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Sign the e-petition to support pi!

  1. Jul 26, 2012 #1
    Here is a petition about supporting pi against tau. So if you think that pi should not be changed, please sign this petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/khan-academy-withdraw-the-support-for-tau. I'm not sure if the petition will help, but...

    P.S. If this petitions are not allowed, by all means lock or delete this thread, but please don't give me an infraction!
     
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  3. Jul 26, 2012 #2

    BobG

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    vi hart makes cool youtube videos. If she's supporting tau, then so am I!

    Actually, I have a problem with both so don't really care who wins. Greek letters should represent angles; not constants! pi should be the symbol for longitude of perigee; not 3.14!

    If you start using Greek letters for all kinds of things instead of just angles, how will anybody ever know what the heck is going on?!

    Secret tip: It's always better to hope banning doesn't occur to mentors than to remind them they have the power! Fortunately, a glitch in the software results in mentors not being able to read posts written in Lemon Chiffon.
     
  4. Jul 26, 2012 #3

    Ryan_m_b

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    Why's there such a large blank space at the bottom of this post??? I'm so confused :confused: :eek:
     
  5. Jul 26, 2012 #4

    Evo

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    I had the same question. Is there a glitch?
     
  6. Jul 26, 2012 #5

    Ryan_m_b

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    Hmmm perhaps we should ban everyone just to be sure nothing dodgy is going on...
     
  7. Jul 26, 2012 #6

    Evo

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    Oh, that's a good idea!!! We can never be too careful.
     
  8. Jul 26, 2012 #7

    BobG

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    Mentors going off on tangents is always a bad sine.

    Try to keep your posts on topic.

    Of course, if only angles can be represented by Greek letters, we'll have a problem with constants. I think constants should be represented with letters from the Cyrillic alphabet. I suggest the lower case Cyrillic 'P' for pi (i.e. - 3.14159....)
     
  9. Jul 26, 2012 #8

    Danger

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    Aaarrrrgggghhhhh...
     
  10. Jul 26, 2012 #9
    If they substitute tau for pi then ... ... ... mentors should ban lemon chiffon tau. Sorry. I tried to stay on topic as you suggested, but it was too hard.
     
  11. Jul 26, 2012 #10

    Chi Meson

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    Tau or pi, no big deal, I couldn't care less. If something's got to go, let it be "ksi."

    What's that?

    Oh, the cascade hyperon!
     
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  12. Jul 26, 2012 #11
    This reminds me of Indiana Pi Bill. Don't you think voting scientific truths is a form of the equivocation fallacy? I mean, sure, legal laws get to be voted into effect, but legal laws are not the same as scientific laws conveying some scientific truth.

    Besides, that website is asking for WAAAAAYYY too much personal information for my taste.

    EDIT:

    e-petition to support [itex]\pi[/itex] ... hehehehe
     
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  13. Jul 26, 2012 #12

    George Jones

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    I'll have to use transcendental meditation to decide.
     
  14. Jul 27, 2012 #13

    Chi Meson

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  15. Jul 27, 2012 #14

    Curious3141

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    I secant that! :biggrin:
     
  16. Jul 28, 2012 #15
    Then why not sign anonymously? E.g.

    First Name: Pi
    Last Name: Wins
    Email: Pi_rules@gmail.com
    Address: Pi Street
    City: Pi City
    Country: Any real country, such as India, UK,...
    Post Code: 3141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286208998628034
     
  17. Jul 28, 2012 #16
    Thanks a lot pal. I hope someone exposes all of your personal information on the web too.
     
  18. Jul 28, 2012 #17
    No, its supposed to be fake!
     
  19. Jul 29, 2012 #18
    "I'll have to use transcendental meditation to decide."

    I'm not sure whether you are irrational or analytic.
     
  20. Jul 29, 2012 #19

    Danger

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    That's like using sand to start a fire.
     
  21. Jul 29, 2012 #20

    Ouabache

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    :rofl:
     
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