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Alobar 06-22-2005 06:57 PM

Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
I've had a couple. Way back in 95 I had the idea for a website, where you could send in your picture and have people tell you if you were good looking or not. Obviously that one got done.

When I was 13 I decided it would be awesome to make a toilet bowl that was also a fish tank. Couple years ago I was thumbing through a magazine and saw the same idea for sale.

A few years ago while I was driving around delivering pizza I was struck with the brilliant idea to run a car lot, where people who wanted to sell their own cars would just park it in my lot instead of on random street corners, and then pay me a fee. Heh, I called my then girlfriend at the time to tell her my brilliant idea and she said "uhm...yeah, they already have those....dumbass". oh well, at least I was right and it was a good idea [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] The other two tho I know I came up with first, im just lazy and never tried them out.

Anyone else got any?

Sponger15SB 06-22-2005 07:00 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
It was my idea to redo the restaurant at the top of the Chrysler building.

You see I come up with these things, I know they’re gold, but nothing happens. You know why?

Alobar 06-22-2005 07:02 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
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It was my idea to redo the restaurant at the top of the Chrysler building.

You see I come up with these things, I know they’re gold, but nothing happens. You know why?

[/ QUOTE ]

no resources, no skill, no talent, no ability, no brains

Sponger15SB 06-22-2005 07:03 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
[ QUOTE ]
[ QUOTE ]
It was my idea to redo the restaurant at the top of the Chrysler building.

You see I come up with these things, I know they’re gold, but nothing happens. You know why?

[/ QUOTE ]

no resources, no skill, no talent, no ability, no brains

[/ QUOTE ]

No, no time! It’s all this meaningless time. Laundry, grocery, shopping, coming in here talking to you. Do you have any idea how much time I waste in this apartment?

Patrick del Poker Grande 06-22-2005 07:03 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
I honestly thought of MP3 players a while before I ever heard of the iPod (or any other player). If only I had the resources at the time...

offTopic 06-22-2005 07:03 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
[censored] Tony Little...

http://www.discount-renova.com/ph/Ga...se-Program.jpg

Patrick del Poker Grande 06-22-2005 07:04 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
[ QUOTE ]
[censored] Tony Little...

http://www.discount-renova.com/ph/Ga...se-Program.jpg

[/ QUOTE ]
POTD.

kerssens 06-22-2005 07:04 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
Before the low carb craze I thought I should open a store that specialized in low carb type foods. This was in '98 or '99. I saw one last year but I don't think its there anymore so I guess I dodged a bullet.

luckyharr 06-22-2005 07:05 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
In 1998, I was a senior in college and my good friend and I talked seriously about starting a company that published digital photos for customers. The service would include an online service to allow customers to choose/crop photos they wanted and then send printouts to their address. We never really got past the talking stage and ditched the idea mostly due to a lack of funding or knowledge of how to raise that money.

I think Ofoto and Snapfish both came along in 1999.

Alobar 06-22-2005 07:05 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
[ QUOTE ]
[ QUOTE ]
[ QUOTE ]
It was my idea to redo the restaurant at the top of the Chrysler building.

You see I come up with these things, I know they’re gold, but nothing happens. You know why?

[/ QUOTE ]

no resources, no skill, no talent, no ability, no brains

[/ QUOTE ]

No, no time! It’s all this meaningless time. Laundry, grocery, shopping, coming in here talking to you. Do you have any idea how much time I waste in this apartment?

[/ QUOTE ]

I can ball park it

Bulldog 06-22-2005 07:10 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
When I was 16, I thought of inventing a radio-controlled device that emergency personnel could use to change a traffic light they were approaching. My idea was that I'd sell it to municipalities with the catch that I got 12 of these devices for me and my friends to use legally. I don't know if this already existed before then and I didn't know about it, or if it was created later.

I have a couple others that I probably should patent, but I'm lazy.

Alobar 06-22-2005 07:13 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
[ QUOTE ]
When I was 16, I thought of inventing a radio-controlled device that emergency personnel could use to change a traffic light they were approaching. My idea was that I'd sell it to municipalities with the catch that I got 12 of these devices for me and my friends to use legally. I don't know if this already existed before then and I didn't know about it, or if it was created later.


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lol, seriously? You should have just done what lots of other people did. Sell that "Device" on ebay, and rake in lots of money from people who actually thought it would work.

Patrick del Poker Grande 06-22-2005 07:15 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
I'm thinking that fake dildo scam they thought of in Lock, Stock, & 2 Smoking Barrels is looking pretty good.

TStoneMBD 06-22-2005 07:16 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
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I have a couple others that I probably should patent, but I'm lazy.

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im feeling bored. give them to me and ill patent them for you.

Eurotrash 06-22-2005 07:18 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
I spent 5 years of my life trying to invent an anal bum cover - failing to do so was one of my greatest regrets...

kerssens 06-22-2005 07:20 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
I also thought of Coinstar when I was little....but I don't know how long Coinstar has been around. If I had invented that I'd be happy.

vulturesrow 06-22-2005 07:23 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
The Internet. Al Gore beat me to it. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

Patrick del Poker Grande 06-22-2005 07:24 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
I'm thinking of inventing a new pumctuation mark. I'm just working out a way to collect on it - royalties or something.

ptmusic 06-22-2005 07:28 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
I'm a songwriter who has made some royalties on songs, but nothing to retire on. I had the title "Saved The Best For Last" in my lyric book years before the huge hit. Granted, I'm probably not the only other one who has that title in his lyric book.

