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Blighting the Holmes meme yet again

 
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The Case of the Industrial Extortion.

Italian inventor (Vilfredo Pareto) found dead in locked room, his brain child has been stolen.

Holmes takes up the case and discovers an industrial extortion ring (not it's not the Teamsters as our transatlantic cousins might say). By reversing the polarity on the Pareto device, vast numbers of little things go wrong in the factories, if they pay up, it stops.

Holmes manages to triangulate onto the device by using the Baker Street Irregulars (they need more fibre imho) getting them to pretend to be boot-blacks and map out the unusual failure modes.

Holmes deposits the device in the Scotland Yard vaults collection, next to Sieve of Eratosthenes used to crash the stock market encryption system in 1897.

not_morrison_rm, Jun 19 2016

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       This is excellent. Can you explain it again?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 19 2016
  

       Maybe ... what was the last episode you saw ? The one with the stolen Zeppelin electric tram, or the one with the poisoned elephant's-foot umbrella-stand ?
8th of 7, Jun 19 2016
  

       // This is excellent. Can you explain it again? //   

       [marked-for-tagline]   

       [Max], you're not deliberately seeking tag-line plaudits are you?
Skewed, Jun 19 2016
  

       //[Max], you're not deliberately seeking tag-line plaudits are you?// [marked-for-tagline]
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 19 2016
  

       We came.
We saw.
We concurred.
  

       //Can you explain it again?   

       I'm not sure I explained it the first time, even to myself. I blame the 80:20 rule.   

       //the stolen Zeppelin electric tram, or the one with the poisoned elephant's-foot umbrella-stand   

       It was the Zeppelin electric tram with a poisoned foot, in the episode I watched.
not_morrison_rm, Jun 20 2016
  
      
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