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my cat ate a rat...

My cat ate a rat this morning, and threw it up on my shoe just now.....

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The Pies I Ate This Thanksgiving

Check out these pies I ate yesterday for Thanksgiving! We had an entire table stocked with desserts, and among them, these were the best:My Pumpkin Pie (still holds the record for world's best and smoothest pie)Apple Pie with Apple Logo baked by the Evil Mad Scientists themselves. More later, once we've organized the pictures.

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Something ate my pictures? Answered

I just wrote up a bug report. So this is not so much of a question as it is a shout out ---- Hey anybody else have your pictures eaten? https://www.instructables.com/community/Something-ate-my-pictures/ I hope this is not a serious problem. But even some of my older instructables are coming up with blank pictures also. The more I look the worse it appears to be.  I have that bad feeling I get the same as when chkdsk  says its deleting stuff from your hard drive because it says its corrupt. 

Question by Vyger    |  last reply


Quicktime ate my YouTube!

I recently installed a new update of Apple's Quicktime. After this, I found that I couldn't watch videos online. (Via YouTube, Metacafe, etc.) In the video's place, I get a Quicktime logo with a white question mark. The same for flash-based interfaces, etc. After extensive google-ing and forum browsing, I still haven't found a solution to my problem. I know several other people that also have this problem, and they've always reported that it began after installing the latest update of Quicktime. So, I'm thinking it's a problem that affects a lot of people, and I'd like to post the solution so that it'd be easily available to a large audience. That, and I'd like to have a place to link to. Yay for Instructables! So, do any of you know how I can fix or work around this issue? (I’m well aware that there’s probably already a solution posted up somewhere, but I must be lacking the appropriate search terms).

Topic by carbon    |  last reply


Something ate my pictures.

I notice the web site was down last night well actually early this morning, That is Feb 28th. So today when I went back on and checked my instructables for activity, like comments made I noticed that some thumbnail pictures were missing -- blank. Opening the instructable the  title is there but the opening image is gone. And a bunch of the other images were gone.  Thought it was my browser or something so I opened them using my I pad --- same thing.  Something has eaten my pictures. This is one of the ones. https://www.instructables.com/id/Where-Marbles-Come-From/ many of the pictures are gone. When you click on the blank picture the following message comes up The requested content cannot be loaded. Please try again later. And now I have looked at a few of my other instructables and they also have pictures missing. I hope they are not gone for good. Reloading all of those and trying to recreate the notes with them would be a lot of work.

Topic by Vyger    |  last reply


Instructables Ate My Rant

I am very disappointed. I just spent 20 minutes typing up a perfectly good rant about how I was going to quit Instructables because my hastily put together  towel-and-paracord project didn't make the contest finals. It was a very good rant, complete with accusations of favoritism and contest rigging, slams at the other projects that did make the finals, thinly veiled insults at the judges and Instructables staff, and other fun stuff. All tongue-in-cheek, of course. It was intended as a preemptive strike directed toward those who will inevitably whine about the contest results in earnest, in the hopes that a little satirical hyperbole would illustrate the ridiculousness of such whining. It bothers me to see intelligent, rational people turn into five-year-olds when they don't get their way, and I was hoping to forestall some of that with a bit of humor. All for naught, unfortunately. When I went to post it, it went into the Great Bit Bucket in the Sky. I can only assume that Robot Was Not Amused. Now I shall go and compose a rant about how I'm quitting Instructables because my posts are being unfairly censored. ;-p

