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For the past one month I am getting useful solutions from you. It is very useful for a person like me who is new to computers. I could solve some of the problems regarding tv tuner card. No i am facing one more peoblem. When ever i shut down the computer, it says that some downloads are remaining and asked me not to shut down the computer and the computer itself would shut down after the download is complete. The it downloads either three or two downloads. This happens every time. I wonder as to whether so many downloads are there to download. I have downloaded all the Xp and microsoft downloads manually. How to arrest this problem. Kindly help me. regards, Bala TV

Topic by balatv44  


Message formatting

I see the PM system has been updated to match the new format of our personal profile pages. Nice. But, can we have the formatting options back?  They do make communication clearer and easier...

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


Not recieving messages

After sending a message, I go to my “sent” tab and I can see at the end it says it was replied to, but after clicking on it, I cannot see the other users message. I only see my own original message. In my “inbox” i have nothing at all. Am I doing somethkng wrong?

Topic by TyTheWriter    |  last reply


Hidden Messages

Painting Title - "Arnolfini Marriage" Artist - Johannes van Eyck Year - 1434 People in Painting - Merchant Giovanni Arnolfini and wife Giovanna Cenami

Topic by Flumpkins    |  last reply


Error message

I got a big PROBLEM, can you help me? I am unable to upload an Instructable after the fourth or fifth Photo. While saving, an error message is coming on a black page and the page is getting hanged. The message is.......( There's been a problem updating your Instructable parsererror, Syntax error JSON. parse: bad control character in string literal)

Topic by Dipankar    |  last reply


Deleted messages?

How come when I delete a message (for instance, just to clean up my orangeboard area) it doesn't actually delete the comment- instead it just hides the comment behind something that says it's been deleted, but it's still there cluttering up my orangeboard? This also seems to happen in the instructables themselves. If I make an error in a comment, delete it and then re-write it correctly - there I am with my message, and another one below it saying it's been deleted or removed etc. Why don't these things just go away when we delete them?

Question by SuperTech-IT    |  last reply


Flame Message

Hey everyone, this is my first post and i was wondering how i would spell out a message on the ground in flames for a special occasion. I saw this sort of thing in the movie Daredevil, i think... where the police officer threw a lit cigarette on the ground and it ignited "DAREDEVIL" in flames on the ground... i noticed it burned for a while as i was watching the movie, and i talked with some other people about it and they suggested it could be some sort of gel... any ideas?

Topic by pianofreq    |  last reply


Message to the K'nexers

A Poem I write to you of my observations About certain peoples' latest creations Yes this has been said before About this endless comment war The Jamalam and of course I.A.C Have seen the same things as me But they both wrote in regular style Which never stuck: not versatile So I write to you in poetry But the views are same, we all agree But my rhymes will stick into your brain The frontier in this web campaign See I notice that our knex community Lacks complete and utter immunity To spite, hate and lack of respect To many peoples' knex project It's mainly guns, but there are others too That are attacked in a ridiculous taboo That's taboo as in prejudice, you see It's gone beyond reasonable degree K’nex is a toy, don’t forget That fun really is the main object So why all the hate so suddenly It puts ya down, can’t you see? People like me, and naming others too Get ratings based not on what but who Why rate so low based on the person The situation is starting to worsen Insane Creator is one of those Who gets nought with a five in endless blows Upon his models: they ain't that bad It's who he is, it's really quite sad See why would you rate if you had no idea Of the thing you are rating: It's still unclear What would posess you to continue this theme In lowering someone's self esteem It's not just ratings, to me they ain't worth it It's the comments people think, write and submit "What the heck? This is so bad" to name an example But it's one of hundreds: a mere sample Regulars are praised, no matter what they do IAC; Killer~safe cracker to name a few True, they are good, I won't put them down But what about the other side of this web town? If I should have posted Mr. Doomsday Or put that cablecar on display They would never have got to where they are now Because I ain't as regarded, why should we allow? Allow for this rudeness and all this spite To continue all day and all through night We were never like this, can you remember? Time for a little bit of nostalgia? Once upon a time, the community was  Supportive and friendly simply because We wanted friendships and much better outcome And to spitefulness? we never did succumb! So I say please return to how we were Helping every other entrepreneur Not attacking others like wild bulls: Please, “show a smile instructables!”            -Lowney

Topic by Lowney    |  last reply


Subliminal Message Conspiracy

Do YOU think the government posts subliminal messages? What kind of subliminal messages do they post??

