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Pi Day in the USA

Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:11 am

Hey Everyone,

Pi Day is on March 14th and we'd love to support and promote US user groups to get together that day. Not only does it fall on a Saturday, but it's a special one because there's even more precision. So bonus points for anyone that celebrates Pi moment: 3/14/15 9:26:54.

There are already confirmed events in Austin, Bay Area, and Little Rock with more to come. Here's more information about what we're doing: http://www.raspberrypi.org/prepare-for-pi-day/

No event is too small and it's not too late to start planning an event. Search through and post to this forum if you'd like to find a other local Pi enthusiasts.

Thanks,
Matt Richardson
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Re: Pi Day in the USA

Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:35 am

Pi Day next year is better!
3.14.16
And 3.14.17 is rounded up for PI. (No that's not right) oh well!
3.14.15 is a round down error. :shock: :D
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Re: Pi Day in the USA

Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:45 am

Lob0426 wrote:Pi Day next year is better!
3.14.16
And 3.14.17 is rounded up for PI. (No that's not right) oh well!
3.14.15 is a round down error. :shock: :D
Sorry had to do it!
Oh, you poor folks who don't format your dates correctly.

ISO yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss.th
Is much better because a simple sort returns data in chronological order.
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Re: Pi Day in the USA

Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:04 pm

whats pi day all about?
ras pi 2, gotta love it.

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Re: Pi Day in the USA

Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:53 pm

3corey2 wrote:whats pi day all about?
Pi day = the numerical value of Pi (3.1416) to the fourth decimal using the date 3.14.15 date m/dd/yy

Next year is closer at 3.14.16
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Re: Pi Day in the USA

Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:16 am

You may have noticed, around half past nine on Sunday morning (actually 9:26:54), a strange noise.

For approximately 0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000054 seconds the universe attained perfection.
All Celestial Bodies - the Earth, Moon, Sun etc. - became perfect spheres, and all orbits became perfect circles.

The major effect felt on Earth was that - momentarily - Mount Everest was flat. (There were other effects - the polar regions bounced a few miles upwards, for example)
This somewhat surprised the yaks living nearby on the Tibetan Plateau. Their bellows of complaint are what you heard.

Polar bears and penguins make less noise, so although they were similarly affected, you probably didn't hear them.

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Re: Pi Day in the USA

Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:42 am

There are a bunch of Raspberry Pi events happening this Saturday in honor of Pi Day. I posted the details to the Raspberry Pi blog: http://www.raspberrypi.org/pi-day-is-around-the-corner/

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Re: Pi Day in the USA

Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:13 am

DougieLawson wrote: Oh, you poor folks who don't format your dates correctly.

ISO yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss.th
Is much better because a simple sort returns data in chronological order.
Sure, so, apart from the year, who's got it right, '3/14' or '14/3'? Or 'March 14th' vs. '14 March'? Collate that. :)

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Re: Pi Day in the USA

Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:41 pm

The Rutland Tech Club (Vermont) is hosting an event on the Raspberry Pi on Saturday, March 14th, 1-3PM:

Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St., Rutland, VT 05701, USA

For more info, see blog post:

Raspberry Pi with Raspberry Pie
https://rutlandtechclub.wordpress.com/2 ... berry-pie/

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Re: Pi Day in the USA

Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:31 am

RutlandTechClub wrote:The Rutland Tech Club (Vermont) is hosting an event on the Raspberry Pi on Saturday, March 14th, 1-3PM
That's fantastic. Thanks for letting me know about it. I'll add this to the listing.

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