It's Possible Drizzle and 74.4 degrees in Burlington, VT. Today's forecast: Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day. Today's high will be 92.27 °F and tonight's low will be 72.07 °F. Sunset will be at 08:25 PM.
July 27 in Vermont History 📅
Big flood throughout New England; bridges out all over Vermont, many drown, 1830
- Burlington officials leery of Don Sinex regaining control over Cityplace via VTDigger
Brookfield’s decision to step away from the downtown project followed months of limited communication with city officials.
Sunday, July 26, 2020 04:00 PM
- Ben & Jerry’s Radical Ice Cream Dreams via New York Times
In fact, it’s widely seen as a way to do the opposite, and that has a lot to do with groundwork laid by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the founders of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade ice cream. The two childhood friends started out making ice cream in 1978,
Monday, July 27, 2020 09:26 AM
- As districts release reopening plans, some school officials are uneasy via VTDigger
But their proposals for reopening the state’s preK-12 schools diverge in significant ways, and some fear Vermont’s uncoordinated approach will require officials to go back to the drawing board. “Under the guise of local control and the need to respond flexibly to the differences in each district,
Sunday, July 26, 2020 09:46 PM
- Hot and very humid on Monday, with possible strong thunderstorms. via WCAX3
Hot and humid for Monday, with possible strong to severe thunderstorms during the afternoon. It turns less humid later in the week.
Monday, July 27, 2020 03:34 AM
- Hot and humid Monday, with possible severe thunderstorms. via WCAX3
The heat index will range from 95 to 100 degrees in spots on Monday, so take it easy if you're outdoors. Also, strong to severe thunderstorms are possible during the afternoon and evening. It will become less humid later in the week.
Sunday, July 26, 2020 11:01 PM
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Dave's Corner 💭
Back when computer chess artificial opponents were just about at the same level as my father, an International Master with a PhD in Machine Intelligence, in the mid 1990s, he would play moves to take them "out of book" in the opening. You see, computer chess programs have an opening book, which is basically a list of structurally sound opening positions and the moves you should play in response ("without thinking") to a given opening position to keep the position structurally sound. By having instant responses to a position in the opening, the computer opponent could save some clock time for later in the game. By taking it out of book, the human opponent could work on more of a level playing field. Computer opponents of the time also were very materialistic. They would understand tactical decisions to gain a piece advantage, but did not analyze thoroughly for strategic and positional advantages.
Being unpredictable in a measured, strategic way can be a great boon when facing a machine opponent or a classically trained human opponent in any game. Instead of just skating to where the puck is going, sometimes you should pick the puck up and walk out of the rink. Machines only understand what they've been programmed to understand. Humans who have been doing things the same way forever, often have trouble wrapping their minds around alternative ways of proceeding.
Latest Issues from SeeClickFix 👁
- Street Pavement Condition
There is a big pothole in the street in front of this house. Could this please be patched? Thanks.
176 Ferguson Ave Burlington, VT, 05401, USA
Sunday, July 26, 2020 06:53 PM
- Trash or Illegal Dumping
The same box (and now more) that another user reported is still there and no action has been taken.
This is so unsightly for our quiet neighborhood!
77 Woodbury Rd Burlington, VT, 05408, USA
Sunday, July 26, 2020 06:20 PM
At 276 College Street the hedge is blocking over 1/2 the sidewalk area. Someone needs to trim back the hedge.
276 College St Burlington, VT, 05401, USA
Sunday, July 26, 2020 03:13 PM
- Glass across sidewalk
There is broken glass on the sidewalk and on the greenspace between the entrance to 146 South Williams (Jacobs House) and the UVM Presidents house property. Looks like it might have been a liquor bottle. Thank You!
146 S Williams St Burlington, VT, 05401, USA
Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:47 PM
- Parking on lawns or yards
Still at it.
246 East Ave Burlington VT 05401, United States
Sunday, July 26, 2020 08:41 AM
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The discovery that mass changes with velocity, a discovery made when minute bodies came under consideration, finally forced surrender of the notion that mass is a fixed and inalienable possession of ultimate elements or individuals, so that time is now considered to be their fourth dimension.
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