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Happy Pi Day!
Posted by Michael on 14 March 2005, 03:00 GMT

Happy Pi Day! That's right, the most sacred nerd holiday has returned: March 14th, affectionally known as Pi Day to millions of people around the world. Last year we didn't have enough material for a dedicated Pi Day article, but I've managed to collect a few things this time. First, some of you (sadly) may not have yet voraciously scoured the internet for all things pi, and perhaps have not yet seen the awesome Pi-Search Page. You can find the position of your telephone number, social security number, or other fun numeric sequence inside the first 100 million digits of pi.

On the more creative fronts, a few years ago I created a song based upon pi, titled "Lost in Pi Land." Each note (A-G#) corresponds to a particular digit 0-9. Those of you with perfect pitch can transcribe the notes and find out how many decimal places of pi are in the piece. I might just be extremely biased when I say this, but this would make excellent background music for all of your Pi Day parties.

Lastly, we will be having informal Coordinated Pi Shouts in #tcpa on EFNet at 1:59:26 PM in each time zone. If you are not sure of how to get on IRC, please read our IRC page. Remember folks, that's coordinated pi shouting every hour on the :59:26. Once again, have a happy Pi Day and we'll shout "Pi!" together on IRC every hour.

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Re: Happy Pi Day!
dietsche Account Info
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mmmm, pi
/me is hungry

Reply to this comment    14 March 2005, 03:05 GMT


Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Sweet! It's Pi day! I've been looking forward to this for a while. I'm going to wear my pi t-shirt tomorrow to school and recite as many digits as I can at 1:59:26 (English class :-P). I don't know many more than I learned last year, but I think I'm around 170-180. I'll have to count them.

Anyway, happy pi day everybody! w00t!

(hehe, I'm up late)

Reply to this comment    14 March 2005, 07:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
KermMartian Account Info
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3 . 1 4 1 5 9 2 6 5 3 5 8 9 7 9 3 2 3 8 4 6 2 6 4 3 3 8 3 2 7 9 ! !

Reply to this comment    14 March 2005, 14:01 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
redsoxfan Account Info

3.1415926535897932384626433832 79502841971693993751 0582097492307816406262089986...
An that was actually from memory. Check out my recently uploaded Pi Expansions program.

Reply to this comment    14 March 2005, 14:50 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
Jerk  Account Info

You wrote it out wrong you messed up at 74923 It goes 74944781640628...

Reply to this comment    14 March 2005, 20:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
Jerk  Account Info

oops I left out 5 digits after 74944 myself. I used to know 125 digits but now it is down to about 100. I haven't practiced. Does anyone know the exact world record? I heard a Japanese kid recited 40,000 digits and it took him 13 hours.

Reply to this comment    15 March 2005, 01:49 GMT

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BlackThunder  Account Info
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Really? Last time I heard, the record was a Chinese kid knowing 5,000 digits with a 95% accuracy rate.

Prolly all urban legend, though.

Reply to this comment    15 March 2005, 03:13 GMT

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CajunLuke  Account Info
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I've heard the same.

Reply to this comment    15 March 2005, 13:26 GMT


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redsoxfan Account Info
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see link for people who have memorized up to 22,500 digits.

Reply to this comment    15 March 2005, 15:56 GMT

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Sam Kumar  Account Info
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hehehehe....
FROM MEMORY! (I won a prize in math class today for this): 3.141592
653589793238
4626433
83279502
8841971693
9937510582097494459230
781640628620899862
803482534211
70679...

100 DIGITS! (See Link)

Reply to this comment    14 March 2005, 20:39 GMT

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Chronoflare Account Info

dude you guys have amazing skill, pi day just reminds me of those mathcounts t-shirts

Reply to this comment    14 March 2005, 22:40 GMT


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Jerk  Account Info

<pi>

Did you participate in mathcounts? I did for two years. It was awesome. I got 10 and 12 in the state, 7 and 5 in the district, and my team took 1 and 1 in the district and 8 and 13 at state.

Tu madre es más hombre que tú jamás serás.

Translate that. It's funny.

Reply to this comment    15 March 2005, 23:50 GMT


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sportsman78  Account Info

No, my mom is not more manly then i will every be. But nice try.

Heres one for you to translate:

010110010110111101110101
011000010111001001100101
01100100011101010110110101100010

Reply to this comment    18 March 2005, 01:24 GMT


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jeskimo5  Account Info

this has nothing to do with the topic

Reply to this comment    21 March 2005, 23:28 GMT

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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165 digits for me. :-D And right in the middle of our silent reading period in English class too. It was the best thing in the world. The class loved it... all except for the teacher. 120d

Reply to this comment    14 March 2005, 23:13 GMT

[ ! ]
anykey  Account Info
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Spring break on Pi day sucks.

Reply to this comment    15 March 2005, 00:32 GMT


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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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I had spring break too...and I was away from a computer so I couldn't even do the IRC thing... :(

Reply to this comment    15 March 2005, 17:22 GMT


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Shawn Zhang Account Info

8 digits :(

Reply to this comment    28 March 2005, 15:12 GMT


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jo dude  Account Info

go to:
www.3.1415926535897...4944592.com
^
enter in all the way to like digit 100ish whatever

Reply to this comment    14 March 2006, 13:58 GMT


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redsoxfan Account Info

Yeah, sorry about that... I'm not professing to be anywhere close to most other people in this discussion. And typing it is a lot harder than saying it.

Reply to this comment    15 March 2005, 01:37 GMT


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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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You also missed an "8"
3.
1415926535
8979323846
2643383279
5028_8_41971
693993...

Reply to this comment    15 March 2005, 17:24 GMT


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LonePhoenix  Account Info
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i hate pi because it takes all the attention away from #e. it's my favorite number, even though i can only remember the first few digits. 2.71828182845904

Reply to this comment    17 March 2005, 23:42 GMT


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JcN  Account Info
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e = sum of 1/(k!) from k=0 to infinity.

2.1718281828459045...

Reply to this comment    22 March 2005, 02:39 GMT


happy PI day
jo dude  Account Info

I love pi so much. I love to memorize it when im bored. I only know 133 digits so far but will work on it. It is a snow day today, and I was gunna bring pi to school. But, since I'm home, I get to eat it myself!

nothing to do with pi day but I have made a program on my calculator that is a game and it is pretty impressive.

Reply to this comment    14 March 2006, 13:50 GMT

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