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    I hate pi day. Math is ok, I'll be honest, and pi itself is cool, but pi day is annoying.

    If we're going to celebrate it, we have to get down to the 26th centisecond of the 9th second of the 15th minute of the 14th day of the 3rd day of the year. And that's not even as precise as I'd like it. I'm giving a little leeway since there wouldn't be much time to celebrate if we did... I mean one millisecond? How can you enjoy that? And, let's not forget: This year is a leap year. Doesn't that throw the time off somehow? I think it would have to. Either that or every other year is wrong.

    Then there's the confusion induced by GWBs clever daylight saving movement. That was just recently. And we're still catching our breath from that one extra day.

    I'd rather give birth to a firetruck than figure all this out.
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    Eh, at least it is marginally better than Mole Day, which occurs at 6:02 am/pm on 10/23...LAME!!!
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    Leap Year does not figure into it. Every year has a March 14. But you could simply celebrate Albert Einstein's birthday and avoid all the calculations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jae Rae View Post
    Leap Year does not figure into it. Every year has a March 14. But you could simply celebrate Albert Einstein's birthday and avoid all the calculations.

    Jae Rae
    Oh... thanks for clearing that up. Maybe I should think before I post.


    Hey how come we even have holidays? Especially ones celebrating numbers however significant they may be. We can't just celebrate those things on regular days?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    If we're going to celebrate it, we have to get down to the 26th centisecond of the 9th second of the 15th minute of the 14th day of the 3rd day of the year.
    27th centisecond...

    26.5358979323846264338327950288419716939937510

    that's as far as i remember...

    yes, i was really bored in 8th grade math.

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    You officially have the Nocapszy Seal of Disapproval.

    Official shame on you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    You officially have the Nocapszy Seal of Disapproval.

    Official shame on you.
    i win! you're just mad

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    So I was trying to explain the Cantor Set to a friend at a party/get-together/birthday thing tonight.

    It is an uncountable set with measure zero.

    It contains 0 and 1, so you'd think intuitively that it would at least have measure 1 - 0 = 1. But no.

    WTF

    It's also compact, contains no open subsets, and every element is a cluster point.

    That's freakin weird.

    Have any of you guys encountered the Cantor Set? How would you explain it in a non-technical way to a friend who has just basic single-variable calculus under his belt?

    When I'm not so intoxicated and sleep deprived I will attempt an explanation myslef.
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    Could you explain it technically to me?

    You can PM if you don't think anyone else will read it.

    Those 1s and 0s have me interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    Could you explain it technically to me?

    You can PM if you don't think anyone else will read it.

    Those 1s and 0s have me interested.
    Please do it publicly, actually. That's what this thread is for. You can always edit mistakes. I never took an official topology or real analysis class, so these things were only touched on enough to continue on with subject matter.

    So I would like to learn as well.

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