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Old Mar 14, 2010, 06:17 PM   #1
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Happy Pi Day Doctor Q!

Happy Pi Day, Doctor Q!

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Celebrate Pi Day!

Pi, Greek letter ∏, is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th. Pi = 3.1415926535…

With the use of computers, Pi has been calculated to over 1 trillion digits past the decimal. Pi is an irrational and transcendental number meaning it will continue infinitely without repeating. The symbol for pi was first used in 1706 by William Jones, but was popular after it was adopted by the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler in 1737.
Doctor Q, I am disappointed you have not sent us an official greeting today! I would have thought personalized cards and gifts would have been in order... maybe a new i∏ad for everyone!

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Old Mar 14, 2010, 06:20 PM   #2
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I kid I kid.

I hadn't even noticed. Tells you how in tune with the day I've been.
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 06:20 PM   #3
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When I read the title I was thinking of something completely different. But according the wife I am always thinking that way....

Interesting to know Pi has a birthday and even more interesting is people celebrate it!
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 06:21 PM   #4
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Ha.... nice MacDawg.

I was going to make a "Happy Pi Day" thread last night, but I remembered that Doctor Q typically does it, so I didn't submit it......


Today is also Albert Einstein's birthday.

Here is Pi to 1,000,000 digits: http://3.141592653589793238462643383.../index314.html
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 06:44 PM   #5
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I guess Doctor Q has been too busy celebrating today to post
You know, decorating the Pi Tree, carving the ∏umpkin, exchanging Valenpi Cards...the usual

Maybe he will share what Pi Day gifts he received
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 06:48 PM   #6
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Oh 3/14 it took me a second to get that one....see you on 4/20
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 06:51 PM   #7
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Mmmm, pi…
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 07:01 PM   #8
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I use Pi Day as a way to start celebrating St. Patrick's Day a little early. Had two pints of Guinness earlier this afternoon.
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 07:02 PM   #9
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A little ditty, about Pi.
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 07:27 PM   #10
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Interesting to know Pi has a birthday and even more interesting is people celebrate it!
You ain't seen nuthin' yet... Wait til 2016! (gotta round up)

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I use Pi Day as a way to start celebrating St. Patrick's Day a little early. Had two pints of Guinness earlier this afternoon.
No, no, no! That's not the abbreviation for pint!
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 12:27 AM   #11
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Thanks for the thread. I looked for it!

I spent the day at the Pi International Expo (PIE) in PIsmo Beach, CA. Well not really. But I did celebrate the holiday today.

A couple of weeks ago I spotted this work of art on the wall of the San Jose Museum of Art. It's on the middle landing of their main staircase. Check it out the next time you are in San Jose.

Only 5 years until the time and date are 3/14/15 9:26:53!
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 12:33 AM   #12
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We don't have Pi day.

Yesterday was 14/3.


Though, on the 22nd of July we could celebrate ~pi day. 22/7.
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 01:03 AM   #13
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Imagine the "excitment" when the American nerds get to the real Pi Day: 3/14/15.
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 01:05 AM   #14
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Imagine the "excitment" when the American nerds get to the real Pi Day: 3/14/15.
I think this will be the aftermath:

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Old Mar 15, 2010, 02:47 AM   #15
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[The Joy of Tech]

People here at work just glanced over at me with a concerned look in their eyes because I - quite literally - laughed out loud...
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 03:02 AM   #16
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Good job!

Yesterday, I was thinking of posting PI day but since we are a day ahead in Japan, I figured that everyone would be confused.

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Only 5 years until the time and date are 3/14/15 9:26:53!
Awesome! Looking forward to it.

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Good one. Love it.
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Whooo! This gives an excuse to party! DRINKS ALL ROUND!
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 06:17 AM   #18
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I forgot! I blame the UK date format. I usually pimp this avatar:



Maybe next year.
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 07:01 AM   #19
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Too bad I just saw this thread now and not yesterday morning.

Here is a poem a couple buddies and me put together for a high school math class.

I am Pi Guy, Pi Guy am I

Do you ask why who am I,
Why it's clear that I am Pi.

I'm the number, the number that you need,
To make round equations, with great super speed.

For circles and cylinders and cones I'm the best,
Although I'm irrational, to that I confess.

A number as big and important as I,
Could only be known as your good old friend Pi.

So when you are lost with graphs that are round,
You need not complain, do not make a sound,
For I, the Pi Guy, am always around.
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 09:30 AM   #20
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Too bad I just saw this thread now and not yesterday morning.
Well, out of respect for and deference to Doctor Q, I waited till late in the day to post my greeting
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Imagine the "excitment" when the American nerds get to the real Pi Day: 3/14/15.
Nope.

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Wait til 2016! (gotta round up)
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 02:27 PM   #22
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Happy Pi Day everybody. How many numbers can you go into Pi from memory?


I got 3.14159265358979323846264 (I think that's right...)
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 03:40 PM   #23
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I know 72 digits without peeking. For a while I knew more, which I practiced by having the first 1000 digits as my desktop picture. But I got lazy and left a let of icons get all over my desktop, obscuring the picture!

I like to tell people my "proof" that the digits I know are the correct digits of pi:
  1. Have me recite the digits twice and compare them. You'll see they are the same each time. That shows that I've memorized some number to 72 digits.
  2. The digits at the start of the sequence are familiar to everyone. That shows that the number I'm reciting is at least close to pi.
  3. Why would I memorize a 72-digit number that is close to pi but isn't pi? I'm not that crazy! QED.
If you let me use base instead of base 10 then I can recite millions of digits of pi! 10.0000....
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 05:21 PM   #24
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I got 3.14159265358979323846264 (I think that's right...)
I know the bolded part (20 digits) is correct from memory.

You are .00000000000000000000264 more nerdy than me.

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I know 72 digits without peeking.
Wow. How long did that take you to memorize?

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If you let me use base instead of base 10 then I can recite millions of digits of pi! 10.0000....
Snort!

Just make sure your zeros are in the correct order.
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 06:22 PM   #25
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You are .00000000000000000000264 more nerdy than me.
Yes!! My goal in life is now complete- To be .00000000000000000000264 nerdier than sushi!
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