Topic by RavingMadStudios    |  last reply


WHY IT HAPPENED

What they said, "Something Like The Power Failed" Binary, "000000000000000000100000000000000000"  t00 many Zeros. Religion,"Our Revered Deities Unloaded On Us Members" Members, "Lithium Rain posted" splazem & dombeef Cooked ;-D Blog Robot, "The Robot Was Sick Due to Bad Lube" New Owner "First clumsy effort to install pay per view sadw" Conspiracy "Inscrutable's Turn for Gov Spy Ware Install Day" K'nexers,  "Working Together Inserted Room Sized Router in Dallas" Technical, "It Was The Customer's Fault" Customers, "It Was The Company's Fault" Electrical, "Supply Redundant 10A Feeds To a 12A User ???!!!??" Goth, "Too Much UV Light" Mechanical, "Micro Quakes Let Dust Seep Into Card Edge Separating Mated Electrical Contacts" Shaving Creme, "Road Apples Came Down to Sting UP The Place" Wiring, "Temporary Fix Rewired as Technically Permanent Fix" BUGS, "Finally They Added" ATS, "Could Be Repaired (They do Fail) Replacement Safety Is Paramount" 503, "Was The Correct Error of The Wrong Day" Path, "Our Collective TAO Had a Gopher's Holiday Trip" Attack, "A Mythbusters Tack Was Found further Along The way" Don't Ever Believe the Simple ! Anything Else, "Sure Missed Some Bad Ones Sorry" Please Give The Reason You Believe It Was ? A

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my dog ate alot of chocolate

But hes fine hes eaten a poundof hershey kisses before so hes immune

Topic by Zaphod Beeblebrox    |  last reply


l love mobiles

it was a huge round one..purple

Question by lovegumm    |  last reply


You ate my white space! (blanks, acii 20, ' ')

I'm trying to type in a table of measurements. It looks like crap cuz you won't let me pad the columns with white space. I'm typing those extra spaces for a reason. Don't eat them!https://www.instructables.com/id/SXNSMLFFNNK14DC/and no I don't want you to add "spreadsheet functionality", html tables, or any crap like that.

Topic by TimAnderson    |  last reply


I hate taking pills. I was wondering if i put it in a piece of food and ate it would it work?

If I put a pill in something like bread or cheese and then ate it would the pill work. Would I get all of the medicine that I need from it? Please reply as soon as possible!!! I need a pill to get rid of an annoying rash!! Thanks!!!!!

Question by TOCO    |  last reply


my rabbit isnt eating? Answered

I read on a website that they'll go ina phase where they just wont eat for a couple days. all my other rabbits are eating but she isnt. she just started this today. a few days ago he did this for about ten minutes and i gave him a flower and she ate that, then ate her pellets. what should i do to get her to eat or should i just keep a close eye?

Question by four bunnies    |  last reply


Editor is duplicating / eating my steps

When I went to update my published instructible, the editor ate over my steps! How can I fix it? (Every time i try to re-edit, but then it eats over other steps.)

Topic by britsteiner    |  last reply



The THE EVIL SMILEY OF DOOM is getting really annoying!!!

Would someone disable the THE EVIL SMILEY OF DOOM in the chat room? It is getting really annoying! It ate me like THREE times and it put me to mute too!!!What can I do about it!

Topic by Plasmana    |  last reply


question? can I upgrade amp hour electric scooter battery

I have a taotao ATE 501 electric scooter that has 4 12v 10ah batteries. 500W motor. Can I upgrade to 12v 24ah batteries without harming the motor? Thank you very much

Topic by studioartemus    |  last reply


Two more hours left, before my Birthday is complete....

Yes, I turned 50 today. No whirlwind, no party, no production.....ate out at an Italian restaurant, but that was it. Oh, I took off work today until the end of the month....I go back next month :-)

Topic by Goodhart    |  last reply


Toxicity of Play Dough

Does anyone know the toxicity level of various styles of playdough? (Store bought or homemade). When I was a kid my mom had a recipe with flour, water, salt, and something else, and we never really ate it cause it tasted terrible!Just wondering what is the safest for our little one to play with. Thanks all!

Topic by reginaann    |  last reply


What are some of the most poisonous plants? More explanation within.

Well, to make a long story short, I am making a bed of poisonous plants and doing some research. It will have a fence around it and everything will be labeled so you do NOT eat it. We have lots of toddlers around.... and it would be bad if they ate anything poisonous.

