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Blatantly Idiotic Predictions for 2011

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Ian Tindale will forget to post his annual post.
xandram, Dec 20 2010

This idea in Arabic http://translate.go...ctions_20for_202011
What it will look like if [bigsleep]'s idea were to be implemented [neelandan, Dec 21 2010]

Just for [zentom]... and everyone else. http://lee.org/read...eral/Hampsterdance/
A slice of 1997. [Jinbish, Dec 21 2010]

Another hampster... http://www.geek.com...lory-days-20101211/
[Dub, Dec 21 2010]

StrongARM http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StrongARM
Small, yet perfectly formed. [8th of 7, Dec 22 2010]

StrongARM linux http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/
[Dub, Dec 24 2010]

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       The spellings of idea titles will be corrected.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 20 2010
  

       I think we have a winner!
DrBob, Dec 20 2010
  

       [DrBob] will think we have a winner.
baconbrain, Dec 20 2010
  

       [MaxwellBuchanan] will correctly predict [normzone]'s insistance on annotating fifth and making bad puns.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 20 2010
  

       [normzone] will insist on annotating fifth, not to be confused with "taking the fifth".
normzone, Dec 20 2010
  

       the earliest post for "Blatantly Idiotic Predictions for 2012" will be before February 2011.
po, Dec 20 2010
  

       Two flakes of snow will fall in London. All airports, sea ports and railways will immediately be closed. Fuel will be rationed. There will be food riots. A State of Emergency will be declared. Anyone carrying a full salt shaker will be worshipped as a God, or possibly mugged. There will be panic-buying of Book Tokens. The Bible will be replaced by a copy of the script of The Day After Tomorrow. Residents of countries in high Northern latitudes will suffer uncontrolable fits of laughter, resulting in many deaths.
8th of 7, Dec 20 2010
  

       that's hardly a blatantly idiotic prediction for any year this century - that's baked or frozen or whatever ...
po, Dec 20 2010
  

       yeah but he misspelled //worshiped// in keeping with the theme of the times!!
xandram, Dec 20 2010
  

       The Conservatives will unveil the new UK national identity in February, somewhat resembling the Isle Of Man triskelion symbol, only with four legs.
Ian Tindale, Dec 20 2010
  

       The thing is, even if the sales of hundreds and thousands runs into the millions, it's not really a big deal.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 20 2010
  

       An N-Prize team will be the first in the world to independently launch a truly amateur satellite.   

       Sales of hard hats will increase.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 20 2010
  

       An alien species will land, wait half an hour for a bus that never turns up, then give up and return to their planet instead.
Ian Tindale, Dec 20 2010
  

       The ratio of new inventions to new 'ideas' on the Halfbakery will go above 1:1 at some point.   

       [8th of 7] will be involved in an 'annotation spat' with another HBer after being branded "Inventor of the Weak".
Jinbish, Dec 21 2010
  

       There will be 31 days in February 2011.
Dub, Dec 21 2010
  

       Someone will post a Halfbakery idea with a title length exceeding the Degener-Chandrasekhar limit. The solar system, then the Milky Way, then the local supercluster will implode. Somewhere, outside of space and time, [UnaBubba] will be chuckling quietly.
mouseposture, Dec 21 2010
  

       [wagster] will make a correct prediction
hippo, Dec 21 2010
  

       [hippo]'s prediction will amazingly turn out to have been right.
wagster, Dec 21 2010
  

       2011 shall be declared a Metric year, with ten months, ten days in each month, ten hours in each day, ten minutes in each hour and ten seconds in each minute.   

