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January 20, 2009

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I'm going to try to make this one. If anyone with transportation can meet me at a Caltrain stop, it would be much appreciated.

I too would be interested in transport from the caltrain stop.

There is a Stanford career fair that day - so that's a bad day to pick for interested Stanford folks.

I gotta find a job, so I can't attempt.

Oh wait, sorry it's much later in the day...

Nevermind...

Anyone driving from SF who wouldn't mind a passenger?

I live near the other coast, so I won't be going. Have fun, everyone, and watch out for vampires!

Count me in. I recently moved to the Bay Area from Minnesota.

Who still needs a ride from the Caltrain Station?

Well, I just looked up the transit schedule and this would be over a two-hour commute each way. Sorry, not worth it, unless I can join Matt in finding a ride from SF. Any chance we could hold the next one of these a little further north?

shouldn't everyone who wants to definitely attend be charted on a map and then a focal point that minimizes the sum travel time of all participants found? :p

I'd be happy to host but my apt only holds maybe 10 people comfortably.

> shouldn't everyone who wants to definitely attend be charted on a map and then a focal point that minimizes the sum travel time of all participants found? :p

That sounds like a premise for a National Lampoon spoof. A bunch of rationalists need to decide where to get together, and end up meeting in the middle of a garbage dump after applying that algorithm. :-)

since the earth is a curved surface we should meet underground somewhere.

Nazgulnarzil, whether or not someone wants to attend may depend on the location, so it would have to be an iterative algorithm.

a problem with that is that the algorithm would place a high value on putting the focal point in a location where people would not want to attend anymore since this would subtract quite a bit of total travel time. So the algorithm would probably choose a location that the OB writers won't attend since when they don't attend hardly anyone else wants to.

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