Topic by FunkNattidelic    |  last reply


[help] Error message !

Hi, I was creating a new instrutable when suddenly this error occurred when I was uploading 3 pictures. I was working on my laptop with Windows 7. browser: Chrome (version it's the most recent) Please help me, I can't even delete the instructable. thanks in advance

Topic by RuiSantos    |  last reply


Image messages, notes

I am working on an Instructable and am trying to add notes to my pictures.  I keep getting the same note showing up on multiple pictures.  Then I try to delete it and it won't delete.  Then it looks like it is gone and I add a new note, and it has them both.  So I try to delete one and it won't delete. I don't know what is actually going to show up when I try and publish this...

Topic by wilwrk4tls    |  last reply


Disturbing private message

Someone thought that it is funny to send harassing messages to my inbox. Would someone please investigate what is going on? Thank you for your help.

Topic by blkhawk    |  last reply


can't view message

My inbox said 1 new so i clicked on it but i couldn't click on the actual message

Topic by bravoechonovember1    |  last reply


Inbox Improper Message

Hi when I click on my inbox in instructables it gives me my past message and says "Sent a few seconds ago" I'm not even sure if I receive messages anymore. I have a Mac and use firefox to view Instructables.

Topic by Kris82  


intercepting text messages?

How do you do this without physical control of the target phone

Question by timwwood    |  last reply


message from the sniperist

Im Going To Post This Sniper On Instructables...Waht Do You Think? PS:This Is Not The PSniper! If It Is Not To You Likeing, I Will MOD It.

Topic by Antony    |  last reply


Dual Emai Messages

Why is it that I get an email with the instructable from... Instructables newsletter@instructables.com Then usually within the same day I get a duplicate message from Instructables newsletter@instructables.com via me-ss2-6zuaan.mailengine1.com The duplicated message shows up as BLANK from Google Gmail... unless I click on DETAILS... but then it is the exact same email I got from Instructables newsletter@instructables.com Why is that? And how do I stop it? It started a month or so ago... it's annoying. Thanks, Jerry

Topic by askjerry    |  last reply


A .psd error message?

I have a .psd file that is getting this error message "Could not complete your request because it is not a valid Photoshop document." This is the first time this has happened on my Ps, CS6...and I've looked elsewhere to get some help. And I was just working on this file a while ago, so I'm not sure what went wrong. It is located on one of my USB Flash Drives, and I have heard that certain USBs tend to cause these things....yet this is the first its happened. How to do recovery for photoshop?

Question by LasseAlanen    |  last reply


Caution ,danger message

A cordial greeting to the whole community; I would like to ask if there is a standard formula to alert the who is reading to pay attention to the dangers of electric current while you perform a job and at the same time to arise from any liability from damage caused by an incorrect or incomplete understanding of instructions step by step. thank  for help  

Topic by torx    |  last reply


A message to iRobot contestants

Well..the deadline is coming soon. I know I had a lot of fun building my robot, and i'm sure you had fun too. I know i've got some really tough competition out there, and I just wanted to wish you all luck. Even if I don't win at all I know that I'll be walking away with a lot learned (and a create =] ). I think each of the projects entered in this contest really do deserve a prize.Micah

