Of course, this is only valid in the braindead M/D/Y date format. For the rest of us, there’s always Pi Approximation Day, July 22nd.
Also valid in the international standard Y-M-D format since year is ignored in either case.
I really like seeing old-school pages like this, a plethora of headings and colors, no text margins, and any font you like, as long as it’s Times New Roman.
And created by exporting a Word document to HTML.
<meta name=ProgId content=Word.Document>
<meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Word 15">
<meta name=Originator content="Microsoft Word 15">
Relatedly, The Tau Manifesto: “No, really, pi is wrong”
I remember first reading that expecting it to be a crackpot thing and then reading more and thinking “oh my god he’s right”
The tau people aren’t crackpots, but they’re guilty of extreme cherry-picking and I wouldn’t call them right per se. The Pi Manifesto lists some counterarguments.
Personally, I adopt the typographical stance that the only acceptable value for “τ” is π/2, due to the number of legs. The symbol for 2π should be something like “ππ”.
Too late, I’ve been a fanatauc for 4 years now
Also, almost every objection in the Pi Manifesto is already addressed in the Tau Manifesto :P
Thanks for this link. I was irrationally mad at the Tau manifesto for “cutely” implying there was a vast “conspiracy” promoting pi, which might have been fun in 2010 but today leaves a bad taste in my mouth.