Happy Pi Day Doctor Q!

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    MacDawg

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    Happy Pi Day, Doctor Q!

    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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    GoCubsGo

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    Suckup.
    I kid I kid.

    I hadn't even noticed. Tells you how in tune with the day I've been.
     
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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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    MacDawg

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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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    Oh 3/14 it took me a second to get that one....see you on 4/20:cool:
     
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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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    You ain't seen nuthin' yet... Wait til 2016! (gotta round up)

    No, no, no! That's not the abbreviation for pint! ;)
     
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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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    Chundles

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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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    Imagine the "excitment" when the American nerds get to the real Pi Day: 3/14/15. ;)
     
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    I think this will be the aftermath:

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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... :p
     
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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.

    Awesome! Looking forward to it. :)

    Good one. Love it. :D
     
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    Whooo! This gives an excuse to party! DRINKS ALL ROUND!
     
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    I forgot! I blame the UK date format. I usually pimp this avatar:

    [​IMG]

    Maybe next year.
     
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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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    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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    Nope.

     
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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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    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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    I know the bolded part (20 digits) is correct from memory. :)

    You are .00000000000000000000264 more nerdy than me. :p :D

    Wow. How long did that take you to memorize?

    Snort!

    Just make sure your zeros are in the correct order. :p :D
     
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    Yes!! My goal in life is now complete- To be .00000000000000000000264 nerdier than sushi!
     

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