A quick RAID question!

I want to have a larger amount of space on my server and also be able to keep all my music and whatnot together. I currently have a 160gb drive in this pc that is full to the brim with music (oh that will be fun finding places for it all). And I have a 160 in the server with random backup files and whatnot, what I'd like to do is set it up with RAID 0, so I have around 320gb of space all together. I was wondering though what anyone thought of doing this if it was very safe if one of the drives fail, I realize I'd loose all the data on the one drive, but would it be possible to recover the data on other other drive still? Also, these aren't sata drives, so I'll have to use window's built in RAID controller thingy. Perhaps I should just pull out a bunch of old hard drives and rig them up to one of my test mobo's and try it with that first? Can you raid USB and ide drives together? 

Topic by Punkguyta 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


/b/ Raids - Chanology

Just curious of your thoughts on the /b/ raids on Scientology...If you're not "in the know" as they say....1. http://thepiratebay.org/tor/3992707 TPB torrent for the new docs2. http://partyvan.info/index.php/Project_Chanology Project Chanology (name of the raid) boiler plate3. [http://web.archive.org/web/20070531071115/http://www.religiousfreedomwatch.org/media-newsroom/5000-reward/ 5,000 reward from the church of scientology to catch anonymous]4. Wired Magazine to explain what I'm talking about5. http://theunfunnytruth.ytmnd.com/ YTMND on scientology

Topic by trebuchet03 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Simple question about RAID 1 setup

I plan on buying 2 of the following Hard Drives: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136294 I also buy the following RAID controller: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816132012 Will these be compatable with eachother in a RAID 1 setup? After plugging the HDDs into the controller, and the controller into my MB(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131363) is there anything else I need to? Or will BIOS automatically take care of it? Thanks!

Topic by metrogdor22 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How i RAID USB Flash drives to work as a single drive? Answered

Do any one Know how to do it? i search on the internet but i can't find any Description on how to do it.

Question by Misac-kun 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


RAID Config with multiple flash-drives but no Flash-drive HUB

Is it possible to connect flash-drives without a hub and set them to a RAID config? Or should i stop being cheap and buy a hub and make them into a RAID set?

Topic by spiker 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Is it possible to set up a RAID 0 and RAID 1 using the same 2 drives?

If I have two 1TB drives, can I partition each one into two 500GB drives, (Labelled A1, A2, B1,B2)  then set up a RAID 0 array between A1 and B1, while having A2 be a RAID 1 backup of B1, and B2 a RAID 1 backup of A1? Or would this Simply give me the equivalent speed of a TB Raid 1? (From what I understand, this would be similar to RAID 5, but wouldn't require a separate RAID card.)

Question by Bartboy 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago



How to make a air raid siren? ?

Mainly want to know about the secton that makes the sound , impeller and stator,

Question by jmalcolm 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


MEGAUPLOAD.com has been seized by the FBI (and you thought they needed SOPA)...

With all the discussion about SOPA & PIPA, the blackout and the White House pulling their approval of the legislation (as its written only), you would think nothing more would come of this for a while... Wrong! A very popular file host - MegaUpload.com has been canned. If you go to their website you'll see the big FBI "Anti-Piracy Warning" about the fact that they are allegedly involved in: "Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering", "Conspiracy to Commit Copyright Infringement", "Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering" and "Criminal Copyright Infringement" The New Zealand Police have raided several homes and businesses linked to the owner of MegaUpload.com. Its only a matter of time before other similar websites start disappearing. And you thought they needed SOPA to do all this... o_0

Topic by canucksgirl 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


With a netbook, is RAID 0ing the internal SSD and an SD card a good idea?

I've just gotten a netbook with an 8gb SSD, and it has a built-in SD card slot. If I put an 8gb class 10 SD card into the slot, would I be able to RAID 0 them? What would happen if I RAID 0ed them and then took the SD card out while it was on? Would it erase everything or would it just shut down? Would this work? I need 16gb of internal storage, and a 16gb SSD drive is over 70% the price of the netbook.... I'm thinking either Hackintosh or Peppermint OS or Windows XP as the operating system. Any other comments?

Question by Bartboy 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how do you get the air restrictors out of the raider? Answered

Where are the air restrictors in the raider

Question by taowyman 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Any ideas how to keep birds from raiding my outdoor pond? Answered

I have a small [3 ft * 2 ft] outdoor pond w/fountain .Would like some goldfish for added color.But everytime I stock it the birds clean it out in a day or two.Tried a mesh cover but just took longer for them to poke holes in it.Any suggestionsThanks

Question by a4a47105 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Can I upgrade this particular BIOS?

I have an HP Pavilion a6042n desktop computer. The current BIOS is Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility. The current version is V6.0 the BIOS revision is 5.03   03/02/2007. I have another HDD that I wanted to add in with the original one. The purpose was to set these two up as a RAID 0 but while searching through the setup utility, I could not find anywhere to change my sata mode. I also cannot find my bootable usb when I'm rooting through my boot sequence all I find are the HDD group, the cd/dvd group, the network group, and the floppy group. So either I am being very dense or I really need to upgrade my BIOS...

Question by DanJames 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


operation snake sword is green lights.

Go to "operationsnakesword.weebly.com and check out the plans for band camp on upgrading to a new type of raid warfare.

Topic by tubanator-2.0 8 years ago


Netboot server will not allow me to pull images nor save client data to raid storage on server, does anyone know why?

I have a Mac OS x Server 10.5.6, dual 2.3GHz PowerPC G5 8 GB Ram, i have setup server admin on this machine however, I am wanting to use this for specifically as my netboot server, i have created the images and when i put them on this devices internal hardrive, everything works just fine but when i move them over to the raid storage i have set up, Server Admin recognizes the images and allows me to enable them and also make them the default images however when i actually try to netboot a machine, i get the Grey Screen of Death, I see the globe spin shortly then the grey screen populates the screen and i see a bunch of different languages on the machine then i have to reboot to get rid of this screen... How do i make my netboot server be able to serve these images and save the client data to the raid storage???

