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(Some Guy)   Yes, but these are probably the same fanny-pack wearing halfwits who think you're supposed to stand on the left side of a Metro escalator   (postguam.com) divider line
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2021-07-26 7:31:43 PM  
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2021-07-26 8:10:27 PM  
That's probably true. But if you just say something loudly on the escalator about how the last Segways are about to get rented, they'll probably start moving pretty quickly.
 
2021-07-26 9:16:00 PM  
I've been to DC enough that even dressed like a tourist, a docent from the National Building Museum thought I lived there. We were on the Metro and I had to stand. She asked me something (I forget now what it was) that pretty much only a resident would need to know.

I was on a business trip there another time when I got off my plane at DCA, went to the Metro, changed trains, and was riding up the escalator to go to my hotel. It suddenly hit me I had done all that without consciously looking at a map or the station signage.
 
2021-07-26 10:15:11 PM  

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2021-07-26 10:19:58 PM  

Unobtanium: I've been to DC enough that even dressed like a tourist, a docent from the National Building Museum thought I lived there. We were on the Metro and I had to stand. She asked me something (I forget now what it was) that pretty much only a resident would need to know.

I was on a business trip there another time when I got off my plane at DCA, went to the Metro, changed trains, and was riding up the escalator to go to my hotel. It suddenly hit me I had done all that without consciously looking at a map or the station signage.



My husband and I live next store to Disney and he works there. People seem to know that we are not tourists. We do the fanny pack and Mickey clothes, but they seem to smell it on us. It is really funny to, because when we tell them he works there, many of them ask, "Does he play Geppetto?" The first time it happened, I looked at him and realized that he does look amazingly like him. Now when I get mad at him I just call him that.
 
2021-07-26 10:22:25 PM  

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There is NOTHING etiquette-wise that is too, "No one would do that!" or "That's too farking obvious to even say." to tell people on there.  No matter how farking creepy or disgusting it is, you will always find Randy Marsh's spiritual siblings

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2021-07-26 10:24:46 PM  

Pocket Ninja: That's probably true. But if you just say something loudly on the escalator about how the last Segways are about to get rented, they'll probably start moving pretty quickly.


I have professional training for dealing with fast ferals in dc metro stations.
 
2021-07-26 10:25:45 PM  
Why stand on an escalator to begin with. Its not a farking carnival ride. It speeds shiat up and boosts capacity.
 
2021-07-26 10:32:15 PM  
During peak usage, standing on the escalator in pairs actually increases its capacity.  You'll get more people through per hour than having big gaps on the left as people power walk through.

https://slate.com/technology/2016/01/​s​tanding-on-escalators-faster-than-walk​ing-according-to-transport-for-london-​trial.html

Research from the University of Greenwich in 2011 indicated that on average about 75 percent of people will stand on escalators while the other 25 percent walk. Right away you can see how reserving half of an escalator's real estate for only one-quarter of the people who use it might not make sense. And people tend to create more following distance on the walking side of the escalator versus the standing side. Transport for London's simulations preliminarily showed that using a whole Holborn Station escalator for standing would allow 31.25 more people per minute to board the escalator (112.5 people on the escalator per minute versus 81.25 people per minute with a walking lane).
In fact the three-week experiment in 2015 had even better results than the Transport for London researchers predicted based on the Greenwich research. For example, one escalator that normally transported 12,745 people between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. on a typical week was able to move 16,220 because of standing rules. But the Guardian reports that commuters pushed back, calling the trial "stupid" or yelling, "This isn't Russia!"


This is a similar quality in other systems, where going slower allows traffic to better utilize leading and following space to increase capacity, such as on highways.
 
2021-07-26 10:32:29 PM  

LineNoise: Why stand on an escalator to begin with. Its not a farking carnival ride. It speeds shiat up and boosts capacity.


Still people to one side, moving people to the other.  You wanna walk up 300+ steps, allons y.
 
