I was bored and was looking around for some new themes and found this. It looks really good with my background and even better with the zune theme for firefox. I dunno, just thought I'd share it...
Topic by Rockerx | last reply
I was going to ask are you caught in the blackouts I'm seeing on the news? Dopey question. Anyhoo, if you're reading this after the power comes back on, how did you cope? What Instructables could you use to make life easier? UPDATE: And, if you're an engineer, could you design a better system where a single throw of a switch on a substation blacks out five million people, shuts down two nuclear reactors and even closes beaches? The outage was triggered after a piece of equipment was switched off at a substation in Arizona, officials said. ... Daniel Froetscher, a vice-president at APS, told the Associated Press news agency the malfunction at the substation was "not a deliberate act". "The employee was just switching out a piece of equipment that was problematic," Mr Froetscher said.
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
Hey people im starting a wii clan for black ops and mw3 you can do almost anything. the only requirement is to be active my name on both is DOUBLE0MEXICAN (yes im mexican everone asks) black ops ally code: 2478-6346-3686 mw3 ally code: 2095-2297-2093 our clan name will be south part mexicans (spm) iv got friends from many different clans. i'v got a mic
Topic by jampie98
It seems today http://www.google.com/ turned it's lights out. I though it was an early April Fools but apparently its time for Earth Hour (which everyone should participate). My physics teacher has a black desktop background on his laptop to save battery life. I always tell his it doesn't work and that it might even do the opposite. We all know that for backlit displays this does not save any energy but does it waste energy? Anyone care to comment.PS. I admire Google for its Community service. I wish government was more like it.
Topic by nf119 | last reply
Heat absorbtion-gloss black or flat black-which is better?
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Question by stretch kinetic | last reply
Ok so 40 years ago Stephen Hawking came up with the theory of Black holes and today they are not black but gray. It turns out that the black holes Hawking wrote about in 1974 — those places in the space-time continuum that can devour galaxies and even trap light forever — may not exist in the way that he proposed decades ago. So I read the paper. http://arxiv.org/pdf/1401.5761v1.pdf I found it a bit dry compared to A Brief History of Time but that is the life of a paper. I have always believed a theory is just that and no more, prone to evolve or be disproved with the advent of new theories and facts. After all it is just a theory and not a fact even though many of these theories enable us to the most amazing things. Which reminds me of a joke. A Canadian fisherman was down south fly fishing with an American fisherman that happen to be a marine biologist. Soon the Canadian fisherman caught a one pound brook trout and stated it was just a baby and threw it back. The American marine biologist not objecting to catch and release, objected to the Canadian calling a one pound Salvelinus fontinalis a baby. He explained to the Canadian fisherman that the Salvelinus fontinalis is genetically unable to grow larger than one pound. The Canadian fisherman retorted I catch five pounders in the Boyne River all the time and that was just a baby where he comes from. The American marine biologist objected to the Canadian calling a one pound Salvelinus fontinalis a baby. Again he explained to the Canadian fisherman that the Salvelinus fontinalis is genetically unable to grow larger than one pound. Not wanting to argue the Canadian fisherman let the subject lye and spent the rest of the day fishing throwing their catch back. At the end of the day they exchanged addresses and parted friends. A month later the American marine biologist received a parcel in the mail in it was a frozen five pound brook trout, distraught he began to write the Canadian fisherman a letter. “Dear Mr. Fuddel Duddel Thank you for the five pound specimen of the Salvelinus fontinalis, and thank you very much for ruining perfectly good science with a fact. Sincerely John Doe”
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Question by Mcqul | last reply
I'm trying to create a slow rotating tube within a tube light blocker for a black light fixture I have. The fixture measures 2inches by 2feet and is a fluorescent tube style. I want to be able to have the outer tube rotate around the light, have a slot cut into it so the light can come out but when it's past the light, the hole is blocked by an inner tube so no light escapes. I figure the RPM would be about 2-4. This is for Halloween. The inner tube would be fixed into position and the light fixture be attached to it. Does any of this make sense? If it does and you know of another project like this, please send me a link.
Question by javajunkie1976 | last reply
We all believe that the health, eating black garlic black garlic on the market as a health food and supplements, the price is relatively high, in fact, at home, you can easily make black garlic, Here I will introduce two black garlic molding method for your reference. The first method: rapid generation of law Step 1: Prepare good garlic, three of each head of garlic wrapped in aluminum foil, Step 2: roasted on the stove above, just like on the street to do the kind of barbecue, 15 minutes, Step 3: Flip the back and then bake for 15 minutes, Step 4: steamed, placed in a pressure cooker inside the steam, steam cooked into about 30 minutes, Note: In the second step, if conditional, can be placed inside the oven baking, aluminum foil, can be placed in a plastic box inside, but slightly lid yo or evaporated dry.
Topic by ogarlic | last reply
I decided to make a comfort handle for my TNKIT round 2 entry, but I don't have any of those black wheels. I discovered you could do the same thing with green/black knex knobs. I have about 5 of these, and they make really comfy handles.
Topic by DJ Radio | last reply
Hey everyone, I know it been a long, LONG, freakin time that I've been inactive. I have not posted any guns since the beginning of August 2012, but now I almost finished making a sniper concept. It is called the XPR 50, which is supposed to be a semi auto sniper featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. This isn't a real gun now, and there aren't any pictures of it in real life. I made the sniper from the picture in the black ops 2 game, which is in a really bad angle, with some parts of the gun distorted. I worked my butt off to make this, and this will be the first knex gun based on black ops 2. I didn't make the mag and the scope yet, so DON'T MENTION ABOUT IT!!!!!!
