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Waterpebble gets water-wasters out of the shower
cnet ^ | March 10, 2010 | Leslie Katz

Posted on 03/20/2010 6:22:11 AM PDT by Flavius

It's easy to lose track of how long your shower's getting--especially when it's 10 degrees out and the only thing that roused you from bed was the vision of a steamy cascade of water. Well, Waterpebble is here to guilt you out of your wasteful ways.

The little round device monitors water going down the drain. It records the length of your first Waterpebble shower and uses that as a benchmark, then indicating via a series of gently flashing "traffic lights" when you need to get out of the shower already! Green tells you to start showering, amber means you're halfway through, and red means you should get ready to brave the icy air. (Wait, where's the light that tells you to stop singing before everyone in the house suffers permanent hearing loss?)

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1 posted on 03/20/2010 6:22:11 AM PDT by Flavius
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To: Flavius

The perfect place for that little gadget would be the toilet.

2 posted on 03/20/2010 6:26:44 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Flavius

True power means to be able to control every facet of peoples lives.


3 posted on 03/20/2010 6:27:04 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: Flavius

I cannot understand the mentality of those who actually want and demand a gizmo like that.


4 posted on 03/20/2010 6:27:56 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly
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To: Flavius

Algore getting a kickback on this crap device?


5 posted on 03/20/2010 6:28:19 AM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and Obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: Flavius

What about common sense or a kitchen timer?


6 posted on 03/20/2010 6:29:28 AM PDT by Clara Lou (I deem Barack Obama unfit to be an American, much less a POTUS.)
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To: Flavius

There’s a fool born every minute. On my way to a nice, long, guilt free hot shower.


7 posted on 03/20/2010 6:30:20 AM PDT by McLynnan
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To: martin_fierro

HAD ENOUGH YET..everyone.


8 posted on 03/20/2010 6:30:52 AM PDT by Marty62 ( Marty60)
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To: Flavius
Another device to wring every last bit of pleasure out of life, courtesy of the enviro-wackos.

“Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy” --

H.L. Mencken

9 posted on 03/20/2010 6:30:58 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Flavius

Funny - I always thought common sense and the desire to save money by keeping it short would govern how long I took a shower. Now I know better - someone else has to tell me!


10 posted on 03/20/2010 6:31:59 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (American exceptionalism - for liberals, it's like garlic to a vampire)
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To: ozark hilljilly
I find it easier to tell the wife the water heater will run out of water after ten minutes. Then I turn off the hot water to prove it to her when she takes extra long showers. (She doesn't know it won't every run out of hot water.) lol
11 posted on 03/20/2010 6:33:02 AM PDT by Dem Guard
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To: Flavius

efff them..

I will take my showers as long and as hot as I want to....

and if zer0’s thugs come to my door to put some sort of device on my shower....I will introduce them to my devices and they flow HOT and contain lead.


12 posted on 03/20/2010 6:35:03 AM PDT by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Flavius

So, it doesn’t shock you? Doesn’t let out a piercing alarm? It doesn’t cut the flow of water? It just sits there and flashes an LED at you?

lol


13 posted on 03/20/2010 6:35:56 AM PDT by kenth
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To: McLynnan

yeah, I better get that done too before the little lady uses up all the hot water in the house. I think maybe she could use this device.


14 posted on 03/20/2010 6:36:09 AM PDT by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: Flavius
"The battery will last for four to six months with average use and cannot be reused"

Sounds wasteful.

15 posted on 03/20/2010 6:36:32 AM PDT by americanophile (DeMint/Ryan '10)
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To: Flavius
Talking cars did really well back in the 80’s. /Nope
16 posted on 03/20/2010 6:37:06 AM PDT by MaxMax (Conservatism isn't a party)
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To: Flavius
"Green tells you to start showering, amber means you're halfway through, and red means you should get ready to brave the icy air get a crowbar and smash the little busybody device back to oblivion and continue your 20 minute shower in peace."

There. Fixed it.

17 posted on 03/20/2010 6:38:22 AM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: Flavius

I’m staying in the steamy water until I look like a Shar Pei.


18 posted on 03/20/2010 6:39:04 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Flavius

Oh, and I wonder if his lawyers are ready for the lawsuit when the first leftist loses it and stomps the thing, sending a PC board into their foot.


19 posted on 03/20/2010 6:39:08 AM PDT by kenth
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To: kenth
Quit complaining... It could contain a hologram of a nude Nancy Pelosi.
20 posted on 03/20/2010 6:39:24 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: kenth

“It doesn’t cut the flow of water?”

Don’t worry, that’ll be Waterpebble 2.0.


21 posted on 03/20/2010 6:39:51 AM PDT by PLMerite (Ride to the sound of the Guns - I'll probably need help.)
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To: americanophile
"The battery will last for four to six months with average use and cannot be reused"

Probably shouldn't change the battery in the shower, with the water running...

22 posted on 03/20/2010 6:40:42 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: MaxMax
Talking cars did really well back in the 80’s.

"Hey, did you know your car tells jokes?"

"No, really?"

