Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Walmart graywater

Huge roofs with huge cisterns makes for lots of runoff collection.
Walmart says they are going solar so why stop there? They could treat
their own water inside and Culliganize it for sale if they want.
Providing their roofs are clean enough I guess.

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Grey Water Fire Hydrants

SSIA. We use way too much fresh water for dousing flames. Let's make big rainwater/greywater cisterns (and integrated homes to tie into them) that get pumped out for firefighting instead of using treated fresh water for the purpose.

Universal Web Entry Form

I cannot tell you how pissed I am when I see a screen for signing up for something on the web. Okay, I can tell you: very pissed. typing in the same crap over and over, not knowing if it's being used for nefarious purposes or what. I want to hit one button and go. I know the autofill thing is supposed to do it, but I find I have to type stuff in again and again. I don't want to do it anymore, dangit!

Intercontinental Bullet Train

I woke up this morning from a dream (after a series of other dreams) in which the final phrase/moment was "TGV Around the World!". Mos def, my peeps. It would be a massive undertaking, but what if we had a pair of highest-speed rail lines that literally spanned the globe, connecting to existing rail lines at existing stations as well as being integrated into a super-fast next generation hydrofoil for ocean crossings? Boeing and Airbus could make the trains (as the trains would supplant some of the air traffic). Lots of jobs could be created, lots of fuel saved (over hundreds of years if well built), and I would buy a ticket on it just to go around the globe in record time. Ah, dreams.