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by wraith
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Volunteerism Decline Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 1821

Re: Volunteerism Decline Discussion

I do think about that unpaid work. A lot.

That's why plug and plays getting catered to in the era of sold out events makes me so furious.
by wraith
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Volunteerism Decline Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 1821

Re: Volunteerism Decline Discussion

And then there’s all us old burners who figured out working for nothing on your vacation... sucks. If you don't get any personal fulfillment from volunteering then yes, it is for nothing. I on the other hand have had some of my most memorable moments volunteering, meeting people, and being a cog th...
by wraith
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Does Radical Inclusion equal Racial Inclusion?
Replies: 34
Views: 2757

Re: Does Radical Inclusion equal Racial Inclusion?

“Identifying as a POC first frames your perspective and (believe it or not) limits your objectivity.“ Not my choice to identify as a POC first bro, I’m reminded every day by Burners and non-Burners alike. Filing this piece of advice away with “I don’t see color” - well intentioned but ultimately na...
by wraith
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 118
Views: 13863

Re: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)

If you spend the time to read all the supporting documents on the BLM site, it’s very easy to correlate the mitigation’s to the original problems various agencies are trying to solve. Trash - that one is easy. Jersey Barriers - DHS - no way to prevent a mass casualty vehicular event - I.e. terroris...
by wraith
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Placement 2019-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 2900

Re: Placement 2019-2020

90-95% of requests are granted. For Maths, let’s call that 92.5% Not counting Villages ... 1750 x .925 = 1618 placed camps. 32000 DGS tickets. Divide the two numbers and you get ~ 20 tickets per placed camp on average. 32000 / 1618 =~ 20 So please tell me, what kind of fucking awesome could you bui...
by wraith
Fri May 24, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 130
Views: 18312

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

Now for some humor... how do we punish bad burner behavior? Well the BRCCP would have them doing hard labor in the FIgjam Cooler and Lag Screw Anchor Factory to make them for Burners Without Borders, overhauling playafied bikes, sorting moop, working in the lost and found call center, cleaning up t...
by wraith
Fri May 24, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 104
Views: 11399

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

There have been so many instances where Stingray has been used "improperly". It's surprising what technology is actually available to local law enforcement. Every little 3-man sherriff's office in the US has milsurp these days, bought with global war on terror funding. It's not surprising. remember...
by wraith
Thu May 09, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 118
Views: 13863

Re: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)

The story 'reeks' because the guy is a douche nozzle. Yup. The Playa is federal land, and the feds, state cops, county mounties, and any local they can find make it an easy week every year busting dumbasses who can't quite grasp that they're going to be paying attention to an event with the reputat...
by wraith
Thu May 02, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 104
Views: 11399

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Don't store photos, either. Immediacy, bitches. Be in the moment, not staring at a screen trying to get your instagram profile boosters for later. If you're not press, put the camera away. If you are press, please be sure to remain close enough to center camp that the bomb collar receives a constant...
by wraith
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 104
Views: 11399

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

While I recognize that the Big Burn was founded by people from SF, and there are many fine people residing in said city, I'm suggesting that our current location isn't sustainable from either end. I don't have anything against SF in particular or techies (being one myself). What I do see an issue w...
by wraith
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: There's nothing wrong with basing cleanup deposits on exodus cleanup results
Replies: 23
Views: 2899

Re: There's nothing wrong with basing cleanup deposits on exodus cleanup results

That's part of the problem.

With the ticketing the way it is, people can't rely on ever coming back, so more and more that thing in the desert is a once-and-done bucket list trip.

People who aren't coming back aren't going to feel any social pressure not to be shitweasels.
by wraith
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: What is the ticket situation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1211

Re: What is the ticket situation?

Situation Normal: All Fucked Up.

Same as every year for the last few, the main sale was a shit show, those who knew to abuse the system got in while those who followed the instructions generally got hosed, and the Org will continue to be baffled how this happens every year.
by wraith
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 104
Views: 11399

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

If you can't see how viewing everything through the filter of a screen interferes with immediacy, or how little participation comes out of the people roaming to get the best selfies for Instagram, I can't make it happen for you. If you also can't see how radical self-expression is changed when anyt...
by wraith
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 104
Views: 11399

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

I'm actually curious what's going to happen the first time it storms so bad the Burner Express can't make it.

Since the BLM and the org have gone out of their way to make it impossible for everyone to provide their own transport, and all... :mrgreen:
by wraith
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: What was wrong with the lottery?
Replies: 18
Views: 1854

Re: What was wrong with the lottery?

IIRC Ticketfly generally beefed up their servers with AWS on demand, but it couldn't hold up to a combination of burners clicking multiple times and automated hits from the usual suspects.
by wraith
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: What was wrong with the lottery?
Replies: 18
Views: 1854

Re: What was wrong with the lottery?

