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Off the Mark by Mark Parisi for March 14, 2020

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    jasonsnakelover  4 months ago

    He’s gonna be at that computer awhile.

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    pschearer Premium Member 4 months ago

    Happy Pi(e) Day!!

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    Little Caesar  4 months ago

    “Pie are round, cornbread are square.”

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    mddshubby2005  4 months ago

    Happy Half-Tau Day!

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    stillfickled Premium Member 4 months ago

    He’ll be there typing for the rest of his life.

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    serithinflight  4 months ago

    happy PI day

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    WilliamRichmond  4 months ago

    Not going anywhere for awhile?

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    jpayne4040  4 months ago

    Man, I hope it’s important; whatever it is.

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    HankVanderWaal  4 months ago

    will need a bigger box

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    A Common 'tator  4 months ago

    What a coincidence… On my list of “My Comics” Off the mark follows Reality check and they both feature Pi…

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    P51Strega  4 months ago

    Employee self assessment, 1. What value do you bring to the company?

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    J Quest  4 months ago

    Life of Pi…

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    mpolo11 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Very clever!

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    dflak  4 months ago

    I have pi memorized to 8 digits, the accuracy of computers in my day. My nephew who is a math and chess wiz has it memorized to 80 digits.

    8 digits is more than enough for everyday applications. It is difficult to measure, much less cut to that precision.

    The Apollo missions made it to the moon on slide rules (well some of it) which, to someone with really good eyesight might eek out 4 place precision, depending on which end of the scale you are on and how big the slide rule is.

    Yes, I still know how to use Napier’s Bones.

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    33Angel  4 months ago

    OH! SO super clever today!!! Loved this one, Mark. Thank you for the laugh.

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    KEA  4 months ago

    π

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    KEA  4 months ago

    π… which is to say, there’s no way to give a complete decimal representation.

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    stamps  4 months ago

    You only need 40 digits to have an accuracy less than the diameter of a hydrogen atom when calculating the circumference of the universe.

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    Zapbessacarr  4 months ago

    Just type in PI.

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    zeexenon  4 months ago

    Multiply by infinity and you have a great prime number for a cypher key.

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    Rogers George Premium Member 4 months ago

    Someone from NASA told me that the most they ever use is 16 digits of precision. The comic is correct as far as it shows, btw. (OK, I once had it memorized to 111 digits.)

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    megerkey  4 months ago

    How do you prove that you aren’t a robot with that name? LOL

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    Emmett Wayne  4 months ago

    ‘PI’ R squared, but 2 ‘PI’ R delicious.

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    sobrown51  4 months ago

    Philosophical question: Is his name a word (pi) or a number (3.14 etc)?

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    Lightpainter  4 months ago

    I want to see him fill out a government form.

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    CallMeMeg  4 months ago

    3.1415926

    Oddly, if you convert the letters in PIDAY to numbers (P=16, I=9, etc) the digits are the first decimal digits in pi.

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    cuzinron47  4 months ago

    I’d say you have legal recourse for a name change.

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    kenneth.sanger  4 months ago

    This whole comic is irrational……

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    CharlesBrickner1  4 months ago

    That’s a mighty strange keyboard.

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    bobpeters61  4 months ago

    That should keep the alien monster in the computer busy for a while.

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