A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Position-Finding
From: Robert Eno
Date: 2006 Mar 27, 21:43 -0500
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. Robert ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dan Allen"
To: 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