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  • Favorite presentations, parties, contests, events at DC14?

    Hey, what were your favorite presentations, parties, contests, event, "whatever" at Defcon 14? What did you think could have been better?

    Mine:
    The last half of Dan Kaminiski's presentation,
    The Toxic BBQ 3,
    Watching two of the teams compete in Lost's Mystery Box competition,
    Sushicon,
    The organization, preperation, planning, presentation and participation at the ,aCTF,
    Hanging out with many people and meeting a few new people,
    HackerPimps Party, and the invitation to attend,
    LP Village

    What I didn't like so much:
    The impact of presentations starting 2 hours late on the first day (the waiting 2 hours wasn't bad, but the problems created with this on other non-presentation events was not much fun.)
    Having to go back home on Saturday night.
    Sore feet (due to having such a large space, and me having crappy shoes.)

    How about you? What did you like? What did you not like so much?

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    Re: Favorite presentations, parties, contests, events at DC14?

    thumbs up:
    LP Village (not being self-congratulatory, i just want to raise glasses in honor of all the non-official people who helped make it happen... without the public just sitting down and getting involved Toool and LSI would have been stretched really thin)

    Eric Schmiedl's talk on safe cracking

    Lost Box Competition

    Church of WiFi talk (didn't make it there but watched the video)

    Plausible Deniability with weasel and nomad (heh... photo's of Bruce's crotch)

    Top of the Riv, specifically the Minibosses set

    and, for one little bit of self-praise... Beverage Cooling Contraption Competition


    thumbs down:
    in truth, my main dissapointment was strictly time. most of us were either in the LP village or running/participating in contests and didn't get to more than a handful of talks. i've got a list as long as my, erm, leg of the talks i can't wait to watch when i get home from work these next couple of weeks.

    another thumbs down for me (while not really an event, however) was dealing with the riviera in general. the hotel iteself may offer logistical and luxury related benefits over the alexis park... but the staff, rules, policies, and aftermath makes me almost wish we weren't going to be back there next year. (at least not without some major changes)

    my short list in that regard...
    • pool access sucked
    • no DefCon TV
    • being carded everywhere i went at night
    • many of our friends now seem banned from defcon
    "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: Favorite presentations, parties, contests, events at DC14?

      Thumbs up (in no particular order):
      People I met
      TBBQ
      Sushicon
      Presentations (most)

      Thumbs down (also in no paticular order):
      My room - although registered as part of DefCon and very early was not in the tower.
      Pool Access in the evenings (total lack there of)
      Smoke
      DaKahuna
      ___________________
      Will Hack for Bandwidth

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      • #4
        Re: Favorite presentations, parties, contests, events at DC14?

        Thumbs up:
        People who sent me a t-shirt, swag or other dc gear
        TTP for getting content to those of us overseas

        Thumbs down:
        The Navy, for not letting me actually attend

        ;)
        "\x74\x68\x65\x70\x72\x65\x7a\x39\x38";

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        • #5
          Re: Favorite presentations, parties, contests, events at DC14?

          Pimps up:

          Toxic BBQ (the shirt was a hit at the American Royal BBQ a couple weeks ago)
          Black Ops (and the funniest spot-the-fed I've seen
          The Mac Block of Talks (too bad it was at the same time as meet the fed)
          Hackerpimps party
          The goons had things moving like a well oiled machine...if only other events I were involved with were so well run...

          Hoez Down:
          Poor pool access
          no DCTV
          no lounging near CTF (though I know that can't be changed)
          Confusion on the first day
          jur1st, esq.

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          • #6
            Re: Favorite presentations, parties, contests, events at DC14?

            My favorite DEFCON moment was during Hacker Jeopardy when "pwned" suddenly flashed on the screen.

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            • #7
              Re: Favorite presentations, parties, contests, events at DC14?

              Originally posted by Sam Shazaam View Post
              My favorite DEFCON moment was during Hacker Jeopardy when "pwned" suddenly flashed on the screen.
              Hate to ruin it for you, but that was a built-in error message for if
              (when) Winn hit the wrong key.

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              • #8
                Re: Favorite presentations, parties, contests, events at DC14?

                Originally posted by ßobÇat View Post
                Hate to ruin it for you, but that was a built-in error message for if
                (when) Winn hit the wrong key.
                Awe, you just SO ruined it for us... and we thought defconers were cool, too....
                ======================================
                DJ Jackalope
                dopest dj in the galaxy. *mwah!*

                send in the drop bears!
                ======================================

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                • #9
                  Re: Favorite presentations, parties, contests, events at DC14?

                  Best parts:
                  ToxicBBQ
                  Sushicon
                  Jackalope spinning
                  Minibosses
                  Abby and Icetre's party
                  Hackerpimps party
                  Ninja party (hmm... I see a pattern going on.. )
                  Being a goon on Noid's staff
                  Having folks be understanding when some things did not pan out. THAT is what makes the con great.
                  Dinner at the Alladan

                  Bad parts:
                  Cops making us card people *
                  Vegas Metro hasseling *
                  Having to clear out the Black and White Ball *
                  * (all the above was stuff that we had no control of.. but it was still a bummer. )
                  Missing the goon swim (tried to nap.. that did not work either)
                  Last edited by Gadsden; October 21, 2006, 17:13. Reason: adding the bad
                  Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Favorite presentations, parties, contests, events at DC14?

                    Hm....

                    Getting kidnapped by Tacitus and Kallahar and taken to the ToxicBBQ.
                    Quarks that I can't remember on Tuesday.
                    All the parties that I got invited to and got to play at. (Thank you everyone!)
                    The Ninja Network party especially!
                    White Ball
                    Looking through picts on DCpics of things I dont remember doing!


                    pretty much all of DC was fun, cept all the things mentioned up there ^. big mad ups to the goons for not locking the whole thing down and calling it done.
                    ======================================
                    DJ Jackalope
                    dopest dj in the galaxy. *mwah!*

                    send in the drop bears!
                    ======================================

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                    • #11
                      Re: Favorite presentations, parties, contests, events at DC14?

                      Thumbs Up:
                      Scav Hunt
                      BCCC
                      Talks
                      EFF Dunk Tank
                      theSummit <- Self promoting banter ;)

                      Thumbs down:
                      Lack of shade in outdoor area
                      Lack of grass in outdoor area (they wouldn't let us hang in the pool area)
                      Lack of purple die in pool
                      Lack of public DJ booth (Usually in contest area)
                      Lack of DCTV
                      "Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Groups"

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