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# Two Pies

More than you think, yet somehow strangely less ...
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A "Baker's Dozen" is, in common parlance, a regular dozen (12) plus one, which is thirteen.

Half a baker's dozen is therefore 6.5 ...

But that is, literally, half a baker's dozen; not a "HalfBaker's Half-Dozen".

By inference, a "HalfBaker's Half-Dozen" should be "Half a dozen, plus a bit", but - importantly - not equal to 6.5

So, how should the value of this crucial universal constant be defined ?

We propose that it shoud be defined as 2 x pi

The reasoning is thus:

1. Pi is a widely used number. Once it is copyrighted and trademarked, the HB can demand royalties on each and every occasion of its use.

2. Its value is approximately 6.284, which is more than 6, less than 6.5, and an irrational number.

3. It can be spoken as "Two Pies". Pies are good; we like pies, and it's an ideal fit with Two Cups Of Coffee.

4. It can be used as an in-joke.

 — 8th of 7, Jan 18 2017

//2&#960// Not on my screen, it's not.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 18 2017

//Not on my screen, it's not//

Nor on my immersive Halfbakery VR visualisation - #N refers to the cardinality of the set N, so this is the operation of performing a logical AND (&) between the number 2 and the number representing the cardinality of the set '960' (i.e the number of elements in this set) - which doesn't make sense.
 — hippo, Jan 18 2017

Bah.
 — 8th of 7, Jan 18 2017

...unless we make some rash assumptions, such as that the set '960' is the set of all the positive integers up to 960, in which case #960 = 960. We can easily see that 960 in binary is 1111000000, so the operation becomes 0000000010 AND 1111000000 which is, of course, 0
 — hippo, Jan 18 2017

 //so the operation becomes 0000000010 AND 1111000000 which is, of course, 0//

There are probably some fractional 0s in there.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 18 2017

This is why you can't have nice things ...
 — 8th of 7, Jan 18 2017

A pie, by any other name, is still in the face
 — theircompetitor, Jan 18 2017

When discussing halfbakery: statistics,
And debating the value of Two Pies,
I'd much rather hear the opinion
Of my fellow Canadian, 2 fries.
 — Canuck, Jan 18 2017

 Doesn't scan well ...

 When debating the HB statistics, And the subtle import of Two Pies, I'd much rather hear the opinion Of my Canadian buddy, 2 fries.

.... works better
 — 8th of 7, Jan 18 2017

Tau manifesto anyone?
 — RayfordSteele, Jan 18 2017

In my simple mind...I think it's OK. But I would title it 2Pi.
 — xandram, Jan 19 2017

Hmm, when I looked at the figures with these Occulus Rift eye-thingies. it looked like b.Z8I>, then I realised I was looking at the numbers from the back.
 — not_morrison_rm, Jan 19 2017

Sometimes what's less's what's more's,
'though saying so seems like such chores.
With all the procrastination,
and self flagellation,
Who's got time for two 3.14's?
 — 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jan 19 2017

As a Tau doctrine follower I must object.
 — tatterdemalion, Jan 19 2017

And while Pi is delicious and WKTE it follows that 2PiR even better. All very simple...
 — whatrock, Jan 22 2017

3D is great, it gets a lot of attention these last few years, but PiD really is greater, and it gives a rounder experience - keeps you on the edge the whole time.
 — pocmloc, Jan 22 2017

Pie r not square, pie r round.
 — popbottle, Jan 22 2017

Two pi? Arrr.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 22 2017

Pi-rates ? Arrrrrrr !
 — 8th of 7, Jan 22 2017

I like this, but why should we stop with irrational numbers when irrational facts is where the money is found in these strange times? It certainly plays to our strengths.
 — AusCan531, Jan 22 2017

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