Is Q really a Japanese man named Haraguchi?

nbs2

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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
 

thedude110

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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.
 

RedTomato

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thedude110 said:
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.
Here's the first 50,000 digits to help you get started.

MacRumours said:
The text that you have entered is too long (50149 characters). Please shorten it to 10000 characters long.
er... the first 10,000 digits then.

π = 3.
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Abstract

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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.
 

Doctor Q

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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​
 

Doctor Q

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Kingsly said:
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.
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.
 

Kingsly

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Doctor Q said:
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.
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*
 

Doctor Q

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Kingsly said:
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?
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!
 

plinden

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Abstract said:
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.
So are any of these memory feats I think. I mean, who's going to check past a couple of hundred digits?
 

angelneo

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Doctor Q said:
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.
Is pi another name for the matrix? Interesting information, now I feel my life is another part of pi.... :D
 

Fearless Leader

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dmw007 said:
Mine too! :D ;) :)
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.
 

todd2000

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Fearless Leader

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Doctor Q said:
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.
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?
 

dmw007

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Rokem said:
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.

Good idea Rokem. ;) :D :)
 

Fearless Leader

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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.
 

todd2000

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Rokem said:
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.
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?