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by some seeing eye
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Volunteering for Burning Man Departments in 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 663

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: 6
Views: 131

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.
by some seeing eye
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Outside services for camps in 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Outside services for camps in 2018

To respond to Plug and Play -PnP- camp expansion the BMORG is capping outside services. Outside services deliver PnP RVs, generators and more. They are https://burningman.org/event/camps/deliveries/outside-services-providers/. BMORG thoughts on limiting (yippee-ki-yay) is explained at https://www.yo...
by some seeing eye
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Volunteering for Burning Man Departments in 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 663

Volunteering for Burning Man Departments in 2018

Burning Man has many departments to make the event happen. Most of them run on mostly volunteers. You can read all about it on the main website https://burningman.org/event/volunteering. Some are mission critical. They only take experienced burners and require special skills. They would not be good ...
by some seeing eye
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: EDM industry news
Replies: 388
Views: 26801

Re: EDM industry news

Some people think Burning Man's decommodification principle and practice is not important. It is. The music industry is 2/3 controlled by 3 companies. One, the largest, Vivendi-Interscope has a branded wine designed for major festivals and sold through exclusive arrangements with festivals. "Wi...
by some seeing eye
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New burner looking at 2018. Tons of questions.
Replies: 26
Views: 1081

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

Consider starting a list of questions that aren't answered on the BM website. One specific question could be carpooling and gathering up your riders outgoing. I strongly suggest first year burners make a packing list, because it's a wilderness campout even in an RV. I then revise mine each year, and...
by some seeing eye
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New burner looking at 2018. Tons of questions.
Replies: 26
Views: 1081

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

Best place to hookup with people that want rides? I think the RV holds like 7 ppl and it will be just me driving from seattle to BRC. There are a few Seattle burners on here. Can you tow a boat? :D Seriously, you and your wife might connect with https://regionals.burningman.org/regionals/north-amer...
by some seeing eye
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Burning Man Founder Larry Harvey Hospitalized
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: Burning Man Founder Larry Harvey Hospitalized

In a chance meeting, I had a one on one conversation with him about the struggles of the organization over commodification. Before that talk I had a completely different opinion of him. He was very articulate in private, thinking deeply about how that would unfold for the event and had many good key...
by some seeing eye
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Black Rock City: No Politics Zone
Replies: 18
Views: 594

Re: Black Rock City: No Politics Zone

BRC is a temporary city that tries to create between individuals temporary community in each instant meeting. If you run into someone, it's unlikely you can find them again in the week. So we have all kinds of behaviors and appearances to see if we can connect with strangers in seconds to a minute o...
by some seeing eye
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Steer my repair-camp theme towards aircraft support?  
Replies: 14
Views: 540

Re: Steer my repair-camp theme towards aircraft support?  

Welcome to ePlaya and your first Nevada regional burn! Originally the airport was a few very modest private light aircraft saying "hey, can we do this?" Then scenic flights and skydivers happened. Now it has commercial flights on an expanding schedule to relieve the highway congestion/conc...
by some seeing eye
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4247
Views: 192736

Re: PAGE TWO

I'll never understand what pharmaceuticals were involved in granting low income tickets to people flying in. They must have been really good pharmaceuticals to grant low income tickets to virgins flying in.
by some seeing eye
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4247
Views: 192736

Re: PAGE TWO

I know people who study this. It's a generational thing. If all your life you have been able to ask social media to do something for you (for free) you begin to believe it's normal. The less social and more anonymous the platform the less risk of judgement. People ask others to search for them, give...
by some seeing eye
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Reselling or donating camping equipment?
Replies: 32
Views: 3109

Re: Reselling or donating camping equipment?

This topic comes up often questioned by fly in burners. Connect with the Nevada regional/ Reno burners to discuss. Used dusty camping equipment is a cost to handle and clean. Donated to Nevada homeless requires inventorying parts and washing dust off. So set expectations. You paid X incoming. You wi...
by some seeing eye
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service, Piano Bar, & Much More 2017
Replies: 75
Views: 10009

Re: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service, Piano Bar, & Much More 2017

All of our bike mechanics might get a laugh out of this. Many China businesses irrationally build overcapacity. That results in falling prices and bankruptcy. It can result in poor quality as we have discussed for the disposable wallymort bikes. But it doesn't matter in their system! The Bike-Share ...
by some seeing eye
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New burner looking at 2018. Tons of questions.
Replies: 26
Views: 1081

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

The ingress can be lengthy, even and especially for those working with an established camp through the early entry program. Ingress and egress times are tracked at https://twitter.com/bmantraffic. Some eplayans have made graphs in the previous years. You have an advantage if you take 447 from Cedarv...
by some seeing eye
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: [IMHO] BMC ticket sale process is broken!
Replies: 22
Views: 798

Re: [IMHO] BMC ticket sale process is broken!

