April 25, 2002
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ð = "moderately pinocle mollify backup ammonium freshen chromium famine."
Or 3.141592653589793238462643383279...whichever is easier for you to remember.
Mnemesis tries to make it easier for you to memorize numbers by having you memorize words instead.
posted by Su (11 comments total)
Um...that should obviously be a "pi" symbol there. Dunno what happened. I got some weird error when posting, and then that's popped up.
posted by Su at 3:07 AM on April 25, 2002

His first footnote says it all:

"Note to self: see if there isn't a more memorable phonetic equivalent to this, that's just ridiculous."
posted by mischief at 3:38 AM on April 25, 2002

While the system is more efficient than that celestial sprites stuff, it's way too much effort. I'll stick with my PDA.

* stares blankly *
posted by thijsk at 4:57 AM on April 25, 2002

Actually, this is pretty cool. Mind you, it's probably most useful for driving oneself nuts figuring out how to move from the phonetic replacement system to the full-on Aristototelian model of remembering everything. But that sounds, oddly enough, like fun.
posted by BT at 6:30 AM on April 25, 2002

what is that symbol, and how did you get it? forget the current pi symbol, this one is much better!
posted by afro at 6:30 AM on April 25, 2002

$ wait
Time passes. It's getting darker, perhaps you should go out. You may be eaten by a grue.
$ wait for hot chicks
I see no hot chicks here.
$ exactly

posted by gleuschk at 7:28 AM on April 25, 2002

So, is this just a convolutedly-geeky means of employing Harry Lorayne's process for remembering numbers?

that symbol, btw, is “eth”, useful for old- & middle- English and IPA transcription.
posted by sherman at 8:19 AM on April 25, 2002

Is there an algorithm for understanding the "explanation" for this? It seems to be written in a geek language so deep no merely moderately intelligent person can understand it.
posted by argybarg at 9:14 AM on April 25, 2002

...502884197169399... damn i forgot the rest. I used to have pi memorized to 100 digits.
posted by vacapinta at 10:22 AM on April 25, 2002

It isn't pi, pi is just the character used to denote it!!!


glrlrkr choking me
posted by Settle at 11:17 AM on April 25, 2002

Afro: I have no clue. I've never seen it before. I used an entity reference for pi, then MeFi blew up when I hit Post, and that ended up in its place.

Argy: If you're totally lost, you might start by looking at the chart a few pages into the documentation. It should help a little bit. You can, however, customize the "translation" table to suit your own ideas of how it should work.
posted by Su at 11:41 AM on April 25, 2002

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