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Old 12-01-2011, 11:26 AM   #76
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@cts that website looks great! What % do you take from the pools?
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:40 AM   #77
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cts, awesome site. what was your roll in creating it?
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:53 AM   #78
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cts - I am curious as to how draftday differs from fanduel, I know fanduel has been around for a while.

Are there any major differences?
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:58 AM   #79
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@ Scammers database.

This can get you sued out of your life if done wrong. It's a good idea to have a lawyer take a look before going online.
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:10 PM   #80
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True story...one of my best friends is from a family with net worth ~500 mil (that he is the only heir to) and he makes a decent amount per year himself. He got his wife to sign a prenup without knowing it. She'll just sign anything he tells her to without reading it. They seem happy now (after 2.5 years of marriage) but I imagine it could be an interesting court case if it comes up.
Your friend is an idiot. My business model depends upon people being idiots like this, so I applaud him for it.
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:13 PM   #81
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Someone should start a company that assassinates past their prime athletes who would otherwise cause a large cap hit to a team that wants to release them from their contract. Usually there is a massive arbitrage opportunity for the team. The idea is there. It's the execution that's a problem.
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:22 PM   #82
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It's the execution that's a problem.
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:53 PM   #83
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True Crime book

I've been kicking around the idea of writing a true crime book/biography. I haven't the foggiest about where to pitch it or how I should start. My high school sweetheart/rural beauty queen type murdered her husband, a friend of mine, decorated military veteran and officer on the local police force. There is a lengthy telephone, text, and social media record detailing the crime. It involves drugging, a love triangle, ex-convict boyfriends, and he was murdered with his own service weapon. It seems sufficiently salacious to pique interest, I have reasonable access to both families, and a strong desire to control the message which may or may not be an issue - there hasn't been any national media attention as of yet but that is a possibility and the last time I was involved in a national scandal case 60 minutes completely butchered the message.

I realize this is unique, but writing non-fiction isn't, and I'm keen for any input.
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:08 PM   #84
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Ok, synopsis of the top 5 ideas in both of your idea books then please.

Shouldn't be an issue right?
Mine are coming! But I don't want to overflow the thread. We'll let them trickle out and hopefully keep discussion up.

I plan to dump my entire book onto here, and will let anyone see it if they don't believe me.
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:14 PM   #85
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Tried many times figure out a way to make it easy to bet on xbox live ps3 online games.

Its been attempted and had very little success in the past. Been even mentioned in 2+2 pokercast.

I think the biggest hurdle has been with these is there is no easy way with in the current platform to just deposit and click on a 5.50 tournament etc. You always have to go through some third party site and its to big of pain for most to deal with. and glitching and cheats. And it is almost impossible to monitor without actually being microsoft of sony.
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:28 PM   #86
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True Crime book

I've been kicking around the idea of writing a true crime book/biography. I haven't the foggiest about where to pitch it or how I should start. My high school sweetheart/rural beauty queen type murdered her husband, a friend of mine, decorated military veteran and officer on the local police force. There is a lengthy telephone, text, and social media record detailing the crime. It involves drugging, a love triangle, ex-convict boyfriends, and he was murdered with his own service weapon. It seems sufficiently salacious to pique interest, I have reasonable access to both families, and a strong desire to control the message which may or may not be an issue - there hasn't been any national media attention as of yet but that is a possibility and the last time I was involved in a national scandal case 60 minutes completely butchered the message.

I realize this is unique, but writing non-fiction isn't, and I'm keen for any input.
From what you've said, and your proximity to the case, it sounds like a good idea, I say go for it!
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:43 PM   #87
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Re: true crime book

There are sites online for freelance writers where people would be glad to help you learn how to write murder mystery fiction. It sounds like if you are able to get the writing style and processes down you have a genuine opportunity to make a very interesting novel out of a crazy situation you were a part of.
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:52 PM   #88
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[QUOTE=andr3w321;30128380]A fridge that automatically orders groceries for you to be delivered by Amazon Fresh/whoever

I think this one is quite a few years away but it will happen eventually. There's a couple food items that people always need to have in their fridge: milk, eggs, bread etc. Why bother going to grocery shopping when you can just have your fridge automatically order a new batch when the last one's getting low?[QUOTE]

I like this and it wouldnt be too difficult to implement. All the products have barcodes, the scanning/re-order technology is already being used in vending (take a look at Automated Vending Technologies in Corona, CA) , and you could tie the Smart fridge re-order system directly into an existing delivery service.

