10/10/10 Happy 42 day!



#2

At last, an excuse to make a day commemorating the venerable hp-42s!


#3

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.


#4

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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.


#5

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

#6

Sorry for the obtuseness. I guess I am just not a binary kind of engineer.


#7

You're brave! I hadn't seen the connection either, but I just was affraid to ask :-)

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I guess I am just not a binary kind of engineer.

Regards,

Gerson.


#8

Gerson, got a chuckle out of me!


#9

That was not my intention. Really!


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