March 14- Pi Day!

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  1. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    So guys, what are you going to do to celebrate pi day?

    You could go to the page mentioned in this thread and spend the whole day trying to print it out.

    You could also go to a bakery and have some nice Apple pie, or pecan pie (my favorite!).
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

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    our math teacher's gonna make us some homemade apple, raspberry and blueberry pies ;)
     
  3. scem0 macrumors 604

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    don't get uber started on pi:

    FROM EMERSON'S OFFICIAL DEFINITIONS OF GEEKDOM

    1st definition of geek:

     
  4. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    Ha, I never noticed how March 14 was 3.14. So, on March 14 at 1:59, it will be 3.14159. ;) :D
     
  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Well you could take it even farther, 03/14, 1:59:26 AM - don't know if I'll be up celebrating that, but it does appeal to the geek in me.

    D ;)
     
  6. ibookin' macrumors 65816

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    Why don't you just celebrate at 3/14 1:59:20PM?

    :D
     
  7. G4scott thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Actually, the true Pi day would be:

    The year 3141

    On May 9th (freaky, that's my birthday :eek: )

    at 2 hours, 6' and 53"

    Of course, for me to actually celebrate on that day, I'd have to live to be 1156 years old...
     
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  9. janey macrumors 603

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    You forgot milliseconds and stuff like that ;)
    I think the true pi day would be 3.14.1592 6:53:58 instead.
     
  10. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    1:59 PM is actually 13:59 - there are 24 hours in the day, but regardless, even with noon, there really is only one 1st hour. I'd like to keep it official, you know ;)

    D
     
  11. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Suppose you pick an arbitrary integer, such as the integer you'd get by appending the phone numbers of all MacRumors members. Does this integer necessarily appear somewhere within pi's digits (in its normal base 10 representation)?

    It seems to me to be intuitively true, since for any given integer i and probability p < 1, there is a number d such that the probability is greater than p that i is contained within d randomly chosen decimal digits. That tells me that you can guarantee that a long enough string of random digits will contain i with probability as close to certainty as you want. But pi isn't random digits, even though it contains no repeating patterns.

    Does anybody know the answer, or how to figure it out, or where to look for such an answer online? I'm sure we will all spend many sleepless nights until we know the answer.
     
  12. damax452 macrumors member

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    b day pi day

    March 14 is my birthday. :D
    I will be 21 this year too! All i want for my bday is an iPod, I hope they come out before then or soon after. Back to the subject. pi day. The cool date i was thinking of is 3-14-2015 at 9:26

    this date is 3.14.15 9:26

    and we all know this is close to pi ~ 3.1415926535898....

    I figure if there is a God, this would be a good time for him (or her?) to show up and tell us what the meaning of life is or something. But I dont know, im an idiot just blabbing.


    bored? calculate pi! :

    Pi = 4[1-(1/3)+(1/5)-(1/7)+(1/9)-(1/11)+(1/13)-(1/15)+...((-1)^n)/(2n+1)]

    The more terms you add, the closer you get to Pi. Not very accurate till you get to 1/200 or so. Have phun. :)
     
  13. losfp macrumors regular

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    actually, the rest of the world celebrates pi day on the 31st of April ;)
     
  14. guitargeek macrumors regular

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    I'll be going to a swanky Italian restaraunt. It's also my mom's birthday, you see.
     

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