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10/10/10 — a Nice Day To Celebrate the Meaning of Life

timothy posted more than 3 years ago | from the luckily-it's-not-a-thursday dept.

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st2000 writes "My wife noted that tomorrow's date is 10/10/10. This was probably some time after Illinois whomped Penn State's butt. I pondered that for a moment, noting that 101010 was a valid binary number. Then it dawned on me that 101010base2 was 42base10. Verifying that this truly was the answer given after typing 'meaning of life' into Wolfram's web site, I thought I was onto something." You may say he's a dreamer, but he's not the only one.

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Just thought I would point out... (3, Informative)

whitehorsedigital (962992) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849460)

It's not 10/10/10, it's 10/10/2010 which is not so terribly remarkable.

Re:Just thought I would point out... (2, Funny)

odies (1869886) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849470)

Stupid americans. It's 10.10.10, so it doesn.. Wait, what?

Re:Just thought I would point out... (5, Insightful)

Reason58 (775044) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849502)

This is Slashdot; it is 2010-10-10.

Re:Just thought I would point out... (3, Insightful)

DiegoBravo (324012) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849646)

It's 1286686800.

#include stdio.h
#include time.h
main() { struct tm t; t.tm_sec = 0; t.tm_min = 0; t.tm_hour = 0; t.tm_mon = 10 - 1; t.tm_mday = 10; t.tm_year = 2010 - 1900;
                printf("%d\n", (int)mktime(&t));
}

On /. it should be written (2, Funny)

davidwr (791652) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849926)

10/.10/.10

Re:Just thought I would point out... (5, Funny)

mysidia (191772) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849482)

It's 10 years after the world was re-born, after the Y2K collapse of civilization; this is very significant.

Re:Just thought I would point out... (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849562)

10/10/1010 would have been pretty good though.

Re:Just thought I would point out... (2, Funny)

WrongSizeGlass (838941) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849696)

Not for anyone alive right now ;-)

Re:Just thought I would point out... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33850064)

Do you think there was a Y1k panic?

Re:Just thought I would point out... (5, Interesting)

demonlapin (527802) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849622)

In the non-US parts of the world, Oct 20 will be 20/10/2010. Maybe you should hold out for that.

Re:Just thought I would point out... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33849864)

There are no non-US parts of the world.

Re:Just thought I would point out... (2, Informative)

SilentChasm (998689) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849972)

I thought most places used 2010/10/20. Isn't that some kind of ISO standard? I try to use it everywhere I can due to its easy sorting.

Just looked it up actually it's ISO 8601
YYYY-MM-DD or YYYYMMDD

PS: Why can't we all just switch to UTC and big-endian times with 24 hours in a day not 12am + 12pm? It would make maintaining computers so much easier and we wouldn't have to keep updating those timezone parts in various things. We could also finally kill off Daylight Saving Time.

Re:Just thought I would point out... (2, Insightful)

Idbar (1034346) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849634)

And independently, 10/10/10 is still base 10. I don't see why "thinking" that it's binary for the sole purpose of matching it with the number 42.

Re:Just thought I would point out... (4, Funny)

JustOK (667959) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849652)

you forgot your towel, didn't you?

Re:Just thought I would point out... (2, Funny)

theshowmecanuck (703852) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849650)

No, it's 10/10/11111011010.

Re:Just thought I would point out... (3, Funny)

Null Perception (914562) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849724)

no, its 1010/1010/11111011010

Re:Just thought I would point out... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33849920)

No, its 1010/1010/1111011010.

Re:Just thought I would point out... (5, Interesting)

syousef (465911) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849808)

It's not 10/10/10, it's 10/10/2010 which is not so terribly remarkable.

Killjoy! Do you walk into every party and bring people down???

12/12/1212 and all significant repedative dates have already passed centuries before you were born and as there are only 12 month's there's nothing with complete repetition..

Unless the calendar changes in some sort of civilization raising event, you've only got 10/10/2010 at 10:10:10, 11/11/2011 at 11:11:11, 12/12/2012 at 12:12:12 (both local and GMT) to go take some pics and tell your grandkids about.

It's just geeky cool and significant as a talking point for your kids and grandkids when they grow up. The calendar itself has arbitrary aspects, so why not have fun with it and why ridicule others for having some fun with it?

Re:Just thought I would point out... (2, Insightful)

Sebilrazen (870600) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849964)

...why ridicule others for having some fun with it?

