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Sometimes you'll be in an online chat with complete
and somebody will come in with less than pleasant
comments. For stupid people, this would be be in the form
statements about sports teams like: "Anybody who thinks
Niners are going all the way should have his head
For smart people it might be something along the lines of:
model of the universe rests upon the existence of the Higgs
boson, which is connected to a field that fills up all of
and gives subatomic particles, such as electrons and
their mass. Any moron knows that!"
So what to do? Ax them to plug in their desktop punching
and do battle. Each genius gets to a chance to prove their
superiority over the other by how hard and fast they can
pound on that padded sensor on their desk. The website it's
attached to would show who's ahead be reading the blows
minute and foot pounds of pressure exerted. Basically like a
carnival bell ringing thing you hit with a sledge hammer.
I love the idea of two geeks (me being one of them)
on their desk as hard and fast as they can for purposes of...
I'm not sure what. Proving their ability to bang on a desk.
The deluxe model would be an actual heavy bag with
so you could actually get in a virtual fist fight. (as opposed
virtually getting in an actual fist fight)
[theircompetitor, Jan 16 2014]
||Surely a high-speed oscillating automatic sensor-
pusher would be called for.
||And I don't ax anybody. At least I haven't yet...
||You could also have the bag move being controlled by
the other guy's head. Both guys could wear some kind
of head movement sensor and bob and weave while
punching. Then instead of just boxing, you're
defending as well.
||Screw the flame war stuff, this would be fun just to
go boxing on line. Get some exercise out of your
||Unfortunately the big appeal of gaming is sitting on
your ass barely moving for hours at a time so this
probably wouldn't catch on.
||Going to need some good defenses against hacking.
||This could be the end of the Halfbakery if it ever catches on. I think I prefer pedantic mocking if you don't mind.
||I think I'm coming back to liking the idea of the
padded sensor that you just bang on. There's
something wonderfully primitive and futile about it.
||Ohh! It could also be a mouse pad! Not that they
have those any more.