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  • post-defcon cultureshock for you too?

    I got used to:

    not-sleeping
    knowing my three closest sources of caffeine & beer
    firing up ye olde network analyzer to locate my AP by channel let alone name
    constant throbbing background techno
    non-human colored hair
    having people know what I'm talking about when I say "mystery box"
    knowing that ctf isn't something you play while running around
    booze as currency
    lurking...somewhere

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    Re: post-defcon cultureshock for you too?

    I'm still shouting, responding to people with 'copy that' or 'roger that', using phrases like 'high noise environment', and finding the urge to smoke about every 10 minutes.

    Oh ya, and I'm still fucking useless till about 1100

    I return whatever i wish . Its called FREEDOWM OF RANDOMNESS IN A HECK . CLUSTERED DEFEATED CORn FORUM . Welcome to me

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    • #3
      Re: post-defcon cultureshock for you too?

      I sort of think of it as a planet I visit once a year. But yeah, weird to be back. Still looking down at people's chests for badges to see what they have scrolling by on the display.

      WTF is in the air out there? I swear I would crash at 4:30, leap out of bed at 9:00, eat nothing but handfuls of M&Ms and still be able to babble on about something for hours at a stretch.

      Since I do my damnedest to avoid LAS any other time of the year I can't say whether it's the casinos, the air, or DefCon, but I'm guessing it's DefCon.
      "Raise a toast to ... I think he might have been our only decent ."

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      • #4
        Re: post-defcon cultureshock for you too?

        Originally posted by Z^2 View Post
        I got used to:

        knowing my three closest sources of caffeine & beer
        yeah, it's weird sitting with my laptop and not having a beer in hand. Have to talk to the boss about that.
        -- jedi

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        • #5
          Re: post-defcon cultureshock for you too?

          I got home, slept for 5 hours and then got up and went to work. The only way i made it up and sort of awake was to pretend i was still at con.
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          DJ Jackalope
          dopest dj in the galaxy. *mwah!*

          send in the drop bears!
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          • #6
            Re: post-defcon cultureshock for you too?

            I have FINALLY got my voice back, but was almost worthless at work Tuesday morning. At least today I had enough sense to stay home and work on my own pace and get some laundry done...
            Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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            • #7
              Re: post-defcon cultureshock for you too?

              Originally posted by sk00t View Post
              WTF is in the air out there? I swear I would crash at 4:30, leap out of bed at 9:00, eat nothing but handfuls of M&Ms and still be able to babble on about something for hours at a stretch.
              i know exactly what you mean, as i was doing the same thing (although i often found my eyes springing awake at like 7:00 and i would get a shower around 8:00... but not really get any search for food or people until 9:00.)

              i have actually heard rumors that casino hotels pump additional oxygen into the atmosphere through their HVAC systems to keep people more alert, perky, and potentially awake at the tables. i don't even know if this would be medically feasible or what PPM dosages would be required to create such a result, but i wonder if it could be true. i know that i have more energy at DefCon than anywhere else.... and it seems like i've had more at the Riv these past couple years than i have at the AP.
              "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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              • #8
                Re: post-defcon cultureshock for you too?

                I have the same problem as sk00t, I look down at people's chests expecting to see The Game of Life or scrolling text and I hate having to explain why there's a cast iron box with "some strange symbol" sitting in the middle of my diner bar.
                Our motto:
                "Theyz a gots tin fingus an tin tows stell!"
                - Unka Hadly, Out in the tall sawgrass, July 1919

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                • #9
                  Re: post-defcon cultureshock for you too?

                  I'm still weaning myself off penguin mints and there is a deficit of alcohol in my caffiene system.

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                  • #10
                    Re: post-defcon cultureshock for you too?

                    Yeah this was my first year @ Defcon. It was a little weird when I first got there, but now that I'm back to the real world I'm having a much harder time adjusting back. I think my biggest thing is also looking to see what people have on/done to their badges.

                    Defcon was kickass and I look forward to it next year.

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                    • #11
                      Re: post-defcon cultureshock for you too?

                      My co-workers are used to me giving them the finger as a casual greeting, so that's going under the radar right now. I'm with the rest of you about the unusual energy. I spent most of the day pantomiming holding up a ~30 lb free weight and fiddling my fingers underneath it. I think that did get some attention from the norms.

                      Whatever it is they dosed me with, I want more!
                      Aut disce aut discede

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                      • #12
                        Re: post-defcon cultureshock for you too?

                        I thought DEF CON was canceled.
                        "\x74\x68\x65\x70\x72\x65\x7a\x39\x38";

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                        • #13
                          Re: post-defcon cultureshock for you too?

                          I didn't know it was Thursday until someone told me what day it was today.
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                          DJ Jackalope
                          dopest dj in the galaxy. *mwah!*

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

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                          • #14
                            Re: post-defcon cultureshock for you too?

                            I just started being productive again about an hour ago.

                            Almost quitting time too.

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                            • #15
                              Re: post-defcon cultureshock for you too?

                              Im Still reaching down every couple of seconds to see what my badge is displaying (which is nothing, just my work id now).
                              Caught myself wondering where the booming techno music was when I was walking down the hall.
                              And worst of all, when my boss asked me where I was going on my break I for some reason replied with "oh Ill prolly go down to the vendor area" (Im pretty lit on dayquil right now)
                              I like puppies

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