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by dragonfly Jafe
Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:26 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Powering 80-100ft of EL Wire
Replies: 24
Views: 8174

also, many drivers are "enthusiastic" in their claims about how much they can run. If you are near the upper limit of what is claimed, expect less than stellar results (and shorter lifespans for the electronics). If you go beyond that limit....
by dragonfly Jafe
Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Hotshot the Robot Confessionals vs Robotronia
Replies: 18
Views: 4279

...spewed on is more likely!
by dragonfly Jafe
Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: steampunk goggle Rx ?
Replies: 22
Views: 9726

AntiM wrote:...But Fishy, isn't the Army song called "The Army Rolls On"?
Yeah, and what is that song about? Caissons! Caissons rolling along!

...and what, you ask, is a Caisson and what does it have to do with Fishy?

Caissons are two-wheeled, and carry shells!
by dragonfly Jafe
Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Is your Camp placed?
Replies: 184
Views: 23165

Eric wrote:...ever since seeing New Order in the 80's (and walking out because they were so boring), I think CD's are the right way to hear certain bands.
but they pushed the start buttons and managed those floppies so well!
by dragonfly Jafe
Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Tracked vehicle construction?
Replies: 350
Views: 97940

....yeah, I theoretically could turn in place, but never tried. Moving forward was easy - BioTrak did that real well (about 2mph top speed the way I had it geared). My turning gear also had almost no leverage (about 6"). I had originally planned a vertical crank for everyone on board to be able to t...
by dragonfly Jafe
Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: What do think about this years street names?
Replies: 33
Views: 5501

David M wrote:..."what's wrong with Detroit?"
It is 6 more letters than "D", which is all that is required to convey the geographical info. In fact, if one does say "Detroit and 4", every citizen will first convert "Detroit" to "D", then do the math. So just saying...
by dragonfly Jafe
Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Tracked vehicle construction?
Replies: 350
Views: 97940

...yes, as a practical solution a tracked bicycle vehicle is not really viable. No need for brakes - BioTrak would stop the INSTANT you stopped pedalling. Also, even though I could turn at home (with some difficulty), it was at least 2x as hard on the Playa (maybe 3x). I managed a 20 degree turn bef...
by dragonfly Jafe
Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Looking for pics of my Blue Man with the Videohead at LOF 20
Replies: 4
Views: 718

hey I saw that! (no camera, sorry) - that was pretty cool (even though you said it wasn't working 100%)

Robotland or Sputnik may know someone who took photos...
by dragonfly Jafe
Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Winnemucca District Draft Resource Managment Plan
Replies: 20
Views: 2757

where is Black Rock Rick when you need him...he would gladly tell us what this means!
by dragonfly Jafe
Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: How to use glow paint to work with 3D glasses?
Replies: 6
Views: 2728

If they were clear glasses, it may have used this technology; http://www.chromatek.com/ I first saw this tech at a SCI concert in 2001. I was awed because I am partially blind in one eye, and typical 3d doesn't work for me (I have almost no depth perception). This tech did work, and I was amazed to ...
by dragonfly Jafe
Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Power To The Playa... From Germany!
Replies: 152
Views: 43123

Congratulations and don't forget to stop by for some cold PBR!
by dragonfly Jafe
Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:48 am
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Looking for early arrivals pass. Will trade a hard worker
Replies: 24
Views: 3530

the problem is, that camps do not get a blanket allotment of passes, then figure out what to do with them. They have to justify why they need each and every one, then the BMorg usually gives fewer than asked for. So, to have one available to give to your GF, a camp would either need to; 1) Lie origi...
by dragonfly Jafe
Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:03 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: synthetic weed
Replies: 35
Views: 5487

I've watched video's of the burn and it is massive(as if you didn't know).During the burn, I'm thinking I could just kneel down and take a puff,since it smells nothing like pot, and no one would be the wiser... LEO's (and their undercover sidekicks) are well aware, and looking/smelling for just suc...
by dragonfly Jafe
Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Theme Camp Flame Effects
Replies: 10
Views: 1950

in general, open flame is not allowed in the city areas (the outlined blocks on the city map). Tiki Torches, flame effects, etc are banned for safety reasons. Camp fires and cooking fires elevated off the playa are pretty much the only exceptions. Some camps do get away with this stuff, for a while....
by dragonfly Jafe
Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Looking for a Ride to the 2010 Rainbow Gathering
Replies: 27
Views: 5023

gyre wrote:So where do you need a ride to?
"...back East..."

a better question might be "where is She starting from?"

(because "East" could mean different things depending where one starts from)

...and any hints about BM 2013?
by dragonfly Jafe
Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:04 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: On the transportation of moonshine.
Replies: 46
Views: 8934

...you play your cards, and take your chances... (there are no guarantees in anything, especially if it has to do with Burningman) and this is not the best source for legal advice... (my take is the tax stamp is all they really care about - just collect empty whiskey bottles and refill if you are wo...
by dragonfly Jafe
Mon May 31, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Weird Q: what if you do have trouble with the LEOs
Replies: 60
Views: 8439

gyre wrote:Undercover is usually easy to spot.

