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by rogue agent
Mon Jan 10, 2005 9:27 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: A trust fund-baby like Chicken John has no chance against...
Replies: 20
Views: 5968

anagrams

VERY DRY HARLAN
DARN HARRY LEVY
HA LARRY DR ENVY
HAL RAN VERY DRY

RA
by rogue agent
Sat Jul 03, 2004 1:47 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Jerri from Survivor and other celebrities
Replies: 74
Views: 25570

Yeah I heard Jerri on Howard Stern. Celebrity is a disease & she's got it. She seems torn between her "celebrity self" & her "Burner self". I hope she figures out which she is.

RA
by rogue agent
Mon Apr 26, 2004 3:09 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Glowies, Blinkies, UVies & Other Illuminations
Replies: 845
Views: 235227

attaching EL wire to clothes?

I'm thinking of making some EL-enhanced clothes. Is there any EL-clothing FAQ or similar resource I can refer to? Questions I'm thinking about include:

- how to attach wire
- how to protect wire
- where to place battery pack
- how to do effects like fade-in & -out

RA
by rogue agent
Thu Jan 29, 2004 10:46 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: This is for all threads to goto about www.stopburningman.org
Replies: 495
Views: 103749

The Next Stage

I'm all for not feeding the trolls. But these guys aren't just trolls. They're organizing a campaign to hurt Burning Man, and expending somewhat significant resources ($800 at least) to that end. That's enough to show this isn't a casual prank, they mean to inflict harm on the LLC and the event. The...
by rogue agent
Tue Dec 16, 2003 9:55 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Slugging - a gift economy
Replies: 7
Views: 1811

Slugging - a gift economy

"What Is Slugging?" Slugging is a term used to describe a unique form of commuting found in the Washington, DC area sometimes referred to as "Instant Carpooling" or "Casual Carpooling". It's unique because people commuting into the city stop to pickup other passengers even though they are total str...
by rogue agent
Thu Dec 11, 2003 4:18 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Internet on the Playa
Replies: 71
Views: 19934

All in all, it was a passing thought. Just wondering what if. Do I wish to meld Playa and non-Playa? Absolutely not. Will I take the idea any further? ehh, who knows. Heck, 2 days ago my great idea was to make the worlds biggest glowstick. Next week who knows. Hey, don't give up. The more ideas you...
by rogue agent
Thu Dec 11, 2003 3:31 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Internet on the Playa
Replies: 71
Views: 19934

Well, for me, it would only take that one person who may benefit. I really wasn't thinking in terms of cost/benefit. What are the different roles required for the service to work? How many people does it take to run, end to end? I'm just not convinced it'll do what you think it will, at least not w...
by rogue agent
Thu Dec 11, 2003 3:17 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Internet on the Playa
Replies: 71
Views: 19934

I am by no means a worrywart. I don't expect anything bad to happen at all. It was more just a thought that in all I had read, I had not seen anyone attempt this sort of thing. It was also more of an emergency thing. Sure, if you are expecting someone to die or something then you probably should st...
by rogue agent
Thu Dec 11, 2003 3:00 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Internet on the Playa
Replies: 71
Views: 19934

Exactly, we are in agreement then. The other way would be to create a ham radio camp and get a couple of volunteers on the outside who could forward emergency messages via phone if needed. I'm starting to wonder if this a problem that needs a solution or a solution in search of a problem. What I me...
by rogue agent
Thu Dec 11, 2003 1:12 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Internet on the Playa
Replies: 71
Views: 19934

I always get worried when I see absolute declarations regarding (most anything). After a fashion its not unlike the radio. If you (disagree, dislike, get bored with, whatever) what is being said, you turn off or change to a diff station. Think about what would happen if I took 50 self-powered TVs a...
by rogue agent
Thu Dec 11, 2003 11:52 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: A question for the girls.....
Replies: 71
Views: 17528

Yet Another Guy's take on it. The ratio of non-idiots to idiots is far higher at Burning Man than just about anywhere on the planet, and there's so much out of this world stuff going on everywhere all at once that it's probably gonna take more than just a couple girls kissing to get noticed even by ...
by rogue agent
Thu Dec 11, 2003 11:41 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Internet on the Playa
Replies: 71
Views: 19934

Don't misinterpret emergency communications with trying to do something stupid like bringing IM to the playa, that's not what I was getting at. OK, so the trick is, how do we do one without the other? I'm all for enabling communication with Outside in emergencies, especially where the emergency hap...
by rogue agent
Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:41 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Internet on the Playa
Replies: 71
Views: 19934

One of the things that makes Burning Man work is its near absolute isolation from the Default World. Just because something can be done, doesn't mean it should be done. I'm strongly opposed to making Internet, VoIP or other technological access to the outside world easily and widely available within...
by rogue agent
Tue Dec 02, 2003 1:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A Consumption Manifesto
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

SED wrote:Why not spend your time (and our bandwidth) telling us something we don't already know? Maybe your intentions are good, but you might as well add "Don't shit in your water supply" or "Don't run with scissors".
Advice taken. Bandwidth saved.

