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    Hello ppl,

    This will be my first defcon :D, I have been planning this for 3 years now and finally with some b.lls and short on cash I'm going. I'll be staying at the villa roma the closest/cheapest motel that I found. I'll be going to the black hat briefings too, and if I can sell some things maybe a training.

    If someone know which course is better foundstone VS sensepost ?? you'll help me decide.

    I'm thinking on participating on the only contest that maybe I'll not be p0wned, the coffee wars. Bringing one of the best coffee's in Guatemala, from the highest mountain of Guatemala on la sierra de los cuchumatanes near chichicastenango :P.

    I'll hope to make friends because I'm traveling alone and don't know no one.
    If someone knows a few tips for the first DEFCON please post them.

    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Greetings from Central America

    Just introduce yourself to people and you'll have a great time.
    --bc,

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    • #3
      Re: Greetings from Central America

      I would suggest skipping both and saving your money by doing Offensive Security's training instead. But if you must, yeah, SensePost.

      As was said, just walk up to people and talk and you'll find most folks are very open and friendly. We're here to share information and learn.

      My rule: the people with the attitudes who make you feel unwelcome (not that there are many, anymore), ALWAYS know the least.

      You might go introduce yourself to Alfredo, he may be able to introduce you to some other folks from CA/SA.
      "Raise a toast to ... I think he might have been our only decent ."

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      • #4
        Re: Greetings from Central America

        Originally posted by L34ndr4 View Post
        Hello ppl,

        This will be my first defcon :D, I have been planning this for 3 years now and finally with some b.lls and short on cash I'm going. I'll be staying at the villa roma the closest/cheapest motel that I found.
        Did you try Circus Circus? It's very cheap (I think around $40 a night), and it's right across the street from the Riv.
        "There are no failed experiments, only more data"

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        • #5
          Re: Greetings from Central America

          Abby - Maybe we should adopt him.

          Originally posted by Abby_Normal View Post
          Did you try Circus Circus? It's very cheap (I think around $40 a night), and it's right across the street from the Riv.
          +++ Dallas +++

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          • #6
            Re: Greetings from Central America

            Hi, I already bought the offensive security videos and they are great :D.

            I was searching for rooms at the circus circus but the average price is like 79$, so i'll stay with the villa roma for now.

            Thx. for the tips ppl!! I'll hope I won't get so shy hehehehe.


            Originally posted by sk00t View Post
            I would suggest skipping both and saving your money by doing Offensive Security's training instead. But if you must, yeah, SensePost.

            As was said, just walk up to people and talk and you'll find most folks are very open and friendly. We're here to share information and learn.

            My rule: the people with the attitudes who make you feel unwelcome (not that there are many, anymore), ALWAYS know the least.

            You might go introduce yourself to Alfredo, he may be able to introduce you to some other folks from CA/SA.

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            • #7
              Re: Greetings from Central America

              Originally posted by Mixitup View Post
              Abby - Maybe we should adopt him.
              Hmm, that depends...

              1. How much can he lift?
              2. Does he know what is and isn't the proper use for a can of Red Bull
              3. Can he hammer a six-inch spike through a board with his penis?
              "There are no failed experiments, only more data"

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              • #8
                Re: Greetings from Central America

                Ha, good point Abby! I'm always looking for a new friend at DC ;)

                Adopt? Maybe a trial run, Dallas.

                Oh, I'm looking forward to this year. I love meeting new folks...

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                • #9
                  Re: Greetings from Central America

                  LOL :P,

                  1. 50 pounds :P or about 3 liters of beer....

                  2. Guesses:
                  a. an ashtray
                  b. a bong
                  c. a lockpick
                  d. or maybe one of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45VTlKy6-6Y

                  3. no , just a 5 inch spike.

                  hope it helps....

                  Originally posted by Abby_Normal View Post
                  Hmm, that depends...

                  1. How much can he lift?
                  2. Does he know what is and isn't the proper use for a can of Red Bull
                  3. Can he hammer a six-inch spike through a board with his penis?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Greetings from Central America

                    Originally posted by L34ndr4 View Post
                    LOL :P,

                    1. 50 pounds :P or about 3 liters of beer....
                    Acceptable

                    Originally posted by L34ndr4 View Post
                    2. Guesses:
                    a. an ashtray
                    b. a bong
                    c. a lockpick
                    d. or maybe one of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45VTlKy6-6Y
                    Good answers all. There is actually only one wrong answer to that question, which is "Throw it out the widow".

                    Originally posted by L34ndr4 View Post
                    3. no , just a 5 inch spike.
                    Hmm, I am going to have to ding you points for missing the Real Genius reference.

                    Originally posted by L34ndr4 View Post
                    hope it helps....
                    It does! You win a beverage of your choice! Find us at con to collect! :-D
                    "There are no failed experiments, only more data"

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                    • #11
                      Re: Greetings from Central America

                      And you must drink from the Bug Sprayer.

                      -Dallas

                      Originally posted by Abby_Normal View Post
                      Acceptable



                      Good answers all. There is actually only one wrong answer to that question, which is "Throw it out the widow".



                      Hmm, I am going to have to ding you points for missing the Real Genius reference.



                      It does! You win a beverage of your choice! Find us at con to collect! :-D
                      +++ Dallas +++

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                      • #12
                        Re: Greetings from Central America

                        Originally posted by Mixitup View Post
                        And you must drink from the Bug Sprayer.

                        -Dallas
                        But he didn't find the marble in the oatmeal!

                        Oh wait, that's when you drink from the fire hose...

                        Never mind. :-)
                        "There are no failed experiments, only more data"

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                        • #13
                          Re: Greetings from Central America

                          hello guys,

                          i'm already at the riv, room 336 if someone wants to go:

                          casino-hopping
                          beer-hopping
                          bar-hopping
                          club-hopping
                          computer-store-hopping
                          attractions-hopping
                          show-hopping

                          or whatever u'll want to hop,give me a call.

                          see you at the conv.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Greetings from Central America

                            Hey, L34ndr4, any chance you're gonna be brewing a pot of that Guatemalan ? I'd be down for that... Let me know.

                            In a month I'm sharing a house with a coffee fiend from Ecuador, and he's bringing a generous amount of beans :D Woot woot.

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