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Old 04-12-2014, 12:01 PM   #1
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Default vandals tipping smart cars, will Segwaysbe next targets

After reading the attached story, do I now need to worry about vandals/tech protestors someday tipping over my Segway I2.


I know the financial damage done isn't funny, but the thought of someone tipping over a Segway in protest is kind of funny.


http://www.technewsworld.com/story/C...ine-80267.html


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Old 04-12-2014, 01:01 PM   #2
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What a great way to get a workout!
I might start lifting Smart cars instead of weights.
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:01 PM   #3
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Interesting choice for anti-technology folks to attack.

I have only seen normal gas driven Smart Cars. I know they are small, but I did not think they were particularly representative of very high tech in automotive technology.

Maybe a hybrid, or electric car would be more in line with their rebellion, but of course, they also weigh much more. No reason to be accurate, if it will help to cause your hernia.

Messages like this are so often delivered by the easily led, rather than those who actually think...
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Interesting choice for anti-technology folks to attack.

Messages like this are so often delivered by the easily led, rather than those who actually think...


Karl,

Your last paragraph made me think of the the not wearing of helmets by many here who regard it as their right , freedom or privilege. How many are being "easily led" in a similar fashion? Can you picture these people walking barefoot on a snow covered sidewalk for several blocks or miles or walking barefotted across a large stretch of hot sunny sandy beachfront.

Until people start walking in this kind of fashion on a regular basis I find it easy to understand why people are "easily led" by those who
supposedly "actually think".



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Can you picture these people walking barefoot on a snow covered sidewalk for several blocks or miles or walking barefotted across a large stretch of hot sunny sandy beachfront.




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I sure can, I quite enjoy walking on hot beaches and snow.

But that's personal, I'll only live so long, and I'd rather enjoy everything.
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Karl,

Your last paragraph made me think of the the not wearing of helmets by many here who regard it as their right , freedom or privilege. How many are being "easily led" in a similar fashion? Can you picture these people walking barefoot on a snow covered sidewalk for several blocks or miles or walking barefotted across a large stretch of hot sunny sandy beachfront.

Until people start walking in this kind of fashion on a regular basis I find it easy to understand why people are "easily led" by those who
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Wow!
I should not take the bait, but okay. Who is leading the people who choose not to wear helmets?

And for the record, I do not wear shoes on hot sand. You can get used to it. (But it can be hot or uncomfortable)

I also skydived for years with a man who liked the fact that he never wore shoes. He was a man my age (actually a couple years older) and was basically a non-reformed hippy. He had long hair, and while he did wear a heavy multi colored poncho when it was cold, he always wore shorts, and no shoes. Even in snow. Even skydiving. Having seen him walk thru Massachusetts winters year after year with no shoes on, makes me chuckle at your choice of example...

AND, it is my right, my freedom, and my privilege to choose for myself what I will wear on my head and elsewhere. I will not let you lead me ignorantly into thinking it is your right to choose that for me.
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That is a good question. How and who's being "easily led".

Let's suppose you can identify one, one hundred or one thousand people who can tolerate several blocks or miles of covered snow covered sidewalk or a large sunny hot stretch of beach(and we are not talking about where the sand is wet and cool from the water).
How does the above
statements of bs logics compare for the uS population or for the worlds population.

Why not just string a wire across Niagara Falls and walk across

Why not jump off a two story building be cause that other guy did and survived.

There are reports of people who have jumped from planes with non working parachutes and survived.

These are extreme cases and you both are using the same bs logic.



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I should not take the bait, but okay.
Karl: Not easily led, but easily baited.



(I can't really claim to be significantly harder to bait...)
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Obviously, we can't have infinite voltage, or the universe would tear itself to shreds, and we wouldn't be discussing Segways.
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AND, it is my right, my freedom, and my privilege to choose for myself what I will wear on my head and elsewhere. I will not let you lead me ignorantly into thinking it is your right to choose that for me.
Well, technically speaking, society makes such choices for us on a daily basis. Try walking around naked, and see what happens. As a society, we make rules all the time that tell us what we can and can't do, including what we can and can't wear. Some rules have to do with societal norms (nudity is a no-no), and others have to do with potential costs to society. When you choose not to wear your helmet, you put yourself at greater risk. And if you do have an accident, there can be huge costs to society - ambulance, medical costs, disability payments, etc., etc., etc. So society says we need to prevent such things by passing laws.

And those laws affect everything we do every single day. Wear your seat belt. No U turn. Warnings on cigarettes. No driving under the influence. No jaywalking. You name it. These are things that put you at risk, so society prohibits, requires, or regulates them.

So, should the use of a helmet be one of the things regulated? Reasonable minds differ. Personally, I think someone has to be crazy not to use one, but I can respect a different opinion.

As long as the person is consistent, that is. Generally I find, tho, that a lot of people who get up in arms about society telling them what to do are the very same people who are the most vocal supporters of regulations to tell others how to lead their lives. I can respect anyone's opinion, so long as they're consistent. I don't have a lot of respect for hypocrites, tho, and this world seems to be filled with them. (And just to be clear, I am not accusing you of that, because I don't know you - just a statement of my philosophy in general.)

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