Happy pi day! Today we think of pi as the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter (3.14...). But in the olden days (and even today) some people thought pi should be the ratio of a circle's radius to its diameter (6.28...), Today, that symbol is called tau, and in some cases, it makes for cleaner looking equations. 3Blue1Brown made a fun video about the "seminal moments when pi became the standard."
Another reason to celebrate pi day - the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the release of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, a significant update to the amazing little $35 Linux computer:
Pi Day is coming up this Saturday. To celebrate, here’s a cool little demo of 3.14 using four pizzas and one circumference of crust. With Pi Day just around the corner, let’s remember what Pi is all about. After washing your hands thoroughly, cut the crust off a pizza pie and lay it across four […]
Canton Becker, an electronic music composer and programmer, composed a procedurally generated song that uses the first billion digits of pi as its input. I haven’t listened to all 114 years of the song yet, but I like what I have heard so far. From his statement: Becker programmed — or composed — an algorithm […]
One of my all time favorite singers.
Now that we’re past July 4th, we’re truly turning smack into the sharpened teeth of the summer heatwave season. As temperatures and humidity spike, it just makes all the rest of the nation’s current problems that just tiniest bit more irritating, doesn’t it? Hey, we’re all in this together. So if we can help chill […]
While we obviously don’t ever want to lose sight of exactly why we’re all wearing face coverings now in the first place, it’s also impossible to ignore that masks have already started to evolve in the public consciousness. The mask started as simply a means of combating infection. Then, it became an avenue of free […]
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