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(SoraNews24)   Japanese onsen stand is part gas station, part hot spring vending machine, and possibly transforms into a pilotable robot   (soranews24.com) divider line
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2022-05-24 11:18:06 PM  
I have my own spa

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2022-05-25 12:10:50 AM  
Plus, there is a random chance of getting Kanchō'd while you enjoy a soak and a snack!
 
2022-05-25 12:19:31 AM  
The steam from the hot water is Holy Steam. It perfectly covers the bathers' important bits with a featureless mist, preventing peepers, onlookers, and other bathers from being able to see anything worth seeing -- even if they use IR or NV cameras that can normally see through regular steam.

The liquid water contains Holy Light as well. The water is clear enough that you could read the fine print on a business card from arm's distance, but the sun's reflection is on the surface of the water, perfectly covering that which needs to be covered -- regardless of the weather, the time of day, or the viewer's viewing angle.
 
2022-05-25 12:24:00 AM  

culebra: Plus, there is a random chance of getting Kanchō'd while you enjoy a soak and a snack!


Fortissimo!!!
 
2022-05-25 12:24:22 AM  
Sounds like a great idea..I'd love to do that sort of thing and use a hot tub to re-circulate/heat the
mineral waters. I've soaked in a hot spring right on the Gila River and found it wonderful. The warmth
you get goes right to your core and feels so comfy and relaxing. My dad swears by hot spring soaking and does it regularly..
 
2022-05-25 12:56:21 AM  
I have seen several enlightening Japanese onsen documentaries.
 
2022-05-25 12:59:36 AM  
Needs more capybara.
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2022-05-25 1:02:46 AM  
Weirdest Gobot ever.
 
2022-05-25 2:58:50 AM  
All together now, chemistry grads and majors.....

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
 
2022-05-25 3:06:51 AM  
Seems like a pretty cool idea, though I have trouble seeing it as anything other than a tourist gimmick.
Sometimes I wonder what kind of cool automated things the US would have developed if we didn't go with the whole "permanent underclass of imported illegal labor" route.
 
2022-05-25 3:09:32 AM  
Spring water is all fine and good, but what about the other 3/4 of the year?
 
2022-05-25 5:24:22 AM  

cyberspacedout: Spring water is all fine and good, but what about the other 3/4 of the year?


That was funny.  It reminded me though of when my relative died in Mammoth Mountains in a hot spring accident.  He was drunk and stewing in a thermal hot spring, he got out and laid in the snow.  He died from the shock/exposure/cold I don't remember I was really young.
 
2022-05-25 7:58:51 AM  

cyberspacedout: Spring water is all fine and good, but what about the other 3/4 of the year?


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2022-05-25 8:56:39 AM  
My brain told me that said "pilotable toilet".

Which actually sounds like a Japanese thing.
 
2022-05-25 9:09:08 AM  
Fill 'er (episode) up?
 
2022-05-25 10:22:26 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: All together now, chemistry grads and majors.....

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


They're selling mineral water for bathing in.  Okay, weird, but there's less effective junk out on the market.
 
2022-05-25 8:44:34 PM  

Mouser: Pointy Tail of Satan: All together now, chemistry grads and majors.....

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

They're selling mineral water for bathing in.  Okay, weird, but there's less effective junk out on the market.


It's just a simple solution of a few basic salts. Sodium chloride, Epson salt, magnesium, etc. Anyone could reproduce this water in seconds using some cheap bulk salts from a supply house. And by making it, you avoid the possibility of dissolved heavy metals like arsenic.
 
2022-05-26 7:11:54 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Mouser: Pointy Tail of Satan: All together now, chemistry grads and majors.....

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

They're selling mineral water for bathing in.  Okay, weird, but there's less effective junk out on the market.

It's just a simple solution of a few basic salts. Sodium chloride, Epson salt, magnesium, etc. Anyone could reproduce this water in seconds using some cheap bulk salts from a supply house. And by making it, you avoid the possibility of dissolved heavy metals like arsenic.


Probably true, but who's going to go to all that effort just to create synthetic onsen water, when these jokers are selling the original stuff by the bucket?
 
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