burnerboy33 wrote:you could just build a box to put the light you have inside with a hole for it to shine out, then put a round disc with holes in it over the hole where your light is and spin the disc. you control the speed of the "strobe" with the speed of the disc.
oneeyeddick wrote:However, just this year I had these two punks trying to play a modified form of "chicken" by coming up from behind me and intentionally cutting in front of me
in a diagonal fashion. For them and anyone else that cuts directly in front of the MV with the obvious intention
of forcing thier right of way upon myself and everyone else atop the MV, they get a complemetary blast from my flamethrower. I can't aim it, it's stationary, but if you are
directly under it in front of the MV, it's heat and suddenness will startle the hell out of you.
I had one person wreck thier bike into his friends riding next to him (now that's funny)
But the reason I want to blind the darkwads is purely for my own
recreational purposes. If I see a group of these shroudy folk tooling
along, nailing them with a rapidly strobing spotlight while chastising them through my bullhorn is my own little way
of letting go by letting them know that there momma dresses them funny.
Also, not all MV's have headlights. The only real requirements from the DMV is that your MV has to be lit up brightly from all 4 or more sides.
Headlights are optional.
I have been trying to be subtle in my comments, but maybe I should be more direct. This event is on public land, so any requirements imposed by DMV are in addition to existing laws.
-->A lot of laws are overlooked by the LEOs at Burning Man, like public nudity, open containers on vehicles, and driving at night without headlights in street legal vehicles, just to name a few.
Operating a motorized vehicle without sufficient lighting to be safe demonstrates gross negligence.
-->Actually that would just be negligence, it's not gross negligence till someone or something gets hurt
Shooting flames or blinding light and enjoying any accident it causes is assault with intent to cause bodily harm.
-->if you are referring to the boys on thier bikes, the reason that he wrecked was because he was riding too fast to handle the little "bump" in the road that he hit (my flamethrower's thud). He swerved away from the course they were on(failure to maintain lanes) and after he picked himself up he yelled at me and called me a name or two (road rage, which is a felony in some states), as his friend lay on the ground rolling in his own laughter. As I stated before, the flamethrower is stationary, and besides,nobody was hurt... not even the bikes.
Discussing it here in advance demonstrates premeditation.
Premeditation to scare the hell out of someone ? Ya kinda lost me here.....
You are leaving yourself defenseless in a criminal or civil case and the disclaimer on the back of the ticket does not protect one when there is either negligence, intent, or premeditation, and you have all three!
Who is responsible for the little dents on the side of my truck from bike riders running into it then ?
Freedom for self-expression is great as long as nobody gets hurt.-->no one did.
One injury can remove that freedom and require LEO to intervene when they would otherwise look the other way.
There has been accidents, we still have freedom
Discussing issues on this board is great, but it is open to the public. I am simply suggesting that you consider any remarks and how they could impact individuals or the event in the future, such as elimination of all motorized vehicles other than for entrance and exit of the event.
-->The crap we talk about here in this has absolutely no impact on anything, except maybe your blood pressure
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