Paul Hughett wrote in message <firstname.lastname@example.org>...
>Clive Tooth <email@example.com> wrote: >: SAL wrote... > >:>The Kanada math lab at the University of Tokyo has just computed >:>206,158,430,000 digits of pi. This is a new world's record. > >: Post 'em! > > >Ummh. Before you do that, you might want to compute how long it would >take to download that message over a 10 Mbps ethernet connection. And >how large a disk you would need to store it on.
Oh my god! Yes... I had not considered how long it would take, disk capacity, etc.
Erm... I know! Just take every millionth digit, put a decimal point on the front, and post THAT! Only 206,158 digits! Call this number "micropi". This would give us a... sort-of... _feel_ for the number pi. It would be a sort of Readers Digest condensed version of pi. Just what we need in this busy bustling world that we live in today.