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by BBadger
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff

Take supplemental Vitamin D3 to combat the SAD, especially if you're in the grey wastes of the Northwest during this season. Right after the burn I start dreading the shortening days. Then there's an extra punch to the gut with the reversal of DST. 5:30 PM and it feels like 10PM. It used to not affe...
by BBadger
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Time to phase out glitter
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Time to phase out glitter

Glitter is probably good to avoid, but aren't a major source of microplastics. Tires, clothing, cosmetics and other such things are a much greater source of plastic pollution. Glitter is far more visible though. It's kind of like ending the BM event to save the world from air pollution. It just does...
by BBadger
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Segways in Burning Man
Replies: 13
Views: 518

Re: Segways in Burning Man

Ouch! I don't know where I got that figure. Maybe that was 10-15 years ago or something. Rather just stick with a bike and not ruin something that costs that much.
by BBadger
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws
Replies: 45
Views: 3569

Re: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws

You can just attach images to your message in the forum, or use some place like imgur.com.
by BBadger
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Segways in Burning Man
Replies: 13
Views: 518

Re: Segways in Burning Man

As echoed above, I'd rather have those Segways than those noisy, motorized scooters. I'd also rather have them than those bikes that are abandoned without lights in the middle of the playa; I assume people would take care of their $3000 ride better than that $30 bike.
by BBadger
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws
Replies: 45
Views: 3569

Re: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws

You shouldn't use Photobucket for images on forums anymore. Quite frankly, the site/service can outright die now that they're destroying internet forum history by blocking links to images.

I'll have to see what sales come up at Home Despot though.
by BBadger
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 2017 Google Map
Replies: 17
Views: 658

Re: 2017 Google Map

I can see the shape of my vehicle in the pictures, as well as my shade structure. Sure, they're just a few pixels in a shape of a rectangle, but I can at least see that.
by BBadger
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best layout for a camp of 2 people
Replies: 28
Views: 1062

Re: Best layout for a camp of 2 people

Thanks for the link. I didn't know that the orientation of the city can change every year. How soon is the map for the current year available so we can plan sunrise, winds and shadows? The orientation of the city does not change year to year. I believe it was oriented so that the sun would come up ...
by BBadger
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 2017 Google Map
Replies: 17
Views: 658

Re: 2017 Google Map

It's definitely my camp from this year. Some of the labels appear to be old though.
by BBadger
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Lighting yourself-help!
Replies: 41
Views: 6428

Re: Lighting yourself-help!

Fairy lights are nice because they strike a nice balance of cheap, bright, durable, long-lasting, nice colors, and battery-powered. They're often a great replacement for EL wire, which lacks many of the above properties except maybe nice colors and battery powered. If you want "solid" look...
by BBadger
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best layout for a camp of 2 people
Replies: 28
Views: 1062

Re: Best layout for a camp of 2 people

Ah, that explains it. Yeah, those indicators can drain the battery. I did notice that my ol' Subaru would have a semi-depleted battery after some weeks of disuse because of the alarm light or some other low-but-still-power subsystem. What about using some cheapo solar panel to keep things topped off...
by BBadger
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best layout for a camp of 2 people
Replies: 28
Views: 1062

Re: Best layout for a camp of 2 people

Why would it kill the battery with the hatch open? Is it from the light? I keep mine set to completely off even if it's open.
by BBadger
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: What means of transport would survive on the playa other than a bike?
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: What means of transport would survive on the playa other than a bike?

Get into shape. Get enough sleep. Eat enough food.

You have a whole summer prior to the event to stop being a lethargic sloth. Even a week before will do you good.
by BBadger
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best layout for a camp of 2 people
Replies: 28
Views: 1062

Re: Best layout for a camp of 2 people

For reference, the map(s) Chowski mentioned are here: https://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=78496 Make sure to pack along extra tarps, and maybe a small sheet of aluminet/camo netting to allow yourself to adapt to however your camp actually ends up. Even with the best planning, you m...
by BBadger
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4203
Views: 176517

Re: PAGE TWO

Lost: phone or camera with generic details (buttons, black colored, pictures of people on it, cracked screen, case, brand name on back, plastic or metal). Probably lost somewhere between 2:00 and 5:30 A-D on Wednesday or Thursday. I only noticed it was gone three months later -- BUT IT IS REALLY IMP...
by BBadger
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: 2017 Lost On-Playa
Topic: Camera: black point-and-shoot digital
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: Camera: black point-and-shoot digital

A black-colored, point-and-shoot camera of indeterminate brand and model, with temple photos and some pictures of two women.

