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2013-03-03 09:29:33 AM
Yes submitter this is sick. Poop magically disappears down pipes, so this "technology" is useless.
 
2013-03-03 09:39:36 AM
This article is full of win and needs a "cool" tag.
 
2013-03-03 10:35:31 AM
That is freaking awesome!
 
2013-03-03 10:59:14 AM
Who. Run. Bartertown?

/stupidmitter is stupid. This is a cool technology.
 
2013-03-03 11:16:07 AM
Not sh*t! Energy!
 
2013-03-03 11:32:26 AM
i105.photobucket.com  for the practicality,  i105.photobucket.com for the technology,  i105.photobucket.com for the people who decided to do this, and  i105.photobucket.com for subby.
 
2013-03-03 01:21:31 PM
Gee, cycle of life, how does it work?

I'm glad more people are getting involved in bio-derived energy.
 
2013-03-03 01:40:36 PM

Joelogon: Who. Run. Bartertown?

/stupidmitter is stupid. This is a cool technology.


It is cool.

Came for the Mad Max reference.  Leaving happy.
 
2013-03-03 01:48:28 PM

FloydA:   for the practicality,   for the technology,   for the people who decided to do this, and   for subby.


It's not new. We use this all the time. Landfill caps for example allow methane to be captured and burned for energy. And I know this kind of energy production is used in places like Panama for farms, using animal waste.
 
2013-03-03 02:02:11 PM
Just put a big filtration system into the Charles, you'll have power for days!

Seriously, build it into the dam under the museum of science, and make more profit.
 
2013-03-03 02:03:27 PM
Is a kangaroo taking them there?

/probably not obscure
 
2013-03-03 02:11:06 PM
I think this is a crappy idea.
 
2013-03-03 02:12:58 PM
www.danablankenhorn.com

"Hello, I'm Robin Williams. I've just had a black bean burrito. That's right, I'm gonna drive all the way from San Francisco to Washington DC. Yep, the shiat has hit the fan, and it's powering my car! Won't you join us? Fark green, go brown!"
 
2013-03-03 02:18:28 PM
Municipalities have been using co-gen energy at their wastewater (shiat water) plants for years and years. They sell the excess back to the grid. This is one of the reasons the rate has remained stable compared to other "services" in the recent past. Any sewage rate that has jumped excessively is just the customer getting raped by a corrupt political class.
 
2013-03-03 02:24:07 PM
fark green, fark brown. Let's just go right to plaid.
 
2013-03-03 02:28:36 PM
something something massholes something sommething poop
 
2013-03-03 02:36:27 PM
Heh, that's funny Subby. My dad (highway engineer) sent me a link about how they were testing a new type of "green" asphalt made using pig shiat.

Pig shiat.

So I says to him, I says, "Green technology? More like brown technology."
 
2013-03-03 02:37:05 PM

GAT_00: FloydA:   for the practicality,   for the technology,   for the people who decided to do this, and   for subby.

It's not new. We use this all the time. Landfill caps for example allow methane to be captured and burned for energy. And I know this kind of energy production is used in places like Panama for farms, using animal waste.



Oh it's certainly not "new."  China and India have been doing it since the 1970s.  It's still cool and interesting.
 
2013-03-03 02:41:15 PM

GranoblasticMan: fark green, fark brown. Let's just go right to plaid.


Prepare ship for ludicrous speed!
 
2013-03-03 02:55:54 PM
This doesn't pass the smell test.
 
2013-03-03 03:00:00 PM

FloydA: GAT_00: FloydA:   for the practicality,   for the technology,   for the people who decided to do this, and   for subby.

It's not new. We use this all the time. Landfill caps for example allow methane to be captured and burned for energy. And I know this kind of energy production is used in places like Panama for farms, using animal waste.


Oh it's certainly not "new."  China and India have been doing it since the 1970s.  It's still cool and interesting.


According to TA, this is new to them.  It is the first in that commonwealth, and soon their heads will spin when they find out about wind turbines and smart phones.  They're still adjusting to no longer hearing that dial up sound.
 
2013-03-03 03:24:01 PM
Big deal.  A few sewer plants in lower NY are partially or totally off the grid because they burn digester gas.  It's nothing new.
 
2013-03-03 03:24:44 PM
poop power. that's awesome. if someone could have harnessed the flatulence my Dad expelled back in the day we could have shut down several nuclear plants.
 
2013-03-03 03:36:06 PM
Oh, how quaint.. the u.s. is playing eco catch-up with us! Next y'all will be telling the world about this great invention of yours that captures wind and magially transforms it into, um, sorry.... *spoilers*

You big bunch cutie-pies ^-^
 
2013-03-03 03:38:30 PM

lack of warmth: According to TA, this is new to them. It is the first in that commonwealth, and soon their heads will spin when they find out about wind turbines and smart phones. They're still adjusting to no longer hearing that dial up sound.


yeah we're libby libs on paper but the nimby element in this state is insane. it drives me nuts talking to people around here.
 
2013-03-03 03:43:15 PM
Yeah, when I think of Massachusetts I typically think of shiat too.
 
