[Noisebridge-discuss] Fwd: bunk beds at noisebridge?

Andrew Byrne andrew at pachakutech.com
Wed Apr 17 03:27:57 UTC 2013

Ah, Dan has been championing these "slacker slappers". Your 'disaster'
could be seen as the correct functioning of the more extreme "scammer
slammers", which the struts have now prevented.-dru
On Apr 16, 2013 7:24 PM, "Danny O'Brien" <danny at spesh.com> wrote:

> I foresee a terrible Triangle Shirtwaist Factory disaster in which
> sleeping hackers collapse on each other, and new Hacker Sleeping Laws are
> passed worldwide to forbid this happening again.
> More seriously, I feel like the biggest problem right now is that I was
> promised a cyberpunk glowing podules that would limit sleeping to
> reasonable times, and right now we have some slats with some people
> awkwardly sleeping there like they're the guinea pigs in some terrible
> social experiment (which they may actually be). Happy to help make them
> more awesome, especially if Jake joins in with strange torture devices to
> awake sleepers.
> d.
> On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 6:29 PM, miloh <froggytoad at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 12:46 PM, Naomi Most <pnaomi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I like this.  I was really surprised it was happening and thought it
>> was a
>> > short trip to uber drama, but hearing that Leif and Miloh are on it
>> eases my
>> > mind.
>> >
>> For the immortal record, I've given Za, Kevin, and Lief a ton of grief
>> about the poor design they used for these HSNPs.
>> Engineering education and the relentless school of dr X who shall not
>> be named has required I operate in strict adherence to gravity and
>> common sense based rules of construction, and as a consequence I have
>> to give them a failing grade for constructing load bearing components
>> supported by screws. I really let them have it.
>> I also faulted the design for inelegance, a waste of ever precious
>> space and resources, failure to notify the general users with
>> disingenuous claims to the contrary (no, I don't think telling people
>> at the *meeting* is the same as telling the users of the space), and
>> finally I told Lief and Za that they should publish a 'Manifesto' in
>> support of the HSNPP. Of all the criticisms I made, I believe they
>> enjoyed the last point the most.
>> I'll survive my discontent and offer a counter proposal when I'm done
>> with the design and accompanying environmental review.
>> > Next logical step: CAPSULE BEDS
>> >
>> > http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/capsule-bed.html
>> One more criticism related to manifestos. Are people including social
>> design, theories of operation, or perhaps a plain old users manual for
>> their physical changes to nosebridge? How do disparate attempts at
>> technical solutions to social problems work without some rudimentary
>> planning for social function?
>> For instance, capsule beds could be conveniently located near some
>> food provided by popcorn cannons:
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta5jh9VglDw
>> -rma
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