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On September 19, 2020 at 10:26AM EST JWawro responded to Liz:

Happy to be here. I brought brownies.

On September 18, 2020 at 9:36PM EST Liz responded to JWawro:

Welcome to the 42 club.

On September 18, 2020 at 1:56PM EST JWawro wrote:

Wow. Set this down for a while, but with the recent noise, picked it back up again. My brain hurts.

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On September 18, 2020 at 9:36PM EST Liz responded to JWawro:

Welcome to the 42 club.

On September 18, 2020 at 1:56PM EST JWawro wrote:

Wow. Set this down for a while, but with the recent noise, picked it back up again. My brain hurts.

On September 18, 2020 at 1:56PM EST JWawro wrote:

Wow. Set this down for a while, but with the recent noise, picked it back up again. My brain hurts.

On September 18, 2020 at 12:24PM EST SmackTheBongo wrote:

man... only a few people have solved all 42 theorems. I wonder if M is planning on replacing this website with a revamped version of the old one in 2021, since the last one was in 2011 and this is how you gain entry. One can only hope. I was 8 years old when the first one was a thing so of course I didn't do it. I'm 16 now... speaking of which, I love the call back to the letter M when M says that this book is for ages 13 to 113.

On September 18, 2020 at 12:16PM EST SmackTheBongo responded to EMC2:

So I have a rare version of the book? awesome!

On September 17, 2020 at 6:37PM EST EMC2 responded to SmackTheBongo:

I think that might just be a typo haha. My friend has a newer copy of the book and it's spelled correctly there.

On September 17, 2020 at 4:36PM EST SmackTheBongo wrote:

but then why in the legal page of the book is The Master Theorem Games spelt Thev Master Theorem Games?

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On September 17, 2020 at 6:37PM EST EMC2 responded to SmackTheBongo:

I think that might just be a typo haha. My friend has a newer copy of the book and it's spelled correctly there.

On September 17, 2020 at 4:36PM EST SmackTheBongo wrote:

but then why in the legal page of the book is The Master Theorem Games spelt Thev Master Theorem Games?

On September 17, 2020 at 4:38PM EST SmackTheBongo wrote:

And what does M mean? I have so many unanswered questions!

On September 17, 2020 at 4:36PM EST SmackTheBongo wrote:

but then why in the legal page of the book is The Master Theorem Games spelt Thev Master Theorem Games?

On September 17, 2020 at 4:32PM EST SmackTheBongo responded to EMC2:

i just looked up It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing...WARNING FULL ANSWER SPOILER and one of the things it said was tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow so i just put it in and to my surprise it actually worked lol.

On September 17, 2020 at 1:30PM EST EMC2 responded to SmackTheBongo:

Really? The buttons were definitely important to solving that one. All I'll say is: timing is key. How did you solve it without that?

On September 17, 2020 at 12:51PM EST SmackTheBongo responded to Liz:

yes

all i'll tell you on that one is that the buttons are a red herring; the answer is not on that page.

On September 17, 2020 at 11:38AM EST Liz responded to SmackTheBongo:

I'm not sure if I did that one yet or not. Are you passed the mindless button pushing?

On September 17, 2020 at 12:50AM EST SmackTheBongo wrote:

I'm stuck on the question of why is there something rather than nothing? does anyone have a hint or something? dear M, you've stumped me this time.

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On September 17, 2020 at 4:27PM EST Liz responded to SmackTheBongo:

Watch the talk.

On September 17, 2020 at 12:50AM EST SmackTheBongo wrote:

I'm stuck on the question of why is there something rather than nothing? does anyone have a hint or something? dear M, you've stumped me this time.

On September 17, 2020 at 4:20PM EST SmackTheBongo wrote:

Well M it was a long and awesome journey... thanks.


i guess i'm one of the greats now?

On September 17, 2020 at 2:14PM EST Liz responded to EMC2:

Thank you, I did notice that and it was one of those things that kept niggling the back of my mind and I never actually tried. Shaking my head.

On September 17, 2020 at 1:30PM EST EMC2 responded to SmackTheBongo:

Really? The buttons were definitely important to solving that one. All I'll say is: timing is key. How did you solve it without that?

On September 17, 2020 at 12:51PM EST SmackTheBongo responded to Liz:

yes

all i'll tell you on that one is that the buttons are a red herring; the answer is not on that page.

On September 17, 2020 at 11:38AM EST Liz responded to SmackTheBongo:

I'm not sure if I did that one yet or not. Are you passed the mindless button pushing?

On September 17, 2020 at 12:50AM EST SmackTheBongo wrote:

I'm stuck on the question of why is there something rather than nothing? does anyone have a hint or something? dear M, you've stumped me this time.

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On September 17, 2020 at 1:30PM EST EMC2 responded to SmackTheBongo:

Really? The buttons were definitely important to solving that one. All I'll say is: timing is key. How did you solve it without that?

On September 17, 2020 at 12:51PM EST SmackTheBongo responded to Liz:

yes

all i'll tell you on that one is that the buttons are a red herring; the answer is not on that page.

On September 17, 2020 at 11:38AM EST Liz responded to SmackTheBongo:

I'm not sure if I did that one yet or not. Are you passed the mindless button pushing?

On September 17, 2020 at 12:50AM EST SmackTheBongo wrote:

I'm stuck on the question of why is there something rather than nothing? does anyone have a hint or something? dear M, you've stumped me this time.

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On September 17, 2020 at 12:51PM EST SmackTheBongo responded to Liz:

yes

all i'll tell you on that one is that the buttons are a red herring; the answer is not on that page.

On September 17, 2020 at 11:38AM EST Liz responded to SmackTheBongo:

I'm not sure if I did that one yet or not. Are you passed the mindless button pushing?

On September 17, 2020 at 12:50AM EST SmackTheBongo wrote:

I'm stuck on the question of why is there something rather than nothing? does anyone have a hint or something? dear M, you've stumped me this time.

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On September 17, 2020 at 11:38AM EST Liz responded to SmackTheBongo:

I'm not sure if I did that one yet or not. Are you passed the mindless button pushing?

On September 17, 2020 at 12:50AM EST SmackTheBongo wrote:

I'm stuck on the question of why is there something rather than nothing? does anyone have a hint or something? dear M, you've stumped me this time.

On September 17, 2020 at 12:50AM EST SmackTheBongo wrote:

I'm stuck on the question of why is there something rather than nothing? does anyone have a hint or something? dear M, you've stumped me this time.

On September 6, 2020 at 7:58PM EST Liz wrote:

Having trouble with some mindless button-pushing. Long shot but is anyone else?

On July 30, 2020 at 9:00PM EST Liz wrote:

ETA: How many layers does this onion have?? 😓


I've gotten as far as the red pill but I am just so stuck from here. I've tried all sorts of rabbit trails. Is there anyone who is somewhere similar with this?

On July 30, 2020 at 4:06PM EST Liz wrote:

Is anyone else close on this one? Could really use a sounding board or something.

On December 29, 2019 at 4:10AM EST JWawro wrote:

Another curiosity that 42 even exists here, the answer to life, the universe and everything and doesn't appear in the puzzle book though there are hints. I think I will actually decode these.

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