Welcome to /., or more generally, the Internet.

Re:Just thought I would point out... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33849982)

why ridicule others for having some fun with it?

Because they're fags, niggers, spics, kykes, crackas, dune coons, chinks, gooks, ching-chang-chongs, and dykes. That's why.

Summary is wrong, as per usual (3, Informative)

mjwx (966435) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849946)

Tomorrow it will be 11/10/10. Sent from +8 GMT.

Re:Just thought I would point out... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33850070)

Wrong. It's 2010-10-10.

But (4, Funny)

JustOK (667959) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849464)

is it mmddyy or ddmmyy or yymmdd?

Re:But (1, Funny)

MBCook (132727) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849474)

Ym/Dy/Md, where the capital letters are the first digits.

It's an odd system, really. Hard to use, but you get used to it.

Re:But (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33849510)

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Re:But (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849570)

Famous last words.

Wrong date (0, Redundant)

kickme_hax0r (968593) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849466)

It's not the year 10. It's the year 2010. Surely we've learnt to stop using two digits for our years?

Re:Wrong date (2, Insightful)

mysidia (191772) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849492)

It's not the year 10. It's the year 2010. Surely we've learnt to stop using two digits for our years?

Nope... we just used a little hack. for the case where we store MM/DD/YY; in the database;

if YY < 90 then YYYY = 2000 + YY else YYYY = 1900 + YY;

Re:Wrong date (1)

techno-vampire (666512) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849498)

Surely we've learnt to stop using two digits for our years?

Clearly we haven't. Now stop calling me Shirley!

Re:Wrong date (2, Funny)

davester666 (731373) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849736)

Only when you stop calling me Clearly!

Re:Wrong date (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849904)

Surely we've learnt to stop using two digits for our years?

Clearly we haven't. Now stop calling me Shirley!

Roger Roger.

Re:Wrong date (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 3 years ago | (#33850078)

Roger Roger.

Oveur and Dunn.

Re:Wrong date (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33849512)

It's year 10 in base 2010, mkay?

Re:Wrong date (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849574)

But I don't have 2010 fingers!

Re:Wrong date (2)

tomhudson (43916) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849586)

In base 10, it's around the year 14 billion. in this universe, so even in base 2010, it's not the year 10.

Re:Wrong date (3, Insightful)

jamesh (87723) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849656)

It's not the year 10. It's the year 2010. Surely we've learnt to stop using two digits for our years?

Bah. Most industries don't even have to think about two digit year rollover for another 50 years at least, and 00 is 10 years behind us now so I think it's safe to start moving back to two digit year storage again.

Re:Wrong date (1)

ooshna (1654125) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849786)

Hmm you got a point. Time to start stock piling bottled water so I can rake in the cash in 2099. 401k that's for suckers.

Re:Wrong date (1)

Kjella (173770) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849908)

More like 40 years. Plenty cheated by saying 50-99 = 1950-1999, 00-49 = 2000-2049. Of course, before that we'll have the *nix problem of 2038 too. Fortunately it's not going to be accompanies by the y2k hysterics. Just some computer thing that needs fixing.

Wow (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33849468)

We are so glad your wife said something, otherwise this would have gone unnoticed.

Yes, you're on something (4, Funny)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849478)

I think that something is called "drugs".

I say this extremely rarely for slashdot (2, Insightful)

oldhack (1037484) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849508)

But nicely done, Tim.

It's (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33849524)

42 is "The Ultimate Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything", FOR FUCKS SAKE.

GET. IT. RIGHT.

Re:It's (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33849636)

Who cares?

Besides they asked the computer for the meaning of life, so I think it's perfectly fine.

Unless, of course, you haven't even read the books or seen the movie...

Re:It's (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33849740)

The phrase 'meaning of life' appears twice in the first five Hitchhiker's Guide books. The first time, it appears in the following context:

Many many millions of years ago a race of hyperintelligent pan- dimensional beings (whose physical manifestation in their own pan-dimensional universe is not dissimilar to our own) got so fed up with the constant bickering about the meaning of life which used to interrupt their favourite pastime of Brockian Ultra Cricket (a curious game which involved suddenly hitting people for no readily apparent reason and then running away) that they decided to sit down and solve their problems once and for all.

However, what Fook and Lunkwill ask of Deep Thought is more specific:

"Can we get on and ask the question?" he said.

