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Service unavailable

I have received this error multiple times today in various instructable searches. It most commonly occurs when I hit the third page into my search :: Exceptionorg.apache.solr.client.solrj.SolrServerException: Service UnavailableCaused by:Server side exception, status = 503: Service UnavailableAnyway .. not looking for an answer .. just thought someone ought to know.

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Service Not Avalible?

I cannot upload anything! I just keep getting service unavalible :/

Topic by OrangeSpy121    |  last reply


Prototyping service

 Does anyone know of a good prototyping service that is fairly fast, very reliable and has good ethics? This would be a fairly simple job, using leather, paper/cloth and plastic (not electromechanical or gizmoid). Thanks so much!

Question by stephen_francis  


Woodcutting Service UK

Hi Anyone know of good woodcutting services (cnc router, laser or whatever) in the UK?

Topic by willbo    |  last reply


TOS (Terms of Service)

Most people don't read licence agreements, small print etc. and most users haven't read the site TOS.I don't really expect many people to do so even after I've posted this but we're all bound by them (no exceptions)Be aware of this first: 1 By using this site, you agree to the TOS, there's no getting out of this it is defined in the TOS.Instructables can change the TOS, if you still use the site then you agree to the changes (as above).5 In registering you agree to provide true and accurate information, i.e. not fake@fakemail.com, not my age is 98 (when it's really 9.8) - any "porkies" and they can delete you. You may not use this site unless you are at least 13 years old. In accordance with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA)6 Note this:Instructables does not use spy-ware, ad-ware, pop-up ads, spam or other annoying or intrusive advertising. We do not sell, rent, or exchange your personal information to any third party for marketing purposes.7 a You're responsible for what you post, if it's illegal the site will cooperate with The Man7 b If you post anything offensive or inappropriate, you may be deleted.7 g Browser beware: you might be exposed to to Content that is offensive, indecent, objectionable or unsafe - you take your own risks with this!The whole of 8 - Member Conduct is worth a read12 If you're dealing with advertisers, that's between you and them.15 e A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF USERS MAY EXPERIENCE EPILEPTIC SEIZURES WHEN EXPOSED TO CERTAIN LIGHT PATTERNS OR BACKGROUNDS ON A COMPUTER SCREEN OR WHILE USING THE SERVICE...24 All the Instructables logos images etc are protected trademarks. Maybe Robot is exempt from this, or perhaps the site's reasonably lenient there?25 & 26 There's a proper procedure for claims of copyright infringement and other disputes27 The TOS is governed by the laws of the State of California When you're dead you're account will be deleted if your executors provide a copy of your death certificate.28Please report any violations of the Terms to the Instructables Support Manager at tos@instructables.com.

Topic by lemonie    |  last reply


service pack 3

Comes out tomorrow, this is just funny to say, The Box said Windows 98 or better....SO I INSTALLED LINUX! (ubuntu gutsy gibbon is my favorite)

Topic by Yerboogieman    |  last reply


3d printer service

HI everyone. I am wanting to start a 3d printing service business. This would be on a small scale to start. My question is how to securely download 3d files from customers so that I can use those files to create a 3d printed object for them, then ship objects back. I thought about offering the service on craigslist and receive the customer's file through email. But I know that a website would be better, but have no idea as how to implement the capability to receive customers' files securely and while keeping those files organized. Items will be printed using a makerbot, so I would communicate to potential customers as to the limitations of said printer. Thanks, and would appreciate any answers or advice.

Topic by RoboStack    |  last reply


Laser Cutting service

We are offering an affordable solution for high precision cutting. Based in London (UK). Maximum sheet size for cutting: 600x450mm, max thickness 6mm. Can cut all sort of plastics, wooden materials, MDF, etc... Can not cut Metals. Check our ebay page for more info, and feedbacks: Precisioncutting.  

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Can I repurpose a 3G Microcell from AT&T?

