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by some seeing eye
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Cultural Appropriation and Burning Man
Replies: 147
Views: 8939

Re: Cultural Appropriation and Burning Man

Welcome to ePlaya, GVI! Good preparing and researching in advance. ePlaya is a good resource. In my opinion, the objection to cultural appropriation is only by a critical mass of people in that culture. Native American is the only objection I know. I often wear things in city life from other countri...
by some seeing eye
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?
Replies: 34
Views: 1218

Re: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?

Is there a photo of the disassembly of these bottom brackets? I've disassembled and repacked all my bearings in the past.
by some seeing eye
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?
Replies: 31
Views: 1176

Re: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?

Pershing County is conservative and they elected a new sheriff: http://www.rgj.com/story/life/2015/08/22/new-sheriff-crack-burning-man-crime/32155029/ Then Trump changed out the Interior Secretary (and Attorney General), the old BLM director (who was burner friendly and a former Reid staffer) has be...
by some seeing eye
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?
Replies: 31
Views: 1176

Re: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?

Huge presence at the airport this year.... They moved the operation to the other side of the airport ramp and focused on the little 4 place Cessnas and Pipers and gave them the same treatment as soon as they landed. Still no big score so they seemed to give up by Thursday. Wow weird. They don't und...
by some seeing eye
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?
Replies: 31
Views: 1176

Re: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?

* "The Foot in the Door" manipulation technique. When you ask someone for a little something and receive it successfully (and positively reinforce it), you're more likely to receive a future favor from that person, because A) the favor-giver now sees you as Officially Deserving (they don'...
by some seeing eye
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Interacting with official misinformation?
Replies: 58
Views: 2204

Re: Interacting with official misinformation?

I think ePlaya is big enough and mature enough to accept more members, especially as its relevance in the social media sphere declines. Maybe an approach is to say "could that better be stated/questioned as -," or "that's not a good idea because of -." Then there is the ADA, whic...
by some seeing eye
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 29
Views: 1099

Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

The good: the organizers gently shape the event in response to problems The bad: the organizers gently shape the event in response to problems after they are difficult to reverse The abandoned bike numbers have been increasing each year. I would propose phasing in every bike through the gate has to ...
by some seeing eye
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next Directions for Burning Man
Replies: 78
Views: 2831

Re: Next Directions for Burning Man

Some of what the BLM was concerned about in 2017 (SRP additions): https://eplanning.blm.gov//epl-front-office/projects/nepa/85572/115029/140474/20170729_SRP_BRC_2017_Stips_Signed_Decision_Letter_Attachment.pdf 2018? Under the presidential change, the Interior Secretary, BLM director and http://www.r...
by some seeing eye
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: 2017 Lost On-Playa
Topic: Beautiful Headdress with Horns and Chainmail Loincloth Skirt Lost- Crazy story attached!
Replies: 11
Views: 427

Re: Beautiful Headdress with Horns and Chainmail Loincloth Skirt Lost- Crazy story attached!

These are all practice drills that various LEO's come to Burning Man to play. There has been some talk that cell phones, text messages and emails can be seen by law enforcement, in the completely remote environment of BRC . There would be nothing stopping county and a myriad of federal alphabet sou...
by some seeing eye
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: 2017 Lost On-Playa
Topic: Beautiful Headdress with Horns and Chainmail Loincloth Skirt Lost- Crazy story attached!
Replies: 11
Views: 427

Re: Beautiful Headdress with Horns and Chainmail Loincloth Skirt Lost- Crazy story attached!

This needs to be written into a short story! Alice in Dusty-Wonderland?
Then you could illustrate it, or reenact as a video next year on playa.

Don't be afraid to ask someone you trust, can you walk with me to X? Plus a walk is good for conversation. But all's well that ends well!
by some seeing eye
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Tips from someone who slept in a car, alone.
Replies: 26
Views: 888

Re: Tips from someone who slept in a car, alone.

Nice job, original poster.

This is a new model for the flyaway kids.

The waste which doesn't fly out is less than the tent/shade/stake plans. And a $100 cleaning is a bargain if the rentalco is ok with the result.

Two can fit in one too.
by some seeing eye
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: DPW pulls a knife on a virgin?
Replies: 51
Views: 3809

Re: DPW pulls a knife on a virgin?

Since everyone is an entitled snowflake today, I welcome DPW badassery. In the old days, if they got mad at you, they would use their heavy machinery to flip your car over, pile it on another or move it someplace inaccessible. Also in the old days, when people brought people and oriented them, that'...
by some seeing eye
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Reno & Burning Man Coevolve
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Reno & Burning Man Coevolve

Is it just me, or has the press coverage been better this year? http://www.thedailybeast.com/how-burning-man-turned-a-dying-conservative-town-into-a-bohemian-haven Much of the coverage has stressed the arts instead of last year's class struggle. Just a wild ass guess, this is one of the things the B...
by some seeing eye
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: ARCHITECTURE
Replies: 12
Views: 369

Re: ARCHITECTURE

Welcome to ePlaya! If you search for Black Rock City plan 2017 you can find a .pdf. There are free .pdf to .dwg converters. It lists some dimensions so you can scale it. This is interesting: https://octothorpe.club/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-full-map.jpg. You could also email placement@Burningm...
by some seeing eye
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.
Replies: 61
Views: 1855

Re: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.

