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42 and Douglas Adams - Numberphile
42 (h2g2, meaning of life, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
In Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy , 42 is the number from which all meaning "the meaning of life, the universe, and everything" could be derived. You know, I've always felt that there was something fundamentally wrong with the Universe. Faint and distant voice: Base thirteen! For the literal-minded and those unfamiliar with terms like "base thirteen," this is a number system in which the number 10 is equivalent to our more familiar decimal A base number 42, therefore, is the same as four 13s plus 2, or decimal So "six by nine" six times nine or decimal 54 is, in base 13,
42 (forty-two) is the natural number that succeeds 41 and precedes Contents . The ASCII code 42 is for the asterisk symbol, being a wildcard for everything. the "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything".
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Where does 42 come from?
Top definition. It was calculated by the computer Deep Thought for seven million years and when asked to build a better computer to discover the Question to the Life, the Universe, and Everything, it built the Earth. Before the Earth could tell the Question however, it was destroyed by the Vogons to make room for an interstellar highway bypass. For more information, see The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy. What is six times seven? No, no, that's too simple. How many roads must a man walk down?
Ever since geeks have pondered and wondered about the reasons why Douglas Adams choose Did he just pick an arbitrary number? You see, Deep Thought, as a computer, would have to be programmed, and you will know, if you are a programmer, that programs generally have BUGS! The asterisk makes sense. An asterisk is a pointer, a marker than stands in for something else. Was it that perhaps Deep Thought was about to return the contents at memory location of The Answer? Is it is all a giant metaphor?