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Games or thing to do on iPad for long car trip to bm?

Postby tattoogoddess » Tue May 07, 2013 3:11 pm

Can anyone suggest some games or things to do on an iPad that do not require net access, need to start loading up the iPad to make the car trip easier
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Postby Earthwalker » Tue May 07, 2013 3:13 pm

I feel you are in for some wonderfully entertaining responses. Personally I'd just add semi-nude pics of Tom Brady. God he's hawt.
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Postby lemur » Tue May 07, 2013 3:36 pm

you better hurry up.. you only got 3 and a half months to put those apps on the ipad!
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Postby tattoogoddess » Tue May 07, 2013 4:03 pm

Lemur give it a rest already. Quit trying to take Simons job. He's good at it.
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Postby lemur » Tue May 07, 2013 4:37 pm

(you give it a rest! not every poster who somehow has disgruntled you on some forum is trying to fuck yer day elsewhere on the forum)

I SUGGEST ADDING VIDEOS.

like star trek, mst3k, and classic cinema.

also, you could download books..

and maybe!! you want to play with one of the many synthesizers available!

you could create that fun new DJ hit on the way to the burn!

http://www.ipadmusic.com/
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Postby TT120 » Tue May 07, 2013 4:58 pm

My family plays the alphabet game on long drives.
Starting with the letter A, name something you can see from the car, like Asphalt. Then it's the next persons turn with B like Bumper, then C and so on. It's actually a lot of fun.
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Postby MyDearFriend » Tue May 07, 2013 5:12 pm

Graidawg and I tell each other long stories from our lives, in full detail. Our first car trip was 500 miles; too short. Our next trip was 6000 miles; still not enough. This year we are taking the train back (3 days and nights). I don't think we will run out of stories.

Then again, we have been alive longer than you have.
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Postby Elorrum » Tue May 07, 2013 5:15 pm

If you have a public library card, there are audio books you can download for free.
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Postby 171/348 » Tue May 07, 2013 6:12 pm

I got myself a new library card today. And ordered up some tattoo books. Coinkey meets dink.
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Postby Ano » Tue May 07, 2013 6:16 pm

TV shows work if you are too bored to talk.

Arrested Development, anyone? I doubt anyone could possibly be bored by that.
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Postby tattoogoddess » Tue May 07, 2013 6:23 pm

Oh audio book would be a great idea! I think my libary has them to download :)
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Re: Games or thing to do on iPad for long car trip to bm?

Postby lemur » Tue May 07, 2013 6:26 pm

my first train trip to burning man i listened to the 1984 audio book and moby dick

great way to pass the time.. cuz you can half listen and half watch stuff roll past

edit:

i get mine from here:

http://archive.org/details/audio_bookspoetry

..just play em as mp3's, if thats the kind of audio file ya want.. some books have many choices available for audio format
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Postby unjonharley » Tue May 07, 2013 6:38 pm

My audio come the library for the blind. My eyes have been repaired pretty good..
Still have a double vision that run the lines together.. The play back machine is great too.. No ear phones needed. Sides, earphone speakers are not set up for people the use hearing aids.
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Postby Savannah » Tue May 07, 2013 6:44 pm

lemur wrote:my first train trip to burning man i listened to the 1984 audio book and moby dick

great way to pass the time.. cuz you can half listen and half watch stuff roll past


Agreed. My campmate & I listened to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas on audiobook on the way to the 2008 Burn. :)
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Postby FIGJAM » Tue May 07, 2013 7:10 pm

Here's a bunch of freebees and what I'm listening to now. 8)

http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/book/something-new-by-pg-wodehouse
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Postby Savannah » Tue May 07, 2013 7:12 pm

Oo, I love P.G. Wodehouse. :D

And I haven't even read that one yet!
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Re: Games or thing to do on iPad for long car trip to bm?

Postby Captain Goddammit » Tue May 07, 2013 7:15 pm

I wish I could be as comfortable and care-free on the road trip as you guys.
I have a pretty big sound system in my truck, but I almost never play it on the BM trek... I've got a two ton camper on the back, and a five ton trailer behind. And I'm going over lots of mountains. All my stuff is in good order, the truck and trailer are both big enough to be within their capacity - but I have to listen to everything, always alert for trouble.
Is it getting hot? Are the valves ticking? Is the motor holding together? I turn all my own wrenches... did I remember to tighten everything when it all went together? Are all ten tires OK? Are the wheel bearings heating up? Are the trailer brakes working right? Is anything leaking? I literally think about and visualize every part of the whole truck.

