Mac OS X Easter Egg - Ultimate Answer

Find pCalc2 in the Applications folder. Launch it -- Notice the icon "6x7=?" Now, go up to the "constants" menu, and choose the 1st one: "Ultimate Answer." This is actually from Douglass Adam's Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy; Definetely a think-different book...

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Contributed By: Michael Doches on 09-11-2002
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Special Requirements: OS X, PCalc2 (comes w/ OS X)
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khlae writes:
The question for the ultimate answer is indeed 6x9 not 6x7 as many people are inclined to think. The only catch is to get the correct answer you must do your math in base 13 and not base 10.
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Supernite writes:
It's not, I believe, in base ten as we are. So, 6 x 9 = 42 in base thirteen. Ask the internet about that one. And I have no idea what pCalc2 is.
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John Bowers writes:
But we learn in "Mostly Harmless" that the Ultimate Question is "What do you get when you multiply six by NINE." Fourty-two. Hm.
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Alex writes:
6x7 is 42!!!! I love that book, but I wish that dumb machine would have told them the first time!
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Boneho Chane writes:
Good egg!
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Aragon writes:
Hey Doches, good one, I was with you when you showed us, good find. ;), see yah monday
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