Anybody else in the world crash a firetruck into a bus on Christmas Day?

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Dunno what has changed on this site but it has become unusabe on my computer. It freezes windows every time I open the page?????????????

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iPad app exiting when pressing "Explore All"

I am using an IPad air with latest iOS updates and version 2.64.5 of the Instructables app For the past 6 months or so, whenever I go into the app and press "Explore All" the app simply exits back to my IPads homescreeen. All other app functionality appears ok. I have tried: - shutting and restarting the app - a hard reset - deleting and redownloading the app - as a last ditch effor, doing a factory reset and restoring from backup None of the above has worked and it's really destroyed my ability to use Instructables on the IPad and the desktop version is a little clunky to explore on a tablet. I have submitted feedback a couple of times through the app but that hasn't seemed to have done anything. I really hope asking here might help me resolve this! Thanks Darren

Topic by DJC2   |  last reply

App Crashing When Trying to Publish

Everytime i try and publish an instructable it says its loading then a couple seconds later the app crashes and sends me to my home screen. Ive tried everything to try and stop this. Ive closed apps, deleted music and apps and pictures to get more storage, restarted my phone and nothing seems to work. Can anyone Please help me?

Topic by Fruitloopzy    |  last reply

car crash simulator

Does anybody know of a good car crash simulator hopefully free where you build your own car and then crash it.

Topic by Sun Gear   |  last reply

how to crash a computer

I have gone to notepad and typed the crash code but no results  (start>all programs>accessories>notepad)

Question by yudah   |  last reply

Browsing by categories crash

When I open the app on my iPad (iOS 10.0.1) the app just crashes to the home screen. This goes for pressing both the top menu and the drop down menu. My app version is the newest version (2.64.5)

Topic by GuestPolis 

Has KI crashed? Answered

I was going to post a forum topic but I thought I'd give this a spin. The title is pretty much self-explanatory. I'm getting a General Error Message ever time I try and go to the site.

Question by knexguy   |  last reply

Iphone app crash

When i add something to fav. On my iphone the app closes on me. When i reopen the app the artikle is not added to fav. Any solution for it. 

Topic by gservers   |  last reply

Microcontroller crash course!!!

I would like to build more complicated robots but am seriously lacking knowledge about microcontrollers. Does anyone know any sites or books that explain buying\using\programming these? Thanks!

Question by DELETED_afw11   |  last reply

iPod crash question? Answered

Roger-X's iPod Touch appears to have crashed. He was watching a programme via the BBC iPlayer app and turned the iPod over 180°. The picture started to rotate as expected, got to about 45°, then froze for about 30 seconds. After that, the screen switched to a pale-white glowing screen with no image or text. It is not responding to the home button or the main power button, plugging it into our PC gets no response (the PC does not register its existence, either) and, of course, the local Apple store closed 10 minutes before it broke. Any ideas for a fix, folks?

