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Fast CD ripping?

I have a gazillion CDs I need to upload to my computer and on to the iPod. Is there a faster way to do this than import into itunes one at a time?

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Fast and easy firebreaks

One year of heavy rainfall followed by one year of drought adds up to a recipe for disaster.  Its time to do something about your cheet grass.

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FAST electric cars.....

Would you believe, electric cars that are winning against their gas guzzling cousins? ...drag racers are enabling small electric vehicles to beat gasoline-powered Corvettes and VipersCharles J. Murray, Senior Technical Editor -- Design News, May 25, 2009Drag racing Electric Cars

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Make money fast? Answered

Hi i am 13 years old and am actually planning to make a little short film with my friends, i have a budget of about 4 to 5 thousand dollars. i need to make about half of this in a year because my friend is covering the other half. since i am not old enough to get a job is there anyone out there who could give me some reliable tips on making this much money?

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Hairs are growing ultra fast? Answered

I just had a haircut 3 week ago, and noticed that my hairs have grown atleast 1 inch long now. my nails also grow very fast, is this normal, or is there something that is going wrong?

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how fast are your reflexes?

Go to:http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/sleep/sheep/reaction_version5.swfmy fastest average was 0.156 secondsI usually get around 0.21 secondshow about you?BTW the average person's reflexes is 0.25 seconds for those people wandering if their reflexes are faster or slower than an average person.

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how to make money fast ?

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How fast is an Instructable featured? Answered

 I received an email that my Instructable has been featured. 16 hours later, it isn't labeled as "featured" yet, nor has it appeared on the main page. Am I too impatient?

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How fast is your internet ?

I just want to know please go to speedtest.net and post your results download: 3089 Mb/supload: 547 Kb/sISP: Cebridge Connections

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Super-fast kite-surfing

A new kite-board patent was published in August: a hyrofoil board.A curved hydrofoil lifts the whole board out of the water, cuts friction dramatically and gaining massive amounts of speed.Apparently.

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How to lose weight fast?

Hello there.. I’m preparing for a company team building in famous resort here, but i'm really concerned with my big tummy. This really spoils my day whenever i think about it! How can I lose weight without starving my self? Anybody there who can help me??? Thanks!

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COINPUSHER MOTOR SPEED " TO FAST " Answered

I'M BUILDING A COINPUSHER WITH A 12 VOLT SYSTEM AND I'M HAVING TROUBLE WITH THE MOTOR SPEED I'VE TRIED A REHOSTAT AND IT SMOKED WHEN I HOOKED IT TO THE BATTERY AND ADJUSTED THE SPEED WITH IT ... THE MOTOR IS A BLOWER MOTOR FOR THE A/C SYSTEM OF A CAR .. ANY HELP WOULD BE USEFUL !!! PUT "MOTOR" IN SUBJECT IF YOU RESPOND LASNIPER@MSN.COM

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D Day Fast Approaching

Yup, this weekend marks the deadline where kids pay their deposit to commit to the college that they will attend in the fall. It's a major landmark decision for all and I wish the best of luck to those part of the Class of 2020.  Hopefully all were able to make an informed decision of their choice and will be happy wherever they go. So here are some random thoughts on the process: Applying for college is way different now then from I went through it - Why did all of you do applications for more than 10 colleges? (Is it more trying to game the system for admissions, although colleges game it for their stats rankings, and raking up fees by those testing services/prep courses/financial aid forms) Many are emotionally unprepared for the rejection that comes along with it. Many are emotionally unprepared for the realization that most colleges are super expensive and may not be affordable even if you are accepted. It may appear senseless in who gets in and further who gets merit scholarships or full ride to some places. There is an air of mass hysteria during that wait period for the admission decisions to come out. Certain college forums out there seem to feed on that. Don't chance it. Hard to say what is worse, filling out the CSS Profile financial aid forms or going through a TSA checkpoint on a bad day. Gotta love the financial aid letters stating the school is pleased to offer you a sizeable loan to send your kid to college. I have to say we have been fortunate to be able to make our final decision a few weeks ago. I am also fortunate to have won many instructables contests with t-shirts as prizes. That will be her wardrobe for the next 4 or 5 years.

