It was time for the apocalypse of Apocalypse! Destroying it was kinda fun, it isn't every day you do a belly flop into a pile of knex ^.^
Topic by Sorunome | last reply
Alright, I'll admit it. I went to brickfair. There, they had an apocalyptic DC there, and I got inspired. However, I think I need quite a few more pieces. I'll post this in a question, too: Anybody know where I could get a ton of legos for a good price? I earn 10 a week, so try to make it fit that. Thx, builder968
Topic by builder968 | last reply
It will be safe and awsome and cool and awsome and cool and safe
Question by d4n2y1 | last reply
Once again someone thinks the world's gonna end soon. Someone is suing CERN because their afraid that the new atom smasher (Large Hadron Collider (LHC) along the French-Swiss border) is going to create a black hole and suck up the Earth in a month or so. I think its gonna be another failed doomsday theory, like it probably will be.
Topic by wingman246 | last reply
My Playstation Network Account is ViccieB1993. What a suprise, no? Anyways, anyone looking for a good game of LittleBigPlanet2, Motorstorm Apocalypse, or Gran Turismo 5, just hit me up with a friend invite. Also have a Twitter account now, for all my 'fans': ViccieB1993NL. Have fun playing!
Topic by Skreetsha | last reply
How can I make something to give myself T-Virus injection marks? I'm looking for a way to give myself T-Virus injection marks, like Alice and Angela have in Resident Evil: Apocalypse, without actually injecting my self. The purpose would be for SDCC and eventually tattoos.
Topic by cjschen | last reply
I found a blog of a guy who just finished living a whole year in a simulated apocalypse scenario. He posted a video every couple of weeks in which he tries to learn a new skill. There's surprisingly little content about zombies in any of the videos, so even if you're not into that, you can still enjoy it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v;=Df7UfYGn6lQ http://zombiesinbigsur.blogspot.com/
Topic by JamesRPatrick
I am planning for the coming zombie apocalypse and have decided to run into the mountains around my home with a group of people. Said mountains are a long way from the ocean, but we will need a long-term supply of table salt. I know that many plants contain naturally occurring sodium, which we could use to escape deficiency, but I want a way to obtain salt crystals for purposes such as drying meat. Without leaving my mountain haven, how can I accomplish this?
Question by tincanz | last reply
I'm writing a zombie apocalypse fiction story and in one scene, one of the militia has to eavesdrop on a survivor gathering through a padded window using a stethoscope modified to fit onto a walkie-talkie earpiece microphone (the type that's along the same wire as the earpiece). The stethoscope would be placed against the glass window. The eavesdropped survivor leader is using a loud announcement voice with no acoustic assistance, in the middle of, say, a 20m x 10m x 3m lobby. The sound would (theoretically) reverberate through the glass window and into the stethoscope, which would focus all that sound down into the mic, which is transmitted by the connected walkie-talkie to our actual listener that hears it several kilometers away through the second, receiving radio. Notwithstanding the padded window (since the character finds a hole) and assuming the transmitted signal isn't distorted at all, how bad would the audio fidelity be for the listener? Would you still be able to understand audible speech? Would listening with stethoscopes through glass windows even work?
Topic by nutsandbolts_64 | last reply
... and I Feel Fine.So the LCH "red button" day is coming up. It is supposed to happen mid-June with collisions starting a couple of months later (I haven't found any actual dates yet though). I know that the chances of it producing a mini black hole that gobbles up the Earth (or one of many other strange, never before seen, apocalyptic theoretical physics scenarios) are small, but still ...Who thinks it would be fun to throw a party the night before they fire it up? So if the next day we all cease to exist, we could at least have the satisfaction of going out with a (big) bang. The parties could be physics themed too. We could have snacks and drinks that are composed of atoms. We could tell physics jokes ("Supercollider, I barely even know her"). We could read passages from "Flatland". And to finish the night off (this almost goes without saying for apocalypse motivated parties) we would have a massive bokononism style orgy.What do you say Instructables members, want to rub some feet?Edit: CERN is actually being sued to prevent the firing up of the LHC. Link
Topic by Tetranitrate | last reply
My Skills Include: Beer Making, Composting, Gardening, cooking (advanced novice), small projects that don't require advanced tools, some electronics, KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) Projects, heavy lifting, and wit. I'd Like to Make: Something for the novice beer brewer, something for a garden, or a little doodad to keep a kid amused. I'd Be Willing to Make This Size Gift: Any size I'd Be Willing to Receive A Smaller Or Larger Gift Than the One I Make: Absolutely! What I Like: Things powered by the sun, light up things, useful items for ZAKS (Zombie Apocalypse Kits for Survival), turtles (not a reference to that video, I really dig turtles) What I Don't Like: Brussels Sprouts, turquoise, Dean Koontz novels, Smirnoff Ice I Absolutely Shouldn't Have: Sugary stuff (borderline diabetic, trying to not be actual diabetic) Things I'd Love to Receive: Solar powered things, robots, garden stuff, ZAKS (see above) Would You Be Willing to Ship Internationally: Yes! Confirm Age: I am, sadly, almost 31 years old. Smashing Pumpkins wrote a song about the year I was born.
