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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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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.