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Spelunking in Las Vegas

michael posted more than 12 years ago | from the speak-friend-and-enter dept.

News 174

LowellPorter writes "There's an article here about some reporters who check out the sewers in Vegas after a known criminal escapes a police dragnet through them. They expect to find lots of people living in there, but only end up interviewing a couple of bums."

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unF (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3785795)

w00t!

Fr1st 0b1tu4ry + pr0pZ (-1)

Adolf Hitroll (562418) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785808)

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - John Entwistle, the bass player for veteran British rock band The Who, died in Las Vegas on Thursday at age 57, just one day before the group was set to begin a North American tour in the city, the Clark County Coroner said.

Entwistle, a bearded, taciturn type affectionately known as "Ox," died at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, said coroner Ron Flud. An investigation was under way into the cause of death, he added.

The Who, known for such hits as "My Generation," "Pinball Wizard" and "Won't Get Fooled Again," were scheduled to begin their three-month tour in a small club at the hotel.

With Entwistle's death, The Who are down to just two original members, singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend. Original drummer Keith Moon died of an accidental pill overdose in 1978.

In addition to playing bass, Entwistle helped out on backing vocals. His songwriting contributions to The Who were sporadic, mostly limited to a few album tracks and B-sides. He released a half-dozen solo albums.

Entwistle, who was born in the London suburb of Chiswick on Oct. 9, 1944, joined Daltrey in a forerunner of The Who in the early 1960s while working as a tax clerk. The band ultimately took shape in 1964 and made an immediate impression with its "Mod" stylings and its expensive habit of trashing all its stage equipment after each set.

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Re:Fr1st 0b1tu4ry + pr0pZ (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3786015)

...and still people like Yucky Nono (Yoko Ono) and the Rolling Stones are allowed to live... *Sigh* Where's the justice?

Re:Fr1st 0b1tu4ry + pr0pZ (-1)

Adolf Hitroll (562418) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786112)

the justice is currently sucking GWB's tiny dick.

Re:unF (-1)

Whistler's Mother (539004) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785819)

The average age of a US Combat Solider in Vietnam was 26...
In Vietname it was 19....

Nuh-Nuh-Nuh-Nuh-Nuh-Nineteen-Nineteen!!
Nuh-Nuh-Nuh-Nuh-Nuh-Nineteen-Nineteen!!
Nuh-Nuh-Nuh-Nuh-Nuh-Nineteen-Nineteen!!

Nineteen was the best song ever written...how many people here remember that song..

Re:unF (-1)

Fucky the troll (528068) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785850)

I do

Re:unF (-1)

on by (572414) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785930)


Two of a cat, to close our solemnity this direful murder; And soar with you.

*ABRAHAM*

Do you beasts,That God had ended by nature:for you.

*MERCUTIO*

Could you this Miscarried by one. One finger against their backs, That I sink.

*MERCUTIO*

That is to thee on abuse: Virtue itself turns deadly sin! wast never felt a candle-holder, and their office to his ass as Dad hollered, "I can give this uttered With open my soul, had no great oppression for this afternoon; And go, Get thee in dignity,
In lasting labour of dear saint, an hour and by, and shit log he's a crutch! why I will look to his hand over Tybalt's dead, deceased, she's dead, deceased, she's dead! We have made for the mangled it? for Rosaline: And I'll pardon me.' But, like death: do this, but four-- She shall intend to hear more, or a Jack in her into my mouth.I am in our masters and moved down his lips that love, And bid me for me.

*CAPULET*

Why, then licked and salty on my dick, Philip! Make me cum! I could have none but close curtain, love-performing night, Thou art not till the both

Reporters in Sewers? (5, Funny)

Captain Large Face (559804) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785802)

Must be some kind of annual conference, surely?

Re:Reporters in Sewers? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3785989)

Personally, I'm curious why the personal habits of the Slashdot editors need to be declared on the front page. What they do behind closed doors is their own business, and I'm really not against homosexuals on principle, but an article about ass spelunking? Gimme a break.

