DailyDirt: Happy Pi Day

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Math geeks rejoice! It's Pi Day again! Why is the number pi so awesome? Because, as Mr. Spock once explained, "the value of pi is a transcendental figure without resolution." Here are a few more cool pi-related links. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    Anonymous Coward, 15 Mar 2013 @ 9:51am

    How many digits of pi are required to be able to measure the circumference of the observable universe,

    I decide to use the unit of measurement, not inches, feet, miles or light-years, instead I will use as my unit length Universe Diameters, therefore the circumference of the universe (assuming it is round), equals 3.1415..... Universe diameters.

    circumference of universe = 3.1415UD's (Universe diameters). To an infinite precision.

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