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by vargaso
Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 201
Views: 16136

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

The issue though is that the BORG doesn't seem to care one way or another. If someone uses the "Man Image" on a web page the BORG legal team is like SWAT spider monkeys on the offender, but if someone charges big bucks to run an on-playa business ... then whatever. [mod hat off] I have no insider k...
by vargaso
Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Best quotes you've heard at the Burning Man
Replies: 30
Views: 4208

Re: Best quotes you've heard at the Burning Man

I'm with Organic Fruit and Veggie camp, one morning this year we did a Bacon Pancake and Reggae dance Party, which was very popular by the way. One of our camp mates said this: " Just like acid, bacon pancakes can't make Reggae good". Laughed pretty hard reading that. Driving the art car around ver...
by vargaso
Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 201
Views: 16136

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

I know the airport is used by a lot of real-burner private pilots, but you have to wonder, how many rich non-burner plug & play spectators drive in? The disconnected Org wants to increase airport use, to dramatically increase spectators who need to rely on plug & plays. That's their idea of the fut...
by vargaso
Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 201
Views: 16136

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

OK kids. We're not really vandals or hooligans. Are we? The internet is forever. That's what they teach us in harassment training every 2 years. From another source I learned not to hang on to anything I don't want to show up on the evidence table. If this thread is being linked to other sites you ...
by vargaso
Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 201
Views: 16136

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

New Guy is so in. That Wiki page made me fall out of my chair. Heh, was fun while it lasted. Wiki editor took out the fun stuff and commented in the version history page: "Yeah, he doesn't get Burning Man, but no need to vandalize the article." That's pretty funny in and of itself, so I'm OK with i...
by vargaso
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 201
Views: 16136

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

Traveller in Time wrote:Should have looked one update before. Busy pages :D
That was me too, the second edit prompted me to create an account, sose I did. :)
by vargaso
Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 201
Views: 16136

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

White Ocean linked to this pathetic diatribe on their Facebook account, I suppose they feel it justifies them somehow. Christ, the cluelessness knows no bounds and goes all the way to the core of White Ocean. I hope they keep it up, it only makes it worse for them.
by vargaso
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 201
Views: 16136

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

Simon of the Playa wrote:i for one, certainly do not give two shits if someone is from "hollywood"...


just my personal bias.
Oh I'm with you. I meant I can't believe he thinks stating he's a Hollywood screenwriter will win him any points, whereas Andy Kaufman knew it was obnoxious.
by vargaso
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 201
Views: 16136

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

"hollywood screenwriter" image.jpeg btw, his writing is so-so at best. maybe thats why he's unemployed. I guess he wrote Spike Lee's Inside Man. It was decent. I just can't believe he included that bit about "Hollywood screenwriter." It's like Andy Kaufman taunting wrestling fans with "I'm from Hol...
by vargaso
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 201
Views: 16136

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

VultureChow wrote:Anyone want to join me for my new guerrilla art project? It's called Fat Girls Posing. We follow this guy around and every time he stops to enjoy the art, we strip and pose in front of it for him.
If it includes skinny, hairy, white dudes in their 40s posing, I'm in.
by vargaso
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 201
Views: 16136

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

I honestly can't believe that dude and how clueless he is but I'm glad be blogged about it to illustrate the very fucking problem. Ha. Thanks dude.
by vargaso
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 201
Views: 16136

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

They don't need to know where they will be -- they bring the clients in from the airport or other means. I mean it is nice to know your address in advance, but not the end of the world. If you're willing to be out there in the back streets, past 3 or 9, there is space. Look at this photo from a Tue...
by vargaso
Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 201
Views: 16136

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

I had presumed that once the gate is open, people can stake out space and nobody stops them. They don't let early arrivals stake out before gate open, but once it's open you can't tell an early arrival from a newly arrived. Once gate opens, there's no way in hell a large theme camp could count on g...
by vargaso
Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 201
Views: 16136

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

You could deny placement -- not even saying I disagree -- but I suspect if you did, they would still be there, would have people who have early arrival stake out even larger camp space in non-theme territory the moment the gate opens, and defend it until the crews arrive. PNP customers probably don...
by vargaso
Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 201
Views: 16136

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

the question is how do we address this AND remain "inclusive". By realizing that "inclusive" went out the window the first time the event sold out, and is now a thing of the past. It isn't a question of getting something back to the way it was but of refining the original intent to best fit the new...
by vargaso
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 201
Views: 16136

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

But it has already been decided. This years theme was the last word on that. The wealthy are to be viewed as necessary benefactors. Their behavior excused so long as they provide sufficient funding for the creative class. IMO it is a policy that is grossly demeaning to both the creative class AND t...
by vargaso
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 201
Views: 16136

