The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #1543037
Posted By: Rapparee
16-Aug-05 - 09:33 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
I am currently enthralled to a conference in Wildest, Darkest, Most Savage, Boise. The conference is on the future of libraries in Idaho (and, by extension, the future in general). I am typing this on a super-secret computer not yet ready for general release -- it's powered by a thin-membrane battery which utilizes the interaction between the Strong Force and Gravitons; it has a memory which, by using the whatchamacallit of sub-quarks, allows something like 900 terabytes to be stored in the a space less than the size of the point of a common pin, and has all kinds of other neat stuff.
Some of it doesn't even have a noun to its name yet.
A real, living, breathing futurist is the facilitater (that's the way we spell things ending in -tator in Idaho, in homage to the state spud), there were three SF writers here yesterday, and all in all it's pretty cool. They're even providing breakfast, lunch, dinner, a paying for a box under the Interstate for me to sleep in.
I managed to escape from the galley in Alaska by pretending to be a ling cod and jumping overboard before Mr. Whips, the Row Master, could stop me. After trudging through the Wrangell-Mt. St. Elias/Kluane wilderness areas, I was rescued by the RCMP just outside of Yellowknife. Naturally, the RCMP held me as a suspicious person and I had to do all sorts of things to satisfy every member of that all-female police post that I was not a sexual pervert -- details can't be discussed and hold Canada's highest security classification, the so-called "Triple X."
Now you know.