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by Sham
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: what ever happened to..............
Replies: 159
Views: 26746

Re: what ever happened to..............

Just say his name 3 times.
by Sham
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 59
Views: 2307

Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

And here I was thinking a simple bike lock was sufficient. For an extra $6-10 it wouldn’t be that bad. Initial cost on the network would be under $5k and some very low level power requirements on playa. The app development would be the bigger challenge but I may already have the resources required ...
by Sham
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: 2017 Lost On-Playa
Topic: Lost: Keys! @ San Francisco Decompression
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Lost: Keys! @ San Francisco Decompression

I've taken the liberty of saving their dignity. Moved this over to Lost in 2017. :shock:
by Sham
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 59
Views: 2307

Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

BBadger wrote:And here I was thinking a simple bike lock was sufficient.

Now you're just talking craziness.
by Sham
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 59
Views: 2307

Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

I’m thinking about setting up a LoRa Network and outfitting our entire camp’s bikes with very small GPS/transmitter rigs to track all of the bikes. It will provide not only pinpoint accuracy but it would be pretty easy to develop an app that would actually log all the locations the whole week to se...
by Sham
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Burning Man 2018 ticket sales
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Burning Man 2018 ticket sales

Hello fellow burners. This year (2017) was my first time at Burning Man and it blew my mind. It is the most amazing place and i can't wait to go back. Wanted some help finding out when tickets for 2018 will go on sale as ended up buying the more expensive ticket. Also i have to come all the way fro...
by Sham
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Floridians alike
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: Floridians alike

I'm not sure what part of florida you moved to, but there are a few regional locations for you to join up with.
http://regionals.burningman.org/regiona ... h-florida/
http://regionals.burningman.org/regiona ... a-orlando/
by Sham
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Now that I've been to Burning Man...
Replies: 17
Views: 561

Re: Now that I've been to Burning Man...

I am moving this discussion over the Philosophic Center, as that appears to where this has headed.
Carry on with the discussion. 8)
by Sham
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How to find people you met at BM this year?
Replies: 33
Views: 3818

Re: How to find people you met at BM this year?

Exchanging business cards on the playa? I have never seen that in all the years I've been going.
I usually come home from a business convention with a pile of cards and most get dumped out.
by Sham
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Now that I've been to Burning Man...
Replies: 17
Views: 561

Re: Now that I've been to Burning Man...

From my perspective, you broke one of the first rules---"don't have expectations". You envisioned what you thought Burning Man was to be prior to heading to the playa, and it wasn't what your mind expected. Burning Man is a city with some very nice and open people, but it's still a city. N...
by Sham
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 59
Views: 2307

Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Captain Goddammit wrote:
Sham wrote:It does seem to go against the ethos, but bike locks are becoming a necessity (just like ice).

What ethos....
Oh wait, I vaguely remember when there were ethos... I think.

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by Sham
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 59
Views: 2307

Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

What I have seen evolve over time was a larger percentage of people coming to Burning Man with no bike. Either they would find a "yellow bike" but more likely they would just snag an unlocked bike. That bike of course would be abandoned along the way. The victim of the theft might take ano...
by Sham
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: How You Feel Standing On The Playa - Thursday After The Event Is Over?
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: How You Feel Standing On The Playa - Thursday After The Event Is Over?

I know that feeling. I was out on the playa in 2008 a month after Burning Man ended. I drove fast then got out of the van and just enjoyed the wind. I found the circle where center camp was and saw lots of orange cones that probably meant the moop needed attention. It was great seeing it, but I imag...
by Sham
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: eBikes and Burners who Ride them
Replies: 61
Views: 2790

Re: eBikes and Burners who Ride them

The sit down motorized bike rule was relaxed a few years back and it seemed to be working out fine. Then the abuses started and the overpowered ones showed up and people we screaming along on them to get where they were going fast. Like everything else, now a good thing is in jeopardy. :roll:
by Sham
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Any Go/Weiqi players planning to attend 2018?
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: Any Go/Weiqi players planning to attend 2018?