I think you should build a prototype.

edit: 6 years later and I still cant figure out /quote
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:55 PM   #89
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The auto-fridge,

It seems like something you may be able to patent in some way. That would be a good step if it is still a few years away.
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:21 PM   #90
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Here is an idea, I want to start a somewhat healthy (or fresh) burger place in a student city in holland with a compact small city core. I lived there for a while, and the place basicly has ****ty delivery services, but also if you feel like having some quick dinner, but dont want to wait in a restaurant you can only really go to mcdonalds, some kebab places and 1 decent pasta takeaway. The problem is, mcdonalds is way too greasy, and that kebab **** is a bit too much of a snack. So i thought about starting a place where you can get burgers made out of fresh bread, fresh meat and fresh vegetables which wont leave you feeling like you just ate toxic waste like mcdonalds can do. And add like potaties or fries or whatever. And give it that 70's American look. And i want to give it a clean look, keep the place clean and have the food actually look like the pictures. Holland basicly does not have any decent burger places.

And the beauty of it is, that im not going to flip them myself, but let others do. I am basicly the investor. Now i also want to do good delivery once it is up and running. But I am probably underestimate how much time i have to put in myself anyway. What I am wondering is (too lazy to figure out myself, and its something for in the future, not now), how much more would it cost to make burgers from good fresh ingredients comparing to like mcdonalds. And since its a city filled with smarter people (because it is a student city), how badly would people want something like this?
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:44 PM   #91
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Here are a short list of my ideas from my idea jar:

1). A prescription windshield - only you can drive your car, theft would go down

2). A fridge that keeps track of how much you eat and locks itself when you go over your calories

3). A camera that you can also make phone calls from

I have many others.
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:48 PM   #92
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A fridge that automatically orders groceries for you to be delivered by Amazon Fresh/whoever

I think this one is quite a few years away but it will happen eventually. There's a couple food items that people always need to have in their fridge: milk, eggs, bread etc. Why bother going to grocery shopping when you can just have your fridge automatically order a new batch when the last one's getting low?
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I like this and it wouldnt be too difficult to implement. All the products have barcodes, the scanning/re-order technology is already being used in vending (take a look at Automated Vending Technologies in Corona, CA) , and you could tie the Smart fridge re-order system directly into an existing delivery service.

I think you should build a prototype.

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The auto-fridge,

It seems like something you may be able to patent in some way. That would be a good step if it is still a few years away.
This is a great example of the theme of the thread. This seems like a decent idea, with a possible market, but when you actually start breaking down the execution it turns into a large capital investment that still seems extremely difficult to pull off.

First off you probably wouldn't want to make people buy a new brand of fridge to execute this, because
  1. You limit your market to your brand of fridge
  2. Now you have to learn how to manufacture a fridge in addition to the brand new product you are inventing

This seems like it would be much better off as a 3rd party product that can work in all fridges. The easiest way would seem to be to build new containers for all these items with sensors already built in rather than having to put new sensors or bar codes on existing products; which would also be a pain in the ass to have to do every time. So now you would just pour your milk into this special container or eggs into the special egg carton, etc.

Next you need a way for the device to place auto-orders. Using existing vending machine tech seems solid. Assuming you could just hook it up to your in-house wifi or something.

Those would seem to be the easy parts. The distribution service seems like it would be a nightmare. Integrating an existing vending machine delivery service, as mentioned above, wouldn't work because of a key difference; vending machine people have direct access to the vending machines. You can't just have rando delivery people enter private homes to fill orders. So now you've run into delivery issues with perishable goods. How are you going to deliver a product to several households while making sure they are home to receive them before it goes bad?

That is all assuming that you can remain profitable by pricing the delivery service at a rate that the customer will determine is a better deal than getting it themselves.

So it isn't even really a "the technology isn't there yet", it is a "how the hell do you execute this profitably", which is the key all ideas.

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Old 12-01-2011, 04:02 PM   #93
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How are you going to deliver a product to several households while making sure they are home to receive them before it goes bad?
As I said in OP you could use Amazon Fresh for delivery. There are plenty of home grocery delivery companies they are just one example. Customer would sign up for the account once and then be autobilled and auto delivered from then on out. No need to use vending machine distribution.

Distribution is not the problem it's convincing either

1. The milk/egg packaging manufacturers to make new packaging which can track inventory or
2. Convincing the customer to buy both a smart milk and egg containger and then every time they buy their milk and eggs, to put them in their smart containers when they get home.

Then you have to convince customers to buy a device that hooks their fridge up to the internet which can communicate with their eggs and milk packaging. The cost is way too high for customers to be willing to pay for this and really way too much hassle for a small convenience, but someone will figure out how to do it one day.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:07 PM   #94
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Fridge Auto-Order seems like something you would want to get a patent on and then just license it out to the manufactures.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:12 PM   #95
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Isn't this coming anyway with RFID technology? Shouldn't that make it pretty easy to create a personalized par list in not only your fridge but your pantry and freezer as well?
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Well I was thinking you would need to track the inventory level, but you could use RFID and just have your trash/recycling bin and fridge hooked up to the internet which would track when you moved an item from the fridge to trash and needed a refill.

