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"Modern search engines can easily find a needle in a haystack. If you really want to hide a needle, you bury it in a needle stack."
Florence, Freefall here.

"To help hide our files, I'm also installing the latest updates and security patches that came with the starship. The best lies contain an element of truth, and this lie is over 99% truth."
Florence, Freefall here.

Morgan: (on trying to locate an unsub known to be blending in with a community) It's like looking for a needle in a haystack!
Reid: It's more like looking for a needle in a pile of needles. (quizzical look from Morgan) A needle would stand out in a haystack.
Criminal Minds ("Plain sight")

Michael: You wanna search through 10,000 boxes? Be my guest.
Sam: Sounds like the world's worst game show.
Burn Notice ("Rough Seas")

Trevor: Four-point-six billion people live in Dom Atlantis. The city takes up just under half a million cubic kilometers of space, and that entire volume is full of things that make information.
Commander Foxworthy: Are you telling me you can't do your job?
Trevor: No, I'm telling you that I am amazing. Sergeant Schlock is being tailed by a police officer.

You're never gonna find [Osama bin Laden]. You're looking for a bearded man in a country where you have to have a beard. What are you gonna do? Arrest everyone with a beard, and then arrest everyone who shaved, 'cause they're in disguise?
Al Murray the Pub Landlord to an American audience member at the Just for Laughs festival (sometime before they actually did find bin Laden, obviously).

River: A needle in a haystack.
The Doctor: A needle that looks like hay. A haylike needle of death. A haylike needle of death in a haystack ... of statues. No, yours was fine.

We spit a lot of industrial-grade acid snark at the Council of Venice. We joke about how out-of-touch they are. But that's only because it's true. They're still playing the X-Files cover-up games to keep the muggles in the dark. The Illuminati know better. This is the age of information. Stealth is not about hiding; it's about inundating. We leak the truth... then we leak whole zettabytes of other junk: opposing data, similar data, nonsense data, ad nauseam. Mesmerism by cat memes. Hypnotized. Apathy for the win. [chuckles] The human brain has only so much bandwidth. Critical thought can actually O.D. on input. Bury the ultimate secret of the universe in the shallow grave of the 5th page of a Google search, and no one will ever find it. Cover-ups are so passé.
Kirsten Geary, The Secret World

"A scholar in Noblecourt". Thanks, Heathcote. Those are like a leaf a dozen, here. I need something more to go on than that...
Therion, Octopath Traveler

milostrology: so i was trying to google that scene in pirates of the caribbean where jack and will are walking underwater with the rowboat over their heads cause it looks cool and i wanna try it. but the thing is i googled "boat scene in pirates of the caribbean"


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