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March 2017



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pi = 3.14159265

Happy Pi Day.


Sing it with me!

Oh, number Pi,
Oh, number Pi!
Your digits are unending...
I will raise a glass at 1:59, and honor the day in the traditional way. Back in grade school I was taught the digits of Pi via mnemonic. Count the letters in each word of the following phrase:

I need a drink, alcoholic of course...

(sadly, I forget the rest, but that's good for .1415926)
chip chip
chip chip

a noise of toasting. *g*
How does that MIT cheer go? Something like:

Cosine, secant, tangent, sine,
Three point one four one five nine!
Mmmmm -- pi.

How I wish I could calculate Pi...

I can't remember more than the first two lines of the one that begins

Sir, I bear a rhyme excelling
In mystic force and magic spelling

The Maths set (i.e. ranked class, in case the terminology isn't widely used) below mine, at some point in secondary school, was allowed to make up their own mnemonic, the ruder the better. I can't remember what it was they came up with but I do remember wishing I had their teacher.
I am fully prepared to celebrate by eating as much pie as humanly possible.

Mmmmm... pie. /homer simpson

(And yes, I *know* the icon is me eating CAKE but I don't have a pie-specific icon just yet. Give me a pie and a camera and I'll make one, dangit!) *grin*
At our school, if we recite the first twenty digits we get a free slice of pie. :D

3.14159265358979323846! yummmy.
It's also Albert Einstein's birthday. Yay!
Coincidence? Or fate? =^D
3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944 592307816406286208998628034825342117067982148086513282306647 093844609550582231725359408128481117450284102701938521105559 644622948954930381964428810975665933446128475648233786783165 271201909145648566923460348610454326648213393607260249141273 724587006606315588174881520920962829254091715364367892590360 011330530548820466521384146951941511609433057270365759591953 092186117381932611793105118548074462379962749567351885752724 891227938183011949129833673362440656643086021394946395224737 190702179860943702770539217176293176752384674818467669405132 000568127145263560827785771342757789609173637178721468440901 224953430146549585371050792279689258923542019956112129021960 864034418159813629774771309960518707211349999998372978049951 059731732816096318595024459455346908302642522308253344685035 261931188171010003137838752886587533208381420617177669147303 598253490428755468731159562863882353787593751957781857780532 1712268066130019278766111959092164201989!

(Not from memory, of course.)
I approve.