Question by enixw 10 years ago


(newsletter) Auto-Aiming Missile Turret, Batman Light, Pirate Raid...

Aug 14, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! The Horny Toad Invent-a-Sport Contest has closed for entries, and is now in the judging phase. Vote for your favorites now!Everyone loves pie! Enter our Pie Contest, share your favorite recipe by August 17, and win an excellent pie cookbook to help you get your just desserts.Upcoming...Two cool new contests will be coming soon: a Faberge egg contest to show off your decorating talents and a craft skills contest to further the knowledge of the crafting ways! Start planning now, and we'll give you the full details next week. USB Auto-aiming autoturret by toelle Tennis Ball Chair by wholman How to Start a Business by ewilhelm Fabric bend sensor by Plusea Worm bin bag for indoor composting by amyoungs Floppy Disk Bag: Install Disk 2 by imanalchemist Banana Chocolate Pudding Pie by joshf Pirate Plunder! Plan a Costumed Raid by lamedust Nintendo Lunchbox by fluctifragus Glamorous Fallen Angel Wings by fairywingsandthings Grow Propagating Peppers! by thenear1send Tube Screamer clone by jonboytang Vote now! 10 great Instructables for the home Coming soon DIY USB "Hard Drive" by gmgfarrand Techno-geek Roulette by AndyGadget Stovetop Apple Pie by trebuchet03 USB Batman Spotlight by KaptinScarlet Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


air raidsiren help?

Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agejuU2rYDs please help me make one of theese and find where to buy the motor! i made a video too

Question by knex gun and grenade maker 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


WWW1 (World of Warcaft War 1)

This has surley been thought of before but has never been acted upon (as far as i know). and i think im one of the few people with initiative enough to do it. my idea is for ALLIANCE eyes only, (i know it wont stop you horde but oh well. everyone knows horde are not smart enough to do somthing this advanced anyway lol) anyway what i propose is that we alliance start a war on all of aseroth (i cant spell leave me alone lol) THIS IS NOT A RAID, this may envolve raids and thins like that but this is an entire server blocking off horde blimps, and grffons, and hopefully taking over large cities like orgrimar, undercity, ect. and not letting horde get back in them without a fight! i have not put up my entire plans here, (aka order of raids, ect.) i am currently creating a website with full ideas of my plans and will be deciding a server to start at soon. if interested cmmnt on this and i might even create a group

Topic by XI3 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I had a SQL that got destroyed by someone re-initializing the disks on a RAID array and destroying the data. Answered

I have managed to restore the DB from a very old backup, and I tried replacing the MDF and LDF files with the ones that I recovered from a backup.  The problem is that the new MDF and LDF files were not detached in the copy that I have, so when I start up the SQL server EM shows the DB as Loading/Suspect.  I have tried restoring the database using sp_attach_db, sp_attach_single_file_db.  I get the error The log for database DBName is corrupt' when I use sp_attach_db, and when I use sp_attach_single_file_db I get the error 'Database 'DBName' cannot be opened because some of the files could not be activated'

Question by lalifes53 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Who here has heard of one of the many Chan sites???

I had a high school band meeting and afterwards we started talking about /b/ and all the other chans and what not and I started wondering if anyone on Instructables had heard of any of the chans. I know that the chans spread like cancer....(joke). If you have heard of them what are your toughts on them???

Topic by TheDeadChemist 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How to make a Bauhaus Arc Floor Lamp...?

So I was thinking of using Copper Pipe. Fill the pipe with sand, seal the edges and bend it over a jig whilst heating it with a flame. I would make the jig by cutting out a LARGE arc out of ply wood, add a slot for the pipe, heat, bend, repeat… See any flaws? Any Comments welcome, even ones about Brazilian monkeys raiding firework factories in china. Kind Regards Just another GreyBird Kinda Like the Photo here:

Question by GreyBird 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 months ago


Counting Down to the 19th...

I hope you all remembered that Setember 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day?(I hadn't - thanks to _SEF_ for reminding me!)I know the Instructables team jumped the gun slightly, but at least they've given us all inspiration.You can...Go on a raidBake a cakeWear the scarfSteer your courseWear any number of hatsPatch your eyePut up a posterChat up a pirateBut above all, you have to Talk Like a Pirate!

Topic by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


I Need Some People To Play Destiny! (Xbox 360)

Hey peeps! I need a few player on the Xbox 360 to Play Destiny! Leave your gamertag below or send me a friend request at KnottyThought1. I'm waiting for a good raid team to do Crota or VOG Hard every week. I'm a level 30 Titan and I also have a level 27 hunter. Destiny is not the only game I play, I play Minecraft and AC4 aswell. Send me a friend req if you want to play those as well =D Ciao!

Topic by akshat21045 4 years ago


Does anyone know how I can create a water sprayer that can be powered by a battery?

Squirrels keep raiding our bird feeders, even though the feeders are in "squirrel proof" cages.  I plan to fit tilt switches to the bird feeders, so that when a squirrel jumps on them the feeders sway and the water gun sprays them. I just can't figure out how to make the water sprayer.  I would like to make as much as possible from scratch, so just buying a water gun would defeat the object. Any advice would be really appreciated. Thanks

Question by artworkmonkey 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


HELP!!! minecraft

PLEASE HELP ME! MY BASE HAS BEEN ATTACKED! I NEED NEW RECRUITS! PLEASE HELP! the server is called / ip: scavengecraft.net NEED PEOPLE! Also if you join, know this: Faction Allies: Magnolia, Dragonforce, ForgottenCity Faction Enemies:???(enemy unknown, just known to be attacked)??? Neutral Factions: DO NOT ATTACK! MAKE PEACE! Please do not kill people that are our allies or in truce,PLEASE! Someone did that and died(i think he raided me). My username is Brusk101. Please comment below if you want to join the AceArmy!(that's my faction name) Also, the reason why I want you to comment is because I don't kill you by accident. PLEASE HELP!

