06/04/21 – Odds Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, June 4, 2021. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/06/2021-06-04-audio-ST.mp3 Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent This week, our friend Christy helped Cedra and I build a compostable toilet. Fun. 🙂 First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 06/2/21 – Stolen Starship 06/07/21 – Who Won 26 Comments C.B.VINCENT GOUDREAULT June 4, 2021 at 12:18 am 2 weeks ago … and that is about the right time for the Pungent Lunger to arrive and really make the situation interesting. Soweli Nasa June 4, 2021 at 1:53 am 2 weeks ago Composting toilet is a good use for all the sawdust you’re making. Efogoto June 4, 2021 at 2:30 am 2 weeks ago Mouse count: 2-0-0-0-1 lil sis June 4, 2021 at 7:12 am 2 weeks ago There’s one in panel 3!!! Efogoto June 4, 2021 at 11:53 am 2 weeks ago Right you are! 2-0-1-0-1 Marco June 4, 2021 at 8:31 am 2 weeks ago More like 2-0-0-0-0,5 Efogoto June 4, 2021 at 12:06 pm 2 weeks ago 😀 The first ever mouse made to Ruddock’s improved spec was also only seen in the process of consumption. If we can any part of them, we count them as whole. Peter Ware June 5, 2021 at 2:08 am 2 weeks ago Is that 0,5 as in 0.5 as in a half? Efogoto June 5, 2021 at 3:00 am 2 weeks ago Indeed! In many European countries, the decimal place is indicated by a comma and the thousands separator is a period. Marco June 7, 2021 at 1:30 pm 2 weeks ago In South America, too. In fact, most of the World. Coyoty June 4, 2021 at 2:33 am 2 weeks ago But the Spacetrawler has Emily in their favor, and Dimitri, and O’Kingly, and the Three Amigas, and… Do you really want to threaten Dimitri’s girlfriend? RUSSELL STYLES June 4, 2021 at 5:05 am 2 weeks ago This reinforces my theory – 99% of the galactics are non sentient. Certainly this guy’s species. Flyswatter June 4, 2021 at 6:57 am 2 weeks ago Found the mouse in the last panel! Efogoto June 4, 2021 at 4:19 pm 2 weeks ago So did Ruddock! pastordan June 4, 2021 at 10:08 am 2 weeks ago I’m not sure if Christopher is the kind of guy who just happens to have a drill press sitting around the house, but I’m going to choose to believe it anyway. Christopher Baldwin June 4, 2021 at 10:11 am 2 weeks ago @PastorDan, Ha! I wish. I mean, for the renovation we have a chop saw and a table saw and a bunch of handheld saws and drills and this-and-that. But no drill press (yet?). These pics are from Christy’s workshop. 🙂 Owen Smith June 4, 2021 at 8:16 pm 2 weeks ago My dad has a drill press and a lathe. There’s only room in the shed for one of them to be set up at once. Muzhik June 4, 2021 at 2:58 pm 2 weeks ago I hope you’re using the Humanure system: If you can keep the compost between 160 and 170 degrees F for 3 weeks, you’ll kill over 99% of the bacteria that cause illness in humans. You can then use the result in your vegetable gardens. Christopher Baldwin June 4, 2021 at 5:29 pm 2 weeks ago The Humanure book is the one we’re going by! 🙂 Bruce Eckel June 4, 2021 at 5:22 pm 2 weeks ago How long does it take before the toilet turns into compost? Christopher Baldwin June 4, 2021 at 5:32 pm 2 weeks ago @Bruce_Eckel, I think about a year. But since you keep adding, it’d be about a year after one bin is full I think? Owen Smith June 4, 2021 at 8:19 pm 2 weeks ago No he means the toilet itself. You said compostable toilet Christopher, but I think you mean composting toilet. Unless you want the entire toilet, metal and all, to turn into compost? Christopher Baldwin June 4, 2021 at 10:54 pm 2 weeks ago Ha! Oh goodness, went right past me. Awesome. 🙂 Muzhik June 5, 2021 at 2:58 pm 2 weeks ago @Bruce Eckel : Well, off the top of my pointy little head: The material from a composting toilet (here’s a shout-out to all my fellow grammar Nazis out there!) should be put into an enclosed space in order to keep as much heat in as possible. The simplest solution is to dig a pit. You should line the pit with something water-impermeable to avoid contaminating the groundwater. The traditional “two-holer” outhouse didn’t have two holes to encourage sharing. You’d use one hole for an entire year, then give it one final stir and seal the hole up for a year. You’d use the other hole (a separate pit) for the next year, then stir and seal. By that time, the first pit will have finished composting, and if you’ve kept an eye on your temperatures for the first 3 weeks after sealing it up there should be no dangerous bacteria or parasites in the material. You go down in the hole, dig it all up, then mix it up with whatever extra materials you need to either make soil additions or maybe even make new soil. If you live where there ground is mostly clay, look into what’s called “compost sandwiches”, “sheet composting”, or “lasagna gardening”. You can build a box covering the area(s) you want for your gardens, then build up your sandwiches using the output of your composting toilet between the layers of cardboard and newspaper. Whatever method you use, count on it being a year before it’s properly decomposed. Pete Rogan June 4, 2021 at 6:52 pm 2 weeks ago I like your woodworking style, Christopher. That said, Feenky is showing his lineage from Captain Renault exceptionally well. What remains to be seen is how well duped he has been by the Stribs, and to what extent their appeal to turn a dark race into enslaved nannies works on him. Where, in his mind, is the line between the legal and the acceptable? Like it or not, he’s going to show us by his reaction to what’s in the Strib ship’s hold. I can hardly wait. Getting another lemonade in the meantime. Hey, it’s summer! 0z79 June 5, 2021 at 2:00 am 2 weeks ago I keep thinking two words… one of them is definitely “tedious”.. I think the other word is a plural form of a very impolite name for female reproductive organs. “Tedious runts” or something like that. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.