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Extreamly fast burning fuse! uses?

Ok so I was just out buying fireworks and i found some fuse. I needed it as a fuse for a mini cannon i was going to make so I bought it. But i relized after I bought it that it said burns 1 foot in .6 seconds!!!! Thats fast. When i burnt a small piece of this I found this was true. It to fast to use as a fuse so now what can i do with it?!?!?!? I have 25 feet!!

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Where is Girino-Fast-Arduino-Oscilloscope?

I have just joined and would like to work with my Grandson on the Girino-Fast-Arduino-Oscilloscope. But I have been unable to find a link to it.

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How fast do capacitors discharge?

Do they discharge to 0 volts? pls and thank you (for my school expo project)

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how can I make money ? Answered

Hi, i,m 14 and is i need some help. I 've been wanting some money . I won't work online or do surveys. i'm always home becuase i am homeschooled. so please help me. also I am wanting about 100 dollars in 3-5 months thanks

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i need a sniper rifle fast!

Someone post me a sniper rifle that looks cool long has at least ammo of five plz!!!

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Rural Internet?

I am sure that from the title many know what I am about to say.  I need fast rural internet.  Now I have seen huge's net, wildblue, and starband.  The problem is that the first two offer puny download/upload limits.  I am not the kind of person who checks my email and that is it.  I wan't to host servers, stream movies and watch HD youtube.  Yea these satellite companies offer great download speeds, especially starband which I haven't seen a cap for, but the upload speeds are HORRIBLE, worse than what I have now which is really bad.  Now this is obvious because your sending information to SPACE.  So can I maybe get an aftermarket transmitter that is like NASA grade or something.  Or do I need to find a down to earth method to do this.  I live in the middle of nowhere so there is really no other way I don't think.  Do you have any ideas or services you would recommend.

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How to make a fast speed clock?

I'm trying to make a clock which its hands move fast, as fast as around 30rpm. Preferably it will cycle like a regular clock, just sped up. Should I attach a motor to the set hand dial on the back? The motor I have at the moment is a DC motor 12v 36rpm except it is really noisy and it needs to be powered by batteries, and I don't think it will last for the length of time I need it to, around 2-3 hours of continuous rotation.  How do I attach it so the motor controls the dial? Do I need to use gears? I'm after the simplest, most efficient solution, please help me!

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laptop charger, please help fast! Answered

Im going on a plane trip on the 11th and there isn't a place to charge my laptop on the plane and im sure my battery will die. i need a portable way to charge my laptop on the plane, i was thinking of like something with a 9v batter with a dc to ac inverter to step it up to 120VAC but iv'e never used an inverter for a project so i need a schematic or something, please help me!  

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Maker Faire deadline fast approaching!

Have something awesome that you'd like to show off at the Maker Faire and for some reason haven't applied yet? Then get moving! The deadline is March 31, less than a week from now. Go go go! And of course even if you don't want to show something off you'll want to go because we'll be there. Yes, there will be lots of other things to see and play with and do, but most importantly we'll have a table so you can come by and say "hi!" We might even have cookies to share. Maker Faire Call for Makers

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making a cheap wifi antenna fast....

Please help...I've gotten all confused with everything I've been reading.....Will anyone tell me what is the best & easiest & cheapest way to make a Wireless Wifi antenna? I also need to know if I will need to plug the antenna into my laptop or will my Dell Insiron 1521 laptop just pick up the signal or what ad if I need cables what are they called and where can I buy them. I purchased a gsky  usb high power wifi adapter 802.11G but it doesn't do much good at all?  I'm on a very limited budget most would consider me poor but I make it and I'm happy but gosh I just need to pick up my internet across the street in a concrete building to keep an eye on my ebay account (trying to earn money for x-mas)  I have a linksys wrt45g router....well I just need advice please from anyone who will help and I will surely give a badge. Ty...TY...TY

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My day job in fast motion.

