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I know why the question is 6 x 9

Post 1


It is really quite simple and requires no philosophical reasoning or anything. The problem is quite mathematical, for anyone who has worked with computers (which i know DNA did) the switch between different "bases" of math becomes quite simplistic. So, to make a short story long, if we simply switch into base 13, we find that the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything (what do you get when u multiply six by nine) is in fact the ultimate answer (42). So we see that there is nothing philosophical about this but it is a simple multiplication problem in an obscure and rarely used base.

I know why the question is 6 x 9

Post 2

DTI April

this is true, but was not adams' intention, he openly admits that the number was selected randomly...

I know why the question is 6 x 9

Post 3


Direct quote:

The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations, base thirteen, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat at my desk, stared into the garden and thought '42 will do' I typed it out. End of story.


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I know why the question is 6 x 9

Post 4


And life is full of random events... and we are constantly trying to figure out the "What if?" in these events...

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I know why the question is 6 x 9

Post 5


6x9=54 So now what?

I know why the question is 6 x 9

Post 6


Thank you for writing and all the fish.

I know why the question is 6 x 9

Post 7


can it be that 13 is the base on the magic cube

and the magic cube
is the theory to everything that explains the 11 Dimensions in the M theory.
(well... as crazy as it is, this my theory)
0. circle of life
1. connection of 2 stars
2. your horoscope
3. 3D
4. time/space
5. a repository
6. parallel universe (what we understand as Underworld and Heaven =)
7. Infiniti
8. 2 infiniti crosses
9. TBD
10. TBD

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