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Music Shield crash

Hey! I need a help, i used te Music Shield v2.0 With audio analyser v2.0.. I play  1 or 2 songs he crashes, why? Sorry my english, im portuguese this is code i used: #include #include #include #include int analogPin = 5; // MSGEQ7 OUT 3 int strobePin = 12; // MSGEQ7 STROBE 4 int resetPin = 11; // MSGEQ7 RESET 7 int spectrumValue[7]; // MSGEQ7 OUT pin produces values around 50-80 int filterValue = 65; // 1 Bola int bola1 = 23; // 2 Bola int bola2 = 24; // 3 Bola int bola3 = 25; // 4 Bola int bola4 = 26; // 5 Bola int bola5 = 27; // 6 Bola int bola6 = 28; // 7 Bola int bola7 = 29; int Val1=0; int Val2=0; int Val3=0; int Val4=0; int Val5=0; int Val6=0; int Val7=0; void setup() {   pinMode(bola1, OUTPUT);   pinMode(bola2, OUTPUT);   pinMode(bola3, OUTPUT);   pinMode(bola4, OUTPUT);   pinMode(bola5, OUTPUT);   pinMode(bola6, OUTPUT);   pinMode(bola7, OUTPUT);   Serial.begin(9600);   player.keyDisable(); //keys disable first;   player.analogControlEnable(); //enable to scan the A4/A5   player.begin(); //will initialize the hardware and set default mode to be normal.   player.setPlayMode(PM_REPEAT_LIST); //set mode to repeat to play List   player.attachAnalogOperation(A4, adjustVolume); //Grove - Rotary Angle Sensor connected to A4,to control the volume   player.scanAndPlayAll(); //If the current playlist is empty,it will add all the songs in the root directory to the playlist.   Serial1.begin(1200);   pinMode(analogPin, INPUT);   pinMode(strobePin, OUTPUT);   pinMode(resetPin, OUTPUT);   analogReference(DEFAULT);   digitalWrite(resetPin, LOW);   digitalWrite(strobePin, HIGH); } void loop(void) { // Set reset pin low to enable strobe digitalWrite(resetPin, HIGH); digitalWrite(resetPin, LOW); // Get all 7 spectrum values from the MSGEQ7 for (int i = 0; i < 7; i++) { digitalWrite(strobePin, LOW); delayMicroseconds(30); // Allow output to settle spectrumValue[i] = analogRead(analogPin); // Constrain any value above 1023 or below filterValue spectrumValue[i] = constrain(spectrumValue[i], filterValue, 1023); // Remap the value to a number between 0 and 255 spectrumValue[i] = map(spectrumValue[i], filterValue, 1023, 0, 255); // Remove serial stuff after debugging Serial.print(spectrumValue[i]); Serial.print(" "); digitalWrite(strobePin, HIGH); } Serial.println("Analisador de som"); // 1 Bola if(spectrumValue[0]>150) {   Val1 =spectrumValue[0]; } analogWrite(bola1, Val1); if(spectrumValue[0]<110) {   Val1 =0; } analogWrite(bola1, Val1); // 2 Bola if(spectrumValue[1]>150) {   Val2 =spectrumValue[1]; } analogWrite(bola2, Val2); if(spectrumValue[1]<110) {   Val2 =0; } analogWrite(bola2, Val2); // 3 Bola if(spectrumValue[2]>150) {   Val3 =spectrumValue[2]; } analogWrite(bola3, Val3); if(spectrumValue[2]<110) {   Val3 =0; } analogWrite(bola3, Val3); // 4 Bola if(spectrumValue[3]>150) {   Val4 =spectrumValue[3]; } analogWrite(bola4, Val4); if(spectrumValue[3]<110) {   Val4 =0; } analogWrite(bola4, Val4); // 5 Bola if(spectrumValue[4]>150) {   Val5 =spectrumValue[4]; } analogWrite(bola5, Val5); if(spectrumValue[4]<110) {   Val5 =0; } analogWrite(bola5, Val5); // 6 Bola if(spectrumValue[5]>150) {   Val6 =spectrumValue[5]; } analogWrite(bola6, Val6); if(spectrumValue[5]<110) {   Val6 =0; } analogWrite(bola6, Val6); // 7 Bola if(spectrumValue[6]>150) {   Val7 =spectrumValue[6]; } analogWrite(bola7, Val7); if(spectrumValue[6]<110) {   Val7 =0; } { analogWrite(bola7, Val7); Serial1.println("Music Shield"); }; } void adjustVolume(void) //User-defined function { unsigned int vol_temp = analogRead(A4); unsigned char volume = vol_temp / 12; { if (volume == 0x55) volume = MAXVOL; //MAXVOL = 0xfe; player.setVolume(volume); } }

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How to drop an egg from a window and prevent it from crashing

Hello everybody I think you might find this exercise fun and at the same time original ideas are needed! Thanks In advance!! I'm studying design and this exercise has become a classic at my school. Since 10 years ago students have tried to reach the objective but also to develop an original and creative solution. The exercise is to develop a kind of device in order to be able to drop an egg from a window in the first floor and land it safely on the ground at a distance that has to be less than 3 cm from it. Plain Parachutes and slides are forbidden as they are too obvious unless they have a distinctive aspect and also you can`t wrap the egg in something soft (like a pillow) and drop it. Important things to take notice are: -The person has to loose all contact with the egg (You can´t hold a fishing rod with an egg on the end of the line and slowly get it down). -It must be a raw chicken egg Thanks!!

