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by BBadger
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from people
Replies: 193
Views: 11710

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

Mmmm. But if a newbie, who knows no better, is led to believe that buying an all-inclusive resort package is the burner way; do we, as a community, not have a responsibility to respond? That state of willing ignorance has no place on the playa. I almost see these fleecing camps as liberating money ...
by BBadger
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: No Presale for 2019?
Replies: 19
Views: 1339

Re: No Presale for 2019?

I'm okay with the concept of a presale. The main failure of the BMORG is that they don't make that premium price pay for access to buy those tickets early, rather than the sticker price of the ticket, which depreciates to the value of a main sale ticket the moment the sale is over. It would even sav...
by BBadger
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Bungee ball alternative?
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: Bungee ball alternative?

That running rigging works well, and does a good job of distributing the loads, but does take extra time because you have to feed the cord through many eyelets. Maybe it won't be so bad if you use multiple shorter spans. You could also use karabiners or some such to just clip-attach the cord to the ...
by BBadger
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from people
Replies: 193
Views: 11710

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

I'm going to apply Hanlon's Razor here and make no assumptions about malicious intent on part of the organizers of PlayaSkool no matter what I feel about the whole PnP model and whom it caters to. It is pure unfounded speculation that the organizers of that camp defrauded customers by planting or le...
by BBadger
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Ideating a meal prep service for BM 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 835

Re: Ideating a meal prep service for BM 2019

Little about burning man pisses me off more than Europeans or anyone who lives too far away saying “but I can’t go if there aren’t services provided”. Well, yeah. Then it’s too hard and you can’t do it! I can’t go to your fucking events in New Zealand or Amsterdam or wherever-the-fuck, it’s too far...
by BBadger
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Ideating a meal prep service for BM 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 835

Re: Ideating a meal prep service for BM 2019

I'd love it if such services were investigated in secret and the "participants" in such schemes were identified, not just the people running them. Then those people would have their tickets voided, or even better, get evicted from the event. Yes, I want burns ruined. I want to see lots of social med...
by BBadger
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Art Theme
Topic: Patent for Teledildonics Expires After 20 Years
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: Patent for Teledildonics Expires After 20 Years

Finally! Open source FUFME! They haven't released new drivers for new versions of Windows for years!
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http://www.easylife.org/fufme/
by BBadger
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Hey all you seed throwers
Replies: 9
Views: 755

Re: Hey all you seed throwers

That saying is part of a larger quote by Lao Tsu, in the Tao Te Ching: Those who know do not talk. Those who talk do not know. Keep your mouth closed. Guard your senses. Temper your sharpness. Simplify your problems. Mask your brightness. Be at one with the dust of the earth. This is primal union. H...
by BBadger
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Greeter Bypass For Early Entry
Replies: 31
Views: 1830

Re: Greeter Bypass For Early Entry

The stickers and other media are definitely some under and/or not-overtly appreciated goodies that really add to the whole experience. Sure there are those among us who essentially leave the book and map in the car after we receive it, never to open it again, but people do use the books, the maps, a...
by BBadger
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Finding a new camp for 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 633

Re: Finding a new camp for 2019

You may not find links here, but there are usually regionals in the state you reside, along with Facebook groups and other social media platforms. The regionals are a great way to connect with local burners and get involved in groups, events, etc. especially in San Francisco.
by BBadger
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: 2018 Lost On The Playa
Topic: Prescription glasses men's brown
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: Prescription glasses men's brown

Yeah man, that's like super easy to identify. A photo showing only half the glasses, a front view, no special markings, no brand, brown -- just brown. I guess it has a little triangular metal thing near the hinge?
by BBadger
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Not Going to Burning Man at Burning Man
Replies: 13
Views: 973

Re: Not Going to Burning Man at Burning Man

I saw some cool art when I went out, but often going out to see art becomes an exercise in "oh wow, saw that, yeah, that was pretty cool," "oh yeah, we can climb that for a little bit after locking our bikes... okay, let's go find something else," and so on and so forth. I still never see everything...
by BBadger
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Fresh Spam Accounts
Replies: 26
Views: 1171

Re: Fresh Spam Accounts

Ratty wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:04 am
BBadger, If you screen the applicants there would be nothing here. Some days, the spam is the only contributor.
:lol:
by BBadger
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Car shopping!! What's a good a Burnermobile????
Replies: 30
Views: 4595

Re: Car shopping!! What's a good a Burnermobile????

