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xkcd = 42?

Postby Battery137 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:11 pm UTC

I apologize in advance if this has been posted before

http://shortminds.com/2008/08/11/explaining-greatnes/
the real meaning of xkcd?
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Re: xkcd = 42?

Postby Cheese » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:14 pm UTC

I think it's just a coincidence, as I'm sure this topic was brought up at some point in the past... I really don't know how I'd go about looking for the specific thread(s), though, to find out the actual findings of the discussion.
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Re: xkcd = 42?

Postby pkuky » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:31 pm UTC

yeah, and in hebrew gymmatry, douglas adams=the wisest of men.
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Re: xkcd = 42?

Postby TwasBrillig11235 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:59 pm UTC

Yeh I just found that today! That's just so cool isn't it?
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Re: xkcd = 42?

Postby Seremite » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:26 pm UTC

It's sort of like "Douglas Adams worships the devil because 6*6+6=42" .... It's a coincidence.
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Re: xkcd = 42?

Postby Moo » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:31 pm UTC

But it's a fun coincidence. An awesome coincidence.

You guys are real stick-in-the-muds.


I would like to ammend my post at this point and say that is a fun fact the first time you see it. MAYBE the second. Quit with the duplicate threads already.
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Re: xkcd = 42?

Postby TaintedDeity » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:37 pm UTC

Seremite wrote:It's sort of like "Douglas Adams worships the devil because 6*6+6=42" .... It's a coincidence.

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Re: xkcd = 42?

Postby Princess Marzipan » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:48 pm UTC

There's a thread about it in News & Articles, but it's sort of veered off topic...
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=26103&start=0

I won't tell N&A about this version if you don't. =P
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XKCD=42!!!

Postby kommie » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:57 pm UTC

anyone else ever notice?
XKCD
24+11+3+4=42

quote from site
"What does XKCD stand for?

It's not actually an acronym. It's just a word with no phonetic pronunciation. It stands for the comic and everything the comic stands for!"

so the comic stands for life, the universe, and everything!
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Re: XKCD=42!!!

Postby kanavazk » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:58 pm UTC

WE KNOW Duly merged. -L
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Re: XKCD=42!!!

Postby SlyReaper » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:06 pm UTC

A fallacy caused by counting from 1 instead of zero. X+K+C+D = 23 + 10 + 2 + 3 = 38 when you do it the PROPER way A = 0, B = 1, etc :P
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Re: XKCD=42!!!

Postby kommie » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:09 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:A fallacy caused by counting from 1 instead of zero. X+K+C+D = 23 + 10 + 2 + 3 = 38 when you do it the PROPER way A = 0, B = 1, etc :P

so then it should be WJBC?
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Re: XKCD=42!!!

Postby kanavazk » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:12 pm UTC

But zero isn't a natural number. There are 26 letters, not 25.
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Re: XKCD=42!!!

Postby M.qrius » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:55 pm UTC

True. Everyone will agree that "a" is the first letter of the alphabet. Why try to make it the zeroth?
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Re: xkcd = 42?

Postby benjhuey » Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:59 am UTC

-xkcd = -42

cd = compact disk

xk = xylophone kinetics
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Re: xkcd = 42?

Postby Raiku » Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:39 am UTC

benjhuey wrote:-xkcd = -42

cd = compact disk

xk = xylophone kinetics


True... but xkcd="xylophone kinetics for your shitty windows pc-enjoy"
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Re: xkcd = 42?

Postby existential_elevator » Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:05 am UTC

Seremite wrote:It's sort of like "Douglas Adams worships the devil because 6*6+6=42" .... It's a coincidence.


But, you know, any Dirk Gently reader knows the true importance of all DNA related coincidences...
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Re: xkcd = 42?

Postby Amnesiasoft » Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:47 am UTC

everyone knows 'a' is 97, or 0x61.
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