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NASA Contest update, updated 2nd March 09 Answered

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I thought I'd update you all on the NASA contest.

Since I'd almost forgotten I'd even entered, it probably means you've forgotten as well.

Thor's Shotgun is currently in 57th position, with 243 views.

The Cuttlefish Drive is currently 18th place, with 942 views.

More views from you, dear readers, will of course improve my results.

(You may consider this to be an invitation to spam people...)

UPDATE

I received an email today:

Is your entry to the Create the Future Design Contest among the top winners?

Find out on Tuesday, March 10 at 11:00 am Eastern.
Join Tech Briefs Media Group and SolidWorks Corp. for a live Webcast announcing the Grand Prize, Category, and Popular Vote winners of the seventh annual contest.
Speakers will include Jeff Ray, CEO of SolidWorks, and Linda Bell, Editorial Director of NASA Tech Briefs.

Register today for this complimentary Webinar at:

http://www.techbriefs.com/ctf2009

Good luck and thanks for participating!

Unfortunately, I will be in a parents' meeting during the "webinar", so you might find out before me...

(Crosses fingers)

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KentsOkay (author)2008-09-10

I shared em on Facebook, I think the Thor's Shotgun is a ruddy brilliant idea...

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Keith-Kid (author)KentsOkay2008-09-10
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Kiteman (author)Keith-Kid2008-09-10

Wow. Please, tell anybody who cares that I give full licence for anybody else to use the idea - I'm not after profiting from it.

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Keith-Kid (author)Kiteman2008-09-10

*Goes off to patent idea*

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Kiteman (author)Keith-Kid2008-09-11

Unless the rules have changed, you can't patent an idea that has already been disclosed.

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Keith-Kid (author)Kiteman2008-09-11

I wanted you to think you invented it....

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Kiteman (author)2008-09-10

The previous was a test removal. This is a reply to the test comment.

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Kiteman (author)Kiteman2008-09-10

Oh! I was sure it said "removed by poster" if you did it yourself!

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Kiteman (author)2008-09-09

Whoa! Has somebody gone through and flagged every comment that refers to my name, and then they've actually been removed?? Plasmana, Keith-Kid, it's not such a big deal, just a personal preference (I mean, if I wanted it to be secret, I wouldn't have linked to stuff with my real name on it, would I??)

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Keith-Kid (author)Kiteman2008-09-09

Not flagged, we removed it ourselves.....even if they got flagged, I deleted all of my comments by my own action, they were not deleted by staff.

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Kiteman (author)Keith-Kid2008-09-10

Oh, I assumed, since it says "removed by community request" that it was officially removed. I'll test it...

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2008-09-09

*coughs* I may have, um, gotten a bit overzealous...

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Keith-Kid (author)2008-09-08

18th?!I WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS!!!

MY PEOPLE! THE TIME HAS COME TO DOUBL- NO,TRIPLE OUR EFFORTS OF GETTING A NEW COMPUTER FOR A MAN WE DON'T EVEN KNOW, AND PROBABLY NEVER WILL.
I ASK YOU THIS, MY BRETHREN, ARE YOU WILLING TO FINISH YOUR MISSION?! WE SHALL BE VICTORIOUS! WE SHALL CRUSH OUR ENEMIES! UPON THIS! OUR MOST GLORIOUS DAY!!!!!!!!!!''''

Kiteman! We're on it! But you really have to do your share too! You lazy inventor!

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DJ Radio (author)Keith-Kid2008-09-09
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Lithium Rain (author)Keith-Kid2008-09-09

Haha, that really is true if you think about it. We don't even know this guy.

For all we know, all of this is an elaborate hoax. The whole guy. And Kitewife (though who the person with the long fingernails in her baby blanket ible would be kind of hard to explain...haha...)too.

For all we know, he is an FBI investigator posing as a painfully British chap.

For all we know, um...yeah, that about covers it.

Now, I think he's being truthful-but, as Nachomahma so aptly put it, you just never know on the interwebs.

Sorry, kiteman! No offense! Not calling you a liar! Honest!

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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2008-09-09

Haha, watch for my Instructable for a special recipe involving Tang and hydrogen peroxide.

