FINAL BYOC INFO! ALL BYOC ATTENDEES PLEASE READ!

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  • skarsolskarsol Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    You paying? It's huge and heavy. :P Plus, why? All it does is serve files and do transcodes. If you really want something I have, there's much easier ways to arrange that. (Not the least of which being just bringing the drives (they're in 4 disk arrays for convienience)

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    skarsol wrote: »
    You paying? It's huge and heavy. :P Plus, why? All it does is serve files and do transcodes. If you really want something I have, there's much easier ways to arrange that. (Not the least of which being just bringing the drives (they're in 4 disk arrays for convienience)

    bring a bunch of externals then? :P

    To avoid your situation, I use this for part of my file server/storage/backups
    http://www.infrant.com/products/products_details.php?name=ReadyNAS%20600

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  • skarsolskarsol Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    BigRed wrote: »
    bring a bunch of externals then? :P

    To avoid your situation, I use this for part of my file server/storage/backups
    http://www.infrant.com/products/products_details.php?name=ReadyNAS%20600

    Again, you buying? :P~ $700 (MSRP, but still) for what's basically a 4 drive enclosure that allows me to rely on USB for all my data transfers? Gonna pass on that one. :) I much prefer the control and safety (and portability, should it come to it) I get from software raid anyway (at the expense of some performance, but oh well).

    And I'm still confused as to why I'd need that much space at BYOC anyway (since I admittedly haven't been part of 'the club' previously). Is there a leeching contest? :P

    Edit: Now, if you promised me a projector and screen that I could show awesome (according to me) 80s cartoons on, then maybe... :P~

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    skarsol wrote: »
    BigRed wrote: »
    bring a bunch of externals then? :P

    To avoid your situation, I use this for part of my file server/storage/backups
    http://www.infrant.com/products/products_details.php?name=ReadyNAS%20600

    Again, you buying? :P~ $700 (MSRP, but still) for what's basically a 4 drive enclosure that allows me to rely on USB for all my data transfers? Gonna pass on that one. :) I much prefer the control and safety (and portability, should it come to it) I get from software raid anyway (at the expense of some performance, but oh well).

    And I'm still confused as to why I'd need that much space at BYOC anyway (since I admittedly haven't been part of 'the club' previously). Is there a leeching contest? :P

    USB? what?
    Its a NAS that has hardware raid built into it. The usb ports on it let you plug in external drives to be shared out via the NAS.

    I bought mine for $350 via newegg refurbs, added my own drives.

    You dont *need* that much space... but some people might like such a contest? :P

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  • skarsolskarsol Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    BigRed wrote: »
    USB? what?
    Its a NAS that has hardware raid built into it. The usb ports on it let you plug in external drives to be shared out via the NAS.

    I bought mine for $350 via newegg refurbs, added my own drives.

    You dont *need* that much space... but some people might like such a contest? :P

    I must have overskimmed the description page. :) And refurb? *shudder* I get enough scary HD failures (recently lost 2 drives in one raid5 array within a week of each other) without relying on refurb equipment. I'm also anal about control, so relying on a magic box to safeguard my stuff wouldn't make me happy.

    You've already got me beat on space, hands down. :P I don't think I could fill up as much space as you've claimed even if I tried. :) My Cartoons folder is only 400G and it's fairly extensive.
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/hda3 276G 119G 158G 43% /
    /dev/hdc1 280G 213G 67G 77% /home/torrents
    /dev/md/0 1.1T 581G 538G 52% /data
    /dev/md/1 1.1T 742G 377G 67% /data2

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  • sakanasakana Registered User
    edited March 2008
    I'm not sure what all BigRed is hiding on his computer, but I think he's got DVD rips of everything ever released on DVD.

    o_O

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  • idumychidumych Registered User
    edited March 2008
    As someone who attended the epicness that was PAX2007, I just want to reassure everyone who is thinking about doing BYOC for the first time: they do a GREAT job guarding the area. I left my laptop, snacks, and excess swag at my table, and it was never touched, and I left pretty early at night each day too. It's really nice to have a semi private area in such a public place to dump your stuff!

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited March 2008
    My laptop was unlocked at the first tabe to the entrance and was not touched. In fact, my PAX booklet was left next to it and the most that was done to that was a little bit of flipping through the schedule pages.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I gotta say it from all the responses in this thread... BYOC != Personal PAX Locker
    Dont get a pass to BYOC strictly for that (I had a couple PM's asking me about it...) If you want a place to game/internet and relax from crowds while you do either of those, then the ability to leave stuff in there is a bonus to that.

