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  • TheCotMan
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    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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  • signcarver
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    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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  • ßobÇat
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    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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  • icetre
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    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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  • signcarver
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    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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  • BlackOrchid
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    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*

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  • Deviant Ollam
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    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.

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  • latras
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    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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  • Thorn
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    The meet happened about 2100, although there were only about 6-8 of us there at that time. Most people wandered in after 2200.

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  • Deviant Ollam
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    Originally posted by Vyrus
    and THIS time perhaps it wont get messed up by being 2 hours late :P
    i actually was surprised about people's confusion with the first day's schedule... when fire marshal issues made the talks open 2 hours late, i simply assumed that it would push everything back by two hours in order to keep pace with the schedule (since most people had planned their day around attending various talks and events, etc) but i was hearing rumors of certain contests, etc. that were going off at their original time as opposed to following the delay. when did the forum meet actually happen this year? at the pre-defcon scheduled time (was that 21:00?) or at the modified, pushed time of 23:00? (which could be a really late time to get things kicked off, i suppose)

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  • Vyrus
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    and THIS time perhaps it wont get messed up by being 2 hours late :P

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  • Chris
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    Originally posted by latras
    I plan on being more social next year and introducing myselt to people on the forums ...well..if I can find them :)

    You can always meet people from the forums at the forum meet. The time/place is noted in the program and is usually posted on here a couple of weeks before DEF CON.

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  • latras
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    I plan on being more social next year and introducing myselt to people on the forums ...well..if I can find them :)

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  • DJ Jackalope
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    Turn the Top of the Riv into a 24/7 chill out area?

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  • Abby_Normal
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    Originally posted by Deviant Ollam
    rockin! will it be the monaco tower? i realize that this may become more of a moot point should the "top of riv" space fall into disuse, but it seemed like the tower with the best proximity to the convention space, skyboxes, etc. (if you walked a short stroll outside for a second you'd skip tons of crowds and long lines)
    I doubt it will fall in to misuse, as it stands we have already booked the penthouse again for next year, if the Riv is still willing to honor the reservation.

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