Topic by CODawesome | last reply
Hi i am making a black powder rocket similar to a bottle rocket just bigger scale and am having trouble with it ill give as much info as i hope someone can help me out thanx the rocket engine is 53 mm in length 1.5 mm thick wall 16 mm inside wall to wall hopefully that all sounds ok the (nozzle) in the end is 6mm thick was planing on filing it with black powder and packing it in around a core with 42 mm of powder and a further 5mm plug on the end then turn it over and put in a fuse etc... strap to a small stick or skewer and launch what i am wanting to know how big should the nozzle hole be to actually get lift off and should i just insert a fuse or a fuse and quick match or fill the core with loose black powder and make a paste of black powder and plug the end and insert a fuse onto that im probably going the complete wrong way about this if i am feel free to tell me what im doing wrong or what i need to do thanks
Topic by acid_clown | last reply
I want to get into pyrotechnics as a hobby, and i thought i would start with rocketry. So my questions are: What is the best for a lifting charge for fireworks or a rocket, very very fine particles, or coarse granules? i read somewhere on the internet that granules are best, but all over instructables it says to grind it really well. And also, would adding steel powder/magnesium powder to enhance the spark effects alter the BP? like would magnesium make it more sensitive? Please answer, Thanks.
Topic by FunkNattidelic | last reply
Hi everyone, I finally got myself some black pipe for my project at a place where they would cut it for me. (No more EMT.) I have noticed that little bits of the black paint have come off (eg, at the place where I removed the pricing stickers) and that it is greasy all over (most probably from the pipe cutter I used at the store). I don't especially care about the condition of the paint, but want to be able to handle the pipe on a daily basis without getting greasy hands (or accumulating tiny fragments of paint all around my room and then ending up inhaling or eating them over the long term!). I guess that using water and soap on this will make it rust; how would you clean this? Thanks in advance for any advice! James
Topic by james.kirin | last reply
This is kind of an odd one. I'm using a firearm for a movie firing blanks. Currently, it looks like this. http://www.valorcorp.com/images/products/1012048A.jpg I'd like it to look like this, mainly so that the camera can pick it up better, as a solid black finish won't register as well, and all the tiny inperfections will make it look more interesting. http://www.gunblast.com/images/SHOT2009/Day2/DSC05076.JPG It's the exact same gun, but some come "reliced" and others don't. I got a good deal on one that wasn't. I don't want to mess it up too bad, no big pitting or scratch spots, just rough the finish up a bit. Any ideas?
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Topic by Penolopy Bulnick | last reply
Does flat black or high gloss black absorb more heat from the sun?
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Hi i have been looking for some experiment about black body radiation how can i make a black body at home and how can i measure the black body radiation using inexpensive materials... i would like to measure plank's constant and so... i didn't find anything on the net any suggestions? thank you!
Topic by yitzik25 | last reply
DddNeed a proven recipe for black ink for cartidges. They cost so much. Need a proven recipe that worksa and is easy to make from components that are easlily found. Thanks. Someone must have this out there!
Question by triumphman | last reply
I have discovered that it is a major pain dans la derriere to take a decent photograph of an object that is, really, a near-featureless shiny black box. The best I've come up with so far us to stand a candle inside. My camera is auto focusing, and it keeps locking on to the reflections in the shiny surface - I want to take photos of the object, not of me or the room around me. Any suggestions?
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
~~Hey I'm new to instructables, i haven't posted anything yet. Let me take this chance to to say something about myself~~ So corruptedppl left. Which means that I am back lets hope the same thing won't happen with all the bugs and errors and logging issues like when chicken2209 left I'm back baby! did you miss me?
Topic by Chicken2209 | last reply
Hi, I'm trying to do a uni project and I'm not having much look at the moment. What I want is for the ink in the black cartridge to be a colour ink instead of black. It did seem to work but now it's not. I flushed the cartridge with water several times to clean it out and then placed magenta ink in and the first through prints it started to print the Magenta but then stopped and how all it seems to do is leak from the cartridge and flood the base. The printer is a HP 1220c using HP 45 Cartridge which has the print head on the actual cartridge. Can anyone suggest anything? Thanks Phil
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Question by thatshortkid17 | last reply
I was wondering if the charcoal produced by the burning of jarrah can be used effectively in black powder.
Question by Tombini | last reply
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Hey check out my pencil skirt slideshow! This skirt looks so hott on, but when i made it i was ten pounds lighter, never even got to wear it out! Soooo, now i have to get rid of it! I have it for sale on artfire.com http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op;=listing&product;_id=636541 check it out! its womens pant size 0-2 equivelant, its a nice mid-weight stretch cotton with a wider waistband. Theres 2 zippers in the back one at the top and one at the bottom to control 'hobble'. It sits slightly higher on the waist and the dark red contrast stitching at the hem and around the zippers really makes it pop!
Topic by mistresscroft69
I know there are projects with more hazardous components but I just want to check before I post something.?
Question by Jbeaubrun | last reply
Is there any way of connecting multiple fluorescent light bulbs *THIS* to 1 power plug....i'm a newb, so if this is pretty complicated, i'm gonna need some articles :) the reason i ask this is because i'm thinking about constructing a (full room) black light in it's own sweet casing. it would go around my whole room around the perimeter (around the upper edge, touching the ceiling) so ya...i have enough construction knowledge to build the casing and everything else, BUT i do not know hardly anything about electrical stuff...which is why i have you guys :) so ya...any help (or different solutions other than light bulbs) would be greatly appreciated. thanks :)
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