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by portaplaya
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: GPS coordinates to the Golden Spike?
Replies: 6
Views: 1344

Re: GPS coordinates to the Golden Spike?

The survey team sent this information to the people that like to make GPS files for displaying a map of the city on your GPS: BURNING MAN 2012 LOCATION DATA 7.26.2012 Burning Man location: 40° 47' 11.00 N, 119° 12' 23.40 W (WGS84) Elevation: 3904' If you want a map file to install on your GPS to dis...
by portaplaya
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: 2012 Share Resources
Topic: Getting bikes/stuff back to Los Angeles, Orange County or SD
Replies: 14
Views: 1260

Re: Getting bikes/stuff back to Los Angeles, Orange County o

Bob wrote:It's off topic. There's a ride board. Please be useful.
Bob, please stop replying to my posts. There would have been no continuation of the off-topic discussion if you had not started a new thread.
by portaplaya
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: 2012 Share Resources
Topic: Getting bikes/stuff back to Los Angeles, Orange County or SD
Replies: 14
Views: 1260

Re: Getting bikes/stuff back to Los Angeles, Orange County o

Or a troll. Or someone that provide customer support for a living and attempts to be helpful in their free time. The key to being helpful is to avoid presuming how much someone knows, even if they say they have nine years of experience with the "product". Instead, just answer the question as it was ...
by portaplaya
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: 2012 Share Resources
Topic: Getting bikes/stuff back to Los Angeles, Orange County or SD
Replies: 14
Views: 1260

Re: Getting bikes/stuff back to Los Angeles, Orange County o

Moderators, pls make a fucking filter or something. There is a "filter". It is the Report This Post tool. One of the options is for posts that are "off topic". Generally the action is reserved for attempt to derail the thread into a new topic, not just general chatter. But feel free to avail yourse...
by portaplaya
Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: 2012 Share Resources
Topic: Getting bikes/stuff back to Los Angeles, Orange County or SD
Replies: 14
Views: 1260

Re: Getting bikes/stuff back to Los Angeles, Orange County o

Earthwalker wrote:Yes, what darkwad said :)
And not ashamed of it...
by portaplaya
Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Fast Pass???
Replies: 41
Views: 4343

Re: Fast Pass???

lemur wrote:[Image removed by copyright holder request, Eric - Mod]
Please don't use my photos without credit. Or better yet: permission.
by portaplaya
Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Ulcerative Colitis on the playa
Replies: 19
Views: 3752

Re: Blue Cross is Looking After You

Playa Foot wrote:Portos will be in place. Thank the Exodus manager, Blue Cross.

In fact, the Exodus team are upping the number of portos from last year and making sure they also cover the area BEFORE the pulsing zone.
by portaplaya
Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: early entry ice sales?
Replies: 3
Views: 3011

Re: early entry ice sales?

Ice sales are normally open at Center Camp on or before the bulk of Early Entry passes for theme camps and artists. Check the sign there for exact hours and dates, but last couple of years it has been Friday, Sat, Sun (all pre-event) from noon-to-something.
by portaplaya
Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: 2012 Share Resources
Topic: Getting bikes/stuff back to Los Angeles, Orange County or SD
Replies: 14
Views: 1260

Re: Getting bikes/stuff back to Los Angeles, Orange County o

The rideshare board on the main Burning Man website also has an option for cargo-only. You should make a post there as well: http://rideshare.burningman.com/ridesha ... -man-2012/
by portaplaya
Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: 2012 Share Resources
Topic: Ride Home Needed - BRC to SF
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: Ride Home Needed - BRC to SF

Make sure you also use the Rideshare board on the main Burning Man website: http://rideshare.burningman.com/ridesha ... -man-2012/
by portaplaya
Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: What criteria would you use to give away a free ticket
Replies: 37
Views: 10137

Re: What criteria would you use to give away a free ticket

I choose to give away the ticket I had to a survivor of the Cafe Racer shooting in Seattle. Someone (not you guys) finally made a good suggestion for me to follow up on. "Person you know that has suffered a big loss lately" was a good one and I knew those involved in the shooting as friends of frien...
by portaplaya
Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bikes!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 6761

Re: Bikes!!!

My bike plan is to just grab a cheap one from Walmart and then donate it afterwards. I think you can buy a cheap one for $60 bucks or so and then clean it up a bit and pass it off to a kid who doesn't have a bike. Does anyone know if the people who supply the yellow loaner bikes accept used bikes a...
by portaplaya
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: How we got screwed by the ticket department.
Replies: 29
Views: 6618

Re: How we got screwed by the ticket department.

junglesmacks wrote:It's just unreal to me the amount of virility that exists this year that is so misdirected at the BMORG.

Well, the theme is Fertility 2.0.


Perhaps you meant vitriol, not virility. :wink:
by portaplaya
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bikes!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 6761

Re: Bikes!!!

There is still time to get those boots and shoes broken in...
by portaplaya
Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What project are you procrastinating on?
Replies: 50
Views: 5834

Re: What project are you procrastinating on?

ranger magnum wrote:Finishing rebuilding the dash a/c in the rv. Just put in a new compressor tonight, now i have to flush and fill with r134a.
Are you doing this or procrastinating? We want to know what you should be doing, but aren't.
by portaplaya
Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bikes!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 6761

Re: Bikes!!!

