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Old 03-14-14, 01:18 PM   #1
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This place just ain't fun like it used to be.

Happy pi day everyone.

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Old 03-14-14, 01:29 PM   #2
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Happy pi day everyone...
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Cherry ala mode.
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I think so too. I had to get onto Facebook before I discovered today is pi day. That wouldn't have happened in the old days. Of course, I'm not nearly as avid a pie consumer since I've been on the weight loss program.

Anybody know off hand how many Weight Watchers points in a slice of chocolate and peanut butter pie?
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Time to go get a slice Points, you mean demerits?





I paid A bill with a check , wrote the Pi symbol for the date .

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Times change. I'm on a gluten free diet. No pie. No beer either for chrissake. Not so much fun.

But at least I can ride. Now that's fun....
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Missed it by two years S/B 3/14/16............................
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Times change. I'm on a gluten free diet. No pie. No beer either for chrissake. Not so much fun.

But at least I can ride. Now that's fun....
Never tried the stuff, but it is out there ..... 10 Best Tasting Gluten-Free Beers - Gear Patrol
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Happy pi day everyone.
Dan, wow. Thanks for the reminder. I've been so DOWN abot this weather, there hasn't been much energy to look for fun. But, tonight I may just trhow on some extra layers, fire up the lights on one of the bikes and ride to the local dinner to get some of this.
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Pi=22/7
I don't know what all the fuss is about.

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Next year 3.1415. Love this kind of distracted brainpower (like 4/20 and may the fourth)

Edit: technically 3.1416 in 2y with rounding)
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I thought it was pie 24/7--all pie, all the time.
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Next year 3.1415. Love this kind of distracted brainpower (like 4/20 and may the fourth)

Edit: technically 3.1416 in 2y with rounding)
Then you'll probably appreciate this: Halloween is equal to Christmas! ie, OCT 31 = DEC 25

since 31 in base 8 (OCTal) is the same number as 25 in base 10 (DECimal).

I realize it has nothing to do with pi-day, but I needed to get that off my chest since I'll probably forget about it by October.
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Lol aRoudy1 that was way funny.

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Old 03-14-14, 07:14 PM   #15
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Speaking of pi:

Poe, E.
Near a Raven

Midnights so dreary, tired and weary.
Silently pondering volumes extolling all by-now obsolete lore.
During my rather long nap - the weirdest tap!
An ominous vibrating sound disturbing my chamber's antedoor.
"This", I whispered quietly, "I ignore".

Perfectly, the intellect remembers: the ghostly fires, a glittering ember.
Inflamed by lightning's outbursts, windows cast penumbras upon this floor.
Sorrowful, as one mistreated, unhappy thoughts I heeded:
That inimitable lesson in elegance - Lenore -
Is delighting, exciting...nevermore.

Ominously, curtains parted (my serenity outsmarted),
And fear overcame my being - the fear of "forevermore".
Fearful foreboding abided, selfish sentiment confided,
As I said, "Methinks mysterious traveler knocks afore.
A man is visiting, of age threescore."

Taking little time, briskly addressing something: "Sir," (robustly)
"Tell what source originates clamorous noise afore?
Disturbing sleep unkindly, is it you a-tapping, so slyly?
Why, devil incarnate!--" Here completely unveiled I my antedoor--
Just darkness, I ascertained - nothing more.

While surrounded by darkness then, I persevered to clearly comprehend.
I perceived the weirdest dream...of everlasting "nevermores".
Quite, quite, quick nocturnal doubts fled - such relief! - as my intellect said,
(Desiring, imagining still) that perchance the apparition was uttering a whispered "Lenore".
This only, as evermore.

Silently, I reinforced, remaining anxious, quite scared, afraid,
While intrusive tap did then come thrice - O, so stronger than sounded afore.
"Surely" (said silently) "it was the banging, clanging window lattice."
Glancing out, I quaked, upset by horrors hereinbefore,
Perceiving: a "nevermore".

Completely disturbed, I said, "Utter, please, what prevails ahead.
Repose, relief, cessation, or but more dreary 'nevermores'?"
The bird intruded thence - O, irritation ever since! -
Then sat on Pallas' pallid bust, watching me (I sat not, therefore),
And stated "nevermores".

Bemused by raven's dissonance, my soul exclaimed, "I seek intelligence;
Explain thy purpose, or soon cease intoning forlorn 'nevermores'!"
"Nevermores", winged corvus proclaimed - thusly was a raven named?
Actually maintain a surname, upon Pluvious seashore?
I heard an oppressive "nevermore".

