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Forget

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Completely pointless :rolleyes:

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it will be mere for record, it will not server any purpose (even scientific).

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What would happen if they found that pi wasn't irrational? What would they do with their time then?

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[quote name='O.G' post='591465460' date='Aug 20 2009, 08:30']What would happen if they found that pi wasn't irrational? What would they do with their time then?[/quote]

There'd be scientists jumping out of buildings!

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[quote name='O.G' post='591465460' date='Aug 20 2009, 08:30']What would happen if they found that pi wasn't irrational? What would they do with their time then?[/quote]

I suppose that's why they did it, to try and push that 0.00001% chance even further away.

Pretty mental that the 47th best supercomputer does it that fast. Just borrow one of the top 4 or so for a day, I'm sure they won't mind ;)

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[quote name='Hum' post='591465282' date='Aug 20 2009, 16:27']Completely pointless :rolleyes:[/quote]
Yes I agree
But then I find [s]most[/s] ALL of these non-computer related HUM stories [u]completely pointless[/u]

I wonder do you members know [i]anything[/i] about computers? Or just how to Copy Paste (non comp technical) news reports?
Maybe post some news on computer stuff, there's actually a few million stories on computer related news
Maybe give it a go ;)

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Why is it so hard to discover whats left of the value of PI ? :rolleyes:

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Takes a long time but i wonder why they stopped it 73 hours in? they should just keep running it for a few months outputting the results :p

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[quote name='Hum' post='591465282' date='Aug 20 2009, 06:27']Completely pointless :rolleyes:[/quote]

Haven't you learned anything from the movie Pi ;)

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So for 73 hours there wasn't anything more important to crunch?

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**** yeah, [url="http://jng.imagine27.com/articles/2009-08-10-104159_another_slice_of_pi.html"][b]Pi[/b][/url]!

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[quote name='MidnightDevil' post='591465898' date='Aug 20 2009, 11:23']Why is it so hard to discover whats left of the value of PI ? :rolleyes:[/quote]

Because it's an irrational number. That is, a number that has no end, it has infinity decimal numbers.

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[quote name='kimsland' post='591465490' date='Aug 20 2009, 08:44']Yes I agree
But then I find [s]most[/s] ALL of these non-computer related HUM stories [u]completely pointless[/u]

I wonder do you members know [i]anything[/i] about computers? Or just how to Copy Paste (non comp technical) news reports?
Maybe post some news on computer stuff, there's actually a few million stories on computer related news
Maybe give it a go ;)[/quote]

Bit rich of you to insult other members when you call yourself a tech yet try to connect to irc using ICQ client..

No need for it

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[quote name='DDStriker' post='591465942' date='Aug 20 2009, 06:50']Takes a long time but i wonder why they stopped it 73 hours in? they should just keep running it for a few months outputting the results :p[/quote]
Aye. Or heck, I'm sure they could have done another week, at least. :) Why just stop at three days?

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[quote name='hjf288' post='591467896' date='Aug 20 2009, 19:16']Bit rich of you to insult other members when you call yourself a tech yet try to connect to irc using ICQ client..

No need for it[/quote]
lol owned?

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Who knows, I might need to know this one day. :laugh:

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[quote name='O.G' post='591465460' date='Aug 20 2009, 02:30']What would happen if they found that pi wasn't irrational? What would they do with their time then?[/quote]

Well seeing as how countless proofs have been giving that show Pi to be irrational (google search) we would have o assume one of two things - we have errors in our methods for calculating Pi; we have errors in the axioms that define our mathematics, and by proxy, Pi. The latter of which would cause the universe to implode.

On another note - how do they know that all of those digits are the correct ones. I have done some work with Pi calculating algorithms and one things Ive noted with all of them is that they are convergent. The last few digits almost never change, but converge slowly to the correct number.

What if the last few digits are actually incorrect; close, but incorrect. We would never know. The only way to check is to run a different approximation program, which would simply yield the same possible error in the approximation.

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So how many A4 pages would it take to print this at font size 12?

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[quote name='-TV-' post='591468306' date='Aug 20 2009, 20:43']So how many A4 pages would it take to print this at font size 12?[/quote]

Assuming a 1cm margin all round, 479,349,028.557291666666666 (recurring) pages of A4 at font size 12

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japanese have computer? i thought their phones are like computer. :D

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[quote name='perochan' post='591468354' date='Aug 20 2009, 20:56']japanese have computer? i thought their phones are like computer. :D[/quote]

lol.
thats a lotta numbers

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[quote name='kimsland' post='591465490' date='Aug 20 2009, 08:44']Yes I agree
But then I find [s]most[/s] ALL of these non-computer related HUM stories [u]completely pointless[/u]

I wonder do you members know [i]anything[/i] about computers? Or just how to Copy Paste (non comp technical) news reports?
Maybe post some news on computer stuff, there's actually a few million stories on computer related news
Maybe give it a go ;)[/quote]

You know you could post news of your own instead of just insulting other members?

[quote name='Conjor' post='591468184' date='Aug 20 2009, 20:19']On another note - how do they know that all of those digits are the correct ones. I have done some work with Pi calculating algorithms and one things Ive noted with all of them is that they are convergent. The last few digits almost never change, but converge slowly to the correct number.[/quote]

Same thought occurred to me. Infact surely it will need to be verified before it can be considered a record?

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Wouldn't it be faster and easier to just have a random number generator append some numbers at the end?

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