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Diss-Bot

Guided by the dissertation proposal you crafted 5 years ago, this AI tool rapidly assembles all the random paragraphs and tortured sentences that you've painstakingly created across numerous drafts and yet can't quite piece together. Within hours, Diss-Bot turns your scattered fragments into pages of machine-polished, embargo-worthy academic prose! All of which frees you for important tasks like following #owot live on ...more »

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Whedonator: Nerdtastic Markov Chain Editing

Sad that YOUR ADVISOR fell asleep reading the eighth chapter of your postmodern magnum opus? Run those early chapters through the Whedonator to add fantastical beings and hard-to-believe stories about how Hayden White swore in Chinese and was filmed slinging daggers into demons hearts while living in Joss Whedon's black-and-white L.A. mansion.

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Sorkinator: Banter Markov Chain Editor

Add some classic walk-and- to that chalk-and-talk lecture, turning your classes into compressed perfect-dialog minuets of an hour. Your classes will hang on your every word.

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Internet Refrigerator

See below for context. The internet fridge is a go to example for how the idea of "smart" devices can fail us. It would be fun to see something that plays with the idea of the smart fridge to remind us of the limitations of tools and hacks. From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_refrigerator "By the late 1990s and the early 2000s, the idea of connecting home appliances to the internet (Internet of ...more »

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BardSnark: Add Shakespearean insults to your MS reviews

Markov-chain editor that inserts random draws from the Shakespeare Insult Kit (http://www.pangloss.com/seidel/shake_rule.html) into manuscript reviews.

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Feline Distraction Device

Computer-controlled device which, when turned on, activates a feline-distracting remote device to get the cat off of your desk/hands so you can keep working.

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Snack Positioning System

Waze-like social networking app that aggregates social knowledge about snack locations to the entire world.

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Grad Student Mailroom Time Machine

Who cares about hot-tub time machines? You can't find the pool chemicals in the Triassic anyhow. We want a grad-student or academic-librarian mailroom time machine, because we KNOW grad students and librarians squirrel away essential survival materials in mailroom fridges, cubbies, and desk nooks and crannies. If you want the One Week, One Tool team to build a Grad Student Mailroom Time Machine, upvote this idea NOW!

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Ikupasuy-Bot

Motorized attachment to smartphones that will lift your moustache during an audiobook, so that it looks like you're reading the book aloud.

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Ephronator: Rom-Com Markov Chain Editing

Worried that your paper on leukocyte acidification is likely to put reviewers to sleep? Run it through the Ephronator, which will automagically insert smart, funny comments on life and romance into your paper.

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Teddy Golem

Just write אמת on this cute little teddy bear's forehead, and it will turn into a raving maniac first destroying all threats to your household and community and then starting to destroy everything. But first pausing to have a nice picnic in the woods.

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Feline Nuclear Football (Trigger Device)

Skeuomorphic button shaped like a mouse for your tabby to control your military's nuclear weaponry. Your military is no longer on hair-trigger alert. Call it "whisker-trigger." And hurry up with the catnip!

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