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2012-05-23 10:19:48 AM  
www.hishgraphics.com
 
2012-05-23 10:24:16 AM  
Those images look like previews for the next fallout game
 
2012-05-23 02:04:08 PM  
FTA....
The Germans have a dark joke about their low-water-consumption, eco-friendly toilets and cultural history, which goes something like this: you have to look at your garbage before you get to flush it away.

German toilets are frikkin' nasty. It's like a shelf to display your poop.
 
2012-05-23 02:05:47 PM  
Wow, so then the turrists could knock one of *those* over and just bury cities in their own shiat.
 
2012-05-23 02:08:09 PM  
i158.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-23 02:08:31 PM  

Maud Dib: FTA....
The Germans have a dark joke about their low-water-consumption, eco-friendly toilets and cultural history, which goes something like this: you have to look at your garbage before you get to flush it away.

German toilets are frikkin' nasty. It's like a shelf to display your poop.


Ever seen a Japanese toilet?

www.japan-guide.com

Now THAT's a shelf!

Using one of those bad boys to take a dump while drunk/hungover is a baffling ordeal.
 
2012-05-23 02:10:04 PM  
All jokes aside a sort of sealed above ground dump would be useful. But not without some layers to it. Put in some metal grids that get finer and finer as it goes down. As the organics break down they get finer and finer and fall through the assorted grids. Have the very bottom be a trough that goes down to load trucks with grade A fertilizer. Every once in awhile you stop filling it, wait for the organics to clear, and take out all the inorganics for recycling.

A small company could make pretty good money mining scrap metals out of old landfills from a half century to a century old. Just think about all the stuff that came in cans nobody ever bothered to recycle.
 
2012-05-23 02:12:35 PM  
Seems pretty cool to me.
 
2012-05-23 02:14:52 PM  

Hacker_X: All jokes aside a sort of sealed above ground dump would be useful. But not without some layers to it. Put in some metal grids that get finer and finer as it goes down. As the organics break down they get finer and finer and fall through the assorted grids. Have the very bottom be a trough that goes down to load trucks with grade A fertilizer. Every once in awhile you stop filling it, wait for the organics to clear, and take out all the inorganics for recycling.

A small company could make pretty good money mining scrap metals out of old landfills from a half century to a century old. Just think about all the stuff that came in cans nobody ever bothered to recycle.


As somebody that works for a municipal solid waste dept. NO.
 
2012-05-23 02:15:27 PM  
"Every city should has one garbage sky-scraper to solve landfill shortage, to feed one's vanity of height, and to remark mankind's icronic civilization."

That is stunningly beautiful poetry.
 
2012-05-23 02:16:51 PM  
Skycrappers?
 
2012-05-23 02:25:10 PM  

Jekylman: "Every city should has one garbage sky-scraper to solve landfill shortage, to feed one's vanity of heigh, and to remark mankind's icronic civilization."


Dagnabit, just what I was going to post! Holy crow, though, that's-a-bad English!
 
2012-05-23 02:25:16 PM  

Savage Bacon: Maud Dib: FTA....
The Germans have a dark joke about their low-water-consumption, eco-friendly toilets and cultural history, which goes something like this: you have to look at your garbage before you get to flush it away.

German toilets are frikkin' nasty. It's like a shelf to display your poop.

Ever seen a Japanese toilet?

[www.japan-guide.com image 232x200]

Now THAT's a shelf!

Using one of those bad boys to take a dump while drunk/hungover is a baffling ordeal.


Had to use those in Korea. If you've had some fermented Kimchi, good luck not crapping all over your shoes and pants. God help you if you fall over.
 
2012-05-23 02:32:59 PM  
First of all I hope that they are only planning on using non biodegradable products or this structure will become unstable and dangerous as soon as it's started. And if not using Biodegradable matter only using plastics and and glass it will not produce energy. WTF kind of article is this ----Was this written by creationists---Where is the Science.....
 
2012-05-23 03:05:25 PM  

Maud Dib: FTA....
The Germans have a dark joke about their low-water-consumption, eco-friendly toilets and cultural history, which goes something like this: you have to look at your garbage, smell it, inspect it closely for parasites, and incorporate it into a sexual paraphilia before you get to flush it away.


FTFY
 
2012-05-23 03:20:50 PM  
wtf with with all the awful grammar on those "posters"
 
2012-05-23 04:06:16 PM  

Hacker_X: All jokes aside a sort of sealed above ground dump would be useful. But not without some layers to it. Put in some metal grids that get finer and finer as it goes down. As the organics break down they get finer and finer and fall through the assorted grids. Have the very bottom be a trough that goes down to load trucks with grade A fertilizer. Every once in awhile you stop filling it, wait for the organics to clear, and take out all the inorganics for recycling.


Battery acid and carcinogens in general: that's universally lumpy stuff, right?
 
2012-05-23 04:08:04 PM  

Hacker_X: All jokes aside a sort of sealed above ground dump would be useful. But not without some layers to it. Put in some metal grids that get finer and finer as it goes down. As the organics break down they get finer and finer and fall through the assorted grids. Have the very bottom be a trough that goes down to load trucks with grade A fertilizer. Every once in awhile you stop filling it, wait for the organics to clear, and take out all the inorganics for recycling.

A small company could make pretty good money mining scrap metals out of old landfills from a half century to a century old. Just think about all the stuff that came in cans nobody ever bothered to recycle.


www.memes.at
 
2012-05-23 04:18:26 PM  
The Germans have a dark joke about their low-water-consumption, eco-friendly toilets and cultural history, which goes something like this: you have to look at your garbage before you get to flush it away.

That is literally true for the Germans. Their toilets consist of a ceramic shelf onto which one poops and which is then washed clean on flushing. I was puzzled by this arrangement at first, why not just let it drop straight into the water? Then I realised it's so the Germans can have a good old rummage around in their poop before disposing of it.
 
2012-05-23 04:50:55 PM  
I'm guessing Lin Yua-Ta won those awards for the sociological impacts of his designs, and not the architectural pragmatism?

A column that tall and narrow, bearing that much trash weight, doesn't seem to me like it would stay upright for very long. There's a campanile in Pisa that demonstrates the problem at a smaller scale...
 
2012-05-23 05:02:03 PM  

Lord Summerisle: The Germans have a dark joke about their low-water-consumption, eco-friendly toilets and cultural history, which goes something like this: you have to look at your garbage before you get to flush it away.

That is literally true for the Germans. Their toilets consist of a ceramic shelf onto which one poops and which is then washed clean on flushing. I was puzzled by this arrangement at first, why not just let it drop straight into the water? Then I realised it's so the Germans can have a good old rummage around in their poop before disposing of it.


I am curious to see what one looks like -- but I am also very afraid to GIS "german toilet"
 
2012-05-23 05:19:54 PM  
The mind interprets vertical heights differently from horizontal lengths. If you saw that stack lying on its side it would look like a toothpick. Same difference as you being twenty feet away from that chair and you being twenty feet in the air over that chair.
 
2012-05-23 05:27:01 PM  

Maud Dib: FTA....
The Germans have a dark joke about their low-water-consumption, eco-friendly toilets and cultural history, which goes something like this: you have to look at your garbage before you get to flush it away.

German toilets are frikkin' nasty. It's like a shelf to display your poop.


southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com
 
2012-05-23 05:28:05 PM  
why not just dig a 5000 foot hole?
 
2012-05-23 05:35:31 PM  

Maud Dib:
German toilets are frikkin' nasty. It's like a shelf to display your poop.


That's the idea. You take a good look at it before flushing. Great for assessing your state of health. It's only shiate, and it was Inside Your Body until a minute or so before. How nasty can that be?
 
2012-05-23 05:47:28 PM  
Waste to Energy incinerator combined with metal recovery and then sequester the exhaust. Energy, recycled metals, and a much lower amount of final waste (ash).
 
2012-05-23 06:40:21 PM  
Those who think there is a landfill problem need to get out of town.
 
2012-05-23 07:27:01 PM  

Sybarite: [www.hishgraphics.com image 400x236]


Shall I assume you got the Wall-E reference in the headline?

/subby
 
2012-05-24 12:01:37 AM  

Lt_Ryan: Waste to Energy incinerator combined with metal recovery and then sequester the exhaust. Energy, recycled metals, and a much lower amount of final waste (ash).


