Friday, April 24, 2009

Come To The Dork Side: We Have Pi

I don't usually like to do re-posts, but the last photo in this article is great (click on the photo for the full effect). The original article can be seen here. (Although, we've been eating Pi here for quite some time).

The Pi-Mobile Races at Imaginary Number Speeds

Some people drive a 1.2. Others a 2.2. Few drive a 3.14159. But whatever you drive, beware of the logarithms and remember to throw away your 420 in case you see a 5-0. 10-4?

That image was posted by Reddit user Alexem, who captured his 2001 Volkswagen Jetta going past the 314,159 kilometers mark. Here's another—less subtle—pi-mobile: The Mazda Pi. [Reddit via BBG]

What a πmp. Get it? PImp! Ar har har har.

(√-1) (2*4) ∑ π Okay, I need to stop...

13 comments:

ydontusteponit said...

that last one made my brain hurt. thanks for the lafz.

Kat said...

these are awesome! one of my buddies from college had "Yodapi" as his license plate but that truck has seen better days...oh, and hes getting married this weekend at, can you guess it? 3:14 in the afternoon :)

tobwot said...

(√-1) (2*4) ∑ πYou are officially awesome.

HorribleLicensePlates said...

I'm a huge nerd if you can't already tell :-)

Robin said...

(√-1) (2*4) ∑ πYou sixteen some pie? Shouldn't that be (2*3)? [/pedantic nerd]

I've seen pictures of that Mazda before but have yet to see it in person, despite living in reasonable proximity to both Harvard and MIT. (At least, I assume that's the area where the owner is.)

HorribleLicensePlates said...

I assumed,

2*4 = 8
2^4 = 16

?

Becky said...

Yeah, I am so lost. Whew!

HorribleLicensePlates said...

(√-1) (2*4) ∑ π
i eight sum pi

Deborah Godin said...

*waving flat palm over head and exhaling loudly*

Kristin aka kjnohr aka Trekkie Gal said...

And here I thought I was a geek!

Hungarican Chick said...

Looks like the car is parked in the People's Republic of Cambridge... cold it possibly be owned by a product of MIT as well?

LadyStyx said...

Damn...brain freeze.

jackie31337 said...

HorribleLicensePlates said
(√-1) (2*4) ∑ π
i eight sum pi
Argh, it's been too long since I read mathematical notation. I interpreted that as "I ate all the pie", which I suppose says something about my state of mind. I guess that would have had to be the sum from 1 to ∞. And don't get me started on ∫e^x...