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by Token
Tue May 22, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Playa surfers / scooters
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: Playa surfers / scooters

I’m pretty sure you are limited to 2 wheels, stand-up only for any gas scooter. The motorized skate-boards have been fringe and under the radar. Seen plenty, every single one led to road-rash or worse. Not a good environment for them. You could go electric with 3 wheels following the NDOT rules whic...
by Token
Tue May 22, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Fire Spinning Aussies Keen to Burn!
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Fire Spinning Aussies Keen to Burn!

Oi Welcome! Oi Vey It’s not a festival. Go to Coachella for a festival. The core principle of going out to an inhospitable desert salt flat in the heat of the late summer/early fall is: Radical Self Reliance. There are nine more to go with that one and you should try to understand them all individua...
by Token
Tue May 22, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: the jitters of a first time burner
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: the jitters of a first time burner

Board Handle: PullBeard Name: Hari Krishna from India First post with well formed paragraph breaks and punctuation hitting just about every popular topic in all the wrong ways. Reminds me of that German crew with the perpetual motion machine energy gizmo and the fraulein “discipline so very strict” ...
by Token
Tue May 22, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Pursuing a CA CDL
Replies: 14
Views: 315

Re: Pursuing a CA CDL

And you are sure that a non-commercial class A or B can’t cut it for your needs?

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detai ... 8/dl648pt2
by Token
Thu May 17, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Securing your generator.
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Securing your generator.

Nope, too much effort for what amounts to casual theft of opportunity.

Simple cable lock to the truck gets it done.

Anything more than that and your fear owns you.
by Token
Thu May 17, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I just thought of something to put in my 'Go' bag.
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: I just thought of something to put in my 'Go' bag.

Molotov wrote:
You know, like Caine in “KUNG FU.” Just walk (drive) from town to town, meet people, get in adventures. [apologies to Jules Winnfield]


“So you’re going to be a bum. Eat what I throw out, and without a residence, a job, and legal tender, we have a word for that; your gonna be a bum”
by Token
Wed May 16, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Easy digital cameras VS The Playa
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: Easy digital cameras VS The Playa

The old iPhone angle ... what could possibly go wrong when a 3 year old dials 911.

Even without the SIM it will dial that call.

;)
by Token
Wed May 16, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I just thought of something to put in my 'Go' bag.
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: I just thought of something to put in my 'Go' bag.

Us country livin’ folks call that “my truck”.

Everything a renaissance soul needs to save the world. And enough tools to build a house when you get there.

Just add the dogs and go.
by Token
Tue May 15, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?
Replies: 45
Views: 1754

Re: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?

Would you say that there is any particular real-world advantage to using 1 1/4" sch 40 pipe (1.66" OD) over the cheaper 1" sch 40 pipe (1.31" OD) for shade (i.e. NOT with solid side walls)? I have both 1” and 1.25” Both are dandy. The 1.25 is more rigid at full span. My inventor...
by Token
Mon May 14, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Transporting Gas
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: Transporting Gas

Oh geez Sham, that is spectacular!

Get 5 gallon cans that seal real well. Look for CARB certified cans.

Federal law saiz: 440 pounds of fuel in containers not larger than 8 gallons.

It will be just like driving a 1960s VW beetle/bus.
by Token
Sun May 13, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: A fundraiser for "BLOOM" Peter Hazel's 40 ft tall jellyfish!! May 20, SF
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: A fundraiser for "BLOOM" Peter Hazel's 40 ft tall jellyfish!! May 20, SF

Aw shucks. Kind of makes the “Show no support” weak.

I gues there’s no pleasing everyone.
by Token
Sun May 13, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?
Replies: 45
Views: 1754

Re: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?

Well that doesn't exactly sound like you're fully embracing the principle of "Safety Third"! :wink: :lol: My camp's main shade is built using the same pipe and fittings, so I've seen how solid and impressive it is. But It does seem like total overkill for hanging some personal aluminet, t...
by Token
Fri May 11, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Catching a Thief
Replies: 31
Views: 1332

Re: Catching a Thief

It’s a testament to how shitty the WallyWorld Huffy, or whatever it is, cheap Chinese bikes are these days.

I used an older Diamondback from a garage sale for 8 years, just changing the chain and tires every now and then, before it was pilfered.
by Token
Fri May 11, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?
Replies: 45
Views: 1754

Re: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?