Topic by Brusk101 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Usb to audio out adapter?

Some stereos now have female usb sockets built into them to play music from a memory stick. Mine does not, which is why I am looking to make/buy a usb to 3.5mm audio out device that can read the files on my memory stick and output them as audio. I have done a concept picture using professional editing software 'Paint', but the sd card reader is not really that necessary. It could also be battery powered, the picture is just a basic idea of what I want. I have spare computers I could raid for parts if I need. Any help would be appreciated either building or buying such a device, but low costs for both are a big need.

Question by swass1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I wish to make a tiny siren

I want to make a tiny (about the size of a standard watch) circuit that emits a human-like voice(may sound very electronic) or even a siren at a very high volume(100DB or so)..sort of like a personal alarm system.I know such systems are already present, but I want to make one myself(to gets ideas for further miniaturization)...I'm sorry if I sound like a noob, but I'm a student of computer science and know VERY little about electronics(do want to learn though) any ideas in this direction?should I start off with an amp or a mechanical siren(like the air raid ones). I have very little idea in this regard and just need a start off point. (or should I just get one of those sirens and try to reverse engineer it?)

Question by gaurdianknight 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


USes for my mac?

I have this old B&W; G3 and so far I have 4 hard drives in it (2 old 6 gig in raid stripe, and 2 old 20 gig quantum fireballs). I also have a dvd burner in it, but it's kinda hard to use all the drives at once :(Regardless, I'm wondering what I can use for a OS on this old unit (350mhz) and I have 512mb of ram in it (I think). I tried mac os x server 10.4.9 this morning that I burned onto a dvd, it booted, but when I tried to proceed in the setup, it told me that it wasn't compatible with my mac or something to that extent.I'm downloading Gentoo as per recommendation from a friend, and then he told me, he never could get linux to work on any mac. Such encouragement. I'm just stumped and curious to see if anyone else has some ideas for what I could use this server for.

Topic by Punkguyta 10 years ago


Bullet proof bra!

A US woman had a lucky escape when a burglar's bullet bounced off the metal underwire in her bra.Police in the city of Detroit said one of three intruders fired a shot when the woman looked out of her window and saw them raiding the house next door.The bullet smashed the window and hit her, but instead of causing serious injury - or worse - it was deflected off the wiring in her bra.The unnamed 57-year-old woman was taken to hospital and released the same day."It did slow the bullet down," said a police spokesman. "She sustained injuries but they're not life-threatening."Teenage gangThe woman, who lives on the west side of Detroit, had seen the youths breaking into the house next door while her neighbour was away.Police believe one of the gang saw her looking out of the window and fired at her.The suspects then drove away after the shooting.Local police Sgt Eren Stephens Bell told the Detroit News: "We need to get some bulletproof vests made from that. It is some strong wire." BBC Story

Topic by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Oil: $100 per Barrel

Twas bound to happen - so why not open the new year with a new high?http://money.cnn.com/2008/01/02/markets/oil/index.htm?postversion=2008010212U.S. crude for February delivery jumped $4.02 to $100 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange before slipping to $99.42. The previous trading record was $99.29 set Nov. 20. Oil prices ended 2007 by gaining nearly 60 percent for the year, the largest jump this decade."This market is really gonna fly," Ira Eckstein, president of Area International Trading Corp, said from the NYMEX floor.In Nigeria, bands of armed men invaded Port Harcourt, the center the oil industry Tuesday, attacking two police stations and raiding the lobby of a major hotel, The Associated Press reported. Four policemen, three civilians and six attackers were killed. The Niger Delta Vigilante Movement claimed responsibility for the attack.At 2.1 million barrels per day, Nigeria was the world's eighth-largest oil exporter in 2006, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency.Furthermore, the auto manufacturers are saying the new CAFE standards (35mpg for cars) are a very expensive goals. Mind you, there's cars 20+ years ago that exceeded this standard (CRX got in the mid 50mpg range).Futurama did elude to $100 per gallon of gas in New York city by 2012... How could they be wrong? :D

Topic by trebuchet03 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


How can I hang something heavy from the underside of my desk? Answered

I have a sit/stand desk and I would like to screw down or attach everything to the desk I can so that it doesnt move or slide. I have a heavy (20lb) UPS and a small RAID array that currently sit on top of my desk. I would like to hang them from the bottom of the desk instead. I thought of a few ways to do this but I want to KISS and do it good enough.  The two main ways I came up with was to create a simple 4-sided rectangle shelf and screw it to the underside of the desk and slide the heavy stuff into it, one on each side like saddle bags on a bike or motorcycle. Alternately they could slide into place using some kind of track of french cleat though I have not found anything suitable to do that.  The quick and easy was was to use "plumbers tape" which is basically thin steel strips with holes in it, to quickly create a U bracket to attach the items to the bottom of the desk.  Here is a mockup of my desk showing the shelf idea. Ideally I would like these to be removable so that I can disassemble and reassemble the desk easily in the future. So if anyone has an idea or knows of a bracket or sliding rail system that would work that would be awesome!

Question by pcmofo 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How do I measure pressure inside computer case

. I've setup a home file server and would like to be able to maintain positive pressure in the case to keep dirt out (two dogs in the house). I've cut some filters to fit the fans blowing into the case (front, rear, and side) and installed a "PCI slot" exhaust fan (it and the PSU are the only exhausts). All these are connected to a four-channel controller.. Using the handy-dandy strip-of-paper-in-front-of-a-case-opening method, case pressure is real close to being equal to ambient with all intake fans on high and the exhaust fan on low (700W PSU has two fans that seem to work very well). Even under full-load, BIOS/SpeedFan says the 1.8 GHz Celeron temp stays below 140 degF under full load and idles in the mid-to-high 90s. HDD temps (2x400GB RAID 1 + spare and 40GB boot) stay below 105, except when formatting when they might rise to 110. . I have some clear tubing, so I could rig up a manometer, but don't feel comfortable hooking up a water hose to my computer. Any ideas on a cheap-and-easy way to measure DeltaP (I'm guessing 0-5 inWC would work) without liquids? Could a automotive Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor (I think they have a range close to 0-30 inWC) be adapted?. Someone point me in the right direction and I'll post an Instructable when I figure it out.