Topic by franzit   |  last reply

buster the crash test dummy

where can i buy these items cheap; >accelerometer >shock watch labels >dragon skin rubber

Topic by m5industriesinc   |  last reply

Trashing cars! (crash-testing)

If you like seeing new cars mangled in slow-motion, one place to go is here: Select your make (and model) Click on "films" upper left (The site also has safety-evaluations)

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IOS App?? explore Crash

Hate to beat a dead horse but, can we at least fix the IOS app to make it usable? If you don't know what I'm talking about download app and tap on explore. You only have to try it two or three times before you delete app. Seems to me many potential contributors to the DIY community will move on after discovering that such a great database is impossible to explore...wait where did it go? There it is...expl..whoops..screw it. 

Topic by G-Bus 

Ubuntu crash help, please? Answered

One of the computers in my house was awfully slow, so I installed Ubuntu to speed it up and add stability. (Yes, I could have just added more RAM. But that wouldn't be free, would it?) Being my first time using Ubuntu, I was really surprised at how much I could push the processor without running out of memory. However,I still have one problem, which seems to be occurring every three days, or so. Spontaneously, the screen turns black for a few seconds, then flashes white, vertical, one-inch wide bars at one-second intervals. I've searched everywhere on the internet, yet I don't even know what the white bars mean. Does anyone know what the bars are, maybe what the cause is, and how I might go about fixing it?

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How to avoid CNC crashes

Hey.I am wondering if it is possible to define particular areas on the bed of my CNC machine which I do not want the toolhead to pass over. My setup is an Arduino powered CNC pen plotter running GRBL. I am generating GCode in inkscape. I know I can set a safe height for the tool to pass over work safely but what if that height doesn't suffice. Can I define an area that the tool must not pass through?As a simple example:Before running a file the tool is at the origin. On sending the file the tool will take the most direct path to the first line to cut/draw. Imagine there is an obstacle that would cause a collision if the tool takes this direct path. Can I do something to ensure the tool navigates around that obstacle?I hope that makes some sort of sense :)Any ideas appreciated

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Motion stream crashing [Raspberry Pi]

Recently, I've been toying around with a USB webcam and a little addon called "Motion" on my rasberry pi 2. My goal was to make and dd treating webcam. I successfully done this, but not without encountering a major issue. When I connect to my stream, it works for a few seconds, then motion crashes. I can tell because the little light on the webcam goes out. Why on earth is it doing that?

Topic by Dashing Rainbow Dash 

My instuctables app on iphone crashes

When i add some thing to fav my app keeps closing. Any solution yet?

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Crashes my system to download the PDF

I have a Win 7 system with AMD processor.   I have tried two times to download a PDF and it crashes my system.  First time in years this has happened for me.  So what to do?   I am not interested to try for 3 times.  Is there a way to download without openning your window? Thanks, great site, JS

Topic by jhampa 

How do you crash a computer?

Using any common household technology, how can one create a compact device that can crash a computer without actually doing anything to software. hardware crash. idk magnetic fields, large electric currents? something hand-held preferably. Safe to hold not safe to a computer within a few inches.  Update: You are all right, a reversible device is best, but not completely, as in wipes all memory but the computer is not actually destroyed so can still function with a new OS installed

Question by amelius   |  last reply

Arduino crash sensor single pulse?

I'm trying to get a crash sensor to output a single 800ms pulse when depressed and held down until it is released and repeat when depressed again, I have had this working before but cant seem to achieve it again. It either continually loops while depressed or wont output at all until it's released. Any help is greatly appreciated :)

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Instructables iOS App Crash on me!

