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by maladroit
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Where to set up camp if not in theme camp?
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: Where to set up camp if not in theme camp?

Welcome to ePlaya. The only difference between your camp and a theme camp is probably some paperwork and work access passes for early entry. That ship has sailed, so your other option is to look for open camping within the city. The best way to do that is to get in as early as you can Sunday morning.
by maladroit
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: GARS and Credit Cards at Coffee and Ice?
Replies: 9
Views: 646

Re: GARS and Credit Cards at Coffee and Ice?

Those mag slots and chip reader seem to fail pretty often inside a Kohl's. I wonder how they'll hold up to corrosive playa dust ground in with sweaty credit cards?
by maladroit
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Bike pole using see through material
Replies: 26
Views: 1616

Re: Bike pole using see through material

If you use normal LED strip for this, count on it to fail. Designed to be installed behind the letters of store's sign in a mall. Not designed to be flexed in every direction several times per minute. Even a good solution with individual stiff PCBs linked by silicone wire will eventually fail, it's ...
by maladroit
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Mutant Vehicle looking to join a helpful Camp
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: Mutant Vehicle looking to join a helpful Camp

Jesus. Do we have to build and bring the vehicle too? What happened to every single member of your support staff?
by maladroit
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: condition of lag screws after removing them from PLaya??
Replies: 12
Views: 1286

Re: condition of lag screws after removing them from PLaya??

Well, of all the things WD40 is used for, spraying onto bare metal to displace water and leave a protective residue is probably the closest to the intended purpose.
by maladroit
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2019 Playa Conditions
Replies: 35
Views: 3545

Re: 2019 Playa Conditions

I hope it's not 2017 heat again. I don't have the air conditioner this time.
by maladroit
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2019 Playa Conditions
Replies: 35
Views: 3545

Re: 2019 Playa Conditions

Wow yeah, this thread usually starts around May or June. What does it mean? Have we finally realized it's always going to be flat and dusty?
by maladroit
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: I still don't understand blue flags and placed vs. unplaced
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Re: I still don't understand blue flags and placed vs. unplaced

Yeah that's why I mentioned we'd be going to the outer rings looking for campers.
by maladroit
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: I still don't understand blue flags and placed vs. unplaced
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Re: I still don't understand blue flags and placed vs. unplaced

We'll be a small camp around 7 & B and have some extra space. Since we ran into the no-space problem in open camping last year, we will not hunt for campers online but instead go to the outer rings on Sunday or Monday and try to find some lost-looking awesome people to invite.
by maladroit
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: UPS Expedited
Replies: 13
Views: 979

Re: UPS Expedited

One of ours was UPS Expedited versus UPS Innovations. The UPS Innovations for our own tickets arrived in the mailbox, no tracking number beforehand (it did appear a few days after delivery). Later, the UPS Expedited shipment for our friend's ticket did arrive via an actual UPS dropoff. While the tic...
by maladroit
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: ePlaya performance is poor
Replies: 27
Views: 1794

Re: ePlaya performance is poor

My experience has been that ePlaya has been slow to load or frequent 503 errors for about two months.
by maladroit
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Two random PacNW questions
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: Two random PacNW questions

I used to drive down from Portland. From Seattle you could take 97 all the way down to Klamath Falls. But I'd probably just take I-5 down to 58, then 97 into Klamath Falls. Portland is the only major city anyway, and it's not terrible to pierce through on 5 unless there's a bridge lift. You'll make ...
by maladroit
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Ticket delivery?
Replies: 21
Views: 1769

Re: Main Sale Ticket delivery?

"UPS Innovations" means UPS takes it and gives it to the post office. So it'll appear in your mailbox.

