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u/LocalAmazonBot · 1 pointr/CrazyIdeas

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u/abell_east · 1 pointr/CrazyIdeas
  1. If you think Congressman care about their $100,000 salary from the government, your understanding of how these people manipulate the system for personal gain is flawed.

  2. If poor guy makes 1, and rich guy makes 100. Average is just over 50. If poor guy makes 10 times as much, and rich guy makes 100 - average is just 55. If poor guy makes 1, and rich guy doubles income to 200 - average is over 100. Your theory is flawed.

  3. Who would calculate the average income? Oh, the same people who would benefit from the number being manipulated. A system like this would only provide a false sense of trust to the general public since all governments know How to Lie with Statistics
u/romulusnr · 3 pointsr/CrazyIdeas

We had one. I didn't really work that well. Perhaps it was limited by its amount of internal memory (and the age of the data). One that was (dare I say it) wifi-capable would actually probably work better as it would have updated barcodes as well as updated cooking times.

u/Jamesmconley · 1 pointr/CrazyIdeas

I really like these. I put them on everything

Edit: fixed link

u/MrAristo · 2 pointsr/CrazyIdeas

You may be interested in reading about Larry Niven's Ringworld novel, as it explores these same ideas.

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u/-purple-is-a-fruit- · 8 pointsr/CrazyIdeas

Does anyone remember Franken's book "Why Not Me?" The premise of the book is a hypothetical scenario wherein Franken is elected president and the results are comical and disastrous.

If I recall, this book was pretty good. Not as good as "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big, Fat Idiot", but okay.

u/REInvestor · 18 pointsr/CrazyIdeas

There is a college-aged guy who did basically this a few years ago to counter Nickel and Dimed.

Book is called Scratch Beginnings and I think he started out homeless and ended with an apartment, a car, and like $5k in the bank after 1 year.

u/knuckles523 · 2 pointsr/CrazyIdeas

There is a great book on this topic. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich granted she is a liberal journalist as opposed to a conservative, but the concept is the same. Can a college educated female make it on her own, working menial labor jobs (waitress, hotel maid, and Walmart associate) without any help from personal contacts.

u/MrNetops · 1 pointr/CrazyIdeas

Stickers of all shapes and sizes to dim or block light.

I use a ton of them and they're fantastic!

u/AlanCrowe · 6 pointsr/CrazyIdeas

Gender specific? I vaguely remember hearing of a device to let women pee standing up. I've had to kink-up my search history to find it, but it is called GoGirl. It seems to be a real thing with major retailers offering it and competing devices

u/jenilynTX · 1 pointr/CrazyIdeas

I just went and got the link to that book to reply here! Because that's basically what he did.

u/stonethrownaway · 1 pointr/CrazyIdeas

The Terence McKenna book, the H. G. Wells book, or the Bert Gordon movie? None of which have anything to do with cannibalism...

u/ignu · 7 pointsr/CrazyIdeas

Eh. One of the most debilitating things about poverty is the feeling of despair. They're not going to have any of that.

Btw, you should check out Nickel And Dimed where Barbara Ehrenreich did this experiment for a year. (But she never forgot all the advantages her privilege still afforded her)

u/pkpjoe · 2 pointsr/CrazyIdeas

This can be said for a lot of things.

An electronics company won't make a DVD player without DVDs and vice versa (argument doesn't work well for blu-ray since it was Sony on both ends)

But, why not take the idea one further and use the UPC code, which already exists on almost all frozen food items.

Edit: I guess the UPC version exists already...

u/Viscerae · 3 pointsr/CrazyIdeas

>not economically feasible

Holy crap, you weren't kidding. And that's WITH a $200 discount!

I still think the storage space is the least of your problems if you're trying to fit GC capability into such a small package.