Hi, I started working on an instructables on my instructables on my iPod Touch 4, from Febuary until almost the end of March. My instructable was almost done, just one more step to go. Every step has a lot of photos that was taken with my iPod Touch. Last time I worked on it was when I tried to save the instructable on to my device, and it seem like it did not save to the device properly. I did turn off the iPod and turn it on, since then I was not able to open instructable app. any more. What I ment was I can touch the instructable app., the app. start and loading some stuff, but after a while it crashed! See the attached videos. The first one, after I open up the app. I did not even do anything It crashed. The second one I open up the app. then try to touch the share icon, it then crashed! I don't know what to do right now.  The worse thing was I did not have the backup of the instructables. And I did not save it to my instructables page either!(my bad, I should have done so, I thought it was only one last step left to do and would post it as soon as it done! I guess Murphy's Law just hit me!) I thought about delete the app on my iPod, then download and install a new one from app store. But I afraid that I would lose my instructable that I was working on on the iPod! May be I already did! Or if I have to wait until the new update is available, to see if it works and be able to access to my instructable?????

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Attempts to print cause browser crash

I'm hoping that *somebody* here can help me. I've been trying to print out a couple of instructables (all the steps in one file), but my browser crashes just about every time I try.If I'm *lucky*, I'll get one file printed successfully before it crashes on the second instructable -- but usually the first attempt will crash the browser.It doesn't crash my system, just the browser itself.The latest message is:"Internet explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the incovenience".Error Signature:AppName: iexplore.exeModVer: 7.0.6000.16640AppVer: 7.0.6000.16640Offset: 001cd123ModName: mshtml.dllThis particular error is from Internet Explorer, but I've had a similar error producing the same effect from Firefox on the same system (at home).I've also had the same error on Internet Explorer on a different computer (at work).I've had the same result with instructables bookmarked on my Firefox system, instructables bookmarked on, as well as instructables randomly loaded from the website itself.At home I've been trying to print to the PDF Creator software program, as I don't own a printer.At work, I've tried to both print directly to the printer, as well as printing to Adobe Acrobat 8 in an attempt to create a PDF file.I get the same errors, no matter which printing method I use.All attempts to print to PDF Creator and Adobe Acrobat 8 from other web sites have worked fine -- and I've gotten instructables to print to both of those software programs once or twice. Just it's only maybe 1 attempt out of 20.Admin - if more detailed error reports would be helpful, please contact me at the address on my account.

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why is our wireless router crashing? Answered

Recentely we have had our router shut down on us. we recently got a ps3 and have hardwired it so it dosnt have to use the wifi. however at any given point in time we have up to 3 computers, our wifi capable cable box, and our ps3/wii accesing the interntet. our router is a series wireless - G 2.4 Ghz and i blieve that it is shutting itsself down because of over crowding. can anyone confirm/ have any ideas on what to do about this as this is extreamy annoying. any help is greatly appreciated thank you!

Question by Thor007   |  last reply

editor crashes while parsing invalid html

I think I found a bug that will cause the editor to crash. I had a typo in my HTML tag that I was entering into the source mode editor. The tag looked like blah When I tried to exit the "source code" mode, my browser (Chrome) told me the page had crashed. I tried again, and it crashed again. When I tried again with the tag corrected, it didn't crash.

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Is it possible to make a home-made crash cymbal ? Answered

I`ve already made a hi-hat and I know how to make snare drum or toms,but I can`t get an idea how to make a crash cymbal :(

Question by cyan_shadow   |  last reply

I am looking for a new crash cymbal

I currently have a Zildjian ZBT 18in crash but its  to trashy sounding and needs a hard whack to make its sound decent, i am looking for a brighter clearer sounding crash and goes good with a ZBT ride.

Question by Apple_4_life   |  last reply

Do you make a paper airplane crash test?

If you do, say yes, if you don't, say no.

Question by wat.   |  last reply

Why does my blog keep crashing? Answered

I have a blog called suvivah at Sometimes, when I open my blog, it crashes- shows the blogger symbol and freezes my browser. Usually it works, but sometimes, it crashes and I have to restart my browser- and no, this is NOT a spamming attempt.

Question by moneyfuskie935   |  last reply

the instructables app on my iphone keeps crashing

The instructables app on my iphone keeps crashing when I go to the bottom of my favorites list and it is about to load more. Any advice / has anyone else experienced this??

