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by portaplaya
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: The photo policy needs work
Replies: 32
Views: 6656

Line by line rebuttal

Hey, you are right. These policies are not perfect. But some of your assertions I find hard to agree with. #1 – The Policy is not easy to find, so most people will never have read it. Agreed. Although the back of the ticket has a blanket rule. And the Survival Guide, which is mandatory reading, al...
by portaplaya
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: The photo policy needs work
Replies: 32
Views: 6656

"Every digital camera takes movies"

Yeah, I call "bullshit" on that notion. For DSLR cameras, that has only been a standard feature for six months. Previous to that it was only on the top-end cameras. And for Point-and-Shoot, this feature has only been on cameras under $300 for a year and a half. I doubt people buy a new camera every ...
by portaplaya
Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: The photo policy needs work
Replies: 32
Views: 6656

Must tag "film cameras"

There is a section under Participant rights and responsibilities that reads: All video cameras and film cameras must be tagged. If you see someone using a camera or recording device of any kind without a tag, request the videographer or filmmaker to get a tag at Playa Information if he or she is rec...
by portaplaya
Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Anyone need power advice? I can help.
Replies: 34
Views: 4898

Small power question

I'm trying to be cheap. It seems to me that I can use my 14W camera battery charger with a 100W inverter off of my truck for a couple of hours and then run the motor for about 10 minutes to recharge the non-deep cell battery back to full. Does that sound reasonable? Seems crazy to build batteries, s...
by portaplaya
Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Powering 80-100ft of EL Wire
Replies: 24
Views: 7930

EL Driver sound

I don't think you want to sleep in the tent while the EL wire driver is running. The piercing high-pitch whine will drive into your skull and make sleep difficult. I also have about 80 ft of wire. The driver keeps it running for about eight hours and quickly starts to dim after that. This driver is ...
by portaplaya
Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Do people sneak in?
Replies: 91
Views: 34200

Don't try the following

There are fewer and fewer people getting caught each year, even as Gate steps up their technology and processes for finding stow-a-ways and fence crashers. Here are some things that are guaranteed to fail: Leaving a car within 25 miles of the event and walking. First, the BLM will find the car, wait...
by portaplaya
Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Gifting food/drink - NV health permit required? Seriously?!
Replies: 78
Views: 12885

The original poster's premise that he does not need a permit for a 4th of July party is also incorrect. Technically he should be getting a banquet permit, especially if serving alcohol. Fortunately, health departments don't generally bother to crack down on tailgate parties (that I'm aware of), lemo...
by portaplaya
Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Q2-Wounded burner on the playa. Gokart/scooter/bike sidecar
Replies: 10
Views: 2469

Mobility impairment and the playa

Advice on vehicles aside, the back of the ticket clearly lists the risks involved, all of which are exacerbated when you are mobility impaired. Not only do your physical risks increase, but your risk of not enjoying the event and the risks of personal problems with (more mobile) campmates increases ...
by portaplaya
Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Q2-Wounded burner on the playa. Gokart/scooter/bike sidecar
Replies: 10
Views: 2469

The first barrier

You cannot get any vehicle past the gate unless you have an invite letter from the DMV. This is the letter that says, we reviewed your mutant vehicle proposal and we invite you to show to us in person for final approval. The only other exception is a human-powered vehicle (normally a bike or wheelch...
by portaplaya
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Q1-Little Civic that could-trailer over NW passes to BRC
Replies: 25
Views: 2967

Other recommendations

Here are some other comments about towing with a Civic: Civic Forums: http://www.civicforums.com/forums/7-honda-civic-diys-civic-tech-chat/193520-towing-capacity.html I'll also point out that the Civic is rated as a compact (sub-compact for early models) with a curb weight of about 2300Lbs. When you...
by portaplaya
Sat Sep 10, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: 2007 Gadgets (phones/cameras/etc.)
Topic: Lost Sony F-707 5.1 megapix camera with filters on lens
Replies: 1
Views: 926

Lost Sony F-707 5.1 megapix camera with filters on lens

Please help a Black Rock Ranger. I lost my camera at the Critical Tit's ride on Thursday this year. Switching between the polaroid (which was the primary camera) and my digital camera, I did not realize for about five minutes that the digital had jumped my camera bag. I went back and checked, since ...

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