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Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord, my soul to keep. If I die before I wake, I hope my friends, my patents take;
Pet novelties; hamster wheel that pumps water for rodent to drink or runs lil generator for light./ window perches for cats. shaped like an air-conditioner, it jets out of window and is made of clear plastic. locked in by weight of window. is solar heated and gives cat good vantage point./ litter box with double bottom to let liquids drain away to compartment lined with news paper. far more sanitary and relives smell and eases cleaning./ Dog harnace with a shark fin. throw the ball in the watter and you see a dog head swimming with a shark fin. (way funnier when "jaws" was big/ sew watch to dog collier "watch dog"/ lever operated dog and cat dish. keeps food fresh and bug free (takes 2.3 seconds for them to learn they eat if they step on peddle)/ watter dish that has compartment with that blue freezer fluid stuff. put in freezer then pet has cold watter all day.
Misc; Mistletoe belt buckle/ Blue freezer liquid stuff beer mug can holder./ black throw rug with white chalk outline like a crime scene/ Fish tank that looks like microwave oven. when you turn it on it bubbles and appears as though fish are being boiled/ Office watter cooler fish tank with separate reservoir for drinking water. ppl see fish and you drink from it/ small hot-air balloons for promotion and lighting. powered by Sterno can./ normal house fan with heating duct filter mounted on back. cleans air/ solar oven. can power hot water for shower on boats, generate electricity and cook food./ candle operated coffee maker. works like a Mr. coffee but can run on kerosene, candle or Sterno/ solar assisted hot Thermos. movie with us folks dubing. bathroom weight scal that screams; "for the love of God get off!"
Is midnight and mind is going full blast, lol. I say we chip in and buy the rights to a spaghetti western and over dub the voices and make it a comedy. Imagine John Wain type gunslinger walking in to a western saloon and in a nessus type voice says; "give me 3 fingers of red eye" and a Chris or brighteyed like voice from bar tender answers; "ok pumpkin" (we could do it all on the web. just give every one a role of one of the characters and let them go)
We make it a cult thing by only letting college theaters play it on Saturday nites after midnight. college kids then make t-shirts and blog on myspace and youtube how hysterical our movie is. (not knowing them being drunk, young, stoned and down right silly is playing in to our greedy old folks ploy) create a cult classic.
We then take the proceeds and pay chinese company to produce a joke bathroom weight scale that screams; "For the love of God, get off" when you step on it. Then sell on QVC.
Then Pinkie, we try and take over the world.


Weapons; hand grenade in shape of Frisbee. allows you to throw grenade around corners./ anti missile, missile. as it gets close to in front of the incoming missile, it explodes a spider web like explosively charged wire rope. as it in tangles the weapon, the small explosions disable propulsion and hopefully detonate it mid-air./ steal shank in forearms of sleeves of coat to defend from knife or bat attacks
Gutter grabber. Mechanical hand that cleans gutters. With poker to clean down spouts.
 
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Dan

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Ilikeabikea just had a great thought. A multipurpose pusher motor. My uses would be for a bike, small boat (on shore) and a sort of utility transport/cargo. All powered by a pusher motor that can power all Vehicles and be switched out.
 

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Just to let you know, the best thing to clean out gutters is a gas powered leaf blower. Get up on the roof and walk around the edges. And if you pick a good windy day you don't even have to clean up the mess that it makes. It even gets down spouts pretty good unless they are REALLY clogged up.................
 

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Just to let you know, the best thing to clean out gutters is a gas powered leaf blower. Get up on the roof and walk around the edges. And if you pick a good windy day you don't even have to clean up the mess that it makes. It even gets down spouts pretty good unless they are REALLY clogged up.................
How about an attachment that allows you to do it from the ground? would lose some umph but keeps you off the roof and ladder. A big candy cane sort of deal?
 

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Actually I worked on an anti-missile missile for a while. Instead of the web idea it just hit the target head on though. Silly part about it was that it worked! When you are talking relative velocities in the range of 10k mph it doesn't take much to make things disintegrate!
 

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How about an attachment that allows you to do it from the ground? would lose some umph but keeps you off the roof and ladder. A big candy cane sort of deal?
Dan,
I bought a length of black ABS plastic pipe, made an adapter that fits my leaf blower and added a 90 and a 45 degree fitting to one end. Now I just stand on the ground and clean my gutters. Only problem is my house is 2 story so there're gutters that I'd need a 20 foot extension to reach. Still have to climb on the roof to get those.
Has anyone had any luck with gutter guards? I have a giant Honey Locust tree that has little tiny leaves that I'm afraid would get through those gutter covers I've looked at.
Tom
 

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Actually I worked on an anti-missile missile for a while. Instead of the web idea it just hit the target head on though. Silly part about it was that it worked! When you are talking relative velocities in the range of 10k mph it doesn't take much to make things disintegrate!
That is amazing! Hitting a bullet with a bullet had to be an insane challenge. In layman's terms can you elaborate on how it is done? The spiderweb thought came to me yrs back when pinpoint accuracy was not possible and would love to know how you guys got past it. Was just reading the Patriot was far more accurate then reported.


