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Not quite true. See Bellard's formula and Bailey's formula on which it is based.
Bailey–Borwein–Plouffe formula lets you calculate the n-th digit of pi without calculating the n-1 digits.
I wonder what formula was used to calculate the digit here.
I think the redesign is bad.
'Energetic' is putting it lightly. I can only see negative reactions on Google support forums and other sites.
Google destroyed Google Groups and now some idiots at Google have destroyed Google News.
The alternatives like Bing News are no better.
No other news aggregation sites have the two column layout and stretches to the full width of the browser window like the previous version of Google News did.
For the short term, it seems you can switch your default news page to some other country and then add US specific sections to get around the redesign.
Information Week correctly likened it to the 'New Coke'
That was my first thought do. Physical access is needed to break the hardware.
The Researchers just say that the security measures used are low tech and easy to break, but show no demonstration about breaking it in a simulation/real polling situation.
I personally think its hard to pull off in a polling booth.
Second, With the size of India's population I would rather that India continues to use EVMs and switch to paper trail methods -- Please think of the trees.
Using paper is not only is bad for the environment also substantially increases the cost (for support staff to count/manage paper votes, security, transporation etc.)
This is clearly another case of too many mad scientists, and not enough hunchbacks.