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So what is the collective noun for Segways?

By johnboy - 14 March 2012 55

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Basketcase has sent in this picture of the increasingly numerous Segways on the sourthern shore of Lake Burley Griffin’s central basin.

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astrojax 5:59 am 16 Mar 12

Still this forum is populated by nanny state nimby’s who consider living life to be whinging about who stole their favourite postit notes in the office and why does so and so have a monitor 1? bigger than me. (watto23)

no, it is populated by the act community, which includes people with something seemingly unfamiliar to you, a sense of humour…

… an exemption of segways?

gazket 11:00 pm 15 Mar 12

it’s called a swarm of segways – go carts are better

bloke 9:50 pm 15 Mar 12

love this thread; haven’t laughed so much in ages … & keeping to topic, un atout

a confusion of…
a delusion of ….

p1 9:36 pm 15 Mar 12

Pork Hunt said :

p1, you are often the voice of reason in a sea of fools and now you do this to me…
The company who sought the exemption did so following an oversight on their part. The gov’t looked at their proposal and saw it was good. I don’t see a major problem.[/quote>

I may have let myself run away with the rant… 😉

I think Segway rentals by the lake is a great idea, I might even give it a try sometime myself. I just get frustrated at the way laws get written.

Pork Hunt 6:02 pm 15 Mar 12

p1 said :

Pork Hunt said :

So now it’s the governments fault that only “one” company applied for an exemption?

You mean “only one company failed to realise they were setting up a business which hired out vehicle for use illegally, and the government bailed them out with an exemption?”

Pork Hunt said :

I’d be pretty sure that Chinese copies (if and when they arrive) would be included in the exemption. Again, hardly the gov’ts fault that only one company makes these things.

Pretty sure the company will do everything it can to protect its intellectual property, so I can’t see knockoffs any time soon.

And while that isn’t really the governments fault, the issue here is that this is a development in technology (as the introduction of the car was). Difference being that when the car was developed lots of competing companies built them. Only one company makes a twatmobile two-side-by-side-wheeled-gyroscopically-self-balancing-electric-scooter-device (that I am aware of). Other companies do make devices which I would consider to be competing in the same market (electrically powered mobility devices of one sort or another), but these are mostly banned.

So we have a conflict whereby the IP laws that protect the company’s ability to profit from its invention also make it unfair for the government to legalise its use.

p1, you are often the voice of reason in a sea of fools and now you do this to me…
The company who sought the exemption did so following an oversight on their part. The gov’t looked at their proposal and saw it was good. I don’t see a major problem.

Felix the Cat 11:44 am 15 Mar 12

p1 said :

watto23 said :

Try living life for once, stuff happens. Dangerous things are banned. This is not any more dangerous than most of the currently legal forms of transport so get over it.

This, for me isn’t about wanting “dangerous” things banned, it is the other way ’round. I am pissed off that the government is going to change the law or issue exemptions or whatever, to allow a device that I have no interest in buying for myself, (an expensive device that the majority of the population isn’t going to buy even if they wanted one), while those same laws prohibit me from buying and using something which is similar, i.e. a good electric scooter/bike.

You could always use a Segway or an electric scooter in your backyard. Don’t even have to wear a helmet.

p1 11:20 am 15 Mar 12

watto23 said :

Try living life for once, stuff happens. Dangerous things are banned. This is not any more dangerous than most of the currently legal forms of transport so get over it.

This, for me isn’t about wanting “dangerous” things banned, it is the other way ’round. I am pissed off that the government is going to change the law or issue exemptions or whatever, to allow a device that I have no interest in buying for myself, (an expensive device that the majority of the population isn’t going to buy even if they wanted one), while those same laws prohibit me from buying and using something which is similar, i.e. a good electric scooter/bike.

watto23 11:06 am 15 Mar 12

p1 said :

Pork Hunt said :

So now it’s the governments fault that only “one” company applied for an exemption?

