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The New Doctor is...

During the broadcast of Doctor Who Confidential, BBC1, 17:35 UK time, the identity of the next Doctor will be revealed!All that can be said with any confidence is that the next Doctor will be male, since David Tennant referred to the next actor as "a lucky chap".Revealed!MATT SMITHPreviously seen in "Ruby in the Smoke"

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Doctor Who Speical Episode What Did You Think of It?

I missed the episode of Doctor Who on X-mas and was wondering what was your oppion on besides the usual awesome of the show. I was wondering if you were going to miss David Tennant. Well anyways let me know and also have a very Doctor Who day.

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Watching Everything 1 1/2 seasons behind the brits

Does anyone have any of the new season.  All of my resorces are at least a season behind and the few dvds our libary has are of the Christopher E seasons if any one can help please im getting some what buggy here!!

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Doctor Who: The End of time

Discussion about the last doctor who special this year Doctor who: The End of Time

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Doctor Who goes "Fifties Nerd"

Matt Smith's new look as the 11th Doctor has been revealed - tweed jacket, bow tie and rolled-up trousers and black boots.Filming for the new series begins on Monday, with the programmes scheduled for broadcast in the UK next Spring.Also in the photo below is Karen Gillan, who plays the Doctor's new companion Amy Pond.Related links:BBC storyBBC's Doctor Who pagesMatt Smith on IMDB[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Smith_(actor) Matt Smith on Wikipedia]Karen Gillan on IMDBKaren Gillan on Wikipedia

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Doctor Who talk page

This is a never ending forum about Doctor Who I will try to answer questions as best as I can and keep this up to date. 

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Building a TARDIS... Doctor Who.

My friend George and I suddenly decided yesterday that we'd really love to build a TARDIS.Considering this thing is 8+ feet tall, and we'd like it to be portable... does anyone have any suggestions for materials? I think more than anything I just need to go to Home Depot and look for supplies. Any brainstorming help will be appreciated. :DOh, and if you don't know what a TARDIS is... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TARDISOr, see below. The TARDIS pictured with the ever lovely David Tennant. :DP.S. I'm not starting on this until the Robot Plushie instructables is up, which will be by Saturday night, if not sooner. :)

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Arduino controlled tardis light beacon with sound

Ok so I'm exceedingly new to using an arduino micro controller. I actually purchased it specifically for this project, after seeing someones prototype on youtube. I figured, eh how hard could it be? Very... I just can not figure it out. Anyway I'm looking for help with both the circuit and code and I'm willing to find and/or buy just about whatever to get it working. It needs to play the vworp of the engine and make the beacon fade in and out by push button preferably. I have 6 white and 2 blue ultra bright LED's already. A 555 timer, 4700 microfarrad cap, I know I'll need resistors. I also have an old iPod nano 2nd gen I'm willing to sacrifice to the cause if needed, or I'll buy whatever works best. I'm desperate. I have 3 weeks until this light needs to be done, and so far it's a bust. 

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online tv ?

Hey anyone know a few free programs to watch online tv like mythbusters and doctor who 

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Fan knitter stomped on by BBC

A Doctor Who fan, known as Mazzmatazz, has been legally stomped on by the BBC for creating her own patterns for the Adipose and Ood creatures.She never charged for the pattern, nor did she pretend it was official, but somebody sold a completed version on ebay, so the Beeb went OTT on her.According to TechnoLlama their action has no genuine basis in law, but she caved in out of fear of corporate lawyers.The BBC's action is a real shame, because it could signal problems for the thousands of fan artists (writers, musicians, artists) around the world who express themselves (for free) through the shared ground of Doctor Who (or any other BBC drama).The knitter's websiteTechnoLlama blog postBBC slant

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Farewell to David tennant

David Tennant (The Tenth doctor) will soon be leaving Doctor Who, and be replaced by matt smith

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10th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver

Attention all Doctor Who fans! Here is something that ought to get you all thinking - the 10th Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver (which works in the dark... heh heh, get it? Only Whovians would get that...). The original idea came from my youngest brother, who is a big Doctor Who fan, and while this "replica" is not very accurate (it is hard to get very accurate with such K'NEX pieces as I have), it does look pretty good all the same. What do you guys think? -The Red Book of Westmarch

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How to make a functional sonic screwdriver?

