Monday, July 24, 2006

The pi site

Some wag has put up a site with the URL http://3.14159265358979323846264.....com What's it about? Of course you know what it's about.

Previously, the site offered the first 1 million digits of pi, but this is what happened, according to the maintainer:
Okay, wait a minute. You guys are killing my server. I used to have a million digits of Pi listed here, and it was really great. But now you have brought my server to its knees with your interest in its greatness.

So now it has considerably less digits than that, together with a lead-in to a joke site. However, the entire 1 million digits is still available here.

3 comments:

  1. Douglas Adams's book JPod fills 40 pages with the digits of pi. I still don't know if it is genius or just a great waste of paper. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  2. That was Douglas Coupland's book. :-)

    The maintainer's other site contains some sick things, though. I wonder why he thought people would "LOVE" answering disgusting questions if they like mathematical constants...

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh, wow, this is getting to be a geek get-together.

    Roy: To quote Admiral Kirk (with reference to his "solution" to the Kobayashi Maru simulation), "it had the virtue of never having been tried."

    Francis: yup, I agree with you. The site had some icky stuff. I dropped out of it after the second question.

    ReplyDelete