Lunkwill motioned him to wait.

"What computer is this of which you speak?" he asked.

"I will speak of it no further in this present time," said Deep Thought. "Now. Ask what else of me you will that I may function. Speak."

They shrugged at each other. Fook composed himself.

"O Deep Thought Computer," he said, "the task we have designed you to perform is this. We want you to tell us ..." he paused, "... the Answer!"

"The answer?" said Deep Thought. "The answer to what?"

"Life!" urged Fook.

"The Universe!" said Lunkwill.

"Everything!" they said in chorus.

Deep Thought paused for a moment's reflection.

"Tricky," he said finally.

"But can you do it?"

Again, a significant pause.

"Yes," said Deep Thought, "I can do it."

"There is an answer?" said Fook with breathless excitement."

"A simple answer?" added Lunkwill.

"Yes," said Deep Thought. "Life, the Universe, and Everything. There is an answer. But," he added, "I'll have to think about it."

They don't ask about the meaning of life. They want an answer to 'Life, the Universe, and Everything', and Fook 'wants to get on and ask the question'.

"All I wanted to say," bellowed the computer, "is that my circuits are now irrevocably committed to calculating the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything -" he paused and satisfied himself that he now had everyone's attention, before continuing more quietly, "but the programme will take me a little while to run."

So, please, shut your face. And don't bring up that shitty movie.

Re:It's (4, Informative)

DarthBart (640519) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849764)

So, please, shut your face. And don't bring up that shitty movie.

It has a redeeming quality. Zooey Deschanel. In the shower.

Re:It's (1)

Provocateur (133110) | more than 3 years ago | (#33850026)

AND in the mirror!

Re:It's (1)

ooshna (1654125) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849802)

Expect a letter from the BPAA (Book publishers Association of America) and a follow up call from one of their lawyers.

Re:It's (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33849836)

Haha, I knew there would be a huge nerd that would have an equally huge nerd-attack over slight inaccuracies.

Re:It's (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849868)

So, please, shut your face. And don't bring up that shitty movie.

Well I liked it and honestly the only common theme through the HHTG books is stringing a few good jokes together with a story which DNA pretty much made up as he went along. If you think the movie was shitty then thats probably because the producers did it that way to fit in with the books.

Re:It's (0, Flamebait)

zaphod777 (1755922) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849886)

The movie is an abomination of a great series of books. Read the books first then to get a better perspective on things please step inside the total perspective vortex. - The sign said: Hold stick near centre of its length. Moisten pointed end in mouth. Insert in tooth space, blunt end next to gum. Use gentle in-out motion. "It seemed to me," said Wonko the Sane, "that any civilization that had so far lost its head as to need to include a set of detailed instructions for use in a packet of toothpicks, was no longer a civilization in which I could live and stay sane."

Re:It's (5, Insightful)

copponex (13876) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849644)

The story so far:
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.

Re:It's (1)

Hylandr (813770) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849666)

Who's idea was th- *Whap*

- Dan.

Re:It's (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33849818)

42 is "The Ultimate Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything", FOR FUCKS SAKE.

GET. IT. RIGHT.

Which can be found while playing Texas 42 [wikipedia.org] in the proper setting. Might take a while though.

Re:It's (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33849830)

>The Ultimate Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything
Mousy answer. It's what you get if you multiply six by nine.

Re:It's (2, Funny)

colinrichardday (768814) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849902)

But only in base thirteen.

Re:It's (1)

Hooya (518216) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849884)

D. Adams was onto something.

Life, Universe and Everything = 42
42 = 101010
10 10 10 = X X X
XXX = Porn!!!

Cheeky bastard!!

Meh. (1)

Kev92486 (1187107) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849528)

Meh, it's just an arbitrary date. It has no real relevance outside the reach of the earth's influence. Surely the time of the universe is not 'humanocentric'?

pfft (3, Informative)

way2trivial (601132) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849828)

worse. judeo-christina centric..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendar#Currently_used_calendars [wikipedia.org]

Currently used calendars
Calendars in widespread use today include the Gregorian calendar, which is the de facto international standard, and is used almost everywhere in the world for civil purposes, including in the People's Republic of China and India (along with the Indian national calendar). Due to the Gregorian calendar's obvious connotations of Western Christianity, non-Christians and even some Christians sometimes justify its use by replacing the traditional era notations "AD" and "BC" ("Anno Domini" and "Before Christ") with "CE" and "BCE" ("Common Era" and "Before Common Era"). The Hindu calendars are some of the most ancient calendars of the world. Eastern Christians of eastern Europe and western Asia used for a long time the Julian Calendar, that of the old Orthodox church, in countries like Russia. For over 1500 years, Westerners used the Julian Calendar also.

