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    A minor thought on the meaning of life

    As I sit here with kids in tutoring, I am reminded of a book I once read A Hitchhiker'sGuide to the Galaxy, the answer to the question of why are we here, or what is the meaning of life, is:

    42

    For the 24 HITOP, our number this year was 426, last year QQQQ was 468. Not only does our number this year have a 42 and the two digits added up for the last number, it is also exactly 42 less than last year, coincidence, I think not. This is verification that SS is the answer to why are we here. SS is the evolution, go along, or go extinct!
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    Ohhhhh maybe you should go to 42:16 then, just to be consistant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy
    Ohhhhh maybe you should go to 42:16 then, just to be consistant.
    42x24 would be better
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    Smile

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    You been dippin' into Rudi's stash??

    Just wonderin'. Miss you bro!

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    To paraphrase THGG and contradict your signature:
    Flying is easy. You just throw yourself at the ground and miss!
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    I tried, it doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    To paraphrase THGG and contradict your signature:
    Flying is easy. You just throw yourself at the ground and miss!
    One of the reasons I got into mountain biking! I just can't get distracted enough before I hit the ground, my aim for the Earth is perfect, I always hit the target.

    I was starting to believe that no one ever looked at sigs.

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    Strategically placed luggage long since lost at Heathrow airport suddenly materializing is sufficient to distract one from hitting the ground when expected. Try it.
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    is that where my bags ended up?

    Quote Originally Posted by bschardt
    Strategically placed luggage long since lost at Heathrow airport suddenly materializing is sufficient to distract one from hitting the ground when expected. Try it.
    I have been looking for my favorite duffle bag. It has my stuffed gnome, and a receipe book for gnomes in a crock pot cooker. I miss my little gnome, he was all fuzzy and soft, I hope he has taken pictures on his journeys, I have never been any place cool.
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    now,what was that question?

    google has a sense of humor:
    life, the universe, and everything

    interestingly enough, there is an question that makes sense in a arthur dent sort of way(note, not reality)..."what do you get if you multiply six by nine?" (works in base 13 numbers)
    or maybe, deep thought isnt as smart as we really think (c programming macros define 6 as 1+5, and 9 as 8+1, when multiplying, 1+5x8+1 gives you 42 if you follow correct order of operations....By the way, I enjoyed the books thoroughly and am glad you all enjoyed them...

    Oh, bike related, I ran a 42-14 singlespeed as my commuter last summer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dompedro3
    google has a sense of humor:
    life, the universe, and everything

    interestingly enough, there is an question that makes sense in a arthur dent sort of way(note, not reality)..."what do you get if you multiply six by nine?" (works in base 13 numbers)
    or maybe, deep thought isnt as smart as we really think (c programming macros define 6 as 1+5, and 9 as 8+1, when multiplying, 1+5x8+1 gives you 42 if you follow correct order of operations....By the way, I enjoyed the books thoroughly and am glad you all enjoyed them...

    Oh, bike related, I ran a 42-14 singlespeed as my commuter last summer...
    It's at times like this that I wish I had listened to what my Mother was trying to tell me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    It's at times like this that I wish I had listened to what my Mother was trying to tell me.
    Why, what did she say ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mine'sAPint
    Why, what did she say ?
    I don't know. I never listened!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dompedro3
    google has a sense of humor:
    life, the universe, and everything
    Hahaha, that's great!

    THHGTTG is one of my favourite books and I recently managed to download the BBC TV series which I haven't seen for years.

    Best intro EVER:

    "Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.

    Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

    This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.

    And so the problem remained; lots of the people were mean, and most of them were miserable, even the ones with digital watches."

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    mmmm.... 42x16 this morning. I think I need to read them again.
    "Life is a [email protected]#^ing story problem, get used to it - my son.

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    I have the whole radio series on tape and CD. There is also an LP record out there somewhere. Of course every format of the story contradicts the others.

    I love that there are FIVE books in THGG trilogy.

    I miss Douglas Adams.
    I did not realize how "straight" some of jokes were in the books until I heard a serious BBC radio show debate about the existence of God.
    One of the guests said "the only way to prove the existence of God is to remove God from the equation and see if everything still works...But that, of course, is impossible."
    I fell out of my chair laughing!

    (Please, no existence of God discussions here.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    I have the whole radio series on tape and CD. There is also an LP record out there somewhere. Of course every format of the story contradicts the others.
    If I actually ever get around to buying a DVD burner I'll bring a copy of the TV series down to Harmonic Convergence for you. There's a new movie coming out soon too, it has the potential to be either superb or downright dreadful...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mine'sAPint
    If I actually ever get around to buying a DVD burner I'll bring a copy of the TV series down to Harmonic Convergence for you. There's a new movie coming out soon too, it has the potential to be either superb or downright dreadful...
    Either way Marvin will say it is dreadful.

    The DVD would be cool.
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