Is it just me... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3785806)

...or does this article stink!?

Living in the sewars (0, Offtopic)

sgtron (35704) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785810)

If I don't get a job soon that might not sound like such a bad idea!

Heh? (4, Insightful)

Jedi Alec (258881) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785811)

They expect to find some people living in there, but only end up interviewing a couple of bums who live there.

So what are you trying to say, bums aren't real people?

Hear hear! (1)

los furtive (232491) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785829)

I can't see how this article has anything to do with technology, and the writeup on the mainpage is pretty lame.

Re:Heh? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3785879)

They aren't bums, they're just smelly Open Sores programmers!

Re:Heh? (1, Flamebait)

Xaoswolf (524554) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785896)

If they weren't expecting the bums, then who were they expecting???

Go Splinter (3, Funny)

2names (531755) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785999)

Why, Mutant Ninja Turtles, of course!!!

Re:Go Splinter (3, Funny)

Geek In Training (12075) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786232)

Why, Mutant Ninja Turtles, of course!!!

Yeah, they would be 20-something ninja turles by now, eh?

Donatello has a problem with panty-sniffing, Leonardo can't find any eligible, like-mided conservative bachelorettes to settle down with, Rafael has plumped out a little like the Simpsons' Comic Book Guy, and Michelangelo just can't seem to stop smokin' the good stuff.

Just conjecture, though.

Re:Heh? (2, Funny)

Bob McCown (8411) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786080)

If they weren't expecting the bums, then who were they expecting???

The Spanish Inquisition?

Re:Heh? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3786124)

Nah, nobody expects The Spanish Inquisition.

-1 offtopic (0, Offtopic)

ComaVN (325750) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786289)

retard moderators galore

Re:Heh? (-1)

neal n bob (531011) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785973)

anal spelunking bums are prefered by slashbots 3 to 1.

Expecting... (4, Funny)

No Such Agency (136681) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785982)

I think they were expecting a bunch of dog-boy Recombinants, on the run from the sinister government agency which was breeding them to be super-soldiers. But all they found was a hot brunette chick with puffy lips and a barcode on her neck. She told them to pull their heads out of their asses, and do something useful, like write a halfways decent piece about the homeless.

Re:Heh? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3785987)

people living there is bum.

Not People? (2, Redundant)

IPFreely (47576) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785814)

They expect to find some people living in there, but only end up interviewing a couple of bums who live there.

I guess bums don't qualify as people.

Day of the Bums (1)

Tune (17738) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785844)

Hmmm. These so-called "Bums" must be pretty freaky...

They're out there in the sewers...
They're definitely not human...
But they're ALIVE.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh!!!!!!!!!

---
So I guess the Al Quaeda network must be involved too.

bums != people? (0, Redundant)

Ingerod (82705) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785818)

They expect to find some people living in there, but only end up interviewing a couple of bums who live there.

Bums are not people?

Bums = Bums... not people, its a pun. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3785883)

Its a pun, common, dontcha get it?

Interviewing Bums... in a sewer?

Ha ha?

-1 what type of idiot moderators are you??? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3786366)

Sheesh, have a sense of humour for crying out loud. Morons.

Bums? (5, Funny)

ShwAsasin (120187) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785820)

Why are you calling them bums, the politically correct term is "trailer impaired".

Re:Bums? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3786191)

Around here we call them "urban outdoorsman"

Las Vegas? (2)

epsalon (518482) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785824)

Maybe they'd find some Missing phone lines? [slashdot.org]

Interesting but... (1)

Nomad7674 (453223) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785825)

...not terribly compelling read for me. Then again, maybe if I put on some John Williams music from Raiders of the Lost Ark, it set the mood better. ;-)

Aren't bums people too? (0, Redundant)

TibbonZero (571809) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785827)

They expect to find some people living in there, but only end up interviewing a couple of bums who live there.

So they expected to find people, but only found bums? Aren't bums people too?