It's a lot of overhead, I could have walked a few blocks and asked for my tickets in person....
by maladroit
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2019 One Item A Day For Burning Man
Replies: 62
Views: 6524

Re: 2019 One Item A Day For Burning Man

Transmission indicator pointed at wrong numbers...check your motor mounts The problem is fixed (just needed to adjust the pushrod an inch) and the mounts look OK, but will check them again. For some reason there is an extra piece of broken and badly-welded transmission selector linkage rattling aro...
by maladroit
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2019 One Item A Day For Burning Man
Replies: 62
Views: 6524

Re: 2019 One Item A Day For Burning Man

Purchased a 1994 GMC ex-U-Haul 14' truck (gas, big block 454, throttle-body injection) for $1000. Had new tires but wouldn't pass smog, passenger inside door handle missing, transmission selector pointed to wrong letters and would randomly pop out of park into reverse, driver seat stuck leaning forw...
by maladroit
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138572

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

It doesn't require power tools. Last year we did a fairly minimal camp and only needed 10 or 12 lag screws. I used a T-handle wrench and a 30" extension, and it was actually too easy. Will just use a speed wrench next time, the T-handle leverage isn't needed. Basically you want to figure out how to ...
by maladroit
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 117
Views: 12032

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

Negotiations require a certain amount of faith that all sides have reasonable concerns that should be accommodated in some way. This should not be blind faith, however. At some point during negotiations you may realize that you are expending all the effort to try to understand the other side's conc...
by maladroit
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Can You See This Happening???
Replies: 17
Views: 1209

Re: Can You See This Happening???

We're going to do it, having been stuck in the same situation last year.

Definitely starts with a "welcome to the city, how's it going" conversation and ends with either "well good luck" or "does that spot in our camp work" depending on the answers.
by maladroit
Sat May 25, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Placement 2019-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 2429

Re: Placement 2019-2020

Reading that letter, I got the feeling that somehow they are not aware that their own actions have caused every problem they now face.

Despite being told exactly what would happen.
by maladroit
Sat May 11, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 104
Views: 9797

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

I want to know the last time BMORG surprised you in a positive direction.
by maladroit
Fri May 10, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 104
Views: 9797

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Back to the point, though - the lead placer for the 4:30 sector recently stated on FB that their belief is that the new geometry will open more blocks up for open camping, because they will be able to pack more theme camps into the inner (and now deeper) streets. While at the same time drawing a fu...
by maladroit
Wed May 08, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 104
Views: 9797

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Open camping was almost completely full after Sunday last year. We came in late and there was a sign after Greeters saying that anything 6:00 and up was completely full, don't even try it. We turned right and spent hours driving up and down the streets and a few false starts before we found a spot d...
by maladroit
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Heads up Please.
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Re: Heads up Please.

Amazing that the line "this board has nothing to do with BMORG you idiot" still has traction at eplaya.burningman.org
by maladroit
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Limousines on playa
Replies: 14
Views: 2066

Re: Limousines on playa

Reinforce the roof, add small wheels to it, and make it drive around the playa upside down with all passengers forced to hang from five-point harnesses, and you'd still probably have trouble getting it approved these days. If that helps set the bar.
by maladroit
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Fuel Question
Replies: 33
Views: 2684

Re: Fuel Question

https://burningman.org/event/black-rock ... l-program/

Anything not covered on that page means you have to figure out something special, and since you're not special, the answer will be no.
by maladroit
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Should I go for presale?
Replies: 22
Views: 2054

Re: Should I go for presale?

The most reliable way to get tickets to Burning Man is to be a hard worker, good at something, and be willing to share that with others. Then become an essential part of a group project. Nobody cares if Joe Rando can't make it to Burning Man and doesn't get to see Skrillex fight in the Thunderdome. ...
by maladroit
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4638
Views: 294560

Re: PAGE TWO

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by maladroit
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Art Theme
Topic: Patent for Teledildonics Expires After 20 Years
Replies: 3
Views: 1541

Re: Patent for Teledildonics Expires After 20 Years

Well, I spoke to one of the creators of Project Flashlight out on the playa last burn. I got to control a military grade spotlight on the other side of the playa using a tablet. For me, that was right in the G spot.
by maladroit
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Ideating a meal prep service for BM 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2634

Re: Ideating a meal prep service for BM 2019

I could afford a meal prep service and have excellent experience-based feedback on what foods taste great out there, are easy to heat up, and handle well in a cooler.

But fuck your burn, I'm not telling you and out of spite I'm just going to eat pickles, cheese balls, and canned chili this year.

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