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2022-05-08 7:06:32 PM  
I love the dramatic description in the article.
 
2022-05-08 7:20:46 PM  
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2022-05-08 7:29:21 PM  
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2022-05-08 8:14:11 PM  
I'd be checking lap steel players
 
2022-05-08 9:38:21 PM  
its flushing lever, valued at 20,000 yen (US$153) had been stolen

Hold up, the handle is worth $153? Isn't it just a single chunk of aluminum?
 
2022-05-08 10:23:09 PM  
Not just why, but how? Are people typically running around with huge wrenches to steal toilet handles?!
 
2022-05-08 10:24:33 PM  
Using the office microwave to reheat fish?

/drtfa
 
2022-05-08 10:25:00 PM  
People like to accuse Japan of wrongness.

It isn't true.

I lived there. If this is the worst thing Japan has ever done then ... then .... then something!
 
2022-05-08 10:27:46 PM  
The police have nothing to go on.

/low hanging cherry blossom
 
2022-05-08 10:27:58 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: Using the office microwave to reheat fish?

/drtfa


Oh no, the punishment for that is instant death.
 
2022-05-08 10:32:22 PM  

Valter: People like to accuse Japan of wrongness.

It isn't true.

I lived there. If this is the worst thing Japan has ever done then ... then .... then something!


After WW2, it pretty much is. I don't think I've ever met a native Japanese person who wasn't unfailingly conscientious.

I'd move there if I wasn't too lazy to learn another language.
 
2022-05-08 10:32:55 PM  

Bootleg: its flushing lever, valued at 20,000 yen (US$153) had been stolen

Hold up, the handle is worth $153? Isn't it just a single chunk of aluminum?


Stainless steel...and they're a farking pain to replace. You have to pull the whole damn valve.
 
2022-05-08 10:34:10 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: Using the office microwave to reheat fish?

/drtfa

Oh no, the punishment for that is instant death.


You are far more merciful than I.
 
2022-05-08 10:34:31 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: Using the office microwave to reheat fish?

/drtfa

Oh no, the punishment for that is instant death.


Nah, that's only worth a lifetime banishment.  The death penalty is reserved for burning popcorn.
 
2022-05-08 10:45:25 PM  

Bootleg: its flushing lever, valued at 20,000 yen (US$153) had been stolen

Hold up, the handle is worth $153? Isn't it just a single chunk of aluminum?


Scrap prices is not what a retailer will charge you for.

You are more than welcome to forge your own steel and mill it down.
 
2022-05-08 10:50:57 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: Bootleg: its flushing lever, valued at 20,000 yen (US$153) had been stolen

Hold up, the handle is worth $153? Isn't it just a single chunk of aluminum?

Scrap prices is not what a retailer will charge you for.

You are more than welcome to forge your own steel and mill it down.


But still, the entire valve assembly is around $150. A replacement lever wouldn't be near that much. At least in the US.
 
2022-05-08 10:55:14 PM  
They didn't even bother to mention they found four cameras in the toilet while inspecting it.
 
2022-05-08 10:56:30 PM  
Japan is so behind technologically.
Who the hell still uses handles, it's all motion sensors and self flushing urinals now.
 
2022-05-08 11:10:22 PM  

lizyrd: AppleOptionEsc: Bootleg: its flushing lever, valued at 20,000 yen (US$153) had been stolen

Hold up, the handle is worth $153? Isn't it just a single chunk of aluminum?

Scrap prices is not what a retailer will charge you for.

You are more than welcome to forge your own steel and mill it down.

But still, the entire valve assembly is around $150. A replacement lever wouldn't be near that much. At least in the US.


Yeah, kind of this. How hard up are you that you are carrying a huge wrench around to steal flush levers and maybe get $20 at a scrapyard? You can get more than that giving bj's in that same toilet stall.
 
2022-05-08 11:11:10 PM  
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2022-05-08 11:12:58 PM  

Gyrfalcon: How hard up are you that you are carrying a huge wrench around to steal flush levers and maybe get $20 at a scrapyard? You can get more than that giving bj's in that same toilet stall.


Why not both?
 
2022-05-08 11:15:50 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Not just why, but how? Are people typically running around with huge wrenches to steal toilet handles?!


At the risk of getting arrested, a pulled out a pretty large tool in the men's room at work today.
 
2022-05-08 11:16:59 PM  
The thief is still on the loose. The cops hope to flush him out.
 
2022-05-08 11:19:04 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Not just why, but how? Are people typically running around with huge wrenches to steal toilet handles?!


Remember, this is Japan. Probably safe to assume it's a weird sex thing
 
2022-05-08 11:20:24 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: Bootleg: its flushing lever, valued at 20,000 yen (US$153) had been stolen

Hold up, the handle is worth $153? Isn't it just a single chunk of aluminum?

Scrap prices is not what a retailer will charge you for.

You are more than welcome to forge your own steel and mill it down.


I can do that
 
2022-05-08 11:24:38 PM  
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2022-05-08 11:26:25 PM  
jesus, that was sick.
 
