# Hah, check out this shirt...

#### Chaotic42

##### Lifer
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lmao

I've been reading too many calc books.

hahaha, nice.

#### crisp82

##### Golden Member
I've been reading too many calc books.

#### Orsorum

##### Lifer
Originally posted by: crisp82
I've been reading too many calc books.

Take the integral of said function (2x) from 10 to 13. (int of 2x = x^2 (plus some constant, if so you wish); x^2 | 10 to 13 is 169 - 100 = ta da!)

#### Chaotic42

##### Lifer
Originally posted by: crisp82
I've been reading too many calc books.

2xdx integrates to x². The S looking thing is an integral sign (sorry if you already know that). To find the integral you plug in the number at the bottom and the number at the top, then subtract. You get...
(13*13)-(10*10)
169-100
69

So it says: 69?

#### DurocShark

##### Lifer
Wow. Even I'm not THAT geeky. LoL

#### Eli

##### Super Moderator | Elite Member
Originally posted by: DurocShark
Wow. Even I'm not THAT geeky. LoL

LOL..

I'd wear the shirt tho.

#### Corporate Thug

##### Lifer
lol, nobody will understand that

i'm gonna order one

#### Excelsior

##### Lifer
Originally posted by: Eli
Originally posted by: Chaotic42
Starts at \$17.
I might get this one

42?

" Unlike the shirt with the integral followed by a question mark, the math on this one does, in fact, evaluate to 42. If that doesn't seem particularly Significant, then we refer you to Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for further reading, as 42 is revealed to be the Answer to the Great Question of Life, the Universe and Everything in that tale. If you've never read it, trust us when we say that the collected jokes and lore in the Guide and its sequels has become heavily embedded in "geek culture"."

That and my calculus teacher wouldn't get pissed off at 42, but not so sure about 69.

#### Chaotic42

##### Lifer
I just bought the 42 shirt, but it's with paypal. I wonder how long I have wait before I can delete my account.

#### crisp82

##### Golden Member
Take the integral of said function (2x) from 10 to 13. (int of 2x = x^2 (plus some constant, if so you wish); x^2 | 10 to 13 is 169 - 100 = ta da!)
2xdx integrates to x². The S looking thing is an integral sign (sorry if you already know that). To find the integral you plug in the number at the bottom and the number at the top, then subtract. You get...
(13*13)-(10*10)
169-100
69

Thanx, I didn't understand any of that, but my childish mind understood the 69 part

#### Chaotic42

##### Lifer
Hahaha

This site is great.

#### Excelsior

##### Lifer
Originally posted by: Chaotic42
I just bought the 42 shirt, but it's with paypal. I wonder how long I have wait before I can delete my account.

Did you get the one with the explanation or without?

#### Chaotic42

##### Lifer
Originally posted by: Excelsior
Originally posted by: Chaotic42
I just bought the 42 shirt, but it's with paypal. I wonder how long I have wait before I can delete my account.

Did you get the one with the explanation or without?

Without. More confusing that way. If only I could get it with "Chaotic" then the calc stuff. That would be cool.

#### crisp82

##### Golden Member
Hahahahahah!!!!!!

Even I understand that one! I would actually buy that one.

#### Excelsior

##### Lifer
Originally posted by: Chaotic42
Originally posted by: Excelsior
Originally posted by: Chaotic42
I just bought the 42 shirt, but it's with paypal. I wonder how long I have wait before I can delete my account.

Did you get the one with the explanation or without?

Without. More confusing that way. If only I could get it with "Chaotic" then the calc stuff. That would be cool.

True. I got it with, also because I figure it might help educate some of my felllow classmates.

#### Eli

##### Super Moderator | Elite Member
Originally posted by: Excelsior
Originally posted by: Eli
Originally posted by: Chaotic42
Starts at \$17.
I might get this one

42?

" Unlike the shirt with the integral followed by a question mark, the math on this one does, in fact, evaluate to 42. If that doesn't seem particularly Significant, then we refer you to Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for further reading, as 42 is revealed to be the Answer to the Great Question of Life, the Universe and Everything in that tale. If you've never read it, trust us when we say that the collected jokes and lore in the Guide and its sequels has become heavily embedded in "geek culture"."

That and my calculus teacher wouldn't get pissed off at 42, but not so sure about 69.
That's what I thought. My brother was into that book for a while.

