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Title: v3.14 Pi Easter Egg?
Post 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 pi-related Easter Egg? Maybe release day could be March 14th, 2015?
Title: Re: 3.14 Pi Easter Egg?
Post by: [Saint] on July 27, 2014, 11:21:34 PM
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]
Title: Re: 3.14 Pi Easter Egg?
Post by: gevaerts on July 28, 2014, 05:21:16 AM
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.

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Are there any plans for a pi-related Easter Egg? Maybe release day could be March 14th, 2015?

Why that day? What's so special about 3.45?
Title: Re: 3.14 Pi Easter Egg?
Post by: __builtin on July 28, 2014, 10:01:16 AM
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Why that day? What's so special about 3.45?

Well, here across the pond, dates are written M-D-Y.  :P
Therefore, it March 14, 2015 turns in to 3/14/15, the first 5 digits of pi!
Title: Re: 3.14 Pi Easter Egg?
Post by: gevaerts on July 28, 2014, 10:28:42 AM
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Why that day? What's so special about 3.45?

Well, here across the pond, dates are written M-D-Y.  :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.
Title: Re: 3.14 Pi Easter Egg?
Post by: __builtin on July 28, 2014, 01:41:20 PM
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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.
Title: Re: 3.14 Pi Easter Egg?
Post by: [Saint] on July 28, 2014, 09:47:42 PM
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 YYYY-MM-DD, or possibly even DD-MM-YY is acceptable, but never, ever, MM-DD-YY (which is just plain wrong if you ask me).



[Saint]
Title: Re: 3.14 Pi Easter Egg?
Post by: __builtin on July 28, 2014, 10:07:34 PM
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 YYYY-MM-DD, or possibly even DD-MM-YY is acceptable, but never, ever, MM-DD-YY (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 MM-DD-YY 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.
Title: Re: 3.14 Pi Easter Egg?
Post by: gevaerts on July 29, 2014, 04:40:01 AM
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.
Title: Re: 3.14 Pi Easter Egg?
Post by: __builtin on July 29, 2014, 08:46:15 AM
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 MM-DD-YY format DOES look like the first couple digits of pi to me (at least on Earth).  :P
Title: Re: 3.14 Pi Easter Egg?
Post by: gevaerts on July 29, 2014, 08:54:08 AM
Well, 03/14/15 in MM-DD-YY 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.
Title: Re: 3.14 Pi Easter Egg?
Post by: __builtin on July 29, 2014, 08:55:16 AM
Well, 03/14/15 in MM-DD-YY 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