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by Valkyrie
Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Absinthe is back
Replies: 48
Views: 8531

I'm confused. See, to the best of my knowledge, absinthe per se was never illegal in this country. The substance thujone, which is the "active" ingredient in wormwood was declared a hazardous food substance by the FDA (NOT ATF which regulates liquor) and therefore it still is regulated in anything o...
by Valkyrie
Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Black Rock City Address System Unveiled
Replies: 178
Views: 55257

Interesting idea, but I'm not sure how it gets any better results than the current ad hoc system of estimating the time. Granted, the further from the man you get, the harder it is to estimate the time (since the radial streets are further apart). It seems that it'd be a whole lot easier just to hav...
by Valkyrie
Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Geek This
Replies: 8
Views: 1424

uh... dsl runs over phone lines. You need one if you're going to get it.
by Valkyrie
Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Im 15 can i go?
Replies: 41
Views: 6445

See, another real problem with going (and sneaking in) underage is that legally, you can't give your consent for anything . Your parents have to give their nod. This not only includes sex (come on boys, that joke is just ewwww) but also medical care. So the medics out there legally can't take care o...
by Valkyrie
Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: snowing this morning
Replies: 24
Views: 3214

Wow. Snow. I'd almost forgotten about that. It's been years since I've seen it. Can't say as I miss it much. Maybe when I was out living in the country and it snowed so hard you could hear it coming down. That's fun for about 4 hours.
by Valkyrie
Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: LED Lighting Help
Replies: 33
Views: 5641

What I'm thinking mdmf007 is looking at is a rectified generator, (lets not get into the semantics of generator/dynamo/whatever. It's all the same thing for our purposes.) although the loss from rectification is probably not worth it because if you're running incandescents, as stargeezer points out...
by Valkyrie
Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: LED Lighting Help
Replies: 33
Views: 5641

Uh, dude. That's pretty much the opposite of what I said - if you just slap it on there your lights will all burn out, like he experienced...


Oh, and despite the fact that I'm an engineer-geek, I'm a girl-type person. grin
by Valkyrie
Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: LED Lighting Help
Replies: 33
Views: 5641

What I'm thinking mdmf007 is looking at is a rectified generator, (lets not get into the semantics of generator/dynamo/whatever. It's all the same thing for our purposes.) although the loss from rectification is probably not worth it because if you're running incandescents, as stargeezer points out,...
by Valkyrie
Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: NEWBE
Replies: 17
Views: 2519

I agree with Mr. Bitter about the costumes, but think he's missing the point of the "key elements" mentioned earlier. Don't do a head-to-toe thing if you're into that. You'll never get it right for the playa which is demanding and unforgiving. It's best to find a few bits that are really really dist...
by Valkyrie
Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Trailing off sentences that are somethi...
Replies: 48
Views: 7584

Sure you can! all you need is a...
by Valkyrie
Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Bringing Your Parents to the Burn
Replies: 39
Views: 10653

My mother would never go to bed at 10:00, unless she was with someone. I'd just bring 'em and stick 'em in an RV and not worry about them. Your folks probably have different interests than you, and chances are, they can figure out how to make their own friends, so I wouldn't worry too much. Although...
by Valkyrie
Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Impeach Dick!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

It would be a precedent victory. If it actually accomplished even a media circus then at least some political cost would be paid for the lies to the people. I'm not sure which is worse - me advocating a media circus or the fact that it would take one for there to be any impact at all in the boldface...
by Valkyrie
Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Professional Artists
Replies: 91
Views: 15107

i lived with a bunch of art majors in college, and we used to argue on this point quite a bit. they called my beaded hangings a craft. they said dance is not an art, it's a craft. i was a dance major...and i found that quite insulting really. You know? I can't rightly see this. How could you argue ...
by Valkyrie
Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Why we all get a little nutzoid out there
Replies: 31
Views: 8669

I had a friend who had a disorder that caused him not to sleep for extended periods of time. He finally got treatment after an exceptionally protracted period. After 5 days, he showed up at the hospital to present himself as a specimen of higher man. One who did not require sleep. He was admitted. A...
by Valkyrie
Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: General Strike, November 6th, 2007
Replies: 24
Views: 5488