#### Confused

##### Elite Member
Originally posted by: Eli
Originally posted by: Excelsior
Originally posted by: Eli
Originally posted by: Chaotic42
Starts at \$17.
I might get this one

42?

" Unlike the shirt with the integral followed by a question mark, the math on this one does, in fact, evaluate to 42. If that doesn't seem particularly Significant, then we refer you to Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for further reading, as 42 is revealed to be the Answer to the Great Question of Life, the Universe and Everything in that tale. If you've never read it, trust us when we say that the collected jokes and lore in the Guide and its sequels has become heavily embedded in "geek culture"."

That and my calculus teacher wouldn't get pissed off at 42, but not so sure about 69.
That's what I thought. My brother was into that book for a while.

I couldn't be bothered to work them out.

However, the Trilogy of Five Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy books are absolutely brilliant. Definately worth a read. Douglas Adams is a great writer, and some of the stuff he comes up with is absolutely brilliant.

The people who gave the name to a certain networking protocol must have been fans of the books! When you read it (the bit when Ford Prefect sends new information to the Guide, note what the system is he uses! ) it will make sense what I mean

Confused

#### Cerb

##### Elite Member
Got a page or chapter reference? I can't seem to google it well, but have the books.

#### SagaLore

##### Elite Member
Originally posted by: DurocShark
Wow. Even I'm not THAT geeky. LoL

Perhaps they should convert the calculation into binary using simple logic instructions. Now that's geeky!

#### guyver01

##### Lifer
Originally posted by: Cerb
Got a page or chapter reference? I can't seem to google it well, but have the books.

42 is the imaginary answer that, according to Douglas Adams' genius, will solve any problem about the life, the universe and everything. The greatest computer of all times, called Deep Thought, took about 5 million years to compute it. So, it could have been nice to know the correct question... that someone tragically forgot!
Definitely: 42 is the answer. It's up to you, now, to find the correct question.

Book section is below.. not sure chapter/page.

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"The time is nearly upon us," said one, and Arthur was surprised to see a word suddenly materialize in thin air just by the man's neck. The word was LOONQUAWL, and it flashed a couple of times and the disappeared again. Before Arthur was able to assimilate this the other man spoke and the word Phouchg appeared by his neck.

"Seventy-five thousand generations ago, our ancestors set this program in motion," the second man said, "and in all that time we will be the first to hear the computer speak."

"An awesome prospect, Phouchg," agreed the first man, and Arthur suddenly realized that he was watching a recording with subtitles.

"We are the ones who will hear," said Phouchg, "the answer to the great question of Life!.."

"The Universe!.." said Loonquawl.

"And Everything!.."

"Shhh," said Loonquawl with a slight gesture, "I think Deep Thought is preparing to speak!"

There was a moment's expectant pause whilst panels slowly came to life on the front of the console. Lights flashed on and off experimentally and settled down into a businesslike pattern. A soft low hum came from the communication channel.

"Good morning," said Deep Thought at last.

"Er... Good morning, O Deep Thought," said Loonquawl nervously, "do you have... er, that is..."

"An answer for you?" interrupted Deep Thought majestically. "Yes. I have."

The two men shivered with expectancy. Their waiting had not been in vain.

"There really is one?" breathed Phouchg.

"There really is one," confirmed Deep Thought.

"To Everything? To the great Question of Life, the Universe and Everything?"

"Yes."

Both of the men had been trained for this moment, their lives had been a preparation for it, they had been selected at birth as those who would witness the answer, but even so they found themselves gasping and squirming like excited children.

"And you're ready to give it to us?" urged Loonquawl.

"I am."

"Now?"

"Now," said Deep Thought.

They both licked their dry lips.

"Though I don't think," added Deep Thought, "that you're going to like it."

"Doesn't matter!" said Phouchg. "We must know it! Now!"

"Now?" inquired Deep Thought.

"Yes! Now..."

"Alright," said the computer and settled into silence again. The two men fidgeted. The tension was unbearable.

"You're really not going to like it," observed Deep Thought.

"Tell us!"

"Alright," said Deep Thought. "The Answer to the Great Question..."

"Yes!.."

"Of Life, the Universe and Everything..." said Deep Thought.

"Yes!.."

"Is..." said Deep Thought, and paused.

"Yes!.."

"Is..."

"Yes!!!?.."

"Forty-two," said Deep Thought, with infinite majesty and calm.

#### Confused

##### Elite Member
guyver01, it's Chapter 27 of THHGTTG (first book)

Confused