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[[CaptainObvious Important stuff is usually protected]], making it pretty hard for a thief to just waltz into a place and steal what they want: {{Safecracking}} will take too long, the PasswordSlotMachine is too slow, the structure is too strong to ShootOutTheLock and they'll be detected as soon as they try to [[HollywoodHacking hack into the terminal]]. But wait, why even bother trying to steal ''just'' what they want? They can grab everything surrounding their target, and figure things out once they get the hell out of there. Frequently, [[MonumentalTheft an entire]] ''[[MonumentalTheft building]]'' [[MonumentalTheft will be stolen]], in one way or another.

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[[CaptainObvious Important stuff is usually protected]], protected, making it pretty hard for a thief to just waltz into a place and steal what they want: {{Safecracking}} will take too long, the PasswordSlotMachine is too slow, the structure is too strong to ShootOutTheLock and they'll be detected as soon as they try to [[HollywoodHacking hack into the terminal]]. But wait, why even bother trying to steal ''just'' what they want? They can grab everything surrounding their target, and figure things out once they get the hell out of there. Frequently, [[MonumentalTheft an entire]] ''[[MonumentalTheft building]]'' [[MonumentalTheft will be stolen]], in one way or another.


* ''Film/TheItalianJob'' does this twice: once with a standard safe and once with an entire armored truck.

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* ''Film/TheItalianJob'' ''Film/TheItalianJob2003'' does this twice: once with a standard safe and once with an entire armored truck.


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* In ''Series/{{Warehouse13}}'', Leena's entire bed and breakfast had to be moved into the warehouse and rebuilt outside because of an artifact painting that couldn't be removed from the house. The bedrooms of dead agents are also put into storage in case their personal belongings are needed again.

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* In ''Series/{{Warehouse13}}'', ''Series/Warehouse13'', Leena's entire bed and breakfast had to be moved into the warehouse and rebuilt outside because of an artifact painting that couldn't be removed from the house. The bedrooms of dead agents are also put into storage in case their personal belongings are needed again.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'': The [[spoiler: Numeron Code is hidden somewhere inside Earth]] and you need all the Numbers to be able to find it. Don Thousand simply [[spoiler: fuses Earth and the Barian World]] to get around that problem.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', an Alaskan Bull Worm (a polychaete worm) has been menacing Bikini Bottom and been [[ExtremeOmnivore eating away parts of the town]]. The town has a meeting at the Krusty Krab on how to deal with the situation, where Patrick suggests that they "just take Bikini Bottom and ''push it somewhere else!"'', which Squidward and the others consider [[CrazyEnoughToWork "crazy enough...]] [[BaitAndSwitch TO GET US ALL KILLED!"]]. However, after Sandy and [=SpongeBob=] decide to go off and fight the worm, the Bikini Bottomites consider the duo's attempt futile and decide to go with Patrick's plan. The last scene shows them successfully moving the town a considerable distance away in a ravine... [[ShootTheShaggyDog only to be crushed by the worm falling on them from above after it was defeated by Sandy and SpongeBob]].


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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse'', Miles breaks into Alchemax and logs into their head scientist's computer to steal files required to shut down the Super-Collider. [[RealityEnsues He can't find them on her poorly organised desktop.]] As he's running out of time, he just takes the whole computer [[ComputerEqualsMonitor and monitor]] with him.
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* ''Film/BatmanForever'' has a ColdOpen with Two-Face using a helicopter to pull a bank vault out of a building.



* In ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast Five]]'', Dom and Brian decide to rob a corrupt senator in Rio de Janeiro by using Hobbs' armored vehicle to crash through a wall, hooking the safe up to their cars with a pair of tow cables and literally yanking it out before driving away. Dom then proceeds to use it as a ''battering ram'' to destroy the cars the corrupt police are using before the crew escapes.
* In ''Film/ForAFewDollarsMore'', El Indio and his gang bomb the cabinet with the safe inside out of the El Paso bank and move it to their hideout where they can crack the safe without being disturbed.



