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by Curmudgeon
Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Chicago's 1st Annual Block Party Decompression
Replies: 9
Views: 2690

I don't know. I wrote to them well in advance and never heard back. I read that as "you're not welcome at our event", thought "their privilege and their loss" and moved on, and had an awesome day doing things that had absolutely nothing to do with Burning Man. I'm sorry you were disappointed, Rosebu...
by Curmudgeon
Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: BMorg's position on limiting population?
Replies: 61
Views: 16664

Re: BMorg's position on limiting population?

So I'm wondering if anyone knows is the BMorg has any pre-existing thoughts about what sorts of eventualities would lead them to limit ticket sales, I believe that it was Actiongrl who proposed what should have been a perfectly reasonable alternative to ticket caps. If there were other burns going ...
by Curmudgeon
Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Does anyone go to BM WITHOUT the expectation to have sex?
Replies: 78
Views: 24611

The viscosity of semen is pretty damn high. You are conflating two very different issues - that of surface tension and that of viscosity. For example, one can easily see that laundry detergent is far more viscuous than water, simply by pouring a cap of the stuff into one's wash. By doing so, one sl...
by Curmudgeon
Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:06 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17134
Views: 1460288

Aaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhh !!!

FUCK! I have this coolass cricket sound effect that would be so perfect embedded into this thread that's going nowhere, but I can't do that because the new ePlaya doesn't let one use HTML.



FUCK!
by Curmudgeon
Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Chicago's 1st Annual Block Party Decompression
Replies: 9
Views: 2690

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by Curmudgeon
Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:19 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Chicago's 1st Annual Block Party Decompression
Replies: 9
Views: 2690

Chicago's 1st Annual Block Party Decompression

Total clarity, guys: I'm not one of the organizers on this one, so if you have questions, concerns, praise or bitter condemnation to share regarding this event, I'm not your man. I'm just somebody who found some information free floating around, and thought he might as well forward it to a place whe...
by Curmudgeon
Sun Aug 20, 2006 4:07 pm
Forum: 2006 Theme
Topic: CHICAGO OFFERS TEMPORARY STORAGE AFTER THE BURN
Replies: 2
Views: 4069

One other thing - wouldn't this be better listed under Regionals and Events?
by Curmudgeon
Sun Aug 20, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: 2006 Theme
Topic: CHICAGO OFFERS TEMPORARY STORAGE AFTER THE BURN
Replies: 2
Views: 4069

Directions to the event

Vikingyouth seems to have accidentally left out the directions to the event, so I did a Googlegroups search and pulled up this post by Marley , which should help. From: Marley - view profile Date: Thurs, Jul 20 2006 12:42 am Email: "Marley" <jmarley@rcn.com> 7/12/06 Chicago Decomp Meeting Minutes At...
by Curmudgeon
Thu May 18, 2006 4:09 am
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: motorized chess
Replies: 37
Views: 13818

Yes, except if each player in the team is only playing for ten moves, how does that become a problem? You're assuming a degree of consistancy not really found among playa denizens as a whole if you think there will be a constant influx/outflux of players. People will play for a full ten moves, then...
by Curmudgeon
Wed May 17, 2006 3:41 am
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: motorized chess
Replies: 37
Views: 13818

Well, I'm just basing this off personal experience with a chess set somebody had out there last year. (3-4 ft tall metal pieces, funky blacklights at night, looked cool as all hell) I'd start playing against one person, who'd wander off after ten or so moves. Never did play a full game against anyo...
by Curmudgeon
Wed May 17, 2006 3:35 am
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: motorized chess
Replies: 37
Views: 13818

spectabillis wrote:i just think others would complain after i club them with a mace.
Inventory ... one nerf mace for Spectabillis, ...
by Curmudgeon
Mon May 15, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: motorized chess
Replies: 37
Views: 13818

For that matter, most folks don't have the patience for chess in BRC. Even the most stable individual gets a case of ADD on the playa. "Ooh look, shiny!" Simple solution - tag team chess. One person plays for ten turns, and then gets tagged and replaced by the next member of his team. While one pla...
by Curmudgeon
Mon May 15, 2006 5:33 am
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: motorized chess
Replies: 37
Views: 13818

Re: motorized chess

Here's the concept: Electric motor scooters, (the kind you ride standing up), turned into chess pieces, with the playa as our board. Aren't we energetic? Just mount big styrofoam pieces on the backs of Roombas set for low-pile carpet, and relax with a Martini. Do I feel a tugging sensation? Could i...
by Curmudgeon
Wed May 10, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: motorized chess
Replies: 37
Views: 13818

The lone ePlayan surveys the desolate virtual wasteland that is a once active thread. Is there no life left, he wonders. He calls out, only to hear his echo quickly muffled by a duststorm blowing past. Somewhere to his left, he can barely make out the form of a rook, half-eroded away by time. He see...
by Curmudgeon
Sun May 07, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: motorized chess
Replies: 37
Views: 13818

Re: bring your own...