I have my own business painting murals and doing custom art for clients in commercial and private spaces. Here's a time lapse I did a while back. Thought it was fitting here in the art section. This ceiling is roughly 16 feet by 14 feet in size, and the center of the ceiling is about 17 feet high. I actually painted this ceiling twice because the original owners sold the residence and the new owners wanted a new and different mural in the space, about twelve years apart. A master sketch of the whole ceiling was created, and then each main detail was sketched a second time as a close up so I knew exactly what was to be painted.

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how kids can make money fast

How to make money is to baby sit, walk neibor hood dogs, teach you kids school work, or make fun crafts out of the things in your home and sell them at a grage sale.

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How do i get money really fast?

I am a young aged girl ( around 8-10 not saying) and i am trying to save up a little more then a thousand dollars, why so much you ask? Because after i buy my laptop i want, i want pocket money too, like to buy me other stuff ( iPod stuff etc,) and you are probably thinking " WHY DOES SHE NEED A THOUSAND DOLLARS? IS SHE BUYING A STORE?!" Its because i want a Apple mac book air, so anything? i need it at least by winter ( cause of the sales, black Friday, etc) and i already have a $100 saved up, ( please something not to hard, like yard work or pet walking, etc.) Thanks!

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messing with a clock

For Halloween I want to create a little knock off of the clock from Disney's Haunted Mansion. I have found a great image of the clock face online. How feasible would it be for me to hack a simple electric clock and have it 1) run backwards and 2) run very fast Thanks!!!!

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looking for a laptop...

Im looking for a laptop, not just good but fast, alot of GB space, up to date (obviously), easy to use, not an apple laptop, i might download games but not many, need to be able to connect usb cables and memory cards, easy enough to move it around but not light, weight doesnt matter too much but nothing light weight that can easily break but will use it mostly for facebook, email, possibly webcam... most likely not though, writing documents, obviously need wifi (but i assume all laptops come with the ability for wifi) so... anybody know of any good laptops with most or all i want? and please dont be rude

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Uploading Videos

Hey guys...i dont know if anyone else has a similar problem with upoading videos...i find it so time consuming...i heard of a new software called !SMACK! it is meant to be really good...it says it uploads to youtube and myspace 100x faster...does anyone use this software..is it any good?? thanks

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How to produce 14,000 cubic feet of hydrogen? Answered

Okay, here is the deal. Me and a friend where thinking about filling two weather balloons( http://www.ebay.com/itm/GIANT-Weather-Balloon-Meteorological-Military-8-Dia-/330626487344?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cfadfd430) with a lifting gas, sending it up with a camera and gps-cellphone. Now, we have everything else figured out but how to get hydrogen, as it is the lightest gas. Is there any way to produce those quantities of hydrogen within a 6-36 hours? I figure I'd ask here because there are quite a few hydrogen powered vehicles here.

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How can I make a giant bike cog like this one? Answered

Here's a site with  the inspiring article: http://www.cnet.com/news/fast-fixie-bicycle-with-giant-chainring-aims-for-100-mph/  Anyways, I want one. First of all I would suppose I'd need a pattern. What program would you suggest I used to make a pattern?  A solid circle of metal with teeth on it will do. I'm thinking of gluing a pattern to a piece of metal, cutting it out as best I can with a grinder then going bike to clean it up with a tungsten carbdide dremel bit. I gues it could be a few thinner sheets of metal that could be  spot welded together. I dont have any tech shops/idea foundries in my town. I say that because I'm wondering could I just create some type of file that a mill machine could read and cut it out for me? I have a couple different reasons for wanting a larger cog, the practical one being I want a cog large enough that the pedals would be moving around very slowly so you could just shift your weiht back and forth, more falling with your body weight than pedaling. The 2nd reason, more lofty and long term goalish is if you can get this much power from a bike, to propel it 100 mph, it just seems reasonable that a human powered aircraft is within reach, as in attatch a hang glider to a bike and have the pedaling able power a propeller once airborne. Anyways, how would you go about making a giant cog?

