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  • pc-0x90
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    Originally posted by Adrenaline
    What a swell guy. :D
    & he makes great hamburgers too.
    But can he dance the bat-usi?

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  • Adrenaline
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    Originally posted by Grifter
    I have edited the post for clarity. All is well.
    What a swell guy. :D
    & he makes great hamburgers too.

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  • Grifter
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    Originally posted by Dark Tangent
    Well, my replied got all jacked up in the [ ] brackets, but you get the idea. With that said, it is off to watch GITS 2nd Gig.
    I have edited the post for clarity. All is well.

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  • The Dark Tangent
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    The Darkest Lurker

    Originally posted by TheCotMan
    I am not against new ideas for solving the problem at hand. Some interesting suggestions have included:
    1) Ensure popular presentations run against each other to "load balance" the crowds
    [This is being done, and we are consulting our time-viewing lens to see into the future and make proper selections]


    Originally posted by TheCotMan
    2) Create a 4th track to accommodate the extra people
    [If only this were possible. There is not enough space without another tent, and there is no room for a tent except for on the roof. Roof has bad mojo with the LVFD]


    Originally posted by TheCotMan
    3) Move to a place where we have more buildings which are larger
    [Yes, we are always interested in finding a space that meets our requirements. Finding a place that is DEF CON friendly and non-gambling is tough. We could go back to the casino days, but really, who will let us take over their network, phone, and video systems?]


    Originally posted by TheCotMan
    4) Offer better video broadcast with better zoom, multiple cameras and angles as well as a system for questions to be relayed from hotel rooms to the speaker by a proxy. (All which would likely increase cost through addition of new services)
    [I see you understand the problem. This year we are adding an extra camera to cover the contests area, and to make sure we get coverage of the games. Much more than that and it gets a bit expensive]


    Originally posted by TheCotMan
    5) Provide a feedback forum with unpublished results where people can "vote" on what topics they want to see, and the permit the most popular presentations to occupy the largest rooms.
    [Not feasable for this year, but something we have thought about. Dynamic speaker allocation makes sense only if you are sure the people who are voting are also going to attend a talk, not just vote and go to the pool]


    Originally posted by TheCotMan
    (more have been suggested)
    [And I thank the more levle headed of you for discussing these issues. We have re-arranged the hotel to maximize speaking space should the Fire Marshall make an appearance, which may confuse some people as to where everything is located, but that iswhat the printed program is for. See you there!]

    You have courage to step forward and offer ideas for solutions. :-)

    Well, my replied got all jacked up in the [ ] brackets, but you get the idea. With that said, it is off to watch GITS 2nd Gig.

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  • highwizard
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    Originally posted by pezz
    I take it females will not be subject to this requirement?
    Maybe OP will be at the door with me, so you may have to help her out.

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  • pezz
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    Why don't we station HW and his friends at the talk entrance? Those who REALLY want to get in can service him accordingly! :D

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  • TheCotMan
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    Though you have an interesting idea there are some problems:
    1) Personnel: People will be required to verify your "papers" at entrances
    a.) This will force an evacuation of the room and
    b.) This will create delays for entry into talks
    c.) This will cut into the time the speaker has to offer a presentation/answer Q's
    d.) More personnel may increase ticket prices
    2) No matter what system you come up with for people to enter, people will abuse it
    a.) This is a security conference with people who have skills with forgery
    b.) Attempts to create forgeries will further increase delays by people checking creds at the entrances
    c.) The work to create something that is forgery-resistant may increase cost of admission
    3) This does not solve the problem of "popular presentations" everyone will want to choose as "one of their three choices."

    I am not against new ideas for solving the problem at hand. Some interesting suggestions have included:
    1) Ensure popular presentations run against each other to "load balance" the crowds
    2) Create a 4th track to accommodate the extra people
    3) Move to a place where we have more buildings which are larger
    4) Offer better video broadcast with better zoom, multiple cameras and angles as well as a system for questions to be relayed from hotel rooms to the speaker by a proxy. (All which would likely increase cost through addition of new services)
    5) Provide a feedback forum with unpublished results where people can "vote" on what topics they want to see, and the permit the most popular presentations to occupy the largest rooms.
    (more have been suggested)

    You have courage to step forward and offer ideas for solutions. :-)
    Last edited by TheCotMan; June 23, 2004, 20:16. Reason: spelling fix

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  • genxweb
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    Here is a idea of what can be done. I think that they should offer a purchase of confrence passes online and a chance to reserve 1 talk a day. So you are guaranteed at least 3 talks.

    Or some type of reserve system.

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  • pezz
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    Originally posted by highwizard
    Since I have a room, my plan is more slightly modified. If you want to watch the talks from my room... It's called "On your knee's Bitch".
    I take it females will not be subject to this requirement?

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  • highwizard
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    Originally posted by Sam Shazaam
    My plan is the same but slightly modified. If I am not allowed into the conference room I plan to bribe my way into one of the hotel rooms to watch the talks. Beer works well in the daytime.
    Since I have a room, my plan is more slightly modified. If you want to watch the talks from my room... It's called "On your knee's Bitch".

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  • Sam Shazaam
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    My plan is slightly modified.

    Originally posted by ck3k
    My plan this year to get seats at the talks is something I call, booze-for-a-seat plan, I just need to figure out how much booze it takes to bribe a goon? any ideas ;)
    My plan is the same but slightly modified. If I am not allowed into the conference room I plan to bribe my way into one of the hotel rooms to watch the talks. Beer works well in the daytime.

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  • ck3k
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    My plan this year to get seats at the talks is something I call, booze-for-a-seat plan, I just need to figure out how much booze it takes to bribe a goon? any ideas ;)

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  • TheCotMan
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    Originally posted by Sparky
    I missed a punch of talks last year but it was not cause i could not get in it was because i was sh*t faced drunk, this year i want to see more talks but i am wondering if i will get in. I have a place to stay at AP and was wondering if the rooms have VCR's so i could record the talk durring the day (before i get up.
    My last DC (10) and all previous ones at the AP showed no VCR in the rooms. However, I seem to recall the TV used standard 75-Ohm cable and one of the common US standards for sending CableTV signals to cable-ready TV. This suggests that use of your own VCR may be possible, but on the topic of "acceptable" you will have to consult with someone else.

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  • Sparky
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    I missed a punch of talks last year but it was not cause i could not get in it was because i was sh*t faced drunk, this year i want to see more talks but i am wondering if i will get in. I have a place to stay at AP and was wondering if the rooms have VCR's so i could record the talk durring the day (before i get up.

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  • genxweb
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    Last year was sad I finally planed my trip in enough time to get a room at the AP. Thank God I did cause for all but 1 presentation I was stuck in my room watching it on TV.

    Benefits of that was :

    Free beer
    Good AC
    Not having some huge over wheight thing spilling over on to your seat too.

    Cons:

    You are in your room all dam day, Christ sake your in vegas.
    You couold not really network with the scene
    Tv issues, no sound poor zoom in and so on.


    Besides family reasons I think I am sitting this year out. The talks last year where repetive except a few a few, the lines where long and the nudity was slacken.

    I hoope those that go enjoy them selves and the staff keeps up the great job they do. The Goons try their best to please us, but not everything is perfect. So thanks for the last few cons and hope to reunite next year.

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