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by BBadger
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: 2017 Lost On-Playa
Topic: Lost & Found... HOPE ?
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Lost & Found... HOPE ?

That's great to hear!
by BBadger
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?
Replies: 47
Views: 1608

Re: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?

Given that the Yellow Bike program is using the Huffy Cranbrook, and that they keep bringing them back year after year, and that I rode a well-used Yellow Bike at the end of the week and it still wasn't screeching or hard to pedal...what magic are they doing to the Huffy Cranbrook that even the wel...
by BBadger
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 76
Views: 2064

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

And therein lay the rub. Because the public at large cannot make the determination of “mental fitness”, Jane Q Public cannot have the authority to act. How and who gets to decide if a person is suicidal and what standard must they meet to execute authority? What standard must be met to deprive some...
by BBadger
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 76
Views: 2064

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

Whatever their motivations or causes, we should prevent people from ending their lives at these events, even if only because of the effects on other people. " The essence of tyranny is not iron law. It is capricious law. " -- Christopher Hitchens Irony? Not really. This isn't something to...
by BBadger
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 76
Views: 2064

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

Whatever their motivations or causes, we should prevent people from ending their lives at these events, even if only because of the effects on other people.
by BBadger
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Who is Terbo Ted? Should workers get paid for running camps on the playa?
Replies: 38
Views: 983

Re: Who is Terbo Ted? Should workers get paid for running camps on the playa?

If there are going to be PnP camps, I want them to be very expensive and very exclusive. Otherwise, we'll end up with everyone and their mom showing up at "motel" PnP camps that are cheap and accommodate lots of people. That must not happen.
by BBadger
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 76
Views: 2064

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

The smell alone would keep people away.
by BBadger
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Who is Terbo Ted? Should workers get paid for running camps on the playa?
Replies: 38
Views: 983

Re: Who is Terbo Ted? Should workers get paid for running camps on the playa?

There should be ICE-type raids on these camps where the employers and these "undocumented" BRC workers are arrested for violating the terms of the event, fined, thrown out of the event, and blacklisted. The people who paid for the services can then fend for themselves or GTFO too. Oh hell,...
by BBadger
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Frozen cooked oatmeal?
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Frozen cooked oatmeal?

Why don't you experiment with it at home the next time you make some?
by BBadger
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Anyone built a RMax-type structure on a utility trailer
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Anyone built a RMax-type structure on a utility trailer

There was some talk about making a hexyurt "RV" of some sort like that, but I don't think it was actually made. It sounds like a utility trailer would work fine for that as long as you can level it up and seal the bottom with something like some carpet. There might be more noise transmitte...
by BBadger
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Time on the Playa.
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: Time on the Playa.

Yeah, but a watch is really helpful to see how long ago that event in the event book you considered attending ended before you remembered to go.
by BBadger
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Time on the Playa.
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: Time on the Playa.

I brought both a smart phone and a point and shoot camera. I brought the phone with me instead of the P+S camera because it is a lot easier to keep on my belt than the heavier and bulkier P+S camera. The phone was also nice for the map at times.

As for a watch, I wear one all the time anyway.
by BBadger
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: people stealing at the BM
Replies: 10
Views: 1041

Re: people stealing at the BM

Sorry about the loss of your malebox and its written history. :( It really sucks when people steal or vandalize other peoples' art and stuff.
by BBadger
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 76
Views: 2064

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

Man, paragraphs sure are awesome.
by BBadger
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 2018 Art Theme....Predictions / Suggestions
Replies: 30
Views: 1007

Re: 2018 Art Theme....Predictions / Suggestions

Jumbotron Man
by BBadger
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 76
Views: 2064

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

For me, I'm less concerned with what the individuals decide to do with their lives and more with those individuals wrecking other people's event with their act, and drawing the eye of regulators. I remember being at the Utah regional when some guy jumped into that fire. It totally killed the mood of...
by BBadger
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 76
Views: 2064

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

They'll probably just add some portable security/pool safety fences to slow down and corral the runners so they can be caught with fewer people. It's about as much as can be done as a determined runner will eventually be able to bypass obstacles. The perimeter nearly caught the guy running around th...
by BBadger
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Trailer trash camp?
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Trailer trash camp?

