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Old 12-27-2011, 01:32 AM   #6701
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I'd really like to see an AWD beetle, I've kinda always had the idea that they would have some really sketchy handling in RWD.
I've owned two of them, a '71 and a '76. At 36-50HP (depending on year) they don't have nearly enough power to be dangerous on-throttle in a turn, and to be completely honest, the later-model ones (after they changed from the swingaxle design to the CV-based design in '69 or '70) aren't even that twitchy in trail-braking through a turn. I only spun mine once, and that was when I was really coming into a turn with way too much speed.

During WWII, VW produced a number of jeep-like vehicles for the German army (they were the inspiration for the Type 181 aka "Thing" in later years) and some of the later Kübelsitzwagens were built with AWD. These were quite popular with the Afrika Korps in Tunisia.



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Right, but if you froze time (time like we know it here on earth) then the universe would have expanded to a quantifiable size, and therefor is not infinite, in fact I think we'd find that it's finite.
Ok, but if the universe is both finite and expanding, then what lies beyond it? What space is it expanding into?

This is the kind of thing that honestly keeps me up at night.
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If you were walking down a sidewalk that self generated at a rate of a foot a minute for an infinite amount of time, you could reach the end of it for a given time until it expanded again. Oversimplified, the universe is the same way, but at a much higher speed.
But what if once you reached that end, you found out there was another sidewalk, and when you reached the end, another one, and another, and another.

Just because you reach the end of our local universe, doesn't mean it's the end of the universe.
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Ok, but if the universe is both finite and expanding, then what lies beyond it? What space is it expanding into?

This is the kind of thing that honestly keeps me up at night.
The mega-universe obviously. Which is infinite.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:51 AM   #6704
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But what if once you reached that end, you found out there was another sidewalk, and when you reached the end, another one, and another, and another.

Just because you reach the end of our local universe, doesn't mean it's the end of the universe.
What exactly is a "local universe"? Everything contained in our "universe" is considered a universe. Anything we find the further out we go is just more of our universe. Unless you somehow found a way to some kind of parallel universe, separate from our own.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:53 AM   #6705
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We are located in our local universe. Which is inside a mega-universe. OBVIOUSLY! Can we just make this a thread or what.
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Ok, but if the universe is both finite and expanding, then what lies beyond it? What space is it expanding into?

This is the kind of thing that honestly keeps me up at night.
Me too Joe, me too. My best guess would be nothing lies beyond it. No matter, no space or time, just nothing. I'd love to see that leading edge of expansion, I bet there is some mind exploding **** going on out there.
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We are located in our local universe. Which is inside a mega-universe. OBVIOUSLY! Can we just make this a thread or what.
Says who?

And yes, a thread relating to space would easily fill my day and night here.
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Ok, but if the universe is both finite and expanding, then what lies beyond it? What space is it expanding into?

This is the kind of thing that honestly keeps me up at night.
I remember the first night I thought about this is college very well.
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Yeah, somebody make this into a thread ASAP. I'll bring the "Through the Wormhole w/ Morgan Freeman" episodes.

Also: theoretical time travel. OOO YAY
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:01 AM   #6710
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Says who?

And yes, a thread relating to space would easily fill my day and night here.
Says me! There really is no right or wrong answer...
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There really is no right or wrong answer...
It's Lupus. It's never Lupus here so maybe it is there.
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:19 AM   #6712
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Says me! There really is no right or wrong answer...
Well, there is a right answer, we just don't have it. But there are good and bad hypotheses relating to this sort of discussion.
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Well, there is a right answer, we just don't have it. But there are good and bad hypotheses relating to this sort of discussion.
If you are insinuating that my (not really mine, someones) hypotheses is bad, please elaborate.
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If you are insinuating that my (not really mine, someones) hypotheses is bad, please elaborate.
No, I am not. I'm just saying there are well informed guesses, and there are way out of left field guesses. Could the way out of left field guess be the actual truth, sure. But there is probably a better chance that the well informed, much discussed and researched guess is correct. Meaning a hypothesis that magical pink ponies created the universe with glitter and plastic forks, is what I would consider a "bad hypothesis". Where as a hypothesis coming from a well educated scientist who has devoted his life to research, is probably considered a "good hypothesis".

In short, there is a correct answer out of the nearly infinite wrongs. There are also good and bad hypotheses relating to the workings of the universe.

If this thread is named anything but "Space, the final frontier" you all should be killed.
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:20 AM   #6716
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Well, there is a right answer, we just don't have it. But there are good and bad hypotheses relating to this sort of discussion.
:brain malfunction cant compute infinity: brain made for finitive surroundings, no survival benefit to compute the infinite.

As in, the human eye only sees a small part of the light spectrum.

Bring survival benefit (hard), wait two million years (boring), get answers.

Or just get really really cool supertelescopes, have stable psyche.
Edit: and hope that the border to nothingress radiates

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Freedom of speech does not protect people spreading rumors that Lil' Wayne is in the building:



**** is worse than yelling fire in a crowded building.
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Freedom of speech does not protect people spreading rumors that Lil' Wayne is in the building:



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Yes, but if the universe is ever expanding then it must have limits, and therefor can not be infinite.
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If it's always expanding it wouldn't have a limit. Since you would not be at the end EVER.
You miss the point of the image, and therefor you fail.


Edit: on a side note, I regret posting that picture.
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