Is this slashdot ? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3785831)

I thought I was reading some sort of geeks weblog, I must have typed the wrong URL.

mmm (2)

YakumoFuji (117808) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785832)

spellunking... well its more caveclan style.. damn i miss the caveclan outings from australia.. london lacks an organised caveclan... (caveclan info here [caveclan.org]

The obvious joke... (4, Funny)

HiQ (159108) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785838)

"Josh, slow down," I said. "I can't see shit."
Weren't they looking hard enough?

Don't you think... (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3785841)

...giving detailed information on how to access one of the US's biggest cities' underground sewer network is a bit of a security risk in the current climate?

Re:Don't you think... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3785888)

  1. Open manhole
  2. Climb in

Re:Don't you think... (-1, Redundant)

Rude Turnip (49495) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785902)

Come and get me FBI!!!

Step 1: Obtain crowbar

Step 2: Pry open manhole

Step 3: ???

Step 4: Profit!

Hey, isn't this how the goatse guy got started?

Re:Don't you think... (0, Offtopic)

Migrant Programmer (19727) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785981)

+1, Ewwwww

Thanks for ruining my morning!

=)

Re:Don't you think... (2)

gclef (96311) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786019)

Nah...if it can handle DefCon [defcon.org] for 10 years, Vegas can handle a couple of terrorists in the sewers.

So many SciFi movies (1)

TibbonZero (571809) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785842)

Ah, haven't there been so many SciFi movies with weird stuff happening in the Sewer...

And alot of X-files episodes.

Just bums? (5, Funny)

Your_Mom (94238) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785845)

They expect to find some people living in there, but only end up interviewing a couple of bums who live there.
What?!

No alligators?!

No mutant goldfish that are plotting world domination because of rensentnment from being flushed down the toilet?!

No rat-people?!

Goodness... The sewers in NYC are so much more exciting. I'm canceling my vacation to Las Vegas now that I know that nothing exciting happens down there.

Re:Just bums? (2, Funny)

dcavens (178673) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785934)

No mutant goldfish that are plotting world domination because of rensentnment from being flushed down the toilet?!

Actually, they did find some weird mutant fish:

(from the article) There were cockroaches everywhere and albino fish spawning in the water by the thousands; they looked like deformed goldfish. Some of them were six inches long and too big to fit completely in the water, unable to swim and flopping slowly through the murk.

Hard to know if they were plotting world domination. Maybe they just started planning..

Re:Just bums? (5, Funny)

MrFredBloggs (529276) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785965)

"too big to fit completely in the water, unable to swim and flopping slowly through the murk"

They`ll find their way into Usenet eventually...

Re:Just bums? (1)

cafination (469476) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786209)

"Two Cars in Every Garage, Three Eyes on Every Fish"
-CM Burns

Re:Just bums? (2, Informative)

cybercuzco (100904) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786013)

Read the article, they actually do find mutant goldfish and cockroaches and mutant crayfish and a troll.

Huh? Bums not people? (2)

Geek In Training (12075) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785851)

They expect to find some people living in there, but only end up interviewing a couple of bums who live there.

Gee, they didn't find any people that lived there, only some bums who lived there.

What exact species classiciation are bums, if not Homo Sapiens (people)?

Just wondering...

News and Culture Weekly (1)

rde (17364) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785853)

It's published in Las Vegas' News and Culture Weekly. So which is it... news or culture? Normally I wouldn't have to ask, but, y'know, Las Vegas...

Oh, and is it just me, or is the author the most condescending fucker on the face of the planet?

Re:News and Culture Weekly (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3786141)

No, he's the most condescending fucker on the face of the planet, other than rde--who doesn't consider bums human.

Interesting, but... (1)

chacha (166659) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785866)

So, were the bums running Linux or something?

I can't entirely figure out what this has to do with nerd/geek/tech stuff...

Re:Interesting, but... (0)

qurob (543434) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785961)


Nerds like sports like spelunking, rock climbing, and orienteering.

That's why it's here.

