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Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2019/02/17 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2010/9/27-30 [Transportation/Misc] UID:53968 Activity:nil
9/27    Owner of Segway company killed after falling off river cliff on a
2007/6/15-19 [Transportation/Misc] UID:46960 Activity:nil
6/15    Probably old but still pretty cool:  Bombardier Embrio  -John
        \_ keywords: motorcycle unicycle segway
2019/02/17 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2006/5/15-18 [Transportation/Misc, Transportation/Motorcycle] UID:43060 Activity:nil
        Dude, these Germans are funny!
2005/3/31-4/2 [Transportation/Motorcycle, Transportation/Misc, Science/Electric] UID:37009 Activity:nil
3/31    Electric Scooter:
2005/3/20-21 [Transportation/Misc, Transportation/Motorcycle] UID:36774 Activity:moderate
3/19    You know we hear about car bombs all the time, but SCOOTER BOMB???
        This is ridiculous: (
        \_ This is not a story about a scooter bomb, it is a story about
           pig-headed Englishmen.
        \_ ride bike!
        \_ See, we are not the only ones overreacting in a hysterical and
           paranoid fashion to imaginary threats! The British share our
           delusions, woo hoo!
        \_ in the south of Thailand, bombers have been using mopeds
           relatively often.  it only takes a small amount of high
           explosive to blow up a shop or cafe, and a moped is a nice
           disguise to get it close and wait for the right noment
           to remote detonate by cell-phone. :-(
           \_ Is this sort of thing common in Thailand? Why?
              \_ Because there are a lot of mopeds in Thailand, and the Muslim
                 extremists are active in the southern part of the country.
2005/3/18 [Transportation/Misc] UID:36756 Activity:very high
3/18    The next revolutionary commuting device that's better than Segway:  (ok not really)
        \_ It's better than motorcycles because ...?
        \_ Wasn't that in a South Park episode?
           \_ EXACTLY, that's why it's funny! Obviously, the guy who asked the
              motorcycle question didn't see the Mr. Garrison "IT" episode
2004/11/8 [Transportation/Misc] UID:34754 Activity:kinda low
11/7    I just got a Segway!!! How do I join the Segway Polo club?
        \_ Have fun falling.
        \_ why the heck is it 80 pounds? Is it the battery?
           \_ Any lighter wouldn't be enough to make others scream when you run
              over their feet.
2004/10/6 [Transportation/Misc] UID:33954 Activity:high
10/4    Segway specs vs regular scooter spec, round 1:
        Summary, Segway tops at 12.5mph, 80 lbs, 17 mile range, $3000.
        Regular scooter tops at 21mph, 59 lbs, 20 mile range, $149.
        Sure Segway looks cooler, but is looks really worth it?
        \_ why not compare the segway to motorcycles, golf carts, cars,
           roller blades, bicycles, and skateboards?  I think it comes out
           as inferior in all of the above comparisons.  you may have found the
           one form of transport that's *almost* as retarted as the segway.
           \_ Segway is inferior to scooter in all four categories above.
              \_ well, then we agree on that.  my only point was that compared
                 to the scooter on just those categories, the segway is
                 a *bit* crappy, but that in a comparison with more categories
                 and more modes of transportation, it just gets worse.
                 \_ You are stupid. Rollerblades and bicycles aren't in the
                    same category. And 20x more expensive with significantly
                    worse performance is more than a *bit* crappy. And the
                    word is "retarded". --God
                    \_ God? I think not.  you're a dorky little scooter boy
                       who wants to defend your stupid scooter by attacking
                       the *only* more idiotic form of transport on the market.
                       \_ RAZR SCOOTER IS TEH ROXOR!!
                       \_ Well I am God. And I'm not the scooter boy. I just
                          decided to come along and smack your ass down. Bitch.
              \_ Segway is superior at dropping Bush on his ass.
