Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

Shez (
Tue, 17 Oct 95 19:26:22 GMT (Dave Budd) writes:

> Another of those damn stupid conversion factors. I say we should make Pi =
> 3 and Phi = 1.5
> Dave "doesn't give a damn about e" Budd

We could replace e and pi with one combined term. The average of the two is
2.9, which is as near as dammit to 3 as to make no difference.

I think the fact that pi is normally taken to be 3.14159etcetc shows there
must be something wrong with our circles.

In ancient times, builders of megalithic stone circles used to flatten the
shape slightly to so as to give a value of pi=3 (BTW this bit is not a troll!).

Now that everyone has abandoned compasses and uses drawing programs instead
it should be easy enough to have functions that draw circles in a manner
that gives an integer ratio of circumference to diameter.