What sort of technology could one fit into something the size of The doctor's screwdriver? I was thinking about maybe a universal remote, an rf/if one maybe a small laser (100-500 mW) maybe a function generator with an antenna and a frequency generator with a speaker or something, just to make it be sonic. Making it clear, not just a prop but with some interesting functions. Any suggestions? Also if possible anything that can be salvaged from old equipment and electronics that can be used please say it.

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Moffet VS. Davies

Do you like steven moffet as a writer for Doctor Who? Why? or Why not? or do you prefer davies? Davies is leaving along with tennant

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Would it be possible to place a TV-B-Gone inside a Doctor Who sonic screwdriver? Answered

Uhh i just thought this would be interesting. But seriously, could you compress the TV-B-Gone inside a sonic screwdriver type thing? (homemade or not)

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longest instructable?

What is the longest instructable ever?

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Where Can i buy a cricket bat? Answered

I Live in the US and would like to buy a cricket bat for a Doctor Who prop I'm making, and i don't know where to but one

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It's the End of an Era! The End of Television as We Know it!!

DAVID TENNANT HAS QUIT AS DOCTOR WHO!!!It's... unthinkable!No maniac smile, no undercurrent of universe-spanning horrors...But, wait... that leaves a vacancy!Bets are already being taken on the successor, but... shouldn't it be an unknown? Somebody new to TV? Somebody with the charisma and confidence to carry off lines full of made-up names and sciences?Where do I apply?BBC Doctor Who Site

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I have seen the Twelveth Doctor on this 50 year Aniversery of Who we know

My channel 113 at home, channel 264 at the pizza bar and many  other channels all over my town.  I presume channels all over the US and this world.  Celebrating this superb BBC English TV serial adventures of a Time Lord of Gallifrey and his Earthly Companions traveling in the sentient multidimensional Time and Relative Dimension In Space time-machine and spacecraft. On this wonderful  non-stop celebratory viewing of Doctor Who week end...... Alex

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TARDIS Console Desk/Entertainment Center/Networking Area

In a few months, I'm going to be in a new place somewhere, and have three active computers at once, not counting laptops, and the husks of old machines. I am also running out of space for all of these things. I was trying to come up with design project to one-up my other home improvement geek friends from college, and it hit me: A TARDIS Console. Take three cheapo desks, cut the surfaces in half diagonally, and remount them on a slight angle in a hexagon. Mount the computer towers on odd segments, keyboards, phone, modem, router, etc on evens, sling a monitor on one of the segments, and throw some random sci-fi crap around it. Throw a big light or something in the center, leave some cables loose everywhere, and put a layer of appropriate paint on it. Instant TARDIS console. That's the basics of it. It wouldn't take too much money, but a bit of time to do properly, especially the angled stuff. Add a little extra cash and a lot of extra time, and maybe use plexiglass and put some LED's as backlight. Put old circuit boards under the plexiglass, maybe use an old laptop with nothing but screensaver on it on one of the panels, and put some extra time into decorating and it'll look great. Maybe even build in an amp and an old Yamaha keyboard for fun. This is just some speculation and a bit of boredom on my part. I just thought I'd throw this out there.

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Brain Doctor Uses Cordless Drill to Remove Tumors

A British doctor is in the news for using a cordless drill, a Bosch model, to drill into patients' heads and remove tumors in a Ukrainian hospital. While cordless drills are fantastic things it's surprising to see brain surgery as one of their uses. Now if only Bosch would put that on the package.Minutes later the team of doctors, including one of Britain's most eminent brain surgeons, begins to break into the skull of their fully conscious patientœ with a £30 Bosch PSR960 handy-man's cordless drill. Amazingly, and despite the low-voltage tool running out of power halfway through the process, Dolishny's operation is a success, with his tumour skilfully excavated at the hands of Henry Marsh.The procedure, captured as part of a documentary to be screened on BBC2 later this month, was a routine triumph for Marsh, who regularly takes time off as a consultant at St George's hospital in south London to travel to Ukraine and save lives despite having access only to primitive tools. Also great is this list of makeshift ideas at the bottom of the article:- In 1995 two doctors on a flight from Hong Kong to Britain operated on a woman with a collapsed lung using a scalpel, a knife and fork and a coathanger to push in a catheter.- In Iraq in 2004, an American medical journalist removed a bullet from a marine's head with a drill used to put up a tent.- In 2003 Aron Ralston, an American climber, cut off his arm with a penknife after it became trapped under a boulder in Utah.- The following year Ines Ramirez Perez, a Mexican, delivered her son by caesarean section with the help of three stiff drinks and a kitchen knife. Linkvia Neatorama

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Will pseudo-surgery hurt if I'm asleep? Will I wake up in the process? *UPDATE* The surgery was a success! I added pics, come take a look!

