Apes are People, Too

Spain's parliament has voted to give the rights to life and freedom to apes. Keeping apes for use in circuses, television commercials or for filming will be forbidden. Zoos are still OK, but many will have to improve their conditions in the future to keep apes.Right on. Link

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Is there a tutorial for making iphone apps with flash cs5?

I can make a very basic app and add it to my iphone but i'm searching a tutorial that could help me to make, in the future, a real game.

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Does anyone have a repair manual on how to take apart a hp pavilion n3250?

Need to disassemble the laptop for a repair.

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Does anyone else think we need an Instructables app? Answered

Because that would be awesome! You could browse ibles on the go!!!

Question by HMice   |  last reply

Videos are not playing in Instructables android app.

Videos which are embedded with the insructables are not playing, when i clicks on the it, the thumbnail of video is opening but not video. 

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[GUIDE] Raspberry Pi 3g Internet Wifi Access Point (Optional script to sniff login details)

Wasn't sure where to put this, thought it might be of interest to someone in here :) As a project, I set up my Raspberry Pi as a 3g internet Wireless AP to strip SSL from secure websites and harvest the login details. I wanted to show how easy it would be for someone to set up wireless AP providing free internet, with the equipment hidden - maybe in a backpack - and sit in a public place grabbing login details without anyone suspecting a thing. In the future I would like to do this while running the Pi from a battery bank. Guide to set up Raspberry Pi as a 3g Wireless AP Tutorial on writing BASH script to harvest login details

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I have a WRT54G and i need to connect to a wifi ap down the road about 200 yards the problem is that i have to go true about 4 mobile homes

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Jackal v2-NOW POSTED!!!

Its posted!Well, this is my second attempt at an assault pistol. It kinda looks like a combo of shadowninja/IAC AP. This one uses removable mags. Shoots green rodsPros- true trigger- removable mags (expandable)-30-40 foot range- looks tight- capable of rapid fireCONS- looks like shadowninja's AP- sometimes, ammo goes down the barrel and gets trapped in the internals.100% chance of posting!!!!Credit goes to s0lekill3r for the base idea.

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How can we Scan a wall

Is there a way we can scan a complete portion of wall vertically using lasers or any other device?

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Well, I finally got around to making a sidearm. Largely based on TheDunkis' new oodammo AP. Instructions - http://knexinnovation.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=49&t;=685

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Anyone have any advice on how to get my desktop computer to play 8-track t apes?

I looked online but haven't seen anyone doing this, any advice appreciated. Thanks.

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Deranged Escaped Monkey! (Not Really)

According to this article, a monkey escaped from a zoo using a garden hose, then was found on top of a speedboat. Worrying news for those fearing a simultaneous coordinated animal attack. Who knows, maybe the monkey was trying to drive the speedboat.

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I wanted to electroplate a piece of metal with copper, but I have two questions.One question is what size transformer to use.I have one that is 13vdc at 10 watts, is that too much? If so, about what would the aps be on that? Another question is where to find copper. Are pennies ok? Any help is appreciated.

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Chapati ( Or any flatbread) With All Purpose Flour

I am looking for the simplest bread possible that uses AP flour and a fry pan . Someone with more kitchen experience could develop this and evaluate the product better than I. The devil will be in the details, I expect.

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how do i make a table lamp battery operated?

Do I just cut off the plug? I want to use a 40 watt bulb, and keep the switch. I can't/don't want to use LED's. thanks, ap

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I am doing a "plans" project in pre-ap high school physics and i need ideas!

This project is where I have to have someone else's plans for a project and I have to give a lesson over how physics works in the thing I make. I could make a building or bridge or radio and anything basically as long as its not outrageously simple and has physics behind it. however I would need to spend under $15 otherwise I have to submit what I am buying and how much each things costs ahead of time. if you have any great ideas and maybe could help with the physics behind it that would be grand! thank you!

