Sunday, October 10, 2010

Douglas Adams Day

October 10, 2010
Oct 10, '10

101010 in binary,
which is ...
42 in decimal

the answer to the great question of
the meaning of
"Life, the Universe, and Everything."

42 in base 13 is ...
54 in decimal,
and therefore is equal to ...
the actual "great question":
"what do you get when you multiply six by nine?"

1 comment:

Greg said...

I still haven't found an answer to my question: what kind of mind is it that can notice that 6 X 9 really is base 13?
And it wasn't Doug Adams either. He was as surprised as anybody when it was pointed out to him.