42 … found, and found again!

A rather interesting new conversation at the Don’t Panic community on Orkut talks about worldly occurences of the ultimate answer … a compilation found here.

This one takes the cake:

The LaTeX book (1st edition) by Leslie Lamport makes a reference to 42 while discussing the use of references and labels. Its says:

See page 42 for more details.
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Text on page 42:
The meaning of life, the universe, and …

vodka delight

Ever since I tasted Fuel, the new Vodka on the block, it has pretty much replaced Romanov as well as Smirnoff as the drink of choice for me. These days, most quarter bars accessible from IIT have Fuel, although it hasn’t showed up in Thane yet.

That said, I don’t drink anymore … I “ReFuel” 😀

Aliens …

General conversation sitting on the KReSIT lawns turns towards aliens landing on planet Earth:

“If aliens land here, won’t the laugh at us? Considering all those foolish depictions of aliens in Hollywood flicks”?

“Wonder if that’s really true … even they would have had similar concepts once upon a time … woh kya aasman se thode hi tapke hain? Although, that is true in some sense!”

“Boss, aliens jab asman se tapkenge, to kya khajoor me atkenge?

😉 And once again, have to mention Raghu for the last line!

Spaceship earth

“Overheard” this in an email “conversation” in KReSIT, that I was dragged into, without consent.

I say bah to world peace! The sooner we screw up this planet the sooner we move out. Europa! here I come.

UPDATE: Raghu insists that I acknowledge him for that excellent(?) quote(??)

Interesting to note what Smith says to Morpheus about humanity …

You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You are a plague. And we are… the cure.

Judgement day is inevitable, said the T101 … you did not prevent it, he said … you merely postponed it!
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