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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwald View Post
    Not to rain on all math nerd's parade, but an enormous amount of 'Kentucky Windage' had to be taken to rationalize today's significance.

    How convenient that when dissecting 3.141592653, that we leave off the first two digits of the calendar year. We simply ignore things like 1715 or 1815 or 2015 and just make use of the '15' in order to make this work.

    That kind of "moldable Playdough logic" doesn't sit well in purist math circles.

    So, while "Pi Day" can certainly be celebrated each and every year our race still adheres to the Julian Calendar, the ultra-cool sequence of 3.141592653 happened only once in human history - in the year 15 A.D.
    By your own logic, it happened twice, in 15AD and 15BC.

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    By your own logic, it happened twice, in 15AD and 15BC.
    We were on the Jewish calander then... Not the same, wouldn't have worked. History nerds rejoice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    We were on the Jewish calander then... Not the same, wouldn't have worked. History nerds rejoice!
    Excuse me, but I can assure you, my northern European ancestors, were possibly following a Roman or Germanic tribe calendar. The Jewish population in the time of 0 AD extended along the eastern edge of the Mediterranean from Alexandria to the Bosphorus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    By your own logic, it happened twice, in 15AD and 15BC.
    You are correct.

    And as Spock would say: " It's not my logic. There is only logic."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    We were on the Jewish calander then... Not the same, wouldn't have worked. History nerds rejoice!
    Julius Caesar introduced his calendar in 45 B.C., and it was followed throughout the Roman world, much of Europe and even European settlements in the Americas.

    Though later superceded by the Gregorian Calendar, that only added .002% days to the calculations.

    As 36654 graciously corrected me, 3.141592653 occurred but twice in human history: 15 B.C. and 15 A.D.

    However, a generic Pi Day still occurs every year in March, so go have a slice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwald View Post
    Julius Caesar introduced his calendar in 45 B.C., and it was followed throughout the Roman world, much of Europe and even European settlements in the Americas.

    Though later superceded by the Gregorian Calendar, that only added .002% days to the calculations.

    As 36654 graciously corrected me, 3.141592653 occurred but twice in human history: 15 B.C. and 15 A.D.

    However, a generic Pi Day still occurs every year in March, so go have a slice.
    However, Caesar never picked a year 0. At best, they referenced years since the founding of Rome.


    But......as the Engineers say....3.14 is close enough. Eat the Pie and be happy.

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    My head hurts. Anybody got some tin foil ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ka5ysy View Post
    My head hurts. Anybody got some tin foil ?
    Sure- do some measuring. You will need a tape measure an working knowledge of the PI formula. Decide on the gauge of the foil taking into consideration head shape. We can fix you up.
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    What alignment of calendar dates signifies beer and brat day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    What alignment of calendar dates signifies beer and brat day?
    The first day following the last day of the work week.

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    History hijack of a Math thread... I love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Sure- do some measuring. You will need a tape measure an working knowledge of the PI formula. Decide on the gauge of the foil taking into consideration head shape. We can fix you up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    What alignment of calendar dates signifies beer and brat day?

    Only those days of the week that end in 'Y.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    History hijack of a Math thread... I love it!
    In my Universe, History will always trump Math.

    And Military History will always trump other history!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwald View Post
    In my Universe, History will always trump Math.

    And Military History will always trump other history!
    All history is military history.
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