Total Views Count - 07/10/2010

Another Thursday, another total views group roundup run.... News: - Killerjackalope's falling behind in his competition with gmjhowe to race to 250k views gained. - I beat Ninzerbean in our 100k gain race. Another one soon we think! - It appears scoochmaroo's obsession with Gaga this week gave her the biggest gain of anyone this week! Instructabler 30/09/2010 07/10/2010 Gain canida 3,658,688 3,688,789 30,101 scoochmaroo 2,743,528 2,791,711 48,183 Kiteman 1,640,632 1,649,815 9,183 Plasmana 1,500,418 1,509,187 8,769 Tool Using Animal 1,492,640 1,499,301 6,661 zieak   924,549   killerjackalope 895,559 901,137 5,578 gmjhowe 875,390 891,803 16,413 SaskView 763,716 768,480 4,764 lemonie 705,301 714,230 8,929 PKM 486,453 489,670 3,217 ChrysN 467,936 475,469 7,533 mikey77 461,238 464,585 3,347 jeff-o 393,752 419,863 26,111 laxap 398,350 401,909 3,559 depotdevoid 305,107 311,104 5,997 Jayefuu 278,139 301,168 23,029 Spl1nt3rC3ll 267,475 268,638 1,163 KentsOkay 230,666 232,128 1,462 ModMischief 225,973 231,375 5,402 reukpower 223,387 229,141 5,754 Doctor What 198,248 199,415 1,167 AngryRedhead 170,607 172,694 2,087 comodore 144,781 145,747 966 Lithium Rain 133,157 134,409 1,252 Ninzerbean 126,763 131,753 4,990 yokozuna 130,989 131,462 473 Kaelessin 125,729 127,406 1,677 Lynne Bruning 119,533 120,889 1,356 The Jamalam 114,665 115,164 499 BrittLiv 112,942 114,993 2,051 Hiyadudez 110,259 112,427 2,168 bertus52x11 104,099 105,669 1,570 thermoelectric 88,916 89,925 1,009 Goodhart 81,413 82,665 1,252 DJ Radio 78,886 80,081 1,195 janw 70,156 70,955 799 RavingMadStudios 65,922 69,024 3,102 MichelMoermans 52,214 53,242 1,028 Killer%7ESafeCracker 49,646 50,803 1,157 TNEN 42,863 43,218 355 kelseymh 41,403 41,650 247 Sunkicked 40,495 40,894 399 beckervdejazz.com   35,204   Berkin 33,354 33,747 393 Shadowman39 27,963 31,415 3,452 knuckel 26,206 26,738 532 The Ideanator 24,618 25,616 998 nickodemus 23,646 24,173 527 m6233555m 22,524 22,633 109 peguiono 21,099 21,390 291 artificialintelligence 20,177 20,655 478 Knex_Gun_Builder   20,041   MotaBoi 18,509 19,856 1,347 plane phanatic 18,381 18,556 175 Derin 18,037 18,233 196 Rsbarr96 17,895 18,052 157 TSC 17,094 17,697 603 possum888 16,809 16,963 154 steveastrouk 15,669 15,814 145 jwystup 14,324 15,797 1,473 zascecs 15,708 15,782 74 tombuckey 14,976 15,117 141 kcls 12,069 12,966 897 knexsuperbulderfreak 12,747 12,834 87 jen7714 10,588 12,296 1,708 uberdum05 11,145 11,248 103 floris2burn 10,820 11,057 237 Legofanatic 10,501 10,764 263 NachoMahma 10,086 10,143 57 masterochicken 9,363 9,449 86 FrozenStar   9,332   qazwsx755 8,231 8,636 405 acidbass 7,636 7,799 163 lizzyastro 5,789 5,965 176 Kryptonite 5,644 5,747 103 cherishcherub 4,544 4,751 207 zero.gx 4,303 4,367 64 jamesdude 3,565 3,613 48 moocowdog 3,419 3,541 122 Jimmy Proton 2,605 3,064 459 megametal8 2,482 2,551 69 slithien 2,192 2,351 159 cj81499 2,333 2,349 16 sorunome 1,478 1,834 356 solarblade90 1,270 1,345 75 RNB 634 651 17 shadon 534 564 30 dombeef 453 471 18 randomguy65 365 400 35 knexman1999 150 173 23

