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* Also in Franchise/TheDCU, [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection Oracle]] has taken on the role of database for the hero community at large. She serves as information retriever and disseminator, as well as offering mission-specific hacking and guidance.

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* Also in Franchise/TheDCU, [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection Oracle]] ComicBook/{{Oracle}} has taken on the role of database for the hero community at large. She serves as information retriever and disseminator, as well as offering mission-specific hacking and guidance.[[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection guidance]].


-->-- ''Webcomic/{{Slackerz}}'' [[http://theslackerz.com/index.php?nav=Comic&Page=26 making fun of]] ''Series/CSIMiami''


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-->-- ''Webcomic/{{Slackerz}}'' [[http://theslackerz.com/index.php?nav=Comic&Page=26 [[https://slackerz.kapowblock.com/comic/comic026/ making fun of]] ''Series/CSIMiami''


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** In ''ComicBook/{{Robin|Series}}'' Tim, who helped design and build the current computer in the batcave, notes that the system may have a ton of info but doesn't always have the info he wants from it when he faces an opponent who he recognizes from a file that has no more information on the villain than their villain name and a picture.


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* ''Series/ClassicsDarkAndDangerous'': "Recap/TheUglyLittleBoy": Edyth Fellows was selected by the "young earth" computer from a pool of over five thousand applicants. She was chosen based on her professional skills and lack of personal relationships.


* ''Series/Bones'' uses "The Jeffersonian" (an obvious reference to the real world Smithsonian Institute) as an Omniscient Database. Lots of it is online for easy searching (such as tidal flow patterns and weather data for a given day, to determine from where a body washed up to where it was dropped in a river), but even more of it are the incredibly detailed exhibits and storehouses which just happen to coincide with the investigation of the day (such as every insect ever known with specific details of their exact location, which is precise enough to enable the team to find crime scenes).

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* ''Series/Bones'' ''Series/{{Bones}}'' uses "The Jeffersonian" (an obvious reference to the real world Smithsonian Institute) as an Omniscient Database. Database. Lots of it is online for easy searching (such as tidal flow patterns and weather data for a given day, to determine from where a body washed up to where it was dropped in a river), but even more of it are the incredibly detailed exhibits and storehouses which just happen to coincide with the investigation of the day (such as every insect ever known with specific details of their exact location, which is precise enough to enable the team to find crime scenes).

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* ''Series/Bones'' uses "The Jeffersonian" (an obvious reference to the real world Smithsonian Institute) as an Omniscient Database. Lots of it is online for easy searching (such as tidal flow patterns and weather data for a given day, to determine from where a body washed up to where it was dropped in a river), but even more of it are the incredibly detailed exhibits and storehouses which just happen to coincide with the investigation of the day (such as every insect ever known with specific details of their exact location, which is precise enough to enable the team to find crime scenes).


->'''Horatio''': I need a report on ''all the walls ever made ever''.\\

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->'''Horatio''': ->'''Horatio:''' I need a report on ''all the walls ever made ever''.\\



No matter what sort of clue the Crime Scene lab has found (blood, wire, rope, oil, perfume, etc), ''somebody'' has manufactured a database designed to search through them all. Not only that, our heroes at the crime lab have purchased a copy of this software,[[note]]not necessarily needed, if the FBI/CIA/NSA already has a copy of the database - these organizations can be hacked within seconds by the average crime lab nerd[[/note]] the interface devices to input the data in question and have acquired the expertise to use this software (which has so far never been used in another one of their cases) with 100% accuracy on the first attempt.

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No matter what sort of clue the Crime Scene lab has found (blood, wire, rope, oil, perfume, etc), ''somebody'' has manufactured a database designed to search through them all. Not only that, our heroes at the crime lab have purchased a copy of this software,[[note]]not necessarily needed, if the FBI/CIA/NSA already has a copy of the database - -- these organizations can be hacked within seconds by the average crime lab nerd[[/note]] the interface devices to input the data in question and have acquired the expertise to use this software (which has so far never been used in another one of their cases) with 100% accuracy on the first attempt.


No matter what sort of clue the Crime Scene lab has found (blood, wire, rope, oil, perfume, etc), ''somebody'' has manufactured a database designed to search through them all. Not only that, our heroes at the crime lab have purchased a copy of this software[[note]]not necessarily needed, if the FBI/CIA/NSA already has a copy of the database - these organizations can be hacked within seconds by the average crime lab nerd[[/note]], the interface devices to input the data in question and have acquired the expertise to use this software (which has so far never been used in another one of their cases) with 100% accuracy on the first attempt.

