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Edited by Richard Walker, Tuesday, 31 Aug 2021, 03:08

Having recently passed a million views I wondered what the first blog post I ever made was. Checking back, it announced a new record for calculating the digits of π. Back then in 2010 it stood at 

2 699 999 999 999 digits

By about the same time in 2020 the record had reached

50 000 000 000 000 digits

and I don’t think there has been any advanced on that since.

Printing it out might need about 27 777 777 777 pages of A4 or 55 555 555 reams, which would weigh about 130 million tonnes. So not something to try at home!
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I know this sounds old fashioned, but ever happened to microdots ?

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I think they are alive and well, that’s what I gather from the Wikipedia article anyway.