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(Time)   Bill Gates wants to reinvent the toilet. Supposedly it won't crash as often as Windows   (time.com) divider line
    More: Strange, Bill Gates, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki, Die Welt, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, water resources, source of energy, UNICEF, development goals  
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2011-07-13 9:00:58 AM  
He says there have been experiments to turn excrement into a kind of microwave that can be used as a source of energy.

They could call it a Dutch oven, or perhaps a Cleveland steamer.
 
2011-07-13 9:07:26 AM  
BWOD?
 
2011-07-13 9:08:24 AM  
God, I hope there's no recycling bin.
 
2011-07-13 9:29:29 AM  
So... Poo Stream of Death?
 
2011-07-13 9:46:34 AM  
Just last night I was just watching a documentary about the benefits of composting toilets in sub-Saharan climates. Just mix in a bit of ash and you've got great fertilizer every eight months or so.

Yes, I live a life full of excitement and intrigue.
 
2011-07-13 10:03:17 AM  

brap: Just last night I was just watching a documentary about the benefits of composting toilets in sub-Saharan climates. Just mix in a bit of ash and you've got great fertilizer every eight months or so.

Yes, I live a life full of excitement and intrigue.


I didn't read that as "excitement" the first time.

/I blame the subject matter.
 
2011-07-13 10:09:13 AM  
 
2011-07-13 10:25:11 AM  
I don't want to brag, but I've never had to flush my toilet running Ubuntu. 3 straight ears with no clogs.
 
2011-07-13 10:56:14 AM  
Figured this would be a low flush flame war. This is actually a very laudable goal.
 
2011-07-13 10:56:33 AM  
It's the right idea but trying to do anything for people in completely corrupt poorly run countries really doesn't do much. Those governments need to be destroyed and rebuilt into something functional before the people can be helped.
 
2011-07-13 10:56:46 AM  
But will you be able to log onto Twitter with it?
 
2011-07-13 10:57:33 AM  
PC Load Letter
 
2011-07-13 10:58:06 AM  
Well this is right up Bill Gate's alley. He's been working with shiat for years now.
 
2011-07-13 10:58:33 AM  
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2011-07-13 10:58:49 AM  
THis is the future of everyone if this takes off:

BWOD
 
2011-07-13 10:59:11 AM  
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2011-07-13 10:59:45 AM  
Why? Hundred dollar bills keep clogging his?
 
2011-07-13 11:00:26 AM  
Darnit, link fail. I give up.
 
2011-07-13 11:01:26 AM  
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Aw crap, it blue screened.
 
2011-07-13 11:01:37 AM  

Anayalator: PC Load Letter


PC Load Letter load
 
2011-07-13 11:01:37 AM  
Windows Update turned my computer into a toilet last night, so I'm getting a kick out of some of these replies.
 
2011-07-13 11:01:42 AM  
...and the world will beat a path to your door. Better stock up on lysol, Bill.
 
2011-07-13 11:02:27 AM  
Over the next five years, this project aims to provide 800,000 people in Kenya with access to sanitation facilities and ensure clean drinking water for 200,000.

In a year, we will hear about Apple's iWater service, which will do the same exact farking thing but cost $20 a month for these people to use. Naturally, 5% of these people will do it as it is the hip and trendy thing to do because the water is bluer and more sparkly.
 
2011-07-13 11:02:45 AM  
Do you have to wait 20 minutes for it to boot up before you can use it?
 
2011-07-13 11:03:30 AM  
Bill Gates announces the end of support for Toilet 1.0. Users must upgrade to Toilet 2.0 or be subject to attacks from viruses.
 
2011-07-13 11:04:01 AM  
Microsoft Stool?
 
2011-07-13 11:04:26 AM  
So, Onion articles are coming true:

New e-toilet to revolutionize online shiatting
 
2011-07-13 11:04:39 AM  

jabbedxorz: Over the next five years, this project aims to provide 800,000 people in Kenya with access to sanitation facilities and ensure clean drinking water for 200,000.

In a year, we will hear about Apple's iWater service, which will do the same exact farking thing but cost $20 a month for these people to use. Naturally, 5% of these people will do it as it is the hip and trendy thing to do because the water is bluer and more sparkly.


I've already been using iWater for years. Way before you ever heard of it.
 
