Chicago 2600 mini-FAQ Version 2.4.5 (Influenced and Copyrighted by RogerB & WK) (Corrections and HTML by WK)
Q: Where will the next Chicago 2600 meeting be? A: The meetings are now held at 2 locations until a new default location can be found. If you are unable to make it to the first half of the meeting, feel free to join us at the 2nd location. The details are below. [First half of Meeting] - Meeting Time: 6PM - 8PM - Meeting Date: First Friday of the month - Place : Golden Apple, 2971 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60657 - More Info : http://chicago2600.net [Second half of Meeting] - Meeting Time: 8PM - ??? - Meeting Date: First Friday of the month - Place : O'Hare Oasis, 10201 Belle Plaine Avenue Schiller Park, IL 60176 - More Info : Meet at the Golden Apple if you require a ride to and from the Oasis Q: If I show up to these meetings, which might be held in someone's place of business, do I have to order anything? A: No one is going to force you to do anything, but it would be very nice if you did order something. It shows that we like attending the meeting there. Please don't be a schmuck. Q: When are the Chicago 2600 meetings held? A: On the first Friday of every month between 5:00pm and 8:00pm (...and then some). Q: When & where are 2600/21 meetings held? A: On the first Friday of every month between 5:00pm and 1:00am, at a widely held secret location. Gifts of petite female strawberry blonde escorts, and/or unmarked and non-sequential US currency has in the past loosened the Admin on leaking the location of the meeting.
Q: Will there be giveaways? A: You bet your ass! Actually, maybe not. Q: Is this location permanent? A: Its anyones guess. There have been some difficulties in finding a home for the meeting.
These difficulties range from places agreeing to host the meeting and then getting closed down by The City of Chicago, general confusion over public transportation, & all around hostile service from the last place hosting the 2600 meetings. Q: Aren't the meetings supposed to be at the 3rd Coast Cafe, Screenz, 150 N, Lake St, Pogo the Clown's crawl space, or any of a number of other places?? A: Not any more... nah I take that back Q: What might happen if I choose not to attend a 2600 meeting? A: Failure to attend 2600 meetings can have unpredictable consequences, especially if you are the kingpin of a large Chicago area ISP. Many people have reported symptoms similar, but not restricted to, the following: Clenched butt cheeks, shrunken testicles, constant low-grade fear, swollen breasts in males, euphoria, vomiting, The Shakes, nausea, unemployment, fondness for navy blue smoking jackets, night sweats, bleeding from the eyes, gout, mesothelioma, hair loss, constipation, severe jock itch, scoliosis, nasty paper cuts, heart worms, flu like symptoms, forgetfulness, forgetfulness, err forgetfulness, agitation, drowsiness, tooth decay, carpal tunnel syndrome, genital sagging, split ends, Duputryn's disease, broken nails, pink eye, soft stool, low sperm count, lawn gnome fetish, low self-esteem, loss of gender identity, hearing loss, the bends, Love of Yaesu FT-50RD's, athazagoraphobia, ring around the collar, "monster tumors", baldness, Dutch elm disease, parthenophobia, hair where there wasn't hair before, premature graying, no hair where there once was hair, dwarfism, psoriasis, dependent personality disorder, shyness, gigantic tongue, sluggishness, psoriasis, false memory syndrome, the Helsinki syndrome, working the word "Dude" into every conversation, loss of will, suicidal tendencies, Fondness for using Makita power tools, itchy flaky scalp, cat scratch fever, the munchies, agoraphobia, bestialism, alcoholism, that gassy and bloated feeling, loss of night vision, impotence, alienation from polite society, cramps, rectal polyps, headaches, incomprehensible babbling, the voices won't stop, comprehensible babbling, noogies, the clap, rigormortis, swollen pits, fear of black helicopters, that not so fresh feeling, clitoral atrophy, delayed puberty, low altitude vertigo, religion, smurfism, weight gain, angina, vaginal dryness, bleeding gums, myopia, teen sex, hairy palms, bashful kidneys, rectal crust, herpes, diarrhea, cotton mouth, coitophobia, penile numbness, volcanopneumotrichonosis, the mange, severe acne, ringing in the ears, triskaidekaphobia, no one to relate to but the sea, tourrette's syndrome, BULLSHIT!, tricadecaphobia, papaphobia, anti-semitism, projectile promiscuity, supermarket psychosis, wedgies, spring fever, sniffling, sneezing, coughing, stuffy-head-you-can't-rest, submissiveness, heart palpitations, cooties, runny nose, itchy eyes, bad potbelly, criminal acts of vandalism, rug burn, virginal hypertrophy, migraine headaches and attention deficit dis... HEY LETS GO RIDE OUR BIKES!!! Q: Do I have to be a member of your club to attend the meetings? A: There is no club. 2600 meetings are just a chance for concerned citizens to get together and discuss issues relating to computer security, encryption, telephony, privacy issues, the freedom of information, and anything else that seems relevant. THERE IS NO 2600 CLUB!, and if there were most people who go to the meetings probably wouldn't join it. Q: Because there are some hackers present, Does that mean there is criminal activity going on? A: Some parties seem to think so, and have had the meetings under surveillance every so often, As far as I know, there has been no more criminal activity going on at the Chicago 2600 meeting than at any other Chicago-area High-Tech meeting.
Q: Who is in charge of these meetings? A: Nobody, and especially not the author or poster of this FAQ. Q: I don't know anything about computers, but I want to learn, or I am just curious about what these meetings are all about, am I welcome? A: Yes. EVERYONE is welcome. The atmosphere at these meetings is pretty friendly, so don't worry. Q: Wow! Everyone is welcome (Including members of the press, & local, state or Federal law enforcement officers) That's great because I am border-line psychotic and I like to corner people at meetings such as yours, and start doing any or all of the following: 1) Babble on endlessly about how extra-solar lifeforms are controlling our thoughts. 2) Start rapping in front of an unwilling, unappreciative, and (quite frankly) frightened audience. 3) Choke people, whom I don't even know. 4) Mumble to myself and get into fights with people who are not in the room. A: Yeah, I guess you're welcome too, Just say Hello! Q: I'm an admin at one of Chicago's best Internet Service Providers, am I allowed to come to your meeting? A: YES! Admins of most of the larger ISP's in Chicago have attended and do regularly attend these meetings. You won't be made fun of, and you'll even have a good chance of picking up some new customers.
Last updated 2.24.11