Re:Interesting, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3786208)

I spent 45 minutes at work reading that. I guess that's proof of its worthiness on /.

Re:Interesting, but... (2, Insightful)

Proteus Child (535173) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786322)

Exploring tunnels, rooftops, et al has been a traditional pastime at many colleges with a strong geek culture.. MIT; CMU; probably RIT (only visited there)...

interview with sewer dweller (-1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3785869)

An interview with people living in a sewer?
Did they interview the entire Slashdot staff, or just Jon Katz and CmdrTaco?

Please. (5, Funny)

Gannoc (210256) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785882)

This isn't a story. Workers from the city are down there all the time, and know exactly what its like. These guys go down there, and narrate enough extra tension that it makes them seem like they're exploring Venus.

Next week: They're going to explore the woods on the side of the highway with nothing more than a flashlight and a scimitar. Nobody knows whats there....

"There was a brief flash of light as another truck went by. While it passed, the world seemed to stand still as my companion and I forgot to breathe in our quiet terror. The smell of exaust was almost overpowering, and I longed to be free of this hell. Suddenly, we heard a soft crunch from right at our feet! Jimmy fumbled for his scimitar while I readied the flashlight. It was what appeared to be a dixie cup. From how long ago, we couldn't say... There appeared to be a drying brown substance in the bottom of it, which we suspect is human blood. We had no time to ponder that however; we had a long journey ahead."

Re:Please. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3785979)

Hahahahaha... Sweet.. Damn, this just made my morning. :)

Re:Please. (1)

348 (124012) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785992)

LOL, Very observant. Is this actually considered journalism? Didn't think it was such a slow news week.

Re:Please. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3786133)

I think its closer to gonzo journalism than pure reporting.

Looking for a troll (5, Funny)

oever (233119) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785886)

The reporters were looking for a troll in the sewers, but couldn't find him.

I guess they had their threshold too high.
The should have looked at -1.

Re:Looking for a troll (3, Funny)

ishark (245915) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786202)

I guess they had their threshold too high.
The should have looked at -1.


Actually, the sewers are underground, so it certainly qualifies as "-1".
What this shows is that reality works better than slashdot and trolls in there get modded to *at least* -2....

Why is this news Micheal ? (3, Insightful)

cOdEgUru (181536) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785897)

I read the whole thing when I woke up, thinking there might be some reason to why you decide to post it.

Are the reporter guys your friends ? Or is the guy who originally posted the story your friend ?

I mean, the whole thing is a little interesting, told in the perspective of two reporters, alternately, but when you half expect them to find an ogre or a troll, finding bums just isnt enough.

Thats just my opinion.

C.H.U.D (1)

ralico (446325) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785915)

They were inspired by watching CHUD [badmovies.org]

Could have been worse.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3785916)

They could have found C.H.U.D. [badmovies.org] down there.... no wait that was NYC.

Re:Could have been worse.. (1)

coso (559844) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786304)

A truly great bad movie. Ya know I'm glad they put the cave troll stuff in that article. Super Cave Troll Powers, Activate!

caving (4, Interesting)

devonbowen (231626) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785925)

Spelunking is a term popularized by the media and usually used by people that don't seriously venture underground. Caving is the preferred term. Since people that use the term spelunking are often found yelling for help with a burned out flashlight or at the bottom of a pit unable to climb the rope out, the difference in the two terms is generally illustrated by noting that "cavers rescue spelunkers".

Devon

Re:caving (3, Funny)

speleo (61031) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786238)

Shh... Don't let the secret out.

Really, it's spelunking folks. And be sure to take a ball of string to mark your path into the cave...

Re:caving (4, Insightful)

sabinm (447146) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786377)

Right, because saying you're a caver is really going to save you when you fall to your death because you decided to take a picutre standing on one leg on a "really scary precipice"

I agree that there a lot of areas in this world where there are new entrants into the field. However, I think it's counterproductive to oust them from the inner circle because of a word. This isn't high school.

