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#3501 2020-07-31 20:53:54

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^ I can relate. Camped out for almost a year waiting for my senior housing to come through. 100°F in the summer, 30°F in the winter. Saving up $$ for deposits, furniture, cookware, etc.

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#3502 2020-07-31 21:16:49

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BunsenLabs: Sharing homelessness experiences since 2020!

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#3503 2020-07-31 21:32:03

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^ Like you said in post 3500, not homeless. Alternate housing. smile

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#3504 2020-07-31 21:33:17

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I did enjoy my time off the grid. Hide the bike, hike a bit, apply bug-spray, light a fire. Cook over a fire while drinking a beer. Stare at the sky. Stare at the fire. Sleep in a tent.

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#3505 2020-07-31 23:11:37

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I've spent 4 year's worth of nights in tents. That's a price I paid to go to remote interesting places. But I would have stayed in a cabin if there was one there!


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#3506 2020-07-31 23:57:59

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A cabin? Who ah' ya, freakin' Thoreau?

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#3507 2020-08-01 05:12:34

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hhh wrote:

A cabin? Who ah' ya, freakin' Thoreau?

laughs in Boston MASS, wicked hahd

Hey a cabin is far better than sleeping in my truck like I did all those years ago.

In fact I did stay in an off grid cabin on Stuart Lake 2007-2008 with no electricity or plumbing. It was a paid gig though. I was care-taking an old fishing lodge that had not been used in years. Really run down place.

I had to wait until winter froze the lake hard enough to put the batteries for solar power in a sled to get them out to the island. Once I got that working I giggled like Homer Simpson while flicking the lights off and on. "Light goes on, light goes off. Tee hee".

I've got photos someplace. Can't find them at the moment. Maybe on an old hard drive I have stashed away.


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#3508 2020-08-01 08:14:45

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Does living in a campervan count? In that case I could top you all: 5 years big_smile
All year round. No additional accomodation (my official place of residence was at my mothers).
It was by choice though.
Saw lots of Central, Northern & Eastern Europe during that time.

BTW, there's something magical about (camp)fires, sitting by one, staring into it. Some people say TV was invented to replace that. You have to try it to understand the reasoning.


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#3509 2020-08-01 09:13:34

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ohnonot wrote:

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BTW, there's something magical about (camp)fires, sitting by one, staring into it. Some people say TV was invented to replace that. You have to try it to understand the reasoning.

I have a theory that the TV remote control is the equivalent of the campfire fire-poker stick. There is always someone who takes charge of that operation, while others gather round and watch.


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#3510 2020-08-01 16:57:27

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damo wrote:

I have a theory that the TV remote control is the equivalent of the campfire fire-poker stick. There is always someone who takes charge of that operation, while others gather round and watch.

...and too much zapping will kill the fire!


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#3511 2020-08-01 21:33:49

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damo wrote:
ohnonot wrote:

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BTW, there's something magical about (camp)fires, sitting by one, staring into it. Some people say TV was invented to replace that. You have to try it to understand the reasoning.

I have a theory that the TV remote control is the equivalent of the campfire fire-poker stick. There is always someone who takes charge of that operation, while others gather round and watch.

I laughed hard at this. big_smile

I'm intrigued by your theory of a donut-shaped Universe and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

BTW, I'm the fire poker, of course. And the fireworks lighter. I relinquish the remote amongst friends so they can watch Tiger King or Ru Paul's Drag Race or some other crap. Otherwise it would just be Blade Runner Final Cut on infinite repeat.

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#3512 2020-08-02 07:21:29

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^ No, you're the one who kills the fire by poking it too much.


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#3513 2020-08-02 13:46:20

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hhh wrote:
damo wrote:
ohnonot wrote:

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BTW, there's something magical about (camp)fires, sitting by one, staring into it. Some people say TV was invented to replace that. You have to try it to understand the reasoning.

I have a theory that the TV remote control is the equivalent of the campfire fire-poker stick. There is always someone who takes charge of that operation, while others gather round and watch.

I laughed hard at this. big_smile

I'm intrigued by your theory of a donut-shaped Universe and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

BTW, I'm the fire poker, of course. And the fireworks lighter. I relinquish the remote amongst friends so they can watch Tiger King or Ru Paul's Drag Race or some other crap. Otherwise it would just be Blade Runner Final Cut on infinite repeat.

Donut shaped universe? Why not. smile
We see the universe only how it is projected to the filaments of our minds.

Actually, Tv was invented to fulfill the vision of the scientists to send sound and motion pictures around the world.
It's the people at the top (elites) that addopted the concept into a mass control system.

This society is elitist. Less than 1% has more than 90% of the resources.
And 90% of humanity is surviving. Trying to put two ends together - from salary to salary.
Those who had the campfire stick got much bigger and more sophisticated.
The small remote control does not even give you the power to control your life.
It is there to maintain an illusion of free choice.
You can choose the content that was created to keep the elites to the top of the human pyramid.


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#3514 2020-08-02 16:18:08

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ohnonot wrote:

^ No, you're the one who kills the fire by poking it too much.

Ow! Hurtful! smile

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#3515 2020-08-02 20:49:17

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^ smile (belated)


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#3516 2020-08-02 22:27:13

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Bl Lithium has been released, I'm spreading the news...

https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=6861

830 views in 4 hours on a Sunday. We're doing fine.

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