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woody
Da Boss

Silly me. I thought Pi day was July 22….
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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

woody
Da Boss

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

NetDef

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.

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RamRod

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.

woody
Da Boss

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

AJNorth

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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RamRod

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
Slipstick, slide rule, MIT!
GOOOOOO TECH!”

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

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woody
Da Boss

It’s definitely a rant.

You’re forgiven. 🙂

AJNorth

Excellent!

Again from high school,

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

OscarCP

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.

Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group B & macOS + Linux (Mint) => Win7 Group W + Mac&Lx

BATcher

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

alphacharlie

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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