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by GroundStart
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 3210
Views: 298826

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

America: Happy National Edge Day.
Canada: Pot is legal here today.
by GroundStart
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 3210
Views: 298826

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

“so long, and thanks for all the dust.” https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/07/world/climate-change-new-ipcc-report-wxc/index.html What does this mean for long term financial commitments? With the path we're taking I wonder if any new mortgage for less than thirty years is silly, underline that for coastal...
by GroundStart
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 31783

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

splendid.png So according to this b.s., if you aren't into doing the biggest thing possible to get the most attention possible, you're a narcissist? So ads backwards. What kind of gaslighting is that? That is, kind of a way to put the old-fangled Latin jargon I snuck in several pages ago. The low h...
by GroundStart
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: soylent
Replies: 35
Views: 5250

Re: soylent

Forgotten additional, the guy with stomach aches said he'd tried to make Soylent his main playa food. Here I was, looking forward to pickles, bacon and Middle Eastern cuisine. Some Soylent supporters themselves are wary of going 100%, just in DW. People can do it and pull it off, but even the taglin...
by GroundStart
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: soylent
Replies: 35
Views: 5250

Soylent was mentioned on Burner Podcast #84, Packing for Burning Man. One of the hosts noted it in the "List of things to never bring again", apparently it gave him stomach aches on & off playa. Ideally though, a problem like that would be caught before packing it for a trip. They had a bit of FUD a...
by GroundStart
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 31783

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

The zero-effort junk that used to roll around is nothing like the big plane MV. Did m/any of said efforts become a post-event land, legal, and logistic boondogle of the jet's proportion? Its easy to armchair-criticize the things people build and bring when you’ve built and brought nothing, and yes,...
by GroundStart
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: After action report from One Wheelers on the Playa?
Replies: 21
Views: 7318

Re: After action report from One Wheelers on the Playa?

torrey.smith (or anyone),
Do you wear safety gear out there? Just curious.
I broke my wrist riding a Onewheel, I don't go near the thing without wrist protectors on.
by GroundStart
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 31783

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

Dr Helix wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:09 pm
And I'm dying to see the submarine you touted. Say like next year when you come to the Burn for the first time. Good luck.
Oh: encouragement twice to the "idea guy", for something I never wrote that I'd build.
by GroundStart
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Individually Addressable LED's
Replies: 10
Views: 7479

Re: Individually Addressable LED's

When you're planning out your microcontroller, be sure sure to consider RAM. (number of LED's) multiply by (LED attribute) = working memory you will need. My application ran fine on little ten LED test strips, I changed the code to the three big strips (420 LED's total) and it went nuts! There is li...
by GroundStart
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: soylent
Replies: 35
Views: 5250

Re: soylent

Heh. I left farting out of my first volley since it hadn't come up in the original FUD's. However, as evidenced first hand and in numerous online accounts, the farting is real. YMMV on it's viciousness though. A lot of online accounts on the Soylent board talked of hard times with the stuff. General...
by GroundStart
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 31783

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

GroundStart you do a lot of speaking for an event you’ve never even attended. Almost every MV is “unoriginal” in concept. You name it, some version of it has probably been done. Super: I'll note to speak less until attending said event that allows me to speak here. What are you saying though? Nothi...
by GroundStart
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 31783

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

No one seems to have a problem with boats or couches or carpets being MVs, why not planes? What is the interest in that thing besides it being big? It's a boring, resource taxing, destructive burden. Boats and couches don't cruise deserts in default world. Big planes get pulled around the ground al...
by GroundStart
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: soylent
Replies: 35
Views: 5250

Re: soylent

Although I haven't run the numbers in a long time, Soylent pricing vs "real food" was negligible. Even at that time, I was having Soylent for breakfast, and realized for the cost I'd just might as well keep freakin' cereal and milk around. However part of the savings for me back then wasn't just mon...
by GroundStart
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: soylent
Replies: 35
Views: 5250

Re: soylent

(old thread is old) If there's questions for someone who actually consumes Soylent, ask away. Here is some experience and response to comments above. I've never taken it camping but have often considered it and I don't think the logistics would be hard. Someone asked what if you prepare it with comp...
by GroundStart
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 31783

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

Here’s a quote to consider: “I will never criticize anyone who spends time, effort and money trying to entertain me for free.” That would be agreeable if it weren't chewing up the desert and getting Burning Man long, lasting stares from umpteen Nevada government agencies. Embarrassing articles by p...
by GroundStart
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 31783

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

The location will be a closely-guarded secret in order to keep vandals from visiting the project with spray paint cans, torque wrenches, or whatever other tools they’d use for mischief. Torque wrenches, for mischief? Oh, article. Go lay down. Paint cans would only do it good. Besides hand rails, a ...
by GroundStart
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Where can I get this BMIR spot?
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: Where can I get this BMIR spot?

Good point. Very Zen.
by GroundStart
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Where can I get this BMIR spot?
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Where can I get this BMIR spot?

When I was at the 2018 eBurning Man (CampEnvy, IRC, BMIR and Matt's webcam) there was a spot on BMIR about the robot apocalypse. Here's a quick recording I grabbed of it. https://www.dropbox.com/s/pzcdb2hgau1bs8g/2018-08-29%2015.43.12.mp4?dl=0 Does anyone know where I can get a whole clean copy of i...
by GroundStart
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Wine
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: Wine

Hi, welcome aboard. I won't pretend to know anything about selling alcohol, but my experiences with a friend who ran a bar have taught me that liquor laws are damned complicated. I'd start with the Nevada Alcoholic Beverage Control. http://www.nvabc.com/ That said, Burning Man isn't much a retail ve...
by GroundStart
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: "Everyone comes to Black Rock City when they're supposed to" - L. Harvey
Replies: 4
Views: 924

"Everyone comes to Black Rock City when they're supposed to" - L. Harvey

Hi everyone, into post alert. Essentials: I'm a former computer nerd turned electromechanical fixer. I've probably been looking at Burning Man for over ten years. Middle age, very male, straight edge (no alcohol/tobacco or other), grey ace, runner, maker. Story: For twenty years or so I've always se...

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