Books. Bikes. Boomsticks.
"What fresh hell is this?"
Huh.Not possible.You can't multiple PI by a round number and get a round number.Even in Excel which has PI to a paltry 15 decimal places it's 42.003Sheesh. Of course, it may be close enough the real answer for engineering purposes.Hahahahahahah.Sorry that may be cry with laughter, as an engineer.Day of the nerd.
MAde me cry... sigh.
My son is a nerd. Because I told him about it (aloud: pi times leet equals the answer to life the universe and everything), and he instantly responded, "How many decimal places?"
3 thousandths was a close enough tolerance on many parts to send a man to the moon...I'll take it. :)
Close enough for intelligence work...
Years ago a college econ professor said "be nice to nerds, because one day they will rule the world."
1337%?That sounds like Zaphods annual salary increase.
3 thousandths was a close enough tolerance on many parts to send a man to the moon...I'll take it. :) Darn skippy. Although I think I'll have to put that on the shirt so I can silence the naysayers.
How many nerd points do I get for this?
Only 3 decimal places?As if we needed any _further_ proof that the Good Lord built this universe to budget and not to specification. =)boror: Me, when I'm suffering from insufficient entertainment value to due a low BAC.
i know what pi is, but what is the significance of 1337%? Unless that is some big deal, this analysis is meaningless.
Tickmeister - Some kids discovered that using assorted other characters can produce glyphs which look like normal letters. L337, in the right font and frame of mind, spells out LEET. That in turn is a corruption of elite. So, kids who think they're cool call themselves L337.Anyway, I don't take this little gem to be a coincidence.Jim
Finally, the appropriate way to cut pizza!Ulises from CACaptain, Starfleet (ret.)
6 times 9 = 42, base 13.
It's close enough for government work... :-)
13.37 x pi = 42.0030938Which isn't close enough to build the computer I am typing this on.I guess it really is true that the US ranks 26th among industrial nations in mathematics education.
That is only to a few digits of precision. (You can find pi calculated to a million digits with a simple web search.From a set-theoretic point of view. (Set theory is something you were probably introduced to in first grade, though you can also do Ph.D.-level research in the more esoteric areas)...Pi is an irrational number. (If you don't remember middle school/junior high math, I can't help you.)The product (when you multiply) of an irrational number and a rational number is irrational. 13.37 is rational, pi is irrational, so the product is irrational. (It may also be transcendental, I haven't thought about this a very long time....)
Me thinks some people are a little too nitpicky with the math, it is close enough for jazz :DSomeone said t-shirts?
Somebody drank too many Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters.
So..... God's a geek.... but he codes in VB?
The question is: is 13.37 an exact or estimated number?
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Dr_Mike said...6 times 9 = 42, base 13.------------------------"I may be a sorry case, but I don't write jokes in base 13." - Douglas Adams-Tim D
What can you do with 5,271,009?
6 * 9 = 42 is a true statement -- in base 13
Isn't the Universe in the Neighborhood of 13.37 Billion years old? This is based on our perspective of looking back to the Point of Origin from Earth, of course. But since that would be a radius, and 2 times Pi times R gives us the Circumference, that means one Orbit would take 84 Billion light years. why that means to reach every point in Known Space we would need an FTL Drive that could go from 0 to 84 Billion LIght Years per Second MAX. By Crom, I think I've defined just how much we need to get around our Bubble of Space Time! Okay, all you Ringworld Engineers out there, you know what we need, so get to work!
"You can't multiple PI by a round number and get a round number."Perhaps Deep Thought simply believed we weren't ready for the remainder.
Oh, gawd! I laughed so hard it hurt.
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