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Happy Pi Day!
Posted by Joey on 14 March 2003, 01:00 GMT

In honor of this most nerdy of holidays, I am typing this article on my TI-89 with the assistance of my TI-Keyboard. There are a few pi-related things worth mentioning...

  • If you haven't already, go out and rent the movie Pi. Although it is rated R [in the USA -- Henrik], I saw it when I was 15 and received no ill effects. It is absolutely worth plunking down a few bucks for, unless you have some strange aversion to power drills. (Shhh... don't ruin it!)
  • Since last Pi Day, the record for the most digits of pi calculated was broken. A super-computer cluster in Japan calculated a whopping 1.2411 trillion digits of pi. (Of course, my cluster of Beowulf TI-81's will beat that some day.)
  • Although it has been available since 1999, it's worth mentioning Andreas Wahlin's Pi Training for the TI-89. By using it, I have managed to memorize 133 digits of pi.
  • 99% of girls and English teachers do not care at ALL about Pi Day, and will look upon you unfavorably if you mention it. General rule of thumb: Do not mention Pi Day to anyone unless you wouldn't feel silly telling them that "all your base are belong to us."
  • Nerd holidays are excellent excuses for postponing tests and eating pie during class. At the time of this posting, it isn't yet Pi Day in the U.S., so you've still got plenty of time to run out and buy pies for your math class. DOITGORIGHTNOW!
  • At 1:59PM (and 26 seconds, if you feel the need to be precise), it is advisable to spontaineously recite all of your memorized digits of pi aloud. Do this even if you think pi = 3.1416.
  • Instead of sleeping, spend all night wondering why ln(-1)/i = 4*(.5!)^2 = pi.
  • Keep in mind that being a nerd is a great gift, and that it will pay off in the long run. Word.

 


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Re: Happy Pi Day!
Tristan Dahl  Account Info
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In the year 2015, will they change the time when you recite PI (since it would be 3/14/15, taking care of the 1 and the 5 in 1:59)?

btw first post :P

     14 March 2003, 01:06 GMT

Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
AndySoft  Account Info

Yeah... 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 AM :p

     14 March 2003, 01:31 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
slimey_limey  Account Info
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In my local time, it's still Thursday the 13th, so I thought that this was a little early until I remembered that it's in GMT.
Ooh! 3rd physical post! Well, at least not he 3rd temporal post, more like 15th temporally.

     14 March 2003, 01:58 GMT

Metric Time?
mechwarrior111

Well, shouldn't it be all metric time, because its decimal? so we should celebrate pi day 3.14159265... months into the year, rather than on March 14 at 1:59.

     14 March 2003, 04:20 GMT

Re: Metric Time?
benryves  Account Info
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In the UK, we celebrate on the 31st April...
(j/k)
Check out my PI background for the 83+! (See ^Web Site^ link above)

     14 March 2003, 09:02 GMT

Re: Re: Metric Time?
lord_nightrose Account Info
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I almost fell for your little joke, then I said "Thirty days hath September, April, June and November" (some rhyme my mom taught me that has helped out many many times)... and realized you can't do April 31. Poor British people :-p

     14 March 2003, 10:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Metric Time?
Joey Gannon  Account Info
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Actually, anyone overseas has July 22 (22/7) as Pi Approximation Day...

     14 March 2003, 16:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Metric Time?
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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3.142=EVIL! :)

I'm so excited... I think I have 130 digits now... :) :) :)

     14 March 2003, 18:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Metric Time?
jrock7286  Account Info

169!!! YES! I said that in the 'Pi?' survey right before it got closed, so I had to tell you now if you didn't see that...

     14 March 2003, 18:25 GMT


Re: Re: Metric Time?
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Hey, there aren't 31 days in April! Trying to trick me, aren't you? ;-)

     14 March 2003, 18:04 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Metric Time?
KermMartian  Account Info
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lol, that confused me until I figured it out :)

     14 March 2003, 19:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Metric Time?
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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The only reason I noticed is because I wrote a BASIC calendar program for fun :) I had to learn how many days were in each month.

     16 March 2003, 01:41 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Metric Time?
Chivo  Account Info

If you can't remember something, just write a program about it. It might work when you're married to remember little things like your anniversary or your wife's birthday.

     17 March 2003, 04:39 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Metric Time?
benryves  Account Info
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"30 days hath September,
April, June, and November.
All the rest have 31,
Except for February alone,
Which has 28, but 29 in a Leap Year."

Just a little rhyme that might help...

Otherwise, put your two fists together and look at the knuckles - 31 days for a knuckle, 30 for a space. (Except for February, which is just a freak).

     17 March 2003, 16:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Metric Time?
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Wow! I'm going to remember that. That fist thing is clever! :)

     17 March 2003, 23:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Metric Time?
tge82  Account Info

Yeah, the fist trick was the one I learned. I never bothered to remember the rhyme. :-)

     29 March 2003, 22:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Metric Time?
KermMartian  Account Info
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Wouldn't that require one of those "life" thingies?

     19 March 2003, 22:28 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Metric Time?
TI83Plus_BASIC_Wizard  Account Info

Teehee, Kerm. What's a life?

     25 March 2003, 15:38 GMT


Re: Metric Time?
KermMartian  Account Info
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Happy Pi Day!! Pending files down to just about zero, as the archivers promised.

3.1415926535...

     14 March 2003, 14:22 GMT

Re: Re: Metric Time?
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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They never set pi day as their goal, and they had it to about zero for about 2 or 3 days now :)

     14 March 2003, 18:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Metric Time?
KermMartian  Account Info
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They did set pi day as their goal, didn't they?