They want to buy, sell, trade or share drugs.
Take a photo of anyone that asks you about drugs...
by dragonfly Jafe
Sun May 30, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Off shore oil rigs
Replies: 33
Views: 3339

...can we both grow enough to burn and to eat? If so now, for how long in the future?

I always wondered what Eastern Island was like...as the last tree was cut down....

Everyone got their V8 Interceptors?
by dragonfly Jafe
Fri May 28, 2010 2:50 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: N Korea..
Replies: 13
Views: 1355

...but will the West do anything, with much of our debt held by China? Our economy is already straining under our collective Greed, and we are fighting 2 wars and heavily invested in preventing several others. New Government in UK, EU looking at currency implosion....the West is not really in a posi...
by dragonfly Jafe
Thu May 27, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: N Korea..
Replies: 13
Views: 1355

IMO - either Kim Jong Il is losing his grip, and an internal power struggle (ala Dr. Strangelove) happened, or they are grooming one of his Son's and using this as his "breaking in" to gain the confidence of the military, since they have basically been Playboys up to now. Or He has gone completely n...
by dragonfly Jafe
Thu May 20, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Mutant Vehicles - the Pros and Cons
Replies: 97
Views: 11560

some of the good parts; You instantly become a rare commodity, with only ~800 vehicles registered each year. If you wanted to, you could easily spend the entire event driving around other people and have a very interesting time. You have a static location for the burn, that your friends can use as a...
by dragonfly Jafe
Thu May 20, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1089753

I haven't thought about how big I'm going to need. Since it will be in a very heat resistant enclosure, I'm thinking I can get away with about 10 gal worth. I'll just have to go shopping for containers and see what appeals to me. then why not build two of his size - that way if you need just one th...
by dragonfly Jafe
Thu May 20, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Mutant Vehicles - the Pros and Cons
Replies: 97
Views: 11560

someone fucks with every MV sooner or later (or every night) trying to start it and drive off. Be sure you can prevent this by disabling the vehicle some how. Do not count on a golf cart key alone. Have some way of minimally lighting your rig at night, assuming 100% vehicle electrical system failure...
by dragonfly Jafe
Thu May 20, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Comin from ireland wanna get a buzz goin!!
Replies: 22
Views: 6500

DJs at Burning Man are as rare as ice at the north pole. with the amout of co2 emitted at the burning man, there wont be fuck all ice left on the north pole pretty soon ;) Let's re-cap then; If you are a DJ hoping to walk up to an awesome stage and play before a huge crowd at Burningman without an ...
by dragonfly Jafe
Sat May 15, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Electric assist bikes
Replies: 35
Views: 6311

...apparently the state law only covers 2-3 wheels (so no electric assist mono-wheels either!)

but I don't work for the Org...and am only passing on rumors...and yes the 5mph rule applies!
by dragonfly Jafe
Fri May 14, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Electric assist bikes
Replies: 35
Views: 6311

yeah, I heard it too. Completely electric bikes that cannot be manually pedaled are still stand-up only (no seat allowed). But if you can pedal it, and it has 2 or 3 wheels, it can be powered (up to some limit having to do with speed on level ground and distance traveled on a charge). Apparently the...
by dragonfly Jafe
Fri May 07, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: How to deal with moochers
Replies: 28
Views: 3726

I agree - a good defense is the best option (for this and many other problems). have a separate camp and interaction area, with a barrier of some kind (cars, rows of tents, etc) to limit access between. Fence off your camp area. Question and/or kick-out interlopers. They still will come into your op...
by dragonfly Jafe
Fri May 07, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Power To The Playa... From Germany!
Replies: 152
Views: 43123

I hope it all works out. Would be cool to "see". be sure to read the Survival Guide forwards and backwards, until you can quote it verbatim. check out the Q&A section (on the main Eplaya page) specifically; tents - http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=33615 greywater - http://eplaya.burningm...
by dragonfly Jafe
Wed May 05, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: For all those towing trailers...
Replies: 332
Views: 74448

...and even if there is a nice looking dust cap, and no signs of rust or dirt, unless it is your trailer and you know the bearings and brakes have been inspected recently, get them inspected (even if your the friend you borrowed it from says they are fine)! Bearings dry out, and will then fail under...
by dragonfly Jafe
Wed May 05, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best Shower Design for those wanting a more fancy shower?
Replies: 45
Views: 23704

I own a zodi 12v powered shower. its just ok. the problem is regulation of the heat, wastes water. now if you had a lake for a source, no problem run it till it gets to the 'right temp' and shower up. but turning it on and off gets the water in to coils too damn hot. I use it on the boat, and ended...

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