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by BBadger
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Lighting yourself-help!
Replies: 40
Views: 6258

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: 16
Views: 563

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: 16
Views: 563

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: 499

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: 16
Views: 563

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: 4202
Views: 175076

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: 113

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: 221

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: 4459

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: 1784

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: 177817

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: 1784

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: 1322

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: 506
Views: 29632

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: 45637

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: 1784

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: 506
Views: 29632

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: 759

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: 506
Views: 29632

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: 6445

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: 4202
Views: 175076

Re: PAGE TWO

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

by BBadger
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: 3/8"x14" lag screws for good price
Replies: 11
Views: 1003

Re: 3/8"x14" lag screws for good price

Canoe wrote:
  • the shanks had a larger diameter than the threaded sections.
It's that last one that puzzles me.


I think he means that the shank diameter is the same as the major, instead of minor, diameter of the screw.
by BBadger
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 59
Views: 2862

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

My friend didn't have a lock because he normally locks up with his partner, but he really had to take a shit and went off alone.

To prevent theft, what he did was decouple the chain from the chainring to make it hard to pedal off with the bike for the common theft-of-opportunity thief.
by BBadger
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 6445

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

It could be too that policy changes will be more concerned with protecting volunteers, rather than drug-addled immolators from themselves, beyond what is already in place. Most volunteers are not trained to subdue a psychotic individual in these dangerous situations; it's like a store employee runni...
by BBadger
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Giant Glass Origami
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: Giant Glass Origami

Why stop the ideas there? Maybe someone else can make a 40ft-tall installation "inspired by origami" made of huge sheets of slate connected together with wrought iron so that people can play billiards on the sides. Then those other people can have it demolished at the end of the burn and c...
by BBadger
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: 2017 Lost On-Playa
Topic: Lost: Keys! @ San Francisco Decompression
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Lost: Keys! @ San Francisco Decompression

So you decided to post this in last year's BM lost-and-found group in the forum's "historical archives"? Will you be leaving a note on the wall in the Library of Congress too? Given your attention to detail here on this forum, maybe you should check if you dialed the wrong number with Pier...
by BBadger
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: 3/8"x14" lag screws for good price
Replies: 11
Views: 1003

Re: 3/8"x14" lag screws for good price

Weird about the inconsistency. The ones I've gotten from the other shop all had 8" of threading or so.
by BBadger
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 6445

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

Maybe we can co-host a calf-roping event during the main burn and the contestants can catch runners. Just like the rodeo rules, once the legs and feet are tied, the drug-addled runner has six (6) seconds to break free, otherwise it doesn't count.
by BBadger
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 6445

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

BB: have you been in close to a big burn? it is damn scary and disorienting. When you head says RUN AWAY, you do and won't be looking for holes in the fence. It's certainly not something you want in your way, but I'm not thinking of something that close. The fence would be a decent distance from th...
by BBadger
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Straighten PVC or buy new?
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: Straighten PVC or buy new?

The only reason you'd need to buy new PVC is if it broke, got too UV damaged by being in the sun for way too long (like years), or was bent so much that you couldn't fit them on your trailer/vehicle to bring them back. Otherwise, the bends are normal and may even make it easier to set up.

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