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    Re: Need formulas for arcsin and arctan
    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
    
    
    

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