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by some seeing eye
Sat May 19, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Festival Promotion Verses Decommodification is a Real Concern
Replies: 0
Views: 85

Festival Promotion Verses Decommodification is a Real Concern

Marketers and sales persons are continuously adapting and evolving to sell stuff. In my experience most consumer marketing is fraudulent. While there is a good argument that the Burning Man corp decommodification can be improved, the evil side of what it could be is happening is around us all the ti...
by some seeing eye
Sat May 19, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Looking for camp lead
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Looking for camp lead

The "looking for mod version?"

Mods vs Rockers?
by some seeing eye
Sun May 13, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Easy digital cameras VS The Playa
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Easy digital cameras VS The Playa

i have to agree with the Doctor. As you know, the dust is a bitch intended on ruining any electronic device. So once it has been to the playa, it should not be resold without disclosing that to the buyer. I used to be keep every device and I have my first film SLR. But today it is about the image. T...
by some seeing eye
Thu May 10, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Catching a Thief
Replies: 31
Views: 1247

Re: Catching a Thief

To the OP, we often repeat that "don't bring anything to the burn you cannot afford to be destroyed or that you cannot afford to lose." The playa is extremely flat, with some small dust dunes. If you can get around your hometown with a person-powered bike, an ebike is not necessary on the ...
by some seeing eye
Tue May 08, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Catching a Thief
Replies: 31
Views: 1247

Re: Catching a Thief

Bring an old bike that no one would want to steal. Lock it with a good U-lock (not the round key type.) Remember where you park it. Always a good idea to put your mobile phone number, playa name and camp address on it for good measure. As Mr Token says don't get into a fight. That is a 100% effectiv...
by some seeing eye
Tue May 08, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: On-Playa Project Fundraisers
Topic: Over | Grown Fundraiser: The Iron Monkeys need your help!
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: Over | Grown Fundraiser: The Iron Monkeys need your help!

This is a great camp. They were vandalized in 2016 and they did not become discouraged. https://journal.burningman.org/2016/10/black-rock-city/tales-from-the-playa/not-okay-vandalism-in-black-rock-city-pt-1-the-iron-monkeys/ I do miss the old Black Rock Animal Control though and there cage reminds m...
by some seeing eye
Mon May 07, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: 2017 BxB & BxA up moderately
Replies: 0
Views: 174

2017 BxB & BxA up moderately

The Org has a new Afterburn format. Many of us like the detailed pre-2014 format and this is going back in that direction. https://journal.burningman.org/2017afterburn/ In 2016 the borg reported BxA at about 2400. They now sum in and out to 5800 in 2017, or about 2800 net round trips. BxB in 2017 is...
by some seeing eye
Sat May 05, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Pass Blues
Replies: 9
Views: 528

Re: Vehicle Pass Blues

Meet low income ticket holders in person in your regional. If you mesh, give them a ride to and from.

https://ticketsupport.burningman.org/cu ... y-buy-one-
by some seeing eye
Sat May 05, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Specific costumes
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: Specific costumes

You can wear anything you like or even nothing. I'm a big proponent of outfits, and it took years to overcome my fear of costuming. The reason for costumes is 1 to make you feel good about yourself and 2 to start a conversations with people you meet. As other's have mentioned, add to an idea, modify...
by some seeing eye
Fri May 04, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Danger is in Burning Man's Culture
Replies: 20
Views: 1690

Re: Danger is in Burning Man's Culture

I had a conversation with an officer on an art car who had resigned from secret service in Afghanistan. They related sneaking on other forces and cutting their tent ropes to mess with them. I would say that is danger. I experienced serious electrolyte depletion one year. Year 6 I think. I self refer...
by some seeing eye
Thu May 03, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Outside services for camps in 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1365

Re: Outside services for camps in 2018

I'm always thankful for history from fellow ePalayans. In major thread drift, I always thought BMORG should start its own area portopumper for-profit corp.
by some seeing eye
Thu May 03, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Captain's Logs by Capt. RON
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: Captain's Logs by Capt. RON

I think Capt. RON did a good job on a quick read of the packing list post, did not look at the others. The packing list is essential to virgins and reused each year by veterans. It is not a vacation, it is not a festival. It is an extreme wilderness expedition. We say to virgins: read (to see if it ...
by some seeing eye
Thu May 03, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Outside services for camps in 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1365

Re: Outside services for camps in 2018

Were flag-down pump services ever really a "sanctioned" service, or more some greasing of palms that gradually became commonplace and ignored? Black Rock City is in the middle of no where. The shit has to be hauled to a sewage treatment plant with capacity. How many miles? As some burners...
by some seeing eye
Thu May 03, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips on lifting a 50ft dome for top down build
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: Tips on lifting a 50ft dome for top down build

We had help from dpw for our 65. Including the cover, but I do not believe dpw does heavy equipment for camps today. The Burningman Spark is the revived forum for camps to share resources including heavy equipment. You need to know your tubing weight with certainty to proceed. If you search for Mand...
by some seeing eye
Wed May 02, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Outside services for camps in 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1365

Re: Outside services for camps in 2018

I would doubt Outside Services supports many BxB. BxA likely. I was familiar with the old list of service providers. It was container delivery, RV/trailer/mobile office delivery, generators, heavy equipment and water. RV delivery does have the advantage of having the RV owner fully bought into the d...
by some seeing eye
Wed May 02, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips on lifting a 50ft dome for top down build
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: Tips on lifting a 50ft dome for top down build

I would suggest you thoroughly research your actual specs: weight, 1/2-5/8-3/4 etc,, material. Doubt 1' EMT. You will get a better answer.
by some seeing eye
Tue May 01, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?
Replies: 45
Views: 1658

Re: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?

