The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything

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  1. TonyPSchaefer

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    While re-reading "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", I stumbled up on the Ultimate Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything. Of course, upon reading it, I knew exactly what the Ultimate Question is:


    "What is the fastest speed at which one can maintain a higher level of being on a flat, dry surface?"

    Honestly, I don't see what was so difficult about that.
     
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    HAHAHAHA.

    I've actually just been listening to the Adams read audiobooks with my wife for the past two weeks. So I'm getting some syncronicity here.
     
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    did you see the movie? it definitely gave one something to think abojut
     
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    Be fruitful and multiply.

    Sacred Hebrew scripture quote.

    Works for me.
     
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    Re: The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everyth

    I've read the books, but still have yet to see the movie. With two kids, I'm more likely to see The Chronicles of Narnia before I get a chance to see what I want first :lol:

    I just got around to seeing Episode III today, if that gives you any idea of how "out of touch" with new movies I am :cussing:

    I'm still waiting for someone to have the talent, time, and money to make Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" Series into a great movie, or set of movies. Alas, I don't think it can be done though :cry: Instead, they chose to do that horrible Will Smith movie about the Robot. :roll:
     
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    I haven't yet seen the Guide movie; wanted to re-read the original and also the relevant other stories first.

    Episode III? Nope.

    Read I Robot and have no desire to pay for the movie.
     
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    Re: The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everyth

    Here is a question/conundrum I ask all my driving students.

    If you accept that the definition of a collision is when two objects are trying to occupy the same space at the same time, is it theoretically possible to be going so fast that you are never anywhere long enough to get hit.....? :roll:

    There are usually a few who want to try to see if a Crown Vic Police Package will go that fast (it can't) :(

    Karl
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(TonyPSchaefer\";p=\"104875)</div>
    I recommend sparing yourself the agony of going to the poorly done remake of War of the Worlds with Tom Cruise and nobody else.

    Took two daughters and a friend to it last night.

    I want my money back.
     
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    Every time I hear someone say they want their money back, I always think to the beginning of the movie Strange Brew in which the entire theater audience is chansing Bob and Doug McKinsey to get their money back.

    Ahh. Classic humor.

    Take off you Hoser!
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Schmika\";p=\"105092)</div>
    yes it is and that happens when the duration of the initial impact becomes larger than instantaneous
     
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    Re: The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everyth

    Math quiz: If driving your prius here (galaxy NGC 4565) some 30 million light years away... how many gallons of gas would you need if your avg was 50 mpg?
     
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    [font=Comic Sans MS:d485595bfe]There aren't that many gallons of gas in the universe. On the other hand, if you floor it and accellerate up to light speed, you can coast the rest of the way. I don't know about interstellar regenerative braking.[/font:d485595bfe]
     
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    Which brings up the inevitable question: When on a galactic road-trip with your Prius, what speed should you go at to get the best fuel efficiency?

    0.999999999999 Lightspeed? :D
     
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    [font=Comic Sans MS:dcbd098641]I think you get the best milage, galactic or not, when you don't see any arrows. Of course, road signs with arrows don't count. And if you can find a way to ignore the arrow of time...[/font:dcbd098641]
     
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    Re: The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everyth

    [font=Comic Sans MS:242ecd88cf]I think you DON'T want Hüper Optiks, but rather a heavily metalized tint...[/font:242ecd88cf]
     
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    Well, if we're going that route, I think I'll just get a Tardis in Prius form.
     
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    wasnt there some people who had trouble with handheld GPS units when they installed metal tint?
     
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