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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #50 on: 27 Jun 2016, 09:35 »

There only minor thing that would make Britain a better place now would be time travel plus a plan to prevent all this from happening at all.
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #51 on: 27 Jun 2016, 16:47 »

Rental cats.

This is more or less an actual thing. You can make the world a better place.

Find a no-kill animal shelter in your area and find out if they need foster carers to take care of pets until they are ready for adoption.

For example: https://www.catprotection.org.au/index.php/foster-caring
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #52 on: 28 Jun 2016, 15:57 »

There only minor thing that would make Britain a better place now would be time travel plus a plan to prevent all this from happening at all.
Boris and Nigel being eaten alive by badgers?
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #53 on: 28 Jun 2016, 17:15 »

Barrett 50 at 500 yards?
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #54 on: 28 Jun 2016, 17:19 »

That's not as funny as badgers, at least not to someone from the US like me.
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #55 on: 28 Jun 2016, 18:57 »

There only minor thing that would make Britain a better place now would be time travel plus a plan to prevent all this from happening at all.
Boris and Nigel being eaten alive by badgers?

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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #56 on: 28 Jun 2016, 21:29 »

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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #57 on: 29 Jun 2016, 14:45 »

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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #58 on: 29 Jun 2016, 21:05 »

Yeah, I thought it was strange, too.
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #59 on: 30 Jun 2016, 07:49 »

Warning labels on oatmeal raisin cookies to put an end to the problem of getting by accident when hoping for chocolate chips.
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #60 on: 30 Jun 2016, 09:19 »

I never understood how anyone mistakes raisins for chocolate chips. They don't even look the same.

Personally, I'll take raisins over chocolate any day, but I also don't generally eat cookies anyway.
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #61 on: 30 Jun 2016, 17:26 »

There only minor thing that would make Britain a better place now would be time travel plus a plan to prevent all this from happening at all.
Boris and Nigel being eaten alive by badgers?

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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #62 on: 06 Jul 2016, 11:34 »

Warning labels on oatmeal raisin cookies to put an end to the problem of getting by accident when hoping for chocolate chips.
Oatmeal chocolate chips are, strangely, the best combination.
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #63 on: 09 Jul 2016, 12:20 »

It would be a minor improvement to the world if people would honor seat-saving. I've left my jacket to reserve a seat only to find someone sitting on top of it. Not in a crowded situation, either. There was another incident like that a couple of days ago, and I've had at least two on the train.

I'd also like some telepathic alarm that pings when it detects that I'm getting absent-minded.
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #64 on: 09 Jul 2016, 13:07 »

It would be a minor improvement to the world if people would honor seat-saving.
I'm of two minds on this one.  A couple of my local cafés are infested[1] with students during most of the year (although blessedly not so much in the summer), and I really don't feel comfortable sticking my stuff at a space before I order.  OTOH, I *have* stepped out of the queue and decided to go elsewhere when someone else just walks in to claim the last spot.[2]

[1] It becomes an infestation when (potential) customers who *aren't* camping-out all day take every available space and one can't even read the news online because there's *no* available bandwidth.  I'm enough of a jerk that I'll pull out my laptop just to torrent every linux ISO I can and just sit back and read.
[2] Although I'm happy that they now institute a 2 hour rule per order, it's still wouldn't stop people from tethering or working offline.
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #65 on: 09 Jul 2016, 22:25 »

Have we already had "eradicating the common flu"? Because I would take that one right now.
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #66 on: 10 Jul 2016, 09:03 »

There only minor thing that would make Britain a better place now would be time travel plus a plan to prevent all this from happening at all.
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #67 on: 11 Jul 2016, 03:28 »

If falling asleep were under conscious control.
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #68 on: 05 Aug 2016, 20:48 »

An adblocker for all of my senses.  There aren't many things in this world that I'd like to see burn irrespective of the consequences, but the advertising industry is one of them.
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #69 on: 06 Aug 2016, 05:08 »

If falling asleep were under conscious control.

If I could become fully awake at a moment's notice...
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #70 on: 06 Aug 2016, 07:24 »

An adblocker for all of my senses.  There aren't many things in this world that I'd like to see burn irrespective of the consequences, but the advertising industry is one of them.
I understand the sentiment, but given the vast number of services that are mostly, if not fully paid for by the advertising industry, the consequences are going to be far more severe than you realise. Everything you now use for free - Google, news websites, webcomics, blogs, file hosting - will have to become pay-to-use, meaning small, start-up websites are going to be entirely unsustainable until they attract a significant paying audience. The internet will be dominated even more strongly by services of large corporations with the money to sustain them and the reach to attract enough users.

