Meanwhile, unemployed barman, failed college student and notorious beach bum Darrel Hughes of Venice Beach, in earthquake prone California, has developed a New Portable Earthquake Detection System, (PEDS). The device is cheap, widely available and comes in many different sizes. Mr Hughes's efforts to patent his earthquake warning system, and the moving parts, on a global basis have so far failed but he remains adamant that he will continue to devote his future to testing PEDS on the beach while waiting for, "The Big One." According to patrons of "Hals Bar & Grill," on Venice Beach, Mr Hughes is currently, "zoned out and sleeping it off out there somewhere."
“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." T.E. Lawrence; Seven Pillars of Wisdom