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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2008-09-09

Haven't you been watching the news?

A bunch of terrorists just got off in UK court after being filmed using a syringe to replace the contents of a bottle of Gatoraid with an explosive mixture of Tang and hydrogen peroxide.

BBC story - scroll down for diagram of the bombs.

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2008-09-09

I was kidding.

Huh-that story wasn't on the news...at least not when I saw it. Wow. Feels like the world gets less and less safe every day.

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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2008-09-09

Talk about artificial additives...

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2008-09-09

That's just insane. Pretty soon, you won't be able to take anything as a carry on. Literally. I bet it's coming...

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Keith-Kid (author)Lithium Rain2008-09-09

For all we know, he is an FBI investigator posing as a painfully British chap.

ROFL!!!

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Keith-Kid (author)Lithium Rain2008-09-09

Hooray! You noticed it!

Uh...here I am. You're not spongebob! He's square!

*muscular fish grabs smaller fish and makes him square* smaller fish: I'm ready, I'm ready!

Here's spongebob *Holds cereal box* That ain't spongebob! Besides, he's yellow.

UH....here he is! *holds banana* Can I go now?

No!

Squidward: Behold! It is I! Spongebob!
Sandy: Where?!!!
*Everyone ran*

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Lithium Rain (author)Keith-Kid2008-09-09

HAHAHA! Only, Squidward says "Oh, look! It is I! Spongebob!", instead of "Behold".

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Keith-Kid (author)Lithium Rain2008-09-09

mehmehmeh, do you have any idea how long it took me to figure this out? I couldn't remember the order!!!!

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Lithium Rain (author)Keith-Kid2008-09-09

Haha, I can quote it from memory immediately. You also missed a "No, you aint!" from Sandy. No big. Just sayin...

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Kiteman (author)Keith-Kid2008-09-08

Hey, I don't see your entry there!

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Keith-Kid (author)Kiteman2008-09-08

I'm that good. I'm already the winner, hence I have no need to enter.

-Then how are you gonna get your prize?

Oh......

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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2008-09-09

Ah, well, these things happen. I just hope they don't both get in any sort of official-type trouble (on some fora, having that many posts removed that quickly would be an automatic suspension).

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2008-09-09

Oo, didn't even think of that. Whoops.

I'm glad you're such a forgiving guy...

You are on the feature team, if they get in trouble, surely you could put in a good word for them...

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Kiteman (author)2008-09-09
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Lithium Rain (author)2008-09-09

STOP. CALLING. HIM. THAT.

He has said before he picked a nom de plume so as to be anonymous. As in, nobody know him. As in, so he couldn't get fired for disagreeing with his boss.

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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2008-09-09

That was some time ago - the forums where I expressed those opinions got closed down by the BBC - now it's a matter of personal preference.

I don't know who flagged all those references to my name, I assume they meant it for the best, but it wasn't such a big deal.

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2008-09-09

Oh, okay-I wasn't sure if it was mission critical or not.

Lol. That was me...

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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2008-09-09

I kind of assumed it was, I just didn't know

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2008-09-09

Heh. Just looking out for meh homies (hahaha...)...

How are you DOING that?

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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2008-09-09

two commas, an up-arrow, then two more commas.

If you keep adding to that sequence, the text gets smaller and smaller.

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Keith-Kid (author)Lithium Rain2008-09-09

There's no award for that!

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Lithium Rain (author)Keith-Kid2008-09-09

Patrik, don't! That's my awards-closet...

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Keith-Kid (author)Lithium Rain2008-09-09

The scene before that is hilarious! Ice cream? I can find it!!! Is it in here?

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Keith-Kid (author)Keith-Kid2008-09-09

But I have never laughed so much at anything other than this:

I'm the jump rope champion of bikini bottom! Uh...me too!! I can this one the slice and dice! *whooosh* *Patrick gets tangled*Ha! Not a scratch on me! *gets cut up into squares. *patrick does the same*

*Spongebob hits self on head with a hammer* Not so fun being me now is it? Are you kidding? I used to do this waaay before I started copying you! Wheeeeee!!!!! *gets dizzy*

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