* Used in ''Film/{{Revolver}}'' when Avi, Zeke and Jake steal Macha's safe where the MacGuffin (drugs) is being kept. The safe is stated to be nigh-impenetrable, so they just rip it right out of the wall and take their sweet time breaking into it later.
* ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'' - Hansel is tasked to get a vital piece of information out of a computer. Unfortunately, he can't figure out how to do so, as he is ''too stupid to turn one on'', let alone perform HollywoodHacking. Instead, he just takes the entire computer(an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMac_G3 IMac G3]])... and smashes it to pieces on the floor in front of a crowd, thinking that the data is literally IN the computer and will spill out like a pinata. (Fortunately for our heroes, the original owner of the computer has a backup.)
* ''Film/BatmanForever'' has a ColdOpen with Two-Face using a helicopter to pull a bank vault out of a building.



* In ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast Five]]'', Dom and Brian decide to rob a corrupt senator in Rio de Janeiro by using Hobbs' armored vehicle to crash through a wall, hooking the safe up to their cars with a pair of tow cables and literally yanking it out before driving away. Dom then proceeds to use it as a ''battering ram'' to destroy the cars the corrupt police are using before the crew escapes.



* In ''Film/ForAFewDollarsMore'', El Indio and his gang bomb the cabinet with the safe inside out of the El Paso bank and move it to their hideout where they can crack the safe without being disturbed.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse'', Miles breaks into Alchemax and logs into their head scientist's computer to steal files required to shut down the Super-Collider. [[RealityEnsues He can't find them on her poorly organised desktop.]] As he's running out of time, he just takes the whole computer [[ComputerEqualsMonitor and monitor]] with him.

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* In ''Film/ForAFewDollarsMore'', El Indio Used in ''Film/{{Revolver}}'' when Avi, Zeke and his gang bomb the cabinet with the Jake steal Macha's safe inside where the MacGuffin (drugs) is being kept. The safe is stated to be nigh-impenetrable, so they just rip it right out of the El Paso bank wall and move it to take their hideout where they can crack the safe without being disturbed.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse'', Miles breaks
sweet time breaking into Alchemax and logs into their head scientist's computer it later.
* ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'' - Hansel is tasked
to steal files required to shut down the Super-Collider. [[RealityEnsues He get a vital piece of information out of a computer. Unfortunately, he can't find them on her poorly organised desktop.]] As he's running figure out of time, how to do so, as he is ''too stupid to turn one on'', let alone perform HollywoodHacking. Instead, he just takes the whole entire computer(an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMac_G3 IMac G3]])... and smashes it to pieces on the floor in front of a crowd, thinking that the data is literally IN the computer [[ComputerEqualsMonitor and monitor]] with him.will spill out like a pinata. (Fortunately for our heroes, the original owner of the computer has a backup.)

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsResistance'': In [[Recap/StarWarsResistanceS1E19NoEscapePartI "No Escape, Part I"]] and [[Recap/StarWarsResistanceS1E20NoEscapePartII "Part II"]], Kaz and his allies are trying to drive the First Order off the Colossus platform, but know that it's not that simple since they'll just bring reinforcements. [[spoiler:And then Neeku, Eila and Kel discover the Colossus' long-disused hyperdrive and thrusters... So they instead escape the First Order by absconding with the ''entire platform'' into space.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse'', Miles breaks into Alchemax and logs into their head scientist's computer to steal files required to shut down the Super-Collider. [[RealityEnsues He can't find them on her poorly organised desktop.]] As he's running out of time, he just takes the whole computer [[ComputerEqualsMonitor and monitor]] with him.


->'''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlD5NBnzFhE THEY'RE TAKING THE VAULT!!]]'''''

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->'''''[[https://www.->''"'''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlD5NBnzFhE THEY'RE TAKING THE VAULT!!]]'''''VAULT!!]]'''"''



