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(IOL.co.za)   Japan's landfills all full. Anyone wishing to dispose of crap will have to paint fur and eyes on it and sell it to Westerners   ( iol.co.za) divider line
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2003-03-14 01:39:49 PM  
Why don't they just recycle all of the stuff as food. I mean, we're talking about the country who gave us bukakke(sp?) and japscat. They'll eat ANY farkin' thing.

Just market it as "Soylent Brown".
2003-03-14 02:26:11 PM  
Anyone wishing to dispose of crap will have to paint fur and eyes on it and sell it to Westerners

Or paint a scene depicting tentacles violating a young girl in various orifaces.
2003-03-14 05:00:42 PM  
"We are running out of places to bury our trash,"

Simple. Dig holes in the piles of trash, throw in the trash, and then cover it up with trash.

Rolls eyes.
2003-03-14 05:59:56 PM  
No, no! Dig up , stupid!
2003-03-14 06:32:36 PM  
I don't know about you, but I only buy that stuff if for some reason, it has blue hair. It's gotta have blue hair.
2003-03-14 06:33:30 PM  
Yeah, but it's not like they're going to run out of sea coast to dump the stuff anytime soon. Just build a few more islands.
2003-03-14 06:36:56 PM  
Dump it in North Korea.
2003-03-14 06:37:00 PM  
I think the Lonely Planet guide said it best when it described buying anything in Japan as "entering into a solo game of pass the parcel".
2003-03-14 06:37:12 PM  
Why dont they just use Winzip?

Da dum

Thank you, dont forget to tip the waiter.
2003-03-14 06:37:45 PM  
Mr. Fusion!
2003-03-14 06:38:06 PM  
Society needs to change. But first we need to get rid of the ruling class.
2003-03-14 06:38:40 PM  
I propose we shoot the trash into the unreachable saftey of outer space.
2003-03-14 06:39:11 PM  
i bet even their garbage seats more, gets better gas mileage and runs longer than our cars.
2003-03-14 06:39:45 PM  
Mars Corp. boght teh patant rihts in there USA tho
2003-03-14 06:39:57 PM  
great headline
2003-03-14 06:40:55 PM  
To the moon! Or the sun, which ever's closer.
2003-03-14 06:41:30 PM  
MrSoftTeeth: thanks
2003-03-14 06:42:28 PM  
They can meet their objectives just by eliminating the production of plastic Hello Kitty backpacks.
2003-03-14 06:43:34 PM  
i say fire it into the Sun. Not only does this get rid of the rubbish, it also provides the sun with more fuel (sort of) to provide us with more sunlight to gather with solar panels!
2003-03-14 06:44:30 PM  

the moons closer. easily. About 3x closer.
2003-03-14 06:45:38 PM  
following what dcho said, this coutnry is like the universe's leader in production of useless gadgets and disposable crap

hey, you nkow what they need? a good war ... take over some islands, part of mainland asia .. maybe even strike at the americans so they are cowed into submission and leave us alone!

it can't fail, emperor!
2003-03-14 06:45:46 PM  
Interesting fact for today...

The gravatational influence of the Sun on itself, is the same no matter which part of the Sun you consider.
2003-03-14 06:46:37 PM  
Also, the sun is a mass of incandescant gas. A gigantic nuclear furnace.
2003-03-14 06:46:48 PM  
BRING IT TO AMERICA!! We can store it in the nevada desert. For the small fee of...hummm.. hell just send some of them bukakke videos.
2003-03-14 06:47:16 PM  
Why did this have an "Amusing" tag? I think it's kind of scary. Crowded places with smaller land mass are going to hit this problem first, but most of us are heading in the same direction. I'm not exactly a member of Green Peace, but this kind of stuff makes me scared and sad all at the same time.
2003-03-14 06:48:34 PM  

The moon is 200,000 miles from the Earth.

The sun is 90,000,000 miles or so. Thats not 3x, thats 450x.
2003-03-14 06:48:37 PM  
Hydrogen to Helium to ... to Iron
2003-03-14 06:49:21 PM  
. . .

if you can't figure out where to put your trash you can't afford to send garbage towards the sun for hydrogen fusion incineration.

do oyu know how much money it would cost to send a garbage truck sized load into space? think about all of those apollo rockets ... gigantic pollution causing rockets just to get that itty bitty lunar module past escape velocity.

2003-03-14 06:49:37 PM  

Where hydrogen is built into Helium at a temperature of millions of degrees.

10,000,000K to be exact.

