Is Q really a Japanese man named Haraguchi?

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  1. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    Akira Haraguchi has apparently listed Pi to 100,000 digits. The only person I can think of who might be capable of that feat is Q...Could they really be one in the same? If so, may I be the first to congratulate Q on his wonderful and honorable achievement.:D
     
  2. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    You get what, 10,000 characters per post? So Q could get this done on the quick, then.

    Come on, Q. Let's have it.
     
  3. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Here's the first 50,000 digits to help you get started.

    er... the first 10,000 digits then.

    π = 3.
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  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Do some people just have really good memories, or is there some kind of trick. :confused:


    I know pi up to 11 digits. After that, it's just random guessing. And I can't believe cameras went into a toilet to follow him as he recited pi. Would have been weird to stand beside him in the bathroom while doing our business.
     
  5. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Hmmm... He works as a mental health counselor. That does sound a lot like my job at MacRumors.

    So yes, I admit that I'm Akira Haraguchi.

    By the way, I know all the digits of pi, not just 100,000 of them, at least in its decimal representation. Here they are:
    0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9​
     
  6. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    Is anyone else noticing a pattern there? I suspect hidden in pi is a coded message that explains in far more detail than 42: the meaning of life, the universe, and everything.
     
  7. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Pi is exactly three!



    Now that I have your attention...
    :D
     
  8. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    Bah! My MBP could do that!
     
  9. Doctor Q Administrator

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    One of the coolest facts about pi is that if you take any finite string of digits, that sequence will occur somewhere within pi.

    For example, the decimal values of every byte in the MacRumors forum databases, put end to end, occur somewhere within pi. So right now there is some position in pi where that sequence begins. It is very very very likely that the position of the matching sequence increases every time you submit a post, but in theory it could remain unchanged until the end of the existence of MacRumors or when the database finally fills to maximum capacity, whichever comes first.
     
  10. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    Does this mean that technically everyone's social security number, credit card, phone number, stock market, vin number, all the bits and bytes for every bit of computer data ever saved, including data that hasn't even been recorded yet :)eek: ), is in Pi?

    *head explodes*

    *precise numerical representation of all the little chunks of bone and brain in Pi*
     
  11. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Yes, which means that anybody who wants to can see your credit card number, expiration date, and even that little security code on the back, just by looking at enough digits of pi.

    In fact, I'm gonna buy myself some new Mac equipment using that knowledge right now!
     
  12. plinden macrumors 68040

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    So are any of these memory feats I think. I mean, who's going to check past a couple of hundred digits?
     
  13. angelneo macrumors 68000

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    Is pi another name for the matrix? Interesting information, now I feel my life is another part of pi.... :D
     
  14. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Mine too! :D ;) :)
     
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Hrrmmm.....lucky MBP users. All my MacBook knows about pi is that it tastes good.
     
  16. Bubbasteve macrumors 65816

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    and to think all this time I thought the numbers were 4 8 15 16 23 42

    boy was I wrong...

    please pardon my bad Lost joke :eek:
     
  17. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    we could link all our mbp together and get the 3 times the value of pi. anyways if i wanted to find something useful (i guess...) for my old g5 todo how would i go about calculating pi? i guess i could do it in mathematica and put use to my poor old g5.
     
  18. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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  19. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    DO IT!
     
  20. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    wow is that your logic or somebody else's? and thats some pretty serrious info. now i just need i way to find credit card card numbers, which i believe would be possible as lets just say visa in example uses an algorithim to produce card numbers. :rolleyes:

    edit: is this true for all irrational numbers?
     
  21. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Good idea Rokem. ;) :D :)
     
  22. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    im calculating it out to 10million billion at the moment on my mbp but its only using a single core :(. pretty soon it should be spitting out chunks of pie.

    edit: opps i crashed my mbp. kinda figured this would happen...

    edit2: i timed this out to take approx. 451864537.6 years.
     
  23. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    Im calulating to 1 Billion on my iMac, I just wish piX was univerasl, would probably speed things up a a bit, as it is it will probably take weeks :). Literally.

    P.S. How do I tell if it's using 1 core or 2?
     
  24. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    How did you arrive at that figure?
     
  25. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Open Activity Monitor to see what percentage of the CPU it is using. :)

    Go>Utilities>Activity Monitor
     

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