Monday, March 14, 2005

Birthday Pi for Al

Today (March 14th) is Pi Day, since pi is approximately 3.14. If you really wanna get gung-ho, you can celebrate at 1:59 PM, since pi is even more approximately 3.14159. And if you are an ├╝ber-nerd, you can party down at 1:59 and 26.5353973238 etc. seconds.

Appropriately, March 14th also happens to be Albert Einstein's birthday.

Some random pi links to check out, after, you know, the hoopla dies down at 2:00 PM...

pi10k lets you convert the first 10,000 digits of pi into a musical sequence. Guess you could put this on the speakers while you're eating your party pie...

Think you're all that? Take the Pi Trivia Quiz and see what kinda chops you got, hotshot. My pi fu was good enough to ne me a score of 15 out of 25.

Search the first 4 billion digits of pi for your favorite number or letter sequence. Letters are converted into binary or something. I think... The website is not that easy to understand, I'm afraid.

Send your friends a Pi Day E-greeting card. Probably not very necessary if you're the type that actually celebrates Pi Day, if you know what I'm saying.

For reasons lost on me, http://314.com redirects you to www.autoloans.com while http://31415.com takes you to, uh, something in Korean? Or Chinese? Maybe?

Enjoy the rest of your Pi Day.

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