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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by pTamok on Wednesday March 15 2023, @11:04PM (4 children)

    by pTamok (3042) on Wednesday March 15 2023, @11:04PM (#1296362)

    the 22nd July. 22/7 is a better approximation to pi than 3.14

    And, while looking at rational approximants to pi, 355/113 is very good - it's decimal expansion starts 3.141592...

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  • (Score: 2) by DECbot on Thursday March 16 2023, @03:54PM (3 children)

    by DECbot (832) on Thursday March 16 2023, @03:54PM (#1296490) Journal

    What calendar are you using? 355/113 places this year's Pi Day on October 21st, 2052 with the Gregorian calendar using the American MM/DD format and April 30th, 2033 with the ISO DD/MM format.

    Calendar cal = GregorianCalendar.getInstance();
    cal.set(2023,354,113); //subtract 1 from the month because Java calendars index January = 0.
    System.out.println(cal.getTime());
    cal.set(2023,112,335); //subtract 1 from the month because Java calendars index January = 0.
    System.out.println(cal.getTime());
     

    Output:
    Mon Oct 21 10:41:34 CDT 2052
    Wed Apr 20 10:51:33 CDT 2033

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    cats~$ sudo chown -R us /home/base
    • (Score: 2, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 20 2023, @01:08PM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 20 2023, @01:08PM (#1297157)

      clearly your number. also makes pi==-4
      (where day355 is 21/12 and day113 is 23/4, then dif these fractions ;)

      srsly you got me to read this interesting article. https://austms.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Gazette/2005/Sep05/Lucas.pdf [austms.org.au]

      • (Score: 1) by pTamok on Friday March 24 2023, @10:08AM

        by pTamok (3042) on Friday March 24 2023, @10:08AM (#1297934)

        Modded you up +1 Interesting: it really was an interesting article to me. Thank you.

      • (Score: 1) by Bean Dip on Wednesday April 05 2023, @05:31PM

        by Bean Dip (5604) on Wednesday April 05 2023, @05:31PM (#1299940)

        Wow great link. Thanks!