The Art of Invention

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  1. joeyd999

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    Today I was struck with an idea.

    I soldered two wires, wrote some code, and it worked the first time. Better than expected.

    It will be a ground breaking product. Nothing like it has ever existed before.

    This is how inventions happen.

    Enjoying a Guinness right now.
     
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  2. Brownout

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    I had an idea too. It involves using my cellphone and SMS to run diagnostics and take corrective action in the event of a server failure. I'll heat up the soldering iron just as soon as I finish my utility "push out" project.

    PS: I'm posting this from my Chromebox, which I'll be converting to Ubuntu.
     
  3. wayneh

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    Jack Sparrow: I love those moments. I like to wave at them as they pass by.
     
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  4. joeyd999

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    Sold my first 1,000 pieces today. Awesome product. Easy sale.
     
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  5. cmartinez

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    You serious??? if so, then congrats...
    question, why won't you tell us what it is? is it that easy to pirate?
     
  6. joeyd999

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    Two patents, actually.

    I enjoy my anonymity here.
     
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  7. cmartinez

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    Well then, my congrats to you still stand. How many patents do you actually have on your name?
     
  8. joeyd999

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    Less than ten. And I am running out of time to catch up with Edison.
     
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  9. djsfantasi

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    Soldered two wires together, to some other device? Trying to make my questions generic, so as to preserve "your anonymity".

    Really, some sort of micro is assumed, since you had to write code.

    So this leads to my question. What is the minimum number of connections (soldered wires) are necessary for something useful?

    I propose six. Will 'splain my reasoning later.
     
  10. Lestraveled

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    Are you really Donald Trump??
     
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    I put the sentences in the right order for you.
     
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  12. cmartinez

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    Ok, now I'm officially lost...
     
  13. #12

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    Beer first, invention second.
     
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  14. Lestraveled

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    Just think what he could have achieved if he had drank two Guinness.
     
  15. joeyd999

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    Beer third.
     
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  16. Papabravo

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    I have two patents with my name on them. The companies that own them didn't even give me the "good and valuable consideration" of $1 for my efforts.
     
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  17. joeyd999

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    I think four. Maybe three.

    Depends on the definition of 'useful'.
     
  18. cmartinez

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    Emoji Smiley-53.png skepticism is beginning to build up
     
  19. joeyd999

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    Yes. I too, in the past, had freely donated my brain towards others' financial betterment. I quit that 17 years ago.
     
  20. joeyd999

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    How did you guess? The hair?
     
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