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Loud Coffee Cup

Wake up!!
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When you purchase this cup of coffee, you are treating your sleepiness with more than just chemicals. Upon pulling off the cover, you will be greeted with -- well, I don't want to give it away; part of what wakes you up is the secret of the thing -- but it will be a loud and surprising noise. And it will go off some number of seconds after you open the coffee cup, so you can't prepare yourself for it. That's what wakes you up.

Obviously, to prevent offices from sounding like a zoo every morning, this feature is only sold in coffees purchased between 3:00 and 5:00 in the afternoon, since that's when people buy coffee because they need revival.

phundug, Nov 24 2004

Giggle Cup http://www.halfbake...m/idea/Giggle_20Cup
Remember this? [DesertFox, Nov 24 2004]

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       See giggle cup. Reminded me of it.   

       I decided that my creativity was suffering without an outlet.   

       Vastia is coming along nicely, but I still am at the halfbakery.   

       Current count = 109 kilobytes of handtyped code.   

       +, by the way. I would need this sometimes.
DesertFox, Nov 24 2004
  

       You lasted 4 days. Well done.
stupop, Nov 24 2004
  

       After a short while you'd start to expect it though.
harderthanjesus, Nov 24 2004
  

       Oh whatever....   

       Four days. Pretty good.   

       I wrote 121 pages of code in that time.   

       115 kb of code, to be more specific.   

       Beat that.
DesertFox, Nov 25 2004
  

       Well now... that depends on the OS.
bristolz, Nov 25 2004
  

       I don't think it's such a good idea to be suddenly surprised if you've got a scalding hot beverage in your hand.
tchaikovsky, Nov 25 2004
  

       I'm not familiar with the term "pages" in referencing an amount of source code. The only expression I know for that is "source lines of code," or SLOC. I think XP is on the order of 35 or 40 million lines but it might be 50. I forget.   

       Linux is somewhere around 33 or 35 million lines, too, including kernel and drivers, browser, email client, X window system, etc.
bristolz, Nov 25 2004
  

       Okay, ummm, several thousands of lines?
DesertFox, Nov 25 2004
  

       [bristolz], sounds like you're talking about a particular Linux distribution, including whatever programs may be packaged with it. Sounds a little--well, unsound. Since there's no "Linux email client" or "Linux browser" as there are such official programs for Windows, I don't think those sorts of things can be included. Even including X sounds like going a little too far. You can run an outstanding Linux box without X Windows. (Steve Jobs was half-right, btw, when he said sometime in the 1980s that X Windows was braindead and would be gone in under ten years.) Nothing in what you describe as Linux is really Linux per se, except for the kernel and *maybe* a fair number of the drivers. On the other hand, Windows is a fully wrapped-up package, including networking drivers, Internet clients, word processors, etc.   

       Anyway, what is the OS that got us started on this? Did DesertFox write one? Sorry if I missed this.   

       BTW, I don't like this idea, but it's interesting--I'm neutral.
disbomber, Apr 04 2005
  

       Yes, it was one of the distros, Red Hat 7.1, I think but can't remember for for sure. I do remember that the release was about 60% larger SLOC than the previous release. I think the kernel by itself is about 6 million SLOC including core drivers.   

       In any case, what good is a comparison if the things being compared aren't fairly evenly matched in terms of capabilities and user-experience? One has to use a Linux distribution which roughly matches the capabilites of OOB XP or it's pointless.
bristolz, Apr 04 2005
  
      
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