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Rockbox General => Rockbox General Discussion => Topic started by: __builtin on July 27, 2014, 07:50:14 PM

Well, assuming that the major version remains 3, and the minor goes to 14, the next Rockbox version will have to be 3.14!
Of course, I expect that you would know what that means...
PI!!!
Pi as in 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280...
Are there any plans for a pirelated Easter Egg? Maybe release day could be March 14th, 2015?

So much has changed, and such a long period of time passed, that I feel as though it would warrant incrementing the release number to 4.
[Saint]

Well, assuming that the major version remains 3, and the minor goes to 14, the next Rockbox version will have to be 3.14!
Of course, I expect that you would know what that means...
PI!!!
It doesn't. Version numbers aren't decimal numbers.
Are there any plans for a pirelated Easter Egg? Maybe release day could be March 14th, 2015?
Why that day? What's so special about 3.45?

Why that day? What's so special about 3.45?
Well, here across the pond, dates are written MDY. :P
Therefore, it March 14, 2015 turns in to 3/14/15, the first 5 digits of pi!

Why that day? What's so special about 3.45?
Well, here across the pond, dates are written MDY. :P
Therefore, it March 14, 2015 turns in to 3/14/15, the first 5 digits of pi!
Guess what? The number of days in March is not 100, so that 14 does not map to 0.14.

Guess what? The number of days in March is not 100, so that 14 does not map to 0.14.
I really hope that you're being sarcastic.
March 14, 2015 is written 3/14/15 in the States.

I really hope that you're being sarcastic.
I don't think you know this man at all.
He most certainly is not.
March 14, 2015 is written 3/14/15 in the States.
Well...that's nice, but you should know that we use UK English and numeric formatting in Rockbox. In which case we use YYYYMMDD, or possibly even DDMMYY is acceptable, but never, ever, MMDDYY (which is just plain wrong if you ask me).
[Saint]

March 14, 2015 is written 3/14/15 in the States.
Well...that's nice, but you should know that we use UK English and numeric formatting in Rockbox. In which case we use YYYYMMDD, or possibly even DDMMYY is acceptable, but never, ever, MMDDYY (which is just plain wrong if you ask me).
[Saint]
Well, some Americans who know the first 4 digits of pi DO use Rockbox, and yes, the MMDDYY date scheme makes no sense to me either, but it can be interesting sometimes. ;)
EDIT: the USA is the only country in the world that uses this system: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_format_by_country#Map
But still, it makes for some interesting dates.

The point is that pi is *not* defined as a sequence of digits. Attaching importance to coincidences like this just degrades the beauty of pi, for no gain.

The point is that pi is *not* defined as a sequence of digits. Attaching importance to coincidences like this just degrades the beauty of pi, for no gain.
Well, 03/14/15 in MMDDYY format DOES look like the first couple digits of pi to me (at least on Earth). :P

Well, 03/14/15 in MMDDYY format DOES look like the first couple digits of pi to me. :P
For that particular date notation (which is not a decimal number), and for pi in base 10, and for those 5 digits, yes. It does *not* match the infinitely many other digits of pi, so it's entirely irrelevant.

Well, 03/14/15 in MMDDYY format DOES look like the first couple digits of pi to me. :P
For that particular date notation (which is not a decimal number), and for pi in base 10, and for those 5 digits, yes. It does *not* match the infinitely many other digits of pi, so it's entirely irrelevant.
Well, if you don't like the slashes, then I'll use dots then ;):
3.14.15
Just remove the second decimal. :P