My sentiments extremely pained, to perceive an utterance so plain,
Most interested, mystified, a meaning I hoped for.
"Surely," said the raven's watcher, "separate discourse is wiser.
Therefore, liberation I'll obtain, retreating heretofore -
Eliminating all the 'nevermores' ".

Still, the detestable raven just remained, unmoving, on sculptured bust.
Always saying "never" (by a red chamber's door).
A poor, tender heartache maven - a sorrowful bird - a raven!
O, I wished thoroughly, forthwith, that he'd fly heretofore.
Still sitting, he recited "nevermores".

The raven's dirge induced alarm - "nevermore" quite wearisome.
I meditated: "Might its utterances summarize of a calamity before?"
O, a sadness was manifest - a sorrowful cry of unrest;
"O," I thought sincerely, "it's a melancholy great - furthermore,
Removing doubt, this explains 'nevermores' ".

Seizing just that moment to sit - closely, carefully, advancing beside it,
Sinking down, intrigued, where velvet cushion lay afore.
A creature, midnight-black, watched there - it studied my soul, unawares.
Wherefore, explanations my insight entreated for.
Silently, I pondered the "nevermores".

"Disentangle, nefarious bird! Disengage - I am disturbed!"
Intently its eye burned, raising the cry within my core.
"That delectable Lenore - whose velvet pillow this was, heretofore,
Departed thence, unsettling my consciousness therefore.
She's returning - that maiden - aye, nevermore."

Since, to me, that thought was madness, I renounced continuing sadness.
Continuing on, I soundly, adamantly forswore:
"Wretch," (addressing blackbird only) "fly swiftly - emancipate me!"
"Respite, respite, detestable raven - and discharge me, I implore!"
A ghostly answer of: "nevermore".

" 'Tis a prophet? Wraith? Strange devil? Or the ultimate evil?"
"Answer, tempter-sent creature!", I inquired, like before.
"Forlorn, though firmly undaunted, with 'nevermores' quite indoctrinated,
Is everything depressing, generating great sorrow evermore?
I am subdued!", I then swore.

In answer, the raven turned - relentless distress it spurned.
"Comfort, surcease, quiet, silence!" - pleaded I for.
"Will my (abusive raven!) sorrows persist unabated?
Nevermore Lenore respondeth?", adamantly I encored.
The appeal was ignored.

"O, satanic inferno's denizen -- go!", I said boldly, standing then.
"Take henceforth loathsome "nevermores" - O, to an ugly Plutonian shore!
Let nary one expression, O bird, remain still here, replacing mirth.
Promptly leave and retreat!", I resolutely swore.
Blackbird's riposte: "nevermore".

So he sitteth, observing always, perching ominously on these doorways.
Squatting on the stony bust so untroubled, O therefore.
Suffering stark raven's conversings, so I am condemned, subserving,
To a nightmare cursed, containing miseries galore.
Thus henceforth, I'll rise (from a darkness, a grave) -- nevermore!
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Then you'll probably appreciate this: Halloween is equal to Christmas! ie, OCT 31 = DEC 25

since 31 in base 8 (OCTal) is the same number as 25 in base 10 (DECimal).

I realize it has nothing to do with pi-day, but I needed to get that off my chest since I'll probably forget about it by October.
I think not. *vanishes*
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This from NPR:
3.14% of sailors are pi-rates.
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I thought it was pie 24/7--all pie, all the time.
I thought it was C/d, or 3.1415927 to the seventh decimal, which is all I remembered in engineering school with those first calculators. It was also that funny little "π" mark about halfway down the C or D scale on my slide rule.

But then, what do I know?
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Next year 3.1415
Be prepared . . .


This sums it up perfectly for me
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Thanks for stepping up and proving me wrong. Guess we still can have some fun in here.
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Pi Day is so Yesterday.
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I mentioned Pi day to a youngster at my office, and they gave me this blank stare, so I started talking about 3.14 being the value of pi and they asked me what pi was. Sheesh. I'm going riding. And get off my lawn.
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AmFaeEmbra...you beat me to it... At one point in my life I was going to be a math teacher....Thank the Lord I am not... I think I will go out and enjoy the 'spring' weather...
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I know what you mean! My brother was a math teacher, and he's still a mess!

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