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by MikeVDS
Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Can Law Enforcement spy on people camping?
Replies: 38
Views: 7375

I'm pretty sure that your tent or RV is the same as your home. If you leave your window open, they can look in, but they can't go in there. I'd say you're on strong legal ground to say that infrared viewing through your tent would be illegal search, since there is an expectation of privacy. If you'r...
by MikeVDS
Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: quiet juice
Replies: 20
Views: 2909

If 256 a/hours is correct for a 12 hour rate, that works out to about 256 watts per hour. 21+ amps X 12 volts = 256 watts/ hour 256 amp/hours divided by hours = amps per hour Remember temperature is a factor. And rate of use. Ugh. Messy messy units there. Watts is already a unit that includes time,...
by MikeVDS
Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar... Volume#2
Replies: 15534
Views: 1009438

http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/ph ... 57666d1b2a

Here she is on my bike. IMG wouldn't work with tribe images because of the lack of .jpg at the end I think.
by MikeVDS
Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:24 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar... Volume#2
Replies: 15534
Views: 1009438

I have a bike seat where my daughter sits in front of me. I had to adjust my handle bars so they wouldn't hit her in the head if the bar spun around, but otherwise it's great. I have long handlebars and she was little. http://www.weeride.com/Kangaroo-Center-Mounted-Child-Bicycle-Carrier http://www.w...
by MikeVDS
Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: New Article about the TOS
Replies: 4
Views: 1376

There are some rights concerns in the wording, but mostly if you think the org wants to screw you over. I think it's more along of lines of heavy handed tactic to help protect the communities work from being exploited by commercial ventures.
by MikeVDS
Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Shame on you Burning Man Organization.........
Replies: 187
Views: 34402

You all make this pacifist want to punch you all in the face. Haha. I know you're intentionally saying that for emphasis on how mad you are, but I'm guessing you're reasoning behind it is as backward and illogical as the only statement you made. If you feel something is wrong about this conversatio...
by MikeVDS
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: We are bringing AWESOME SOUND, is there a camp we can join?
Replies: 11
Views: 1990

At least they have the domes. For a few hundred dollars the lighting and ambiance can be made. I guess it depends on how much you want them to provide. Perhaps look to pull another group in willing to set up the rest. At this point you may not find a well put together camp that hasn't worked out the...
by MikeVDS
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Shame on you Burning Man Organization.........
Replies: 187
Views: 34402

The fact that we are all essentially immigrants from Asia doesn't change the fact that Native Americans were viciously slaughtered in a North American holocaust by the US government who believed they "owned" the land. ... We can all get along. However, some get along through life much more easily t...
by MikeVDS
Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: DOME STRUT THICKNESS HELP!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 960

3/4 should be ok, but you'll have to be careful climbing on it or you'll tweak the struts. We did a 21' v4 with 3/4 emt and it's super strong, but if a big guy stands in the center of a strut, it'll tweak it. We hang hammocks and other stuff anf it's VERY strong as a whole entity.
by MikeVDS
Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Coolest gift you've picked up
Replies: 11
Views: 2092

theCryptofishist wrote:
MikeVDS wrote: The pants when yours catch on fire.
You're lying!
Are you saying that I'm an intentional shitcocker? I swear; the fire ate my pants!
by MikeVDS
Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Favorite Bumper Stickers
Replies: 211
Views: 34050

There are some really crude ones that went around my circle a few years back. One just got placed on my brothers trailer.

"If I feel your teeth on my dick one more time, I'll knock them out".

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Not particularly funny but not something you'd expect either.
by MikeVDS
Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Coolest gift you've picked up
Replies: 11
Views: 2092

Once you're there you'll realize that the gifts people talk about are mostly the events people set up. The art. The clubs. The cool resting areas. The cold drink when you need it most. The hug when you're lonely. The beer when you're losing your buzz. The bandages when you slit your foot open. The p...
by MikeVDS
Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Coolest gift you've picked up
Replies: 11
Views: 2092

Have fun. Don't worry about passing out junk. It's not stupid trinkets that make the event, it experiences. Give the experience back once you've had it yourself. Everyone finds their own way to alter the BM culture and you'll find your own. If you don't know what to do, don't force it. If you prepar...
by MikeVDS
Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Orange County/LA County Burners...please respond
Replies: 3
Views: 1235

