the economies of scale of a Worldcon, and how to make this topic relevant to Nanog

Robert Bonomi bonomi at
Sat Sep 22 08:17:44 UTC 2012

> Subject: Re: the economies of scale of a Worldcon,
> From: Jo Rhett <jrhett at>
> Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:08:22 -0700
> On Sep 21, 2012, at 10:00 AM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
> > A lot of this, too, depends on what the concom negotiated with the 
> > property about wifi access already.
> And this is where you're going to hit some very hard walls.
> One of which I forgot to mention. Many of the hotels (I believe all 
> Hilton properties at this time) have sold the facilities space for their 
> wifi network to another company. They CAN'T negotiate it with you, 
> because they don't own it any more. And most of these wifi networks have 
> stealth killers enabled, so that they spoof any other wifi zone they see 
> and send back reject messages to the clients. So you can't run them side 
> by side.

This _is_ a "let's you and him fight" comment, but one might want to run an 
inquiry past the Friendly Candy Company, about the _legality_ of such 
'killers' -- there are rules prorscribing _deliberate_/_intentional_ *active*
"interference with radio communication" that do apply to 'unlicensed' spectrum.

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