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DigitalBill
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From: The TiBook(!), on the wireless LAN, to the BaseStation, through the router, nothin' but Net! (around South Florida)
Registered: Jan 2001

posted March 06, 2002 21:09     Click Here to See the Profile for DigitalBill   Click Here to Email DigitalBill     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...about 69 Pounds!

/me ducks & runs

Actually... this is very cool... my friend Zoltan called me tonight, and he had just finished riding on a real Segway HT (Human Transporter).

Seems that one of the lead engineers has one down here in Florida, apparently to do some terrain testing.

So Z got to ride it for a bit... He was really amazed at how easy and cool it was to ride... just took a few minutes to get the hang of.

I asked him to write down his thoughts and email me, so we can post them up here... hopefully that will be forthcoming.

But man, that's cool...

=bd

Relevancy Link: http://www.segway.com/

12MPH, 10 mile range... fun!

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ZorroTheFox
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posted March 07, 2002 17:11     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I still prefer to ride a bike, the segway looks like an old push mower............Z

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MBoprey
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posted March 18, 2002 19:46     Click Here to See the Profile for MBoprey   Click Here to Email MBoprey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm the lazy type. A Segway HT would do me good. Now, for a personal computer on wheels... hmmm.

: )

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macadddikt18
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posted March 19, 2002 10:28     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can see the segway being usefull in the city where stuff is closer together, but out here in the suburbs i will stick to my bike. not only is it twice as fast it it more pleasurabe to ride.
Nayt

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ZorroTheFox
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posted March 19, 2002 14:21     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
must be the custom seat cover..........Z

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macadddikt18
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posted March 20, 2002 05:24     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Zorro, what seat cover are you talking about. I don't have one on my bike, do you have one on your bike?
Nayt

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EngrBohn
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posted March 20, 2002 08:46     Click Here to See the Profile for EngrBohn   Click Here to Email EngrBohn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Z's referring to "saddle smile" (see "The Road to Wellville")

- macadddikt18 -
i will stick to my bike (...) it it more pleasurabe to ride.

- ZorroTheFox -
must be the custom seat cover

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ZorroTheFox
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posted March 20, 2002 14:10     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
lol, I just love it when I can put one over someone's head. Thank god he didn't have the imagination I have. But it appears somebody did. I would post a pic of custom seat covers I have seen on the net, but I am not sure they would be appropriate......Z

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macadddikt18
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posted March 20, 2002 16:08     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yes zorro, most of your jokes somehow manage to go over my head. This one i just happen to ask why. you would think i would have learned not to by now, but alas i did not.
nayt

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quantumfluff
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posted March 20, 2002 19:22     Click Here to See the Profile for quantumfluff   Click Here to Email quantumfluff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ZorroTheFox:
I would post a pic of custom seat covers I have seen on the net, but I am not sure they would be appropriate......Z

Can you at least give us a URL? My imagination is running wild right now.

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ZorroTheFox
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posted March 21, 2002 18:23     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got the pic in My email, I am not sure of the origin or even if it is a real product. It was a funny pic though. There was one for males, and one for females. Though I suppose there might be some people who would use both.....Z

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