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by Clint Kaster
Fri Jan 09, 2004 4:58 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: death toll
Replies: 40
Views: 31890

With all respect to Kathy's Lampton's tragic accident, the vast majority of stories involving injury on the playa seem to revolve around severe stupidity. A particularly egregious incident occurred on Monday night (post-event, dust-storm starting) at Amazing Larry's when an injured or sick bat lande...
by Clint Kaster
Fri Jan 09, 2004 8:59 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Who was that masked man?....
Replies: 4
Views: 2461

Masks and other Joys

Mask considerations, other than heat and cold, include the diminished ability to see where you're going -- certain areas of the city exist under looser Pershing County building codes (hence the presence of both Pershing and Washoe County sheriffs) and as such are not liable for exposed rebar, tent r...
by Clint Kaster
Thu Jan 08, 2004 4:12 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: health issues and dealing with?
Replies: 25
Views: 8428

Woke from a dream here in snowed-in PDX that Gene Wilder lived under the playa in a labyrinthine sushi bar and was rigging explosives underneath all the rave camps. There seemed to be a race of little people involved (perhaps Oompa Loompas) but no information about how this shit affects your lungs. ...
by Clint Kaster
Thu Jan 08, 2004 8:42 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Risks
Replies: 35
Views: 6929

For Todd and the whole equipment issue: playa dust can be extremely fine in texture (think talcum powder and up) and will infiltrate EVERYTHING from your asshole to your electronics. A good rule of thumb is to consider everything you bring disposable. In building The Aural Reef in 2002 (a 40' toroid...
by Clint Kaster
Thu Jan 08, 2004 7:58 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Internet on the Playa
Replies: 71
Views: 18104

The thing that intrigues me most is that he's worried about his wife being unable to function ("something I could easily talk her through").....if you show the bad taste to marry someone who's that freakin' helpless, perhaps the desert isn't the right environment for your "vacation". As a matter of ...

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