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by Gravity Mike
Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent Life
Replies: 38
Views: 8736

What kind of temperatures can be expected at night? My sleeping bag is comfortable until about 5 degrees Celcius (41 fahrenheit). If thats not good enough I can allways buy some all cotton sweatpants and shirt for 2 dollars and sleep in those, then burn them at the end :mrgreen: I'm one of those ge...
by Gravity Mike
Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: 2006 Theme Camps
Topic: 2006 BRC Plan - Theme Camps in the 'Suburbs'
Replies: 57
Views: 19448

Tapestry - Where on Gestalt were you? I was at 4:30 & Gestalt at Hair of the Dog--across from the Golden Cafe and next door to Costco. There always seemed to be something going on nearby. I thought that you guys had pretty good traffic - but then again I hadn't been to Hair O'Dog previously. We wer...
by Gravity Mike
Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent Life
Replies: 38
Views: 8736

I have both a lightweight airmattress and a sleeping bag, together they are under 2 kilo's. But someone suggested you insulate yourself from the mattress since the air does not warm up and will drain energy from your body. I now believe an emergency blanket would be ideal for that purpose, because ...
by Gravity Mike
Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent Life
Replies: 38
Views: 8736

I have no idea how emergency blankets work though, so I asked if it would work :) These emergency blankets work the same way as aliminet - but without the ventilation holes. Basically, they reflect infrared radiation, which is heat radiation. The problem with sleepin on the ground is that the groun...
by Gravity Mike
Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Free energy for BM 2006
Replies: 320
Views: 70998

My still was pretty straight foward. Nothing new really. I was basicly this: http://www.solaqua.com/solstilbas.html with an auto feed bucket. Oh, I see, you were 'reclaiming' gray waste. We were just getting rid of it. Basically, a 3000 cfm fan blowing up a cylendical tower with 30 gal/hr of mister...
by Gravity Mike
Sun Jan 22, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: 2006 Theme Camps
Topic: 2006 BRC Plan - Theme Camps in the 'Suburbs'
Replies: 57
Views: 19448

If you're going to email, might as well email themecamps (at) burningman (dot) com and harley (at) burningman (dot) com They do placement and probably have some sort of input into the layout. If nothing else, Harley and Frog really DO want feedback on themecamp issues, your placement... and they ev...
by Gravity Mike
Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:48 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Wheeled vehicle construction (cont from tracked thread)
Replies: 169
Views: 42852

Has anybody tried this sort of thing? Would this work? I can't say I've tried it, but it sounds like it'll work to me. I'm trying to make a similar, but pedal-powered, vehicle: reverse tricycle with drive in back, but I'm going to make the front two wheels steer. My problem is welding, I'm still to...
by Gravity Mike
Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Free energy for BM 2006
Replies: 320
Views: 70998

Its not a shit fight, its a good debate. Mike has brought up many good points and forced me to do my homework. Hell, I've learned a few things during all this from having to do the research. A good debate is good for you. Gets the blood flowing (non-externaly) and the brain working. :) Cheers Badge...
by Gravity Mike
Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:41 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Free energy for BM 2006
Replies: 320
Views: 70998

Nope. You have less mass after a fission, not more. This should help: http://www.atomicarchive.com/Fission/Fission1.shtml Well, I think there are multiple aspects to this issue, and neither of us understand all of them apparantly. I don't disagree with your statement above, however, the statement I...
by Gravity Mike
Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Free energy for BM 2006
Replies: 320
Views: 70998

So I'm confused now. I don't know where the 'bang' energy comes from then. Gravity. OK, Now I got it. My bit above is if you take the nucleus fully apart to individual pieces (protons and nuetrons), not two pieces (typical for fission). If you took Uranium apart in this manner, the 1000g would beco...
by Gravity Mike
Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Free energy for BM 2006
Replies: 320
Views: 70998

