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#1 Jangler

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:55 AM

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#2 Darth Urious

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 07:50 AM



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Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:05 AM

P.I.E., b*tch.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 10:23 AM

I am sorry to inform you that I will be celebrating Tau Day, it sounds twice as awesome and I think I need to drink Tigers Blood to celebrate.....

Tau, technically, is just pi multiplied by 2, so about 6.28. But Michael Hartl, a physicist by training who's now an educational entrepreneur, considers this number a more elegant and appropriate circle constant than pi and thinks pi should be replaced by tau across the field of mathematics (with the proper factors of 2, of course).

He's not denying the historical importance of pi, but he thinks it's time to set the record straight.

"I want to hack geek culture. I want to add this new number to the world of computer and math geeks," he said.

So what's all this about? The idea of using twice-pi as the circle constant arose in a 2001 essay called "Pi is wrong!" by Bob Palais.

Hartl has expanded on those ideas and chose "tau" to represent this number. Palais has since written on his website that he's "pleased to lend my support" for tau. In fact, says Palais, twice-pi may have been treated as a single symbol as early as 1889 by French mathematician Paul Matthieu Hermann Laurent.


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Posted 14 March 2011 - 10:25 AM

I am sorry to inform you that I will be celebrating Tau Day, it sounds twice as awesome and I think I need to drink Tigers Blood to celebrate.....



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Tau owns Pi's face.

#6 Kettle

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 12:36 PM

the pi symbol looks like an n in the thread title, and i thought this was gonna be racist. but pie is round so...


#7 Dpantherman

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:41 PM

Happy fugging Pi day you A**HOLES!!!!

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#8 Boltergeist

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:30 PM

the pi symbol looks like an n in the thread title, and i thought this was gonna be racist. but pie is round so...


I was wondering what n day was too, so I didn't bother to check this thread until after I created a thread mentioning today was pi day.

#9 Darth Urious

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:33 PM

am I the only one that noticed that the numbers on the pie in the OP are incorrect?

#10 Jangler

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:38 PM

I didn't bake it...