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7th Aruban PF Conference.

  1. Dec 29, 2011 #1
    OK boys and girls, it's that time of year again. I put out a call for papers and got a good response. Here is the schedule.
    April 27 - Arrival, orientation
    April 28 - 8:00 am - 4:00pm: Heat flows in vegetable matter - turbo
    April 29 - 8:00 am - 4:00pm: Large scale smallness - micromass
    April 30 - 8:00 am - 4:00pm: Broken symmetry - Evo
    May 1 - 8:00 am - noon: How to make a million dollars from your internet business - Greg
    noon - 12:15 pm: beach
    12:15 pm - 4:00 pm: Conservative forces - Russ Waters
    May 2 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm: Birth and Marriage in 19th century Russian Poland - Borek
    May 3 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm: The effect of lasers on calcium oxylate - rhody
    May 4 - Disorientation, return home.

    I'm sorry, but I won't be able to attend any of the lectures, I'll be occupied elsewhere.
     
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  3. Dec 29, 2011 #2

    micromass

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    Huh, only 15 minnutes of beach scheduled???

    :frown:
     
  4. Dec 29, 2011 #3

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    He's skipping all of the lectures, even mine. :cry:
     
  5. Dec 29, 2011 #4

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    I've got my sunscreen packed already! :blushing:
     
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  6. Dec 29, 2011 #5

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    Don't forget we also need to vote for a new General Discussion mentor!!

    Runs from Evo.
     
  7. Dec 29, 2011 #6

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    Return tickets Warsaw-Aruba for two people are $3k :grumpy:
     
  8. Dec 29, 2011 #7

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    And mine! I was going to bring habanero chili relish (assuming I could slip it past TSA).

    With my luck, I'd end up getting waterboarded in Gitmo.
     
  9. Dec 29, 2011 #8

    Evo

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    *drops a 400 lb tuna on the small tumor*
     
  10. Dec 29, 2011 #9

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    Not if you book them through the PF.

    I thought Greg already announced the PF/Travelocity promotion...:approve:
     
  11. Dec 29, 2011 #10

    micromass

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    Hmmm, due to a serious head injury, I will be unable to hold my conference. I will ask some guys in the philosophy forum to give some talks.
     
  12. Dec 29, 2011 #11
    My parents arrived there last night They're at the north end of the island, well technically it is the north-west.
     
  13. Dec 29, 2011 #12

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    The scary thing is, I have really been there and swore I saw some of the PF gang there, must have been hallucinating I guess.
    Evo, sorry we just missed being hit by lightning and dodging falling PF initiation fish from a water spout. It was a wild vacation.
    That's why I am making no plans for a return visit, sorry guys the risks are just too high.

    Rhody...
     
  14. Dec 29, 2011 #13

    Ivan Seeking

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    Don't you ever want to go anywhere else?
     
  15. Dec 29, 2011 #14

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    I don't see my lecture on "Pots and Pans: The Poor Man's Rock Band."
    It's VERY informational.
     
  16. Dec 30, 2011 #15
    I own a timeshare down there.
     
  17. Dec 30, 2011 #16
    I'll see if I can pencil you in. There does seem to be a 15 minute slot available.
     
  18. Dec 30, 2011 #17
    I don't know where Aruba is (and I don't feel like looking it up), but I think it's an island not too far from the US mainland. I once knew a guy who said he was from Aruba. His girlfriend (or wife, I'm not sure which) and I became good friends. He got drunk a lot. I remember telling him one night that I read that American Indians (and, I supposed, native Arubans) were of the mongoloid race, descendents of Asians who crossed the Bering land bridge thousands of years ago. He said he thought I was full of it. Maybe so. But his wife (or girlfriend, I'm not sure which) thought it made sense.
     
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  19. Dec 30, 2011 #18
    Is it near Tierra Del Sol?
     
  20. Dec 30, 2011 #19
    It depends on what you call not too far. The island is just off the coast of Venezuala. The original inhabitants were probably of the Arawak tribe but the record is not completely clear. When the Europeans arrived, they were more interested in exploitation than anthropology and most of the evidence got destroyed. As for the origin of the American population in general, I suppose there are only four possibilities.
    1. Two separate evolutions.
    2. Westward crossing of a supposed Bering land bridge.
    3. Eastward crossing of a supposed Bering land bridge.
    4. Aliens did it.
    I'm more interested in exploitation than anthropology myself, but I think possibility #3 is the theory enjoying favor among scientists at this time.
     
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  21. Dec 30, 2011 #20
    Baby beach is near Tierra Del Sol. We are at the Marriott Surf Club which is even closer.
     
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