Question by Kraethi    |  last reply


Arduino 1.01 vs anti virus

So I downloaded Arduino 1.01 from the link provided at the Arduino website and then my anti virus software ate it... I mean, said it was unsafe, malicious and removed it from my computer. Anyone else have this issue?  Is the software safe and my anti virus software (norton 360 2012) just stupid or is it actually malicious?

Topic by AlexHrn    |  last reply


the weirdest dream...

I had this creepy dream, and i met eric and he got mad at me and started to try to kill me and the instructables robot was doing something (i forgot) and a bunch of scary stuff happened. so i woke up and ate a muffin, hotels give me bad dreams....by the way, i came back from reno on friday, and went to westport near ocean shores

Topic by Yerboogieman  


gerbils

The blue food bowl in the pics has been replaced cos she ate all the bottom so it wasn't strong and i went to fill it up when she was under it and i didn't know and as i pored it in the food was too heavy and i all collapsed on to of her and she leaped across the cage head first in to the clear plastic walls. (:P ha ha ha it still makes me laugh

Topic by an.orange.lookin.pineapple.    |  last reply


What happened to this mercury? Answered

As a very foolish child, in a plumbing and heating shop, I ate about this much mercury.   I heard it stays in my system but do I need to worry?  If I ever do see a doctor again, should I tell him?  Also, should I quit eating canned Tuna because of this?  (I've been opening tuna cans the last few years thinking it a slow suicide)    Thank you

Question by onrust    |  last reply


crazy dreams

Ever have them crazy dreams? This afternoon I went home and ate some salsa con cheese and took a nap after work.(an american nap, yes there is a difference). Now I dont know if it was the cheese or what but I had this dream of "romantic nature" and at the end the girl turned into a bag of salad! I dont know if its because I recently moved to Lawton Oklahoma. (Its not that bad) or eating cheese before nap time.

Topic by thematthatter    |  last reply


two chargers with different colored wires?

I have 2 chargers. My dog ate the original so I bought another, which my husband dropped in a cup of mountain dew. The plug in end was wet and won't work now. I want to put the wire from the new one to the plug in part of the old one. But the wires are different colors. One is red and black the other is red and green. Can I put the red and green together safely??

Question by rboone2    |  last reply


Extra 1.8" disk drive projects?

I bought a 30gb zune when it came out, and my dog literaly ATE it. since then, i have replaced it, but i have this extra 1.8" drive lying around and i need somthing to do with it. No, i havent tried selling it, and i realy dont want to ( looks to cool:] ). I am hoping someone knows how to make it a usb drive, because a 30 gb usb would be USEFULL!!! If anyone has any idea, PLEASE!!!! Post it!!!

Topic by Terranan  


Highest Popping Toaster - Guinness World Record

UK artist Freddie Yauner set a Guinness World Record when his CO2-powered toaster flung toast 2.6 meters into the sky. Sadly, there is no report as to what Freddie decided to top the toast with (butter? jam?) or if he ate his record-setting bread at all.Also check out Freddie's site for other records he has tried to set such as his fastest clock. Linkvia Core77

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Instructables from Guatemala

Christy and I just returned from a couple of weeks in Guatemala and Honduras. We brought our laptops and experimented with "working from home from abroad." Did you even notice we were away? Lots of people in the Bay Area didn't! Check out the view from our Antigua, Guatemala office with Volcan Aqua looming over us. We investigated Mayan ruins in Tikal and Copan, climbed a volcano and stood 2 meters away from an active lava flow, learned to salsa dance, visited the Valhalla Experimental Macadamia Nut Station, were attacked by a scarlet macaw that ate one of my shirt's buttons, and ate as much typical Guatemalan food as our stomachs could hold. I liked Pepian de pollo so much, I took a class to learn how to cook it myself. Some of the things we learned have already been posted:Air Bags for EggsCreate an Ergonomic Standing Desk and Office on the GoHow to Sharpen Knivesand we've got Instructables coming soon for many of the traditional dishes and how they run the macadamia nut farm. All of our pictures can be found on this Flickr collection.

