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    Actually on second thoughts I'd go anywhere as long as I could travel there and back in a 3-4 day window. Also I'd like to keep travel expenses low. Not because I'm tight, but because if I turned around and said to my other half "Hey, I'm going to America for a week without you to geek around and get drunk. Plus It's costing the same as two weeks in the Greek Islands", I'm sure it'd be a no go. She's never been to America (Nor I for that matter) so if it did end up over there it'd be tricky to not bring her along

    I got a buddy near Sacramento. I could head there, ditch her for a day or two and PARRTTAYY! Haha.

    But seriously, I'd be well on for this idea. The only other forum I've ever been loyal to used to meet up every first wednesday of the month. We'd get so wasted, it was great. Obviously that's out of the question but it'd be cool to do it just once.

    Hey here's one - Dublin. aKademy, the KDE developers conference is on in Trinity College in September. We could go there, voice our thoughts (as an official linux users representative group) then go get trashed Irish style.We could all be eating Kebab trays by 4am. evn you couldn't turn that down Moe

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtomrodney
    It's funny I was just thinking about this the other day, and what it would take to get us all together. A beer up would be good. thankfully most of us here seem to be on the up-side of geek. Loving the source, but still like beer and leaving the house.
    I would go for Birmingham too. I live in the Southeast of Ireland, I could get there in two or three hours with some planning. What could be more central for world full of linuxforums members? Only perhaps Greenwich observatory itself!
    It'd have to be good. Unless of course everyone that ever signed up came. A swarm of 80,000 linux geeks invading Birmingham
    I knew you lived in Ireland because on your location you put Éire which is the Irish name for Ireland. Maybe we should just meet in the middle of the atlantic, that seems pretty neutral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFoundry
    I knew you lived in Ireland because on your location you put Éire which is the Irish name for Ireland. Maybe we should just meet in the middle of the atlantic, that seems pretty neutral.

    maybe we could finally discover atlantis
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    Speaking of Atlantis, Mid Atlantic and Ireland....

    did you know that Brazil is named after an old Atlantis-like legend? The legend is right across Europe, but the Irish one is that for one day every seven years you can see an island off the west of Ireland. It's called Hy Breasil in Old Irish (Roughly pron. 'ee Brasil'). I can't remember the exact details but one of the first people from Europe there though it was the fable disland and named it Brazil accordingly. Or so I've heard.

    This random fact was brought to you by bigtomrodney, the guy willing to travel anywhere on the planet to go drinking.

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    Reykjavik, Iceland maybe?

    Sounds crazy but that's supposed to be a hella cool party place. Plus I think it's daylight for this half of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fingal
    It's an important detail, yes. Btw, if you ever meet me don't let me drink rum: restrain me or whatever. Call the law - sit on my head. The last time I got drunk on rum the following happened:

    • I thought I was Scottish and stamped around the house shouting;
    • I lost 9 hours out of my life;
    • I went out with the girl who supplied the rum for the next 3 years.


    Just letting you know.
    As a Devout Muslim I shall, of course, not partake in any alcohol, drugs, dancing etc.

    Perhaps I'd be the perfect chaperone (but then you'd all hate me )
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    Quote Originally Posted by zba78
    As a Devout Muslim I shall, of course, not partake in any alcohol, drugs, dancing etc.

    Perhaps I'd be the perfect chaperone (but then you'd all hate me )
    I think I could do without booze: I don't use drugs either but if I couldn't dance I would feel glum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zba78
    As a Devout Muslim I shall, of course, not partake in any alcohol, drugs, dancing etc.
    Well, looks like I've been a devout Muslim most of my life without even knowing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fingal
    Indeed you will - You'll pass it on to me and I'll show you how to drink it.

    Joking aside, if we were real geeks we'd do it so that the conference/party (I prefer a party) was split between different geographical zones; we would then hook the zones together using computers and web cams and have a VIGLOP ... Yes! A VIGLOP. What the hell's a VIGLOP? Well, it's a Virtual GLobal Party. It's also the noise your stomach makes the next morning after drinking my punch.

    Each zone would feature IRC channels, web cams, VoiP and of course run on Windows. Errrr ... Kidding of course.
    I think this is the most realistic idea. You would also have a better chance of getting more people involved. Although, I would love to fly somewhere fun, I too don't have money (poor college students ). However, if you were to have like 5 or 6 spread over everywhere, it would be easier for more people to get involved. If you could make most people within a 5 hour drive/ride to a location, I think looks of people would do it. Also, we could do more car pooling and stuff if more people were involved.
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    Count me in. My North American vote goes to Dapper Dan's venue in South Carolina.

    Stick some Heineken on tap, wouldja?
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