Several years ago I received a 3G Microcell from AT&T. I am now with a different cell service provider, actually an AT&T MVNO. Is it possible to repurpose the microcell to work with my current (or any) network operator? Thanks.

Question by BenM262    |  last reply


How to send a Pro Membership to another user as a gift?

How to send a pro membership to someone? In the sense what is the process? I haven't seen ,much info about it...Thanks in advance

Question by Filio Schiavina    |  last reply


what do you think about this? Answered

Hey if you saw this in your mail box what would you do? i know its missing a phone number because i dont want weird creepy strangers on the internet calling me (no offense)

Question by BIGHAIRYDUDE    |  last reply


Wheres the best 3d service?

Hi everyone, I was wondering what people are using for printing services out there, and which ones they prefer. I was thinking about entering the make it real challenge if i have enough free time and needed somewhere to get the idea printed, preferably the service would be one that uses the Objet 3d printer. Thanks for your time.

Topic by The Cartographer    |  last reply



very short survey on user experience of DIY services

Hello all together, my name is julian and i am a student of visual communication in germany, rather at the "Fachhochschule Aachen" a university of applied sciences. My current project is based on the user experience on DIY services and it would be very great, if you could answer those ten questions. http://de.surveymonkey.com/s/G5MW5ZF If there are any questions or suggestions belonging to the questions please write an e-mail to: juschimcgyver@gmail.com Thank you very much ! juschi

Topic by juschi    |  last reply


Looking for a recommendation for outsourced laser cutting for a project.

1 wood piece, 4 acrylic pieces -all very simple. Small quantities - 25 or so for each run. 

Question by Coletted    |  last reply


KODAK Model 3500 Photo Copier?

I recently came by an old KODAK 3500 photo copier. It is a monster but it has three good stepper motors and main control board including drivers. MY PROBLEM IS THAT I DO NOT HAVE A SCHEMATIC FOR THE MAIN BOARD AND NO WIRING  TO TRACE.  CAN ANYONE HELP. THANKS, Liftfan

Question by liftfan  


Need someone who can laser-cut/machine a number of parts based on my design...

Hello all! I need some custom-designed parts for a project I am doing and I don't (yet) have the machinery and means to make them. I could go to any number of online places for custom parts, but I ask here first because I am trying to both support and rely on the community spirit of the site, and because the members here are more sensitive to some of the weird stuff people around here make and therefore are not simply suggesting materials based on "industry standard" uses. Additionally, I thought I would probably get a better deal without the "limited production run" price hike that machine shops usually charge. To add to that, I don't need new and shiny materials. As long as it works, I don't mind using what comes off of other people's scrap piles. I don't have the designs laid out yet, but I'm thinking I will probably have a need for cutout polycarbonate or aluminum about 3/16 to 1/4 inch thick (4.7-6.3mm), I'm not sure of the material yet. Basically, it would involve drilling one or more holes at each end of a short strip of that. Dead simple, and a pain that I can't do it, but like I said, I don't have the tools. For now, that's all I can think I need. If you're interested, send me a message and we can talk about details and compensation. I look forward to helping the Instructables community be as self-sufficient as possible! Thanks, Gareth

Topic by victus_maestro    |  last reply


Help with service/repair manuals

Anyone got any idea where I could find free service manuals on the net? I'm trying to repair my car audio system (Alpine CDA 7998R) but im stuck without much information. If anyone could help, what I'm looking at is a green pcb with D301-313 written on it, and it has a part named Q701 which looks like a very small ic with three legs at the bottom, and one at top, its surface mount and is blown up. It also has a delta sign on it with some design within, I cant read the rest of it cause its blown. Please help anyone, if you can... Whatever you may tell....

