3 years ago :: Mar 03, 2015  6:12PM #11  


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3 years ago :: Mar 04, 2015  12:50AM #12  
After two hours of therapeutic swimming, that makes excellent sense to me. 

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3 years ago :: Mar 15, 2015  9:35PM #13  
Well, yesterday was Pi day. And the most accurate one of the century. Hope everyone celebrated appropriately. Sadly, for most of the world yesterday wasn’t Pi Day. Pi Day will never come in most places since most of the world uses the DD/MM/YY convention. There is one Pi day noted as the UberUltimate accurate Pi Day that was in 1592. The UberUltimate Pi Moment was 3.14.1592 6:53:58.97 Never to be repeated unless of course we start over with a new calendar or switch to the Muslim calendar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_calendar 

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3 years ago :: Mar 16, 2015  3:31PM #14  
When I was 13, I memorized pi 610 places, and I recited half of it for my math class. After learning 610 places, I lost interest and discontinued it, but now, 33 years later, I still remember it 70 places, and I could probably rememorize most of those 610 places. My method was to learn 10 digits a day, breaking the 10 digits into 2 groups of 5. Since I think in colors, where every letter, number, time span, and sound is a pattern of color shades, each group of 5 became like a little colorful painting in my head. That made it fairly easy to memorize.
1. Extremists think that thinking means agreeing with them.
2. There are three sides to every story: your side, my side, and the truth. 3. God is the original nothingness of the universe. 

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3 years ago :: Mar 16, 2015  6:09PM #15  
But since pi is both random and infinite, it will consequently have every pattern in existence whether known or not. Any word or manuscript that you can think of, when encoded in numbers, will show up in pi. So the entire works of Shakespeare will be found, including all possible misprints and permutations along with everything else. A cosmic wormhole, if you will, from reality to the Many Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics. Take that and put it in your pipe and smoke it, Roymond! 

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3 years ago :: Mar 16, 2015  7:26PM #16  
Hmmm.... the ultimate compression algorithm. Any book, or any library, can be represented (given an encoding scheme) by two numbers  a start, and a length. Actually, scratch that  sort of  about the encoding scheme. Just pick a starting point that begins with a definition of the optimal encoding scheme, in some simple standard universal scheme, followed by the library.
"If you aren't confused by quantum physics, you haven't really understood it."
― Niels Bohr "As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."  Albert Einstein "If one is going to engage with the primordial forces of darkness, one must expect a bit of social awkwardness."  Penny Dreadful, season one, episode two 

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