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The Pi Day Challenge Says "Judging ends midnight April 11, 2016"

What the heck?  Midnight April 11 has most definitely happened(judging by how it's April 12).  Can someone explain why it's...  Delayed?

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What are hard drive platters made of? Answered

I took apart a hard drive to start makine AP Digital Light's hard drive clock, but before I cut the slot for the light to come through, I'd like to know what the platters are made of, just in case they have something harmful in them. ~Thanks~

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How to Increase RC Remote Control operation distance

Hi i have this rc remote control  Acoms AP 202 2 ch 27Mhz ( http://www2.produktinfo.conrad.com/datenblaetter/200000-224999/224278-an-02-ml-RC_Einsteigerset_de_en.pdf ) and i want to increase the operation distance..now it only 150m i want it to go 300m+

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How to add Instructable to Collection on Tablet App?

I have recently installed the app on my tablet and for some reason I can't find any way of adding an Instructable to a collection. The only way round I've found is to favourite it, then go to my laptop and open it up and add to collection from there, which is a mad way to do things! Can anyone shed any light on this please? Many Thanks!

Question by TinkerJohn 

How do I set up a complete Internet cafe control and networdk infrastructure?

I am having dificulty with finding a setup that will give me control of the daily running of the Cafe. I want to build an entire infrastructure for a internet cafe. I need to know what software to use to control the access of PCs and the Wifi. I am familiar with servers, proxies, switches, and APs. I need help with the contol softwares.

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Hey Scooter Trash! We Have a New Hero!!!

You want freedom? Enjoy living dangerously? This happened in my hometown (at least where my Mom and Dad live). Take a look: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/ODD_NUDE_MOTORCYCLIST?SITE=AP&SECTION;=HOME&TEMPLATE;=DEFAULT&CTIME;=2009-02-11-20-46-29And before anyone asks, No! This wasn't a member of the Skunk Crew.

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Market Day Project- Need Help

My AP Economics class is having a "Market Day" in 2 weeks; here are the rules: Limit of $14 total (Can go over by around 5 without anybody noticing) Must make atleast 10 items Person who sells the most items gets a good grade No food/ weapons/ things not appropriate for school If anybody can help me or point me in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate it.

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How can I fix the internal power connector in a Apple Powerbook? Answered

I dropped my computer more than a year ago. The power connector used to require me to twist unitll the green light came on. About two weeks ago, even that didnt work anymore, so I went to the Mac store and paid 80$ for a new cord. That worked for about two weeks, now I can't get anything. Is there a way to replace the internal adaptor?

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Werewolf Teeth AKA Custom Fit Theatrical Dental Appliance

I created these werewolf teeth for a Halloween costume my father put together. The teeth were made by first making an alginate cast of both his upper and lower teeth. Then I created a plaster cast onto which the werewolf teeth were sculpted out of pink and ivory dental acrylic. I don't have photos of his completed costume as of yet.

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How to make a 4 channel audio mixer? Answered

Making a mixer bassed off of AUDIO 8 DJ http://www.native-instruments.com/index.php?id=audio8dj&ftu;=bacefa846820ff7 or Nuo 4 http://www.eclerdjdivision.com/productCont.php?ap=2⊂=1&id;=3I more interested in a simple version of the previous mentioned. Heres a simple version http://dpro.mackie.com/mixers/d2pro/I feel like the simple one would be more doable but if you manage to make the ones i mention first, then thats amazing.

Question by bmjones   |  last reply

Wifi Voip Phone

The call control protocol of the WF01 is based on SIP V2 (Session Initiation Protocol version 2, RFC 3261) open standard, which is interoperable with major SIP-based call servers, IP-PBXs, and other standard SIP-based client devices. The WF01_V2 is compliant with the IEEE 802.11b standard and interoperates with any existing 802.11b or 802.11g wireless AP and gateway. It may be used as a cordless handset for residential users or for business users in an office environment. The small form factor of the handset is easy to transport and allows users to place VoIP phone calls in public 802.11-based environment.

