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by sparr
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The Perfect Ticket System
Replies: 12
Views: 674

Re: The Perfect Ticket System

Are you familiar with Arrow's Impossibility Theorem ? It's about voting. There are three traits an ideal voting system should have, and this guy proved it's actually impossible to satisfy all three. Every voting system must give one of them up to achieve the other two. That's the situation here. You...
by sparr
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: 2019 Satellite Sunday BRC for finding open camping spots
Replies: 6
Views: 695

Re: 2019 Satellite Sunday BRC for finding open camping spots

Eric wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:33 pm
I'm not sure why anyone would want to take an image after the Man & most burnable art is already gone, but it's their money.
I believe the Sunday being referenced here was six days ago.
by sparr
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: 2019 Satellite Sunday BRC for finding open camping spots
Replies: 6
Views: 695

Re: 2019 Satellite Sunday BRC for finding open camping spots

"Satellite Sunday"

Is it expected/known that someone(s) will be tasking satellites for photos on Sunday each year? I've seen people in the past do things in the dust that they expect to show up on sat photos, but without knowing which day they would be seen.
by sparr
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Advice for spotting scam camps?
Replies: 47
Views: 4200

Re: Advice for spotting scam camps?

Now I know that when future newbs ask the same questions this October, I can just tell them to wait for July before committing, when there will be a lot more (and more reputable) camps recruiting. That would be inaccurate at best, completely wrong at worst. The camps that are still recruiting in Ju...
by sparr
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: My first solar air conditioner setup
Replies: 22
Views: 5703

Re: My first solar air conditioner setup

I would really appreciate not derailing this thread and clogging my notifications with unrelated messages.
by sparr
Mon May 20, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Electric LED Surfboards?
Replies: 36
Views: 8886

Re: Electric LED Surfboards?

I'm not arguing the rest doesn't exist. When you consider every part of the rules together, you get a ban on motorized surfboards.
by sparr
Mon May 20, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Electric LED Surfboards?
Replies: 36
Views: 8886

Re: Electric LED Surfboards?

I don't care what reddit does or doesn't do. I don't go there. I do care about misinformation. Perhaps care more about reading comprehension? I didn't say anything about what reddit does or doesn't do. I referred to this forum's feature for inlining content from reddit, which you interpreted as me ...
by sparr
Mon May 20, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Electric LED Surfboards?
Replies: 36
Views: 8886

Re: Electric LED Surfboards?

Sparr. Don't quote a redit post they leave things out. [...] Go to the Official burning Man page and figure it out for yourself. I linked the reddit post, the official burning man page, and the borg planning slide deck. Read whichever one(s) you want. If you're upset about the forum inlining reddit...
by sparr
Sun May 19, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Electric LED Surfboards?
Replies: 36
Views: 8886

Re: Electric LED Surfboards?

mdella wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 2:36 pm
I actually was spending time this year sitting around looking at the boards as an alternative way around the playa.
Bad news, they aren't allowed any more. Too big, too fast, too able-to-keep-going-forever-if-the-rider-falls-off.
by sparr
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Help with 36'X30' EMT conduit flat top shade structure
Replies: 10
Views: 1301

Re: Help with 36'X30' EMT conduit flat top shade structure

With an aspect ratio so close to 1:1, I have to ask what drives the rectangle-ness of your plan? You will save a lot of organizational and logistical headaches down the line if you make it 30x30 or 36x36 instead.
by sparr
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Misappropriation and commodification of BM camps
Replies: 10
Views: 1205

Re: Misappropriation and commodification of BM camps

I ran into this crazy rule last year. Because my camp was conceptually affiliated with an off-playa nonprofit of the same name, I was forbidden from seeking people on this forum to join our rideshare (and/or camp with us?). I didn't make a list of all the other "violators" in my arguments with the f...
by sparr
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Updated Vehicle Rules and Protocols at Burning Man
Replies: 21
Views: 4928

Re: Updated Vehicle Rules and Protocols at Burning Man

Canoe wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:19 am
"Working Pedals" refers to part of the rules for an "electric bicycle" under Nevada state law. There is also "Generally recognized as a bicycle" and "2-3 wheels".
That section appears to be a not-entirely-accurate attempt to summarize the relevant (and linked) law.
by sparr
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Updated Vehicle Rules and Protocols at Burning Man
Replies: 21
Views: 4928

Re: Updated Vehicle Rules and Protocols at Burning Man

The requirement for working pedals is going to make some of my plans for small electric vehicles harder, but I think I can still manage. I had a technically-a-moped in high school where the pedals were really just a glorified kickstart and legal requirement than a useful option.
by sparr
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: There's nothing wrong with basing cleanup deposits on exodus cleanup results
Replies: 23
Views: 2607

Re: There's nothing wrong with basing cleanup deposits on exodus cleanup results

It seems like many of you are ok with keeping deposits from people who skip out on cleaning...

