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Please either remove the affore mentioned instructable or modify it to include the words in VERY LARGE TYPE that this application will in no way provide ANY protection in Any situation what so-ever!!!!!!!! This is the first instructable I have seen that has the potential to cause severe bodily injury to anyone!!!!! Chainmail armor MUST be constucted of steel or iron to provide ANY protection at all!!! Please! Please Tell Your veiwers of this GROSS error!!! Thank You!! Roy Smith.

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Kiteman (author)2009-09-08

Firstly, that comment should have been made on the project itself. Secondly, I don't recall seeing any claims that it would protect you against anything. Thirdly, anybody who is daft enough to think that paper-thin aluminium is proof against anything more serious that a custard pie will already have been banned from playing with dangerous sharp things. Like pencils.

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Rock Soldier (author)Kiteman2009-09-08

Your school uses pencils!??!! My school uses non toxic, lead free finger paint.

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Kiteman (author)Rock Soldier2009-09-08

Must be awkward in an ICT lesson ;-D

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Rock Soldier (author)Kiteman2009-09-08

Not really since I don't know what ICT is. However, the ironic part is I don't use much paint is my art class.(3D sculpture and design)

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Kiteman (author)Rock Soldier2009-09-08

Information nand Communication technology - computers.

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Rock Soldier (author)Kiteman2009-09-08

I see...To make things worse, the computers are touch screens. lol

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abadfart (author)Rock Soldier2010-05-19

lucky my high-school had p3s until this year i mean the elementary schools had imac 5gs the year they came out

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wish u could fav and rate comments

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lemonie (author)Kiteman2009-09-08

Do you not think the person created a user account just to see who'd react to this post? L

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Kiteman (author)lemonie2009-09-08

The account has existed since the end of March - five months to the day before the maille was published.

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The Ideanator (author)Kiteman2009-09-08

Kite, there are more pop tab chainmail I'bles here then one could shake a stick at.

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Kiteman (author)The Ideanator2009-09-08

But he is being very specific that he is talking about one project. Since there is a frequent pop-maille project banner, I'm assuming he means that one.

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Rock Soldier (author)Kiteman2009-11-27

He apparently never read a Knex gun instructable, or cooking instructable.
(Late comment, I know.)

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The Ideanator (author)Kiteman2009-09-08

I know which one he means, except it goes not by the name he provided.

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lemonie (author)Kiteman2009-09-08

Perhaps not then, maybe they just don't get it... L

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kelseymh (author)lemonie2009-09-08

The exclamation point count is a sure sign of not-getting-it-ness (not merely the topic at hand, but much more generally :-/ ).

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Kiteman (author)kelseymh2009-09-08

According to Pratchett, the use of five simultaneous exclamation points is a sure sign of madness.

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The Ideanator (author)Kiteman2009-09-10

OMG, lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I felt compelled by some strange urge, also that urge seems to like more then 5 simultaneous exclamation points.

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lemonie (author)kelseymh2009-09-08

I haven't reconciled this being the first thing Mr Smith has posted with anything. Perhaps Roy does battle re-enactments "and stuff"? L

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Rock Soldier (author)2009-11-27

This is the first instructable I have seen that has the potential to cause severe bodily injury to anyone!!!!!
Have you ever read a cooking instructable, or Knex one? Or almost any instructable involving fire, sharp objects and projectiles?

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abadfart (author)Rock Soldier2010-05-19

id have to agree here and besides if anybody goes in to battle in it Darwin says they souldnt reproduce anyway the soda tab armor is for decoration or role playing and it actual will work against air soft guns (i do a brown coat rig some times)

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actually pop tab chainmail would protect u from  knex or legummies that could be launched at u :-P

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Yeah I know. What I was saying is how he said this is the first instructable he read that could cause harm, so I asked if he ever read a Knex gun or cooking instructable. (Projectiles, and sharp edges/fire)

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Zaphod Beeblebrox (author)2010-01-02

if only you could flag things as incredibly stupid

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The Ideanator (author)2009-09-08

What exactly did you do for this to become so relevant? Oh, and by the way, its not really a gross error, its a thing of common sense, which should be used on ANYTHING seen here anyway.

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kelseymh (author)The Ideanator2009-09-08

Absurdity is just really easy to notice and to comment upon. I suspect that most of us got hear by reading the subject line, with no way to know how ridiculous the content was going to be.

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Lithium Rain (author)kelseymh2009-09-10

Ha. Ha, ha ha. :-D

Tired, Kelsey?

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kelseymh (author)Lithium Rain2009-09-10

What? What? Sorry, I'm having trouble hereing you.

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2009-11-27
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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2009-09-10

Na na, na na, na na, na na...

Grammar Girl!

(Somebody get Caitlinsdad!)

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The Ideanator (author)kelseymh2009-09-08

Indeed true, I thought it was going to be a cool addition to the object, but nooooooo, its an unnecessary common sense warning.

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Zaphod Beeblebrox (author)2009-11-23

as mr.mcoy said its just common sense,and y do u care anyway?

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The Jamalam (author)2009-11-22

Nope. It's fine. It works well, the physics of the shape of the chainmaille mean that it absorbs pressure and impact. It's fine; I've tested it.

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ItsTheHobbs (author)2009-09-08

:/ That 'ible is TEH PWNZRZ. He should not have to put this warning. It is obvious that aluminum will not protect from anything.

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It protects aircraft from air, that counts for something. (also the delorian)

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The DeLorean was stainless steel.

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That's one of the reasons they stopped making them. They were really heavy, so it needed more fuel.

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Kiteman (author)ItsTheHobbs2009-09-10

That and the whole company was funded through deals in questionable commodities.

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ItsTheHobbs (author)Kiteman2009-09-10

Yes, that too. I saw the Modern Marvels: 80's tech on the History channel, they talked about the DeLorian a bit.

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Sorry, I meant like, soda tab thickness aluminum.

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