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This toilet is smarter than you

Postby kurt_w » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:01 am

Check out the controls for this toilet in a restaurant in Japan:

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Fortunately there is an English version of the quick reference guide posted nearby:

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(fromJames Annan)
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Re: This toilet is smarter than you

Postby narcoleptish » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:50 am

I hope that control panel is off to the side and not behind you. I wonder how spray-proof it is?

I like the English directions, especially the last line that says "standing up from the toilet seat".
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Re: This toilet is smarter than you

Postby snoqueen » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:02 am

toto is a "name" high-end bathroom fixture designers for people with more money than they know what to do with. Here's some architecture porn:

http://www.totousa.com/Default.aspx?tabid=197

I'm still trying to imagine the purpose of a remote control for a toilet.
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Re: This toilet is smarter than you

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:14 am

snoqueen wrote:toto is a "name" high-end bathroom fixture designers for people with more money than they know what to do with. Here's some architecture porn:

http://www.totousa.com/Default.aspx?tabid=197

I'm still trying to imagine the purpose of a remote control for a toilet.


Screwing with drunk house guests


I'm actually underwhelmed by those Neorest toilets visually speaking. They look way too much like portable camp toilets.
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Re: This toilet is smarter than you

Postby narcoleptish » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:10 am

Agree with Francis about the Neorest toilets. Campy looking and they appear very low to the ground.

I love the shower though, just a tiled corner with no walls. That's exactly what I want. That, and a urinal.

And while I generally like the look of those shallow modern sinks, I always try and picture them after a couple weeks of use, with splashed water stains everywhere. I think a bathroom sink should be larger and deeper and not set into a dark countertop. But NOT a pedestal sink! I detest pedestal sinks and I think the government should come in and confiscate them all and bury them in a secret place in the desert. If you've ever had to work on one you might feel the same way.

And a sensor faucet is just a silly expensive extravagance that is going to need replacement waaay before a manual handle.
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Re: This toilet is smarter than you

Postby TheBookPolice » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:13 am

narcoleptish wrote:very low to the ground.

There's actually a school of thought that says the human body is meant to shit in a squatting position, and the high-rise comfort toilets (think thighs parallel to the ground as opposed to knees-up) are to blame for Western...colon load issues.
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Re: This toilet is smarter than you

Postby narcoleptish » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:19 am

Now that is a pretty interesting thought. Things always do seem to move a little faster when you're against a tree in the woods. Personally I don't have a problem with a low toilet but I still don't like the looks of this one.

And good luck trying to sell that to the large (no pun) percentage of Americans who probably can't stand up from a squatting position.
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Re: This toilet is smarter than you

Postby O.J. » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:19 am

TheBookPolice wrote: the high-rise comfort toilets (think thighs parallel to the ground as opposed to knees-up) are to blame for Western...colon load issues.


Here, let me help you with that
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Re: This toilet is smarter than you

Postby snoqueen » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:05 pm

And a sensor faucet is just a silly expensive extravagance that is going to need replacement waaay before a manual handle.


They had those sensor faucets at MATC when i was a student. Each bathroom had (x - 1) automatic sinks and (1) manual sink. Of course the automatic ones didn't turn on half the time and didn't turn off the other half the time, so everyone used the one with manual faucets.

Then they decided to "save energy" by taking away the paper towels and installing these jet-powered air hand dryers that just about ripped your skin off, so everyone started drying their hands on their pants.

I suppose their data showed we were saving energy, so it worked after a fashion.
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Re: This toilet is smarter than you

Postby rabble » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:33 pm

snoqueen wrote:Then they decided to "save energy" by taking away the paper towels and installing these jet-powered air hand dryers that just about ripped your skin off, so everyone started drying their hands on their pants.

I suppose their data showed we were saving energy, so it worked after a fashion.

The Dyson Airblades at the new Union South work pretty good. They've also got hand towels and I use the blow dryers because they actually dry my hands faster.

Loud as hell but they're fast.
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Re: This toilet is smarter than you

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:41 pm

snoqueen wrote:Then they decided to "save energy" by taking away the paper towels and installing these jet-powered air hand dryers that just about ripped your skin off, so everyone started drying their hands on their pants.

I suppose their data showed we were saving energy, so it worked after a fashion.


They did the same here at work. About 2 months later the paper towel dispensers were back. I'd use the jet driers more, but they aren't as efficient as the the monsters Rabble linked, and the head ache from the noise isn't worth having to dry your hands on your pants anyway.
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Re: This toilet is smarter than you

Postby green union terrace chair » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:17 pm

narcoleptish wrote:I love the shower though, just a tiled corner with no walls.

There are some old apartments on North Henry St. that have bathrooms like this. Not quite as elegant, though.
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Re: This toilet is smarter than you

Postby barney » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:27 pm

They sent out a survey to campus a few months back about taking out all the paper towel dispensers. People who are germophobes, or are immune-compromised went batshit about not being able to shield themselves from the germy door handles, so the switch never materialized.
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Re: This toilet is smarter than you

Postby Dairylander » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:37 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:There's actually a school of thought that says the human body is meant to shit in a squatting position

The perfect stocking stuffer:
http://www.squattypotty.com/
The little video on the home page could change your life.
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Re: This toilet is smarter than you

Postby peripat » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:40 pm

You can find the tiled shower corner with no walls in most of Asia and in quite a bit of Europe. Unfortunately that also means towel, TP and anything left out on any surface is liable to get wet.
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