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kill knex guns

How do i kill knex gun$  this is my first gun with a block trigger how do i get rid of it

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Sprays to kill bugs?

I have a problem with bugs. I think there's a hole in my screen, but I can't find any new ones to patch. Anyways, I keep having these small bugs, and now and then even a big, brown, flying beetle thing. I heard that hairspray will kill them in mid-flight, but I don't have hairspray. Anything that I can use instead? Also, it needs to be safe to spray in a bedroom. 

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this "coding" is killing me!

WHY DOES MOST PAGES ON THIS SITE HAVE A code SOMEWARE IN THE TEXT? HELP!!!like ' or p br > '

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The uploader is killing me!

Both the old and new uploader was working great for me a while ago. Until recently, the old uploader dose now work for me anymore and the new uploader starts posting tiny pictures. Now every time I try use the new uploader, firefox crashes, and the old uploader looks different, but still does not work!I am trying to use flicker to bypass instructables's uploaders, but I am finding impossible to use! :-( I cannot post any instructables without picture and I have two project ideas for the LED contest, what can I do? Please help me...

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Stop the Kangaroo Killing! (Updated)

Stop the kangaroo killing!Please help, Forward it to everyone in your contact book and spread the word!!Keep kangaroos out of the endangered list!!!This video will keep you off roo bugers for your entire life! If it doesent, I don't know what will. Please sign the petitionRead the petition here and the sign button is down the bottom

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Best zombie Killing shotgun?

I need the coolest looking zombie killing shot gun

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could this kill me? (Monitor)

I am thinking of taking apart what i think is a crt monitor. i have heard that there is stuff in there that an kill me, if so, what?

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How to kill a task with killtask?

How do you use killtask?

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Knife POV wants to kill

Flickr user zeni666 has created a lovely knife POV. Wave it around and the 7 LEDs spell out "KILL" in the air.   zeni666's Flickr page via Make

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How to Kill a Pleo (video)

Some amusing video of folks from the Sci-Fi network mildly abusing a Pleo. (This is the next toy from the people who brought you the Furby.)It's amazingly easy to kill off the little dinosaur, really. Thankfully you can always reboot.My favorite part was probably Stuart P. Bentley's comment:I can't believe you guys work for the Sci-Fi Channel and passed up the opportunity to choke a robot dinosaur while saying "IF THIS IS A CONSULAR SHIP, WHERE IS THE AMBASSADOR?"

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Remote Internet Kill Switch?

I'm looking for a device that would allow me to be able to cut connections to my ISP with a hard switch (located in a network closet of my home).  The switch would be one in which I can control form one of the PCs located on my home network.  My current setup is a DSL modem/router to a network switch with 24 ports ran throughout my home.  I have three PCs on the network, two printers, and a couple of NAS.  I would like to have a switch that cuts the connection between my DSL modem and my ISP.  The switch would be access from any PC on the network.  The "internet kill switch" would connect to one of the ports of the network switch so that it could continue to be access from the network even when the ISP connection is disconnected. Has anyone came across anything like this.

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Killing Mosquitos with Auto Targeting LASERS!

Houston, we have bug zappers! No really, just this time with lasers! I was surfing through Hack-a-Day, and I came across this. These devices identify a mosquito by the frequency of its beating wings. Once identified, the device aims a laser and destroys the little blood sucker. That seems simple enough, so: Do you think that this could be accomplished by a DIY for under $100? think about, we may have a really useful Instructable on our hands.

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Zombies

This is a talk about zombies

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How do you kill time?

What do you do when you've got time to kill?

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Did I kill my ardweeny?

If I put 9V into my ardweeny, and now when I power the LED turns on immediately and it will not communicate with the software, have I killed the ardweeny? If so, can I replace parts from it, or is it just dead?

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Does Voltage Or Current Kill Electronics? Answered

I've heard it a million times "It's the amps that kill".  But what if we are talking about electronics?  Would something that is 1.5 volts at an amp affect an electronic device? What if I had something at 10 kV, but virtually no current, like a piezoelectric ignitor?  (Maybe both of these examples would, I'm not sure,  but which is more likely?) Just wondering if someone can tell me whether it is mainly the volts or amps that fry electronics. And also how this happens. Does the high voltage short circuit things? Or is it the current that would overheat the small little circuits inside? I'm thinking that both are possible, but I'd like to know which is more likely to kill electronics, voltage or amperage?

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Crocheted grenades make killing cute!

How cute can a grenade possibly be? About this cute. These crocheted versions of deadly explosives let you re-enact WWII scenarios with something that's fun to squeeze. Even the creator couldn't help but get into the act with the video below.Green 'round Grenades from WooWork on Vimeo.

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Video in the ads is killing my bandwidth!

