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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #710 on: June 17, 2008, 08:25:29 am
what specialization?

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wow! that's what I'd call a creative design!
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #711 on: June 17, 2008, 02:19:40 pm
the hood opening is just....dirty

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #712 on: June 17, 2008, 03:55:18 pm
what specialization?


Mathematics, how about you?

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #713 on: June 17, 2008, 04:58:09 pm
you say dirty like its a bad thing...

if this is what they're doing with cars, imagine what others'll do with robotics :O  *happy*





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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #714 on: June 17, 2008, 05:06:50 pm
   I have a small amount of doubts for the BMW GINA. I'm just wondering what will the car owner do, once there's a rip in that strong fabric skin? Will BMW offer "skin replacement" warranty on them? Will car skins be available and cheap to buy in the near future, for any normal consumer? How will the light material hold up to crash tests, and safety marks? This design is definitely very unique, but I think it presents some problems as well. Any thoughts?
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #715 on: June 17, 2008, 05:43:03 pm
I'm in the skeptic boat too. It's a neat idea on paper but looking at the video it struck me as really creepy. Plus the whole issue of whether or not the "skin" works well when put to the test of real life conditions. Also on a side note there's currently other technologies for super lightweight materials that are as strong as steel; the technology is there but car manufacturers aren't keen on shelling out the money to upgrade their factories and re-train their employees.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #716 on: June 17, 2008, 07:03:39 pm
oh, and my major is words n shit, if anybody cared to know.

yess....a fellow liberal arts student....

what about words specifically though?  fiction? non fiction?  literature?  journalism?  poetry?  linguistics?
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #717 on: June 17, 2008, 07:37:06 pm
the hood opening is just....dirty

lol.... perhaps they'll include a secret opening for those lonely nights in your garage...  :P

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #718 on: June 17, 2008, 09:07:07 pm
I wonder just how strong the material on that car would be. Strong enough to withstand a nail or a pocketknife?
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #719 on: June 17, 2008, 09:11:18 pm
they've mentioned there are no plans to mass-produce or sell the car.  it was more or less a marketing gimmick for their company - and a sort of path to a new thought process within the company.

as for the hood; we know all cars are female... I guess it makes sense if one has a vagina
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