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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Competition for the RandyLoo?

Bill Gates and Crew have been giving out prizes for new designs for crappers:

The winning design looks like a regular toilet, at least above ground. After use, the waste is flushed down to a holding tank under the floor, where the solid material sinks to the bottom. When the liquid reaches a certain level, it flows through a tube into a "sun-powered electrochemical reactor." The reaction oxidizes the chloride in the urine, killing microorganisms in it....

Hoffman and the Caltech team won a $100,000 prize. The second-place team, from the University of Loughborough in the United Kingdom, won $60,000 for its design, which would convert feces into a type of charcoal. A team from the University of Toronto won third place and $40,000 for a toilet that treats solid waste through dehydration and low-temperature combustion. A Swiss team was singled out for special recognition and won $40,000 as well.

Hoffmann's toilet, which could cost $1,000 or more per unit, is still in the early stages of development, and it is unlikely to proceed to market without changes.

Of course, these are all designed for the third world. In Portland, they'd have to be placed out east of 82nd.

Comments (8)

We love oxidation. Leonard cannot leave office fast enough.

Unfortunately, it looks like he wants to shove fluoride down our throats before he leaves, plus every negative thing he can think of in retaliation to show his "muscle of power" or for perks, hard to know what drives him. It certainly is not listening to the businesses or citizens at this point. I guess he has gone by the way of international corporations all the way, "local boy made big" attitude?

I believe that I read that Gates was looking for 50 pounds of soy-based fake poop for the demonstrations.

Guess Randy's too big to flush.

I guess the judges poo pooed the Portland Loo.

Clivus multrum, carpe diem!

It's funny how they are claiming these toilets are "new designs for crappers". Multrum toilets and similar were patented in Sweden back in 1873. Various forms of composting toilets have been around for over 125 years. We installed one in 1976 in a home in St. Helens. Maybe the "new design" will be about which side you put the lever on or install the toilet paper holder.

I get a kick of all these claims of "new". It's like streetcars are "new".

Just wait until those police and fire pensions blow up and they will be placing those third world toilets your side of 82nd.

why is slickdawg leonard trying to shove fluoridation down our throats?
what's the big rush?
seems like there are quite a number of legitimate pros and cons to consider.
will "they" just dump it in at bullrun?
so, why the big push?
who is getting paid and who is paying?
i don't know as much as i should about fluoridation, but i'm getting there.
i do know i don't like public employees selling out at the last minute, taking their purse and giving we the people, the finger on the way out the door.
who rhymes with boner?

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