Topic by NachoMahma 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Alert!!! Instructables HQ attacked by Zombies! Mass Casualties Reported!

A horde of zombies just broke into our office and attacked! Many, if not all, members of Instructables are seriously injured. Bilal and the Robot have been taken captive, and are presumed to be infected with the zombie virus. We are too afraid to attempt a rescue at this time.We bravely fought them off using marshmallow guns and pirate swords, but the tide only turned in our favor when one of the zombies hooked up some speakers and played "Thriller," at which point the rest of the zombies joined in the dance.We recognized many of the members of Three Rings and think they may have been experimenting with something more sinister than Puzzling Pirates. Perhaps our recent swashbuckling raid on their fortress led them right back to our HQ? It appears the zombie apocalypse has started. Prepare as best you can. Update: Maybe we should have warned the zombies they really didn't want Bilal?Update 2: We got Bilal back! Unforuntely, he returned in zombie-form, so I had to cut his head off.Update 3: The zombies sent pictures of the robot in captivity! More pictures of the zombie lair and robot here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/grow_power/sets/72157606960332823/ Update 4: Live action video from the event was found and uploaded to youtube... what a horrific day:Update 5: The zombies have sent their reply video. Dancing, carousels, and brains. This video exposes it all. Here it is: Three Rings Zombie Attack on Instructables

Topic by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


knex game Ideas

Post rules on your games here, decide on game modes(eg. capture the flag, Eliminate all, hostages, fortress raid, build on spot etc.) and maybe guns used! Well, these are the rules for a ctf game designed by me. Each team must have at least 3 players Each team has a base. The bases must be of equal size (roughly) and will contain a flag. You are allowed 3 different guns. One must be a pistol, one a rifle of any sort and any other of your choice (you are allowed another pistol or rifle). The guns must all fire the same type of rod. You are allowed up to 30 separate rounds per gun. If the gun has a removeable clip, say 20 rounds each, have 1 clips of 20 and 1 clip of 10. If the gun is single shot, carry 30 rounds. If the gun has an unremoveable mag, reload the mag every time you run out. There is a place to reload, where you can collect 10 rods at a time, and you can't revisit the point until the next round. There are 5 rounds. Each round lasts either until both players are out of ammo, or after 10 minutes. To win a round, a player must capture the other team's flag more times in a round than the opponent. If the round is a tie, then you must keep playing for an extra 2 minutes until one team wins. The flags must be the same size, but may be different colours. After the 5 rounds are up, count up the victories and the team with the most wins. Well that's it, tell me what you think.

Topic by The Jamalam 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Surround Sound Help(connection to an Xbox), and my dream media setup

I couldn't decide what forum to put this in(since surround sound could also be a Home thing), but i decided that Music would be best. Basically, I bought a $79 Logitech surround sound system a few weeks ago and hooked it up in my room. For the money, it's pretty awesome. The sound is lacking though, it's fine, but the frequency response is anything but linear. Some songs are more noticeable than others. Either way, I've been looking at the Logitech Z-5500 THX Certified surround sound speakers. BTW, all these are 5.1, not 2.1 sets. The reviews on youtube and elsewhere give it 5 stars, and some go as far to say that the sound matches $500+ units, saying its the best midrange speaker system around. The ten inch sub is appealing too(movies- watching The Patriot would become just that much more real because of the explosions). Reviews say that the satellite's sound is sharp, clear, and pure, no static or buzz.That's definitely a big deal to me. So yeah, the Z-5500 set is $300+...and the others were $79...I think it's worth it to someone who praises music like I do. If you listen to music occasionally, then you might not get where I'm coming from, but I listen to 3-6 hours of music every day, sometimes more. MY PROBLEM:I already installed the surround sound(the cheaper one) in my room, and it would be retarded to get another set. Not to mention a waste of time and money. I need money to buy the nice set. So, my brother agreed to buy it from me if I install it for him. He wants it to be hooked up to his Xbox 360. Good deal. However, I don't know what kind of output it has. I think its a Toslink Optical Audio output, but I'm not sure. The "receiver" on the sub has three inputs, a black 3.5mm female input, as well as a orange-red and light green input of the same type. These are the direct analog inputs to the speakers; it was a cheap set so they don't have an optical in.MY QUESTION:Assuming that my brother is still interested by the time I have the money to buy those speakers, do they even make a Toslink Optical adapter that will work? I tried google, but I wasnt sure what to search for. Thanks. Also, if anybody has the Z-5500 system, let me know how you like it!My hopeful media setup:Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop with vista2TB Mybook External hard drives(two 1TB drives, either in a RAID setup or not, idk)Videosecu VGA to Component Video adapter32" TVCreative Sound Blaster external 5.1 surround sound cardLogitech Z-5500 5.1 surround soundDream setup:Mac Pro with dual monitorssome kind of adapter to get the video to the 32" TV aboveSame surround soundSame hard drivesSome kind of surround sound cardBasically the only difference between my (hopefully) future setup and my dream setup is the couple thousand $$$ of Mac and Apple stuff. Apple is so much better, but it comes with a price most of us cant afford. It's really too bad lol. For the first setup I only need the hard drives, the surround sound card, TV, and the surround sound to make it complete. Of course, theyre the most expensive parts...darnThanks!

Topic by John Smith 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I HAVE NEVER been able to start a "New Paragraph" on the notes that are placed onto My Photo's...ARRRG !