PSA: Thin-wall conduit is not structural or load bearing. Rigid conduit is limited-load bearing and has specs published. It does cost more and is heavier. Schedule 40 metal pipe is load bearing and is even more expensive. I use 1 1/4 “ (actual OD is 1.66”, 0.41” wall thickness) aluminum Sch40 pipe w...
by Token
Thu May 10, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Catching a Thief
Replies: 31
Views: 1332

Re: Catching a Thief

What fucking liability? You gonna sign your name on it and attach a picture ID to the honeypot bike? Sheesh. The ultimate solution is to replace the bike seat with a heavily vascularised, larger than life dildo. Make sure it’s all slimy and shit. If I ever go again, I’m bringing honeypot bikes where...
by Token
Thu May 10, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Catching a Thief
Replies: 31
Views: 1332

Re: Catching a Thief

I’ll just carry my impact drill and a 16” lag. Drive that into the playa and chain to that That 16" lag screw ... You know I could piss on it, kick it a half dozen times, yank that chain and wiggle it out in 30 seconds, right? I could also use my Leatherman Crunch vise-grips to just "unbo...
by Token
Thu May 10, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Catching a Thief
Replies: 31
Views: 1332

Re: Catching a Thief

ACfromSAC wrote:
In the name of tomfoolery ... Would this make me an asshole or a participant?



It would make you a Patriot and Legend Extraordinaire!

Besides, you wouldn't use 30' of chord and have the thief going 20 mph ... just enough to make a point.

I say do it!
by Token
Thu May 10, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Voltage drop when connecting LED mesh in series?
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Voltage drop when connecting LED mesh in series?

Without detailed specifications it’s hard to say. Most of these types of devices that are designed with daisy-chain ability will list the limits of how many can be strung together to meet UL approval. I’d wager that they are just a shared-bus design, where mains power is passed through internally to...
by Token
Wed May 09, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Unloading Container Trucks
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Unloading Container Trucks

Beg for forgiveness, fuck asking for permission.

5mph, keep to the back streets, and you’ll be fine.
by Token
Wed May 09, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Catching a Thief
Replies: 31
Views: 1332

Re: Catching a Thief

Besides, beat downs every day at Deathguild in the Thunderdome.

If there is a line, a sealed flask of good whiskey helps get into a fight faster. Bribe n Beatdown. ;)

Yeah, what SSE said - cheap junker bike, decorated so it stands out, and always lock, especially at the shitters.
by Token
Tue May 08, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Catching a Thief
Replies: 31
Views: 1332

Re: Catching a Thief

In RL he’d get beat down. I’m sure this is not acceptable on the Playa. If you “beat down” a bicycle thief in the real world you will be charged with assault and do more time than the thief. Like any city of 70000 folks, we have law enforcement patrolling the event. Both BLM and local sheriff are o...
by Token
Mon May 07, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: First Time Burner – Which camp?
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: First Time Burner – Which camp?

If you are volunteering with ESD, here is the lowdown:

https://esd.burningman.org/brcesdhome/esd-camps/

Camp 9 is a pretty safe bet.

Ping ESD and see what’s up.
by Token
Mon May 07, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: A fundraiser for "BLOOM" Peter Hazel's 40 ft tall jellyfish!! May 20, SF
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: A fundraiser for "BLOOM" Peter Hazel's 40 ft tall jellyfish!! May 20, SF

This needs to go in the “Show Your Support” section as it is a fundraiser and not a meet up.

Please post your fundraisers there so that folks who opt out of seeing these types of posts can benefit from their user group membership.

Thanks.
by Token
Mon May 07, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Anybody ever build a hush box?
Replies: 61
Views: 7870

Re: Anybody ever build a hush box?

I love alternators. They are a marvel of physics and engineering. The science behind them is a ballet of magnetic flux densities flowing and intersecting to coax electrons into bouncing their merry way down windings and coils. Just sexy as hell geek-porn! My parents got me one of those educational k...
by Token
Sat May 05, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Cooler Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Re: Cooler Advice

Having separate cooler for dry-ice as a deep freezer you open once a day is good.

Then use a second cooler for drinks and whatnot, one that gets opened often, and replenish it with block ice from Arctica.
by Token
Fri May 04, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips on lifting a 50ft dome for top down build
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: Tips on lifting a 50ft dome for top down build

Look here for past vendors that delivered heavy equipment rentals to the Playa: https://burningman.org/event/camps/deliveries/outside-services-providers/ Note: This is the list for 2017 and may change for 2018. Then post here once you get quotes to see if you can share cost with other camps that may...
by Token
Fri May 04, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Outside services for camps in 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1396

Re: Outside services for camps in 2018

Y’all are funny!

“It’s spinning, it’s spinning”!!!!
by Token
Thu May 03, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Outside services for camps in 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1396

Re: Outside services for camps in 2018

Ah, did not know it is on-site.

Alas, 2010 was my final year. Don’t see myself going unless I do big art again.
by Token
Thu May 03, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Outside services for camps in 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1396

Re: Outside services for camps in 2018

Back in the day, before United bought JOTS... All the glorious effluent was pumped and taken by JOTS to a local garlic farm nearby, where it was composted and used as fertilizer. Aside from stuff clogging the suction hose, things like baby wipes, condoms, tampons and the likes would also clog the eq...

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