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by Canoe
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 54
Views: 1293

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

ygmir, It's certainly interesting making the observations and trying to puzzle things out. But even with having looked at the code/recommendations for fire-proofing earlier this year, and despite in the past having had access to the internal reports & experiment designs of a research organization th...
by Canoe
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 54
Views: 1293

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

From a view of making one's building & property fire-safe, I'm very interested to see what the fire investigators and fire researchers determine regarding confirming existing recommendations and perhaps some new recommendations. It's actually quite simple. Make houses out of concrete, cinder blocks...
by Canoe
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 54
Views: 1293

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

To Mr Canoe's posts, thermal radiation follows the inverse square law for distance and radiation is going to ignite building materials at different temperatures. To explain that further: if the flames move half the distance towards a structure, the radiated heat energy from that flame is quadrupled...
by Canoe
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 54
Views: 1293

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

If any one knows, I've very interested in knowing the construction details of the homes I'm seeing with what appears to be a stucco or trowelled concete finish. This is turning up fairly often among homes with very minor damage, including scorching damage to small parts of this finish. (I'm also see...
by Canoe
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 54
Views: 1293

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

Photos I examined are not a few isolated photos someone decided are notable, but are from the damage assessment map's range of assessment photo(s). I'm intentionally looking mainly at homes that had less damage than "destroyed" - they took damage but survived (to one degree or another) - as I'm look...
by Canoe
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 54
Views: 1293

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

In photos & videos around Paradise, I'm seeing a number of examples of holes in the ground from roots that burnt away. This is a screenshot of the most dramatic, with a power line on top of a tree stump, approximately eight feet from the corner of a house (burnt down). . Paradise power line hole.jpg...
by Canoe
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: "It's news to me!"
Replies: 865
Views: 62151

Re: "It's news to me!"

For those of you involved in making measurements, a senior IEEE member sent out this link of a live stream, that is now available for replay. The 26th General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) will take place in Versailles in November 2018. At this meeting, we expect the CGPM to approve a re...
by Canoe
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 54
Views: 1293

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

... Them beetles are part of the ecosystem. When our big drought ended a couple years back, all vermin exploded in population - cuz the predator population died off in the drought. Now we have predators exploding in population. What about Bigfoot: any changes in sighting rates or locations (mountai...
by Canoe
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: "It's news to me!"
Replies: 865
Views: 62151

Re: "It's news to me!"

Australians in despair:
  • "This will ruin Australia"
  • "Threatens to Tear Nation Apart"
  • Prime Minister of Australia weighs in with "un-Australian"
  • co-owner of massive wiener offers expert opinion
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/14/worl ... house.html
by Canoe
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: I'd like to put a team together for a project...
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: I'd like to put a team together for a project...

Gas/flame control has turned up in a number of MVs or static displays that have come to the playa. Google, identify the projects, scour the pics & video, then reach out to them. If you attend first, you can see and talk with them on the playa if you wait for an opening. You might even be able to wat...
by Canoe
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 54
Views: 1293

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

... Some utilities on the East Coast saved money neglecting tree trimming extending Hurricane Sandy outages. ... When a power line contacts a tree, there can be a spark which ignites the tree, spreading to a wildfire. The burden of prevention is on utilities. So you're saying that like the cost cut...
by Canoe
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 54
Views: 1293

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

wow most structures reduced to rubble some with a decoration, lawn chair or child's toy in the middle sitting there looking untouched comparing to google street view, you can sure see where that wind blowing the flames sideways ignited structures close together like falling dominoes one house, googl...
by Canoe
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 54
Views: 1293

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

mgb327 wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:15 pm
... I was watching your video of the escape and jumping up and down yelling OHFUCK! OHFUCK! ...
Is this somewhere we can see?
by Canoe
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: "It's news to me!"
Replies: 865
Views: 62151

Re: "It's news to me!"

I haven't read the article, let alone the study. Yet for some reason I find the study conclusions entirely credible.

You're totally going to bone in self-driving cars scientists say

https://gizmodo.com/youre-totally-going ... 1830382213
by Canoe
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: "It's news to me!"
Replies: 865
Views: 62151

Re: "It's news to me!"

