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Walkalators Feb. 17th, 2013 @ 08:54 PM Reply

Ever been on one of these things and felt the urge to walk in the other direction so it acted like a treadmill?

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Response to Walkalators Feb. 17th, 2013 @ 09:00 PM Reply

I've only seen those in person once but turned down the opportunity to use it haha.


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Response to Walkalators Feb. 17th, 2013 @ 09:05 PM Reply

I've never had enough contact with them to experience such a luxury, I don't travel much...!


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Response to Walkalators Feb. 17th, 2013 @ 09:08 PM Reply

At 2/17/13 08:54 PM, Gimmick wrote: Ever been on one of these things and felt the urge to walk in the other direction so it acted like a treadmill?

I have never seen one in real life yet, but I think there was one in Dead Space 2. Does that count?


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Response to Walkalators Feb. 17th, 2013 @ 09:10 PM Reply

I'm not sure I understand the point of those things.

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Response to Walkalators Feb. 17th, 2013 @ 09:12 PM Reply

At 2/17/13 09:10 PM, TB1ZZL3 wrote: I'm not sure I understand the point of those things.

Its supposed to help people move faster over vast distances.


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Response to Walkalators Feb. 17th, 2013 @ 09:18 PM Reply

At 2/17/13 09:10 PM, TB1ZZL3 wrote: I'm not sure I understand the point of those things.

You're actually supposed to walk on them so you can get to the other side faster than if you were just walking. However, some people (read: OP) use it improperly or don't walk on it. That defeats the purpose as staying stationary on it is slower than actually walking, and OP is an idiot.


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Response to Walkalators Feb. 17th, 2013 @ 09:18 PM Reply

I used to do that on the ones in Dead Space 2 but by accident. I've never seen one in real life, sadly.


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Response to Walkalators Feb. 17th, 2013 @ 09:20 PM Reply

They're called moving walkways. And I once saw an empty one and I decided to dash across on the one going the opposite direction. It was fun.


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Response to Walkalators Feb. 17th, 2013 @ 09:51 PM Reply

I understand someone using it for moving luggage around, but other than that it seems pretty useless.

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Response to Walkalators Feb. 17th, 2013 @ 09:54 PM Reply

At 2/17/13 09:05 PM, shitposter wrote: why does this thing exist anyway

Sometimes a brother just needs to be able to move forward while standing still.


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Response to Walkalators Feb. 17th, 2013 @ 09:57 PM Reply

At 2/17/13 09:10 PM, TB1ZZL3 wrote: I'm not sure I understand the point of those things.

To walk on so you go fast if you're late for your plane or something.

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Response to Walkalators Feb. 17th, 2013 @ 10:09 PM Reply

At 2/17/13 09:57 PM, Entice wrote:
At 2/17/13 09:10 PM, TB1ZZL3 wrote: I'm not sure I understand the point of those things.
To walk on so you go fast if you're late for your plane or something.

If you ran on it you could probably get to 10% of light speed.

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Response to Walkalators Feb. 17th, 2013 @ 10:24 PM Reply

No. Why would I waste my time doing that?


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Response to Walkalators Feb. 17th, 2013 @ 10:26 PM Reply

Ive only ever seen them at the airport

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Response to Walkalators Feb. 17th, 2013 @ 10:54 PM Reply

isnt it just a long treadmill anyway?

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Response to Walkalators Feb. 18th, 2013 @ 12:50 AM Reply

I've seen those at airports a lot. A lot of people use them. They are actually pretty long too so sometimes it comes in handy sometimes if you have heavy shit with you.


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Response to Walkalators Feb. 18th, 2013 @ 05:29 AM Reply

At 2/17/13 08:54 PM, Gimmick wrote: Ever been on one of these things and felt the urge to walk in the other direction so it acted like a treadmill?

I haven't just felt the urge, I've done it! You get much more exercise walking the wrong way on escalators though, that gets really heavy after a while.

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Response to Walkalators Feb. 18th, 2013 @ 05:41 AM Reply

Never been on one, nor seen one. I would like to do that, yes. Horrible idea though, the thing themselves. As if people aren't fat and lazy enough!


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Response to Walkalators Feb. 18th, 2013 @ 05:55 AM Reply

At 2/18/13 05:41 AM, ZeroAsALimit wrote: Never been on one, nor seen one. I would like to do that, yes. Horrible idea though, the thing themselves. As if people aren't fat and lazy enough!

Just like all motorized vehicles. They should ban all cars and trains and planes and make us all walk instead. :) Boats might still be necessary to travel between continents though...

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Response to Walkalators Feb. 18th, 2013 @ 06:03 AM Reply

At 2/18/13 05:55 AM, Cyberdevil wrote: Just like all motorized vehicles. They should ban all cars and trains and planes and make us all walk instead. :) Boats might still be necessary to travel between continents though...

Why would I want to visit Johnny Foreigner?


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Response to Walkalators Feb. 18th, 2013 @ 06:17 AM Reply

When I visited the UK, the London airport had one. You can get a nice brisk pace if you're walking like you need to be somewhere in the proper direction.


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Response to Walkalators Feb. 18th, 2013 @ 06:19 AM Reply

At 2/18/13 06:03 AM, ZeroAsALimit wrote: Why would I want to visit Johnny Foreigner?

So... ban boats as well? Why not! Swimming is also good exercise. :)

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Response to Walkalators Feb. 18th, 2013 @ 06:25 AM Reply

At 2/18/13 06:19 AM, Cyberdevil wrote:
At 2/18/13 06:03 AM, ZeroAsALimit wrote: Why would I want to visit Johnny Foreigner?
So... ban boats as well? Why not! Swimming is also good exercise. :)

Yep, although I wouldn't swim in the ocean, we've destroyed it beyond repair. :'(


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Response to Walkalators Feb. 18th, 2013 @ 06:35 AM Reply

At 2/18/13 06:25 AM, ZeroAsALimit wrote: Yep, although I wouldn't swim in the ocean, we've destroyed it beyond repair. :'(

Banning boats just might be a cure! No more netting.

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Response to Walkalators Feb. 18th, 2013 @ 06:46 AM Reply

At 2/17/13 09:18 PM, iamgrimreaper wrote:
At 2/17/13 09:10 PM, TB1ZZL3 wrote: I'm not sure I understand the point of those things.
You're actually supposed to walk on them so you can get to the other side faster than if you were just walking. However, some people (read: OP) use it improperly or don't walk on it. That defeats the purpose as staying stationary on it is slower than actually walking, and OP is an idiot.

lol you caught that just from what i didn't include?
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Response to Walkalators Feb. 18th, 2013 @ 09:05 AM Reply

At 2/17/13 09:05 PM, shitposter wrote: why does this thing exist anyway

I think it's to do with weak ass old people who can't carry their luggage very far without dying of a heart attack or sumth'n


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Response to Walkalators Feb. 18th, 2013 @ 09:45 AM Reply

Yes. Your answer is yes.

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Response to Walkalators Feb. 18th, 2013 @ 09:47 AM Reply

I first encountered these at O'Hare International Airport and was amazed. Now that you mentioned it, I wish I would have done that.


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Response to Walkalators Feb. 18th, 2013 @ 09:49 AM Reply

At 2/17/13 09:05 PM, shitposter wrote: why does this thing exist anyway

They are a great time saver in airports, and I guess in any other large buildings. But I've only seen/used them at airports. They make you feel like superman; just causally walking as you pass the people (beside it). ;)