I wish I could just play an audio book or listen to music. But I know I'm in my own, a long way from home. I'm not really at ease until I get there.
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Postby lemur » Tue May 07, 2013 7:19 pm

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are CB radios still fun on road trips?

as a kid i remember we used to have tons of fun on them


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Postby unjonharley » Tue May 07, 2013 7:20 pm

lest your not just picking your snot rockets..
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Tue May 07, 2013 7:45 pm

Oh definitely a CB in every vehicle in your entourage. I'm not gonna call it a convoy...
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Postby unjonharley » Tue May 07, 2013 7:51 pm

I have been asking if anyone used a CB on the way TTTITD every year.. You guy are the first. I stay on 17 while traveling.. Never turned it on on the playa..
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Tue May 07, 2013 8:51 pm

I had a CB in the Land Yacht. CB is the best, and maybe only reliable way to talk anywhere on the playa. Forget those garbage "FRS" and "GMRS" radios, and 2-meter ham requires a license most don't have. I've got two 18-foot fiberglass CB antennas on the Yacht, just barely visible in my ID picture.... I'd put a radio back in it if anyone else had them. I think it'd be cool if all mutant vehicles had CBs, and an agreed-on channel.

Off the playa, CB isn't what it once was... the internet and cell phones came along and replaced it for most people although it's kinda' back to what it originally was - nothing but truckers, and even they don't talk on CB much anymore. My crane truck hasn't even got one in it anymore.

On the road trip to the playa, CBs (with good antennas!) are the way to go for multiple vehicle groups. It's easy to check on who needs a fuel stop, etc. and just chat, and a lot of the way to the playa is out of cell phone range.
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Postby unjonharley » Tue May 07, 2013 9:07 pm

Will see you on 17 on the playa.. easy to move the radio from the van to MV.

Magnet antenna and hand held unit.

Grand father (JT) and I use them on camp trips.. He knows the land and where to stop and see the good stuff.
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Postby tattoogoddess » Tue May 07, 2013 10:19 pm

Can you do a portable Hamm radio? I see cb are only about 20 miles.
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Wed May 08, 2013 5:16 am

Yes you can... but the only people you'll find on there are "radioheads".
CB range isn't a set-in-stone 20 miles. It depends. The antenna, and where it is, is everything. In general, bigger is better, and up higher is better. It also depends on the "skip" level. During the day, signals bounce off the atmosphere and come back down, causing tons of background noise and static. It peaks in 11 year cycles, I've been out of it so long I don't know if we're in a high skip time or not.
It quiets down at night. A long time ago when I was a radiohead, I had a huge antenna and big (illegal) power amplifier and used to collect post cards from people I contacted hundreds or thousands of miles away.

Real-life car-mounted CB range is usually a few miles at best, unless things are quiet, you have a big antenna, and you're in an area that's wide open. BRC is perfect, totally flat and open and only a few miles across, and a little convoy of cars (there I said it) is perfect for CB too. In the old days you needed a license but they did away with that years ago.
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Postby tummler » Wed May 08, 2013 6:18 am

Botticelli. We play endless rounds of Botticelli, and we don't limit it to people. No computer needed.

Also, you can download the radio play "A Canticle for Leibowitz" by Walter Miller, Jr. Desert setting. Science fiction. Recorded for NPR in 1981--15 parts will keep you entertained for hours and hours and hours.
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Postby unjonharley » Wed May 08, 2013 7:19 am

tattoogoddess wrote:Can you do a portable Hamm radio? I see cb are only about 20 miles.


Phil is the ham man..
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Postby mudpuppy000 » Wed May 08, 2013 9:29 am

When I was a teenager, my friends and I used to hide rubber tarantulas in each others cars. It was pretty funny watching the driver flip down their sunshade and having a giant hairy spider land in their lap. :D Bonus points if you don't crash.
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Re: Games or thing to do on iPad for long car trip to bm?

Postby Token » Wed May 08, 2013 8:39 pm

Dunno about games and pads but about midpoint in the drive I sure don't mind gettin' some head.

Takes all that tension outa the lower back.

If'n you gots the means, sure do consider it. Makes camp setup much better with no stiff back.
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Re: Games or thing to do on iPad for long car trip to bm?

Postby TomServo » Thu May 09, 2013 7:55 am

So what are you trying to say TTG?? You DON'T want to listen to Ministry's cover of "Lay Lady Lay" over and over again, for 1,378 miles?

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