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U-turn lights

"U-turn" specific signal lights for motor vehicles as opposed to the standard turn signal.

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Haptic feedback for spacial interfaces

Touchscreens and other spacial interfaces (VR, anything using a wiimote-style wand or a kinect) miss a certain amount of opportunity to more effectively train users to use them by avoiding touch feedback. While touchscreen devices and wiimotes have vibrating features, peizoelectrics could provide more nuance (a grid of peizoelectrics behind a touchscreen, to vibrate in response to a drag, or several directional sound... more »

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magical opposition to narco carteles

How many bodies does a kilo of Mexican cannabis have on it? I suggest you all encourage all serious U.S. magical groups to concentrate their offensive efforts on the Mexican Carteles. Regardless of ethical or unethical prosecution of foreign wars or domestic surveillance, if we wish to enjoy the luxury of civilization we ought to act *yesterday* and with devastating force. At least one narco-cartel has laid siege to a... more »

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Home Cooking Thing

An app or a site that allows the user to create an inventory database off all the food they have in the house. It would then, using available ingredients, provide recipes that would require the least amount of shopping. Also, it could provide shopping lists, and a simple way to "receive" recently acquired food. It would also prioritize recipes by ingredients that should be used up first before they go bad. I'd use it.... more »

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Use web browser caches and DHT to lower server load

On pages that don't change frequently (especially for static pages with timestamps), server load can be saved by allowing browsers to serve up parts of the cached pages like seeds on bittorrent. If a site is down or very slow, the browser can look for other browsers sharing the requested page and query them instead, thus getting around the slashdot effect. This can also be used to get around domain-sitting tactics.

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general purpose futures market

General purpose 'futures' market that encourages cheating: people bet for or against something getting done, and if it happens the wagers are redistributed amongst the people who were not naysayers.

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Seattle Eso Zone 2011

Seattle Eso-Zone 2011 April 2nd, 1:30 to 7pm

At Edge of the circle books

 

A free Temporary Autonomous Zone, with presentations to be decided by participants and presenters. Current presentations include, Laughing/ Energy ball Meditation, & Thai Yoga Massage, will yours be next?

SeaEsoZone2011@yahoo.com

 

Lux et voluptas

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Like seti@home but with profits

Pool spare CPU resources and sell them to biohacker types and would-be aeronautical engineers, maybe through a screensaver. Unlike seti@home, you get bitcoins in return for cycles used. Cycles are sold specifically to hackerspaces, at rates that beat amazon's, for doing things like bioinformatics and simulating air flow (stuff that has a high cpu-to-data-intensiveness ratio)

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No-Tech Fire Prevention

Annual wildfires can be prevented with a crude but potentially inexpensive preemptive measure. Every year for the past seven years at least 100,000 acres have burned in the U.S. alone. The specific locations of fires change, but the areas of recurring fires do not.The assets destroyed remain the same every year: property, parkland and timber. Studies already exist logging, e.g., seasonal wind patterns, debris flows following... more »

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