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by dr.placebo
Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Solar showers
Replies: 31
Views: 2978

Re: Solar showers

And here's another vote for garden sprayer. It is also a "solar shower" if you leave it in the sun. The great benefit of the garden sprayer is its efficiency. Much less water to bring in, and no gray water to bring out. We use two old towels on a tarp, and the towels dry out inside of 30 m...
by dr.placebo
Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Non-Controversial Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1675

Re: Non-Controversial Thread

Yes, dear.
by dr.placebo
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: 35mm Film and you
Replies: 25
Views: 3589

Re: 35mm Film and you

It's definitely a compromise, but I'm using the Sigma 18-250 mm lens on my Canon 7D. The pictures are not as sharp as an L lens, to be sure, but the ability to do modest wide-angle through 10X zoom with a single lens is worth it (at least, for me).
by dr.placebo
Tue May 14, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: does anyone know how to get into contact with B.E.D?
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

Re: does anyone know how to get into contact with B.E.D?

I'm also one of the BED members, and I'm usually one of the workshop presenters. Feel free to contact me for more discussion.

Also, the workshop notes are online. The 2012 notes are at

http://www.dr-placebo.net/BED/BMsexed2012.pdf
by dr.placebo
Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Gulabi Pod I/S/O Theme Camp
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Gulabi Pod I/S/O Theme Camp

As a BED member I think that this is a cool idea. I like having multiple paths explored to reduce sexual assault and harassment.
by dr.placebo
Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Animals on playa this year
Replies: 98
Views: 16064

Re: Animals on playa this year

We saw a few small birds after one dust storm, and toward the end about a half dozen ravens.
by dr.placebo
Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How Can I Protect My Long Hair?
Replies: 16
Views: 1986

Re: How Can I Protect My Long Hair?

The major problems will be intense sun, very alkaline dust, and intense dryness. If you have access to a lot of water you can try to stay clean, but my guess is that within minutes after washing a dust storm will come up and defeat your best efforts. My guess is that the best protection is to minimi...
by dr.placebo
Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: How much should I REALLY bring?
Replies: 56
Views: 5130

Re: How much should I REALLY bring?

Temps can get over 100 F in the day, down to freezing at night (usually over 40 F, but freezing has been observed more than once). Temperature can vary by 40 F in the space of a few hours. The sun, wind and dust are challenging. Having something that gives protection is a plus. A bikini (or less) in...
by dr.placebo
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Double Secret Probation
Replies: 29
Views: 4668

Re: Double Secret Probation

The 2011 population stipulation, taken from http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/nv/field_offices/winnemucca_field_office/nepa/recreation/0.Par.49008.File.dat/2011%20SRP%20Stips.pdf , is Black Rock City, LLC (BRC) is required to manage its advance ticket sales and on-site ticket sales in such ...
by dr.placebo
Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: If You're Actually Cool...
Replies: 29
Views: 1656

Re: If You're Actually Cool...

I'm definitely cool at temperatures below 60 F. Above 80 F I get quite warm.
by dr.placebo
Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Sex on the playa
Replies: 64
Views: 5583

Re: Sex on the playa

I am not a sex expert, but IMHO the playa is more sexualized than all but a few public places in the U.S. And that is emphatically not a complaint. Explicit public sex has been discouraged for a number of years, but there are camps with private areas that encourage it, especially on the somewhat kin...
by dr.placebo
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: "Participate" versus "don't commit your first year"
Replies: 90
Views: 20465

Re: "Participate" versus "don't commit your first year"

There is good advice above, and I hope that this is a good addition. While it is critically important that you stay healthy and hydrated out there (the desert does want to kill you), I've found structured and unstructured ways to participate, and that participation is essential to the experience. Be...
by dr.placebo
Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: "Adult" theme camps
Replies: 61
Views: 5021

Re: "Adult" theme camps

Ok, I'm not one to mince words, I've been told I'm rather blunt. But I've always wondered what men really prefer... I've been exclusively partnered for quite a while (neither of us depilates body hair), but back when there was more variety in my partners I valued attitude over attributes. I actuall...
by dr.placebo
Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What is your Sign?
Replies: 117
Views: 5991

Re: What is your Sign?

