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by Fiver
Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition
Replies: 212
Views: 28590

Re: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition

Minor compression artifacts are not going to make any difference when you can't pick them out. You could use IBM's Watson supercomputer to analyze the image, but if there is no perceptual difference, what good is that to you? The only thing more computing power would be good for is hardcore digital...
by Fiver
Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Building a Quadricycle
Replies: 81
Views: 16613

Re: Building a Quadricycle

I'm in the planning stages of something like this as well. We had a human powered art bike in our camp this year and it was awesome. Two standard bikes with a platform welded in-between, and half a bike on the rear in the center (3 person powered). It had 5 wheels, linked front steering and a canopy...
by Fiver
Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition
Replies: 212
Views: 28590

Re: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition

I don't even feel bad about not understanding the argument... BBadger is correct. Fiver knows and doesn't care. Ramble on... It's basically that we have two different opinions on the subject of compression. He is in the camp that as long as there is no discernible visual difference, you might as we...
by Fiver
Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generators in the rain. (My case: Honda eu3000is)
Replies: 44
Views: 19988

Re: Generators in the rain. (My case: Honda eu3000is)

I should add, for short term storage: With the EU-3000, you can run the carbonator dry by shutting off the manual fuel valve. That valve is there for a reason. You can apparently accomplish the same with the EU-1000 by shutting off the vent on the fuel tank cap. Seems to serve the same function, on...
by Fiver
Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 263344

Re: HexaYurts

It will fit. I've brought our yurt twice in the 5X8 uhaul. I put a sheet of plywood down, then the yurt, then another sheet of plywood and load stuff on top of it. Keep the tarp separate cause it *is* a tight fit with the door. I had all our gear and 4 bikes in there and top of the yurt on the way ...
by Fiver
Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generators in the rain. (My case: Honda eu3000is)
Replies: 44
Views: 19988

Re: Generators in the rain. (My case: Honda eu3000is)

So it poured rain on the day as predicted, and the generator ran just fine outside. Made a small cover over the area where the outlets are to prevent them from getting wet, but besides that it ran just fine for 5-6 hours. Checked inside afterwards and the area where the air filter is was bone dry. (...
by Fiver
Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Towards a More Accessible Burn
Replies: 174
Views: 43700

Re: Towards a More Accessible Burn

One of the awesome people in our camp this year doesn't have the use of his legs. He has a kick ass mini-art car that he rolls around in, and a beefy wheelchair that handles the playa pretty well when he wants to get on the dance floor or explore around the tighter spots on the Playa... Anyway, we w...
by Fiver
Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition
Replies: 212
Views: 28590

Re: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition

That, and for those actually reading the source documents, the DPWer who's been pushing the current low-res moop maps out w/ his blogs has mentioned a few times that the currently available maps, including the "final", are still preliminary, and it will take the org a few weeks to publish what they...
by Fiver
Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition
Replies: 212
Views: 28590

Re: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition

I know, my ass is killing me!
by Fiver
Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition
Replies: 212
Views: 28590

Re: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition

All you guys are awesome, and fighting with BBadger really does make my day. He totally won that round huh!? I'm actually glad he did, because now he can continue to tromp around wearing his "I'm right" necklace, and I can go back to making super duper high resolution images that I upload on my nice...
by Fiver
Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition
Replies: 212
Views: 28590

Re: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition

Awww! There's the BBadger I know and love so! I missed ya. Anyway, I know you have no problems with Netflix "HD" streaming, and can't see the difference between it and a blu-ray on your 2O" Sony Trinitron tube TV, but some of us can. Some of us have giant 27" or 30" 2560x1600 monitors, and we like t...
by Fiver
Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition
Replies: 212
Views: 28590

Re: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition

OK, one last time to refresh everyone. These are user generated, they are not official maps. I just whipped them up in this neat program called Photoshop® (You might have heard of it). These come from me, not the BORG, and are in no way sanctioned by them, so accept the fact that the moop overlay ma...
by Fiver
Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition
Replies: 212
Views: 28590

Re: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition

I've got a treat coming for all of you, but in the mean time, here is the final, complete, 100% unofficial, 2012 Moop Map in HD*. *(Extra large to piss off BBadger) Thumbnail the size BBadger wants. https://thumbs.rapidshare.com/thumbs/100/404/A5CC5E1497173729F6EBF2477B72A.jpg Bonus, Here's is a com...
by Fiver
Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generators in the rain. (My case: Honda eu3000is)
Replies: 44
Views: 19988

Re: Generators in the rain. (My case: Honda eu3000is)

