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Hey all, I just wanted to give a shout out to anyone I might have indicated (unintentionally) that I was treated poorly by you all in any way....I don't see that at all.   I  don't always get fair treatment at home or in my personal life, and so the way I word things can sometimes spill over into sounding like I mean this group....I don't. As I have said in the past, I was sinking into the oblivion of depression when I found this site, and it helped me get "help", so I could again, focus on "making,  remaking, repurposing" things....my inate love. Thank you all once again. Signed, The lone stranger ;-) IN THE DEAD OF THE NIGHT TELL ME WHAT DO YOU SEE WILL YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES CHILD AND JUST LISTEN TO ME AND REMEMBER THIS NOW HEAR THESE WORDS THAT I SAY AS YOUR STORY APPEARS AT THE END OF THE DAY FOR MY MEETING WITH DEATH THOUGH IT HAS BEEN DELAYED I HAVE RUN MY HANDS OVER THE END OF HIS BLADE THOUGH THE CUT WASN’T FATAL EVEN THOUGH IT WAS DEEP WELL THAT WOUND’S NEVER HEALED AND THE BLOOD IT STILL SEEPS ARE YOU SCARED OF YOUR LIFE ARE YOU SCARED OF YOUR DEATH THOUGH THAT DAY WILL ARRIVE WELL IT HASN’T COME YET FOR THE DAYS TURN TO MONTHS AND THE MONTHS TURN TO YEARS AS I SEE THEM ALL NOW THROUGH A PRISM OF TEARS BUT DON’T FEAR TOMORROW AND DON’T FEAR THE NIGHT IT’S WHERE GOD REPAIRS SORROWS THAT ENTER YOUR LIFE THE REMAINS OF YOUR LIFE THE REMAINS OF THE DAY WELL PROTECT EVERY HOUR DON’T GIVE THEM AWAY FOR EACH EVENING WE SLEEP AND EACH MORNING WE ARISE BUT YOU’RE NOT THE SAME MAN THAT’S THE WAY IT’S DEVISED FOR THERE’RE PARTS OF YOURSELF THE SOUL DECIDES TO KEEP AND THERE’RE PARTS OF YOURSELF THAT THE SOUL DOES RELEASE WITH SOME CHANGES SO SMALL THAT THEY CANNOT BE SEEN BUT DEATH IS LIKE SLEEP WITH A LONGER DREAM AS FOR ALL THOSE MISTAKES THAT YOU’VE MADE IN YOUR LIFE MUST THEY STAY AS THEY ARE OR CAN WE MAKE THEM RIGHT ON THIS NIGHT TAKE MY HAND KEEP ME NEAR KEEP ME CLOSE AND IF I SHOULD DIE FIRST COULD I NOT BE YOUR GHOST BUT IF LATER IN LIFE WE SHOULD HAPPEN TO MEET WOULD YOU KEEP ME SO NEAR YOU COULD HERE MY HEARTBEAT THERE ARE REASONS TO LIVE THERE ARE REASONS TO DIE BUT THE END’S NOT THE END WHILE YOU’RE STILL ALIVE

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What happened to Instructables?

I've been away a while, and now that I'm back, I see a lot of purported instructables that are nothing but slideshows of finished projects with no instructions, usually with links to other sites, most of which are selling the plans or instructions.  Has Instructables totally changed, or have I misunderstood what it's about all this time? :(

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Question about how much energy the internet uses?

On BBC World Service yesterday a man stated that sending a 4.8Mb  email creates as much greenhouse gas emissions as boiling 17.5 kettles of water. I just cannot see how this can be true; he said it twice so I did not mishear. So unless I misunderstood entirely could anybody explain how?

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Live chassis on a TV? Answered

 I was given a TV, (Panasonic TC-1485); it directs the sound to the side rather than to the front and it's not very clear. I was going to take the wires from the internal speaker and solder them to a 3.5 jack socket so that I could use it with headphones. I read today that until recently TVs were 'live chassis', does this mean it would be dangerous to wire up headphones or have I misunderstood? Thank you.

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EPR (Einstein Podolsky Rosen) paradox

. Following a link in one of kelseymh's posts, I started reading the Wikipedia page on Bell's Theorem. Before I got through the first sentence of the Overview, I got sidetracked on the EPR paradox (read about it before, but found I had forgotten or misunderstood a lot of it). A lot of it still doesn't make sense. They didn't teach us a lot a quantum physics back in the '70s. heehee. Looks to me like I need to understand EPR before I try to go any further. Any volunteers to try to explain it so that Joe Plumber can understand?. TIA

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Problem with putting a GIF into an Instructable.

Hello, I am wondering there is a bug ( or maybe I have just misunderstood something). I've successfully put a GIF into an Instructable before but this time I seem to be having a problem. It's a simple two frame GIF; I have just put it in,as I would a photo, but it does not animate in preview or full preview. I can't remember what I did before that may have been different. I even inserted it into one of my existing Instructable's as a test but to no avail. If I open the GIF in Safari it works. I made it in Photoshop CS3 and saved it optimised for the web but I am such a idiot-hole that there is probably something very simple that I have overlooked. Any advice ? Thank you. PS It's on  an unpublished Instructable draft page: http://https://www.instructables.com/id/E56EWRZHAVGK4PD/

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Cops suck.

