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by Wind_Borne
Sun Mar 21, 2004 1:10 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Encouraging acoustic music and diversity in BRC
Replies: 102
Views: 54180

Ideally that might work. Really? I doubt it. LOL. But what do you really think, Badger? Music ghettos - bad! More rules - worse! I was just brainstorming a way to increase music diversity without rules or enforcement. To me, the less formal the method, and the more spontaneous the result, the bette...
by Wind_Borne
Sun Mar 21, 2004 12:32 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How would Treasure Island Work...
Replies: 148
Views: 18735

When the law disregards rationality, the law is disregarded by most citizens, even you I should imagine. Civil Disobedience, properly practiced to effect change in the law, requires thoughtful, moral, and honest evaluation of the effect of that law, and the consequences of breaking it, on the great...
by Wind_Borne
Sat Mar 20, 2004 1:02 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Encouraging acoustic music and diversity in BRC
Replies: 102
Views: 54180

In the name of avoiding Rule Creep , I hope we can avoid adding new sound control regulations. I advocate self organizing systems -- the notion that organisms, such as BRC, naturally structure themselves. Given enough time, 24 hour ravers would congregate with other ravers, acoustic musicians would ...
by Wind_Borne
Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How would Treasure Island Work...
Replies: 148
Views: 18735

Laws are for sheep. One of the hallmarks of great civilizations, and an enduring and cherished American core value, has been the Rule of Law . This idea says that the relationships between people should be governed by codes of behavior, not by ruthlessness or violence. As old as the Code of Hammura...
by Wind_Borne
Tue Mar 16, 2004 7:25 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: free playa dating service
Replies: 15
Views: 5740

Hi, Tawny! It's good to see you.
by Wind_Borne
Sat Mar 13, 2004 2:42 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Anything, everything & more........................
Replies: 94
Views: 15607

Hmm... I seem to be able to respond to DVD Burner's posts in advance!

Curiouser and curiouser.

Note to Self: Remember not to use magic outside of Hogwarts!
by Wind_Borne
Sat Mar 13, 2004 2:27 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Anything, everything & more........................
Replies: 94
Views: 15607

Politics and religion. I say get rid of them both. Woulda, shoulda, coulda! Actually, given that 6 billion of us have to share this planet, I suspect politics is here to stay. And that same 6 billion wonder what life is about; so religion (or at least spirituality) is here to stay, too. Fighting ov...
by Wind_Borne
Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:16 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Anything, everything & more........................
Replies: 94
Views: 15607

No matter what, people are always good. Careful, my friend. When I was a teenager the mother of my girlfriend told me that she worried about me because I had such an optimistic belief in people -- and this from a woman known for her gentleness and piety! I told her, "Don't worry, Mrs. T, I'm tough!...
by Wind_Borne
Fri Mar 12, 2004 1:52 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What do you think of this take?
Replies: 11
Views: 1802

I think it would be polite to stick to a single thread for a single topic. Taxonomically, some people are lumpers, placing many variants in a single class, and some people are splitters, creating a new class for every variety. Now sometimes its a good idea to split off a new thread -- to avoid exces...
by Wind_Borne
Wed Mar 10, 2004 4:45 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: CRUSH THIS
Replies: 1470
Views: 201283

Renewing my Crush on Marshall Technopatra for her downright forthright (and quite amusing) post in the "How Would Treasure Island Work" thread on March 9. I tip my hat to you, ma'am.
by Wind_Borne
Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:46 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: nature, man, and art
Replies: 9
Views: 1470

When I was young, a man named Christo came to my home of Sonoma with a wierd idea to erect a fabric fence from Sonoma Mountain some 24 miles to the ocean. At the time Sonoma County was home to dairies, sheep ranches, wineries, and a few communes. Some people proclaimed it as great art, others worrie...
by Wind_Borne
Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:09 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How would Treasure Island Work...
Replies: 148
Views: 18735

I pity the man who spends his life in the city and never gets to see the stars rotating above his head at night. I pity the man who never wanders from his home town, boards a train, and finally walks up from the subway onto Times Square two days before Christmas. I pity, too, the man who is unmoved ...
by Wind_Borne
Mon Mar 08, 2004 2:23 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How would Treasure Island Work...
Replies: 148
Views: 18735

try real hard to ignore the 21st century. . Caution, Ric, that computer you're going online with may contain parts built in 21st century silicon foundries, utilizing microchips with micron-scale transistors designed by physicists using a 21st century understanding of quantum mechanics, and running ...
by Wind_Borne
Sun Mar 07, 2004 6:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How would Treasure Island Work...
Replies: 148
Views: 18735

