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by Wind_Borne
Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Plug & Play/Turnkey Camping
Replies: 797
Views: 98617

Re: Plug & Play Camping

There are NO absolutes here, no lines that can be drawn saying that this much is ok, but that bit over there is too much. Absolutes are not required. This principle is this: would a reasonable person see this activity as providing goods or services for compensation or hire? The concept of the "reas...
by Wind_Borne
Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Plug & Play/Turnkey Camping
Replies: 797
Views: 98617

Re: Plug & Play Camping

So... what about having a hired build & teardown crew to come early to setup a private professionally-catered camp but then off-setting that by building a giant horse on the playa and setting it on fire for the enjoyment of the general public? How much art/event/spectacle does a group have to provi...
by Wind_Borne
Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Plug & Play/Turnkey Camping
Replies: 797
Views: 98617

Re: Plug & Play Camping

There is no qualitative difference between PnP for fee camps and a MacDonalds or a Starbucks. All are fee-for-service vendors. Regardless of whether payment is taken before, after or during the event, the essential commercial activity is taking place on the Playa during Burning Man. I think we all r...
by Wind_Borne
Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Safe Enough for Children is Too Safe
Replies: 62
Views: 6565

Thanks, Joya.

The Burn does have so many facets. For me, it's about the art and pushing the envelope of the possible.
by Wind_Borne
Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Safe Enough for Children is Too Safe
Replies: 62
Views: 6565

Joya, I adore children. That doesn't mean all places are equally suited to children, or should be.

BTW, advancing an opinion does not call for an ad hominem attack. Disassemble the argument, not the person.

And, thanks for your perspective.
by Wind_Borne
Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Safe Enough for Children is Too Safe
Replies: 62
Views: 6565

So does that mean you would vote that children should face the same risks as adults? If so, cool, you're much more daring than those hovering parents that drive their kids to school. And you're the exception, not the rule. The presence of children already limits what can happen at the Burn. The firs...
by Wind_Borne
Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Safe Enough for Children is Too Safe
Replies: 62
Views: 6565

Safe Enough for Children is Too Safe

From the BurningMan ticket agreement: I acknowledge and fully understand that as a participant, I will be engaging in activities that involve risk of serious injury, including permanent disability and death, property loss and severe social and economic losses. I take that as some assurance that the ...
by Wind_Borne
Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How is Burningman like Woodstock or not
Replies: 19
Views: 3759

Altamont rebutted Woodstock.
Burning Man rebuts itself.
by Wind_Borne
Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How is Burningman like Woodstock or not
Replies: 19
Views: 3759

Woodstock was top-down; Burning Man is (mostly) bottom-up. Woodstock was incidental; Burning Man, intentional. Woodstock appealed broadly to 18 to 25 year olds; Burning Man appeals narrowly across people of all ages. Woodstock was an event that became myth; Burning Man, a myth that continues as an e...
by Wind_Borne
Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best Address in BRC
Replies: 15
Views: 1841

Yeah, it's an interesting notion: drive hundreds of miles to BRC, then park your car along the fence and drag your gear a few hundred feet into the desert. Ahh... the Wilderness!
by Wind_Borne
Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best Address in BRC
Replies: 15
Views: 1841

I've camped in Disturbia, and Hushville. At 8:30 and Espanade, and at 4:30 five streets back. I have never camped on the very edge of the city or the Walk-In area. I can't say I have a favorite spot, each one came with a unique set of people and experiences. And changing locations has helped to dist...
by Wind_Borne
Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best Address in BRC
Replies: 15
Views: 1841

Obviously you have no doubts that your favorite spot is truly exceptional.

OK, then, What's the worst spot?
by Wind_Borne
Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best Address in BRC
Replies: 15
Views: 1841

Best Address in BRC

OK, Do you like the action of the Esplanade, or the quiet and space of the outer rim? Is one neighborhood most congenial? Does one part of the city get less dust than the rest of town? Let's hear your opinion on the best address in BRC.
by Wind_Borne
Thu May 17, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17142
Views: 1505029

ibdave wrote:
Wind_Borne wrote:Arghhh... some new spam thread just showed up. Posting this will at least knock that thread off the top of the sort.
Fuck Wind, you forgot your Fuck.....
Oh yeah... Fuck!
by Wind_Borne
Thu May 17, 2007 12:15 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17142
Views: 1505029

Arghhh... some new spam thread just showed up. Posting this will at least knock that thread off the top of the sort.
by Wind_Borne
Wed May 16, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3116
Views: 412775

... The way I see it there's little difference in calling for the stoning of women for dress code violations and the public demonisation of queers to the point that some people feel OK with murdering individuals like Mathew Shepherd or accusing an entire group of American citizens of complicity in ...
by Wind_Borne
Wed May 16, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3116
Views: 412775