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  • altmannaltmann Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Personally, I left a pile of cash, hookers and blow at my station last year and when I came back the cash was still there and only 2 of the hookers died (due to the missing blow I presume).

    Also, I still have this in my damn garage, should I bring it? :

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Not going to make a new mod for this year?

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  • DeadlySherpaDeadlySherpa Registered User
    edited March 2008
    I'm coming in from canada, will there be any issues with border security and bringing 1500$ worth of electronics into and from the states?

    I really don't feel like paying some outrageous import tax

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I'm coming in from canada, will there be any issues with border security and bringing 1500$ worth of electronics into and from the states?

    I really don't feel like paying some outrageous import tax

    As long as you are driving and arent taking...say... the bus then it should be fine.

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  • altmannaltmann Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Naw, I can't. I moved to Virginia this year and I don't have the resources. I REALLY want to make an answertron computer though.

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  • skarsolskarsol Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    altmann wrote: »
    Personally, I left a pile of cash, hookers and blow at my station last year and when I came back the cash was still there and only 2 of the hookers died (due to the missing blow I presume).

    Also, I still have this in my damn garage, should I bring it? :

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    This has inspired me!

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    i may have to lay some art on my macbook for this.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    FYI: This was tried in the past but there may or may not be a casemod contest. Depends if theres enough intrest or not. Hasnt been the past (the last one was 2006 and that didnt have many enter)

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  • ZyzzyvasZyzzyvas Registered User
    edited April 2008
    I don't think many people wanted to bother against the Fruit Fucker case, that thing was bad ass. :D

    Are there going to be a ton of those mini competitions this year too? My group of 4 needs to improve on our 3 free passes we won last year! :P

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  • SkorMTSkorMT Registered User
    edited April 2008
    I found the BYOC area a great escape from the crowds.. and even enjoyed some of the BYOC scheduled events :).. though I didn't actually win any of the darn competitions :

    I think the guy that set next me didn't even leave the BYOC for most of PAX :)

    think he thought it was a LAN party with side shows :D .... though he was playing WoW on a 10 day account most of the time LOL

    my plan is to be back there again this year.. given I get in.. hopefully with a friend or 2 in tow

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  • David CoffmanDavid Coffman Registered User, Penny Arcade Staff, PAX Staff regular
    edited April 2008
    Zyzzyvas wrote: »
    Are there going to be a ton of those mini competitions this year too? My group of 4 needs to improve on our 3 free passes we won last year! :P
    Absofrickinlootely.

    We had a blast running those things. =D

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    SkorMT wrote: »
    think he thought it was a LAN party with side shows :D

    That guy is fucking metal.

    (except for the WoW part :P)

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  • Oz K. FodrotskiOz K. Fodrotski Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I have a couple questions.

    1. Is booze allowed at BYOC? Or, for that matter, is drunken (but harmless) belligerence?

    2. Are there any specific guidelines regarding *ahem* filesharing, or is a blind eye turned?

    I'm looking forward to the event, I should have my new LAN machine built by then -- just a side note to the curious, Shuttle barebones systems are great, I've had superb luck with them.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited April 2008
    No alcohol is permitted at PAX

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  • Oz K. FodrotskiOz K. Fodrotski Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    No alcohol is permitted at PAX

    Has to wait for the afterparty, gotcher.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I have a couple questions.

    1. Is booze allowed at BYOC? Or, for that matter, is drunken (but harmless) belligerence?

    2. Are there any specific guidelines regarding *ahem* filesharing, or is a blind eye turned?

    I'm looking forward to the event, I should have my new LAN machine built by then -- just a side note to the curious, Shuttle barebones systems are great, I've had superb luck with them.

    No booze at pax at all, no belligerance either (in game is allowed, none IRL).
    Roudy people + thousands of dollars of computer equipment = bad
    No sharing of porn.

    Shuttles are indeed awesome, except I cant fit 10TB of hdd space into them :P

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  • ShadeShade Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    BigRed wrote: »
    I have a couple questions.

    1. Is booze allowed at BYOC? Or, for that matter, is drunken (but harmless) belligerence?

    2. Are there any specific guidelines regarding *ahem* filesharing, or is a blind eye turned?

    I'm looking forward to the event, I should have my new LAN machine built by then -- just a side note to the curious, Shuttle barebones systems are great, I've had superb luck with them.

    No booze at pax at all, no belligerance either (in game is allowed, none IRL).
    Roudy people + thousands of dollars of computer equipment = bad
    No sharing of porn.

    Shuttles are indeed awesome, except I cant fit 10TB of hdd space into them :P


    WHAT?! No sharing porn? But I have 16.1 Gb that I was going to upload to a shared folder for everyone!

