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[–] MaxDragon 2 points 21 points (+23|-2) ago  (edited ago)

I can recite every digit of pi.

0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Note these are not in correct order and the digits each appear more than once, but I haven't memorized the order and each digit is repeated infinite number of times insofar as we have determined.

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[–] ScreaminMime 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

Wow, we got us one of them Idiot Savants on site!

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[–] MaxDragon 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Hey, I am no savant. At least I don't think so. What is a savant?

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[–] ginx2666 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Definitely the first, not sure about the second part of that title.

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[–] obsessedcrf 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago 

Pi has a number of patterns in it that can make it easier to remember. It isn't really THAT hard to remember quite a few digits.

3.14159265358979323846

That's 20 digits after the decimal recited from memory

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[–] JohnQCitizen 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's irrational. It has no patterns.

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[–] ComedicGoat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Look at the big brain on this guy!

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[–] 0x4F [S] 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

There's some other files, I think they're like data files or something. A whooooole lot of them coming in at about 500MB apiece. The .exe is some kind of program for viewing the data files that have all the numbers. Probably because 5 trillion digits is just a wee bit too big to put into an ordinary text file.

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[–] 0x4F [S] 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

I got bored because Voat kept going back to the playpen so I decided to browse some torrents. Found this one at Torrent-Project.se under Applications, on the first page if you sort by size biggest to smallest. You really can find the strangest things on the Internet.

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[–] bourbonexpert 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

ok. im not knowledge on this shit.

pi..like the math equation?

so..even if its 5 trillion..its still all ascii carachters right?

a steven king 800 page opus is still only a mega byte or two.

why is this almost a terrabyte?

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[–] ShinyVoater 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Quick calculations:

  • One character = one byte
  • 5 trillion characters = 5 trillion bytes
  • 5 trillion bytes / 1024 = 4,882,812,500 kilobytes
  • 4,882,812,500 kilobytes / 1024 = 4,768,371.58203 megabytes
  • 4,768,371.58203 megabytes / 1024 = 4,656.61287308 gigabytes
  • 4,656.61287308 gigabytes / 1024 = 4.54747350886 terabytes

Pi apparently compresses very well.

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[–] SithEmpire 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Another quick calculation to demonstrate the powerful compression:

  • One byte, or 8 bits, provides 28 = 256 unique 'glyphs'
  • Other than the initial 3. , pi proceeds to use only 10 of those glyphs
  • The number of bits required to encode one glyph from 10 is the log to base 2 of 10, or ~3.32
  • Therefore, with an appropriate coding scheme designed to store blocks of digits (so as not to waste information by using up 4 bits per digit), it should reduce the original ASCII file size by 3.32 / 8
  • Therefore, the ~4.55 TiB in ASCII should become ~1.89 TiB in such an encoding

This means that the compression scheme has eliminated that 58% wastage due to not using the full ASCII glyph space, and has also managed to find and express enough patterns within the data to reduce that size by another 58% independently. The impressive part is this being possible even though the digits of pi provide workable random numbers (it works by identifying smaller sub-blocks which do match rather than establishing any sort of general rule, which would actually be a world-changing mathematical breakthrough).

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[–] 6709512 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Your math is off. One digit is not a character, but can be stored in 3.3 bits. Pi also does not compress since it is random and doesn't have a pattern.

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[–] MaunaLoona 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Why? Faster to generate it anew than to download it.

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[–] Foralltoosee 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

And really, it isn't that good of a read, the movie is way better.

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[–] MaunaLoona 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

When you abandon scientific rigor, you're no longer a mathematician, you're a numerologist!

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[–] Datagod 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

How would you even open that file to verify? Notepad++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++?

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[–] 0x4F [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Notepadπ of course :)

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[–] ScottRockview 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What can a number this accurate be used for?

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