You mean “only one company failed to realise they were setting up a business which hired out vehicle for use illegally, and the government bailed them out with an exemption?”

Pork Hunt said :

I’d be pretty sure that Chinese copies (if and when they arrive) would be included in the exemption. Again, hardly the gov’ts fault that only one company makes these things.

Pretty sure the company will do everything it can to protect its intellectual property, so I can’t see knockoffs any time soon.

And while that isn’t really the governments fault, the issue here is that this is a development in technology (as the introduction of the car was). Difference being that when the car was developed lots of competing companies built them. Only one company makes a twatmobile two-side-by-side-wheeled-gyroscopically-self-balancing-electric-scooter-device (that I am aware of). Other companies do make devices which I would consider to be competing in the same market (electrically powered mobility devices of one sort or another), but these are mostly banned.

So we have a conflict whereby the IP laws that protect the company’s ability to profit from its invention also make it unfair for the government to legalise its use.

so what? get on with something important !!
Just because no one else makes a segway device yet. There may come a time where something similar but different can be added to the new proposal.

Seriously I’ve never ridden one, might try it, but personally rather ride a bike, segways seem lazy to me. Still this forum is populated by nanny state nimby’s who consider living life to be whinging about who stole their favourite postit notes in the office and why does so and so have a monitor 1″ bigger than me.

Try living life for once, stuff happens. Dangerous things are banned. This is not any more dangerous than most of the currently legal forms of transport so get over it.

p1 10:40 am 15 Mar 12

Pork Hunt said :

So now it’s the governments fault that only “one” company applied for an exemption?

You mean “only one company failed to realise they were setting up a business which hired out vehicle for use illegally, and the government bailed them out with an exemption?”

Pork Hunt said :

I’d be pretty sure that Chinese copies (if and when they arrive) would be included in the exemption. Again, hardly the gov’ts fault that only one company makes these things.

Pretty sure the company will do everything it can to protect its intellectual property, so I can’t see knockoffs any time soon. And while that isn’t really the governments fault, the issue here is that this is a development in technology (as the introduction of the car was). Difference being that when the car was developed lots of competing companies built them. Only one company makes a twatmobile two-side-by-side-wheeled-gyroscopically-self-balancing-electric-scooter-device (that I am aware of). Other companies do make devices which I would consider to be competing in the same market (electrically powered mobility devices of one sort or another), but these are mostly banned.

So we have a conflict whereby the IP laws that protect the company’s ability to profit from its invention also make it unfair for the government to legalise its use.

canberrarunner 10:21 am 15 Mar 12

a Wall-E of segways

EvanJames 10:20 am 15 Mar 12

Tooks said :

Why the helmets? Isn’t the top speed about the same as a fast run?

I imagine they’ll be mandating the wearing of helmets for step-ladders soon. Everyone has to be saaaaaafe!

Tooks 8:45 am 15 Mar 12

Why the helmets? Isn’t the top speed about the same as a fast run?

Pork Hunt 6:39 am 15 Mar 12

Henry82 said :

Gerry-Built said :

What is wrong with you all to be so down on the Segways? .

– the laws were changed to suit one business
– the laws only allow one brand (creating a monopoly)
– they’re not as safe as people think. When you reach a certain angle the machine cuts out. You fall face first.
– from a previous post: “Because the large portion of people who would be using them don’t have the appropriate skills and co-ordination to operate in a safe manner around other users. I’d like to be able to let go of my 2 year olds hand while walking around Garema place without fear of her getting squashed by a twatmobile. Easier to ban before everyone gets used to it rather than try to take them away later.”

So now it’s the governments fault that only “one” company applied for an exemption?
I’d be pretty sure that Chinese copies (if and when they arrive) would be included in the exemption. Again, hardly the gov’ts fault that only one company makes these things.

Regarding your call for a ban, I’ll bet people like you said the same thing about motor cars 110 years ago…

1967 6:07 am 15 Mar 12

“A Battery of Segways”

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