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Posted: 24 Oct 06 15:47
Hi all, I'm currently in The Netherlands at a conference in the University of Uwenta in Enschede.

Please help keep me entertained while I'm here. No doubt I'll have quite a bit of time on my hands while I'm 'listening' to lots of 'interesting' talks

Only problem is I don't have a power socket adapter and my battery ain't gonna last long!

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Posted: 24 Oct 06 16:23
When are you going to get rid of that ridiculous moustache? Or at least trade it in for a beard of bees?

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Posted: 24 Oct 06 16:54
Have you considered hiring a guide dog or a German sherpa? Particularly one who knows the ins and outs of the local architecture?

What in the world are you doing there? Did you make a wrong turn at the border? Did you forget to write?

My translation claims it is the University of Twente. Is it possible?

We have institutions of hirer larnin here' in the USA, but sometimes you have to strike out on your own.

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Posted: 25 Oct 06 00:58
Mark,

If you get bored at the convention, a good way to spend some time is by observing the "characters" around you and maybe writing some fiction. I'm not kidding. I was once at an academic convention where a professor, who was a long way from home, was the victim of a mugging. A random event or a planned attack? I wondered. It seemed the perfect beginning for a book of mystery fiction about academics. This became the plot of my first mystery novel, the story about a professor who is killed while attending a finance convention in Boston.

So my advice is -- keep your eyes open, but watch your back!

Have a safe trip home.

Cheers,
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Posted: 25 Oct 06 04:14
Yeah, wasn't it Caesar, Julius, who complained, "Et tu, Brute!"

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Posted: 25 Oct 06 15:47
I just realized you've got a Dutch Treat. I guess that's like saying His Honor Edward Irving "Mayatollah" Koch was supposed to help, but never did.

Yes, it is ancient history.

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Posted: 25 Oct 06 19:02
Netherlands you say? Bored you say?

A CERTAIN LIGHT DISTRICT, I say.

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Posted: 25 Oct 06 22:43
Link not work. Think is bruk. But why go Dutch when things are no worse in the UK. Is aMereeca that is run by the Purtitans.

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Posted: 25 Oct 06 22:44
Anyone want to discuss stocks and bonds instead?

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Posted: 26 Oct 06 00:11 - Edited By: jd Balderdash, 26 Oct 06 00:21
I guess a good 2.5 questions would be

1) Why you're in the Netherlands of all places in the first place (there's a logical REASON they named it that)

and

2) Ok, Paul has a point about the mustache but that's for a different thread I guess and

2.5) There's a way to embed images in these posts. I forgot how. The great Charles Van Horn taught us this trick but I think he's dead. Or over in the Netherlands somewhere. Will that trick remain secret Jedi Harry Potter knowledge or do we need to track down how to do it again. By the way, we love the stache Mark .. your bro's just josh'n. Right Paul?

..

Right?



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Posted: 26 Oct 06 13:31

Quote: Neil Levine
My translation claims it is the University of Twente. Is it possible?



Yes, you're absolutely right it's Twente - me's a stupid!

Conference is going well. Gave my presentation yesterday with no major screw-ups so I was pleased.

Keynote was excellent. It was given by this guy Prof. Kevin Warwick. He does work in robotics and cybernetics. He likes to experiment with himself, like latching onto his nervous system and using the signals from his brain to his arm to operate a robotic arm.

I found a plug socket adaptor! 1hr battery remaining. Must conserve energy. Ciao!

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Posted: 26 Oct 06 17:28
Believe it or not (please don't smirk), but I went to a science high school and engineering graduate school and have had more than one portable gizmo (such as a one inch tv screen) that plugged into the wall with an ac/dc converter that cost like ten to twenty bucks retail plus tax meaning I did not have to rely on batteries that died rather quickly and whose cost surpassed that of the power converter.

I hope this is a useful suggestion as you also need an internet connection.

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Posted: 27 Oct 06 00:06 - Edited By: Craig E. Laycock, 27 Oct 06 00:07

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Keynote was excellent. It was given by this guy Prof. Kevin Warwick. He does work in robotics and cybernetics. He likes to experiment with himself, like latching onto his nervous system and using the signals from his brain to his arm to operate a robotic arm.


You fall asleep watching Robocop again, Mark?

On a side-note, I also like experimenting with myself; although usually with other body parts and much higher voltages.

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Posted: 29 Oct 06 12:09
Back in the UK now. Spent most of yesterday in Amsterdam. Sadly had no time for coffee! I went to Rembrandt's museum gallery thing and 'Anne Frank's House'. Both quite interesting, but also on opposite ends of the city - and I had no map!

If you get the time, go visit there. I'll probably go back some day for a longer look. It's a very short trip from UK and cheap too. Everyone speaks English, so it's pretty much hassle free.

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Posted: 31 Oct 06 16:10
Still stuck?

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Posted: 24 Feb 07 12:43
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