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USB thumb code Printer Friendly Version
How about a program that requires fingerprint identification using a USB encrypted scanner. It scans your fingerprint to allow you into the program instead of asking for a password. Can be portable and just plug it in as needed to get into a program.

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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 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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Program that Calculates Exceptional Emotional Motivators Printer Friendly Version
A program that can be used to calculate statements or pictures that are "exceptional" motivators for health.
Such a program can be based painstakingly upon meta-data and other user information, and then make use of major personality information cohorts (sociological data coordinated with personality surveys and other such materials). The result is a specially designed device or program that takes a special place in someone's life by providing non-chemical, but very desirable motivation. This could play a role in treating minor depression or motivation problems; and also serve the purpose of encouraging healthy attitudes, such as eating properly.
Reward: I would like to buy such a device, if I knew it could work. It has to be complicated, but seemingly simple on the surface. No one's scared of a parser anymore, unless it claims that it's psychic. 

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