Question by theramensamurai   |  last reply

Repair crashed external WD hard drive

I dopped a 500 GB WD My book and was told by Geek Squad that the drive had crashed (heads on platters) and would take $800 to $2000 to repair. Would you have a cheaper way of doing this or would you know of someone who can do this cheaply. I am in Phoenix AZ

Question by Greg1954   |  last reply

My forum topic crashes my browser

My "Why don't they use gigantic leyden jars to collect lightning and use it to power homes?" forum topic crashes my browser every time I try to view it. I can't reply to what other prople are saying on it, or even see what they're saying except through my comments alert.

Topic by Lithium Rain   |  last reply

Pyrotechnics in crash course (abc tv show)?

I'm a pyro myself and I was wondering if anybody who has seen crash course on abc, knows how they do the explosions whenever they crash through something (like when they flip over and see who can slide on their roofs for the longest or smash through a brick wall?) and it explodes in this big fiery explosion .... just mostly how it works.

Question by MrPyro1010   |  last reply

Android App Crashes Playing Video Clips

Android App Crashes Playing Video Clips I noticed when I click to watch a YouTube video someone has linked on your Instructable it always Force Closes.  The error I get is: ______________________________________________________________________ Sorry ! The application Instructables (process com.adsk.instructables) has stopped unexpectedly.  Please try again [Force close]    [Report] ______________________________________________________________________ So does anyone get this error as well when playing video clips from the Instructable App?

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Laptop im having problems with continues to crash and...? Answered

Well, ive got a friends laptop im trying to fix and im pretty clueless on what's wrong with it. I refitted and checked everything on it, but it will still contiue to crash every so often (Freeze up completly or restart randomly) and most of the time when I try to turn it back on the screen fails to do anything. Im pretty sure all the hardware is fine, ive taken a look at all the insides, and ive also reloaded the software on it. Stumped. This is a emachines d620.

Question by darkclaw42   |  last reply

Eagle keeps crashing in Ubuntu, what to do?

Ok, I'm running ubuntu 9.10 on my netbook/laptop, and whenever i go to try and open a file(thats been imported from my desktop, a vista), it gives me an error message that says Invalid data in autorouter block of file (filename & location here) Continue with default autorouter settings? Y/N         Y => pulls up file I then go to edit, (move tool), and I click on a part and all of eagle crashes. I can add parts and it wont crash. It does this even on newly created files. I bet that this is an issue with the version, as there is a newer version out, but I dont understand these things, I am trying to though.

Question by The Ideanator   |  last reply

Man Crashes SUV Through Local Building.

This is huge news, a man crashed into a building right in the middle of town at over 75 mph. It is probably hard to understand it's importance if you are unfamiliar to Gig Harbor, but I've walked past that building and driven down that road thousands of times. The building used to be a restaurant, but the owners sold it and it became a fitness gym. It's right at the heart of Gig Harbor, basically. GIG HARBOR, Wash. - An SUV crashed into the 1-2-3 Fit gym at Pioneer Way and Harborview Drive early Wednesday, killing the driver.Witnesses said the driver was traveling at about 75 mph when the vehicle crashed into the building at about 6:30 a.m.The SUV came to rest on a desk.The 26-year-old driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was killed instantly.Four or five people on exercise equipment narrowly escaped injury. Gym member Ryan Ryan was doing push-ups at the time of the crash."The odd part about this is there was no attempt to miss the building, no attempt to brake, and the vehicle speed was three-four times the speed limit," said Ed Troyer of the Pierce County Sheriff's Dept.Link and Video.I know it's a few days old. I was unable to post a topic earlier because of homework.

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll   |  last reply

NASA Crash lands on the moon for scientific reasons

NASA crash landed a space craft named "SMART-1" into a crater in the southern parts of the moon where the sun never shines to "kick up the dust" and analyze it with a following craft called "Centaur" for water and mineral compounds. I watched it live here which I have got to say was pretty cool, but you can watch the last bits of it here Watch the guy try hi-five his mate.Whole story here, it's pretty amazing.

