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by maladroit
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: eBikes and Burners who Ride them
Replies: 61
Views: 9583

Re: eBikes and Burners who Ride them

Perhaps the BMORG will do nothing. Perhaps next year, if your ebike behavior catches the eye of law enforcement, your bike will be subject to additional scrutiny and if overpowered or if breaking the speed limit you will receive a ticket. Keep it down, folks, and always be pedaling.
by maladroit
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Anyone built a RMax-type structure on a utility trailer
Replies: 7
Views: 1698

Re: Anyone built a RMax-type structure on a utility trailer

There was some talk about making a hexyurt "RV" of some sort like that, but I don't think it was actually made. It sounds like a utility trailer would work fine for that as long as you can level it up and seal the bottom with something like some carpet. There might be more noise transmitted through...
by maladroit
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next Directions for Burning Man
Replies: 83
Views: 8827

Re: Next Directions for Burning Man

Terbo Ted is trolling hard, saying PnP camps are great: https://journal.burningman.org/2017/09/ ... year-ever/
by maladroit
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 13728

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

The problem in the first place is that normal self preservation instinct is not something that will work when someone has taken (or been dosed with) wacky juice.
by maladroit
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 13728

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

This is probably what they're going to end up using to surround the burns from now on...... https://www.premier-fence.com/images/2010comm_img/tempfence_comm/temp_com_01.jpg They somehow scraped up enough to surround the temple burn. At least, it looked like the temple was surrounded by fence from w...
by maladroit
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 13728

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

One of the point of our comments is the current "prevention system" is already evolved over many years. As suggested above, more violent action of the guards may be a solution. Complex fence systems are less likely to work. How about (my favourite 'fence') fill up the perimeter space with package w...
by maladroit
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 13728

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

It is no use trying to prevent any attempt, and I can only hope them who tried to prevent him and those who miss him manage. I want to disagree with this statement. But I realized I don't have enough information. Over the years, how many failed attempts have there been to run through burn perimeter...
by maladroit
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Limitless! (Self-Love, Self-Awareness, & Healing/Growth)
Replies: 27
Views: 4907

Re: Limitless! (Self-Love, Self-Awareness, & Healing/Growth)

Someone was yelling "I LOVE YOU" really loudly and repeatedly at the Temple burn, too. But I can fully believe that someone would do that without any altered state (preceded by four howl waves)
by maladroit
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: A Novice with Passion
Replies: 12
Views: 3729

Re: A Novice with Passion

I have 10 years of mutant vehicle experience (predating my own first trip to the playa) as part of a larger team, and want to build my own someday. I have a complete mechanical and art concept and a partial design in CAD. However, I am painfully aware of how much they cost just to own and store the ...
by maladroit
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4517
Views: 247911

Re: PAGE TWO

You'll have a funny bone in your body if you just go off and fuck yourself
by maladroit
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?
Replies: 47
Views: 6921

Re: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?

My own bearings were overpacked with grease and never got bad, but I was giving people a squirt of chain and cable lube into the bottom bracket. It's supposed to evaporate leaving a light grease and teflon particle film so hopefully doing more good than harm.
by maladroit
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.
Replies: 62
Views: 8067

Re: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.

That's bad due the scale of the moop, but that's evidence of like seven assholes versus 5,000 assholes. They're off-playa at least. At least moop on the playa is self-contained and not bothersome to the local populace. I think this gives TTITD an even worse reputation vis-a-vis the folks that live ...
by maladroit
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: How I charged my electric vehicles
Replies: 26
Views: 3757

Re: How I charged my electric vehicles

I brought 20 gallons of gas for personal use and used about 15 for air conditioning and keeping a chest freezer below zero, plus an impact wrench for lag screws and charging up some deep cycle batteries for lighting. The hexayurt lighting and accessories (exhaust fan, etc) ran on a small 30W panel +...
by maladroit
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: How I charged my electric vehicles
Replies: 26
Views: 3757

Re: How I charged my electric vehicles

I used the smallest AC window unit. Don't have the BTU but it cost between $100-150. My generator (as is the case with many 2000 watt inverter generators) can't technically run it; it will start up the AC just fine when the generator has eco mode turned off, but you buy these generators so that they...
by maladroit
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: How I charged my electric vehicles
Replies: 26
Views: 3757

Re: How I charged my electric vehicles

I liked my small solar-only setup in years past, it is quiet and kept the lights on and the swamp cooler running. But this year I ran a 2000 watt inverter generator all week to air condition the hexayurt and run a chest freezer. It was also worth the size, weight, and cost to me. The generator was o...
by maladroit
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: DPW pulls a knife on a virgin?
Replies: 51
Views: 7748

Re: DPW pulls a knife on a virgin?