While the Gregorian calendar is widely used in Israel's business and day-to-day affairs, the Hebrew calendar, used by Jews worldwide for religious and cultural affairs, also influences civil matters in Israel (such as national holidays) and can be used there for business dealings (such as for the dating of checks).

The Iranian (Persian) calendar is used in Iran and Afghanistan. The Islamic calendar is used by most non-Iranian Muslims worldwide. The Chinese, Hebrew, Hindu, and Julian calendars are widely used for religious and/or social purposes. The Ethiopian calendar or Ethiopic calendar is the principal calendar used in Ethiopia and Eritrea. In Thailand, where the Thai solar calendar is used, the months and days have adopted the western standard, although the years are still based on the traditional Buddhist calendar. Bahá'ís worldwide use the Bahá'í calendar.

Even where there is a commonly used calendar such as the Gregorian calendar, alternate calendars may also be used, such as a fiscal calendar or the astronomical year numbering system[6].

Wow! (0, Offtopic)

Gorobei (127755) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849534)

10/10/10? Wow, it's also a day I didn't get a blowjob. Let me mark that on my calendar.

Re:Wow! (3, Funny)

JustOK (667959) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849548)

messy looking calendar you got there.

Re:Wow! (2, Funny)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849682)

I am impressed by his aim.

"Did you know your robot can hum like Pink Floyd?" (1)

safetyinnumbers (1770570) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849540)

Then it dawned on me that 101010base2 was 42base10.

IIRC (and it was a long time ago) 101010 was shown written on a cave wall in the TV version of THHGTTG.

It's 52 (1)

mbstone (457308) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849564)

Not "42." 52. As in 0o52. Don't any of you speak octal/i> anymore?

Re:It's 52 (2, Funny)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849588)

Not "42." 52. As in 0o52. Don't any of you speak octal/i> anymore?

Or even html...

In hex it's 2A (2, Interesting)

david@ecsd.com (45841) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849580)

And I think the day after that (101011) would be a better day to ponder the meaning of life...

42 in other bases (1)

davidwr (791652) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849594)

42base5 = 22 base 10, bad news if you play blackjack

42base6 = 26 base 10, 13 is unlucky, twice thirteen, well, you do the math.

42base13 = 54, the number of cards in a deck with 2 jokers.

Re:42 in other bases (1)

TheSHAD0W (258774) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849872)

42base13 = 54, the number of cards in a deck with 2 jokers.

It also happens to be what you get when you multiply six by nine...

Ford Prefect says... (1)

juliangamble (1277928) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849604)

...better get that towel out.

ping 10.10.201.0 (4, Funny)

w0mprat (1317953) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849612)

Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Well that rules out one possible cosmic coincidence.

it wurks for me (1)

davidwr (791652) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849938)

you iz on wrong internets

Why all that fuss? (3, Informative)

hcs_$reboot (1536101) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849628)

Here in Japan we are the 22/10/10 (22 to be precise)

Re:Why all that fuss? (1)

musikit (716987) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849854)

i still haven't figured out when it asks for my birth date on forms if they want year of the emperor or Gregorian year. i try to ask the staff but my japanese isnt that good yet.

Re:Why all that fuss? (2, Informative)

JohnFluxx (413620) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849998)

Hah, yes. I always just use the gregorian date and so far noone has complained. But birth dates do seem to be always in the year of the emperor.

Re:Why all that fuss? (1)

Rakshasa Taisab (244699) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849888)

Except we aren't, it's 22[year]10[month]10[day] where the brackets are the respective kanji's.

Re:Why all that fuss? (1)

hcs_$reboot (1536101) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849944)

Have you ever tried to enter kanji on /.?

Bloatware... (1)

SpaceAmoeba (1159183) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849648)

Clearly humans are more efficiently coded.

Re:Bloatware... (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849870)

Wrong article?

Stupid question: (2, Insightful)

lavagolemking (1352431) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849676)

How meaningful is your life if you spend your life pondering the meaning of life?

