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  • Can You remember ?

    Can You remember the 1st Defcon Event ?

    Do You know some threads from then ?

    I think the defcon events changed ...

    The first event was so delicous *fg*

    but now ... the events are commercial and not very funny ...

    Let me say the events are not that, that they were ...

    D'you know what I mean ?

  • #2
    Originally posted by Ratzhat
    Can You remember the 1st Defcon Event ? =
    No.

    Do You know some threads from then ?
    I do not recall these forums being around all that long. Threads? The best thing to expect might be a collection of e-mails or perhaps a list or perhaps a few dial-up BBS.

    I think the defcon events changed
    They have.

    The first event was so delicous *fg*
    Earlier DC were cozy and catered to people with a certain skillset. They were more informal, and less organized.

    but now ... the events are commercial and not very funny ...
    They became more commercial in some ways:
    * more speakers from specific corportations, trying to brand their names
    (worst case IMO was a presentation where glossy color brochure were left on the seats in the presentation room back in DC7 or 8.)
    * sponsorship of events by corps/businesses[**]

    Let me say the events are not that, that they were ...
    Things change or stagnate.

    D'you know what I mean ?
    I think so.

    Look what has been gained?
    * More advanced presentations
    * Many more contests
    * Much, MUCH better organization where a schedule is much more dependable
    * DC Shoot
    * The recently added Toxic BBQ (way cool)
    * Lock Picking contest (joy!)
    * Changes to CTF with channel updates
    * DC TV (kick ass)
    * Presentations piped to rooms
    * IP Appliance contest
    * more stuff...

    DC has changed. There are changes I do not like, but overall the convention has become more organized with better prizes, and more talent in attendence.

    [**] Events being events *at* DC *not* DC as an event.
    Last edited by TheCotMan; November 23, 2004, 18:12. Reason: defined "events" with "**"

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    • #3
      Originally posted by TheCotMan
      I do not recall these forums being around all that long
      heh.. well I haven't been attending defcon for very long either, but definately remember when the forums started... not sure he was being completely literal

      it is discouraging to see so many attendees that pony up just to attend the party, with no technical interest and very little skill outside of purchasing and assembling neon gamer mods. otoh, I'm sure most of the hardcore attendees that _have_ been around for ages probably look the similarly upon me... popularity of the conference has inspired groupies as well as multiple layers of skillset to attend the conference. ... making it easier to find others closer to your level and enough people knowing more than you to get a decent dose of humility.

      this topic comes up every year... more than once, until moderators get pissed off and shunt threads to /dev/null. common solution: if you want defcon to be more technical, *make* it more technical. stop dreaming of a 500 person underground
      if it gets me nowhere, I'll go there proud; and I'm gonna go there free.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by converge
        if you want defcon to be more technical, *make* it more technical.
        There is a great deal of wisdom in your statement. :-)

        I agree with coverge

        Anyone can complain, but it takes genuine intelligence and guts to create something new and support it.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ratzhat
          Can You remember the 1st Defcon Event ?
          yup

          Originally posted by Ratzhat
          Do You know some threads from then ?
          Um, threads? The first one was in 1992, the forums didnt come along for quite a while after that

          Originally posted by Ratzhat
          I think the defcon events changed ...
          Well, duh

          Originally posted by Ratzhat
          The first event was so delicous *fg*
          ya, somehow I dont get the feeling you were there.

          Originally posted by Ratzhat
          but now ... the events are commercial and not very funny ...
          Commercial? How so? Attendees put on sub events at the main event. How is that commercial? DT has repeatedly stated that he'll never take corp. sponsorship for Defcon. How is the community supporting itself commercial? I'm beginning to think you're nothing more than a troll.