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Fastest you have ever been.

I have a car, but no permit or license. One day, my brother told me to bring him something while he was at work. I was driving down the street going the speed limit or a little over and under. I turned onto the main road Speed limit, 50mph, and just went 50 or so the whole way. and when i got back onto the highway, this guy is following me to my bumper basically, so in the non passing zone just getting on i am going about 25mph, as you are getting on it is 35mph limit, as soon as it reaches 50mph, i jam the gas, it goes into passing gear and in no time i am doing 80mph. and on an S-curve still doing 80. On the stretch i am doing about 60mph, and decided i should just stick to the speed limit. Got a story? A Nice Morning Drive It was a fine morning in March 1982. The warm weather and clear sky gave promise of an early spring. Buzz had arisen early that morning, impatiently eaten breakfast and gone to the garage. Opening the door, he saw the sunshine bounce off the gleaming hood of his 15-year-old MGB roadster. After carefully checking the fluid levels, tire pressures and ignition wires, Buzz slid behind the wheel and cranked the engine, which immediately fired to life. He thought happily of the next few hours he would spend with the car, but his happiness was clouded - it was not as easy as it used to be. A dozen years ago things had begun changing. First there were a few modest safety and emission improvements required on new cars; gradually these became more comprehensive. The governmental requirements reached an adequate level, but they didn't stop; they continued and became more and more stringent. Now there were very few of the older models left, through natural deterioration and . . . other reasons. The MG was warmed up now and Buzz left the garage, hoping that this early in the morning there would be no trouble. He kept an eye on the instruments as he made his way down into the valley. The valley roads were no longer used very much: the small farms were all owned by doctors and the roads were somewhat narrow for the MSVs (Modern Safety Vehicles). The safety crusade had been well done at first. The few harebrained schemes were quickly ruled out and a sense of rationality developed. But in the late Seventies, with no major wars, cancer cured and social welfare straightened out, the politicians needed a new cause and once again they turned toward the automobile. The regulations concerning safety became tougher. Cars became larger, heavier, less efficient. They consumed gasoline so voraciously that the United States had had to become a major ally with the Arabian countries. The new cars were hard to stop or maneuver quickly, but they would save your life (usually) in a 50-mph crash. With 200 million cars on the road, however, few people ever drove that fast anymore. Buzz zipped quickly to the valley floor, dodging the frequent potholes which had developed from neglect of the seldom-used roads. The engine sounded spot-on and the entire car had a tight, good feeling about it. He negotiated several quick S-curves and reached 6000 in third gear before backing off for the next turn. He didn't worry about the police down here. No, not the cops . . . Despite the extent of the safety program, it was essentially a good idea. But unforeseen complications had arisen. People became accustomed to cars which went undamaged in 10-mph collisions. They gave even less thought than before to the possibility of being injured in a crash. As a result, they tended to worry less about clearances and rights-of-way, so that the accident rate went up a steady six percent every year. But the damages and injuries actually decreased, so the government was happy, the insurance industry was happy and most of the car owners were happy. Most of the car owners - the owners of the non-MSV cars - were kept busy dodging the less careful MSV drivers, and the result of this mismatch left very few of the older cars in existence. If they weren't crushed between two 6000-pound sleds on the highway they were quietly priced into the junkyard by the insurance peddlers. And worst of all, they became targets . . . Buzz was well into his act now, speeding through the twisting valley roads with all the skill he could muster, to the extent that he had forgotten his earlier worries. Where the road was unbroken he would power around the turns in well controlled oversteer, and where the sections were potholed he saw them as devious chicanes to be mastered. He left the ground briefly going over one of the old wooden bridges and later ascertained that the MG would still hit 110 on the long stretch between the old Hanlin and Grove farms. He was just beginning to wind down when he saw it, there in his mirror, a late-model MSV with hand-painted designs covering most of its body (one of the few modifications allowed on post-1980 cars). Buzz hoped it was a tourist or a wayward driver who got lost looking for a gas station. But now the MSV driver had spotted the MG, and with a whoosh of a well muffled, well cleansed exhaust he started the chase . . . It hadn't taken long for the less responsible element among drivers to discover that their new MSVs could inflict great damage on an older car and go unscathed themselves. As a result some drivers would go looking for the older cars in secluded areas, bounce them off the road or into a bridge abutment, and then speed off undamaged, relieved of whatever frustrations cause this kind of behavior. Police seldom patrolled these out-of-the-way places, their attentions being required more urgently elsewhere, and so it became a great sport for some drivers. Buzz wasn't too worried yet. This had happened a few times before, and unless the MSV driver was an exceptionally good one, the