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11:50 am: Happy Pi(e) day!
Since today is March 14th, & since the first three digits of the mathmatical expression pi is 3.14, and also since pie is so delicious you are encouraged to have a slice of pie today to celebrate the occasion. To get you excited, here are the first 53,000 or so digits of pi. Not enough for you? At the bottom of that page there is a link to the firt. 200,000,000 digits of pie. Beware of the bandwidth.

Still not convinced that today is magical? As of today the original Wizard of Speed & Time is now available for legal download. Heh, just after I've spent all night uploading it again to YouSendIt.com.

Enjoy the day, have some pi(e) & watch a short film. Don't say Evil Jim never did nothin' fer ya.

- E V I L O U T -

Current Mood: geekygeeky

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From:seanorange
Date:March 14th, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
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To put 200 million digits in a data perspective:

It's probably stored as a bunch of Unicode characters (2 bytes per character) rather than an integer type (4 bytes to display all positive integers through roughly 4.25 billion). Even if it's transmitted as an integer type, it has to be displayed on your screen as text. SO! A little math

200,000,000 characters * 2 bytes/character = 400,000,000 bytes = a bit over 380 MB. That's about the size of your average hour-long TV program stored as a DivX video file.

Oh, and happy White Day, ladies!

~Sean
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From:evil_jim
Date:March 14th, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC)
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The page kept glitching while I tried to load so I just saved it to my hard drive. It's 191MB & still takes a while to load.
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From:seanorange
Date:March 14th, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)
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Hmm! Must be stored in ANSI instead of Unicode, then.

381.whatever / 2 = 191.whatever

I RULE!

~Sean

(you know, he could cut the size way down by using some integer representations of each section of digits, and then writing some JavaScript to convert those numbers to strings on your screen. Yes, I'm a geek like that, especially since I've been doing a lot of that bit twiddling at home and at work lately)
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From:evil_jim
Date:March 14th, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC)
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You could email him/her/them. If you didn't see it there's an info link at the top of the pi.
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From:seanorange
Date:March 15th, 2006 08:46 am (UTC)
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Ha! I'll probably figure out a way to do it myself and just send him the code.

Right after I figure out why Don't Hang Me won't run from the executable I made last night...

~Sean
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