So, as annoying as they are, for the moment I am thankful for the advertising industry for enabling the richness of free online communities and services we currently have.
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #71 on: 06 Aug 2016, 10:23 »

In this case, I was referring to meatspace.  I don't really watch tv, so commercials are irrelevant to me, but everywhere, the signal to noise ratio is terrible because of adverts everywhere.  Online, I refuse to turn off my adblocker for *anything*.  It's just too much of a personal risk.
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #72 on: 08 Sep 2016, 12:36 »

new entry: mosquitoes

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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #73 on: 08 Sep 2016, 18:10 »

Get rid of the mosquitoes. Fuck em

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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #75 on: 08 Sep 2016, 21:06 »

As an environmental worker, I will say that we all want to, but it's hard without destroying everything or giving birds cancer.
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #76 on: 09 Sep 2016, 02:49 »

There's evidence to suggest we could get rid of several species of mosquito without detrimental effects on the environment or ecosystem, namely those that co-evolved with humans and are the biggest threat to us
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #77 on: 09 Sep 2016, 19:34 »

Bear in mind, I totally added my comment before seeing any of the previous mosquito disdain.
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #78 on: 11 Sep 2016, 22:29 »

The wife of one of my former bosses spent her life reducing mosquito populations in Africa by making modifications to their habitats which interfered with their lifecycle. I don't know how scalable her methods turned out to be.
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« Reply #79 on: 11 Sep 2016, 23:17 »

One method we have used before to drastically reduce the population of harmful insect species is to breed a bunch of males in a lab, sterilize them, then release them into the population.
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« Reply #80 on: 12 Sep 2016, 06:34 »

The wife of one of my former bosses spent her life reducing mosquito populations in Africa by making modifications to their habitats which interfered with their lifecycle. I don't know how scalable her methods turned out to be.
I've to wonder myself, cuz Africa's kind of a large place.
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #81 on: 12 Sep 2016, 07:43 »

I wish people in cubicles would stop checking their voice mail on speaker phone.
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #82 on: 21 Sep 2016, 07:33 »

An option as a viewer to organise YouTube playlists that I'm watching chronologically.
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #83 on: 05 Oct 2016, 17:44 »

How about a ban on toilet paper that tears lengthwise?
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #84 on: 06 Oct 2016, 13:52 »

Or single ply toilet paper in general.
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« Reply #85 on: 10 Oct 2016, 19:31 »

Or single ply toilet paper in general.

This.

A few months ago my house's waste system backed up several times, flooding the basement with crap. The plumber said to use single ply until the system was repaired.

Let me tell you something, you think the stuff in the public bathrooms are bad? The household single ply TP would be a joke (but it's not funny in the slightest), it's so bad I took home some of the industrial single ply from work (and left a few rolls of my supply of two-ply in exchange). For such thin, easily tearable paper, it's so. damn. rough. If 100 grit sandpaper tore as easily as a tissue, that would be would be household single ply.
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #86 on: 11 Oct 2016, 00:08 »

I wish my dad didn't have cancer. It sounds selfish in a thread where it's supposed to be stuff to make the world a better place, but he just does. He visits kids with terminal illnesses. We still send cards to some of them, I think. He just brings happiness to so many people that the world is a better place for having him in it. I want him to be okay so he can be a success story, so he can keep making people's lives better.

And it trickles down. His support of me helps me have a way to eat and live and stuff while doing my work. I'm about to start working on an amazing project that will make the Internet (especially Google) easier to use. Not even kidding. How tf can I do that if my dad is dead? It would be down to me to support my mom and my sister. I think I would break. So make wishes for my dad. For the future of the Internet.

I can't even fathom posting in the Happy Happy Joy Thread about my new job because of this. Please. Wish for me. Wish as hard as you can.
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #87 on: 11 Oct 2016, 09:53 »

That's about making the world a better place, and it's not just a minor wish!

I'm with you on that. Betcha everybody is.
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Re: Minor wishes to make the world a better place
« Reply #88 on: 22 Oct 2016, 19:23 »

More people realise and accept that sometimes shit isn't about or for them so when it's appropriate to butt the fuck out.

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« Reply #89 on: 22 Oct 2016, 20:20 »

I like that song! Not many songs are about me, but that one probably is!
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