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Mar. 17th, 2011

06:31 pm - To pi or not to pi

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Aww maaan... I loaded up a song just now, and the track duration was listed as 3:14. So I said, hey, this song is pi minutes long!

But then I realized, no, there are 60 seconds in a minute, not 100, so that's not actually equal to pi minutes. So I decided to calculate it. 3.14159265... minutes is very close to 3 minutes and 8.5 seconds. But 3:08 doesn't have the same ring to it!

Oh well, people call 3/14 Pi Day (hey, that was three days ago!) even though it's actually been a bit more than 3.14 months since the beginning of the year.

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From:tilt_longtail
Date:March 18th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
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PIES YOU!
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From:tjcoyote
Date:March 18th, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
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That's exactly what I thought of when people started saying "Pi Day" on Monday! (even though I'm a geek :-P)
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From:nefaria
Date:March 18th, 2011 01:49 am (UTC)
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You made me go to wikipedia.org and look up the entry on pi again, grrr...
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:March 20th, 2011 04:49 am (UTC)
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Well, if you'd adopt the damn metric clock like the rest of the world, then, yeah, you'd be used to calling 3:14 "pi minutes"!

Have to head out soon, it's bedtime in a kilosecond.
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From:cyrebjr
Date:March 27th, 2011 10:56 am (UTC)
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Oh well, people call 3/14 Pi Day (hey, that was three days ago!) even though it's actually been a bit more than 3.14 months since the beginning of the year.

...Wait, that looks wrong. If it were more than 3.14 months, March would be over.

So after a little number crunching, I get April 5, a few minutes before 6 AM. That means even though we missed e Day on March 23, we still have room for Pi.

No, not always. That's Jell-O.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:March 28th, 2011 01:11 am (UTC)
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Oops. Off-by-one error. Even the best, most talented, most awesome-licious programmers commit it every once in a while.

Er... not that that has anything to do with me. :}
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