*Head Desk* thud :x No no no... I never said that. The mass of an object does NOT measure the force that holds the atom together. And that force is not measured as mass anyway (it'd be mesureed in MeV). Stop trying to put words in my mouth to support your arguement. If I have 1000g of fissionable m...
by Gravity Mike
Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Free energy for BM 2006
Replies: 320
Views: 70998

Badger: Sorry Gravity, but your explaination of nuclear fission is simply not correct. Actually - our explanations are in agreement, just different. The binding energy that is released in fission is measured as mass before it is released. We both said that. Eddy currents, convection currents, what's...
by Gravity Mike
Tue Jan 17, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Free energy for BM 2006
Replies: 320
Views: 70998

flying is safer, even if normalized per mile, or per hour. Hot water freezes before cold water because the large temerature differential will establish 'eddy currents' which will make cooling more efficient. Of course, taken to extremes this is not true (99.9 C water and 0.1 C water, for example). T...
by Gravity Mike
Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent Life
Replies: 38
Views: 8736

My big 10x16 3 room tent is dome style and a cheapy. I was there for the insane wind. No pole broke, but the tent did blow down flat and spill bong water. My zipper did malfunction, and I couldn't fully zip the tent closed for the rest of the week. This past year I put some aluminet over my tent and...
by Gravity Mike
Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Wheeled vehicle construction (cont from tracked thread)
Replies: 169
Views: 42852

Some good points all around. I guess it depends on how much you plan on exceeding the original rating - if it's worth fortifying or getting something stronger. I like the motorcycle wheel idea especially. I wouldn't worry about bearings too much, as I would maybe put 100 miles/year an any mutant veh...
by Gravity Mike
Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Free energy for BM 2006
Replies: 320
Views: 70998

Sorry CSS, although I don't have time to individually 'debunk' all of these ideas, as a physicist who works at a lab employing 3 physics nobel prize winners, you sound like a 'perpetual motion machine quack' and a 'cold fussion quack' rolled into one. I'll be the first to admit that science hasn't, ...
by Gravity Mike
Sun Jan 15, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Wheeled vehicle construction (cont from tracked thread)
Replies: 169
Views: 42852

We're cool, Badger. BBSue, yeah, that tire does look manufactured! However, I recall seeing them improvised with rebar - with that unmistakable grippy texture. I'm suggesting 'reinforcing' mtn bike tires. Probably not as stong as the manufactured ones, but probably alot cheaper if you can weld and c...
by Gravity Mike
Sat Jan 14, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Wheeled vehicle construction (cont from tracked thread)
Replies: 169
Views: 42852

Badger wrote: Hmm... I like. The math is a bit off though. 5gal*8lbs*15containers=600lbs not 1000lbs... Badger Give me a break Badger, it's called ballparking!! Like, is it ~100 lbs, ~1000 lbs, or ~5000 lbs. I stick by my guess. The math is crap cuz all the input was guessed. My (indonesian) wife sa...
by Gravity Mike
Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:30 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Wheeled vehicle construction (cont from tracked thread)
Replies: 169
Views: 42852

Gents, Concerning bicycle wheel load limits, also consider 'shock loads' as you hit bumps. If you just overload a tire to test it's limit, you can't load even up to 50% of that limit, or you'll taco on the first significant bump. I think these things are really overengineered with respect to static ...
by Gravity Mike
Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Instructions for making a propane cannon
Replies: 10
Views: 4585

For this particular design, the purpose of the nitrogen is 2-fold (this design looks to me like propane is only for the pilot - 'fuel' makes the big flame): 1) provides pressure to 'fuel' (which I assume is some sort of liquid, gas or diesel) without a compressor, and more importantly, 2) prevents a...
by Gravity Mike
Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: MICRO DWELLINGS
Replies: 12
Views: 3663

