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by gibson_
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Rumors and Trumors
Replies: 30
Views: 2660

Re: Rumors and Trumors

Betty White played at White Ocean on Wednesday night.
by gibson_
Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Bad Behaviour on the Playa
Replies: 142
Views: 11643

Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

One of the rangers came over to chat & said Joe took an "N-Bomb". He said it was being advertised as "like acid", the reality being a 24 to 48 hour high with "intense highs & lows". N-Bombed means given 25I-NBOMe, when being told that you've been given LSD. It's really nasty stuff that can kill you...
by gibson_
Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 585
Views: 36726

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

Here's what bothers me about the plug and play camps: They're selling something that isn't theirs to sell. If it wasn't for the volunteers who build/run/strike the city, and the volunteers who come out there to build art, there would be nothing for these camps to sell. Think about some of the huge a...
by gibson_
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2014 increase in foreigners?
Replies: 18
Views: 1126

2014 increase in foreigners?

Did anybody notice a LOT more people come to Burning Man from other countries this year? Does anybody know why that could be? Burner Express maybe?
by gibson_
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: '14 cheers and jeers
Replies: 120
Views: 8822

Re: '14 cheers and jeers

Sorry Papa Bear. Having ambassadors walk around and ask people about the noise is a really good idea for next year. I like that idea a lot.
by gibson_
Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: '14 cheers and jeers
Replies: 120
Views: 8822

Re: '14 cheers and jeers

Again, sorry if it was too loud. I am almost positive that if anybody had come by and said something, we would have turned it down. Everybody in the camp is *extremely* reasonable, and has the #1 goal of making everybody's burn be the best burn ever. "I'm gun make mah thing SO LOUD" is not really on...
by gibson_
Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: '14 cheers and jeers
Replies: 120
Views: 8822

Re: '14 cheers and jeers

Jeers to Calliope. Their dance art car wouldn't do that car part until Wednesday, so they just decided to make it an in city club....at 4:00 and A. It's Kalliope. That's my camp. What were we doing that was making you sad? Did you come over and talk to anybody about it? I'm sorry if something was b...
by gibson_
Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Are we kidding about the wait at the airport?
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: Are we kidding about the wait at the airport?

The passenger manifest station is almost *definitely* so that people don't end up stranded at the airport with no tickets. You can't fly somebody there, drop them off, and have them not have a realistic way of getting back to anywhere.
by gibson_
Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Temple Burn -- one hour of silence and reverence possible?
Replies: 148
Views: 13506

Re: Temple Burn -- one hour of silence and reverence possibl

Bah, if anything that was a confused, overzealous temple guardian.

That's not what temple guardians are supposed to do, but the person might have been really new/confused about their role.
by gibson_
Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: DJ Art Cars And Their Effect On Art
Replies: 270
Views: 19858

Re: DJ Art Cars And Their Effect On Art

I know that, personally, when I'm wading through a white out dust storm to watch a 130 foot tall wooden man explode out in the desert, I demand QUIET! QUIET DAMN YOU!!!! QUIIIEETTTT!!!1111 Sheesh, people. If the art cars at the man burn are seriously annoying you this much, go watch it from the espl...
by gibson_
Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Temple Burn -- one hour of silence and reverence possible?
Replies: 148
Views: 13506

Re: Temple Burn -- one hour of silence and reverence possibl

People get whiney about being quiet at the temple burn because they're new, and because yelling at somebody for doing something *wrong* makes them feel superior. It's just basic human insecurity. Ignore them. UNLESS you're that person who got up and did a stupid speech at the 3:00 side right after t...
by gibson_
Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: heavy duity accessible MV?
Replies: 75
Views: 5789

Re: heavy duity accessible MV?

I'm interested to see how that vortex tube works out for you. They're not really meant for cooling large areas, they're more meant for cooling machine tooling (like a mill) in situations where a liquid coolant would be inappropriate.
by gibson_
Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Temple Burn - Sunday at 8PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8629

Re: Temple Burn - Sunday at 8PM

[quote]My understanding is also that no drones should be flying over that burn.
[/quote]

Good.
by gibson_
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Has anyone bought To Flame bus tickets?
Replies: 38
Views: 3175

Re: Has anyone bought To Flame bus tickets?

One of *the* reasons that Burning Man has survived for as long as it has, is that it filters for people willing to haul their things out to the desert, wait in line for 6 hours, forget something at home, and deal with it.
by gibson_
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Has anyone bought To Flame bus tickets?
Replies: 38
Views: 3175

Re: Has anyone bought To Flame bus tickets?

Trilo: Actually they're claiming that they *have* been issued a BLM permit. Edit 2: Update from BLM as of 7/22 6:33pm ET: We have been issued BLM permits!! BRC, LLC will be informed of BLM's decision today and we'll keep you updated on their response. http://www.reddit.com/r/BurningMan/comments/1itw...
by gibson_
Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Has anyone bought To Flame bus tickets?
Replies: 38
Views: 3175

Re: Has anyone bought To Flame bus tickets?

>They've posted that they intend to enter as ticket holders in a vehicle, with their drivers having tickets too.

