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  • [Syntax]
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    Yeah I remember, the anouncement on the TV, about the fire marshall. I remember 2 people returning to my room, and bitching about being removed from a lecture and not getting back in. I remember everyone grumbling.. I had people from the Tropez camping in my room.

    I also remember thanking the AV Gods that the CCTV was actually fixed last year. We had a TV in each room tuned to a different lecture.
    I can say that the TV was a big improvement from DC9 and DC10 where the channels were Audio and no Video, or Video and no Audio. Or a screen of nothing or static.

    Anyone considered some kind of pre-signup for the lectures? and then a line for people who want to take the no-shows seats?

    Have a max number of lectures each person can presign for, using a card they get with the badge stamped or something for the lecture they signup for. They could always take someone elses card, but that person would have to give up lectures.

    I dunno, I know it would piss off those people who want to attend every lecture they can, and just camp on a seat.

    Maybe this year will be an improvement over last..

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  • pc-0x90
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    Originally posted by macuber
    Any idea from anyone on how much in advance one should get in the line to see/hear a speaker?
    Are the speaker presentations available on audio cd/dvd? I mean if I miss one I figure a dvd of the presentation would be just as good.
    If you're staying at the AP, then you can usually catch the talk on cctv if you can't get into the room or are scared of large groups of people..

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  • dataworm
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    Originally posted by macuber
    Any idea from anyone on how much in advance one should get in the line to see/hear a speaker?
    Are the speaker presentations available on audio cd/dvd? I mean if I miss one I figure a dvd of the presentation would be just as good.
    http://www.defcon.org/html/links/def...-archives.html
    http://www.tsok.net/tapelist.tpl?_ws...FCON&ac=DEFCON

    I beleive sound of knowledge are a too mutch expensive, and the video are only available in VHS... Not that I want to be peaky but my Laptop still don't have a VHS drive...

    Would recording video from the TV Broadcast, and producing DVD that I would sell (For fucking cheaper, just about enought to pay my expense, and at the end of defcon not 3 week later...) be legal? Or I'll get into trouble with Sound Of Knowledge people...

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  • macuber
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    gettin in to hear speaker

    Originally posted by JockVSJock
    If a person recalls DC 11, getting in to see the speakers was quite a challenge last year. Standing in line for sometime, in the heat, and limit the capacity of the rooms. Due to the fire marshall of Las Vegas.

    Was is the attendance anticipated this year? What should be expected?

    Any ideas on it will be handled this year?
    Any idea from anyone on how much in advance one should get in the line to see/hear a speaker?
    Are the speaker presentations available on audio cd/dvd? I mean if I miss one I figure a dvd of the presentation would be just as good.

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  • TechnoWeenie
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    Lines and space to see the speakers

    From all that I have heard... many of the issues from last year will be addressed, and fixed this year. There has been some moving around of rooms, better TV stuff, and the elimination of tracks. And some other things that will work to reduce said issues. Come.. have fun, learn new things. Do not let last years space issue infulence your choice.

    TW

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  • zero
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    Originally posted by astcell
    I agree, the speaker rooms may have been tough but getting in was even tougher. If you just HAVE to be in the 4pm room A talk, you better get there at 10am, no one says everyone or anyone has to even leave the room. :(
    Actually last year they cleared some of the rooms between presentations. Lots o' grumpiness.

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  • astcell
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    That's a drainage ditch? I thought that was the VIP suite for the speakers.

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  • TheCotMan
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    Originally posted by octalpus
    Are those bums or just Defconners that weren't able to secure an AP reservation?
    (After having fully read and understanding the "war-verbing is dead" thread :-)

    Naw, they are "war-sleeping".

    ]:>

    Disclaimer:
    This is like those funny jokes-- only different.

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  • phobal
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    Originally posted by octalpus
    Are those bums or just Defconners that weren't able to secure an AP reservation?
    :D
    ha, how about both?

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  • octalpus
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    Originally posted by jesse
    and the scary drainage ditch where the bums sleep:
    Are those bums or just Defconners that weren't able to secure an AP reservation?
    :D

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  • jesse
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    and the scary drainage ditch where the bums sleep:

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  • astcell
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    Originally posted by phobal
    i know this is WAY too early to realistically predict, but are the DC people looking at any other larger venues for DCXIII?
    You know, if we could incorporate the St. Tropez, the Liquor store and its parking lot, we'd have something!

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  • phobal
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    i know this is WAY too early to realistically predict, but are the DC people looking at any other larger venues for DCXIII?

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  • astcell
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    I agree, the speaker rooms may have been tough but getting in was even tougher. If you just HAVE to be in the 4pm room A talk, you better get there at 10am, no one says everyone or anyone has to even leave the room. :(

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  • JockVSJock
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    Everyone understands that DC is getting more popular and better every year, alot of people have commented on that. But it is nice to be able to get into a speaker's room, sit down and listen. AND, if you don't have hotel room with TV access, you are dead out of the water, infact we left our door open on our room just to let folks come in and watch presentations.

    BUT, a few of my friends haven't decied not to go because of that limited capacity.

    And yes I do remember that t-shirt that someone posted to this thread. Kind of the theme of last year's DC.

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