Topic by pro2xy    |  last reply



Outsourcing CAD Drafting Services

CAD Drafting Services Unlock the Future" Yantram is an AutoCAD outsourcing service catering to many consultants, CAD Scanning Service Company, contractors, engineers in the construction & real estate industry.CAD Drafting Services in India proves the trust clients keep on them by delivering high-end CAD Drafting Services like HVAC Drafting, Architectural CAD Drafting, from the group of expert CAD Designing Professionals (CAD Draftsman). There are various forms of commenting Yantram is an Auto CAD outsourcing service catering to many consultants, firm, contractors, engineers in the construction & real estate industry. As being PDF to CAD Conversion Company Today's most competitive work enables us to work with more safety. Drawings received for review must be returned with comments, even if the comments are "all perfect; go ahead" or "this is totally not what we wanted; we are finishing this off ourselves". In each case the architectural CAD drafting service is on hold, waiting for the next move, and, is technically, on the client's hire till then.In this article, we look at the prevalent processes in reviewing drawings remotely when outsourcing architectural CAD drafting services. Yantram Outsourcing CAD Drafting Company in India support your 2D CAD drafting services , CAD Design & CAD Conversion Services requirements. Our team is highly proficient CAD Designer and expert in CAD Design &CAD Drafting Process. Author: Ruturaj Desai Yantram Architectural CAD Drafting http://architectural-design.outsourcing-services-india.com

Topic by cadyantram    |  last reply


Services Forum Category Rules

Welcome to the Services forum category! This category is for listing services for sale that are of interest to the Instructables community. Commercial postings are OK (and please note this is one of the few forum categories where commercial postings are acceptable). Please keep things relevant to the spirit of the site. Really cool listings may even be featured to the Instructables homepage, while irrelevant postings will be deleted. We encourage people to use our private messaging system to work out details, and remind you to deal locally when possible, or only with others whose reputation you can determine and trust (for example by checking out their Instructables profile). We strive to keep the quality of the listings high, but cannot guarantee their accuracy. When in doubt, ask lots of questions in the comments!

Topic by ewilhelm    |  last reply


Original Xbox "Needs service"

My Xbox says it needs service in multiple languages when i turn it on. I checked with customer support, and i can't do anything without calling the number. Is there anything i can do without calling?

Question by TyMan210    |  last reply


Low cost PCB service !

Just had a flyer through from these guys http://ragworm.eu/ VERY low cost PCB making - around 6 USD/sq inch for double sided plated holes -  and they have very liberal design rules, so they'll cut boards to weird shapes too Looks like free UK shipping, I don't see what they are saying about international orders.  Steve

Topic by steveastrouk    |  last reply


Nerf Gun Modification Services

Hey all. I've been modifying nerf blasters for about 2 years now, and would like to make my services availbable to everyone. From integrations to breeches, you can find it here. I'll be willing to modify the following (to a certain extent on some blasters): Nightfinder Maverick Big Bad Bow Longshot Recon Switchshot Airtech 2000 Titan Scout My contracts will consist of a blaster that you send (or the money FOR the blaster and service). I will then perform the modification and send it back to you. Or, we can discuss the type of blaster you're looking for, make it a suprise, THEN talk prices. http://s588.photobucket.com/albums/ss330/homasimpson/?action=view&current;=Movie.flv http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss330/homasimpson/CopyofCopyofNerfCrap005.jpg http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss330/homasimpson/Image-22.jpg http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss330/homasimpson/Image-19.jpg http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss330/homasimpson/IMG_5534.jpg http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss330/homasimpson/Image-1.jpg http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss330/homasimpson/Image.jpg Copy and paste those links into your browser, they're pictures but I don't know how to attatch them. Also willing to do paintjobs and detailing. Contact me at chris11995522@aim.com or I/M me via AIM.