MG could be called upon to elude the other driver without too much difficulty. Yet something bothered him about this gaudy MSV in his mirror, but what was it? Planning carefully, Buzz let the other driver catch up to within a dozen yards or so, and then suddenly shot off down a road to the right. The MSV driver stood on his brakes, skidding 400 feet down the road, made a lumbering U-turn and set off once again after the roadster. The MG had gained a quarter mile in this manner and Buzz was thankful for the radial tires and front and rear anti-roll bars he had put on the car a few years back. He was flying along the twisting road, downshifting, cornering, accelerating and all the while planning his route ahead. He was confident that if he couldn't outrun the MSV then he could at least hold it off for another hour or more, at which time the MSV would be quite low on gas. But what was it that kept bothering him about the other car? They reached a straight section of the road and Buzz opened it up all the way and held it. The MSV was quite a way back but not so far that Buzz couldn't distinguish the tall antenna standing up from the back bumper. Antenna! Not police, but perhaps a Citizen's Band radio in the MSV? He quaked slightly and hoped it was not. The straight stretch was coming to an end now and Buzz put off braking to the last fraction of a second and then sped through a 75-mph right-hander, gaining ten more yards on the MSV. But less than a quarter mile ahead another huge MSV was slowly pulling across the road and to a stop. It was a CB set. The other driver had a cohort in the chase. Now Buzz was in trouble. He stayed on the gas until within a few hundred feet when he banked hard and feinted passing to the left. The MSV crawled in that direction and Buzz slipped by on the right, bouncing heavily over a stone on the shoulder. The two MSVs set off in hot pursuit, almost colliding in the process. Buzz turned right at the first crossroad and then made a quick left, hoping to be out of sight of his pursuers, and in fact he traveled several minutes before spotting one of them on the main road parallel to his lane. At the same time the other appeared in the mirror from around the last comer. By now they were beginning to climb the hills on the far side of the valley and Buzz pressed on for all he was worth, praying that the straining engine would stand up. He lost track of one MSV when the main road turned away, but could see the other one behind him on occasion. Climbing the old Monument Road, Buzz hoped to have time to get over the top and down the old dirt road to the right, which would be too narrow for his pursuers. Climbing, straining, the water temperature rising, using the entire road, flailing the shift lever back and forth from 3rd to 4th, not touching the brakes but scrubbing off the necessary speed in the corners, reaching the peak of the mountain where the lane to the old fire tower went off to the left . . . but coming up the other side of the hill was the second MSV he had lost track of! No time to get to his dirt road. He made a panicked turn left onto the fire tower road but spun on some loose gravel and struck a tree a glancing blow with his right fender. He came to a stop on the opposite side of the road. the engine stalled. Hurriedly he pushed the starter while the overheated engine slowly came back into life. He engaged 1st gear and sped off up the road, just as the first MSV turned the corner. Dazed though he was, Buzz had the advantage of a very narrow road lined on both sides with trees, and he made the most of it. The road twisted constantly and he stayed in 2nd with the engine between 5000 and 5500. The crash hadn't seemed to hurt anything and he was pulling away from the MSV. But to where? It hit him suddenly that the road dead-ended at the fire tower, no place to go but back . . . Still he pushed on and at the top of the hill drove quickly to the far end of the clearing, turned the MG around and waited. The first MSV came flying into the clearing and aimed itself at the sitting MG. Buzz grabbed reverse gear, backed up slightly to feint, stopped, and then backed up at full speed. The MSV, expecting the MG to change direction, veered the wrong way and slid to a stop up against a tree. Buzz was off again, down the fire tower road, and the undamaged MSV set off in pursuit. Buzz's predicament was unenviable. He was going full tilt down the twisting blacktop with a solid MSV coming up at him. and an equally solid MSV coming down after him. On he went, however, braking hard before each turn and then accelerating back up to 45 in between. Coming down to a particularly tight turn, he saw the MSV coming around it from the other direction and stood on the brakes. The sudden extreme pressure in the brake lines was too much for the rear brake line which had been twisted somewhat in his spin, and it broke, robbing Buzz of his brakes. In sheer desperation he pulled the handbrake as tightly as it would go and rammed the gear lever into 1st, popping the clutch as he did so. The back end locked solid and broke away, spinning him off the side of the road and miraculously into some bushes, which brought the car to a halt. As he was collecting his senses, Buzz saw the two MSVs, unable to stop in time, ram each other head on at over 40 mph. It was a long time before Buzz had the MG rebuilt to its original pristine condition of before the chase. It was an even longer time before he went back into the valley for a drive. Now it was only in the very early hours of the day when most people were still sleeping off the effects of the good life. And when he saw in the papers that the government would soon be requiring cars to be capable of withstanding 75-mph headon collisions, he stopped driving the MG altogether. Written by: Richard Foster

