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    Check it out: http://quickwired.com/kallahar/temp/..._riviera_1.jpg

    At least this shot from the poolside is. Not sure about the interiors
    --- The fuck? Have you ever BEEN to Defcon?

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    Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

    Originally posted by kallahar
    wow. imagine someone running a funnel and tube down from their room and into the pool at THIS hotel. count me in for that action if it happens.
    "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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    • #3
      Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

      Oh, that's a view from the diving board!

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      • #4
        Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

        Originally posted by Deviant Ollam
        wow. imagine someone running a funnel and tube down from their room and into the pool at THIS hotel. count me in for that action if it happens.
        You know, this just gave me an idea.

        When I was in college, we made a four-storey yard of ale. This basically involved a standard yard glass, big metal funnel, and a garden hose. The principles behind its operation are probably self-explanatory, and not entirely disanalogous to the concept of drinking from a firehose. What I can't adequately describe here is the 'oh-shit-here-it-comes-no-wait-not-yet' air of anticipation and trepidation while air is displaced out of the hose (with accompanying sounds) before the beer makes it to the other end.

        Now imagine the same idea only making use of the Rivera's greater height. Sure, the liquid's only going to move at the same speed, but the increases in volume possible with greater hose length could add a new dimension to the game.

        We'll also need a disclaimer to hand to the participants: "Not to be used as a substitute for bathing or showering."

        Edit: I called the Riviera. They didn't have exact figures to hand, but estimated the height of the main tower at around 230 to 250 feet. This could be interesting.
        Last edited by skroo; June 30, 2006, 16:30.

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        • #5
          Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

          Originally posted by skroo
          You know, this just gave me an idea.

          When I was in college, we made a four-storey yard of ale. This basically involved a standard yard glass, big metal funnel, and a garden hose. The principles behind its operation are probably self-explanatory, and not entirely disanalogous to the concept of drinking from a firehose. What I can't adequately describe here is the 'oh-shit-here-it-comes-no-wait-not-yet' air of anticipation and trepidation while air is displaced out of the hose (with accompanying sounds) before the beer makes it to the other end.

          Now imagine the same idea only making use of the Rivera's greater height. Sure, the liquid's only going to move at the same speed, but the increases in volume possible with greater hose length could add a new dimension to the game.

          We'll also need a disclaimer to hand to the participants: "Not to be used as a substitute for bathing or showering."

          Edit: I called the Riviera. They didn't have exact figures to hand, but estimated the height of the main tower at around 230 to 250 feet. This could be interesting.
          230-250 feet > 7010.40 - 7620.00 cm

          Garden hose: 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch "inner diameter" -> 1.270cm to 1.9050 cm

          Vcyl= h * (pi) * r2
          V= 8880.555 cm3 (low end, 1/2 inch inner diameter hose, to 230 feet)
          V= 21718.74 cm3 ("upper" end 3/4 inch "inner diameter" to 250 feet.)

          1cm3=1ml
          From 8.880 to 21.718 LITERS ?!?!

          Specific Gravity fof Beer or Ale 1.006 to 1.018.

          8933.83 grams -> 22109.68 grams
          8934 grams -> 19.695743 pounds
          22109.68 gram -> 48.7435164 pounds

          [MAX,MIN] = [19.695743 pounds, 48.7435164 pounds]
          The actual MAX could be much higher, since hoses are not rigid, but often expand with pressure. Assuming the hose, nozzle, seals at linkages don't burst or break as a result of the weight of the hose+fluid, the bottom part of the hose would have enough pressure to expand the internal diameter of the bottom of the hose even more to allow a greater volume of booze, which adds more weight and pressure, and may increase the volume a little more, which will...

          There is a limit. It depends on the strength of the hose, the humidity (maybe) and the temperature.

          If this happens, someone get it on video.

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          • #6
            Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

            I nominate DC719. If they can do a 35 foot beer bong, this should be no problem.
            Never drink anything larger than your head!





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            • #7
              Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

              Originally posted by TheCotMan
              From 8.880 to 21.718 LITERS ?!?!
              I did similar math, and got results that were pretty close to that. You're not the only one who was surprised.

              There is a limit. It depends on the strength of the hose, the humidity (maybe) and the temperature.
              True, and remember also that the entire inner volume of the hose won't be filled - just whatever capacity gets poured into it and comes barreling down.

              I had also thought about doing a beer shower or sprayer using this method, but that probably wouldn't be as entertaining.

              If this happens, someone get it on video.
              Already inspected and priced out hoses this afternoon; just figuring out how best to do it.

              Originally posted by renderman
              I nominate DC719. If they can do a 35 foot beer bong, this should be no problem.
              Hey... My idea! No stealing my thunder! :)

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              • #8
                Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

                Now how about filling a barrel full of dr pepper and dropping a coffee can of Mentos into a tiny hole in the top? Can we make a fountain to reach the top of the tower?

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                • #9
                  Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

                  Originally posted by astcell
                  Now how about filling a barrel full of dr pepper and dropping a coffee can of Mentos into a tiny hole in the top? Can we make a fountain to reach the top of the tower?
                  ...the world may never know....

                  and what does "Riviera is the hotel from Casino" actually mean anyway?

                  other question...does % of alcohol go higher the faster it is traveling? <g>
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                  • #10
                    Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

                    I don't know if the terminal velocity of alcohol is higher than that of water. Good time to test.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

                      Originally posted by skroo
                      Hey... My idea! No stealing my thunder! :)
                      Skroo, we wouldn't steal your thunder. However we could help you to create a bigger boom
                      "It is difficult not to wonder whether that combination of elements which produces a machine for labor does not create also a soul of sorts, a dull resentful metallic will, which can rebel at times". Pearl S. Buck

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                      • #12
                        Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

                        Originally posted by DJ Jackalope
                        and what does "Riviera is the hotel from Casino" actually mean anyway?
                        the hotel used in the movie Casino
                        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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                        • #13
                          Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

                          Originally posted by astcell
                          I don't know if the terminal velocity of alcohol is higher than that of water. Good time to test.
                          What a waste of alcohol. Where I come that could be considered alcohol abuse.
                          DaKahuna
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                          • #14
                            Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

                            Originally posted by DaKahuna
                            What a waste of alcohol. Where I come that could be considered alcohol abuse.
                            No way! Actually, I think where this is going is: will Alcohol separate from the beer (water) if it is going at a high enough velocity? And if so, how do we seperate the alcohol as it comes down the tube?

                            Che?
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                            dopest dj in the galaxy. *mwah!*

                            send in the drop bears!
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                            • #15
                              Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

                              Hey, I would love to see a custom Riviera Commemorative Chip for Defcon 14 like these:
                              http://www.rivierahotel.com/gaming_chips.asp

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