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Miriam English wrote:
> At 01:22 PM 26/08/2001 +1000, Damien Broderick wrote:
> >At 03:45 PM 8/25/01 -0400, Mike Lorrey wrote:
> > >Of course, I've often wondered why numerologists haven't figured out
> > >Adams' joke. 42 is ascii for "DB", or database.
> >Damn! So close, so far, no cigar. But I might as well come clean. Yes, I
> >wrote the `Douglas Adams' novels, leaving this clue hidden in the text.
> >Anyone doubting this can compare the Hitchhiker books with my other comic
> >novel STRIPED HOLES (which didn't sell nearly as well, oddly enough).
> Heheheh :-)
> Actually, 42 decimal gives you the ASCII character * -- the star, which I
> always thought was a nice touch.
Sorry, I was using the admittedly loose rules played with by those who
claim that Bill Gate's name represents the number 666 and is thus the
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