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     alphacharlie 4 months, 1 week ago.

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    • #341595 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Silly me. I thought Pi day was July 22….
      [See the full post at: Pi day deals]

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    • #341614 Reply

      anonymous

      I’m gonna install Windows 10 on my Raspberry Pi to celebrate!

      (actually I’m not!)

      https://www.tomshardware.co.uk/windows-10-raspberry-pi-hands-on,news-59962.html

      • #341626 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        HA! I saw that. Thought about hauling out my son’s Raspberry Pi and figured… naw, I’m not THAT crazy….

    • #341632 Reply

      NetDef
      AskWoody_MVP

      Today is the “official” Pi day.

      July 22 (22/7) is a more accurate approximation . . .

       

      In terms if real math, I’ve always felt the July date makes far more sense. Like so many things, making something official is almost never very accurate.

      ~ Group "Weekend" ~

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      • #341646 Reply

        RamRod
        AskWoody Lounger

        Pi is exact – to as many decimal places as you care to calculate.

        July 22 is actually inverse, or upside down, pi, although a very good approximation. Upside down pi is a travesty – still tastes good but without the original visual appeal.

        • #341680 Reply

          woody
          Da Boss

          Ah, but one must consider European pi. And antipodean, too, for that matter.

    • #341669 Reply

      AJNorth
      AskWoody Plus

      As my high school math club use to chant before competitions (a lifetime ago),

      Sine, cosine; cosine, sine.  Three-point-one-four-one-five-nine.

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      • #341733 Reply

        RamRod
        AskWoody Lounger

        And for our MIT fans…

        “I’m a beaver, You’re a beaver, We are beavers all.
        And when we get together, We do the beaver call.
        e to the u, du/dx
        e to the x, dx
        Cosine, secant, tangent, sine
        3.14159
        Integral, radical, mu dv
        Slipstick, slide rule, MIT!
        GOOOOOO TECH!”

        Can an MVP rule as to whether or not this is a rant?

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        • #341736 Reply

          woody
          Da Boss

          It’s definitely a rant.

          You’re forgiven. 🙂

        • #341745 Reply

          AJNorth
          AskWoody Plus

          Excellent!

          Again from high school,

          d(Hi-times-Ho) = Ho-d-Hi + Hi-d-Ho

    • #341816 Reply

      OscarCP
      AskWoody Plus

      Perhaps, more than the whole day, it is just the transcendental moment on March 14 just after 3:00 PM? The rest of the day can be dedicated to eating pie. Some may even have to eat humble pie, for lack of better choices.

    • #341847 Reply

      BATcher
      AskWoody_MVP

      Ah, but one must consider European pi. And antipodean, too, for that matter.

      Indeed!

      In the UK, Pi day would be 31.4, 31st April.

      Oh, wait…

      BATcher
    • #342427 Reply

      alphacharlie
      AskWoody Plus

      I am one of the MIT Educational Counselors that interview local high school students who have applied to MIT. The admission letters are always sent out on March 14th at 1.59 pm Eastern time (3 1 4 1 5 9)
      As for the things they do on-campus to celebrate Pi Day, well this article might kickstart your imagination: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2014/03/14/pi-day-mit-events/

      I expect that Caltech is a also busy place on Pi Day.

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