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2011-05-09 07:00:00

Two key appointments to the sales team bring years of successful industry experience to DECIMAL. MONTREAL, May 9 /PRNewswire/ - DECIMAL, a leading provider in cost and profitability management solutions and related professional services, announces the appointment of Derek Sandison as Vice President, Strategic Alliances, and Derek McMahon as Senior Manager, Business Development. Sandison and McMahon will be responsible for overseeing DECIMAL activities in Canada and the United States...

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2010-08-05 11:56:37

Japanese and U.S. computer whizzes say they have calculated pi to five trillion decimal places, which is a number that could beat a previous record set by a French software engineer if verified. "We believe our achievement sets a new record," Japanese system engineer Shigeru Kondo said, The 54-year-old Japanese man teamed up with Alexander Yee, a U.S. computer science student, to set out to try and calculate the constant that has fascinated mathematicians for millennia. Pi is the ratio of...


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