Was there a lot of sand on the playa this year?

How hard was it to ride a bike this year?

Worse than last year.. Almost impossible
2
10%
A little worse than last year
0
No votes
The same as last year
1
5%
Better than last year but still difficult
12
60%
Like the good ole days - hard as a rock.
5
25%
 
Total votes : 20

Postby ScrogFather » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:45 pm

Anybody who knows anything about something knows dust particles are smaller than sand particles. When you step on a pile of sand, sand does not float into the surrounding area. When you step into a pile of dust, dust particles float into the surrounding area, like on the Playa. There is dust on the Playa, not sand. The Playa is not gritty, as is sand. Have you ever taken a picture at night on the Playa with the flash on. The "snow" particles you see in the picture are not sand, that is dust.
And the dust on the Playa was better than last year, with a nice full flavored appeal.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:55 am

Dust is a general name for minute solid particles with diameters less than 20 thou (500 micrometers). Particles in the atmosphere arise from various sources such as soil dust lifted up by wind, volcanic eruptions, and pollution. Dust in homes, offices, and other human environments consist primarily of human skin cells, but also contain small amounts of plant pollen, human and animal hairs, textile fibers, paper fibers, minerals from outdoor soil, and many other materials which may be found in the local environment.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:56 am

Dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better To paint a picture, or write a letter, Bake a cake, or plant a seed; Ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there's not much time, With rivers to swim, and mountains to climb; Music to hear, and books to read; Friends to cherish, and life to lead.

Dust if you must, but the world's out there With the sun in your eyes, and the wind in your hair; A flutter of snow, a shower of rain, This day will not come around again.

Dust if you must, but bear in mind, Old age will come and it's not kind. And when you go (and go you must) You, yourself, will make more dust.

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:56 am

Mineral dust is a term used to indicate atmospheric aerosols originated from the suspension of minerals constituting the soil, being composed of various oxides and carbonates. Human activities lead to 30% of the dust load in the atmosphere. The Sahara is the major source of mineral dust, which subsequently spreads across the Mediterranean and Caribbean seas into northern South America, Central America, North America, and Europe. The Gobi Desert is another source of dust in the atmosphere, which affects eastern Asia and western North America.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:57 am

It is mainly constituted of the oxides (SiO2, Al2O3, FeO, Fe2O3, CaO, and others) and carbonates (CaCO3, MgCO3) that constitute the Earth's crust. Global mineral dust emissions are estimated 100-500 millions of tons per year, of which the largest part is attributed to deserts. Although this aerosol class is usually considered of natural origin, it is estimated that about 30% of the mineral dust load in the atmosphere could be ascribed to human activities through desertification and land misuse. Large dust concentrations may cause problems to people having respiratory problems, forcing them to stay indoors while dust aerosols are in the area. Another notable effect of dust clouds is prettier sunsets, thanks to the increased number of particles in the sky, which the Sun may reflect off of.
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Postby ygmir » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:11 am

Dougly:
are you ok?...............

as appreciative as I, and, I'm sure others, are of your soliloquy on dust.......

it worries me to see you obsess on the subject........you know, like the way you got when that sheep herd strolled past you back in '71..........
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Postby OnceTheDustClears » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:03 am

I enjoyed the dust dissertation.

I feel smarterer already.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:28 am

Herd of sheep?

What? Where?
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:37 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:Herd of sheep?

What? Where?


Dammit, Ygmir! We worked so hard to erase that trauma. Don't stress him by forcing him to remember!
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Postby ygmir » Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:32 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:Herd of sheep?

What? Where?


Dammit, Ygmir! We worked so hard to erase that trauma. Don't stress him by forcing him to remember!


wouldn't that be like asking the swallows (no pun intended) not to return to Capistrano?.........
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:18 pm

ygmir wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:Herd of sheep?

What? Where?


Dammit, Ygmir! We worked so hard to erase that trauma. Don't stress him by forcing him to remember!


wouldn't that be like asking the swallows (no pun intended) not to return to Capistrano?.........


Those damn swallows! Hasn't global warming interfered with their timing yet?
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Postby ygmir » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:29 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
ygmir wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:Herd of sheep?

What? Where?


Dammit, Ygmir! We worked so hard to erase that trauma. Don't stress him by forcing him to remember!


wouldn't that be like asking the swallows (no pun intended) not to return to Capistrano?.........


Those damn swallows! Hasn't global warming interfered with their timing yet?


oh my...............
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:45 pm

you can snark all you want to, but fuck with Pat Boone and i'll bring the hammer down so hard you wont know what hit you politely upside your head.


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