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Anything Is Possible With Pi

14 March 2013 No Comment

That's right, on Pi Day, anything is possible… in a way.

Meet Pi, everyone's favorite infinite, non-repeating, irrational number.

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It's the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, and no one's ever discovered a pattern within its digits, nor an end to them.

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That's important, that it's infinite and patternless. Keep it in mind in a moment.

Source: en.wikipedia.org

Meet Binary, a two-symbol number system that kicks Pi up a notch.

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It can be a bit confusing if you've never heard of a “base-10″ number system (it's the one you and the rest of the world uses), and that's alright. What you need to know about it is that binary code – all the ones and zeroes you see on hackers' screens in movies like The Matrix – is how computers make sense of everything.

Source: theshpitz.wordpress.com

Literally anything a computer knows about anything, it knows because it read it in binary.

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Everything it knows, everything it does, everything it is commanded to do, is because that computer read it in binary code.

Despite its utter simplicity, binary code can be used to represent absolutely any scenario that is logically possible to a computer. And a computer with enough firepower could simulate anything binary threw at it.

So absolutely any situation that has ever happened, or will ever happen, or logically could happen but for whatever reason never did or never will, can be represented in a string of binary code.

Source: orionstarmedia.com


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