Decoding 10.10.10

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Why has 10.10.10 become such a significant and entertaining day?

In binary language, 101010, equals 42, a number familiar to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy fans as “the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything.”

Here’s the binary explanation, the astrological musings, and other bits.

Notable events today:

  • Global Work Party :: do something to deal with global warming in your community
  • Global Day of Doing :: creative ways of cutting carbon emissions
  • The Netherlands Antilles is dissolved :: islands of Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius became special municipalities of the Netherlands, while Curaçao and Sint Maarten became constituent countries.

Happy 10.10.10!

PS Don’t forget the Powers of 10.

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