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by some seeing eye
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2604
Views: 187986

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

Quinnipiac University National Poll: Is Trump mentally stable? Overall 45 percent say he is stable and 47 percent say he is not stable. Men say 53 stable - 40 unstable Women say 39 stable - 53 unstable White voters say 51 stable - 43 unstable Black voters say 15 stable - 71 unstable Republicans say ...
by some seeing eye
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: And along came baby
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: And along came baby

Congratulations! Matilda Hazel is fortunate to have a creative family!
by some seeing eye
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Survival Research Laboratory sells out
Replies: 11
Views: 493

Re: Survival Research Laboratory sells out

Maybe I was too terse. I'm a huge supporter of SRL and have seen them twice. Explicitly: - "never sell out," decommodification, etc. is temporary; BM will never sell out, right? - SRL's contribution to the event is huge both in aesthetics and individuals who cross-fertilized creative SF pr...
by some seeing eye
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New burner looking for information
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: New burner looking for information

Welcome to ePlaya. There are a lot of experienced burners here and many real experts on obscure burn topics. Read everything listed at the links at the top if the page Meet your regional in person as soon as possible - https://regionals.burningman.org/ Tickets are hard to get - have a strategy Make ...
by some seeing eye
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Survival Research Laboratory sells out
Replies: 11
Views: 493

Survival Research Laboratory sells out

SRL was formed in 1978. It influenced Burning Man art.

SRL has a gallery show in New York with machines for sale for the first time.

http://theartnewspaper.com/interview/ro ... boratories

by some seeing eye
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Ready to come home. Finally.
Replies: 11
Views: 426

Re: Ready to come home. Finally.

Welcome. Sometimes we have useful things to say. Our common advice is meet your regional in person, read all the instructions, make a packing list, costumes, don't over-commit in the first year and leave some time after you return to processes - I take a few days before returning to work. Not everyo...
by some seeing eye
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shipping Container for Kodiak Tent
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Shipping Container for Kodiak Tent

As Ratty said, they are heavy. You don't want the packing to add to that. I would pack the tent and poles+stakes separately. Tent in a heavy duty duffel, even wheeled duffel, ideally with playa capable wheels. For the poles it might be a good idea to protect the fitting ends from dents. So a ski bag...
by some seeing eye
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The What Where When book
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: The What Where When book

The Burning Man Org database holds all the events participants contribute. It can be downloaded through an API by geeks. Then people make mobile device apps which can include the What, When, Where. https://innovate.burningman.org/. YMMV on which apps work completely disconnected from the Internet, s...
by some seeing eye
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: ePlaya Mailbox - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Replies: 3
Views: 191

ePlaya Mailbox - The Sorcerer's Apprentice

All the messages in my inbox, outbox, sent and saved have been duplicated. That caused the inbox to overflow, blocking new messages.
by some seeing eye
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Virgin Burner from Malaysia
Replies: 17
Views: 771

Re: Virgin Burner from Malaysia

Welcome to ePlaya. Ola, Do you guys know anything about camping at random places? Are there any laws in USA that prohibits you to do so? E.g. Only designated areas or camping spots are allowed. How about creating a campfire? Much of the USA West is land owned by federal, state and local government a...
by some seeing eye
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: A lot of Us want to go there!
Replies: 10
Views: 644

Re: A lot of Us want to go there!

Cryptocurrency can be converted to cash or deposited in a credit card account. I would strongly suggest sending a few scouts to Burning Man in the first year before bringing 50. Send those scouts after reading all the orientation material at the top of this page. There are hundreds of festivals 50 c...
by some seeing eye
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Like Access to ePLAYA? Last Best Chance To Save Net Neutrality Today!
Replies: 14
Views: 682

Re: Like Access to ePLAYA? Last Best Chance To Save Net Neutrality Today!

This is a strange thread. But the topic is in my realm. Net not-neutrality is entirely due to video viewing on the net. It makes up about 75% of net traffic today, and rising. Net not-neutrality allows last mile service providers to omit providing universal service. They do not have to provide servi...
by some seeing eye
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Rain Boots on the Playa?
Replies: 16
Views: 899

Re: Rain Boots on the Playa?

I'm not a chemist, but I don't believe the alkaline dust will degrade them. Just do the diluted vinegar followed by soap cleaning post the event to make them respectable in the real world.
by some seeing eye
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"
Replies: 99
Views: 7901

Re: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"

I think the answer for saving Burning Man culture in general is to have service camps, theme camps, music camps do their utmost best to share the Burning Man ethos through their relationships with their volunteers, campers and guests. Thanks! And agree. One of our major debates on ePlaya is virgin ...
by some seeing eye
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3010
Views: 338029

Re: Rest In Peace

Lulu, an organizer of one of the camps I participated in passed in November- https://www.facebook.com/louloubeear. She was a fierce organizer off the playa in addition to making our camp.
by some seeing eye
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New to Burning Man
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: New to Burning Man

