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Oops! I think I broke Instructables! Answered

Oops - I slightly broke the website. Just a little bit.

The thread "...bigger than its belly can" has too many full stops in the title, which confuses computers, apparently.

Anyhoo...

I was just pointing out that, of all the engines you'd expect to see here, nobody has made a pulse jet engine. Yes, I made a jam jar version, but nobody has made a real one.

I don't know why, they're very easy (basically a big pipe with a fuel supply and no consideration for the neighbours).

Maybe you'd just like to buy one off ebay, or maybe you'd like to look at the pictures of the jet mounted on a scooter, imagine what the ride would be like, and tremble slightly in anticipatory panic...

I got a message from the seller:

I have a video of it doing approx 70mph down Croft start/finish straight,the moped has now gone as the plastic wheels did not last long !!.

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Lithium Rain (author)2008-02-05

I remember floppysfloppies square thingies

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Goodhart (author)Lithium Rain2008-02-05

I remember floppies that were truly floppy (remember the "nearly" 8 inch floppy ? or the 5.25 inch floppy ?).

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its a lion (author)Goodhart2008-02-08

I have a few of those sitting in my closet right now. I think they have DOS on them actually... (the 8" ones).

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Goodhart (author)its a lion2008-02-08

I have a few of the 5.25 " floppies (the 8 " ones were used on mainframes a lot for IML code), and even a drive or two....doubtful any machine I have would support them though :-) Ack, Dinosaur speak.....IML LOL

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zachninme (author)Lithium Rain2008-02-05
Did you mean :
I remember ~~floppys~~
I remember floppys

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Lithium Rain (author)zachninme2008-02-07

That last one...I stink at HTML lol.

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zachninme (author)Lithium Rain2008-02-07
Nono, they don't use HTML here. I was demonstrating how to do strikethrough, double tildas ( ~x2 )
Thus
I ~~like~~ love cheese
Will make...
I like love cheese

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Hello Kitty (author)2008-02-08

I agree with II. 13. LOL!!! :-0 hahahahaha

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ll.13 (author)2008-02-07

Nice, the gas can is in front for when you crash. =)

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Kiteman (author)2008-02-06

I've edited the OP with a message from the seller.

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Patrik (author)2008-02-05

Hmm... somehow, the term "impedance mismatch" comes to mind! :-D

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Goodhart (author)Patrik2008-02-05

I see "through hole soldering" being possibly illustrated :-)

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Lithium Rain (author)2008-02-05

You remember wordperfect?

They are releasing current versions!:)

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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2008-02-05

Back when it came bundled with my PC with a 286 chip. And when I say "bundled", I mean the discs to install it were in a box that came with the software-free computer...

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Goodhart (author)Lithium Rain2008-02-05

Hey hey, I had an 8088 and it had WordStar 1 on it ! :-)

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zachninme (author)2008-02-05

Yeah, `/../` in URLs/File directories is equivalent to just `/`, and can, and has presented verabilities in web pages. Adobe recently had a related vernability where you could access everything on the server by using ../

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Lithium Rain (author)2008-02-05

heh. I broke wordperfect the other day...

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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2008-02-05

I remember Wordperfect! I had a dot-matrix printer at the time, and whole projects would fit on a floppy disc...

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