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* The ''WebAnimation/{{Gobelins}}'' comic has a bodybuilder goblin try to pull the Sword in the Stone out. At first it look like he succeeded, hoisting the sword above his head, but then it's shown he ripped the entire rock it was attached to out of the ground, which then crushes him.
* A staple of ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'', used to establish the competence of a thieving BigBad. In one album, a particularly crafty gang of car hijackers routinely make their hits on manned vehicles, stealing everything ''except'' the seat and the steering wheel, ''without the driver noticing''.

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* The ''WebAnimation/{{Gobelins}}'' comic has a bodybuilder goblin try to pull the Sword in the Stone out. At first it look like he succeeded, hoisting the sword above his head, but then it's shown he ripped the entire rock it was attached to out of the ground, which then crushes him.
* A staple of ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'', used to establish the competence of a thieving BigBad. In one album, a particularly crafty gang of car hijackers routinely make their hits on manned vehicles, stealing everything ''except'' the seat and the steering wheel, ''without the driver noticing''.
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* The driving question of ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo: The Ghost of Station X'''s B-plot; how and ''why'' would someone steal a small house from Bletchley Park, and leave absolutely no paper trail? The culprit turns out to be [[spoiler:[[AIIsACrapshoot ALAN]]]], who relocated the house (which contained [[spoiler:his central CPU]]) to an uninhabited island off the coast of Japan, where he would set the next stage of [[ThePlan his plan]] into motion.
-->'''Dr. Martin:''' You rob a bank with a note and a candy bar in your coat pocket. You don't drag the ''whole vault'' down the street.



* The ''WebAnimation/{{Gobelins}}'' comic has a bodybuilder goblin try to pull the Sword in the Stone out. At first it look like he succeeded, hoisting the sword above his head, but then it's shown he ripped the entire rock it was attached to out of the ground, which then crushes him.
* A staple of ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'', used to establish the competence of a thieving BigBad. In one album, a particularly crafty gang of car hijackers routinely make their hits on manned vehicles, stealing everything ''except'' the seat and the steering wheel, ''without the driver noticing''.



* The driving question of ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo: The Ghost of Station X'''s B-plot; how and ''why'' would someone steal a small house from Bletchley Park, and leave absolutely no paper trail? The culprit turns out to be [[spoiler:[[AIIsACrapshoot ALAN]]]], who relocated the house (which contained [[spoiler:his central CPU]]) to an uninhabited island off the coast of Japan, where he would set the next stage of [[ThePlan his plan]] into motion.



* The ''StarWars''[=/=]''Franchise/StarTrek'' crossover fic ''{{Fanfic/Conquest}}'' has the Rebels rescuing people from a prison complex. They tow the entire complex into transports, flee, and storm it once safe.

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* The ''StarWars''[=/=]''Franchise/StarTrek'' ''Franchise/StarWars''[=/=]''Franchise/StarTrek'' crossover fic ''{{Fanfic/Conquest}}'' has the Rebels rescuing people from a prison complex. They tow the entire complex into transports, flee, and storm it once safe.



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* Donald E. Westlake's novel ''[[Literature/{{Dortmunder}} Bank Shot]]'' does this one better. In it, a gang steals an entire '''bank''' in order to crack the safe! The bank had temporarily relocated to a trailer while the bank building was being renovated.
* Happens in the ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}'' novel ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw'', when [[spoiler: Miles used a crane to steal loaded train cars right off the tracks and replace them with empties]].
* In the ''Literature/DoctorWhoMissingAdventures'' book ''State of Change'', it's revealed that the parallel Earth the Doctor and Peri have spent the book exploring was created when a cosmic entity attempted to copy the TARDIS console. It not only copied the console, but a large portion of its surroundings -- ie, Earth.
* A characteristically absurd example in ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'', where a Frogstar fleet shows up and flies off with the Guide's headquarters building to get their hands on Zaphod, who was inside at the time.

