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by Zhust
Tue May 12, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Cycling TO Burning Man
Replies: 100
Views: 4067

Re: Cycling TO Burning Man

As you can see from this thread, every single person with a car will try to kill you then blame you for "getting hit". It is a fact of our county that we are hell-bent on ruining the environment and any attempt to do otherwise is met with vicious aggression, so get yourself an SUV and rape...
by Zhust
Fri May 08, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?
Replies: 73
Views: 4962

Re: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?

Oh no worries: I'm not going unless I feel really compelled. Definitely not this year. And Re: Token, everyone has a different experience. Parties bore me to death—if Burning Man was just some big party (for me) I would have never come back. But (for me) it was a way to try new things ... to test my...
by Zhust
Thu May 07, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?
Replies: 73
Views: 4962

Re: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?

Stumbled into this one with a lot of feelings about it. Cause I've gone thru that, lost my playa mojo, skipped a year here and there. Then had a couple of years where I went but I didn't participate. That was the worst and I basically built a wall around myself and didn't allow it to happen. During...
by Zhust
Thu May 07, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: STEP tickets actually directed to specific people
Replies: 47
Views: 2846

Re: STEP tickets actually directed to specific people

Ya, there is an all. All of the tickets released into the STEP are actually directed to certain people. They are not sold to any old person in the so called queue. The queue is a lie just to cover up what actually happens to the tickets. In a Schrödinger's Cat kind of way, yeah, I guess it is. At t...
by Zhust
Tue May 05, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Let's nerd out about Blacklights
Replies: 63
Views: 3591

Re: Let's nerd out about Blacklights

⋅ 365nm lamps come with warnings that they may damage your eyes. Now, I don't know if they have this label just because the light is invisible so one may find oneself staring into the light for a while and not knowing they were exposing their retinas to high levels of incoming light (pupi...
by Zhust
Sun May 03, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man Laser Policy
Replies: 44
Views: 3083

Re: New Burning Man Laser Policy

Here's a simple test before heading to Burning Man: shine the laser in both your eyes. If you're unable to drive to the event anymore, you shouldn't bring the laser.
by Zhust
Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?
Replies: 73
Views: 4962

Re: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?

Thanks everyone for the comments. It's rather inspiring, actually. I've skipped years in the past, but this seems more permanent ... I've had moments when I felt like those non-Burners who just can't figure out "why?" at all. I have told some friends who were on the fence about Bman: if yo...
by Zhust
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?
Replies: 73
Views: 4962

Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?

Put aside all the kvetching about how it was better next year and all that ... forget about ticketing and plug-and-play camps ... I'm just not that into it anymore. Maybe it was because I had a really good year that I didn't think could be topped. Or that I'm so bloated with expectations that I can'...
by Zhust
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: What is the evidence for taping ALL panel edges?
Replies: 25
Views: 1194

Re: What is the evidence for taping ALL panel edges?

I've been rereading the OP several times and I continue to feel like I'm missing something. I'm assuming you're dealing with aluminum-faced rigid foam board. The edges have exposed inner foam which is reasonably tough, but it is also easy to pick out and make little bits of mess—especially compared ...
by Zhust
Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:23 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: End of radical self sufficiency - shift to radical community
Replies: 80
Views: 4314

Re: End of radical self sufficiency - shift to radical commu

We suggest practical self reliance along with radical community. This is an interesting way to formalize what I've been seeing in my own experience. Once I got over my virgin year, the "game" was: "how do I do this?" I shot for 100% self-sufficiency and largely succeeded. But th...
by Zhust
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Glow-in-the-dark paint
Replies: 14
Views: 1323

Re: Glow-in-the-dark paint

Glow-in-the-dark paint is very very dim after only 15 minutes. The "24-hour" paints are cool but only useful in pitch black.

Here's my experimenting: http://www.jasondoesitall.com/2012/03/glow-inc-glow-in-the-dark-paint-test/
by Zhust
Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Is Cacophony Back?
Replies: 94
Views: 6865

Re: Is Cacophony Back?

"Occupy did nothing" ... pfeh.

Occupy go the mainstream media to discuss "anarchy". Beat that.
by Zhust
Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Wind Powered Fan
Replies: 21
Views: 5754

Re: Wind Powered Fan

This "going green" stuff at Burning Man is pure bullshit. You have your toys and your party, and I'll have mine. Burning Man is when I get to play with the green tech—can I do it? How much power do I really need? All that stuff ... I call it fun. Getting my hands covered in grease trying ...
by Zhust
Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...
Replies: 132
Views: 10822

Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

All the artists and makers and volunteers will attend the real Burning Man—the one that happens in the week leading up to the public one—just like they always do. The only difference is in 2015, they'll pack up and leave on the first Monday of the public event rather than the last.
by Zhust
Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bucket Lists...
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Re: Bucket Lists...

I'm making a reverse bucket list: things I got too old to try and start and/or do again.