Dan,
I bought a length of black ABS plastic pipe, made an adapter that fits my leaf blower and added a 90 and a 45 degree fitting to one end. Now I just stand on the ground and clean my gutters. Only problem is my house is 2 story so there're gutters that I'd need a 20 foot extension to reach. Still have to climb on the roof to get those.
Has anyone had any luck with gutter guards? I have a giant Honey Locust tree that has little tiny leaves that I'm afraid would get through those gutter covers I've looked at.
Tom
Thats a great DIY

We have the rubber mesh ones. work OK but not great
 

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Has anyone had any luck with gutter guards? I have a giant Honey Locust tree that has little tiny leaves that I'm afraid would get through those gutter covers I've looked at.
Tom
Well, I worked for a guy one time that had them under pine trees. The pine needles did slip through but of course not as bad as without those mesh screens. The problem still remains, however, that you will still have to get up on that roof to clear away the debris from accumulating on top of the screen, which is why I had spent time up on that roof. So, while you're up there clearing the crud off the screen, you'll be able to check those downspouts while you're at it and what I did was I brought a hose up there with me and sprayed it down those to make sure they were clean.
 
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I want like a timer switch under a seat lid that only works when the seat is down and the lid is up for when females use it. For males if we are normal would lift both the seat and the lid up for stand up duty.
So like set a timer for like a minute then after a minute have a Homer Simpson voice say MMMMMMmmmmmm...
Guests would be thrilled.

Also to save the whales or water or something have a water timer in the shower with a one minute warning if you surpass that minute the water shuts off for like 10 minutes. That would get people out of there. You can set it for like any time you want. I would go with 10 minutes.
 

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Along those same lines LF would be an LED that turns on when the seat is raised. That way you can see when you miss and pee on the floor in the middle of the night...............:D:D
 

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I want like a timer switch under a seat lid that only works when the seat is down and the lid is up for when females use it. For males if we are normal would lift both the seat and the lid up for stand up duty.
So like set a timer for like a minute then after a minute have a Homer Simpson voice say MMMMMMmmmmmm...
Guests would be thrilled.

Also to save the whales or water or something have a water timer in the shower with a one minute warning if you surpass that minute the water shuts off for like 10 minutes. That would get people out of there. You can set it for like any time you want. I would go with 10 minutes.
Large,
You could go one better and just shut off the hot water. That would clear the room pretty quick too and defog the mirror at the same time.
Tom
 

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I couldn't really elaborate much more. I only worked on one part of the beast as a technician. If you remember about a year ago when the government shot down a satellite that was going to crash anyway, that was the bird I worked on. The navy operates those. There is also a separate program that is land based.
 

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" I say we chip in and buy the rights to a spaghetti western and over dub the voices and make it a comedy. Imagine John Wain type gunslinger walking in to a western saloon and in a nessus type voice says; "give me 3 fingers of red eye" and a Chris or brighteyed like voice from bar tender answers; "ok pumpkin" (we could do it all on the web. just give every one a role of one of the characters and let them go)
We make it a cult thing by only letting college theaters play it on Saturday nites after midnight. college kids then make t-shirts and blog on myspace and youtube how hysterical our movie is. (not knowing them being drunk, young, stoned and down right silly is playing in to our greedy old folks ploy) create a cult classic.
We then take the proceeds and pay chinese company to produce a joke bathroom weight scale that screams; "For the love of God, get off" when you step on it. Then sell on QVC.
Then Pinkie, we try and take over the world."

We gotta do this!
 

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New thunk. Pontoons under a station wagon, van or even better, a camper. Attach drive shaft to a propeller. The steering column to a rudder.

Optional "deck", platform above car/vehicle.

"....Sleeps 2 comfortably. 3 uncomfortably and 4 if they are really comfortable with each other"
 

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I've got an idea for a service business....... You know when you have to use the 'loo' at a restaurant, etc., the toilet seat is always loose. My business would make sure that the seats were tight --- a once a month service. The name would be "Tight Asses".
 

Dan

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Har!!! lol, Xman.
Aside from the haha, it really does annoy me that folks can't/won't/dunno how to tighten a freakin' plastic nut!

Seriously, a polymer/plastic lock washer. Expletive done! How many drunks would this save from the dreaded "Sir, are you all right? Sir?" when falling from an unruly perch?


STOP THE MADNESS!
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Made me think of an old Mariner joke.

"She wasn't a fast ship and crew. But she wasn't slow, neither.
She was sort of half fast"
 

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X, most days I end up driving threw South Windsor, CT. It was at one time the cigar wrapper tobacco leaf capital. (global) Your Cuban would very likely be wrapped in a leaf grown there. (here)

But there are all these old barns just rotting to the ground.

The area is being developed into malls and medical complexes. So these barns are mostly just being bull-dozed down and turned under, pre construction.
 

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I don't have gutters to clean, but what about rotary guttering? Turn upside down, poke, spray, blow, whatever.

My invention. For small urban dwellings, the space saving combination tooth and toilet brush. There is a de luxe version with separate ends.