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bipi

prefix the old constant to identify the constant we actually want
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There have been a few proposals to define a constant to replace pi and eliminate that 2 that appears almost everywhere that pi is used. Tau is the current favourite.

My proposal is to formalise the bi-pi as the official constant.

Though I'm not sure that's the right prefix. Should it be dipi? dupi? binpi? The column on wikipedia that contains 'kilo' also contains 'di'.

Anyway, correctness is clearly not the point.

If the gram can use a prefix to fix a horrible mistake and promote itself to an SI base unit, then surely the same reasoning applies to pi.

b153b, May 12 2017

Numeral prefixes on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedi...wiki/Numeral_prefix
[b153b, May 12 2017]

Gay bomb https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_bomb
Prior art for the bisexual pie [notexactly, May 13 2017]

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       // 2 that appears almost everywhere that pi is used. //   

       ... apart from that common equation for the area of a circle, pi x radius ^ 2. Then again, it might make sense to introduce a "/2" to that equation and then use 6.28 everywhere else.
8th of 7, May 12 2017
  

       //correctness is clearly not the point//   

       !
MaxwellBuchanan, May 12 2017
  

       Hey, [b153b], let me be the first to welcome you to the Halfbakery.   

       Are you aware that your user name is also a model number for a bikini? The things that google will tell you ...
normzone, May 12 2017
  

       Maybe promote pi/3.14 as a new constant, call it I (that's capital i). Would make calculation that bit simpler.
pocmloc, May 12 2017
  

       Tau*(D^2/2)
RayfordSteele, May 12 2017
  

       Bisexual pie = A pie containing drugs that make you want to love everybody. Very popular at new age festivals like Burning Man.
popbottle, May 13 2017
  

       // make you want to love everybody //   

       Make you love everybody, or just make you want to love everybody - without the actual love ?   

       Is it non-transitive, or merely aspirational ? These details are important...
8th of 7, May 13 2017
  

       Hopefully printed on the package along with microwaving instructions and shoplifting warnings. And the cautions about driving while intoxicated with pie.
popbottle, May 14 2017
  

       Presumably this would be while driving a Chevvy to the levee ...
8th of 7, May 15 2017
  

       // Are you aware that your user name is also a model number for a bikini? //   

       My due diligence did not extend as far as that, but I can live with it.   

       I just wanted to make sure I didn't accidentally assume the moniker of something used in a war crime, hate crime, terrorist act, or something Trump might have said.   

       Although, now that I think of it there is Bikini Atoll and the associated abuse of its native population. Bother.
b153b, Jun 03 2017
  

       // abuse of its native population //   

       But ... they weren't white, they weren't registered voters, and they lived in a small, hot country far away ... what's the problem here ?
8th of 7, Jun 03 2017
  
      
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