Topic by ewilhelm    |  last reply


Ahhh, Couldn’t Enter Halloween ‘Ible! Answered

I hit Publish or my ‘ible at 11:56 Pacific, it asked if I wanted to enter a contest, but didn’t show Halloween.Went to main page, went to contests, clicked on Halloween. I got the pop-up that said I could enter with a new ‘ible. (I know 11:56 is pushing it hard. I started putting in my text at 9 PM. The editor ate my steps repeatedly!)Can someone sort me?I worked really hard around daily obligations to enter the Halloween contest!Thank you!

Question by PenPencilPixelLea    |  last reply


What did you cook/eat last?

I just like reading about this. I'm a nerd. Today I ate channa masala with rice. I'm cooking kheer (rice pudding) right now, and I made some chocolate-chocolate chip-chocolate mint glaze cookies earlier. Tomorrow morning I'm making some sugar cookies with sugar coated fennel seeds as sprinkles. I thought about that eariler today, and it just sounded SO good. I have a party tomorrow night. I normally don't make so many sweets. :P

Topic by jessyratfink    |  last reply


Using a mounted drill to power axle mounted device

Hi, I have just constructed a chicken plucker as in the photo. As an initial attempt the device worked really well - except for the connection of the drill to the axle. This was not well aligned so it ate the threaded bar which was trying to pull itself out and not helped with the thread direction. Are there examples of how to better power such a device?  I would like to be able to re-use my drill, I suspect properly aligned would work better. I could also swap to a non threaded bar but would need suggestions on how to keep the plucker barrel in place. Cheers

Topic by expatty    |  last reply


How to get the old editor back, to fix bullets, and use backups

Ok, Now ive used it a bit I dont mind the new editor so much, but after it ate a whole page and then auto saved I was not happy!  This works in firefox  but not in chrome for some reason. Hit publish, then edit and it goes back to the old editor. you can then hit "more" and then "history" and go back to a previous version. so I got my page back...  You can also fix up those annoying gaps the new editor makes when hitting new line or bullets.

Topic by liquidhandwash    |  last reply


Favorite NES + SNES Games?

Break out those old game consoles! At first I made this just a NES question but since I like SNES as well I've decided to ask you all what NES AND SNES games you like the most. Here are my favorites! Favorite NES games?: 1) T & C Surf Designs: Wood And Water Rage 2) Double Dragon II: The Revenge 3) Bucky O'Hare 4) StarTropics 5) Adventure Island Favorite SNES Games?: 1) Blackthorne 2) Demon's Crest 3) Super Mario All-Stars 4) Super Mario World 5) Zombies Ate My Neighbors

Topic by punkrules    |  last reply


Really bad chest pains.... whats wrong?

Hey, last night I was on the computer when my chest started hurting when I breathed. So I tried everything to make it go away. I took deep breaths, I ate (which made it worse), I drank something (Also made it worse). I thought maybe it could be a cramp and it would go away if i slept. Well I woke up this morning and I still have the pains now. Whats goin on? Please note that I have EE and i don't know if that could link to this in anyway.

Question by Flumpkins    |  last reply


Savannah Show and Tell Report

We had some nice projects at the show and tell. Small crowd, but enthusiastic. We had a wall-hanging piece of art/network firewall, a salvaged and modded electric scooter, a homemade drill, my little USB charging flashlight, and an ornithopter flying across the cafe. We took turns riding the scooter around the parking lot and ate a few snack cakes. It was fun seeing everyone's ingenuity in one spot. And by everyone, I mean both of us. It was great. And I got to keep all the leftover snacks! Thanks for the stickers; I handed out quite a few of them. All in all, it was a great success. Looking to see more people and more resourcefulness at the next show and tell.