Topic by Chris11995522    |  last reply


European Voluntary Service in Netherlands

European Voluntary Service (EVS) is an Erasmus+ program for young people (17-30 years old) who want to spend a long time living in a different country and with almost all the cost paid: apartment, wifi, transport, food... Bataviawerf (Lelystad, Netherlands) is a dockyard with special ambitions. Ships from the golden century which has been important in our maritime history, are reconstructed here. Our organisation is depending on the work of volunteers for some years already. A lot of foreign volunteers helped to build the ship “Batavia” and are now helping to build the new ship “Het water schip”. The Bataviawerf could not exist without the help of numerous volunteers which help in showing everybody the way of building ships in the 17th century. We are seeking for 3 new EVS with the next profile: Tasks Create technical drawings, finish the 3D Digital Model of the Batavia, create nice videos and photos about the Bataviawerf and handwork (rebuild some parts of the Batavia -mast, yards, etc.-, forge, wood work,...) Criteria Technical background with knowledge about SolidWorks, AutoCad and similar or experienced in graphic, digital and multimedia design (Adobe Premiere, InDesign, etc). Also creative, self-motivated and interested in shipbuilding and handwork. Procedure If you are interested and you think your profile is suitable for one of our tasks, send us your CV and a motivation letter to the email: evsbataviawerf@gmail.com More information We are seeking for 3 new European volunteers for the next periods: 1) From August 2016 to August 2017. 2) From September 2016 to September 2017. 3) From December 2016 to December 2017. This voluntary service is available for young people from the next countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden. (More information about EVS: http://europa.eu/youth/node/73_en)

Topic by Bataviawerf  


Cellphone GPS without service. Possible?

Is it possible to make a cellphone into a gps without it's service. Because I own 8 cell phones and I want to put one of them into use.

Topic by superflea121    |  last reply


Chinese laser cutter repair

Anyone in Boston area able to provide or know of a source for service for these chinese made machines. We are a public high school, with an 8 thousand dollar 80 watt co2 paper weight.

Topic by GeorgeF83    |  last reply


Image Processing Tutorial : What you do for your images?

Image Processing Tutorial : What you do for your images? Are you in possession of images you want to convert in to digital form? Or simply you would like to perform some operations to enhance their outlook?  Similarly if you just want to extract some useful information from them, all you need is a photo house that carries out image processing. This is where you can have a photo you want manipulated made  the input as you give  specified characteristics you want included. To do image processing, you may have to apply a set of signals that can give you   the desired results. There are three distinct steps to follow in any image processing. They include: Importing images using a scanner or a photography Analyzing and manipulating images using enhancement and compression methods Altering the results we obtain at the output level There are plenty of reasons for carrying out image processing; the reasons and purposes are as follows: So that you can easily observe the parts that are not visible Restoration and sharpening the images for the purpose of making them look better Image retrieval – if you are interested in any particular image, you can have it retrieved. Identify the number of elements making up a pattern Distinguish the object and its image. There are   two methods that can be used in processing any images. Digital Analog If you are analyzing hard copies and printouts, this is what is referred to as visual techniques.  It involves use of various fundamentals and image processing techniques. You need to make use of technicians who are vast in image processing. They may use visual techniques and apply a combination of individual knowledge and experience in image processing. If your pictures are in a digital form, you may employ digital processing techniques to manipulate those using computers. Images collected from sensors and satellites can be manipulated to get the real images or data.  To do this, you need experts who can take the images collected into a number of phases before coming up with the required images.  They must have the latest skills to help them get over flaws and get original information. The data or images collected may be taken through the following phases; Pre-processing, Information extraction, Enhancement and display. Other than image processing service, you may need team   to deal with computer graphics. This is where any desired image is manually made using physical models. It could include lighting, environment and natural scenes. This graphics can be used in animated movies, computer vision and plays. It can be used to create moving images to depict a story. Generally, imaging is key in image processing. The designers should consider a number of factors including; Human visual – where the designers consider the psychophysical process that takes place in human beings as they make sense out of information they see and receive. Lastly in all these, ensure that you get a clipping path company that is vast in imaging and which can work hand in hand with you to ensure that you get the required results.

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adding a video instructable? Do they host, if so what is the time limit?