Back when the thread was last active, that vehicle was only nine (9) years old! Now it's old enough to drive itself.
by BBadger
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Fresh Spam Accounts
Replies: 26
Views: 1171

Re: Fresh Spam Accounts

Even maybe just a simple question at the end of the sign-up screen that they have to answer, like "name one of the principles," would probably eliminate a huge percentage of them (unless this is already being done; it's been a long time since I signed up). Might even eliminate some potential "low ef...
by BBadger
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Reasonable Honoraria Funding Request Vs. Total Budget
Replies: 14
Views: 1401

Re: Reasonable Honoraria Funding Request Vs. Total Budget

A friend hosted a small workshop on proposal writing for BM and his advice, according to his research, was that 30% was a good percentage of the total budget to be covered by the grant. Also, that durable goods (e.g. tools, generators, etc.) are frowned upon as budget items.
by BBadger
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2908
Views: 241011

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

Mueller Wants the FBI to Look at a Scheme to Discredit Him https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/10/special-counsel-refers-scheme-targeting-mueller-to-fbi/574411/ “When we learned last week of allegations that women were offered money to make false claims about the Special Counsel, we i...
by BBadger
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 22877

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

From what friends who were there told me, they did have periods where they had a private party or parties for donors. There were also capacity issues as it attracted a lot of people. A problem was probably that the plane was not "open" all the time, so there were only certain times that people could...
by BBadger
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 22877

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

Gotta make the "Tsar" Mutant Vehicle: a mutant vehicle so huge and unreasonable as to be unfunctional. Some may say it has already been made. Didn't they transport the Space Shuttle on one of those 747s? We could strap one of those on top too! Or maybe the 747 on top of a giant Space Shuttle just to...
by BBadger
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 22877

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

Since the wings have been chopped off, they should stand the 747 on end to make it look like a rocket or space shuttle.
by BBadger
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: I made a Lag Bolt Hand Crank Tool!
Replies: 20
Views: 2430

Re: I made a Lag Bolt Hand Crank Tool!

Nice! That'll drive them in pretty quickly too, and no bending over.
by BBadger
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 22877

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

Yeah, I'm kind of in "meh" territory myself. While I recognize that it was a major feat bringing something like that to the playa (and eventually getting it off it), as an art car or exhibit it's just a big -- really big -- hacked up amputated plane. I kind of want to see something more, or evolving.
by BBadger
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 22877

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

After having brought more and more of the plane each year, I believe what was brought this year represents the final scope of the project. While I'm sure they'll want to bring it back, and that it was quite a feat to bring it, I kind of want to see them either do more with it or not bring it back. Y...
by BBadger
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Reno to get BurningMan office
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Reno to get BurningMan office

Will they be shutting down the San Francisco office though? Seems like that office would be a lot in rent.
by BBadger
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Oregon Country Fair in the news
Replies: 6
Views: 1193

Re: Oregon Country Fair in the news

No alcohol there even, but I was once asked by someone if I had some and my BM narc-detection-senses started tingling, but then I just truthfully said that I didn't have any. Anyway, what the hell, did I look like I was inebriated?
And what, I'm going to give some rando lush a sip of a flask?
by BBadger
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Greeter Bypass For Early Entry
Replies: 31
Views: 1830

Re: Greeter Bypass For Early Entry

I usually head for the self-greeter line. I know it has taken away greeter jobs, and the automated voice behind monitor always pisses me off telling me how to burn before I put my shit in the bag, but it just seems to save me time.
by BBadger
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: "It's news to me!"
Replies: 879
Views: 68390

Re: "It's news to me!"

This just in, the important news of the hour: Shaggy 2 Dope Of Insane Clown Posse Attempts To Dropkick Limp Bizkit Front-Man Fred Durst On-Stage "A truly “insane” situation just went down as the recent Rock Allegiance Festival came to an end in at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ last night. It has b...
by BBadger
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Voice Recognition AI Expertise
Replies: 8
Views: 1669

Re: Voice Recognition AI Expertise

You can train basic stuff using machine learning using something like Tensorflow. There are examples and such. It'll take quite a bit of training data, or the data that is often freely available, but it'll help you a lot to have an idea of what you want the models to do before you dive into it.
by BBadger
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 22877

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

It was a pretty big fuckup not having an adequate plan to get the plane off the playa, the paperwork in order, and the research/testing/surveying/engineering/etc. to ensure that the plane could physically leave (or even enter) the site without much disturbance. Part of that was the BMORG not requiri...
by BBadger
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Greeter Bypass For Early Entry
Replies: 31
Views: 1830

Re: Greeter Bypass For Early Entry

Yeah, I could see the need for a quick entry line bypassing the greeters station (note gate though) if it's not that important to get your hugs and all that. Maybe it'd come in handy for multiple trips, etc. or people returning. Is it even that bad? I remember that I actually had to change lanes to ...

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