The toughest thing to reconcile is that even if you are doing something, if the media deems it so, you're doing nothing. I remember at the start of the war, there were pretty constant and consistent minimalizations of the size and impact the protesters were having. Of course, in densely populated ar...
by Valkyrie
Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: VICTORY against GodHatesFags church!
Replies: 31
Views: 8286

Oh goody. Someone finally laid the crack down on Phelps and his cronies. They're the exact same folks that got evolution stricken from public school curriculum in that state. They're actually a pretty formidable political force in Kansas, scary as it sounds. I wonder what sort of backlash that's hav...
by Valkyrie
Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You...
Replies: 5444
Views: 818451

I've known people who have done it for considerably less than that. Of course, they have a lot of time on their hands to find the right people and exchange help for help.
by Valkyrie
Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Addis Pool
Replies: 60
Views: 14388

skygod wrote:I have thought about it, and previous posters have it right I think. I believe Paul is pulling a McMurphy (Jack Nicholson's character in One Flew Over the CuCkoo's Nest)
In some ways I think it's a bit of a pity they don't do frontal lobotomies any more.
by Valkyrie
Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: News Flash: another Addis arson arrest
Replies: 32
Views: 7251

bah. Too much fame for the guy. Best to just forget him.
by Valkyrie
Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: NeVaDa state laws in regards to FLAG BURNING
Replies: 213
Views: 72151

I certainly did not mean the current cleptocracy with its' Free Speech Zones and pre-vetted questioners as every public appearance. Funny that, the Bush admin creating all these Free Speech Zones and yet the only pictures of one that Wikipedia could be assed to post--while bitching about Bush's 'zo...
by Valkyrie
Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: questions w/ questions (question game)
Replies: 730
Views: 78236

Wasn't that part of a game?
by Valkyrie
Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Support for Paul
Replies: 284
Views: 76020

Plenty of threads already discussing it. No need to add more, thanks.
by Valkyrie
Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: News Flash: another Addis arson arrest
Replies: 32
Views: 7251

Apollonaris Zeus wrote:You know what this means??????
More people at next years event!!!!
Uh. Arson followers? I think we could do without those people...
by Valkyrie
Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You...
Replies: 5444
Views: 818451

Well, some tips? Read, learn, memorize the survival guide. They have some very detailed instructions in there. Find locals. Check out the regional stuff for your area. Start early. See if you can't work out a trade for transport out there. You will not find a free ride, but you very well might find ...
by Valkyrie
Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: NeVaDa state laws in regards to FLAG BURNING
Replies: 213
Views: 72151

fluffernutter wrote:A little off-topic.

How would you all feel about burning a folded flag placed in the temple? I wanted to leave the flag that was given to the family upon my father-in-laws death in the temple as a remembrance. My husband wasn't comfortable with doing that.
I think that would be very meaningful.
by Valkyrie
Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Help Prosecute Paul Addis
Replies: 270
Views: 55328

uh, yeah?

I had a friend who was a prosecutor who explained to me his work. Prosecutors don't fight to "win", they fight for justice. And prosecutors tend to believe that public opinion should be shaped by their work, not the other way around.
by Valkyrie
Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Addis Pool
Replies: 60
Views: 14388

Yeah. I wanna amend my initial guess. But what he's done is demonstrate pretty clearly exactly why it's important to prosecute someone who pulls that kind of trick. That kind of attention is alluring and addictive. So what was that people were saying about letting him get off? You wanna amend your p...
by Valkyrie
Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: In 3 words.........
Replies: 23220
Views: 1680918

Oddly placed nipples!
by Valkyrie
Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: NeVaDa state laws in regards to FLAG BURNING
Replies: 213
Views: 72151

I think you miss the point I was trying to make about "the world of my childhood". As a kid, I didn't understand everything that was going on around me. I had no idea what was going on with the war in Vietnam, even though later I discovered that my dad had been sending my mother back tapes talking a...
by Valkyrie
Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: You can't make this up
Replies: 21
Views: 3464

you think that's odd, there's a bio engineering lab that wants to make synthetic meat. Yeah that's right. Synth-meat. If it's made out of synthetic proteins (I'm assuming you're not talking tofu-based stuff 'cause that's just flavored soybeans no matter what you call it.) Would synthetic proteins b...

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