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Today, March 14th, is pi day. I'll let you figure out why.

Have some pi to celebrate.

3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510

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As I trolled on Slashdot (anonymously, of course): "What. The. Hell? Pi is obviously 3, unlike those whacky scientist who can't even distinguish theory and fact would have you believe. Let people make up their own mind! Why would God let Pi be such a weird number? It doesn't make any sense!"

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Besides 0 and 1, all the useful numbers are irrational. Get used to it.

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When I read that it was Pi day, I figured out why a few seconds afterwards!

(Anticipates a movie related to Pi being released on 3.14.08 :P )

[ Wednesday, March 14, 2007 11:04: Message edited by: BainIhrno ]

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quote:
Originally written by Dintiradan:

Besides 0 and 1, all the useful numbers are irrational. Get used to it.
Besides, pi isn't merely irrational, it's transcendental.
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I'd expect a movie about pi to be released in exactly eight years, but ? has already been made. Maybe the sequel will be made.

—Alorael, who had a very short party at 1:59:26:53. He'll have a longer party in Einstein's honor later.
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quote:
Originally written by Dintiradan:

Besides 0 and 1, all the useful numbers are irrational. Get used to it.

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42. :P

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I know this is cheesy, but Mr. Salmon had it coming when he said "have some pie."

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Today, one of my teachers told one of us that if they could tell us why it was pi day, they could get out of detention.

Being very eccentric, I thought this particular teacher had just made that up. Didn't know anyone else had actually made a special day for pi.

[ Wednesday, March 14, 2007 12:12: Message edited by: Sarasaphilia ]

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quote:
Originally written by Sarasaphilia:

I know this is cherry, but Mr. Salmon had it coming when he said "have some pie."

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FYT

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Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


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Don't think I've seen that acronym before. Pardon my lack of knowledge.

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FYT = Fixed Your Typo. Frequently used in posts dripping with sarcasm, occasionally used to put words in another's mouth.

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Argh! I missed it again!

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Pi isn't necessarily a wierd number if you look at it as 22/7 (Which is pi).

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The big question that now poses itself: Are you joking or daft? :P

Also, here's another interesting tidbit for today:

e^Pi - Pi = 20.

Unless your calculator has a rounding bug. (Kudos to xkcd)

[ Wednesday, March 14, 2007 14:46: Message edited by: Dr. Johann Georg Faust ]

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Me? Daft. I left my sanity at the door.

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I was referring to Pi "being" 22/7. It's not even accurate to the third digit, and certainly doesn't justify the implication of being equal.

[ Wednesday, March 14, 2007 14:58: Message edited by: Dr. Johann Georg Faust ]

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quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

Pi isn't necessarily a wierd number if you look at it as 22/7 (Which is pi).
Even if that was the case, fractional pi would still be sufficently wierd to have made it a source of study and discussion for 2000+ years.

Therefore, weird(pi) == weird(bible).

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I should of stated that 22/7 is an alternative to using the decimal pi in math class.

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pi=?.
pi= 3.14.

End of story. Not 22/7, because, as Aran stated, that isn't completely accurate.

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Oddly enough, when I need to approximate Pi in my head, I'm more used to using sqrt(10), even though it's far less accurate. However, it's more convenient in quadratic equations, when 484/49 is quite a pain.

Oh, and I forgot to say something a lot earlier in this topic.

If someone posts a million digits of Pi in this topic, they die. Slowly.

*pointedly looks at someone else than WKS*

Edit: My 7331st post! I'm so 7331!

Wait, was it 1337? Who cares.

[ Wednesday, March 14, 2007 15:28: Message edited by: Dr. Johann Georg Faust ]

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22/7=3.142857, etc.
Pi=3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286208998 6280348253421170679 8214808651328230664709384460955058223172535940812848111745028410270193852110555964462294895493038196 4428810975665933446128475648233786783165271201909145648566923460348610454326648213393607260249141273 724587006606315588174881520920962829254091715364367892590360011330530548820466521384146951941511609...

More pi than you could ever need!

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Yeah. Now I have a headache instead of a stomachache, which usually comes from eating too much pi.

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Apparently, our minds work synchronously, Zephyr. :P

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Either way, I'm going to look for a larger source of pi.

Cowpi!
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As for more pi, I found this very interesting search engine.

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quote:
Originally written by Dr. Johann Georg Faust:

e^Pi - Pi = 20.

e^iπ + 1 = 0 !
What a discovery! Wait... *checks Wikipedia* never mind.

In such a manner did I discover that 22/7 was not pi. I did this by taking my 6th grade math teacher literally, and trying to calculate pi from that fraction. When a pattern showed up... Needless to say, I was disappointed. A fraction would certainly be simpler, but given that pi is irrational... obviously not. Very sad.

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