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HP Forum Archive 19

 10/10/10 Happy 42 day!Message #1 Posted by Hugh Evans on 9 Oct 2010, 11:12 p.m. At last, an excuse to make a day commemorating the venerable hp-42s!

 Re: 10/10/10 Happy 42 day!Message #2 Posted by Martin Pinckney on 9 Oct 2010, 11:28 p.m.,in response to message #1 by Hugh Evans OK, I give up, what's the connection? According to Finseth's site, the 42s was introduced 10/31/88 (U.S. style date). That will be 22 years ago. Now we could have celebrated the introduction of the 22s on 6/1/10. If anyone cared.

 Re: 10/10/10 Happy 42 day!Message #3 Posted by Donald Williams on 10 Oct 2010, 12:29 a.m.,in response to message #2 by Martin Pinckney Quote: OK, I give up, what's the connection? If you recall the book "Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy" 42 was the answer to the question - What is the meaning of life? 101010 binary is equal to 42 decimal.

 Re: 10/10/10 Happy 42 day!Message #4 Posted by Hugh Evans on 10 Oct 2010, 10:59 p.m.,in response to message #3 by Donald Williams That, sir, is a bingo. For further amusement regarding the number 42, visit wolframalpha.com: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Answer+to+the+Ultimate+Question+of+Life%2C+the+Universe%2C+and+Everything

 Re: 10/10/10 Happy 42 day!Message #5 Posted by Martin Pinckney on 11 Oct 2010, 9:18 a.m.,in response to message #3 by Donald Williams Sorry for the obtuseness. I guess I am just not a binary kind of engineer.

 Re: 10/10/10 Happy 42 day!Message #6 Posted by Gerson W. Barbosa on 11 Oct 2010, 11:44 a.m.,in response to message #5 by Martin Pinckney You're brave! I hadn't seen the connection either, but I just was affraid to ask :-) Quote: I guess I am just not a binary kind of engineer. Regards, Gerson.

 Re: 10/10/10 Happy 42 day!Message #7 Posted by Martin Pinckney on 11 Oct 2010, 2:49 p.m.,in response to message #6 by Gerson W. Barbosa Gerson, got a chuckle out of me!

 Re: 10/10/10 Happy 42 day!Message #8 Posted by Gerson W. Barbosa on 11 Oct 2010, 3:29 p.m.,in response to message #7 by Martin Pinckney That was not my intention. Really!

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