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by BBadger
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Beware of Tribal Spirit
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: Beware of Tribal Spirit

It shocks me to see how much cynism there is out there about this. Lots of new burners want to experience the community spirit so they join a camp, and in hopes to meet new people and to have a great burn. The camp, to be honest, seemed like a well-organised one, and everyone was encouraged to brin...
by BBadger
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Mountain bikers... full suspension or hardtail?
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Mountain bikers... full suspension or hardtail?

I'd only switch to a mountain bike if I weren't able to gear down my cruiser to something more easy to pedal or power through some dunes. Otherwise, I would not miss the mountain bike handlebars or the seats. Apehangers and a cruiser seat are wonderful.
by BBadger
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 41
Views: 1667

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

radically self reliant people from far away lands using “public transportation” should not be singled out for bullshit ridicule. (emphasis mine) If and only if they meet that qualification. I just don't think this is really the case for most riders though. You can only bring so much to even survive...
by BBadger
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: What was wrong with the lottery?
Replies: 17
Views: 772

Re: What was wrong with the lottery?

Yeah, I thought they had gone to a lottery-like system a couple years ago specifically to avoid these server issues. I also thought it went smoother in those years too, but the BMORG can never be satisfied to allow that to happen.
by BBadger
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Ticket Success?!
Replies: 107
Views: 6647

Re: Main Sale Ticket Success?!

You could contact ticketing. Also check if your online credit card statement has reserved or charged you for your tickets.
by BBadger
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 41
Views: 1667

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Yeah, and a permanent exodus of many people after those plagues.
by BBadger
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 41
Views: 1667

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

It's impossible to police people paying other camp members for services. The whole "dues" thing is a gray area and forbidding it is unenforceable. Even banning Humano was probably more about their LNT record than any kind of fees they were supposedly charging their members, despite whatever the post...
by BBadger
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New new new lost where to begin
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: New new new lost where to begin

You can start preparing now for next year, and also get involved in some of your Burning Man regionals (the local burns which go on in spring and summer), which usually require far less preparation than the main burn, but give you a good taste (or in some ways, a better taste) of these events and cu...
by BBadger
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 41
Views: 1667

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

I'm fine with the airport, just not with using it to ferry attendees to the event. People can fly their private planes there and maybe like a couple personal passengers but that is it.
by BBadger
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Scanner for Rangers, ESD, etc?
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: Scanner for Rangers, ESD, etc?

I didn't say "you're doing it wrong" I'm saying "you can do this yourself because this is a generic question."
by BBadger
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Scanner for Rangers, ESD, etc?
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: Scanner for Rangers, ESD, etc?

A general search on Google will probably reveal what you need to listen into scanner broadcasts and stuff. If the police or whoever don't want you to listen in they'll used secure channels though, so whatever chatter you tune into won't carry anything particularly juicy.
by BBadger
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 41
Views: 1667

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

If you subsidize something, you get more of it, and so it has been with mass transit and other mechanisms to encourage people to treat this event as a regular tourist destination. The barrier to entry to the event was formerly your ability to bring what you needed to survive out there, not obtain th...
by BBadger
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 59
Views: 3134

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

Regardin the trash problem on Nevadas roads. There is already an unused tool to prevent/punish those who lose trash along Nevada's roads. NRS 484D.850 says in part "No vehicle shall be driven or moved on any highway unless such vehicle is so constructed or loaded as to prevent any of its load from ...
by BBadger
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 115
Views: 7167

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

Holy shit, I don't want to have to be a fucking mentor for every new person coming in, under the naive assumption that new people are the only ones who don't "get it." Nor do I want to have a surveillance state monitor who is doing what "bad behavior" or whatever, either at the BM event level, or th...
by BBadger
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Beware of Tribal Spirit
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: Beware of Tribal Spirit

Don't know if this is just an April Fools post but: no, this is not all you can do to be "self-reliant." Not in the least. The only misfortune here is that this camp received DGS tickets and placement. Quite frankly, I think we need more such Fyre Festival-quality PnP camp disasters, exit scams, rui...
by BBadger
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: How much grey water to plan for?
Replies: 17
Views: 686

Re: How much grey water to plan for?

