Beta

Slashdot: News for Nerds

×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Happy Pi Day

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 6 years ago | from the 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375 dept.

Math 351

Jonathan writes "Today, the 14th of March, is Pi Day 2008. Pi Day is internationally celebrated in honor of the mathematical constant "Pi," who's actual value will — now and forever — remain unknown. NeoSmart Technologies has a run-down on the history of Pi, Pi Day, and the significance of Pi and other such "magical numbers" to science and technology. 'Pi isn't just a number that you can use to calculate circle-related mathematics, it's a symbol of something by far greater. Pi is one of many "magic" numbers that are found everywhere — if you know where to look. These magic numbers can't be explained, they just are. And if you use them right, they make it a lot easier to do a lot of really complicated things... In a way, they're a testimony to technology and computers (or vice-versa, depending on how you look at it).'"

cancel ×

351 comments

Happy pi day everyone!! (2)

Brian Gordon (987471) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753150)

Happy pi day :) :)

Re:Happy pi day everyone!! (4, Funny)

Brainless (18015) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753256)

Screw Pi day, come on Steak-n-BJ Day!

Re:Happy pi day everyone!! (5, Funny)

XxtraLarGe (551297) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753436)

Screw Pi day, come on Steak-n-BJ Day!
I'm married, you insensitive clod!

Re:Happy pi day everyone!! (4, Funny)

ArcherB (796902) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753594)

Screw Pi day, come on Steak-n-BJ Day!
I'm married, you insensitive clod!
Then I guess you are looking forward to chicken and masturbation day!

Re:Happy pi day everyone!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22754124)

Ohh chicken! that is a reason for celebration

Re:Happy pi day everyone!! (1)

CensorshipDonkey (1108755) | more than 6 years ago | (#22754026)

... and the problem is?

Re:Happy pi day everyone!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22753480)

Screw Pi? Why sure, I'll have a slice.

pi's value today (3, Funny)

Lucas123 (935744) | more than 6 years ago | (#22754088)

My favorite part about this pi calculator [dbooth.net] are the two words at the end.

Re:Happy pi day everyone!! (5, Funny)

eln (21727) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753320)

Sorry, but we missed Pi day by a longshot. Having Pi day on any old 3/14 lacks sufficient precision. Pi day was on March 14, 1592. Pi second would have been March 14, 1592 at 6:53 and 58 seconds in the morning. I'm sure they were partying like it was 1599 on that day.

m/dd/yyyy indeed? (4, Insightful)

Animaether (411575) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753470)

In the universally preferred notation (except for those who take being non-conformist to absurd levels), you'll mean the year 3141, May 9th at 2:53.58am in the morning.

So we didn't miss it - but we will be missing it, as none of us are going to be living to be that old.

Then again, this is all based on the current calendar (arbitrary) and how you interpret the numbers (arbitrary) as well as the date/time notation (arbitrary, as pointed out above) ( the last two being related to eachother as there's no, say, 31st of april.)

Re:m/dd/yyyy indeed? (4, Funny)

ElizabethGreene (1185405) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753536)

None of us are going to be living? Speak for yourself. I just penciled it in the date on my calendar! (I'm signed up for Cryonics.)

-ellie

Re:m/dd/yyyy indeed? (1)

Brian Gordon (987471) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753640)

isn't it 3141 5/9 2:65:35am? Yeah 65 isn't a minute, but where did you get 53:58?

Re:m/dd/yyyy indeed? (1)

Moridineas (213502) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753854)

In the universally preferred notation (except for those who take being non-conformist to absurd levels),
I find the fact that you care so much about how some people write dates (and seek to apply odd psychological profiles to them!) mildly disturbing.

Re:m/dd/yyyy indeed? (2, Funny)

calebt3 (1098475) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753910)

I plan on living forever.
So far so good.

Re:Happy pi day everyone!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22753612)

It's also Steak and BJ Day steakandbjday.com/ [slashdot.org] , which goes great with Pi.

Re:Happy pi day everyone!! (1)

Dun Malg (230075) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753758)

Sorry, but we missed Pi day by a longshot. Having Pi day on any old 3/14 lacks sufficient precision. Pi day was on March 14, 1592.
Ja, but trouble is, if you're going to cite issues of precision you'd have to put the date in proper order. That being the case, Pi day would more appropriately be 314/1/5--- Jan 5, 314 (at 9:26am).

Not if you are un-American! (1)

Roger W Moore (538166) | more than 6 years ago | (#22754080)

Sorry, but we missed Pi day by a longshot.

Fortunately for those of us in the rest of the world where we use the more logical d/m/y time ordered notation we still have a couple of thousand years to go: 3/1/4159. It would have been earlier but April only has 30 days!

