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    Light Cycles - Own One!

    Postby Freakzilla » 25 Jun 2010 16:41

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    Re: Light Cycles - Own One!

    Postby dune stroller » 25 Jun 2010 18:24

    Love the stabilisers.
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    Re: Light Cycles - Own One!

    Postby Freakzilla » 25 Jun 2010 18:29

    dune stroller wrote:Love the stabilisers.


    Kind of look like training wheels, don't they?
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    Re: Light Cycles - Own One!

    Postby SadisticCynic » 25 Jun 2010 18:32

    Freakzilla wrote:
    dune stroller wrote:Love the stabilisers.


    Kind of look like training wheels, don't they?


    :) Over here we call them stabilisers.
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    Re: Light Cycles - Own One!

    Postby Serkanner » 25 Jun 2010 19:08

    I assume anything that uses less then a gallon of gas (petrol) a mile will be ridiculed?
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    Re: Light Cycles - Own One!

    Postby Freakzilla » 25 Jun 2010 19:22

    I wasn't ridiculing, I think they're cool.

    I'd be afraid to drive one on the interstates around Atlanta with all the SUVs and 18 wheelers, though.

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    Re: Light Cycles - Own One!

    Postby Serkanner » 25 Jun 2010 20:04

    Freakzilla wrote:I wasn't ridiculing, I think they're cool.

    I'd be afraid to drive one on the interstates around Atlanta with all the SUVs and 18 wheelers, though.

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    I must have mis interpreted ... sorry.
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    Re: Light Cycles - Own One!

    Postby Freakzilla » 25 Jun 2010 20:36

    Because I called them light cycles?

    I'm not the only one who thought they looked like they're out of the movie Tron:

    http://artect.net/?cat=8&paged=2

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    Re: Light Cycles - Own One!

    Postby Aquila ka-Hecate » 26 Jun 2010 00:12

    As a biker for most of my life, I've got to say....no.
    As someone whose pocket is in pain because of the cost of petrol, I've got to say...yes.

    As one who supports the Deep Green Resistance, I've got to say - it won't make any difference. :(
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    Re: Light Cycles - Own One!

    Postby Freakzilla » 26 Jun 2010 00:32

    Aquila ka-Hecate wrote:As one who supports the Deep Green Resistance, I've got to say - it won't make any difference. :(


    Awww, don't give up yet! If enough people had them it would.
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    Re: Light Cycles - Own One!

    Postby Omphalos » 26 Jun 2010 02:59

    Freakzilla wrote:http://www.monotracer.ch/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1&lang=de


    That thing is entered in my company's X-Prize. I think we have something on it at our website too.
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    Re: Light Cycles - Own One!

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 26 Jun 2010 05:00

    I saw an article about a car powered by compressed air - I still haven't decided if it's a gag. Google it, it's another one of those crazy "only to be released in Inia type things".
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    Re: Light Cycles - Own One!

    Postby Freakzilla » 02 Dec 2010 22:46

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    Re: Light Cycles - Own One!

    Postby Shaitan » 03 Dec 2010 23:45

    Omphalos wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:http://www.monotracer.ch/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1&lang=de


    That thing is entered in my company's X-Prize. I think we have something on it at our website too.


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    Re: Light Cycles - Own One!

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    Re: Light Cycles - Own One!

    Postby Shaitan » 05 Dec 2010 06:05

    You call that a light cycle?!
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    This is not a Light Cycle.

    This is a Light Cycle.
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    (To the tune of "You call that a knife?")
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    Re: Light Cycles - Own One!

    Postby lotek » 05 Dec 2010 09:16

    anyone who didn't get your reference from reading the first words of your sentence doesn't deserve to be on the interweb :)
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    Re: Light Cycles - Own One!

    Postby lotek » 05 Dec 2010 09:36

    how about a dark side scooter ?
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    Re: Light Cycles - Own One!

    Postby Shaitan » 05 Dec 2010 14:44

    One thing I really don't get about the sexy new lightcycles in Legacy is how the hell are you supposed to see anything closer than like 50 feet in front of you? That front wheel must really block your vision, particularly if you're coming up on somebody.

    I guess that's just the ex-professional mountain bike racer in me talking.
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    Re: Light Cycles - Own One!

    Postby lotek » 05 Dec 2010 17:16

    considering the speed of the machines I guess there must be some kind of navigation system to help compensate for the human factor; so I'd say a HUD or a screen displaying info and adapting the demands of the pilot to the situation(a bit like jet fighters)

    In which case the front wheel would be part of that system, to cope with all the forces involved in correcting high speed trajectory changes ?
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    Re: Light Cycles - Own One!

    Postby inhuien » 07 Dec 2010 14:44

    Are you two guys trying to rationalize the navigation of this? Really. :roll:
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    Re: Light Cycles - Own One!

    Postby lotek » 07 Dec 2010 15:21

    inhuien wrote:Are you two guys trying to rationalize the navigation of this? Really. :roll:
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    I imagine he just uses the Force, Doh! :)


    well as a matter of fact I was...
    well yes and no, I was just trying to see if you could actually come up with a theory that would validate the cheesy view of the future found in Tron, both past and present.

    Didn't need to succeed, just to try...


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    The Force ???
    Light Cycle ???

    did you do that on purpose and am I really slow tonight ?
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    Re: Light Cycles - Own One!

    Postby Freakzilla » 07 Dec 2010 15:43

    lotek wrote:well yes and no, I was just trying to see if you could actually come up with a theory that would validate the cheesy view of the future found in Tron, both past and present.


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    Re: Light Cycles - Own One!

    Postby inhuien » 07 Dec 2010 17:01

    lotek wrote:
    inhuien wrote:did you do that on purpose and am I really slow tonight ?
    (don't answer that unless to say what I want to hear, whatever the fuck that would be after 8 hours of sitting in front of my screens)
    There, There, it'll all be better in the morning. Now go and get tipsy.
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    Re: Light Cycles - Own One!

    Postby lotek » 08 Dec 2010 09:18

    Freakzilla wrote:
    lotek wrote:well yes and no, I was just trying to see if you could actually come up with a theory that would validate the cheesy view of the future found in Tron, both past and present.


    Tron isn't set in the future. It's inside a computer.


    I meant past Tron(1982) and future Tron(2010).
    But you have a point though, when is the original story set , is it the 80s ? I don't remember that detail...
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