I don’t think the free Wi-Fi project in Philippines need to be super fast right away. Even if it sure would be better. Obstacles like slow speeds are just problems that inspire new solutions. The idea I had borrows a lot from learningequality.org . Who has such a innovative solution for the problem of delivering educational content across a slow link by means of vectorization of the video. I think one could generate new videos if you do the vectorizing directly from writing on a tablet. The idea is then that students could make and share their own e-learning content. To better themselves and earn more confidence in their ability. Further I thought. You don’t need a new format for this to work. You only need to use the vector representation as an intermediate when transferring the video over a slow link. Ones you have got the vector video transfered. Some software installed on your phone or tablet/PC will just generate a .mp4 version. I think this way will be much easier to maintain since you don’t need to maintain the video player also.
My little experience with oppression gave me the following insight. You can heal yourself by helping others. I think it is a natural way. This will also create a stronger safety net for others and yourself. Sure you might think of revenge. But I’m hundered percent sure doing good will prevail in the end.
The idea simple. Inspired by problems found in Calc type software. As a person who don’t use Calc on a daily basis. I could get some help inspecting a work sheet by initiating an animating so I thought. It would work like a step by step tracer. So that you can see where and how the data are being fetched from and calculated. So if you have a large project with many pages then the visual tracer would jump to the correct table. When doing the tracing. With this I think you could fix errors much more quickly than before.
With solar power being popular in some countries. I thought what would the problems be from using solar power for refrigeration. One thing I think would cause problems is the peak effect the refrigerator would consume when you put in new products. I wonder therefore if there is a way to reduce that demand. Maybe one way could be to maintain the cold in the product from the store.
A product I had in mind is a smart shopping bag on wheels that is also a cooling bag. This way you can buy a frozen food item which you later cook. Together with the cooling bag they will keep the temperature of the rest of the food down.
Maybe fresh food markets could increase their inventory. Also with unreliable electricity they could complement their demand with solar power that they together rent. Like M-KOPA for business.
I think my idea is interesting. Could we render directly to a vector format in Blender 3D? If this is possible and gives good results then you could scale up the image without much pixel errors. Which is good for photo prints. I don’t mean that you should render the image with pixels and then convert it. Rather Blender should somehow generate a vector image directly. A guess would be a system of bitmap layers that combined could easily be converted to a vector image.
Another idea is to print out your rendered images in a photo print shop to paper. If you render at 6 MPixels or more it will look stunning.
Looking at computer games I thought. Way, this looks better than reality. Then I thought. Whats the difference between the photo realistic images and these computer rendered ones. Improving the image quality will only give game graphics that looks more than perfect. One idea is just to add a noise filter. Like Gaussian Filter found in GIMP. With this the reality port-aid in the computer image will look more forgiving. Looking more like the photo realistic photos we are used to. So my idea is to enhance the image with simple eye like limitations.
The ideas is simple. What I want is a cheaper way to buy a new music experience. My idea is to offer speakers that you can easily upgrade. With snap-in elements you can do an upgrade yourself. The idea is that like the stationary PC your components age. So when you upgrade your PC why should’t you be able to upgrade your speakers? I mean I have speakers that are 15+ years old. Since they are heavy I don’t want new ones. I thought if you can upgrade the elements then I could still have the speaker box. Of course the speaker has to be adapted for such an upgrade.
The idea is to treat the development of a new battery as something like a mathematical search. What is an effective search strategy then?
I imagine that you can get new ideas by adapting the battery technology to different environments. Then the new ideas you get could then go back and inspire the whole network. The idea here is that by combining from a dual or multi environment approach. You would get new ideas more quickly than working only on one type of battery alone.
The network is just all the different battery technologies adapted to different environments. Examples of different environments could be the desert, the arctic or why not space. Here you have extreme heat, cold or pressure.
I got an idea how the international community could help people living in slums to create their own startup or improve their capability to earn a better living. The idea is simple. Why not evolve Internet Volunteering. I imagine you could have a site similar to Indiegogo where you can match volunteers and the people in need of their assistance. Here the volunteers could cooperate with the people to build websites. Perhaps you could also have business related software together with the website. Adapted for mobiles. Online data would be secured if the mobile gets broken. This idea will benefit both the people and the volunteers since nothing beats a CV that makes a difference.
Thinking about this further. Maybe its better to educate them to build website and web software themselves. Even if the Internet speed is not great. It should be possible to get higher speeds internally between the Service Providers of the country. At least this should work within the same service provider. The idea is that one could build up experience from doing Internet jobs well before the speeds to different countries gets acceptable. With this you would get a more experienced Internet workforce.
As an imagination exercise. Why not try to make sense of evolution. Doing a translation of the outcome of evolution I guess its a kind of set generation. Its a set generation because it can generate well defined and distinct objects or species.
The idea is simple. To accelerate computation that is not necessarily in parallel. I thought why can’t you use a parallel guesses instead. These guesses are parallel models that can predict some value in the future. Also the models take advantage or inspiration from the already true computed values. One of the models takes over when it guesses enough right values in a row. It is accelerated because the model is a simplification and only accurate withing a range.