Topic by Kryptonite   |  last reply

instructables iOS Crashing on me! (Part 2)

Nine days ago, I posted on this forum about the instrucatbles App. that crashed while I was working on my iPod Touch 4, here. I decided to erase the instructables app. from my iPod Touch 4. Then download the new one from app store. And I tried to edit my instructables "A Journey of Palm Arduino Kit", (The same instructable that I had the problem on my iPod which I recreated on my PC). that I saved in my instructable page. I was able to edit  other instructable that I created earlier. (See Video) But when I tried to load and edit the "A Journey of Palm Arduino" it crashed, as appeared on the video. So I just want to let you know that the problem still exist, even though, I used a newly download instructables app. I was not sure that it was the content of my instructables or there was a bug in the app?

Topic by sath02   |  last reply

My computer keeps crashing, help please? Answered

I have a Pentium 4 3ghz, 1.75GB Ram running Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002, Service Pack 2. It crashes all the time (at least once a day, often more) and I get the following screen, with an illegible (error?) message (see image). At which point I have to reboot. Upon rebooting it would either start up and work perfectly fine or say "hard disk error" press control alt delete. When this happens I turn it off and leave it for 10 min or so and turn on the computer again and it will work fine.I at first thought I was demanding too much of it by trying to multitask, such as running several programs and listening to music, but this doesn't seem to be the case, I've notice it rebooting while it is idle and I'm in another room. Or I would start it up and it would crash within 5 minute, without me using it yet.I've tried the following, (which haven't worked):Upgraded the ram, when the problem started I only had 1GB now I have 2GB (although Window's tells me I only have 1.75GB)Installed the program RAMbooster in hopes of freeing up more memory.Disk cleanupFull virus scan, using F-secure which I get with my ISP, and regularly updates.Any help or suggestions would be appreciated, this is a really frustrating problem. (Please don't tell me I need to buy a new computer, I can't afford it right now.)

Question by ChrysN   |  last reply

minecraft crashed please tell me why

This is the report: Mods loaded: 3 ModLoader 1.2.3 mod_ModLoaderMp 1.2.3v2 mod_PortalGun 1.2.3v1       Minecraft has crashed!            ----------------------      Minecraft has stopped running because it encountered a problem. --- BEGIN ERROR REPORT ac9bad2f -------- Generated 3/18/12 8:16 AM Minecraft: Minecraft 1.2.3 OS: Windows XP (x86) version 5.1 Java: 1.7.0_04-ea, Oracle Corporation VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (mixed mode), Oracle Corporation LWJGL: 2.4.2 OpenGL: Intel 845G version 1.3.0 - Build, Intel java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: forge/ITextureProvider at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method) at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(Unknown Source) at Source) at Source) at$100(Unknown Source) at$ Source) at$ Source) at Method) at Source) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source) at mod_PortalGun.initModPart( at mod_PortalGun.initModParts( at mod_PortalGun.load( at ModLoader.init( at ModLoader.addAllRenderers( at aho.( at aho.( at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.a(SourceFile:267) at at Source) Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: forge.ITextureProvider at$ Source) at$ Source) at Method) at Source) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source) ... 21 more --- END ERROR REPORT 79ffcb55 ----------

Question by pony2   |  last reply

Why did nobody video the plane crashing into the Hudson?

Wasn't it in a highly populated area?? Doesn't everybody carry camera phones these days??

Question by Slidin_sidewayz   |  last reply

when I edit my instructable it crashes my browser? Answered

Https:// I hit edit, i get spinning gear forever. help?

Question by macgeek   |  last reply

It happened to me too! Some drunk guy crashed into my fence!

Last night at around 2am some drunk guy crashed through my fence! He hit the curb, took out a tree, took out a sign, and the took out about 15 feet of my fence!

Topic by LinuxH4x0r   |  last reply

is this KGB Archiver will crash my pc while it Decompressing?

I have some highly compressed file .i'm now afraid to extract them because of  my ram and cpu goes 90%-100% it shows remaining 160 hours-- file size is 2.7MB and the size before commpression was 700mb. It will crash my pc ?

Question by ishan udyoga   |  last reply