## Converting Pi to binary DON'T DO IT!

Newsgroup: alt.math.recreational

**WARNING Do NOT calculate Pi in binary**. It is conjectured that
this number is normal, meaning that it contains ALL finite bit
strings. If you compute it, you will be guilty of:

- Copyright infringement (of all books, all short stories, all
newspapers, all magazines, all web sites, all music, all
movies, and all software, including the complete Windows
source code)
- Trademark infringement
- Possession of pornography
- Espionage (unauthorized possession of top secret information)
- Possession of DVD-cracking software
- Possession of threats to the President
- Possession of everyone's SSN, everyone's credit card
numbers, everyone's PIN numbers, everyone's unlisted phone
numbers, and everyone's passwords...

Also, your computer will contain all of the nastiest known
computer viruses. In fact, all POSSIBLE computer viruses.

Some of the files on my PC are intensely personal, and I for
one don't want you snooping through a copy of them. You might
get away with computing just a few digits, but why risk it?

There's no telling how far into Pi you can go without finding
the secret documents about the JFK assassination, a photograph
of your neighbor [performing an unmentionable act], or a
complete digital copy of all future not-yet-released Hollywood
smash hits. So just don't do it.

The same warning applies to e, the square root of 2, Euler's
constant, Phi, the cosine of any non-zero algebraic number,
and the vast majority of all other real numbers.

There's a reason why these numbers are always computed and
shown in decimal, after all.