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14 March 2015

Wachet Auf! It's a Very Special Pi Day! Bake a Pi! Find Vlad Putin on the Appalachian Trail!



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Sorry Vleeptron has been asleep at the switch lately. You can't imagine what a ghastly winter this has been.

But this is a Very Special Rare Pi Day! Look! it's 3/14 of course -- but then it's 2 more digits of the decimal expansion: 15 -- it's 3.1415!!!!

And the very best moment to celebrate Pi on Saturday is:

9:26:54

... like 6 seconds shy of 9:27 a.m.

S.W.M.B.O. is, of course, going to bake a Pi! (Cherry I hope, but anything but rhubarb.)

My dentist's elementary school kid will do the Pi Day thing by reciting the 100+ digits of the decimal expansion he/she memorized!

Vladimir Putin is hiking the Appalachian Trail! (This has nothing to do with Pi Day, but it's hot news, nobody knows where he's been this past week.)

Vleeptron owes all its faithful readers a whole bunch of crap, but Pi Day reminded me to get off my dupa/fundijo/derriere/tuchas and get to work.

Vleeptron loves you all (except ΣΛΕ U-Oklahoma drunk racist Frat boys and their sorority dates.)

Watch this planet for further important stuph.

4 comments:

PatFromCH said...

Bob, good ta see ya ! And my old mate – the Infinity Loop !

Say....is infinite the same as forever ? Or is forever the same as infinite ?

(and...actually I intended to bake a cake tomorrow, with Toblerone chocolate. How does yer missus the the Pi shape ? Just curious...)

Vleeptron Dude said...

Well ... almost every English-speaker is satisfied with a regular PIE because it's a pun/Wortspiel, the Greek letter is pronounced like "pi." some bakers get fancy and make a π from dough, but just a regular circular pie does it for almost everybody.

Toblerone Pie sounds wunderbar! My π was blueberry!

Forever is a poet's word ... infinite means pretty much the same, but it's a math nerd's word, and has tighter and more specific definitions.

PatFromCH said...

No worries, I was just trying to wind you up a bit Zwinkerndes Smiley

My alter ego Landscape Windscreen read a book on the history of Pi, due to his interest in Mandelbrot Fractals he also read up on Georg Cantor and his Aleph Numbers and these thingies called Cantor Monsters, not to mention those bloody Fibonacci sequences. When he told me about this stuff he was a bit pale and claimed he had a headache. I had to hand out a serious warning when he said he would be interested in cosmology and particle physics.....

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