There is no bike rental at BM in a formal sense. However, there are sometimes yellow community bikes around at BM. Good luck getting one as they are often hoarded by assholes, and you should not hoard them either. And I've HAD IT with people hoarding them. I'm bringing bolt cutters this year for an...
by portaplaya
Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: I like being a "darkwad"
Replies: 104
Views: 10701

Re: I like being a "darkwad"

No one's going to be able to ride a bike in the soft playa this year anyway.

Artcars have headlights and pedestrians are easy to dodge. At least that's my theory for this year.
by portaplaya
Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Look, up in the sky!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1615

Re: Look, up in the sky!!!

JovReef wrote:Soooo ... I'm assuming this is a.m?
The time was actually listed in 24-hr notation. If it was PM they would have listed 23:45:40
by portaplaya
Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Large Generator - Looking for Rental/Fueling advice
Replies: 29
Views: 3576

Re: Large Generator - Looking for Rental/Fueling advice

I will grant that LED's are not cheap! I am surprised how robust they are and claim to last for almost a decade. Moral of the story, pay now or pay and pay and pay. I still counter with "why pay again when you have already paid?" Sure, replace them with LED spots once they die, but you are creating...
by portaplaya
Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Large Generator - Looking for Rental/Fueling advice
Replies: 29
Views: 3576

Re: Large Generator - Looking for Rental/Fueling advice

Trishntek wrote:And I'll raise you TEN - 10Watt LED spots that will do the same work for less than 10% of the consumption.
Sadly, these camps tend to work with gear that they already own. In the end, that's cheaper for week in the desert, even with the fuel costs I would presume.
by portaplaya
Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Large Generator - Looking for Rental/Fueling advice
Replies: 29
Views: 3576

Re: Large Generator - Looking for Rental/Fueling advice

You mean the Esplanade sucks more juice than other places? First it is said the big sound camps can only have big sound and now it is said they can have big sound and therefore consume more juice! I don't understand,,, The Esplanade has a higher expectation for lighting. That sucks more juice. 10 x...
by portaplaya
Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: 2012 Share Resources
Topic: Looking for a ride...
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: Looking for a ride...

panduhmama wrote:Checked the rideshare... nothing...
But did you post a Ride Needed listing?
by portaplaya
Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Large Generator - Looking for Rental/Fueling advice
Replies: 29
Views: 3576

Re: Large Generator - Looking for Rental/Fueling advice

We can easily run our entire camp, bar, lights, sound, toys, etc on a 7kW generator and still have enough for an RV's air conditioner if necessary! I would point out that the OP is powering an Esplanade camp with sound system (and presumably lights). So the entertainment probably accounts for 2kW-3...
by portaplaya
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Large Generator - Looking for Rental/Fueling advice
Replies: 29
Views: 3576

Re: Large Generator - Looking for Rental/Fueling advice

Just got off the phone with our camp lead. Looks like the numbers he gave me are wrong. We're running a 1500 watt system at about half capacity. Thanks for all the concern, glad you guys brought it up so I could clarify. We're not looking to deafen any neighbors. GOtta go back to the number sand re...
by portaplaya
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What project are you procrastinating on?
Replies: 50
Views: 5834

Re: What project are you procrastinating on?

Canoe wrote:Are you kidding?
I've only had a ticket since Friday!
That's not procrastinating. You're in panic mode. not avoidance mode.
by portaplaya
Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: What criteria would you use to give away a free ticket
Replies: 37
Views: 10137

Re: What criteria would you use to give away a free ticket

So far we have:
lemur wrote:if yer gifting it away.. gift the fucker...
junglesmacks wrote:Boob shots.
oneburningticket wrote:What awesome shit are you gonna do to make Burning Man a better place in my stead?
BBadger wrote:whoever won the raffle
by portaplaya
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: What criteria would you use to give away a free ticket
Replies: 37
Views: 10137

Re: What criteria would you use to give away a free ticket

id make sure everyone has to jump through tons of hoops so i get as much attention on me as possible, as the window for jumping through the hoops would be open for a long time... .. it will make my 'gift' highly visible and my apparent awesomeness (by virtue of me giving this ticket away) would shi...
by portaplaya
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: What criteria would you use to give away a free ticket
Replies: 37
Views: 10137

Re: What criteria would you use to give away a free ticket

junglesmacks wrote:Boob shots.
Really?
by portaplaya
Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: New route from LA?
Replies: 12
Views: 1133

Re: New route from LA?

I'd like to avoid those Indian reservations that people mention related to speeding tickets, but I'm not sure where those are on the map and which routes traverse them. Spooky Desert (http://www.burningman.com/preparation/travel_info/la_to_brc.html#spooky_desert) is the route that Burning Man recom...
by portaplaya
Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: What criteria would you use to give away a free ticket
Replies: 37
Views: 10137

What criteria would you use to give away a free ticket

Let's start with a disclaimer so I don't get a full e-mail box. This is a hypothetical discussion. I don't have a free ticket to give away. Now then, if you had a ticket with a face value of "Gift", how would you select a person to give this to? Obviously close friends, significant others and out-of...

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