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Reedius
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How the hell can someone remember eight thousand digits of pi? is there a formula or a method to do it?
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Well, I'm guessing they spend years saying it over in their head continuously. They must also have an extraordinary IQ.

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quote:
Originally posted by Tiroth:
Well, I'm guessing they spend years saying it over in their head continuously.

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They have voices in their heads that are trained to do that 24/7. It's called "s-c-h-i-z-o-p-h-r-e-n-i-a" and it works like a charm.

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quote:
Originally posted by garlicguy:
quote:
Originally posted by Tiroth:
Well, I'm guessing they spend years saying it over in their head continuously.

-Tiroth

They have voices in their heads that are trained to do that 24/7. It's called "s-c-h-i-z-o-p-h-r-e-n-i-a" and it works like a charm.
Funny, I don't hear numbers... unless you translate "Kill the bitch! Kill the bitch!" into hex.

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quote:
Originally posted by Reedius:
How the hell can someone remember eight thousand digits of pi? is there a formula or a method to do it?

Just do it as a computer: if you want to put a large file and you don't have space, the easiest way is to just delete the unused files and junk in order to make room for it.
A smart way is to compress the file.
An smarter way is to create a program capable to create such file.
In the former, memory works, so it's not hard.
I both latter you need to use synapses, were intelligence plays an important role.

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Daniel Tammet's way of doing it is far more impressive. [Smile]
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quote:
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Daniel Tammet's way of doing it is far more impressive. [Smile]

You've done it with Daniel Tammet?

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quote:
Originally posted by Tiroth:
Well, I'm guessing they spend years saying it over in their head continuously. They must also have an extraordinary IQ.

-Tiroth

Why? It doesn't take a genuis to remember something, if they try hard enough. Scientists say that most people have about the same inherent memory ability, just some use better methods than others. The good news is anyone can learn the most efficient methods.
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