Community News: Happy Fi Day!; New Website Theme to Celebrate!
Posted by on November 29, 2011
Remember how I said that an obnoxious but important character would be taking over today? I know it’s an hour early but…
Let’s celebrate by stating the obvious, over analyzing everything, and being as unhelpful as possible with the intention of aiding someone!
I made a new theme for her as well.
I wonder why some people assumed it would be Groose…?
I guess this needs some explanation…
Fi wasn’t always Fi. Her name was originally Phi. Those taking calculus would immediately recognize it name as the “Golden Ratio”, or φ.
As stated by the highly trustworthy wikipedia: two quantities are in the golden ratio if the ratio of the sum of the quantities to the larger quantity is equal to the ratio of the larger quantity to the smaller one. It has one positive solution using irrational figures which just happens to be 1.6180339887….
Essentially, it’s used a lot in art, especially Renaissance architecture.
And how does this relate to
Sound familiar? In September, though, Nintendo of America changed her name to Fi to reflect upon the musical scale but to still keep the same pronunciation and meaning intact.
And how does this relate to the 30th of November? Not a huge reason but…
Last year, my mathematics teacher declared November 30th Phi day so we could remember that we had an exam on the subject. No exam for me this year but he’s kept the tradition going for eight years and I thought it would be fun to relate it to Zelda somehow.
Anyway, happy Fi day and cheers to the
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