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Thursday, 14 Mar, 2019

Since it is March 14th and Pi day, here is an odd fact: you cannot ever know the exact circumference or area of a circle, due to the nature of Pi. I understand that even space shot calculations do not use all that many digits anyway, so if that is good enough for NASA, I won’t worry about it.

Congratulations to Emma Haruka Iwao and her team at Google for recently breaking the record of the most accurate value of pi, calculated out to 31,415,926,535,897 digits using a program called y-cruncher on 25 virtual cloud servers over four months, and using up 170 TB of data. Wow! ㊗️🎉

RC Logr 20190314 180352 - Since it is March 14th and Pi … Rick Cogley
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