It probably would help more to take one of these spelunkers on a caving adventure and educate them, than to make fun of them when they're lost and hysterical.

Re:caving (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3786240)

If you want to try caving take a look at these sites:
http://www.caves.org (NSS, US)
http://www.orbonline.net/~tcg (Toronto)
http://www.caving.uk.com

Mother Earth's caves are FAR more interesting than what man makes.

Re:caving (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3786323)

Knowing the proper lingo is most of the battle. How can you look down on the unwashed masses without a secret word?

Re:caving (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3786348)

Hacking is a term popularized by the media and usually used by people that don't seriously use computers. H4x0ring is the preferred term. You are sooo 133t, man.

the lost manuscript (0)

azosx (568180) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785931)

Matt: And then, out of the corner of my eye, I spotted a troll like silhouette, clasping what appeared to be a gold ring, proclaiming "my precious" over and over to himself! It was at that moment Josh and I knew we were fucked and the Earth stood not a chance for survival.

What is the news? (0, Offtopic)

peterdaly (123554) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785935)

They expect to find some people living in there, but only end up interviewing a couple of bums who live there.

And the news is where? I expected it to take 15 minutes to drive to work today. I was wrong, it took 25, there was construction. I should write an article about my trip and post to slashdot.

Mod me down if you want, but this story isn't worthy of a real comment.

-Pete

It's Vegas... (3, Funny)

kpetruse (572247) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785938)

...So there's gotta be some one-armed bandits down there.

Were the bums playing craps?

Man, I can't believe I said that...

Boring (5, Interesting)

stere0 (526823) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785959)

They found large concrete pipes with 5-6 people living inside them. These stories [urbanadventure.org] are far more interesting!

Here in Luxembourg, we have kilometers of casemates [luxembourg-city.lu] [pdf]. Only two sites are open to the public, but I've had the chance to explore a couple. Two years ago I saw some graffiti by people who fled underground during air strikes in WWII. I've never met any bums though.

Dirty Linux Hippies are Dying by pwpbot (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3785975)

Yet another crippling bombshell hit the beleaguered Dirty GNU Hippie community when last month IDC confirmed that Rancid Smelling GNU Hippies account for less than a fraction of 1 percent of all humans Coming on the heels of the latest Netcraft survey which plainly states that Natty haired greasy GNU Hippie have lost more market share this news serves to reinforce what weve known all along Reeking Linux Hippies are collapsing in complete disarray as further exemplified by failing dead last sysadminmagcom in the recent Sys Admin comprehensive usrbinsh test You dont need to be a Kreskin amdestcom to predict the future of the Stinking sweaty Linux hippie The hand writing is on the wall Foulstenched GNU hippies with swampy armpits face a bleak future In fact there wont be any future at all for them because they are dying Things are looking very bad for Hairybacked GNU hippie As many of us are already aware they continue to lose market share Red ink flows like a river of blood Lets keep to the facts and look at the numbers Troll leader Anonymouse Coward states that there are 7000 goatsecx trolls How many ascii art trolls are there Lets see The number of goatsecx versus ascii art posts on Usenet is roughly in ratio of 5 to 1 Therefore there are about 70005 1400 ascii art trolls Pimplyfaced GNU hippies posts on Slashdot are about half of the volume of ascii art posts Therefore there are about 700 Dirty GNU Hippies A recent article put first post at about 80 percent of the troll market Therefore there are 700014007004 36400 first post trolls This is consistent with the number of first posts All major surveys show that Putrid smelling greasy GNU hippies have steadily declined in market share Slashdot is very sick and its long term survival prospects are very dim If Grubby Smelly Linux Hippies are to survive at all it will be among troll hobbyist dabblers Slashdot continues to decay Nothing short of a miracle could save it at this point in time For all practical purposes Dirty GNU Hippies are dead

-pwpbot

Interesting reminder (2, Insightful)

Zeddicus_Z (214454) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785980)

While not exactly a tech story, the artice is an interesting reminder (imho) about what can happen in our society. Remember the dot-com boom? Remeber the crash? Know anyone who lost their job and *still* hasn't found another? Just because we work in a (usually) highly-paid industry, doesn't mean we're any more immune from total poverty then John Q. Citizen labourer.

