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International Pi Day

Albert Einstein

3/14 is Albert’s birthday and

Π Day.

PiI assume you have all shopped for the perfect gift.

To start: Π ≅ 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399


1 hipparchia { 03.14.21 at 11:58 am }

i [heart} pi and pie, and albert einstein too. happy pi day to you!

2 Bryan { 03.14.21 at 5:01 pm }

I raise my slice to you…. Π a great reason to own a scientific calculator…

3 Kryten42 { 03.14.21 at 6:44 pm }

Ahhh yes! One of the very few day’s worth celebrating!

And a slide-rule Bryan! I still have the German Faber one Grandpa bought me at 10. It’s showing it’s age a bit, but still good. And the only thing I have left from childhood. 👍❤

Have a great day & slice guys! 🤗😎

4 Bryan { 03.14.21 at 8:56 pm }

In addition to a slip stick, in a box somewhere is my Curta “coffee grinder”. I bought it to go rallying before the military interrupted. In addition to solving calculations it gave you the forearms of a framing carpenter…

5 Anya { 03.16.21 at 11:38 am }

Darn. I missed it. However, it’s still a great excuse to have pie and Pi any ol’ day!

Alexa Joke: Who was the roundest knight at King Arthur’s Table?

Sir Cumference… [insert groan here]

6 Bryan { 03.17.21 at 8:35 pm }

There are two Π moments every day. I prefer 3:14 PM , but you may be a morning person.


7 hipparchia { 03.18.21 at 6:44 pm }

if you don’t prefer 3:14 am you’re not a real night owl 😈

8 Bryan { 03.19.21 at 9:44 pm }

I preferred the 3pm-11pm shift.

9 Kryten42 { 03.21.21 at 2:32 am }

Here ya go my geeky nerdy friends!😎

Pi explained, using Pizza! Perfect! 🍕👍

The Discovery That Transformed Pi

10 Bryan { 03.21.21 at 5:17 pm }

That was really enlightening. Better than remembering 3.141592…. [I use 3.1416 when necessary]. Thanks!

11 hipparchia { 03.21.21 at 7:25 pm }

graveyard shift rocks!

kryten, thanks for that!

12 Kryten42 { 03.21.21 at 10:34 pm }

Thanks hipparchia & Bryan. 👍😎

I’ve really been enjoying Dr. Derek Muller (Veritasium) video’s and podcasts. He has been helping me *remember* a lot of the data that my brain… misplaced, after my accident 12 years ago.

I’d forgotten Pi, after watching that, my brain found that data a little while into the video. I remembered “3.141592653” (as an Engineer, we had to remember Pi to 9 decimal places). And I began remembering some other associated formula’s & theorems that I’d *lost*.

I’ve mentioned before Bryan, and we’ve chatted about, seeing and using patterns. There is always a pattern if you look for them. You saw it in your intel & LEO careers. I saw it also. And in Engineering. That is the one things I truly miss since the accident. Maybe with the help of educators like Derek, I can find that ability again. I don’t know, but it gives me something to aim for. 👍😸

He has his own website (of course) with lot’s of interesting & useful *stuff*. He just celebrated one Billion views on his channel!😮 And i thought curiosity was all but dead! Maybe… Not.


13 Kryten42 { 03.21.21 at 11:54 pm }

Here are a couple of my favorite Science vids. (I have MANY!)

How One Supernova Measured The Universe

This one, by Dr. Becky Smethurst is a kind of followup to that:
How we plan to solve the “Crisis in Cosmology”

I hope you enjoy! 👍😎

14 Bryan { 03.23.21 at 7:53 pm }

I was never fond of ‘parkers & barkers’ – the biggest complaints on graveyards in law enforcement except Friday & Saturday nights.

15 Bryan { 03.23.21 at 8:15 pm }

I’ll check them out when things calm down and my governor is no longer trying to spread the virus. I’ve gotten ‘math lazy’ since CPUs got powerful enough to be useful, hell, my phone app renders Π to 14 decimal places before I can type in 4.

16 hipparchia { 03.24.21 at 7:32 pm }

i was out collecting environmental samples years ago, on graveyard shift, and got cornered by a possum. another time, same job, same sampling regime, same shift, i drove the 4-wheel truck into mucky spot that it couldn’t get out of (i walked back, and they towed it out later, during daylight). still, since i was the only one willing to work the graveyard shift, they liked me anyway. 🙂

17 Bryan { 03.25.21 at 12:32 pm }

The possum qualifies as a barker and the truck stuck in the muck was “parked” until morning. That’s 11-7 😉

18 hipparchia { 03.25.21 at 8:22 pm }


19 Kryten42 { 03.26.21 at 2:11 am }


Here’s one about our beloved & insanely dangerous kitty’s (which I’m sure you understand very well). 😉 😀

I’ll post my tweet so you can read my comment on the video & my addendum comment. 😉


And never any rush Bryan, hipparchia or anyone else! Heck, It’s up to you if you even want to have a look! I post them only because I think you may find them interesting. 🤷‍♂️😊

PS: If you do watch the vid, you can ignore, for the most part, the first bit about the bees. He recently posted an updated vid about the bee extinction researchers are saying is actually happening now.

20 Bryan { 03.26.21 at 10:14 pm }

They have eliminated all of the snakes in town, so without the cats to deal with the rodents eating at the half dozen restaurants within a two blocks of me I would be overrun. We have people complaining about cats killing birds and ignore the rodent control they provide.

Man keeps killing off the major predators and then complains when the “prey” overrun the environment.

People in Florida worry about the gators and bears that have always lived here and then import iguanas and pythons. The reality is that ships have always managed to arrive with cats and rats on board. Now we have them everywhere.

21 Kryten42 { 03.29.21 at 12:33 am }

All true Bryan (no surprise!)

We’ve both stated, in varying ways, the obvious… Humans ARE their own worst enemies!! We have both seen this first hand. When Homo Sapiens eventually becomes extinct, I am certain it will be by our own hand. Unless the Universe beats us too it… Always an outside possibility. Especially given that humans are focused on killing Humans, or just rising to the top of the dung heap, than working to survive some external cataclysm. As a species… Homo Sapiens is incredibly short sighted and stupid. 🤷‍♂️🙄

22 Bryan { 03.30.21 at 10:09 pm }

“We have met the enemy – and he is us.” Walt Kelly 1953.

Walt Kelly drew a comic strip, “Pogo”, about a possum who lived in the Okefenokee Swamp. The first time it ran, it was a reference to the McCarthy Hearings and the “Red Scare”. It was re-run in 1970 for the first Earth Day.

Sir Terry opined the end would involve someone finding a big, red button labeled “Do Not Touch” followed by the words “I wonder what this does….”

We live in a suicidal civilization.

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