2021-07-26 10:34:00 PM  
Vaccines work. Just enough to stop covid from becoming severe or even killing you. BUT, you can still catch covid. Which means that, yes, you may become sexually dysfunctional or sterile if you are male. Being old, that doesn't scare me as much as the fact that getting covid lowers your IQ. Significantly. That scares the crap out of me. I don't want dementia; I am already feeling the impact of age on my brain. I'm already moderna'd, but I'm considering getting a pfiezer jab just to widen the response a bit. Even asymptomatic infection can become long-haul.
 
2021-07-26 10:36:58 PM  

leeksfromchichis: LineNoise: Why stand on an escalator to begin with. Its not a farking carnival ride. It speeds shiat up and boosts capacity.

Still people to one side, moving people to the other.  You wanna walk up 300+ steps, allons y.


That is about twice as many steps as you would find in the longest escalator in the world.

(typically ~20 a story)
 
2021-07-26 10:39:52 PM  
The proper method is to stand on the right, then move left, up, right, and down - thus making a square. Change directions every three times 'round.
Bonus skill: Move diagonally.
 
2021-07-26 10:47:03 PM  
I farking love being a tourist in DC. Get to stay in Arlington and eat at that Afghan chicken place with the FBI fanart all over the walls.

LineNoise: Why stand on an escalator to begin with. Its not a farking carnival ride. It speeds shiat up and boosts capacity.


Because the stairs move you
 
2021-07-26 10:47:34 PM  
It never ceases to amaze me that every escalator-walker in the world has never figured out the route to the stairwell. Especially since they're so hell-bent on wanting to climb stairs.
 
2021-07-26 10:52:12 PM  

Porous Horace: The proper method is to stand on the right, then move left, up, right, and down - thus making a square. Change directions every three times 'round.
Bonus skill: Move diagonally.


This only works on Konami escalators.
 
2021-07-26 10:54:58 PM  
Tourists are a--holes.

/living near DC, lived in Hawai'i.
 
2021-07-26 10:58:19 PM  
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2021-07-26 10:59:28 PM  
I defense of these tourist who don't "know" the right way to be on an escalator, I've seen plenty of locals do stupid things in the subway. stand in the doorway and not move out of the way even during rush hour, wear their fully loaded backpacks on their backs on a full train. People stopping at the end of the escalator instead of continuing to move forward. And other silly stuff. At least tourists have the excuse of being tourists. If you've lived in the city for at least a year, you should have figured out things, unless you're an asshole.

Unobtanium: I've been to DC enough that even dressed like a tourist, a docent from the National Building Museum thought I lived there. We were on the Metro and I had to stand. She asked me something (I forget now what it was) that pretty much only a resident would need to know.


I've realized that when I've travelled, even to places in Europe where I didn't have a clue, if I acted like I knew what I was doing then people thought I was a local. And I liked the DC Metro. It's easy to get around by.
 
2021-07-26 11:04:53 PM  

skinink: I've seen plenty of locals do stupid things in the subway.


No man that's the game. The locals do all the annoying shiat. They just pretend the people responsible are tourists and blame them for it. It's basic in-group bias.
 
2021-07-26 11:07:16 PM  

moothemagiccow: skinink: I've seen plenty of locals do stupid things in the subway.

No man that's the game. The locals do all the annoying shiat. They just pretend the people responsible are tourists and blame them for it. It's basic in-group bias.


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2021-07-26 11:25:15 PM  

LineNoise: leeksfromchichis: LineNoise: Why stand on an escalator to begin with. Its not a farking carnival ride. It speeds shiat up and boosts capacity.

Still people to one side, moving people to the other.  You wanna walk up 300+ steps, allons y.

That is about twice as many steps as you would find in the longest escalator in the world.

(typically ~20 a story)


There's more than one escalator per building and strewth but going up and down all day might be good for the quads, but it's hell on knees
 
2021-07-26 11:29:49 PM  

moothemagiccow: skinink: I've seen plenty of locals do stupid things in the subway.

No man that's the game. The locals do all the annoying shiat. They just pretend the people responsible are tourists and blame them for it. It's basic in-group bias.


No, it's how you get a car to yourself and explaining the gig just ruins its effectiveness.
 
2021-07-26 11:39:01 PM  
I'm just impressed by Guam Daily Post as the article source.  Well done, subby.

Guam.  It's fun to say.  Guam.
 
