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  1. SubscriberPianoman1
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    17 Feb '15 07:59
    3.14.15 9:26:53
  2. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    17 Feb '15 08:34
    Originally posted by Pianoman1
    3.14.15 9:26:53
  3. wherever I am needed
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    17 Feb '15 09:16
    Originally posted by Pianoman1
    3.14.15 9:26:53
    guess us in UK will have to wait for 3rd Jan 2041 !!
  4. Standard memberredbadger
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    17 Feb '15 11:02
    Originally posted by st dominics preview
    guess us in UK will have to wait for 3rd Jan 2041 !!
    count me out
  5. wherever I am needed
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    17 Feb '15 11:04
    Originally posted by redbadger
    count me out
    oh, come on, Badge. Had you down as a 'pieman'!
  6. Standard memberredbadger
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    17 Feb '15 11:12
    Originally posted by st dominics preview
    oh, come on, Badge. Had you down as a 'pieman'!
    I am but I will never live long enough to reach that date.
  7. SubscriberSuzianne
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    18 Feb '15 13:21
    "Any day is a good day for pie." -- Fabienne, Pulp Fiction, 1994
  8. wherever I am needed
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    18 Feb '15 13:29
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    "Any day is a good day for pie." -- Fabienne, Pulp Fiction, 1994
    ah, but depends what the filling is!
  9. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    18 Feb '15 15:541 edit
    Originally posted by Pianoman1
    3.14.15 9:26:53
    3.14.15 9:26:53.58979
  10. This is embarrasking
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    18 Feb '15 18:19
    Question: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a bowl of ice cream by its diameter?
    Answer: Pi a’la mode.
  11. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    19 Feb '15 02:34
    Wasn't March 14 coincidentally the birth date of Albert Einstein?
  12. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    19 Feb '15 08:34
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Wasn't March 14 coincidentally the birth date of Albert Einstein?
    What is the coincidence?

    Give me any date and I will coincidently find someone who has a birthday.
  13. wherever I am needed
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    19 Feb '15 10:28
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    What is the coincidence?

    Give me any date and I will coincidently find someone who has a birthday.
    was Einstein a great 'player' in the Mathematics of 'pi'?? I think most of that had been done by the 1500's!
  14. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    19 Feb '15 22:23
    Originally posted by st dominics preview
    I think most of that had been done by the 1500's!
    Knowing that there is a constant ratio between radius and circumference
    has been known for millennia. Egyptians, Indians, Chinese etc.

    The approximation of 3 was used by many (in the bible?)

    I think the reeks squeezed a circle between 2 polygons to get a good value.
    Presumably that method could be used to get an increasingly accurate value
    as the sides of the polygon increase?
  15. In your face
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    19 Feb '15 22:32
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    What is the coincidence?

    Give me any date and I will coincidently find someone who has a birthday.
    December 25th? 🙄
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