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* Donald E. Westlake's novel ''[[Literature/{{Dortmunder}} Bank Shot]]'' does this one better. In it, a gang steals an entire '''bank''' in order to crack the safe! The bank had temporarily relocated to a trailer while the bank building was being renovated.
* Happens in the ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}'' novel ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw'', when [[spoiler: Miles used a crane to steal loaded train cars right off the tracks and replace them with empties]].
* In the ''Literature/DoctorWhoMissingAdventures'' book ''State of Change'', it's revealed that the parallel Earth the Doctor and Peri have spent the book exploring was created when a cosmic entity attempted to copy the TARDIS console. It not only copied the console, but a large portion of its surroundings -- ie, Earth.
* A characteristically absurd example in ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'', where a Frogstar fleet shows up and flies off with the Guide's headquarters building to get their hands on Zaphod, who was inside at the time.
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* In the ''Literature/DoctorWhoMissingAdventures'' book ''State of Change'', it's revealed that the parallel Earth the Doctor and Peri have spent the book exploring was created when a cosmic entity attempted to copy the TARDIS console. It not only copied the console, but a large portion of its surroundings -- i.e., Earth.
* Donald E. Westlake's ''Literature/{{Dortmunder}}'': ''Bank Shot'' does this one better. In it, a gang steals an entire '''bank''' in order to crack the safe! The bank had temporarily relocated to a trailer while the bank building was being renovated.
* ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'': A characteristically absurd example in ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'', where a Frogstar fleet shows up and flies off with the Guide's headquarters building to get their hands on Zaphod, who was inside at the time.
* ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}'': In the first ''Literature/WaxAndWayne'' book, ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw'', [[spoiler:it turns out that this is how the mysterious train robberies are being carried out. Miles and his gang are using cranes to lift the full railway cars off the tracks and replacing them with identical, empty duplicates.]]



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%%* The "steal the safe" variant happens in the ''Series/AliasSmithAndJones'' series.
* An episode of ''Series/BlackBooks'' had Manny install a needlessly obtuse security door after the shop was robbed. Later in the episode, the thieves had come back overnight and stolen the security door.



* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Smith and Jones" features an entire building being transported to the moon so the MonsterOfTheWeek can locate a single person.

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E1SmithAndJones "Smith and Jones" Jones"]] features an entire building being transported to the moon Moon so the MonsterOfTheWeek can locate a single person.



* On ''Series/{{Glee}}'', Puck ends up in juvie when he drives his mom's Volvo through the front of a convenience store and drives off with the ATM.
* On ''Series/TheLostRoom'', Joe needs an Object stored in a safe. He sticks the safe in the Room and resets it, causing the safe to vanish and leaving the Object inside behind.



* On ''Series/{{Glee}}'', Puck ends up in juvie when he drives his mom's Volvo through the front of a convenience store and drives off with the ATM.
* On ''Series/TheLostRoom'', Joe needs an Object stored in a safe. He sticks the safe in the Room and resets it, causing the safe to vanish and leaving the Object inside behind.
* The "steal the safe" variant happens in the ''Series/AliasSmithAndJones'' series.
* An episode of ''Series/BlackBooks'' had Manny install a needlessly obtuse security door after the shop was robbed. Later in the episode, the thieves had come back overnight and stolen the security door.



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* The B-plot in ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo and the Ghost of Station X'' is the investigation of a stolen house. No, not a house that was stolen from, an entire house vanishing overnight, leaving behind only some ''really'' weird wiring.
--> '''Dr. Martin''': ''You rob a bank with a note and a candy bar in your coat pocket. You don't drag the ''whole vault'' down the street.''
** Turns out [[spoiler:the house stole itself(0_o) - the twenty-foot wide and forty-foot tall central processor of UsefulNotes/AlanTuring's AI superproject was inside, and it requisitioned a really big truck and an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_Beluga Airbus Beluga]] to ship itself out of the country]].