Topic by royalestel  


Happy newyears

What did you do on new years eve / the AM's of new years day... I ran around the suburbs with my friends and my ipod+speakers, When it got too cold we would hang in train stations where we ate off vending machines, one of the vending machines was very very very evil, because they arranged it so infront of all the swedish fish there was a thing of potato chips, and infront of all the starburst was a rollo! We listened to lots of good music and watched the sunrise while trying to ice skate in a empty parking lot....Im posting this video because i played this song on loop forever while running up and down traintracks. Oh and what did you do on new years?

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The best way to reverse staining by copper etchant in a stainless steel sink?

So I used some of the copper etchant in aqueous solution stuff (instructables example) and a couple drips got onto my sink. I was thinking there might be two ways to minimize the appearance of these stains: 1. Could I just dremel the very surface off with a fine sandpaper/stone? 2. Could I use electrolysis in a small area to try to at least pull the copper off the sink? There is some dark staining which I assume is some acid that ate through some of the steel, but the copper is the most obvious problem. I doubt there's a good method to remove what I assume is the acid staining other than trying the dremel.

Question by shmolky    |  last reply


Question about foods that modify urine. Answered

Do you remember the first time that you ate asparagus  (Asparagusic acid) and being amazed at the burning rubber smell that came from your piddle within minutes of eating? Also I get a Sugar Puffs smell from real coffee and red wee from beetroot (betacyanins). Recently I have discovered that a handful of fenugreek will give an awful smell reminiscent of maple syrup gone wrong (3-hydroxy-4,5-dimethylfuran-2(5H)); cumin also. So my question is:  has anybody here discovered any other foodstuffs that do the job? This is the level of excitement that I'm living to at the moment. ps I've just read that fenugreek is used to turn sugar syrup into fake maple syrup.

Question by FriendOfHumanity    |  last reply


Lloyd's Model E340 Series 255A

Look at this old calculator I bought for like $2 at a church sale. I just got around to taking it apart and it looks like a Nixie tube for the display, whatever it is, it's definatly sealed glass. I can't get any pics of it powered up srry because some dumb fart must have left dead batteries in there, I couldn't figure out why it wouldn't work with fresh batteries. Well I figured out, look at the pictures, someone never cleaned the battery acid out of the inside and it ate away at some of the PCB So I wanna know, can I like hook this tube/display up to my computer through the serial port or something?? It's got 9 digits. Sorry for the sh*t pictures :(

Topic by Punkguyta    |  last reply


Cyclist Rides Around the World in 195 Days

In 195 days and six hours, Mark Beaumont rode around the world on a bicycle, totally destroying the previous record of 276 days.Some data: - He ate 6,000 calories a day. Since he's a vegetarian, most of that was plant-based, but he did eat some meat to keep his energy up. - His bike was worth almost $5,000 - He carried 176 pounds of gear, including a tent and a video camera to keep fans updated - He had gear stolen once by crack addicts in a motel - He hopes to have raised 18,000 pounds for charity. - Scariest bit was riding in Istanbul, a city of 15 million. - He rode through 20 countries - Was knocked off his bike once by a driver who ran a red light. linkvia treehugger

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How to pipe minimodem output to PiFM on the RPi?

I'd like to pipe minimodem output to PiFm but I can't figure out how. For example, running "minimodem --tx 100" and then typing "hello" generates "hello" as 100 baud digital signal. I'd like to send this output into PiFM to transmit (on a ham band, not doing anything illegal, don't worry). Running "sudo ./pifm - ", according to the PiFM usage message, should "use stdin", but nothing else is said about it. When I do that, it seems to be accepting CHARACTER input, and doesn't actually transmit anything no matter what I type. The problem is, when I do things like "minimodem --tx 100 | sudo ./pifm -" nothing is transmitted, and the stdin is going to PiFM (which I know because, PiFM gives a message when you ^C out of it." Help, please?

Question by I Ate The Pi  


Ideas for restoring a steamer trunk on a budget?

