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by some seeing eye
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Fuel Question
Replies: 30
Views: 762

Re: Fuel Question

Fuel cells is the way to go! You can run them off hydrogen or ethanol most commonly. The beauty is that they are extremely quiet and produce water as a waste product. They are considered the next "engine" for vehicles. and eventually there will be a surplus of used ones to tinker with. We had a 5KW ...
by some seeing eye
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Fuel Question
Replies: 30
Views: 762

Re: Fuel Question

My guess is that the fuel plan will be ready for the Theme Camp Summit. Other sources are the placement newsletters, some of the old fuel information has been depreciated so searching burningman.org for fuel then looking at google cached (outdated) pages, and reading the draft EIS. The context is th...
by some seeing eye
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Fuel Question
Replies: 30
Views: 762

Re: Fuel Question

To the OP, we really do want you to succeed, believe it or not. Now it appears you may have a real, and signifficant budget. Therefore have your canp send you to the theme camp summit. It is in SF soon. I don’t hink it has been done in BRC, but the airconditioned tent thing is used by the military a...
by some seeing eye
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4502
Views: 246595

Re: PAGE TWO

by some seeing eye
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Fuel Question
Replies: 30
Views: 762

Re: Fuel Question

This is a question for fuel@burningman.org. If you haven't already, you should set up a burner profile. Search for "burner profile" on burningman.org. There are a lot of rules about how the event operates that have been set by the BLM, the county sheriff, the state highway patrol, the FAA and I'm su...
by some seeing eye
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 6
Views: 222

10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)

""The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Black Rock Field Office and Burning Man are pleased to announce the release of the Draft Burning Man Event Special Recreation Permit/Environmental Impact Statement (SRP/EIS). The BLM is accepting comments on the Draft SRP/EIS from March 15, 2019 through April 2...
by some seeing eye
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from people
Replies: 209
Views: 14604

Re: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from peopl

I did this shortly after getting back from the dust. I know I wasn't alone, either - I've been submitting feedback on Humano for years, and this was a part of my yearly feedback loop to them. Well burner done. I would suggest you re-poke them to cover this explicitly at the theme camp confab @https...
by some seeing eye
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from people
Replies: 209
Views: 14604

Re: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from peopl

Last year, I know for a 100% fact that Humano dropped shipping containers outside of their placement boundaries in order to save space, and when confronted, they said they didn't care. I personally observed shipping containers being vomited around their space. You should send this information to do...
by some seeing eye
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Misappropriation and commodification of BM camps
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: Misappropriation and commodification of BM camps

Personally I believe someone's playa name, playa DJ name, playa art car name, playa camp name, playa Instagram identity and all their other social media identities should be entirely different and unconnected to their real, pubic social or other commercial/business identities. This goes completely a...
by some seeing eye
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Manish Arora appropriating art for his fashion show.
Replies: 21
Views: 784

Re: Manish Arora appropriating art for his fashion show.

If you look at low income tickets, art grants, transportation, and regional activities, it is clear that the organizers are interested in promoting international expansion. They have also been interested in expansion of nonprofit donations from luxury burners promoted by placement and OSS policies. ...
by some seeing eye
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 104
Views: 5478

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

But is there really enough traffic that splits off onto 447N to make it worthwhile? Since I head east once I hit I80, I've never gone that route. You can figure it out from the census. Oregon, Idaho, Washington and BC use that route. It's not congested but there is enough burner traffic that if you...
by some seeing eye
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 104
Views: 5478

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

To the size of the event, I suggested in my draft EIS input that 34 be widened to 3 lanes from the 447 Y to 8 mile. That would provide a faster drain out of vehicles in an emergency where they could be staged on 447 N of the Y, and it better loads 447 N and S on exodus. Exodus falls under the Nevada...
by some seeing eye
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Re: My favorite video (today) thread
Replies: 213
Views: 28962

Re: My favorite video (today) thread

It's an ad, but these are the people we should be inviting to the burn, IMO. Blind automobile mechanic drives for the first time. (On a playa) I have volunteered for the Hotwheels camp, now the mobility camp. More alterabled burners please. They ground us. I can't find a way to undo the branding. Bu...
by some seeing eye
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: BRCCP: Black Rock City Communist Party
Replies: 1218
Views: 71226

Re: BRCCP: Black Rock City Communist Party

BRCCP needs to make glorious advancements in using mobile technology to rectify the cultural drift of the event. We can go far beyond those pesky 10 principles pop quizzes. We need an app for that! “Study Makes Burning Man Great.” https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/03/06/how-to-cheat-at-xi-jinping-thoug...
by some seeing eye
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: No-Dig Ground Screw?
Replies: 19
Views: 3327

Re: No-Dig Ground Screw?

