Tuesday, September 26, 2006

I was sitting in a banquet

I was sitting at a banquet table. The one gentleman looked to be Southeast Asian, but I could not place the country. He was in the army, while I am a navy man. This was a strange event, as we were close to a gymnasium that had basketball rings around the perimeter. The floor was all colored tile, and was divided into geometric patterns. There was a computer screen on the table that showed an overview of the floor.

There were people out on the floor, running and jumping, and shooting baskets. At least, they were aiming at the baskets. The gym was very well-lighted and was a pleasant temperature, being well-air conditioned. I was not sure what I would do, as I was not disposed to shoot baskets, that sort of athletic event not being what I would choose to do. I would be more inclined to run and exercise.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

I was working with some people who had a school

I was working with some people who had a school. They asked me to teach a class about evolution. That was a topic of which I was knowledgable. I needed to be able to walk into the classroom and be handed an outline, and then speak to that outline. That is what I did, successfully. I had found that when I knew a topic well, that speaking extemporaneously was not a problem for me.

The whole topic of the history of the Earth and evolution was a subject that had long interested me. The reality is that evolution has not been a nice, straight-line process, with incremental changes along the way. Instead, the Earth has been subjected to periods where there was increased radiation, presumably from the Sun, which caused rapid mutation. When the radiation died down to a more stable level, the new variations bred and the stable results would survive.

Another factor has been the periodic cataclysms that have wracked the Earth. Most have been from collisions with asteroids, or large metereorites. Some of the effects have been quite dramatic, such as shifts in the axis of rotation of the Earth, and changes in the magnetic poles. There may be something to the concept, rather a fringe idea, that the Earth's crust could "slip". That could account for the sudden freeze that caught the large animals and froze them, in the last 100,000 years.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

I was discussing intelligent devices

I was discussing intelligent devices with this woman, who told me that the devices did not need to be expert in performance. I told her that if she threw the tennis ball towards me, I wanted to be able to toss my "smart ball" in the general direction of the incoming ball, and have my "smart ball" "nail it". That is the level of performance that I think is desired.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

I was visiting my previous employer

I have had an ongoing relationship with a small company since November 2004. In this sequence, I am visiting them and am shown the new projects that are planned. These are for new products with "P" and "R" names. I am thinking that I sure would like to go back there and work on these projects when my current contract ends. I am talking with my friends there, and it seems like a good idea to me. Who knows how things will play out, however.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Comparing my poor circulation with that of my brother

In this sequence, my younger brother was as tall as he really is, but he was thinner, and not as strong looking. He was telling me that he had poor circulation in his feet and lower legs. I told him that I did, as well, and we took off our socks and pulled up our pant legs, to compare the color of our feet and lower legs. We both had rather purple colored feet and lower legs, not a good thing.

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