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Why can't I rap fast anymore? Answered

I used to be really fast and legible, around last year/beginning of this year but now when i rap i start stuttering my words. Why?

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Is there a program that counts how fast you click? Answered

Anyone have any links? thanks!

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What do you mean by "How to fast"?

Well? There is a question "How to fast" on the most wanted question on the burning questions round 6, what in the earth does that mean?

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How fast does Dry clay dry?

How quickly will the clay dry, and how can i slow down that process?

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Looking for an RC From the fast and furious movies

I am currently trying to find a large scale version of the Mitsubishi Eclipse from one of the first fast and furious movies. I have tried looking for it thru a couple searches on google, Amazon and even eBay but was unable to find anything about it. So if someone can remember where it was offered at, I would be grateful since this was a favorite of mine as a kid. Thanks.

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Any ideas on resuseing fast food cups? Answered

While driving to work a used McD's cup sitting in my cup hold got me to thinking.  I was wondering if anyone has thought about a way to reuse the wax coated card/paper drink cups you get from fast food places?  People are always thowing them out and if we could come up with a way to get people to reuse them in some way, it might help the sides of the roads look better (less trash). 

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I need a source for miniature gears fast?

I'm refurbishing some old aircraft gauges and I need a replacement for a very small spur gear measuring .175" in diameter with 12 teeth not sure what the pitch is, and it needs to be made of metal if anyone has any ideas please help me out? I'm kind of on a short deadline here to so I would be grateful for any info anyone can give. Thank you all.

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URGENT!!!Reply fast!!!BC 547 switching? Answered

My school exhibition's tomorrow and I need to do something urgent.There's a 7 VDC supply which is converted to 5 VDC by a voltage regulator(both have a common negative terminal).I need a BC 547 to act as a switch and complete the circuit of a device connected to the 7 volt circuit when the 5 volts is used as a signal and sent to the transistor.To put it in another way-The device needs to run on 7 volts when a 5 volt signal is sent to the BC547.I've got about 4 hours of time before I go to sleep(actually forced to!)and the exhibition's tomorrow morning!!!

