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Date: 07/02/11 08:06 AM

58 Responses to Pi Is Wrong: We`ve All Been Lied To, Math Nerds

  1. Profile photo of bauerpimp
    bauerpimp Female 40-49
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    July 1, 2011 at 11:56 am
    Link: Pi Is Wrong: We`ve All Been Lied To, Math Nerds - June 28 was Tau Day. Bet you didn`t know that. Mathletes, get ready to jizz in your pants.
  2. Profile photo of RFMITCH1
    RFMITCH1 Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 8:49 am
    I support it.
  3. Profile photo of the-x-ray
    the-x-ray Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2011 at 8:54 am
    you need pi for other things, there is a reason to this, super geniuses.. you can use tau for 2xpi, no problem, but saying that you can forget about pi is nonsense, you would have to write 1/2 tau everytime you just need pi ;)
  4. Profile photo of the-x-ray
    the-x-ray Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2011 at 8:56 am
    just watch this here and then tell me pi has absolutely no sense.. link to a pi explanation graphics
  5. Profile photo of kribbe
    kribbe Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 8:57 am
    i don`t get it, i know 2 pie is 1 tau now but i fail to understand his logic with the circle example
  6. Profile photo of the-x-ray
    the-x-ray Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2011 at 8:57 am
    btw. never believe anything anyone using red black white colours tells you (and is bald headed...), they just try to change history for their financial advantages..
  7. Profile photo of EntrE
    EntrE Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 8:58 am
    what a bunch of BS arguments. also there is no more annoying way of narrating a video
  8. Profile photo of FreeHat4Sale
    FreeHat4Sale Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 8:59 am
    Happy belated Tau Day
  9. Profile photo of Slotherder
    Slotherder Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2011 at 8:59 am
    I`ve thought this way ever since pi was first explained to me. Unfortunately, it`ll never happen in the U.S. We can`t even manage to convince ourselves to convert to metric, which would have so many more beneficial results.
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    deyv87 Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 9:08 am
    A very similar video, from the snakesnakesnakesnake girl: http://youtu.be/jG7vhMMXagQ
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2011 at 9:15 am
    exactly, because everyone knows 2 pies are better than one. especially peanut butter, apple, pecan, and of course, bacon pie. great with ice cream.
  12. Profile photo of MikeyNiv
    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 9:25 am
    I`m rooting for you tau! Overthrow the Earth please
  13. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 9:44 am
    Dammit couldn`t you have posted this a bit sooner?
  14. Profile photo of CoyoteKing
    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 9:57 am
    wait wait wait! so pi is wrong and the cake is a lie? what has this world come to? next thing you know the cookie monster will be eating veggies and fruit!



    oh god! its begun!
  15. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2011 at 10:15 am
    too early in the afternoon for this kind of stuff.. yawn.
  16. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 10:23 am
    Pretty amazing, i love tau!
  17. Profile photo of inversegrav
    inversegrav Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2011 at 10:57 am
    this would have made math so much easier for me in school. Maybe I might not have had to miss out on so much of it because i had to glue my nose in the f u k i n books all weekend long.
  18. Profile photo of MountainBord
    MountainBord Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 11:00 am
    not mathletes, prepare to have your brain explode
  19. Profile photo of Molehouse
    Molehouse Male 13-17
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    July 2, 2011 at 11:03 am
    The bit about radians would actually make my life much easier. I`m going to annoy my teacher by doing all my calculations that way.
  20. Profile photo of Wowummwow
    Wowummwow Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 11:30 am
    umm... no...
    It might be slightly more aesthetic for pure mathematics however when you jump to physics which requires the same level of beauty and simplicity this idea completely falls apart.

    For those who have issues in math with angle measurements in radians just remember one circle = 360 degrees = 2pi rad. Also do yourself a favor and start estimating those 15% tips in your head whenever you go out to eat with your parents... it`ll make your life so much easier in math class.
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    fatex52986 Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 11:33 am
    stupid. stupid. stupid. pi is my homie.
  22. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    July 2, 2011 at 11:48 am
    Ooo! I think I sprained my brain-bone!
  23. Profile photo of Tubby12370
    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 12:44 pm
    5Cats,

    I sprained my brain-bone as well.
  24. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 12:55 pm
    Ah yes I remember my structural dynamics course.


    Anything that involved a trigonomic function it would`ve been bad practice to use Hz as the frequency unit.

    Funny thing is 1hz equals one entire wavelength in a second which would be that divided by 2pi in radians.

