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by FlyingMonkey
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Remembering MyLarry
Replies: 27
Views: 1219

Re: Remembering MyLarry

AntiM, I'm so sorry to hear this. You two have obviously been a big part of ePlaya and I know you were both involved in one of my favorite Burn events The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I can't thank you enough for that. You can never replace a loved one but you can always surround yourself with those w...
by FlyingMonkey
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: My first time going! Need Help...
Replies: 19
Views: 1649

Re: My first time going! Need Help...

AWESOME! all replies been really informative, i will do as a main task read all your suggestions since i will probably go solo. =) torrey is messing with you, there is no VBC. torrey seems to have forgotten that's not cool until page two. Awe come on guys, are you banning snark? Did the foam bumper...
by FlyingMonkey
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: My first time going! Need Help...
Replies: 19
Views: 1649

Re: My first time going! Need Help...

torrey is messing with you, there is no VBC. torrey seems to have forgotten that's not cool until page two. There actually is a VBC. And believe it or not, I feel that I'm acting very much in the spirit of their camp :D That spirit is somewhat... burn eriffic. Ah yes, playful snark that's potential...
by FlyingMonkey
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Google East and Selling Out
Replies: 10
Views: 1372

Re: Google East and Selling Out

The whole decommodification thing has been bullshit for a long time. I went to BRC every year in the earlier days because I recognized at the time this event couldn’t continue the way it was and it was a case of “get it while the gettin’s good”. Everything goes that way. It dilutes from its origina...
by FlyingMonkey
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WHATS IN? WHATS OUT?
Replies: 308
Views: 34986

Re: WHATS IN? WHATS OUT?

Out: This Bot
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In: These bots
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by FlyingMonkey
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WHATS IN? WHATS OUT?
Replies: 308
Views: 34986

Re: WHATS IN? WHATS OUT?

I see your lips moving but I can't hear a thing :P
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https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/84 ... rd-barrons
by FlyingMonkey
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Wall of WRONG.
Replies: 540
Views: 87517

Re: The Wall of WRONG.

I had to laugh when I opened a thread & saw this. (full disclosure......sometimes I read them)
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by FlyingMonkey
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: When was ePlaya born?
Replies: 13
Views: 1692

When was ePlaya born?

I was just wondering when ePlaya was started & is there anyway to do a search to look at posts from the beginning? I think it would be fun to read all the old posts & see if much has changed or is everyone is rehashing all the same stuff. Who made the first post? Who replied with the first snark (gu...
by FlyingMonkey
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WHATS IN? WHATS OUT?
Replies: 308
Views: 34986

Re: WHATS IN? WHATS OUT?

Out: Radical Self-reliance

In: Radical Self-entitlement
by FlyingMonkey
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Sizing a Solar set up to meet the demand of a device?
Replies: 14
Views: 1089

Re: Sizing a Solar set up to meet the demand of a device?

BTW, here is the requested equation: E=mc 2 Unless you’re a black hole that is. And that's exactly the kind of thing a Burner (Old school non-Frat Boy or tourist) would do. Make a small nuclear reactor to pump grey water. :mrgreen: However, I think Ohm's Law would be more appropriate in this case. ...
by FlyingMonkey
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Sizing a Solar set up to meet the demand of a device?
Replies: 14
Views: 1089

Re: Sizing a Solar set up to meet the demand of a device?

You will need to "no-shit" evaluate your power requirements and scale your system from there. If all you are doing is using a solar panel to pump grey water then you can probably get by somewhat cheaply. If you want to start out small & grow your system over the years then you can spread the cost ou...
by FlyingMonkey
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: When to arrive
Replies: 10
Views: 1233

Re: When to arrive

Please be aware that the local highway authority, NDOT, Highway Pratol, and others may ask the organizers to change the gate opening time for a variety of reasons. Weather, wildfires, road conditions, etc can all lead to changes prior or during the event. Subscribe to the newsletter Jack Rabbit Spe...
by FlyingMonkey
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: When to arrive
Replies: 10
Views: 1233

Re: When to arrive

Please be aware that the local highway authority, NDOT, Highway Pratol, and others may ask the organizers to change the gate opening time for a variety of reasons. Weather, wildfires, road conditions, etc can all lead to changes prior or during the event. Subscribe to the newsletter Jack Rabbit Spe...
by FlyingMonkey
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: 2018 drone policy
Replies: 19
Views: 1699

Re: 2018 drone policy

Whats next? Fencing around every burn like last year's Temple? I'd hate to see that but would understand why. Well, this was definitely a stupid decision from the org. The fence won't stop a person from jumping over it. While I hate to see a fence around future burns I think they had to make a very...
by FlyingMonkey
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Campfire
Replies: 13
Views: 1101

Re: Campfire

Okay, the power poles say "not at Burning Man", but where was this slice of unhappiness? A post-disaster camp? Nope, sorry I didn't mean to imply that. I just used it as an example of what can happen in a "tent city". This has happened in the past at deployed military bases where living in a tent f...
by FlyingMonkey
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: 2018 drone policy
Replies: 19
Views: 1699