I know instructables pays the bills with targeted ads. That's cool, and useful. No problems there. The problem is putting a 5 minute video in the ads. That gets downloaded when I look at an Instructable. I'm on a satellite link, and my bandwidth costs me quite a bit. If I'm going to have to pay to download a video to look at an Instructable, I either won't look at it, or I'll install ad blocking software. If I want to look at videos I'll go to Vimeo, or YouTube.  Don't let poor choice in ads drive away the users.

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Bunk Beds Dangerous for Kids, Hopefully Safe for Interns

A new report shows that bunk beds may be pretty dangerous things that can lead to broken toes, bloody noses, ceiling fan entanglement (!), falls, strangulation and more fun things. Thinking back on my own experience growing up on the top bunk as a kid and in school dorms, I think I can claim about three of those injuries. But it was fun and sometimes we combined the injuries like the time I pushed a kid off the top of a bunk (an accident, I swear) and as he was falling off he chucked a plastic squirt gun and nailed me in the forehead making me bleed all over the place.He landed on a cushion and I proudly went to the hospital. Good times.Well, here at Instructables HQ we have our own bunkbeds for interns and visitors and so far there have been no accidents. But, as this study from Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio seems to say, it's only a matter of time before we add to the 36,000 reported injuries a year. Link

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how does a kill a watt work exactly?

Hey everyone i was just wondering how watt meters work. most of you already know the Kill-A-Watt. this is basically what i am looking to understand. Kill-A-Watt may get a little complicated as a device, but i would like to know what the basic idea is behind the meter.is there an instructable on how to make your own simple meter? any help is greatly appreciated. thanks

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can a piezo electric igniter kill someone? Answered

Im gonna make a taser thing out of a electric lighter will it kill? amd what volts will it discharge

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can you kill lice w/ proxcide ?

I just need to know if you can get rid of lice w/ proxcide .

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How-To: "Kill" yourself by not getting enough sleep...

I'm just wondering if anyone else in high school (specifically junior year) is frequently pulling all nighters to get their work done, and essentially "dying" from the process. I am in serious sleep deprivation now, and I'm pretty sure that my eyes are going to implode....

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What do you think?

What do you think of the Vashta Narada?

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How can I get rid of an owl in my yard?

See I have chickens and the past couple of weeks a Great Horned Owl swoops down and picks up one them, kills it, then it leaves for a week and come back to do it again. So if there is anyone that can give me any advice as to how i can get rid of it I would really appreciate it.

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iRobot Destroy!

IRobot has a dark side... a very very dark side. Who knew cute little robots that sucked gunk out of your floor would turn into this:http://blog.wired.com/defense/2007/10/roomba-maker-un.html

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Does anyone know of a multiplayer online game that is like modern warfare 2 online?

I have searched all ovr the internet and i havent found anything:( but if someone could help me that would be great:)

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DIY USB Killer? Answered

I am fully aware of the legal consequences of property damage and in no way do I endorse it. I am curious however about the technology behind the attack method of the USB KIller http://www.usbkill.com.  On their product page there is a picture of the device without it's cover and it appears to be mostly an array of capacitors. My current guess is that when plugged into the target device the capacitors are charged and once the array reaches a certain voltage it is shorted across the data terminals. I was wondering if anyone had bought one and could confirm this or if anyone had any alternative ideas about its operation.

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the weirdest dream...

I had this creepy dream, and i met eric and he got mad at me and started to try to kill me and the instructables robot was doing something (i forgot) and a bunch of scary stuff happened. so i woke up and ate a muffin, hotels give me bad dreams....by the way, i came back from reno on friday, and went to westport near ocean shores

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Movie Error

I was watching the first part of Generation Kill, its about a group of marines during OIF 1, and I was getting all into it and I noticed an error, a Major error. Well just look at the picture. Normally for a vehicle to go, the engine has to be RUNNING. Tactical vehicles have switches to start them. You have off, run, and start. He has the engine off, but yet the vehicle is making noise and its going down the road. Now i know the vehicle is being pulled by a trailer, and the engine is "off" because if it was "on" it would be a crap load louder and everyone would have to scream at each other just to talk, but come on guys at least rig the knob so that it points up right when driving. What movie errors have you noticed that made you upset?

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how do you kill fleas in my carpet?

I have a dog and hes bring fleas into the house

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who killed trudy in usa's tv series monk? Answered

 the series finale is tonight but i cant wait to find out... i think it was leland stautamire (not sure on correct spelling).

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how do I kill the weeds in my backyard?

We moved into a new apartment and now that the weather is nicer (we live in Texas) we finally ventured outside to discover the weed farm growing on top of what used to be a nice grassy backyard.  How do we restore the lawn without using too many chemicals?  This is our first time actually having a yard, being city folk, so we're totally clueless!  Halp!