2021-07-26 11:39:34 PM  

spaceman375: Vaccines work. Just enough to stop covid from becoming severe or even killing you. BUT, you can still catch covid. Which means that, yes, you may become sexually dysfunctional or sterile if you are male. Being old, that doesn't scare me as much as the fact that getting covid lowers your IQ. Significantly. That scares the crap out of me. I don't want dementia; I am already feeling the impact of age on my brain. I'm already moderna'd, but I'm considering getting a pfiezer jab just to widen the response a bit. Even asymptomatic infection can become long-haul.


Link please regarding Covid resulting in sexual disfunction? I wonder if that would convince a few of my reluctant relatives to get the jab....
 
2021-07-26 11:43:48 PM  

LineNoise: Why stand on an escalator to begin with. Its not a farking carnival ride. It speeds shiat up and boosts capacity.


From Quora:
"A typical escalator has a pitch angle of 30 degrees, a tread of 400 mm (15 3/4″) and a rise of 200 mm (7 7/8″). Due to the overhang, the going (or 'run') is 346 mm (13 5/8″). A comfortable step with a pitch angle of 30 degrees would have a going of 290 mm (11.4 inches) and a rise of 167 mm (6.6 inches). But the higher step rise of escalators is not the only reason climbing them is harder.
If we apply the twice the rise plus going formula for escalator steps, we get 746 mm (29.4 inches), which is considerably more than the ideal value of 610-635 mm (24-25 inches). This shows that escalator steps are uncomfortable, because they force one to make longer strides.
Longer strides and a relatively high rise mean that you need to bend the knees more and that they stay in bent position for a larger portion of the stride. This results in an increased strain on the muscles.
Additionally, making longer strides inherently makes you move faster, meaning you climb at a higher rate. While climbing an escalator isn't as hard as climbing two steps at a time on a staircase, the reasons for the increased strain are the same.
One especially notices this if the escalator is not moving, because you have to climb all the way to the top. On a moving escalator, if you climb in order to be faster, you can do so at a slower pace and still have a feeling of making good progress. And of course by the time you reach the top, you have made fewer steps, meaning that even if each of them was a bit harder compared to climbing stairs, the total effort is still well within your comfort zone."


TLDR: escalators have higher rises and need longer strides. This is more obvious in stuck escalators

/stander in malls, climber at airports.
 
2021-07-26 11:44:25 PM  
My parents taught me to fear and respect that escalator.
 
2021-07-27 12:06:55 AM  
Anyone else still take huge steps over the scary teeth ends?
 
2021-07-27 12:08:17 AM  
But the delta variant has caused them some trepidation about going out again - especially in the District, given the flux of tourists from across the country.

Actually, it's surprisingly easy to tell when the unvaccinated tourists are in town.
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2021-07-27 1:12:06 AM  
Today's Griping-About-DC-Tourists is brought to us by the Guam Daily Post.
 
2021-07-27 1:19:36 AM  
Jokes on you subby, they're from Tokyo. What are you, some kind of Osaka nerd?
 
2021-07-27 1:29:52 AM  

Porous Horace: The proper method is to stand on the right, then move left, up, right, and down - thus making a square. Change directions every three times 'round.
Bonus skill: Move diagonally.


Settle down, Q-bert.
 
2021-07-27 1:47:23 AM  
I had a guess at who subby was but seems I was wrong.
 
2021-07-27 2:10:57 AM  

moothemagiccow: I farking love being a tourist in DC. Get to stay in Arlington and eat at that Afghan chicken place with the FBI fanart all over the walls.

LineNoise: Why stand on an escalator to begin with. Its not a farking carnival ride. It speeds shiat up and boosts capacity.

Because the stairs move you


I'm interested in this restaurant. Do you remember the name?
 
2021-07-27 3:31:46 AM  

Ms. Hushpuppy: spaceman375: Vaccines work. Just enough to stop covid from becoming severe or even killing you. BUT, you can still catch covid. Which means that, yes, you may become sexually dysfunctional or sterile if you are male. Being old, that doesn't scare me as much as the fact that getting covid lowers your IQ. Significantly. That scares the crap out of me. I don't want dementia; I am already feeling the impact of age on my brain. I'm already moderna'd, but I'm considering getting a pfiezer jab just to widen the response a bit. Even asymptomatic infection can become long-haul.

