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### Author Topic: Once-in-a-century Pi Day 03/14/15  (Read 9829 times)

#### bit

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##### Once-in-a-century Pi Day 03/14/15
« on: March 13, 2015, 09:56 AM »
Saturday 03-14-15 (why does that sound so familiar?) is a very rare and special Pi Day, b/c the date spells out the first 5 digits of Pi.
This won't happen again until 2115.
Celebrate with your fav flavor of pi.
In observance of this special occasion, here is a pi joke;
Father (to his son home from school): What'd ye larn t'day, sonny?
Son: Pi r square!
Father: Fool kid. Pi are not square, pi are round.

#### Ath

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##### Re: Once-in-a-century Pi Day 03/14/15
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2015, 10:25 AM »
Well, over here in the non-US of A, we use a different date notation (14-03-2015, 2015-03-14 or 14.3.2015), that doesn't even come close to Pi, so I guess we'll have to pull the pass-card for the festivities

#### Deozaan

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##### Re: Once-in-a-century Pi Day 03/14/15
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2015, 01:13 PM »
5 digits? You mean 10 digits!

3.141592653

03-14-15 9:26:53

« Last Edit: March 13, 2015, 03:28 PM by Deozaan »

#### TaoPhoenix

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##### Re: Once-in-a-century Pi Day 03/14/15
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2015, 02:02 PM »
5 digits? You mean 10 digits!

3.141592653

03-14-2015 9:26:53

-Deozaan

Not only is that a good catch Deo, but it's just epic that the digits of clock times actually work!!

#### TaoPhoenix

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##### Re: Once-in-a-century Pi Day 03/14/15
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2015, 02:06 PM »

Heh for the second half of the thread tomorrow, everyone post their Pie stories!
You can even do it twice because "almost 9:30" is sane hours for almost everyone both AM and PM!

#### mouser

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##### Re: Once-in-a-century Pi Day 03/14/15
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2015, 01:24 AM »
Woo hoo!

#### anandcoral

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##### Re: Once-in-a-century Pi Day 03/14/15
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2015, 03:20 AM »
We in India, where date is written as dd/mm/yy,  could have had our PI day next month, if April had 31 days.

31/4/15 9:26:53

Keeping the time before also requires us to wait till 2065 at least.

3:14:15 9/2/65

No PI for us, now

#### AbteriX

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##### Re: Once-in-a-century Pi Day 03/14/15
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2015, 03:29 AM »
Nearly

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##### Re: Once-in-a-century Pi Day 03/14/15
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2015, 08:40 AM »
There's always 06/28/31 8:53:07.
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#### xtabber

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##### Re: Once-in-a-century Pi Day 03/14/15
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2015, 09:46 AM »
Pi is an irrational number and can only be represented in decimal notation as an approximation.

In the case of Pi, rounding (3.1416) provides a better decimal approximation than truncation (3.1415).

I conclude therefore that next year's Pi day (3/14/16) will be a closer fit than this year's Pi day.

#### mouser

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##### Re: Once-in-a-century Pi Day 03/14/15
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2015, 09:51 AM »
Abterix, lol.

#### bit

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##### Re: Once-in-a-century Pi Day 03/14/15
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2015, 10:10 PM »

#### TaoPhoenix

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##### Re: Once-in-a-century Pi Day 03/14/15
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2015, 12:18 AM »
Woo hoo!
-mouser

I made a point to get some today. Sweet potato pecan. :  )
I'll post a pic of it soon. Anyone else get some?

#### x16wda

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##### Re: Once-in-a-century Pi Day 03/14/15
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2015, 09:25 AM »
Missed my pie, in the middle of moving.

But it won't be too long until e day...  2/7/18 2:08:18!

Hmm, tossing the 0 placeholder in kinda defeats the purpose...
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#### TaoPhoenix

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##### Re: Once-in-a-century Pi Day 03/14/15
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2015, 10:26 AM »
And here it is!

A Sweet potato pecan pie from the Heights Tavern in Washington Heights NY City.

#### f0dder

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##### Re: Once-in-a-century Pi Day 03/14/15
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2015, 10:47 AM »
Here's the pi-e p3lb0x and I did yesterday

Once-in-a-century Pi Day 03/14/15
- carpe noctem

#### bit

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##### Re: Once-in-a-century Pi Day 03/14/15
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2015, 03:41 AM »
TaoPhoenix and f0dder, ^those are both beautiful dishes!
People are still trying to evenly divide their pi.  Waa ha ha!