I acquired this great steamer trunk today with the intent of turning it into a coffee table/storage trunk for my growing collection of jadeite glassware.  However, I was so excited about finding it that I didn't inspect it as closely as I should have, and as a result, I've now got a very rusty steamer trunk on my hands - in some places the rust got so bad that it ate through the metal entirely, showing the wood beneath.   Now, as a college student, I simply just don't have the budget to get it professionally restored, and I'm okay with that; I'm looking at it as more of a stopgap than an investment.  But, I was wondering if there was something else I could do to fix it up?  I considered stripping off the remaining tin sheeting and using a rust-stopper on the hinges, etc, priming the exposed wood, and then simply painting over the entire thing. Any suggestions, tips, etc, are very much appreciated!

Question by your-nibs    |  last reply


I have a DP ON-OFF-ON switch mounted on my guitar. what can I make it control to make the guitar more unique?

I have a DP on-off-on switch mounted to the front of the guiter and because the hole is drilled already there is no removing it. it used to be an onboard distortion system i always left it on and it ate up my batteries plus it was created when I had much less exeriance so therefore no longer works what can I possibly do with it to make the guitar more unique? id like this to be done sooner than later . ***Update***-I have figured out what I can do with this switch but I just need my wireing scematics to be checked out and get the "OK" refer to this link: https://www.instructables.com/answers/mods-I-plan-to-do-to-my-humbucking-pickup-on-my-gu/

Question by fastcar123    |  last reply


A day in the life of a new wave costume.

I had to do something for Halloween so I threw this together this morning. I had no idea what I was but my coworkers decided I was new wave. So here's what I did in my costume today. (About half of them are posing. What else was I supposed to do?!) #1 - I started to get ready. #2 - I got bald. #3 - I cleaned the litter box. #4 - I ate some appropriatley colored sherbet. #5 - I did my best Marilyn Monroe impression. #6 - 8 - I posed. #9 - I posed with Ms. Jade Pants. Because it's her birthday! :D #10 - I posed with other people! Left to right - Delores + tatto sleeves + B. Dingle, Death, Me, a demented zombie Nurse, Buckethead. #11 - I did the nightly paperwork while looking very spaced out and then went home.

Topic by jessyratfink    |  last reply


The Random Paragraph Word Game

We will see how this works out, I do this with my friends and it gets funny. Instructions: I will start with one word. If we were doing this in person it would be on a piece of paper. That paper is passed to the person next to him. That person writes a word, any word, and passes the paper on. This is repeated, and will form into: A. a funny paragraph B a totally random paragraph that makes no sense C a paragraph that tells an epic story that is the next "Hamlet" and makes perfect sense (That's no fun though) You can choose to end a sentence and start a totally new one anywhere Keep it appropriate. Example Cheese coated birds dance on top of my (*gasp*will it be appropriate?) head. Your pet cookie ate my cat. Here is the word: Why Oh, I forgot to say, add everything prier to your word into your comment (to avoid confusion and if you do that you can avoid a ton of replies to you that you will regret by just hitting post comment and not reply).

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll    |  last reply


Bacon problem (too dry)? Answered

I have had some trouble cooking bacon. When I bought thick sliced bacon, my roommate stored it in the freezer (I think this was the problem?). The next day I had to moved it down to the normal side, took like 3 days to become pliable. However, when I try to cook it, it become so dry but I don't know why. Here's what I did, I left the slices on the pan (without heat) for 10 mins, then I cooked on medium heat, flipped till they became golden brown, then I pick them up by chopstick and leave it in my dish. First the bacon still have a little grease on it, so it's glossy; but a few moment later, it turn bone dry, no grease, no gloss, no nothing. Can anyone tell what my error was? I'm still new to bacon so sorry. PS: I wasn't able to take any picture cause my roommate ate them all because he was too hungry....