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How can I bridge and use outdoor wireless adapter with my indoor wireless adapter in LINUX?

I am trying to increase my wifi reach because my indoor wifi adapter is not picking enough AP's i am using a TP-LINK wireless adapter with RaLink 3070 Chipset after trying some cable extending ways its till not satisfying what i want to ask if i setup a outdoor Wireless CPE how can i use that to monitor or perform ap's from internal wifi adapter to make it more clear i will use my tplink adapter with my computer usb as a bridge to access my outdoor wireless CPE or outdoor wireless adapter so what i want to achieve is make my outdoor wireless adapter work in monitor mode and deliver data to my internal wifi adapter where internal adapter will only act a a bridge to access outdoor adapter in this way i will be able to extend reach of my wifi coverage i am trying to find a solution in different forums if its impossible can you suggest any other solution to bridge two or more wireless adapter in a way where the last adapter works as monitoring or injecting adapter and middle and first one only work as abridge to connect to the last third adapter?

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4.4-million-year-old fossil could reshape human origins - Ardi

By Dan Vergano, USA TODAYThe nearly complete fossil of a 4.4-million-year-old human ancestor, a female dubbed "Ardi," is rewriting the story of human origins, paleontologists reported Thursday.The analysis of Ardipithecus ramidus (it means "root of the ground ape"), reported in the journal Science, changes the notion that humans and chimps, our closest genetic cousins, both trace their lineage to a creature that was more like today's chimp. Rather, the research suggests that their common ancestor was a walking forest forager...More at USA Today Site - Discoveries

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How to wire a rechargeable car battery to drive approx 70 LEDs for porch lighting (60 feet) Answered

I need to put lighting into my porch and have decided LEDs would be the best idea as I don't want to put instd. AC. Further, I would like to power these from a std 12V car battery which would be recharged via solar (see: https://www.instructables.com/id/Green-Solar-Powered-Water-Barrel/). This seems like a very doable thing and there are a lot of knowledgeable folks here - can anyone give me some tips on the key considerations?

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3D printing Pen …Suggestion please ?

Please suggest a 3D printing  pen if you have experience with any , leave a couple of lines on why you like your 3D printing Pen ... I just did a search on Amazon and came across about 9 Pens. http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords;=3d+pen&tag;=googhydr-20&index;=aps&hvadid;=32509043311&hvpos;=1t1&hvexid;=&hvnetw;=g&hvrand;=18180289882747278711&hvpone;=&hvptwo;=&hvqmt;=b&hvdev;=c&ref;=pd_sl_39fyg66rgl_b Also post a link to a guide on selecting a 3D printing Pen , if you come across one .. Thanks

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Google boss concerned about privacy??

One coolest pieces of technology in the hands of independent Makers is the UAV; students and hobbyists can exceed military spec for drones and quadrocopters for a fraction of the cost.  So it concerns me when Eric Schmidt, head of the company that put millions of people's homes online without asking, and has been fined in several countries for harvesting personal data via wifi, trys to influence American policy makers, invoking the demon called Terrorists Might, so that the use of UAVs is restricted on thd grounds of "protecting privacy". What say you, Makers? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22134898 Image of Eric Schmidtvfrom AP via BBC site. 

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Dir-300 as Wifi repeater

Hello, I have an AP in my house which broadcasts our wireless Internet signal throughout our house. Unfortunately there is a spot in my house where the signal is not received. I have a spare dlink dir-300 router which I installed custom firmware on (dd wrt). Can someone please help me use it as a wireless repeater. I want it to boost the signal of my other router. Dd wrt has a repeater function, but my router is an atheros chipset so it is not native on my device. P.s: I don't really want some cheap wifi booster made of tinfoil :p . Thanks in advance, Sam

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Blacked Out?

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.

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Hacking and Air Rights

Wondering how wifi data, hacking and air rights work in terms of law and wireless security. If data packets are entering my "air space" why are or aren't I allowed to do with them as I want? So long as packets aren't injected or intended to alter private APs, I assume my air rights on my property trump other laws. I'm proposing no laws are broken; using legal, open software and or writing your own code. I honestly don't care one way or the other, I'm just curious as to what others know, or their opinions on the matter. A Google search with hacking, air, rights, etc..... turns up more than what I care to sort through.

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Does anybody else have summer homework?

Is it not the most ridiculous thing?! I have to read 2 (count 'em - two) books and do a book report on each, one of which includes making maps, graphs, and a load of other stuff.To me, summer is supposed to be a break. Like, Christmas break, or Thanksgiving break, where there shouldn't be any homework given.And what's even more stupid (but slightly funny in a way) is that I'm going into 9th grade. All the teachers and counselors were saying how much stress you're going through, and then they make us do all this homework, which is major grade, be due on the first day of school?I'm not in AP classes either. Just 9th grade gifted! It's crazy!Geez! Shouldn't there be a law against this?

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Nacho Installs Ubuntu. Looking for Kid-Friendly Apps.

. I had two HDDs fail at the same time on an old computer that the neighborhood kids use to surf the web. I went ahead and retired the old P3/550MHz machine and replaced it with a P4/1.8GHz unit I had laying around. Instead of using Win XP Pro, I decided this would be a good time to start switching my computers to Linux. Downloaded Ubuntu 8.10 and once I figured out that a 2.5GB HDD was too small (Ubuntu would install OK, but run out of disk space when updating) and upgraded to a 20, the install went without a hitch. . Looking for suggestions on "edutainment" apps to install for kids from ~5yo to ~16yo. Computer is a 1.8GHz P4 with 256MB RAM, so the apps can't be resource hogs. TIA.

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Seedbank = Arctic Bunker

Norway has built a pretty awesome1 seed storage facility over 400 feet under a frozen arctic mountain. Further chilled by air conditioners to reach -0.4F, the seeds should be safe for up to 1000 years. Hooray for biodiversity!From an AP article:The vault will serve as a backup for hundreds of other seed banks worldwide. It has the capacity to store 4.5 million seed samples from around the world and shield them from man-made and natural disasters.Dug into the permafrost of the mountain, it has been built to withstand an earthquake or a nuclear strike.The seeds are packed in silvery foil containers -- as many as 500 in each sample -- and placed on blue and orange metal shelves inside three 32-foot-by-88-foot storage chambers. Each vault can hold 1.5 million sample packages of all types of crop seeds, from carrots to wheat.1Did you see Alien vs. Predator? Remember the big Antarctic bunker/pyramid? The Norwegians clearly did too.

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Tor/VPN Router [How To Auto-Connect VPN After Tor Connected at Boot]