Posted by Jayefuu 7 years ago


Total Views Count - 30/09/2010

Heya, here's this week's! Quite a lot of interesting stuff happened this week, and I added the percentage gain as a column. Want to summarise for me? Post in the comments and I'll add it here :) Don't know what the deuce I'm talking about? See here. Instructabler 24/09/2010 30/09/2010                              gain       % gain canida 3,627,875 3,658,688 30,813 0.842187145 scoochmaroo 2,702,208 2,743,528 41,320 1.506089969 Kiteman 1,633,436 1,640,632 7,196 0.438611462 Plasmana 1,492,928 1,500,418 7,490 0.499194225 Tool Using Animal 1,487,143 1,492,640 5,497 0.368273663 killerjackalope 888,631 895,559 6,928 0.77359504 gmjhowe 870,524 875,390 4,866 0.555866528 SaskView 759,324 763,716 4,392 0.575082884 lemonie 699,648 705,301 5,653 0.80150177 PKM 484,135 486,453 2,318 0.476510578 ChrysN 461,260 467,936 6,676 1.42669083 mikey77 458,072 461,238 3,166 0.686413522 laxap 395,597 398,350 2,753 0.691100791 jeff-o 386,836 393,752 6,916 1.756435523 depotdevoid 299,414 305,107 5,693 1.865902782 Jayefuu 250,194 278,139 27,945 10.04713471 Spl1nt3rC3ll 266,601 267,475 874 0.32675951 KentsOkay 229,513 230,666 1,153 0.499856936 ModMischief 221,543 225,973 4,430 1.9604112 reukpower 219,479 223,387 3,908 1.749430361 Doctor What 197,317 198,248 931 0.469613817 AngryRedhead 169,293 170,607 1,314 0.770191141 comodore 143,985 144,781 796 0.549795899 Lithium Rain 132,160 133,157 997 0.748740209 yokozuna 130,576 130,989 413 0.315293651 Ninzerbean 123,686 126,763 3,077 2.427364452 Kaelessin 124,357 125,729 1,372 1.091235912 Lynne Bruning 118,895 119,533 638 0.53374382 The Jamalam 114,258 114,665 407 0.35494702 BrittLiv 110,721 112,942 2,221 1.966496078 Hiyadudez 108,357 110,259 1,902 1.725029249 bertus52x11 102,117 104,099 1,982 1.90395681 thermoelectric 87,987 88,916 929 1.044806334 Goodhart 79,169 81,413 2,244 2.756316559 DJ Radio 78,308 78,886 578 0.732702888 janw 69,575 70,156 581 0.828154399 RavingMadStudios 61,712 65,922 4,210 6.386335366 MichelMoermans 51,440 52,214 774 1.482361053 Killer%7ESafeCracker 47,773 49,646 1,873 3.772710792 TNEN 42,571 42,863 292 0.681240231 kelseymh 41,178 41,403 225 0.543438881 Sunkicked 39,518 40,495 977 2.412643536 Berkin 33,014 33,354 340 1.019367992 Shadowman39 26,817 27,963 1,146 4.098272718 knuckel 25,767 26,206 439 1.675188888 The Ideanator 23,861 24,618 757 3.074985783 nickodemus 22,991 23,646 655 2.770024528 m6233555m 22,478 22,524 46 0.204226603 peguiono 20,889 21,099 210 0.995307834 artificialintelligence 19,854 20,177 323 1.600832631 MotaBoi 17,361 18,509 1,148 6.202388027 plane phanatic 18,222 18,381 159 0.865023666 Derin 17,884 18,037 153 0.848256362 Rsbarr96 17,730 17,895 165 0.922045264 TSC 16,655 17,094 439 2.568152568 possum888 16,648 16,809 161 0.957820215 zascecs 15,632 15,708 76 0.483829896 steveastrouk 15,493 15,669 176 1.123236965 tombuckey 14,859 14,976 117 0.78125 jwystup 12,817 14,324 1,507 10.52080424 knexsuperbulderfreak 12,681 12,747 66 0.517768887 kcls 11,695 12,069 374 3.098848289 uberdum05 11,052 11,145 93 0.834454913 floris2burn 10,605 10,820 215 1.987060998 jen7714   10,588   0 Legofanatic 10,259 10,501 242 2.304542425 NachoMahma 10,044 10,086 42 0.416418798 masterochicken 9,307 9,363 56 0.5980989 qazwsx755 8,041 8,231 190 2.308346495 acidbass 7,512 7,636 124 1.623886852 lizzyastro 5,634 5,789 155 2.677491795 Kryptonite 5,590 5,644 54 0.956768249 cherishcherub 4,437 4,544 107 2.354753521 zero.gx 4,264 4,303 39 0.906344411 jamesdude 3,531 3,565 34 0.95371669 moocowdog 3,287 3,419 132 3.860778005 Jimmy Proton 2,146 2,605 459 17.61996161 megametal8 2,422 2,482 60 2.417405318 cj81499 2,325 2,333 8 0.342906129 slithien 2,050 2,192 142 6.47810219 sorunome 1,307 1,478 171 11.56968877 solarblade90   1,270   0 RNB 625 634 9 1.41955836 shadon 497 534 37 6.928838951 dombeef 438 453 15 3.311258278 randomguy65 343 365 22 6.02739726 knexman1999 135 150 15 10

Posted by Jayefuu 7 years ago


Mechanical timers - wind up mechanism

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Does anybody do anything in the Popular Mechanics Group?

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