Wish I could provide scooters, but I can't do that. I've considered doing it with bikes, but it doesn't seem right to have the pieces sitting down. How to make the board? Two ideas: 1) sketch it in the playa... it's temporary anyway. 2) turn the city into a giant board... a bit anarchistic, you hav...
by Curmudgeon
Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Spammer alert
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Thanks!
by Curmudgeon
Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:34 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: A Sept 11th experiment "Trough & Beam"
Replies: 93
Views: 62724

funny how a person on a public payroll nearing a cozy retirement may sudenly change his mind Yeah, but that was after the black helicopters stopped shooting particle beams at his tin foil hat. Common misconception. The Illuminati don't use black helicopters. That would be the Trilateral Commission....
by Curmudgeon
Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:02 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Spammer alert
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Spammer alert

A thread for spottings of likely spammers, a chance to help the mods knock these guys out of commission a little sooner.

My first spotting: k4C7OU4l, just joined, note the commercial homepage. Looks a little fishy.
by Curmudgeon
Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: A Sept 11th experiment "Trough & Beam"
Replies: 93
Views: 62724

Re: A Sept 11th experiment "Trough & Beam"

After corresponding by e-mail ... Sigh. Conspiracy theories. Here's one thing to factor into your calculations. The fuel from the impacting jet wouldn't have been simply poured across the floor to spread evenly, it would have come flying in at a few hundred miles per hour aboard the jet it was on, ...
by Curmudgeon
Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: A Sept 11th experiment "Trough & Beam"
Replies: 93
Views: 62724

dragonfly Jafe wrote:There are so many faults with this premise, not the least of which the building DID fall. What caused it if not the official mechanism?
I did, on behalf of my employers - the Bavarian Illuminati. But perhaps I've already said too much. Image
by Curmudgeon
Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: If you could take one luxury from home...
Replies: 25
Views: 4017

tisha2 wrote:yeah....warm *running* water, without all the engineering and gray-water drama.

what a gift we have in the 'real' world, eh?
Gol' durn kids don't know a good time anymore! (grumble, grumble)
by Curmudgeon
Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:18 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: If you could take one luxury from home...
Replies: 25
Views: 4017

Curmudgeon, Sounds like you've come up with an idea for a smaller version of this: Yes, that's the geometry I had in mind. I wonder if steam power is the direction they should be trying to go in with that, though. Getting water hot enough to warm a bath is one thing. Getting fluid hot enough to rai...
by Curmudgeon
Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:18 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: If you could take one luxury from home...
Replies: 25
Views: 4017

Curmudgeon, Sounds like you've come up with an idea for a smaller version of this: Yes, that's the geometry I had in mind. I wonder if steam power is the direction they should be trying to go in with that, though. Getting water hot enough to warm a bath is one thing. Getting fluid hot enough to rai...
by Curmudgeon
Sat Mar 11, 2006 7:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: If you could take one luxury from home...
Replies: 25
Views: 4017

Re: If you could take one luxury from home...

...to bring to BRC with you, what would it be? Me? Hot water. Yeah. Ahhhhh... I'm thinking that might not be impossible. Take all of this with a grain of salt, because this isn't really my field of engineering and I'm sure that somebody else could come up with something much better, but I'll take a...
by Curmudgeon
Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: FM radio stations on the playa
Replies: 12
Views: 2411

Re: FM radio stations on the playa

Thanks, Fishy... and thank you for calling WTF, the voice of the Apokilipse, at 99.9 on your FM dial... Our next caller is Lucas - What's on your mind? You have other considerations, tho... and these are ALL important - All good points. I'll add another, just in case word hasn't gotten completely a...
by Curmudgeon
Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You...
Replies: 5444
Views: 792627

Signing in

Just signed up as "Curmudgeon". Studying engineering, been to Burning Man once, felt I'd been more a spectator than a participant, aim to change that in the future. Studying to be an engineer, and have already dealt with the kind of non-techie who expects politics to trump physical reality, and does...

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