I can recite Pi to three digits. How about you?
I always knew 3.14159. So the real PI day will be 3.14.15 at 9:26 and 53 seconds in the morning and evening.
I can recite 40 digits - it helps me fall asleep.
I have both a grandson and nephew born on this day.
They typically have birthday pie.
I also celebrate on February 7th.
Sorry guys, it just always makes me laugh when conservatives try to be math or science geeky. I would’ve thought you were convinced Pi was a hoax by those pointy headed academics to get grant money. Come on! I mean circles existed for millions of years before anyone made up that number, right?
Actually, the concept of a fixed ratio between diameter and circumference of a circle has been known for about 4000 years. It is hardly “made up”.
How exactly does political viewpoint relate to nerdness?
I have significant geek credentials as do many of my friends who cover the political gamut.
But, happy to bring a laugh to your day.
Wow jimspice, the depth of your prejudice is bone deep. For a group that never quite gets the difference between a million, a billion, and a trillion, you do try to talk a big game.
Funny, by percentage, the math departments consistently had the most conservatives when I subbed in high schools. In Colleges, it is always the liberal arts needing pointy headed excuses to get grants. The math and science departments have perfectly good projects to get funding.
See, I have never felt intimidated by any sort of prejudice. Disgusted, nauseous and sarcastic, those I feel quite often. The smug narrowmindedness it would take to make that comment is beyond my comprehension. I mean, I can conceptualize it, but I just don’t honestly think of people being that caricatured, that Pavlovian. And oh yes, it is programming my poor indoctrinated fellow human. Aw geez, now I just feel pity for you jimspice. Truly, if you think even most conservatives are GED educated, gun toting hicks and that is the limit you permit yourself to think of them, you need help.
Reality is out there, reach for it. You don’t have to be a conservative to be a free thinking, freedom loving person.
Here is a good step 1. We live in a constitutional republic. The right to bear arms is a freedom guaranteed in the constitution. Any arbitrary laws your party wants to pass should be found unconstitutional. If you want to change the gun laws in the US you need to repeal or amend the 2nd amendment(which is perfectly legal). Other methods are unlawful whether they be legislated or executive order and are most likely to end up being toothless posturing. Are you passionate in your belief against guns or are you passionate about toothless posturing?
Somehow or another I remember a limerick that is attributed to some CalTech students:
E to the X, DY DX!
E to the X DX!
Secant, cosine, tangent sine
Three point one four one five nine!
I remember it as:
e to the u, du / dx
e to the x, dx
Cosine, secant, tangent, sine
Square root, integral, QED
Slipstick, slide rule, MIT