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by sandfly
Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: "Random"
Replies: 19
Views: 1533

Re: "Random"

I understand the point that computer-simulated "random" doesn't produce mathematical randomness. But, I don't understand how that lets someone (e.g. a scalper with lots of resources) improve their chances by gaming the system. Assuming Ticketfly assigns places in the queue based on those remote deci...
by sandfly
Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: What time did the waiting room open?
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Re: What time did the waiting room open?

It's very comforting to me to know, per Trilobyte's post at: https://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?f=464&t=76836 that people who get in the waiting room before 12:05 p.m. are just then put in random order. I had worried that not clicking the instant when the link to the waiting room appeared w...
by sandfly
Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Advice on finding people to camp with
Replies: 47
Views: 4873

Re: Advice on finding people to camp with

Wow. I just got a shock ... discovered that none of the people I've gone to BRC with for the last 9 years have tickets. Some have dropped out. The others just didn't get tickets. Maybe they will, but I have a bad feeling about this. So, my immediate thought was, "How long can I wait for my friends t...
by sandfly
Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?
Replies: 73
Views: 6703

Re: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?

Reading this made me feel like not going, because it's all just becoming too corporatized: Burning Man tells Dancetronauts to get off its lawn because performers are too loud http://burners.me/2015/06/14/dancetronauts-too-loud/ Reading this, posted on the Dancetronauts site, renewed my decision to g...
by sandfly
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Individual Sale
Replies: 105
Views: 7421

Re: Individual Sale

Crankful wrote:This year was soooooo painless! Thank you BM for getting together finally!
Yes, even though I didn't get a ticket, there was no crash, and all over in an hour.
by sandfly
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Individual Sale
Replies: 105
Views: 7421

Re: Individual Sale

Latest refresh took me to:
"No more tickets at this time"
by sandfly
Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Individual Sale
Replies: 105
Views: 7421

Re: Individual Sale

Countdown stopped, then went to a new page, "We’re currently experiencing high demand Please keep trying. Try refreshing this page every 15 seconds. Tickets may become available shortly." Wondering if this might mean my number is still queued with some tickets allocated. Boring to just keep refreshi...
by sandfly
Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Individual Sale
Replies: 105
Views: 7421

Re: Individual Sale

32 minutes, and still counting down


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by sandfly
Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: How Was It for You?
Replies: 45
Views: 3191

Re: How Was It for You?

Thanks to those of you who let me share your experience a little bit, vicariously. Anybody know what the attendance numbers are? I.e., out of all those tickets sold (don't remember the final number, but it is large), now many ticket holders came to the Burn? Yes, in part, I'm curious to know how man...
by sandfly
Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: How Was It for You?
Replies: 45
Views: 3191

Re: How Was It for You?

theCryptofishist wrote:.... The world remained unredeemed, however.
Yes, I know, I was here, in it, waiting for you all to come back. Without the +/- 50,000 Burners (whatever that means) in it, the default world seemed a little darker.

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by sandfly
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: How Was It for You?
Replies: 45
Views: 3191

Re: How Was It for You?

Eric wrote:
sandfly wrote:
It's a camping trip in the desert, not the redemption of the fallen world - Cryptofishist
If it were only a camping trip in the desert, I would never have gone, and would never go again.

How was your burn this year?
by sandfly
Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: How Was It for You?
Replies: 45
Views: 3191

Re: How Was It for You?

Third year. ... Already gearing up for year four, though, and making a lot of changes. I also came back to the default world to learn that a good friend of mine of many years had passed away.... Sorry to hear about your friend. Last year it seemed the culture was notably different because there wer...
by sandfly
Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: How Was It for You?
Replies: 45
Views: 3191

How Was It for You?

I missed Burning Man this year. Stuff happens. Anyway, BRC is different every year, and the event is so big that it's not really an event, it's a smorgasbord. So, for me and anyone else like me, ... how was it for you this year? For you non-virgins ... what seemed like last year, or two years ago, w...
by sandfly
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Nudity banned this year?
Replies: 34
Views: 10531

Re: Nudity banned this year?

Trilobyte: I admire your optimism. This August there'll apparently be cops from Pershing County at BRC. There's a new Pershing County ordinance aimed at banning nudity at BRC. If the ordinance is upheld, I don't see why those cops (& maybe others) would not enforce it.
by sandfly
Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Nudity banned this year?
Replies: 34
Views: 10531

Re: Nudity banned this year?

The lawsuit between Burning Man and Pershing county is not expected to have any affect on this year's event, regardless of the outcome. Relevant updates would be posted on the Burning Blog as well as covered in the Jack Rabbit Speaks newsletter. I don't understand this comment (being posted in 2013...
by sandfly
Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Nudity banned this year?
Replies: 34
Views: 10531

Re: Nudity banned this year?

