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by Token
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: 36 volt vs 48 volt driving
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: 36 volt vs 48 volt driving

All things being equal, meaning availability of motors, controllers, batteries, etc. going 48V saves a bunch on copper costs to run all that torque. You should look at locked-rotor current on 36 vs 48 V motors, cuz that is going to drive your power cable thickness from battery —> controller —> motor...
by Token
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit. Let's come to a decision.
Replies: 28
Views: 3007

Re: Conduit. Let's come to a decision.

However, at this point I'm more inclined to tell our campers to go fuck themselves and that they're responsible for their own shade. Radical self-reliance and all that. Now I like the radical language there! This guy gets it! Since you appear to gave some craft about you, maybe look at alternatives...
by Token
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit. Let's come to a decision.
Replies: 28
Views: 3007

Re: Conduit. Let's come to a decision.

Even if you select 1” emt, which is fine for 10’ lengths, 60’ x 100’ grid is ~ 200 sticks of 10’ conduit. It's also about 2100 pounds of metal for the conduit. Then you add in all the fittings, rebar, and tarps. It's a heavy duty trailer load or half of a large rental van all by itself. Yeah, That ...
by Token
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit. Let's come to a decision.
Replies: 28
Views: 3007

Re: Conduit. Let's come to a decision.

I don’t follow your math too well. 24 sounds low, maybe 36? Forget about 20’. Sag city and will buckle. Even if you select 1” emt, which is fine for 10’ lengths, 60’ x 100’ grid is ~ 200 sticks of 10’ conduit. Then you have ~ 80 fittings. Your looking at ~ $3K just for the metal at today’s prices. S...
by Token
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Not Going to Burning Man at Burning Man
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Re: Not Going to Burning Man at Burning Man

Ah, you have reached enlightenment that BM is not about art.

Never was.

It’s the FKOs that make it special.
by Token
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 3087

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

It’s crazy that PGE got tagged criminally for the gas explosion but not for the dozens of fires it is found “negligent” in causing. It eerily suggests that Lady Justice isn’t as blind as she is supposed to be, with urban events resulting in criminal convictions and much larger and more costly events...
by Token
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 3087

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

Allot of people on the list from Magalia.

They had no way out other than North and into the thicket and the reservoir.
by Token
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 3087

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

And if you've lost pretty much everything, and it's going to be ages before the toxic/carcinogenic debris is cleared from the sites (yours, and others whose debris can blow onto yours again), and utilities rebuilt, and its unknown if/when a safe water supply may be affected, and a working town infr...
by Token
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4422
Views: 232173

Re: PAGE TWO

PacNW is heavenly if you can get past the 200+ overcast days.

Alas, not for us SAD folks.
by Token
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 3087

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

Sadly, radar shows all the rain going to Chico and hit and miss for all other areas.

It’s conspiracy theory crazy how the rain bands are flowing.

I wouldn’t mind some more further down south where I’m at.

All the prep I did and ... drizzle.
by Token
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 3087

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

You gotta wonder ... So we got some rain here and there but for the most part it’s drizzling... My dogs decided to go up the hillside and curl up under a pine tree and take the drizzle. I went up there to check it out and they do not want to go nowhere. They’re wet, curled up in their dugouts and ha...
by Token
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 3087

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

Roofline sprinklers are not uncommon out in the less urban settings. Same with lightning rods. Hard to asses things unless you are there to take in the whole scene instead of a few isolated photos someone decided are notable. Btw, trees can smolder on the inside for years after the fire is out. Lots...
by Token
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 3087

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

To be fair to PG&E, up here in “The State of Jefferson” country ... Darwinism is alive, well and welcome by the masses. So many private acres where local residents shoot first and ask later. So the contractors hired by PG&E ... that hired subcontractors from who knows where ... they have a hard time...
by Token
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 3087

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/weather/weather-watch/article214901930.html https://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-the-bark-beetle-fueled-californias-wildfires/ The Bark Beetle is a symptom, not the cause. The years of drought due to changing climate is the root cause. Them beetles are part of the eco...
by Token
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 3087

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

For those not from NorCAL, yes PG&E, our for profit corporation that is the main power and gas utility ... ... they have been found culpable in most of the NorCAL fires. The liability is so bad that the state had to intervene and approve legislation to protect PG&E from insolvency. They lost lawsuit...
by Token
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Reasonable Honoraria Funding Request Vs. Total Budget
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: Reasonable Honoraria Funding Request Vs. Total Budget

Nailed that $18k !!!