... DNA contamination of specimens ... Not quite related, but a friend finally gave up on his on-again/off-again relationship. Only to have her come back after two weeks and say "I'm pregnant". An expensive DNA test was done, 'checking for his DNA in her blood', which was said to indicate paternity...
by Canoe
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3065
Views: 370004

Re: Rest In Peace

Stan Lee

Marvel, Spider-Man, Thor, Blank Panther

https://io9.gizmodo.com/legendary-creat ... 1822780733
by Canoe
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: I'd like to put a team together for a project...
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: I'd like to put a team together for a project...

This isn't going to be installed in an Airbus 380 that you bring to the playa is it?
by Canoe
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 54
Views: 1293

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

nasa-worldview-2018-11-07T00_00_00Z-to-2018-11-11T00_00_00Zvsm.gif
by Canoe
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 54
Views: 1293

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

From the various footage I've seen, it appears that there are were a lot of houses that were not retrofitted to protect against flying embers (this can be expensive to do comprehensively). As in soffits and other openings. Once embers blow inside the attic or other areas, not much you can do. And th...
by Canoe
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 54
Views: 1293

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, etc.

California Fire Situation Awareness dashboard
California Governer's Office of Emergency Services

https://calema.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Map ... 15414930ed

California Traffic
http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/
by Canoe
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 54
Views: 1293

California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

Lots of fires in California right now, with the big ones, particularly Camp Fire, making the news. Smoke over California from sat views, for November 10, 2018 . Cal-Nov10-2018-camp-fire(s)-hourly-500-128.gif . (at the end, in dark, in the top right corner note the light from the mining operations - ...
by Canoe
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: "It's news to me!"
Replies: 865
Views: 62151

Re: "It's news to me!"

... after a DNA study showed it was in fact an ancestor of the tribe. ... Similar to the "Kennewick Man" controversy, I was directly involved in. And I have friends involved in "Spirit Cave Man"......I don't buy the results of either or conclusions reached, which were influenced by political sentim...
by Canoe
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: "It's news to me!"
Replies: 865
Views: 62151

Re: "It's news to me!"

... after a DNA study showed it was in fact an ancestor of the tribe. ... Similar to the "Kennewick Man" controversy, I was directly involved in. And I have friends involved in "Spirit Cave Man"......I don't buy the results of either or conclusions reached, which were influenced by political sentim...
by Canoe
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: "It's news to me!"
Replies: 865
Views: 62151

Re: "It's news to me!"

The world’s oldest natural mummy, the 10,000-year-old iconic skeleton known as the “Spirit Cave mummy”, was reburied this summer by the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone people in Nevada, after a DNA study showed it was in fact an ancestor of the tribe. On the study, the Falon Paiute-Shoshone tribe said "confi...
by Canoe
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 18460

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

Interesting to read that article, even if the author gets some minor things wrong and sounds like propaganda too often. I sure wouldn't want to have to solve those problems, and under such a time limit. If it can manage to stay safe (hope that net is real - not photoshop - and helps make it more low...
by Canoe
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips and Tricks for RV's at Burning Man
Replies: 73
Views: 25836

Re: Tips and Tricks for RV's at Burning Man

thread drift During a summer in Queensland Australia we generally sweat through 35-45 degree celcius heat for a few months (100 - 115 Farenheight) I am hoping that is enough sweat training to get us through? Depends on where in Queensland and the year. And the conditions in a given year at Burning M...
by Canoe
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: BRC: some building of BRC
Replies: 0
Views: 543

BRC: some building of BRC

A very nice glimpse of how it's done.







by Canoe
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Some MOOPing & Restoration
Replies: 1
Views: 953

Some MOOPing & Restoration

(https://www.youtube.com/user/Shalaco/videos)


Even river-horsing around, the instinct to remove MOOP kicks in.



by Canoe
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 18460

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

(the editing's a little spastic) Drone view of laying down the mats to get it to roll into its resting place. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHK7AIOXLGk I am a bit disappointed with this video. I have seen the 747 on Playa and am familiar with some of the justified and unjustified criticisms that h...

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