Playa dust isn't even soil in a sensu stricto soil science sense. It's just sedimentary particles. Like loess ( another type of wind-deposited dust) it has weird mechanical properties. Rhino: I know not much about soil science, except whenever I have to build something I need a soils engineer. I ha...
by some seeing eye
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4502
Views: 246595

Re: PAGE TWO

We are a dusty, crusty experienced bunch. But https://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?f=277&t=82712&p=1145703&hilit=box+truck#p1145703. And even many of us commented https://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=82710. I think our tone is measured and right, not to hot, not too cold, just right,...
by some seeing eye
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 114
Views: 5766

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

Any one have any idea what such fault protection would cost? And the scale required? The major cost is probably getting fiber between all the transmission substations. Usually you replace the top ground conductor on the towers which provide a measure of lightning protection with a hollow one filled...
by some seeing eye
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Sharing Large Generator
Replies: 18
Views: 833

Re: Sharing Large Generator

I will be gifting ... cheap electricity. If you are CHARGING FOR IT it IS NOT A GIFT! I was hoping this thread would be ignored. It may be that whatever we say the individual will come up with some reason why we all are wrong, maybe they go about solving every problem in a spectrum way we don't und...
by some seeing eye
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4502
Views: 246595

Re: PAGE TWO

Not content to risk simple failure; they move on to life safety. Electricity is dangerous, kids.
by some seeing eye
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 114
Views: 5766

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

Geek, guilty as charged! Look up Schweitzer Engineering in Washington. They make the best black boxes which are high tech circuit breakers to cut a line. They use current sensors at each end to detect "high impedance faults" line to tree. It is the most obscure speciality of grid "protection" engine...
by some seeing eye
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 114
Views: 5766

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

WSJ states: “Until 2015, the company said in a state regulatory document, [PG&E] used 'paper wall maps and push pins' in control centers to track electricity-distribution system operations." This in itself is not a bad system, as long as it is not used by itself. It is called a "map board." Most ut...
by some seeing eye
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Service Camps: Heroes or Plight of BRC?
Replies: 28
Views: 1301

Re: Service Camps: Heroes or Plight of BRC?

In that case, here is my idea. We all have similar brains with receptors for novelty-familiarity, pleasure-pain, fear-hope. We have different backgrounds and personality types that govern what experiences feed those receptors. BRC is a temporary city full of strangers interacting and making hundreds...
by some seeing eye
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Updated Vehicle Rules and Protocols at Burning Man
Replies: 21
Views: 1068

Re: Updated Vehicle Rules and Protocols at Burning Man

Someday the stories of the DMV need to be collected and published along with the mug shots of the vehicles. One of my great memories was the Neverwas Haul. I never rode it, but a friend of mine elaborately costumed in steampunk goth gave me a tour. That year is was pulled by an (I believe actual) st...
by some seeing eye
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Service Camps: Heroes or Plight of BRC?
Replies: 28
Views: 1301

Re: Service Camps: Heroes or Plight of BRC?

Question of clarification: what is your definition of a service camp? We have services: https://burningman.org/event/volunteering/teams/. There are individual MV camps and individual art project building camps, like the temple. What the BLM population cap true up showed is that there are about 10,00...
by some seeing eye
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Basic MONKEY HUT Tutorial?
Replies: 10
Views: 422

Re: Basic MONKEY HUT Tutorial?

It sounds like you are well on your way planning early! To narrow down your choices, some variables will come into play: 1. What type of vehicle are you traveling in, what is the roof rack like, and via what major highway inbound - that influences the length of the ribs and which home stores are on ...
by some seeing eye
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4502
Views: 246595

Re: PAGE TWO

A much better place to have pointless arguments about Burning Man is Reddit.
by some seeing eye
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Embedded video start stop times in phpBB
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Embedded video start stop times in phpBB

I tried the standard YouTube start stop times in a link. And I searched for an answer on ePlaya. My embed ignored start & stop times. Is there a reliable way to do that?
by some seeing eye
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Comfortably camping
Replies: 41
Views: 1780

Re: Comfortably camping

To the OP: Meet your regional in person, face to face. You can search for burning man regional then find the one closest. They will have a lot of advice because many have been going for years. They often have good parties year around :D Start making your "packing list." You can put an RV on it. Then...
by some seeing eye
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Comfortably camping
Replies: 41
Views: 1780

Re: Comfortably camping

It is completely possible to camp with 24/7 A/C, open-bar, 4 meals a day, and lots of snacks. You might do some research on the cost of that with Outside Services. If you really believe your quote above, you have been consuming too many hallucinogens. The founders, law enforcement, the BLM, VIPs, i...
by some seeing eye
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Comfortably camping
Replies: 41
Views: 1780

Re: Comfortably camping

Welcome to ePlaya! What is your camping experience? People do it all the time. I would require every BM virgin to do multiple camping trips before. Burning Man is a wilderness campout. So say you got a camping permit for a wilderness area in a USA national park. What is your expectation of comfort? ...

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