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Scrolling Down While Editing Kills Format Bar

When you scroll down the page while editing,  the formatting bar hits the top of the screen and it floats as you scroll down. A second formatting bar opens on the right. Both quit working as soon as the formatting bar starts to float. Sometimes the right one works, mostly not. On my laptop with Window Vista, both on Firefox and Internet Explorer On my desktop with Windows 7, on Firefox 29.0.1, Internet Explorer and Safari. I'm working on a draft "Amped Floor Lamp"

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Birds use cigs to kill bugs - Crow week!

ODDBALL birds are surprising British experts by using smouldering cigarette to kill parasites on their wings.The rooks are swooping on to the tracks at a Devon railway station and placing their wings over the smoke to fumigate them.Commuter Jeff Jones said told Britain's The Telegraph: "I noticed the rooks because they are not usually found in towns. They were generally flapping about when a chap flicked a cigarette butt on to the track."It was still all right and one of the rooks swooped down and picked up the butt with its beak. It then flew around and landed on the platform, dancing around with this smoking cigarette in its beak."It looked quite comical. But then it dropped the butt on the platform and pulled its wings over it, collecting the smoke. It seemed as if it were using the smoke to rid itself of perhaps ants or something similar."Five minutes later another rook, or perhaps the same one, swooped in when another cigarette was flicked away and repeated the whole thing."Royal Society for the Protection of Birds spokesman Richard Archer said the birds must have learned cigarettes can be used to kill parasites."You have to be careful attributing behaviour but it would seem fumigation is the most likely conclusion. Rooks are very intelligent," he said.It's crow week on Instructables! Post as many forum topics about crows as you can! Main image from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rook_(bird) Wikipedia].

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Will the wrong power supply kill a mobo and everything connected to it?

I got a 400watt power supply from from ebay to replace the 305watt PSU in my Dell Optiplex GX280..... I connected a new power supply incorrectly to the main motherboard connection. Plugged in the 20 pin into the right side of MB 24 pin connector (forced it in!), when I should have plugged it into the the left side, then add the additional 4 pin next to  the 20 pin. (the 400watt power supply is compatible with both 24 and 20 pin motherboard connections, of which I did not know at first). After I made this error, I turned on PC---and nothing works, other than yellow AUX light on mobo and fan works on graphics card. So, I re-installed the original PSU of 305 watts, and again---nothing works, no PSU fan, no CPU fan running. So the question is : Did I fry the mobo with everything else connected (RAM, HDD, CPU, etc.)...Or have I only killed the motherboard ITSELF?...I need to know whether to buy a new motherboard (Dell OH7276)...or just buy a new PC altogether. Dell Optiplex GX280 Tower, 3.4Ghz, 3GB RAM

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what wattage of laser necessary to kill mosquitoes (immediately)?

To craft a gadget that shoots mosquitoes with laser, there is the need to know the enemy's vulnerability. The most needed is the mosquito vulnerability to laser shooting. What wattage of laser is sufficient? The configuration I think is, attracting mosquitoes with some infrared light (or, multivibrator), then shooting with laser. I might shoot with a continuous laser (after infrared path is broken, surely), but zip-zip-zip sort of (threshold activated shooting) is sensible, too.I stated this previously @ yahoo answers, but no (serious) answer wa there.See the question there, http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090505022002AAnd31eFor a full, energy-harvesting mosquito-shooting gadget, a previous question might be related, too. That next question is about the malaria map (for energy harvesting, where necessary). http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090405004614AAsBwtL

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Zombies, and what are your plans and ideas for killing them?

Plans? Ideas? Instructables? Bullets, ammo, makeshift guns, what are your plans? Hygiene, Food, escape routes? Can you suggest guns (THAT YOU HAVE USED!!!)? Here are my plans... Im saving money for a Walther P22, possibly buy a silencer, (They are illegal to use in my state, I belive not to own one.) I will be stock piling ammo for a 20 gauge scattergun, .357 rounds, .38 special rounds, .22 rifle rounds, plan on buying a cheap .223 rifle for picking them off. Also buying sights and scopes for a 20 gauge shotgun, a .22 long rifle, and a .357 magnum. Whenever my brother or parents drive me around places, I look for friends houses, some who have guns, Ideas to signal that im human, geographically and easily defendable homes and areas. I look for random scrap wood and metal, and I try to find out who will be able to take the stress. I try to meet people in my area. Still in the process of stock piling water, and getting those canned peaches I love so much. Im saving wood pieces, trying to find heavy sheet metal, just as gadget-evilusions said. I have actually begun to devise gadgets, weapons, landmines, makeshift munitions, ammunition, and other anti-zombie things. Plans on quick-welding lawnmowers to the front of a car, 2x4 plus nai equals effective weapons, chemical warfare angainst the Brooks zombie, and others. One of my main projects is printing and laminating topographical maps from google maps and applying section numbers to them. I have told my friends when the day comes, Ill be knocking on your door to save your butt. Im planning escaoe routes, and am in the process of building a two person raft. Pyrotechnics for signaling and otherwise are in effect. Everyone, get ready for Z-Day, and please, tip the chef! (Beacause, you know, chefs have big knives...) ~RoAr

