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Deep Thought: D-20 When you see someone in deep thought.
Deep Thought: D-20
When you see someone in deep thought.

When you see someone in deep thought.

Deep Thought: 13. The true meaning of 42 In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the supercomputer Deep Thought is built by a race of hyper-intelligent alien beings to determine the answer to "life, the universe, and everything Deep Thought determines that the answer is, somewhat anticlimactically, "42." It sounds like a joke, but is there more to this answer? Douglas Adams was an unabashed computer nerd and knew a heck of a lot about programming language and coding. In programming, an asterisk is commonly used to translate as"whatever you want it to be In ASCII language, the most basic computer software, "42" is the desianation for an asterisk. A computer, Deep Thought, was asked what the true meaning of life was, t answered as a computer would. 42 "anything you want it to be." Genius. whitmerule: bananamustang: “The answer to this is very simple,” Adams said. “It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations, base 13, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat on my desk, stared in to the garden and thought 42 will do. I typed it out. End of story.” yes… Genius. On the one hand, Douglas Adams is repeatedly on record as saying words to the effect of “Why forty-two? I just thought it was a number that sounded funny. It was a good punchline. I mean, it couldn’t be a round number like fifty or a hundred or really any multiple of ten, it could only be a couple of syllables, it couldn’t be under twenty, it would seem too significant, but it couldn’t be too weird like anything ending with seven. But that all sounds too calculating. I didn’t go through all of those thoughts consciously: I just went for a number that sounded funny.”On the other hand, the author is (quite literally) dead (and WAS a total computer geek), so.
Deep Thought: 13. The true meaning of 42
 In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the
 supercomputer Deep Thought is built by a race of
 hyper-intelligent alien beings to determine the
 answer to "life, the universe, and everything
 Deep Thought determines that the answer is,
 somewhat anticlimactically, "42." It sounds like a
 joke, but is there more to this answer? Douglas
 Adams was an unabashed computer nerd and
 knew a heck of a lot about programming
 language and coding. In programming, an
 asterisk is commonly used to translate
 as"whatever you want it to be In ASCII
 language, the most basic computer software,
 "42" is the desianation for an asterisk. A
 computer, Deep Thought, was asked what the
 true meaning of life was, t answered as a
 computer would. 42 "anything you want it to
 be." Genius.
whitmerule:
bananamustang:
“The answer to this is very simple,” Adams said. “It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations, base 13, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat on my desk, stared in to the garden and thought 42 will do. I typed it out. End of story.” yes… Genius.
On the one hand, Douglas Adams is repeatedly on record as saying words to the effect of “Why forty-two? I just thought it was a number that sounded funny. It was a good punchline. I mean, it couldn’t be a round number like fifty or a hundred or really any multiple of ten, it could only be a couple of syllables, it couldn’t be under twenty, it would seem too significant, but it couldn’t be too weird like anything ending with seven. But that all sounds too calculating. I didn’t go through all of those thoughts consciously: I just went for a number that sounded funny.”On the other hand, the author is (quite literally) dead (and WAS a total computer geek), so.

whitmerule: bananamustang: “The answer to this is very simple,” Adams said. “It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish...