Touchscreen replaces handle in bathroom faucet — what could go wrong?

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Uh. Look, not to rain on everybody’s parade, but it sure looks to me like this faucet has an optical sensor under the faucet that actually controls the faucet, and also a separate touchscreen above the faucet that connects to the advertising.

I’m not going to suggest this is an optimal–or even acceptable–user experience for handwashing. But it doesn’t seem like the touchscreen “replace[d] the handle in [the] bathroom faucet,” and it’s also pretty significantly less bad than “this faucet won’t let me wash my hands at all unless it can boot up and show me an ad.”

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It most reminds me of the annoying advertising screens that showed up on gas pumps. The volume is always too high for a person standing right in front of the stupid things. I’ll sometimes have to hold my hand over the speaker just to finish pumping.

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Those screens don’t look like they’re mounted on very sturdily.

I’d be sorely tempted to just smash them off.

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Every day I see more and more proof that our race is indeed descended from the passengers on the Golgafrinchan “B” Ark.

I wonder how many management consultants it took to come up with this brilliant idea?

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Their keycards often have ads on the front and they change these out quite often. There is nothing MGM won’t do to make more money. (And they own 50% of the strip.)

eta: changed “most” to 50%

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But the roads are right there, sitting in the sun all day, seems like such a waste of potential… :wink:

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I want the Victorian sinks back, with separate spigots for hot and cold water

 
( for whatever reason, they’re much better at getting all the soap off your hands quickly, switching back and forth a few times )

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Fair, although my comment was an empty threat. I have no intention of visiting Vegas. Not really my scene. Going up to Maine for a week on the coast in a little cottage rental this year, that’s more my speed.

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No explanation needed. I was just advising how difficult it is to avoid them in LV. (I edited my response because I realized that they sold off Circus Circus, and another one that I can’t seem to remember, in the last couple years.)

If we have to spend the night in LV, it’s an off-strip and non-smoking (non-casino) property for us.

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A 20 second countdown would be useful?

Can it play doom or Tetris? How ‘bout Netflix?

I’m guessing it’s because there’s a reliable power source wired in for the automatic faucet, swapping out a faucet is probably cheaper than an electrician running more lines.

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