If you have the ratchet straps and a foot of rebar above the ground, you don't need to secure the upright conduits to the rebar. There is a good argument to fill the space between the rebar and the upright conduits so it doesn't bang around. There is also a good argument to have a small piece of woo...
by some seeing eye
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: First time to burning man.. Where do I start?
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: First time to burning man.. Where do I start?

As Von Braun says, go to here https://eplaya.burningman.org/viewforum.php?f=95 and make a post. You can include things about why you want to go, where you live, your creative projects or even skills. You may even find people from your city. And there are a bunch of to read things at the top. Then fi...
by some seeing eye
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man radically expands arts support tax deduction program
Replies: 0
Views: 235

Burning Man radically expands arts support tax deduction program

Many of you read the BM Journal. This is big news for artists, so worth repeating here. If you are raising money from your donors for an art project, you can use the Burning Man nonprofit umbrella so that the donor donations are tax deductible to the donors. Burning Man is opening applications from ...
by some seeing eye
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Sound system for art project
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: Sound system for art project

To https://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?f=278&t=86762 and this. The corrosive dust of the playa is unique to sound system use cases. It is very fine, sub 10 micron and corrodes electronics and voice coils. Most speakers are ported, so the bass port will suck in that dust. Almost all elect...
by some seeing eye
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 7 people seeking camp
Replies: 22
Views: 922

Re: 7 people seeking camp

The reason for the passion is that your post represents some of the trends destroying the event, though you might not have realized it or rationalize it does not apply. The BMORG in my observation generally only makes slight adjustments but otherwise lets the event sort of evolve itself. They have s...
by some seeing eye
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4263
Views: 199046

Re: PAGE TWO

I'm beginning to think the international expansion of the Nevada regional was a mistake. You want radical: each camp collecting dues publishes its accounting books to its campers and Placement. If the books are secret it's just like a Joie de Vivre hotel.
by some seeing eye
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 7 people seeking camp
Replies: 22
Views: 922

Re: 7 people seeking camp

You are experienced burners. It sounds like you have a perfectly fine shower and a kitchen right in that RV with water delivery and pumping!
by some seeing eye
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: UK Birgins - LA or Seattle?!??!
Replies: 12
Views: 550

Re: UK Birgins - LA or Seattle?!??!

Hi welcome to ePlaya. It's your first year, you can only be a virgin once. I would strongly discourage a private RV share unless the owner has rented for the burn before. Even commercial RV shares can create big challenges over cleaning disputes. One of the special things about the playa is the dust...
by some seeing eye
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Seeking camp leads to find the perfect fit
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Seeking camp leads to find the perfect fit

Reach out to your first degree in person burner friends and go to their events. Between that and second degree to friends, you will have no problem. The Regionals list will have meetups, FB groups, happy hours and more.
by some seeing eye
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Veteran camp builder input, for this hardcore deep questionnaire
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: Veteran camp builder input, for this hardcore deep questionnaire

The city moves just slightly each year. It does not move enough to change the Black Rock City prevailing winds you can find by an image search. If you locate out toward walk in camping you are on the way to the airport, and in the best wind situation. You could talk to other fixit camps and see if y...
by some seeing eye
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag VS rebar on bus
Replies: 11
Views: 708

Re: Lag VS rebar on bus

Welcome to the burn and ePlaya. There are 2 use cases: tents and shade structures. For tents, 10 - 12 inch galvanized gutter or landscape nails are super. Home despot has them. You can set and remove them with a claw hammer, also a home despot item. Shade structures get into more serious anchors you...
by some seeing eye
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New burner looking at 2018. Tons of questions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1590

Re: New burner looking at 2018. Tons of questions.

Gathering up your riders outbound is more difficult than you can imagine. Let me give you an example. I was riding back with a friend I had known at least 2 years camped about half the city away. They were a responsible-type person. So I went over to their camp the day before we were planning to lea...
by some seeing eye
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Volunteering for Burning Man Departments in 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1026

Re: Volunteering for Burning Man Departments in 2018

I see the Captain as the loyal opposition to some of the directions the event has gone, trends and their side effects, Of course the reason for volunteering, or even going, is pleasure. But there is a lot of value and insight from veterans on how to evolve the cult event. Even Bob the Couch was grum...
by some seeing eye
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Driving from PacNW
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Driving from PacNW

Search ePlaya for gwally and NW. There are some downhill curves inbound S of Eagleville which can cause a crash if you are speeding. There is open range in NV where you don't want to crash into a cow on the road. Don't swerve for jackrabbits.

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