Deep Throat was right it is 42!

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HippieChick

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Nov 9, 1996, 3:00:00 AM11/9/96
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db...@interpath.com wrote:
>
> If this holds it could mean that the HHG's story about Deep Throat is
> correct and that Douglas Adams created the Earth's Printout of the
> answer...or it could all be a really funny coincidence. 8^)
>
> LONDON (Nov 8, 1996 1:48 p.m. EST) - Scientists searching for one of
> the fundamental keys to the universe found they had been beaten to the
> answer by the comic cult novel "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"; and
> the answer was 42..
.
.
>
> "After averaging out all these values we'll have a relatively accurate
> answer," he said. "It may be 42, but it could be anything between 30
> and 55."
>

Deep Throat?! If that was a Freudian slip or something, I wonder what's on your mind...
If it was intentional, then I congratulate you on a thouroughly disgusting, yet still
mildly humorous joke. Also posting to note that this is the THIRD time that someone has
posted this article to this newsgroup TODAY. Please read the messages BEFORE posting so
that we all don't have to sit through reading the same stuff over and over. Sorry to go
off on you like that, it's just that no one seemed to hear me the last time. :)

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db...@interpath.com

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Nov 10, 1996, 3:00:00 AM11/10/96
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If this holds it could mean that the HHG's story about Deep Throat is
correct and that Douglas Adams created the Earth's Printout of the
answer...or it could all be a really funny coincidence. 8^)


LONDON (Nov 8, 1996 1:48 p.m. EST) - Scientists searching for one of
the fundamental keys to the universe found they had been beaten to the
answer by the comic cult novel "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"; and
the answer was 42.

In the British novel and radio serial by Douglas Adams, an alien race
programs a computer called Deep Thought to provide the ultimate answer
to understanding life and the universe.

In the novel, seven and a half million years later Deep Thought comes
back with the result - 42.

Astronomers at Britain's Cambridge University took a little less time
- three years - to calculate the Hubble Constant that determines the
age of the universe. But the answer was the same.

"It caused quite a few laughs when we arrived at the figure 42,
because we're all great fans of The Hitchhiker's Guide," Dr. Keith
Grange, one of the team of Cambridge scientists who worked on the
project, said Friday.

"Everyone thought it was quite fun."

The scientists were using a new technique to determine the value of
the Hubble Constant, a source of constant controversy among
astronomers. The Constant is a measure of the rate at which galaxies
are receding from each other as a result of the Big Bang that created
the universe.

Knowing how quickly everything is flying apart can enable scientists
to work out the universe's age.

This has presented a problem, since the large Hubble Constant values
estimated by some experts would mean that the universe is younger than
its oldest stars. The Cambridge team put the age of the universe at
between 14 and 16 billion years.

Grange said the answer was unlikely to remain 42, however. The team
plans to observe more galaxy clusters and take an average of a larger
number of measurements.

"After averaging out all these values we'll have a relatively accurate
answer," he said. "It may be 42, but it could be anything between 30
and 55."


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Sam Deth

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Nov 11, 1996, 3:00:00 AM11/11/96
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HippieChick wrote:

>
> db...@interpath.com wrote:
> >
> > If this holds it could mean that the HHG's story about Deep Throat is
> > correct and that Douglas Adams created the Earth's Printout of the
> > answer...or it could all be a really funny coincidence. 8^)
> >
> > LONDON (Nov 8, 1996 1:48 p.m. EST) - Scientists searching for one of
> > the fundamental keys to the universe found they had been beaten to the
> > answer by the comic cult novel "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"; and
> > the answer was 42..
> .

> .
> >
> > "After averaging out all these values we'll have a relatively accurate
> > answer," he said. "It may be 42, but it could be anything between 30
> > and 55."
> >
>
> Deep Throat?! If that was a Freudian slip or something, I wonder what's on your mind...
> If it was intentional, then I congratulate you on a thouroughly disgusting, yet still
> mildly humorous joke.

Well, seems like you're the one w/ the dirty mind ;)
Deep Throat, aside from being what you're thinking of, also happens to
be the "name" of the informant in the Watergate incident, and the name
of Mulder's first season informant on The X-Files...
Maybe Deep Throat in HHGTTG could help explain that Nulder's
suspicions are founded? ;)
I admit though, I was wondering how this person got Deep Throat out of
Deep Thought when I read the post originally...maybe they were watching
a certain movie at the time ;)

Sam Deth
--
Cassidy: I don't know if you noticed, but that wee shite stuck a knife
in my eye!!
Jesse: That don't make him a two-dollar slurpee!

live...@sprynet.com

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Nov 14, 1996, 3:00:00 AM11/14/96
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> HippieChick <hippi...@asu.edu> writes:
<<big snipism>>

Sorry to go
> off on you like that, it's just that no one seemed to hear me the last time. :)
>
> --
> HippieChick
>
> ---- "Honk." ----
>
> Finger for geek code.
> hippi...@asu.edu
>
>>>>

Hey, I heard you! I also agree!

Phil

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