DEFCON....A 21st Century Glass Bead Game....
The Defcon crowd made for an interesting mix.
It had its fair share of mohawk haircuts that would make a rainbow proud, along with tattoos and piercings but it mostly looked like a campus of geeks let loose in a Las Vegas hotel to do what they consider fun: decipher mind-bending puzzles, starting with the convention badge.
Made of titanium — organizers say they depleted the country's stock of the raw material — the badge had a cut-out of the Egyptian mathematical symbol the Eye of Ra, and a letter and number. It offered a clue to a puzzle.http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44050636/