So, tonight my parents are gonna remove a piece of glass that's been lodged in my foot for four years. How I got that piece of glass stuck in there was because I kicked open a glass bookshelf four years ago, when I'm still at the age of ten. I managed to live with it, but just now the piece of glass suddenly emerged from my skin. I tried removing it, but dang that was painful. So my parents decided to remove it when I'm asleep. Now, the question is, will it hurt at all? Will I wake up from the shock? Thanks in advance for answering.*UPDATE* The operation was a success! I added pics, come take a look! Thanks again for those who have helped me out by commenting and giving me advice!

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What do you think?

What do you think of the Vashta Narada?

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What are some things you can do with a plastic mold?

I recently bought a Doctor Who "Flesh Bowl Figure Creator" (www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-Bu8qhVgas) . However, the powder for it doesn't work right. I figure there are some ways to use a plastic mold like this, so do you guys have any ideas/ suggestions?

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how to make a sonic screwdriver sound with a synthesizer?

I am going to 3d print a sonic screwdriver from Doctor Who and I have everything figured out except one thing. How do you make a synthesizer made with a 555 timer chip make the same sound as a sonic screwdriver? If it needs two chips, I can do that. Thanks for any help in advance!

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wanted ideas For m........

I need ideas to make 1800 dollars by April so hit me up with some ideas and PS babysitting does not work or car washes

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Doctor Who Style IR Pen With Left and Right click, Sound effects and other LEDs optional

So I want to make a "Gaming Screen" where my friends can interact with while I GM from a computer, and after doing some research, the best option would be to use the Wiimote technique. To use that, I would have to make an IR pen, and guides for that are a dime a dozen, but I want to be different, not mundane. My question is: Is there a way for me to make a wireless IR pen with two buttons that will left and right click respectively, and if it's possibie, have one color LED go off when one is clicked and another color when the other is clicked, with a possible inclusion of sounds?  To Doctor Who fans out there, I want to make my own version of the iconic Sonic Screwdriver that can be used as an IR pen. If not, it would be okay if the other LEDs and possible sounds where activated by seperate buttons independent from the Left and Right clicks, or even if it all it can do is left and right click, I just want the two buttons, everything else is simply for fun.

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Do it yourself medicine -- not necessarily what the doctor ordered?

A news report on CNN describes a teen-ager who, in her high-school science class, diagnosed her own Crohn's disease by catching a granuloma on a microscope slide she was studying.As a "teachable moment" for good science education, it's great, but I'm not sure having to diagnose one's own disease is really what "do it yourself medicine" is meant to be about!

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computer sugestions

I need a relivly cheap mother bord to work with  amd FX 8350 4GHz AM3+ Black Edition Boxed Processor and AMD Radeon HD 7970  thanks for your time

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way to make power on a camp out

I am looking for soming alteritive to solar panoles to run a laptop  on and is fally small in size ideas plans, non gas thou i need some help with this 

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Using Theremin to Modulate Pitch of an Input for Use in Sonic Screwdriver?

I'm not real familiar to the in depth functioning of the Theremin, but I think I have the general gist of how it works. Specifically, I was wondering If it was possible to use a Theremin to change the pitch of a sonic screwdriver. One of my qualms with sonic screwdriver replicas is that they lack the changing pitch of the screwdriver in the show (Doctor Who, to the uninitiated). After reading about Theremins, I wondered if one could be built into the case of a sonic screwdriver (DIY with metal case) allowing the pitch of the sound to be altered in relation to its proximity to the users hand(s) and the environment. Has anyone ever heard of something like this being done?

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Any ideas about how I might be able to take a fan remote and use a sonic screwdriver in place of it?

Ok, so I accidentally broke my fan remote trying to put in the battery, luckily, it was only the contact to the battery that was busted and the rest of the chip is completely intact. Anyways, I was wondering if I could somehow take the parts from the broken fan remote and sort of put them into the toy sonic screwdriver(doctor who toy rod)? In the pictures, you can see the plastic screwdriver is somewhat disassembled so just tell me if any ideas whatsoever pop up. Thanks 

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how to make ood mask

I was wondering if anybody had any ideas on how to easily and cheaply make an ood mask, ive already got the translator ball worked out, i just need a way to make the face, thanks in advance.