A Reno nonprofit has had a free bike donation drop off for the Reno BxBus at the unload point since 2014. No excuses. Not sure what should be collected at the BRC airport from outgoing. Headdresses and dusty footwear? Actually that might not be a bad collection point for the on-playa costume cults.....
by some seeing eye
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Condition of Gate Road by Exodus
Replies: 25
Views: 954

Re: Condition of Gate Road by Exodus

The conditions of gate road are entirely due to cars driving >5mph. No amount of spraying can fix it. Heavy trucks don't cause it.

http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/new ... ppled-road
by some seeing eye
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.
Replies: 61
Views: 1855

Re: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.

Perhaps someone can give an authoritative answer - Does BMORG expend any effort on playa or off playa to return any bikes? It's odd given the heroic efforts to return other items. The main portal for found is Playa info that only accepts small items - https://lnf.burningman.org/items/ - no bikes. Th...
by some seeing eye
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.
Replies: 61
Views: 1855

Re: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.

2016 Census: 20% country of residence outside the USA. They probably didn't bring a bike to/from on the plane. Add flew in from US city - that's about another 15%. Burner Bus 2015: ~7000, Burner Air 2015: ~2300 - both will be up by 2017. 2016 virgins ~28,000 Not that each above group are bad burners...
by some seeing eye
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Two virgins from Norway 2018. Help? Is our tent good enough?
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: Two virgins from Norway 2018. Help? Is our tent good enough?

Welcome to ePlaya. Great you are starting your prep early! Questions and Answers are good here: https://eplaya.burningman.org/viewforum.php?f=275 Seems like the tent will stand up well to wind. The concern is dust getting in near the top of the pole. The dust is the consistency of baby powder and ge...
by some seeing eye
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: my mind begins to hum...
Replies: 10213
Views: 781381

Re: my mind begins to hum...

They went to Burning Man and the rest is history.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/YEzx3L_Rx7g
by some seeing eye
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Service Dog on the Playa?
Replies: 111
Views: 11446

Re: Service Dog on the Playa?

ePlaya is back to its dusty self! I'm aware of DPW dogs years ago, one was tented next to us. Earlier posts on this thread have a bunch-o pooch portraits. Any registration of a service animal starts with the dogs@ email. Just a wild ass guess, gate could turn away campers with non-registered animals...
by some seeing eye
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4142
Views: 165149

Re: PAGE TWO

Snowflake dogs cometh

snowflake dog jumper 2.jpg
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by some seeing eye
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Service Dog on the Playa?
Replies: 111
Views: 11446

Re: Service Dog on the Playa?

dogs@burningman.org

I propose Burning Man is an extreme wilderness campout. So the question to ask is WWYDCD? - what would you do climbing Denali? Denali is not the grocery store.
by some seeing eye
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Dust-free bed in a box truck with velcro and tarp airlocks
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: Dust-free bed in a box truck with velcro and tarp airlocks

Excellently done in Burning Man DIY spirit from an ePlayan!
by some seeing eye
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: My first solar air conditioner setup
Replies: 13
Views: 616

Re: My first solar air conditioner setup

Well done!!!

Low cost box truck playa pad with solar AC is a great accomplishment. Adapting to a rental truck is the next Figjam cooler. Doable.

Maybe we can be less critical on ePlaya.
by some seeing eye
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Red Lighting Camp
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: Red Lighting Camp

@DrPyro this is a memoir in waiting. Adventures of Barbie(TM) at BM(TM). Sure you know film Superstar by Todd Hayes, Osmond rights v filmmaker. Suggest to transgress mega, open stop action art project at BDV.
by some seeing eye
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Gate, Rampart...Rinse, Repeat
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Gate, Rampart...Rinse, Repeat

The beauty of it all is that it works. You were the partner there for your GF, medical was there for her (and you), your GPE team was there for you, the fire gods did not block you from the gates of Reno. Each person's body is the same and a little different. They don't respond the same to the playa...
by some seeing eye
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4142
Views: 165149

Re: PAGE TWO

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SNOWFLAKE ALERT

The commenters for the last week are not the cult you are looking for.

Entitlement much?
by some seeing eye
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: people stealing at the BM
Replies: 9
Views: 905

Re: people stealing at the BM

Unfortunate. The organizers need a thievery log. Artists are idealistic and rarely face theft. At the event you have professional thieves and opportunistic thieves. Hope the Artery can create a solution.

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