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## #1 2006-03-13 12:40:19

MathsIsFun
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### Pi Day

Happy Pi Day one and all!

May this great day circle round again and again

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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## #2 2006-03-13 13:14:14

mikau
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### Re: Pi Day

(checks caldendar) Its still march 13 here, and I'm on the east coast. You aren't from the US?

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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## #3 2006-03-13 13:16:02

justlookingforthemoment
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### Re: Pi Day

It's Pi Day here!

Pie, anyone?

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## #4 2006-03-13 13:18:32

mikau
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### Re: Pi Day

Its 8:17 PM here. Pi day starts in 3 hours and 43 minutes. What time zones are you all from?

Is it blasphemous to eat pie to celebrate pi day? Its pi day, not pie day :-/

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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## #5 2006-03-13 13:25:27

mikau
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### Re: Pi Day

And in honor of the occasion, here is pi to 100 digits:

3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510
58209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679

For those who don't know, pi day is celebrated by math geeks (such as ourselves) all over the globe. It is called pi day not becuase its the day pi was discovered, its because the date is 3/14

In nine years we should have a HUGE celebration on pi day, 2015. The date will be 3/14/15 that happens once a century! We'll be lucky to see it!

Last edited by mikau (2006-03-13 13:25:52)

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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## #6 2006-03-13 16:55:30

ganesh
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### Re: Pi Day

Happy Pi day to all at Math Is Fun!

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #7 2006-03-13 20:04:22

jU
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happy Pi day

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## #8 2006-03-13 21:26:49

MathsIsFun
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### Re: Pi Day

mikau wrote:

(checks caldendar) Its still march 13 here, and I'm on the east coast. You aren't from the US?

So I can't say "Merry Christmas" until the 25th of December?

And while I am on the subject, when can I say "Happy Easter"?

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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## #9 2006-03-14 04:41:56

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### Re: Pi Day

Ooh, while we're at it, we can do the Pi dance! Done by maths geeks everywhere.

All you do is type in pi with your feet on a huge imaginary calculator. Fun nonetheless. ^_^

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

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## #10 2006-03-14 08:14:05

mikau
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### Re: Pi Day

thats genius, mathsy!

You have a point, mathisfun. I just thought perhaps it was already pi day on your planet.

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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## #11 2006-03-14 08:20:07

mikau
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### Re: Pi Day

The history of pi: http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/Pi_through_the_ages.html

Btw, I was supposed to be having a party today to celebrate both pi day and completion of calculus, but sadly I haven't been feeling so well the last couple days, so its postponed untill I'm feeling better.

Last edited by mikau (2006-03-14 08:22:27)

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## #12 2006-03-14 08:24:22

MathsIsFun
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### Re: Pi Day

Hopefully just a minor virus!

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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## #13 2006-03-14 20:24:38

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### Re: Pi Day

i know i'm a lil' late but ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR EINSTIEN HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

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## #14 2006-03-15 16:40:06

justlookingforthemoment
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### Re: Pi Day

Is it just me or is the normal banner that replaced the Pi Day banner more grey than usual?

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## #15 2006-03-15 19:43:50

MathsIsFun
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### Re: Pi Day

Well done, Tigeree! March 14 is indeed the birthday of Einstein!

And yes, jl, that is an older "nothing to say" banner. What's next?

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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