First of all, I am going to say this out of experience and not from memes or from public opinion. Two days ago, I changed a shortcut icon to redirect to another website on a school computer. Well, I got caught after someone fell for it, and then the teacher told me that I could get in serious trouble for it. He got some cops to tell me how bad it was, and afterward, I was wondering how stupid they were. First of all, they said I shut down the system. I did not do that, I just changed the link. Second, they said I was "scarier than a thug with a gun because I could hack their computers and get all the passwords". I can do no such thing, what makes them think that a simple prank automatically makes me a "1337 hax0r"? Then they said I could be arrested for just that prank, but they decided to let me off because I was not aware of those rules. Cops suck. (at least the ones in this area do) EDIT- It seems like my email to the teacher completely backfired. The teacher COMPLETELY misunderstood the point of my message.

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MIT opens its academic doors to all online

An MIT education is now just a click awayhttp://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/12/01/an_mit_education_is_now_just_a_click_away/Ever wanted to delve a bit deeper into matrix theory, especially vector spaces and the misunderstood twin enigmas of linear algebra known as eigenvalues and eigenvectors?As sure as every square matrix has a determinant, you are not alone. Now there is a kind of cerebral clearinghouse, accessible without ever setting foot inside MIT's hallowed halls, for those so inclined.On Wednesday, the school celebrated the completion of a six-year initiative to put its entire curriculum online, with all 1,800 undergraduate and graduate courses - lectures, readings, labs, even problem sets and exams - available with just a few clicks and a spirit of scientific curiosity.The initiative, the first of its kind, has been enormously successful, so far attracting some 31 million visitors from nearly every country who are drawn to such classes as Electricity and Magnetism, Classical Mechanics, and Introduction to Algorithms.Lectures and readings from MIT's literature and history courses are also online, but the 20 most popular courses all involve science, economics, or math.High school students and teachers are among the most avid participants, with 15,000 accessing the site each month. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has launched a website, called Highlights for High School, that is tailored to their interests.

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3.3V voltage regulator for diy "bare-bone" arduino?

I would like to use whether six AA or one 9Volt external battery for a diy "bare-bone" arduino* (*just the 328p atmega, 8MHz oscilator, capacitors, resitor, LED) & tested LM317, LD1086, LM1117 voltage regulators (it's a "budget" project – hence didn't try any step-up/step-down switching regulators though they seem to be the best solution ...); ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SUITABLE POWER/CURRENT? can i "simply connect" any of the regulators (incl. the necessary resistors/capacitors according to their datasheets) or do i need to add resistors to reduce their current in order to not "over-power"* them? * according to the values i measured (i am a novice to arduino's power management … could have made mistakes whilst measuring) LM317  =  ca. 2A @ ca. 3.3V with 100 & 160 Ohm resistors LD1086  =  ca. 1A @ ca. 3.3V with 100 & 160 Ohm resistors LM1117  =  ca. 1A @ ca. 3.3V without resistors according to dataheets/descriptions of several arduino boards (but i might have misunderstood – this might not have any impact on the power source …   ) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TRYING TO PROTECT & REDUCE POWER FOR ADDITIONAL FEATURES ... LED to indicate that there is power flowing … hoping that this reduces the power consumption: - a 20 KOhm pullUp resistor ? Protect from charge … hoping that this protects the circuit from capacitors' stored charge: - 2* 1N4001 on voltage regulator? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ i look forward to your advice …

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Is homeopathy a proven science?

Hi again people! This is yet another question to which i have to get definitive answers.  Is Homeopathy a proven science? Alternate medicines like homeopathy, Ayurveda are so common in my country, that most people tend to believe them blindly and are ready to take "medicines" from them for all kinds of problems, from Not-really-worth-bothering stuff like common cold, to moderate stuff like diabetes, and even extreme life threatening cases like cancer. To be honest, even i didn't bother looking into them much and few years back, i thought MAYBE it does work, after all so many people take it. But in my recent years, i have developed a condition known as psoriasis, so i had to start bothering as most people force me to take these medicines, as thus far, "Allopathy" does not have treatment to this condition. But alternative medicines claim they do. i was getting a little skeptical. When i started really questioning stuff, i didn't get quite satisfactory answers. Doing a little research on my own, i have seen videos from one of my favourite intellect, Prof.Richard Dawkins. He says that homeopathy is mostly bogus. When i question this to the people around me, specially the elders, they just throw it out of the window, and tell me that i am too young to understand stuff, and people who claim things know nothing about these kind of stuff. It is the same in case of Ayurveda. How far are these claims true? Is homeopathy(Alternative medicine in general) a bogus? If that is the case, then why is it so famous? Why is the community adopting it despite all this? Or have i misunderstood the concept? Do pardon me if my question was too long :)

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