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  • #91
    Originally posted by astcell
    The third photo shows a robe too, near the wine bottle. The TV is on in the pictures that show the TV.

    I will ask if I can take a picture of the rooms too.
    Skip any potential Pool2girl pics please.. Have to show<Rumpole> she who must be obeyed</Rumpole> the reconphotos to persuade her that we should go to the US next year in time for DC.

    Dutch
    All your answers are belong to Google. Search dammit!!!

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    • #92
      Looks like me Riviera Recon will have to wait for another weekend. My hands will be full in Vegas this trip.

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      • #93
        Originally posted by astcell
        Looks like me Riviera Recon will have to wait for another weekend. My hands will be full in Vegas this trip.
        no problem at all, man. we thank you for even being willing to do this for those of us who have never seen the new place. all that you do is always appreciated!
        "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
        - Trent Reznor

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        • #94
          Originally posted by astcell
          Looks like me Riviera Recon will have to wait for another weekend. My hands will be full in Vegas this trip.
          Tis ok man. I'll still get you a beer.

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          • #95
            Then again anytime you wanna pay for my gas I am there.

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            • #96
              Have no fear with the pool situation, gentlemen (and ladies)... I have a wonderful social engineering tactic taight to me by a colleague with Thai mafia "contacts"... it is absolutely brilliant, and will get you into any pool in Vegas (Belaggio, Hard Rock, Wynn, any of them!!!)


              Curious, you say? Feel free to private message me (you'll thank me for this one, of this I assure you, hahahah), and you can actually pull it off well, because you are not entirely bullshitting your way into the pool. I have done it several times, and have experienced sheer bliss! Best part, it costs you no money, and no sexual favors-


              ASTCell- Granny porn? HEHEHE- nah, sweetheart, that is at Larrys Villa (the gutter of crackwhore strip joints, I mean, we're talking serious infiltration of trailer park status, biker crank, and stretch marks- a side of Vegas that you dont want to see! HAHAHAH!) Even if you are shitfaced beyond the point of no return, you will still have a very difficult time watching these chicks pole dance- I dare say more, lest I lose my lunch!

              Render- No, youre right, location, location, location... It is very nice, and if Budget Suites does not suit your fancy, there is always Blair House Suites, which is down the street just a bit further, and damn near right on the strip. Better to be Budget Suites behond Riviera than Budget Suites on Boulder Highway- I'll leave that story for another time.

              As for the Deviant/tub thing, I will supply a tub for you and Grey, and Deviant and I can always share the shower- oops, did I say that aloud? hahahahah just kidding!

              cheapovegas.com, Ive never heard of that one. Interesting...

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              • #97
                Originally posted by Mata Hari
                Have no fear with the pool situation, gentlemen (and ladies)... I have a wonderful social engineering tactic taight to me by a colleague with Thai mafia "contacts"... it is absolutely brilliant, and will get you into any pool in Vegas (Belaggio, Hard Rock, Wynn, any of them!!!)
                I doubt it for some reason Casinos are really cracking down on non guests using their pools and are not shy about telling someone to leave.
                Did Everquest teach you that?

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                • #98
                  Originally posted by allentrace
                  I doubt it for some reason Casinos are really cracking down on non guests using their pools and are not shy about telling someone to leave.
                  I understand your doubt, but with all do respect, I have been here my whole life, and it can be pulled off. Youd be surprised how stringent security can be here (it also depends on what time of day you go, etc etc.). It does not work for everyone, certainly, because not everyone can pull it off. But speaking from personal experience and from others, it can be done, many times over. If you are pressed on it, then you simply go to another casino. You have to play the part in order to win the accolades. Perception is a powerful tool.

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                  • #99
                    Originally posted by Mata Hari
                    I understand your doubt, but with all do respect, I have been here my whole life, and it can be pulled off. Youd be surprised how stringent security can be here (it also depends on what time of day you go, etc etc.). It does not work for everyone, certainly, because not everyone can pull it off. But speaking from personal experience and from others, it can be done, many times over. If you are pressed on it, then you simply go to another casino. You have to play the part in order to win the accolades. Perception is a powerful tool.
                    Bah, I meant stingy- you are taking the stringent stance, I am arguing stingy- mea culpa, mea culpa- neural transmitters must have gotten crossed, and/or Im a real dumbass today. Probably both, hehehe

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                    • Originally posted by Mata Hari
                      Bah, I meant stingy- you are taking the stringent stance, I am arguing stingy- mea culpa, mea culpa- neural transmitters must have gotten crossed, and/or Im a real dumbass today. Probably both, hehehe
                      Next Defcon I will have to look you up. Alas my knowledge comes from hearsay and not actual experience so I will take your word for it.
                      Did Everquest teach you that?