Well, then you'll need to bring additional grey water vessels, properly marked.

You could also bring a big barrel and try to get USS to pump it for a fee.
by BBadger
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: How much grey water to plan for?
Replies: 17
Views: 686

Re: How much grey water to plan for?

Don't provide what you are not willing or able to pack out yourself, unless you've guaranteed that others will pick up that slack. I hate it when people knife those 2-gallon containers. If you want to pour out more at a time just pull the spout off the end and it flows freely with a huge hole. It's ...
by BBadger
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Orlando to BRC (and back) in an RV
Replies: 13
Views: 882

Re: Orlando to BRC (and back) in an RV

Whoa! Welcome back JS!
by BBadger
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: How to get tickets...
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: How to get tickets...

Maybe if you can't figure out how to buy tickets this event isn't really for you?
by BBadger
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 59
Views: 3134

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

Let's kill two birds with one stone and erect a 10-mile fence made of dumpsters for a true trash fence.
by BBadger
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from people
Replies: 210
Views: 16071

Re: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from peopl

Though I'm no fan of PnP camps, even with a strike team, the purpose of that deposit is more to have people stick around until the end so that the strike team is not responsible for cleaning up their mess. To use the apartment deposit analogy: it's not like an apartment complex charges you for a dep...
by BBadger
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 59
Views: 3134

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

Exodus dumpster. Oh that's going to be great for traffic. "Oh honey, look, we can dump our shit over in that mountain of garbage bags that probably has a dumpster underneath it! Let's pull over!" But hey, maybe they're betting that most people will just be flying in or taking the bus so it won't rea...
by BBadger
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Help with 36'X30' EMT conduit flat top shade structure
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: Help with 36'X30' EMT conduit flat top shade structure

Foot-pads: If the foot pad has a hole where the pipe gets inserted is hollow near the end, could you just drill the foot-pad into the ground through a hole in the bottom where the pipe would slide in? Then it would only use one, and the foot pad would serve its same purpose. You could also drill a h...
by BBadger
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from people
Replies: 210
Views: 16071

Re: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from peopl

Point A: I have personally observed this, as a lifelong suburban camper (minus 2013). Areas sans blue flags and well outside placement boundaries start being filled up with infrastructure during theme camp early access week. That's the thing though: I thought it was forbidden for people with EA/WAP...
by BBadger
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from people
Replies: 210
Views: 16071

Re: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from peopl

It's hard to really determine what constitutes a PnP camp, and what is just a high-dues camp that provides many, or all, amenities. This is why I want to at least kill off the BORG-sanctioned mechanisms that encourage and enable these kinds of camps to operate such as mass transportation that encour...
by BBadger
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 115
Views: 7167

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

This brings up a further question though - are turnkeys excused if they bring a substantial gift to the playa? The gray area for me is the line that separates turnkey camps from camps-with-high-dues-and-lots-of-facilities. Rather than oppose whatever people want to spend on a burn, and other people...
by BBadger
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 889
Views: 115549

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Hmm, I might check out the mule tape method, especially if a simple square knot is sufficient to keep it looped. I didn't find cutting chain links was too terrible with a bolt cutter, but my links were not made of as high-quality chain as those mentioned earlier, and I only used two links per screw.
by BBadger
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 115
Views: 7167

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

I get the principled argument that the org shouldn't do anything to make attending easier. But as with most things, what seems to be black and white is often really more about shades of gray, and about where you think the balance should lie between conflicting goals. In this case, the conflict come...
by BBadger
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 115
Views: 7167

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

Unfortunately, traffic/congestion is an existential concern for Burning Man that is far larger than participant comfort. I don't really believe this is really an existential concern except from the perspective that this event must continuously grow like economies/populations/etc. I also think that ...
by BBadger
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 115
Views: 7167

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

Air travel is the only mode of transportation that helps dramatically relieve congestion on the highway. It's not going anywhere. (note that this is not directed at you, but a general rant) When you subsidize something you get more of it. In this case, more people attending the event with the expec...

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