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

If what was described in White Ocean's Facebook post regarding the vandalism is true, then they will be filing a police report and we will hear more about that. If they don't file a report, it didn't happen, full stop. Or at the very least, the details are much fuzzier than "we were attacked!" I can...
by vargaso
Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man purchased Fly Ranch.....
Replies: 24
Views: 4710

Re: Burning Man purchased Fly Ranch.....

trilobyte wrote: the Fly Ranch property will not be open or accessible to the public. Burning Man asks that in the interest of personal safety, environmental protection, and liability, please do not attempt to go to the Fly Ranch property.
I expect that to be a standing policy.
by vargaso
Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Camp Envy 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 5498

Re: Camp Envy 2016

Just piping in to say the live stream has been incredible this year. The clarity is amazing, even when zooming WAY in. You can read signs people are holding and make out faces in mid playa. Crazy. Kudos to motorbikematt!
by vargaso
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: It's... the 2016 OMG Sale Thread!
Replies: 64
Views: 6311

Re: It's... the 2016 OMG Sale Thread!

Got this error too 2016 Tickets OMG Sale ERROR: Database Error (' + r.error + ') SPARKLY THIN Yep, that's the one. And now is the time where I say, perhaps, that database error messages and flat out blank pages are no way to handle a ticketing queue. Yes I know, blah blah blah. But for Pete's sake....
by vargaso
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: It's... the 2016 OMG Sale Thread!
Replies: 64
Views: 6311

Re: It's... the 2016 OMG Sale Thread!

Logged in a few minutes before noon, waited for the button to appear, about 30 seconds after noon got database error message instead. Decided to refresh, page doesn't load at all. Ah well...
by vargaso
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: Gifting some tunes!
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Gifting some tunes!

As an aside, how do people find DJ'ing there? I presume it's an absolute killer on any gear... Just planning on bringing a couple of USB sticks and a wallet of CDs... Will my cans get absolutely destroyed? I have a pair of the new Pioneer HD2000s would rather not have to put them in the grave after...
by vargaso
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 3068
Views: 265703

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

Face the facts the deck has been stacked and the cards dealt. It is going to be a Hillary vs Trump race, which simply means we are screwed, no matter what. The people have spoken and proven we are clueless morons which has oligarchy rolling in the floor laughing their collective tushes off at us. I...
by vargaso
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 3068
Views: 265703

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

For somebody from Lincoln, about the whitest town in the most Republican county in California (Placer, closely followed by Nevada), to say that, well, is mind-boggling. Ha, well I have to say it quietly around these parts. And I don't understand why it's mind-boggling anyway. To be from a stable ba...
by vargaso
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 3068
Views: 265703

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

Investor Peter Thiel Will Be a California Delegate for Trump Thiel is a horrible person, basically, and not just because of the Trump thing. He's the epitome of the myopic libertarian worldview, where everyone is capable and from stable backgrounds. Not to mention he's not the First Amendment's bes...
by vargaso
Wed May 04, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Further Future deleted by mods?
Replies: 31
Views: 2569

Re: Further Future deleted by mods?

Or better yet, hype it up and/or frame it as a viable alternative (but not equivalent) so people can go there instead. I'm sure there are lots of people who could deal without all the hassle surrounding preparing for BM, the caustic environment, the long lines, the lack of vendors, scrambling to fi...
by vargaso
Wed May 04, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Further Future deleted by mods?
Replies: 31
Views: 2569

Re: Further Future deleted by mods?

At least FF was honest with what it was. BM will still honk the "we're changing the world!!!" horn and the "we all radically survive!" trumpet, while both of those are expressly false. Pretty much. And I totally agree that we should be pumping Further Future as much as possible, it really does seem...
by vargaso
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: STEP Experience thread 2016
Replies: 75
Views: 11386

Re: STEP registration

Does anyone know if there is a timeframe where I should probably consider to look elsewhere for tickets? Like say, if I don't receive an email from STEP within 2 weeks or something like that. I was able to get in the queue exactly at 3:00 pm. I even received the confirmation e-mail at 3:00 pm. Howe...
by vargaso
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: STEP Experience thread 2016
Replies: 75
Views: 11386

Re: STEP registration

And I'm in at 12:19. Ten minutes of "ERROR: The connection to Ticketfly failed." messages, coupled with SHITTY user experience waiting while the servers were up, unsure if my page was frozen (sure looked like it as the cursor turned into the hand icon not matter where I placed it) or if my place in ...

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