But put it in the very corner of your city, so that you only get a quarter of its pollution area. And keep it away from residential and commercial zones.
 
2012-05-24 12:16:47 AM  

Jackpot777: Hacker_X: All jokes aside a sort of sealed above ground dump would be useful. But not without some layers to it. Put in some metal grids that get finer and finer as it goes down. As the organics break down they get finer and finer and fall through the assorted grids. Have the very bottom be a trough that goes down to load trucks with grade A fertilizer. Every once in awhile you stop filling it, wait for the organics to clear, and take out all the inorganics for recycling.

Battery acid and carcinogens in general: that's universally lumpy stuff, right?


Would you prefer the carcinogens and battery acid be seeping into the groundwater from a traditional landfill, or would you rather they be contained in a big box and separated out after the organics decompose?

kaseyfarksdaladies: Hacker_X: All jokes aside a sort of sealed above ground dump would be useful. But not without some layers to it. Put in some metal grids that get finer and finer as it goes down. As the organics break down they get finer and finer and fall through the assorted grids. Have the very bottom be a trough that goes down to load trucks with grade A fertilizer. Every once in awhile you stop filling it, wait for the organics to clear, and take out all the inorganics for recycling.

A small company could make pretty good money mining scrap metals out of old landfills from a half century to a century old. Just think about all the stuff that came in cans nobody ever bothered to recycle.

[www.memes.at image 276x300]


You can mock all you want. Somebody is going to do. Aluminum, copper wiring, steel frames from all kinds of stuff, scrap iron, and even a small amount of gold from old electronics. We aren't talking mountains of money but recycling used to be rare to completely unheard of so a lot of old landfills literally have over a million dollars worth of metal in them just waiting to be dug up and melted. Don't forget that people will pay quite a bit for good fertilizer, topsoil, and even fill dirt so even when you aren't pulling up big chunks of metal you would be making money.

It isn't a sustainable business that could go on forever since there are a finite number of landfills that you would want to target for such an operation.

Oh look, somebody is already setting up an operation in Belgium.
Link
 
2012-05-24 12:21:49 AM  

IC Stars: Lord Summerisle: The Germans have a dark joke about their low-water-consumption, eco-friendly toilets and cultural history, which goes something like this: you have to look at your garbage before you get to flush it away.

That is literally true for the Germans. Their toilets consist of a ceramic shelf onto which one poops and which is then washed clean on flushing. I was puzzled by this arrangement at first, why not just let it drop straight into the water? Then I realised it's so the Germans can have a good old rummage around in their poop before disposing of it.

I am curious to see what one looks like -- but I am also very afraid to GIS "german toilet"


Actually the first result in a regular web search is not bad and actually amusing.

German Toilets
 
2012-05-24 07:50:32 AM  

Procedural Texture: Sybarite: [www.hishgraphics.com image 400x236]

Shall I assume you got the Wall-E reference in the headline?

/subby



No, not at all. Is there a voiceover or something? I don't really remember.
 
2012-05-24 09:21:48 AM  

kodiax2: why not just dig a 5000 foot hole?


Building a 5000 foot tower is less expensive and more technologically feasible.
 
2012-05-26 12:04:38 PM  

XFactor420: First of all I hope that they are only planning on using non biodegradable products or this structure will become unstable and dangerous as soon as it's started. And if not using Biodegradable matter only using plastics and and glass it will not produce energy. WTF kind of article is this ----Was this written by creationists---Where is the Science.....


You don't know anything about architecture then. Architects are paid to come up with pretty sketches and renderings, while engineers are paid to somehow make them work in the real world, builders cut corners to fit a budget, and the investors hope it doesn't all collapse the day of the grand opening.

(And yes, this was more of a "stop and think for a moment" thing than a realistic project.)
 
2012-05-26 02:46:40 PM  

Sybarite: No, not at all. Is there a voiceover or something? I don't really remember.


You caught the hook about building towers of trash, obviously.
I threw in otherwise superfluous "by and large" in reference to the ubiquitous Buy N Large (BNL) corporation that owned everything in Wall-E, but apparently no-one saw what I did there.

i.imgur.com
 
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