Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Summa Vacation

Excuse us while we inhale. Vacation starting in 3-2-1... O!


Blogger Dougman said...


8/16/2011 08:38:00 AM  
Blogger Rick said...


8/16/2011 08:44:00 AM  
Blogger julie said...

Thought that might be coming. Have a good one!

8/16/2011 08:55:00 AM  
Blogger robinstarfish said...

Magic Bus!

8/16/2011 09:06:00 AM  
Blogger JP said...

Open thread, then.

Anyone have any thoughts on the upcoming soverign debt financial crisis?

Can we really borrow from here to eternity at 0%?

8/16/2011 10:39:00 AM  
Blogger julie said...

I doubt it.

Suddenly, this idea doesn't seem half so crazy, although I'd be more interested in building a place with a Judeo-Christian moral code. As it sounds in the blurb, it would be an anarchist's wet dream; regardless, if this guy really thinks he can establish a colony "free from the laws, regulations, and moral codes of any existing place," he doesn't know people - or social networks - nearly as well as he thinks.

8/16/2011 11:27:00 AM  
Blogger Van said...

Ah! Sure makes it easier for me to catch up!


8/16/2011 01:25:00 PM  
OpenID kaffepaus said...


8/17/2011 12:49:00 AM  
Blogger JP said...

It sure is quiet in here.

8/17/2011 04:53:00 PM  
Blogger julie said...

It's the Doledrums...

8/17/2011 04:55:00 PM  
Blogger Van said...

(It's a vacation. Just sayin')

8/18/2011 06:30:00 AM  
Blogger John Lien said...

@julie. Thanks for introducing me to The La's.

Oh, I see they have come and gone.

I'm a sucker for that 60's Merseybeat sound even if it came from the early 90s.

8/18/2011 09:14:00 AM  
Blogger USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Have a good slackation Bob, you deserve it! :^)

8/18/2011 11:12:00 AM  
Blogger Van said...

Sarah Connor - Sara Connor, please report to the preparation area - Calling Sarah Connor, please review this and report in ASAP to the preparation area -

"What I hold in my hand as I speak," said IBM Research project leader Dharmendra Modha, in an interview with CNET, "is our first cognitive core that combines computing in the form of neurons, memory in the form of synapses, and communications in the form of axons...(and) in working silicon, and not PowerPoint."

That is all.

8/19/2011 08:19:00 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

What do they call it, I forget the term, how one can know God by describing what He isn't.
That's what the IA researchers tell me from their discoveries; that they are not moving toward what consciousness is, but proving what it isn't or in a way possibly refining what this very large unknown thing we call consciousness is.
So, I thank them.

8/19/2011 08:48:00 AM  
Blogger julie said...

Rick, I believe the word is "apophatic."

@ John - you're welcome, though I must give credit where it's due; I learned about The La's from Bob, a couple years back.

8/19/2011 09:02:00 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

Thanks, Julie.

8/19/2011 09:32:00 AM  
Blogger julie said...

Word of the day: Repuberty

8/19/2011 05:19:00 PM  
Blogger JP said...

<< crickets chirping >>

8/20/2011 08:42:00 AM  
Blogger Van said...

Not anymore.

8/20/2011 09:00:00 AM  
Blogger julie said...

zThis is an interesting idea. Seems like there was a lot of conversation going on, back when the blog had that music widget on the sidebar, at least for a little while. Could be fun to not just discuss music, but actually listen at the same time every now & then...

8/21/2011 04:45:00 PM  
Blogger John Lien said...

@julie. Listening room sounds like a cool idea. Still in the discovery phase of "The La's". Shook me out of my country blues rut. I go into music infatuation/rut cycles.

8/22/2011 09:26:00 AM  
Blogger julie said...

John - I know how that goes. Find something new, then listen so much you almost get burned out on it. I don't do that as much these days, but back when it was all about buying an album and listening straight through I did quite a bit.

Re. the Listening Room, seems like it might be fun to have a beer o'clock music channel every now and then. Bring your own tunes...

8/22/2011 09:22:00 PM  

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