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(Metro)   The New York MTA is apparently staffed by some really excellent trolls   (metro.co.uk ) divider line
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15726 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Jun 2012 at 11:46 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-06-30 07:45:37 AM  
3 votes:

ZAZ: That tall step may be illegal. I know there's a standard but I forget whether it's in ADA rules (binding on MTA) or building codes which the government can ignore.


Huh. So the American Dental Association has rules on stair height.

I learned something today.
2012-06-30 12:07:37 PM  
2 votes:

Grables'Daughter: ZAZ: That tall step may be illegal. I know there's a standard but I forget whether it's in ADA rules (binding on MTA) or building codes which the government can ignore.

Huh. So the American Dental Association has rules on stair height.

I learned something today.


Well they do get some say in bridge design...
2012-06-30 12:03:10 PM  
2 votes:
Just pick your feet up. Allow me to demonstrate...

t1.gstatic.com
2012-06-30 11:58:13 AM  
2 votes:

Archie Goodwin: Sounds like a psychology experiment gone wrong.


On a scale of 1 to Stanford prison experiment, this is about a 4.
2012-06-30 10:35:25 AM  
2 votes:

Archie Goodwin: Sounds like a psychology experiment gone wrong fun.

2012-06-30 08:02:40 AM  
2 votes:

ZAZ: Huh. So the American Dental Association has rules on stair height.

If you trip and fall on your face, you might break a tooth.


Especially if a ghost jumps out at you just as you trip.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-06-30 07:48:10 AM  
2 votes:
Huh. So the American Dental Association has rules on stair height.

If you trip and fall on your face, you might break a tooth.
2012-06-30 07:23:00 AM  
2 votes:
They should charge $1 to exit through the "gate of mystery", have a spring loaded ghost set to go off when someone tripped, thus heightening their experience.
2012-07-01 12:15:58 AM  
1 vote:
FTFA:
"...he explains: 'The subway station I use every day..."

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority has since closed the station entrance."

I guess he's not using it every day, now.
2012-06-30 05:17:06 PM  
1 vote:
the-big-bang-theory.com

Sheldon: Do you want to hear an interesting thing about stairs?
Leonard: Not really.
Sheldon: [going on anyway] If the height of a single step is off by as little as two millimeters, most people will trip.
Leonard: I don't care.
[thinks about it]
Leonard: Two milli - that doesn't seem right.
Sheldon: It's true - I did a series of experiments when I was twelve. My father broke his clavicle.
Leonard: Is that why they sent you to boarding school?
Sheldon: No - that was the result of my work with lasers.
2012-06-30 02:24:32 PM  
1 vote:

Chinchillazilla: How do you mess up building stairs? I mean, I assume if everyone else who builds stairs can get all the steps the same height, there's some kind of plan to make sure this exact thing doesn't happen, right?


They said it was some guy named Escher.
2012-06-30 01:34:29 PM  
1 vote:
ameristroika.files.wordpress.com
2012-06-30 01:14:16 PM  
1 vote:

Cork on Fork: Not at all surprised they will replace the entire staircase. This is the MTA. They will close that entrance for at least 3 months and spend $2 million to have 8 guys staring around at all times watching 2 other guys do the work. When they put it back together they will use tile that gets slippery when wet or make it wrong again anyhow because they don't know how to measure.

Why not just add 1/8 of inch to the stair below it so that the rise would be within limits? Bolting a sheet of steel on shouldn't take more than 10 minutes.


Totally agree, but this is the MTA. But hey, I'm just glad they're working to fix it by any means.

If it was up to me, I'd just put up a sign that says "watch out, trick step!" or something.

I'm just glad personally that there is some new rolling stock in my lifetime. And wow, signs that tell you when the next train is coming. That's so Hong Kong circa 1998.
2012-06-30 01:09:15 PM  
1 vote:
I'm shocked, shocked I say that the film maker wasn't arrested by the MTA for recording a transportation hub.

Think of the terrorists!
Rat
2012-06-30 12:04:32 PM  
1 vote:
This is not 'Nam. This is commuting. There are rules.

©
2012-06-30 10:34:35 AM  
1 vote:

Grables'Daughter: miss diminutive: Ed Finnerty: namegoeshere: New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority has since closed the station entrance to investigate the offensive step further.

So... thanks for farking up everyone's commute, Mr. Curious Eagle-eyed Filmmaker Guy?

Seriously. Spray-paint the step bright yellow and call it a day.

Then put a layer of Nerf over the stairway, then call it day.

And issue helmets and elbow pads at the top and bottom to everyone.


And give everyone over-sized Q-tips and let them battle for the privilege of taking the stairs.

www.eventsandtents.com
 
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