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Ideas for 50 Cents Answered

Spotted on the streets of NYC is this gumball machine that's been converted into an idea dispenser. For just fifty cents you get an idea in a plastic container. No word on how good the ideas are or if anyone's found them valuable. The photographer sadly did not buy any of the ideas for sale.

Are ideas hard to come by? How much would you pay for a good idea?

Idea Machine

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

12 years ago

My ideas are worth way more than that! I think the link is broken

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 12 years ago

does now (actually I mainly use OSx now)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Should we now refer to you as OSxH4x0r now ? ;-)

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PKM
PKM

Reply 12 years ago

If you try and say that too fast it sounds like an obscure dirty euphemism for an STD...

Warning: the sentence in small letters in this paragraph is potentially offensive so I suggest if you are easily offended that you refrain from reading it and to make that easier I have written a lot of text around it "oh, a sex sack sore" to hopefully mask it from people reading it accidentally and with a bit of luck they will read this disclaimer first and avert their eyes so as to avoid any potential offense so if you are easily offended don't read those tiny letters.

Let's not call Linux that...

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PKM
PKM

Reply 12 years ago

Oh, and perhaps "If you didn't constantly tell people where you are, re "You'll find me in the club" maybe they wouldn't shoot you so much"

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PKM
PKM

Reply 12 years ago

The thread title is "Ideas for 50 Cents", I was suggesting that if he doesn't want to be shot a tenth time he should stop telling people where he is (eg. "in da club") all the time.

No, wait... hang on, 50 Cent. Never mind

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Ok, it took me a bit to even understand your explanation, but I finally made the gangsta connection... ;-)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

I wouldn't dream of calling him that.....btw: I am receiving STD payments (in the insurance business, STD = Short Term Disability ;-)

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Derin
Derin

Reply 12 years ago

lol

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

The whole machine is a brilliant idea - like a self-serve fortune cookie machine. Will somebody please find that machine, buy an idea and let us know what it's like?

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

OH! Idea! Let's write down a ton of ideas from the forums and ibles, buy a gum dispenser for squid labs, and ship it to San Francisco!

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Rishnai
Rishnai

Reply 12 years ago

That actually sounds brilliant!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

I have an idea for a contest!

You can make absolutely anything you want, but it has to fit inside a box the size of a cigarette pack.

OR

You can make absolutely anything you want, but it has to fit inside one of those balls in toy-vending machines.

People could send (or bring) their finished projects to Eric et al, and they could put them all in a reclaimed vending machine they set up at a Maker faire or a Show and Tell, donating any proceeds to a charitable organisation.

Inspirational Link

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

I really like the second version of that idea :-)

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Big Bwana
Big Bwana

Reply 12 years ago

Third and LED's will work in those candy balls just fine....

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

The first version, though, might be easier for Makers, since you'd need the ball for sizing, and it's easier to work with a cuboid template of a box than a nominal diameter.

They'd post to Instructables HQ easier as well.

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conrad2468
conrad2468

Reply 12 years ago

by the looks of where the machine is. you might want to pack heat where your going!

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chardster
chardster

12 years ago

They're probably like, "Hey, if you drank coffee with a straw, maybe it would'nt stain your teeth!"

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

but you'd burn the heck out of the roof of your mouth LOL

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chardster
chardster

Reply 12 years ago

I rest my case

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

If you rest your case on a higher step, it will be easier to pick up again.

;-)

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

12 years ago

. Wow! Flashback time. Shortly after I got out of HS, I worked at the factory where the two small machines (Super 60 model) are made.

Fat Freddys Cat 20[cropped].jpg
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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Oh, I know that guy. Not just from the avatar, but from... somewhere else.

A comic? Something subversive, drug culture?

Did the cat try and crap in holy desert sand somewhere?

Or have I just had too much coffee again?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

funny, he looks very much like a Mad Magazine character also LOL

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

I knew I knew him!

If I'd done any acid I'd be having a flashback now.

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 12 years ago

Your old avatar. =/

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

12 years ago

Everyday, you hear about soaring idea prices! Last I heard it was $300 per barrel!

Why, I remember that back in my day the saying was: "A penny for your thoughts". Nowadays, it's "$1.36 plus tax, old man!"

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 12 years ago

First it was a penny for your thoughts, and then people started having to give their two cents.

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purduecer
purduecer

Reply 12 years ago

Well then where does the other penny go, I wonder?

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 12 years ago

ROFL!!!!

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uglymike
uglymike

12 years ago

On an art show on PBS I saw a cigarette machine that sold original art. They were placed in cigarette sized boxes and sold for $5. Check them out at www.Artomat.org . Hmmmmm Wonder what else would fit in a cigarette pack????

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thematthatter
thematthatter

12 years ago

That machine looks like its in a nice neighborhood with all that graffiti. The worst thing you could have is the machine comes up missing and someone stole your ideas!

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=SMART=
=SMART=

12 years ago

lol good concept, i could write loads if someone payed me...

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Fish Nerd
Fish Nerd

12 years ago

My ideas are so bad I need to pay people to hear them...

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bengerszewski
bengerszewski

Reply 12 years ago

kind of like that one...

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chardster
chardster

Reply 12 years ago

Im listening :)

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mwwdesign
mwwdesign

Reply 12 years ago

LOL. Great idea.

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dontno
dontno

12 years ago

I had a fleeting idea once.....then forgot it.

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4daHALIBUT
4daHALIBUT

12 years ago

anybody have a spare gumball machine that i could do that to? "Idea #1: Buy more ideas."

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Rishnai
Rishnai

12 years ago

Man, talk about inflation! I remember when it used to a be a penny (at most two) per thought/idea!

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Gjdj3
Gjdj3

12 years ago

I wonder how good the ideas are for 50 cents. Lol.