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DP Challenge: Design a Better...

I would design a better mop. They are so clumsy to use and the design hasn't changed in my lifetime.

What could be designed better in your life?

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Design a better American.

One who is engaged and well informed.

We are well on our way. The DP is on it!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Someone created a better mop. bravo.


Don't feed the pandas. Ever.

How about a potato peeler that bends like a Schick


Don't feed the pandas. Ever.

Since the new Iphone bends,

maybe it could be accessorized to... naaah!

How about head phones that trim your hair while you listen to music? Lol!

Freedom is the ability to do what you want to do.
Liberty is the ability to do what you ought to do.
"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." 2 Corinthians 3:17

a free "peer-to-peer" "internet" built on radio waves

I've been trying to make this happen for a couple years but I lack the technical skills...

basically utilize something like a CB radio frequency (I know we can't use that freq, but something with similar range and power)to transmit data rather than sound and have every device on the network act as sender/receiver and relay. As long as there was 1 device "online" every X miles, you'd have a continental free network. (the only non-user-owned infrastructure required would be for trans-ocean links... or perhaps relay stations for extremely remote places.

This would kill television, radio, ISPs, phone companies, and more.

At their inceptions, the #Liberty, #OccupyWallStreet and #TeaParty movements all had the same basic goal... What happened?

Need IPV6 for that

Regular Wifi could do it, IPV6, IP address is an encoded Lat/Long from a built in GPS. Only problem is, everyone using would have to stick to the rules. Like that would happen.


like I said... i don't have the technical know-how...

I just want to believe something like this could work... without a need for an infrastructure some corporation or government agency has to maintain.

If you understand the technology, run with it... think about other options. Maybe it's impossible, but I think it's worth exploring.

At their inceptions, the #Liberty, #OccupyWallStreet and #TeaParty movements all had the same basic goal... What happened?

You should put that in a separate


Don't feed the pandas. Ever.

i thought I did at one point...

maybe not...

I figured folks here would think it too "collectivist".

At their inceptions, the #Liberty, #OccupyWallStreet and #TeaParty movements all had the same basic goal... What happened?

We might also use fancy

terms like "de-centralized" and "self-organizing".

Defend Liberty!

those almost sound encouraging...

like a positive or something... I'm not used to that kind of reception here...

At their inceptions, the #Liberty, #OccupyWallStreet and #TeaParty movements all had the same basic goal... What happened?

Reacher grabbers for people

with disabilities can always be improved. They break all the time and the grippy bits on the ends fall off and make them useless. Why does it have to be totally useless if something falls off? Can you imagine being bed-bound and you can't reach your phone to call for help because a stupid screw fell out of your reacher stick? That's not a good time to encounter planned obsolescence.

I've seen some that look more robust, but they're expensive and don't reach as far and have a different grip. The ones with suction cups on the ends are the best at grabbing, but also break the easiest.

Engineers are constantly working on devices for various aspects of giving people with disabilities a bridge to being able to do a task themselves and those devices can get expensive when they are very specialized, but those reacher sticks are the bread and butter of devices for people with disabilites, from tendonitis in your neck to a cramped up hip, the reacher stick is the first device many people need to acquire as abilities start disappearing.

Defend Liberty!

How About a Device That Reverses Words Reflected In a Mirror?

You know the problem; you can't read words held up to a mirror due to the physics of light reflection.

A workaround is to use two mirrors, one held at an angle to the other but that is somewhat crude and difficult to do if trying to read the back of a large machine that has words written on it.

Why hasn't this been invented yet?

That should be easy to do

with a phone app.

Defend Liberty!

Haan Floor Steamer to the rescue!

Get one of these. Best floor cleaning invention ever.


I would like a roomba for my backyard that simultaneously mows and picks up dog poo.

You win!

My first thought was, a machine to pick up dog poo!!
The reason I thought that... I'm about to go out in the back yard and pick some up :-(

I'd rather have a bottle in front o' me than a frontal lobotomy

LOL! Yep. The reason I was

LOL! Yep. The reason I was thinking that is because my 19 yr old... aka: Mower/Dog-poo-picker-upper... just moved back to college on Friday.