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by XPTom
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 18300

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

Grounding is never a bad idea, but given that the fuel, engine oil, hydraulic, oxygen systems....etc are long gone the risk is reduced
by XPTom
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Salon takes a hatchet to Burning Man?
Replies: 10
Views: 1154

Re: Salon takes a hatchet to Burning Man?

Lasers are a world problem, not a Burning Man problem. FAA tracked 22K incidents in one 4 year period. High power lasers are not just real neat flash lights and should not be sold to the general public. http://www.laserpointersafety.com/news/news/other-news_files/category-eye-effect-or-injury.php#on
by XPTom
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Washoe & Pershing Co early discussions to change boundaries around the event
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: Washoe & Pershing Co early discussions to change boundaries around the event

Looks like the part we use is in Pershing, the southwest tip of the playa is in Washoe with Gerlach, and the northern tip is in Humboldt. I hope this doesn't mean the kind friendly people(sarc) who police the road in also want some of the playa action.
by XPTom
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Perimeter Goons
Replies: 20
Views: 1428

Re: Perimeter Goons

Captain Goddammit wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:19 am
Who says they aren’t drinking? Every one of those GP&E goons I know is a drunken lout.
If I had known that was one of the bennies I might have volunteered....
by XPTom
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Perimeter Goons
Replies: 20
Views: 1428

Re: Perimeter Goons

No need to escalate. You are drinking.... they are not. …..Just consider living well to be the best revenge and declare victory.
by XPTom
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 18300

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

SSE Interesting guess on the weight. It's empty weight on the ramp when operable was probably 175T. Minus the outer wings, engines, tail.... etc …. I'm guessing 70T in current form. I wonder if anybody can validate our guesses?
by XPTom
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 18300

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

Unfortunately you may be right about the bullet holes...… It is also regrettable that few graffiti artists are actually artists...
by XPTom
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 18300

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

A 747 has 16 rear tires and two up front....... Note in the video Ratty posted the two front tires it previously had are now 4. They didn't get this far without doing a few things right. Someone gave thought to the nose weight issue. A little ballast aft of the mains, some matts, maybe even tinker ...
by XPTom
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 18300

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

They are learning about center of gravity. Normal CG should be close to the mains and only a small fraction of weight on the nose gear. What is happening to the nose gear is what predictably happens when one kid gets off the end of the teeter totter. If anybody from Boeing is listening this would be...
by XPTom
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 18300

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

Those of you hating on the 747 and the people behind it should read the project lead's response over on Reddit . Good read. I was expecting a Reddit comment from Yogi Berra saying no one saw it because it was too crowded. I like it, and would like it better if the wings were back on.... shade is a ...
by XPTom
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Internet Access
Replies: 18
Views: 1392

Re: Internet Access

On build Monday I was surprised to find full service.... at first.... less as thousands more showed up... almost useless by end of build week.... it was possible to check MLB scores and standings at 4AM. Hydration is key.... drink enough beer or such to avoid sleeping thru the night and missing the ...
by XPTom
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Traveling plans after the Burning man 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Traveling plans after the Burning man 2018

On exodus, turn north on 447 and make a 900 mile dash to West Glacier..... do the Highway to the Sun thru Glacier Nation Park. Navigate down to Yellowstone . Do the stairs on Uncle Tom's trail. Continue touring the Great Divide to Colorado. A night at the Stanley Hotel(inspired King's The Shining), ...
by XPTom
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?
Replies: 23
Views: 872

Re: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?

We could tinker slightly with the existing multi tier system: Name specific tickets...… cheap Transfer thru STEP before a reasonable date.... modest fee non name specific tickets easily transferable to a third party... NOT cheap People with deep pockets still won't care, A few scalpers will still sc...
by XPTom
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Burn on Easter Island?
Replies: 7
Views: 1245

Re: Burn on Easter Island?

theres a joke in here somewhere about burners advocating for low impact burns/celebrations...

Does seem odd to say……
by XPTom
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Decommodification Starts With You
Replies: 22
Views: 1867

Re: Decommodification Starts With You

I just checked eBay for Burning Man products and got 1103 hits...… makes the Carhart logo on my Tshirt pocket look like small potatoes..... pardon me if I don't put the knife to it....
by XPTom
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Burn on Easter Island?
Replies: 7
Views: 1245

Re: Burn on Easter Island?

if you must do something, burn a candle. ….small ….symbolic, ….low impact

You need not burn a temple.

