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Happy Pi Day!
Posted by Michael on 14 March 2006, 14:52 GMT

Once again, it is the world's most popular holiday, Pi Day! The entire ticalc.org staff wishes you a Happy Pi Day! Remember at 1:59:26 PM to shout "Pi!". Just like last year, in #tcpa on IRC we will be having coordinated pi shouts at every :59:26 each hour. I encourage you to join in on the fun.

There has also been a link floating around the internet for a few months, http://pi.ytmnd.com. I especially enjoy singing along.

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Re: Happy Pi Day!
Travis Evans Account Info

YES! I finally remembered it was Pi Day today on my own without coming to ticalc.org and being reminded first!

Reply to this comment    14 March 2006, 14:56 GMT

Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
KermMartian  Account Info
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Ha! Cemetech had that video/song long ago!
http://www.cemetech.net/forum /viewtopic.php?t=520

The original video is:
http://keithschofield.com/pi/std.html

Reply to this comment    14 March 2006, 16:56 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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Congratulations?

Reply to this comment    14 March 2006, 16:58 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
KermMartian  Account Info
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Thanks nikky. :/

Reply to this comment    14 March 2006, 17:00 GMT

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

This is the video that helped me memorize the first 80 digits of pi ;)

Reply to this comment    14 March 2006, 19:46 GMT

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

That video was disturbing. :P

Reply to this comment    19 March 2006, 23:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
Brian Clymer  Account Info
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That video was a bit strange, but if you enjoy the song the .mp3 file is at a different URL, just go to (URL specified) and you will find the song file and be able to download, burn to CD/MP3 player and listen to whenever, or if you really want to use MusicMatch Jukebox to convert it into a .wav then use Real Sound V1.0, (in the archives) and listen to it on your Calc!!!

Reply to this comment    14 May 2006, 01:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
Brian Clymer  Account Info

sorry URL didn't work, here's a new one, but I must put in spaces (http://content.ytmnd.com/content/ 8/8/b/88bfb2db006fa3b
8a854eefb848e1340.mp3)
Hopefully your smart enough to put those together, have fun listening!

Reply to this comment    14 May 2006, 01:46 GMT

Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
peterthegreat  Account Info

Hehe, I never forget Pi day because it is also my sister's birthday.

Reply to this comment    14 March 2006, 17:48 GMT

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

Reply to this comment    18 March 2006, 13:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
Mr.Z  Account Info
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My "due date" was March 15th (though I was born in January)...& is π day also Einstein's birthday?

Reply to this comment    19 March 2006, 18:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
Mr.Z  Account Info
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Rats...it seems ticalc.org does not like Unicode. I guess I am too used to Linux. (I typed a pi symbol on my keyboard but the post thingy must have messed it up.)

Reply to this comment    19 March 2006, 18:36 GMT


Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
zellfaze Account Info

Um whats Pi day does it have to do with ð?

Reply to this comment    18 March 2006, 13:14 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
burntfuse  Account Info
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Please tell me you're not serious...

Reply to this comment    18 March 2006, 21:15 GMT

Re: Happy Pi Day!
Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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What's so special about pi anyway, it's just a silly ratio.

Reply to this comment    14 March 2006, 16:16 GMT

Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
KermMartian  Account Info
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Noooo! It's _not_ a ratio of two integers! That's why it's an irrational number.

Reply to this comment    14 March 2006, 17:01 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
TrumpetMan258  Account Info
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Exactly. I don't think there's really any explanation for it. It's just Pi Day. That's it.

Reply to this comment    14 March 2006, 17:58 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
LonePhoenix  Account Info
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i wish there was an e day. e is my favorite number. just because it doesn't fit on the calendars doesn't mean we shouldn't celebrate it.

Reply to this comment    15 March 2006, 04:12 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
burntfuse  Account Info
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Who says it doesn't fit on the calendar? It should be Feb. 7th, 18:28.

Reply to this comment    15 March 2006, 18:28 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
Jason Malinowski  Account Info
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Pi day might be one of those things where the people you have to explain it to are just never going to get it. Those who do get it find it intuitively obvious. :-)

Reply to this comment    15 March 2006, 15:42 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
Num Account Info
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Maybe we should have an irrational/unreal number day. Then we could combine pi, i, and square roots of negative numbers into one day. Note: I'm in Algebra I, so feel free to add more irrational/unreal numbers/values.

Reply to this comment    16 March 2006, 00:58 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
Matthew Baron  Account Info

Pi-day is Einstein's birthday Also!

Reply to this comment    17 March 2006, 01:11 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
benryves  Account Info
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It *is* just a ratio.
Taking a circle, and calculating circumference / diameter gives you pi.

If that's not a ratio, I'm Bergholt Stuttley Johnson.

Reply to this comment    14 March 2006, 18:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
KermMartian  Account Info
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I presume that you're not Bergholt Stuttley Johnson?

I was taking it to mean a ratio of integers (ie 22/7), not a ratio of numbers as you pointed out.

Reply to this comment    14 March 2006, 19:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
Mr.Z  Account Info
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Pi is a ratio of omnific integers: pi=(omega*pi)/omega
But I guess that is cheating. (An omnific integer is a surreal number x such that x={x-1|x+1}.)

Reply to this comment    20 March 2006, 01:39 GMT

Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
sportsman78  Account Info

Silly? I beg to differ. Pi is one of if not the most important irrational number in existance, not to mention one of the most intriguing.

Reply to this comment    15 March 2006, 04:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
Probyte Account Info
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Pi is indeed a fascinating number. I did a school project on it once and came up with a simple Javascript page you can use to examine three simple series often used to find pi. It's at http://www.scybolt.com/pi.html

Reply to this comment    15 March 2006, 04:30 GMT

Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
Ryan Nazaretian  Account Info

How dare you... I despise people who think PI is just a silly ratio. It is one of the most important ratios in the math world.

Reply to this comment    15 March 2006, 23:27 GMT


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

Got this from 1st few episodes of Numb3rs:
When you drop nails onto a piece of lined paper, the probability of one of the nails intersecting a line is directly related to pi.

Reply to this comment    21 April 2006, 01:05 GMT


Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
elbarto  Account Info

Aha.. so YOU're the new troll!

Reply to this comment    16 March 2006, 20:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
KermMartian  Account Info
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Oh, he is not new. he has been around for ages. One of the calcsgames.org staff, in fact.

Reply to this comment    17 March 2006, 15:38 GMT


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

oh, I know that much, but I haven't really seen him trolling like that before ;-) then again, I don't read the ticalc.org comments in depth all the time :p

Reply to this comment    19 March 2006, 16:31 GMT

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