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No matter what sort of clue the Crime Scene lab has found (blood, wire, rope, oil, perfume, etc), ''somebody'' has manufactured a database designed to search through them all. Not only that, our heroes at the crime lab have purchased a copy of this software[[note]]not software,[[note]]not necessarily needed, if the FBI/CIA/NSA already has a copy of the database - these organizations can be hacked within seconds by the average crime lab nerd[[/note]], nerd[[/note]] the interface devices to input the data in question and have acquired the expertise to use this software (which has so far never been used in another one of their cases) with 100% accuracy on the first attempt.


** It's worth mentioning that he IS over nine hundred years old[[note]] now more than 2000[[note]] , and putting everything we've seen on-screen together would make about one-hundredth of his life.

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** It's worth mentioning that he IS over nine hundred years old[[note]] now more than 2000[[note]] , 2000 [[/note]], and putting everything we've seen on-screen together would make about one-hundredth of his life.


** It's worth mentioning that he IS over nine hundred years old[[note]] now more than 2000[[note]], and putting everything we've seen on-screen together would make about one-hundredth of his life.

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** It's worth mentioning that he IS over nine hundred years old[[note]] now more than 2000[[note]], 2000[[note]] , and putting everything we've seen on-screen together would make about one-hundredth of his life.


** It's worth mentioning that he IS over nine hundred years old, and putting everything we've seen on-screen together would make about one-hundredth of his life.

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** It's worth mentioning that he IS over nine hundred years old, old[[note]] now more than 2000[[note]], and putting everything we've seen on-screen together would make about one-hundredth of his life.


** Although the {{N|ewYorkCityCops}}YPD police detectives usually make do with a humble whiteboard and footwork, this trope is taken to hilariously ludicrous extremes in the two-parter "Tick... Tick... Tick..." / "Boom!" in which the FBI have smart boards so amazing that they gradually go from matching driver's license photos to witness sketches to being able to pinpoint the exact location of a hostage (down to the room she's being held in) thanks to a blurry image of what might be a bridge and the ambient noise of a subway.

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** Although the {{N|ewYorkCityCops}}YPD UsefulNotes/{{N|ewYorkCityCops}}YPD police detectives usually make do with a humble whiteboard and footwork, this trope is taken to hilariously ludicrous extremes in the two-parter "Tick... Tick... Tick..." / "Boom!" in which the FBI have smart boards so amazing that they gradually go from matching driver's license photos to witness sketches to being able to pinpoint the exact location of a hostage (down to the room she's being held in) thanks to a blurry image of what might be a bridge and the ambient noise of a subway.



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* A surprising case of TruthInTelevision: One of the clues used to track down the perpetrators of the July 2007 terrorist attacks in London was a particular kind of plastic container that had been used to hold some of the homemade explosives, recovered from the home address of one of the suicide bombers. In a remarkable stroke of luck, they turned out to be an uncommon brand only available through one particular wholesaler and stocked by a limited number of retailers, mostly small family businesses. This was enough to narrow down the number of places they could have been purchased, and questioning the staff at those retailers would eventually provide a lead that led to a couple of co-conspirators being identified. If the terrorists had decided to get their containers from Tesco instead of the mini-mart at the end of the road then they might not have been caught before they could prepare another attack.


* ''{{Uplink}}'' is a game basically built in databases, it features a Social Security Database, a Criminal Database and an Academic Database which store all the important people in the game and every life you'll ever need to ruin (including yours). And the Website/InterNIC, a database containing every public website in the world, which is to say a few hundred in the actual game.

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* ''{{Uplink}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Uplink}}'' is a game basically built in databases, it features a Social Security Database, a Criminal Database and an Academic Database which store all the important people in the game and every life you'll ever need to ruin (including yours). And the Website/InterNIC, a database containing every public website in the world, which is to say a few hundred in the actual game.


* ''{{Uplink}}'' is a game basically built in databases, it features a Social Security Database, a Criminal Database and an Academic Database which store all the important people in the game and every life you'll ever need to ruin (including yours). And the InterNIC, a database containing every public website in the world, which is to say a few hundred in the actual game.

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* ''{{Uplink}}'' is a game basically built in databases, it features a Social Security Database, a Criminal Database and an Academic Database which store all the important people in the game and every life you'll ever need to ruin (including yours). And the InterNIC, Website/InterNIC, a database containing every public website in the world, which is to say a few hundred in the actual game.

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