Is there a site with updated status reports on the lawsuits re the 2 Pershing County ordinances -- dramatically increase costs, and ban nudity & children? Anyone heard whether BMOrg is proposing moving the event outside of Pershing County? I wonder if moving it to one of the Indian reservations woul...
by sandfly
Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: So, Does the Ticketing Experience...
Replies: 19
Views: 4573

Re: So, Does the Ticketing Experience...

invest us in Burningman so that we overrate its pleasures? For me, sort of the opposite. Last year I had a ticket hassle. Then, my car broke down & I was delayed 36 hours on the way. Seemed like a different vibe @ BRC, less like a special place. After the tickets sold out unexpectedly in 2011, BMOr...
by sandfly
Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: So, what the fuck qualifies as a mutant vehicle?
Replies: 33
Views: 9251

Re: So, what the fuck qualifies as a mutant vehicle?

Like that, but with no Ranger decal, and not a truck, and people who did not look like they were doing anything but sightseeing. But, maybe they were on the way to doing something important, and the decal was covered with dust,
by sandfly
Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: So, what the fuck qualifies as a mutant vehicle?
Replies: 33
Views: 9251

Re: So, what the fuck qualifies as a mutant vehicle?

My camp got tired of seeing cars that had the doors and windows pulled, driving around, having qualified as "art cars." Seemed to be no creativity in that -- just a cheap shot.
by sandfly
Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Final Thoughts and Analysis?
Replies: 36
Views: 5301

Re: Final Thoughts and Analysis?

I had a good time, and expect to return next year. It seems clear that BMORG has decided to embrace tourism -- pure spectators. Kinda sad, but not surprising. BMORG's press release, saying they have decided that they did a great job on the tickets and there were really no problems, was also kinda de...
by sandfly
Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: STEP sellers should be fully reimbursed
Replies: 10
Views: 902

STEP sellers should be fully reimbursed

According to the latest announcement ([BManUpdate] V16:#13:02.15.12), "People selling their tickets back via STEP will be refunded the face value of the ticket plus the delivery fee ( but not the service fees $7 - as these fees cover services already rendered and are not refundable)" We should encou...
by sandfly
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Wanna total mess over scalpers – here is an idea -
Replies: 37
Views: 3361

Re: Wanna total mess over scalpers – here is an idea -

SandFly- ... it will add time @ gate. Lets lowball and call it 10 seconds. 10 seconds per ticket x 53,000 tickets If the crew were instructed to make only the most perfunctory check of the name, it could take the same time as the person spent staring at my ticket to see if it were fake. All we real...
by sandfly
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Wanna total mess over scalpers – here is an idea -
Replies: 37
Views: 3361

Re: Wanna total mess over scalpers – here is an idea -

The only problem I see with the suggested system is that the people at the gate would need some kind of computer-linked scanners (so the same number doesn't get used repeatedly), and I'd expect the playa dust to destroy those quickly, leading to a massive confusion. I just needed to jump on the boar...
by sandfly
Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Camp fuck your camera!
Replies: 62
Views: 7675

Re: Camp fuck your camera!

... read the back of your ticket.. after the part where it says you risk death.. it says: "Your image may be captured on film, video or photographs without your consent and without compensation" (maybe 2012 will be dif) Including micro-print on the back of the ticket isn't my idea of "make it clear...
by sandfly
Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rename Critical Tits?
Replies: 30
Views: 1580

Re: Rename Critical Tits?

The name is such a tradition, I hope it stays. I'd also like the new organizers, if any, to get clearer about what they're trying to do. If they don't want the parade to be a public celebration of female sexuality and vitality which certainly will always invite photography, then they should put up w...
by sandfly
Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Camp fuck your camera!
Replies: 62
Views: 7675

Re: Camp fuck your camera!

I formerly had a job that was at risk when I went to Burning Man. I went anyway. BMC should make it clear that if you go to Black Rock City, almost certainly people will take your picture unless you spend the week hiding from the light. Some of those pictures will be among the thousands publicly pos...
by sandfly
Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New Burningman Ticket Process - 2012
Replies: 1163
Views: 74985

Re: New Burningman Ticket Process - 2012

I expect there will appear to be a massively increased market for the tickets this year. I've only bought one ticket in the past, but cannot see why I (and everyone else) would not buy the maximum, for the two obvious reasons: #1 -- If others of my group don't win the lottery, I can sell them ticket...
by sandfly
Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: The photo policy needs work
Replies: 32
Views: 6576

Have you considered bringing this up on the Facebook page? They seem to respond to social media sometimes..... Thanks for the response. I'm not ready to try storming the castle (we all have to pick our battles). By re-posting occasionally, to keep the thread visible, I think I help educate some Bur...
by sandfly
Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: The photo policy needs work
Replies: 32
Views: 6576

You sound really angry about this. Whatever Burning Man is about (personally, I think there are about 50,000 different answers to that), it is not about making participants unhappy or angry. So, I do have some anger at BMC for creating a policy that creates anger and unhappiness, as does their phot...
by sandfly
Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: The photo policy needs work
Replies: 32
Views: 6576

They do not consider cellphones to be "cameras", so they are not asking for compliance tagging cellphones. Really? Where does it say that in the policy? It doesn't. Many cellphones now take better pictures than my first digital camera. If I don't want somebody to take a digital movie of me with a c...

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