"You swipe right, offering a delivery of fertiliser."
Would that be an R-Swipe then? :D
We here at #VultureTRENDING are quite literally shitting in our pants with excitement over the latest app startup to take the internet by storm - Ploppr! The idea is incredibly simple: like all brilliant sharing economy ideas it seeks to put people who have something together with people who need that something. All over …
"FULL DISCLOSURE: #VultureTRENDING is an incredibly exciting new initiative from Vulture Publishing intended to harvest the #zeitgeistgasm and #crowdwisdom for dazzling new insights into the digital revolution. We are proud to admit that it was inspired by similar BBC initiatives."
I get it. I have seen #BBCtrending and it fills me with horror.
However, even the fact what you are doing is parody* reminds me that this kind of drivel exists. Please, please don't. Have a deal with the Daily Mashup, or something, to write this column for them or something similar but oh dear me, no.
* Even though I *know* this is a parody laced with truth, some part of me still can't shake the feeling that someone, somewhere, at Vulture Central may be even more sadistic than we give them credit for.
I'm in two minds: Part of me wants this to be picked up by, for example, the Daily Mail or the BBC and published as fact and part of me wants to point out that human excrement doesn't actually help with growing veggies.
Wasn't there a project in the 19th century to pump poo out of London for fertilizing the fields of Essex which showed how much it doesn't help?
There is a real need for a database on similar lines. The RADAR National Key Scheme means that disabled people can access public toilets at all times. However, the location guide (the one published a year or so ago) only listed addresses, so it wasn't always easy to find the facilities. Had postcodes and grid references been listed as well as the address, making it easy to find their exact location on a map, the guide would have been considerably more useful.
The format appears to have been changed from a book covering the whole if the UK to a set of no less than 21 smaller regional guides. These aren't sold but are each available "in return for a donation of £3.50". This looks like a nice little earner to me.
I would just like to say that I'm completely onboard with this fantastic product "launch."
To be one of the first "providers", I stopped by El Reg and left it on the front stoop. Honestly I couldn't hold it any longer.
Do you expect that some locations may have people lining up to make their poop trades?
"Do you expect that some locations may have people lining up to make their poop trades?"
And the logical extension of this will be the new fast-growing field of Poop Futures. I can see it now, a burgeoning commodity market (secretly controlled by the Curry Cabal), spreading across the country.
A Poop Bank in Massachusetts Will Pay You $40 Every Day - Are you under 50 years old, willing to make daily trips to Medford [Massachusetts], and have regular bowel movements? You, my friend, could be earning $40 a day—just for pooping. All you have to do is visit OpenBiome, launched in 2012 as the only independent nonprofit stool bank in the country. The brainchild of MIT postdoctoral associate Mark Smith, OpenBiome collects, tests, and provides fecal samples to 122 hospitals in 33 states for one of the most interesting medical treatment innovations today: fecal microbiota transplantation...
full article: http://www.boston.com/health/2014/10/15/poop-bank-massachusetts-will-pay-you-per-dump/FMMhBXMKyFNTRXKoThmnpM/story.html?p1=Must_Reads_hp
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