My experiences with DPW: two of the nicest kickass people I know work there. And there was one who pestered us multiple times daily a few years back and threatened to bulldoze an art structure into the burn pit if it wasn't done at the stroke of midnight on Sunday.
by maladroit
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next Directions for Burning Man
Replies: 83
Views: 8827

Re: Next Directions for Burning Man

What percentage of the US population has wiped with a wad of deer moss or a handful of snow? How do we get these people to the playa, and even more important, how do we ensure they have enough moss, leaves, and snow to do the deed? You can probably put snow in the porta potty (in small quantities) b...
by maladroit
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Tips from someone who slept in a car, alone.
Replies: 33
Views: 6239

Re: Tips from someone who slept in a car, alone.

Looks like a pretty steep uphill section of the playa, too!
by maladroit
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.
Replies: 62
Views: 8067

Re: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.

That's bad due the scale of the moop, but that's evidence of like seven assholes versus 5,000 assholes. They're off-playa at least.
by maladroit
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next Directions for Burning Man
Replies: 83
Views: 8827

Re: Next Directions for Burning Man

Hoping the next big thing in music, is Talent .. My answer to when you say you are a DJ is, : OH! I'm sorry .. You have no talent ?? I always wonder if it's just my music snobbery... but I feel exactly the same way. Every time someone tells me they're a DJ, I just roll my eyes :roll: Oh, you know h...
by maladroit
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Electric LED Surfboards?
Replies: 17
Views: 5005

Re: Electric LED Surfboards?

DISTRIKT had a bunch of them. I saw a young man get nearly shouted off one of the surfboards for zooming too fast down the street, what seemed like a 12 foot tall angry man was screaming at him "GET THE FUCK BACK HERE AND LISTEN TO ME YOU CAN'T GO THAT FAST" etc. Then a much more low-key woman gave ...
by maladroit
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.
Replies: 62
Views: 8067

Re: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.

It was obvious to anyone who cared about the actual event, rather than getting attention from VIPs via special treatment and feeling a little bit like rock stars. Bad news: we're all roadies.
by maladroit
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.
Replies: 62
Views: 8067

Re: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.

Admiral Fukkit wrote:You can't win. Anything like that makes it OK for people to just plan on dumping their bikes.
This is about recognizing that we've lost, and dealing with the problem as it exists rather than how we hoped it would be.
by maladroit
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.
Replies: 62
Views: 8067

Re: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.

Still entirely possible someone dumps a "borrowed" bicycle I'd expect that many of the "borrowed" bikes wouldn't make it out to the pile. They will typically drop them carelessly anywhere rather than work so hard to take the bike over to Cycle Mountain. Which means that we need a two-pronged approa...
by maladroit
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: eBikes and Burners who Ride them
Replies: 61
Views: 9583

Re: eBikes and Burners who Ride them

Can you tell I'm planning to take a break from the playa for a couple years? It's a good idea, I do it regularly. I skipped this year, '14, '09-'12, and '05-'06. There are other things to do and places to go, and pretty much ALL of them are easier and don't trash your whole house and garage and yar...
by maladroit
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 2018 Art Theme....Predictions / Suggestions
Replies: 74
Views: 6552

Re: 2018 Art Theme....Predictions / Suggestions

Louder and Safer
by maladroit
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.
Replies: 62
Views: 8067

Re: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.

I think the problem has been ignored too long in order to cling to the "you really should be taking your own bike off the playa" ideal. Lock your bike, of course. If everyone locked their bike, then 75% of these bikes wouldn't be here. But maybe facilitate the bike leavers by connecting them to the ...
by maladroit
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next Directions for Burning Man
Replies: 83
Views: 8827

Re: Next Directions for Burning Man

It's hard for me to imagine a fake burn, but I find it equally hard to imagine no fence at the Man burn next year. Law enforcement allowed it to proceed because of the preventive measures and promises made by Perimeter crews and the Sandmen. As much as I appreciate their role and understand that thi...

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