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  • ElectricTurtleElectricTurtle Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Disclaimer: I am not BigRed and have no bearing on real policy.

    In the first case, I believe it's a matter of reasonability. I have fit two monitors and a NAS in my space in the past and nobody blinked, so I don't think a tablet would cross any lines.

    In the second, I believe policy is that each person can have one guest so long as they stay together, but for enforcers they might bend that and let them hang out there without you. I don't know.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited August 2008
    I'm pretty sure BigRed has said pretty vehemently in the past, "No guests in BYOC."
    Now I don't know how that would bear on an Enforcer, but I know that BYOC has a no guests policy. I also know there is an equipment limit, and a space limit. BigRed would know the specifics of such.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    In the case of laptops/tablets we have been very Lax in that regard. A lot of people bring both and charge one at their seat when they go to a pannel or somesuch.

    With the case of a laptop/tablet as long as it stays within your space its fine. But the cavet is you only get 1 network port per seat, and we dont know if the PAX wireless will reach the BYOC room.

    As far as the other thing ill answer that in PM. But yeah the policy of no guests in BYOC stands.

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  • magiicmagiic Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Do we have to bring our own cat5 to hook up to the network is the cable already run?

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    magiic wrote: »
    Do we have to bring our own cat5 to hook up to the network is the cable already run?

    You need a network cable to hook up to the switch at your table.
    id say 20-25ft minimum, otherwise it will limit where you can sit.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    FAQ updated cause those were some decent questions.

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  • magiicmagiic Registered User
    edited August 2008
    this is good to know, I must of missed that. Looks like I need to go buy some cat5 cable.

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  • ThePimpImpThePimpImp Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    So we have a group of 4 and while we will get a pod of 4 together, having pre arranged seating would be better. so if anybody would like to join our group of 4 to make at least 6, let me know. We tend to play trackmania nations, golf questionmark, flatout 2, deathball (first person sports mod for ut2k4), most byoc tourney games, and a lot of other random stuff (nhl 94 emulated anybody). Send me a PM or I check this thread pretty regularly.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    magiic wrote: »
    this is good to know, I must of missed that. Looks like I need to go buy some cat5 cable.

    Thats standard for any Lan party really

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  • jonxpjonxp [E] PC Security Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    magiic wrote: »
    this is good to know, I must of missed that. Looks like I need to go buy some cat5 cable.

    Real men make their own.



    ::flexes::

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  • Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    jonxp wrote: »
    magiic wrote: »
    this is good to know, I must of missed that. Looks like I need to go buy some cat5 cable.

    Real men make their own.



    ::flexes::

    Real men use Cat5 for things other the LANs.

    or make cat5 out of other twisted pair wiring.

    and no, I've tried neither.

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  • ElectricTurtleElectricTurtle Registered User
    edited August 2008
    People should be future-proofing with CAT6a already. How the hell else are we going to get 10 gb/s over copper?!

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    when gigabit is already limited by your hard drive speed.... :P

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  • skarsolskarsol Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    BigRed wrote: »
    when gigabit is already limited by your hard drive speed.... :P

    Pfft, real men load everything in RAM anyway.

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  • Oz K. FodrotskiOz K. Fodrotski Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    skarsol wrote: »
    BigRed wrote: »
    when gigabit is already limited by your hard drive speed.... :P

    Pfft, real men load everything in RAM anyway.

    Real men install their OS to a RAM disk.

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  • RavengerRavenger Trolololo Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Offer for BYOC ticket: 40 dollars cash, full guild wars account w/ all expansion, lvl 20 ele w/ 6 sets of 15k armor, max weps on heros, upgraded armors, etc. And my soul. send me a tell!

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  • skarsolskarsol Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    skarsol wrote: »
    BigRed wrote: »
    when gigabit is already limited by your hard drive speed.... :P

    Pfft, real men load everything in RAM anyway.

    Real men install their OS to a RAM disk.

    Well, OS *is* a subset of everything. :P

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  • Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
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    It's always about the weakest link...

    Gah... now I feel like I'm turning into my dad.

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  • MaoChanMaoChan Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    skarsol wrote: »
    Pfft, real men load everything in RAM anyway.

    "What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets"

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    If you want me to load everything into ram then someone needs to buy me 12TB of ram. Otherwise stfu :P

    What was this thread about again? I forgot.

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  • TacoChiefTacoChief Registered User
    edited August 2008
    BigRed wrote: »
    If you want me to load everything into ram then someone needs to buy me 12TB of ram. Otherwise stfu :P

    What was this thread about again? I forgot.

    This thread is about finding me a BYOC pass!!!! :x

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  • magiicmagiic Registered User
    edited August 2008
    I've actually never been to a LAN before. I figured everything was wireless nowadays. But I read above as to why there is none.

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  • RavengerRavenger Trolololo Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    TacoChief wrote: »
    BigRed wrote: »
    If you want me to load everything into ram then someone needs to buy me 12TB of ram. Otherwise stfu :P

    What was this thread about again? I forgot.

    This thread is about finding me a BYOC pass!!!! :x

    Not really. Thread title=BYOC SOLD OUT

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    magiic wrote: »
    I've actually never been to a LAN before. I figured everything was wireless nowadays. But I read above as to why there is none.

    Wireless LAN? wtf?