RA
by rogue agent
Tue Dec 02, 2003 12:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A Supreme Yahoo
Replies: 197
Views: 33433

You shoulda reported him to campus police for sending the virus from his school account. Do you still have the email proving he sent it? If someone intentionally sends you an email virus, that's not free speech, it's a crime. The answer to objectionable speech is more speech. The answer to crime is...
by rogue agent
Tue Dec 02, 2003 12:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A Consumption Manifesto
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

A Consumption Manifesto

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by rogue agent
Wed Nov 26, 2003 10:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A Supreme Yahoo
Replies: 197
Views: 33433

This morning, he or some other "Koala" fratboy rapist internet stalker type had sent me a virus( luckily my program deleted it before I read it). You blew your shot at legitimate action against him. You shoulda reported him to campus police for sending the virus from his school account. Do you stil...
by rogue agent
Wed Nov 26, 2003 9:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Barlow essay on Burning Man and Schwartzenegger
Replies: 419
Views: 83432

The recent recall of former California Gov. Gray Davis "really crucified us," said Hansen. "That was such a circus, such a show, with a stripper, a porn star, Gary Coleman as candidates." "People thought it would probably be the same here, while in truth it would have been an election to keep or no...
by rogue agent
Wed Nov 26, 2003 1:28 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Center Camp/coffee debate
Replies: 282
Views: 74929

On the Tuesday after the burn, as we were leaving the Playa we saw an armored truck coming out to the Playa. I don't know what it costs to have an armored truck come out from Reno, but that's a five/six hour round trip. The salary for two armed guards. I'm sure that those suckers have pretty low mi...
by rogue agent
Fri Nov 14, 2003 7:54 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The only reason no vending is allowed at Burning Man...
Replies: 51
Views: 11192

Re: The only reason no vending is allowed at Burning Man...

The money from coffee sales goes to the Gerlach schools or sum such thing. Does anybody know how much money this is? The cost for ice & coffee supplies is listed at $108,000 for 2002. Ha! Ha! Ha! Have you ever seen a commercially made Burningman Tshirt? Of course you haven't People don't buy them, ...
by rogue agent
Wed Nov 12, 2003 3:49 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WAR! What is it good for?
Replies: 582
Views: 93560

> New attack about to happen? > During the weekend warplanes were flying over at a > rate of roughly one every > 15 minutes. As well as watching them from the > ground the plane spotters have also been able to > overhear pilots talking by > listening to their radio frequencies. At this rate > some ...
by rogue agent
Wed Nov 12, 2003 9:21 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Suggestion for making burning man free
Replies: 63
Views: 13311

The main reason you don't see tee-shirt vendors is that the board doesn't want to see tee-shirt vendors. It's an esthetic thing. Anytime you have commerce, you bring commercial messages along with it. Advertising, marketing, hell even seeing the product itself in someone else's hands or on their bo...
by rogue agent
Wed Nov 12, 2003 8:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Suggestion for making burning man free
Replies: 63
Views: 13311

I just looked over the 2002 financial report and all it lists is expenditures. Is there anywhere that lists income? The two items I'm specifically interested in are ice sales & coffee sales.

RA
by rogue agent
Mon Nov 10, 2003 8:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: why.............
Replies: 112
Views: 23061

Chimp wrote:Why is a raven like a writing desk?
I haven't the slightest idea.

RA
by rogue agent
Mon Nov 10, 2003 1:04 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: self-confessed thread killer
Replies: 33
Views: 6735

Re: self-confessed thread killer

drowned_saved wrote:could it really be true, what my dead grand-father told me so many years ago? is it really the case that nobody like a wise-acre?
Well I was gonna post to this thread, but then you went & posted to it before I could finish, so I guess it's dead now. See what you did?

RA
by rogue agent
Sun Nov 09, 2003 12:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Barlow essay on Burning Man and Schwartzenegger
Replies: 419
Views: 83432

Archie Bunker was a TV character that some script writer made into a bumbling, stupid fool. As for being a racist...I blame that on the script writer. Yes he was a TV character. And no the actor who played him was not a bigot. I know the difference between reality & TV. But the character illustrate...
by rogue agent
Sun Nov 09, 2003 12:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Barlow essay on Burning Man and Schwartzenegger
Replies: 419
Views: 83432

But like I said, I'm not a racist, so if I'm coming off that way, I honestly do want to know if I'm being *that* offensive or if it's other people's overreaction. Cool. And I want to see if we can do that together. But we have to take it step by step and not have you jump ahead of me. If you're up ...
by rogue agent
Sun Nov 09, 2003 12:08 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Barlow essay on Burning Man and Schwartzenegger
Replies: 419
Views: 83432

aforceforgood wrote:So then by your definition RA, every child who ever called someone a name is a racist?
It's a simple question, the answer is "yes" or "no". Can you agree with me that Archie Bunker was a bigot?

RA
by rogue agent
Sun Nov 09, 2003 11:53 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Barlow essay on Burning Man and Schwartzenegger
Replies: 419
Views: 83432

Re: pointing out the obvious... again

aforceforgood wrote:There's been a bunch of times that people have reposted what I've said and simply stated that it was racist, but not why.
OK, let's take this from the other direction. You know who Archie Bunker is, yes? Can you agree with me that he was a bigot?

RA
by rogue agent
Sat Nov 08, 2003 6:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Barlow essay on Burning Man and Schwartzenegger
Replies: 419
Views: 83432

Tell you what, my girl's here, we're going out, so take your time, try really hard to come up with something that will really knock my socks off, and we'll talk more when I get back, kay? I'm not trying to knock your socks off, just trying to explain how it is that we perceive you as a bigot. A sig...

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