EDIT: And GC games aren't 1GB a pop, they're more like ~1.3-1.4GB, so you'd need the full terabyte.

u/RickyRocket3 · 5 pointsr/CrazyIdeas

You're right, and the guy who wrote the paper had no idea the U.S. had taken his work and run with it. He didn't find out until he came to teach in America in the early 90s.


u/Spaceguy5 · 42 pointsr/CrazyIdeas

My favorite alarm clock design is one that, if you wait too long to hit snooze, launches a disk into the air, and the only way to turn the alarm off is to re-insert the disk.

Although it has really shitty reviews, lol

And then there's this one that jumps off your nightstand and rolls around the room until you catch it and turn it off o.-;

u/Malamodon · 6 pointsr/CrazyIdeas

If you want some context for his case series and the variety of issues with it and him here is a section from Chapter 16 of Bad Science by Ben Goldacre (good book well worth reading) that covers it.

>Some fairly worrying questions have been raised since then. We won’t cover them in detail, because I don’t find ad hominem stories very interesting to write about, and because I don’t want that aspect of the story—rather than the research evidence—to be the reason why you come to your own conclusion about the risks of MMR and autism. There are things which came out in 2004, however, which cannot fairly be ignored, including allegations of multiple conflicts of interest, undeclared sources of bias in the recruitment of subjects for the paper, undisclosed negative findings, and problems with the ethical clearance for the tests. These were largely uncovered by a tenacious investigative journalist from the Sunday Times called Brian Deer, and they now form part of the allegations being investigated by the GMC.

>For example, it is investigating whether Wakefield failed to disclose to the editor of the Lancet his involvement in a patent relating to a new vaccine; more worrying are the concerns about where the twelve children in the 1998 Royal Free study came from. While in the paper it is stated that they were sequential referrals to a clinic, in fact Wakefield was already being paid £50,000 of legal aid money by a firm of solicitors to investigate children whose parents were preparing a case against MMR, and the GMC is further investigating where the patients in the study came from, because it seems that many of Wakefield’s referrals had come to him specifically as someone who could show a link between MMR and autism, whether formally or informally, and was working on a legal case. This is the beacon problem once more, and under these circumstances, the fact that only eight of the twelve children’s parents or physicians believed the problems were caused by MMR would be unimpressive, if anything.

>Of the twelve children in the paper, eleven sued drug companies (the one that didn’t was American), and ten of them already had legal aid to sue over MMR before the 1998 paper was published. Wakefield himself eventually received £435,643 plus expenses from the legal aid fund for his role in the case against MMR.

>Various intrusive clinical investigations—such as lumbar punctures and colonoscopies—were carried out on the children, and these required ethics committee clearance. The Ethics Committee had been assured that they were all clinically indicated, which is to say, in the interests of the children’s own clinical care: the GMC is now examining whether they were contrary to the clinical interests of the children, and performed simply for research.

>Lumbar puncture involves putting a needle into the centre of the spine to tap off some spinal fluid, and colonoscopy involves putting a flexible camera and light through the anus, up the rectum and into the bowel on a long lube. Neither is without risk, and indeed one of the children being investigated as part of an extension of the MMR research project was seriously harmed during colonoscopy, and was rushed to intensive care at Great Ormond Street Hospital after his bowel was punctured in twelve places. He suffered multiple organ failure, including kidney and liver problems, and neurological injuries, and received £482,300 in compensation. These things happen, nobody is to blame, and I am merely illustrating the reasons to be cautious about doing investigations.

>Meanwhile, in 1997 a young PhD student called Nick Chad-wick was starting his research career in Andrew Wakefield’s lab, using PCR technology (used as part of DNA fingerprinting) to look for traces of measles strain genetic material in the bowels of these twelve children, because this was a central feature of Wakefield’s theory. In 2004 Chadwick gave an interview to Channel 4’s Dispatches, and in 2007 he gave evidence at a US case on vaccines, stating that there was no measles RNA to be found in these samples. But this important finding, which conflicted with his charismatic supervisor’s theory, was not published.