2015-04-09

If the Universe keeps expanding at an increasing rate, will there be a time when that space between things expands beyond the speed of light?

If the Universe keeps expanding at an increasing rate, will there be a time when that space between things expands beyond the speed of light?

What would happen with matter in that case? I'm sorry if this is a nonsensical question.

Edit: thanks so much for all the great answers!

Backups are there for a reason. And, the rare user who understands.

Backups are there for a reason. And, the rare user who understands.

A quick tale while I'm on my lunch break.

So, I host a Minecraft server that me and my friends play on. While I'm not the primary administrator of this server, I do step in when I'm needed.

We recently encountered a problem, where the server was pegging a core on the host at 100% usage, and nobody could connect. Long story short, I was able to use a Java debugger to find the block type causing the issue, but we couldn't connect to remove it.

We spent a few hours trying to fix the issue, including loading the world in an external editor (MCEdit) to remove the block. Nothing worked. Then, one of our non-tech savvy users piped up. "Umm, don't you guys have a backup?"

Cue every tech person in the chat room face-palming. Between the five of us, nobody had thought to restore from a backup. I mean, this is exactly the reason we have backups, isn't it? Yet, nobody thought to use them.

So, we restored from a backup, and all was good.

The next day, I get a message from one of the users. Note that the user could not have known the block they were using was bugged.

User: I promise I will try not to fuck up the server again. But I also want to thank you for your hard work last night.

Me: Heh, not that I did anything useful.

Me: No worries.

Then, this happened.

User: Being in IT is often a thankless job. Just wanted to make sure you knew how much I appreciate that someone was in a position to help.

User: And don't say you didn't do much. You put serious effort in and made alot of progress. Much more than I did just throwing ideas around.

This... this user gets it. And now the world is all blurry.

(Edit: Me fail English? That's unpossible!)

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