Hi Everyone ! I have not found this bug in this section or anywhere so dont know if its just me now.... The Problem: I have published 5 instructables and in EVERYONE that i have made, i have always made step-by-step photo-instructables as thats how i would prefer to learn something, best of both worlds, reading a little whilst looking at pictures !!! Now, i make mostly ALL my notes and explanations directly onto my pictures by drawing a Box around the section i am describing or detailing the 'how-to' on, then i start typing away into the text box. BUT!!! when i want to start a new paragraph within the text box that i'm writing in, i have USED ALL METHODS DESCRIBED on THIS wiki formatting page for adding OR starting a NEW PARAGRAPH even tried doing the "FORCE" new paragraph code and NOTHING WORKS.......... Ive just finished my 5th instructable and ive got so infuriated that my blood-FLASH-BOILS WHILST STILL IN THE VEINS because i have to revisit every single photo that i have EVER published here on instructables.com so i can ADD paragraphs to the HUNDREDS of photo-instructions i have PAINSTAKINGLY written for everyone to follow and separate the extremely LONG one-paragraph "BLOCKS" of text so that (i) - I CAN READ IT EASILY to correct any flaws but more importantly (ii) ITS AN EASIER "Read" for anyone and everyone who visits the instructable for the help, how-to or advice i have taken, sometimes months, to compile...  SO i am NOT publishing another instructable UNTIL i have found a solution to this because theres nothing worse than having to read a darn-script without any paragraph-breaks..... Like i have separated all these paragraphs here in these details of my moaning of what bug is bugging the hell outta me (no pun intended, lol !) My browser is Opera, it WAS Firefox RELIGIOUSLY for YEARS but the WHOLE of last YEAR it kept SELF-TERMINATING and closing down by itself when even google.com or google.co.uk was visited so i'll never use it again, chrome is too simple for me and i used to use opera in its early years and kept an eye on it over the years, not switching browsers again as i like the functionality of it... here are my specs for Opera: About Opera Version information   11.61 Build                              1250 Platform                        Win32 System                          Windows 7 XHTML+Voice               Plug-in not loaded Browser identification: Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 6.1; U; Edition United Kingdom Local; en) Presto/2.10.229 Version/11.61 My PC 1: MOBO: Intel® Workstation Board S5520SC RAM: 48 GB DDR3 1333Mhz (NO Typo here, Yes, 48 GB) CPU: 2 x ZEON X5560 Graphics 2 x 1GB Asus 9800GT 4 x OCZ Vertex SSD (RAID-0) Win 7 Ultimate BROWSER: Opera My PC 2: Mobo: Zotac GeForce 9300 RAM: 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz CPU: Intel Q6600 Graphics@ Built-in MOBO 2 x OCZ Vertex SSD Win 7 Pro BROWSER: Opera If you check out any of my instructables, from offtherails2010, EVERY SINGLE text-box on EVERY SINGLE photo has errors within them where you can plainly see where an automatic ""LINE-BREAK"" or ""NEW PARAGRAPH"" should have been started by half finished code like this: (without the quotes): ""  or "" and ive tried everything to try to FORCE it to recognize that there is A NEW PARAGRAPH in the text but i have tried again and again and again THIS ENTIRE YEAR, goolged by brains out and now im just so fed up with it that i wont publish another instructable until i get this fixed because the more i publish, the more work i will HAVE-TO do going back re-visiting the entire collection of hundreds of pictures ive uploaded  that i have added a bit of a speech-to, to separate the paragraphs in EACH PHOTO. The pictures shown as examples here, the 1st picture i have circled in RED where a NEW PARAGRAPH should had-started and the second picture i just Highlighted the error broken code and then circled it in RED. For Example, i only pressed enter twice to start THIS NEW PARAGRAPH. AND AGAIN NOW. But on my pictures it annoyingly DOESN'T start new paragraphs and i have tried manually typing in the code as described on the trac.edgewalll wiki and then clicking the 'save' link on the photo's but still nothing... PLEASE please please can someone help me find what i may have overlooked... Probably something simple and no, i wont feel embarrassed if it was something plainly obvious as it will teach me to be more observant in the area i am lacking in !!!! And thank you in advance for the help & advice

Topic by offtherails2010 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Is my book good ?