Re:Stupid question: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33849790)

At least 5% more meaningful than that of people who never ponder the meaning of life. Though it may also be less fun, or more stressful.

Enjoy it now (2, Informative)

delta98 (619010) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849678)

after 2012 we run out of "fun date numbers" for a while.

Re:Enjoy it now (1)

Mitchell314 (1576581) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849794)

FWIW, 2015 is a difference between two cubes.
2025 is the sum of two squares.

Re:Enjoy it now (1)

Sepodati (746220) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849840)

Still got 11/12/13 and 12/13/14 to look forward to.

I'm getting married tomorrow (0)

Sir_Dill (218371) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849700)

of course the 101010 = 42 thing was accidental which makes it even better.....

Ubuntu (1)

ZirconCode (1477363) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849712)

You know...

Re:Ubuntu (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33849852)

Obama!

Slowest news day ever. (0, Offtopic)

SigmundFloyd (994648) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849716)

It'll be remembered as "The day the news stood still."

Something else for 10/10/10 (1)

jcwayne (995747) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849728)

No pressure, but here's [youtube.com] what you're supposed to be doing on 10/10.

Richard Feynman on the meaning of life (4, Interesting)

feidaykin (158035) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849738)

Here is physicist Richard Feynman's take on the meaning of life. For more insights, check out his page on wikiquote here. [wikiquote.org]

I can live with doubt, and uncertainty, and not knowing. I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. I have approximate answers, and possible beliefs, and different degrees of certainty about different things, but I'm not absolutely sure of anything, and in many things I don't know anything about, such as whether it means anything to ask why we're here, and what the question might mean. I might think about a little, but if I can't figure it out, then I go to something else. But I don't have to know an answer. I don't feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in a mysterious universe without having any purpose, which is the way it really is, as far as I can tell, possibly. It doesn't frighten me.

42nd birthdays? (1)

myowntrueself (607117) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849822)

I wonder how many people turned 42 today?

Re:42nd birthdays? (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849832)

1 in 365.25 I suppose. I turned 45 two days ago (thats why I have started to refer to everbody else as "son" and "youngster"). I kept an eye out for special events when I was 42 but nothing came up.

Now the rest of you: get off my lawn!

Re:42nd birthdays? (4, Informative)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849892)

1 in 365.25 I suppose.

      Not exactly true. Statistically there are a greater number of births in the month of September, probably thanks to the end of year festivities 9 months earlier. Considering that pregnant women can't get pregnant again unless she loses the baby, and the duration of term is the same whether conceived in Jan or Nov, this necessarily decreases the number of women "available" to give birth any other time of year. I leave it as an exercise for the reader to confirm what OB/GYN's and midwives have known for a long time...

Re:42nd birthdays? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33850010)

Are you serious?

Re:42nd birthdays? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33850018)

Right, we forgot to make that adjustment.

Do you think we should also adjust for the fact that not all people having a birthday today are turning 42?

Minus 2, TRo^ll) (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33849880)

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Oh yeah? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33849890)

What a coincidence, MY GIRLFRIEND noticed it as well.

Powers of 10 Day Media (2, Informative)

ideonexus (1257332) | more than 3 years ago | (#33849984)

Pardon my blog-whoring, but I've posted a short history of powers of 10 media [ideonexus.com] , which goes:

Just another way to celebrate an exponentially awesome day. : )

Actually, it's the next day... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33850040)

"My wife noted that tomorrow's date is 10/10/10. This was probably some time after Illinois whomped Penn State's butt."

Nah, only by 2 hours or so. Game ended probably around 3pm EDT, compensate for daylight savings so that's 4pm, and the 6-7 hours off of the international dateline to when 10/10/10 actually started..

btw, not sure if it's a good thing to mention Illinois actually won one in PA for the first time ever as something to gloat on in a /. story. Sometimes even historical wins are indicators of a lackluster history.

binary (1)

Travelsonic (870859) | more than 3 years ago | (#33850042)

Then it dawned on me that 101010base2 was 42base10...

101010base2 is 42base10, OR -10base10 after 2's compliment.

101010 - 42Day (1)

jimmowatt (1910552) | more than 3 years ago | (#33850050)

Hurrah! 101010 is here - a glorious excuse to be silly, strange and bizarre. 42day website is here http://fortytwoday.com/ [fortytwoday.com] Hashtag is #42day Find the question to the answer on #42day
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