Re:Happy pi day everyone!! (2, Funny)

Naughty Bob (1004174) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753372)

This should have been posted at 1h59m26s past midnight.

Re:Happy pi day everyone!! (1)

Brian Gordon (987471) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753482)

...26545... the 26 would round up to 27.

Re:Happy pi day everyone!! (5, Funny)

hansamurai (907719) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753446)

Tomorrow is the Ides of March, where I will pretend I'm well versed in Shakespeare.

Re:Happy pi day everyone!! (1)

s13g3 (110658) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753538)

Once more into the breach, dear friends, once more,
Or close up the equation with a logical end!

Re:Happy pi day everyone!! (1)

holden caufield (111364) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753902)

"Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears" would be more appropriate than quoting Henry V

And I believe it's "unto the breach"

not me (1)

BitterAndDrunk (799378) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753872)

I'm packing my stabbing knife just in case I run into my buddy Jules.

Happy Pi day... (4, Funny)

bugnuts (94678) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753162)

... No cake for you!

Re:Happy Pi day... (3, Funny)

Brian Gordon (987471) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753180)

The cake is a lie.

Re:Happy Pi day... (1)

ArcherB (796902) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753620)

The cake is a lie.
Unless it has a pi symbol on it.. then it's a Pi Cake!

(of course, such a cake should be round, unless you are just really REALLY into irony)

Re:Happy Pi day... (5, Funny)

electricbern (1222632) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753842)

Actually, the cake is a Pi.

Re:Happy Pi day... (1)

PlatyPaul (690601) | more than 6 years ago | (#22754112)

I'd rather have French Silk pie [bakerssqua...urants.com] ....

True story: two of my high school's math teachers used to make sure that we got French Silk pie on Pi Day and 2^10 Day (October 24th [wikipedia.org] , of course), with a bit of extra math fun (games, etc.) unrelated to the topic at hand. Sure, it's a bit of a corny idea, but we appreciated that little "extra step" they took to make math more approachable, beyond their excellent guidance.

If you're reading this: thank you, Mr. Petersen and Mr. Morse. You inspired me (and many of my friends) to go on to a career indulged in math (and chocolate!).

Opportunity Missed.. (3, Funny)

fictionpuss (1136565) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753164)

To post this story at 1:59pm, or 12 hours earlier depending upon which clock you prefer.

Re:Opportunity Missed.. (1)

apdyck (1010443) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753186)

Where I live, it was posted pretty darned close to 3:14 pm...

Re:Opportunity Missed.. (2, Insightful)

Brian Gordon (987471) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753212)

It's already 3/14, that's why you celebrate it at 1:59.. 3/14 1:59

Re:Opportunity Missed.. (1)

apdyck (1010443) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753260)

I certainly understand your reference, I was simply making the point that, in Atlantic time, it was very close to 3:14 pm on 3/14.

Re:Opportunity Missed.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22753192)

Time zones.

Re:Opportunity Missed.. (2, Insightful)

davidwr (791652) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753412)

3.1415926535897932384626433832795

It takes excellent timing to do it at 03:14:59.26535897.....

Even so, I can't wait until 02:06:53.58979 May 9, A.D. 3141. Or should that be March 14, 1592, oh wait, too late. Maybe we can do it at 03:14:15 in '92.

Wrong day (4, Funny)

Ed Avis (5917) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753166)

Surely 22/7 would be pi day.

Re:Wrong day (1)

Higaran (835598) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753218)

Yes but most of us write it as 7/22 so sorry, 3/14 is better

Re:Wrong day (2, Insightful)

OrangeCowHide (810076) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753314)

Most of the world (non-US) writes 22/7. They also write 14/3. So why is this international Pi day?

Re:Wrong day (1)

Alain Williams (2972) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753338)

Most you you in the USA write it that way, most of the rest of the world writes day/month.

Re:Wrong day (3, Informative)

Neko-kun (750955) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753660)

That's why my files get dated YYYY/MM/DD so as to avoid any unnecessary confusion. Makes it easier to sort too:D

Re:Wrong day (3, Informative)

Ed Avis (5917) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753882)

YYYY-MM-DD would be better; the different delimiter character avoids confusion with other date formats. This is the standard date and time notation [cam.ac.uk] .

'course, if you're making subdirectories on a Unix filesystem, using / is handy.

Re:Wrong day (1)

The End Of Days (1243248) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753896)

And most of us here on Slashdot are in the US. So guess what the preferred format would be here, on Slashdot, where this story is being discussed.