"Split wood, I am there. Lift up a rock, you will find me there"
by XPTom
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 102
Views: 6537

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

Papa Bear: "....But I think most of us see a whole lot of interesting territory between "everyone riding the bus" and "nobody rides the bus".... Worth repeating. It takes all types and people traveling light are good types. Philosophies aside this is an impact study, and the rideshare/BXB types put ...
by XPTom
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: mechanic question
Replies: 16
Views: 1044

Re: mechanic question

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-t ... cuum-gauge



or google carb spray + vacuum leak and pick one of many similar posts. Wear eye protection and spray while exhaling so you don't inhale a kaboom....
by XPTom
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 102
Views: 6537

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

[quote=Ratty post

I always wondered...in the land of FREE, why is there a coffee shop that takes money. How did that happen.
[/quote]

Cold beer I could understand..... but hot coffee on the playa??? ..... who sells their burner soul for that???
by XPTom
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Shipwreck Tiki Lounge
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: Shipwreck Tiki Lounge

Thanks again for 2017..... I couldn't have asked for a better first burn than I had with Shipwreck Tiki…
by XPTom
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Mailing Date for Tickets?
Replies: 12
Views: 1457

Re: Mailing Date for Tickets?

Email titled "Fulfillment" from Ticketfly they were shipped 6/21/2018(Wed)......delivered by USPS on 6/25/2018(Mon)
by XPTom
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Anniversary ideas!!
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: Anniversary ideas!!

10th is the "tin" anniversary .... but aluminum foil counts. google foil art and see what inspires you....
by XPTom
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Flying from UK, postal items delivered to Reno mailbox?
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: Flying from UK, postal items delivered to Reno mailbox?

I haven't mailed something to myself using USPS "General Delivery" in years, but I think it is still an option. You would pick it up at the Gerlach Post Office. It would not be delivered to the Playa https://help.burningman.org/customer/en/portal/articles/1966690-mailing-address-to-send-mail-to-some...
by XPTom
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Art Theme
Topic: Latitude coordinate for 2018?
Replies: 9
Views: 1169

Re: Latitude coordinate for 2018?

http://www.mytopo.com/maps/?lat=40.7864 ... .2066&z=15

use the link to my topo(then select satellite view) and put your mouse over the spot you expect to be in...... you will get a latitude similar to what is in the link...
by XPTom
Fri May 04, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Outside services for camps in 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 3124

Re: Outside services for camps in 2018

............. Who can resist a tour of the centrifugal shit separator? (rhetorical question) :shock: My first desert party some of our troops had the unpleasant duty of burning such waste..... An "unfriendly fire" incident resulted from one unit thinking it was ok to use another unit's latrines.......
by XPTom
Wed May 02, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Outside services for camps in 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 3124

Re: Outside services for camps in 2018

........ There is not supposed to be any money changing hands on the playa. All services should be prepaid...... Potential problem is current guidance in the sanitation section of Black Rock CIty Guide says "....Just flag ’em down!...." and "...... Keep in mind that the sanitation vendor only accep...
by XPTom
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar charging controller for truck battery: PWM vs MPPT?
Replies: 6
Views: 1185

Re: Solar charging controller for truck battery: PWM vs MPPT?

[quote="Popeye
Or you could increase the wire size between the controller and the battery.[/quote]

True, but replacing the "solar ready" factory wiring is easier said than done. I just bypassed it last year and went from panel to the battery with jumpers.
by XPTom
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar charging controller for truck battery: PWM vs MPPT?
Replies: 6
Views: 1185

Re: Solar charging controller for truck battery: PWM vs MPPT?

I'm ready to click on ordering the Renogy MPPT myself.... anybody tell me why I shouldn't? My 100 watt panel(folding Renogy) via a PWM controller to a 75AH battery could keep up with my 60+ watt Whytner fridge in the BRC temps during the day, but not bank enough in the battery to make it thru the ni...
by XPTom
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Howling at the Temple Burn?
Replies: 16
Views: 2387

Re: Howling at the Temple Burn?

I was considering having a friend tuck a brown bag containing my ashes in it into the Temple timbers when the time came..... but the combination of flames and EDM may worry my soul that judgement day isn't going well.....
by XPTom
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Steer my repair-camp theme towards aircraft support?  
Replies: 14
Views: 1267

Re: Steer my repair-camp theme towards aircraft support?  

Here is a link to the necessary FAA form for repair station approval. How many Airframe, powerplant, instrument, ....etc ..... ratings and certifications can you check off?


https://www.faa.gov/documentlibrary/med ... 1-2014.pdf

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