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Possible Sonic Screwdriver hack

I want to see if I can get a laser pointer that looks like the Sonic Screwdriver used by the current incarnation of The Doctor, the main character of Doctor Who. I was thinking of taking the Sonic Screwdriver flashlight (for non-fans reading this, I'm specifically referring to the one with the green bulb) at http://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/doctorwho/df8c/ and replace the bulb with a similarly-colored one from an actual laser pointer. What I want to know is whether or not this is possible and, if so, any tips on doing so successfully.

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Boom-box ambulance

An emergency siren that alerts drivers by making their vehicles vibrate is being tested by doctors in Hampshire, England.The Howler is being used by BASICS Hampshire, a charity made up of 20 volunteer medics who attend about 750 road traffic accidents every year. The Howler sends out low bass sound that makes the car in front "shake".Dr Rob Dawes, a volunteer doctor whose full-time job is as an hospital anaesthetist and military doctor, said people get out of the way quicker when the device is used.He said: "The main problem is on the motorways where people can't hear the sirens or see you, because often they either don't look in the mirrors or they've got the radio on quite loud."What this new siren aims to do is, because they can't see you and they can't hear you, we hope that they'll be able to feel you." BBC Story.

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help plezz with sever stuff

I need help putting together a sever for team speak 3 for gaming and i want to use a Linus's base for it i have the computer parts for it but no idea were to get Linux form or how to set up team speak 3 sever so if some one can help me that would be great

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Laser Sonic Screwdriver - Thoughts?

So, my sister is currently a senior in college, planning on being a high school English teacher next year. She's also a Doctor Who fan. She wants me to make her a laser pointer in a sonic screwdriver case, for pointing at the projector screen, white/chalkboard, loud students, Daleks, etc. The case itself I plan to buy, probably this, and then mount a blue laser diode in. Two three questions: 1) Does anyone have one of these screwdrivers, and are they big enough to put a couple AAAs in? I'd rather not have to replace button cells every week. 2) What's the best way to get a blue or violet laser diode? Blu-Ray assembly? You can get a blue-violet laser pointer for $20 off DealExtreme, but my experience with cheap laser pointers is they burn out quickly. 3) Would I need to come up with an actual driver, or would an appropriate resistor be enough? And can a blue diode be powered off two AAAs?

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What to do about an IRC bot?

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I got an IRC bot on my comp and pendrive. I know IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat, and that it allows someone to acces my computer. Norton antivirus can't remove it, and I haven't tried with spyware doctor yet. Until I can conctact a friend of ours who can hoefully fix it, I'm open to suggestion. Also, another note. My previous comp, a desktop comp, had a virus. (I had written about this sometime ago) I had inserted Spyware doctor CD while it had that virus, then my comp started fainting (restarting randomly), and I was wondering if there was any chance the CD got damaged or infected? Last but not least, how do I remove the afore mentioned bot from my pendrive? I'm scared...

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Scared of shots? Cough!

The Claim: Coughing Can Blunt the Pain of a Doctor’s Needle By ANAHAD O’CONNOR Published: January 25, 2010 THE FACTS Sometimes there are no words that can comfort a patient who fears an injection or the drawing of blood. But there may be one cheap and easy way to ease the needle’s sting. In the medical literature, it is known as the cough trick. Patients cough moderately just before a shot and then once during it. How this works is unclear. It could simply be a matter of distraction. Or, as a report in the journal BMJ pointed out, it may have something to do with a brief, cough-induced rise in blood pressure that reduces the perception of pain. Whatever the mechanism, studies have found intriguing evidence. Two were conducted in 2004, including one three-week study in which doctors measured variables like pain intensity, hand withdrawal and palm sweating as subjects had intravenous needles inserted in their hands — on one occasion while coughing, and on another with no coughing. Coughing, they found, reduced the pain. In another study, published this month in the journal Pediatrics, scientists at the Mayo Clinic tried the coughing trick on 68 children, ages 4 to 11, receiving immunizations. They found that it eased pain in Hispanic and white children, but not in black children — a finding they could not explain. And like any method, it has its obvious flaws: coughing too vigorously, for example, could cause doctors to miss their mark. THE BOTTOM LINE Studies suggest that a moderate cough during an injection may forestall pain. Pretty neat.  Might be a good trick to teach kids so they don't develop phobias.

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Hey everyone!

