Uninstalling Ubuntu to re-install

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sat Oct 9 21:08:33 UTC 2010

On 10/09/2010 12:18 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
> /Au contraire./ The reason for 10/10/10 (US or American format) is
> that 010101 in base 2 is 42 in base 10, and 42 is the answer to the
> ultimate question of life, the universe and everything, as calculated
> by Deep Thought in /The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy/ by Douglas
> Adams.
> As such, the date is being celebrated by Adams geeks around the world:
> http://www.fortytwoday.com/
> I think a reference to a classic SF novel of the 1980s and an obscure
> computer joke therein is pretty geeky, and base conversion from binary
> to decimal (and octal and hex) is the very bread and butter of
> computing and computer geekery.
> It has nothing at all to do with numerology.

Now that... is just cool! :-) I need to go buy a hat or a T-shirt or
something. Unfortunately, I don't think CafePress do overnight delivery
on weekends.

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