Well i hate to bother anyone but can you please take some time to read this book i worked hard on ? i spent  countless hours of my free time over the weekend developing the plot and creatures so can you please take some time out to read the whole thing tell me what it needs or what would be good i already am 16 pages into the sequel so tell me if this is good so i can post the sequel ! enjoy Times come by Alby Chapter 1- beginning It was the night I would never forget,the night.......i....the......the last night I would enjoy life. It was spring of 2017 the night air was heavy in my lungs and you could faintly smell the BBQ and charcoal smoke from cookouts that died down hours ago I could here people talking and having a good time but I think my drink I grabbed the wrong beer it was Sarah's it was spiked I never would have noticed who did it at least it wasn't her to drink it. I simply enjoyed the sky line of Chicago filled with sky scrapers and mirror like office buildings it all seemed like a Bokeh picture to me the drug is taking affect on my body I feel dizzy . I hopped on the train, it was empty as for the weather gave a good reason to walk but I needed to get home safely. In about 30 minutes I was home. I clumsily walked up the stairs and almost fell it took about ten minutes before I opened the door, I then plopped down on my bed and ran to the bathroom and regurgitated everything I ate that night. i starred at the ceiling. I saw every detail to the nearest centimeter and then blurry the specks the marks swirled in my vision and I felt weightless for a while. I starred at the clock and noticed it was about 4:00 am and cursed myself for going to that bar with Sarah I threw up all over my bed. I tried to grab the phone to call the paramedics but I fell and hit my head on my night stand. I passed out from the concussion i fell into a deep sleep a very deep sleep. Chapter 2 Change I wiped the crust out of my eyes and felt my head a sharp pain rippled thru my scalp it was a Gash about two inches in length. i walked into the bathroom I pulled the faucet but all that came out was a wisp of air. I snatched a baby wipe and cleaned off my face I cleaned my wound with alcohol the sting ive gotten used to I used to get hurt pretty bad in the army, I got shrapnel in my knee and they sent me home the first year. I noticed a dead silence on the street I thought they probably closed it off for some type of repair. I put on my white tee shirt and noticed its softness and how it fit snug on my semi-muscular figure I was in good shape for a twenty-four year old, my mom would always tell me most of the people in America are fat but I guess she loves to tell stereotypes for what they are. I put on my jeans and not forgetting the belt this time either. I snatched my keys off the kitchen counter and headed for the door. I walked outside and paused too look at the empty streets filled with litter and carnage . My mouth wide open in amazement I asked myself what happened and pondered the different reasons riot,panic,fire what could cause such a mess, I walked towards a police squad car and smelled something rancid I slowly proceeded, I instantly veered back in panic I could not believe what I saw a dead police officer lying face down with half a chunk blown clean off his head. There were pieces of it every where splattered on the windshield and door of the police car and some on the concrete. I instinctively inched towards him and thought to myself that something bad is happening and I need protection. I unhooked his holster off his waist and placed it on mine I pulled off his Kevlar vest and put it on weirdly enough it barely was messy or smelled bad. I checked the pockets of the vest and took out a pair of keys I knew it belonged to his squad car. I first popped open the trunk and saw it glistening in the sun a Ar-15 assault rifle. I picked it up and the memories of my army training it just instantly popped into my mind. I guess it applied the same here, I slung it around my back and walked into the silence. I took out the pistol put in the clip pulled the slide back and switched the safety off and cautiously held it. I believe the gun made me more nervous than whats in the shadows, I walked down the narrow street and saw it the skyline of the city filled with smoke and fire. I stood in anger and confusion my home town ravaged broken and charred blood stained the streets and walls, but why.....why....how could this... I mean what could....d..do such a thing. I walked away in the opposite direction and then cut into an alley way to piss and paused as I heard a roar I looked up and saw a quick glance of the belly of a apache attack craft it quickly zoom by and then another. I looked away and ran out of the alley and then down the street to see what direction they were heading. They sped towards the lake area and then I saw a tiny black object fall horizontally from the choppers belly and it slowly fell, then a explosion. I could feel the vibrations. the explosion ripped the lake area into nothing....nothing..but....but...smoke. My heart skipped a few beats thinking what if the next one falls in this area I quickly broke my daydream and bolted as fast as I could as far as I could until I saw a woman crawling on the concrete she was Moaning and holding her stomach. I came up behind her and asked for help. She turned on her back “ Sarah? Ohh my god sarah are you okay ?” and she held a gun in her hand a Glock 22 model the slide locked all the way back and no clip in the gun. I kicked it out of her and and sprung on her she begged for mercy “albert you have to stay away from me im turning” she saw that I was armed and quickly told me the gun was unloaded and that she was sorry she told me she would do anything just get away from her . I told her “Im not here to hurt anyone I just want to help” I starred at her beautiful figure her perfect face and thin hourglass body but ragged cloths and red eyes from crying. How and what did she go thru that could turn her into such a wreck. She got up and put her arm around my shoulder kissed me on the cheek and passed out. I dragged her to an fenced off alley where there was a mattress I put her down and sat next to her .she hugged me and began to cry she than jumped on top of me “Sarah what are you doing no we cant do this now no!” I told her I will help her but I dont think she understood a word I said. She looked at me in my eyes I could feel her touch my soul, her blue eyes glared in the sun. “i dont want to die alone please” I stood up nervously, I was concerned for her health when suddenly I heard a bang then felt a sharp pain in my leg. I collapsed in agony and saw the cause of my pain a bean bag round I looked up and saw a gas mask wearing figure he shot me with another bean bag round in the knee, from his shot gun he then walked over my numb body and. picked up both bean bag's and threw it aside two people in hazmat gear grabbed Sarah and took off her clothing I screamed “what are you doing to her!!!” they did not acknowledge me they looked at her body like they where searching for something. Her passed out figure limp as a rag doll they removed her pants then her underwear I screamed “No!! you son of a bitch don't do it ill kill you” they studied a bite mark on her upper thigh they made some type of hand signal and left. the soldiers then they came and started pouring gasoline on the mattress and her body. the one with the kriss super V took his cigarette out of his mouth and then flicked it at her it rolled of of her shapely belly and hit the mattress her body bursted into flames and she spasmed and kicked wildly. Then the man pointed it me and said in a British accent “ knock that fuckin Yankee an put em in da ACP double time, thoes hungry bastards are comin” Chapter 3 world gone