Why aren’t there more Geeks at casinos?

I have several opinions on this:

  • First, I think Geeks understand the odds.
  • Second, I don’t think Geeks understand the social environment (and casinos can be extremely social!  I’ve met people over the last two years that I see every 4-6 months.)
  • Third, casinos don’t cater to Geeks – the Internet access suck (because they want you at the tables instead of sitting in your room blogging about the casino).
  • WiFi isn’t free (of course, if you gamble enough it will be “comped” (free).
  • The Internet connection is slow.  Maybe 3 MBPS.
  • There aren’t many “Games for Geeks” (G4G).  If I owned a casino in Vegas I would have G4G.  Specific games – maybe they only run during major geek conferences.  Some interesting G4Gs:
    1. I bet I can install MySQL,  PHP, and a fully functional WordPress installation in under 17 minutes.
    2. I bet I can film, encode and upload a 60 second video to YouTube in less that 30 minutes.
    3. I bet I can retrieve and/or change the admin password to a Windows 2000 machine in less than 3 minutes.
    4. I bet I can find at least one security lapse in your network in 15 minutes or less.

Anyway, just some suggestions.   I’m sure other Geeks can come up with more.

Odds?

Comments

  1. 3 mbps is slow, eh? Those G4Gs rock though.