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but why though

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Nathalie will you please finally tell us what is wrong with your feet. It's getting weird.

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"Me texting the girls about e-scooters coming to Seattle." ...but you have a helmet handy to clamp onto your stylish coif before you press zooom on the bike, yes? Because, at a nominal top speed of 20mph (not even allowing for downhill in hilly Seattle) you'd spend the rest of your days being spoon-fed protein infused farina if you hit a bump/pothole and flew over those handlebars without your helmet. So please, don't "fuck this up" and not wear a helmet.

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Last mile. Fucking walk

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Ha ha, I'm in Portland and they're fine. I don't even use them, but also haven't been inconvenienced by them in any way for years. I'd suggest limiting it to one or two at most companies, as it was pretty annoying when we were in the pilot phase with 3 or 4 companies and they were littering the streets like a 17 year locust plague. But we're down to one or two now and I barely notice them.

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@1- "They serve no purpose, fill no meaningful niche, except as an utter waste of resources"- pretty harsh but spot on critique of the stranger and it's sycophants.

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Kill them, Alex. Send the urbanist cult into fits of apoplexy and win re-election for life.

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@9- you're still whinging about that? Much like your parents, I've admitted my mistake and moved on.

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Chinese and Africans are being exploited by this new need for bigger stronger batteries (yeah,I know we all have phones but do we need this too to do more explotation?) and the rape of the land and water for rare elements just for Capitalist greed and just to make big bucks that (let's be fair) does nothing that makes a significant difference in moving people?

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Whoa. So a Spin Doctor for a ride share says their emprirical data shows a city that doesn;t have their scooters, needs them. Ummm, okay. Sounds legit.

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@9: It is both called Down Syndrome and Down's syndrome.

I think all Francis did was miss the apostrophe. There was no need for him to apologize.

What a childish thing to do prof. Hanging your hat on a typo like that. You owe Francis and apology.

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Free range scooters are great objects to break windows with.

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My brother in Santa Barbara used to make lots of extra cash by recovering, charging, and returning e-scooters. Even though some kids stole some of them at 5 am before he'd finished charging them on occasion.

We need dockable escooters that stop charging you for use when returned to a geofenced location, to keep them off the sidewalks, actually. Anything less is chaos.

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@16 is correct.

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The real story here is why the professor feels so obsessed to dig in over the silliest of things.

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Scooters are popular here in Minneapolis. I like it as long as we all stay off the sidewalks. I think this is our third year with them.


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