Bottles designed as drinking glasses

What's wrong with this picture?

That's right, I'm using twice the glass I actually need to drink that black magic beverage.

Why am I pouring that coke from one glass to another? Just to drink it?

Why does soft beverage makers don't make the bottle look exactly like a drinking glass? With a removable cap?

It's not like they don't know how to... This glass and bottle are bearing the same brand!

I propose that corporations like coca-cola start making their bottles look like a drinking glass and add a good capping mechanism.
Then they will:
Help the environment.
Save money for dish-washing restaurants.
Save money on transportation costs if they make the glasses a perfect cylinder (more beverage in less space).

Ofcourse, they don't have to discontinue regular bottles just yet, wait for the demand.

Two problems can pop-up:
The cap might not be as strong.
The temperature might change faster if you have a large opening and more air exposure at the top.

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Cycling terms for better goverment

What if government terms were shorter and recurring?

Current, 4 year or longer, continual government terms have these problems:
1. When someone in-charge realizes they made a mistake, they usually don't fix it because fixing is admitting (e.g. sub-prime bust).
2. Whoever in charge doesn't invest heavily in infrastructure because they will not be in charge when it's time to reap the fruits of their smart, long term decisions.

Lets say that every time a candidate is chosen for a certain government role, they are actually chosen for two short terms instead of a single long one.
The first term will be immediate, and the second one will be a few years into the future.

Like so:
2011 - Andrew (elected)
2012 - Benjamin (elected)
2013 - Chester (elected)
2014 - Dwight (elected)
2015 - Andrew (recycled)
2016 - Edgar (elected)
2017 - Benjamin (recycled)
2018 - Franklin (elected)
2019 - Chester (recycled)
2020 - George (elected)
2021 - Dwight (recycled)

This method might not work for the presidential role, but has a chance in other roles, like "head of the economy".

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Location:שירי אלתר,Tel Aviv,Israel

No more hurricanes

A distributed weather prediction system using cellular phones

Wether prediction today, is done with the help of thousands of sensors and balloons (or more).

How much better and accurate will weather prediction get if we add millions or even a billion more sensors?

I guess a lot.

Imagine every new cellphone sold comes with a temperature, wind speed, air density and whichever other sensors are possible.

Big statistical modeling can take all these read points and try to identify patterns in reading and correlation with actual weather affects like tsunamis and hurricanes.

A small change in some remote location might affect your neighborhood, somewhat of butterfly effect predictor.

Weather prediction is a world pandemic so maybe we can even regulate mandatory sensors in every new cellphone sold. Maybe google can just include it in their x.x pastry API?

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Location:בני אפרים,Tel Aviv,Israel