       They shall be distinguished from the old month, day, hour, minute and second by the prefix "neo".
neelandan, Dec 21 2010
  

       Yahoo will collapse and in its place will appear a corporate flower-arranging consultancy. What’s left of Microsoft will buy it.
Ian Tindale, Dec 21 2010
  

       //Yahoo will collapse// - that's hardly a "Blatantly idiotic prediction" is it?
hippo, Dec 21 2010
  

       Bakeryleaks will be launched.
xenzag, Dec 21 2010
  

       The Halfbakery social networking site will be launched. Slavishly following the 2011 fashion for retro web design, it will make extensive use of the HTML FRAME element, Flash animations and client-side Javascript. To launch this site, the Halfbakery will be given a 'Welcome' page you have to click through to get to anything else.
hippo, Dec 21 2010
  

       Oh yes, that sounds mega! I'd also like to see each page sporting an animated image of a croissant shown reflected in a rippling river. Perhaps a flock of rainbow croissants could also fly around the cursor, and instead of annotations, people could be directed to leave obscene messages in a 'guestbook' of some sort.   

       The background should either be some kind of starfield image, or potentially a repeating 50x50 pattern of excruciatingly bright colours.   

       The main font *must* be comic sans. And be pink.   

       Every other link could have an hilarious icon of a 'men at work' sign where we can be informed that the page is 'Under Construction'.   

       We could also redirect all links to that brilliant hamster thing.
zen_tom, Dec 21 2010
  

       Google will offer to buy the HalfBakery for $6B, which jutta will promptly refuse, saying "the t-shirts are all the business model I need".
theircompetitor, Dec 21 2010
  

       [jutta] will then buy a controlling interest in Google with the profits from Halfbakery t-shirt sales.
mouseposture, Dec 21 2010
  

       Bad Science, WIBN, The Wonder Of Puns, Hamster Motivational quotes, and other similar subjects will be put on the curriculum of all major universities to be studied in depth.
xandram, Dec 21 2010
  

       [zen_tom] Oh, I thought you meant, {linky}
Dub, Dec 21 2010
  

       //2011 shall be declared a Metric year// and some clever ’baker will propose a method of slowing and synchronising the spin and orbits of the earth and moon using nuclear explosions, or possibly synchronised jumping.
pocmloc, Dec 21 2010
  

       DenholmRicshaw will post a pussy related idea.
DenholmRicshaw, Dec 21 2010
  

       [8th of 7] will work through his childhood psychological trauma, becoming a well adjusted and compassionate person. This will result in an end to his life-long feud with felis-catus, and he will turn his house into a shelter for strays as penance for past wrongs committed against the species.
MikeD, Dec 22 2010
  

       [MikeD] is horrified to receive a lawyer's letter informing him that, since the demise of [8th of 7] in a bizarre accident involving a prototype Napalm-scented air freshener, he should expect the immanent arrival of a bequest, said bequest being a large cuboid structure housing 1,037 cybernetically-enhanced feral cats organized into an aggressive, hegemonising swarm.
8th of 7, Dec 22 2010
  

       Do you think they’ll still be alive by now?
Ian Tindale, Dec 22 2010
  

       [8th] will be “outed” as a slightly ditzy old lady living on her own in a cottage on the edge of the Cotswolds with 22 cats.
pocmloc, Dec 22 2010
  

       The Borg will finally give in and start using Spellchecker. As a result, they will become known as the Bore.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 22 2010
  

       //a slightly ditzy old lady //

"Slightly"?
DrBob, Dec 22 2010
  

       // Cotswolds //   

       We are NOT Mrs. Trellis of North Wales ....
8th of 7, Dec 22 2010
  

       [Voice] will get a 2.5 bun idea
Voice, Dec 22 2010
  

       I've always wondered - are the Borg Mac or PC?
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 22 2010
  

       Linux on a StrongARM platform.   

       <link>   

       As his body lies in a shattered mess of bloody rags, torn apart by .50 cal MG fire from [MikeD]'s turret, In the final moments of his life before [8th of 7] initiates a massive IED directly beneath him, [21Quest] realises that perhaps he has said the wrong thing.
8th of 7, Dec 22 2010
  

       [Voice] will get a 2.5 bun idea, but will forget to post it.
xandram, Dec 22 2010
  

       # uname -a
Linux Plugbox 2.6.36 #1 PREEMPT Wed Dec 8 01:07:33 CST 2010 armv5tel Feroceon 88FR131 rev 1 (v5l) Marvell SheevaPlug Reference Board GNU/Linux
  

