[time-nuts] pi Day
rexa at sonic.net
Wed Mar 4 07:57:56 UTC 2009
Ahh, my bad. That keeps the slash at the decimal point too. I must note
that our date convention gets a bit higher resolution from just the day.
3/1 4:15:9.265 could be done. You'll have to wait until next year.
Actually we can celebrate earlier in March with the same scheme.
I hope we can avoid an international committee to set a new standard. In
my view, any or all honoring the series are valid but I think we should
require beginning from the beginning to make the options somewhat
finite. And someone else already decided 3/14 was "pi day". Changing it
now would be like redefining "talk like a pirate day"
Steve Rooke wrote:
> But the 3rd of January does exist and it was first named by William
> Jones in 1707 who was Welsh so perhaps the pi day should not be
> claimed by the Americans after all.
> 73, Steve
> 2009/3/4 Rex <rexa at sonic.net>:
>> I think you will need to stay with the American style dates for
>> traditional pi day, no?
>> According to my calendar 31/4 doesn't exist.
>> Steve Rooke wrote:
>>> Don't forget that some countries put the day in front of the month,
>>> IE. it's 4th March here right now. This would mean that these days
>>> would have to celebrated at different times in different countries.
>>> 2009/3/4 Rex <rexa at sonic.net>:
>>>> I don't recall this discussion here before, but it should be a good time
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