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Pi Day

Postby reevey » Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:32 pm UTC

This looked fun, especially the bit about Contact...

"The late physicist Carl Sagan, in his novel Contact, imagined a time when Earth scientists were sufficiently able to unravel enough of pi to find encoded messages from our creators..."

- you mean like this one? http://www.xkcd.com/10/

Full article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7296224.stm
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Re: Pi Day

Postby 4=5 » Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:49 am UTC

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Re: Pi Day

Postby 22/7 » Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:16 pm UTC

Well shit. I'm a day late (and a dollar short?). Oh well, next year, I suppose.
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Re: Pi Day

Postby Cooley » Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:11 am UTC

It's kinda ironic: the admin at my school put the math/science midterms on that day. All the math/science department almost died from laughing when they heard it announced on the loudspeakers. The admin still doesn't get it.

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Re: Pi Day

Postby mohini » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:53 pm UTC

So, you can't actually search for "pi" on these forums. I had to google "pi day xkcd forum" to find this venerable thread...

But anyway, I was looking for something fun to do to celebrate Pi day, which is this Saturday. Does anyone have any suggestions? Some thoughts of my own:

The local meet up. ( Unfortunately for me, the closest meet up is about a hundred miles away, and that gets tricky on public transport.)

The local sculpture garden in my home town has a giant, shiny Pi symbol. Not sure what I would do there, though.

Watch the film "Pi"

Bake some pies for the homeless.

Edit: there's a website dedicated to this .http://www.piday.org

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Re: Pi Day

Postby tsevenhuysen » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:11 pm UTC

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"Name's mohini," I said, "you must be here for PI day."
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Re: Pi Day

Postby RealGrouchy » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:33 am UTC

Heh, I saw the post above that said "too bad I'm a day late" and totally took a double take.

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Re: Pi Day

Postby Sporefrog » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:18 am UTC

RealGrouchy wrote:Heh, I saw the post above that said "too bad I'm a day late" and totally took a double take.

- RG>


Wow, I just the post above about being a day late and totally did a double take, too -.-

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Re: Pi Day

Postby Physics_Geek3.14 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:49 pm UTC

Sporefrog wrote:
RealGrouchy wrote:Heh, I saw the post above that said "too bad I'm a day late" and totally took a double take.

- RG>


Wow, I just the post above about being a day late and totally did a double take, too -.-


You just the post above? The whole thing?

On topic, the Mathematics Faculty at the University of Waterloo is giving out free pi today for Pi day. They figure the turn out will be better on a Friday than a Saturday. However a bunch of my Mathie friends will be watching Pi and making pies tomorrow. Should be a good couple of pie filled days.

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Re: Pi Day

Postby PhoenixRider » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:52 pm UTC

A friend of mine made a pretty lame Pi joke on that day...It was pretty lame.

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Re: Pi Day

Postby Bakemaster » Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:05 pm UTC

Last year I went to a party with many homemade pies. One of my roommates made a grape pie. It was a pie day + St. Patty's day party. Pie and beer is very nice. On the way home I found a cat that I thought was lost, but when I called the number on the tag they said it was just very affectionate and liked to wander around. I took a picture of the cat. It was very friendly. I may have drunk-dialed Sarah.
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Re: Pi Day

Postby Klapaucius » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:56 pm UTC

High school normally gets out at 3:15, but today the principal came on the loudspeaker and explained that, because of the holiday tomorrow, we were all getting out a minute early.
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Re: Pi Day

Postby mazzilliu » Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:04 am UTC

3/14 NEVER FORGET
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Re: Pi Day

Postby joshz » Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:40 am UTC

mazzilliu wrote:3/14 NEVAR FORGET
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Re: Pi Day

Postby Comic JK » Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:15 am UTC

Today is a day to gather with our friends and family, play video games through the night, and stuff our faces with Key Lime at 1:59.

I tried to get people excited about e day, but it doesn't have such an appealing food.
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Re: Pi Day

Postby PhoenixRider » Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:36 am UTC

I can't wait for March the 13th of 2015. That's going to be one epic Pi day.

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Re: Pi Day

Postby BoomFrog » Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:22 am UTC

Happy Chinese Pi day!

Although actually they write the date: Yr/Mo/Dy So it's rarely actually Pi day in china. April 21st 2031?

In Europe do they write it Dy/Mo/Yr? Then Pi day would be Jan 3rd 2042? I can see why American Pi day is more popular.
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