Dear Instructables Family,Hope you are well and healthy. My name is Enes and i am living in Istanbul. As you know in my country everything is being enforced by brute force to people. Tor, Wikipedia, Imgur, Pastebin, NordVPN, ProtonVPN, Privateinternetacces, PureVPN, etc. many website and service is blocked. There is no "privacy" in my country. For this reason i am looking for a "full privacy solution" for me and who is living same fate since years. I read many article and project but i couldn't believe they are "full privacy solution". Today i encountered with a "Raspberry Pi VPN server project" and i liked it. I have one (RPI 3B) and want to make a full privacy solution with VPN and Tor (with obfs4 bridges it is working but they are blocking everyday our bridges and we need to find another bridges every day). I created a Tor router with RPI and it is working good (little bit slow but i don't have any choice). But i want to add more security and privacy to this router. For example i have a VPN membership but i can not use it because it is heavily blocked. I want to do something but i couldn't find how can i make. Let me explain.My Onion AP is working for now good and when i connect as a client from a computer, i can access https://check.torproject.org website and everything is OK.My VPN membership supports TCP and UDP OpenVPN. It has TCP and UDP .ovpn files with a lots of country. I installed Open VPN on Raspberry and configured it for auto-connect at boot. It is working, when i reboot Raspberry, it connects automatically. But i have a problem.This VPN firm is heavily blocked and i can't use it. I tried ikev2, L2TP, Obfuscated Servers, Onion Servers, Double Servers and Standalone Servers of this VPN but there is no luck. Then i tried something. I connected Tor Router from computer and tried to connect this VPN firm. I could connect, it worked. Because i connected first Tor router and then VPN.My current schema is this:RPI ---> Internet comes from eth0 ---> Tor ----> Share Tor Connection by wlan0To Do:RPI ---> Internet comes from eth0 ---> First Connection Tor (I don't want to share Tor connection immediately because i need to connect VPN with Tor, if i share immediately by iptables, there is no Tor connection and i can't connect VPN) ---> Then connect VPN ---> Share Tor/VPN internet by wlan0I searched on forums, blogs and websites lots of. OpenVPN is using tun0 interface. I have three (3) questions. I am stucked here.1) How can RPI connect VPN with Tor without forward Tor connection? (Connect VPN with Tor and then share Tor/VPN. 2) When i achieved these steps how can i test Tor/VPN connection from a computer (client)? I mean how can i seperate them? 3) Should i add these commands to iptables-ipv4.nat script?-A POSTROUTING -o tun0 -j MASQUERADE -A FORWARD -i tun0 -o wlan0 -m state --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT -A FORWARD -i wlan0 -o tun0 -j ACCEPTIf i achieve this i will be so happy and restful.Could you please help me about these issues?P.S: Sorry for my bad English.Thanks in advance.Best Regards, Enes

Question by ahududu 

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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Man Fights for Right to Dress as Bigfoot

NH artist protests halt to Bigfoot project -------------------- Jan 5, 9:42 PM EST JAFFREY, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire artist and videographer who dressed as Bigfoot in a state park says his rights were trampled by big government. Jonathan Doyle, of Keene, has complained in a letter to the state parks department that a Mount Monadnock park ranger halted his performance art project in the fall because he didn't have a permit. Doyle is arguing through the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union Foundation that his free-speech rights were violated when he was expelled from the state park in Jaffrey. He says he and others with him, some also in costume, were on a lesser-used trail and weren't bothering other park visitors. Doyle says the state hasn't responded to his letter. The Division of Parks and Recreation says it has been forwarded to the state attorney general's office. -------------------- The question is:  Would you be able to resist the temptation to jump out from behind trees and scare park visitors if you were dressed up as Bigfoot?  I'm not sure that I could should I ever find myself in that rather unlikely situation.

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9V battery to power up a 6 pcs & 12 pcs of 20mA 4-pin 130�° Power LED (White)

Hello, I'm new to this and I have a question (again) about 9V battery with power switch to powering up a 6 pcs of 20mA 4-pin 130° Power LED (White); I would like to arrange it in series and a 12 pcs(more or less) of the same LED with the same battery voltage (9V). After I read some references, (I hope I'm not mistaken...) it is all about the resistors? So what would I like to know is, between a 270 ohm and 120 ohm resistors which one more suitable for the 6 pcs modules and the 12 pcs if I wanted each modules gives suitable brightness(on a scale 1 for dim and 5 for very bright, 3(maybe will work) - 4(if I'm not asking to much :D), and how do I arrange it ? I've been reading the Instructables Q&A; around 9V battery and LED lately. I'm afraid I haven't catch the solution, and I hope my question will helping anyone whose have the same specific problem, and be useful for everyone else generally. Thanks in advance everyone. 

