[2012-Sep-05] In Soviet Russia toilet flushes you!

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[2012-Sep-05] In Soviet Russia toilet flushes you!

Postby Lethal Interjection » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:34 pm

http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db ... 2725#comic

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Re: [2012-Sept-5] In Soviet Russia toilet flushes you!

Postby smiley_cow » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:42 pm

The mall here has self flushing toilets and I hate them. They won't flush for me, and I always have to spend like 30 seconds waving my hand in front of the censor to make it go off. It also has tapless taps. It's a very annoying washroom.

Personally my favourite toilets are the whole flush/half flush toilets if we're gonna have fancy toilets.
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Re: [2012-Sept-5] In Soviet Russia toilet flushes you!

Postby nobody » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:01 pm

My toilet is a semi-automatic
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Re: [2012-Sept-5] In Soviet Russia toilet flushes you!

Postby Das Bruce » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:58 pm

What's the extra time/cost required to make an auto toilet over a regular one?
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Postby Sentient AI » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:45 pm

I prefer the toilets with little horizontal bars for you to kick.
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Re: [2012-Sept-5] In Soviet Russia toilet flushes you!

Postby Faceless Guest » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:55 pm

Can someone please explain how this is supposed to be funny/insightful/valuable in any way? seriously, because I don't understand how this is any of those things.
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Re: [2012-Sept-5] In Soviet Russia toilet flushes you!

Postby Edminster » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:55 pm

Faceless Guest wrote:Can someone please explain how this is supposed to be funny/insightful/valuable in any way? seriously, because I don't understand how this is any of those things.

it's not
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Re: [2012-Sept-5] In Soviet Russia toilet flushes you!

Postby nobody » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:00 pm

did you know if you add up all the time that people spend brushing their teeth it's longer than the time you spend at the butcher?

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Re: [2012-Sept-5] In Soviet Russia toilet flushes you!

Postby Lethal Interjection » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:00 am

Das Bruce wrote:What's the extra time/cost required to make an auto toilet over a regular one?


This was one of my qualms.

Another is that these toilets are only useful in a public domain. It is my experience that people still try to avoid using public toilets. Even if you count those who work in an environment where those toilets are the most convenient, they will still likely avoid using them whereever possible.
If you don't don't work or live (I'm not sure the latter is even relevant), then you are wasting a lot of time traveling to said locations. So even if that is not a made up number (it is), the convenience of auto-flush toilets is simply not there.
And even if you are in the position where they are the most convenient for some portion of your day, the average usage per capita (and by capita I am now simply refering to those for whom auto-flush toilets is convenient, not all of those with 'access') is still going to be well under a 1 use per day average.

Plus it isn't a funny/insightful/valuable comic in any way.

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I think the time I spent brushing my teeth today is longer than I've ever spent at the butcher ever.
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Re: [2012-Sept-5] In Soviet Russia toilet flushes you!

Postby Surely you guest » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:14 am

smiley_cow wrote:The mall here has self flushing toilets and I hate them. They won't flush for me, and I always have to spend like 30 seconds waving my hand in front of the censor to make it go off. It also has tapless taps. It's a very annoying washroom.

Personally my favourite toilets are the whole flush/half flush toilets if we're gonna have fancy toilets.

The toilets usually have a little button you can press in addition to the sensor. They're unobtrusive, but in my experience there always is one (I find they tend to flush prematurely and are reluctant to finish the job later). The automatic sinks, as far as I know, are terminally dysfunctional.
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Re: [2012-Sept-5] In Soviet Russia toilet flushes you!

Postby smiley_cow » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:16 am

Huh, I'll have to look for that next time I'm there.

And automatic sinks are the bane of my existence.
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Re: [2012-Sept-5] In Soviet Russia toilet flushes you!

Postby DonRetrasado » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:28 am

sorry but conserving water comes with a price you thankless jackasses
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Re: [2012-Sept-5] In Soviet Russia toilet flushes you!

Postby Soliloquy » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:52 am

And here I thought the point of automatic toilets/sinks was so you didn't have to touch the handle.
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Re: [2012-Sept-5] In Soviet Russia toilet flushes you!

Postby e » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:03 am

so many pseudos here,,,
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Re: [2012-Sept-5] In Soviet Russia toilet flushes you!

Postby Kaharz » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:03 am

I haven't seen many of the automatic toilets with the manual override in the US. My big annoyance with them is that the urinals tend to flush while I'm zipping up, sometime with enough force to splash water on me. So I've taken to moving away quickly and then putting everything back where it belongs, which is somewhat awkward.
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