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I am away for a little while working on a few or more episodes for The Adventures of My Space Alien Alter Ego story ... will return (to Earth) soon!

Notice: Blogger has screwed up and lost a bunch of photos out of my blog! They are replaced with a gray silhouette of a human head. I will eventually get them replaced with the correct photo, it may take a while to find and fix everything. So some of my stories don't make much sense without their photos, sorry for the inconvenience.



Pi Helper

I have lotza hobbies.

Growing pineapples, language and culture study, air conditioning, poetry, a vineyard and a dog are but a few.

One of my favorites is math and numbers.

I like to memorize the populations of aLL the nearby cities and I know a few license tags. This came in handy yesterday when I saw my best friend's car behind me in traffic. So I stopped to say hi, only it was one of her daughters driving with friends. So her friends were probably surprised by my behavior, although she wasn't. She knows I am wonderfuLLy siLLy.

I also like pi. I try to memorize it out to several places.

Today I was able to come to the rescue when a cartoonist accidentaLLy misused pi. He had stated that the number of seconds in a year is close to pi times ten raised to the seventh power, which is correct, but then followed it up with the number 3141592, which is pi truncated times ten raised to the sixth power. I believe the number he wanted is 31415926. The number of seconds in a years with 365.25 days is 31,557,600.

It is late. I hope I am doing my math calculations correctly.

His cartoon displayed several math approximations, very cool stuff for nerds and geeks.

Link to cartoon xkcd #1047

Us pi people have to stick together and help each other in times of trouble!


Stephanie said...

Have you seen the movie Pi? I couldn't decide if I liked it or hated it.

esbboston said...

Stephanie: I am pretty sure that I tried to watch it but gave up. If I remember correctly in part of the graphic display of the number pi in the movie the value is wrong, which is absurd! So the movie was in my hate column.

Rob Z Tobor said...

I have a family member, the daughter of the Ghost Writer she remembers numbers. She walked round the huge warehouse in her place of work once and although she does not work in the warehouse the staff who do will phone her up and ask where things are. And as long as they give her the stock number she will tell them exactly where it is.

I on the other hand do at least know the value of Pi to its last full number

Laraine Eddington said...

How about "life of Pi". That was a very good book that had absolutely nothing to do with numbers

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