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Dofus SAC Equipment

Are you str or agility sac? If you're using gob, I'd guess str. Treeset or Crackler set are both good sets for sacrier. Treechnid set cause of 8AP which will give you more room to sac/dancing sword/punishment/leek pies, increasing your buffs. Tree set total bonuses are 63~150 Strength 9~12 Damage 20% Fire Weakness 20% Air Weakness 20% Resist earth 21~24% Resist neutral 2 AP ~1 MP 72~135 Life 1 Range 1 Summons The -1MP doesn't matter so much because of attraction. You can get this at level 45. Crackler set is good cause of the reduction, means you'll take no damage from your buffs. It also give vitality instead of life, which is always a bonus for a sac. Crackler set total bonuses are 55~130 Strength 6~60 Vitality 2~25 Wisdom 1~20 Agility 1~10% Damage 1~5 Critical Hit 1%~5% Resist air 2%~10% Resist earth 1%~5% Resist fire 15% Resist neutral 8~20 Magical reduction 9~25 Physical reduction 1~100 Initiative 1~10 Prospecting 1~300 Pods If you have no enough dofus kamas to do these, please visit http://www.dufus.us

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Tool-use observed in molluscs!

Everybody knows that humans are "special", somehow different from the other animals on our little blue planet, but it is very difficult to define just how. An early casualty in defining "special" was tool-use.  First chimpanzees, then primates, even birds were observed using tools - hammers, anvils, probing tools, fishing rods, weapons. Now a mollusc is being presented as a tool-user. The veined octopus Amphioctopus marginatus has been filmed by divers collecting coconut shell halves (actually human litter, dumped in the sea) and carrying them away to use later as a shelter. Their habitat is open, featureless sediment, no protection from predators.  The shells provide vital shelter in the exposed underwater plain. If the octopus finds a single half-shell, it digs it up, carries away and then turns it over when needed. If the clever creature is lucky enough to find two halves, it stacks on inside the other, then later "rebuilds" a whole coconut, except this time with a yummy octopus filling. This is another example of high-level intelligence in these bizarre animals.  To me, octopus are a prime candidate for the next "special" animals on Earth, once those polluting apes are out of the scene... Museum Victoria article by original researchers, with video online. Full story from Current Biology, with downloadable videos. BBC story with video online.

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Star (stasterisk) arrested at Logan airport for bomb scare

A 19 year old female M.I.T. student was arrested at gunpoint after entering Boston's Logan International Airport with what authorities claim was "a fake bomb" strapped to her chest, according to wire reports. The device is said to have been some kind of computer circuit board with Play-Doh and wires attached, strapped over her black hoodie. Link to AP report on her arrest.The young woman is identified as Star Simpson, shown in the image above left, and she is a sophomore from Hawaii. She has a user account on Instructables. Boingboing story Star's Instructables pageUPDATE: CNN videoUPDATE 2: Pic addedUPDATE 3: Canida's response added to BoingBoing, and a call for geek-protection sticker designs!UPDATE 4: Simpson pleaded not guilty to a charge of possessing a hoax device at her arraignment in East Boston District Court Friday afternoon. She was released on $750 bail and ordered to stay away from Logan Airport.Simpson could face up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. WBZTV storyUPDATE 5: We had a quick chat with Star! She's doing fine, and after dodging packs of media she's finally getting back to work on her problem sets. There's still school, you know. Of course, they've impounded her sweatshirt, so she's got to do something else for the career fair.

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My ASUS computer reinstalled windows and now all the documents, data, settings I've put on my computer is gone?

I'm freaking out! I'm a high school student with 2 AP classes and my computer seems to be completely wiped, the documents, settings, EVERYTHING! I have an ASUS K55a laptop. It's about 3 years old. Earlier today my browser (Internet Explorer) was acting funny so I tried to shut down my laptop. It wouldn't do anything so I tried again by trying restart. It eventually shut down but when I tried to start it again a page came up saying something about windows is malfunctioning or something like that. It gave me the option to "start normally" or diagnose and address the issues. I picked the latter. Then it started updating and it said it would take about 20 minutes. I waited and when I came back, the computer was restarting itself, updating, restarting itself, updating, restarting itself, updating ... It wouldn't stop and the keyboard wouldn't work so I took out the battery. When I started it again it started doing the same thing and I had to quit a few programs using control alt delete. That's where I am now. I tried to do a system restore but it says there are no points to restore to. Is all my work lost? Please help!  

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