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ricardomilnio
 United Kingdom
The productivity enforcer! Printer Friendly Version
OK I don't know about everyone else but i have major problems pulling myself away from computer games to do work, I easily rack up 3 hours on a game when i tell myself I'm only going to play for 15 mins or something.
So my idea is to have a computer program running that prevents me from opening a game. Sounds simple enough but as it stands anyone with a brain cell can work out how to get around it. There's one key element to this program: When you install it on your PC, you choose 3 (could be more, this is all hypothetical) passwords, I'll come back to this later. Then the installer scans your hard disks, and finds programs identifiable as games (presumably by looking up the program launchers on a website like theigdb.com or similar). The program then encrypts these launchers, or moves them to an encrypted directory, or edits the launch parameters to stop the program executing normally.
Now comes the exciting bit. You will also edit these parameters in the installer. The game files that the program locked earlier only become available every (again, hypothetically) 30 minutes. When the 30 minutes is up, you can try opening the program. When you do, you will be presented with a password box. The password to open the game will be one of the 3 passwords you chose earlier. If you get it wrong, it's back to work for another 30 minutes.
To sum up, this program gives you a 1 in 3 chance every half hour of escaping from work to have a quick session wasting time on your favourite game. Obviously you could change all these settings, but this would also require 1 of the 3 passwords from earlier. You would also need the password to uninstall the program!
Reward: productivity- lol 

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$RemberMe$
 USA
Preprogrammed Card for Fast Food Drive Thru Printer Friendly Version
They should have a convenience swiping card for fast food drive thrus.
Most of the time when I eat out, I usually order the same items. Sometime it's hard to communicate with the teller through the fast food intercom. Maybe because of kids, your sick, noisy cars, or people, or weather.
At a kiosk inside the store one could preprogram their card with their favorite choices. Then in the future you could just swipe it at the drive thru. This would also ensure that your order was entered correctly every time.
It would be faster, more accurate, just plain convenient.
Also, they could make the card into an optional and convenient key chain type swiper.

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lookingforideas
 Canada
An Inventors Manufacturing Plant Printer Friendly Version
This would be a manufacturing plant where they manufacture custom ideas. For example, a customer wants to invent something but doesn't have the funds to start making and testing their product. They go here with their invention and build plans, and this manufacturing plant basically manufactures the idea, and patents it for the customers for a fixed fee. They then allow the customer to profit from their invention on the market, and pay this manufacturing plant to build their product for them. Kind of ironic in a sense...
Reward: If I invent something, I would like a manufacturing discount on my products. 

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