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by Captain Goddammit
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Burning Man- view from a jet fighter
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: Burning Man- view from a jet fighter

Your freedom to be at an event like Burning Man and yell shit like that in English is your tax dollars being put to good use.
How much tax do you even pay?
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4173
Views: 168316

Re: PAGE TWO

Simon of the Playa wrote:it is times like these i miss the wisdom of bob the couch.


miss you, bob.


Finest eplayan ever.
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: eBikes and Burners who Ride them
Replies: 61
Views: 2729

Re: eBikes and Burners who Ride them

Absolutely true, but impractical on the playa. In reality you're gonna be out doing whatever, and you're gonna go until they die, battery life expectancy be damned.
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Rebar/stake questions
Replies: 62
Views: 19425

Re: Rebar/stake questions

How could anyone go to the playa without vice grips, even if you haven't got stakes to remove???
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4173
Views: 168316

Re: PAGE TWO

Gauges... or fuses.
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How to find people you met at BM this year?
Replies: 33
Views: 3790

Re: How to find people you met at BM this year?

The other 51 weeks should be spent recruiting new Burners? WTF is wrong with you? Are you not aware that tickets sell out as fast as they can be processed? Are you not aware that the event has sold out to legal capacity for the last five years? Are you not aware that people like you are a large part...
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Elon Musk & the Mission to Mars
Replies: 30
Views: 937

Re: Elon Musk & the Mission to Mars

What's even the point of being on another planet anyway? Why not just be floating in space, Mars lacks a livable environment anyway.

Things like this Mars shit are signs that you have too much money, and have lost touch with reality.
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Elon Musk & the Mission to Mars
Replies: 30
Views: 937

Re: Elon Musk & the Mission to Mars

He's a big dreamer, that's for sure.
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Now that I've been to Burning Man...
Replies: 17
Views: 542

Re: Now that I've been to Burning Man...

Well one of those principles is Radical Self Reliance, yet you joined a big camp of people you don't even know, that I'm going to bet provided your infrastructure for you. Hell I'd never do that. Why don't you put your money where your mouth is and be your own camp, bring your own stuff, and quit be...
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Now that I've been to Burning Man...
Replies: 17
Views: 542

Re: Now that I've been to Burning Man...

DragonSandor wrote: As for what I seek? An abundance of the 10 principles.


Well you're about a dozen years too late for that. Not even the Bmorg pretends to follow those little lines of BS, written long after BRC was a big thing.
by Captain Goddammit
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: 2017 Lost On-Playa
Topic: Lost: Vintage Safety Goggles - amber lens, chrome frame and mesh sides
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Lost: Vintage Safety Goggles - amber lens, chrome frame and mesh sides

Oh, I saw a guy in a Sopwith Camel flying over France with those on
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How to find people you met at BM this year?
Replies: 33
Views: 3790

Re: How to find people you met at BM this year?

That's probably more effective than anything else.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike kickstand design: The Playa Bike Foot
Replies: 19
Views: 1041

Re: Bike kickstand design: The Playa Bike Foot

Is your bike falling over, or is the playa turning sideways?
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Bikes on the Playa
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: Bikes on the Playa

Yeah, a little lube down below helps things along.
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Belt Bikes
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: Belt Bikes

There are also completely enclosed multi-speed shaft drive bikes. I had one, sold it.
Probably shouldn't have. That's the ultimate playa bike drive.
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 49
Views: 1904

Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Sham wrote:It does seem to go against the ethos, but bike locks are becoming a necessity (just like ice).

What ethos....
Oh wait, I vaguely remember when there were ethos... I think.
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 49
Views: 1904

Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Just saying it ain't a gang of professional bike thieves roaming the playa with 8 foot bolt cutters and a cutting torch. But lock it every time you walk away from it. Pardon me but you clearly said most bike theft is accidental borrowing, mistaken identity etc. and that's horseshit. It's theft like...
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: How You Feel Standing On The Playa - Thursday After The Event Is Over?
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: How You Feel Standing On The Playa - Thursday After The Event Is Over?

Well technically it's usually abandoned and quiet out there
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: How? Charging small 12v batteries from my van (without giving them too much juice)
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: How? Charging small 12v batteries from my van (without giving them too much juice)

My truck is almost 20 years old and even it has temperature sensors under each of its two batteries and the truck's ECM controls the charge rate from the alternator... they do get a bit fancy. But yeah, it doesn't have to be such a big deal. None of my older trucks had that and I always had two batt...
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: How? Charging small 12v batteries from my van (without giving them too much juice)
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: How? Charging small 12v batteries from my van (without giving them too much juice)

The way I understood the question was he wants to add a "house" battery, to run camp-type things independently of the starting battery.
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Let's do the Portland World Naked Bike Ride!
Replies: 7
Views: 511

Re: Let's do the Portland World Naked Bike Ride!

unjonharley wrote:
Sham wrote:I got my outfit all ready for the naked bike ride. It just needs to be ironed. 8)

I am going with the permanent wrinkle .. Not giving up my Depends and knee socks ..

You're resourceful. Just set up your bike with a toilet seat.
by Captain Goddammit
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: laundry on the playa?
Replies: 70
Views: 5042

Re: laundry on the playa?

Good advice. I got 20% of the way through building a wind powered evapotron thing this year. Ran out of time. Good thing, because there was no wind! Now I have a sealed bucket of half full of gray water that I still haven't dumped in the toilet, because it's slowly bulging out the lid and I'm scare...
by Captain Goddammit
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Hard time adjusting back to default world
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: Hard time adjusting back to default world

I'm having the opposite problem
by Captain Goddammit
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: How? Charging small 12v batteries from my van (without giving them too much juice)
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: How? Charging small 12v batteries from my van (without giving them too much juice)

Pretty much all these ideas aren't as simple or cost effective as just getting a bigger battery and hooking it up like normal, either through an isolator or a solenoid. Plus, car-battery sized deep cycles are usually in the 100 ah area. The one you have is tiny. Why bother going to any trouble and e...
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 135
Views: 4801

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

Now that would make Burning Man worth still showing up for!
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best playa tent
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Re: Best playa tent

My camper pic wasn't totally sarcasm. I paid $1500 for that thing, it's 30 years old. People think the RV people are rich... you can actually bring an OLD trailer or camper for cheap, and not deal with any of that crap! But as for tenting it, it's all about the shade it's under. I've seen just about...
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best playa tent
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Re: Best playa tent

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by Captain Goddammit
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: eBikes and Burners who Ride them
Replies: 61
Views: 2729

Re: eBikes and Burners who Ride them

Love it!! That's cool.
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WHATS IN? WHATS OUT?
Replies: 281
Views: 22683

Re: WHATS IN? WHATS OUT?

In: the Borg member's retirement accounts.
Out: Burning Man

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