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Author:  opuscat [ Sun Oct 17, 2004 9:32 am ]
Post subject:  Is the Answer to Life 42?

Seems on some of the other blogs and what not, namely HJ and whatever that very long unspellable website of KD is, there's some thoughts on life's meanings and philosophy and chit that's fun to yap about but don't mean crap in the end but it's nice to think about while drunk. Well hey, there's my entire philosphy in a sentence :lol:

So is life in the end all about sleep, chit, and sex if I can remember Bubba Ho-Tep correctly? That quote never makes any Bubba Ho-Tep sites I've seen and yet I think it's the most telling. Maybe 'cause it's less funny and strikes a true chord I dunno.

So everyone go have a drink (it's a little early yet on a Sunday here) and come back and post something eh.

Author:  aDam [ Sun Oct 17, 2004 8:58 pm ]
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It's not too early to drink if you haven't gone to bed from the last day yet!

Well there are two things people mean by the "meaning of life thing".

One is the basic "why are we here and what is our purpose" type of thing. Well I don't believe in any sort of God(s). I think life at it's source is just a random occurence that happened in some primordial soup a long time ago and that, after a hella long time, slowly but surely evolved into what we see today with the trees and cats and people and what not. Natural selection and stuff. What exactly made the first single celled organism isn't something I pretend to understand but then 500 years ago no one could comprehend how our circulatory system worked. To me adding God(s) to the equation only serves to create more unanswered questions. So then from a survival of the fittest point of view the meaning of life is to life long enough to procreate and procreate as much as you can because when it gets down to it we're only around to have children and help in the process of them having children.

But from another point of view I say the point of life is happiness. Your own and that of others. A person can live a good life by trying only to do this. It sounds like an irresponsible philosophy at it's core but it doesn't mean to be. Don't need to go out and party all the time because making yourself sick won't make you happy and wasting your money will make you unhappy too. And it's not selfishness if you're looking out for the happiness of others too. And don't go throwing out cans because then it means future generations will be unhappy if the Earth is a mess.

Author:  Halden [ Mon Oct 18, 2004 1:28 pm ]
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Philosophising (SP?) and other such things are important. They answer lots of life's mysteries such as Where God Went Wrong, Some More of God's Greatest Mistakes and Who is this God Person Anyway?

Author:  opuscat [ Tue Oct 19, 2004 1:54 pm ]
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Wellll, I'll say that at least Adam and I'll say it don't answer those questions at all? 8)

To take Adam's middle part there further I do think there's a certain appeal to hedonism with restraint for social norms and the like. I do think it's all about happiness for the now. I mean, really, who's gonna care if you had root access to whatever when it comes right down to it in the end.

Author:  aDam [ Tue Oct 19, 2004 8:12 pm ]
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*looks up hedonism*

Yeah well what I'm suggesting isn't just hedonism because the social restraint comes from the looking out for others as well as yourself. I guess the entent of how much you prioritise your personal pleasure over that of others can change how good a person you are.

And I only want root to something I need root on. I need root on this home PC of course. It would be easier if I didn't need it at work but I do so here we are.

Author:  opuscat [ Wed Oct 20, 2004 6:44 am ]
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aDam wrote:
*looks up hedonism*

Yeah well what I'm suggesting isn't just hedonism because the social restraint comes from the looking out for others as well as yourself. I guess the entent of how much you prioritise your personal pleasure over that of others can change how good a person you are..


Oh I agree totally. You can't be a complete arsehole about it.

aDam wrote:
And I only want root to something I need root on. I need root on this home PC of course. It would be easier if I didn't need it at work but I do so here we are.


Ehhh, just give me the access man, I'm not gonna screw it up too bad eh. I remember this fella, who shall remain nameless but let's see, ummmmm,he sits across from Halden LOL ... he used to erase entire drives by accident. I think he was doing it sometimes so he could say he was putting in O/T restoring things I swear. But I digress ... no I don't

Author:  Darth Croweus [ Wed Oct 20, 2004 7:23 am ]
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42 isn't the meaning of life. it's the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Univerese, and Everything.

The question was approximated to be 'How many roads must a man walk down before he is truely a man?' By the mouse people after Earth was destroyed.

The closest we have come to the question, was from Arther Dent, pulling Scrable squares from a bag. They read as follows:

'What do you get when you mltiply six by nine?'

42...

Right...

and as for the drink you mentioned, make mine a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.

What's really sad, is that I can spell that...

Author:  opuscat [ Wed Oct 20, 2004 9:09 am ]
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Darth Croweus wrote:
The question was approximated to be 'How many roads must a man walk down before he is truely a man?' By the mouse people after Earth was destroyed.


The answer my friend, is blow'in in the wind .... sing it with me now Bob, How many roads must a man walk downnnnn, before they call him a mannnnnnnn

Author:  aDam [ Wed Oct 20, 2004 11:54 pm ]
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The chown on / was a good one if you heard about that. Amazed they managed to recover from that... and it was like a day too.

6x9=42

Author:  Halden [ Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:14 am ]
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6x9=??? um OK Carry the one??

Author:  aDam [ Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:38 am ]
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I know it's wrong but I thought that's what the monkey spelled out with the scrabble tiles. Not sure it's been a while.

Author:  Guest [ Thu Oct 21, 2004 4:48 am ]
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It was Arthur Dent who spelt it out with the Scrabble tiles and it was completely accurate because we are desended from the Gertroweenians rather than the original neanderthals, hence the glitch in the program.

If you don't know that you are so not a hoopy frood.

ZAPHOD BEEBLEBROX FOREVER!

Author:  Guest [ Thu Oct 21, 2004 7:01 am ]
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The original neanderthals? They became extinct about 30,000 years ago, we didn't descend from'em. Not to say he didn't say that in the book as it's been 18 years since I read it but if you're ever on Jeopardy eh well.

Ken Jennings

Author:  aDam [ Thu Oct 21, 2004 3:01 pm ]
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The book took place while there were pre humans mush more monkeyish than neanderthals so that's not what he said.

So yeah I think I get a close enough. There were primates, there were scrabble tiles. It's just that I forgot that Arthur chose the order of the letters. It's been about 14 years since I read it for me.

Author:  Darth Croweus [ Fri Oct 22, 2004 3:51 pm ]
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Close enough...

I wonder if i can get a job working for the Guide...

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