He's trying to calculate the ratio of the circumference of a circle to it's diameter in base 8. We're trying to see how many digits he goes before he gives up. The project is called Occupy Octopi with Octal Pi.
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.