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Happy Pi Day!

#1  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Mar 14, 2016 5:43 pm

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Find your birthday in Pi
http://mypiday.com/

Find any sequence in Pi
http://www.subidiom.com/pi/piday.asp

Piception at the 50,366,472nd digit:
301431972971594170053141592609521470412250941070
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Re: Happy Pi Day!

#2  Postby laklak » Mar 14, 2016 5:46 pm

Ah lak paah.

I think I'll whip up a Key Lime for tonight.
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Re: Happy Pi Day!

#3  Postby VazScep » Mar 14, 2016 5:47 pm

Us Brits collectively observe π day on the 22nd of June. We are just a more precise bunch.
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#4  Postby scott1328 » Mar 14, 2016 6:00 pm

VazScep wrote:Us Brits collectively observe π day on the 22nd of June. We are just a more precise bunch.

So what is the value of π in Britain?
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Re: Happy Pi Day!

#5  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Mar 14, 2016 6:02 pm

scott1328 wrote:
VazScep wrote:Us Brits collectively observe π day on the 22nd of June. We are just a more precise bunch.

So what is the value of π in Britain?


Mince I believe.
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Re: Happy Pi Day!

#6  Postby VazScep » Mar 14, 2016 6:08 pm

That, or steak and kidney.
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#7  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Mar 14, 2016 6:24 pm

Estimate Pi by by dropping matches or toothpicks

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Re: Happy Pi Day!

#8  Postby logical bob » Mar 14, 2016 6:41 pm

scott1328 wrote:
VazScep wrote:Us Brits collectively observe π day on the 22nd of June. We are just a more precise bunch.

So what is the value of π in Britain?

Before calculators, British kids were taught 22/7 as the value of pi to use in calculations. It's a better approximation than 3.14, but he therefore meant 22nd July.
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Re: Happy Pi Day!

#9  Postby VazScep » Mar 14, 2016 6:53 pm

logical bob wrote:
scott1328 wrote:
VazScep wrote:Us Brits collectively observe π day on the 22nd of June. We are just a more precise bunch.

So what is the value of π in Britain?

Before calculators, British kids were taught 22/7 as the value of pi to use in calculations. It's a better approximation than 3.14, but he therefore meant 22nd July.
It's also the sensible British way to format the date, but as you can see, I still haven't managed to master the numbering.
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Re: Happy Pi Day!

#10  Postby Thommo » Mar 14, 2016 7:34 pm

VazScep wrote:
logical bob wrote:
scott1328 wrote:
VazScep wrote:Us Brits collectively observe π day on the 22nd of June. We are just a more precise bunch.

So what is the value of π in Britain?

Before calculators, British kids were taught 22/7 as the value of pi to use in calculations. It's a better approximation than 3.14, but he therefore meant 22nd July.
It's also the sensible British way to format the date, but as you can see, I still haven't managed to master the numbering.


Oh, it's easy. The months are named according to their latin prefixes. E.g. September = 7th month. December = 10th month.
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Re: Happy Pi Day!

#11  Postby scott1328 » Mar 14, 2016 7:55 pm

logical bob wrote:
scott1328 wrote:
VazScep wrote:Us Brits collectively observe π day on the 22nd of June. We are just a more precise bunch.

So what is the value of π in Britain?

Before calculators, British kids were taught 22/7 as the value of pi to use in calculations. It's a better approximation than 3.14, but he therefore meant 22nd July.

Okay, I was thinking that if 22/6 is the value of pi, then that would give some oddly shaped circles and that would explain why roundabouts are so woolly for Americans to navigate.
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Re: Happy Pi Day!

#12  Postby laklak » Mar 15, 2016 2:40 am

Pish. One does not say, when asked the date, "the 22nd of July", one says "July 22nd". Unless one is a wanker, of course,

They only reason we say "4th of July" is because that's when we stopped being British.
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#13  Postby The_Piper » Mar 15, 2016 2:52 am

laklak wrote:Pish. One does not say, when asked the date, "the 22nd of July", one says "July 22nd". Unless one is a wanker, of course,

They only reason we say "4th of July" is because that's when we stopped being British.

Exactly. And Americans don't navigate wooly roundabouts well because we don't have any. We have rotaries and circles. :lol:
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Re: Happy Pi Day!

#14  Postby VazScep » Mar 15, 2016 8:39 am

laklak wrote:Pish. One does not say, when asked the date, "the 22nd of July", one says "July 22nd". Unless one is a wanker, of course
I apparently say "the 22nd of June", which makes me a total wanker. It does mean my summers are longer, though, which is nice.

We should all be on UNIX time, anyway. Makes it sound like you're on Star Trek when you give the date.
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Re: Happy Pi Day!

#15  Postby Briton » Mar 15, 2016 9:28 am

laklak wrote:Pish. One does not say, when asked the date, "the 22nd of July", one says "July 22nd". Unless one is a wanker, of course,

They only reason we say "4th of July" is because that's when we stopped being British.


Nah. If someone asks the date you'd normally say; "the 22nd".
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Re: Happy Pi Day!

#16  Postby jamest » Mar 15, 2016 9:32 am

Blimey. I put 999999999 into the 2nd link for a laff and was shocked to see it come up after about 500 million digits. I just don't get that. I mean, how can any number divided by 7 produce such a lengthy string of 9s? :scratch:
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Re: Happy Pi Day!

#17  Postby VazScep » Mar 15, 2016 9:36 am

Briton wrote:Nah. If someone asks the date you'd normally say; "the 22nd".
Kyle Reese: "WHAT MONTH!?"
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#18  Postby Briton » Mar 15, 2016 9:38 am

VazScep wrote:
Briton wrote:Nah. If someone asks the date you'd normally say; "the 22nd".
Kyle Reese: "WHAT MONTH!?"


That's not covered by normally.
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#19  Postby Evolving » Mar 15, 2016 9:41 am

jamest wrote:Blimey. I put 999999999 into the 2nd link for a laff and was shocked to see it come up after about 500 million digits. I just don't get that. I mean, how can any number divided by 7 produce such a lengthy string of 9s? :scratch:


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Re: Happy Pi Day!

#20  Postby jamest » Mar 15, 2016 9:41 am

Also, I noticed a string of four 0s. How is this possible? Perhaps I'm being thick but I remember pi being 22/7 and afaict there should be no way to produce any zeros in pi. What's going on?
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