They sure have been keeping on top of the pending queue, though. yay :D

     14 March 2003, 19:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Metric Time?
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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They did? I thought it was just a coincidence. :)

     14 March 2003, 20:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Metric Time?
angelboy Account Info
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Yeah, PI day was their goal

     14 March 2003, 21:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Metric Time?
Nathan Crank  Account Info
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yup. that it was...

     14 March 2003, 23:37 GMT


HAPPY PI DAY!!!
Doug Temple Account Info

Pi day is the very best day of the year!!! My festivities included eating pie, making a calculation program for my TI-86 that calculates pi, and memorizing the first 25 digits of pi!

... they are: 3.1415926535897932384626433

YEA!

Check out my Star School scheduler program... it takes up 3.14K of memory! Another great feature of my already-great program!

Happy Pi day everybody!

-Doug

     15 March 2003, 02:06 GMT


Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
jrock7286  Account Info

3.1415926535 8979323846 26433...83279 5028841971 6975105820...

     15 March 2003, 02:28 GMT

Re: Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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..974944592 30781640628 62089986280 34825342117 06798214808 65106647093 84460955058 223172535...

     15 March 2003, 17:39 GMT

Re: Re: Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
angelboy Account Info
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WOW

     16 March 2003, 15:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Yep :) If you put them all together, it should be somewhere around 144 (what I memorized). LOL I told some of my friends at church and now they stink I'm weird (but they should have known that by now).

     16 March 2003, 17:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
AndySoft  Account Info

They stink you're weird? *Pinches his nose shut.*

     17 March 2003, 22:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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LOL!!!!!! Wow... I just found out something, I can't multitask. Talking and typing at the same time DOESN'T WORK FOR ME :) I typed stink instead of think. lol, I'm so dumb ;-) The funniest part is, I had to read your post about five times before I noticed you had 'stink' instead of 'think' Geez, that's pretty bad ;-)

Hey, in Sunday's paper, in Foxtrot... JASON KNOWS 13375p34k! And, in Sally Forth, they said "All your base are belong to us" The newspaper is turning nerdy! Yay!

     17 March 2003, 23:28 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
AndySoft  Account Info

I saw Foxtrot, but I don't think the any of the 3 local carry the other one...

ALL YOUR PI ARE BELONG TO E!

(That was lame :x )

     17 March 2003, 23:55 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
jeff m  Account Info

tell me when jason hasn't been nerdy?

     19 March 2003, 00:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
AndySoft  Account Info

"Jason is a nerd" is an axiom. If you don't know what an axiom is, stick your head out the window and scream "I AM A LAMER" at the top of your voice. (Don't expect that to help you learn what 'axiom' means :p )

     19 March 2003, 03:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
JcN  Account Info

*screams "I AM A LAMER"*

What IS an axiom?

     21 March 2003, 00:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
AndySoft  Account Info

True by definition.

     21 March 2003, 01:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
pi314159

(Yes, that is the name I typically go by on the Net!) This is probably a really stupid question, but what does "All your base are belong to us" mean?

-Pi

There are ten kinds of people in the world: people who understand binary and people who don't.

     24 March 2003, 23:10 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
TI83Plus_BASIC_Wizard  Account Info

Your people joke was actually kinda funny, although to make more sense (and to conform with the older joke, "There are three types of people in the world: those who can count, and those who can'."), it'd have to be 11 instead of 10.

     25 March 2003, 15:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
Tad Pole  Account Info
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For a history of the net-phenominon that was: "All your base are belong to us" check out...

www.tvsian.com/hubert/article.php?sid=1

If you can get through all that you are a machine.

     28 March 2003, 11:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
Mason Roberts  Account Info

yeesh...funny how we don't have anything better to do...not that 3.141592653 isn't good...^_^

     17 March 2003, 04:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
jrock7286  Account Info

There is NOTHING better to do than recite Pi!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA

     17 March 2003, 21:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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OMG, I almost cried... at school I said I memorized 144 digits of pi and they go

"Yeah, once you get the pattern, it's easy..."

THERE IS NO PATTERN! GAH! (Says me)

     17 March 2003, 23:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
AndySoft  Account Info

Yes, there is: The pattern of pi. :p

     20 March 2003, 00:14 GMT


Re: Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
Martin Klein-Hennig  Account Info
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3.1415926535 8979323846 26433...83279 5028841971 69[you forgot 3993 here :-)]75105820...

     17 March 2003, 21:24 GMT

Re: Re: Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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You know, that's right. I didn't notice that the first time :) LOL

     17 March 2003, 23:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
jrock7286  Account Info

oops...I guess I did. :)

     18 March 2003, 00:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Oh well, just say you were typing really fast and you fingers skipped over part of pi. That actually happens to me quite frequently.

     18 March 2003, 02:50 GMT

Re: Re: Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
Chivo  Account Info

I was worrying I memorized pi incorrectly. (phew!)

     18 March 2003, 02:37 GMT


Re: Re: Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
Nigel Struble  Account Info

that is nothing i have a 36 MB text documen on my computer that has the first 33.5 million digits of pi
havn't quite memorized them all...

     20 March 2003, 05:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: HAPPY PI DAY!!!
serebii12  Account Info

hmm...I have a program to generate that many digits of pi, but it takes a long time... It's good that it can compute less than that also ^^

About memorizing pi, my friend at school (13 years old) has memorized at least 250 digits of pi and can recite them quickly in English and Japanese and can also type them rapidly. He also knows a good number of the digits in e. As for me, I only know 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288...

     29 March 2003, 03:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
Joe Blow  Account Info

mmmmm...pi

     19 March 2003, 00:40 GMT


Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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What about my TI-89 Memorize PI program? *cry*

     14 March 2003, 18:01 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Happy Pi Day!
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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And the one that jrock7286 added to?

     15 March 2003, 17:40 GMT

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