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Oil Spill Water Cleanups As Fast As They Happen

We live and survive on oil today. That dependence won’t go away for at least a few more generations. Today’s technology allows us to drill oil just about anywhere in the world, and then move it to anywhere we want using behemoth water vessels. Unfortunately, there’s a dark side to all this and it happens when our technology fails us, as periodically demonstrated by mankind’s great oil spill disasters. The most recent being the Gulf Oil Spill of 2010. The amount of oil actually dumped upon our ecosphere and contaminating the environment was mind boggling. The numbing numbers are so large that we can’t even get our minds around it. And we all know that the responsible drilling company won’t fess up to how much was really spilled because even they don’t know, don’t want to know and furthermore want to forget about it. Is there some way to tackle this oil spill problem through the use of the very culprit that created it, namely technology? Of course there is, but it will cost the billions they used to clean up the mess they created in the first place.  We want to develop a technological process to be used worldwide that borrows from what we currently know, and clean up these oil spills almost as quickly as they happen upon our seascape. Did we finally clean up the Gulf oil spill?  Yes, maybe? But it took too long and we either didn’t use the right equipment or not enough prepared and available equipment to check the problem. Time is probably the most critical factor involved in mitigating oil spill disasters. While Nature obviously works to clean up ecological disasters, she takes perhaps a decade or more to make a region whole again. We need to help nature accelerate her time schedule to a few weeks not decades! Oil cleanup equipment exists that is too painstakingly slow and inefficient to get the job done quickly and effectively, and to recapture ~99% of the oil spilled. Today’s processes are makeshift, disjointed, and not organized nor designed to tackle today’s mega-proportion oil spill problems.  We need a cohesive mega-solution to handle mega-problem oil spills. A virtual army of specialists with proper equipment to attack, gather up and capture, then deliver the spilled oil to vessel staging platforms. These huge platforms will separate 99.9% of the captured oil/water, dumping the water back.  Oil tankers on standby then take this recaptured crude oil to refineries. This process must be set up with the proper equipment to dynamically proceed in real time. Only high sea states should be capable of halting its operation. The process of oil/water cleanup requires the serial use of various sequential operations where each performs a key stage of the operatic procedure. The orchestration starts with techniques that initially yield the biggest volumetric punch first, then refines this processing by using less volumetric cleaning ability but greater oil separation capability. All the while we have deployed an improved form of today’s containment apron, capable of hundreds of miles of coverage to prevent spreading the spilled oil slick to shore. Having researched today’s available oil spill removal systems, their usefulness has been categorized according to volumetric processing capability per time. Fast surface skimming techniques plus “huge”, constant flowing centrifugal separators clearly win, but are not 100% effective. Sponge-type, oil absorbent techniques then come to play as they are useful in nearly recapturing the remaining 0.1% oil from the water, but are slow and will be used solely on the remaining 99.99% pure water expelled from our centrifugal oil separators. Today we literally use these absorbers like sponges, dunking them into the oil slick, waiting awhile and pulling them out after they’ve absorbed some oil. Such prolonged processing times are unacceptable. Absorbers are to be used differently than today, their performance is vastly accelerated as they now act as 0.1% oil filters to process the pressurized water expelled from the centrifugal separators. The final residuals of perhaps 0.01% that the high pressure absorber filtration misses will require oil break down chemistry whose end products are environmentally friendly and allows Nature to restore balance. So the actual water dumped back will be better than 99.99% pure. Now let’s break this process down a bit and address the pieces of equipment involved. Our attack vessels are special, high speed catamarans that ferry cars between different ports today. They use water-jet propulsion, are extremely fast, maneuverable, and will be equipped with a special front-end water scoop to pick up the oil/water slick in real time while propelled forward. Their scoop or nozzle articulates, performing real time adjustments responding to oil slick depths thereby avoiding too much water pickup. Once their holding tanks are full, they reconnoiter with waiting intermediate-sized tankers to quickly dump their oil/water cargo. When these tankers are full, they deposit their load to one of the huge vessel platforms. These staging platforms use centrifugal systems to quickly and efficiently separate huge quantities of the oil and water, and dump the 99.9% cleaned water overboard (Nature effectively handles the remaining 0.1% of oil). When their tanks are full of oil, they start emptying themselves into the large standby oil tankers for delivery to refineries. QED. For you science fiction/fact fans, this concept requires enormous equipment, is on a huge scale and if viewed as one harmonious system may be the first Oil-Terra-Forming machine to be used on our planet.  