Re:Wrong day (1)

EnglishSteve (834757) | more than 6 years ago | (#22754150)

And most of us here on Slashdot are in the US.

And how do you know that? Geolocated all the IPs, have you?

Re:Wrong day (4, Funny)

eln (21727) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753344)

Sorry, 22/7 is only approximately pi day.

Re:Wrong day (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22754046)

Never mind the fact that 22/7 is actually closer to pi than 3.14 is. ;-)

Re:Wrong day (2, Funny)

Brian Gordon (987471) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753356)

Nope, that's pi approximation day [qwantz.com] .

when is e^ day? (1)

OrochimaruVoldemort (1248060) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753172)

it's the next most irrational number, and is almost as hard to figure out

Re:when is e^ day? (1)

niteice (793961) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753414)

August 27? 27/8

Talk Like A Physicist Day (4, Interesting)

klossner (733867) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753188)

In addition to being Pi Day, today is Einstein's Birthday and Talk Like A Physicist Day [talklikeaphysicist.com] :

Never say "I didn't sleep enough" - the correct way to say it is "It was observed that my sleep duration was less than average." Or (In Plank units), "I have a sleep deficiency of about ten to the power 47, which is about half an hour."

Re:Talk Like A Physicist Day (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22753368)

Yarr, It be observed that me sleep duration be less than average.

Pi-th Post! (4, Funny)

eldavojohn (898314) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753202)

Bask in its glory [1415926535...944592.com] !

Unknown value? (5, Informative)

ElizabethGreene (1185405) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753220)

I would not say that it has an unknown value, the value is known as the ratio of a circle's diameter and circumference. Just because our system of representing numbers is flawed in that it cannot accurately define numeric sequences that approach infinity doesn't mean it is unknown... That is like saying 1/3 is unknown just because you can't print enough 3's after the decimal place to be accurate.

Silly boys.

-ellie

Re:Unknown value? (2, Funny)

VoltCurve (1248644) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753326)

math? Imperfect? STONE HER

Re:Unknown value? (4, Funny)

fred fleenblat (463628) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753330)

The value of pi can be precisely expressed as 1.0 (in base pi).

Re:Unknown value? (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22753472)

pi would be expressed as 10 (in base pi).

1.0 (in base pi) is 1*pi^0 is 1.

Re:Unknown value? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22753756)

Wrong!!!!! In base pi, 1.0 is still 1.0. However, pi would be exactly 10.0 in base pi.

Re:Unknown value? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22753894)

why was this modded -1?

Re:Unknown value? (5, Insightful)

excelblue (739986) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753844)

Don't you mean 10 (base pi)?

1.0 (base pi) is still 1 (base anything).

mod parent up (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753936)

Poster deserves props for the mathematical correction on the day devoted to a mathematical constant.

Good luck ever doing much in base-pi, though...

Re:Unknown value? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22754076)

actually it would be "10" in base pi

Re:Unknown value? (1, Insightful)

timster (32400) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753434)

But no system of representing numbers could express pi's relationship to 1 exactly without an infinite amount of information. We can express a method of calculating pi, for instance, but the method must necessarily have an infinite number of steps. That means the value cannot be found exactly, so in some sense it is very much "unknown".

Re:Unknown value? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22753974)

Hmph. 2^(0.5) is also an "unknown value" in that respect, although it doesn't get the press. Of course "unitizing" the square root of 2 is a lot easier than unitizing \pi, so maybe that's it. But in neither case can we write down in a finite number of steps the answer. Square-root-of-2 isn't even transcendental and yet we have failed the "writing-it-down" test for knowability! If we need to know or intuit the full decimal expansion of something just to "know" it, we don't really know anything apart from the simplest fractions! Ugh. What a horrid premise.

To wit, a computer program in a fixed language is a system of representing numbers.

Such a computer program to compute \pi, does exist (many do) and are in fact finite in length, hence have a finite amount of information. Further, such a program generates digits at a constant rate.

I assert, the way to approach questions about knowing, is by asking what kinds of questions we or other logical entities can answer. In fact any question about "1/3" which we can answer, we can also answer about "\pi"; it will just (possibly) take longer. This I would say is just details, and "unknown value" is a red herring (almost all real numbers are unknown values if you want to argue it).

The only things we should be worried about are unknowable values or maybe even worse undefinable values. And even those things, aren't that disturbing anymore. :) They are more like brainteasers, and one bright guy is even trying to use them to prove PNP.

March 14, 2015 (2, Interesting)

andrewd18 (989408) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753254)

March 14, 2015 is going to be awesome. I think we should all coordinate our time off and have city-wide festivals (feastivals!) celebrating pi while eating ungodly amounts of it.