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'', Magica de Spell comes to steal a magic harp Scrooge recently found at an archaeological dig. Scrooge locks the harp in a drawer, then throws the key in his vault, which has a combination lock. Magica simply tells him, "You won't give key? Then ''I'' take desk!" She does, and a ChaseScene ensues.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Peggy gets her money back from a con artist by stealing the safe with his ill gotten gains from his motel room. It turns out the safe was planted in the room by Peggy through a hole in the wall.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'' episode "Hair-Raising Harness Race", Penelope takes refuge in a shack filled with explosives. The Hooded Claw lassos the shack, with Penelope still inside, and has the Bully Brothers drag it onto a railroad track.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/RicochetRabbit'' short "Cactus Ruckus" a Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk-type giant outlaw robs the bank by picking it up and taking it to his hideout at the top of a giant cactus.



-->'''Snake:''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HydpVlJh1C0 I'm taking this thing to Mexico!]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'' episode "Hair-Raising Harness Race", Penelope takes refuge in a shack filled with explosives. The Hooded Claw lassos the shack, with Penelope still inside, and has the Bully Brothers drag it onto a railroad track.

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-->'''Snake:''' --->'''Snake:''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HydpVlJh1C0 I'm taking this thing to Mexico!]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'' one episode "Hair-Raising Harness Race", Penelope takes refuge in of ''WesternAnimation/{{Talespin}}'', Baloo, Wild Kat, and an archaeologist discover a shack filled with explosives. The Hooded Claw lassos lost pyramid, but end up leading the shack, with Penelope still inside, and has Sky Pirates to it. When the Bully Brothers drag it onto a railroad track.archaeologist voices her concern about the pirates, Baloo dismissively says "[[TemptingFate What are they going to do? Take the whole pyramid?]]". Just as they find their way out, they see the Iron Vulture above using strong cables to tote the entire pyramid out of the ground.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/RicochetRabbit'' short "Cactus Ruckus" a Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk-type giant outlaw robs the bank by picking it up and taking it to his hideout at the top of a giant cactus.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Peggy gets her money back from a con artist by stealing the safe with his ill gotten gains from his motel room. It turns out the safe was planted in the room by Peggy through a hole in the wall.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'', Magica de Spell comes to steal a magic harp Scrooge recently found at an archaeological dig. Scrooge locks the harp in a drawer, then throws the key in his vault, which has a combination lock. Magica simply tells him, "You won't give key? Then ''I'' take desk!" She does, and a ChaseScene ensues.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Talespin}}'', Baloo, Wild Kat, and an archaeologist discover a lost pyramid, but end up leading the Sky Pirates to it. When the archaeologist voices her concern about the pirates, Baloo dismissively says "[[TemptingFate What are they going to do? Take the whole pyramid?]]". Just as they find their way out, they see the Iron Vulture above using strong cables to tote the entire pyramid out of the ground.


* In one episode of ''WesternAnimatioon/Talespin'', Baloo, Wild Kat, and an archaeologist discover a lost pyramid, but end up leading the Sky Pirates to it. When the archaeologist voices her concern about the pirates, Baloo dismissively says "[[TemptingFate What are they going to do? Take the whole pyramid?]]". Just as they find their way out, they see the Iron Vulture above using strong cables to tote the entire pyramid out of the ground.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimatioon/Talespin'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Talespin}}'', Baloo, Wild Kat, and an archaeologist discover a lost pyramid, but end up leading the Sky Pirates to it. When the archaeologist voices her concern about the pirates, Baloo dismissively says "[[TemptingFate What are they going to do? Take the whole pyramid?]]". Just as they find their way out, they see the Iron Vulture above using strong cables to tote the entire pyramid out of the ground.


