[vcf-midatlantic] OT: Pi Day (why not Tau day on June 28?)

Dan Roganti ragooman at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 08:54:10 EDT 2018


On Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 8:33 AM, Adam Michlin via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> On 3/15/2018 5:36 AM, Dan Roganti via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 10:56 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>>
>> https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2018/3/14/17119388/pi-day-pie-
>>> math-tau-circle-constant-mathematics-circumference-diameter-
>>> radius-holiday-truth
>>>
>>>
>> Simple, because it's utterly ridiculous to create a constant based upon
>> another constant using a simple coefficient, eg Tau = 2*PI
>> All of the rationale they used in that article has no merit
>> Tau would not exist if it were not for Pi
>>
>
> Actually, it is a bit more complicated than that:
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcPTiiiYDs8
>
>      -Adam
>


yea, more rationale, ​I'll believe when they start selling a scientific
calculator  with "Tau"​ button
​Dan​


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