"Yep. When is a door not a door?" (Opens door)

Mechanical voice - "A door is ajar"

/groans

23 posted on 03/20/2010 6:46:56 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Note to self: Never post in a thread about religion again.)
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To: Flavius

Nice hot shower and use a scrub brush. Better than hot and long


24 posted on 03/20/2010 6:48:01 AM PDT by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: Flavius

I will shower for as long and with as hot a water as I bloody well choose as long as I’m paying the bills.

Take your pebble and insert it where the sun doesn’t shine you econazi bastages!


25 posted on 03/20/2010 6:52:34 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: Marty62

“HAD ENOUGH YET..everyone.”

I feel like I’ve been playing Whack-a-Mole for thirty years. It just never stops.


26 posted on 03/20/2010 6:57:54 AM PDT by dljordan (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his office. ")
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To: All

In Kalifornia they’re already investigating devices which allow the authorities to control the temperature in your house. Can devices to control the length and temperature of your shower be far behind.


27 posted on 03/20/2010 6:58:59 AM PDT by Spartan79
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To: Flavius

screw them!

I’ll shower as long as the hot water lasts!

If that doesn’t suit me, i’ll change from a 40 to a 50 gallon water heater!


28 posted on 03/20/2010 7:01:31 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Flavius

There is no such thing as wasting water or using it up. The water eventually filters back into the water cycle or the system after municipalities extract the waste from it.


29 posted on 03/20/2010 7:03:32 AM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: Flavius
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30 posted on 03/20/2010 7:04:57 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: FrdmLvr

The municipalities are also very good at extracting taxes from the water!


31 posted on 03/20/2010 7:07:07 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: Dem Guard
She doesn't know it won't every run out of hot water.

What kind/size heater do you have?

32 posted on 03/20/2010 7:07:07 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Flavius
Will a guilt ridden liberal showering with a Waterpebble be able to clean up after using a single sheet of toilet paper after a massive gassive?

Marxist boot-licking idiots.

33 posted on 03/20/2010 7:10:03 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Flavius
Will a guilt ridden liberal showering with a Waterpebble be able to clean up after using a single sheet of toilet paper after a massive gassive?

Marxist boot-licking idiots.

34 posted on 03/20/2010 7:10:08 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: FLAMING DEATH

great comment- it hit my funnybone just the right way- you made my day!


35 posted on 03/20/2010 7:11:00 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: Right Wing Assault

It’s an 80 gal electric tank. Their is just two of us so I have never seen it run out of hot water.


36 posted on 03/20/2010 7:11:47 AM PDT by Dem Guard
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To: Dem Guard

That’s great!!!


37 posted on 03/20/2010 7:16:01 AM PDT by MNDude (The Republican Congress Economy--1995-2007)
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To: Dem Guard

OK, that ought to do it! Some years back, the five of us had a 40 gal and there were a few cold showers.


38 posted on 03/20/2010 7:18:31 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Well thanks for that mental image! /sarc


39 posted on 03/20/2010 7:21:19 AM PDT by xp38
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To: Flavius

I have a well... I will defend my shower with deadly force.

LLS


40 posted on 03/20/2010 7:25:11 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Wolverine)
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To: Flavius

I’d like to tell them where they can stick their “Waterpebble” and it’s not in my shower!


41 posted on 03/20/2010 7:27:20 AM PDT by sjmjax
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To: Flavius

Seems like you might need another model with an extended timer for when two are in the shower, he he.


42 posted on 03/20/2010 7:30:45 AM PDT by pappyone (New to Freep, still working a tag line.)
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To: Flavius
I spent my money on a Jungle Bucket.

See tagline.

43 posted on 03/20/2010 7:31:45 AM PDT by houeto (http://www.junglebucket.com/Jungle-Bucket-1.htm)
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To: martin_fierro

Actually, the guys in the picture would have appreciated the beer, as water was more often than not undrinkable, and the fat, as cattle were leaner then and wild game leaner still. What is very strange is that the Puritans consider those things evil which distracted from the worship of the Creator. Who do the eco-puritans worship?


44 posted on 03/20/2010 7:33:18 AM PDT by jmcenanly
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To: La Lydia

Liberalism is the new Puritanism ...

Liberalism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be free and happy.


45 posted on 03/20/2010 7:39:03 AM PDT by fnord (497 and a half feet of rope? ... I just carry it.)
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To: Flavius

Piss off, Waterpebble. The first thing I do when I get a new shower head is remove that flow restricter thing.


46 posted on 03/20/2010 7:49:32 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Flavius

Black means it is guts were crushed


47 posted on 03/20/2010 7:53:30 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: Flavius
The planet is 75% covered in water and the sun does a pretty fair job of putting a whole bunch of it into the atmosphere every day where it rains down on us as clean, fresh water.

There is no shortage of water; it's a distribution issue.

48 posted on 03/20/2010 8:02:03 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Obama: Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg)
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To: ozark hilljilly

The only possible thing I can come up with is they have teenagers who spend waaaaaay too much time in the shower.


49 posted on 03/20/2010 8:04:17 AM PDT by FourPeas (servantscenter.org -- Jesus' hands and feet on the streets serving those in need)
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To: Flavius

“Modern man is being prepared to live a life of slavery in the most exacting sense.”


50 posted on 03/20/2010 8:07:03 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Light up the Planet! Use lots of power during "Earth Hour;" Sat. March 27, 8:30 PM.)
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