Heya, veggie eating singing woman. There is lots of stuff that goes on in this area. We do a lot of stuff out of LA county. About 21 people from the Tiki Fuckos, (our burningman camp) are going to Elysium. It's a burner type event near San Diego. Worth the drive. http://www.elysiumfestival.org/ One ...
by MikeVDS
Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Wall of WRONG.
Replies: 540
Views: 95437

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by MikeVDS
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Republican Tax Cut Lie
Replies: 41
Views: 6825

Both parties play a role in this fucked up system we're currently stuck with. You cannot allow money to keep making money faster and faster, which is the natural way without any intervention. There is a role of "unearned income" in our economy but it cannot be unlimited and sustained. On the other s...
by MikeVDS
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: any body want this MV
Replies: 39
Views: 5893

Looks very cool. I'm sure my little girl would love riding around on the playa on that, so I'll pick her B-day.

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by MikeVDS
Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Burning Man Screwed me! How about you?
Replies: 231
Views: 20456

It's funny how pissed people can get. It's about the principal that a computerized line didn't work properly? This is NOT a standard business that they are trying to get every penny they can out of. They are selling these tickets below their cost to help out people who have trouble affording higher ...
by MikeVDS
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: So this is how liberty dies...
Replies: 334
Views: 22666

Every president we elect has the potential to really fuck us up. Look what W did! So far Obama has had a few executive orders. Now he can't keep secrets unless the judicial branch agrees they should be kept secret, lobbyists have less power to buy laws and he says he would like to go further to crip...
by MikeVDS
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: 2nd Time Around: Kat (the Leopardess)
Replies: 5
Views: 977

There are lots of SoCal burner events all year long. You just missed out on a few but many more will come around.
by MikeVDS
Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Permission to Burn
Replies: 31
Views: 8578

Yep. It's not clear if you know it, but they need to go with you, not just sign some slip.

Not that I'd condone it, but it may be easier to get a fake ID, depending on the parents of course.
by MikeVDS
Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: early entry question
Replies: 19
Views: 2824

It's not really that strict. It's strict as far as your not getting in unless you're name is on the list of workers that a theme camp had to submit tons of paperwork and justification for, but if you go through all the hoops you'll get at least a few campmates in if you appear deserving and to have ...
by MikeVDS
Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: early entry question
Replies: 19
Views: 2824

Unless something has changed this year, you have to be part of a theme camp to get in early. Other exceptions would obviously be DPW and other support crew. If you want to set up art early, you even needed to be part of a camp.
by MikeVDS
Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Everybody Wants Prosthetic Foreheads On Their Real Heads!
Replies: 40
Views: 12300

All I know is that I'm going to try to burn your playhouse down.
by MikeVDS
Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:14 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: If they find drugs in your car at the entrance???
Replies: 53
Views: 5854

The butt is the only way to go.
by MikeVDS
Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Friggin alien in my bathroom!
Replies: 16
Views: 1955

Could be this. We always found these things growing up. We called them potatoe bugs, but then we found the real name,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_cricket

They were mentioned before with a slight name error so it would be hard to find.
by MikeVDS
Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Looking for local Burners...
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

You can also try tribe.net for this.
by MikeVDS
Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: hi i am blue angel
Replies: 191
Views: 15713

Your b/f spent the whole time boning that girl in their tent. She complained about what was going on outside so he was stuck with her, his trip g/f. That's the only explanation. If you go, don't expect anything from anyone. If you go with the flow and leave the expectations at home, you'll have fun.
by MikeVDS
Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:29 am
Forum: 2009 Theme
Topic: Christians don't have to hate the theme! It's universal!
Replies: 125
Views: 33336

Are you trolling? Fun! but seriously Evolution is Scientifically proven to be true, it's not even theory anymore. This is incorrect. First off even scientific "laws" can be proven incorrect, just like Einstein did to Newtons Laws. Evolution is not even a law, it is a theory, but if you know science ...
by MikeVDS
Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Happy Halloween?
Replies: 31
Views: 5025

Well the topic was sort of a question. It had a "?" at least.

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