Grindfest 02: Altered States, April 8-10 - Everyone had a blast!
  • cyberlasscyberlass March 2016
    What: Grindfest 02: Altered States
    When: Friday April 8, 2016 to Sunday April 10, 2016
    Where: The Lab, 19445 Adalante Court, Tehachapi CA 93561, USA 

    Contact us: Grinder Slack channel -
    or via email 
    Cassox - [email protected]Cyberlass - [email protected]

    Contact @Cassox or me if you are interested in speaking or teaching. Event schedule is in the works. No tv crews this time but more experiments, grinding fun -- and tshirts!

    Implants and piercings - Cass has time slots available for implants. Piercings will also be available ("pay what you can" for a portfolio). 
    Activities - Bacteria racestDCS, Binaural beats, Salvia Chair rides 
    Venue - As with previous events there is crash space and some basic meals that will be available. Blacklight bar and slavia ride in one room. The other option is one of the three hotels in town about 10 min away.

  • CassoxCassox March 2016
    Oh hey, also... I have a very limited number of diamond coated magnets. So far they've tested out fantastic. I'll be implanting one this weekend. I can't give a price yet and unfortunately can't even promise they are safe. But let me know if you're interested.
  • JohnnyKJohnnyK March 2016
    Im Interested.
  • BirdMachineBirdMachine March 2016
    HIGHLY interested! :D

    I'll know soon if I'll be flying to Bakers or SD. If anyone's riding up from SD and has an open seat, I'll gladly pitch in gas cash and GPS support :)
  • Also highly interested.

    I should be able to drive up also, with 4 extra seats.
  • Also interested in a diamond implant. I'll be driving down from San Francisco Friday night if anyone needs a ride. 
  • CathasachCathasach March 2016
    Are there just none of you all over here in the East coast? 
  • BirdMachineBirdMachine March 2016
    There's a bunch of us on the east coast, but /very/ spread out
  • ElectricFeelElectricFeel March 2016
    To be fair we'd fit within the space of california if it were on the east coast, but things are way denser here.
  • galticusgalticus March 2016
    I'll be there, and I'll bring the noots! I'd love to talk about inducing hypomania with megadoses of -racetams... or half a decade of excessive psychadelic usage. I knew those years of substance abuse would one day pay off.
  • CassoxCassox March 2016
    Galticus please send my your email. How would you feel about also doing a Nootropics 101 lecture?
  • JohnDoeJohnDoe March 2016
    Can that be videotaped for the wiki?
  • ZerbulaZerbula March 2016
    Seconded, I would love to see all of this recorded. :D
  • ProteusProteus March 2016
    I can record things again if you'd like.  I'm also interested in a diamond magnet.
  • ProxyProxy March 2016
    Work is keeping me around 50ish hours a week, however I will still work on being able to make it. I think I can rub the right elbows by then to make it work.

    Might either take the 6 hour drive there or fly into LA/SanFran and hitch a ride from there, with monetary compensation of course.

    *edit* No luck this time round. Work instead compensated by offering me to attend Blackhat on their time.
  • ZerbulaZerbula March 2016
    I wish I could go v_v

    Color me mildly jealous. >~< If I could get the time off I would. Raaaaaa
  • CitrusBoltCitrusBolt March 2016
    Damn, I was just informed that an event I'm staffing got moved from next weekend to the same weekend as this. I'm hoping it gets moved again, but if not, I might have time to show up just for the night festivities.
  • cyberlasscyberlass March 2016
    Added some of the experiments/things to try. Yes, the God Helmet and tDCS are inconclusive about how well they work -- I say we try at Grindfest and make some conclusions. If it doesn't work at Grindfest it's crap!
  • cyberlasscyberlass March 2016
    Added Eventbrite link - Tickets are by donation so $0 or greater, pay as you can. We're trying it out so we have a vague idea of headcount and don't spend too much or too little on supplies. 
  • CassoxCassox March 2016
    Speaking of money stuff though. . There are a few projects that do require cash. Here are a few things I'd like to share but would need help with:

    Cerebrolysin. It's a well researched and highly rated cognitive enhancer. Its less commonly used because it's administered iv or im. This is about 10 bucks per person once we include the equipment such as needle and hub.

    Intranasal insulin. .. also a very cool cognitive enhancer. Well researched but super uncommon. This is like 5 bucks or so a dose.

    Hallucinogenic chair ride... have you ever been strapped down and restrained with your eyes speculumed open and forced to watch disturbing things while tripping your ass of on Salvia? Something like 5 or 10 bucks I think.

