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March 14, 2015 9:26.53 a.m.

by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 13, 2015 11:48 AM PDT

That was a long time coming.
Happy Pi day!

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(NT) Have you seen all the t-shirts and sweatshirts?
by Diana Forum moderator / March 13, 2015 11:58 AM PDT
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oh! it's pi not pie
by renegade600 / March 13, 2015 12:04 PM PDT

heard something on the radio about it being pi day. Thought they were talking about pie Happy

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Beware the Ides of March
by James Denison / March 13, 2015 12:06 PM PDT
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Isn't that why
by Steven Haninger / March 13, 2015 7:21 PM PDT

the IRS changed the last filing date from March 15 to April 15?

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I think you are correct
by James Denison / March 14, 2015 3:08 PM PDT
In reply to: Isn't that why

Too bad it wasn't April 1.

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Pi the way, that's 10 digits.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 13, 2015 12:16 PM PDT

It my be your lifetime record.

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(NT) GREAT!!! yet another reason to get PIe-EYED :)
by JP Bill / March 13, 2015 12:16 PM PDT
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Pi was Round
by itsdigger / March 13, 2015 12:32 PM PDT

till we ate it

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Pi R squared
by JP Bill / March 13, 2015 1:35 PM PDT
In reply to: Pi was Round


Pi ARE round, cornbread ARE square.

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well darn
by James Denison / March 13, 2015 4:09 PM PDT
In reply to: Pi R squared

I should have refreshed this page first.

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old joke
by James Denison / March 13, 2015 4:08 PM PDT
In reply to: Pi was Round

Farmer sends his son to college, the first in family history to attend.
Son comes home to visit and proud father wants to show off his smart son at party.
"Son, what have you been learning at college?"

"Well Dad, we've been studying algebra this semester"

"Son, speak some algebra to us".

Son realizes most wouldn't understand so decides to just make it easy.

"Dad, in algebra we learn that pi r squared"

Father is aghast, deeply embarassed, in front of all his farmer friends.

"Son, I sent you to college to be taught such nonsense? You KNOW that pie are round and cornbread are square!"

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(NT) First time I saw the full joke.
by drpruner / March 16, 2015 11:46 AM PDT
In reply to: old joke
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Us Brits
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 13, 2015 5:14 PM PDT

Sadly for us Brits this doesn't work.

3/14/2015-9:26:53 is not a relevant date/time.

Day first, then month, gives 14/3/2015-9:26:53. Not Pi, not anything significant! Sad

In fact I am not even sure if our date/time structure would ever have given something as significant as Pi.



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Us Europeans.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 13, 2015 7:26 PM PDT
In reply to: Us Brits

We had e-day (Euler's number) long ago. e is the base of the natural logarithms. tells about it. I think most mathematicians would rank e as even more important than π (although it's a difficult comparison).

2.71828182846 makes 2.7.1828 18:28:46 (that's 7/2/1828 18:28:46 for our US friends)

For Fibonacci-day we'll have to wait quite a long time. But it's the same day in the UK and in the US!

1.1.2358 13:21:34


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Minus-epsilon to the power of pi i.
by drpruner / March 16, 2015 11:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Us Europeans.

(i = sq rt of -1).
I'm told that's something special.

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And ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 13, 2015 10:46 PM PDT
In reply to: Us Brits

There was g-day (Golden Ratio = 1.61803398874989...) on 1.6.1803 or 1/6/1803. The hh:mm:ss part doesn't work, but there's no need for that for a day.

So now we already have:
- π-day
- e-day
- f-day
- g-day
with only the first one excluding the UK as a participant.

Anybody offering any more?


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a significant number for Netherlands
by James Denison / March 14, 2015 3:05 PM PDT
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Judah's land...and, except for Cyrus,
by Steven Haninger / March 14, 2015 7:08 PM PDT

it would have been gone hundreds of years before? Jews would be Babylonians? It could seem that rule never lasted more than a few generations.

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