Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
Strap *this* to the back of your cat.

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.



"Recursive" category

inspired by bigsleep
  (+1, -3)
(+1, -3)
  [vote for,

Do a search for "Recursive" and you'll get 69 hits, including the following ideas:

"Hall of Fame" hall of fame

"So you think you can" so you think you can

"Treadmill treadmill"

"Recursive Jousting"

"More recursive shampoo"

et cetera et cetera

Recursiveness appears to be an undervalued, yet entertaining aspect of Halfbakery ideas. Is that enough to warrant an "Other/Recursive" category?

Gamma48, May 21 2009

More recursive ideas. _22Recursive_22_20category
The voices made me do it. [coprocephalous, May 21 2009]

Prime example Anti-Missile_20Missile_20Missile
[theleopard, May 21 2009]

Recursive, not just repetitive Conspiracy_20Theori...7s_20Russian_20Doll
Never give up. Never, never, never give up. [lurch, May 21 2009]


       The trouble is, for a halfbakery category to truly be recursive, it should only contain ideas that call for deeper and deeper levels of rabbitholesque recursive categorisation.
zen_tom, May 21 2009

       We need this category, if only to move this request into it.
gnomethang, May 21 2009

       Wouldn't we then need a category to put that category into?
theleopard, May 21 2009

       I'm agin' it! The HB categories relate to content rather than style.
DrBob, May 21 2009

Dub, May 21 2009

       //"current current" which was a satellite service to tell you which way the strongest current in the vicinity of an ocean-going vessel //   

       This could be done by a combination of GPS and sensors detecting the ship's motion through the water. However, a much nicer solution would be to make it independent of GPS, and have a large inductor built into the hull of the ship. Electricity would be induced to flow through this inductor as the ship moved through the Earth's magnetic field. You could then work out the ship's movement relative to the Earth and hence (by comparison with speed-through-the-water sensors) the local water movement, by monitoring this current current current.   

       Of course, special training would be needed in using the current current current device. This would be provided by the inductor instructor's inductor induction.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 21 2009

       Since you posted, it's 70 in the search.   

       But not all of those are actually recursive ideas - quite a lot of them are just annotations referring or links to Recursive Jousting.   

       Two of the ideas are mine - I'm not sure whether that's good or bad.
Loris, May 21 2009

       // Is that enough to warrant an "Other/Recursive" category?
No, but if we had tagging, that would make a nice tag. (There's only one category per idea - if something is recursive and also about something else, that other thing is probably more important.)
jutta, May 21 2009


back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle