Instructables: exploring - technology - noise Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:13:23 PDT BLOX v1.01 Adafruit Bone Conduction Speaker
Adafruit Bone Conduction Speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> BruceE3 After I had purchased my new iPod, I soon realized that it was incapable of creating its own sound. Thus, I decided to create a speaker that was small and light, but still had good audio quality. In the process of researching what type of speaker I should use, I came across a concept called bone c...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:15:33 PDT
Acrylic Dodecahedron Speaker With Sound Reactive LED's
Acrylic Dodecahedron Speaker With Sound Reactive LED's - More DIY How To Projects]]> cschlager15 Hi, My name is Charlie Schlager. I am 15 years old, attending the Fessenden School in Massachusetts. This speaker is a very fun build for any DIYer looking for a cool project. I built this speaker primarily in the Fessenden innovation lab located on our campus. If you would like to see this space th...
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Sat, 21 Mar 2015 19:58:48 PDT
DYI Noise-cancelling headphones
DYI Noise-cancelling headphones - More DIY How To Projects]]> g1zm0_d This tutorial will teach you how to make your own Noise-Cancelling headphones for under 40$ that are just as quite and comfortable as other expensive brands like Sony, Boss, Beats, etc. Parts For this project it is important to choose the right parts. Best noise-cancelling headphones would have a...
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Sat, 7 Mar 2015 18:54:10 PST
Microcassette Tape Delay
Microcassette Tape Delay - More DIY How To Projects]]> dmark2 This is a guide for those wanting to build a cheap, fun and different 'lo fi' tape delay from microcassette tape dictaphones. Originally I've posted a guide for the build on my site/blog ( but the project has gained a lot of popularity over the past years so I decided to make this m...
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:18:53 PST
White Noise Radio
White Noise Radio - More DIY How To Projects]]> BrushYoTeese overview: We created a simple crystal radio inspired by the following website Materials: piece of wood/cardboardMaterials: 4 in piece of one inch diameter PVC pipe large paper clip alligator clip 30-...
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:51:15 PST
Social Topographies of San Francisco
Social Topographies of San Francisco - More DIY How To Projects]]> gkapriel The social fabric of San Francisco can be read through many lens, each making up its own topography. I believe that through data visualization and mapping we can learn much about our surroundings. For this project, I was interested in creating thematic maps from publicly accessible data, which descr...
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:08:45 PST
Adding CV inputs to the Auduino granular synth
Adding CV inputs to the Auduino granular synth - More DIY How To Projects]]> Chuck Stephens When I first got into the Arduino I went looking for audio projects. One of the first things I built was TobaTobias' Auduino granular synth. I was so impressed I built a permanent unit in a heavy duty enclosure and incorporated it into my occasional sets and demos.. This simple project makes really...
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:59:35 PDT
Removing Excess Noise From Audio Files
Removing Excess Noise From Audio Files - More DIY How To Projects]]> kaustad Anyone who has done some recording or needed to but has always been set back by low quality microphones or maybe just an environment that has too much white noise in the background, has wondered how to fix these problems. So in a quick little tip I will show you how to edit an audio file or audio tr...
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 13:51:04 PDT
Baby Noise Detection
Baby Noise Detection - More DIY How To Projects]]> jesteve bartrol√≠ This is a project I made as final for one of my classes in University.  Looking at instructables I saw a project that make me think in a possible device to build: "How to Deal with Noisy Neighbors" This device detects the noise fro...
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Thu, 1 May 2014 09:00:38 PDT
EarMuffs To Head Phones stevenarango My Fellow Instructables.. Here i have My DIY  Ear Muffs To Head Phone. All You Need is A Set of Ear Muffs From Bunnings Or Home Depo.  And A Set Of HeadPhones. Dismantle The Ear Muffs. Make a Small Channel For the Wire to Rest in to. see Picture. Place R Headphone Trough The Outer  Cover..  See...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 01:00:35 PDT
Noise Canceling Headphones
Noise Canceling Headphones - More DIY How To Projects]]> Justin Tyler Tate Who needs a pair of $200.00 Beats by Dre? Suckers, that's who. Make your own headphones exactly to your specifications and give them any paint job you want...or leave them natural so you can wear them around a construction site. These aren't exactly noise cancelling, as I would define* it but they ...
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 08:43:25 PST
Analog Noise Cancelling Headphones
Analog Noise Cancelling Headphones - More DIY How To Projects]]> sbasilico Noise cancelling headphones are an ideal choice for many music listeners for their ability to cut out ambient noise without raising the audio volume to levels that might be dangerous for the ear. Even with no music playing, the headphones have the ability to mute ambient noise – perfect for those tr...
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Fri, 6 Dec 2013 21:58:41 PST
Multitonal Step Sequencer & Sonic Art Noise Blaster. E.Z. my own beginner code.
Multitonal Step Sequencer & Sonic Art Noise Blaster. E.Z. my own beginner code. - More DIY How To Projects]]> crazyg My first ever arduino thing.simply understood and fairly jargon free .drawing showing the theory of the wiring, code basics explained as best i can mode 1 is 33variable multitone noise machine ,full on mayhem. mode 2 is code based 24step tone sequencer with bonus random functions. mode 3 is electro ...
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Sun, 1 Sep 2013 10:54:18 PDT
Fix a PC power supply fan without needing screwdrivers
Fix a PC power supply fan without needing screwdrivers - More DIY How To Projects]]> SuperTech-IT Ok, so your power supply fan has started making that BRRRrrrrRRRRrrrrrRRRRrrRRRRrrrr noise, and it's running slow. Maybe the fan has stopped altogether. Taking your computer to the shop is expensive, and most just replace the power supply anyway. Well, here's the quick fix that you can do with thin...
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Sat, 25 May 2013 10:19:23 PDT
Noise by Light
Noise by Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> contrechoc This instructable is about using light variation, eg caused by passing people, to produce some funny noises. Input: light Output: ticks, clicks and tones Energy: two AA batteries, 3V Brain: Attiny45 How: Soldering Programming Why? There are many gadgets with sounds triggered on light. The fun is ...
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Tue, 14 May 2013 13:01:00 PDT
Soft button Noise machine
Soft button Noise machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bromkikkertje Do you want to take over the world? or just annoy your roommate? This should probably do the trick (to annoy someone, taking over the world is a little far fetched) Materials For This Instructable you need: * a piece of tin foil (or other conductive materials) * electrical wire * tape * Polyuret...
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Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:25:11 PST
My Noisy Jacket (Arduino Noise Machine Jacket)
My Noisy Jacket (Arduino Noise Machine Jacket) - More DIY How To Projects]]> jromanofski As a project for one of my college classes, we were asked to create something using the Arduino. After a few different ideas, I settled on putting an Arduino noise machine into a suit jacket. It uses parts of the jacket to make function, so that it appears that the jacket is making sounds for n...
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Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:44:45 PST
Making noise machines madshobye As a part of being an artist in residence at Instructables, I took it upon myself to build of couple of noise machines / music boxes. My interest lies in designing objects that would enable people to explore the world of sound synthesis and for me to get a better understanding on how the different i...
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Mon, 8 Oct 2012 02:34:10 PDT
Algorithmic noise machine
Algorithmic noise machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> madshobye This project is a part of experiments done while doing an artist in residence at Instructables. You can see the other projects here. You can use bit-shifting as an alternative way of creating "music". This principle enables you to squeeze as much processing power as possible out of the Arduino whil...
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Thu, 4 Oct 2012 13:03:52 PDT
DIY Super-Noise-Canceling Headphones
DIY Super-Noise-Canceling Headphones - More DIY How To Projects]]> Toglefritz This Instructable will teach you how to make noise-canceling headphones that do a better job than even the most expensive brands, at a small fraction of the price. I just moved in to a new apartment for the beginning of this school year.  I like my apartment a lot; it is very modern, it is big, I...
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Sat, 29 Sep 2012 18:27:01 PDT
Extract/filter out sound like a spy (Sound wave invertion)
Extract/filter out sound like a spy (Sound wave invertion) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tkdwn Here's a neat trick that can be used to split the recorded background sound from the stuff you are actually aiming to record. You just need to find the song/movie or tv/radio playing in the recording and ad it up to an inverted version of the background sound. Things needed: Audacity Recorded sou...
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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 07:58:02 PDT
Warbler Punk Console
Warbler Punk Console - More DIY How To Projects]]> powerman666 This is my second project in an enclosure. It has two different circuits inside and two different power supplies. Although each circuit is connected to the same speaker. I liked their circuit so much that I decided to mangle it and make it interactiv...
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Fri, 22 Jun 2012 00:13:24 PDT
How to silent your cheap desktop PC confu When the days got warmer this year, I noticed my girlfriends desktop computer sounding even more annoying than anytime before. It was always loud, but somehow it now managed to "scream" all the time, even idle. And since she got Windows Vista (*cough*) installed on it, the HD is ALWAYS busy, even ...
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Sun, 3 Jun 2012 14:51:09 PDT
My First Synth
My First Synth - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo The kid synth came about as I sat hunched over a tangled mess of synthesizer wires. My friend Oliver came over, assessed the situation, and said, "You know you have succeeded in making the world's most complicated children's toy." While my initial reaction was to grunt at him, and shoo him away, I l...
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Fri, 25 May 2012 15:43:33 PDT
Scrapyard Challenge 555 Noisemaker!
Scrapyard Challenge 555 Noisemaker! - More DIY How To Projects]]> coinop29 This instructable will walk you through the steps to solder up your Scrapyard Challenge 555 Noisemaker kit! This kit is a tool to teach the fundamentals of electricity through sound.  Open vs closed circuits, conductivity, and resistance are demonstrated through the articulation and frequency contr...
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Fri, 27 Apr 2012 01:37:18 PDT
4.1 Portable Surround Sound for Laptop. AKA Noise Box
4.1 Portable Surround Sound for Laptop. AKA Noise Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> BE_Rogue If you have an old computer surround sound system laying around. Why not turn it into a portable surround sound for a laptop !? I have had this 5.1 for a long time. Its served me well with my tower PC. After the tower died I switched to a laptop. The 5.1 sound system has seen little use. But, I have...
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Tue, 20 Dec 2011 19:17:47 PST
Silence a Toy with a Switch
Silence a Toy with a Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> pjamestx Some toys should be seen, but not heard! My 2.5 year old nephew is big on firefighters right now, so I found this great helmet for him that has a cool flashing light at the front. However, it also has a siren, and both the light and siren are controlled by the same switch. If I want to ever be able ...
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Sun, 6 Nov 2011 18:57:31 PST
GM Arts Overdrive Pedal Build
GM Arts Overdrive Pedal Build - More DIY How To Projects]]> pfred2 Here I am going to document one of my most successful electronics projects of all time. If you play the guitar and you can build electronics then this is a perfect fit for you! I found the schematic for this project on the Internet here: Scroll down to the b...
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Wed, 28 Sep 2011 10:03:05 PDT
Electronic Candle Noisemaker
Electronic Candle Noisemaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> noahh A while ago I read on Get LoFi that you can "listen" to an electronic flickering candle by attaching a speaker to the LED. I decided to try this, so I went out and bought two packs of electronic flickering candles. Just attaching a speaker to the candle did not do anything but short it out, but I re...
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Thu, 1 Sep 2011 19:23:31 PDT
5 Minute Super Noise Cancellation Headphones
5 Minute Super Noise Cancellation Headphones - More DIY How To Projects]]> Zachintosh I spent $15 on headphones the other day. I realized that the company probably made them for less than $5, which is ridiculous. I decided to set out to make my own headphones, ones that would shut sound better. Thus, the 5 Minute Super Easy Noise Cancellation Headphones were born. Links are provided ...
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Thu, 28 Jul 2011 15:42:43 PDT
Quadraphonic(?) jackhammer headphones ilpug Hello. I saw the headphones challenge and just had to enter. This Instructable was inspired by the many other jackhammer headphones I have seen on this site. However, mine are a bit different. They have the basic elements of jackhammer headphones, with speakers in a set of hearing protectors, but th...
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Wed, 20 Jul 2011 17:18:30 PDT
Get Rid of Buzzing and Humming Noise When Using Your Headset or USB Mic DANgerous124 This is an easy solution to get rid of static and humming noise from your microphone/headset. All you have to do is unplug your power cable. I am using a laptop so all I have to do is unplug the cable from the back. The static and humming will be gone. The reason for this is because your computer is...
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Tue, 19 Jul 2011 13:04:15 PDT
Make noise cancelling headphones
Make noise cancelling headphones - More DIY How To Projects]]> cobalt420 Ever wanted to have headphones that you can use wile working in a loud environment? well its as easy as grab, tape, plug and play. This is the cost efective way to make noise canceling headphones. Noise canceling headphones can cost hundreds of $$$.  Things you will need Ear muffs, Ear buds, and ...
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Mon, 18 Jul 2011 17:44:12 PDT
My Circuit Bent Atari Punk Console prosper58 Here's my Atari Punk Console. I built it a couple of years ago, circuit bending it every once in a while. It started out as a really small standard, un-modded APC in a 4x2x1in plastic project enclosure. I've modded/circuit bent it so much since then, now it needs a roughly 7x5x3in enclosure. I've in...
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Wed, 13 Jul 2011 16:48:10 PDT
The Poong Stick ("Whistling Stick")
The Poong Stick ("Whistling Stick") - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kiteman This is a neat, and very quick little toy that I first came across on the "Happy Scientist" website. A couple of minute's work, and you have a toy to keep the kids happy, a fun craft activity, a hook for a fascinating science lesson, and probably the cheapest and quickest at that. Materials ...
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Tue, 7 Jun 2011 11:33:39 PDT
Finding A Perfect Sounding Itunes EQ For Metal
Finding A Perfect Sounding Itunes EQ For Metal - More DIY How To Projects]]> MetalMoshWarrior We all know finding a good sounding Eq on itunes can be hard especially if you dont listen to such over hyped crap as pop metal is extremely hard to manipulate on itunes to make it sound perfect unlike other genres (its even harder without a good pair of headphones). But thankfully i think ive found...
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Wed, 11 May 2011 08:12:07 PDT
DIY - $25.00 Soundproof HiFi Headphones
DIY - $25.00 Soundproof HiFi Headphones - More DIY How To Projects]]> dsjackson1 Mowing, chainsawing, jack-hammering, running compressors, etc.  Wouldn't it be nice if you could listen to music or podcasts while you're doing these loud tasks?  Want to actually hear your iPod? This DIY article will show you step-by-step how to construct completely soundproof, high fidelity headp...
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Mon, 31 Jan 2011 09:25:17 PST
PVC Balloon Organ
PVC Balloon Organ - More DIY How To Projects]]> javanaut This is a noise making device which uses compressed air to make a loud deep noise. My favorite use for it is to scare trick-or-treaters when they knock on my door. The sound that it produces depends on the overall dimensions and shape of the structure, but it typically starts with a high pitch squea...
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Tue, 2 Nov 2010 22:50:02 PDT
Seeeduino Humidity and Noise notifier
Seeeduino Humidity and Noise notifier - More DIY How To Projects]]> suqingxiao Seeed studio office is a very open office and the meeting room is not an individual room, sometimes guys may enjoy the discussion too much and bother other guys who work beside. In this case we decide to make a noise notifier. We also have a cute potted plant on the meeting board and a humidity noti...
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Fri, 16 Jul 2010 19:21:39 PDT
Arduino Photocell Theremin Synth (glitchamin)
Arduino Photocell Theremin Synth (glitchamin) - More DIY How To Projects]]> gatesphere You know theremins, right?  Those cool-looking boxes with antennae that produce noise without being touched?  They are played by the likes of Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, and present in the soundtracks of countless films.  Well, with this instructable, I will show you how to build an approximation of...
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Wed, 30 Jun 2010 09:13:17 PDT
How to make a prank box
How to make a prank box - More DIY How To Projects]]> A-Nony-Mus The prank box is a box that will surprise the unsuspecting victim, uh, i mean person.   please read through the whole instructable before constructing the prank box. Materials needed For this project you will need: Wire (any gauge is fine, but generally the thinner the better) 2x Paperclips or s...
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Mon, 15 Mar 2010 11:53:35 PDT
Customise sansa headphones.
Customise sansa headphones. - More DIY How To Projects]]> xxx k550 Hello, my name is Shaunquishiaa and this is going to be my first Instructable! (Please leave comments, tell me how i dun did) In this instructable i will probably teach you how to customize your Sansa headphones. Supplies These are the supplies you will need (you don't actually need, you can u...
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Fri, 12 Feb 2010 08:50:54 PST
Thingamaplush Robot
Thingamaplush Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> jeff-o Inspired by Bleep Labs' Thingamakit and Thingamagoop synthesizer noise maker creations, I set about making a plush version for my two-year-old daughter. My goal was to create something that was safer and easier to use for her, while remaining just as fun and quirky as the original Thingama' synths....
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Sun, 6 Sep 2009 20:17:47 PDT
Cheap noise insulation for your earphones
Cheap noise insulation for your earphones - More DIY How To Projects]]> karthikvasudevan Strange ideas occur to at the most weirdest of times sometimes when your about to pass out, when your bent over the toilet puking, waking up next to a dumpster etc..what ? is it just me. This one however popped into my head when my ears started hurting from jamming my hard non insulated earphones de...
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Thu, 9 Apr 2009 10:48:19 PDT
Create the Ultimate Noise Cancelling Earphones
Create the Ultimate Noise Cancelling Earphones - More DIY How To Projects]]> sillywabbit92 Today I am going to show everybody how to create earphones that maximize noise cancellation, plus its very simple. Double the fun!Basically we're going to put together foam ear plugs, which is basically the most noise cancellation you can hope for unless you live on the moon or enter a vacuum chamb...
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Tue, 17 Feb 2009 02:11:15 PST
Video Camera Fixed microphone boom
Video Camera Fixed microphone boom - More DIY How To Projects]]> recordmasta001 ****NOTE: This was one of my first instructables and I understand it isn't the best! If you have any questions feel free to comment***** Hello. My Instructable is about how to build a  microphone boom that attaches to your camera's tripod connector. I did this so that the noise produced by my camc...
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Sun, 7 Dec 2008 10:27:44 PST
Audio Amplifier
Audio Amplifier - More DIY How To Projects]]> killersquirel11 This is a simple (maybe) instructable on how to make an audio amplifier using a LM386 audio amplifier chip. The cup helps with the sound ;p. Just found this.  Check it out, looks decent The Parts I'll say this right now: Special thanks to This website has the greatest instruction...
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Wed, 7 May 2008 20:33:29 PDT
Avoiding Camera Noise Signatures
Avoiding Camera Noise Signatures - More DIY How To Projects]]> m1k3y If you take enough images with your digital camera, they can all be compared together and a unique signature can be determined. This means that even when you think that you are posting a photo anonymously to the internet, you are actually providing clues for the government to better tell who you are...
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Thu, 1 May 2008 07:07:45 PDT
How to make a loud annoying noise
How to make a loud annoying noise - More DIY How To Projects]]> keureban A loud annoying noise thats made with a wrapper, part of a plastic bag or plastic warp, or paper. This is my first instructable so sorry if its not very good. What you need you will need a candy wrapper, plastic bag/plastic wrap or paper a mouth to blow with scissors Cut Cut your paper, ca...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2008 20:46:15 PDT
aud_mod Hladek 'The "aud_mod" (audio module), a compact self contained low-tech synth utilizing the 555 timer & LM348 chip, provides all that have an interest in Noise Music and Fashion Accessories the freedom to produce synth sounds individually or as a group via the aud_mod's connectivity with other aud_mods and...
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Tue, 25 Mar 2008 12:53:31 PDT