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by Canoe
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3003
Views: 328975

Re: Rest In Peace

Malcolm Young http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/news/acdc-co-founder-guitarist-malcolm-young-dies-age-64/ Malcolm Young, who co-founded the Australian hard rock band AC/DC with his younger brother Angus, has died aged 64. Older brother George Young, the Easybeats guitarist and AC/DC's longtime produc...
by Canoe
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Donald Trump is my hero
Replies: 507
Views: 30030

Re: Donald Trump is my hero

He's looking awfully tired, don't you think?
by Canoe
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: 3/8"x14" lag screws for good price
Replies: 11
Views: 1060

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

I ordered these, and they came in quite partially threaded. (only about 5" of thread, leaving 9" of screw that is *bigger* than the threads having to force its way through the playa, and making the top 9" of the hole easier for even the threaded section to slide out, should it come t...
by Canoe
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2551
Views: 178596

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

For our esteemed president to say that the Republican Party’s Tax Cut For The Rich Inequality Enhancement Scheme has as its primary goal raising the wages of middle class American workers is like saying that feeding an entire chocolate cake to a fat man has as its primary goal giving stray crumbs t...
by Canoe
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....
Replies: 16
Views: 968

Re: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....

... The stranger picks a large pair of vice-grips, then carefully selects a small socket. Not a couple one would normally find walking hand-in-hand. Worse, he clamps the poor socket in the vice-grips! Note: square end out. … With this improvised TUNING LEVER, he proceeds to tune ... Been there. Don...
by Canoe
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4203
Views: 175958

Re: PAGE TWO

Back when I was a kid even the broken clocks were right twice a day.
You're a modern broken clock.
by Canoe
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Bikes on the Playa
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Re: Bikes on the Playa

...Finally... I buy nothing but Thorn Resistant inner-tubes -- extra thick rubber. (Except for the sizes that are simply not made in TR.) Of course, I buy cases and cases of them, so I get a break on the price. But even at full retail they are sooooo worth the money. (And please don't tell me there...
by Canoe
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Belt Bikes
Replies: 9
Views: 789

Re: Belt Bikes

If you get a Clydesdale stomping on it, not a chance. Someone wanting to get from A to B, knowing they have to be gentle, (leg push to start?), and I bet enough of it tight enough... Question is: for how long? The other question would be, what can joint across the broken ends temporarily. I'd be tem...
by Canoe
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2551
Views: 178596

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

Is there a Nobel Anti-Peace price?
by Canoe
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Bikes on the Playa
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Re: Bikes on the Playa

That's what Captain Goddammit said.

(my evil twin made me)
by Canoe
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Bikes on the Playa
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Re: Bikes on the Playa

That's what Captain Goddammit said.
by Canoe
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike kickstand design: The Playa Bike Foot
Replies: 19
Views: 1303

Re: Bike kickstand design: The Playa Bike Foot

trilobyte wrote:... unless you're using a material that can withstand extremely high temps,...

And the chemical composition of the various particulate that makes up playa soil.

BBadger wrote:...or just lay the thing on the ground.

But it'll get dusty! (said the sparkle pony)
by Canoe
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Belt Bikes
Replies: 9
Views: 789

Re: Belt Bikes

motskyroonmatick wrote:Bring a replacement belt. I've got replacement chain but no replacement belts and this year we had someone come in to the shop looking for a replacement belt.

What?
It's the playa.
No pantyhose?
by Canoe
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2551
Views: 178596

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

Bat Signal - I don't think that means what you think it means.png
by Canoe
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Donald Trump is my hero
Replies: 507
Views: 30030

Re: Donald Trump is my hero

Pretty good explanation of Trump's tweets. It sure fits the pattern of disinformation.
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles ... me-old-war

Leadership example: his caddie follows him...

leadership - his caddie follows him.jpg
by Canoe
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Donald Trump is my hero
Replies: 507
Views: 30030

Re: Donald Trump is my hero

The impression he makes around the world can be interesting.

around the world 001.jpeg
by Canoe
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: eBikes and Burners who Ride them
Replies: 61
Views: 3311

Re: eBikes and Burners who Ride them

People on bikes don't seem to realize how much more severe the injuries are to pedestrians (and themselves) when they collide at 10 mph vs. 5 mph. Too many bikes - all bike types - are moving above the 5 mph limit, many around at the 10 mph mark and some above - and in congested areas. For an e-bike...
by Canoe
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Donald Trump is my hero
Replies: 507
Views: 30030

Re: Donald Trump is my hero

Language experts at the University of York have unearthed what they refer to as 30 Lost Words. Old words that have been rediscovered by linguists who claim they perfectly explain the irritations of modern life. “We’ve identified lost words that are both interesting and thought-provoking...". T...
by Canoe
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: "It's news to me!"
Replies: 826
Views: 45784

Re: "It's news to me!"

Evaporative Power Has the Potential to Create Electricity for Large Parts of the U.S.

https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/en ... -of-the-us
by Canoe
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best playa tent
Replies: 12
Views: 1547

Re: Best playa tent

Except that the wrong tent on the playa will give you opportunity to cry over and over again, as many have found out. You need to do a search of eplaya for "tent". Lots of threads; tons of posts. Note the differences between those guessing how a tent will do on the playa vs. those reportin...
by Canoe
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: HP LTO tape drive repair and backup company
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: HP LTO tape drive repair and backup company

Good to know.
Worrying about this is something that keeps me awake at least two nights a week.
by Canoe
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.
Replies: 62
Views: 2562

Re: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.

Abandoned at Burning Man, bicycles now head for Houston and the Caribbean

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41312810
by Canoe
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: 2017 Lost On-Playa
Topic: No "lost people" column this year?
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: No "lost people" column this year?

It's lost?
by Canoe
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: "It's news to me!"
Replies: 826
Views: 45784

Re: "It's news to me!"

Burning Man, like Mars, but lots of shit, no rivers, so going to Mars, how do you handle sanitation on Mars...
No shit.
So to speak.

by Canoe
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: your stupid joke here
Replies: 1006
Views: 191949

Re: your stupid joke here

Sister buys a new leather purse.
Gets it home, notices a tag that says "Vegan Leather".
Tells her best friend.
Best friend: "That's bullshit! How would they know what the cow ate!"
by Canoe
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Social Anxiety on the Playa, coping mechanisms.
Replies: 26
Views: 1971

Re: Social Anxiety on the Playa, coping mechanisms.

> I’d take it a step further and say that you would have a hard time finding that large raucous crowd.

Oddly enough, Temple by times.
2012 on the Saturday I couldn't even get in, nor with all the pushing and noise, would want to.
by Canoe
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Anyone built a RMax-type structure on a utility trailer
Replies: 7
Views: 433

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

Some points to consider: ⋅ Great if the playa turns to swamp/mud. ⋅ You'll need to secure the yurt to the flatbed, same as securing a yurt to the playa. ⋅ Building a yurt on the playa, you have full access around the yurt for installing the roof, etc.. It may be awkward...
by Canoe
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?
Replies: 47
Views: 2213

Re: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?

Would food grade/water proof grease help keep playa dust out .. I am applying this to the bike.. For winter riding in OR .. Would suggest this grease for all bikes ridden in the rain or being washed often .. There's always going to be a tiny seam with exposed grease, and that will get contaminated....
by Canoe
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: US Fighterjet bang over playa arround 6pm on 1 sep 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 814

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

What it can paint and what it can track is classified. But I have been present where the discussion included talking about ranges for detection & tracking of profiles that are reduced to the sizes of a full range of birds, from ground and airborne, active and passive. And that was over 15 years ...

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