2022-05-08 11:32:00 PM  

Prof. Frink: Gyrfalcon: Not just why, but how? Are people typically running around with huge wrenches to steal toilet handles?!

At the risk of getting arrested, a pulled out a pretty large tool in the men's room at work today.


You can remove a toilet handle with your penis?

Tell me more.
 
2022-05-08 11:34:09 PM  

vudukungfu: I'd be checking lap steel players


Nah.  That's what I got a dildo for. Not the greatest slide but guarantees a laugh or two when I crank up the distortion and slap the strings with it
 
2022-05-08 11:34:11 PM  

Mega Steve: Gyrfalcon: Not just why, but how? Are people typically running around with huge wrenches to steal toilet handles?!

Remember, this is Japan. Probably safe to assume it's a weird sex thing


Remove the lever aaaaand... place it right up your butt.
 
2022-05-08 11:36:10 PM  
Couldn't people just heel their shiat down the toilet drain?
 
2022-05-08 11:41:23 PM  

Herr Flick's Revenge: Japan is so behind technologically.
Who the hell still uses handles, it's all motion sensors and self flushing urinals now.


It's the weirdest blend of feudal-era architecture/mentality with a post-modernism and hi-tech gadgets.

50 bars on every downtown block, barely any elevators, many ATMs are both manned and closed on the weekends, parking decks have a bizarre Iron Man style bike storage system that literally whisks your bike away and gives you a claim number to get it back, random temples in the middle of neighborhoods, cherry blossoms and cicadas and crazy cheap mobile phones that make your Iphone look like absolute trash.

It's not behind technologically, it's arguably pretty far ahead, they're just very, very different from westerners culturally and it leads to all kinds of crazy divergences.

Fire dancers by the river and high heels w short skirts and stockings as far as the eye can see.

OhgodImissitsomuch
 
2022-05-08 11:51:55 PM  

Bandito King: Herr Flick's Revenge: Japan is so behind technologically.
Who the hell still uses handles, it's all motion sensors and self flushing urinals now.

It's the weirdest blend of feudal-era architecture/mentality with a post-modernism and hi-tech gadgets.

50 bars on every downtown block, barely any elevators, many ATMs are both manned and closed on the weekends, parking decks have a bizarre Iron Man style bike storage system that literally whisks your bike away and gives you a claim number to get it back, random temples in the middle of neighborhoods, cherry blossoms and cicadas and crazy cheap mobile phones that make your Iphone look like absolute trash.

It's not behind technologically, it's arguably pretty far ahead, they're just very, very different from westerners culturally and it leads to all kinds of crazy divergences.

Fire dancers by the river and high heels w short skirts and stockings as far as the eye can see.

OhgodImissitsomuch


A different culture places value on different things. It's not a lack of technology; it's not that they can't do it. It's that they don't want to.
 
2022-05-08 11:58:43 PM  

BDR459: I love the dramatic description in the article.


I thought it was stupid as fark
 
2022-05-09 12:01:10 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: Bootleg: its flushing lever, valued at 20,000 yen (US$153) had been stolen

Hold up, the handle is worth $153? Isn't it just a single chunk of aluminum?

Scrap prices is not what a retailer will charge you for.

You are more than welcome to forge your own steel and mill it down.


you laugh, but .. I'd have fun doing that
 
2022-05-09 12:11:44 AM  

kb7rky: Bootleg: its flushing lever, valued at 20,000 yen (US$153) had been stolen

Hold up, the handle is worth $153? Isn't it just a single chunk of aluminum?

Stainless steel...and they're a farking pain to replace. You have to pull the whole damn valve.


Grainger says the flush units are about $150, give or take, and I know they're nickel plated bronze. An no, they don't sell parts. Considering labor cost for a commercial plumber, the part is only half the cost, and since the time to troubleshoot and find parts there is no open parts market. Maybe a professional or city services center would have old units to scavenge from, but it's normal to just replace whole units, which do actually have a service life.
 
2022-05-09 12:41:25 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Yeah, kind of this. How hard up are you that you are carrying a huge wrench around to steal flush levers and maybe get $20 at a scrapyard? You can get more than that giving bj's in that same toilet stall.


Mom?
 
2022-05-09 12:43:02 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Not just why, but how? Are people typically running around with huge wrenches to steal toilet handles?!


The nut was probably loose... I would totally remove a loose nut, and then see what else I could take apart.

And iver seen restroom fixtures with parts that were inky hand tight, so yeah, I could totally see myself maybe resting my hand there, noticing it's loose and then forgetting that I'm in a public restroom with my bidness all over the place, and proceeding to see if I really can take it apart...

And then the person either kept it as a souvenir or threw it in the trash. 🙄
 
2022-05-09 12:45:04 AM  

Mega Steve: Gyrfalcon: Not just why, but how? Are people typically running around with huge wrenches to steal toilet handles?!

Remember, this is Japan. Probably safe to assume it's a weird sex thing


Hell, there may be a vending machine filled with nothing more than flush handles from men's rooms...
 
