Converting Pi to binary: Don’t do it

I haven’t really written much about mathematics. And later I might. For now we are still on the comical note… I stumbled (literally, by using stumbleupon) across a site that claims it’s a good thing we can’t write out pi in binary numbers. If you do, you end up with all finite strings of 0′s and 1′s that is possible. That means, converted to letters, you have infringed copyrights of all written material known to man, you have insulted all religions and all of their fictual characters, you have done all kinds of espionage and written a DVD-cracking program (courtesy of DVD-Jon). Read a bit more over at

Converting Pi to binary: Don’t do it@Everything2.com.

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One Response to Converting Pi to binary: Don’t do it

  1. ViRay says:

    But the number 0.1234567891011121314151617181920212223…
    is legal and it’s much easier to find stuff in it even
    in binary. We’ve been doing it since before the CD was
    invented. No? Well there is always the PUBLIC DOMAIN
    method… COUNTING!

    Pi in binary sounds like a tube TV with no antenna.
    0.123 sounds like all possible music.

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