Topic by Weissensteinburg    |  last reply


Arduino messaging system

Hi everybody, Not long ago I had an idea about a messaging system based on a simple client-server architecture. Nothing new so far, but my idea was to optimize any exchanged message or sentence for a 4x20 LCD display, so that an arduino client could be easily coded. In fact, I liked the idea so much, that I already wrote a server prototype, as well as the arduino client. I gave this project the name "C0ldWater". The client is based on an arduino board, which uses an ethernet shield for internet connectivity, a 4x20 lines LCD display as an output device and a ps/2 keyboard for user input. I also bought a VPS, on which I run the server and a blog. You can reach it at www.c0ldwater.com and you will find all information and instructions to build such a device, as well as all code to be downloaded. So why am I posting here? Easy question, so here's my easy answer: because I already went through a first sort of alpha testing on my own, but I still need some help from anyone who's interested in this project, to get some feedback about his/her personal user experience in order to understand what sort of modifications I eventually need to implement. Nothing difficult or boring, just connect to the service and use it as a normal user: register, read, send, forward, delete or list messages and so on. I'd like to receive any suggestion, criticism or just your first impressions about the project. For those interested, but without the required hardware, I also wrote a simple linux client that can be downloaded from my site. It just creates two threads, one for receiving and one for sending data. Anyway, if you're still stacked with the win OS, you can download "netcat" and use that to connect to c0ldwater: "nc c0ldwater 8889" or "nc 5.9.252.156 8889". Thanks in advance to all of you! Cheers

Topic by c0ldwater  


Annoyingly disjointed words in messaging.

To the staff writing software for the site's message program, There seems to be a character limit per line when viewing messages. The sentences display from one side of the text field to the other then simply stop and continue on the next line. While that is a good thing, preventing scrolling across the screen, it also tends to cut words so that the message can be quite taxing to read. I'm viewing this in firefox on a windows 7 os.

Topic by notjustsomeone    |  last reply


How to create a message box?

How to create a message box?

Question by alexman695    |  last reply


moving message display materials?

Aside from leds and microcontroller, what do i still need in order to make a moving message display?

Question by pipoot    |  last reply


intrudalert that sends text messages

I need a intrudealert that sends alarms to your cellphone

Topic by ryry637    |  last reply


Steganography message in this gif image?

I'm working on a puzzle and there is a hidden message in this .gif.  I tried using a program called "Hide in Picture" to decode it but I haven't had any luck.  The password is Pluto.  Can anybody give me a hand? Here's the .gif: http://apairofpuzzlers.webs.com/GC1T4BF/shore.gif

Question by iPodGuy    |  last reply


CorelDraw 9 Error message? Answered

I'm working with CorelDraw 9. I've been working on something for two months, it is 987Kb. Just when I was finishing the project, the file became corrupt. It upens up to 40% and then I receive the message "Error Reading myfile.cdr file". I tried importing it to a new cdr, it gets 74% done and then gives me the error message. When I click on accept, I receive an error message that says that it cannot import an empty document. I can see it in the preview box, though. I need a Corel programmer that could maybe open the file code and repair the problem. Can you help me?

Question by sansegundo    |  last reply


Messages From Raspberry pi

Hello Everyone,I am trying to use my raspberry pi to send messages via the internet to my phone. What I want to know is, if it is possible without using any cellular connection or services like twilio? I want to do it over the internet.Please help me with this.Cheers

Question by Bhabeshr  


STATIC LED DISPLAY MESSAGE

My name is Simon Njoroge. I have successfully made a 9(rows) x 24(columns) LED display panel that displays a scrolling message that uses the attached code. The panel consists of course of LEDs, 3 shift registers, a 4017 decade counter together with transistors and resistors. However, I would like the panel to display a static message of a maximum of 7 characters for my project need. Kindly can someone edit the code for me? I followed the instructions from the following site:https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-24X6-LED-matrix/

Topic by NJORO1975    |  last reply


Text Message Controlled Devices

For my school science fair, I am designing a circuit that will turn appliances on/off through their power cord by a text message. I am thinking of using the vibrating motor leads of an old phone to control it. Anyone who knows of a source on the Wide Wide World o' Web about such a circuit, or would like to help me design it (collaborate on an i'ble?), PM me or email me at westy158497@yahoo.com. Yes, I use the same name and password for everything!

