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    A little bit of silliness to start off the day:

    It just occured to me that the answer to the ultimate question is not 42 but 10/10/10 10:10:10 am GMT. At that very moment in time, October 10, 2010 10:10:10 am GMT all will be revealed. It is probably no coincidence that JMS will be at the New York Comic Con at the appointed time.

    Now back to more serious matters.
    It is probably not a good idea to post without proper sleep.
    Last edited by Dan Dassow; 10-01-2010, 08:29 AM.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Dan Dassow View Post
    It is probably no coincidence that JMS will be at the New York Comic Con at the appointed time.
    Not to mention (except that I'm about to) that I'll be there at the appointed hour, too.

    Jan
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jan View Post
      Not to mention (except that I'm about to) that I'll be there at the appointed hour, too.

      Jan
      OMG....it's "The Event" (bet the show producers are cursing now! )
      Flying around the room under my own power.

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      • #4
        When you had (101010) in the title I thought you were trying binary code.
        "And what kind of head of Security would I be if I let people like me know things that I'm not supposed to know? I mean, I know what I know because I have to know it. And if I don't have to know it, I don't tell me, and I don't let anyone else tell me either. " And I can give you reasonable assurances that the head of Security will not report you for doing so."
        "Because you won't tell yourself about it?"

        "I try never to get involved in my own life, too much trouble."

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        • #5
          If binary digits are bits,
          and decimal digits are dits,
          imagine the fun
          we'll have when we're done
          playing with trinary...

          Oh, never mind.



          (From someone who used to work with binary, octal and hex on a regular basis)
          "That was the law, as set down by Valen. Three castes: worker, religious, warrior."

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          • #6
            Well, if 101010 is in binary, then you get *.

            42 in binary is 0011010000110010
            RIP Coach Larry Finch
            Thank you Memphis Grizzlies for a great season.
            Play like your fake girlfriend died today - new Notre Dame motivational sign

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            • #7
              Originally posted by WillieStealAndHow View Post
              Well, if 101010 is in binary, then you get *.

              42 in binary is 0011010000110010
              Hmmm . . .

              I believe you are thinking of ASCII codes . . .

              101010 in binary is indeed 2+8+32=42 (decimal)

              Jan from Denmark

              My blog :

              http://www.babylonlurker.dk

              "Our thoughts form the Universe - they *always* matter"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by WillieStealAndHow View Post
                Well, if 101010 is in binary, then you get *.

                42 in binary is 0011010000110010
                Actually, That binary number is equal to 13362 (2+16+32+1024+4096+8192).
                "That was the law, as set down by Valen. Three castes: worker, religious, warrior."

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by WorkerCaste View Post
                  If binary digits are bits,
                  and decimal digits are dits,
                  imagine the fun
                  we'll have when we're done
                  playing with trinary...
                  trits?

                  The Optimist: The glass is half full
                  The Pessimist: The glass is half empty
                  The Engineer: The glass is twice as big as it needs to be

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Garibaldi's Hair View Post
                    trits?

                    Very close.
                    "That was the law, as set down by Valen. Three castes: worker, religious, warrior."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by babylonlurker View Post
                      Hmmm . . .

                      I believe you are thinking of ASCII codes . . .

                      101010 in binary is indeed 2+8+32=42 (decimal)

                      Originally posted by WorkerCaste View Post
                      Actually, That binary number is equal to 13362 (2+16+32+1024+4096+8192).
                      Oh well. ASCII or straight binary is still fun to doodle with. As for the point of the thread, I'm not the convention goer.
                      RIP Coach Larry Finch
                      Thank you Memphis Grizzlies for a great season.
                      Play like your fake girlfriend died today - new Notre Dame motivational sign

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by babylonlurker View Post
                        Hmmm . . .

                        I believe you are thinking of ASCII codes . . .

                        101010 in binary is indeed 2+8+32=42 (decimal)

                        Chipmunk performs the Delenn bow..., then intones:
                        "ah, Geek caste"


                        ...which from me, is always the highest compliment (I don't do sarcasm).

                        Mucho Geek Points to Dan, too, and I eagerly await Jan's return and summary posting from the Great Maker, perhaps with pictures (please?).
                        It was important, Dumbledore said, to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then could evil be kept at bay, though never quite eradicated...
                        - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Chipmunk View Post
                          Chipmunk performs the Delenn bow..., then intones:
                          "ah, Geek caste"


                          ...which from me, is always the highest compliment (I don't do sarcasm).

                          Mucho Geek Points to Dan, too, and I eagerly await Jan's return and summary posting from the Great Maker, perhaps with pictures (please?).
                          Thank you for the compliments, Chipmunk.

                          http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/09/us...html?th&emc=th
                          New York Times
                          10/10/10: They Love Just Thinking About It
                          By JOHN SCHWARTZ
                          Published: October 8, 2010

                          ... For those of a geeky bent, the date has another layer of
                          importance ù it is made up entirely of ones and zeros, the binary
                          language of computing. Kevin Cheng and Coley Wopperer of San Francisco
                          have been waiting nearly two years for their wedding date to roll
                          around, having realized over dinner with friends in 2008 that, as one
                          suggested, ôyou could have a binary-themed wedding!ö he recalled.

                          ôBoth of our eyes just lit up,ö he said.

                          ôWeÆre very much technology people,ö Mr. Cheng explained, as if it
                          were necessary to point this out.

                          The dinner group quickly calculated the more familiar base-10 value of
                          the binary number 101010, and found that it was 42. ôThat totally
                          sealed the deal!ö he recalled. ...
                          All Things Considered
                          10-8-2010

                          Serendipitous Date Of 10/10/10 Inspires[3 min 1 sec]
                          Transcript

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Chipmunk View Post
                            Chipmunk performs the Delenn bow..., then intones:
                            "ah, Geek caste"


                            ...which from me, is always the highest compliment (I don't do sarcasm).

                            Mucho Geek Points to Dan, too, and I eagerly await Jan's return and summary posting from the Great Maker, perhaps with pictures (please?).
                            Nice Delenn impersonation, thanks for the compliment .

                            I just could not help it
                            Jan from Denmark

                            My blog :

                            http://www.babylonlurker.dk

                            "Our thoughts form the Universe - they *always* matter"

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                            • #15
                              On 10/10/10, JMS appeared to me dressed as God and revealed the secrets of the universe.

                              OK, so he didn't. But he did perform some sweet Beatles covers.
                              Jonas Kyratzes | Lands of Dream

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