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At least that's what the gentleman working the check-out at my local produce market said to me. I told him that there are an infinite number of digits in pi and he flatly said no. He went on to say that the newest supercomputer solved all the digits and until now, no computer could because it was too long. Apparently he saw something about it on TV. I nodded politely and said goodbye- there were a dozen people queued behind me.

I'm not completely sure what he was on about. Have there been any recent discoveries or new methods in the calculation of pi?

ETA:

I was wearing my pi t-shirt which prompted his remarks.

I'm not completely sure what he was on about. Have there been any recent discoveries or new methods in the calculation of pi?

ETA:

I was wearing my pi t-shirt which prompted his remarks.

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