[[CaptainObvious Important stuff is usually protected]], making it pretty hard for a thief to just waltz into a place and steal what they want: {{Safecracking}} will take too long, the PasswordSlotMachine is too slow, the structure is too strong to ShootOutTheLock and they'll be detected as soon as they try to [[HollywoodHacking hack into the terminal]]. But wait, why even bother trying to steal ''just'' what they want? They can grab everything surrounding their target, and figure things out once they get the hell out of there. Frequently, an entire ''building'' will be stolen, in one way or another.

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[[CaptainObvious Important stuff is usually protected]], making it pretty hard for a thief to just waltz into a place and steal what they want: {{Safecracking}} will take too long, the PasswordSlotMachine is too slow, the structure is too strong to ShootOutTheLock and they'll be detected as soon as they try to [[HollywoodHacking hack into the terminal]]. But wait, why even bother trying to steal ''just'' what they want? They can grab everything surrounding their target, and figure things out once they get the hell out of there. Frequently, [[MonumentalTheft an entire ''building'' entire]] ''[[MonumentalTheft building]]'' [[MonumentalTheft will be stolen, stolen]], in one way or another.


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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimatioon/Talespin'', Baloo, Wild Kat, and an archaeologist discover a lost pyramid, but end up leading the Sky Pirates to it. When the archaeologist voices her concern about the pirates, Baloo dismissively says "[[TemptingFate What are they going to do? Take the whole pyramid?]]". Just as they find their way out, they see the Iron Vulture above using strong cables to tote the entire pyramid out of the ground.


-->'''Snake:'''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HydpVlJh1C0 I'm taking this thing to Mexico!]]

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-->'''Snake:'''[[https://www.-->'''Snake:''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HydpVlJh1C0 I'm taking this thing to Mexico!]]


* The above fictional examples of taking data off of a computer by stealing the whole system and working on it later have a great deal of TruthInTelevision in them. There are several ways of defeating system security on most systems, mostly be booting off of a system cracking disk (usually using Linux) or by plugging the hard drive into another system for analysis. Both are common methods used by forensic computer technicians. Both can be made extremely awkward to use, but once you have the physical system in hand, it is almost inevitable that anything not protected by physical booby traps is going to be compromised. For this reason, any competent penetration tester will attempt to gain access using [[BavarianFirDrill "social engineering"]] tactics as well as electronically.

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* The above fictional examples of taking data off of a computer by stealing the whole system and working on it later have a great deal of TruthInTelevision in them. There are several ways of defeating system security on most systems, mostly be booting off of a system cracking disk (usually using Linux) or by plugging the hard drive into another system for analysis. Both are common methods used by forensic computer technicians. Both can be made extremely awkward to use, but once you have the physical system in hand, it is almost inevitable that anything not protected by physical booby traps is going to be compromised. For this reason, any competent penetration tester will attempt to gain access using [[BavarianFirDrill [[BavarianFireDrill "social engineering"]] tactics as well as electronically.

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* In ''Film/ForAFewDollarsMore'', El Indio and his gang bomb the cabinet with the safe inside out of the El Paso bank and move it to their hideout where they can crack the safe without being disturbed.


* The above fictional examples of taking data off of a computer by stealing the whole system and working on it later have a great deal of TruthInTelevision in them. There are several ways of defeating system security on most systems, mostly be booting off of a system cracking disk (usually using Linux) or by plugging the hard drive into another system for analysis. Both are common methods used by forensic computer technicians. Both can be made extremely awkward to use, but once you have the physical system in hand, it is almost inevitable that anything not protected by physical booby traps is going to be compromised.

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* The above fictional examples of taking data off of a computer by stealing the whole system and working on it later have a great deal of TruthInTelevision in them. There are several ways of defeating system security on most systems, mostly be booting off of a system cracking disk (usually using Linux) or by plugging the hard drive into another system for analysis. Both are common methods used by forensic computer technicians. Both can be made extremely awkward to use, but once you have the physical system in hand, it is almost inevitable that anything not protected by physical booby traps is going to be compromised. For this reason, any competent penetration tester will attempt to gain access using [[BavarianFirDrill "social engineering"]] tactics as well as electronically.

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