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Postby Contextion » Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:49 pm

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Check out this invention and see if you can tell me how much it cost.
http://www.e-taf.co.jp/cgi-bin/e-taf/sitemaker.cgi?mode=page&page=page2&category=0
If you cant tell what it is - it is a door that opens up just enough to fit whats going through. The production facility I work at could use these for fork lifts coming in and out from the air conditioning.

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Postby Roger Brown » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:16 am

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I love the technology. My only concern would be with a forktruck driver is does it compensate for the object as it passes through? If the driver were to be turning as they pass through the door would need to widen.
As a doorway for a person I think it is really cool.
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Postby Road Show » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:56 am

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I am intrigued with this also, Roger, not that I think it will ever be a commercially viable alternative to a "POD" (Plain Ol' Door), but if the technology is sound, I can see it being used in high end homes, commercial settings, and movie sets. I AM a bit curious as to the space requirement for the door being that it is a modified form of the inset sliding door. Another point of curiosity, and I'm sure that the inventor has this covered, is if the door servos can be disengaged in the event of a power outage or malfunction, so that the doorway can still be used. Like I said, interesting concept, but a complex solution to a rather simple "need" which has been sufficiently addressed in the marketplace. Hope to see it on Star Trek someday!

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Postby Roger Brown » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:10 pm

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Hi Road Show,

I agree I would say the solution is to have people learn to shut doors behind theselves. Can I take from your response you are a fellow Trekkie?

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Postby Contextion » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:05 pm

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I used http://babelfish.altavista.com/ to translate the webpage but it only worked for the words not part of the picture. Anyone know of some OCR software to extract the words from the pictures?

Postby Road Show » Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:57 am

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Roger,

Nope, not a Trekkie. I remembered you mentioned that YOU were a Trekkie in a previous post, so I threw that in. It really would be kinda cool to see it in use, and what better vehicle than Star Trek? Of course, I was in college during the original run of Battlestar Galactica, and just as hooked as anyone else...but now I have a high tech symptom of aging I call "fuzzy memory", and I am hard pressed to recall much of the series.

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Postby Contextion » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:09 am

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We need to beam up Data. He has some OCR software.

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Postby work-n-play » Tue May 01, 2007 10:59 am

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I wish I had invented the POD.

Postby Contextion » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:40 am

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What do you think about this invention that filters all the air in your bathroom through your toothbrush?
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http://cgi.ebay.com/UV-Toothbrush-Sterilizer-Air-Purifier-kill-Bacteria_W0QQitemZ110162888533QQihZ001QQcategoryZ41389QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
our new UV Toothbrush Sterilizer your toothbrush will be as clean and sterile as the day you purchased it. Our sterilizer bombards your toothbrush with massive amounts of super UV. UV is extremely adept at killing bacteria, viruses, micro-bugs, mold, mildew and many other micro-organisms that grow and thrive in the bristles of your toothbrush. Our sterilizer also combats the bacteria that causes bad breath and the gum disease, gingivitis. If bacteria is allowed to grow on your toothbrush, it can lead to gum disease, bad breath, and illness. Protect yourself and your family from illness with our easy to use UV Toothbrush Sterilizer.

Not only can our UV toothbrush sterilizer effectively remove all bacteria from its chamber in 10 minutes, it also acts as an air purifier for your entire bathroom! Thanks to its ventilated moisture collection tray, this UV sterilizer releases powerful UV into your entire bathroom to sterilize the area around your toilet, shower and sink. This is an extremely powerful UV generator and is more than capable of completely purifying the air and surfaces of your bathroom.

The greatest thing about our sterilizer is that it can clean more than just your toothbrush. It has more than enough room to accommodate your hair brushes, combs, razors, cosmetic applicators, scissors, and anything else that you would want to sterilize.

Postby Road Show » Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:22 pm

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Contextion,

I like it for it's intended purpose; however, I tend to doubt their claims as to it's effective range.

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