mad I awoke on a bed in clean clothes and a hair cut. I stood up and walked into the hallway and noticed that this was a hospital. Suddenly a hand grabbed me. “aey where do you think your going ya damn runner rapist” I starred at him & his arrogant look and heavily customized ACR bushmaster. “get the fuck away from me im leaving what ever the hell this place is” he then sprung up and pushed the barrel of his ACR into my neck. “look if you want to get devoured by those runners be my guest buddy but dont go exposing this place to the infection” I looked at him like he was retarded “infection what infection and why the hell is the army bombing populated areas” he looked at me the same way. “ where were you 2 days ago ? There was a virus it was originally H1N1 but it evolved up to 10 times now its got Chicago by the balls and its spreading across the world as we speak turning everyone into animals devouring and ripping people to shreds and then the virus takes over the dead body and brings it back as a runner also know as a fresh undead body that has the ability to run or sometimes sprint god forbid but after 2-4 weeks without food the tissue breaks down from constant use without fuel and they start to get slow and shuffle around” my mind felt overwhelmed I wondered how my parents were doing in Dallas. “so what am I supped to do here but be a waste of space” he grinned. “well you obviously know how to use a weapon and our records say you have been in the military. you cant take care of yourself out there so we will make you part of out kill squad. “kill squad ?” “ohh shit you mean you have never killed or seen any infected yet ? that means your fresh you can be put to good use in our kill team” he told me his name was henry the specialist of his team kill team Charlie-mike. He directed me to the staff sergeant who looked at me and said “well well well we got some fresh meat hope you ready for 3 months of hard core trainin cuz this wont be easy now get yo ass in the garage and clean every APC tire the armory I think the kill teams ran over a little too much runners” 3 Months later........ the training was more rigorous than the basic military stuff a the armory where there was at least a 100 others conversing and grabbing into boxes of gear. Henry took me to the gunny of the armory where he helped me choose my gear. I picked up dragon skin Kevlar with implanted ceramic & alloy inserts. I took some gloves which I cut the fingers of. My boots where the basic digital camo color probably a left over from the war in Iraq which ended several years ago when our president simply drew the troops out. And European troops and some Russians finished off the big time terrorists soon after we heard no more from any our genocidal efforts finally payed off. I went to the weapon stand where I had to fill out a ID sheet to make sure they knew I had training with combat rifles. I chose the ACR which was in stock by the thousands as a gift from the weapon companies to the American army. I pulled all the safety clips and then grabbed a eotech scope out of a box and locked it onto the rail system of the weapon. I attached a mag pull the every one of my carbon strength reinforced clips. The gunny looked at me with a grin and we left for briefing. Chapter 4 things get messy we met up in the garage of the hospital every runner hunter of this kill force a total of 300 men and women in the huge elevated parking complex of the hospital, a general arrived in the elevator his chrome glasses shined in the evening light so did the many badges pinned on his suit which fit his old figure rather awkwardly. he had two formally dressed men with him they both had desert eagles on there side holsters but the general had a FN 2000 slung around his back. it was worn and scratched its polymer body was embedded with and insignia that I did not see so well as it was obscured by the scuffs and grime he looked at us and smiled his mouth opened and he flung his cigar off the ledge of the building he then begun and explained in a dominant voice. “there are 40 spec op Humvee's set up in formation ready to patrol the streets of Chicago you all will be in sector 6 the most dangerous sector of Chicago but no need to worry we have full fledged firepower of 4 APC's which will Carrie your kill team to your objectives take as much time as needed the runners arent going any where. you will clear the sears tower area a hot spot for runners. look all you men and woman, its time to revolt and fight back. its time to say we will not be scared, we will not be intimidated, we will win back our freedom!!” the whole complex light up with cheer. As the two men in formal wear took out PDA's and started directing people to there kill teams the first man shouted “ Chavez,Williams,buck, and,Samson go to APC #1” I quickly advanced thru the crowd to APC 1 I slowed my pace and saw its matte paint job of digital camo and its pop up dillan machine gun turret mounted on top. I pounded on its steel behind and its back door unlatched I stood waiting for the rest of my team I saw all three walking in a line towards the door I saw him ,the man with the kriss super V he smiled at me and said “no fuckin way you tha yankee we picked up in tha alley way you mad cus we killed your little runner girlfriend” I sprung towards him and grabbed his collar and punched him in the stomach then elbowed him in the mouth all the color drained out of his face. “ if you wouldn't of shot me with a fucking bean bag I would of blown your brains out back at the alley” he looked at me and with blood dripping down his mouth “i was just doing my job. welcome to foxtrot 3 by my names john samson you can just call me hunter” I let him go and he limped into the APC then another walked towards me he wore a Grey baklava and tight fitting clothing and a vest that barely covered his chest which awkwardly bulged out he walked towards me and took off the mask. She looked at m surprised face and said “what ? a woman cant be in the military” “well I..I...I just did not expect to have such a high rank personnel on our team” she looked at me and frowend “were both specialists grade one my names Kelly williams” “a heavily armored male in a hijab walked towards me playfully he came up to me and pulled off his hijab he was a African American . “hey specialist now look Im basically here to keep the moral you catch me ? I was in the navy im Ricky buckman Just call me squid now what do you want to go by kid?” I smiled “echo” “nice choice” Albert “echo” chavez I thought in my head I figured that sounds good. We all jumped in the APC while a kill team of rangers in a heavy Humvee with a mounted sentry gun rolled behind us as the whole convoy of kill force 6 prepared for battle. I thought about all my training aim for the head,short controlled bursts a shot anywhere else just stunned them. They move fast so they have to be neutralized if you get bitten or infected kill yourself with the poison capsule that was given or a team mate would do it. I grabbed a Kukri blade off the weapon rack that was provided in the APC I looked at its razor sharp edge its brushed steel surface reflected no light I sheathed it and strapped it to my leg. I caught the eye of Kelly who was fiddling around with the UAV control panel she looked at me and smiled. The APC's lights blinked red prompting us that we are in a hot zone. The APC vibrated as the co pilot took out a pack of runners with the Dillon remote controlled mini gun. We all loaded our weapons and packed up some ammo. Hunter and squid looked at each other and they bumped fists. I put a clip in my ACR and cocked it I turned on the eotech scope and strapped on my helmet and then slid on a black baklava. The APC driver prompted a alarm which was the signal that the door was opening, the big metal door slowly