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Offline LongN4Topic starter

Segways
« on: October 01, 2010, 09:36:58 PM »
So the creator of the Segway, you know those little scooters that "do the walking" for you, died riding a segway

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-09-27/segway-owner-s-death-adds-to-company-s-safety-image-challenges.html

Oh, sweet irony

Offline Qt

Re: Segways
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2010, 09:37:09 PM »
Yeah, it was kind of sad. Though I have to say that is a very glorious way to die. Lol

Offline Avis habilis

Re: Segways
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 10:32:48 AM »
How in the world do you manage to drive a vehicle that tops out at 12 mph over a precipice & not have time to jump off?  ???

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Re: Segways
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2010, 03:21:36 PM »
How in the world do you manage to drive a vehicle that tops out at 12 mph over a precipice & not have time to jump off?  ???
Makes you wonder don't it? I bet he was segwaying while under the influence! Maybe he was testing out a segway safety belt. Obviously, a bad idea.

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Re: Segways
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2010, 04:43:40 PM »
Segways... ><;;


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Re: Segways
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2010, 04:58:49 PM »
Segways... ><;;


You fools! You damn fools! You've handed us over to the zombies! *Runs screaming into a wall*

Offline Paradox

Re: Segways
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2010, 05:32:00 PM »
Just as an aside, he wasn't the creator. He just owned the company. The guy who actually created the Segway is in Africa inventing an affordable filtration system so dirty poor villages can have clean drinking water.

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Re: Segways
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2010, 05:38:00 PM »
Just as an aside, he wasn't the creator. He just owned the company. The guy who actually created the Segway is in Africa inventing an affordable filtration system so dirty poor villages can have clean drinking water.
I'm sure the zombies will take that and use it too. (In actuality that's pretty damn decent of the guy... seeing as there's not a high need for segways... well anywhere but especially not in the more rural parts of Africa.)

Offline Wolfy

Re: Segways
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2010, 08:30:47 PM »
I'm sure the zombies will take that and use it too. (In actuality that's pretty damn decent of the guy... seeing as there's not a high need for segways... well anywhere but especially not in the more rural parts of Africa.)

Yes...it will filter the water....with Zombie Virus! o3o

Offline mindylynx

Re: Segways
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2010, 08:45:15 AM »
I luv the idea of the Segways, but I wonder why they are still over 5 grand. I think that's what they cost when they came out 6 years ago.:(

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Re: Segways
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2010, 12:42:07 PM »
I luv the idea of the Segways, but I wonder why they are still over 5 grand. I think that's what they cost when they came out 6 years ago.:(
I don't get it either I've seen high-end scooters go for less but the segway is still expensive and it doesn't even have a cup holder! D:

Offline Sabby

Re: Segways
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2010, 08:44:45 AM »


And possibly cooler...



Yeah, it's what it looks like. Mother... fucking... ferrari.

Offline Lady Annabelle

Re: Segways
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2010, 09:00:09 AM »
How in the world do you manage to drive a vehicle that tops out at 12 mph over a precipice & not have time to jump off?  ???

Um, it is because he committed suicide...

That is what I heard happened.  It actually sounds rather tragic.

Offline Paradox

Re: Segways
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2010, 09:42:50 AM »
I don't think it was a suicide; nowhere has that actually been released as news that I can find aside from a bit of conjecture and people ranting the comments sections of articles about how he must have killed himself after realizing how badly his product sucks.

Speaking of which, that picture of guys with guns on segways isn't very cool. Squishing your legs together like you have to pee while holding a terribly tiny gun isn't very intimidating  :P

Offline Vekseid

Re: Segways
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2010, 01:13:36 PM »
Um, it is because he committed suicide...

That is what I heard happened.  It actually sounds rather tragic.

He accidentally backed off the edge of the cliff to let someone pass him.

Offline Lady Annabelle

Re: Segways
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2010, 01:28:41 PM »
I don't think it was a suicide; nowhere has that actually been released as news that I can find aside from a bit of conjecture and people ranting the comments sections of articles about how he must have killed himself after realizing how badly his product sucks.

I think it was more under the speculation of his death considering it was shrouded in mystery and nobody really knew what actually happened, so an answer of a suicide seemed like a logical choice.  But, as I mentioned, that is just what I heard as rumors...

He accidentally backed off the edge of the cliff to let someone pass him.

And if that appears to be true, then my speculation was completely off based.  And the situation appears even more tragic considering he was just doing something nice for somebody else...