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2013-06-20 07:01:48 AM  
This is Awesome! At first I thought that a lot of college campuses would benefit immensely from this.Then I thought of how little time there is between classes and how long the queue would be when a 400 person lecture gets Maybe the library or profs and TAs? I know that when I was in the lab for hour and hours theft was a concern of mine, someone even tried to steal my bike once. But the U-lock stopped them (thank god). So maybe not for class to class, but still on campus this could be useful.
 
2013-06-20 07:31:14 AM  
Great! Now make one for dogs, cats and small children.
 
2013-06-20 07:41:02 AM  

gopher321: Great! Now make one for dogs, cats and small children.


img5.fotos-hochladen.net
 
2013-06-20 09:37:01 AM  
New? Subby this shiat's old.
 
2013-06-20 10:48:40 AM  
While in GOP's America, we have 60 year old rail technology, pothole strewn goat paths instead of roads, and vandalism preventing us from joining the modern world.

Thanks Obama!

/amidoinitriteguise?
 
2013-06-20 11:23:11 AM  
That guy's watch is pretty cool.
 
2013-06-20 11:45:10 AM  

lohphat: While in GOP's America, we have 60 year old rail technology, pothole strewn goat paths instead of roads, and vandalism preventing us from joining the modern world.

Thanks Obama!

/amidoinitriteguise?


Yup this is what happens when a government can't have a budget for military. They get to spend their money on cooler things that actually benefit the masses.
 
2013-06-20 12:06:21 PM  

bulok: lohphat: While in GOP's America, we have 60 year old rail technology, pothole strewn goat paths instead of roads, and vandalism preventing us from joining the modern world.

Thanks Obama!

/amidoinitriteguise?

Yup this is what happens when a government can't have a budget for military. They get to spend their money on cooler things that actually benefit the masses.


It helps that the U.S. does have a military budget.
 
2013-06-20 12:26:36 PM  

talkertopc: bulok: lohphat: While in GOP's America, we have 60 year old rail technology, pothole strewn goat paths instead of roads, and vandalism preventing us from joining the modern world.

Thanks Obama!

/amidoinitriteguise?

Yup this is what happens when a government can't have a budget for military. They get to spend their money on cooler things that actually benefit the masses.

It helps that the U.S. does have a military budget.


Without the military who would protect our potholes and goat paths?
that shiats important!
 
2013-06-20 12:28:20 PM  

talkertopc: bulok: lohphat: While in GOP's America, we have 60 year old rail technology, pothole strewn goat paths instead of roads, and vandalism preventing us from joining the modern world.

Thanks Obama!

/amidoinitriteguise?

Yup this is what happens when a government can't have a budget for military. They get to spend their money on cooler things that actually benefit the masses.

It helps that the U.S. does have a military budget.


I thought all those carriers were donated?

Besides, it's gonna take one wayward Nork missile to "accidentally" hit the Japanese mainland to boost the budget tout-farking-suite.
 
2013-06-20 12:54:39 PM  
Will it have a tray on the bottom so every few months they can empty out all the mirrors, horns, baskets, water-bottles, bells, and spoke-bangles that this thing will shear-off? Like the crumb tray on my toaster?
 
2013-06-20 02:30:04 PM  
Needs more tentacles.
 
2013-06-20 02:50:19 PM  

bulok: lohphat: While in GOP's America, we have 60 year old rail technology, pothole strewn goat paths instead of roads, and vandalism preventing us from joining the modern world.

Thanks Obama!

/amidoinitriteguise?

Yup this is what happens when a government can't have a budget for military. They get to spend their money on cooler things that actually benefit the masses.


Japanese security forces have the 4th highest defense spending in the world, bud.
 
2013-06-20 03:04:32 PM  
bulok:
Yup this is what happens when a government can't have a budget for military. They get to spend their money on cooler things that actually benefit the masses.

What government are you referring to here? This system was developed by Giken, a for-profit company.

Oh, I'm sorry. Are you just spouting leftist nonsense? Carry on.
 
2013-06-20 03:33:30 PM  

bulok: lohphat: While in GOP's America, we have 60 year old rail technology, pothole strewn goat paths instead of roads, and vandalism preventing us from joining the modern world.

Thanks Obama!

/amidoinitriteguise?

Yup this is what happens when a government can't have a budget for military. They get to spend their money on cooler things that actually benefit the masses.


Question how do you know this was built by the Government and not a private firm. I did not hear the person in the video claim it was built by or with Government help. Your first assumption that it was built by the government says a lot about you however.
 
2013-06-20 04:14:09 PM  

Sandwyrm: bulok: lohphat: While in GOP's America, we have 60 year old rail technology, pothole strewn goat paths instead of roads, and vandalism preventing us from joining the modern world.

Thanks Obama!

/amidoinitriteguise?

Yup this is what happens when a government can't have a budget for military. They get to spend their money on cooler things that actually benefit the masses.

Japanese security forces have the 4th highest defense spending in the world, bud.


