Vi Hart Pi Day rant 2016: best one yet


#1

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#2

I’m in love.


#3

That was hilarious ( the production values and doodles keep getting better).

But I shall still enjoy pi day, likely with pie.


#4

It was much better in 1592.


#5

But it was more difficult to watch because the internet was so damn slow back then.


#6

I am not allowed to not serve pie on Pi Day. Be careful what you wish for, if what you wish for is daughters who are nerds (like their mother).


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#8

Why do you hate parchment? Why?

My God! I just realized! Last night I made this year’s first key lime pie! Just coincidence?


#9

st world problems.


#10

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Now I gotta bake a pie today.

RatGirl mentioned at breakfast that it was Pi Day. Her younger bothers [typo but it stays] heard that and started chanting “Pie Day!” “Pie Day!” So Pie Day it shall be.

Thanks a lot, calendar!


#11

Pi day my behind, today is 14.03.2016, no pies there :slight_smile:


#12

It is, canonically and only, 2016-03-14 thank you very much.

We can perhaps give the Germans a pass on using a . as the separator, if they were born before about 1980.


#13

Not a mathematician but she’s saying tau is superior to pi? Is that true? Do people actually feel sentimental about irrational numbers to the point that they cling to them when a superior alternative exists?

I don’t get people.


#14

The only negative thing about pi day is its continued validation of the ridiculous m/d/y date format. 22/7 FT(approximate)W.


#15

22/7, approximate PI day - for pasties and other near pies.


#16

I was speaking with one of my professors about this just this morning. (He was, of course, wearing a Pi Day t-shirt.) We both acknowledged that any excuse to eat pie (pumpkin, in this case) was a good one, but still decried the American date format. (Personally, I refuse to use it. I prefer the format which @dragonfrog mentioned for my file system, but 14-MAR-2016 for day to day purposes. Either of these formats are at least a logical progression.)


#17

They were giving away pie on Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley today. I was tempted to ask if they’d seen episode 3 of Better Call Saul, season 2. You will never think of pie in the same way, ever again.


#18

Huh. Seemed like a fair amount of (fake) outrage about nuthin’. I mean, yeah, this year’s date is a better approximation, but every nerd I spoke to last year that was all in a pie-bakin’ tizzy also made note of the time of day, and loved to point out that they celebrated 3/14/15 at 9:26:54 AM.

So there.


#19

Because using 24 hour clock adds an erronious zero.
Edit spelling of xlock fixed.


#20

I’m going to go on a rant someday about German separators!