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  • #46
    Re: My #1 biggest problem with DEFCON this year...

    Originally posted by Thorn
    The meet happened about 2100, although there were only about 6-8 of us there at that time. Most people wandered in after 2200.
    That's cuz there were still talks going on at that time, It seems all they moved was the talks back 2 hours, everything else was on time...

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    • #47
      Re: My #1 biggest problem with DEFCON this year...

      Originally posted by latras
      That's cuz there were still talks going on at that time, It seems all they moved was the talks back 2 hours, everything else was on time...
      i know that my contest, the beer cooling event, went off in accordance with the new schedule which pushed everything by two hours. i had speakers, etc. competing in the event and didn't want them stuck on stage when they were supposed to be tempting my tastebuds with chilled suds.
      "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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      • #48
        Re: My #1 biggest problem with DEFCON this year...

        Can we negotiate a portion of area around the pool where only defcon attendees are allowed. (No badge, no admit?) I'm not expecting the usual prowess of vendors, insanity, nudity.. etc. but why not have a social area similar to what is familiar-if for nothing more than socializiation and information exchange (parties, etc). Quarentine the defconees to that exclusive area? heh...

        I hate the idea of being confined to indoors (feels like a prison). I realize I'm one of the few sun worshippers at defcon, but I like the freedom of having areas in and out of doors which are exclusive to defcon attendees only.

        just my $2 dollars worth (cuz I'm not cheap) *wink*
        In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

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        • #49
          Re: My #1 biggest problem with DEFCON this year...

          Originally posted by BlackOrchid
          Can we negotiate a portion of area around the pool where only defcon attendees are allowed. (No badge, no admit?) I'm not expecting the usual prowess of vendors, insanity, nudity.. etc. but why not have a social area similar to what is familiar-if for nothing more than socializiation and information exchange (parties, etc). Quarentine the defconees to that exclusive area? heh...
          I wouldn't want to wear my badge in the pool area, as I wouldn't want to jump in with it and I would fear someone would take it if I left it beside the pool while swimming because I still needed it in the pool area. If the intention is not to swim and just hang out, I think the outdoor space by the dunk tank could have been configured better so people would want to be outside (inflatable pool, bar, cool zone... make it look/feel like the islands).

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          • #50
            Re: My #1 biggest problem with DEFCON this year...

            Sorry to bring up a post that so old. I'd be willing to forgo a party next year for a 10k donation to getting that pool fixed, for our exclusive use. My only request would be my crew gets to organize it's use first poolcon.

            Oh sweet jesus. Penthouse party by the POOL, now that would rock.


            Originally posted by Abby_Normal View Post
            The roof pool would be great, but at the moment it leaks. Do we bring in enough $ that it would be worth it to the Riv to repair and open it?

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            • #51
              Re: My #1 biggest problem with DEFCON this year...

              Icetre, as long as you're ponying up that much cash, why not just buy a bunch of these 24' inflatable pools http://www.qualityinflatables.com/57985.html and put them in the outdoor chill out area? Maybe one in your penthouse?

              You can donate them to a worthy charity after the con...

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              • #52
                Re: My #1 biggest problem with DEFCON this year...

                I agree with ßobÇat that a pool would be great in the outdoor chill area, though I don't know what the safety people who delayed the start by a few hours would have to say about a pool (or the hotel for that matter)... would it have to be collapsed each night? Would a life guard need to be on duty? Would alcohol need to be limited in the area? How late could we use it? etc.

                I think I mentioned the idea of an inflatable pool before {on searching it was just a few posts up in this thread }

                Even if offered by a third party to pay for it, I don't know if they would do it (fix the pool) as I have heard rumors that the Riv is one of the next to be torn down (it will probably be a few years as I think the stardust across the street is being torn down after this year).

                I do think a pool party is almost a must in the summer heat perhaps one night the regular pool could be reserved for us.

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                • #53
                  Re: My #1 biggest problem with DEFCON this year...

                  What about addressing the other two issues raised above and in another thread that the roof contains management offices with windows looking over the roof, and is a location that employees visit for smoke-breaks.

                  [Adding links:]
                  Quote 1: Tacitus (About the roof pool as a party space)
                  Originally posted by Tacitus
                  Yeah, and did you take note of the bank of executive offices across the deck from that pool? Im sure they won't mind....
                  Quote 2: Siviak (About the roof pool as a party location)
                  Originally posted by Siviak
                  Sorry, we took a look at that and it's not a good place for a party. Security everywhere, staff there all the time (break spot), plenty of rooms overlooking it, and the employee break room is right next to it.
                  Last edited by TheCotMan; October 20, 2006, 21:05.

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