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  • How will you spend time at DC12?

    Each year DC draws people from diverse backgrounds with various intentions.

    If you do not have some idea of what you want to do, you may find you spend all of your time doing nothing that is memorable. Some people wake up on Sunday and realize the have not learned anything and others feel they spent too much time in the lectures and not enough time having fun. Some walk away wishing they had played in one of the games, and others are wondering about the effectiveness of RU486 or special medicines for a rash that does not seem to be going away.

    How do you intend to spend *most* of your time at DefCon 12:
    (Select the ones that apply)

    1) Listening to the speakers on TV or in the conference room
    You want the low-down, the dirt, the data, the info, the white papers
    2) Being part of CTF, WarDrive competition, or other games
    You want to show off your skills, play in some fun, and/or compete
    3) Playing video games on your computers on the LAN
    You like 3D FPS or strategy games, and want to # make fragged-people && make install-grenade-down-the-throat
    4) Drinking and/or Socializing with complete strangers / new friend / old friends
    Just as it says: hanging out.
    5) Watching TV (other than DC) from my hotel room
    Watching television channels other than those which are part of DC
    6) Seeing all of the other Las Vegas Shows
    This includes things like strippers, show girls, blue man, etc.
    7) Putting out fires created by cluebies / working
    If you select this, you are probably not only a Goon, but a responsible Goon.
    8) Unconscious / tagged / pepetual member of Pool 3 / Watching or making porn
    Um. You know who you are.
    9) I am so clueless I can't begin to guess how I will spend my time at DC12
    This is for people who are too stressed to decide and have no imagination.
    10) I do not care to answer your stupid poll. I want my money back!
    You think this poll is dumb, and you want your money back.
    68
    Listening to the speakers on TV or in the conference room
    58.82%
    40
    Being part of CTF, WarDrive competition, or other games
    25.00%
    17
    Playing video games on your computers on the LAN
    4.41%
    3
    Drinking and/or Socializing with complete strangers / new friend / old friends
    83.82%
    57
    Watching TV (other than DC) from my hotel room
    4.41%
    3
    Seeing all of the other Las Vegas Shows
    7.35%
    5
    Putting out fires created by cluebies / working
    14.71%
    10
    Unconscious / tagged / pepetual member of Pool 3 / Watching or making porn
    22.06%
    15
    I am so clueless I can't begin to guess how I will spend my time at DC12
    10.29%
    7
    I do not care to answer your stupid poll. I want my money back!
    4.41%
    3

    The poll is expired.


  • #2
    There are a lot of people here that I want to put a face to!

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    • #3
      I'm looking forward to meeting people. I see enough of the computer the rest of the time...oh, and I am really looking forward to the TCP/IP competition.

      LosT

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      • #4
        This year I'm hoping to make it to more than the last 20 minutes of the forum meet... Last year was great from the standpoint of drinking Che's Russian Stout, but it'd be nice to talk to more than five people :)

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        • #5
          I'll be trying to catch more talks than just those of friends. Sometimes it's hard to get away. I'll of course be making sure the events I am involved with go smooth, the movie channel stays up, and that my speech goes well. And of course, I'll be hanging out with all of you guys.
          .: Grifter :.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by skroo
            This year I'm hoping to make it to more than the last 20 minutes of the forum meet... Last year was great from the standpoint of drinking Che's Russian Stout, but it'd be nice to talk to more than five people :)
            I actually drank the last one of those from that very batch (almost 2 years old!) last night.. I thought of ya. I gotta brew more of that ASAP. I have one you will like, I'll save one for you if ya take the time to drink it with us. :)
            (Same goes for noid... I spent half the con chasing him around last year to give him his brew... then he could only sample it. )
            You guys should be able to declare "drinking amnisty" for at least 30 min while on duty. :)
            Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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            • #7
              One option missing fron the poll is "trying to get in and out of the vendor area in one piece."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by astcell
                One option missing fron the poll is "trying to get in and out of the vendor area in one piece."
                Ahh so true.... that is so crowded as people try to get what they want before supplies run out. I'm one of those people who is usually over by the book sales. I have picked up a few cheap, used books over the years, and other books are in limited supply. Some titles are subversive enough that I prefer to pay in cash, in person, and there is no paper-trail. (No, I am not paranoid... really!)

                As for missing this item, I had a few other items I wanted to put in the list, but the forum only allows for 10 items in a poll. :-/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by astcell
                  There are a lot of people here that I want to put a face to!
                  ...And a few you'd like to put a fist to I'd wager.

                  For 3-5 days of the year I find myself surrounded by thousands of like-minded people who (for the most part) are there to have a good time. The general insanity of those days is enough to keep me going for another year.

                  My list (by no means complete):
                  - Meeting and hanging out with as many of you fine people as possible
                  - Collecting debts from people who owe me beer
                  - Distributing beer to those I owe one
                  - Collecting autographs from several authors in attendance
                  - Setting up camp to see who/when the fountain gets soaped
                  - Participating in several competitions
                  - Heckling Winn Shwartau
                  - Hunting down Siviak to get my bucket back
                  - Drinking a warp core breach in under 5 minutes
                  - Buying my own body weight in t-shirt
                  - Coming home with a device/gadget that I have no idea if I can get past Customs
                  - Generally annoying Americans with my Canadian partiotism
                  - Collecting a 3 inch stack of business cards from people I meet
                  - Checking out other peoples BBQ creations
                  Never drink anything larger than your head!





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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by renderman
                    - Collecting debts from people who owe me beer

                    Remind me to buy you one, your posts made me crack up when I first came to this God-forsaken place. :)
                    The dude abides.

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                    • #11
                      You forgot to add a option for me.

                      [check] Try and find someone to room with from the 29th to the 2nd.

                      I'm going up there and it won't be so bad until the 1st/2nd. The con ends around 3 PM on the 1st usually and I have until the 2nd at around 6-7 AM.

                      Any suggestions or offers please? :)

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                      • #12
                        how i'll spend my time at Defcon 12? (hint: i won't be sitting in front of a fucking computer the whole time).
                        "Those who would willingly trade essential liberty for temporary security are deserving of neither." --Benjamin Franklin

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jesse
                          how i'll spend my time at Defcon 12? (hint: i won't be sitting in front of a fucking computer the whole time).
                          Handing out beer?
                          or is that just how I'd like you(and everyone else) to spend their time...
                          Where's the dedication?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ttye0
                            You forgot to add a option for me.

                            [check] Try and find someone to room with from the 29th to the 2nd.
                            That option wasn't forgotten, it just wasn't appropriate. If you're looking for a room, consider visiting the Ride and Room Sharing section of the forums. That's where the vast majority of people communicate about sharing rooms.
                            “Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.”

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                            • #15
                              Depends

                              It all depends. Depending on the amount of alcohol and coffee i take in, I'll either be socializing and hanging out at the events or spending hours on end puking and taking smelly, liquidy dumps in my cheap ass hotel room. Personally I prefer the first.

                              Can't wait for Coffee Wars V. Lessa get wired!!
                              "And God said, 'Let there be vodka !'

                              And He saw that it was good.

                              Then God said, 'Let there be light !'

                              And then He said, 'Whoa - too much light'."

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