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July 20th, 2019, 13:16
Today's picture on Wikipedia is the Parkes Observatory@DownUnder, a radio telescope which was essensial for receiving signals from the moon during the first hours after landing.

BTW: One of the nice things about today is that most watchers won't have the slightest idea about where they were back then, and for the huge majority this is not due to old age. Muahahahahaha!!!!!!

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July 20th, 2019, 15:09
As was another tracking station in Australia called ”Honeysuckle Creek”
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July 20th, 2019, 15:34
20 July Plot
On 20 July 1944, Claus von Stauffenberg and other conspirators attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Fhrer of Nazi Germany, inside his Wolf's Lair field headquarters near Rastenburg, East Prussia. The name Operation Valkyrie—originally referring to part of the conspiracy—has become associated with the entire event.

The apparent aim of the assassination attempt was to wrest political control of Germany and its armed forces from the Nazi Party (including the SS) and to make peace with the Western Allies as soon as possible. The details of the conspirators' peace initiatives remain unknown, but they would have included unrealistic demands for the confirmation of Germany's extensive annexations of European territory.

The plot was the culmination of efforts by several groups in the German resistance to overthrow the Nazi German government. The failure of the assassination attempt and the intended military coup d'tat that was to follow led the Gestapo to arrest more than 7,000 people, of whom they executed 4,980.
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July 20th, 2019, 23:37
Originally Posted by pibbur who View Post
Today's picture on Wikipedia is the Parkes Observatory@DownUnder, a radio telescope which was essensial for receiving signals from the moon during the first hours after landing.

BTW: One of the nice things about today is that most watchers won't have the slightest idea about where they were back then, and for the huge majority this is not due to old age. Muahahahahaha!!!!!!

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I was watching it at home on my parents black and white TV, totally enthralled by the entire event!!
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July 21st, 2019, 11:19
A few months ago, when stepping out of the bus, I invented a reverse saying of that : "A big step for me, but a small one for humankind !"
I'm physically not very big, so some steps that are normal for normally grown people can be a bit bigger for me.
It's a thing like having to fetch something from the top tier of the grocery shelves. Or in a bookstore.
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July 25th, 2019, 09:57
one of the simple day
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June 30th, 2020, 19:24
Happy social media day.

Yeeeeech!!!!!

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March 14th, 2021, 15:20
Pi day (03.14)

We had pie for dinner. And when I enter my exercise bike in a while I'm going to watch "pi" on Netflix.

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March 14th, 2021, 16:06
pi = ca. 22/7
pi = ca. 355/113
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March 14th, 2021, 17:27
To be fair, e would be difficult in most date notations, even though it claims to be natural

Here, many colleagues would just look at me puzzled when I mention pi day. But Star Wars day, May 4th, is fine for those who're at ease with English

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March 14th, 2021, 17:48
I plan on sampling at least two pies today, I've a guinness one for supper, and then a lemon meringue for afterwards. Let there always be pie!!~
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March 14th, 2021, 17:58
Maybe a slice of Cherry and Dutch Apple for me.
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I often wonder, how comes that physics was so … "twisted" … that a number like Pi came into existence in the first place ?
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March 14th, 2021, 19:07
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I often wonder, how comes that physics was so … "twisted" … that a number like Pi came into existence in the first place ?
Pi can be defined purely mathematically, you don't need physics for it. Therefore, if you feel that Pi is twisted, then logic itself is twisted.
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March 14th, 2021, 21:08
I prefer to define my pies with ingredients rather than integers, but then again, that's just me!
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March 14th, 2021, 22:23
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Pi can be defined purely mathematically, you don't need physics for it. Therefore, if you feel that Pi is twisted, then logic itself is twisted.
All math was made through sheer physics, imho, at the Big Bang. I regard the BIg Bang as something entirely physical, from which everything evolved, hence my view.

Even mathematics must have "evolved" somehow, or, simply, "put into existence". And I blame physics for that.

Besides, now I'm hungry for apple pies … *drool*
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March 14th, 2021, 22:43
pi is defined as the circumference of any circle divided by its diameter in flat (= Euclidean) space.
That definition can be made in any universe!

If you have more complex spaces or surfaces, pi is still perfectly well-defined even though the circumference of a circle divided by its diameter in that space may not be equal to pi.
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March 15th, 2021, 00:59
Wow! I swear dust rose from my screen when this thread resurrected!
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March 15th, 2021, 01:08
Never underestimate Pibbur's database of never-dead threads!
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March 15th, 2021, 03:25
Although this current topic far exceeds the merits of the previous one, social media day?? That's like a total put-on, right?
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