Link please regarding Covid resulting in sexual disfunction? I wonder if that would convince a few of my reluctant relatives to get the jab....



Thank you for this opportunity. I love this service: Here, let me google that for you: Link
Scroll down past the cdc stuff to the real links.
 
2021-07-27 4:41:59 AM  
people who stand on the left of escalators in public transpo networks need to be taken out back and put against the wall and freakin' shot.

just like people who slowly walk in groups of more than 2 in line formation instead of in 2x2 column. like say you're 4 people walking down the street.

you should walk like this

x x
x x

not like

x x x x

unless you're spanish, and then you dont know any better and its just hopeless. getting spanish people to walk in column is like trying to get italians to not use their hands when talking. or americans to not politicize everything.

tourists get splattered in the bikelanes here all the damn time because they dont assume column when walking and the germans just crash into em on their bikes, and totally dont give AF since the peds are in the bike lane and the cyclist "is in the right".

and yes i took my ocd medication today why do you ask i'll just be reorganizing the paperclips in the desk if you need anything
 
2021-07-27 5:26:08 AM  

SirMadness: It never ceases to amaze me that every escalator-walker in the world has never figured out the route to the stairwell. Especially since they're so hell-bent on wanting to climb stairs.


Do you know how I know that you know next to nothing about the Metro's layout?
 
2021-07-27 5:29:42 AM  

Father_Jack: people who stand on the left of escalators in public transpo networks need to be taken out back and put against the wall and freakin' shot.

just like people who slowly walk in groups of more than 2 in line formation instead of in 2x2 column. like say you're 4 people walking down the street.

you should walk like this

x x
x x

not like

x x x x

unless you're spanish, and then you dont know any better and its just hopeless. getting spanish people to walk in column is like trying to get italians to not use their hands when talking. or americans to not politicize everything.

tourists get splattered in the bikelanes here all the damn time because they dont assume column when walking and the germans just crash into em on their bikes, and totally dont give AF since the peds are in the bike lane and the cyclist "is in the right".

and yes i took my ocd medication today why do you ask i'll just be reorganizing the paperclips in the desk if you need anything


German tourists are no better when they come to DC. I think something about being a tourist automatically lowers your IQ by 50 points. Pickpockets, Vegas, and Disney all rely on it.

So do the bears at Yellowstone.
 
2021-07-27 9:13:34 AM  
I'm in DC (as a tourist) right now, so I'm getting a kick....  Small trip of fully vaccinated people was planned before Delta started spiking.  We talked about canceling, but decided not to. Another few weeks of exponential increase might have led to a different decision.  All that said, this place is empty.  The Mall, the museums, everything.  Like, a dozen people total at the Capital - including the Capitol Police.  That said, far too many people without masks indoors, which is surprising to me. Probably shouldn't be, but there you go.
 
2021-07-27 12:41:21 PM  

Unobtanium: I've been to DC enough that even dressed like a tourist, a docent from the National Building Museum thought I lived there. We were on the Metro and I had to stand. She asked me something (I forget now what it was) that pretty much only a resident would need to know.

I was on a business trip there another time when I got off my plane at DCA, went to the Metro, changed trains, and was riding up the escalator to go to my hotel. It suddenly hit me I had done all that without consciously looking at a map or the station signage.


Travel enough and you can do that anywhere.  Granted, you might be looking for airport signs when you retrace your steps, but I found it shocking how well I could repeat/reverse my steps if I had practice in having to do it (1994/1995, flying every other week or more.  So did it all without GPS).

And the National Building Museum is pretty far low on the typical order that a tourist goes.  I'd expect that everyone there is either directly tied to the building industry or lives in DC/MD/VA and has seen *everything* (me, when I went).  Also the Portrait Gallery is nearby, and that is an easily (and unfortunately) overlooked building.  Just don't vandalize Trump's picture: I'm sure they have guards.
 
2021-07-27 8:17:14 PM  
 
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