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Every year on March 14 in honor of the mathematical Constant Pi Day Don’t Expect. Years, 15, was in accordance with the first five digits of the decimal representation of 3.1415 is the date: Saturday after a century event. The celebrations around and eat cake and "Pie-Kus" (three syllables in the first line, the second and four haiku) turn composition. But perhaps a better way to commemorate the day was really trying to understand why it is so important.

He can not as a ratio of two to be unreasonable terms means. There is simply no way to write the decimal continue indefinitely without ever installed in a repeating pattern. No less Pythagoras declared with a universe of intelligent design incompatible denied the existence of such numbers.

However Pius is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, is itself everywhere. For example, in the source and the mouth of the average length of a gently sloping meander is pi times the straight line distance over. You get the idea. That our universe a mathematical convenience and does not remember us Subscribe.

Early mathematicians realized pi’s usefulness in calculating areas, which is why they spent so much effort trying to dig its digits out. Archimedes used 96-sided polygons to painstakingly approximate the circle and showed that pi lay between 223/71 and 22/7. By the time Madhava (in India, around 1400) calculated pi to over 10 decimal places using his groundbreaking infinite series (which regrettably bears Leibniz’s name), it was already more than accurate enough to address all practical applications. Pursuing pi further had essentially become a mathematical challenge.

With the advent of computers, pi offered a proving ground for successively faster models. But eventually, breathless headlines about newly cracked digits became less compelling, and the big players moved on. Recent records (currently in the trillions of digits) have mostly been set on custom-built personal computers. The history of pi illustrates how far computing has progressed, and how much we now take it for granted.

So what use have all those digits been put to? Statistical tests have suggested that not only are they random, but that any string of them occurs just as often as any other of the same length. This implies that, if you coded this article, or any other, as a numerical string, you could find it somewhere in the decimal expansion of pi. Of course, that’s relatively meaningless, since you don’t know where to find the material you want. An apt metaphor for an age when we are being asphyxiated by mushrooming clouds of information.

But pi’s infinite randomness can also be seen more as richness. What amazes, then, is the possibility that such profusion can come from a rule so simple: circumference divided by diameter. This is characteristic of mathematics, whereby elementary formulas can give rise to surprisingly varied phenomena. For instance, the humble quadratic can be used to model everything from the growth of bacterial populations to the manifestation of chaos. Pi makes us wonder if our universe’s complexity emerges from similarly simple mathematical building blocks. Constant Pi Day Don’t Expect
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PSN playstation network status

"Lizard Squad", a group of hackers as Xbox Live Microsoft and Sony PlayStation Network on Wednesday night (NSP) is known, has the responsibility for both attacks is.

Xbox Live Xbox Live Microsoft showed the core of the service status page for this service in the company, declined to Xbox 360 on the evening of December 24. "limited".

It's Christmas Eve Xbox Live in the group of hackers, make sure that the various messages to Twitter.

"Xbox Disconnected," the group wrote. "Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Xbox felt my pleasure, my oh my moms basement is DDoS Heyy ...."

Business Insider A few hours after the attack on Microsoft, Sony PSN pirate has a similar manner. "PSN Disconnected," the group said. Sony confirmed the attack through his Twitter account AskPlayStation.

It all trains Lizard flooding the web traffic to temporarily disable the service is to be used in DDoS attacks. PSN and Xbox Live hacking Network group last week threatened to kill both this Christmas.

Currently PSN and Xbox Live, while modern IGN, Maxim and MLG.TV. Certain applications, including limited, the following services are emerging,
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Georges St-Pierre successfully in UFC 167

The champion Georges St - Pierre successfully left the game , " and go to a little " immediately after the question " first decision Johny Hendricks fight , the UFC 167 welterweight title in the ninth album.

But UFC president Dana White said St- Pierre and the lack of a holiday promotion with Hendricks looking for an immediate return, but do not expect it existed in all clarity .

White also said that the decision of the " burnt ", said: " George has lost his lead , he knew , he knew , lost, Hendricks knew he had won, and won the corner knew it. "

St- Pierre ( 25-2 ) in UFC history and one of the most successful boxer who won MGM Grand Garden Arena in front of a full stadium for the first time by split decision .

When the judge saw Hendricks 48-47 in the third reigning five -round fight for the title 48-47 . ESPN.com Hendricks, 48-47 in the game.