Robotland: "Coupla years back I talked to some folks who had brought structures similar to those, but that just sat on the ground. Made of mylar-faced cardboard, I think. They SAID that the silvery reflective layer kept it cool inside, but there was little provision for airflow and I doubt that I co...
by Gravity Mike
Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:44 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Kids & Teenagers at Burning Man
Replies: 595
Views: 457783

DD, On another thread around here somewhere, some folks posted about problems they had when their ex-spouse disagreed with the decision to take the kids to BM. If your ex doesn't agree to let the kids go, then don't. It can be pretty easy for her to argue for reduction of your custody rights, whatev...
by Gravity Mike
Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Tracked vehicle construction?
Replies: 350
Views: 103474

Thanks Elliot and Dragonfly Jake for all the useful construction tips. I also have a fascination with a pedal-powered trac vehicle, but know that it's too much for me skill-wise at the moment. Not being a couch potato, I have to build something new, so I am working on a design for a railroad 'handca...
by Gravity Mike
Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: 2006 Theme Camps
Topic: Freakbike Camp seeks Village of Awesome
Replies: 14
Views: 5990

No shit, tracks!! I was thinking the same thing, but (for me, anyway) it would take more than one year to get it right - too much trial and error - and my welding skills are still marginal.

I'd love to see it!!

Gravity
by Gravity Mike
Mon Dec 12, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Where Do You See The Burning Man?
Replies: 4
Views: 1560

Actually, I've noticed a couple of car logos catching my eye thinking it's a burning man logo momentarily, only to realize that it's not. I molded a whole bunch of my own burning man 'jesus fish' do-hickies to stick to cars and gave them away this year, so such things catch my eye. The 'infinity,' a...
by Gravity Mike
Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:28 am
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: CREDIT CARD OFFERS? GIVE THEM VALUE! BM 2006 ART PROJECT
Replies: 8
Views: 4305

Re-Fi Offers

Personally, I prefer the mortgage refinance offers. They usually send you a 'check' for $20k, $30k, $40k... You could make a tree full of bogus marketing kilo-buck checks. Again, have to possibly black out various bits of personnal information. I like the idea of sending the credit offer back, to ma...
by Gravity Mike
Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:18 am
Forum: 2006 Theme Camps
Topic: 2006 BRC Plan - Theme Camps in the 'Suburbs'
Replies: 57
Views: 19448

Well, Robotland, I'm sorry I missed your snowman domes (and luge, too, apparently). I looked for it for the parade of domes, but didn't see it for whatever reason. So, did the parade of domes happen, and how did it turn out? As far as old plan vs. new, there doesn't seem to be a clear consensus, so ...
by Gravity Mike
Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: We need a dating forum here.
Replies: 19
Views: 3014

Re: Yahoo group: Why not remove location requirement?

The current methods have the wrong approach. Don't look for burner women, look for burner type women. November is a good time to start talking about the next BM. It builds the anticipation. 'Just scott' is 100% correct. And 'burner-type' doesn't have to mean 'with purple hair and pierced nipples' e...
by Gravity Mike
Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:49 pm
Forum: 2006 Theme Camps
Topic: 2006 BRC Plan - Theme Camps in the 'Suburbs'
Replies: 57
Views: 19448

2006 BRC Plan - Theme Camps in the 'Suburbs'

OK, I pretty surprised I haven't seen a thread on this topic yet... What about last year's city plan experiment with the 4:30 and 7:30 Theme camp 'spokes?' To folks talking bad about it pre-burn I said 'wait and give it a chance.' So what did everybody think? I think it sucked, our camp was placed o...
by Gravity Mike
Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:10 am
Forum: 2005 Theme Camps
Topic: Light Too Too Bright 2005
Replies: 14
Views: 11763

I saw several shooting starts (aka meteorites) throughout the week, as late as Thursday, without even 'trying.' Friday and Saturday the sky wasn't very visible, probably couldn't see anything if I tried, but that didn't seem to be a *new* situation. If anything, I think there were more 'darkies' thi...

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