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Dan
03-16-2007, 01:31 PM
Don't Panic.

Thought about changing my numeric sig to <01000010>, still symmetrical.

Also, does anyone know why the answer and the question make sense in the books?

6 x 9 = 42

11011011

Dan
03-16-2007, 01:38 PM
Also, does anyone know why the answer and the question make sense in the books?

6 x 9 = 42BTW, there is a discreate and finite answer. I solved it over some beers one night. I went to email the author only to realize he had recently died.

11011011

brucepick
03-16-2007, 01:45 PM
OK, your new numeric sig = 66 = approx. 65.9. Congrats, that's a good #!
I'm getting about 11011 myself, pretty good for an old boat.

You now, there are only 10 kinds of people in this world: those who understand binary, and those who don't!

I still don't get the significance of your old #, 11011011.
I guess I'm still too much of a noob here.

diamondlarry
03-16-2007, 02:09 PM
OK, your new numeric sig = 66 = approx. 65.9. Congrats, that's a good #!
I'm getting about 11011 myself, pretty good for an old boat.

You now, there are only 10 kinds of people in this world: those who understand binary, and those who don't!

I still don't get the significance of your old #, 11011011.
I guess I'm still too much of a noob here.

I've been wondering the same thing. So far, the only things I can come up with is: A-It's the same forwards and backwards. Or, B-It's the title of a Star Trek TNG episode?:confused:

brucepick
03-16-2007, 02:24 PM
The equation is written in base 13 number system

Single digits 6 x 9 mean what we're used to as the #s are single digits.
6 x 9 = 54 when expressed in our base 10 system.

Answer 42 is 4 in 13's column; 4 x 13 = 52
The 2 in 1's column = 2
52 + 2 = 54 in our base 10 system.

No beers.

Dan
03-16-2007, 02:28 PM
OK, your new numeric sig = 66 = approx. 65.9. Congrats, that's a good #!Sweet, I was actually going for 0x42, but I like your interpretation better. It explains why I kept getting evil mileage as Marc pointed out. So now the reason my mileage can't get past 66.6 is not because I have a birthmark on my head, but because my Prius is naturally gavitated to the-answer-to-life-the-universe-and-everything.

I've been wondering the same thing. So far, the only things I can come up with is: A-It's the same forwards and backwards. Or, B-It's the title of a Star Trek TNG episode?:confused:. A's actually a coincidence, and it has nothing to do with the number two-hundred-nineteen (219).

My main motive was to come up with something I could punch into google to find stuff I'd put online. So I try to put 11011011 in most of my posts. I just started realizing that google doesn't look at sigs, so I put it in the text as well.

After the fact I found some guy has a band named 11011011. No relation. EDIT: brucepick solved the riddle, so I've added another post.

11011011

Dan
03-16-2007, 02:34 PM
The equation is written in base 13 number system

Single digits 6 x 9 mean what we're used to as the #s are single digits.
6 x 9 = 54 when expressed in our base 10 system.

Answer 42 is 4 in 13's column; 4 x 13 = 52
The 2 in 1's column = 2
52 + 2 = 54 in our base 10 system.

No beers.

BINGO! Or at least that's what I came up with too. As soon as I found out, I googled "Base 13" and found nothing. Since then there has been a Wikipedia entry on it. Officially Douglas Adams denies ever formulating a joke in Base 13, and found the whole discovery silly.

11011011 = 0xDB = D.B. My initials.

Discovered it when I was putting a marker in a register for me to find later. I choose DB for DeBug. I giggled after someone found it and thought it was to signify that I made the change (since our company requires us to initial code we add).

11011011 <DB>



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