Can't the LLC eject somebody from the event at their own will? I mean...what happens when "To Flame" gets to gayte and they just say no?
by gibson_
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Has anyone bought To Flame bus tickets?
Replies: 38
Views: 3175

Re: Has anyone bought To Flame bus tickets?

It sounds like they're trying to force BM to let them into the city by getting a permit from the BLM.

It also sounds like it's going to be a total nightmare for anybody on any of their busses.
by gibson_
Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Private Security
Replies: 84
Views: 5784

Re: Private Security

I like you, Simon.
by gibson_
Thu May 16, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: "Economy black mesh shade tarp"?
Replies: 13
Views: 5545

Re: "Economy black mesh shade tarp"?

Figjam:

/me waves from Mesa.
by gibson_
Wed May 15, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: (4) 10x10 or (1) 20x20 Tarp?
Replies: 23
Views: 10216

Re: (4) 10x10 or (1) 20x20 Tarp?

Do you have many pictures of that?
by gibson_
Wed May 15, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: (4) 10x10 or (1) 20x20 Tarp?
Replies: 23
Views: 10216

Re: (4) 10x10 or (1) 20x20 Tarp?

Trilo, are those "hurrican stakes" just angle iron? (I can't tell from the photo). Yeah, angle iron is better than rebar, and ground screws (these: http://www.w8ji.com/images/towers/Guys/screwandbust.jpg) are even better. But I think grounds screws are probably overkill for anything other than the H...
by gibson_
Wed May 15, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Does all art in deep playa need to be "placed"?
Replies: 11
Views: 1952

Re: Does all art in deep playa need to be "placed"?

Wait...usually I just bury all of my trash and leave little flags over it for DPW to find. Are you guys saying that isn't what I'm supposed to do? Kidding...kidding... Good to know. I just wasn't sure if there was a "deadline" like there is for art cars (TODAY!), which I honestly don't think I'll ge...
by gibson_
Wed May 15, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: (4) 10x10 or (1) 20x20 Tarp?
Replies: 23
Views: 10216

Re: (4) 10x10 or (1) 20x20 Tarp?

I suppose I should explain the right way of doing it instead of just being a dick. Pound 18" (I actually use two feet, but that's overkill) of rebar into the ground at a 45 degree angle such that any force imparted upon it will be applied perpendicular to the rebar. It shouldn't be trying to pull th...
by gibson_
Wed May 15, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: (4) 10x10 or (1) 20x20 Tarp?
Replies: 23
Views: 10216

Re: (4) 10x10 or (1) 20x20 Tarp?

pressure = force/area One good dust storm will rip your rebar out of the ground if too much force is working against it. Personally, I would go with the 10x10s just for the peace of mind. This is wrong. Maybe if you're using 6" of rebar pounded into the ground wrong, but if you have any idea what y...
by gibson_
Tue May 14, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: "Economy black mesh shade tarp"?
Replies: 13
Views: 5545

Re: "Economy black mesh shade tarp"?

Thanks, Figjam. I guess I'll go with tarps, then. (Although I'll probably buy some of this stuff as a test, because I'm an asshole that doesn't trust anything that anybody tells me...and I live somewhat kindof nearish to Yuma.)
by gibson_
Tue May 14, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: "Economy black mesh shade tarp"?
Replies: 13
Views: 5545

"Economy black mesh shade tarp"?

Has anybody used this stuff before? It seems really cheap... http://www.ysbw.com/Economy-Black-Mesh-Shade-Tarps-s/98.htm (This website also has silver on silver tarps for the same price, but the shade cloth seems like it would do well in the wind) Also: does anybody know what DPW shade crew uses? I'...
by gibson_
Fri May 10, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic Dome
Replies: 12
Views: 4288

Re: Geodesic Dome

If I can add: it's really tempting to use a parachute. DO NOT USE A PARACHUTE! They are the exact opposite of what you want on the playa. They allow lots of light (meaning heat) through, and catch ALL of the wind (that's what they're designed for...catching air). They're cheap, and I have one too......
by gibson_
Fri May 10, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic Dome
Replies: 12
Views: 4288

Re: Geodesic Dome

People are dancing around this. Yes, I see no reason that you can't use different widths of struts. Also, my 2V 8' held up just fine at the last burn, and has been to a couple of regionals with some pretty high winds too. Give yourself a LOT more time than you think (like...give yourself a full mont...
by gibson_
Fri May 10, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Mesh on my tent
Replies: 81
Views: 26257

Re: Mesh on my tent

OP! You really *really* need to make a shade structure of some kind to put that tent underneath of.

If you don't, it's going to be unbearably hot in there as soon as the sun comes up.

Unless you're keeping a farmer's schedule while at BRC, this will be a thing you hate.
by gibson_
Thu May 09, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Does all art in deep playa need to be "placed"?
Replies: 11
Views: 1952

Does all art in deep playa need to be "placed"?

For instance, if I am willing to just haul my stuff out there by hand (no early entry, meaning I can't drive my truck out there), is it okay to just place stuff wherever I want?

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