    You realize how slow it would be to transfer files over that :P

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  • RavengerRavenger Trolololo Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    *sets up huge wireless router+satelitte reciever*

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  • ElectricTurtleElectricTurtle Registered User
    edited August 2008
    magiic wrote: »
    I've actually never been to a LAN before. I figured everything was wireless nowadays. But I read above as to why there is none.

    Wireless vs. wired. And that's just routing, not the max speed between two ports on the same switch.

    Nobody intelligent uses wireless for anything heavy or important. It's too slow and flaky. I works for basic internet, but not much else (yet).

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  • TherosTheros Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Definitely remember your cables! I forgot last year and, while I was just on my crappy laptop then, the PAX wifi has.... extreme difficulty in the BYOC room.

    Really. Remember cables. It will help.

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  • Comrade OneComrade One Registered User
    edited August 2008
    So... BYOC tourneys... now I'm thinking to suggest something crazy... but I'm not feeling very creative today. So I'll repeat myself and say

    CoH 2v2 tourney!!!

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  • magiicmagiic Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Well I shall go purchase of a 50ft from somewhere nearby. Or see how much monoprice charges to ship one up here.

    EDIT: Should I just get CAT6?

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  • ZyzzyvasZyzzyvas Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Ravenger wrote: »
    make another contest, specifically tailored towards my needs, so that i may get myself into byoc. ^-^

    Trackmania last year was one of my favorites and now with the new Trackmania Nations Forever I think it deserves to make a repeat appearance. :)

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  • magiicmagiic Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Zyzzyvas wrote: »
    Ravenger wrote: »
    make another contest, specifically tailored towards my needs, so that i may get myself into byoc. ^-^

    Trackmania last year was one of my favorites and now with the new Trackmania Nations Forever I think it deserves to make a repeat appearance. :)

    HOLY $H17 SOMEONE ELSE FROM VICTORIA

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  • ElectricTurtleElectricTurtle Registered User
    edited August 2008
    magiic wrote: »
    Well I shall go purchase of a 50ft from somewhere nearby. Or see how much monoprice charges to ship one up here.

    EDIT: Should I just get CAT6?

    You won't need 50', and to be honest it probably won't matter what kind of cable you have at patch lengths. If you get a long ass cable though, it's always best to get higher quality. CAT6a is the current best.

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  • Pat McRotchPat McRotch Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    jonxp wrote: »
    magiic wrote: »
    this is good to know, I must of missed that. Looks like I need to go buy some cat5 cable.

    Real men make their own.



    ::flexes::

    Dammit. I am out of ends too.

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  • altmannaltmann Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Here are things I have forgotten at previous LANs that made me suffer:

    Power cord for my PC (SHUT UP I KNOW).
    CAT5 cable
    GAME DISKS (just bring them dammit)
    Oranges (my fruitfucker was hungry)

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  • jonxpjonxp [E] PC Security Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    altmann wrote: »
    Here are things I have forgotten at previous LANs that made me suffer:

    Power cord for my PC (SHUT UP I KNOW).
    CAT5 cable
    GAME DISKS (just bring them dammit)
    Oranges (my fruitfucker was hungry)

    Hooray for buying everything off of Steam!

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  • luxeraluxera Registered User
    edited August 2008
    So I haven't received my BYOC stub thing in the mail yet, I will be asking BPT what is going on soon. My question is, if it doesn't arrive, what treasures should I bestow upon BigRed so as to not incur full hatred when my info has to be pulled up manually?

    -Cupcakes
    -Cookies
    -Pie
    -Candy
    -Spices
    -Myrrh
    -Baby Seal Meat

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  • David CoffmanDavid Coffman Registered User, Penny Arcade Staff, PAX Staff regular
    edited August 2008
    luxera wrote: »
    So I haven't received my BYOC stub thing in the mail yet, I will be asking BPT what is going on soon. My question is, if it doesn't arrive, what treasures should I bestow upon BigRed so as to not incur full hatred when my info has to be pulled up manually?

    -Cupcakes
    -Cookies
    -Pie
    -Candy
    -Spices
    -Myrrh
    -Baby Seal Meat
    Add some caffeine pills and a hard drive or two and I think you'll survive the encounter. ;)

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    mmmmm baby meat

    PM me your RL name/addy/phone # (the stuff you used to register for your byoc ticket). Ill get you your ticket number which you can give to me when you get your badge. Will make things easier than manually looking up your info day of.

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  • ThePimpImpThePimpImp Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    magiic wrote: »
    Zyzzyvas wrote: »
    Ravenger wrote: »
    make another contest, specifically tailored towards my needs, so that i may get myself into byoc. ^-^

    Trackmania last year was one of my favorites and now with the new Trackmania Nations Forever I think it deserves to make a repeat appearance. :)

    HOLY $H17 SOMEONE ELSE FROM VICTORIA


    There is 3 of us going together (although admittedly I'm only travelling back this year, flying from hawaii for pax) from victoria. We also met somebody (SMES) on the Anacortes ferry (the best way to drive over IMO) from vic (well Mill Bay) last year.

    I know some others are going, but liekly not in BYOC.

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  • luxeraluxera Registered User
    edited August 2008
    BigRed wrote: »
    mmmmm baby meat

    PM me your RL name/addy/phone # (the stuff you used to register for your byoc ticket). Ill get you your ticket number which you can give to me when you get your badge. Will make things easier than manually looking up your info day of.

    Cool. I am going to double check my house when I get home. If I don't find anything, I'll send you a PM. Thanks!

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