Second Pi calculation finished. 40 billion digits took only 3.5 hours. I’d like to try 1 trillion digits, but I will run out of RAM and hard drive space. For comparison, the world record is 50 trillion digits, which took the better part of a year on specialized equipment.

Kris @Alligator

Although I have many years of formal education, most of what I've learned has come from experimenting and trying to solve problems on my own. Once an idea for a project is set in my mind, it is all-consuming and one must learn everything possible about the subject on the way to the outcome. For learning is more than reading books and spoken word, it is hours of frustration, trial and error, and one sudden flash of insight when the world magically makes sense. It is during this moment when I am truely alive.