About the nut behind this Pi page.....
Hey, my name is Bradley Conte, known on the' net usually by "BCon". I live in the country outside of Sacramento, CA, on about 3 acres of land. I'm a homeschooled 16 yearold with a passion for math. I developed an interest in pi one day when I was reading a quantum physics book, and the writer acknowledged that a friend of his knew 30 digits of pi. I immediately decided to learn the first 10, and at least obtain the first 100. At the time, I actually thought that to be big stuff. Now I have memorized 570 digits, and have obtained 400 million via the Otanoshimi page. I am also into calculating pi. Using Pi Fast 4.3 I have personally calculated one billion and one decimal digits of pi, a feat that took about 16 hours using 384 MB of ram, out of (at the time) 512. Next time, though, I hope to use my own program. I am slowly learning C++ in an effort to build my own pi calculation program.
I don't spend all of my time calculating pi, I also manage this website and have become a frequent poster on the WWSeti forum, a forum for a Seti team called World Wide Seti.
It should also be mentioned here (for potential legal reasons or whatever), that for this site I pulled extensively from a book called The Joy of Pi.
Here's the specs on my custom computer:
P4 2.4 GHz 1 GB DDR PC3200 DualChannal Kingston ram GForce FX5600 AGP 256 DDR memory 8X w/ TVout video card VIA motherboard (3 DIMM slots, 5 PCI slots, AGP port), 533 Mhz FSB 56x CD 52x24x52 CDRW floppy drive (duh) Predator 5.1 DSP sound card 3 fans 350 Watt power supply optical mouse Labtec Spin 75 speakers gaming port 6 USB, 2 Firewire normal headphones jack, mike, yadda yadda... Win XP Home
My pi calculation time records:
10,000 digits: 0.03 sec. 1,000,000 digits: 6.2 sec. 10,000,000 digits: 102.5 sec.
My Updates:
October 27  The HighPi Forums are up, more or less... October 25  Frank Tackitt records the 1,000th hit. October 9  Aaron Brogley records the 500th hit. October 8  I mathematically prove that my arccos1 formula is equal to pi. September 29  My new computer is finally fully functional. August 19  Updates to the digits section are complete. Now, a total of 200 million digits are availible for download. Also, HighPi has climbed up overall in multiple Goggle and Yahoo searches. August 2  HighPi is now the TOP result in Yahoo search "download pi digits", 6th in "pi art", third top result in Google search "download pi digits", and 7th and 8th in a search for "pi art"! July 27  HighPi records hit #100. July 26  100 million digits are now availible for download. July 21  Restructured the home page. July 19  CaptainKangaroo (not his real name) records hit #50. July 18  Calculated one billion and one digits of pi. July 9  My 16th birthday! July 1  This site is up and running...