          Originally posted by Ratzhat
          D'you know what I mean ?
          no, but I dont think you do either

          I return whatever i wish . Its called FREEDOWM OF RANDOMNESS IN A HECK . CLUSTERED DEFEATED CORn FORUM . Welcome to me

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          • #6
            Ok, you know what- DefCON 12 was my first CON. I want DC to be like I've always imagined it. So I entered a contest, and won a black badge my first year. I'm making my CON experience what I want it to be. I tried to make it as technical as I can (using areas that I specialize in)- I met some great people. I attended some mind-blowing talks (if you didn't attend the Black OPs of TCP/IP you missed out- and if you don't think that was an awesomely technical presentation you are on crack). So quit your bitching and create your own CON experience.

            LosT

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            • #7
              I on the other hand enjoy the "less-techincal" aspect of the con. I have all year to talk to and learn from most of my friends at DefCon but very few times a year do I get to have them all in one place to enjoy. I have won a black bage last year. As a matter of fact I have won black badges before there were black badges (thank you everyone again for all the help over the years). Con is what you make of it... every year it has changed and I think every year it has gotten better (with a few exceptions, heh) because I leanr better how to make the con experience that I am looking for that year. There are "verry technical people" that go every year and could count the number of talks they have been to on one hand... lighten up... we are ALL (Goons and Staph included) there to enjoy ourselves.
              If I had a nickle for every time someone offered me ten cents to keep my two cents to myself... I would be a rich man.

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              • #8
                man.. I have been at the AP every year. I am now impervious to the pool waters effects. But beware... the things in that pool are enough to kill a normal man.
                If I had a nickle for every time someone offered me ten cents to keep my two cents to myself... I would be a rich man.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Siviak
                  I on the other hand enjoy the "less-techincal" aspect of the con. I have all year to talk to and learn from most of my friends at DefCon but very few times a year do I get to have them all in one place to enjoy. I have won a black bage last year. As a matter of fact I have won black badges before there were black badges (thank you everyone again for all the help over the years). Con is what you make of it... every year it has changed and I think every year it has gotten better (with a few exceptions, heh) because I leanr better how to make the con experience that I am looking for that year. There are "verry technical people" that go every year and could count the number of talks they have been to on one hand... lighten up... we are ALL (Goons and Staph included) there to enjoy ourselves.
                  That is exactly my point, you will get out of it what you want, if you try.

                  LosT

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Siviak
                    man.. I have been at the AP every year. I am now impervious to the pool waters effects. But beware... the things in that pool are enough to kill a normal man.
                    But you *aren't* a normal man, are you Siviak? I think the pool waters cause mutations. :)

                    LosT

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ratzhat
                      but now ... the events are commercial and not very funny ...
                      Originally posted by noid
                      DT has repeatedly stated that he'll never take corp. sponsorship for Defcon. How is the community supporting itself commercial?
                      Originally posted by TheCotMan
                      * sponsorship of events by corps/businesses
                      In case it is not obvious to readers, the "events" I was referring to in that quote were events *at* DC *not* DC as an event. I'll try to fix it with an edit.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by noid

                        DT has repeatedly stated that he'll never take corp. sponsorship for Defcon.
                        C'mon Noid. Think of the irony you could get out of it: "Defcon 13 is supported in part by a grant from Sprint" >pin drop sound<

                        Al
                        "Are my pants...threatening you?"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by alklloyd
                          C'mon Noid. Think of the irony you could get out of it: "Defcon 13 is supported in part by a grant from Sprint" >pin drop sound<
                          DT Himself offered a spot for Geico during Leetest Link at DC12. Maybe this is a sign of things to come? ;-)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by TheCotMan
                            DT Himself offered a spot for Geico during Leetest Link at DC12. Maybe this is a sign of things to come? ;-)
                            </Sarcasm> Corporate sponsership just what defcon needs. <Sarcasm> Although the fits some people would throw on these forums I believe would be pretty enormous.
                            Did Everquest teach you that?

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                            • #15
                              Didn't Absolute Vodka sponsor the printing of the DC 11 programs? It seemed like there was an ad on the back.. I may have to dig mine out to confirm..
                              Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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