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by sparr
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Redirecting some energy and efforts for lack of big events for which to build big art and community this year
Replies: 6
Views: 2233

Re: Redirecting some energy and efforts for lack of big events for which to build big art and community this year

My plan is to buy 200 acres about 30 minutes west of Portland, including an old boarding school. The property has a dozen buildings including 150 bedrooms (mostly dorms, some apartments and houses), a big commercial kitchen and some smaller kitchens, 14k sqft of wood / welding / auto shops, 100k sqf...
by sparr
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Redirecting some energy and efforts for lack of big events for which to build big art and community this year
Replies: 6
Views: 2233

Redirecting some energy and efforts for lack of big events for which to build big art and community this year

I'm trying to organize a big coliving / maker / permaculture / burner / ... community project near Portland. Not gonna pitch it here, in an attempt to avoid moderation. Message me if you'd like to know more.
by sparr
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Seeking statements about LNT and related topics from property owners where regional burns have happened
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: Seeking statements about LNT and related topics from property owners where regional burns have happened

Yeah, I've been on some of those teams. I'm already reaching out to the land owners I have contact with.
by sparr
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Seeking statements about LNT and related topics from property owners where regional burns have happened
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Seeking statements about LNT and related topics from property owners where regional burns have happened

I find myself needing to convince a conservation land trust that burners (in general, not a specific existing regional burn event) are not equivalent to the people ruining campsites in national parks. While LNT and playa restoration stories about BRC are easy to find, I'm looking for something less ...
by sparr
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: How would you organize a regional burn if part of the land had to be open to the public during the daytime?
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: How would you organize a regional burn if part of the land had to be open to the public during the daytime?

My first take would be to encourage 'public Art and installations' in the part that is open during the day; give it a voluntary, strong 'local, family, community' feel. That's definitely part of the plan! Keep any adult related stuff in the 'private area' of the woods and all camping in the open fi...
by sparr
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: How would you organize a regional burn if part of the land had to be open to the public during the daytime?
Replies: 4
Views: 762

How would you organize a regional burn if part of the land had to be open to the public during the daytime?

Suppose you wanted to organize an event similar to Transformus, Firefly, Burn in the Forest, or any of the other mostly-wooded regional burns, but the land has a quirk... Most of the forest is open to the public during daylight hours. A small amount of forest and some open field space could be priva...
by sparr
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The Perfect Ticket System
Replies: 13
Views: 3958

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: 2395

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: 2395

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: 10680

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: 8455

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: 14197

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: 14197

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: 14197

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: 14197

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: 2575

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: 3645

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: 12680

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: 12680

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: 5963

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: 5963

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: 5963

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: 4517

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: 2176

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: 15120

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: 22393

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: 22393

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: 18585

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: 918
Views: 194109

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...

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