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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pi: The Number That Keeps On Giving....

Ever get the feeling that perhaps some people just have too much free time on their hands ;-)....

In news, that we've all been hungry for, it's been announced that the two-quadrillionth digit of pi has been determined... in binary... to be a zero!:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11313194

It's still the case that only a mere 2.7 trillion consecutive digits of pi are known, but powerful cloud computer techniques are now able to find specific digits much farther out. But more importantly... can these techniques help me find my car keys in the morning???

Seriously though, congratulations to those involved!

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