DailyDirt: Challenges For Fun And (Non-)Profit

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Solving really tough problems is a more collaborative process than it used to be. Luckily, it's getting easier for a wide variety of people to come together and work on these difficult challenges. Here are a few prizes looking for creative people to produce some really cool solutions. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Pixelation, May 23rd, 2011 @ 5:31pm

    Even better...

    "to make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous combustion."

    There, fixed that.


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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, May 23rd, 2011 @ 6:34pm

    Fuller Was An Amazing Guy

    I saw a TV doco on him when I were a lad. He could never finish a sentence before starting the next one; it was like his brain was always way ahead of his mouth.


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    Anonymous Coward, May 23rd, 2011 @ 6:39pm

    They can make the prize for a working tricorder 100 million, Won't matter. Any successful attempt with be sued into oblivion for patent infringement by the Roddenberry estate.


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    Michael Ho (profile), May 23rd, 2011 @ 6:51pm


    nice... but it's trademark infringement -- unless Roddenberry actually got a patent on a tricorder! :P


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    Migzy, May 23rd, 2011 @ 7:12pm


    BTW from the article:

    Eugene Wesley "Rod" Roddenberry, Jr., son of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry, commented, "it is great to see two amazing organizations - the X PRIZE Foundation and Qualcomm - bring the technology of Star Trek to life and make the Tricorder a reality for people everywhere."


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