In fact some stars are Helium fusing stars, and some like the Star Betelguise actually fuse Oxygen.
2003-03-14 06:50:03 PM  
Odd I could swear that when I go outside there is constantly people burning their trash. So i think these land fills may very well be filled with bicyvles which they think are disposable, and cars. RETARDED
2003-03-14 06:51:42 PM  
Some member of a future generation will one day dig into all this garbage and wonder just what the fark we were thinking.
2003-03-14 06:52:03 PM  

The sun will never reach the point to where it fuses Iron. It simply is not massive enough. Helium yes, Oxygen and Carbon probably not.

In order for a star to get to fuse Iron it has to go through a cycle of

H to He
He to O
O to C
C to Si
Si to Ni
Ni to Fe

Give or take an element thats the general course. Of course ONLY the most massive stars ever reach the Ni to Fe stage and when they do the fusion of Fe usually causes such a massive implosion that a Supernova occurs.
2003-03-14 06:53:08 PM  
whoops - should have realised that - was thinking about the Sun appearing to be the same size of the Moon during an eclipse.
2003-03-14 06:54:20 PM  
I believe the only viable option with waste, when looking towards the future, is to devise a method or means of incinerations that does not cause harmful pollutants and deadly gases to enter the atmosphere. However, there in lies the trillion dollar question.
2003-03-14 06:55:04 PM  

Regarding your statement of the gravitational force of the sun, its actually due to Hydrostatic Equillibrium.

The force keeping the star together (gravity) balances out with the massive pressures on the inside of the star that want it to expand to create equillibrium.

Thus the Sun ends up a constant radius for the majority of its life until its fuel (Hydrogen core at 10 million K) runs out and turns completely to Helium.
2003-03-14 06:56:57 PM  
And when the sun turns completely to Helium, what happens next? It floats away?
2003-03-14 06:57:07 PM  
Vhat to do in de meantime?

Reduce, reuse, recycle.
2003-03-14 06:58:12 PM  
yes, i know it would take too much fuel to be a realistic solution to get a giant dump truck to the Sun. Yes, i know that the Sun isn't massive enough to get to iron (although I didn't specify the Sun) and yes I also knew (just couldn't recall the exact elements) what elements you can get inside a star.

The Moon Illusion - surely </i? an optical effect??
2003-03-14 06:58:21 PM  

Well you can just accelerate all garbage to the speed of light, thus reducing it to either pure energy or its most basic parts (electrons, neutrons, etc.)

However I doubt there is a way to do that. Hell it costs a few billion dollars to build a facility capable of accelerating a molecule to the speed of light much less several million kilos of garbage.

We could always send it to a black hole, however we would likely never get that matter back once it got torn apart by the intense gravitational pull (I mean a black hole would be light years away, not exactly a day trip in a train).
2003-03-14 07:00:23 PM  

jeeezzzz, do I have to point out the scientific intricacies on fark ?
2003-03-14 07:01:20 PM  

Nope it goes through a cycle. The Helium "ash" builds up and the star increases mass just enough to cause it to burn again, however by this stage the sun will turn into a Red Giant. In 5 billion years or so the inner 4 planets of the Solar System (Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars) will likely evaporate by then).

Even if Mars was to survive it would be far too close to the Sun to support any life that we know of. But as an interesting side note the Sun would take up half of the daytime sky by then, if you could see it on Mars.
2003-03-14 07:02:22 PM  

Precisely. With current technology, it MAY actually be feasable to incincerate waste without harmful biproducts. However, there is currently no way to do it on a large scale and at an affordable price. I foresee, one day, everyone will have some sort of devise capable of this in their own homes. Also, mark my words, whomever develops this technology will be the wealthiest person/business in history.
2003-03-14 07:02:45 PM  
look, its easy... just make a whole load of anti-matter, shoot it at the rubbish, and hey presto! instant energy!
2003-03-14 07:02:57 PM  
In 5 billion years or so the inner 4 planets of the Solar System (Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars) will likely evaporate by then).

Is it just me, or does that sound dangerous?
2003-03-14 07:04:53 PM  
I mean, that could seriously affect the Earth's eco-system.
2003-03-14 07:05:06 PM  

i don't know about you, but in 5 billion years I intend to have long been living on a galaxy far, far away...
2003-03-14 07:06:22 PM  
Fishrock, very dangerous. But who knows where/if human civilization will exist by then. I won't be around I know that much unless they freeze my head... and... I hope that doesn't happen...



I think I'm going to develop a Mr. Fusion

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2003-03-14 07:09:01 PM  
that pic looks curiosly similar to my cold fusion device - have you nicked my blue prints?

/goes off and checks the archives
2003-03-14 07:10:41 PM  
Qwerty1 I just re-modelled my kitchen, not planning on moving for awhile. Even so, I'd bet that planetary evaporation will have a negative impact on property values, so maybe I'll reconsider.
2003-03-14 07:12:58 PM  
wow. Nice discussion.

Who ever said the internet makes you stupid?
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