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    Re: Need formulas for arcsin and arctan
    From: Richard B. Langley
    Date: 2006 Mar 27, 23:27 -0400

    On Mon, 27 Mar 2006, Robert Eno wrote:
    >I was proud of the fact that I knew Pi to 10 digits. Obviously I am out of
    >my league amongst the luminaries on this list. I should be sent back to the
    >farm team.
    >This reminds me of a sci fi series (can't remember which one) I saw many
    >many years ago about how a crew of a spaceship overcame a rogue
    >supercomputer by asking it to calculate the last digit in Pi. It fried the
    >whole system.
    Star Trek, Season 2, Episode 36:
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    -- Richard Langley
    >----- Original Message -----
    >From: "Dan Allen" 
    >Sent: Monday, March 27, 2006 8:39 PM
    >Subject: Re: Need formulas for arcsin and arctan
    >> On 27 Mar 2006, at 5:57 PM, Herbert Prinz wrote:
    >>> I quickly checked this in my head. Shouln't the last digit be a 9 ?
    >> Ha!
    >> Sorry that I did not see Richard Langley's response before my
    >> duplicate posting but we have both validated the Windows calculator.
    >> When I was about 14 years old I memorized Pi to 50 decimal places.  I
    >> can still remember it to 35 digits.  I bet a few of the others on
    >> this list have done similarly crazy things.
    >> I guess numbers are our addiction.
    >> Dan
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