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Discussion in 'General' started by pianolady, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. pianolady

    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Pretty sure I'm the only one who thinks this is neat, but look at the numbers on the attached screenshot: all 5's and 1's and the sum of the numbers in the 'total topics' equals 15. Isn't that the coolest thing?!

    (Of course, now that I'm posting this, the numbers will have changed, but still....)
     
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    Some celebrate March 14th as pi day. But its even better if you mark it at 3PM (15 hours), 9 minutes and 26 seconds! (3/14 at 15:9:26) I guess in 2015 it will also be cool. 8)
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Yes, I know all about pi day. Very cool - I love this sort of thing. I was going to buy a lottery ticket tonight with only the numbers 1 and 5, but then I got side-tracked by a leprechaun and never got around to it.

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    Yeah, why did you have to post and spoil it all ?
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    :( But then probably nobody would have seen it at all.
     
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    Yes, it's pretty cool. Why do you think you're the only one who thinks it's neat? Do you think that makes you some kind of weirdo? Well, let me assure you that weirdness is less unique than you might think. Let me give you an example:

    Orchestral players often have to stop playing for many bars to accommodate textural changes in the music. We have to count the rest-bars, so that we know when to join back in, in case the conductor forgets to glance encouragingly at us when the time comes. Most people count these bars forwards from 1, and when they reach the number printed in their score, they know they've reached the last rest-bar, and the next bar is the one they come in on. But I always count backwards starting with the printed number, and when I get to zero I've reached the bar to play in. But it gets worse. Many players use their fingers to help them count, or even silently mouth the numbers as they go. I use my fingers too, but I count backwards in binary. I used to think I was uniquely weird in this respect, until I spotted an oboe player in front of me doing the exact same thing!

    However, I don't think much of the idea of pi day. We don't have it on this side of the Atlantic, because we write dates "properly" and there is no such date as the 31st of April. :)
    Perhaps we could have e day instead, if rounding is allowed (27th Feb).
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    I like statistics and also dates that are interesting. :)
     

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