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Will you buy one? Answered

Wow an instructables book !
Super-mega-tastic-doubble awesome if you ask me, i can acces them on the internet for free but hell, ill buy the book to !
Now i have to think of tactics, like when to enter, start, middle or end?

I am super excited if cant already tell, Will you buy one??

I have taken the plunge and entered :
'''My Paper Robot Instructable'''
'''My Bicycle Survival Kit'''
'''My Champagne USB Mod'''

PLEASE Check them out and if you think there any good Don't forget to vote !!


If I don't win one (I've entered a choice selection of my projects), then I'll certainly buy one. Maybe even an extra one for the school library...

I'm confused - I'm logged in as Kiteman, (it says "Kiteman" at the top of the screen!), yet this came up with Kitewife's avatar?

And I keep getting a note that I have two messages in my inbox, but when I go there it's empty.

And I keep having to sign in every two or three page-changes.

This is one buggy day...

Checks: as I type, it still says Kiteman at the top of the screen.

Dash it, did you break Instructables AGAIN!?!??!?!

Tisk tisk you silly Englishman... going and breaking an American website just because your all huffy about events that happened a few hundred years ago...

Hey, at least I know what day it was signed!


One of the most enduring myths about Independence Day is that Congress signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The myth had become so firmly established that, decades after the event and nearing the end of their lives, even the elderly Thomas Jefferson and John Adams had come to believe that they and the other delegates had signed the Declaration on the fourth. Most delegates actually signed the Declaration on August 2, 1776.

John Adams:

The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.

Sigh, this whole thing has now turned up in both our comment summary emails....

whats a Comment summary email?

Every day, I get an email with all the comments made on my ibles, threads, and in reply to any comments I've made.

And any replies to those replies.

And any replies to the replies to those replies...

You know you have made it big on Instructables when you get one of those email's EVERY day. I get about two or three per week. But then again, I have only written one Instructable.

Is it automatic or does someone compile it for you?

It's automatic - the email comes from Robot. Go to the email options in your profile and you can set it up.

You can set it to when it happens, every hour, and once a day.

Kiteman, I think you should start clearing everything that you do with the Admins so you stop breaking the site.

Is it true that there is a class called "America: a Historical Blunder" In british schools?

no not a course, but my history teacher likes to correct American written textbooks and point out common myths and blunders.

Signed on the 2d, printed on the 4th. No contradiction there.

Look at this


The Dunlap broadsides were the first published copies of the United States Declaration of Independence, printed on the night of July 4, 1776, by John Dunlap of Philadelphia. It is unknown exactly how many broadsides were originally printed, but the number is estimated at about 200.

The declaration that was signed may have been signed on August 2nd but the originals were written on the fourth.

Also John Adams predicted that the declaration would be signed on the second of July before the broadsides were even made.

Tsk, tsk, you englishmen are still mad that we won the revolution and the war of 1812 and are now trying to make Americans look bad to get even. We would have become independent eventually, one way or another and now we are great allies, so let it stay that way.

Same problem happened to me too. Logged in as Power, come out as Darkslice ( Alt. account )

(I assume it's a cookies issue?)

LOL! I wondered why Kitewife was talking that way when she only has one project....

It did that to me, too, when my friend logged in on my computer. Try to clear cookies and everything, restart firefox, then log in. I think the Cookies get messed up and overridden.

I have never (thankfully) had another's Avatar come up when I sign in, however, I have, at different times had to sign on repeatedly....a browser restart fixes that most of the time......it sometimes seems to get "cookie rage" and deletes the sign on cookie, so every page/tab change needs a sign on. *shrug*

oh really ? i havent had any problems today

Meh, I don't know.

Sometimes this interweb thingie seems to have a mind of its own...

(Here's a thought, the octopus, considered to have problem-solving intelligence, has around 300 million neurons in its brain. There are about three times that many computers in the world, most connected to the web in some way. Add to that all the WAP phones, Blackberries...)

Yea i'd buy one, in fact any chance of putting me on a pre-order list?

I think Kitewife is a more typical member than I am - reading more than doing.

(Hey, I replied before you posted...)

Dude! You have special powers!

Now tell me how I die so I can avoid it.

when do we find out who was in the top 50

Now! Just looks at the entries and sort by votes.


And you are surprised why? Once that contest hits the newsletter, and the less-regular posters find out, I honestly believe that we will hit a four-figure entry. I hope the judges are going to consider popular projects from "lapsed" users, like the original LED throwies.

That's really what I was concerned about - the instructables "classics", if you will. I'm afraid that stuff might never get properly entered, or it will be drown in a sea of things with 100 views. :P But then again... that's why I keep voting, I guess!

The LED throwies are probably already in a judges short-list somewhere, they're a huge staple of many communities... I'm really hoping to get a few entries finished for it, including a couple of big things, that and a few of my entries are being re-written with better pictures, I hada quick look at the votes sort of the entries and was shocked to find that one of mine was top of the list for a little while...

There are only 424 now.. perhaps some people were berated for posting all their stuff, or maybe some rubbish ones got quietly and diplomatically removed... I think you should be able to enter the square root of your number of Instructables :P so if you've done 4 you can enter half, but if you've done 20 you have to pick the best 4.

No because I was nearly 40 'ibles and I've only entered the good ones but it's a bit more than the square root... It should really be a simpler thing of only adding things that have attained a certain amount of good feedback or viewings...

Yeah, I guess I didn't think of that.
the other guy said omg and I wanted to say omfsm