Welcome! ePlaya is the most informed source of information on the Nevada Labor Day campout! Meet your regional burning man group in person - they have great info equal or exceeding ePlaya. If you put your city in your profile, you might meet people that way. Preparing - it's all about the packing li...
by some seeing eye
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2604
Views: 187986

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

The Hidden History of Trump’s First Trip to Moscow (1987)

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story ... rip-215842

From a new book on Trump by Luke Harding of the Guardian.
by some seeing eye
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Canadian virgin
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

Re: Canadian virgin

There are several costume camps on the playa that encourage all visitors. They collect costumes year around. They create a great interaction between costume advisors and costume experimenters. We had our own costume department in a camp of 125-150. It was sited in our maybe 20x40 tent with walls whi...
by some seeing eye
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Time to phase out glitter
Replies: 10
Views: 880

Re: Time to phase out glitter

Mr Token, completely agree that the event will end in a liability cluster-f*ck, death, injury, wildfire, communicable disease or rain stranding! The glitter comment is an appeal to individual year-round behavior. Our use of plastic is a Faustian bargain.
by some seeing eye
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Time to phase out glitter
Replies: 10
Views: 880

Time to phase out glitter

I worked on a beach plastics cleanup. Once you look on the beach, you will see it's everywhere. But the tiniest stuff you cannot even see. That includes microbeads: plastic particles in body soaps as an exfoliant and it includes glitter. I know glitter is a burner and raver addiction, but it is time...
by some seeing eye
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Segways in Burning Man
Replies: 20
Views: 1440

Re: Segways in Burning Man

Burning Man is all about ostentatious display of identity. Burners have a choice. Display identity by face to face participation/interaction/building/making art, a costume they made, a costume crafted by a single person business - etsy/local burner? Or display identity by a machine they rented? I am...
by some seeing eye
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best layout for a camp of 2 people
Replies: 31
Views: 2245

Re: Best layout for a camp of 2 people

One thing I've done is to put the monkey hut adjacent to the side wide door or tucked over the back door of a van. Then try to bridge some fabric to "seal" the monkey hut to the van door. Keep the van door closed as much as possible. Then cover all the van windows with mylar space blanket...
by some seeing eye
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best layout for a camp of 2 people
Replies: 31
Views: 2245

Re: Best layout for a camp of 2 people

One thing I've done is to put the monkey hut adjacent to the side wide door or tucked over the back door of a van. Then try to bridge some fabric to "seal" the monkey hut to the van door. Keep the van door closed as much as possible. Then cover all the van windows with mylar space blankets...
by some seeing eye
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2604
Views: 187986

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

I agree that politicians practice "legal" corruption. But I don't believe it is so FUBAR we should give up, or vote third party for to protest. Here is another way to look at it. Most voters are not paying attention. Some presidential year elections get OK turnout, but we can do better. Of...
by some seeing eye
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hi. I’m new too!
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Hi. I’m new too!

Welcome! You are already on the path of getting ready! The event is just a wilderness campout with 70,000 people and a lot of dust. The monkey hut has many discussions, photos and websites. They are inexpensive, you can resuse the pipe for irrigation at home, the tarp and rope is reuseable at home. ...
by some seeing eye
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2604
Views: 187986

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

Free Candy for US Senate Van! Because older Jesus hooked up with teen Mary for that virgin birth. Then there are the Donald and Ivanka growing up images, so it must be A-OK. Because we need a Republican Senate to save us from immorality. QED. https://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https...
by some seeing eye
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Virtual Reality Bus // Looking Towards 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: Virtual Reality Bus // Looking Towards 2018

Did you work with the Burning Man Artery last year? If not, you might ask them for project VR contacts. If you place art or get funded, read the contract thoroughly. It's ideal to work in person with people you like, so perhaps your regional has art contacts. Toronto, nearby, is a big creative town....
by some seeing eye
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Canadian virgin
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

Re: Canadian virgin

Welcome to ePlaya! The camp or solo debate is fierce on ePlaya. I know Ontario is very large, but do you know there is a regional there: https://regionals.burningman.org/regionals/canada/. That is a good way to meet other creative people and after a few months that could lead to being asked to join ...
by some seeing eye
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Dust protection for audio equipment
Replies: 11
Views: 1576

Re: Dust protection for audio equipment

I would strongly recommend against blowing high humidity air into audio equipment that has ever been on the playa or is on the playa. Some oxides in the dust in the presence of moisture form strong hydroxides which are corrosive. Sodium hydroxide - (lye, draino) and others are produced and result in...
by some seeing eye
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: The Great Canadian Beaver Eating Contest
Replies: 37
Views: 11309

Re: The Great Canadian Beaver Eating Contest

@DraggerM 10 years ago, it was all word of mouth, and it got a great crowd. You might do some research on how the playa events database propagates through the API to the apps. That's a lot of spectators.

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