everyday at lunch i walk two blocks down to the Y to work out. down in the men's locker room, they've got this old-school urinal (the kind that's really just a misshapen toilet bowl up off the floor). well, you flush this thing with a little pedal down on the floor. it's pure genius. how was this thing ever phased out? what kind of space-age urinal technology sent the nasty urinal flusher from foot-push to hand-contact? the only problem with this thing is that it's set in the wall very nearly under the facility itself, so you have to lean back to get your leg under there without an encounter with the bowl's rim. but come on, surely we have the engineering prowess nowadays to move this to the side or something for a modern iteration. right? i mean, right?

2 Responses to “the good old days”

  1. # Anonymous Anonymous

    it·er·a·tion ( P ) Pronunciation Key (t-rshn)
    The act or an instance of iterating; repetition.
    Mathematics. A computational procedure in which a cycle of operations is repeated, often to approximate the desired result more closely.
    Computer Science.
    The process of repeating a set of instructions a specified number of times or until a specific result is achieved.
    One cycle of a set of instructions to be repeated: After ten iterations, the program exited the loop.  

  2. # Blogger r.fuel

    well, it was a urinal then. it would be a urinal now. it's the repetition of an earlier design. so it's a new iteration.  

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