Topic by Sunkicked | last reply
Hello fellow followers of the 1s & 0s. Here is my idea. Everytime I travel my wife or I forget to update or profiles in the cellphones so we burn battery. I run waze, bluetooth streaming of Sirius Radio streaming as well as background syncing which kills the battery faster than it can charge. So here is my idea, Buy an Ankor 1200mAh battery backup/charger and hard wire it into the glove box so everytime I run the car the charger is getting topped off so I can use it either while driving or if the Zombie (more likely sunspot) apocalypse happens. Everytime my phone needs a charge my wife's phone decides it needs attention as well. This way I have 5 ports, ALL SMART, that I could always have ready. What do you think? Any reason I can't do this or shouldn't? Seeing that my Vibe has a 2-prong household-style plug on the instrument panel by the glove box, I'm thinking it should be an easy thing to wire. My only issue is the plug is rated 115volts, 100w, 1amp max. Not being an electron spec ialist I'm guessing it is too wee to power the brick battery. PS. If you were thinking of getting a new battery backup I love the one listed above. I appreciate all your help! @IdeaJason
Topic by GuruJason | last reply
The END OF THE WORLD at www.extremefuturistfestival.com the VORTEX IMMERSION DOME 450 South Bixel Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017 featuring SURVIVAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES show Extreme Futurist Festival is a 2 day arts and technology festival focusing on radical voices of the new evolution. Last year we had a great event and were called "a TED conference for the counterculture" by the LA Weekly. This year we seek to make XFF an even more epic experience. People are going insane over the Mayan calendar hype about the world ending on 12/21/12. This is why we have decided to bring them the apocalypse they deserve. We are throwing an end-of-the-world conference that you will not forget. Children get in free. We will be focusing on cutting edge science and technology along with transgressive performance art and music. Showcasing the most innovative and subversive memetics of our time, we see to highlight an extreme future that breaks the formula of modern culture. The future has been commodified by the mainstream in an effort to make revolutionary technologies easy to digest. As a result we are now living in an era of complacency, in which the true leaders and game changers are made to feel like outsiders. It is time to rise against the dominant current of our society and declare that nothing is too extreme. We refuse to be assimilated into a carbon copied version of a new humanity. As evolutionary agents we will push the boundaries of what it means to transform our species. XFF is organized by Rachel Haywire, Christopher Jannette, and Sean Humphries.
