited by djbj
I removed this example:
  • Mr. Turner from Boy Meets World once asked Shawn for the number of the mother of a teenage girl Shawn was dating at the time. Shawn's response? 1-800-TAKE-A-COLD-SHOWER.

I really fail to see how this is an example of the trope. It was a joke, not a real phone number and doesn't include 555.
09:13:46 AM Apr 12th 2011
I don't think the Kamen Rider Faiz example actually uses this trope: the 555 is actually the Japanese emegency number, so it is supposed to be like the main character is calling for transformation as an emergency
02:15:47 PM Nov 6th 2010
As most movies nowadays have an associated website, using the IP address for that site (all names resolve to an IP address) would make the most sense and would simply be product placement for the studio itself. 10/17.16/192.168 address blocks are OK, but already have that "555" feel.
03:06:11 PM Feb 23rd 2013
I seem to remember that one of the Sandra Bullock films had an IP address (actually seen in-universe) with one byte being "268" or something (i.e. beyond 255, which is impossible). Not sure whether this sort of thing is part of the trope.
08:40:17 AM Sep 23rd 2010
edited by johnnye
Does anyone know which film it is where a character seems to type nothing but "555" into a payphone to get through to Mission Control? Possibly The Losers...
12:19:27 PM May 14th 2010
In the IP address section, it should be noted that I Ps over 255 are, by some software, 'wrapped' over, ie [127+256].0.0.1 would be interpreted as Due to this, it's usually safest to *both* have an octet over 256 *and* have the dotted quad formed by mod 256ing in one of the reserved address spaces.