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Last "Hackers On Planet Earth" Conference In July 102

Posted by kdawson
from the springs-eternal dept.
NewYorkCountryLawyer writes "The Last H.O.P.E. ('Hackers on Planet Earth') Conference is set for July 18-20, 2008, at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. The organizers have announced their supplemental speaker list, adding on to the initial list. Topics will include 'Crafting a Security-Enhanced Wikipedia,' 'VoIP (in)security: Italians Do It Better,' 'AntiSocial Networking: Vulnerabilities in Social Nets,' 'SWF and the Malware Tragedy,' 'Simulating the Universe on Supercomputers,' and my personal favorite, 'RIAA Litigations: How the Tech Community Can Help.'"
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Last "Hackers On Planet Earth" Conference In July

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 09, 2008 @08:48PM (#23718135)
    The trackers just need to start giving them some fake peers. Maybe give them ONLY fake peers if they're the one guy who has 800 torrents, but which isn't sharing...
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 09, 2008 @10:28PM (#23718913)
    And what will it be called ? "The Future Hope" ? "The Next Hope" ? "The Hope Strikes Back" ? "The Once and Future Hope" ? "Infinite Hope" ?

    But seriously, now that Hotel Pennsylvannia will be turned into millionaire's housing, maybe this thing can be moved to a cheaper and more accessible part of the country. Especially in light of the economy, we should focus on a place that is central and is a big Greyhound hub. Maybe a place where there are a lot of urban ruins, and it would be really cheap to rent some sort of big bare building like a parking garage. Having everyone all camp out might be a bit of a stretch, I don't know if the hacker crowd is ready to woodstock it yet, but if there were a Motel 6 or Days Inn within walking distance for the weak that might suffice.

    The list of talks and speakers looks really good, even better than last year, when I really regretted not attending after talking to some people who did. I wish I were going, but even re-examining my money and schedule, it looks like I won't be.

    Perhaps some people could get together to organize a complementary conference, to be held in January (cheaper travel and most time separation from the real Hope). I suggest we put it in some place like Albequerque or Los Cruces, which might be bearable at that time of year, and is generally cheap.

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