lowered its platform to the ground and we all got out Kelly was the last one out she grabbed that control panel and slid it into her bag she ran out and flipped the close button on the APC. We met up with the four other teams in our sector who already exited there Humvee's. A black Humvee that I never knew was in the convoy rode up and a military adviser jumped out and barked orders like some scared little dog and then jumped back in glad that he wasn't us. He positioned eight snipers on the roof who where each divided into teams of four they zip lined up the roofs and soon each team where picked up by two little bird helicopters the rest of us where on the ground either Humvee calvary hit teams or long range grenade support foxtrot was positioned on the magnificent mile at least it was magnificent. We cautiously walked down the street with another team of 6 watching our back and little birds with snipers covering us and telling us where the nearest pack is. It was empty until we got a report a pack of twenty runners where heading straight for us about 3 blocks away we had about a minute to prepare, snipers took out some and only six broke there steady aim and where 5 feet away, I drew my weapon and just before I could fire a Humvee rammed half the pack of runners over my team shot at there heads to finish them off . I stunted back and fell startled by a runner with broken legs dragging its smelly corpse towards me, my team did not even notice as they where pre occupied with finishing off the pack it grabbed my boot and pulled itself onto my chest I pushed it back and hunter tackled it and shot it once it grazed its ear he then rad up to it and curb stomped its head in over and over, like an egg it crunched under his boot he then walked towards me and picked me up and then our comm's screeched with a danger code: sector red REPEAT SECTOR RED!! this is not a drill!! squid looked at Kelly “OH shit radio the APC radio the APC!!” Kelly hastily radioed the APC and it arrived around the corner ASAP she got in and took the panel out of her backpack all the rangers got back in there Humvee's and formed up a line of vehicle's and the APC was in front we all jumped in and squid popped open 3 of the four combat hatches. We took stance and poked our body's out of the hatches while Kelly was typing away at the panel. “Kelly get us that predator drone NOW!!” “on it Echo..about.....NOW!! get ready for some boom boom boys” she said over the comm a predator drone deployed from a building somewhere and roared across the city's night sky. The little birds shot flares into out immediate area and the military advisor said nervously over the comm “formation green zone ASAP make space for one more hummer!!” his hummer screeched into our circle formation at the middle of the block intersection. We all could hear the uproar and the screaming rage of the Runners it was 9:00 PM and my stomach dropped as runners came at us from every angle swarming in between all the vehicles as we took out as much as we can the advisor yelled. “Break formation head for lane 3 of sector 5 Kelly yelled “but thats a dead end we have no where to go !!” “exactly now MOVE !!” we hastily rammed out way thru the crowd of runners it was easily about 200 to 300 runners we reached the street which was a dead end it was blocked by a collapsed building from all the beach bombing runs. We waited for 5 minutes until we saw it our doom three times as much runners appeared and headed for the convoy. The driver looked bewildered “Get ready im breaking position” he advanced the APC towards the crowd its massive tires gripping the rubble and concrete so agile and quick. He opened fire the Dillon mini gun until there was not one round left. the APC swiveled madly like a dog chasing its tail, all the blood and body matter stuck to the tire made it impossible to control. The whole interior rocked forward on impact with the flipped car. suddenly a screech and the APC flipped over on its side. the runners ignored the APC and went for the group of Humvee's ripping the rangers out that had not locked there Humvee door and devouring them. We herd the screams despite layer after layer of Kevlar and Armour of the APC. My radio started to squawk. “ Pindad Panser down repeat,flipped on its side calling in little bird for support !! bring in UH-60 shadow for medivac ASAP!” I groaned in pain the impact was hard,i could taste blood in my mouth my world was spinning. my team mates did not move they where all laying face down. I soon passed out Chapter 5 delta crimson “Delta crimson GO GO GO !!” I awoke in a sweat, I felt normal again I wiped my blood crusted face off. I leaned up and saw them. “Squid Kelly Hunter Your all alive !” hunter smiled “the crowds not givin up. Hurry mate we got to get outta this APC or crimson is just gonna have to save us” Crimson was an elite rescue squad of some of the best rescue force members in the military marines,rangers,green berets, you name em they can save you. Suddenly we heard the roar of helicopters. Then the door of the APC light up and blew of its hinges a soldier in a crimson baklava shined a light me and my team he latched two metal hooks onto our APC and then the helicopter lifted us into the air, this vehicle the best attack helicopter crafted by the engineer crew over at Hudson base they called it the Shadow because thats all it was, a quick killer in the night. A man made machine manufactured to kill and thats what it was best at. I broke for the chopper and jumped in then squid then Kelly it started to take off right before it left ground hunter grabbed the bay door and climbed in. “forgetting something ?” He threw me my ACR bushmaster which started to look like the generals FN 2000 it was scuffed and marked in every crack and crease. A crimson medivac specialist handed us some refreshments and snacks he said he picked it up at his last raid. He gave me some meds, adrenalin shots use them as a last resort of energy he said. I looked at squid who was holding his dog tag “ man echo you see how that APC flipped on us I almost crapped my pant's” I laughed at the joke even if its not funny my team needs the moral. I looked it the pilot he caught my stare. “where going to the main objective” I sighed and looked away hunter looked at me and made some type of hand signal. “hey Kelly you think we could of died back there” “easily hunter luckily the runners did not find our APC interesting” I looked over at Kelly who was looking at the cracked screen of the control panel. “hey Kelly what all did you use that panel for” “i saved the whole platoon with this thing while you where taking a nap, now its gone and base is a long fly away. The screen broke when the APC flipped. And the predator drone crashed without me controlling it” “damn, nothing good ever lasts long does it” “well echo thats not true your still alive aren't you ?” I we both smiled and when the happiness broke it was back to work. chapter 6 Raid The shadow landed on the roof of a building about 3 blocks away from objective R.R.T.R (runner ruled territory raid) our forces had to kill all runners and take back the sears tower. Kelly was stationed on the roof with hundreds of other snipers .with her barret M82 which ripped into 2 to 3 runners at a time with its large caliber amour piercing rounds. Military advisors sent Ground troops they marched the streets for the main attack on the R.R.T (runner ruled territory). Soldiers of all pact creed and faction marched side by side. the ISF (Iraqi Security Forces) the IRA (Irish Republican Army) even the CIA and DEA forces were marching along with whole police precincts including the bulk of the U.S military. This battle was inevitable and we are going to win.

Topic by albylovesscience 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago