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  • Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    From the remote thread I’m in with hoverboards and nice aircon that doesn’t dry everything out.

    And the obvious fast rolling super sticky puncture proof tyres

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Right thumbs that don’t get so badly damaged by a simple fall that you can’t ride a bike for 6 weeks. πŸ™

    elzorillo
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    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Either that is a long range stalk or you did your thumb too. Got another 2 or 3 with mine

    Premier Icon binners
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    Toast that’s guaranteed to land butter side up

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    last ride was 16th December Mike – tried a down the road to the shops ride yesterday and I’m not sure it’s up to off road riding yet – probably another fortnight too, I reckon. Such a simple fall too – just caught it wrong and bent it back

    ti_pin_man
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    water powered vehicles
    transporters – like in star trek, beam me to the beach for a sunset dinner, beam me to the alps for the weekend, wahooooooo

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    15th for me flat out case from the air to floor fracture 1 bone. Just waiting for physio to clear me to ride some big sessions on the turbo have gone down….

    Murray
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    Waterproof clothing that works when your exercising.
    Thermals that don’t get soggy (merino) or whiff to high heaven after 2 weeks ski touring (polyprop). I felt embarrassed standing next to my luggage in Geneva airport that time.

    bikebouy
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    A) Trains that run on time without delays.

    B) a road network that isn’t held up by constant Roadworks (ie roadworks should be completed overnight)

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    some big sessions on the turbo

    I’ve been running. it’s awful.

    Hoverboards!

    Ro5ey
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    Hoverboards immediately sprang to my mind, other than that…

    Oh I dunno….. the perfection of nuclear fission or some other viable big energy, no/low emission power source.

    Or maybe a definitive social/economic policy the whole world could prosper from.

    But then again, a cheap, easy to use, personal jetpack would be good.

    Damn, I just realised a problem… little chance of 1 and 4 without 2… bum πŸ™

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Toast that’s guaranteed to land butter side up

    Already been invented. Just butter both sides – job done.

    banks
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    And the obvious fast rolling super sticky puncture proof tyres

    Rubber queens…

    Power beer, like nesquik milkshake. Just add water – stir – pint from a packet.

    klumpy
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    the perfection of nuclear fission

    …Er, have you been away? From the planet, I mean? πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    I’m sure bluetooth could have more applications than it currently has.

    joao3v16
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    Trains that run on time without delays

    These have been invented.

    Unfortutely they’re operated and maintained by humans, who are massively fallible and often massively inept πŸ˜€

    Murray
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    Mr Fusion. Until then, just roll out the nukes we’ve been building and running since the 50s.

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    +1 for every time I stare blankly at a screen. Give me 1 reason a password needs to be changed unless it has been compromised?

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    It might’ve been compromised without you knowing.

    andyl
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    Toast that’s guaranteed to land butter side up
    Already been invented. Just butter both sides – job done.

    Surely that’s just always going to land on the butter side then?

    The answer has always been to strap it butter side up to a cat πŸ˜€

    My first thought was flying cars and hoverboards.

    Premier Icon aracer
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    I’m sure bluetooth could have more applications than it currently has.

    Steady on – don’t get too ambitious.

    Trains that run on time without delays.

    The Swiss appear to have already invented them, but they’re keeping the secret to themselves.

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    +1 for every time I stare blankly at a screen. Give me 1 reason a password needs to be changed unless it has been compromised?

    It might’ve been compromised without you knowing.

    πŸ™„

    oldnpastit
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    Nuclear fusion powered rockets (*), taking us to new solar systems.

    (*) OK, they’ve been invented, just never built due to some tiresome concerns about “fallout” and radioactive “pollution”.

    Ro5ey
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    “…Er, have you been away? From the planet, I mean?”

    Whoops πŸ˜†

    Fission/fusion!?! Stop splitting hairs… I mean atoms! Stop splitting atoms!

    Lets bring ’em together instead …. πŸ˜†

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Surely that’s just always going to land on the butter side then?

    Butter side down AND butter side up. Lateral thinking.

    They’re keeping the secret to themselves.

    I’s not a secret, it just takes lots of money.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Geoffj – ?

    I_Ache
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    An Iron Man suit. Invented by me for my use only.

    Some way of clearing a windscreen that doesn’t involve squeegees on flappy arms. How last century are wipers?!

    andrewh
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    transporters – like in star trek, beam me to the beach for a sunset dinner, beam me to the alps for the weekend, wahooooooo

    Already been invented too. Admitedly it has so far moved one electron a tiny fraction of an inch but it’s a start.
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    Go back 100 years. We had just got to grips with the internal combustion engine. We had just started flying. Then, in fairly quick sucession, we flew accross the channel, then the atlantic, then invented jet engines, then broke the sound barrier, went to space, landed on the moon, invented Concorde so everyone could go supersonic. Then what? Naff all since about 1970, just little improvements on existing things, by 2001 we were supposed to be living on Mars. OK, we’ve built some fancy computers and mobile telephones but what have we done with it? Concorde is dead, the Space Shuttle is dead, massive steps backwards. I hope CERN comes up with something interesting, it’s about the most excting thing out there at present.

    Duggan
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    Self cleaning bikes of course. I will be so angry if these are invented after I am too old to go mountain biking.

    The Self Wiping Arse.

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    Give me 1 reason a password needs to be changed unless it has been compromised?

    It’s to encourage you to use the highly secure method of writing down your password on a post-it under your keyboard. No-one ever looks there.

    andrewh
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    Trains that run on time without delays.

    The Swiss appear to have already invented them, but they’re keeping the secret to themselves.

    They don’t. There was a scandal there recently, around a tenth of their trains were 5 minutes late. The head of the national company had to go on the telly and appologise to the nation.
    Of course, in this country we wouldn’t have this problem. If it’s within 10 minutes it gets a tick in the ‘on-time’ box…

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    It’s been invented, but Ford are keeping it to themselves it seems. Heated front windows. Along with keyless entry it’s the creme de la creme of car “features” and is a god send on a frosty day.

    Now what’s what I call blue sky thinking πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    Fox forks that don’t cost the Earth and don’t need servicing every 3 minutes.

    Hoverboards…

    Premier Icon aracer
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    Then what? Naff all since about 1970, just little improvements on existing things

    Well I suppose if you call the internet a little improvement on existing things.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Everlasting guitar strings.
    Self cleaning fish tank.
    A toaster that works properly.
    A home Doner Kebab grill.
    A tubeless system for bikes that works.
    Self emptying cat litter tray.
    A way to miniturise animals – I want herd of very small, house trained elephants.

    E-mail in profile.

    complete interoperability and communication of all consumer products – wirelessly if possible!

    i.e switch on heating, oven and TV via tablet, stick pizza in oven, message on TV/tablet when pizza ready etc, you get the idea

    Premier Icon aracer
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    It’s to encourage you to use the highly secure method of writing down your password on a post-it under your keyboard.

    Some users are very resistant to that sort of thing – just forcing them to change their password isn’t enough (they might just use the same password but increment a digit in it to make it “new” but still easy to remember πŸ˜‰ ). For such users they invented the computer generated password consisting of a sequence of random numbers and letters. IME even the hardiest of users who understands that the weakness in computer security is usually the human part rather than the nominal strength of the password tends to succumb to writing the password down in such circumstances. I such users found that the point you finally started to remember such a password without the need for your written record was a good way of predicting when you were going to be forced to change to a new one.

    ti_pin_man
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    very true, it isnt just that if its been invented but also if its been developed to meet our requirements.

    transporting one molecule clearly doesnt

    perhaps we should be saying we should have invented the ability to feed the starving and live in peace. Both feasible but clearly its not meeting our requirements for everybody.

    alex222
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    A way of destroying all chart music and killing all people who listen to it and then try to talk to you about it. Without making a mess of the kitchen.

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