...and Pi!? (1)

vettemph (540399) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753294)


Wow, It's Steak, bj AND Pi day? This couldn't get any better!

For the un-initiated:
Feb 14 is Valentines day.
Mar 14 is Steak and bj day. (men need a holiday too, One that we actually want.)

Re:...and Pi!? (1)

ShieldW0lf (601553) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753880)

All I want is a big fat steak, a side order of fries, a case of beer, a bottle of scotch, a big fat joint, a backrub and a blowjob.

Is that too much to ask?

Re:...and Pi!? (1)

russotto (537200) | more than 6 years ago | (#22754140)

All I want is a big fat steak, a side order of fries, a case of beer, a bottle of scotch, a big fat joint, a backrub and a blowjob. Is that too much to ask?
That's President's Day. Provided the president is Bill Clinton, anyway.

Re:...and Pi!? (1)

ImpShial (1045486) | more than 6 years ago | (#22754142)

Is that too much to ask?

Not today it's not!

That's what is so great about Pi Day!

Just don't eat the flag.

What do you mean by unknown? (4, Informative)

A beautiful mind (821714) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753374)

who's actual value will -- now and forever -- remain unknown
Pi's value is known totally precisely, it is just that an irrational number cannot be represented using the good ol' rational numbers or any x/y form of them, it only can be approximated. That is why it is called an irrational number! It doesn't make pi any less definite though.

Re:What do you mean by unknown? (1)

show me altoids (1183399) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753570)

Actually, it is not only irrational, but it is also transcendental [wikipedia.org]

Re:What do you mean by unknown? (4, Informative)

Xcott Craver (615642) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753788)

Pi's value is known totally precisely
Indeed, pi is exactly (ln -1)/(sqrt -1).

My daughter's class is celebrating Pi day (1)

georgeha (43752) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753408)

she had to bake a sweet potato pie Wednesday night. I hope there's some left.

Obligatory Portal reference (4, Funny)

imbaczek (690596) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753438)

The Pi is a lie.

Re:Obligatory Portal reference (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22753598)

What makes all of these nonsensical memes obligatory? Sure, there are definitely some that are obligatory, but most aren't even desired. Or funny, for that matter.

Happy Pi Time (1)

davidwr (791652) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753444)

Let's see, pi radians is 180 degrees, or halfway around the circle. On the clock that's at xx:xx:30, xx:30:00, 06:00:00 and 18:00:00 - or 12:00:00 if you have a 24-hour clock, and on the calendar it's mid-week, mid-month, mid-year, mid-decade, mid-century, mid-millennium, and mid-whatever cyclical unit of time you choose to measure.

So, look at your watch and the next time it hits 30 seconds after the top of the minute, wish yourself Happy Pi Time.

grammar day? (3, Funny)

Speare (84249) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753512)

Pi Day is internationally celebrated in honor of the mathematical constant "Pi," who's actual value will -- now and forever -- remain unknown.

When can we have grammar day? First, it is "whose," as possessive pronouns never use apostrophes. Second, it is not even "whose" because Pi isn't a person.

Re:grammar day? (1)

TheLuggage2008 (1199251) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753724)

If you are going to point out an error, at least take the time to provide an example of the correct grammar.

Grammar has always been a weak-point of mine, so it would have been nice if you had finished your thought (assuming your actual goal was NOT just to point out someone else's mistake so you could look clever without actually being helpful).

Don't make me go all George Costanza and have to tell you who the jerk store just ran out of...

Re:grammar day? (3, Funny)

gardyloo (512791) | more than 6 years ago | (#22754138)

If you are going to point out an error, at least take the time to provide an example of the correct grammar.

Grammar has always been a weak-point (no hyphen needed) of mine, so it would have been nice if you had finished your thought (assuming your actual goal was NOT just to point out (split infinitive, but that's forgiveable these days)someone else's mistake so you could look clever without actually being helpful).

Don't make me go all George Costanza and have to tell you who (whom: a tricky case this time) the jerk store just ran out of... (Even sentences which end in ellipsis dots need periods!) :)

Re:grammar day? (3, Funny)

rucs_hack (784150) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753922)

For using the term 'possessive pronouns' in a slashdot post, you win one internet. Please spend it wisely.

Re:grammar day? (1)

Urger (817972) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753970)

Second, it is not even "whose" because Pi isn't a person.

Sush, you'll anger Pi speaking like that. Do YOU want to be the one who is responsible if gets angry and changes her value just to spite us?

Counseling? (1)

zazenation (1060442) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753554)

Since we all seem to be concerned about Pi today, I wonder if it's getting therapy?

It is an irrational number after all...