Uh... maybe? I'm not sure how much people are interested in making their camp about the sleeping accommodations they bring unless it's something like VW Bus camp or something.
by BBadger
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: 2017 Lost On-Playa
Topic: Lost & Found... HOPE ?
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Lost & Found... HOPE ?

Your call. They're pretty busy with post-event operations. Maybe it'll be a third week later when or if you get contacted? Who knows? The fact is, nobody on this forum is directly connected to the people who run Lost and Found. We don't know any more than you about the status of these things, and th...
by BBadger
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: US Fighterjet bang over playa arround 6pm on 1 sep 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 580

Re: US Fighterjet bang over playa arround 6pm on 1 sep 2017

I wonder if the radar can detect the metal cables of barrage balloons?
by BBadger
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Cultural Appropriation and Burning Man
Replies: 148
Views: 9034

Re: Cultural Appropriation and Burning Man

I think it comes down to this: if you can't specifically list why the imitation or use of artifacts associated with a particular culture is disrespectful or problematic, then there is really no problem with "appropriating" such things. The act of borrowing, utilizing, or adapting innovatio...
by BBadger
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Has electricstyles.com shut down? Where to buy military hats with EL wire ?
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: Has electricstyles.com shut down? Where to buy military hats with EL wire ?

I just about flagged this as spam, but the shop you're interested is supposedly gone. So no bother. Why don't you just make your own? Get some fishing wire, a needle/thimble, some EL wire, a hat, and spend a night creating your own costume piece rather than buying one. Something like this . I've don...
by BBadger
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?
Replies: 47
Views: 1608

Re: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?

Well, when you subsidize something, you do get a lot more of it. I am thankful for the bike repair camp that helped my friend's blown tire way out on the other side of the city. Yes, we could have gone back to camp to grab our spare tubes, pump, etc. and such, but it was nice being able to walk ours...
by BBadger
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: A Novice with Passion
Replies: 11
Views: 419

Re: A Novice with Passion

I have a friend who was spending about $500/mo to house his MV. So $6,000 just to store the damn thing throughout the year. Then comes transportation costs that drive MPG ratings into the mid single digits, the cost of gasoline, the team of individuals ready to man, set up, tear down, etc. the vehic...
by BBadger
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: How I charged my electric vehicles
Replies: 26
Views: 1349

Re: How I charged my electric vehicles

Thanks for the tips! Do you suggest using one of those horizontal gas tanks sold as external fuel tanks, or using something like a metal jerry can?
by BBadger
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Lithium UPS - experience with use on playa?
Replies: 18
Views: 851

Re: Lithium UPS - experience with use on playa?

Something I don't like about the UPSes I've owned is that they beep while on battery power.
by BBadger
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 29
Views: 1132

Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Yup, when someone gets their bike stolen because they weren't diligent in locking their bike, the first thing I ask is: why didn't you lock it up (like I already told you to!)? There can only be a few reasons, or a combination: - Stupidity - You didn't follow instruction or do your research. - Naive...
by BBadger
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: How I charged my electric vehicles
Replies: 26
Views: 1349

Re: How I charged my electric vehicles

Why do people think handling gas is so difficult? It's pretty much just like water. You just pour it in. Easy. WTF. You can even buy it at the Hell Station right in BRC. I do like the fact that gas is like a high-power battery on demand. What I don't like is having to store it on playa and when it ...
by BBadger
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Tips from someone who slept in a car, alone.
Replies: 32
Views: 1311

Re: Tips from someone who slept in a car, alone.

Yeah, I assume you're just misapplying the term "grey water." To be clear, "grey water" is any waste water that does not contain excrement (otherwise it's black water). It's not permitted on the playa because it is waste water. For dust abatement or otherwise, such water needs to...

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