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Fast food/ restaurant sauce packet extractor!

This is just a crazy idea mostly for novelty purposes. I'm not advocating never paying for condiments again. But hey, maybe you just lost your job, you're a poor college kid, you're mad at McD's because the dollar menu isn't a dollar anymore, or you're just cheap! Or (in my case) you love exclusive sauces not sold in stores and would like a more efficient way of emptying all those hundreds of sauce packets you acquired into bottles :P Lol, let me go into what lead up to my "Huh, that would be awesome!" idea moment. I love(d) Taco Bell's Fire Roasted sauce. And darn them to heck for discontinuing it!!! Um, uh... yeah anyway. I loved it. Alot. So much so that I eventually built up a large cache of packets in my kitchen. One day it occurred to me I would use it more if the sauce was with all the other condiments in the fridge door. For when I prepare something for consumption and have thoughts similar or equal to "Hm, I wonder what would be good on this" I open the door, stair at the sauces, and evaluate. So, I saved a nice glass bottle (a steak sauce if I remember correctly), washed it, and squeezed many, many individual packets into said bottle until I had my very own "Bottle of Taco Bell's Fire Roasted Boarder Salsa Sauce". A practice I continued for several years. Many of my friends thought it was awesome. Other's thought I was crazy. In the end it didn't matter what other's though. The sauce called to me and I answered. Faced with the same decision I would do it again and I have no shame in that. Just in case you are actually interested, when I heard they were discontinuing my favorite sauce I made arrangements with the manager of the local taco bell to obtain their remaining boxes of sauce. And it was enough to last me until... today. As I squeezed the last few packets of Fire Roasted Boarder Salsa Sauce into its bottle that has served me so faithfully these many years an idea hit me. The concept of a machine that would extract the sauce for you. Pour packets in and sauce comes out. My first reaction was "this would have been very useful several thousand packets ago!" lol. Then I really started contemplating it as a "for the hell-of-it" idea and project. There are just so many different, possible ways of how one might work. Just with the squeezing mechanism (after the packet(s) is somehow automatically slit open). With a double roller one could squeeze several at a time or in serial progression. Or perhaps stack them in the same orientation inside some sort of press. Much experimentation would need to be performed to determine the optimal extraction method. Anyone interested in giving it a go?

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i want a bike that can go fast cheap but enviorment frendly any instructables?

I need to get to the walgreens down the street fast but im 12 almost 13 so i cant drive and walking is dangerous because of child melesters

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I'm looking for a fast, durable, mobile computer for less than $1000. Any suggestions?

I plan to use it for schoolwork, gaming, web browsing, travel, video calling, and pretty much everything. i (clearly) wnat a laptop, but haven't been able to find any that fit what i want other then the alienware m11x, which is usually about $1050. can anyone point me in the right direction????? I curently use an acer aspire one. i can't STAND IT anymore.  IT IS So SLOW!

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Where can I make or buy a clock that is continuously moving round really fast?

Much like thishttp://www.flashfridge.com/tutorial.asp?ID=35i've also seen it in cartoons also. Would it be possible to buy or make one of these? if so where and how :o

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My Computer Is VERY SLOW!

My computer was running perfectly fine and fast two days ago. It is a quad core 3.2 Ghz processor, so it should be very fast. I checked my temperatures and they were normal. I even reinstalled windows to make sure that I didn't have a virus that just couldn't be detected. For one, it took about 7 hours to install windows 7. I had to go on a different computer to even post this question. Any ideas on how to fix this? Thank you.

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