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Sign on my tarp

Post by stephen2u » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:40 pm

I have been thinking of putting a sign on my 20x20 tarp so that Google earth would see it, something like F.U. Something I donot know what, what would you do?
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Post by Captain Goddammit » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:46 pm

stephen2u wrote:I have been thinking of putting a sign on my 20x20 tarp so that Google earth would see it, something like F.U.
HAHAHAHA!!! Love it.
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Post by GreyCoyote » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:48 pm

One year DPW arranged some containers to say "insane" just before the satellite pass. Another year the airport guys did a message using human bodies.

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Post by stephen2u » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:51 pm

I what ot do some think big, maybe Google sucks!! That would be funny
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Post by Agaton » Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:51 pm

I think I have seen that they sometimes blur out objectionalble things in StrreetView, so I imagine they could do the same with Earth.
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Post by Jovankat » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:31 pm

stephen2u wrote:I what ot do some think big, maybe Google sucks!! That would be funny
Make sure you get someone else to spell check it for you then :-P

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Post by Savannah » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:57 pm

stephen2u wrote:I have been thinking of putting a sign on my 20x20 tarp so that Google earth would see it, something like F.U. Something I donot know what, what would you do?
I know that I would want to spell out something important to me. That could be F-U, I suppose (if that's what I wanted to immortalize me for the next year-plus) but it could also be a hello to a friend, a heart, initials, etc . . .

Is F.U. a symbol of something you want to say this year, or just the funniest thing that occurred to you? (Nothing wrong with that).

I will say that it has to be a fairly simple design if you're going with a 20 x 20. I can always find my 10 x 10 tent, but I know I wouldn't be able to read something on it. 20 x 20 would only be the beginning of being able to discern something painted or drawn on it, so keep it pretty simple (F.U. might actually read) or use a bigger structure.

Regardless, good luck! Finding myself on the satellite photo is always a thrill. :)
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Post by Elderberry » Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:52 am

That could also be a great art piece laid out in deep playa.
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Post by GreyCoyote » Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:10 am

If you wanted to spend a couple of hours in the deep playa with a rake and a GPS, you could have some real fun. :mrgreen:

Better yet, co-opt a water truck driver and time it perfectly. The playa is your palette!
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Post by Canoe » Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:22 am

Temporary Nazca lines: is that a rare rear-winged short-winged round-tipped humming bird, or a ...
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Post by stephen2u » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:59 am

The F.U. Thing was just for fun, but I would like to put a formulation of the Quantum state of
Schrödinger's cat on it.
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Post by silas thatcher » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:26 am

been thinking the same thing, but nothing that anyone would find offensive... you know, kinda making my "mark" on things...

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Post by stephen2u » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:48 am

i also think it should be a contrast like white and black
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Post by Elderberry » Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:43 pm

Canoe wrote:Temporary Nazca lines: is that a rare rear-winged short-winged round-tipped humming bird, or a ...
Something like this maybe?

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Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:31 am

Search on this board for "Mega Pixels" (megapixels?), possibly using Sputnik as an additional term. or author.

And back at the dawn of history, when there were helicopters hovering over my sister's junior high (I don't know if "middle school" didn't exist, or if it just wasn't applied locally), she and her friends would lie down on the ground spelling out things like "fuck" with their bodies. At times, towels were used as well.

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Post by Elderberry » Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:36 am

Junior High: Grades 7, 8, 9. We had Junior High in Cleveland too.
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Post by stephen2u » Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:52 am

Do you think they would block out something like occupy if i paint that?
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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:37 am

Who are "they"? Who does the passes over, I don't think it's the government...
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Post by Elderberry » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:37 am

I think the 'they' in this case would be Google.
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Post by maladroit » Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:30 pm

We don't get a high resolution scan every year, and they have to be done by airplane rather than satellite. Typically satellite's best resolution is about a half-meter, meaning that a 20x20 tarp will be about 12x12 pixels (not guaranteed to be sharp either). The aerial shots for 2013 are on Google Maps now and are pretty good, here's someone using billboard vinyl as flooring and it's pretty readable: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7756438 ... a=!3m1!1e3

Found another one https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7811564 ... a=!3m1!1e3

And finally, a crude message and drawing that are a little too small to be effective (SUCK THIS USA perhaps?): https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7755,-1 ... a=!3m1!1e3

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Post by FlyingMonkey » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:26 am

Agaton wrote:I think I have seen that they sometimes blur out objectionalble things in StrreetView, so I imagine they could do the same with Earth.
Sometimes they blur out things to make them "objectionable". We have a bar called the Brass Ring & Google street view blurred out the Br & R so it looked like "ass ing" I thought it was funny considering the bar is across the street from our local Google office building. Maybe its their way of marking their territory?
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Post by stephen2u » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:53 am

I think this is a relative importance to a society so my sign there will be a statement of injustice to this society. Google photograph of burning man will be on the web for as long as the web stands and so people when they look back at this photograph will know that there were people not happy with the society, maybe it might lead to a change.
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Post by maladroit » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:59 pm

It won't, but have fun!

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Post by Ratty » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:17 pm

stephen2u wrote:something like F.U. Something I donot know what, what would you do?
I would put something NICE on it. This is my vacation in the desert. Not a march on the capitol.
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Post by stephen2u » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:55 am

If burning man really what’s to fix itself just put a name on the ticket of the buyer, and checked at the gate, so no scalping on tickets, if you can’t make it return to ticketfly for full refund, then the ticket is resold at face value.

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Post by Elderberry » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:05 am

Ratty wrote:
stephen2u wrote:something like F.U. Something I donot know what, what would you do?
I would put something NICE on it. This is my vacation in the desert. Not a march on the capitol.
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Post by maladroit » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:45 pm

Changing the world, one peace sign on a tarp at Burning Man at a time.

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