Inventions To Come

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  1. Don Alaska

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    I would like a lopper that would cut at ground level with no bending. I can no longer bend over easily, and I am sure that there are other who are semi-handicapped who would use such a thing as well. I submitted an idea to the Friskars website, but have heard nothing yet, positive or negative. I could make it myself, but it wouldn't work as well as a professionally designed and manufactured tool would.
     
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  2. Frank Sanoica

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    Heck, I'm enjoying puddin' and Jello with "pull' dates of 2004, 2005! Bought at salvage store in Missouri, 15 cents a packet. Tastes, eats, just fine!
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  3. Nancy Hart

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    Toasters with windows, so you could see how much your bread is toasting. ;)

    Oh wait, I don't do windows. :(
     
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    Here you go, @Nancy Hart ...... you can see the bread toasting, and NO windows to clean !

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    That has already been invented. Is called an air conditioner @Patsy Faye.:p;)
     
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    Here you are @Nancy Hart. I'd stay with open fire toasting if I were you.. Priced a lazy $400 RR.
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  7. Patsy Faye

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    Haha yea, didn't make meself clear at all did I :p
    We can't have an air conditioner here, so I need something else that's :cool:
     
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    Why no air con there? The other is a water cooled, portable device that you have to have near an open window or door.. Kinda defeats the purpose. Are you guys expecting another summer heartwave?
     
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  9. Patsy Faye

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    We live in a block of apartments and the units are not allowed
    Understandable as the flat above me would get 'all' my hot air :p

    @Craig Swanson
     
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    Modern air cons have outside condenser/compressors (see below). Your apartment building owner is simply a cheapskate with no concern for his tenants.
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    Patsy this is another idea. A portable air con. Cheaper but far more expensive to run than a conventional split system format. Sure to keep you cool if the UK has another heatwave this summer. https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2020/01/how-to-choose-a-portable-air-conditioner/ So get hubby onto it girl. Hope this helps.
     
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    Well that's spot on - we are not tenants though - leasehold
    I've looked into our options and there is nothing - all have exhaust pipes - that's why I want a 'new' invention for people like us
     
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    It ain’t new Patsy but maybe it’ll do until the invention you wish for comes to pass.......
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    I'm just picturing the scene here in my little apartment - so funny, all the ol gals queuing outside me door :p
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  14. Nancy Hart

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    Stoves with timers on the burners, like the timers on toaster ovens. At least on one burner would be nice. :rolleyes:

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  15. Terry Coywin

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    That's interesting, Nancy. It reminds me of my son's stove. After his wife passed away 2 years ago, I was spending a lot of time visiting him and making sure he got his meals since like most men, he doesn't cook unless it is a grill or a toaster oven. So, one day, I put something in the oven that had to be timed and he proceeded to tell me to set the timer on the microwave. I asked him why and he said because they had never bought a kitchen timer. Now, he's a computer geek which is his business and I could not believe what I was hearing. The stove is compterized and there is a built in timer right on the computer pad. The icon is an hour glass. He was flabbergasted as neither he nor his wife ever knew this. Guess it takes a mom to figure some of life's hacks out.
     
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