Screw you, Xelerator. Bring back the towels.
I miss paper towels.
I'm pretty sure I've suffered more hearing damage from the electric hand dryers in bar restrooms than I ever have at live shows. I usually don't think to put earplugs in before washing my hands.
Tags: firstperson, sf
Current Music: a certain high-pitched whine
"It was a modern sort of bathroom, the kind where the only thing you had to touch was your dick. He figured that some bright Harvard grad was working on fixing that, too."
What's that from?
A novel by some other universe's Raymond Chandler.
Sounds like something William Gibson would write.
So simple, and that's how I've been doing it since watching that video some time ago. (I don't abort auto-feeding towels, though, and I'm not nearly as excited or evangelical as that speaker, though.)
"Next year, toilet paper."
Then, three seashells.
Thoughts on Dyson's Airblade dryers? High-velocity but limited area, and as a result (and as I recall), quite a bit quieter than Xcelerator..
They're somewhat quieter but they still take forever to actually dry your hands. Fuck them.
I'll admit, I was underwhelmed by their performance -- but I've been unimpressed by their standalone fans, too. Their vacuums may be excellent and not
sucklose suction, but their air-blowers suck.
Hmmm, I've been really impressed with the Dyson Airblade dryers at the Las Vegas airport; less than 10 sec and my hands are bone dry. But that's the only place I've used them, maybe McCarran has the super-turbo models or something.
Victory Brewing has the Dyson dryers in their bathrooms. I don't care how advanced their technology is, I want to rub my hands together after a few seconds since the water never evaporates uniformly and I can speed the drying process up by doing so. Trouble is, the machine takes about a second too long to kick back on. Plus it's noisy (although that doesn't bother me as much as the delay in activation and the unpleasant resemblance to some sort of fingerprint scan.
You are in Los Vegas, the humidity is something like 15%, your hands would be bone dry in seconds regardless.
Just look at how your drink collects condensation. Oh, wait, aside from a hint of dampness where the ice is floating, it doesn't.
Never thought I'd miss humidity until I moved to Vegas. A real 24h city is kinda cool though.
Not to mention defeats the purpose of a touchless hand dryer as you keep touching the opposing surfaces of the pincers.
$1200-1600. Fuck that.
The Dyson dryers are pretty good, by far the fastest I've used. But it's still pretty difficult to blow your nose in them.
Or to put a bit of water and hand soap on them to clean up after the people that haven't figured out that the piss goes in the toilet, not on it.
And they don't generate quite enough of a Bernoulli vacuum to pull the door open without touching the grimy handle, either.
They're the only air-dryers I've run into that actually dry my hands, rather than leaving me with hands covered in bateria and warm water.
I take it that just using the back of your trousers to dry your hands is considered uncouth then?
Depends how clean (or absorbent) (or must-stay-clean-and-dry) one's trousers are. :)
Get the older models of hand dryer's; the vent could be flipped upside downso the hot air would blow upwards: instant hair dryer for those doing touch ups, and trying to dry articles of clothing after someone has spilled something on it and they've gotten some club soda from the bartender.