IIRC -this- time the ticket vendor told them they didn't want to deal with it anymore.
by wraith
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Which of the 10 principles needs tweeking?
Replies: 19
Views: 2361

Re: Which of the 10 principles needs tweeking?

12. Anonymity Anonymity in the outside world is scarce. You can be anonymous at the event by not sending any outgoing social media for the week and immediately pre-. You can send those photos out after the event, on your birthday, new years day, solar holidays, etc. If you have to have bodyguards, ...
by wraith
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 104
Views: 11399

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

I'm sure glad you're so above it all, totally-not-a-sockpuppet who registered today to whine about it. :D Yup, I’m new here. Guess that makes my commentary invalid? Wouldn’t say I’m above it all but I do know it’s not my place to tell others how to burn. I’m all for educating someone who is breakin...
by wraith
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Is there ever going to be a year that ticketing isn't a hot mess?
Replies: 12
Views: 1851

Re: Is there ever going to be a year that ticketing isn't a hot mess?

There will absolutely be a year where ticketing isn't a hot mess.

Just gotta wait until the BLM cuts the permit numbers in half, and they have a couple years where all that shows up are the plug and play vacationers with nothing to gawp at but honorarim projects. :coffee:
by wraith
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Bunk ticket scene
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: Bunk ticket scene

Just wondering what radical person I have to be to get a ticket..wasted two hrs on the computer..with claims I was in line for a chance at a ticket..next yr please make this process fair to all.guess its just a dream of a dusty week of life altering fun.a burnt out burner. Welcome to the suck, that...
by wraith
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Want a ticket? Love a Geek!
Replies: 7
Views: 1481

Re: Want a ticket? Love a Geek!

Satirical, yes. But it is not a joke. There has been a path each year to slide behind the spaghetti and get tickets during the meltdown. All them web apps do client-side processing, so all the magic is there in the local machine. Relatively easy for the geeks to figure out. Systems are exploitable,...
by wraith
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 104
Views: 11399

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Put your phone away. Even if you're just using it as a camera, it will get hopeless dusty, possibly lost, and make you look like a tourist asshat. (you don't want to look like a tourist asshat) The basic problem with modern BRC is all the old timers so preoccupied with how others are doing it wrong...
by wraith
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 130
Views: 18312

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

It's time to institute the "Accoutabilibuddy" program on the playa. Every virgin will have a buddy to monitor their adherence to the principles. Failure of the accoutabilibuddy will incur cruel and unusual punishments!!! We need to go upstream. The event according to the census has been running abo...
by wraith
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 118
Views: 13863

Re: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)

Doesn’t matter. Does anyone think stock cars will ever race in “stock car” racing again? Junior Johnson invented “drafting” in his ‘59 Chevy because it’s 348 couldn’t keep up with the new 389 Pontiacs in about ‘60-‘61. Now, all cars are virtually identical except for the advertising, let’s see, doe...
by wraith
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17144
Views: 1534699

Re: Fuck!

unjonharley wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:16 am
Monday got fucky .
Second son(53) heart attack, fuck
Streets sheet of ice, fuck
Down in bed cold, fuck
Snot like curry, infection, fuck
Late reply, but I fucking well hope your boy's doing well!

In more fucky news, already spotted scalpers hawking FOMO tickets above face. What the flying fuck?
by wraith
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Scalpers Already.
Replies: 1
Views: 552

Scalpers Already.

On FB of all places. Their adbot served me up an ad for a scalping site offering above-face FOMO tickets and vehicle passes.

I already passed this on to Ticket Support, but keep a weather eye out folks. Damn the scalpers and profiteers.

-Wraith
by wraith
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: There's nothing wrong with basing cleanup deposits on exodus cleanup results
Replies: 23
Views: 2899

Re: There's nothing wrong with basing cleanup deposits on exodus cleanup results

It seems like many of you are ok with keeping deposits from people who skip out on cleaning... But not ok with later refunding those deposits if the camp gets a green moop score? Sweat equity is the name of the game. Don't reward the lazy for the rest of the camp doing a good job cleaning up after ...
by wraith
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: There's nothing wrong with basing cleanup deposits on exodus cleanup results
Replies: 23
Views: 2899

Re: There's nothing wrong with basing cleanup deposits on exodus cleanup results

It’s simple. If you patronize a plug&play, you’re not a burner you’re a cancer on the event and you’re a bigger part of the problem than the moop they left. If it’s too hard to do burning man from too far away... then it’s too hard to do burning man from too far away. Next time I’m in Italy I’ll be...
by wraith
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Tickets for 2019???
Replies: 34
Views: 5318

Re: Tickets for 2019???

It would also be a complete shit-show (in the most literal sense) and an ecological disaster to run BM without the infrastructure at this population level.
by wraith
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Tickets for 2019???
Replies: 34
Views: 5318

Re: Tickets for 2019???

Somewhat grim picture for the event happening anyway, given the chances the government is shut down again between now and then, which throws anything BLM related out the window and is entirely out of the control of everyone involved.

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