But the Dave Matthew's song "The Space Between" is SO close to a full song that I wrote and had recorded two years earlier. My song is called "Between You and Me" - the theme is very similar, the music is very similar, even the image of rain is in my song. I was angry for a few months, and started thinking he had stolen it (not impossible...).

But ultimately, I decided that the Great Muse dropped that song idea into both of our heads, and he happened to make a few million from it.

I've got no sour grapes over Dave Matthews - he's a talented mofo.

-ptmusic

2+2 wannabe 06-22-2005 07:30 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
pet dish that dispenses a certain amount (read: weight) of food at specified intervals of the day so that the pet eats exactly what they're supposed to (not too much, not too little) when no one is home to feed them

i don't think anyone's invented this yet....

VBM 06-22-2005 07:32 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
muffin tops. [img]/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

stabn 06-22-2005 07:36 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
[ QUOTE ]
pet dish that dispenses a certain amount (read: weight) of food at specified intervals of the day so that the pet eats exactly what they're supposed to (not too much, not too little) when no one is home to feed them

i don't think anyone's invented this yet....

[/ QUOTE ]

It has been done.

wacki 06-22-2005 07:37 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
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Anyone else got any?

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Too many to list.
-High throughput nucleotide sequencing using big dye terminators
-thumbdrives
-verax fans
-external hard drive enclosures
-optical mice (when all we had was the ball)
-RF remotes (which are for some reason still neglected)
I could go on for a long time.....

I also have a few I'm sitting on that could be huge. Only problem is I don't have the capital to start the R&D process as they are a bit more technical.

2+2 wannabe 06-22-2005 07:38 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
[ QUOTE ]
[ QUOTE ]
pet dish that dispenses a certain amount (read: weight) of food at specified intervals of the day so that the pet eats exactly what they're supposed to (not too much, not too little) when no one is home to feed them

i don't think anyone's invented this yet....

[/ QUOTE ]

It has been done.

[/ QUOTE ]

with a dvd player attached?

2+2 wannabe 06-22-2005 07:39 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
non-clogging toilets

mmbt0ne 06-22-2005 07:40 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
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-High throughput nucleotide sequencing using big dye terminators

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[censored] man, I know what you mean.


Wireless video game controllers. Granted, I was like 8 and was in no position to make any progress on the idea.

JMP300z 06-22-2005 07:45 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
When Playstation first came out, I said "what if, they came out with another playstation only better in every way and with like all new games"....and then....what happens?? a few years later....BAM! Playstation 2!

-JP

stabn 06-22-2005 07:51 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
[ QUOTE ]
non-clogging toilets

[/ QUOTE ]

It has been done.

stabn 06-22-2005 07:55 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
[ QUOTE ]
[ QUOTE ]
-High throughput nucleotide sequencing using big dye terminators

[/ QUOTE ]

[censored] man, I know what you mean.


Wireless video game controllers. Granted, I was like 8 and was in no position to make any progress on the idea.

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How old are you?

http://darkwatcher.psxfanatics.com/c...eswireless.jpg

Linkage

http://darkwatcher.psxfanatics.com/c...00wireless.jpg

Alobar 06-22-2005 08:20 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
RF remotes are neglected cuz it sucks pretty hard when the retard neighbor can change the channels on your TV from his remote in his living room [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

David Steele 06-22-2005 08:38 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
The google image search is exactly the same idea as a company
I started had in the early days of the internet. We did make
a few million off of it though.

D.

wacki 06-22-2005 08:38 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
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RF remotes are neglected cuz it sucks pretty hard when the retard neighbor can change the channels on your TV from his remote in his living room [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

[/ QUOTE ]

damn I hit the wrong button [img]/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

There are many many ways of solving this problem. If done right, this won't be an issue.

kipin 06-22-2005 08:41 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
http://img150.echo.cx/img150/1630/icecreamglove3je.jpg

Sponger15SB 06-22-2005 08:42 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
awsome.

kipin 06-22-2005 08:43 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
[ QUOTE ]
When Playstation first came out, I said "what if, they came out with another playstation only better in every way and with like all new games"....and then....what happens?? a few years later....BAM! Playstation 2!

-JP

[/ QUOTE ]

NH

shadow29 06-22-2005 09:05 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
A cell phone combined with a computer.

My idea was to have a cell phone, but it opened up on the side like a laptop.

Too bad I was about 12.

HopeydaFish 06-22-2005 09:39 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
[ QUOTE ]
The Internet. Al Gore beat me to it. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

[/ QUOTE ]

The first time I saw the internet, I thought to myself..."Wow, this would be the perfect porn-delivery system". A few people had the same idea as me.

mostsmooth 06-22-2005 09:51 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
ive had plenty
one of the more recent was to somehow have the radio signals that the stations send out also include a signal that would identify the song so that the name and info could be displayed on your car/home stereo. you could also then program your radio to alert you whenever any number of your favorite songs were being transmitted, allowing you to tune or have it tune automatically to the station it is being played on.
i encountered sattelite radio for the first time the other day in a coworkers car. fvck

2+2 wannabe 06-22-2005 10:28 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
[ QUOTE ]
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non-clogging toilets

[/ QUOTE ]

It has been done.

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um, isn't this the point of this thread? "...someone else made successful?"

-Skeme- 06-22-2005 11:13 PM

Re: Have you ever had an idea, someone else made successful?
 
The clapper. That was me.


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