Topic by devilDroid | last reply
A horde of zombies just broke into our office and attacked! Many, if not all, members of Instructables are seriously injured. Bilal and the Robot have been taken captive, and are presumed to be infected with the zombie virus. We are too afraid to attempt a rescue at this time.We bravely fought them off using marshmallow guns and pirate swords, but the tide only turned in our favor when one of the zombies hooked up some speakers and played "Thriller," at which point the rest of the zombies joined in the dance.We recognized many of the members of Three Rings and think they may have been experimenting with something more sinister than Puzzling Pirates. Perhaps our recent swashbuckling raid on their fortress led them right back to our HQ? It appears the zombie apocalypse has started. Prepare as best you can. Update: Maybe we should have warned the zombies they really didn't want Bilal?Update 2: We got Bilal back! Unforuntely, he returned in zombie-form, so I had to cut his head off.Update 3: The zombies sent pictures of the robot in captivity! More pictures of the zombie lair and robot here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/grow_power/sets/72157606960332823/ Update 4: Live action video from the event was found and uploaded to youtube... what a horrific day:Update 5: The zombies have sent their reply video. Dancing, carousels, and brains. This video exposes it all. Here it is: Three Rings Zombie Attack on Instructables
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
Look at me, I'm hideous! I tried to prepare everyone for the Zombie Apocalypse, but I published my instructable and it hasn't appeared in "Recent" yet! Since nobody was ready to combat the undead, I was overrun and turned into one of them!But seriously, it's been like eight hours since I published and it still hasn't shown up. The last three or four 'ibles I made did the same thing, one of them took a day and half to show up. By this point it won't even show up in the first page of recent instructables. How am I supposed to get people to see this if it takes this long to show up? What gives?!?!? ****UPDATE 7/17 @ 7:40pm****Well, it STILL hasn't been added to the recent list! Now I guess it'll have to wait until after the weekend. Grumble grumble grumble . . . ****UPDATE 7/18 @ 9:40am****Thanks to Lemonie for spotting my instructable . . . buried eight pages deep in the recent list! Somehow, despite the fact that I didn't publish until thursday 7/16 (I didn't even take any of the pictures until wednesday) it says I published it tuesday. It's entirely possible that it's been on the recent list the entire time, just pushed three or four pages back from where I expected to find it. I don't know what's going on here, but I don't like it. I may try to unpublish it and then republish as an entirely new instructable to see if it'll get bumped up, but I don't know. What if it gets caught by the filters again and doesn't show up for several days?If any of the admins read this thread, please look into this for me!
Topic by depotdevoid | last reply
Okay, my idea is that in the event of the zombie apocalypse (or many others) I think it would be very handy to have a GPS-esque service. I've read that the satellites we use for GPS are decaying and will not be around for much longer than 20 or 30 years without repair or replacement. So, in the event that the zombies come and I manage to survive and, more importantly, thrive, I would like to be able to set something along these lines up. Assuming I have access to renewable power sources and the correct materials, how would I build something like this? My initial thought is to use radio towers for triangulation. I go to three existing radio towers, set them up with a power source, and set them to frequencies A, B and C respectively. Then i have a (preferably mobile) device that monitors the signal strength of those towers. Another option that springs to mind is that i might have multiple antennae that i can connect to a few feet of wire each and place around my device for added accuracy. If my idea is sound, I then will have a way to tell where i am, roughly. Of course, not only will I need a method of recording locations in a logic manner, I also have to worry about the accuracy of my readings, due to the limitations of my device/radio towers, possible weather conditions or even my physical location (valleys, cliffs, etc). I should add that I'm looking for a very simple reproducible device here, not a standard GPS with loaded maps or the like. I'm fine with having a receiver and a notebook for locations, or just marking them down on a physical map. I don't know much about radios or GPS, I'm afraid, and would greatly appreciate any advice. Thanks!
Topic by theMij | last reply
Prototype This premiers tonight on the Discovery Chanel. It stars Zoz, a good friend of mine from MIT. Here's what Zoz has to say about the premier:Dear lords of the realm,Please join me in advertisement-laden spirit this Wednesday for a thrilling three hours of television tomfoolery:8pm: Discovery Channel - season premiere of "Time Warp" produced by crop circle nemesis and doctor of weirdness John Tindall and co-hosted by Robots alum and all-around superhero Jeff Lieberman; followed by:9pm: Network Presidential debate - mix red food colouring with corn syrup and smear it on the screen so that all participants look like the blood-soaked zombies they are; wipe it off in time for:10pm: Discovery Channel - season premiere of "Prototype This" co-hosted by yours truly! That's right, the Apocalypse Now of television - the series that wouldn't die, that took longer than most Master's theses to make, is finally going to see the light of day!Representative websites here:http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/prototype-this/prototype-this.htmlhttp://blog.wired.com/geekdad/2008/10/preview-discove.htmlhttp://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-10016485-52.htmlTo anyone who got this shameless plug twice - take it as a compliment because I didn't want to miss anyone so this one is going only to important individuals, not lists! But still tell all your friends to watch so we can get good ratings and get picked up for more seasons so I don't have to find a real job!It's been a long and circuitous path from idea to actual show. In one of the first ideas, Squid Labs was going to prototype various ideas in a reality-TV-like show. To see how it's evolved, check out a couple of the casting reels we filmed starring Tim, Christy, Corwin, and me:MITERS Tour with TimSquid Labs tour with Christy, Corwin, and EricI've got Zoz's casting reel too, and I'll share that shortly.
