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graham

Member Since Oct-21 2007
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use a bag in the bag setup. the inner bag is filled with hot water, the outer bag with warm water. this will protect against scalding if the inner bag were to burst, avoid the problem of the bag being too hot initially, and stay warm longer. [about 10 years ago]

How to improve the hot water bottle?

use a permanently sealed bag containing a soft substance with a large heat capacity which can be warmed up in a microwave oven. [about 10 years ago]

How to improve the hot water bottle?

view the situation as if you knew nothing about it whatsoever. [about 10 years ago]

100 Tips For Improving Your Creativity

train yourself to exaggerate the parameters of the problem: increase a number; make some aspect shorter, heavier, more colourful, deeper, etc. [about 10 years ago]

100 Tips For Improving Your Creativity

who has already achieved what you are trying to do? what approach would they take? [about 10 years ago]

100 Tips For Improving Your Creativity

use the secret service technique: "our agents report that the enemy has invented a vastly superior model." in what way has the enemy's model been improved? [about 10 years ago]

100 Tips For Improving Your Creativity

think like a science fiction author: "what if we had anti-gravity suits?" "what if everyone were telepathic?" ... [about 10 years ago]

100 Tips For Improving Your Creativity

always ask yourself the question: "what is obviously true about this situation?" and then see what happens when you dispose of this axiom. [about 10 years ago]

100 Tips For Improving Your Creativity

choose a random concept (such as "chocolate ice-cream") and train yourself to be able to use it as inspiration in any situation. [about 10 years ago]

100 Tips For Improving Your Creativity

choose someone who is totally unrelated and put yourself in their shoes: if you have an academic problem, ask yourself what a businessperson would do. [about 10 years ago]

100 Tips For Improving Your Creativity