Vegas Part 1Posted: July 24, 2006
Will be in Las Vegas attending a conference (Advances in Materials and Processing Technology AMPT) for about 5 days starting this saturday. Looking forward to spending some quality time indoors attending talks. 🙂 Interestingly, there are a few talks on modeling manufacturing processes, though most are numerically based using FEM. Plan to post on some of these talks once I get back.
This will be my second trip to Las Vegas. Though not a great place to visit in summer what with 100+ temperatures and all. The most vivid memory that I have from my previous visit other than the huge buffets is the “Big Jump”, a free fall on top of a tall tower-like casino named “Stratosphere”. Apparently, they have now added a bunch of new rides, the whole ensemble is rightfully christened “Insanity, the ride” http://www.insanityride.com/. I am now too”matured” for this insanity! 🙂