Thank you, I’m here till Thursday.

Try the veal!
by Token
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Reasonable Honoraria Funding Request Vs. Total Budget
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: Reasonable Honoraria Funding Request Vs. Total Budget

Best place for information is the BORG. https://burningman.org/culture/burning-man-arts/grants/brc-honoraria/ Our annual budget for art on playa is $1.3 million. We typically fund approximately 60 to 70 honoraria art projects. Grants over $20,000 are rare. Due to the number of proposals we receive w...
by Token
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: I'd like to put a team together for a project...
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: I'd like to put a team together for a project...

Unless you’re Elon and can just mecenas your way around on your party barge ...

Wasn’t the 747 a rich brats culture jam??
by Token
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: I'd like to put a team together for a project...
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: I'd like to put a team together for a project...

1. A video game hardware hacker 2. A video game software hacker 3. An expert in fast acting gas valves and controls 2005 Dance Dance Immolation! It was a gas! Legendary. It got retired in 2013 when the creators dropped a piano on it. Sorry, your too late. https://www.raindrift.com/content/8.art/4.d...
by Token
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 3087

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

Captain Goddammit wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:01 am
I don’t know if any of you knew eplayan “Bounce530”, but he lived in Paradise.
The news from him isn’t good at all..
Cap’n, cliffhanger?

Is he OK? Alive? Family?
by Token
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 3087

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

The miracle patches in large fires - when they burn big and hot - oxygen depletion can do strange things.

Winds will also create eddies and vortices where all O2 gets depleted.
by Token
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Climbable Structures
Replies: 8
Views: 1628

Re: Climbable Structures

bassog wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:50 am
It is so hard to get a permission in California, we had to apply 4 times for safety until we finally got approved :?
Thank the Dogs BM is held in Nevada!

;)
by Token
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3077
Views: 374248

Re: Rest In Peace

Hardy Fox

Founding member and lead composer - The Residents

RIP
by Token
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Culture - Camps - Placement
Replies: 36
Views: 4651

Re: Culture - Camps - Placement

That’s a good noggin there Motsky.

We have gone from creation to consumption.
by Token
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Culture - Camps - Placement
Replies: 36
Views: 4651

Re: Culture - Camps - Placement

Fig, you are onto something. Worth a try.
by Token
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Video of Monkee Hut in the (high?) Wind?
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: Video of Monkee Hut in the (high?) Wind?

That particular hut was modified and enforced via extra vertical compression and triangulation with the posts running down the center.

Good design.
by Token
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Culture - Camps - Placement
Replies: 36
Views: 4651

Re: Culture - Camps - Placement

Ratty wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:47 pm
SSE you and I don't agree on much. JohnnyA, AC and Token we can start a support group for survivalists. These are the times that I miss having a 'like' button.
LOL! Yeah, I chose a third-world lifestyle out in the sticks ...
by Token
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Culture - Camps - Placement
Replies: 36
Views: 4651

Re: Culture - Camps - Placement

Dr. Pyro wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:01 am
Token wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:24 am


And villages, outside Kidsville, AEG and Hushville - fuck ‘em. Sorry Doc P.
I'm not sure how to feel about that Token. Certainly didn't exactly make my day.
Your ‘ville is the exception cuz I know BDC from way back in the day, but you gotta break some eggs for an omelette...
by Token
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Culture - Camps - Placement
Replies: 36
Views: 4651

Re: Culture - Camps - Placement

My big gripe was DGS and “theme camps” being the instrument of the Devil. Everyone wants a placed camp so they can get tickets and early passes. I pushed hard on cutting theme camps to Esplanade and A/B and going back to non-placed camps. And villages, outside Kidsville, AEG and Hushville - fuck ‘em...
by Token
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Culture - Camps - Placement
Replies: 36
Views: 4651

Culture - Camps - Placement

https://journal.burningman.org/2018/10/black-rock-city/participate-in-brc/setting-a-cultural-direction-for-residential-black-rock-city/ Not a bad read for all us crusty old timers with more opinions than ... A rare BM survey that did not suck! And y’all know how much I hate BM surveys! https://goo.g...

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