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killer knex gun

It it actually possable to kill with a knex gun (this is not and excuse to actually try it- shoot something thats already dead (like a piece of meat))

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can i use van de graff generator to kill incests or i can kill rats......if yes how it works?

Can i use van de graff generator to kill incests or i can kill rats......if yes how it works........what material should be belt made of??and is it necessary to keep sphere more distance from lower belt roller...................??

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can a fully charged capacitor from a camera kill someone? Answered

I mean like a healthy teen to 30 year old

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How can I make a kill switch for a ride-on mower?

I've just got hold of an old Westwood ride-on mower, but the electrics are a bit dodgy and will need re-doing. What's the best / safest / most reliable way to make a kill switch for a 4 stroke tecumseh engine? Thanks!

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how to kill the loud annoying boom boom from cars?

i am wondering is there a way of over riding speakers to play my own music or just stop the boom boom coming out the car in front at traffic lights? i remember a broad band am frequency was mentioned once at one place of work but need your knowledge.?

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How do I replant tomatoes without killing them? Answered

The instructions that came with the tomato kit said to plant *all* of the seeds, so I did.  I didn't expect all of them to grow.  So now I have a basket that's now overflowing with cherry tomato sprouts, and I'm worried they're too crammed in there. I'm also worried that if I try to transplant them to another container, they'll die! What do I do?

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instructables killed hours of work when I clicked 'publish'

I just spent a large part of my day writing this instructable.  https://www.instructables.com/id/Budget-Driving-Wheel-Stand-for-Racing-Simulators/  8 steps, lots of pictures, words, the whole bit.  I clicked 'publish' and ... all there is is the intro. AND It's not even the full intro. I'm so mad I could spit!  Why did you do this to me, instructables?! I clicked save a bunch. Viewed the preview. It all worked until 'publish' .  Now I'm going to give up and cry for a while.  Thanks, JR 

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[newsletter] Kill Ants, Crush a Can, Make a Talkbox, and more!

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Apr. 17, 2008 Welcome back! We have lots of news for you today. New contest! RoboGames has partnered up for our Robot Contest. Show how to make a robot or just a part of it and win a trip to RoboGames 2009! Contest winners announced! See who won the April Fools Speed Contest! We had a blast at Yuri's Night with our Show & Tell. Check out our pictures from the event to see our booth and the awesome 4'x4' Lite-Brite! Check out these cool instructables! Horn From a Drinking Straw How to make a cool horn out of a drinking straw. A musical instrument is easier to make than you think. posted by shoemaker on Apr 8, 2008 How to Make Great Fresh Mozzarella Cheese There's a world of difference between the mozzarella you buy in the store and what you can make yourself, and it's well worth the effort. posted by mikemwa on Apr 6, 2008 Thermal test chamber for edge-of-space testing Before you send an autonomous glider up to about 100,000 feet, here's how to run some tests to make sure it can handle the conditions. posted by 3ricj on Apr 9, 2008 Electric Mountain Board Convert a mountain board into a battery-powered ride without damaging the board, then remove the system for standard riding. posted by Vurp on Apr 14, 2008 Kill household ants - Super cheaply On a budget? Got an ant problem? Do not fear, because Domesticated Man and his sidekick Handy Hand have the answer! posted by domesticatedman on Apr 14, 2008 Green Science Fair! April is Photo Month! Bake and decorate! Make A Talkbox Have you ever listened to Peter Frampton's guitar solos and asked yourself, "How can I do that?" Here's how. posted by MitchBCool on Apr 13, 2008 Canon Wired Remote Make a wired remote for your Canon Digital Rebel or similar digital cameras! Great for those slow shutter speeds. posted by videokid842 on Apr 12, 2008 Make Your Own Antique Medallion A quick and easy way to make a great-looking metallic badge from some aluminum foil, a glue gun, and a permanent marker. posted by KaptinScarlet on Apr 15, 2008 Two Dollar Laptop Stand At just two dollars this is the cheapest laptop stand we've seen yet. posted by proyZ on Apr 8, 2007 How to crush a can on your head Learn how to do this classic bar trick with any of those cans in your recycling bin. posted by suggsugg on Apr 3, 2008 Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

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