The Counsel of Trent

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Happy Pi Day!

Almost didn't get this up in time. Regular readers will remember this:

According to the sequence 314 doesn't occur in the decimal expansion 2,120 places in.

My birthday in standard numerical sequence begins after the first 416,957 places in the decimal expansion of pi.

The string 2008 occurs at position 11,651 counting from the first digit after the decimal point.

Here's how far I have pi memorized. 3.1415926535897932384626.

Some dude supposedly memorized to over 67,000 digits. I have a hard time believing it, but these people seem to take the competition very seriously.

We no about 1.7 trillion digits of pi, when last I checked.

The definition of pi is the ration of the circumfrence of a circle to it's diameter.


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