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    Happy Pi Day!

    With the use of computers, Pi has been calculated to over 1 trillion digits past the decimal. Pi is an irrational number meaning it will continue infinitely without repeating. The symbol for pi was first used in 1706 by William Jones, but was popular after it was adopted by the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler in 1737.

    The first 1000 digits of everybody's favorite number...

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    14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510 58209 74944592307816406286208998628034825342117067982148 08651 32823066470938446095505822317253594081284811174502 84102 70193852110555964462294895493038196442881097566593 34461 28475648233786783165271201909145648566923460348610 45432 66482133936072602491412737245870066063155881748815 20920 96282925409171536436789259036001133053054882046652 13841 46951941511609433057270365759591953092186117381932 61179 31051185480744623799627495673518857527248912279381 83011 94912983367336244065664308602139494639522473719070 21798 60943702770539217176293176752384674818467669405132 00056 81271452635608277857713427577896091736371787214684 40901 22495343014654958537105079227968925892354201995611 21290 21960864034418159813629774771309960518707211349999 99837 29780499510597317328160963185950244594553469083026 42522 30825334468503526193118817101000313783875288658753 32083 81420617177669147303598253490428755468731159562863 88235 37875937519577818577805321712268066130019278766111 95909 21642019893809525720106548586327886593615338182796 82303
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

    =Z=

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    Re: Happy Pi Day!

    Yes, I am a REALLY big nerd...
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

    =Z=

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    Re: Happy Pi Day!

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    With the use of computers, Pi has been calculated to over 1 trillion digits past the decimal. Pi is an irrational number meaning it will continue infinitely without repeating. The symbol for pi was first used in 1706 by William Jones, but was popular after it was adopted by the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler in 1737.

    The first 1000 digits of everybody's favorite number...

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    14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510 58209 74944592307816406286208998628034825342117067982148 08651 32823066470938446095505822317253594081284811174502 84102 70193852110555964462294895493038196442881097566593 34461 28475648233786783165271201909145648566923460348610 45432 66482133936072602491412737245870066063155881748815 20920 96282925409171536436789259036001133053054882046652 13841 46951941511609433057270365759591953092186117381932 61179 31051185480744623799627495673518857527248912279381 83011 94912983367336244065664308602139494639522473719070 21798 60943702770539217176293176752384674818467669405132 00056 81271452635608277857713427577896091736371787214684 40901 22495343014654958537105079227968925892354201995611 21290 21960864034418159813629774771309960518707211349999 99837 29780499510597317328160963185950244594553469083026 42522 30825334468503526193118817101000313783875288658753 32083 81420617177669147303598253490428755468731159562863 88235 37875937519577818577805321712268066130019278766111 95909 21642019893809525720106548586327886593615338182796 82303
    I bet you have it memorized to a couple thousand digits and you're proud of it.
    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

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    Re: Happy Pi Day!

    "Prophet" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    With the use of computers, Pi has been calculated to over 1 trillion digits past the decimal. Pi is an irrational number meaning it will continue infinitely without repeating. The symbol for pi was first used in 1706 by William Jones, but was popular after it was adopted by the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler in 1737.

    The first 1000 digits of everybody's favorite number...

    3.
    14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510 58209 74944592307816406286208998628034825342117067982148 08651 32823066470938446095505822317253594081284811174502 84102 70193852110555964462294895493038196442881097566593 34461 28475648233786783165271201909145648566923460348610 45432 66482133936072602491412737245870066063155881748815 20920 96282925409171536436789259036001133053054882046652 13841 46951941511609433057270365759591953092186117381932 61179 31051185480744623799627495673518857527248912279381 83011 94912983367336244065664308602139494639522473719070 21798 60943702770539217176293176752384674818467669405132 00056 81271452635608277857713427577896091736371787214684 40901 22495343014654958537105079227968925892354201995611 21290 21960864034418159813629774771309960518707211349999 99837 29780499510597317328160963185950244594553469083026 42522 30825334468503526193118817101000313783875288658753 32083 81420617177669147303598253490428755468731159562863 88235 37875937519577818577805321712268066130019278766111 95909 21642019893809525720106548586327886593615338182796 82303
    I bet you have it memorized to a couple thousand digits and you're proud of it.
    I have an email with the first million digits if anybody is interested... ;D
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

    =Z=

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    Re: Happy Pi Day!

    Am I at school or on PP.O!
    ;D

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    Re: Happy Pi Day!

    "marstc09" wrote:
    Am I at school or on PP.O!
    ;D
    Odds are, you are getting schooled on pp.o.
    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

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    Re: Happy Pi Day!

    So, if it is a non-repeating number pass the decimal, why do people keep trying to see how many digits pass they can calculate.
    I mean its great that today's computers have gone to a trillion digits, but that helps them understand what?
    Are they trying to see if the can ever find a repeating pattern, or they just have to know what the next number in the string is?

    Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of pi.
    The fact you can calculate the circumference of a circle with it is brilliant and the movie was pretty good as well.
    But I think the compute power could be better served to help Chilly and the staff figure out how to put more points on the board next year.

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    Re: Happy Pi Day!

    "tastywaves" wrote:
    ...Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of pi...
    Whew, I thought we had a pi hater on board at pp.o.
    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

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    Re: Happy Pi Day!

    Spring break, no math please.

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    Re: Happy Pi Day!

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    With the use of computers, Pi has been calculated to over 1 trillion digits past the decimal. Pi is an irrational number meaning it will continue infinitely without repeating. The symbol for pi was first used in 1706 by William Jones, but was popular after it was adopted by the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler in 1737.

    The first 1000 digits of everybody's favorite number...
    I like pie, but I prefer a whisker biscuit.

    =Z=

    Thanks to Josdin for the awesome sig!

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