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by Dark Star
Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: US Gypsum to close. Gerlach to dry up and blow away?
Replies: 158
Views: 12548

US Gypsum to close. Gerlach to dry up and blow away?

Read the full article: http://www.rgj.com/article/20101202/BIZ/101202036 U.S. Gypsum Company will halt operations in company-owned town of Empire on January 31st. The 300 residents of Empire have until June 20, 2011 before they must vacate the company owned housing. The closing of the plant will tou...
by Dark Star
Sat May 16, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Frist timeer/Artist from Oregon....yay!
Replies: 9
Views: 1627

Bring you art to the Oregon regonial burn, Soak, June 26-28. Www.burningmanportland.com.

Come party met other burners before you hit the playa.
by Dark Star
Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Oui!
Replies: 30
Views: 3180

Hey Sandfish, Congrats on making your way down to BRC this year. My psychic told me it's supposed to be a good year. People are excited about the theme. This summer you should come to Soak, the regional burn for Oregon. It's the pre-party party. Stay current by logging onto http://burningmanportland...
by Dark Star
Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Anyone used a MURS radio last year?
Replies: 18
Views: 4982

What about using CB hand held or UHF radios like the
Motorola VL50 or Motorola BPR 40?

Does anyone have experience with this type of radio. The BPR 40 is a 5 watt.
by Dark Star
Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: 2008 Art & Performance
Topic: UV cannon on playa performance?
Replies: 9
Views: 2517

The bulb is a standard MH base. I've seen them in use in many environments just never on playa. I doubt CFL will give the throw necessary for this application. They will not be exposed to participants pouring drinks on them.
by Dark Star
Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: 2008 Art & Performance
Topic: UV cannon on playa performance?
Replies: 9
Views: 2517

by Dark Star
Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: 2008 Art & Performance
Topic: UV cannon on playa performance?
Replies: 9
Views: 2517

UV cannon on playa performance?

I'm needing to illuminate two art installations approximately 18 feet wide and 18 feet tall each. Ideally the fluorescence would be fairly dramatic. Considering the options available a UV cannon like this one is what I'd be leaning toward: http://www.pssl.com/!29rhiLcGI5BuQ7gSISJ-OA!/Omnisistem-UVB4...
by Dark Star
Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Gasoline usage for BM
Replies: 60
Views: 6557

[quote="gyre"]Accelerating slowly is one of those things people say because it sounds good. Like 'Hot water freezes faster than cold water'.[/quote] Hot water does, in fact, freeze faster than cold in many situations. You'll find many pages about this phenomena in a google search. Here's one example...
by Dark Star
Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Gasoline usage for BM
Replies: 60
Views: 6557

Gas is the biggest expense for me. Alas, I'm hauling more weight even further this year in my ever thirsty Ford Explorer. Hey, at least I got new tires. Oh, wait, that probably doesn't help besides adding more weight. I plan on drafting behind more vehicles during the trip and driving slower. On a r...
by Dark Star
Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Personal shade for tent, what works? (to buy, not build)
Replies: 95
Views: 23286

Last year I saw more imploded easy ups than ever before. Don't waste your time with anything that isn't made of commercial top rail or other heavy steel. When people talk about hurricane force winds on the playa they are not joking. Wind guts can and do reach 70 mph. For fun cut out a 1 foot x 1 foo...
by Dark Star
Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Cameras
Replies: 22
Views: 2968

Dust will destroy them. I've had two cameras go to hell because of BM. I've settled on only taking cheap cameras off Ebay with me. I don't need uber mega pixels or other bleeding edge functions like RAW.

A camera that's a few years old does exactly what I need and if it gets trashed I don't care.
by Dark Star
Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: Anyone Know of a Christian Theme Camp for BM 2008??
Replies: 96
Views: 21433

"Just watch out for bloody Jesus she will want to have sex with your blowup sex doll...I have pictures. " Did Jesus have a sex change? Cause I saw him pushing a shopping cart last year at 10:00, wearing a diaper and looking filthy. He kept dropping trash all the way down 10:00. Poor bastard looks li...
by Dark Star
Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: 1st timer from washington state
Replies: 8
Views: 2079

You should go to your regional compression (pre-BM party). It's called Critical Massive.

http://www.ignitionnw.org/criticalmassive/

Washington has a great burner community. Attending CM before BM would be a great way to meet people.
by Dark Star
Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: 2008 Art & Performance
Topic: Burning Man Mutant Vehicle Pub Crawl
Replies: 405
Views: 58296

I'm saving this post. I want to go on a mutant vehicle pub crawl. What day are you planning? I would suggest though if you plan on having a parade of mutant vehicles go from pub to pub and park outside for any extended period of time be prepared to hear a complaint or possible visit from LE. Last ye...
by Dark Star
Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: 2008 Art & Performance
Topic: UV paint or UV material info/experience requested
Replies: 17
Views: 4647

I've been looking for a source for quality UV paints. At my local theatrical store they are quite expensive for a small amount... as is what I've found online. Considering the area I need to cover less expensive source is desired. Got any leads?
by Dark Star
Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: BurningMan ver. 2.0 beta with google sidebar
Replies: 6
Views: 2614

[quote="Simon of the Playa"]i've known for years that the DPW sets up HUGE fans on the edge of the playa, and periodically cranks those mothers up for our regularly schedualed dust storms... I've told many people about DPW doing that. People seem genuinely surprised until I point out that the Depot ...
by Dark Star
Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Great Shade Structure Source!
Replies: 111
Views: 50436

I'm looking to get new structures this year. I like the tension tent design but it looks like the sweet spot for shade isn't very large and tracks with the sun. Has any one ever put grommets into the side of one of these and added additional material to fill in the open arch. Currently I'm using a s...
by Dark Star
Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Any BLM Citation Stories?
Replies: 61
Views: 15996

Next year I'm tempted to do my own form of performance art by walking around with a bag and asking random people "do you need an E". I'll specifically say "an E". If they ask I'll tell them the E's are $15. When the transaction is made I'll reach in to my bag and pull out something wrapped in tissue...
by Dark Star
Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Thor on the Entheon Dome 07 INFO? VIDEO?
Replies: 1
Views: 646

I could not believe the story when I heard it. Very glad to hear he survived and isn't too badly injured. Hope he will make a full recovery and be able to return to the playa next year. Perhaps he should move that Safety Third rule further up on his priority list. :P

Best wishes,
~DS~

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