       (…sorry, not a prediction, just the output from my hacked pink Pogoplug, for 8th of 7.)
Ian Tindale, Dec 22 2010
  

       We love it when you talk dirty ...
8th of 7, Dec 22 2010
  

       [hippo] will annotate: "[Ian] will post "Blatantly Idiotic Predictions For 2010""
methinksnot, Dec 23 2010
  

       Oh, and [UnaBubba] will come back to the HB as [Sparky the Wonder Dog]
methinksnot, Dec 23 2010
  

       [EoS]... Erm, baked, I think since 1999/2000 - (Linky!)
Dub, Dec 24 2010
  

       We know. We Baked it (or helped to).   

       It wasn't a prediction, rather an answer to [MB]'s off-topic enquiry.
8th of 7, Dec 24 2010
  

       The Borg are unreliable, very common, can be made relatively cheaply from parts found anywhere, and generally follow programming from a single massive evil entity. They are PCs.
Voice, Dec 24 2010
  

       At least we don't use Windows ... allow us some standards ...
8th of 7, Dec 24 2010
  

       Google TV will be released to the world, and somewhat contrary to most people’s expectations, it will have nothing to do with television, but rather, it’ll turn out to be a transvestite.
Ian Tindale, Dec 24 2010
  

       [Jutta] will announce the introduction of the “Mad ’Bakers Tea Party”, where, on the sound of a large gong, everyone’s username will be transferred to the next person on the list.
pocmloc, Dec 24 2010
  

       That is a good 'un [pocmloc]!
I'm planning to be baked...
xandram, Dec 25 2010
  

       The global community will agree on a workable, effective and universally applied plan to reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases to a scientifically robust safe level.
BunsenHoneydew, Dec 26 2010
  

       The next ice-age will begin.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 26 2010
  

       // torn apart by .50 cal MG fire from [MikeD]'s turret//   

       7.62 NATO, mate. Other than that, though; spot on.
MikeD, Dec 27 2010
  

       The Republic of Belarus will transition government fully over to Chrome OS by 2011 and a half.
Ian Tindale, Dec 27 2010
  

       Water in 2011 will be less splashy. Experts surmise that this is to do with a rescaling of surface tension to the scale of “Thunderbirds” and “Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons” size of water.
Ian Tindale, Dec 28 2010
  

       Subsequently, Newton's Laws of Motion will be supplanted by Gerry Anderson's LAws of Motion, whereby an aeronautical vehicle with the drag coefficent of a breeze block can be propelled into stable, level flight by the rection mass of a small gerb-type pyrotechnic effect unit.   

       The world price of JP-1 kerosene will collapse.
8th of 7, Dec 28 2010
  

       Consecutive weekends will fall on Saturdays and Sundays. Nobody will be able to explain this.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 28 2010
  

       Bing will introduce a functional clone of delicious, called “yuk”.
Ian Tindale, Dec 29 2010
  

       Philosophy and computing will change places. Oh wait.
Ian Tindale, Dec 30 2010
  

       Computing and Philosophy will change places...
Jinbish, Dec 30 2010
  

       Commercial fusion power will be a mere 30 years away.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 30 2010
  

       As the year 2010 comes to its end, a new year may begin.
Steven J Scannell, Dec 31 2010
  

       I will attempt again in 2011 to visit the Cedar Forest in Wellfleet Massachusetts, Cape Cod. Again I will be stymied by the cloaking effect the trees have on the aforementioned forest in question.
Steven J Scannell, Dec 31 2010
  

       In the Year 2011 pinworms will gain a tenuous, but yet paradoxically deep seated hold, followed by the gripping bed bug scare of August, which will happen in Hyannis Massachusetts, unbeknownst to the many disinterested non-onlookers.
Steven J Scannell, Dec 31 2010
  

       Unfortunately the International Center for Clairvoyants has cancelled its seminar scheduled for May 2011 in Boston, due to un-forseen circumstances.
Steven J Scannell, Dec 31 2010
  

       A taxonomy of which mysticism works and which is bollocks will arrive at. Most people will stop being stupid. The rest will keep waiting. The profession to do with patenting will dissolve.
Ian Tindale, Jan 01 2011
  

       DrCurry will make an annotation.
DrCurry, Jan 01 2011
  

       I doubt that.
Ian Tindale, Jan 01 2011
  

       Impostor, it has to be.
blissmiss, Jan 01 2011
  

       I will not wake up with a hangover...
or with DrCurry...
xandram, Jan 01 2011
  

       40% of all workplace weekday absences will occur on Mondays and Fridays.   