                 \_ The mountain bike spill which was blamed on mud after
                    10 days of no rain did a lot more damage than the
                    Segway tumble. I think the bike wins. He got facial cuts!
                    \_ Just to be technical, having 10 days of no
                       rain doesn't mean there's no mud.
                       \_ except the quote from the spokesman was "It's been
                          raining a lot lately and the topsoil is loose."
        \_ prestige, my friend. It's like buying Mercedes vs. Infinity.
           Same features, different pricing, different prestige
           \_ So what does being the owner of a Segway say about you?
2004/9/28-29 [Transportation/Misc, Transportation/Motorcycle] UID:33812 Activity:moderate
9/28    Dear motd, I got semi seriously injured last week and now I'm
        on crutches. It's a pain to walk to the campus because I live
        1.7 miles away. I've been thinking that maybe
        this is a good time to buy one of those Sharper Image mini
        scooter thing. I need something that has ~5 mile range and
        can handle steep Berkeley hills. Gas scooters are noisy
        and stink. How about electric ones? Can they handle the
        Berkeley hills?
        \_ I've never driven a scooter.  Can you safely handle a two-wheeled
           vehicle if your legs are so badly injured?
           \_ If they can use a scooter they can use a bicycle.  S(he) should
              get a (motorized) wheelchair or one of those scooters old people
              use to go to the grocery store.
        \_ is this a joke?
           \_ He might just be an idiot, or kinney.
              \_ Why is someone on crutches an idiot?  Will you carry him?
           DEFINITELY COOL STUFF although at 50 lbs it's kind of heavy.
        \_ It's SEGWAY time!
2004/7/31-8/1 [Transportation/Misc] UID:32609 Activity:very high
7/31    Sport of Kings:
        \_ ha! so you can fall off a segway!  fuck segway.  I'm sticking with
           my unicycle.  that's how a real man plays polo.
        \_ Cue people with too much money on their hands!
        \_ well at least someone found a use for them.
        \_ While these assholes are doing this, there are people
           being chained together and burned alive in Darfur.
           \_ Yes, but do they like polo?
           \_ An accurate reflection of our priorities as Americans.
           \_ Good thing you're helping those poor people in Darfur.
           \_ Where's Darfur and wtf does that have to do with anything?  Is no
              one anywhere on the planet allowed to enjoy themselves in a silly
              way so long as one person somewhere else is suffering in some
              way?  You're either a total moron or a troll.
                    \_ Actually it's my deep and abiding hatred of segways
2004/4/13-14 [Transportation/Misc] UID:13169 Activity:nil Cat_by:auto
4/13    motorcycle parts online. cheap. ??
        \_ yes!  ..
        \_ bike bandit?  Sometimes a little cheaper, sometimes you can get
           local shops to match.  Fremont Cycle Salvage? (depending on what
           you're looking for).
        \_ uh, did you drop your bike? and how?
           \_ I did, but that was a while ago.  I ran it into a deer up above
              the football stadium.  Right now though, I'm first looking for
              a battery which died over winter in yet another not so subtle
              mesg. from God that i'm getting old.  (I never used to stop
              riding all winter).  -top.
              \_ Battery Specialists on San Pablo, check
              \_ Would you really order a battery via online?  Isn't it messy
                 w.r.t. the acid? (seems easier to just go to cyclegear).
           \_ DROP BIKE!
              \_ ERASE HARDDRIVE!
2003/11/27 [Transportation/Misc] UID:11246 Activity:nil
11/26   When Geeks Go Bad:
2003/9/26-28 [Transportation/Misc] UID:10342 Activity:nil
9/26    Segway Recalled: (
        \_ Another bubble bursted.
        \_ IT!  GINGER!  IPO!  3) profit
2002/2/20-21 [Transportation/Misc] UID:23927 Activity:high
2/20 (only $60k!)
        \_ can't be a real bid.  $60k for a skateboard with a handle?
2019/02/17 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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