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                      • I've been inside the casino area of Riviera many a time, but never been to the back part of the building where the convention areas and hotel rooms are. Im interested to see if I want to stay there or across the street at Circus Circus.

                        The major pluses I can see is the foodcourt in Riviera and the food across the street. The other plus is plenty rooms, between Westward Ho, Circus & Riviera
                        everyone should be able to stay within walking distance. Even Stardust is pretty close.

                        Westward Ho & Slots of Fun has really cheap food specials. The 1/2lb & 3/4lb hotdog with chili for $1.29, and a breakfast special, sausage biscuits, country gravy, scrambled eggs, and bacon for $2.50.

                        Riviera recently changed out resturaunts so Im not sure whats there aside from chinese food. I think the burger king is gone, but there is a Mcdonalds inside Circus Circus. So deffinately some cheap sources of food nearby.

                        So between the con admission going up, the hotels price going down, and the fact people are going to be walking thru a casino. The total cost is going to break even. Plus everyone who wants to can stay nearby.
                        Last edited by [Syntax]; September 30, 2005, 15:46.

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                        • Originally posted by '[Syntax
                          Westward Ho & Slots of Fun has really cheap food specials. The 1/2lb & 3/4lb hotdog with chili for $1.29, and a breakfast special, sausage biscuits, country gravy, scrambled eggs, and bacon for $2.50.
                          Would have been nice but...
                          http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepu...vegas0925.html

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

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                          • Originally posted by [Syntax]
                            ...Im interested to see if I want to stay there or across the street at Circus Circus.

                            ...between Westward Ho, Circus & Riviera
                            everyone should be able to stay within walking distance. Even Stardust is pretty close.
                            I've been going to to Las Vegas 2-3 times a year for the last ten years, and Circus Circus is ONE PLACE I will NEVER stay. I'd stay at other dumps (I'm a big fan of downtown), but NEVER CIRCUS CIRCUS!

                            Hunter S. Thompson said it best in "Fear and loathing in las vegas", where he wrote:
                            "The Circus-Circus is what the whole hep world would be doing Saturday night if the Nazis had won the war. This is the sixth Reich."

                            Circus Circus is absolutely creepy (and filled with unsupervised kids).

                            And, like another poster said, The 'Ho is closing for demolition in November.
                            No more $1.99 Mega Dogs, $0.05 Coffee or $1.00 Margaritas.
                            --BC,

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                            • Originally posted by allentrace
                              Next Defcon I will have to look you up. Alas my knowledge comes from hearsay and not actual experience so I will take your word for it.
                              Most definitely, Allentrace- Im certain we will cross paths at the next Con... be it staggering or sober, haha. Good times in many pools to come! Perhaps we will go and party with some crazy Vegas Libertarians, heheh.

                              Your knowledge is worth more than you may think

                              Syntax- About the Westward Ho, true, it is cheap and being torn down, but the Klondike casino is also worth checking out for cheap coffee, food, and an overall dingy cheap Vegas feel. It is a bit further than Ho, (across from Mandalay Bay to be exact), but you cant beat the "blue collar" environment- I use that phrase to its extremity.

                              I wholeheartedly agree, Circus Circus is a cesspool of whiny, obnoxious children, adults, and clowns. Horrible, horrible clowns <<shudders>> Thompson was so right on on many things...

                              Beware of the Boardwalk Hotel/Casino- unless, of course, you really want to see one of the best Prince cover bands in Las Vegas- it is more surreal than a Dali painting- or, at the very least, damn close....

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                              • I always seen people griping about rooms, I mean I really dont understand it..
                                Its just a room. When Im in Vegas Im only in the room to sleep for like 6 hours. The most broken down room I've stayed in was at Binions downtown.. but it was $25 a night. I cant see spending $130 or more to stay in a room.

                                I've never stayed at Riviera, because Id rather be in a hotel with some children, (Ive never seen the hoard of them all of you refer too) than Riviera where its full of the opposite.

                                Im wondering if the hotel will adapt to the con, or the con will adapt to the hotel. Seeing how this hotel is a casino, and the hotel is popular with the retired senior citizens crowd.


                                Anyhow.. While looking around I found this VR view of a convention room there.

                                VR View of a Convention Room at Riviera

                                Also found this information.
                                Riviera has 2,100 rooms, 158 directly adjacent to the convention floor.
                                Circus Circus has 3,774. Directly across the street from Riviera ($40-$65)
                                Stardust has 1,500 rooms. About a half block walk. (about $80)

                                And yeah I found that info about Westward HO being blown to bits soon. Defcon only missed being held in a demolished hotel by about 700 feet.
                                Last edited by [Syntax]; September 30, 2005, 21:36.

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