Re: HUMOR: IP nastyness

From: Felix Ungman (
Date: Wed Jul 11 2001 - 03:38:09 MDT

Funny indeed. But philosophically speaking, anyone here really belives that Pi is the Creator of Everything? Well, maybe the Bible Code is just scratching the surface of thruth.


On måndag 9 juli 2001 06.11, Brian Atkins <> wrote:
>From desperado by way of alt.math.recreational by way of Keith
>WARNING: Do NOT calculate Pi in binary. It is conjectured that this
>number is normal, meaning that it contains ALL finite bit
>If you compute it, you will be guilty of:
>* Copyright infringement (of all books, all short stories, all
> newspapers, all magazines, all web sites, all music, all movies,
> and all software, including the complete Windows source code)
>* Trademark infringement
>* Possession of child pornography
>* Espionage (unauthorized possession of top secret information)
>* Possession of DVD-cracking software
>* Possession of threats to the President
>* Possession of everyone's SSN, everyone's credit card numbers,
> everyone's PIN numbers, everyone's unlisted phone numbers, and
> everyone's passwords
>* Defaming Islam. Not technically illegal, but you'll have to go
> into hiding along with Salman Rushdie.
>* Defaming Scientology. Which IS illegal -- just ask Keith
>Also, your computer will contain all of the nastiest known computer
>viruses. In fact, all of the nastiest POSSIBLE computer
>Some of the files on my PC are intensely personal, and I for one
>don't want you snooping through a copy of them.
>You might get away with computing just a few digits, but why risk it?
>There's no telling how far into Pi you can go without finding the secret
>documents about the JFK assassination, a photograph of your neighbor's six
>year old daughter doing the nasty with the family dog, or a complete copy of
>the not-yet-released Pearl Harbor movie. So just don't do it.
>The same warning applies to e, the square root of 2, Euler's constant, Phi,
>the cosine of any non-zero algebraic number, and the vast majority of all
>other real numbers.
>There's a reason why these numbers are always computed and shown in decimal,
>after all.
>Brian Atkins
>Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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