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Shug
5/01/2004 10:26pm,
42. That is all :P

Moleculo
5/02/2004 2:23am,
Don't you see now what your Taekwondo has done to your brain?

Mr. Mantis
5/02/2004 8:11am,
Wellp, I guess it's scientific experiments for the the lot of you then...

JBliss
5/02/2004 12:23pm,
The answer really doesn't mean anything if you don't know the question...

DJeter1234
5/02/2004 12:56pm,
here's the worst explanation i've seen:

"#include <stdio.h>

#define SIX 1 + 5
#define NINE 8 + 1

int main(void)
{
printf( "What you get if you multiply six by nine: %d\n", SIX * NINE );
return 0;
}

// EX1_01.CPP
#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
#define SIX 1 + 5
#define NINE 8 + 1

int main()
{
cout << "What you get if you multiply six by nine: " << endl;
cout << SIX * NINE << endl;

return 0;
}
"

Mr. Mantis
5/02/2004 1:08pm,
Originally posted by JBliss
The answer really doesn't mean anything if you don't know the question...

Well the question is obviously "What is the meaning of life?"

JBliss
5/02/2004 3:33pm,
No dumbass...No

altlat
5/02/2004 4:26pm,
The Radio Show (http://kcrwmusic.com/cgi-bin/db/kcrw.pl?tmplt_type=program&show_code=hg) came first and I know a lot of people who have seen the TV show or read the books and haven't ever listened to this.

I've only listened to half of it so far, but it's pretty damn good.

Mr. Mantis
5/02/2004 5:16pm,
Originally posted by JBliss
No dumbass...No

And I don't even have a towel.

JBliss
5/02/2004 5:26pm,
quit playing around dammit this IS SERIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shug
5/02/2004 11:06pm,
Originally posted by JBliss
The answer really doesn't mean anything if you don't know the question...

wow, there ARE other Douglas Adams readers here :)

Stick
5/02/2004 11:25pm,
Actually, if I'm not mistaken, the 42nd character on an ASCII chart is the symbol for multiplication.

That makes the answer much more understandable.

MaverickZ
5/02/2004 11:41pm,
I'm not sure if that's what adams had in mind....but i could be wrong.

now i'm off to write some vogon poetry

altlat
5/02/2004 11:41pm,
Originally posted by Shug
wow, there ARE other Douglas Adams readers here :)

Listeners! The books were the last thing he did with it, at least until the movie comes out.

DJeter1234
5/02/2004 11:52pm,
http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=adamsd.1102700746A%40news.cerf.net

"The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an
ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations,
base thirteen, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat at my desk,
stared into the garden and thought '42 will do' I typed it out. End of story.

Best,

Douglas Adams
London, UK | [email protected] (dormant)
Currently in Santa Fe, NM | [email protected] (current)"

Darting Fingers
5/03/2004 1:47am,
Originally posted by altlat
Listeners! The books were the last thing he did with it, at least until the movie comes out.

I thought there was a movie or series?