2013-03-03 03:44:21 PM
Digesters have been around for over 100 years. Massachusetts is just now finding out about them?
 
2013-03-03 03:44:51 PM
Don't see the sick in this.

We have a waste treatment plant here in Fall River that I'd love to see get a system like this.
 
2013-03-03 03:45:53 PM
Why sick tag? If this works out in the long run it'll actually be pretty neat.
 
2013-03-03 03:47:31 PM
Subtract cost from benefit and if its still a positive, then compare to other forms of energy production. If its worth doing, great.
 
2013-03-03 04:00:57 PM

Radioactive Ass: Digesters have been around for over 100 years. Massachusetts is just now finding out about them?


You have to understand something about the college campus capital of the world:  It's the college campus capital of the world sitting on an absurdly segregated smorgasbord of 200-, 300-, 400-year-old colonies.  We're talking old white people who discriminate against each other.  It's also why the nightlife here is shiat (they pass laws to piss off anyone who stays awake past 8PM), but I digress.

That means that the vast majority of the people in this state are young liberals, but all the money & property are owned by the biggest packs of NIMBY bigots (and their carefully indoctrinated descendants) that give the entire state an epic douchebag reputation.  I'm not shocked that Massachusetts is 100 years behind the tech curve in something that would set off the NIMBY crowd so much as impressed that they actually made progress.
 
2013-03-03 04:05:53 PM

dragonchild: That means that the vast majority of the people in this state are young liberals, but all the money & property are owned by the biggest packs of NIMBY bigots (and their carefully indoctrinated descendants) that give the entire state an epic douchebag reputation. I'm not shocked that Massachusetts is 100 years behind the tech curve in something that would set off the NIMBY crowd so much as impressed that they actually made progress.


i'm saving this, it describes MA *perfectly*
 
2013-03-03 04:09:54 PM
How soon until Fox News claims that this kills a thousand migratory birds every month?
 
2013-03-03 04:28:01 PM

Huggermugger: How soon until Fox News claims that this kills a thousand migratory birds every month?


A immediately after their expose on the evil windmill power plants that are popping up all over. "And now for something else as a threat to migratory birds, waste reconstitution"
 
2013-03-03 04:32:01 PM

Huggermugger: How soon until Fox News claims that this kills a thousand migratory birds every month?


Cleveland has a shiat-ton of wind turbines up and more popping up every day.   So far, there fails to be a huge pile of dead geese at their bases.

/pity.  goose tastes pretty good
 
2013-03-03 04:32:18 PM

uttertosh: Oh, how quaint.. the u.s. is playing eco catch-up with us! Next y'all will be telling the world about this great invention of yours that captures wind and magially transforms it into, um, sorry.... *spoilers*

You big bunch cutie-pies ^-^


The US produced 140,089 terawatt hours of wind energy last year. Sweden produced 6.
 
2013-03-03 04:35:16 PM

Huggermugger: How soon until Fox News claims that this kills a thousand migratory birds every month?


I think they already tried it. turns out they kill just as many as any other large human building.
 
2013-03-03 04:38:25 PM
Almost there

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-03 04:40:21 PM
Money talks, bullshiat walks... and now is also used for electricity generation, saving money so there's less talking needed. Since much talk is bullshiat in the first place, would this new development finally get Massachusetts residents to cut the crap?

/not sure what I just said
 
2013-03-03 05:01:11 PM

thisiszombocom: something something massholes something sommething poop


Yep.  Came for this.
 
2013-03-03 05:16:09 PM
You know what happens when you go green and brown at the same time?

plaidurday.com
 
2013-03-03 05:24:59 PM

Huggermugger: How soon until Fox News claims that this kills a thousand migratory birds every month?


3.bp.blogspot.com

/Genocide of migratory birds due to Obama-fridges
//thanks Barack!
 
2013-03-03 05:43:22 PM
As god is my witness I thought/assumed they already did this on a large scale at sewage treatment plants.  Methane = free power.
 
2013-03-03 05:47:20 PM
This is a really good idea, but how about instead of mandating it from gov, removing the laws declaring digesters illegal and let the people build them by their own initiative?

Big gov is big.
 
2013-03-03 05:48:41 PM

lordargent: Almost there

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You have to let it sit underground for a few million years first.
 
2013-03-03 06:21:36 PM
This being Massachusetts, the state has to hold back on building until the legislature can figure how to A: make sure it is an inefficient money-losing proposition and, B; maximize the number of no-show jobs that can be created.
 
Slu
2013-03-03 06:36:49 PM
Dean Ween would approve. Don't care what Aaron thinks.
 
2013-03-03 07:02:20 PM
 
2013-03-03 07:26:29 PM
So now we know how Drew powers the fark.com server, piles of bullshiat from the politics tab ran through a digester
 
2013-03-03 09:06:23 PM

RedVentrue: This is a really good idea, but how about instead of mandating it from gov, removing the laws declaring digesters illegal and let the people build them by their own initiative?

Big gov is big.


Ya know, I have a wee bit of sympathy for some libertarian beliefs, but the prospect of having my next door neighbor building a pit of feces in his backyard is a bit beyond where I draw the line.
 
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