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by some seeing eye
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 29
Views: 754

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

Our hearts go out to death and property losses. Electric utilities have the capability to trim trees. Not doing can create sparks making fires. It costs money. Some utilities on the East Coast saved money neglecting tree trimming extending Hurricane Sandy outages. Losses in the West are infinitely m...
by some seeing eye
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Donald Trump is my hero
Replies: 730
Views: 62922

Re: Donald Trump is my hero

Trump's European visit is a lost weekend of Trump binging in his hotel. https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/11/politics/donald-trump-macron-nationalism-paris-armistice/index.html. We are not paying him to do that and I doubt those who voted for him intended he misbehave so severely. Twitter has been mocking...
by some seeing eye
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 18030

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

A long time ago we had a bus with a live band on top if it. It was a really good funk soul and electronic band. Some friends were also involved with the Neverwas Haul. While free rides should be encouraged, the demand is just too great in relation to the supply. Our main problem, for which we had to...
by some seeing eye
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2809
Views: 226785

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

The fierce fight to confirm Kavanaugh now makes sense. Kavanaugh went after President Bill Clinton. He now believes an imperial (Trump) presidency is out of reach of our justice system. Kavanaugh could be very handy to the giant pumpkin very soon. We speculate on impeachment, but that would have to ...
by some seeing eye
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Culture - Camps - Placement
Replies: 36
Views: 4224

Re: Culture - Camps - Placement

I credit Mr Jackass for being the prime mover in the community addressing the PnP issue - thanks! - and he was followed a few days later by the sherpa's lament. By the way, there was a beautiful culture jam last year where a camp with WiFi Internet set their SSID to the name of an adjacent camp, not...
by some seeing eye
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Culture - Camps - Placement
Replies: 36
Views: 4224

Re: Culture - Camps - Placement

3. Understanding the challenges that the BORG faces with limiting OSS vis-a-vis the BLM, rich people doing things without permission and making things worse for everyone anyway, and the "prevent-greater-evil" philosophy, we need to figure out how to reduce use of OSS not by new rules or regulations...
by some seeing eye
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Culture - Camps - Placement
Replies: 36
Views: 4224

Re: Culture - Camps - Placement

The BORG knows a lot about the high-end PnP camps because of the outside services program. It is up to the BORG to audit in whatever behavior they want to that small number of camps and campers. If that was happening, as was promised as a response to sherpa-gate, we wouldn't be having the conversati...
by some seeing eye
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Looking for Artists!
Replies: 6
Views: 3648

Re: Looking for Artists!

Buying art for someone requires a lot of knowledge. (Even buying art for yourself results in rejects over time!) One possibility is that Larry Harvey's brother is an art photographer and would likely make limited edition prints on archival paper. Are you in a burner town? You could contact the Arter...
by some seeing eye
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Future Drone Policy BRC & USA
Replies: 48
Views: 6193

Re: Future Drone Policy BRC & USA

The drone art was a beautiful thing and glad they brought it in collaboration with the Artery. But drones near airports continue to be a problem, and Burning Man has an airport. June 25, 1918: "The B787 pilot reports on approach to Heathrow RW27L when a drone-like object was seen to pass just below ...
by some seeing eye
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Re: My favorite video (today) thread
Replies: 177
Views: 20465

Re: My favorite video (today) thread

"Swampworks" - NASA studies survival on remote planets without much water.
by some seeing eye
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2809
Views: 226785

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

Um. Hip hop commentary on politics, 1980 to 2008. Detailed. Philly. Just sayin. Looking forward to the now update.

by some seeing eye
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: 55 gallon drums and water storage
Replies: 22
Views: 1212

Re: 55 gallon drums and water storage

Maybe find a place or a test kit I can buy to make sure it is safe. It is very difficult to test water to see if it is safe. With water testing you need to know what you are looking for and test for that thing. Probably you have friends or friends of friends at your local municipal water testing de...
by some seeing eye
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: 55 gallon drums and water storage
Replies: 22
Views: 1212

Re: 55 gallon drums and water storage

Slow down there... Freezing (and boiling) water are a base chemistry and physics phenomenon. There are dozens+ freezing point elevation compounds. A specific antifreeze may be toxic. Or it may not be toxic, like sodium chloride. But even if the specific antifreeze is non-toxic, the impurity levels m...
by some seeing eye
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: 55 gallon drums and water storage
Replies: 22
Views: 1212

Re: 55 gallon drums and water storage

Your heart is in the right place, but food grade water requires food grade storage. Guessing you are in the PNW. This very weekend is the SEA decompression (search seacompression 2018) with low thousands of burners - so reach out to camps/"booths" there to talk about your barrels - even set up your ...
by some seeing eye
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: 6V Dome - LARGE Dome Covers (Patterns and Calculators)
Replies: 22
Views: 2603

