Douglas Adams Day



Douglas Adams – a brilliant man, author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "trilogy", and unfortunately no longer with us. Through a coincidence that maybe only Douglas himself could see, I've decided that I must organize a tribute to him and his writing. The date – spurred by the repetition of the date for this years olympics (08/08/08) – is 10/10/10.

Why? Since 10/10/10 is just ones and zeros, and could conceivably be a binary number, I decided to convert 101010 to a "real" decimal number – the result, 42. If you've read the Hitchhiker's Guide, you'd know why this is significant and the perfect date.

I did a brief search, and no one seem to have made the link between 10/10/10 and 42 or Douglas Adams. I'm sure someone, somewhere, has – heck, there's probably a group of die-hard fans somewhere with t-shirts already made up for this… but I didn't find anything, and now I feel clever.

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  1. unlikelymoose (375 comments) said,

    what numbers are binary for 01/01/10 (010110), 10/01/10 (100110), 11/11/10 (111110)? This exercise could go on for a while with all the ones and zeros that can appear exclusively in 2010 and even 2011.

    July 12, 2008 @ 8:17 pm


  2. sparx (887 comments) said,

    010110 = 22
    100110 = 38
    111110 = 62

    still.. 101010 – ftw!

    July 12, 2008 @ 8:21 pm


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