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Don't Reinvent, Reuse

Government spends substantial sums of money purchasing the same software over and over, and then substantially more money in configuring and customizing to meet specific needs. If there were a central repository for software licensed either on a government-wide site license or a standard Open Source license, then the work funded by one agency can be re-used by another, or a third. That second or third project might ...more »

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How about a time machine?

With a time machine, we'd be able to....

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Prompt users for the "best version" of feedback

Certain features can ensure that users have to think through their feedback, ensuring that they give you the best possible version of what it is they have to say and that they write it in a way that is directly relevant to your question. These include: - Asking "Why is this important?" - Asking people to bucket what KIND of input this is (idea, concern, story, etc.) - Settling on a single, key proposition question and ...more »

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Refuelling electric cars without plugging in

Consult with the Petrol Refiners, petrol station owners and motor car manufacturers to standardise electric car batteries, That way petrol stations could charge and carry a stock of full batteries to swap with used ones as cars come in to get more power. Suitable power supplies, hopefully renewables, could be fed to the petrol (battery) stations in the network; an automated replacement system could be devised; drivers ...more »

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Erasing the deficit on the backs of our adversaries

Bill Iran $32 Trillion for 32 years of chanting "death to America" and erase the deficit. If that isn't a billable offense I don't know what is. We can collect at a time of our choosing. If they start a war with us, we should know how we're going to pay for that + this will be a good way to address their malevolence directly without the use of force (unless it becomes neccessary to "repo" Iran in order to give Iran back ...more »

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A new, good idea

Would be to.... launch something!

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Linked Open Data

Tim Berners-Lee posted at http://www.thenationaldialogue.org/ideas/linked-open-data a great suggestion in the Recovery.gov IT Conversation about Linked Open Data. Quoting from it: This data must be put up using the current open standards, as Linked Open Data. There is already a rapidly growing Linked Open Data cloud, to which US recovery data will be a welcome addition. The priority should be on the provision ...more »

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Tag Testing

this isa tag with XML

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Testing timeing

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Greece Bail Out

Rather than bail Greece Billions of Euros's AGAIN! Would offering free flights and holidays to Greece, spain and Italy forworking middle class europeans to go over and spend to help Kick Start their economys?

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