2011-07-13 11:05:25 AM  

Frehar: Do you have to wait 20 minutes for it to boot up before you can use it?



I'm more worried about it getting locked up several times a day.
 
2011-07-13 11:05:31 AM  
Say what you will, Bill Gates will continue to show by action what a phenomenal human being he is..

To quote:
"It's not who you are inside, but what you DO that defines you."
 
2011-07-13 11:06:03 AM  
Your excessive watching of porn will screw it up and give it viruses, but you'll then blame the toilet for your excessive watching of porn?
 
2011-07-13 11:06:09 AM  
That headline would have been relevant about ... 4 or 5 years ago. Now, not so much...


/3 out of 10. keep up with the times. The Apple App Store is the turd in the punchbowl now.
//In example: Gates to reinvent the toilet. Jobs stalls, claims the App Store has already fulfilled that role.
 
2011-07-13 11:06:51 AM  
Are we still using the "windows crashes all the time" HURR HURR.

95% of BSOD are from user installed crap. Not Microsofts fault.

Windows 7 is pretty stable as well. I don't ever have any problems with my HTPC or my second laptop.

/typing from Macbook Pro.
 
2011-07-13 11:08:47 AM  
Turd ProcessorTM
 
2011-07-13 11:09:41 AM  
...Brown Ring of Death also comes to mind.
 
2011-07-13 11:10:14 AM  

Herb Utsmelz: Turd ProcessorTM


okay, that was good
 
2011-07-13 11:10:28 AM  

Herb Utsmelz: Turd ProcessorTM


Turds Inside
 
2011-07-13 11:11:55 AM  
Just what the world needs, a toilet that plays the Windows jingle when flushed.
 
2011-07-13 11:12:03 AM  

Senordos13: Are we still using the "windows crashes all the time" HURR HURR.

95% of BSOD are from user installed crap. Not Microsofts fault.

Windows 7 is pretty stable as well. I don't ever have any problems with my HTPC or my second laptop.


Bill Gates is not going to sleep with you.
 
2011-07-13 11:12:05 AM  
I'd buy one...my toilet occasionally doesn't stop running, my Windows PC stops all the time. Seems like a good way to keep my floor dry.
 
2011-07-13 11:12:09 AM  

beta_plus: This is actually a very laudable goal.


It really is. Poop jokes are hilarious and all that, but something as simple as sanitation in an area that desperately needs it can and will save lives, and improve the quality of living for countless people.
 
2011-07-13 11:12:14 AM  

Senordos13: Are we still using the "windows crashes all the time" HURR HURR.

95% of BSOD are from user installed crap. Not Microsofts fault.


That's hard to avoid with toilets.
 
2011-07-13 11:15:58 AM  

Snarfangel: Senordos13: Are we still using the "windows crashes all the time" HURR HURR.

95% of BSOD are from user installed crap. Not Microsofts fault.

That's hard to avoid with toilets.


CCleaner.
 
2011-07-13 11:17:35 AM  

Senordos13: Are we still using the "windows crashes all the time" HURR HURR.

95% of BSOD are from user installed crap. Not Microsofts fault.

Windows 7 is pretty stable as well. I don't ever have any problems with my HTPC or my second laptop.

/typing from Macbook Pro.


PC users all around are stupid. Half of them don't even have 1% of the knowledge IT people do to do anything with their computer. I can bet over 30% of people go to Geek Squad to install Windows 7.

/Microsoft Windows sucks so much it runs great right after the install.
//Right before you start installing your iTunes, AIM and other RAM nom'ing programs that eat your start up power.
///MAC users have the same problem, but they feel safe in their box that Force Quits every program imaginable.
 
2011-07-13 11:18:35 AM  

Senordos13: 95% of BSOD are from user installed crap. Not Microsofts fault.


I think the new direction would also be from user installed crap.
 
2011-07-13 11:18:47 AM  
So, most people will stuff random things they find around the house in their Windows toilet, then biatch about how terrible Microsoft is when it clogs?
 
2011-07-13 11:19:53 AM  
Stop feeding these people. No food=no waste.
 
2011-07-13 11:21:08 AM  
It appears you are trying to poop.
 
2011-07-13 11:21:11 AM  
What if my etoilet flushes into your iCloud?
 
2011-07-13 11:22:05 AM  
Why? All they'll do is take advantage of it and trash it.
 
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