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  • Comrade OneComrade One Registered User
    edited April 2008
    I'm coming in from canada, will there be any issues with border security and bringing 1500$ worth of electronics into and from the states?

    I really don't feel like paying some outrageous import tax

    Like Big Red said, if you drive, you'll be fine. People take their computers across the border all the time for business - just tell the border guard you're going to a gaming convention if they ask you about it specifically.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited April 2008
    What he said. Also, if I'm not mistaken, the border guards see quite a number of people driving across the border for PAX. so it wouldn't be surprising if they already know about PAX by the time you hit the border.

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  • Pat McRotchPat McRotch Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I'm looking forward to the event, I should have my new LAN machine built by then -- just a side note to the curious, Shuttle barebones systems are great, I've had superb luck with them.

    Sooo, what I am doing. I am going to transfer all my innards of my current beast and stuff em in a bare bones Shuttle. They count as carry-on!

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  • idumychidumych Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Last year I was quite pleased with everyone's honesty. I felt a real kinship with all the attendees, and so I irrationally decided to leave my laptop and snacks behind both nights. NOTHING was disturbed. I found my unlocked laptop, nilla wafers, and coke cans waiting for me each day, just as I left them.

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  • Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    idumych wrote: »
    Last year I was quite pleased with everyone's honesty. I felt a real kinship with all the attendees, and so I irrationally decided to leave my laptop and snacks behind both nights. NOTHING was disturbed. I found my unlocked laptop, nilla wafers, and coke cans waiting for me each day, just as I left them.

    You just spoke the magic words.... But now you know who to blame if they go missing.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I missed free nilla wafers?!

    SHIT!

    :P

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  • Ty1012Ty1012 Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Don't worry Red, I will supply the nilla wafers. Assuming I don't eat them all in the car on my way to the convention center.

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  • David CoffmanDavid Coffman Registered User, Penny Arcade Staff, PAX Staff regular
    edited May 2008
    idumych wrote: »
    Last year I was quite pleased with everyone's honesty. I felt a real kinship with all the attendees, and so I irrationally decided to leave my laptop and snacks behind both nights. NOTHING was disturbed. I found my unlocked laptop, nilla wafers, and coke cans waiting for me each day, just as I left them.
    We love to see this. We want very badly to be able to tell people that it's cool, this is pax, we're all awesome people, you don't need to lock up your laptops/nilla wafers.

    And there's about a 99.9% chance that you'd be perfectly safe with an unlocked laptop/nilla wafers. In addition to the fact that pax tends to draw a super-cool audience, we also work very hard to try and keep things safe and secure.

    But, alas, it doesn't matter how many crazy awesome people you have at a convention, if there's just one nasty jerk, he can ruin things for everyone. So please, do everyone a favor and lock up your laptops/nilla wafers. We don't want to hear about stolen laptops/nilla wafers any more than you want your laptops/nilla wafers stolen. ;)

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I am going to steal daves nilla wafers.

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  • Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    BigRed wrote: »
    I am going to steal daves nilla wafers.

    If you're going to steal his nilla wafers... make sure you steal enough for everybody.

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  • TasteticleTasteticle Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I apologize for this incredibly stupid question, but I am going to be brand new to both pax AND a BYOC lan like this. If I get a spot for the BYOC, I don't need to commit to being in there the whole time, right? Just when I feel like relaxing and playing some games with people?

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  • Oz K. FodrotskiOz K. Fodrotski Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Tasteticle wrote: »
    I apologize for this incredibly stupid question, but I am going to be brand new to both pax AND a BYOC lan like this. If I get a spot for the BYOC, I don't need to commit to being in there the whole time, right? Just when I feel like relaxing and playing some games with people?

    I'm pretty sure you can enter/leave the BYOC area whenever, as long as you're signed up -- the computers are kept under watch if you decide to leave (though there are recommended security precautions mentioned earlier in this thread).

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Tasteticle wrote: »
    I apologize for this incredibly stupid question, but I am going to be brand new to both pax AND a BYOC lan like this. If I get a spot for the BYOC, I don't need to commit to being in there the whole time, right? Just when I feel like relaxing and playing some games with people?

    IM LOCKING EVERYONE IN WITH BARB WIRE AND CATTLE PRODS! PLAY GAMES OR ELSE!

    jk :P

    Correct. Come and go as you please. 90% of everyone who gets a BYOC spot always leaves to go see expo, a pannel, play in a tourney, or whatever.

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  • whypick1whypick1 PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Well, it is considered slightly rude to get to the BYOC by breaking into the WSCTC after PAX is done for the day, but beside that, you're free to be there for as little or as long as you want.

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