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Old 02-19-2018, 11:01 PM   #31 (permalink)
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The Segway is about as advanced and practical as an electric horse.
Or, probably more to the point, an electric horseless chariot.

It might have revolutionized public transport in the times of Ben Hur. But even then people would have complained that a horse can eat faster than a Segway can charge.
The funny thing is, after cheap, explosive Chinese self-balancing scooters flooded the market, Segway has been bought out by the Chinese, and is now selling cheap, non-explosive self-balancing scooters under the Ninebot brand.


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Old 02-20-2018, 01:44 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Somehow mentioning Ninebot sent me on a 2hr journey that culminated in this discovery:

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Simone Giertz! Love her videos
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I am sure it would have taken quite a while to charge a Segway in the days of Ben Hur.

Sandwiches, thank you for linking that. I have watched a few of her videos at double speed while my work day progresses at half speed. So, she is a pretty budget Colin Furze?


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A year has passed...

In which the Roadster has clocked almost half a billion miles on its orbit around the Sun.

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It has achieved a fuel economy of 3,775.1 miles per gallon (1,605.0 km/liter, 0.06231 liters/100 km), assuming 126,000 gallons of fuel.
3,775 MPG...
That makes it by far the LEAST economical car in our solar system!
(I always wanted to use size 7 Size 9999 happens to be just as big )

Because my Insight, for instance, only used 250 gallons while it traveled an even greater distance in the same time.
The Earth is much closer to the Sun than the Roadster, so it moves much faster too. That's easily more than 2.5 million MPG for the Red Devil.

Then my living room sofa moves me at roughly the same speed around the sun.
At infinite MPG.
It is even red, well kinda.



(this is not mine - but just as economical as a spaceship)
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Economy is accomplishment of a useful task with the fewest resources. An empty car is getting zero miles per gallon. The roadster in space is cool though. Hard to quantify the usefulness of entertainment and novelty.
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The roadster in space is cool and pointless -just like its mpg as measured over its orbit.

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Spaceship Earth or Spacecraft Earth is a world view encouraging everyone on Earth to act as a harmonious crew working toward the greater good.
If only we could determine what the greater good is.

We could investigate using AI and social media, but then I already know the answer.
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