  1. skateboarding
  2. downhill skiing
  3. parkour
  4. ...
by Zhust
Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Toward a PnP Code of Ethics and Best Practices
Replies: 176
Views: 7418

Re: Toward a PnP Code of Ethics and Best Practices

I gotta say I'm trying to empathize, Lonesomebri ... It must have been almost 10 years ago now that I was debating with the leader of a regional group. It had to do with the group claiming to be of pure and noble Burning Man heritage, yet complicit in the online bullying of the meek members of the c...
by Zhust
Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Burners and lightbulbs
Replies: 63
Views: 2656

Re: Burners and lightbulbs

Q: How many Burners does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

A: I don't know. Why don't you install it in deep-Playa and count how many Burners are sleeping inside at dawn?
by Zhust
Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Toward a PnP Code of Ethics and Best Practices
Replies: 176
Views: 7418

Re: Toward a PnP Code of Ethics and Best Practices

One thing I've noticed about the BMORG is that they have always treated Burning Man as an event that is ever-changing. And in doing so, they risk alienating people who think they Burn correctly. To be blunt, there's no such thing as "Burning correctly"—in theory the best you can do on that...
by Zhust
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?
Replies: 60
Views: 3286

Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Probably "Burning Man Personal Assistant" is an accurate title, leading us to "burnpa." :roll:
by Zhust
Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:00 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Toward a PnP Code of Ethics and Best Practices
Replies: 176
Views: 7418

Re: Toward a PnP Code of Ethics and Best Practices

I think the first step—if we're going to talk plug-and-play camps is to try and define "plug-and-play" at Burning Man. As best I can tell, it's a moving target and subjectively defined. The first person to show up in a Bruise'Merica RV was probably "too plug-and-play". The first ...
by Zhust
Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 560
Views: 26469

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

Rich people coming to Burning Man with plug-and-play camps all set up by a servant class are there because of one thing: they are unable to create anything themselves. They must rely on people who know how to "build, troubleshoot, and tweak" something made with their own hands. So far that...
by Zhust
Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: After how many burns do the memories blend together?
Replies: 31
Views: 1715

Re: After how many burns do the memories blend together?

Every year I've gone, I've done it differently. But I think that even if I tried to create exactly the same experience one year to the next, there would be no way it would be the same. So then I wonder if I can recall any experience that could have been any year. One was when I was drinking from a b...
by Zhust
Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Facebook withdrawal
Replies: 39
Views: 1655

Re: Facebook withdrawal

I left it cold-turkey a while back. Then I realized that more than half the people I know use it as their exclusive way to announce events. So I got back on, but the bookmark to Facebook is to http://www.facebook.com/events/list so I can see what's going on without the vortex of memes and shit on th...
by Zhust
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Pumping Service for Gray Water Barrels
Replies: 10
Views: 1001

Re: Pumping Service for Gray Water Barrels

It Still Stings camp had 55gal plastic barrels for gray water and we got them pumped out just fine. I had thought that using an RV connector would have been advantageous, but they had no problem going through the existing hole.
by Zhust
Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One thing you wish you had known for your first burn...
Replies: 152
Views: 18530

Re: One thing you wish you had known for your first burn...

This is so embarrassing to admit... but I actually brought plastic bead necklaces to "gift" my first year. Basically, if this is your first burn, do not bring cheap store bought trinkety shit to give away. If you are giving something store bought away it should be something utilitarian (l...
by Zhust
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Spoke versus radius street camp location?
Replies: 35
Views: 1485

Re: Spoke versus radius street camp location?

The big nerd in me also wants to analyze traffic to see what the traffic flow is like. Ooh ... so data centric ... There are 12 step recovery programs for this sort of thing, Zhust. :mrgreen: Ooh ... a finite, integral number of steps. How wonderful. By the way, the radials are actually numbered in...
by Zhust
Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Spoke versus radius street camp location?
Replies: 35
Views: 1485

Re: Spoke versus radius street camp location?

2013_Final_Web_SM.jpg For what it's worth, the shortest navigating path is always to cross the open Esplanade to the radial clock street nearest your destination and follow it straight to the circumferential letter street of your destination. Like Lonesomebri's example, to get to 8:05 & L, the ...
by Zhust
Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Tested Full Lighting On Trike....
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Tested Full Lighting On Trike....

Stay glad and be proud. Never compare. There is always someone who has done something bigger, brighter, better, or more ingeniously than you did. I too wish you had pictures, but there's a warmth in my heart that you can't post any. I like the idea that there is something that needs to be seen in pe...
by Zhust
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: I just want to wear normal clothes
Replies: 148
Views: 13603

Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

TexasRick wrote:Image


See also, dishdasha ... (like on Asshatzon). Basically a man-dress. Mine has pockets which is awesome.
by Zhust
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Glass Bottle MOOP?
Replies: 35
Views: 2400

Re: Glass Bottle MOOP?

No matter what you do, you may encounter someone who will try to shit on your parade. Glass is an awesome material. Its MOOP-potential is only if it breaks, just like blinky lights (especially cheap ones full of little plastic pieces, batteries, and ridiculously fragile construction), and PVC pipes ...

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