But not ok with later refunding those deposits if the camp gets a green moop score?
by sparr
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: There's nothing wrong with basing cleanup deposits on exodus cleanup results
Replies: 23
Views: 2607

Re: There's nothing wrong with basing cleanup deposits on exodus cleanup results

How about camps don't invite anyone they don't want to cleanup after for free? Or as a gift? Or just cause they care about how their camp leaves the playa and not what their moop map looks like for next year? An act of love to the Playa itself so-to-speak? Any fee that ends up in someone's pocket r...
by sparr
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: There's nothing wrong with basing cleanup deposits on exodus cleanup results
Replies: 23
Views: 2607

There's nothing wrong with basing cleanup deposits on exodus cleanup results

In their invite they state that 50% of their MOOP deposit collected from campers ($500/person) is dependent on the overall camp score (something only the last people leaving the camp can influence). My 9-12 person camp makes it very clear and explicit that we keep 100% of your cleanup deposit if yo...
by sparr
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Mod abuse: Looks like I'm leaving?
Replies: 18
Views: 2256

Re: Mod abuse: Looks like I'm leaving?

I've been to the event in question. It is not in any way a burn, or even remotely Burning Man related. Some burners show up, there's some fire spinning, that's the whole connection. 90% of the people there are Chicago locals who are just attending a party in the park, watching some spinning performa...
by sparr
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Washoe & Pershing Co early discussions to change boundaries around the event
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Re: Washoe & Pershing Co early discussions to change boundaries around the event

Could they finalize this without approval at the state level?

Also, how specific is the BM location? I know it moves year to year, but I'm not sure how far. Feet? Miles?
by sparr
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Eplaya Meet & Greet 2018 (6pm Wed, 9:30 & E)
Replies: 49
Views: 9239

Re: Eplaya Meet & Greet 2018 (6pm Wed, 9:30 & E)

Came by yesterday evening but an apparently helpful person told me the event wasn't there :( Maybe next year!
by sparr
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Pursuing a CA CDL
Replies: 57
Views: 12702

Re: Pursuing a CA CDL

After the CDL, get ready for California emissions compliance for diesel powered vehicles. The truck I haul horses to Ca and back in is being replaced with a new one because of this, at great cost. https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onrdiesel/documents/FSRegSum.pdf Thankfully, "motor homes for non-commer...
by sparr
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Pursuing a CA CDL
Replies: 57
Views: 12702

Re: Pursuing a CA CDL

Re the bus, no mutation this year, just turning it into something like an RV to build a small camp around. https://www.facebook.com/groups/buspatchbrc

Re the CDL, I took the written tests (six of them!) already, but am postponing medical exam and drive test until after BM.
by sparr
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 102
Views: 10901

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

Ah, OK, so all LIT folks have to go to will-call regardless. Hmm. Talk about complicating the rideshare situation. The guidelines about not doing willcall on foot are "should"s, not "must"[not]s. I'm still super wary of taking willcall folks on my rideshare, but I've heard a lot of people are going...
by sparr
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138545

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Pfffffffftttttt! What? Whatcha going to do? Liberate green bikes with those bolt cutters? Maybe help a damsel or dude in distress? Cut the lock off of something when the rightful owners can get in touch with the lock owner? Save somebody's day? Wooooo! Yeah damn right you will! Nice! I recently fel...
by sparr
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: If you are driving from the Pacific Northwest a place to rest for free.
Replies: 17
Views: 3838

Re: If you are driving from the Pacific Northwest a place to rest for free.

Captain Goddammit wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:23 pm
That’s funny... he’s never charged me for power...
We only met a woman. Not sure who you're referring to.
by sparr
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Will USS Pump trucks go down a fire road?
Replies: 9
Views: 1353

Re: Will USS Pump trucks go down a fire road?

trilobyte wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:01 am
If it's not too late, reach out to them and contract their services... like a person who knows how to plan their camp's needs...
I've called them twice and been waiting two weeks for a call back to set up a contract.
by sparr
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138545

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

After a few years of using 3/8x14" I am actually downgrading to 3/8x12" this year so that I can upgrade from shiny zinc to hot dipped and not worry about corrosion as much. I might also get some bigger ones, since I've failed to sell my big makita driver and I want something for it to do if I bring ...
by sparr
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Storage container as art, placed in deep playa?
Replies: 34
Views: 5510

Re: Storage container as art, placed in deep playa?

Also the roadside of Esplanade would be full of people's creations. Last I checked, camps with Esplanade placement also "own" the far side of Esplanade. I can't remember how far, maybe 50-100ft? The first year I went to ARTery for on-site art registration they filled me in on those details, and I e...
by sparr
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 102
Views: 10901

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

Yikes! 19 pages of rides offered. 44 pages of rides requested. If they take 2.315 persons each, it'll work out. I'm taking about 15 people, about half of whom came from the rideshare board. Unfortunately I can't post in the ride share forum here :( Ha! Look at it another way; 600+ offers and reques...
by sparr
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Storage container as art, placed in deep playa?
Replies: 34
Views: 5510

Re: Storage container as art, placed in deep playa?

The site states: You MUST fill out the art installation questionnaire if you would like to bring an art installation for placement on the open playa. Please read through the following guidelines before registering your project. This questionnaire is only for registering physical art installations t...

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