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## March 14th Officially Becomes National Pi Day321

whitefox writes "The scoop from CNet is that 'The US House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a resolution introduced two days earlier that designates March 14, 2009 (3/14, get it?) as National Pi Day. It urges schools to take the opportunity to teach their students about Pi and "engage them about the study of mathematics."' The resolution is available online. I doubt it'll ever become a national holiday, but the Pi string in the article is pretty cool in a nerdy sort of way."
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## March 14th Officially Becomes National Pi Day

• #### e Day (Score:5, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 14, 2009 @10:26AM (#27192255)

What makes pi so special? Support making February 71st e Day!

• #### Pi string (Score:5, Funny)

on Saturday March 14, 2009 @10:27AM (#27192263)

"Pi string in the article is pretty cool in a nerdy sort of way."

First thought: Ah, they have some kind of string representation of pi instead of just using a double. Excuse me, I'll kill myself now.

• #### From across the pond (Score:5, Funny)

on Saturday March 14, 2009 @10:28AM (#27192269) Homepage Journal
I never get used to the MM/DD way of typing dates. If it wasn't for the sarcastic remark (3/14, get it?) I wouldn't have caught it. Unfortunately, we will never get a Pi day over here, as 3/14 doesn't exist. A sad day for the European lovers of Pi (a secret fraternity of which we do not speak)
• #### Re:From across the pond (Score:5, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 14, 2009 @10:29AM (#27192281)

But Pi approximation day - 22/7 is quite a holiday I hear.

• #### Pie! (Score:4, Funny)

on Saturday March 14, 2009 @10:35AM (#27192303)

I just told my girlfriend it was National Pi Day, and she asked me what kind I wanted ;)

• #### Re:From across the pond (Score:4, Funny)

on Saturday March 14, 2009 @10:39AM (#27192335)

Not a problem! We just declare 31st April European Pi Day instead!

• #### Re:From across the pond (Score:2, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 14, 2009 @10:47AM (#27192381)

I use stardates you insensitive clod! Right now is stardate 62666.2. Our last pi day, stardate 31415.9, was over 30 years ago.

by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 14, 2009 @10:48AM (#27192385)

Two quotes from MIT admissions correspondence:

"MIT Regular Action admissions decisions will be made available online on Saturday, March 14 at 2:00 PM EDT... actually, we'll probably have decisions posted a minute before 2pm."

"Receiving your decision online is as easy as pi."

• #### Re:From across the pond (Score:4, Funny)

on Saturday March 14, 2009 @10:54AM (#27192423) Homepage

22/7 is quite a holiday I hear

Well - more or less.

• #### Re:But March 14th is already taken! (Score:5, Funny)

on Saturday March 14, 2009 @10:56AM (#27192439)
It's likely that if you're celebrating one, you're not celebrating the other.
• #### Re:But March 14th is already taken! (Score:5, Funny)

on Saturday March 14, 2009 @10:59AM (#27192467)

Maybe they should claim June 9th.

• #### Re:Pie! (Score:4, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 14, 2009 @10:59AM (#27192469)

Cream pie?

• #### Re:Typical good timing.... (Score:3, Funny)

on Saturday March 14, 2009 @11:00AM (#27192471)
Yeah, because March 14th will always be on Saturdays.
• #### Re:e Day (Score:5, Funny)

on Saturday March 14, 2009 @11:05AM (#27192501)

Why not celebrate both and call it pie day.

• #### Re:It's a Saturday (Score:1, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 14, 2009 @11:08AM (#27192533)

Turns out that was a deliberate choice. Usually 3/14 is the day out-of-work community actors show up at high schools in Roman dress and intone, "Beware the Ides of March". This year that bit will be done on Friday.

• #### Re:But March 14th is already taken! (Score:3, Funny)

on Saturday March 14, 2009 @11:20AM (#27192593) Journal

At least we know what to get you for your birthday

• #### Re:But March 14th is already taken! (Score:5, Funny)

on Saturday March 14, 2009 @11:21AM (#27192607) Journal

If everyone shut their pie hole, Steak and BJ day wouldn't exactly be as much fun either.