Every year we get many "lone ticketing geniuses" who have a plan to make it perfect. The organizers of the event have a huge amount of proprietary data on ticketing. Likely the demand in the open sales is 2-3x the supply, maybe more. The supply of DGS is probably about half the demand. The...
by some seeing eye
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: your stupid joke here
Replies: 1017
Views: 198039

Re: your stupid joke here

The burner died. They were met by St Peter at the gates. St Peter: "You have lived a long burner life. Would you like to go to heaven or hell?" Burner: "Why don't you show me both so I can decide." So first St Peter takes the burner to hell. After walking through all the circles ...
by some seeing eye
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 2018 Theme Camp Forum
Replies: 1
Views: 397

Re: 2018 Theme Camp Forum

It's long but worth viewing/listening. No surprises. More topics: Camp dues poll - numbers may surprise as high How camps can engage virgins Moop success in 2017, need to continue; volunteer for DPW Resto Vandalism of art reporting to artery, let's stop Consent to video and imaging Sexual assault ma...
by some seeing eye
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 2018 Theme Camp Forum
Replies: 1
Views: 397

2018 Theme Camp Forum

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Population is flat so OSS is being limited to last year's level and vendors. It was getting out of hand.
by some seeing eye
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2659
Views: 198467

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

Trains, planes and automobiles. That article was written by "Charlie Richards is the creator of the children's series Life at the Pond. He's also written several prime time sitcoms and hundreds of radio ads." That makes him uniquely qualified to misunderstand the difference between capital...
by some seeing eye
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Coming from UK need tent suggestions
Replies: 19
Views: 697

Re: Coming from UK need tent suggestions

Your first year is about survival. That is your packing list. I lived in a backpacking tent on a Thermarest in a sleeping bag with all my thermal layers on for several years. I brought all my food, water, outfits, and survivor stuff and stored it in the corner of my tiny tent less than 4 feet x 8 fe...
by some seeing eye
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: A visit to Fly Ranch (and a request for feedback!)
Replies: 20
Views: 2447

Re: A visit to Fly Ranch (and a request for feedback!)

Tours are starting up this Spring. You can get on the mailing list for Fly Ranch or connect with Friends of Black Rock High Rock. The reservations for walks are arranged by http://blackrockdesert.org/. From their email: " We’re going to start walking for a few hours each weekend in small groups...
by some seeing eye
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Google East and Selling Out
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: Google East and Selling Out

Isn't there something in the current artist contract that gives the BORG a cut of future sales? Inquiring minds would like to know what is in that contract!
by some seeing eye
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hi! I'm doing a report on burning man and would like to ask several questions
Replies: 31
Views: 1013

Re: Hi! I'm doing a report on burning man and would like to ask several questions

To the OP: it would be a lot easier to interview people in person for your project. And it would be a lot easier to pick a subculture local to you in LA for in person interviews. Talk to your prof. Doing online surveys as your only data source for a complex, varied, wacky, mystical, cultish subcultu...
by some seeing eye
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: My first time going! Need Help...
Replies: 19
Views: 1044

Re: My first time going! Need Help...

Most of the people on this board have been for many years and have a whole basement, garage or storage unit of camping equipment, art supplies and even special bikes and mutant vehicles. We have also seen a trend of people arriving at the event without preparing and endangering the existence of the ...
by some seeing eye
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Donald Trump is my hero
Replies: 649
Views: 45459

Re: Donald Trump is my hero

Personality types of Trump supporters study: http://www.psypost.org/2018/03/study-trump-voters-desire-power-others-motivated-wealth-prefer-conformity-50900 People with similar values to Trump were more likely to support his candidacy. Values were a stronger predictor of support than political attitu...
by some seeing eye
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4247
Views: 192736

Re: PAGE TWO



Sock vs sock?
by some seeing eye
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Sizing a Solar set up to meet the demand of a device?
Replies: 14
Views: 558

Re: Sizing a Solar set up to meet the demand of a device?

A search of ePlaya for Ah Wh Watts produces https://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?f=277&t=81177&p=1138388&hilit=ah+wh+watts#p1138388 and https://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?f=278&t=80397&p=1137228&hilit=ah+wh+watts#p1137228. Most cities will have solar hobbyists...
by some seeing eye
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: can’t wait to not be a virgin anymore! BM HERE I COME
Replies: 10
Views: 738

Re: can’t wait to not be a virgin anymore! BM HERE I COME

Welcome to ePlaya! There are several costume camps, like Black Rock Boutique (Portland), Kostume Kult (NYC) and I'm sure more, may be open to private messages about what has worked and not worked in their experience. We had a costume depot one year in our 125-150 size camp, including footwear, jewel...
by some seeing eye
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: 2018 drone policy
Replies: 19
Views: 718

Re: 2018 drone policy

Every rule at BM is the result of the actions of a burner. A small percentage of the population are stupid, malevolent or mentally ill enough to cause real harm to others, including when they are temporarily chemically altered. As the event grows, those small percentages add up. The US value of &quo...

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