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  • mnempi
    The time was 42.14 seconds. The fastest time known to me accomplished my another person, still is ca. 50 seconds (Rüdiger Gamm).
    Message 1 of 14 , Apr 12, 2011
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      The time was 42.14 seconds.

      The fastest time known to me accomplished my another person, still is "ca. 50 seconds" (Rüdiger Gamm).



      --- In wwbc@yahoogroups.com, "mnempi" <voigt@...> wrote:
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      > The day for my performance has to be changed yet another time. Now it is Tuesday, April 12, same place, same time.
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      > --- In wwbc@yahoogroups.com, "mnempi" <voigt@> wrote:
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      > > I announced my pi-performance (100 digits permutation in less than 43 seconds) for March 14 ("pi-day"), but due to Hamburg school vacations I will do it a week later on Tuesday March 22, 12:30 in Matthias-Claudius-Gymnasium Hamburg-Wandsbek.
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      > > To cite Matthias Claudius (who is buried just outside this school`s area):
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      > > Gesetzt du wärst, dich zu erfreun
      > > Und ob des Leibes Stärke,
      > > In Hamburg (Fleisch und Fisch und Wein
      > > Sind hier sehr gut, das merke!)
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      > > Und hättest Wandsbeck Lust zu sehn,
      > > Und bist nicht etwa Reiter,
      > > So mußt Du aus dem Thore gehn,
      > > Und so allmählig weiter.
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      > > --- In wwbc@yahoogroups.com, "mnempi" <voigt@> wrote:
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      > > > The reason why I stick to pi is simply the fact that this is the only number upon which mnemonics and mnemonic sport has concentrated.
      > > > When I first started to make experiments with the MikeMechtnon method to learn "long numbers", I took not pi, but Euler`s e. In 1991, at one of those last lessons before the beginning of the summer holidays, I tried to amuse my pupils in the Escola Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, with the demonstration that I could tell them the digit no. x of e up to x = 1,000 without much ado, and I remember that I made one mistake by confusing "Dr. Dolittle" = 14 with "Dolittle, Dr." = 15.
      > > > Only when I realized that pi was already established as "the one and only object", I switched to pi, and now I am a proud member of the club of the "friends of the number pi".
      > > > For the pure mnemonist, what counts is only the method applied, which, of course, is independent of any concrete application.
      > > > Ulrich Voigt
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      > > > --- In wwbc@yahoogroups.com, Dr Joe Karthauser <joe@> wrote:
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      > > > > I was just teasing you. People learn pi because it is believed to be a special number. My point was that it isn't as special as the number that begins 6.283.
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      > > > > Joe
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      > > > > Dr Joe Karthauser
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      > > > > On 8 Feb 2011, at 14:34, "mnempi" <voigt@> wrote:
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      > > > > > I wonder which bubble you meant to burst.
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      > > > > > The software which I use for pi-permutation is freeware on http://www.piworld.de/jvs/jvs.htm > SOFTWARE > PI-CONTEST, and can be used for arbitrary N up to more than N = 50,000.
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      > > > > > Ulrich Voigt
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      > > > > > --- In wwbc@yahoogroups.com, Dr Joe Karthauser <joe@> wrote:
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      > > > > > > Sorry to burst your bubble, but you know that pi is just a derived constant, right? :)
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      > > > > > > http://tauday.com/pdf
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      > > > > > > Tongue in cheek,
      > > > > > > Joe
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      > > > > > > Dr Joe Karthauser
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      > > > > > > On 7 Feb 2011, at 23:31, "mnempi" <voigt@> wrote:
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      > > > > > > > At Nintendo Memo Masters (Deutsche Gedächtnismeisterschaften and German Memo Open), July 31 in Hamburg, I "ran" the permutation of the first 100 digits of Pi in 44.25 seconds, claiming a new world record. Tony Buzan was witness.
      > > > > > > > The old and first one (48.43 Seconds) I made at Gießen at the World Championship of Mental Calculation in 2006.
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      > > > > > > > On this year`s "pi-day" (2011, March 14) I plan to improve further, and aim at < 43. By use of a metronome I can aim at a definite time.
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      > > > > > > > Being an old man of almost 70 years, I have the fancy to propagate "mental sport of the aged", by improving over a period of years by 1 sec / year.
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      > > > > > > > The best time of another pi-mnemonist which I have knowledge of, is still Rüdiger Gamm`s "ca. 50 seconds", which means that I walk alone, unmolested, so to speak.
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      > > > > > > > Ulrich Voigt
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