Topic by timwest95    |  last reply


Instructables update error message? Answered

I am trying to add an Instructable. When I add the second page I get the error: here's been a problem updating your Instructable parsererror SyntaxError: JSON.parse: bad control character in string literal Does anyone know what that means, and how I can get it to stop yelling at me?

Question by vectorges    |  last reply


ebook download error message

Hi,  I have been trying to download the halloween make up ebook and get this error.:- AccessDeniedAccess Denied1255728ACB601357b+0wHE3R/m7dTbNsDJnpixLcx565TdG0AKfrPRpkozKJ6qrz0NZkPJApzuTQCVkA I tried other ebooks of interest and they all download perfectly Anyone else having problems or better yet have a solution?  Thank

Topic by Y-Geo    |  last reply


ERROR MESSAGE IN NCSTUDIO FOR CNC

My name is Joel Chidi. Thanks for having me in this forum. I am super grateful for the opportunity.I am a furniture maker. I have a CNC 3 axis machine,I generated a basic profile toolpath, to cut simple 16mm plywood but when i uploaded it to ncstudio and automated it, the CNC was not moving. i clicked on F9 and i got the error message "line 0): invalid token. PLEASE WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM? because i followed through, every step that was explained in the instructable manual. I will be so glad to hear from forumites. THANKSfrom your expectant and anxious friend JOEL CHIDII attached the screenshot from the monitor if that will help.

Question by joelchidi    |  last reply


Site messages and other changes

I've just pushed the first significant release after a couple engineering vacations.  Rested and refreshed, I offer you these updates: The confirmation/error messages that some processes give are now 'modal', meaning that instead of an easy-to-miss orange bar at the bottom of the page, they are now a box in the middle, with a button to remove them.  We found that many users did not see the bar at the bottom and were confused about whether the site did what they wanted, or why it apparently did not.  We've done some work on removing confirmations that are common enough that it would be annoying to have to close them all the time, but if we've missed any of those please don't hesitate to let us know. We've reluctantly implemented a 3-contest limit when you publish a new Instructable.  We just had too many cases where someone, for example, entered their Arduino Instructable into, say, the cupcake contest.  It became a real load on the contest managers to keep removing ineligible Instructables.  We hope that a 3-contest limit will help authors select the appropriate contest(s) to enter. We made Facebook login a bit more obvious Clarified the Pro payment page to make it clearer that there is a free account always available Couple of bugfixes around PDFs, ebooks, and patch sending That's it for now, as ever if you find problems with these or any features, let us know by adding a forum topic in the Bugs section.

Topic by rachel  


How to delete the sent message on facebook on both side? Answered

Please help me do to that.

Question by Rajkumar2506    |  last reply


LED message board connected to the internet to receive new messages, instructable?

I searched around and couldnt find an instructable for what I was looking for. So, does anyone know if theres a guide to making an LED message board that connects to the internet either through wifi or usb that allows the user to send messages over an internet connection to the message board and then have them displayed in real time? Thanks.

Question by D1337    |  last reply


Sending messages to devices on my network?

Ok, so I can set up my own wireless network from my laptop, how could I send messages to the devices (computers, ipods, cells etc.), either all of them or specific one(s)?

Question by XOIIO  


Private message without title cannot be opened

I hadn't seen this bug reported. Private message without title cannot be opened. Instructables Robot should not allow to sent untitled PM. OR clicking whole area around message, in inbox screen, should lead to the matter of message. I know, what was in PM, because i have turned on email notifications, but i still have, in my profile, one unreaded message. Inbox (1).