Yeah, considering Best Korea is across the pond from them...
 
2013-06-20 05:04:39 PM  

chiefsfaninkc: bulok: lohphat: While in GOP's America, we have 60 year old rail technology, pothole strewn goat paths instead of roads, and vandalism preventing us from joining the modern world.

Thanks Obama!

/amidoinitriteguise?

Yup this is what happens when a government can't have a budget for military. They get to spend their money on cooler things that actually benefit the masses.

Question how do you know this was built by the Government and not a private firm. I did not hear the person in the video claim it was built by or with Government help. Your first assumption that it was built by the government says a lot about you however.


The government rarely builds stuff directly.  What they tend to do is pay someone else to build it for them.
 
2013-06-20 06:22:55 PM  

Shryke: bulok:
Yup this is what happens when a government can't have a budget for military. They get to spend their money on cooler things that actually benefit the masses.

What government are you referring to here? This system was developed by Giken, a for-profit company.

Oh, I'm sorry. Are you just spouting leftist nonsense? Carry on.


The point was that they local municipality has money to pay for these privately developed goods and services thereby improving the quality of life and providing employment and commerce to local companies as opposed to the rush back to 1870 the tea tards want.
 
2013-06-20 06:28:09 PM  

lohphat: Shryke: bulok:
Yup this is what happens when a government can't have a budget for military. They get to spend their money on cooler things that actually benefit the masses.

What government are you referring to here? This system was developed by Giken, a for-profit company.

Oh, I'm sorry. Are you just spouting leftist nonsense? Carry on.

The point was that they local municipality has money to pay for these privately developed goods and services thereby improving the quality of life and providing employment and commerce to local companies as opposed to the rush back to 1870 the tea tards want.


Again, where are you getting this detail concerning the local municipality paying for anything? And where are you getting the idea government pays for anything? Taxpayers do.
 
2013-06-20 06:36:27 PM  

Shryke: Again, where are you getting this detail concerning the local municipality paying for anything? And where are you getting the idea government pays for anything? Taxpayers do.


We had no idea. Wow.

/buh bye
 
2013-06-20 07:47:29 PM  

zixr: Needs more tentacles.


And say 'nom, nom, nom' as your bike disappears.

Is it just me or is there something behind a German idea flipped upside-down being used in Japan seems a little too familiar?

/VW did this first
 
2013-06-20 08:10:40 PM  
So making something that once was free, not free.  If these become popular enough in Japan expect ordinances to be passed that make it illegal to just lock your bike up in a bike rack.. which will be removed soon after.
 
2013-06-20 08:35:09 PM  
Godzilla proof?
 
2013-06-20 08:55:28 PM  

mrlewish: So making something that once was free, not free.  If these become popular enough in Japan expect ordinances to be passed that make it illegal to just lock your bike up in a bike rack.. which will be removed soon after.


The award for Not Paying Attention goes to YOU.

They don't have space for traditional bike racks and the subscription+ID card helps keep users honest and invested in providing the service.

Not having all that clutter sitting around and the additional security of a protected system seems a win+win for everyone involved.
 
2013-06-20 09:02:51 PM  
I think I saw this kind of contraption in one of those old "what life will be like in the future" cartoons.
 
2013-06-20 09:04:34 PM  

Sandwyrm: bulok: lohphat: While in GOP's America, we have 60 year old rail technology, pothole strewn goat paths instead of roads, and vandalism preventing us from joining the modern world.

Thanks Obama!

/amidoinitriteguise?

Yup this is what happens when a government can't have a budget for military. They get to spend their money on cooler things that actually benefit the masses.

Japanese security forces have the 4th highest defense spending in the world, bud.


More like the sixth... and its still a fraction of what USA spends.
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-20 09:22:16 PM  

Dinobot: More like the sixth... and its still a fraction of what USA spends.


Well, it's probably a toss up between the UK, France, and Japan. Depends on how many boxes of toilet paper they buy in any given month.
 
2013-06-20 09:54:37 PM  

lohphat: They don't have space for traditional bike racks and the subscription+ID card helps keep users honest and invested in providing the service.


So how much space do bike racks take?  And if you're in a situation where you don't have space for bike racks you have more problems than not having space for bike racks and should be focusing on why you ran out of space. (I doubt they can't come up with a few square yards for bike racks.  Also a good bike lock keeps people honest. So you want to wait 20 minutes to get your bike back when everybody gets off of work at the same time?  Also why should I be invested in providing a service in which I lose control of an item I previously had more control over and now start paying a fee?
 
2013-06-20 10:49:22 PM  

mrlewish: lohphat: They don't have space for traditional bike racks and the subscription+ID card helps keep users honest and invested in providing the service.

So how much space do bike racks take?  And if you're in a situation where you don't have space for bike racks you have more problems than not having space for bike racks and should be focusing on why you ran out of space. (I doubt they can't come up with a few square yards for bike racks.  Also a good bike lock keeps people honest. So you want to wait 20 minutes to get your bike back when everybody gets off of work at the same time?  Also why should I be invested in providing a service in which I lose control of an item I previously had more control over and now start paying a fee?


That silo can handle hundreds of bikes. Japan is pressed for useable land. This is a brilliant way to handle the need. That thing can get bikes in seconds. Even with a wait it's better to keep them out of the frequent rain storms and potential theft.
 
2013-06-20 11:18:30 PM  

mrlewish: lohphat: They don't have space for traditional bike racks and the subscription+ID card helps keep users honest and invested in providing the service.

So how much space do bike racks take?  And if you're in a situation where you don't have space for bike racks you have more problems than not having space for bike racks and should be focusing on why you ran out of space. (I doubt they can't come up with a few square yards for bike racks.  Also a good bike lock keeps people honest. So you want to wait 20 minutes to get your bike back when everybody gets off of work at the same time?  Also why should I be invested in providing a service in which I lose control of an item I previously had more control over and now start paying a fee?


Unlike america, Japan needs space. In Taiwan I saw similar parking systems for... cars!
 
2013-06-21 01:51:10 AM  

mrlewish: lohphat: They don't have space for traditional bike racks and the subscription+ID card helps keep users honest and invested in providing the service.

So how much space do bike racks take?  And if you're in a situation where you don't have space for bike racks you have more problems than not having space for bike racks and should be focusing on why you ran out of space. (I doubt they can't come up with a few square yards for bike racks.  Also a good bike lock keeps people honest. So you want to wait 20 minutes to get your bike back when everybody gets off of work at the same time?  Also why should I be invested in providing a service in which I lose control of an item I previously had more control over and now start paying a fee?


Here are the bike racks for the student library at Cal. Yuo got a 1:2 or 1:3 chance of snagging one of these coveted spots.  One of 40 libraries on Campus.
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRuO-MdPqNm5kdF _o qCelLwcNhbZ12DFj0TUgOoJp2OG_JBfKvQ0g img.fark.net
 
2013-06-21 02:01:23 AM  
another viewL
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2013-06-21 02:17:03 AM  
Here is Evan's Hall (the math building) It has several massive lecture halls.
Under ground labs. 10 floors, The unibomber was a professor on the 8th for a few years.
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Aydways...  BIG!
The red triangle I boxed is the bike racks. at Evans... 9 rows that lok like this (from another spot)
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Somtimes you ark your bike a half mile away up a hill if you are late and unlucky.
 
2013-06-21 08:28:36 AM  

gopher321: Great! Now make one for dogs, cats and small children.


Well, in subtard's defense, it does take people with a slow mind like his a while to steal links off of reddit and post them here.

/fark = reddit lite

//very, very lite
 
2013-06-21 10:34:30 AM  
I'm mainly amazed at all the trouble they would go through for this. Just digging the hole to put all that gear in must have been quite an undertaking. Even ignoring permits and such, you would have to find a suitable location and then have to deal with all the underground utilities you would have to disrupt and re-route.

Seems like a simple building with something like a really wide ferris wheel inside would have been so much easier. You just rotate it until you find a free spot and hang your bike on it. No complicated machinery (just something to rotate it, vending machine-style, and a way to pay to lock it) so also much more storage for the same volume of space. Add an elevator and you can have multiple stories, and you could always do something interesting with the roof patio space.
 
2013-06-21 10:40:39 AM  

Zombalupagus: I'm mainly amazed at all the trouble they would go through for this. Just digging the hole to put all that gear in must have been quite an undertaking. Even ignoring permits and such, you would have to find a suitable location and then have to deal with all the underground utilities you would have to disrupt and re-route.

Seems like a simple building ...


What part of "open space in Japan is at a premium" did you not understand? This is why building underground makes the most economic sense in that region.
 
2013-06-21 10:49:53 AM  

mrlewish: lohphat: They don't have space for traditional bike racks and the subscription+ID card helps keep users honest and invested in providing the service.

So how much space do bike racks take?  And if you're in a situation where you don't have space for bike racks you have more problems than not having space for bike racks and should be focusing on why you ran out of space. (I doubt they can't come up with a few square yards for bike racks.  Also a good bike lock keeps people honest. So you want to wait 20 minutes to get your bike back when everybody gets off of work at the same time?  Also why should I be invested in providing a service in which I lose control of an item I previously had more control over and now start paying a fee?


You've clearly never been to a university campus.  One of these outside of each of the main buildings would be amazing.

/keeping dick college students from stealing my bike would also be nice
 
2013-06-21 11:45:40 AM  
This would be awesome in a big city.  College towns can also benefit from this.  Also, this reminds me of that car parking scene in I Robot.

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-21 01:18:06 PM  
THIS is why underground storage makes better sense:

The Dutch Prize Their Pedal Power, but a Sea of Bikes Swamps Their Capital

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-21 04:36:14 PM  
So, its a tape library for bicycles ....
 
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