Just wanted to say a quick hi! I've been a long time fan of the series and really enjoy the new series! My grandfather watched Doctor Who all the time, and finally forced me to watch it when I was about 9, and I have been hooked on the show ever since. I started collecting the videos and books, and watching every single episode I could get my hands on, including the old Hartnell ones. My fave Docs are Christopher Eccelston and Tom Baker. Although I do have to admit that Tennant aint so bad himself. I'm currently missing the show desperately. I am also a fan of Torchwood and Sarah Jane....

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Tarantula Defends Territory Against Owner; Owner Almost Blinded

Got a pet tarantula? Better protect your eyes ----------------------- WASHINGTON Fri Jan 1, 2010 10:53am EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Here's some advice stemming from the unusual case of a man who had spider hairs stuck in his cornea: Be sure to cover your eyes when hanging around with your pet tarantula. Ophthalmologists at St. James's University Hospital in Leeds, England, used high magnification lenses to find out what made the man's eye red, watery and light-sensitive, according to a study reported in the British medical journal The Lancet on Thursday. They discovered hair-like projections stuck in the man's cornea. It was a light bulb moment for the patient, who remembered that three weeks earlier he had been cleaning a stubborn stain on the glass tank of his pet, a Chilean Rose tarantula. "He sensed movement in the terrarium. He turned his head and found that the tarantula, which was in close proximity, had released 'a mist of hairs' which hit his eyes and face," the doctors wrote. They said the man's condition was rare. The authors noted that the Chilean Rose tarantula releases the barbed hair on the back of its body to defend against predators. "We suggest that tarantula keepers be advised to routinely wear eye protection when handling these animals," the doctors said.   ----------------------- Ok, so he might not have been blinded, but in theory, he could have developed a horrible infection that could have blinded him.  I'm listing tarantulas next to porcupines as pets to not own. Image Credit:  David Thorne  

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Goodbye

Just wanted to say goodbye for a week. Cause I'll be too sick to post this later. I'm probably going to be gone for a week or so...with the chickenpox. I don't have it, yet, but my sister and my brother both have it, and my other sister and I are next (my other two brothers are immune, they got the shots but somehow we didn't, something about FDA approval and you can't receive it after a certain age...). They caught it from my dad, who has shingles. The doctor says we're next-like the chances are 100% that we will get sick soon. So, if anyone cares, I'm not gone forever, just for a while. I have to go clean my room and basically prepare to die now. (lol!)

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My wife's laptop died (NotebookComputer model D22ES). Can I hack its screen to use as a monitor? Answered

This laptop's LCD screen would suit nicely for a homemade Doctor Who TARDIS console which I have started to build. I plan to make a new custom housing for the screen as in the recent Chris Eccleston/David Tennant series. This all depends on being able to hack the screen to display inputs from other sources, eg video player or BBC Microcomputer, via RGB or composite video input signals. Appreciation for any help, or suggestions - Thanks! I'll give your due credit if this project makes it onto Instructables. PS I SHOULD ADD: the bit that 'died' is the hard disk, as a technical guy told us.

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Input on building a TARDIS Console bar would be appreciated

My boyfriend and I want to have a Who-themed room party at a sci-fi/linux convention in our area.  We've bounced around the idea of having a TARDIS console bar set up in a corner of the room, so I'd really appreciate ideas for the console that could easily be set up and broken down, as this is  going in a room we only have for a weekend. Ideas for random gadgets and doo-hickeys, places to have alcohol and the like would be greatly appreciated as well.  So far we know we want to have a quarter or half keg in the center of the console, located behind us. Leaning towards 10th's design, but might be willing to go for the 11th's more steam punk look. Also, decorating tips for the room as a whole would be good.  So for we want to make roundels out of foam and stick them to the wall with tack to imitate the 10ths 'desktop theme' and to print a door sized TARDIS door to tack to the door to the hotel room. The idea behind the party is that the hotel room and the TARDIS have merged, ala Time Crash.

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Looking for input on a TARDIS console bar

My boyfriend and I want to have a Who-themed room party at a sci-fi/linux convention in our area.  We've bounced around the idea of having a TARDIS console bar set up in a corner of the room, so I'd really appreciate ideas for the console that could easily be set up and broken down, as this is  going in a room we only have for a weekend. Ideas for random gadgets and doo-hickeys, places to have alcohol and the like would be greatly appreciated as well.  So far we know we want to have a quarter or half keg in the center of the console, located behind us. Leaning towards 10th's design, but might be willing to go for the 11th's more steam punk look. Also, decorating tips for the room as a whole would be good.  So for we want to make roundels out of foam and stick them to the wall with tack to imitate the 10ths 'desktop theme' and to print a door sized TARDIS door to tack to the door to the hotel room. The idea behind the party is that the hotel room and the TARDIS have merged, ala Time Crash.

