Thursday morning briefing: Supercomputers, vacations and blue jeans

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing.

Super doings

Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a tele-conference with Gov. . Bill Richardson as a supercomputer demonstration.

The supercomputer is in the New Mexico Computing Applications Center in Albuquerque.

The demonstration is 10 a.m. Wednesday at ENMU’s University Computer Center.

Open to anyone.

Website of the day

http://76.163.44.131/website/index.php?idpage=81

Find out admission prices and information about the Portales swimming pool.

Question of the day

If you could take a very low-mileage vacation — a week at any place 50 miles or less from the Clovis/Portales area — where would you go?

Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Today in history

On this day in 1873, San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and Reno, Nevada, tailor Jacob Davis were given a patent to create work pants reinforced with metal rivets, marking the birth of one of the world’s most famous garments: blue jeans.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/5/20

Weather

Today — Perfect…mostly sunny. Highs in the lower to mid 80s.

Tonight — Enjoy…mostly clear. Lows in the lower to mid 50s.