Edit: This whole idea is already listed on howstuffworks RFID tags proving once again, ideas are worthless and someone's already thought of it before

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com...gets/rfid4.htm

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Let's look at a real-world scenario of this system:

-At the grocery store, you buy a carton of milk. The milk containers will have an RFID tag that stores the milk's expiration date and price. When you lift the milk from the shelf, the shelf may display the milk's specific expiration date, or the information could be wirelessly sent to your personal digital assistant or cell phone.

-As you exit the store, you pass through doors with an embedded tag reader. This reader tabulates the cost of all the items in your shopping cart and sends the grocery bill to your bank, which deducts the amount from your account. Product manufacturers know that you've bought their product, and the store's computers know exactly how many of each product need to be reordered.

-Once you get home, you put your milk in the refrigerator, which is also equipped with a tag reader. This smart refrigerator is capable of tracking all of the groceries stored in it. It can track the foods you use and how often you restock your refrigerator, and can let you know when that milk and other foods spoil.

-Products are also tracked when they are thrown into a trash can or recycle bin. At this point, your refrigerator could add milk to your grocery list, or you could program the fridge to order these items automatically.

-Based on the products you buy, your grocery store gets to know your unique preferences. Instead of receiving generic newsletters with weekly grocery specials, you might receive one created just for you. If you have two school-age children and a puppy, your grocery store can use customer-specific marketing by sending you coupons for items like juice boxes and dog food.

In order for this system to work, each product will be given a unique product number. MIT's Auto-ID Center is working on an Electronic Product Code (EPC) identifier that could replace the UPC. Every smart label could contain 96 bits of information, including the product manufacturer, product name and a 40-bit serial number. Using this system, a smart label would communicate with a network called the Object Naming Service. This database would retrieve information about a product and then direct information to the manufacturer's computers.

The information stored on the smart labels would be written in a Product Markup Language (PML), which is based on the eXtensible Markup Language (XML). PML would allow all computers to communicate with any computer system similar to the way that Web servers read Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML), the common language used to create Web pages.

We're not at this point yet, but RFID tags are more prominent in your life than you may realize. Wal-Mart and Best Buy are just two major merchandisers that use RFID tags for stocking and marketing purposes. Automated systems called intelligent software agents manage all the data coming in and going out from RFID tags and will carry out a specific course of action like sorting items [source: RFID Journal].

The United States retail market is on the cusp of embracing a major implementation of RFID technology through payment systems that use Near Field Communication. These are the credit cards of the future.
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I thought about this after seeing Phil Hellmuth always wanting to buy insurance and after experiencing the brutal swings in omaha.

A company that sort of acts like an insurance company, but for online poker. So, people will pay a fee based on number of hands that you want to be insured for, stake, game type and site. Then, the poker player's hands are tracked for the game that they want to be insured for. After all the hands have been paid out, the player will only get a reimbursement if their winnings is less than the EV adjusted winnings.

I haven't done any of the statistical analysis for this. But you'd have to come up statistical framework to see how much you'd be expected to pay out over the entire population of poker players and base the insurance fee off of this.
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Fridge Auto-Order seems like something you would want to get a patent on and then just license it out to the manufactures.
I'm sure a fridge company is already sitting on this patent

So odds are u spend a lot of time and about 1k on a patent lawyer to tell u it already is patented
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I don't cook that often, but I'll cook for myself from time to time. What I hate in supermarkets is that a lot of the produce comes in much bigger sizes than I need. If a recipe calls for celery, it's often always a few stalks of celery. What happens most of the time, is that I buy all this produce to cook one thing and then I have all these leftover vegetables that go bad in the fridge. Somebody in the supermarket business should target people living by themselves who cook occasionally as opposed to always targeting people cooking for a family.
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I thought about this after seeing Phil Hellmuth always wanting to buy insurance and after experiencing the brutal swings in omaha.

A company that sort of acts like an insurance company, but for online poker. So, people will pay a fee based on number of hands that you want to be insured for, stake, game type and site. Then, the poker player's hands are tracked for the game that they want to be insured for. After all the hands have been paid out, the player will only get a reimbursement if their winnings is less than the EV adjusted winnings.

I haven't done any of the statistical analysis for this. But you'd have to come up statistical framework to see how much you'd be expected to pay out over the entire population of poker players and base the insurance fee off of this.
the poker site just offer this themselves

I made a patent for this already
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