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World Record attempt

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World Record attempt

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Postby Howyoudoin » July 18th, 2019, 2:09 pm

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Re: World Record attempt

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Postby Watis » July 18th, 2019, 2:15 pm

That's not a very positive reply.

Where's the encouragement to try again, perhaps with advice on how to memorise pi to at least 70 thousand places.

Here's what Michael is working towards: http://pi-world-ranking-list.com/index. ... ategory=pi

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Re: World Record attempt

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Postby dionaeamuscipula » July 18th, 2019, 2:34 pm

Watis wrote:That's not a very positive reply.

Where's the encouragement to try again, perhaps with advice on how to memorise pi to at least 70 thousand places.

Here's what Michael is working towards: http://pi-world-ranking-list.com/index. ... ategory=pi

Watis


How he wishes he could recollect pi easily today.

He needs a drink - alcoholic of course.

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Re: World Record attempt

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Postby UncleEbenezer » July 18th, 2019, 2:36 pm

Watis wrote:Where's the encouragement to try again, perhaps with advice on how to memorise pi to at least 70 thousand places.

Here's what Michael is working towards: http://pi-world-ranking-list.com/index. ... ategory=pi

But that would call for a whole life of pi.

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Re: World Record attempt

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Postby Watis » July 18th, 2019, 2:39 pm

Now we're just going round in circles.

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Re: World Record attempt

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Postby UncleEbenezer » July 18th, 2019, 3:01 pm

Watis wrote:Now we're just going round in circles.

Watis

OK, let's take this off at a tangent. Watis your angle on it?

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Re: World Record attempt

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Postby PinkDalek » July 18th, 2019, 3:23 pm

Howyoudoin wrote:Image


Why would Guinness World Records be writing to Guinness World Records?

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Re: World Record attempt

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Postby sunnyjoe » July 18th, 2019, 5:32 pm

If the Indiana House of Representatives had passed this bill then pi would have been legislated as 3.2 which is even easier to remember than 3.11
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Pi_Bill

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Re: World Record attempt

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Postby stevensfo » July 18th, 2019, 8:39 pm

dionaeamuscipula wrote:
Watis wrote:That's not a very positive reply.

Where's the encouragement to try again, perhaps with advice on how to memorise pi to at least 70 thousand places.

Here's what Michael is working towards: http://pi-world-ranking-list.com/index. ... ategory=pi

Watis


How he wishes he could recollect pi easily today.

He needs a drink - alcoholic of course.

DM


The one I always remember is: How I need a drink, alcoholic of course, after all those chapters involving quantum mechanics.

A great party trick, and guaranteed to ensure you won't be invited again. :-)

The oldest I remember is star classification: Oh be a great girl, kiss me!

Not to blow my own trumpet but I made my own mnemonic in sixth form Biology: Pigs can't copulate on farms, their goolies shrink!

Phylum, Class, Cohort, Order, Family, Tribe, Genus, Species.

In over 40 years, I don't think any of these have ever been of any use whatsoever.


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Re: World Record attempt

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Postby dionaeamuscipula » July 18th, 2019, 9:32 pm

I tend to use the "recollect pi easily" one. I am also a whizz at parties. The "alcoholic of course" one I was reminded of by V C-M on Only Connect.

Despite its utter uselessness in all but certain school exams, BROM 4689 has stuck in my head for almost 50 years.

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Re: World Record attempt

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Postby dspp » July 18th, 2019, 10:00 pm

I was long ago taught some for resistor codes, which are definitely not repeatable in public in modern times. There are many variations of these, some of which are listed here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_e ... _mnemonics

(which doesn't include the version I was taught)

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Re: World Record attempt

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Postby AndyPandy » July 18th, 2019, 10:32 pm

sunnyjoe wrote:If the Indiana House of Representatives had passed this bill then pi would have been legislated as 3.2 which is even easier to remember than 3.11
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Pi_Bill


As a kid I had one of the Guinness WR Annuals and they had recorded the most inaccurate defintion as belonging to China who declared Pi to be 3

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liu_Hui%2 ... _algorithm (second sentence)

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Re: World Record attempt

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Postby sunnyjoe » July 19th, 2019, 12:11 pm

AndyPandy wrote:
sunnyjoe wrote:If the Indiana House of Representatives had passed this bill then pi would have been legislated as 3.2 which is even easier to remember than 3.11
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Pi_Bill


As a kid I had one of the Guinness WR Annuals and they had recorded the most inaccurate defintion as belonging to China who declared Pi to be 3

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liu_Hui%2 ... _algorithm (second sentence)


Thanks for the interesting link. I remember being encouraged at school to use 22/7 as an approximation for pi which is good for nearly 3 decimal places. Subsequently I learned that the 4th root of 2143/22 is a good approximation of pi to nearly 9 decimal places

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Re: World Record attempt

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Postby madhatter » July 19th, 2019, 6:31 pm

Subsequently I learned that the 4th root of 2143/22 is a good approximation of pi to nearly 9 decimal places


You never know when that will come in handy do you?


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