Living in the tunnels is what some people are reduced to, when they suddenly find they've got no more money left to pay the rent or the electricity or the gas bills. Perhaps those of you making jokes about the differences between bums and people may not be so high and haughty if you lose your job and you're down there yourself in six months time.

Poor Geraldo (1)

timeOday (582209) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785995)

There goes next month's TV special!

Misread... (1)

bullestock (556584) | more than 12 years ago | (#3785996)

Upon first sight, I was sure it said 'the servers in Vegas' - but when I got to the 'lots of people living in there' part, I knew something was wrong :-)

So the trolls live in sewers. (1)

MadFarmAnimalz (460972) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786033)

Is any /.'er really surprised?

I'm sure we could have told them that. We know these people quite well.

Time to find some sturdy cover, probably. :)

Paranoia Dept. (1)

Launch (66938) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786047)

Yup, this is just another cover up... The real reason they were there was to install new stealth phone tapping equipment to track those no-good-do'ers that go to Vegas every year for DefCon... but then they found they had been bested and the 2600 crew had already been there when they found that grafitti picture of Kevin Mitnick (you know, the one they showed in the article)... So then they needed a cover up reason for why they were there, so the interviewed a few bums (being that they aren't real people and all) and wrote about the "underground" culture in LV.

bum ba bum bum bum ba bum bum (-1, Offtopic)

atari2600 (545988) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786066)

Alright bums are people unless you started calling other beings "bums" as well but you know how it is - i know of several undergrad kids who call themselves bums
No wait - i know what they were expecting - a drug cartel, a casino and a mall - boy it sure hurts and disappoints when all you find is a couple of bums and not people.
Alright that was a little attempt at irony - are we having another slow day here ? We can talk about WorldComm or perhaps about the upcoming issue of Playboy which has an "infotech administrator" and "datebase admin" among a group of ten women from Enron (i hear tongues now :O ) or perhaps someone could post how Orbitz is being seen as a potential monopoly that could airline travel in the near future.
Just my 2$ - 2cents??? Heard about inflation?
Atari2600
.sig YIM id slashdotgeek and slashdotnerd are up for sale : 5% discount for slashdot users.

Re:bum ba bum bum bum ba bum bum (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3786137)

a datebase,eh?

My House in the Sewer (-1, Troll)

WellHungYungWun (580730) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786070)

I knew it, I knew someone pissed on my sleeping bag. I'm the fucking Troll, and if I see those tards again, I am gonna stick my bent rebar up their asses. At least they didn't mess with my Beowulf Cluster. Stay in the damn light where you normies belong.

And? (0)

Corporate Troll (537873) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786138)

...did they find the Amulet of Yendor?

Re:And? (1)

Corporate Troll (537873) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786288)

Okay moderators...listen up: how can a post be "overrated" when it has not been moderated at all before!
Besides, if I recall NetHack correclty (and the parent post was a reference to it), there is a "Tourist" choice as a charachter. Don't you see the parallells? Tssss.... no humour those bloody moderators.

why? (1)

shmuc (70684) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786148)

the only reason why this would ever be posted is because we have users living in las vegas who are escaped convicts and this is the only way we can warn them.

Eh? (0)

scrm (185355) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786152)

For more than 18 hours, I'd been unable to shake the image of the troll: stringy dark hair, cascading beard, hairy chest, bent back, small dick, paper-white skin.

Being stuck in sewage tunnels was clearly screwing with the reporters' minds BIG TIME.

Not nerdy? (5, Funny)

__past__ (542467) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786172)

Hey, after all, they were in a maze of twisting little passages, all alike.

How's that not "news for nerds, stuff that matters?"

Isn't this a tad bit dangerous? (2)

weave (48069) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786177)

Don't these tunnels flood during freak storms typical of Vegas and other desert areas? I know the one guy said Metro warns them.