The way I see it there's two down starting with Falwell and Taliban commander Mullah Dadullah I hope you're not drawing a moral equivalence there. I can tolerate, even be amused by, a man like Falwell; not so one who advocates stoning women for dress code infractions. Sure, zealotry may be a matter...
by Wind_Borne
Wed May 16, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Random thoughts...
Replies: 1752
Views: 169029

Bay Bridge Sue, now you're just being Daffy... but I like it.
by Wind_Borne
Wed May 16, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Random thoughts...
Replies: 1752
Views: 169029

Came home last night to find three ducks on my back deck. Two drakes doing one hen. A tussling ball of duck feathers and down.
by Wind_Borne
Tue May 15, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Random thoughts...
Replies: 1752
Views: 169029

For instance, it takes less energy (and releases less carbon) to put lamb chop on a table in England from a New Zealand lamb than an English lamb. And it's cheaper, too (because it took less energy to raise and deliver). Can you give some more detail on how that works? A well-fed lamb is a lamb no ...
by Wind_Borne
Mon May 14, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Random thoughts...
Replies: 1752
Views: 169029

Another fact that i find interesting is our capacity for shipping. Ask a trucker they know this well. Not many trucking companies keep extra tractors sittign idle in case of need. There is only a 3-4% surge capacity in trucking in this country. This means that when there is a Katrina size event the...
by Wind_Borne
Mon May 14, 2007 11:53 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Random thoughts...
Replies: 1752
Views: 169029

Better yet, if you have access to a farmer's market, buy local produce. I've sat on the truck, I know how far those fruits and veggies are shipped at 6 miles to the gallon of diesel. Befriend a trucker who hauls reefer units, the amount of food thrown out is disgraceful, and they often end up with ...
by Wind_Borne
Mon May 14, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Random thoughts...
Replies: 1752
Views: 169029

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! I'm five weeks from graduation!!!!!! Of course, I'm only receiving my Associates Degree, but it's still an accomplishment. Now the challenge is to find a job and figure out how the FUCK I'm gonna pay for my Bachelors and Masters Degrees... Still, feelin...
by Wind_Borne
Sun May 13, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Google Maps Shows Pre-Katrina Pics - YOUR TAKE?
Replies: 22
Views: 3456

In the interest of countering thread drift....

Perhaps Google could show us what New Orleans will look like in 50 years -- a shallow cove on the Gulf of Mexico -- and people seeing that could stop wasting their lives on a doomed city.
by Wind_Borne
Sun May 13, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Google Maps Shows Pre-Katrina Pics - YOUR TAKE?
Replies: 22
Views: 3456

Actually, in a capitalist economy, you get less than what you pay for so that a profit is generated. To the contrary... you only buy something when you want it more than you want the money it costs. In a free-market all trades are mutually beneficial. (Mafia protection rackets and fraud don't count...
by Wind_Borne
Thu May 10, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Don`t Pump Gas on May 15th !
Replies: 75
Views: 11389

Why do we have 4 ton SUV's that move one person 90% of the time, and get 10 MPG? ... Because that is what consumers want... Yup. We agree that this foolish obsession with SUVs is not good. We could pass a law against SUVs. There's a word for outlawing what people want: oppression. That never turns ...
by Wind_Borne
Wed May 09, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Don`t Pump Gas on May 15th !
Replies: 75
Views: 11389

MikeVDS wrote:
Seems kind of un-American
... But saying something is un-American to me signifies to me that someone doesn't have a strong logical argument, which I think you do. ...
Indeed I do have a strong logical argument; and you got it: anti-freedom, anti-competition, anti-innovation.
by Wind_Borne
Wed May 09, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Don`t Pump Gas on May 15th !
Replies: 75
Views: 11389

Seems kind of un-American to prevent someone from building how ever many of a product they want.

"Sorry, Steve, you can't make any more iPods!"

Where is this quota set forth? And what is the rational?
by Wind_Borne
Wed May 09, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Where to set up camp?
Replies: 21
Views: 2963

Last time I went, there also seemed to be many areas sectioned off with yellow tape that were empty but seemed would have been good areas. To be honest, all the areas marked off with yellow tape annoyed me. Are the markings supposed to be for theme camps? I think it would be nice if someone put up ...
by Wind_Borne
Wed May 09, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Don`t Pump Gas on May 15th !
Replies: 75
Views: 11389

Change, the process of change, dethrones the mighty. In the seventies many worried that IBM and ATT had such power that they would rule the business world (and maybe the political one, too). In the mean time, the Steves assembled the first Apple and Bill wrote Microsoft Basic. So much for IBM. And o...

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