In defense of GVI, 2018 will be the first year on the playa. The thought is what do you do to keep busy during those long days of boredom and down time. There will be almost no down time in BRC---unless you really want it. It's a non-stop, 24 hour a day city. There are dozens of events going on simu...
by Sham
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: eBikes and Burners who Ride them
Replies: 61
Views: 2790

Re: eBikes and Burners who Ride them

Having seen several electric bikes scream past me on the playa at the speed of a motorcycle, I think it's extremely relevant to point this out. We have virtually allowed motorcycles as a mode of transportation on the playa, and they are going to hurt a pedestrian or kill themselves.
by Sham
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: eBikes and Burners who Ride them
Replies: 61
Views: 2790

Re: eBikes and Burners who Ride them

These electric bikes are buzzing around all over the place. This guy ran into the back of the truck.
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/09/30/pelham-bicyclist-killed/
by Sham
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: 2017 Lost On-Playa
Topic: Lost: Black digital camera with cracked viewing display
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Lost: Black digital camera with cracked viewing display

Could you give any more specifics on your lost camera? The brand, maybe some unique photos etc.
by Sham
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: 2017 Found On-Playa
Topic: Grey and Orange Black Diamond backpack
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Grey and Orange Black Diamond backpack

It's not mine, but my guess is that there's a white furry coat, lip balm, half a roll of toilet paper, an iPhone with a purple sparkly case (and cracked screen), a pair of broken goggles and a set of earrings that belonged to a dead aunt. 8) Here is the image of the backpack: https://images-na.ssl-i...
by Sham
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Virtual Reality Bus // Looking Towards 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Virtual Reality Bus // Looking Towards 2018

Hello Dreamwanderer,
Tell us a bit about yourself. What, where why? I think this will help people to guide you along the way.
Welcome to eplaya.
Sham....
by Sham
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: eBikes and Burners who Ride them
Replies: 61
Views: 2790

Re: eBikes and Burners who Ride them

There is no question on my mind, that those bikes will be cracked down on hard this coming year. They were zooming and zipping in every direction. My guess is there will be a ban on them.
by Sham
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next Directions for Burning Man
Replies: 83
Views: 3519

Re: Next Directions for Burning Man

gaminwench wrote:^ Says him. :shock:

There is useful info here, too. 8)

You can believe Gaminwench and Token. Believe me!
by Sham
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: First time burner 2018!
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: First time burner 2018!

Welcome to eplaya and the amazing phenomenon called Burning Man. It sounds like you have done quite a bit of homework and research. That's awesome. One of the things you will find on the playa is that things are never as you expected or anticipated. It's very unique and different that you expected. ...
by Sham
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 135
Views: 5213

Re: A solution to suicides at burns

The conversation on eplaya is making me rather uncomfortable.
If you give someone a challenge, they will take it.
by Sham
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 135
Views: 5213

Re: A solution to suicides at burns

I'm not sure they could child-proof the entire event. Things can be climbed on, things are on fire, there are moving vehicles, things are sharp.
A solution would be to just show videos of past burns on 6 giant screens. The following day, the structure can be dismantled and removed. :roll:
by Sham
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: first time burner 2018!
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: first time burner 2018!

I'm from austin texas! planning on going solo for my first time. any tips would be greatly appreciated :)))) Tell us a bit about yourself so the advice offered would be appropriate for you. What are your life goals? Why do you want to go to Burning Man? How old are you? How did you hear about Burni...
by Sham
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?
Replies: 38
Views: 2085

Re: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?

Weren't the police playing postal carrier a few years back, and delivering packages to camps thinking the boxes MUST be stuffed with illegal drugs. I don't think that turned out to be anything worthwhile for them.
by Sham
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Limitless! (Self-Love, Self-Awareness, & Healing/Growth)
Replies: 17
Views: 781

Re: Limitless! (Self-Love, Self-Awareness, & Healing/Growth)

It sounds like you found exactly what you were looking for---only different. The playa is like that. From your first post, you appeared fully enveloped and submerged in giving. The kind person you found on the playa seems to have guided you in a different direction. This is something I hope you can ...
by Sham
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 2018 Art Theme....Predictions / Suggestions
Replies: 64
Views: 2383

Re: 2018 Art Theme....Predictions / Suggestions

Art is for Looking (strictly enforced)
by Sham
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: 2017 Lost On-Playa
Topic: Beautiful Headdress with Horns and Chainmail Loincloth Skirt Lost- Crazy story attached!
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: Beautiful Headdress with Horns and Chainmail Loincloth Skirt Lost- Crazy story attached!

It sounds like quite a mess you had going on there. The good news is you kept a crew busy for 3 hours going in circles for nothing. Personally, if I knew I had nothing to hide, I would have kept them following me all night. These are all practice drills that various LEO's come to Burning Man to play...

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