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RE[3]: Comment by Brynet
by Soulbender on Wed 16th May 2012 03:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Brynet"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

I have a lingering suspicion that they might be unofficial company-paid vacations.


I have a suspicion that's there's more than one reason they're always in Vegas....

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RE[4]: Comment by Brynet
by ricegf on Wed 16th May 2012 10:37 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Brynet"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

In 1998, I actually attended a conference at the Waikiki Hilton in Hawaii - the sessions were on the top floor, with no walls, overlooking the beach. I'm geek enough not to have missed a single session - but it's REALLY distracting to try to listen to dry discussions on software engineering and code refactoring when surf's up.

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RE[4]: Comment by Brynet
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 16th May 2012 16:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Brynet"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Well, Vegas actually makes it cheaper to attend a non-local conference. From the states a weekend trip including airfare and hotel at a not terrible hotel is around $500.

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RE[5]: Comment by Brynet
by Soulbender on Wed 16th May 2012 22:24 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Brynet"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

That's one reason but I can think of a few more, most of them involving things not legal in most other places.

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