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don_socalOctober 10, 2010

101010 is binary for 42

From Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy

Lunkwill: Do you...

Deep Thought: Have an answer for you? Yes. But you're not going to like it.

Fook: Please tell us. We must know!

Deep Thought: Okay. The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything is...

[wild cheers from audience, then silence]

Deep Thought: 42.

* "Forty-two," said Deep Thought, with infinite majesty and calm.

o "The Answer to the Great Question, of Life, the Universe and Everything"

* "I checked it very thoroughly," said the computer, "and that quite definitely is the answer. I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you've never actually known what the question is."

"But it was the Great Question! The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything," howled Loonquawl.

"Yes," said Deep Thought with the air of one who suffers fools gladly, "but what actually is it?"

A slow stupefied silence crept over the men as they stared at the computer and then at each other.

"Well, you know, it's just Everything ... Everything ..." offered Phouchg weakly.

"Exactly!" said Deep Thought. "So once you know what the question actually is, you'll know what the answer means."

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I love the Hitchhiker's Guide but I am absolutely no mathematician, so for me it could be anything besides 101010. I just re-read the book for the umpteenth time.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2010 at 6:04PM
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Your cookies are in the Galaxy

    Bookmark   October 10, 2010 at 8:12PM
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Love that!

    Bookmark   October 11, 2010 at 12:13AM
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