It just seems a bit too dangerous to me, even if the weather isn't calling for rain. Last time I was in Vegas (last October) a freak storm blew through and killed some kid playing in a wash somewhere in town...

Ah my memories of youth (4, Interesting)

Billly Gates (198444) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786179)

I use to live in suburb of Houston and I remember driving along creeks and rivers to find such storm drains. I loved exploring them or hanging out in them. The only downside is that the gulf coast gets heavy downpours quite often on any such given day especially during the spring or summer. So be aware if any of you want to do this. You can easily drown in some of these smaller drains. Me and an old buddy of mine did this once and within only 3 minutes of the heavy rain the small trickling stream only a few inches wide turned into a white water river. It roared and had a current to it and it was hard to stand up. I was afriad of being sucked down and having my head slamed into the concreate as I fell down or having my lamp get washed away. Pretty scary. Luckly we were only 700 or 800 feet in and close to a larger pipe that wouldn't filled over our heads with water. We quickly headed for the bigger pipe and barely made it out. I always watched the weather channel before I entered another drain pipe after that. I am moving to Las Vegas this July so I will check these tunnels out. I sure miss my drain pipe spelunking pals from High School.

Odd choice in equipment... (4, Informative)

Thag (8436) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786203)

Firstly, neither of them mentioned the most important thing: a backup flashlight.

MAG-lites are wonderfully durable, but their bulbs and batteries are still prone to damage in an abusive environment like a cave. I know: on my one caving trip in college, my primary mag-lite gave out halfway through. Fortunately I had a AA backup. Better yet would be an LED flashlight: they're incredibly tough.

Secondly, a kukri? Please. I own one, and it's mostly useless except as a heavy-duty machete. And it might get you arrested. And was he carrying it stuck through his belt without a sheath?

Important stuff for caving:
  • Some kind of helmet. We used Army helmet liners, which were protection enough without being too heavy.
  • Multiple light sources. The best would be an LED light on a headband, so you can use it hands-free. Bring extras in case you lose your primary, or your buddy does.
  • Your buddy. At least they got this one right.
  • Overalls, or plan to change clothes when you get out. Caves are filthy even when they're not a sewer. You're going to come out dirty from head to toe.
  • Work gloves. Protect your hands.
  • Tell someone where you're going, so if you run into problems they can send help eventually.
  • Anywhere you might need rope for, you shouldn't be going.

Jon Acheson

Too Bad (1)

HowlinMad (220943) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786223)

That Dmitri Skyvalrov (sp?) didnt use the sewers....

the mole people (1)

AssFace (118098) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786239)

there are a few books written on the "mole people" of the NYC abandoned subway shafts.

I think someone needs to write a book about the random homeless encounters in the Vegas sewer system.

Vegas Sewer... (2, Funny)

InOverMyFeet (576320) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786270)

Have you ever been to Circus Circus. Just as filthy but more accessable ;)

why live in the sewers? broadband! (1)

prisen (578061) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786283)

Hell, in Las Vegas I'm sure they've got DSL or cable even in the sewers!

*Meanwhile, I sit next to my 56k that connects at no better than 26.4kbps.*

Dark Days (4, Informative)

Salsaman (141471) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786331)

For anyone who is interested in this kind of thing, I highly recommend the film Dark Days [imdb.com] .

It's a documentary about people living in the Amtrak subways in New York, and is both fascinating and moving.

Escaped criminals? (1)

tuxedo-steve (33545) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786358)

No. Mutant ninja turtles? Perhaps.

Hang on, that was NY. Disregard.

Hope they took a flashlight.... (5, Funny)

docbrown42 (535974) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786361)

...or they might have been eaten by a Grue.

-Ed

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The Marvel Morlock Conference 2002 (1)

GdoL (460833) | more than 12 years ago | (#3786370)

The MMC was changed to Denver, Colorado in fact the caves of Colorado are better suited for big crowds.

Please redirect all your reervation to our new site.

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