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by DrYes
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Messages getting stuck in outbox
Replies: 12
Views: 591

Re: Messages getting stuck in outbox

Ahh, thanks!
by DrYes
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Messages getting stuck in outbox
Replies: 12
Views: 591

Messages getting stuck in outbox

I'm getting messages 'stuck' in my outbox, sometimes for hours. Anyone else seeing this?
by DrYes
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Tickets/Passes Wanted
Topic: Send me an angel... 2 tickets and VP wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: Send me an angel... 2 tickets and VP wanted

Got you covered!

by DrYes
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Tickets/Passes Offered
Topic: 2 vehicle passes - $75 each SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: 2 vehicle passes - $75 each

Both are taken now.
by DrYes
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Tickets/Passes Offered
Topic: 2 vehicle passes - $75 each SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 162

2 vehicle passes - $75 each SOLD

Paypal only. I'm a known quantity (see my history here, on reddit as doctor-yes or my site at http://Burn.Life) and am not going to rip you off. Domestic US only. Will mail for no cost, or you can pay the cost of UPS.
by DrYes
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"
Replies: 97
Views: 6961

Re: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"

If BMORG is straight up saying that they want fewer frat bros and woo girls out there, then they should stop providing services that make it really easy for unprepared people to attend Burning Man, or easy for camps to provide services for people who want to buy the experience. Stop the Burner Expr...
by DrYes
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"
Replies: 97
Views: 6961

Re: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"

Yeah, that's something that's been kicked around here that I probably should have mentioned. Ticket resale outside of STEP needs to be gone. Tickets need to be made non-transferable. If you can't go, then sell the ticket back to the Org at face value minus a few bucks for administrative fee so it c...
by DrYes
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"
Replies: 97
Views: 6961

Re: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"

This conversation is way too late. I started in 2011, and it was probably too late to have it already then. It's never too late to work to make a change. Whether that change might have been more effectively made many years earlier....well, yes, it would have been. The writings' been on the wall re:...
by DrYes
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: A visit to Fly Ranch (and a request for feedback!)
Replies: 19
Views: 1956

Re: A visit to Fly Ranch (and a request for feedback!)

Could be interesting if they turned it into a Burning Man version of an artists' retreat, where people or groups of people can either reserve or apply to stay for a week or two. I heard someone connected to the project (not officially speaking for the Org in any capacity, mind you) say something to...
by DrYes
Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: A visit to Fly Ranch (and a request for feedback!)
Replies: 19
Views: 1956

A visit to Fly Ranch (and a request for feedback!)

I had the opportunity to visit Fly Ranch during the Burn this year, and put together an article on it with pics and video.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on what we could do with the ranch!

http://www.burn.life/blog/a-visit-to-bu ... -fly-ranch
by DrYes
Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 202
Views: 10596

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

Well how about a group of us regular folk go on over next year. We'll go in behind the dj booth (as the author suggested) to the vip area and have a sit down for a spell. I'm sure we'll be welcomed with loving open arms. i like that idea alot. maybe we can teach them something. image.jpeg I'm in. I...
by DrYes
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 202
Views: 10596

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

I would probably be marginally disappointed if the big sound camps went away, but they are such a small part of the burn for me that their disappearance wouldn't make me reconsider my decision to attend even for a second. Getting rid of plug n' plays wouldn't get rid of all the sound camps, just on...
by DrYes
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 202
Views: 10596

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

I don't think that what's going on will continue much longer. The glitteratti will find a new "thing" to throw money at. Others will tire of the the event itself for all kinds of reasons and stop coming. Numbers will dwindle. 5-6 years from now we'll be back to 40-50 thousand people who j...
by DrYes
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Dear Abby: I think I’m camping with a Sparkle Pony.
Replies: 54
Views: 3361

Re: Dear Abby: I think I’m camping with a Sparkle Pony.

So how it'd end up going?
by DrYes
Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: David Bowie's Ashes at the Temple + Video Tribute
Replies: 8
Views: 981

Re: David Bowie's Ashes at the Temple + Video Tribute

FlyingMonkey wrote:Thanks DrYes, Great work.

I really liked David Bowie & wish I could have been there this year. I don't know if he ever went to the Playa but I suspect he would have enjoyed it.


Thank you!

I'm pretty sure he never went, but I certainly agree.
by DrYes
Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: David Bowie's Ashes at the Temple + Video Tribute
Replies: 8
Views: 981

David Bowie's Ashes at the Temple + Video Tribute

TL;DR: What the subject says. His daughter placed some of them there, reportedly. http://www.burn.life/david-bowies-ashes-at-burning-man.html Also made a video tribute to Bowie using my footage from this year, set to Space Oddity. It's linked on the page, or you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/I...
by DrYes
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 202
Views: 10596

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

If any of the folks involved with the incident are reading this, I would love to talk to you. I'm going to be writing a long-form piece on Burn.Life about the community divide this illustrates and I'd much rather be sure of your motivations rather than inferring them. Were they attacked because they...
by DrYes
Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Presale Tickets - How Difficult?
Replies: 27
Views: 1849

Re: Presale Tickets - How Difficult?