Re: 2018 drone policy

The drone policy at the event is governed by federal law restricting drone operations near airports. The ORG cannot "opt out" of that regulation. There is also a very serious safety concern about drone radios and pyrotechnics safety. This is important. Well, I flew off the handle there. Argh. Meh, ...
by FlyingMonkey
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: 2018 drone policy
Replies: 19
Views: 1699

Re: 2018 drone policy

Every rule at BM is the result of the actions of a burner. A small percentage of the population are stupid, malevolent or mentally ill enough to cause real harm to others, including when they are temporarily chemically altered. As the event grows, those small percentages add up. The US value of "fr...
by FlyingMonkey
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: e-bike finished , still need some lights tho
Replies: 21
Views: 2133

Re: e-bike finished , still need some lights tho

tatonka, That's a kick-ass bike. Well done. Jay, for some reason I can't see the pictures of your lighting. Personally I have never liked how thin & janky EL wire looks so I have been working with side glow fiber optics over the last few years. I'm not knocking your pics because as I said I can't se...
by FlyingMonkey
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: 2018 drone policy
Replies: 19
Views: 1699

Re: 2018 drone policy

We're not exactly an edgy experimental community anymore, are we? We're about as regulated as a library in a backwater country with a giant list of banned books. Is anyone interested in stepping up to challenge this bullshit? What, THE FUCK, am I doing burning my entire life to the ground to bring ...
by FlyingMonkey
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Campfire
Replies: 13
Views: 1101

Re: Campfire

Hey Patrika, Welcome. As others have mentioned there are a lot of rules about fire that everyone should be familiar with. There are very good reasons for them. 597677788.jpg Don't be that guy person. The risk of tent fires sparked from windblown embers is real and with so many flammable tents in clo...
by FlyingMonkey
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: 2018 drone policy
Replies: 19
Views: 1699

Re: 2018 drone policy

Luigi wrote:John Goodman as Gil John (Alpha house) sitting in his back yard....

No need to be so timid.

In keeping with the robot theme I give you R2D2's pissed off big brother.


by FlyingMonkey
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: The Burning Man Mindset
Replies: 6
Views: 1396

Re: The Burning Man Mindset

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will re...
by FlyingMonkey
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: The Burning Man Mindset
Replies: 6
Views: 1396

Re: The Burning Man Mindset

I may be an outlier here, but the question does not compute. What kind of mental preparation is needed to go camping? I heard about it. I followed it. I bought the ticket. I read and studied the survival guide which is fantastic and if followed more than enough to have a swell experience. I went an...
by FlyingMonkey
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: 2018 drone policy
Replies: 19
Views: 1699

Re: 2018 drone policy

Ratty wrote:Go fly a kite.
Sorry, kites will be regulated as well. :P
by FlyingMonkey
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: 2018 drone policy
Replies: 19
Views: 1699

Re: 2018 drone policy

In 2018 BRC will roll out a new branch of the traditional Ranger corps. These new Sky Rangers will be responsible for and have authority over everything exceeding 25' off the base of the playa. All tall structures, vertical flame effects, and drone activity must be coordinated through the Air Ranger...
by FlyingMonkey
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The NRA and outdoor brands like Camelbak & Camp Chef
Replies: 95
Views: 5030

Re: The NRA and outdoor brands like Camelbak & Camp Chef

There is no reason for an ordinary person to have a military rifle. There was an article in Wired a few years ago on why which is not for the squeamish. Mental illness - health is a continuum. People can cycle into mental unhealth. People in mental ill health should not have access to a gun. The US...
by FlyingMonkey
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The NRA and outdoor brands like Camelbak & Camp Chef
Replies: 95
Views: 5030

Re: The NRA and outdoor brands like Camelbak & Camp Chef

how bout we melt them down and turn them into plowshares? or is that too outside the box for you... Do you have any idea what the impact to the plowshare industry would be? The price of plowshares would plummet when the supply exceeded the demand & plowshare workers would be getting laid off left &...
by FlyingMonkey
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The NRA and outdoor brands like Camelbak & Camp Chef
Replies: 95
Views: 5030

Re: The NRA and outdoor brands like Camelbak & Camp Chef

I understand your point of view but I think you may be focusing on the action/result rather than the cause & that will always produce a faulty solution. Hmmmmm ... the "cause" ... :?: :?: :?: I don't see most-folks being overly worried by gun-deaths that are suicide, or are from criminals killing e...
by FlyingMonkey
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The NRA and outdoor brands like Camelbak & Camp Chef
Replies: 95
Views: 5030

Re: The NRA and outdoor brands like Camelbak & Camp Chef

So, on a rare occasion I do somewhat agree with Lucky, mass shootings are typically committed by crazy white guys. What she failed to mention while over generalizing and marginalizing "white men" (who may or may not be crazy) is the fact that overall gun murders in this country are not committed wi...

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