I hadn't thought of the leftover playa dust aspect. Since I got back the genny did get a full cleaning. (Hosed it off, wiped it down etc...) It worked fine after I let it dry out overnight. Just never used it in actual rain before.
by Fiver
Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition
Replies: 212
Views: 28590

Re: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition

I'll whip up the HD moop map, but the image provided this time for the blog is even lower res then normal, so it won't be very pretty. On that note. Where is the "Ultra High Res" version of last years map? I don't remember ever seeing it, although I did see the final one posted on the blog at the en...
by Fiver
Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generators in the rain. (My case: Honda eu3000is)
Replies: 44
Views: 19988

Re: Generators in the rain. (My case: Honda eu3000is)

I only ask here because in general I trust the hive mind. Did some google searches on it and the general consensus is "No problems at all, runs fine in a typhoon." Everyone just says don't store it unprotected. It's just, you know, we here have a habit of running equipment in harder conditions then ...
by Fiver
Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generators in the rain. (My case: Honda eu3000is)
Replies: 44
Views: 19988

Generators in the rain. (My case: Honda eu3000is)

I know it's not rainy really out there at TTITD but back here in the real world.. What are people's experiences with using generators in the rain? I have a eu3000is and was wondering if it is bad. This is just use for a night, not long term outside storage. Gonna try and put a little cover on it whi...
by Fiver
Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: It's things like this...
Replies: 39
Views: 8376

Re: It's things like this...

Nothing like stolen video clips, a gazillion dollar RV, and some fancy iMovie titles to make a living on.
Great sparkle pony video tho.
by Fiver
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Alright, let's hear the best and worst from 2012
Replies: 482
Views: 47205

Re: Alright, let's hear the best and worst from 2012

(Midnight Sunday into Monday opening day) My gate check took 30 seconds. My car and trailer could have had 10+ stowaways but they never would have known given how fast they looked. Cracked the door open on the trailer 6", she peered inside with a flashlight (and probably saw nothing but the bottom o...
by Fiver
Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 263344

Re: HexaYurts

I never got an answer about this before the burn so finally after getting the 5x8' Uhaul trailer (we needed it anyway) I can confirm a packaged hexy..... might fit. I wound up buying a rack for my car and hauling my Hexy on the roof. As for the trailer, the hexy (all packaged up, wrapped in a tarp) ...
by Fiver
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition
Replies: 212
Views: 28590

Re: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition

Here's day 6 in HIGH DEFINITION.
by Fiver
Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition
Replies: 212
Views: 28590

Re: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition

by Fiver
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition
Replies: 212
Views: 28590

Re: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition

VultureChow wrote:That continuous band of yellow makes me wonder if something else is going on there. No variation between camp/village boundaries. Just a giant line of yellow.
Does seem like maybe that particular section might have had a group more diligent then the outer edges.
by Fiver
Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition
Replies: 212
Views: 28590

Re: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition

It just dawned on me they didn't show the rim of the city on the moop map like last year. Remember the black spot on the playa-side corner of esp and 10? No mention of those areas this year... Wonder how bad they were. Also wondering what the general condition of the playa was. The city wasn't that ...
by Fiver
Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition
Replies: 212
Views: 28590

Re: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition

I deleted the older ones, except the final 2011 map for comparison. Rapidshare only allows you to store so much. Anyway, want to remind everyone this isn't a scientific overlay with exact proportions. I just combined the Satellite pic and the moop map blog post image in photoshop. It isn't 100% accu...
by Fiver
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Satellite Images of 2012 Burning Man
Replies: 76
Views: 19550

Re: Satellite Images of 2012 Burning Man

Rocket_06 wrote:Thanks Fiver. Very much digging the higher resolution of the 8/31 shot. A few clouds never hurt anyone. :)
I actually like that one a little better also. Will look nice blown up huge for a poster.
by Fiver
Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition
Replies: 212
Views: 28590

Re: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition

Moop Map Day 4 in HD! Is there some magic method for getting the HD map? I click on the link on this page and it just opens a blank page. I am saddened by the yellow and red at the PEX. If they return next year I will find some time to moop the dance floor. I really enjoyed the DJ that played after...
by Fiver
Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Satellite Images of 2012 Burning Man
Replies: 76
Views: 19550

Re: Satellite Images of 2012 Burning Man

Try this. It says the link expires on Oct 17th.
by Fiver
Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition
Replies: 212
Views: 28590

Re: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition

FlyingMonkey wrote:
Any truth to the rumor, that I am now starting next year it will be in 3D?

It will be the only accurate thing on Apple Maps next year. Flyover 3D.
by Fiver
Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition
Replies: 212
Views: 28590

Re: MOOP Map Live 2012 Edition

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