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Oddly enough, this is also a good representation of how I look when dancing.
by dr.placebo
Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Cancelled Open Ticket Sale.
Replies: 45
Views: 3845

Re: Cancelled Open Ticket Sale.

I have to agree here. If you really want to go, don't give up. There will be tickets showing up via STEP and other routes as the summer progresses. Try to avoid scammers and scalpers, though, it's not worth the risk. Based on what I've seen from the org and generally reliable posters, burners from t...
by dr.placebo
Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Principal #1
Replies: 86
Views: 5669

Re: Principal #1

"Principal #1: No prerequisites exist for participation in our community." Participation in the community is not identical to having a ticket for the main event on the playa this year. A general spirit of inclusion does not guarantee individual access to a limited resource. Being on the p...
by dr.placebo
Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Expectations: Building them, abandoning them
Replies: 26
Views: 3391

Re: Expectations: Building them, abandoning them

Ensimismada, you seem to have a great attitude. I'd expect that you'll do just fine. I've taken the liberty of doing a Q and A based on your message. Q: Is there any advice for how I can balance excitement over fantastic YouTube videos, photoblogs and conversations with all you awesome ePlayans with...
by dr.placebo
Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Romantic Relationship issues with 2012 Burn
Replies: 59
Views: 9150

Re: Romantic Relationship issues with 2012 Burn

OK, I'll keep this short. The problem you are running in to has very little to do with the playa. You two need to talk. You need to talk honestly about your desires and boundaries, and you need to listen to her desires and boundaries. Once those are on the table you both get to negotiate. Repeat oft...
by dr.placebo
Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:05 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers
Replies: 283
Views: 15969

Re: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers

I have to side with those who say that there is not enough public data to prove a lot of scalping at this time. We also have little data about scammers (the current listings may be entirely scammers, for all we know). Last year when the event sold out there was a spike in the listed price or tickets...
by dr.placebo
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Wanna total mess over scalpers – here is an idea -
Replies: 37
Views: 2629

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

The scanner and DB system already exists and is used for early entry. It could be scaled up without a lot of changes. I don't know how often it's down, but it appeared to be pretty solid the few times I've been through. And at least for early entry the scanning is one of the fastest stages in the wh...
by dr.placebo
Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd
Replies: 76
Views: 9036

Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

One of the things I've appreciated about being on the playa is how little age matters. I've been 50 or more 12 times out there, and usually have been with groups that span generations, often within the same family. I've had campmates who were under 1 year old, and over 65 years old. The generational...
by dr.placebo
Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Where do I start??? 2012 prep
Replies: 18
Views: 1346

Re: Where do I start??? 2012 prep

The good news is that it can be done, there are more than a few burners from Oz. So, welcome home! Here are a few things that are worth noting, although if you've spent time in the outback you will not find them all that daunting. 1. Temps range from a high of 40 C (104 F) down to 0 C (32 F). The ex...
by dr.placebo
Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: I want to hear some crazy shit
Replies: 50
Views: 6417

Re: I want to hear some crazy shit

If you enjoy being a carnivore, and you enjoy explosions, then you should be especially happy about the prospect of tenderizing meat with explosions.

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/jun98/hydr0698.htm
by dr.placebo
Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How Fuel efficient is your car?
Replies: 723
Views: 108301

Re: How Fuel efficient is your car?

So I checked out the Plasmatron, because it has some good hits on Google Scholar. Kinda cool stuff, but what they claim are relatively modest improvements in efficiency. The big win is the large potential for reduction in NOx and soot, which makes diesel engines more acceptable in transportation (di...
by dr.placebo
Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How Fuel efficient is your car?
Replies: 723
Views: 108301

Re: Re:

If you are so addicited to opposing hydrogen and its combustability try to lobby for more fracking. If you dont understand electrolysis and how hydrogen is produced with a lil baking soda and electricity and water than please stop calling yourself a Doctor. Hydrogen is a fuel, and water is not. Pro...
by dr.placebo
Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How Fuel efficient is your car?
Replies: 723
Views: 108301

Re: How Fuel efficient is your car?

OK, I did look up Oglemobile, and I got the usual flood of contradictory gunk typical of urban legends. That does not prove it's wrong, of course, but it makes it hard to find anything useful. And the inventor died in 1981, so it is not easy to get more information from the source. I did a similar s...

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