Question by Shizen    |  last reply


Two Hands Project First Flight

And we're off!At 3:30 this morning I began making the WOD's [waffles of departure] and gathered my friends. This was it, I was having my goodbye breakfast. We sat around a giant LED display that was playing tetris on autopilot like we were at a sports bar and called the AI engine out on it's bad plays. Choice is the name of the game in AI, how do you make the optimal choices with limited knowledge about the present and doubt about the future?I drank my cocoa considering the choices I've made to hit the skies and shoot a documentary on hackerspaces, and it filled me with exhilaration. What could be more critical than doing something that gives you the energy to do the thing you want to be doing? There has to be this ignition point to push the chooser into action, creating this snowball of awesome gathering steam as it goes downhill. Rather than chilling with Sysiphus on his uphill downhill journey. Feeling energized, feeling pumped, I called my friends around me and we ate to good health and poured generous libations of yogurt smoothie [Spilled the contents of the blender on the floor].

Topic by lamedust  


How to Mount that ? Answered

******************Disclaimer *************************** So first Of all........ only positive answers...... no negative sentence ...... questioning my ability ,Knowledge , "Right Tools" comment in bio....... if you want to answer , answer ...... i'll thank you........... if you want to comment on me...... sorry but i don't want that stuff......maybe i am a loser.... maybe science is not for me........ but budd i Don't need your advices. (i am pointing to an old man in the community , who does nothing else than to insult others.. sorry old man but i don't need your help.... every other person who wants to help is welcome.....) ********************************************************* So the question is....... that i am about build a pc......... i searched lot of cabinet's onn web...... and ended up deciding to make my own...... and as i searched for diy cabinets i found a wall mounted pc...... i understood everything in that tutorial...... except for one thing...... how to hang that thing on wall....... should i use screws or any kind of mount........and are screws "safe" to hold my costly pc (actually it ate up my whole year's pocket money.). and if so , haw many i need...... what precautions i need to take . ? and one thing more....... what are those rod's called which are holding the glass on the case ? 

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I'm off for the night!

Kitewife has just handed me a shiny new copy of Unseen Academicals, by The Man Himself.Back in a few hours...UPDATEI'm back, and here is my favourite passage, which I can also post with spoiling anything:[He] took a sip of his beer. 'I have told this to few people, gentlemen, and I suspect never will again, but one day when I was a young boy on holiday ... I was walking along the bank of a stream when I saw a mother otter with her cubs. A very endearing sight, I am sure you will agree, and even as I watched, the mother otter divd into the water and came up with a plump salmon, which she subdued and dragged on to a half-submerged log. As she ate it, while of course it was still alive, the body split and I remember to this day the sweet pinkness of its roes as they spilled out, much to the delight of the baby otters who scrambled over themselves to feed on the delicacy. One of nature's wonders, gentlemen: mother and children dining on mother and children. And that's when I first learned about evil. It is built into the very nature of the universe. Every world spins in pain. If there is any kind of supreme being, I told myself, it is up to all of us to become his moral superior'.

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


Fun Halloween pics to share.

A few Halloween pics from this year..The image note making function isn't working, so I'll just explain here..1: A spooky spread on a bloodsoaked (99cent) tablecloth2: Haunted Gingerbread house. I hate it when people say these things are 'too pretty to eat'.. That's what we made it for!!3: Crunchy Cats! Tortillas cut out with cookie cutters, spread with sunflower oil and crisped in an oven.. Dip in a selection of goopy dips, and enjoy! (These felines are sooooo addicting!)4: Spooky Orange flavoured cupcakes!! Oops, I took the photo after I ate one. whoops.5: Witch's Broom PB Cookies with pretzel broomsticks. The salt and sweet flavours together are divine.6: The ice Queen and the Monkey. We should have taken photos for an indestructible on that hair and makeup. It was great!7: My wife's ice queen makeup close up8: "Phantom of the Paradise".. No helmet pics just yet.. They're at work.9: Phantom and Monkey10 & 11: Two Shots of a Mr. Tumnus costume I made for my friend Dave. It's been a fun Halloween. I have tons more fun photos!!

Topic by tforthomas    |  last reply