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How many?...... Contest. =CONTEST OVER=

I was bored. Yeah. Whoever guesses closest to the real number of Oodammo's gets..... A sub, and 5's+faves on all 'ibles. I'd give out a patch, but..... No pro yet. Also, if you see the anomaly, and tell me where, and what it is, you get the same thing. EDIT: Guesses will be invalid after Dec. 5th. EDIT2: I just realized, people might think I cheated when I tell, as in, to give the win to someone who was wrong. So I'll PM the answer to someone who already guessed. They will not tell you. BIGDYLAN91 SPOTTED THE ANOMALY, HE GETS THE PRIZE, BUT EVERYONE CAN STILL GUESS FOR AMOUNT. ============================================================================= THERE ARE 125 PIECES OF OODAMMO IN THE BUCKET. SO TECHNICALLY, BIGDYLAN91 WAS CLOSEST, BUT HE WON ALREADY. SO, KILLER~SAFECRACKER WINS. ============================================================================= logic boy: 117 Kiteman: 151 Hiyadudez: 104 Lithium Rain: 357 bigdylan91: 121 Correct anomaly guess. NachoMahma: 83 Doctor What: 163 smilee: 143 Djradio: 50 Killersafe~cracker: 130 Gjdj3: 51 Seleziona: 67 Shadowman39: 100 ItsTheHobbs: 45 Bartboy: 190 I_am_Canadian: 223 knex gun builder: 101 cj81499: 154 kNeXFreek: 212 chopstx: 142

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Instructables Wallpapers

 I was trying to look for a new wallpaper, as there isn't 'just the right Doctor Who' wallpaper out there, and it occurred to me that Instructables don't have any downloadable wallpapers (that I could find). SO I took it upon myself to make some and share them with all of you! I've never made wallpapers so I kept my designs simple. I chose the Instructables Robot, as he is the most familiar icon around here. I didn't want the hand, as for some reason it creeps me out.  I have made 5 wallpapers in total: One is the Instuctables Robot sitting in the middle quite large. Res: 1024x768 Second is the same above but the resolution is 1280x1024 Third one is the same as the above two, except the Robot is a lot smaller. Res: 1024x768 Fourth: Same as above but designed for some laptops, so the resolution is 1280x800 Fifth: Same as above but resolution is 1280x1024 Feel free to tinker or change them. I have also included a screenshot of my laptop using the fourth image.

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MadManMoe64's Gift Exchange

My skills include: Basic electronics and programming, Scale model making,  cardboard modeling, computer modeling, technical drawing/ rendering (by hand or computer), making movie props or gadgets, (other random stuff?) What I'd like to make for someone: atm trying to develop cool stuff that fits into a zippo lighter. Already have one would like to make more. I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): (S,M,L) L, in the sense I would spend at least 6 hours on it. The item is likely to be physically compact. I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: Yeh. What I like: Pirates, LEDs, Doctor Who, games, music,design, anything really What I don't like: fish, flowers I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) N/A Type of thing I'd love to receive: tech, gadgety, cool, whatever you want. Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? Yes Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: over 18 - Tom

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Another step towards human cyborgs - the finger drive.

A Finnish computer programmer who lost one of his fingers in a motorcycle accident has made himself a prosthetic replacement with a USB drive attached.Jerry Jalava uses the 2GB memory stick, accessed by peeling back the "nail", to store photos, movies and programmes.The finger is not permanently attached to his hand, so it can be easily left plugged into a computer when in use.Mr Jalava says he is already thinking about upgrading the finger to include more storage and wireless technology."I'm planning to use another prosthetic as a shell for the next version, which will have removable fingertip and RFID tag," he wrote on his blog, ProtoBlogr.net.Half of Mr Jalava's left ring finger had to be amputated last summer after he crashed into a deer while riding his motorbike near Helsinki.He says he was inspired to create the unique storage device when doctors treating him joked that he should have a USB "finger drive" after finding out that he was a software developer. More is apparently available on the inventor's blog, but it keeps timing out for me.BBC story

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