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  • Death Race 2002 :: The Announcement

    File under "about damn time"...

    Death Race 2002
    Official Announcement Revision A
     "Every now and then when your life gets complicated and the weasels start 
      closing in, the only cure is to load up on heinous chemicals and then 
      drive like a bastard from Hollywood to Las Vegas ... with the music at 
      top volume and at least a pint of ether."
               -- H.S. Thompson, "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"
    Word homey!  It's about that time...  DEFCON Death Race 2k is upon us once 
    again.  This is the official Death Race battle plan for 2002, so pay 
    attention and commit very little of this to memory...
    Whom?  - Geeks, phreaks, riot nrrds, techies, web gurus, IRC hounds,
             Elvis, MIDI junkies, dope dealers, crackheads, slackers,
             hackers, egotists, lamers and most anyone else.
    What?  - Death Race 2002
             AKA: The DEFCON Car Caravan and World Domination Tour v5.0        
    When?  - Thursday August 1st, 2001 3.00 PM PST - Bay Area
             Thursday August 1st, 2001 6.00 PM PST - San Diego
             Thursday August 1st, 2001 8.30 PM PST - OC/LA
             [Note: These are departure times.  We want to see your
                    ass there at least a half hour prior.  Just like
                    last year we plan on leaving on time this year.]
    Where? - Orange County and Los Angeles people get your ass to:
             Ontario Mills Mall @ Dave And Busters
             1 Mills Circle
             Ontario, CA
             Off The 10 & 15 Freeways
             San Diegans, find any way possible to get out to:
             Kit Carson Park
             3333 Bear Valley Pkwy S
             Escondido, CA 92025-7635
             [Or visit [url][/url] for more info]
             Bay Area freaks and BSD zealots from that general area go to:
             6800 Santa Rita Rd
             Pleasanton, CA
             [Or check [url][/url] for the latest info]
    Why?   - Vegas baby, Vegas...
    How?   - Since I've taken forever getting this notice out I'll give you 
             folks the quick and dirty...
     "It's a corny old gag about Las Vegas, the emporal city if there ever was 
     one, trying to camouflage the hours and retard the dawn, when everybody 
     knows that if you're feeling lucky you're really feeling time in its rawest 
     form, and if you're not feeling lucky, they've got a clock at the bus 
               -- Michael Herr, "The Big Room"
    Another year, another caravan.  While most people are smart enough to 
    fly into Vegas there are still some of us who are crazy enough to drive.
    Call it a love of the open road, an itch that can only be scratched by
    crawling into a box with seatbelts and hurdling towards a destination at
    top speed.  The destination this year - as always - is Las Vegas, the
    city of neon lights and dashed dreams.  The reason: DEFCON.  The world's
    largest hacker convention.
    So what made us come back for another year of leading the masses on an
    exodus into the city of sin?  50% love of the open road, 50% sheer 
    stupidity.  Of course, our main jump off point happens to be the Ontario
    Mills Mall and this year we'll be meeting in the parking lot between the 
    Amerisuites and Dave And Buster's.  Since we're rolling out by 8.30 PM 
    this year we encourage everyone to show up by about 7.30 PM so we can
    get everyone up to speed on what the hell is going on.  
    A word of advice for those of you joining the caravan for the first time:
    While you may have brought your FRS radio to communicate with the caravan
    and it might seem like a wise idea to use it to find the meeting point we
    encourage you to tune into 104.7 FM instead.  Last year we had a couple
    folks who thought they were being helpful by announcing over FRS to line
    up on the other side of the parking lot.  We were all quite confused when
    couldn't account for half our drivers and fortunatley some of our people
    got the confused people on the other side of the lot to us.  The moral of
    the story?  104.7 FM is the trusted form of caravan propaganda broadcast.
    Accept no cheap invitations.
    Once again at the Ontario Mills we will take the folks and group them off
    as they show up.  Yep, the good old "break into teams" excersise.  Since
    we plan on seperating everyone into groups as they show up this should
    help take care of things like that little accident a couple of the folks 
    from San Diego had in the parking lot last year.  BTW: I never found out
    who that was...  You guys won the Death Race portion of the caravan.  
    Contact us for your prize.
    We'll depart from the Mills at 8.30 PM sharp.  No acceptions.  Every year
    we come closer to following thru with that threat.  Last year our 
    departure should have been 9.00 PM and we left at 9.15 PM.  That's quite
    a bit better than our previous hour behind schedule from the previous
    year.  From Ontario we're headed to the Barstow In-N-Out [Exit Lenwood]
    to meet up with the Bay Area faction and grab some food.  We strongly
    suggest everyone tops off their tanks while stopped because we're getting
    rid of the Baker stop.  According to our calculations we can save up to
    an hour on our trip time by dropping Baker, and it's only 160 miles from
    Barstow to Las Vegas.  Anyone with a modern car should be able to make it
    on a full tank.
    Once we hit Vegas we'll get off on Las Vegas Blvd [Making a left onto Las
    Vegas Blvd.] and make a quick right on Harmon.  At that point it's about
    a half a mile to the Alexis where we can all commence with the drinking,
    debauchery and such.
    As always, during the whole fiasco we're going to be running Desert 
    Crossing Radio on the afformentioned 104.7 FM.  Once again our big middle 
    finger to the FCC will play anything and everything.  Except for Nu-Metal
    because that stuff is shit...
    We, the staff look forward to seeing everyone that was out 
    last year out there again.  Let's make this whole load of happy horseshit 
    even bigger than it was last year...
     "Do you think we'll get there by midnight?"
     "Baby, we're going to be up five hundy by midnight!"
               -- Mike and Trent, "Swingers"

  • #2
    DR2K2 WiFi?

    I am not too sure about the previous years, but will there be 802.11b/802.11a support this year amongst the caravans for chat, etc?

    I intend on going with the OC/LA people.


    • #3
      Re: DR2K2 WiFi?

      Originally posted by blackwave
      I am not too sure about the previous years, but will there be 802.11b/802.11a support this year amongst the caravans for chat, etc?
      No. Please read this thread to see why. Info on what we are supporting can be found here.


      • #4
        better than 802.11b

        If anyone is a habitual tailgator I'll give you the other end of my 20' CAT5 cable, 100mbps is best anyway!


        • #5
          what up boogah, I havnt talk to you in a long ass time is lost sitll around causin trouble.
          There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.

          - Henry David Thoreau