Yeah, that's super specific and easy to identify.
by BBadger
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Low income tickets
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Low income tickets

Burning Man Low Income Tickets

You may also find the following useful:

How to turn off CAPSLOCK

Pro-tip: you're not going to get a low income ticket, or attend Burning Man at all, if you don't figure out the above.
by BBadger
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Anybody ever build a hush box?
Replies: 43
Views: 4583

Re: Anybody ever build a hush box?

I think the high-heat paint is more to protect the spray itself from incineration, not the material it's sprayed on. Typically the spray is on metal stoves or BBQs and stuff like that which are already able to radiate enough heat away to not melt. Its purpose is mostly to protect the metal from rust...
by BBadger
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Elon Musk & the Mission to Mars
Replies: 38
Views: 1805

Re: Elon Musk & the Mission to Mars

It doesn't matter if the planets are dissimilar. I don't think any species carry sentimental feelings for, if even the awareness of, the planet or location where his or her predecessor genes came, except maybe Nazis or something. Animals will change and adapt as needed regardless of their introducer...
by BBadger
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2551
Views: 179006

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

As contradictory as this may seem, even as much as I hate that Trump won the election and we're stuck with that asshole for three more years (or fewer if things turn out right), I also am happy Clinton and the bought and paid for DNC lost as punishment for their unethical collusion to undermine the ...
by BBadger
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Elon Musk & the Mission to Mars
Replies: 38
Views: 1805

Re: Elon Musk & the Mission to Mars

Ehhh... I don't think that is really an issue. There's nothing that says that we need to keep species in their pure Earth-form while on Mars (or anywhere else), or that Mars-born and adapted species require the capability to return and survive on Earth. It's not as if these have been a constraints i...
by BBadger
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator rental and delivery
Replies: 36
Views: 1409

Re: Generator rental and delivery

One of the problems with a nice comfortable RV is that you don't want to go out and explore all that Burning Man has to offer. The other thing to consider is if you're a night person, then you will be sleeping more during the day. I tend to try to get to sleep by 1:00am since I'm on east coast time...
by BBadger
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Donald Trump is my hero
Replies: 508
Views: 30182

Re: Donald Trump is my hero

Remember that socialism is redistributing handouts you also got for free.

Another ruined Trump generation in the works.

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by BBadger
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: "It's news to me!"
Replies: 826
Views: 45876

Re: "It's news to me!"

No, he's older than that. Only Pando is older than unjohn, and only by a little bit, but definitely not as active. "Tree experts also note that the organism's age cannot be determined with the level of precision found in tree rings; some claim Pando 's age is closer to 1 million years.[5] Its c...
by BBadger
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Elon Musk & the Mission to Mars
Replies: 38
Views: 1805

Re: Elon Musk & the Mission to Mars

I'm not trying to pick on Elon Musk, but after reading about that universe-is-a-simulation idea, the whole concept just feels like " not even wrong ", navel-gazing-class pseudo-theory. The fact that some bozos even want to spend money to try and "break out" or something really ju...
by BBadger
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Donald Trump is my hero
Replies: 508
Views: 30182

Re: Donald Trump is my hero

Popeye wrote:^^
I see what you did with the lapel flag :lol:


Haha! I didn't even notice that!

(note that I can't take credit for making these, and the original source wasn't stated at the place I found these)
by BBadger
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Regional Network
Topic: Burning Man festival in Second Life
Replies: 11
Views: 828

Re: Burning Man festival in Second Life

But where are the free hugs?
by BBadger
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Donald Trump is my hero
Replies: 508
Views: 30182

Re: Donald Trump is my hero

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by BBadger
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 6557

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

You have clearly never been in the circle with a job to do when the masses charge in. It is unworkable. Give it a try and work the circle sometime to find out how crazy the herd becomes. People are pretty well behaved up until the perimeter signals that they can enter the circle though. They weren'...
by BBadger
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4203
Views: 176517

Re: PAGE TWO

Any time I think of Second Life I just think it's going to be like this:


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