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
[edit: this isn't real, but it would be awesome] In the interest of helping out our amazing community of authors, we’ve decided to make all of Instructables available for download in a single PDF document. That way when the EMPs hit or the grid goes down, you’ll have all the chicken rearing, solar paneling, rain barreling, wind turbining, and urban farming resources you’ll need. And because we’re including everything, you’ll also be able to stave off the post-apocalypse blues with bacon roses and unicorn poop. We’re putting all 127,000 Instructables projects into a single omnibus edition that will be sold at cost (TBD) to Instructables authors and for about $1000 for non-members. We’ll also make the PDF available to Pro members. If you’re so inclined, you can print and bind your own version. Get familiar with KaptinScarlet’s “How to Bind Your Own Hardcover Book” Instructable. We found a spectacular publisher who’s willing to bind the pages with paracord and baling wire. This edition should have just about 30 meters of paracord in the binding, along with just enough baling wire to keep the whole thing together if you choose to take out the paracord. The publisher also agreed to include a metal shank in the spine that can be fashioned into a makeshift knife, shovel, or bottle opener. The book is big enough to make a pretty nice counterweight for a small trebuchet, too. There were a few challenges for this publication. First of all, there’s an awful lot of content. To keep the print length down, we used small images wherever possible. We also cut the comment sections and individual project tables of contents. We did, however, keep the advertisements in the margins just in case AdSense will pay out during the End of Days. This publisher did balk at including packages of strike-anywhere matches in the book jacket. Sorry everybody. Matches were deemed “too unsafe” for their production and distribution teams. As though a conflagration of Amazon packages in the back of a UPS truck is less safe than losing a few digits to a frozen post-apocalyptic hellscape. The biggest challenge of all, though, was the sheer size of the book itself. The rough draft weighed in at about 500 kilograms. In a lucky break, using that ultra-thin biblical/lexicographer paper stock allowed us to cut the weight to just 220kg AND to make the pages double as bathroom tissue in a Charmin-less world. The tome will require a licensed forklift operator to receive it (or you can choose to pay the $150 white glove installation surcharge.) And, as usual, we cannot ship to a PO box.
Topic by wilgubeast | last reply
I know that this probably isn't the perfect site to be asking for this, but I figure I'll give it a shot. I'd like to come up with a design for a picture I intend to create, which shows the Four Horsemen, except instead of horses, they're riding motorcycles. If anyone is familiar with The Outlaws' version of the song song "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky", I'd like it to fit in with that theme: hard-charging, kind of dark... you can tell from the atmosphere that they're Hell-riders. I'm trying to come up with a layout for it: how are the Horsemen arranged, what precisely do their bikes look like, where are they, and are they chasing the Devil's Herd of cattle? And should they even be the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, or just regular cowboys who were eternally damned, like the song goes? Both have different visual possibilities. So what I'm looking for is even the crudest drawings depicting one aspect of the picture that you think would be cool. Maybe you have the idea for the perfect shape and level of tattering to one Horseman's cowboy hat, and would like to suggest that. Maybe you think that if one of the guys was riding a Vincent, it'd be the most badass thing since open pipes. Chasing the cattle through a canyon, or idling at the top of a cliff looking down on the Devil's Herd? Any cool color palette you've seen? good reference photos? Stick figures are great. Here's what I have so far, although it can be changed no problem. Like I said, I'd like details of the coolest intake you can think of, the perfect instrument panels, the perfect trenchcoat for a rider. Any little detail, rendered in any level of quality. I'm considering showing them all riding along side each other, holding rifles, instead of the badly-perspectived parked scene shown here. Have the perfect design for the mountains? Toss it in! I plan on making these very huge, so don't worry about details being too small. You'll notice that I'd like to have one Indian, left-hand throttle bike, potentially a big twin, and potentially a Four, with fringed leater seat and saddlebags. I'd also like to have a stretch chopper with a king & queen seat, but I can't decide between a wide or a narrow tire. Notice how the Indian rider is holding his rifle in the second picture. I'd like to have him holding a gun, and at least one of the other guys having a pistol belt with two Colt Peacemakers. If anyone has a cool way of depicting that, please share. I am open to suggestion as to what the right rifle would be. You can also notice that in the second sketch, there is a Harley springer front end lurking in the background on the left, and I didn't draw the Indian rider's whole body, so that's actually Chopper Dude's rear wheel, not Indian Dude's head.