Pi Day? Sing it! (2, Interesting)

WebGangsta (717475) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753586)

Lots of songs have been written about Pi Day (Google "Pi Day Songs" to find 'em).

One of the more creative is this rap song (with video) [teachpi.org] to the tune of Eminem's LOSE YOURSELF.

Best enjoyed with a slice of pie. Right, Agent Cooper?

Re:Pi Day? Sing it! (1)

LanMan04 (790429) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753786)

I like my coffee black...black as midnight on a moonless night.

This is some DAMN fine pie!
.
.
.
.
.
[Leeland]DANCE WITH ME! DANCE WITH ME![/Leeland]

Redundant? (1)

CSMatt (1175471) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753648)

Today, the 14th of March, is Pi Day 2008. Pi Day is internationally celebrated in honor of the mathematical constant "Pi," who's actual value will -- now and forever -- remain unknown.
Seems kind of unnecessary to explain what Pi is on a site like Slashdot.

People with "pi" ... (1)

antdude (79039) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753672)

... love this day. Unfortunately, we don't get presents or anything like that. :(

Re:People with "pi" ... (1)

Jearil (154455) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753956)

At my job I arranged with my coworkers for everyone to bring in pies. I made peanut butter, but one of my coworkers made an apple pie that had the pi symbol carved out on the crust for steam holes.

Thinking about it though, I probably should have brought in half of a pie, because a whole pie is 2 pi which is overdoing things a bit.

Magic Numbers?? (1)

jimlintott (317783) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753712)

Magic numbers? WTF?

Pi is simply the ratio of the circumference of a circle to it's diameter. Where's the magic?

The square root of two is the square root of two. But I guess it's magic.

Did this guy study math at a religious school or something?

Happy PI day? (2, Funny)

ForestGrump (644805) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753716)

Yea maybe you are happy, but I'm 3.14ssed!

What about pie day? (1)

Dusty00 (1106595) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753848)

When should we celebrate pie day? August 53rd at 9:73 ? Hmmmm, yea pie day isn't working out so well.

to Quote Dr. Novella (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753884)

"ever is a long time."

March 2 in Indiana (0, Redundant)

cheezitmike (537630) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753916)

In Indiana, they came close to celebrating Pi Day back on 3/2 [slashdot.org] .

freedom day (1)

pak9rabid (1011935) | more than 6 years ago | (#22753972)

I'm looking forward to freedom day [wikipedia.org] . My biggest concern is to go with an Italian or lemon-based flag marinade.

alternative representation in modular arithmetic (4, Interesting)

peter303 (12292) | more than 6 years ago | (#22754002)

This schema fails if you continue to minutes and seconds:
March 14, 15:92:65

The proper representation is modular-place arithmetic. Instead of assuming each number chunk is either decimal or hundreds, you use the actual size of the place. The Calendar places are:
12 months
31 days
24 hours
60 minutes
60 seconds

So 3.14159265 is
3 months, remainder .14159265 months
4 days, remainder .3893706 days
9 hours, remainder .3448944 hours
20 minutes, remainder .693664 minutes
42 seconds, remainder .61984 seconds

In other words March 4 9:20:43

My company is celebrating Pi day (3, Funny)

irenaeous (898337) | more than 6 years ago | (#22754024)

at least in the engineering department. We are having pie as a group at 1:59 this afternoon.

BTW, today is also Albert Einstein's birthday.

These magic numbers can't be explained, (1)

iminplaya (723125) | more than 6 years ago | (#22754086)

they just are.

God is pi... pi is God?

In honor of Pi day... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22754096)

There's this great, almost hypnotic clip that has been on the most viewed list at YTMND for several days now. I find myself just sitting there browsing the web with it playing the song in the background, and now that it IS Pi Day I bet it gets even MORE views... pi.ytmnd.com [ytmnd.com]

Is it pi day in Europe? (1)

kpsimm (528853) | more than 6 years ago | (#22754098)

It is 14.3 in Europe today. 3.14 wouldn't be a valid date.

International? (2, Funny)

genka (148122) | more than 6 years ago | (#22754114)

3/14 sound more like American Pi day. In most other places it is 31/4.
Oh, wait they don't get to celebrate at all!

How did I not remember this? (1)

pi_rules (123171) | more than 6 years ago | (#22754128)

I should celebrate this.

Pi approximation day (2, Funny)

popmaker (570147) | more than 6 years ago | (#22754148)

I'm saving the pie for "pi approximation day" which is the 22. of july (22/7 = 3.1428571428).

Like this guy:
http://www.qwantz.com/archive/000955.html [qwantz.com]
Load More Comments
Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
Create a Slashdot Account

Loading...