"It’s toilet gadget time again, and here’s the Brondell Breeza, a deodorizing toilet seat that’s available in two different models. The Basic Breeza is battery operated and just keeps that stench down to a manageable level, while the Breeza Warm (pictured above) plugs into the wall and actually has a heated seat (which I can tell you from personal experience is well worth the trouble and expense). Both have that delightful gentle closing seat and lid that can help you at least keep some of those obnoxious bathroom noises to a minimum.
Both models have an automatic quiet fan that draws odors into a replaceable activated carbon filter, and then there’s some sort of fragrance that you can place into the works as well. The Breeza battery operated seat can be installed in just 15 minutes according to the company; of course the heated seat’s installation might be more complicated if you don’t have an outlet nearby."
Y2K plugs into the fears that have haunted Science Fiction since its inception, confirming anxieties that, as technological integration increases, human control lessens, and the possibility of something crashing the entire system grows. Here, SF disintegrates into cyberpunk. Where Science Fiction can be defined as the implementation of the project of Progressive Technology a€" a vision of uninhibited technological growth spreading out into a far future that has been speculatively planned a€" cyberpunk lurks in the near future, building itself out of the unanticipated consequences of technical development. It is essentially improvisational, feeding on glitches, interference and coincidences: as the runaway AI Wintermute tells Case in Gibson’s Neuromancer, a€oeplanning’s not my thing.a€A