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by some seeing eye
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Climbable Structures
Replies: 3
Views: 161

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: 6
Views: 270

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: 6
Views: 270

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: 557

Re: NAME THAT THEME!

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by some seeing eye
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Oregon Country Fair in the news
Replies: 6
Views: 299

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: 7
Views: 339

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: 327

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: 198

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: 240
Views: 9579

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: 582
Views: 33937

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: 752

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: 582
Views: 33937

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: 281

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...
by some seeing eye
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"
Replies: 110
Views: 12670

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
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Internet Access
Replies: 18
Views: 1115

Re: Internet Access

Wondering how long until MVs come with wifi jammers now. Although wireless jammers may seem like a cyberpunk brilliant brain fart, do not do radio jamming. There is a lot of infrastructure like medical, emergency services and landing airplanes which need wireless. 99% of jammers are crap and they s...
by some seeing eye
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Cacophony in action 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Cacophony in action 2018

Have to love this from reddit via Danger Ranger's Facebook https://www.facebook.com/danger.ranger/posts/10214622033057493 Danger Ranger added a new photo to the album Popular. 8 September at 10:35 · -- Posted on Reddit by 3zerom -- "Keep the following in mind: I’m an accomplished musician, a medic, ...
by some seeing eye
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Tower for mounting LED art up high?
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Tower for mounting LED art up high?

One solution is a variation on https://burningman-burningmanparticipantwifi.pbworks.com/w/page/40845583/Brent%27s%2020ft%20antenna%20mast. Unless your system is powered with batteries with pvc mast sections and you bring it down to replace them, you are going to have a metal support, metal guy lines...
by some seeing eye
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"
Replies: 110
Views: 12670

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

It was Mr Jackass if I'm not mistaken who launched the reaction to PnP camps - thanks! I reread my first post in the thread and it's worth the time to do so. The experiences you had this year of flaws or fails in the culture really need to be sent to feedback@burningman.com or whatever email they se...
by some seeing eye
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man & Mental Illness: Navigating Sober
Replies: 15
Views: 691

Re: Burning Man & Mental Illness: Navigating Sober

An ex had this, untreated. It's common among artists and there are a lot of artists at burning man. There are 80,000 people at the event and in your regional https://regionals.burningman.org/ there are going to be all kinds of people. Many burners I find have warm open personalities and are curious ...
by some seeing eye
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2761
Views: 219832

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

Media is hyping this as some kind of junk yard dog fight. Nope. It is worth watching the whole thing. Starts at 6 min in.

by some seeing eye
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: 2018 Exodus / Traffic, stories
Replies: 83
Views: 3131

Re: 2018 Exodus / Traffic, stories

If I go now and route BRC to Gerlach, I get 45 minutes, We would not know without some deep inquiry with Google tech where BRC starts. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Black+Rock+City,+NV,+USA/Gerlach,+NV/@40.7203788,-119.4264683,11z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x809fb834cedea63b:0xbeb0dbe18803...
by some seeing eye
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: 2018 Exodus / Traffic, stories
Replies: 83
Views: 3131

Re: 2018 Exodus / Traffic, stories

Thanks Mr Canoe for creating the graphs of entry and exodus. It is something next year's burners can look up easily. A suggestion, if you use a mapping app with traffic, it should be easy to run a route with estimated time between any two points, ln fact it should not be difficult to do it with the ...
by some seeing eye
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4411
Views: 221883

Re: PAGE TWO

It is not often anyone can get a star listing on PAGE TWO without a page one. But this has got to be one of the organizers' most epic whoopsies.
by some seeing eye
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Out of control scams.
Replies: 11
Views: 1332

Re: Out of control scams.

You are an experienced ePlayan. Read the census detailed report. From that you will find many tickets are exchanged person to person safely by people who know one another. That is why the ticket system is as it is. The angst of people who did not get tickets is real, and ongoing. The eBay/Stubhub et...
by some seeing eye
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man as a Container - SF Gate Article
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Burning Man as a Container - SF Gate Article

This really needs to be a longer article, but it has good bones (and a clickbait title :( ) https://www.sfgate.com/burningman/article/burning-man-terbo-ted-first-dj-electronic-playa-13188760.php The container for BM is the culture and values we discuss here. They go beyond the 10 principles. Our cha...
by some seeing eye
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 102
Views: 5535

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

The economy is at or near peak. The venture economy is at or near irrational peak. Hollywood is doing quite well. That means a record volume of playa art is being sited. Interest in the burn is growing to population segments that are not affected by economic cycles. So attendance and even significan...
by some seeing eye
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3061
Views: 366337

Re: Rest In Peace

We are thinking about you. It takes time.
by some seeing eye
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Nevada legalizes recreational marijuana
Replies: 58
Views: 7012

Re: Nevada legalizes recreational marijuana

Token wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:16 pm
All good SSE. We all giggling here.

It is page two on the thread after all.

Just say no.
Ha ha ha & thanks. I try to be helpful on ePlaya as best I can.

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