       A majority of workers will evade their workplaces on major holidays.
baconbrain, Jan 01 2011
  

       Just so you know, They changed the year again, The Bastards. I figured they would, And I was right.
Steven J Scannell, Jan 02 2011
  

       I will forget to post a blatantly idiotic prediction for 2011 before January 1st of that year, and instead post that I forgot in the form of a prediction, but it in fact will be a poor narration of the same action which is hardly a prediction at all.
rcarty, Jan 02 2011
  

       Random halfbakery users from the early 2000s will become nostalgic and post ideas likely halfbaked already in their 5+ year absence.
NeverDie, Jan 04 2011
  

       There will be another lawsuit against tobacco companies. This time it will be because of the increased risk of spinal injuries.
marklar, Jan 04 2011
  

       In 2011 the trend will be away from geo-aware apps and webapps, and instead we will see the onset of demand for mode-aware apps and webapps. In other words, the metadata describing where you are is not as valuable as that describing what you’re experiencing or feeling or the state of mind you’re in.
Ian Tindale, Jan 05 2011
  

       [Ian Tindale] the two are not mutually exclusive. (walks away humming "I'm in a New York State of Mind.")
mouseposture, Jan 06 2011
  

       //[Ian Tindale] the two are not mutually exclusive.//   

       They're absolutely not. Location is the no.1 piece of useful information for mobile devices to offer Context Aware Services (the whole "stuff near you" is the obvious service - and users like obvious services). It might be joined by other 'contexts' but it is a base context (sorta like an SI unit). Admittedly, 'location' can actually mean lots of things (GPS, IP address, nearfield proximity, etc... but that's a whole different can of worms)
Context Aware Mobile Services have been in research for years and as mobile devices have increased in capability, the potential apps have become genuinely possible. So, [Ian]'s prediction isn't Blatantly Idiotic - it's kinda on the cards.
Jinbish, Jan 06 2011
  

       //So, [Ian]'s prediction isn't Blatantly Idiotic - it's kinda on the cards.// My company has been in the process of baking it for the past few months. I'll link to it when it's released.
marklar, Jan 06 2011
  

       The first global social media war will take place, between tea-partiers, EU Muslims, the Chinese government, pirates, the NSA, Iran, Israel, Pakistani clerics, and hackers in Estonia.
RayfordSteele, Jan 06 2011
  

       To general astonishment, the social media war will be won by a previously unsuspected alliance between Boris Johnson, k d lang, and an 88 year old great grandmother living in Inner Mongolia.   

       As a result, Canada will declare a State of Emergency. The world price of toothpicks will skyrocket.
8th of 7, Jan 06 2011
  

       Ah, good, I've been stockpiling toothpicks for years. Just had a feeling they'd come in handy.
mouseposture, Jan 07 2011
  

       Peak oil will be discovered in the Peak district, after which we won’t use quite so much district.
Ian Tindale, Jan 09 2011
  

       It will if they go near the Gulf of Mexico.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 09 2011
  

       Either way, they’ll unanimously vote to continue being known as polar bears.
Ian Tindale, Jan 10 2011
  

       Would this be during an experiment to clone Dolly Mixtures?
Ian Tindale, Jan 14 2011
  

       “Bee ware” — the ideas of March.
As a progress check / report, how is this list proving so far?
Ian Tindale, Mar 12 2011
  

       //The first global social media war will take place,//   

       Ray is doing well on that one
theircompetitor, Mar 12 2011
  


 

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