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Post by Sambuchi » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:37 am

Another crop circle has appeared in the English countryside — and this one's clearly been made by someone, or something, that understands math.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,368422,00.html

But an electrical engineer from North Carolina — described by the London newspapers as a "retired astrophysicist" — figured out that it was an abstract representation of pi


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Post by Engineer1138 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:59 pm

I guess the aliens haven't gotten bored yet :-)

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Post by MrAl » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:13 pm

Hi,

Aliens, cant live with 'em, cant live without 'em (cause somebodies
always going to blame them for something).
LEDs vs Bulbs, LEDs are winning.

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Post by ringo47stars » Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:16 pm

It looks more like a sextant design the way the lines from the center angle and correlate. Not intended for making a sextant but to show a navigational coordinate of some kind.

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Post by Bob Scott » Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:36 pm

For pi, I see:

The 3 as 3/10 of a 360 degree clockwise rotation. (Aliens must think clockwise is forward too, and use base 10 arithmetic. What a coincidence! I bet they have 10 fingers to count on too.)
Then the decimal point is a dot on the grass. Wow! A dot for a decimal point! They must be humanoid!

Then 14159265. Then I see the rest is rounded off to 4....with three circles following. Has anyone decoded what the 3 circles mean? :shock:

Edit: I just discovered that the windows calculator has pi value after all. Just press the P key.......

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Post by jwax » Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:32 pm

Thanks Bob! AND, the x key in calculator allows exponentials!
Who'd a thunk? :grin:

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Post by haklesup » Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:10 pm

Then 14159265. Then I see the rest is rounded off to 4... with three circles following. Has anyone decoded what the 3 circles mean? Shocked
Wouldn't they stand for "..." just as you used it. (or were you being sarcastic)

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Post by Bob Scott » Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:13 pm

haklesup wrote:Wouldn't they stand for "..." just as you used it.
Could be, but I wonder why the three tiny trailing circles have different sizes.
haklesup wrote:(or were you being sarcastic)
I don't think so-- No more than Dave Barry :cool:

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Post by Joseph » Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:09 am

Bob Scott wrote:
haklesup wrote:Wouldn't they stand for "..." just as you used it.
Could be, but I wonder why the three tiny trailing circles have different sizes.
On and on but not repeating?

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