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Poll Results: Can you come to this event?

 
  • 7% (19)
    Yes - To Bench Rigs and Watched them Be Benched with Ln2
  • 20% (49)
    Yes - To Participate in LAN
  • 18% (45)
    Yes - To Participate in Both
  • 52% (126)
    No - I would like to but I live to far away (please suggest next location)
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post #351 of 782
If it's going to be anywhere it should be in the central part of the US, that way west coast and east coast won't fight.
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Originally Posted by MrDeodorant View Post

Thefts, mostly. Stuff that couldn't be stolen was vandalized (for example, someone locked their mouse to their case by running it through a padlock, and the mouse cord was cut). There's also always the threat of hacking, whether over the network or by trying to access unattended computers.
As an unrelated question, how much physical space are we looking at? I might have an evaporative cooler built by then that I might want to show off.


 

In terms of thefts, we will have two security guards, lots of members looking out for each other and cameras recording things. People have to take their own precautions though. If you are super worried about it, maybe you can even get it covered in your insurance? Anyone who partakes in ruining the event with stupid stuff like this will be met with the police. 

 

In terms of hacking, we will be asking everyone to come with a clean install (with only a select set of applications), fully updated. I know it's a pain, but it keeps you safe at events like this. Again, you have to take your own precautions here. Anyone attempting to "hack" will be dealt with - but in theory, there is nothing to hack here.

 

We will have 8' tables. Thinking between 2-3 per table. But I need to see who wide they are.

 

 

post #353 of 782
Would it be possible to implement a fee to be able to upgrade to having a table to yourself or something? I'd be interested in paying $5-10 for a bit of elbow room, if I'm able to attend.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrDeodorant View Post

Would it be possible to implement a fee to be able to upgrade to having a table to yourself or something? I'd be interested in paying $5-10 for a bit of elbow room, if I'm able to attend.


Depending on space, that might be an option. I will look into it :)

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I'm very interested because none of these events seem to happen in Canada and I'm always reading about them in the U.S.!
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I would love to attend, but I don't know what is happening with my life after graduation. My Dad lives in Brampton so I could always make it a dual purpose trip. I would love to try some LAN gaming, but I know I'd get taken to school since I only ever play offline. I'd also love to see some benching, maybe even do a little of my own after some learning!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrDeodorant View Post

What sort of security is there for hardware at events like this? I ask because I've heard some serious horror stories from friends who have attended large-scale LAN's like this.

I seriously advise K-lock cables. They keep the rigs at school perfectly safe from theft.
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I'd be interested if it was in or around Calgary, AB. I rely on my parents for transportation, so I wouldn't be driving up to, say, Edmonton, but Red Deer might be do-able.
post #359 of 782
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Looking at space, we may have to keep it to:

 

- 80 LAN (each person has 4 feet of desk space and 3 feet of space between each row of desks)

- 30 Benchers (each person will have 5 feet of desk space)

 

LAN will be in one room, Benchers in the other.

 

This will still leave us space to use (outdoors and indoors) to relax etc.

 

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Dibs on a LAN seat if the event isn't on the 30th/1st weekend!
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