Hi,

>>   http://codegolf.com/1000-digits-of-pi
> 
> Darn it!  They blocked my attempt to use open-uri.  How's a guy suppose 
> to cheat with these restrictions.  Sheesh!

We wouldn't want to make it too easy for you!

> require"open-uri";puts"3."+open("http://www.joyofpi.com/pi.html").read.gsub(/\s/,"")[/\d{1000}/] 

Believe it or not, someone is 30-odd bytes better than that and he's 
(presumably) actually calculating the digits!

Regards,
Carl.