Totally agree with you trilobyte! I hope that the BMorg changes this in years to come so it is no longer an outlet to potentially have people abuse. No reason for people to be buying several presales and main sale tickets as well. Radical Self-reliance! The BMORG isn't interested in radical self-re...
by DrYes
Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Directed sale?
Replies: 79
Views: 5378

Re: Directed sale?

. With all the Sturm und Drang regarding tickets and related things, I would like to chime in with this opinion: Surely, the Directed tickets program is the best thing BM HeadQuarters has ever come up with, other than the Event itself. And they have increased the number of DGS tickets each year so ...
by DrYes
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Can fast Internet from new satellites come to Burning Man?
Replies: 23
Views: 2330

Re: Can fast Internet from new satellites come to Burning Ma

My phone goes into airplane mode the minute we hit the playa and isn't allowed to dirty itself with a signal until we leave the playa again.
by DrYes
Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: MONEY - a tricky subjsct
Replies: 70
Views: 4080

Re: MONEY - a tricky subjsct

Elderberry wrote:
DrYes wrote:It's so obvious: That money should be spent to improve the Burning Man FAQs around getting free tickets as a volunteer. Duh.


OK, was this whole thread just a set-up for you to be able to deliver this line? 8) :shock: :lol:


No, but on seeing the thread it sure felt like it!
by DrYes
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: MONEY - a tricky subjsct
Replies: 70
Views: 4080

Re: MONEY - a tricky subjsct

It's so obvious: That money should be spent to improve the Burning Man FAQs around getting free tickets as a volunteer. Duh.
by DrYes
Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Partying during Early Arrival?
Replies: 200
Views: 12549

Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Most of the people who "accept" that are just bad at explaining things. Wait, they are? Is there some reliable source of data you can reference there that'll help us decide whether that's a true statement or not? Why does everyone argue with me about how things will or won't benefit me? D...
by DrYes
Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burners who don't go to Burning Man?
Replies: 160
Views: 9212

Re: Burners who don't go to Burning Man?

Call yourself what you want. Words have different meanings in different contexts. In the context of the Burning Man community, you're not a burner unless you've been to Burning Man. If people who spend their time in Newark want to consider themselves New Yorkers, that's their business, but people wh...
by DrYes
Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Volunteer comp tickets?
Replies: 86
Views: 3841

Re: Volunteer comp tickets?

That part of the FAQ is riddled with "usually" and "if it does occur" and "generally" and other intentionally vague qualifiers. "usually" is not a vague qualifier. In most contexts it means "most often". And by "most" I mean >50%. So, sure...
by DrYes
Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Traveling in Southeast Asia This Winter
Replies: 28
Views: 2194

Re: Traveling in Southeast Asia This Winter

The "bacon" in Islamic countries is woeful though. They often try to pass off beef bacon as actual bacon. It's so depressing to bite into as it tastes virtually nothing like bacon. This, and the lack of beer is something I am not looking forward to. I am a little concerned about spending ...
by DrYes
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Traveling in Southeast Asia This Winter
Replies: 28
Views: 2194

Re: Traveling in Southeast Asia This Winter

And they have not yet discovered bacon. Something fundamentally wrong with that part of the world. Nah, that's really only the case in the Islamic countries (Malaysia and Indonesia-minus-Bali). In many of the Asian business hotels, they will even have a couple types of pork bacon at breakfast - cri...
by DrYes
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Traveling in Southeast Asia This Winter
Replies: 28
Views: 2194

Re: Traveling in Southeast Asia This Winter

One thing to look out for in Viet Nam: lots of businesses (especially hotels) all have the same or nearly identical name. It doesn't mean they're being run by the same folks, and are often run by the competition trying to leech off a good hotel's reputation. In Beijing one time I came across a vide...
by DrYes
Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Traveling in Southeast Asia This Winter
Replies: 28
Views: 2194

Re: Traveling in Southeast Asia This Winter

Hong Kong was interesting but not my thing. We stayed at the ymca. It's a big hotel. Nothings cheap in accommodations. Some places we've stayed there have the tinest rooms I've ever seen. I can't remember the name of the cities in thailand that I would skip altogether. I've blocked them out. I'll g...
by DrYes
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Traveling in Southeast Asia This Winter
Replies: 28
Views: 2194

Re: Traveling in Southeast Asia This Winter

Oh man, you are going to be so happy you got certified before this trip. Sooooo happy. With all this stuff, as someone said earlier, Tripadvisor is your friend. In Sipadan, which is off the coast of northeastern Borneo (Malaysia...state of Sabah), the diving is really restricted, and only 8 or 9 ope...

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