2022-05-09 12:55:42 AM  
Wait wait wait wait... They have functioning public toilets in Japan?

The land of the future indeed. I just try to piss around the edges of the island so I don't disturb it and wake up the spirit of Mefecesoseles.
 
2022-05-09 12:57:27 AM  

chitownmike: BDR459: I love the dramatic description in the article.

I thought it was stupid as fark


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2022-05-09 12:58:48 AM  

Driver: The thief is still on the loose. The cops hope to flush him out.


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2022-05-09 1:05:42 AM  

Mikey1969: Gyrfalcon: Not just why, but how? Are people typically running around with huge wrenches to steal toilet handles?!

The nut was probably loose... I would totally remove a loose nut, and then see what else I could take apart.

And iver seen restroom fixtures with parts that were inky hand tight, so yeah, I could totally see myself maybe resting my hand there, noticing it's loose and then forgetting that I'm in a public restroom with my bidness all over the place, and proceeding to see if I really can take it apart...

And then the person either kept it as a souvenir or threw it in the trash. 🙄


Yeah, but we know you have strange issues.
 
2022-05-09 1:08:20 AM  
No telling what the bandit will do with that handle. He or she could be going on a rampage right now. Turds will be double flushed. Water may be wasted.

Hopefully, this ends in a shoot-out, bloodbath and a Netflix mini-series.
 
2022-05-09 1:23:12 AM  
You know it's a rough part of town when you see this in the bathroom.

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2022-05-09 1:25:50 AM  

Bandito King: short skirts and stockings as far as the eye can see.


I wish to know more.
 
2022-05-09 1:26:24 AM  

Ghost Roach: AppleOptionEsc: Bootleg: its flushing lever, valued at 20,000 yen (US$153) had been stolen

Hold up, the handle is worth $153? Isn't it just a single chunk of aluminum?

Scrap prices is not what a retailer will charge you for.

You are more than welcome to forge your own steel and mill it down.

you laugh, but .. I'd have fun doing that


It isn't as much laughter, as pointing out that mass production shifted the cost of making stuff to big billion dollar entities. If you have 30 grand sitting around, you can start your own hobby as an amateur machine shop.

But spending around ~10 grand bare bones ebay bidding to mill yourself a single $163 dollar part, you start to value things differently.
 
2022-05-09 2:00:30 AM  

Mikey1969: Gyrfalcon: Not just why, but how? Are people typically running around with huge wrenches to steal toilet handles?!

The nut was probably loose... I would totally remove a loose nut, and then see what else I could take apart.

And iver seen restroom fixtures with parts that were inky hand tight, so yeah, I could totally see myself maybe resting my hand there, noticing it's loose and then forgetting that I'm in a public restroom with my bidness all over the place, and proceeding to see if I really can take it apart...

And then the person either kept it as a souvenir or threw it in the trash. 🙄


OK, so... you're saying that you're not to be left unsupervised.
 
2022-05-09 2:19:07 AM  
What is the cost of crime? Narrow it down and call it vandalism, assuming that somebody is not stealing parts to sell on the internet to get money for drugs or whatever.

This is the whole philosophy behind "broken windows." The act of crime and acts of vandalism have to be followed up on, resolved, alleviated, repaired... or there is a not only the rent fabric of public trust by the act itself, but the surrender of society to the forces of chaos. So yes, the Aichi police are doing their thing to track it down. It seems comical and absurd because toilet handle, but the mere statement that there is a response is reassuring to some people, everybody, really, that these things are noticed and that someone cares.

They won't find the guy. If they do, it does not matter so much. You still have to do the kabuki, though. The punishment is not the point. It is the process. Nobody can feel good about things if they do not go through the process. The criminal needs to say something. And someone needs to listen.

And it is not just Capt. Queeg and canned peaches.

A toilet handle. Let's say a replacement part only costs 10 bucks. Now take a big hit from your Sunday bong and let your mind wander and consider the costs. The toilet was out of service. The crime was reported. The police came and recorded and investigated the crime. Someone had to take time off of their work to describe the crime and someone who might have done it. Did they take prints? Then they might check video footage. Then someone ordered a new part. The new part will be confirmed and installed. Maybe the plumbing for the bathroom will have to be shut off for some period. Maybe the plumber will charge overtime. Billing. Taxes. Labor labor labor. If someone tells me it is 200 bucks... well... it might as well be a thousand.

If you ever wanted to know the sound of one hand clapping, read Japan news. It is very trippy.
 
2022-05-09 2:21:49 AM  

SergeantObvious: Valter: People like to accuse Japan of wrongness.

It isn't true.

I lived there. If this is the worst thing Japan has ever done then ... then .... then something!

After WW2, it pretty much is. I don't think I've ever met a native Japanese person who wasn't unfailingly conscientious.

I'd move there if I wasn't too lazy to learn another language.


That should not stop you. If you are the kind of person who values being conscientious, you can certainly find a way to fit in.
 
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