• #### Re:Pie! (Score:3, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 14, 2009 @11:24AM (#27192623)

you should have told her it was steak and blowjob day.

• #### Re:But March 14th is already taken! (Score:3, Funny)

<deleted.slashdot@org> on Saturday March 14, 2009 @11:36AM (#27192697)

Well, there are still two other holes available. Should not pose any problems... :D

• #### Pi Day in Europe... (Score:5, Funny)

on Saturday March 14, 2009 @11:45AM (#27192761)
In Europe we celebrate Pi on the 31st of April...

...oh!
• #### Re:It's a Saturday (Score:5, Funny)

on Saturday March 14, 2009 @12:01PM (#27192907) Homepage Journal

Ahh, Congress. Finally get around to encouraging schools to use this for educational purposes on a year when it falls on a Saturday. Brilliant.

No need to worry, since over time the meaning will be lost and it will be assumed it was national 'Pie day'. For the years to come Apple pies will be sold in millions on this special day ;)

• #### Re:But March 14th is already taken! (Score:5, Funny)

on Saturday March 14, 2009 @12:03PM (#27192923) Homepage

You can do as you please, but I for one will NOT be putting steak up my nose.

• #### Re:Pie! (Score:3, Funny)

on Saturday March 14, 2009 @12:16PM (#27193033)
The correct answer is hair pie.
• #### Re:e Day (Score:3, Funny)

on Saturday March 14, 2009 @12:44PM (#27193245)

No mere physical constant can rival the perfection that is e.

• #### Re:Not every year... (Score:2, Funny)

on Saturday March 14, 2009 @01:09PM (#27193441)

The last one was March 14, 1592. There will be another in 13917 years.

Sweet! I'm going to make sure to keep my schedule free that day, cause I'm going to party like it's 3.14159!

• #### Re:But March 14th is already taken! (Score:2, Funny)

on Saturday March 14, 2009 @01:31PM (#27193681) Journal

I know it was meant to be, although I fail to understand the difference. Valentine's Day seems to involve couples being extra-couply and having a nice dinner (which could be a steak, or whatever takes your preference), then sex - be that oral, or whatever takes your preference. The idea that this is somehow a burden to the male that he needs something solely done for him just to make up for it seems rather bizarre to me.

If he's that whiny about a relationship, I suggest "Have a wank and make your own damn steak" day.

The idea that in a relationship, you're only romantic because it's Valentine's Day is worth criticising - but if you're in a relationship where you only have a steak and oral sex once a year, and only then because there's a special day for it, is equally a rather fucked up relationship...

• #### Re:From across the pond (Score:1, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 14, 2009 @01:48PM (#27193879)
Um . . . doesn't Stardate "xxxx.y" make better sense? I mean, especially here on Slashdot?
• #### Re:But March 14th is already taken! (Score:5, Funny)

on Saturday March 14, 2009 @02:00PM (#27193985)

Well, you could call it Steak and Hair Pi Day.

rj

• #### Ladies and Gentlmen (Score:4, Funny)

on Saturday March 14, 2009 @03:03PM (#27194521) Journal
PI IS EXACTLY THREE!
• #### Re:But March 14th is already taken! (Score:3, Funny)

on Saturday March 14, 2009 @07:08PM (#27196289) Journal

ssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..... you're feeding the numerologists with brand new "data"!

• #### Re:It's a Saturday (Score:2, Funny)

on Saturday March 14, 2009 @09:28PM (#27197029) Journal
Europeans and the rest of the world which writes dates that way can make 22nd of July Pi day. We're sticking to March 14th.
• #### Puts the vi vs emacs wars into proportion... (Score:3, Funny)

on Saturday March 14, 2009 @09:46PM (#27197135) Homepage Journal
I call bullshit. Pi totally pwns e, and anyone who says otherwise must work in marketing.

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