To make it more robust. I guess that you can backtrack and verify a randomly selected small number of samples with the slow model. If there is an unacceptable error in the computation the it will start over from that place and skip the fast model for that range.
Since there are a lot different flowers. Could it be that bees actively selects flowers based on a variate of reasons? From an evolutionary perspective I guess that they select flowers based on what helps them and their offspring survive. Like fighting off disease. So I wonder if farming would benefit from a distribution of nearby flowers. Or what flowers you need for the bees to get a balanced diet for a selected type of crop.
I had an idea yesterday. A simple example of extracting instructions comes from music. I think you already can extract the notes as the instructions. I wonder therefor if other data can be separated into instructions and its applied functions. I guess if you could separate the instruction and the function then a computer could learn the function and operate on different instructions. Also if the instruction can be extracted. One could let the same instruction operate with different functions. With this you could possibly find a better function.
The idea is simple. Say you want to create a cartoon figure but you feel there is something missing. Why not map your cartoon sketch to a 3D object. From this you could imagine it as a toy. The idea here is that this transformation will reveal whats missing or need to be changed on the character and how to fix it. This way you can also fix the sketch. So in short. The multiple object transform approach can serve as an aid to imagination.
As an aid to music creators. I thought. Setting up your song could be made to into writing simple a script. A script is just a text file containing commands and parameters. The idea is that I think a lot of repetitive tasks can be automated this way. If you make some mistake along the way. You can run the script again with the fix you inserted.
I have an idea that would save you a lot of hazzle with the network connection. Inspired by Linux Voice. Why not innovate the Wifi-Dongle to also act as a USB-tethering device. With this you only need to configure the dongle ones and it will work on any computer you would like to connect to your network. This is done with zero configurations. For Linux this could be great since you would not need that many working drivers for wifi. To try USB-tethering you can use your already wifi connected tablet or smartphone. Search for ‘usb tethering’ for android apps
The idea is simple. Why not improve the self sufficiency of some of the refugees with cooking classes. The idea is to teach them to cook restaurant food. Also inspired by the flipped classroom. I thought why not let the participants watch course material online for later tests in the kitchen. I think this is key to scaling of such a program.
The idea is simple. In those places the power grid are frequently down. I thought why should the computer also suddenly shut off. I mean the CPU in today’s Linux mini PC’s are very low power. One solution could therefor be to have a emergency battery installed in the computer. So when the power goes off. The computer will go into zero power hibernate mode with the help of the battery. Which means it is saved the computer state to the hard drive. When the power then goes back on your work on the computer is back to where it was before.
I made this splash screen from absolutely zero experience in Krita from Linux Mate.
I believe two difficult things in Linux like changing configuration files and getting the terminal syntax correct can be aided by code completion. Code completion makes things easier since it reduces typos and common mistakes. In the completion pop up you can also see what parameters are available which I think can be very useful.
The idea is simple. For those long trips. Why can’t we adapt our transportation system to bring our cars with us on the train. This would increase the range for electric cars and reduce car emissions for those gasoline wasting combustion engines. Not only that but not everyone likes to drive 300 miles in one day. Thus increasing safety for all on board. So the idea is that you still want to have your car at the destination your going to even though you don’t want to drive all the way to it. You just bring it with you on a train transport.
The idea is not so much for playing retro games but to invent new ones. I think you can describe it as interactive modular games. Games that you fix yourself with tutorials and choose among different assets (graphics, audio) and share with the others. Below I made a video explaining the idea. Here I made two very crude games in Gedot Engine. One shown in the video.
Imagine if everybody would have the education necessary to teach. With technology the student or parent could then act as a teacher to her group of friends or family. This would increase the human lead teaching tremendously and since we are inherently social. This has the potential to be somewhat effective. I mean here you get a discussion where questions and answers are generated more freely than communicating only with software. To do this we need apps that teaches you how to become a better teacher. Now there is a push for using technology for literacy skills. Here I thought. If you make software for both teaching and learners. This could for example lead to language teaching jobs. Thus accelerating learning.
The problem is that the software I wanted to run didn’t come for the latest release of my distribution. It came for the LTS version. I of course had the latest release installed. If you have to choose. Then there is a possibility for error. There should be a distribution that sacrifices a little hard drive space for convenience. This gave me the idea that there could be a smart way to combine the latest LTS with the latest release. The smart distribution release would incorporate a different form of backwards compatibility. Maybe it can be called dual compatibility.
This is just food for thought. As an income generating idea for Linux software or projects. Like the Ubuntu MATE or the Linux Mint distribution I’m currently running. I thought why not turn some of the documentation to an interactive tutorial. Then to earn some money why not make an Android application of it. The application “Learn Python” from SoloLearn is a perfect example of how one could do this. So the idea is very simple. Since people behind these distributions and other Linux software make documentation. They could also make an Interactive Tutorial Application for Android and then maybe charge a little money for that. I’m pretty sure this is an easier way to get funding rather then by donations only.
One can also speculate if interactive information or courses will take over from reading a lot of documentation. I guess this could be because memory retention is better that way.