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Google has filed paperwork with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a mysterious new media player device, leading to widespread speculation that a successor to the ill-fated Nexus Q may be forthcoming. But if that's true, what's with the Douglas Adams references? The paperwork, published on the FCC's site on …

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Maybe

It is powered by the infinite improbability drive.

It will allow you to stream high quality, original Hollywood movies, for a reasonable price, available anywhere in the world at the same time.

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Re: Maybe

In your dreams, son. Only in your dreams.

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"It will allow you to stream high quality, original Hollywood movies, for a reasonable price, available anywhere in the world at the same time."

No, it will come with a Sirius Cybernetics Corporation GPP that will explain, in appropriately dulcet tones, that while it would normally be delighted to provide such a service for you, it regretfully advises that copyright law prevents it from providing said service in your country, apologises for the inconvenience, and provides you with a substitute that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike the Hollywood movie you were looking for.

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H=Hitchhiker

840=a harmonic of 42 by some creative math (8, 4 in the 2nd position [4*2], 0 to indicate the position of the factor in the string)

No doubt it will come with at app, the icon for which will be a thumb, to flag down passing spaceships.

(Yes, yes, I know, I'm trying too hard. My only excuse is it's Monday.)

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As a possible explanation for the significance of the number 42 see here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3mhkYbznBk

Watch 48.00 to 49.15

Mr R.P. Feynman, you've got to love him.

As an aside I've had the "Don't Panic" wallpaper on my S2 for nearly 2yrs,

Yes I do have a life,

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Or it's an electronic guidebook

Connected to the HHG offices via ... something improbable?

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And next

H840 revision 2 would shorten nicely to "Hate 42".

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"– though, in true Wikipedia fashion, that "wisdom" often proved fairly dubious."

What? Is El Reg saying we are not mostly harmless?

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Well, if Google were to sell its own take on the HHGG

I for one would buy it - but only if it had "Don't Panic" on the cover, and contained the kind of apocryphal misinformation that would make Wikipedia look like the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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But

Will it come with a towel?

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A new Google Mantra?

No longer "Don't Be Evil", now just "SHARE AND ENJOY", perhaps? (Only the top half, of course)

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