How far are you from BlackRock City?

Postby oneeyeddick » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:06 pm

Take 2867.

You will get there in half the time.
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Postby TomServo » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:16 am

about 11,316 miles if I go west, 250 miles if I go east.



but then Black Rock City doent exist yet..so right now, about 0 feet
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WHO has monkey math??

Postby serendipity » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:35 am

hey oneeyeddick::

1300km = about 808 miles. most of the rest of the world uses metric, monkey boy. time to catch up with the new math.

but thanks for the public service you provided to your fellow americans.
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Postby gyre » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:15 pm

Still using rods and cubits here, thank you.
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Postby mdmf007 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:11 pm

Well then - im 900 Km
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Re: WHO has monkey math??

Postby gyre » Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:26 pm

serendipity wrote:hey oneeyeddick::

1300km = about 808 miles. most of the rest of the world uses metric, monkey boy. time to catch up with the new math.

but thanks for the public service you provided to your fellow americans.
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Postby Marscrumbs » Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:32 pm

FromBishop Hwy 6 north to Hwy 95 to Wadeworth. It's like I have my own personal road to Burning Man.

Funny things alway begin to happen once Iget above Hwy 80.....
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:52 pm

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Postby Funky Monkey Mech » Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:10 pm

756MI or about 12 Hours and 8 Mins... San Diego to BRC
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Postby DoriumLux » Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:00 pm

Four delicious hours of driving for me.
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Postby docralf » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:39 pm

Ok, it's going to be around 13.000 miles (round-trip) and I admit that I have to fly the better part of it - just can't swim across the Atlantic... He whoever guesses first where I am from gets a free beer - yeah, the good one from where I come from...

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Postby gyre » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:09 pm

Athens?
Unless you're talking nautical miles.
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Re: from canada

Postby Rice » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:32 pm

[quote="oneeyeddick"][quote="serendipity"]we're in vancouver, bc. it's about 1300km from my place to the playa, not including the driving around in towns along the way. we could do it in about 18 hours, but we take 2 1/2 days of camping and driving to make it more sane. that also gives us time to stock up on cheap american booze and other treats we can't get here. this will be my car's 7th trip to the playa. i think it can get there on its own now.
see you on the playa![/quote]

Oh jeezuz, here we go again...

[b][color=red][size=18]Attention all Canadians !!![/size]

[size=12]Most american vehicles no longer have the metric speed in the speedomters of our vehicle,
thus we have no reason to learn what a kilometer is.

If you are going to use our time system and and tell us how many hours it takes,
please convert your monkey math into miles so that we know how far that is.

.......................Thank You[/size][/color][/b][/quote]
Dear oneeyeddick,

I hate to say this... But it is quite easy to convert Kilometers to Miles! 1.6Km=1 Mile. I've driven in 5 different countries and the US is the only one that uses Miles. {Sigh...}

Um, time system??? Uh, 1 Hour in the US is 1 hour any where else! {grin}

I'm not going to say anything else... My grandma told me not to say anything if I could not be nice.

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Re: from canada

Postby gyre » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:57 pm

stretch80 wrote:
oneeyeddick wrote:
serendipity wrote:we're in vancouver, bc. it's about 1300km from my place to the playa, not including the driving around in towns along the way. we could do it in about 18 hours, but we take 2 1/2 days of camping and driving to make it more sane. that also gives us time to stock up on cheap american booze and other treats we can't get here. this will be my car's 7th trip to the playa. i think it can get there on its own now.
see you on the playa!


Oh jeezuz, here we go again...

Attention all Canadians !!!

Most american vehicles no longer have the metric speed in the speedomters of our vehicle,
thus we have no reason to learn what a kilometer is.

If you are going to use our time system and and tell us how many hours it takes,
please convert your monkey math into miles so that we know how far that is.

.......................Thank You

Dear oneeyeddick,

I hate to say this... But it is quite easy to convert Kilometers to Miles! 1.6Km=1 Mile. I've driven in 5 different countries and the US is the only one that uses Miles. {Sigh...}

Um, time system??? Uh, 1 Hour in the US is 1 hour any where else! {grin}

I'm not going to say anything else... My grandma told me not to say anything if I could not be nice.

Ta
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Re: from canada

Postby Rice » Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:20 pm

oops!!!

Thanks gyre! I knew I was not as smart as I felt when I wrote that post...

