# Foo - Happy pi day!

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jschen
03-14-07, 09:26 AM
Yup, today's 3.14, ie pi day. Happy pi day!

jsharr
03-14-07, 09:29 AM
Sweet, make mine caramel merengue.

http://images.photo.walgreens.com/346%3B:6475%7Ffp3%3Enu%3D3235%3E588%3E::%3B%3EWSNRCG%3D32324974463%3B7nu0mrj

blonduathlongrl
03-14-07, 09:29 AM
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm this is going to be a good day!

Velo Vol
03-14-07, 09:36 AM
What's the proper way to celebrate?

Tom Stormcrowe
03-14-07, 09:43 AM
Eat PI(e)

Ken B.
03-14-07, 09:52 AM
I don't think that's fair. The number e doesn't get a day and that's just as cool a number as pi. Avagadro's number doesn't get a day. The gravitational constant doesn't get a day, nor does Plank's constant, or the rest mass of a photon. Why doesn't the rest mass of a photon get a day?

Velo Vol
03-14-07, 09:55 AM
I think we should be calculating the circumference of bicycle wheels or something.

jit5
03-14-07, 09:59 AM
I think that you are all forgetting that March 14th is a much more important holiday.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=march+14th

red house
03-14-07, 10:00 AM
I don't think that's fair. The number e doesn't get a day and that's just as cool a number as pi. Avagadro's number doesn't get a day. The gravitational constant doesn't get a day, nor does Plank's constant, or the rest mass of a photon. Why doesn't the rest mass of a photon get a day?

hey man, ppl like circles.. get over it. . not spirals, not how many atoms in a mole, not some quantum physics mumbo jumbo.. - 'circles'

circles rock. :beer:

jschen
03-14-07, 10:06 AM
I don't think that's fair. The number e doesn't get a day and that's just as cool a number as pi. Avagadro's number doesn't get a day. The gravitational constant doesn't get a day, nor does Plank's constant, or the rest mass of a photon. Why doesn't the rest mass of a photon get a day?
We can celebrate Avogadro's number on June 23. (6e23) Happy now? :p

EJ123
03-14-07, 10:26 AM
I thought i was last friday. Well that's what we had in school. It suuure was boring with all the lectures/presentations=p

jsharr
03-14-07, 10:30 AM
So do we celebrate binary day on January first, tenth or elventh or October first, tenth or eleventh or November first, tenth or eleventh?

Tom Stormcrowe
03-14-07, 10:35 AM
I'd like to see a Holiday for LaGuerre's Polynomial Functions! Without them, we couldn't have digital images, or topographic maps, or fractals, or any way to measure slopes.......

Velo Vol
03-14-07, 10:37 AM
So do we celebrate binary day on January first, tenth or elventh or October first, tenth or eleventh or November first, tenth or eleventh?

Imagine the celebration one could have had on October 10, 1010.

I'm guessing the computer people then didn't appreciate the beauty of the day.

jschen
03-14-07, 10:41 AM
Barring an early demise, I should live to see the year 100000000000 :)
Only another 101001 years to go ;)

Nicodemus
03-14-07, 10:46 AM
not for me - PI day in my world is the 3rd of Febrember :D

jsharr
03-14-07, 10:46 AM
I'd like to see a Holiday for LaGuerre's Polynomial Functions! Without them, we couldn't have digital images, or topographic maps, or fractals, or any way to measure slopes.......
i could handle a world with no slopes. I am a born flatlander.

Tom Stormcrowe
03-14-07, 10:50 AM
Speaking of Pi, this happened in Indiana! Hilarious!
http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a3_341.html

The scary thing is, it's true, I looked it up in the Indiana Congressional Record for the year and it's there!

jeffremer
03-14-07, 10:56 AM
I don't think that's fair. The number e doesn't get a day and that's just as cool a number as pi. Avagadro's number doesn't get a day. The gravitational constant doesn't get a day, nor does Plank's constant, or the rest mass of a photon. Why doesn't the rest mass of a photon get a day?

http://www.qwantz.com/comics/comic2-987.png (http://www.qwantz.com/index.pl?comic=955)

jschen
03-14-07, 10:59 AM
But 22/7 is pi rounded up :o

jsharr
03-14-07, 11:02 AM
Pie Round Up, cool!! Can we round up pie on our bikes or do we need horses? I can get a horse, but it will take me an hour or two.

bluebottle1
03-14-07, 11:46 AM
Pie Round Up, cool!! Can we round up pie on our bikes or do we need horses? I can get a horse, but it will take me an hour or two.

I think you're required to have a horse or it's not technically a round up. Hey, "pi(e)" and "round". Get it? There are days when I'm very easily amused....

norsehabanero
03-14-07, 11:53 AM
since pi goes on forever does that mean that today doesnt end

bluebottle1
03-14-07, 11:58 AM
since pi goes on forever does that mean that today doesnt end

Oh, crap! Please don't let it mean that....

jschen
03-14-07, 12:02 PM
since pi goes on forever does that mean that today doesnt end
The digits of pi go on forever, but the number is of finite value. So take heart, my friend... the day will come to an end.

There's donuts at work today. I'm eating one now as I think about pi day.

Ken B.
03-14-07, 01:43 PM
I'd like to see a Holiday for LaGuerre's Polynomial Functions! Without them, we couldn't have digital images, or topographic maps, or fractals, or any way to measure slopes.......

Dude, you live on the cutting edge of fun! Let's get together and do some LaPlace transforms over a couple of pints.

nobrainer440
03-14-07, 01:48 PM
They handed out free pie in the engineering building today. Buncha nerds. It was good, though!

Ken B.
03-14-07, 01:51 PM
They handed out free pie in the engineering building today. Buncha nerds. It was good, though!

The non-techgeeks just don't understand the pure Platonic beauty that a number or an equation can have.

phantomcow2
03-14-07, 02:06 PM
I was expecting this post from you :). To be a true to Einstein, you should have posted this at 1:59. Oh well next year

jschen
03-14-07, 02:11 PM
Just like last year, I was asleep at 1:59 AM. Last year, I chose to post before 1:59 AM. I thought I'd mix it up a bit and post after 1:59 AM this time. :p

Falkon
03-14-07, 02:34 PM
hey, it's almost 03.14 1:59:26

Falkon
03-14-07, 02:35 PM
nm, clocks in the lab are an hour off