Re: 6V Dome - LARGE Dome Covers (Patterns and Calculators)

The "Radiance Dome" may be one you are thinking about shown in playa videos. I've met them, they are out of Eugene. The dome has its own enclosed trailer for hauling and storing the struts and light modules with cases for the modules to make them easy to stack and protect them in transport. They als...
by some seeing eye
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Climbable Structures
Replies: 8
Views: 1409

Re: Climbable Structures

I believe Mr Token is referring to the Artery. Their email is easily available. Better to contact them now rather than their crush times later. I believe they are taking an "if it can be climbed, it will be climbed" approach based on eliminating their own liability. So you might need to commodify yo...
by some seeing eye
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: 2018 BRC Census deadline extended and some preliminary results
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: 2018 BRC Census deadline extended and some preliminary results

I strongly support the original intent of this thread. Do the 2018 Census online! I read the detailed public census end to end every year. It is a critical gift. It informs my ideas and my comments on eplaya. The census has non-public detail, not because it's deliberately secret. Much of the cross-c...
by some seeing eye
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: 2018 BRC Census deadline extended and some preliminary results
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: 2018 BRC Census deadline extended and some preliminary results

Yes. The census is a public tool to understand big burning man. A lot of our discussion on improving the event would benefit from a close read! The BORG has a lot of proprietary ticket data. Presumably they are thinking about it. But the big news is the decline in percentage for 2 years of virgins. ...
by some seeing eye
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: NAME THAT THEME!
Replies: 21
Views: 791

Re: NAME THAT THEME!

Instagram Karma's Going To Get You
by some seeing eye
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Oregon Country Fair in the news
Replies: 6
Views: 836

Oregon Country Fair in the news

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/06/style/oregon-country-fair-veneta-pictures.html The Oregon Country Fair is a little different then the Nevada regional. It's older at 49 than the Nevada Regional at 32. It is a festival which bought its land. It has humidity and mosquitos. It has a much stronger chi...
by some seeing eye
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Voice Recognition AI Expertise
Replies: 8
Views: 1137

Re: Voice Recognition AI Expertise

Should you need outside connectivity to a cloud solution, the BORG does too and has two somewhat redundant Internet connections for their own department operations, like ESD. Usually they are reliable, but sometimes they are not - in 2017 early week for example, due to human error. Contact the Arter...
by some seeing eye
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Washoe & Pershing Co early discussions to change boundaries around the event
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Washoe & Pershing Co early discussions to change boundaries around the event

I heard about this earlier in the week. http://www.pershingcounty.net/document_center/Agendas/commissioners/2018/agn.10-3.2018.pdf Washoe County is proposing to Pershing County a land swap to redraw county boundaries. The minutes of the Pershing County meeting should be interesting. Personally I wou...
by some seeing eye
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Who would like to work in Winnemucca?
Replies: 0
Views: 648

Who would like to work in Winnemucca?

Winnemucca is a small town of about 7,000 surrounded by rangeland. It is on mighty I-80. The BLM office governing the event is there. Sometimes they have jobs like: https://www.google.com/search?num=30&ei=88uuW5-sE-Ou0PEP1fKncA&q=federal+jobs+blm+winnemucca+nv&oq=federal+jobs+blm+winnemucca&gs_l=psy...
by some seeing eye
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 18030

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

Big Imagination = Reverse Choco-Tacogate Big Imagination took a risk and is on the verge of failure. Their upside risk was the satisfaction and accolades they have received. They are experiencing some of the downside risk in the extra cost in trying to move it to high ground. The problem which shoul...
by some seeing eye
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 585
Views: 36788

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

PnP causes misplaced belly buttons? The selfie generation has been going on since Myspace angles. Digital cameras continued what started with film camera portraits of burners at the burn with the artwork in the background. One of the most interesting aspects of the burn is its open source fast fash...
by some seeing eye
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Salon takes a hatchet to Burning Man?
Replies: 10
Views: 1145

Re: Salon takes a hatchet to Burning Man?

Burning Man is a big thing with 80,000+ participants yearly, easily more than a million alumni, year around operations, paid staff and volunteer staff. So it is easy to put together any narrative, positive or negative, with that many people and experiences. Salon decided to be edgy with their articl...
by some seeing eye
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 585
Views: 36788

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

PnP causes misplaced belly buttons? The selfie generation has been going on since Myspace angles. Digital cameras continued what started with film camera portraits of burners at the burn with the artwork in the background. One of the most interesting aspects of the burn is its open source fast fashi...
by some seeing eye
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Instagram models face replacement by irobot
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Instagram models face replacement by irobot

In William Gibson's Idoru, one of the characters is a cgi entertainer. The rise of the cgi models is already here. From Instagram to Balmain: The rise of CGI models https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-45474286 The Fascinating World of Instagram's Virtual Celebrities http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20...

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