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stretch80 wrote:Dear oneeyeddick,

I hate to say this... But it is quite easy to convert Kilometers to Miles! 1.6Km=1 Mile. I've driven in 5 different countries and the US is the only one that uses Miles. {Sigh...}

Um, time system??? Uh, 1 Hour in the US is 1 hour any where else! {grin}

I'm not going to say anything else... My grandma told me not to say anything if I could not be nice.

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Postby gyre » Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:35 pm

It fooled me too.
It isn't obvious at all.
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Postby ygmir » Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:01 pm

I'm about 4-5 hours, northern CA.........unless I take that left in Albuquerque............

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Postby thirt33n » Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:35 pm

gallons and miles.
gallons and miles.

liters and Kilometers
liters and Kilometers......

Hey, do all y'all metric system users find it difficult to convert?
I imagine so. s'like a language.

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Postby JezebelinHell » Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:03 am

Inner-city youth in the U.S. have a remarkable grasp on the metric system.
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Postby ygmir » Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:27 am

JezebelinHell wrote:Inner-city youth in the U.S. have a remarkable grasp on the metric system.


why them specifically?
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Postby thirt33n » Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:02 am

ygmir wrote:
JezebelinHell wrote:Inner-city youth in the U.S. have a remarkable grasp on the metric system.


why them specifically?



....grams. eighths. quarters. just a guess. street corner classrooms, gats hoes an the POlice.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:45 am

2940 Miles.

3 1/2 to 4 days by Cycle, RV or Car

2 1/2 days by train

5 days hitching

5 days by Bus (by far and away the worst experience of my life, EVER!)

1 day flying / driving

6 weeks by moped (estimated, not yet attempted and verified).
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Postby Pink Daddy » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:58 am

This year isn't so bad, I'm flying to Sacramento to help drive some gear to the Burn. Last couple years, I was trying to work out making it to the Burn from Japan, but couldn't swing it. The plane ticket alone was killer...
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Postby StevenGoodman » Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:46 am

Thirty Seven Days Away, at the moment. Unless something happens to make it sooner!

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Postby pizzamancer » Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:52 pm

I am flying from Japan, so 11 hours on a plant to SF and 5 hour drive from there?
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:24 pm

dude, you're coming in on a flying PLANT? that is so fucking cool.


i'm sorry, the censors....That is SOFA KING cool.
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Postby pizzamancer » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:57 pm

Simon of the Playa-"dude, you're coming in on a flying PLANT? that is so fucking cool."

Flying plants are so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend it.
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Postby sinified210 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:18 pm

You guys are amazing traveling for days on end to burn, I guess i was blessed with my 100 mile journey from RENO!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: from canada

Postby oneeyeddick » Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:15 pm

stretch80 wrote:
oneeyeddick wrote:
serendipity wrote:we're in vancouver, bc. it's about 1300km from my place to the playa, not including the driving around in towns along the way. we could do it in about 18 hours, but we take 2 1/2 days of camping and driving to make it more sane. that also gives us time to stock up on cheap american booze and other treats we can't get here. this will be my car's 7th trip to the playa. i think it can get there on its own now.
see you on the playa!


Oh jeezuz, here we go again...

Attention all Canadians !!!

Most american vehicles no longer have the metric speed in the speedomters of our vehicle,
thus we have no reason to learn what a kilometer is.

If you are going to use our time system and and tell us how many hours it takes,
please convert your monkey math into miles so that we know how far that is.

.......................Thank You

Dear oneeyeddick,

I hate to say this... But it is quite easy to convert Kilometers to Miles! 1.6Km=1 Mile. I've driven in 5 different countries and the US is the only one that uses Miles. {Sigh...}

Um, time system??? Uh, 1 Hour in the US is 1 hour any where else! {grin}

I'm not going to say anything else... My grandma told me not to say anything if I could not be nice.



Oh good God !!!

It's not enough that you want us to use monkey math conversion charts to tell how many miles are in a Km ??

Now you expect us to multiply ...USING DECIMAL POINTS !?!?! :?


You may have driven in 100 other countries that use metric...but this is the only one where you don't have to use a calculator to figure out how many miles it is from point A to point B.

It is nice to get it right the first time, now isn't it ???



(If we are the only country that uses miles....then why does every mexican I know use miles instead of Km ???)
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:50 am

i remember the big metric push during the mid to late seventies....


it failed miserably.


i'm glad too, eventually, the rest of the world will get with the program....or else.


yeah, that's right, keeping the world free from hectares and millimeters.

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