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  • CP99
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    Originally posted by octalpus
    That's just retarded. It's not that big. I randomly met two strangers on my flight in one year, ended up hanging with them most of the weekend. There has never been someone in attendance who I made a point to see that I didn't get to see. There are plenty I don't get to see enough of, on account of my work/party/sleep schedules, but I've never had a problem finding someone I'm looking for. If you know someone and you are actively looking for them, you will find them. This is 2005, we have cell phones, email, gps, wireless... surely you can find a way to meet up with someone.
    I see your point.

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  • octalpus
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    Originally posted by CP99
    True this is my first con, butIi know a few people who are going, but the chances of meeting up with them randomly at the con is slim to none.
    That's just retarded. It's not that big. I randomly met two strangers on my flight in one year, ended up hanging with them most of the weekend. There has never been someone in attendance who I made a point to see that I didn't get to see. There are plenty I don't get to see enough of, on account of my work/party/sleep schedules, but I've never had a problem finding someone I'm looking for. If you know someone and you are actively looking for them, you will find them. This is 2005, we have cell phones, email, gps, wireless... surely you can find a way to meet up with someone.

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  • CP99
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    Originally posted by Siviak
    I have known people in the past that have slept in thier cars during DefCon BUT:

    1. One of the people ended up with the handle AlmostDeadGuy (you do the math)

    2. each of these people were smart enough to sleep somewhere else until they were sober enough to sleep in the car/truck/van and not die.

    most of the time if you are not an asshat you can find floor space for sleepies... so take the asshat quiz and decide for yourself which route you want to take... but drink lots of water either way.
    I try to not be an asshat, If theres any ware else to sleep, Then count on me sleeping there ha.

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  • CP99
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    Originally posted by TheCotMan
    If you have never been to DC, and do not know anyone there, your opportunities are fairly limited. You may meet someone there who is willing to offer you some space, but many *reliable* and *respectful* people won't let a person stay with them unless they have some refrences from people who are trusted, or are people who are trusted.
    You can also try the ride and room sharing section (here) just as you have to see if anyone will take pity on you.

    True this is my first con, butIi know a few people who are going, but the chances of meeting up with them randomly at the con is slim to none.

    Just a thought. If anyone DOES want to help me and 2 freinds out, I can sleep Litarly anyware.

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  • Siviak
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    I have known people in the past that have slept in thier cars during DefCon BUT:

    1. One of the people ended up with the handle AlmostDeadGuy (you do the math)

    2. each of these people were smart enough to sleep somewhere else until they were sober enough to sleep in the car/truck/van and not die.

    most of the time if you are not an asshat you can find floor space for sleepies... so take the asshat quiz and decide for yourself which route you want to take... but drink lots of water either way.

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  • TheCotMan
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    Originally posted by CP99
    I was just wondering about people breaking in, or people bugging me to "get off my property"
    The AP employs security guards who have historically toured the parking lots on a semi-regular basis looking for strangeness. This does not mean that theft will not happen, but in every year of DefCon, my car has done well by itself.

    Also i suppose i could find someone at the con who has some extra space, haha hope they dont want a favor.
    If you have never been to DC, and do not know anyone there, your opportunities are fairly limited. You may meet someone there who is willing to offer you some space, but many *reliable* and *respectful* people won't let a person stay with them unless they have some refrences from people who are trusted, or are people who are trusted.
    You can also try the ride and room sharing section (here) just as you have to see if anyone will take pity on you.

    See the FAQ HighWizard made with contributions for many for room sharing hints and suggestions.
    Last edited by TheCotMan; June 1, 2005, 21:17.

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  • CP99
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    Originally posted by TheCotMan
    If you really must sleep in a car, do it at night, and make sure you won't be passed out with your windows rolled up in a locked car for 8 hours from 10:00am till 6:00pm, or else you could wake up dead.

    I've slept in a car elsewhere. Stay hydrated. Sleep only when the sun is down. Make sure you continue to get fresh air.
    Well, yea, dont want to wake up dead, thats on my list of things not to do. I slept in a car for a couple of days when we drove to nevada to buy fireworks

    I was just wondering about people breaking in, or people bugging me to "get off my property"

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    Also i suppose i could find someone at the con who has some extra space, haha hope they dont want a favor.

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  • TheCotMan
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    Originally posted by CP99
    Well, Im broke, what else is new, And im considering just crashing in my car. Has anyone had the unfortunate plesure of having to sleep in their car?
    This can be a dangerous thing if you mix Las Vegas heat with being drunk and sleeping or unconscious while your proteins denature.

    If you really must sleep in a car, do it at night, and make sure you won't be passed out with your windows rolled up in a locked car for 8 hours from 10:00am till 6:00pm, or else you could wake up dead.

    I've slept in a car elsewhere. Stay hydrated. Sleep only when the sun is down. Make sure you continue to get fresh air.

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  • CP99
    started a topic Sleeping in the car.

    Sleeping in the car.

    Well, Im broke, what else is new, And im considering just crashing in my car. Has anyone had the unfortunate plesure of having to sleep in their car?
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