The agenda of Larry is to make a whale of a lot of money. Ric, I realize that remark was intended to sow discontent. But look at the financials and do the math. Calculate the ticket revenues. Then subtract off the expenses, fees, and wages. If what's left is a "whale of a lot of money", then your s...
by Wind_Borne
Sun Mar 07, 2004 12:25 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How would Treasure Island Work...
Replies: 148
Views: 18735

try real hard to ignore the 21st century.. Ric, I feel for you. And I'll tel you why: ignoring the 21st century is impossible. And that applies double to western Nevada. I recently had the opportunity to study a map of the U.S. depicting population and development trends for the next 10 and 20 year...
by Wind_Borne
Wed Mar 03, 2004 1:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tensegrity Bicycle?
Replies: 11
Views: 2892

I like that tower. Very ethereal. You should build a scale model to investigate they way the tower responds to loads. I'm wondering, upon reaching a critical side load, will itl buckle like a tube would or bend like a sapling? For an actual structure consider true aircraft cable and spruce or steel ...
by Wind_Borne
Tue Mar 02, 2004 1:03 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: what would be the proper plural of "Burning Man"?
Replies: 28
Views: 8065

the term for more than one computer mouse is mouses...
Honestly, I had thought the plural for computer mouse was computer mice (and I like the image).

But then, I'm a track ball guy. And the plural of track ball is, of course, track balls. Or is it tracks ball?
by Wind_Borne
Tue Mar 02, 2004 12:41 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: In the time that it is taking for me to purchase a ticket
Replies: 71
Views: 13987

I suspect that the uncertainty was the worst part of the big wait Monday morning -- the lack of a sense of progress through the queue. In hindsight, some clever client-server scripting could have instilled that needed sense of progress: imagine a virtual "Take-A-Number" scheme with a little "Serving...
by Wind_Borne
Mon Mar 01, 2004 7:09 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: In the time that it is taking for me to purchase a ticket
Replies: 71
Views: 13987

Staying up late and waiting on an overloaded server to get $165 tickets is like camping out all night to buy concert tickets when the box office opens: it make sense for people with more time than money. Those who have the dosh buy concert tickets from ticket agents, pay some multiple of retail, and...
by Wind_Borne
Sat Feb 28, 2004 11:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Does Gay marriage=Bush reelection?
Replies: 74
Views: 12094

by Wind_Borne
Sat Feb 28, 2004 7:15 pm
Forum: 2004 Theme: the Vault of Heaven
Topic: Fall into the heavens
Replies: 5
Views: 6601

Sort of like the "Swimming Pool", but more dark and mysterious?
by Wind_Borne
Fri Feb 27, 2004 6:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Gods
Replies: 561
Views: 88427

Tall and tan and young and lovely,
The Goddess from Ipanema goes walking,
And when she passes each ones she passes goes "a-a-ah!"
by Wind_Borne
Fri Feb 27, 2004 5:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Does Gay marriage=Bush reelection?
Replies: 74
Views: 12094

I saw an interesting opinion today that saw a disadvantage in relying on the court action, instead of legislation, to effect gay marriage rights. In brief the argument went thus: > Before Roe v. Wade, legislative action, state-by-state, was moving slowly toward choice . > Once Roe v. Wade was decide...
by Wind_Borne
Thu Feb 26, 2004 11:36 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Does Gay marriage=Bush reelection?
Replies: 74
Views: 12094

And they could keep the old GOP moniker, except it would stand for

Gay Old Party
by Wind_Borne
Thu Feb 26, 2004 11:29 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Does Gay marriage=Bush reelection?
Replies: 74
Views: 12094

You expect clear thinking at 12:50 AM, Stuart?

If I achieved amusing I am well pleased.
by Wind_Borne
Thu Feb 26, 2004 12:50 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Does Gay marriage=Bush reelection?
Replies: 74
Views: 12094

Something occurs to me... Just go with me here a moment... These numbers are rough... Lets say gays account for around 10% of the general population. Then lets imagine that all gays joined the Democratic party, which claims something close to 60% of the voters. That would give them 20% of the Democr...
by Wind_Borne
Wed Feb 25, 2004 4:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Does Gay marriage=Bush reelection?
Replies: 74
Views: 12094

I think we knew the limits implicit in your remarks. The will of the people must always be balanced against the rights of the individual -- and vice-versa. One might say that the courageous and honest balancing of those concerns is the essence of morality. victimless acts You bring up a good point. ...
by Wind_Borne
Wed Feb 25, 2004 3:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Does Gay marriage=Bush reelection?
Replies: 74
Views: 12094

I'm with you, Stuart and KellY. As I noted earlier in thread, it seems we're dealing with an area, romance and spirituality, that is outside of the strict role of government. Indeed, back in the late '60s young couples often rejected marriage licenses as a symbol of government intrusion and the "est...
by Wind_Borne
Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:14 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Does Gay marriage=Bush reelection?
Replies: 74
Views: 12094

A few years ago an assistant of mine dropped into my office and began to decry some anti-abortion group she had read about in that day's paper. Amelia went on about the lameness of the group's position and wondered how anyone could be so blind. Finally I interupted her. "They have a different inital...
by Wind_Borne
Mon Feb 23, 2004 3:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Blue Bird's Wings clipped
Replies: 11
Views: 2065

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