Topic by cube000    |  last reply


LET ME MESSAGE ALL MY FOLLOWERS!

Please Instructables, for the love of jesus, give me a tool to message all my followers.  I have important information I need to share with them and no way to do it. 

Topic by Fuzzy-Wobble    |  last reply


I received this private message. Is it spam?

I received this message into my inbox. Is it spam? --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Claim your Halloween postcard by Sept. 16th! Congratulations demon6666, Instructables.com wants to send you a Halloween Postcard. Every year we celebrate Halloween by sending postcards to our authors. It's like trick-or-treating without actually leaving your home! Please fill out your name and address by following this link: Important: Fill in your address the exact way in should appear on the shipping label! If your address is formatted incorrectly you will not receive a postcard. The deadline to submit your address is Wednesday, September 16th! Please note, we need your information by this time. Postcards will not be eligible for claim after September 16th. Thanks for being part of our community! Instructables Team @ Autodesk

Topic by demon6666    |  last reply


How can I view a message with subject missing

I am unable to open and view a message with the subject missing. Please help

Topic by antoniraj    |  last reply


Advice; How to convert a smoke detector to use a recorded message

Hi, First post...be gentle! Trying to find someone to guide me through converting a normal, off the shelf, home smoke detector so that it emits a pre-recorded message, rather than the usual siren. Anyone? Thanks Naldo

Topic by naldo58    |  last reply


it may sound stupid but i dont know how to send a message to a member of this site? Answered

HOW DO YOU SEND A MESSAGE I DONT UNDERSTAND

Question by Mr. Muggle    |  last reply


Lost posting to 'bugs' forum.

  I submitted a new bug report to the bugs forum around 07:00 PDT and received a 'message submitted' banner. The message has not appeared in the forum after 5 hours. The report related to a misleading e-mail message which I will resubmit in full if it doesn't appear, but this report is to alert you to the inordinate delay / loss of the original message. (Of course, there's no guarantee the same won't happen to this posting #;¬)

Topic by AndyGadget    |  last reply


Light up the night - can't access

I wanted to take a look at the Light Up the Night contest entries but just got an error message.  Just wanted to let you know in case no one had reported it earlier.

Topic by merumore    |  last reply


ERROR 401: I can't publish my instructable!

I can't publish my instructable because when I hit the publish button, after a very long wait, I get this message: ERROR 401: Not authorized to edit object EMN5N04FSSIUO9O Can anyone tell me if I am doing something wrong or how to fix this? Thanks.

Topic by megmaine    |  last reply


Instructables is cranky when I try to Publish a new instructable.

When I click "publish", it says: "Oops! We couldn't understand your request. Please contact us to tell us as much detail as possible about what you were trying to do when this happened." .. All I did was click "Publish" on my current draft version. Suggestions?

Topic by biobonnie    |  last reply


Phony Virus Warning Message Popup

 I occasionally get virus warning messages on this site that are fake. How do I know that they're fake? I have a mac and the popups have a Windows 7 appearance. They also say my PC is infected. What happened? Now I have to force quit safari because it gives you one option, accept. No close, exit, or cancel.

Topic by DELETED_M4industries    |  last reply


Secret Message Revealed After Wet

Does anybody know of a way to have a paper with a secret message on it (pretend the message says, "It Rained"), and once the paper has been soaked with liquid (water, or maybe a mild acid or base), the secret message is revealed permanently? So like, if you had a little paper sign out in your yard with the secret message, and it rained, and the paper got wet, when you come home, you would see the dried out paper but with the message revealed. (note, i don't actually care about a "it rained" indicator, just an example)

Topic by blorgggg    |  last reply


Error Message when attempting to edit and...

There have been so many Ibles I wasn't able to rate, I've lost count. ;-( Here's a pic of the error message I got at least 20 times when trying to "save" during the edit of 2 ibles tonight.

Topic by bajablue    |  last reply