Southern Man

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Supercomputing Conference Day 4

Today was a half-day at the conference, sort of - we dropped in on part of the plenary session then spent the rest of the morning checking in our laptops and exploring the exhibition hall one last time, where Southern Man took on IBM's Watson in Jeopardy! and after gaining a small opening lead got pretty much taken to school...

Dr. S hard at "work"

The three of us in one of the exhibition halls.

Southern Man vs Watson

...then we had to get back to the hotel, finish packing, and check out. But that left a couple of hours of freedom so after stashing our stuff in Dr. A's room (he stayed an extra day) Southern Man headed down to the waterfront for more geocaching...

One cache was at this statue of "Ivar Feeding The Seagulls"

Had lunch at the nearby Ivar's Seafood Bar where the seagulls got the leftover french fries

A few more finds put the final score at ten new smiley faces in Seattle.

So after a few hours of this it was time to head back to the hotel for a cab ride to the airport where LittleFe was three pounds overweight but the ticket agent let us check it for $25 anyway. We had burgers at the Runway Grill while waiting for our first flight, then were swept across two time zones in just a few hours to arrive home again.

Delta Airlines expresses their opinion of LittleFe.


At Thursday, November 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is everything with You? Heard last night that the South was hit hard with heavy storms. This morning the death count is at 6 and dozens more severely injured. News said thousands are without power. Are you okay? It was a four state swath.


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