    There wI'll be a lot of other stuff but it's just not very costly. Let me know if you are interested in any of these though so I can get the supplies ahead of time.
  • CassoxCassox March 2016
    And you ll have to check with Rich but last couple of grindfests.. mustache rides were free.
  • CassoxCassox March 2016
    Ok, so as far as I know there aren't any TiN magnets available before grindfest. On the other hand, I do have a supplier for Parylene C coated N52 magnets. Implantation is 50 and I'll throw in the magnet for free.

    The Diamond coated unit seems to be healing nicely. No issue as of yet so those are a go as well although as I said the number are really limited and I already have a list of people.

    Also, is there anyone who hasn't contacted me yet that wants to present?
  • Can we do a 2.5 as an online type thing
  • ringdownringdown March 2016
    @Cassox If you do enough salvia, the disturbing things are on the inside of your eyelids.
  • BenbeezyBenbeezy March 2016
    I would like to be a speaker and or teacher.
  • cyberlasscyberlass March 2016
    We are getting closer to Grindfest time! Please register or at least let Cassox or myself know you are coming so we have a vague nose count for supplies. Volunteers always welcome.

    Contact us in the Grinder Slack channel - or via email Cassox - [email protected]Cyberlass - [email protected]
  • Just found out that I can come! Definitely excited, just bought my ticket!
  • GrazerquartGrazerquart March 2016
    I might be able to go, it is only a 30 hour drive and I might be able to get some of my friends to go with me just because of the cognitive performance nootropics.
    Edit: Nevermind, no chance of going despite how well it works out with my schedule.
  • CassoxCassox March 2016
    Well i know a lot of people caravan if that help.
  • I should be coming along with frankmatheson's sister. I should have a few seats open from San Diego
  • Bah - work stuff came up. Might still be able to sneak down, but I'm not counting on it. Sorry SF folk - might need to find another ride. 
  • singleridersinglerider March 2016
    I need a ride now, too. I could take the motorcycle, but dang, that's a long ride...

    I live in SF
  • mmuyskensmmuyskens March 2016
    Stuff came up here as well. GFs Birthday. She'd kill me.

    Maybe next time!
  • cyberlasscyberlass April 2016
    Tshirts made it in. Supplies are arriving. I hope everyone is ready for a great time next week. :D
  • CassoxCassox April 2016
    I'm going to try out the cerebrolysin IV tonight, along with the Gansfeld Hi strobe. Fun fun.
  • CassoxCassox April 2016

    Someone should pick this up on the way up.
  • ElectricFeelElectricFeel April 2016
    Who the fuck just has an old electron microscope and throws it on CRAIGSLIST?!?
  • JohnDoeJohnDoe April 2016
    That's exactly what I was thinking, and projects in mind for it?
  • cyberlasscyberlass April 2016
    3 days away! Get your experiments and ideas ready :) 

    There will be a signup wall for breakout sessions - learn suturing, get involved in the biohack peer review journal or add your own session! Put up something you want to teach, learn or talk about then see who signs up. Those are your people!

    There are various altered states to try -- including the blacklight lit alcohol. I didn't get many trippy decorations, so if you have something that would work for blacklight decoration feel free to bring it.

    PM me or add to the thread if you have any questions or concerns. 
  • JohnDoeJohnDoe April 2016
    "Peer review journal", Are we starting a news letter?
  • glimsglims April 2016
    For those of us not on teh Slacks, can we get a reup of that peer review journal conversation?
  • JohnDoeJohnDoe April 2016
    How can I join slacks? Also how ware do I sign for that peer review journal?
  • glimsglims April 2016
    My question exactly!
  • JohnDoeJohnDoe April 2016
    How can me and glims join slacks? Also how ware do we sign up for that peer review journal?
  • HelyxHelyx April 2016
    @JohnDOe and @glims and ask to join.
    Also, Heads up everyone, the weather is forecast for cold and showers all weekend, so plan/dress accordingly. We plan to string some tarps up outside for shelter...
  • glimsglims April 2016
    I'm on Slack, I was just encouraging cross platform communication. I electrified your ab meats, how could you forget me?! *sniff*
  • JohnDoeJohnDoe April 2016
    How do you get one of those strange emails? (I ask at risk of sounding stupid....)
  • Almost at grindfest!
  • CassoxCassox April 2016
    Fantastic. Thanks everyone. I think they keep getting better.
  • cyberlasscyberlass April 2016
    Good time was had by all! I will post a new discussion on some of the things we talked about ... later, kinda wiped out right now. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's photos and videos. :)
  • Just got home earlier today at 6:30am our time! Had a fantastic time!

    Just want to thank @cyberlass and @cassox for making my first grindfest super awesome!

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