    But for the sake of trigonometry lets run more numbers...

    sine of pi = 0____________sine of tau = 0
    sine of pi/2 = 1__________sine of tau/2 = 0
    sine of pi/3 = sqrt(3)/2 _sine of tau/3 = sqrt(3)/2
    sine of pi/4 = 1/sqrt(2)__sine tau/4 = 1

    cosine of pi = -1__________cosine of tau = 1
    cosine of pi/2 = 0_________cosine of tau/2 = -1
    cosine of pi/3 = 1/2_______cosine of tau/3 = 1/2
    cosine of pi/4 = 1/sqrt(2)_cosine of tau/4 = -1
    any math wizz here can figure out tangents
  25. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    you would have to write 1/2 tau everytime you just need

    As this video demonstrates you`d only need that for calculating there area of a circle.
    Also the idea behind your graphic was already mentioned in this video. That is pi is equal to the circumference divided by the diameter of a circle.
  26. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 1:07 pm
    Yep using tau would definitely make structural dynamics a lot easier.
  27. Profile photo of kushking
    kushking Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 1:13 pm
    that made me have a mindgasm
  28. Profile photo of krisley
    krisley Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 1:17 pm
    Neat-o
  29. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2011 at 1:18 pm
    K, thinks i dont need to know anymore
  30. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    July 2, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    sold!
  31. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2011 at 1:58 pm
    Aha! Seems pretty legit to me.
  32. Profile photo of Thetas
    Thetas Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    Sweet. I want Tau, and I want it now. drat Pi.
  33. Profile photo of Mailbox
    Mailbox Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 2:08 pm
    I`m definitely gonna use Toa now. whitout exeptions!
  34. Profile photo of ladymanson
    ladymanson Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 3:03 pm
    OK, fine lets use Tau.... screw Pi anyways..
  35. Profile photo of JaLacaob
    JaLacaob Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 3:31 pm
    Rofl, all those fools that got the tattoo...
  36. Profile photo of itzazoom
    itzazoom Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 3:54 pm
    see vid by vi hart, tis the same but nicer
  37. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2011 at 4:02 pm
    Sweet- has the title "The Tao of Pie" already been copyrighted?
  38. Profile photo of mykunter
    mykunter Male 40-49
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    July 2, 2011 at 5:22 pm
    Yawn... I don`t math.
  39. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2011 at 5:37 pm
    June 128th was tau day? I didn`t see any, probably got delayed by a warpstorm or something.
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 5:55 pm
    I don`t understand, why he pauses at random, points in the sentence. It makes it, harder to follow when, he seemingly doesn`t have, a firm grasp of language and, wants me to follow, his direction.

    That being said: I love pi but I am on the pro-tau side.
  41. Profile photo of RepostPolice
    RepostPolice Male 13-17
    189 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 8:15 pm
    Does this mean I get to eat tau on Tau Day?
  42. Profile photo of adam432823
    adam432823 Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2011 at 8:36 pm
    This is going to ruin a lot of t-shirts.
  43. Profile photo of DonavinFox
    DonavinFox Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 9:06 pm
    I like math... but that made my brain hurt... need more beer....
  44. Profile photo of SephirothA83
    SephirothA83 Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 9:48 pm
    talking quickly and having awkward pauses is clearly how this guy figured out how to sound smart.
  45. Profile photo of jamesuyt
    jamesuyt Male 13-17
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    July 3, 2011 at 2:02 am
    I dislike mathematics, but I already knew this. Thnk you, Vihart :D
  46. Profile photo of Orchideous
    Orchideous Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2011 at 4:05 am
    Lol, makes sense
  47. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2011 at 9:12 am
    Meh, I like pi. It`s pretty arbitrary either way really. If multiplying by 2 is such an inconvenience and hindrance to your maths, you probably won`t be able to do the kind of maths where this would come into it anyway.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2011 at 10:07 am
    oh the horror. the humanity. thank god I`m out of school.
  49. Profile photo of elderban
    elderban Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2011 at 5:15 pm
    And here I`ve been calculating my checkbook wrong all of these years...

    Numbers only exist in the minds of men.
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    July 4, 2011 at 4:02 am
    I see a future of tau that is then broken down into 2pi for "easy factoring". And then there will be a video decrying tau and that we should use 2pi so we can easily see "where the factor came from."

    I know it cuz I`ve seen my friggin` math prof`s do it a thousand times over, and it confused me every time.
  51. Profile photo of Vimto
    Vimto Male 40-49
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    July 4, 2011 at 7:14 am
    I was with him until he hit the area of a circle, then it started to look messy. I`ll stick with my pi thx.
  52. Profile photo of six13
    six13 Female 18-29
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    July 4, 2011 at 4:00 pm
    And this is why I study art...
  53. Profile photo of Nocciolina
    Nocciolina Female 18-29
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    July 4, 2011 at 4:06 pm
    yay! Tau day is my birthday!!
  54. Profile photo of coolthing97
    coolthing97 Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    Wow, it doesn`t really make a difference, but the part about radians is rather helpful although it`s easy either way.... Lol. :-P
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    kikayoaka Male 70 & Over
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    July 6, 2011 at 12:42 am
    Tau day! For the greater good!
  56. Profile photo of monkeymath
    monkeymath Male 18-29
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    July 12, 2011 at 10:01 pm
    ok i am a math nerd and i have this to say - yes pi is the circumference divided by the diameter but when you go into all of the equations nobody thinks of pi as the number 3.14 instead they think of it as the rotation. when you rotate a strait line to form a circle the strait line is the radius not the diameter so half of the circle is pi and the full rotation is 2 pi .so really the 2 does not go to pi it goes to the radius to make it the diameter
  57. Profile photo of metalhannes
    metalhannes Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2011 at 3:41 am
    Lol math nerds can`t spell straight.
  58. Profile photo of metalhannes
    metalhannes Male 18-29
    144 posts
    July 18, 2011 at 1:44 pm
    Lol math nerds can`t spell straight.

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