Tue, 17 Oct 2006
It's not pi
I think a wall display of "boring lava" is really funny. Yes, I know this means I'm a doofus.
The inbound platform walls have a bunch of mathematics displays, including a display of Pascal's triangle. Here's a picture of one of them that I found extremely puzzling:
Bona fide megageeks will see the problem at once: it appears to be π, but it isn't. π is 3.14159265358979323846... ., not 3.1415926535821480865144... as graven in stone above.
So what's the deal? Did they just screw up? Did they think nobody would notice? Is it a coded message? Or is there something else going on that I didn't get?
[ Addendum 20061017: The answer! ]