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Sebastian

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Segway
« on: August 28, 2003, 08:57:53 am »

Saw a 60 Minutes piece on Segway last night.

Manufactured in: New Hampshire :)
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2003, 09:02:56 am »

Yeah, AFTER we produced the 102 more reasons, I only then thought of Dean Kamen and the Segway.... :D

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Re:Segway
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2003, 09:07:50 am »

That's funny. I was JUST reading an article about someone who climbed Mt. Washington yesterday with a Segway.

http://www.theunionleader.com/articles_show.html?article=25522
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2003, 11:20:17 am »

That's funny. I was JUST reading an article about someone who climbed Mt. Washington yesterday with a Segway.

http://www.theunionleader.com/articles_show.html?article=25522
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Re:Segway
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2003, 11:28:18 am »

That's funny. I was JUST reading an article about someone who climbed Mt. Washington yesterday with a Segway.

http://www.theunionleader.com/articles_show.html?article=25522
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Segway, the human transporter.  Here's the CNN copy of the story
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Re:Segway
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2003, 11:33:23 am »



That's funny. I was JUST reading an article about someone who climbed Mt. Washington yesterday with a Segway.


You mean he rolled along the highway.
Mountain Climbing has a certain connotation.

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Re:Segway
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2003, 11:40:03 am »

Mt. Washington does have some steep grades on it (as high as 18%), and about 1/3 of it isn't paved, so it's not quite a roll in the park.
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Re:Segway
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2003, 11:43:38 am »

Supposedly it can go across water, ice, snow......... Doesn't matter.......... It's also supposed to be almost impossible to fall off of.

And the UL only requires you give your age and zip code, Tony.... :O)

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Re:Segway
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2003, 12:26:07 pm »



Supposedly it can go across water, ice, snow......... Doesn't matter.......... It's also supposed to be almost impossible to fall off of.


I think I heard Bush fell off one.

It goes across water... how deep?  Ice, Snow... wherever a Shoe can go.  What will Science come up with next.

I wish he'd get the Stirling engine on one, then the battery problem won't be so bad.
But I still worry about theft.  They brag about how easily it fits into a car....

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Re:Segway
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2003, 12:32:21 pm »


Yes, here it is:



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Re:Segway
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2003, 12:34:51 pm »

I believe Bush jumped off one in a less than stellar fashion, but at least he landed on his feet.

Two are known to have been stolen, one was recovered when the then current possessor of the stolen segway tried to find someone to help him hotwire it.  The whereabouts of the other are unknown, but without the digital key, the things are fairly useless.

Then again, I'm not sure how useful they are with the digital key <G>.  WALK PEOPLE! GET SOME FRIGGIN EXERCISE!
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Re:Segway
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2003, 03:32:53 pm »



  ... without the digital key, the things are fairly useless.


Like my copy of PhotoShop 7 is useless without the Serial Number?  Like my Windows 2000 Advanced Server is useless without the CD Key?  Like my DirecTV won't give me Pay-Per-View without a phone hookup that charges my credit card?

Anyhow, these things will someday need repair parts.  Even in the incredibly unlikely event that the thing couldn't be made to operate without one specific Key, it sure has a lot of expensive parts that come off with readily available tools.  Ever hear of a Chop Shop?  Stolen automobiles are hard to sell, what with Registration, and VINs all over them, but spare parts don't ask questions.

It's hard to steal a whole automobile that won't drive, but a SegWay fits in the smallest places.

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