Friday, March 13, 2015
#131 Happy Pi Day
in infinite pi
you can find any sequence
even this haiku
I can encode the haiku into this string of digits using a simple substitution cipher:
It’s 92 digits long, two digits for each letter.
Unfortunately, with ten possibilities for each digit and a string of 92 numbers, that means I’d have to go out to 1092 digits of pi in order to find it, on average. And to check all those digits would take the world’s fastest computer, which can do 55 quadrillion calculations a second, about 1060 times the age of the universe.
We’re not going to be having Shakespeare pi any time soon.