I’m sure Ace would take installment payments on this bet.

An online comic about Ace. A young geek that's too nice for his own good. All he wants is a regular life and a regular girlfriend. But he knows that isn't going to happen. – CGI – Adult situations. Artistic nudity. Not suitable for children or Fundies.

I’m sure Ace would take installment payments on this bet.

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Yay for Ace! I am geek, hear me roar

Okay. This one made me LOL.

that was funny!

Ace as a kid is a winner –love the whole concept AND that face

Heh, that’s adorable π

And Ace isn’t a Hedge Fund Trader or NSA analyst for what reason??? π

Because they don’t get into half as much trouble.

With everything that had been going on, I had forgotten that ACE was a geek. And it’s genetic, judging from the first couple of pages.

LOL!

My freshman math professor (in 1964 at Michigan State University) claimed he had a professor who had memorized the first 100 digits of pi, and would recite them at any reasonable (or unreasonable) opportunity. Finally my prof got peeved and memorized the 101st though 110th digits. Next time Prof. Blowhard wrote out the 100 digit expansion on the blackboard, he got up and added ten more…

Young Ace is absolutely adorable.

Beyond a certain point, for people who can “recite” Pi to silly numbers of digits, would it not be more likely that they are just able to do division rather quickly in their heads than that they’ve committed to memory 500 or whatever digits of a number?

Yo Hinoron! (I’m assuming you’re the one from LICD, lol).

I believe reciting specifically means “from memory”. If you’re doing it in your head, I’m pretty sure that would be referred to as calculating. Then Lil Ace’s line would be “Would you give me a dime for each digit I can calculate?”

That’s not to say he didn’t calculate them on his own at an earlier point in time.

That’s my point; what if the people who CLAIM to have memorized hundreds of digits of Pi can simply do division quickly. Then they can claim to have memorized as many digits as they’re willing to stand around saying allowed for however long. It makes much more sense to me (for one thing, what the hell would be the PURPOSE in memorizing hundreds of digits of Pi?)

And yes, I have also commented on LICD and other webcomics.

Memorising a few hundred digits isn’t that hard – I did it once but have lost most of it again. Calculating PI to hundreds of digits in ones head, which would involve a bit more than just division, would be freakishly difficult if not impossible.

Memorization is much easier than calculation. But I’m a math geek who was in a few plays a couple generations ago. Not that great at either lately, killed lots of brain cells across the years. Always hated arithmetic, mathematics only gets interesting when you when you replace numbers with letters and gets fun when you switch from Roman letters to Greek.