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Stig Bakke's brother Stig
Sarcasm Typeface Printer Friendly Version
When Stig was on vacation up in Iceland recently, we used a chat program to keep in touch. Unfortunately, we wound up having a huge argument when I said soemthing sarcastic that Stig thought was meant literally, and we didn't speak with one another for a week afterwards.
Couldn't this type of misunderstanding be avoided if there were an easily recognizable typeface for sarcasm? Every word processing programm has dozens and dozens of typefaces nobody ever uses - this would be one that actually makes sense.
Reward: World peace. And a strawberry milk shake. 

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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 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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An application to stop using applications Printer Friendly Version
Problem: Mobile phone's addiction.
1) A program for the phone which will be downloaded by the owner's will.
2) Consists of two parts. 1st part - a morning block. The phone blocks all applications (except for SMS and ordinary calls) on the phone for the 30 minutes after the alarm set in the morning, so that owner can't immediately check social networks after awaking.
2nd part - day time block, turns on periodically. The owner should type in a lot of numbers combinations which will appear on the screen. This operation will take 2.5 minutes. It will cut the interest of using the telephone without necessity.

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