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K'nex: The bane of modern DIY

Okay, We all know that K'nex is fun, and nearly everyone remembers playing with them when they were young. BUT, I have found that nearly every time that I try to find an Instructable on ANYTHING half or more of the title results come up as something like this "Seuper-Ultra Awsum L33T K'nex thing". We all know that K'nex is fun, but is it really necessary, that every time that your 8 year old son, (or, 8 year old self for that matter) builds something out of K'nex that looks remotely like ANYTHING you go post an Instructable on it. Now, I am not trying to bash on K'nex here, in fact, I love them, but I hate when people think in is necessary to torment the rest of the world with their primitive creations. Then again, this is just my opinion, please post your own. Long days, and pleasant nights, Aztof Du'Reth

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What would be best to carry light emmited from a gauntlet to the back of my skull (Bane Costume)? Answered

I already have dissasembled a old Light-saber for the Light, I was thinking rubber-tubing but that failed, does anyone have brilliance where i am drawing a blank?

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Infinite Scrollin Web Pages

Infinite scrolling webpages are the bane of the internet. Once you get beyond 3-4 screens of results, it is almost impossible to look at an article and get back to where you left. Please go back to multiple pages with a page number menu.

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Wikipedia, good or bad?

Wikipedia, a endless source of information, but how accurate is this information? i have noticed that in my school we are not allowed to use Wikipedia as a source for information now. it has to do with the fact that anyone can edit Wikipedia with wrong information. but i have noticed that they need citation and if they don't it gets marked with a (citation needed) thing right by it. so what do you think, should it be allowed to be used for school projects and what not, or baned from that?

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Micro k'nex gun

So I get the general feeling that micro knex are the bane of a knexer's existence. But I was thinking the other day, why couldn't a gun be built with micro knex? As far as I can tell (I don't actually own any) they are the same as regular knex, only smaller. If one amassed enough micro knex, couldn't one theoretically build a fully functioning knex gun in the miniature? I just thought that would be kind of cool to have. Thoughts?

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How Do I keep my Rice Krispie 3D cake from collapsing?

Help!! i need to make a 3D lego cake for my son's B-day. I have the Lego mold for cake. I made Rice Krispie treats and put it in the mold and then to the freezer. When i pulled it out, the treats seemed solid. I started to add  the fondant and start to sculpt, then in no time the Lego person collapsed on itself!... If i try the same thing with cake, won't it collapse on itself as well? if i make the cake version, would i need to stick a dowel thru it? Need to make this cake by the 24th...pls help!!! Trying to make a lego boba fett and cad bane.. thank you for trying to help this mom make her son's bday memorable!!

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The World's worst Instructables? (Updated)

I've posted this as a review of how the current rating system works at the low end of the scale, with reference to my 2007 postReminder of the scale:0.5 = Worthless1.0 = Poor1.5 = Some flaws2.0 = Almost average2.5 = Average (we don't go much higher than this here)Lowest rated Instructables as of today:extreme mini knex gun"How on earth is this rated higher than a buynch of my stuff??????"This one seemed to be very unpopular, 60 ratings brought it down to 1.10 but people were aiming for 0.5Oct08BLOW UP A GLASS SNAPPLE WITH YOUR HAND!!!!!Author "Hold it over a trash can and beat the living () out of the top"Generally viewed as one of the most moronic Instructables ever, 154 ratings gave this 1.16 (many of which have been translated from the old system).Nov06small-knex-gun 2"my first instructionable"Not popular at all, 27 ratings took this to 1.27May08How to make a flashdark"complete waste of instructables.com storage"They didn't get the joke... 23 ratings 1.30Dec08how-to-not-need-to-ever-type-in-any-computer-class"why did you chose knex as your one and only keyword?" (knex now appears twice in tags)32 ratings 1.36Apr07smallest knex gun EVERIt's only got 2 pieces, which was not appreciated by the KNEX communityAuthor: "come on people plz leave me aloneTHIS IS MY FIRST EVER INSTRUCTABLE!!!!!"1.37 from 41 ratingsOct08The coolest virus ever!"virus creators are the bane of all existence. Sorry, but I'm gonna have to ask you to rot somewhere uncomfortable."17 ratings 1.40Sep08Make-An-Awesome-CyborgSteampunk-Monocle"You can't really just stick screws to stuff and call it steampunk."21 ratings, 1.45Jul08how-to-make-a-basic-booby-trap"go back into the woods and practice your banjo."20 ratings 1.56July 06Minute-KNex-Semi-Automatic-PistolAuthor: "yeah, well this is my first instructable.. I've made ones that shoot some 37 feet or so, but they're too complicated for me to understand how I built them. I am almost annoyed at myself for putting on such a crappy gun. oh, well, I don't really care"27 ratings 1.58Nov07And what of the The World's worst Instructables 2007? Only the Snapple and tongue Instructables haven't been pushed into a corner.https://www.instructables.com/id/E8FS0ZXF1B3R8DV/ (out of sight?)"i smell summin and it aint laser burns.. I lived on a farm once and waded through alot of it."33 to 1.42May07https://www.instructables.com/id/EDW2YEMF0ZSTFDK/ (out of sight?)"This is precisely the same instructable as this one, complete with the same spelling errors and photos, except (your) instructable only has thumbnails of the blurry photos."44 ratings 1.42Apr07https://www.instructables.com/id/EFGG7JWF18DW9NB/ (out of sight?)"can we all PLEASE stop talking about weed?"126 ratings 1.94May07https://www.instructables.com/id/EWOYNZ04N8EWIJLOX6/ (out of sight?)"How come such a poorly made Instructable can be so popular?"115 ratings 2.13, that's closer to average than "almost"Jan07How-to-perform-your-own-Tongue-Bifurcation"Next you'll b doin it to your ()"88 ratings 2.56 (above average)Feb07The current system doesn't seem to be giving us a good distribution if nothing has yet managed to hit "poor" (even when a group of people were trying to rate beneath it)Statistics as of 9th March:5.00-4.5 16 0.07%4.49-4.0 362 1.6%3.99-3.5 3269 14.7%3.49-3.0 10238 46.1%2.99-2.5 4556 20.5%2.49-2.0 853 3.8%1.99-1.5 111 0.5%1.49-1.0 8 0.04%0.99-0.5 0 0%unrated 2787 12.6%81% of all Instructables are rated between 2.5 and 4.0 (93 % if you exclude unrated Instructables)L

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