As most of the crowd booed the decision , St. Pierre, and took the microphone for a while "hang the gloves " in need - but if you are asked to confirm whether this will be his last fight , hesitated Canadian Champion .

"There was a lot of talk about what was going to happen [after this fight]," St-Pierre said. "I have a bunch of stuff in my life happening. I need to hang up my gloves for a little bit.

"I will make a point on that a little later, but for right now, I've got to go away for a little bit."

Hendricks (15-2), who raised his arms in victory when the fight ended, challenged St-Pierre in every facet of the game. He hurt him several times with his signature left hand and scored key takedowns in the third and fourth rounds.

A former NCAA wrestling champion at Oklahoma State University, Hendricks collapsed when the scores were read.

"I thought I clearly won the fight," he said.

Hendricks expressed no interest in whether St-Pierre retires.

"I don't care about Georges," Hendricks said. "That's what I've said from the very get go. I beat him anyway.

"I just want the belt. That UFC belt, right in front of me. That's the only thing pushing me, motivating me. I don't care who has it or who doesn't. I need to get that. That's really my drive. I thought I got it tonight, but I guess I didn't."
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Tom Clancy died in Baltimore

Complex adrenaline - Fuel military thriller novels were added to a new genre and created one of the most famous and best-selling author Tom Clancy world , died on Tuesday in Baltimore. He was 66th.

She grew up in Baltimore, Mr. Clancy, Johns Hopkins Hospital , died after a short illness , said his attorney , JW Thompson Webb Tuesday . Mr. Webb is the publisher of Old Evan Clancy is the president of the Putnam nor the exact cause of his death , he knew .

His first book, Mr. Clancy, " The Hunt for Red October," which was written , often cited as one of the best novels of the genre. Weapons , submarines and intelligence agencies with the technical details of a spy thriller in common: in 1984 with the publication of the book, Mr. Clancy potboiler of a new beginning.

He found an eager audience. Over 100 million copies of her novels published and a remarkable 17 , the list of best-selling New reached # 1 on the New York Times " threat vector " , launched in December last year . Fertile until his death , Mr. Clancy wait for the release of his next book, "authority" , December 3 sets .

The impact was felt far beyond the world of publishing . And the hero character Mr. Clancy was from Hollywood , Harrison Ford as Jack Ryan was Alec Baldwin and Ben Affleck adapted star of blockbusters . Mr. Clancy was so realistic that game is to arrange for his thrillers, military training for your license . And television, Clancy form using high-tech tools , fast-paced espionage "24" and found a place in popular programs such as "Homeland" .

Millionaire Clancy repeated in a baseball cap and a pilot , and often wearing sunglasses and holding a cigarette in the pop culture landscape photographs , create a familiar silhouette. With the money he earned the Chesapeake Bay on the farm of 80 acres. He was co-owner of the Baltimore Orioles . Also bought a tank.
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Steve Ballmer Microsoft has tried to remake

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, a loud guide who directed a lethal calm decade for the tech titan, reported he will resign inside the following year.

It is very simple to say that Ballmer came up short. What's more, as it were, he did fall flat. In September 2000, nine months after Bill Gates named Ballmer CEO, Microsoft was worth $642 billion, an ostensible record for an American organization that wouldn't be obscured until Apple squeaked by in August 2012. Anyhow as the Nasdaq imploded, Microsoft fell hard, and leveled out. Also stayed level.

For a decade, Microsoft's stock value has worked as an indoor regulator set to $25. What's more shareholders have a tendency to not like thermostatic stock.

Rather than fall for some great man theory of technology, it's fairer to observe that Ballmer failed not because of some obvious product flop (even though Surface stinks) or some famous design snafu (even though Windows 8 is sort of a nightmare). Instead, he failed because he inherited a company whose success relied on desktop computers stuffed with Windows and Excel. And his tenure coincided with the rise of another sort of computer mobile computers that Microsoft couldn't continue to monopolize.

The long view is useful here. Windows, along with Intel, got its clock cleaned by Apple and Google in the last decade. Their global market share of operating systems fell from 96 percent around 2000 to 35 percent in 2012. Apple and Google wedged their way into our laptops, phones, and tablets, while Microsoft saw its sliver of the mobile market decline between 2005 and 2012.
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