Topic by Rishnai | last reply
I'm conducting a research, and I require all ye's cooperation in this! (Indeed, this is citizen science) If you would like to participate in this tiny research, then would ye lassies and lads care to follow the below instructions? I'll write a high school-level research paper on this once there's so much data, that I'd be swimming in the stuff. If you feel like you can't do it, please do smother the link around liberally, so that other people that can answer it, will answer it! Do your part for science! =========================== Directions: You will need the ff.: > a coin > pen/pencil and paper > a stopwatch of any sort > a word processor (a word count is useful) > an internet connection (for posting the results here, of course!) Then do this: 1) Flip a coin. If heads, you'll be using plain ol' pen-and-paper (well, you could use a pencil, too), but if tails, you'll be doing the WPM's on a word processor. 2) Choose one topic below: > A > My zombie apocalypse survival plan. > B > Windows vs. Linux vs. Mac; which is better and why. > C > Why Am I Even Writing This? (dump your thoughts here) > D > Why I like my favourite movie/novel/whateverart genre. 3) Get your stopwatch, start timing and start writing (in essay form) on your prescribed writing medium (see step 1). There is no time or word limit here, however it is better if something more substantial is to be written. 4) Once you feel that you've completed your thoughts on your written piece, stop the timer and count the number of words you've written. Record the two pieces of info somewhere (I need the time in hh:mm:ss format). . . WAIT: It is recommended that you do the above steps first before proceeding to read and fill out the form in step 5. If you read the form in step 5 first, you will jeopardize the information that the form in step 5 seeks. . . . SERIOUSLY: Do steps 1-4 first, then come back down here. This is science we're talking about here. Well, if you're done with them, then sure, you may pass. . . 5) Copy-paste and fill out the following form (i.e. everything in-between the pluses, including the pluses) and post it in this forum (and delete the stuff in brackets ("[ ]", "< >"), including the brackets themselves), and no, you don't need to post your essays here: ++++++++++ ==|| FORM START ||== Topic chosen: Writing medium: Word count: Time: a) Where do you prefer writing (paper or computer)? If mixed preference, elaborate. b) In what environment did you write in? [i.e. your room, library, outdoors (if indoors, indicate if there was any sun shining through any visible windows or if it was nighttime)] c) How cluttered was your working environment (how messy)? [rate from 1-10 (decimals are accepted); describe how bad/wonderful your working environment was] d) What did you feel while you were writing on your word processor/paper? [how comfortable were you; general emotions] e) Did you encounter any difficulty in sorting out your ideas whilst writing? Please elaborate. f) Did you read this form before you started writing? If yes, why? Tell me. If no, very good! g) Did you fully understand all of the instructions? Don't be shy. kkAATCGx1 ==|| FORM END ||== ++++++++++ Congratulations! You've contributed to science! If you have any suggestions or inquiries (I really feel like I've missed something here), feel free to PM me about it! (I'd really much better prefer PM's over forum posts so as not to clutter up the semi-ultra-subjective data here). All data that is to be posted down here shall be considered open and free to anyone. If you would like to draw your own conclusions, then feel free to grab the data, but make sure to link (or cite) back here! ======================================= Also, despite intending to write a high school-level research paper on this, it's not actually for any research subject. I'm just really bored... and curious. Additionally, is this topic even in the right category? Oh, and belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to y'all!
Topic by nutsandbolts_64