Need information on video instructables.  Must the video be hosted on You Tube or the like, or can you upload directly to Instructables?  If so what are the time limits?

Question by jackdullboy    |  last reply


How to fix Food Saver - Vacuum Sealer? Answered

I have a Food Saver brand Vacuum Sealer, that all of a sudden stopped working properly. It has no On-Off switch. You simply plug it in, and then put the bag up to the vacuum area and then press down and hold the lid when its vacuuming the air out and then seals the bag closed. When it stopped working, a vacuum bag was placed (as we normally would) and then the lid was put down and pressed. The motor is still running, but normally it makes a louder noise as its vacuuming the air out, and this time it didn't work. (No vacuum). Since it wouldn't vacuum the air, it then wouldn't also seal the bag.  I checked the single air hole on the unit, and there isn't anything obstructing the flow of air, and the bag was put properly in the machine. I also tried using a new bag (just in case the other one was defective) but it made no difference. All the bags come off a large roll. You seal one end, fill it, and then vacuum the air and finally it seals. I've been using this machine for several years with no issues, and this isn't a new roll of bags. Any ideas on what to do to service it and hopefully get it working again?

Question by canucksgirl    |  last reply


How to service my own vehicle?

How to fully service my vehicle on my own

Question by D.assassin    |  last reply


Simulating a T-vo service signal

Is it possible to simulate a t-vo service signal. I want to use a T-vo that I bought at a thrift sotre, to record my outside surveylance cameras, but it wont let me record without the service. Can I bypass this, or simulate a signal somehow? can I make a service simulator for this? I dont want to use it to record tv, I have a dvd recorder for that, just for the cameras.

Topic by Timjoe  


Machining Service (Lathe and Milling Machine)

Hi Everyone, I'm a self employed engineer from Lincolnshire, England. I have a Lathe and Milling machine for doing small jobs and projects. I would like to offer my services at to the instructables at very competitive prices. If you email me a sketch of what you need making I can draw it in CAD for you to approve. We can sort out payment and delivery on a job by job basis. Thanks for reading. Pleas PM me if you're interested.

Topic by TomGoff    |  last reply


javascript is not working on 000webhost free service?

I am creating a web app using jqtouch and the ical project. When I test my progress locally it works like a charm but when I upload my files the javascript file that starts i cal does not work and there is nothing shown up.Furthermore the jqtouch javascript files work perfectly.I use 000webhost free service. My site is webstore.web44.net my code: /* */ /* */ /* */ /* */ /* */ I am creating a web app using jqtouch and the ical project. When I test my progress locally it works like a charm but when I upload my files the javascript file that starts i cal does not work and there is nothing shown up.Furthermore the jqtouch javascript files work perfectly.I use 000webhost free service. My site is webstore.web44.net my code: @import "jqtouch/jqtouch.css"; @import "themes/artspot/theme.css"; @import "jqt.calendar.css"; @import "../../extensions/jqt.listIndex/jqt.listIndex.css"; var jQT = new $.jQTouch({}); $(function() { $('#any_id').getCalendar(); }); Calendar 210 mg/dl 100 mg/dl my file structure: ... extensions images jqtouch--->includes jqt.icalendar.js that is not working themes index.html jqtouch.css

Question by arv_christos    |  last reply


The Secret Service is Calling Me! Help!!

Hi Friends,Recently someone has been calling me on my cell phone about 3 times a day saying they are the secret service from a private Caller ID. It is someone from my high school. I think they are using a spoof card because the phone number is blocked or the white houses number. It is really starting to piss me off and I need some help. They have called about 7 or 8 times in the last 2 days. Its really annoying. I called sprint to see what they could do but all they said was that I would need to contact local law enforcement to put it to a stop. The worst part is they are not only wasting there own and my own time but they are also working away at my phone bill. So, I need your help. What do you think I should do, contact the local police and get the perpetrator(s) arrested for impersonating a government member or should I try something else such as taking the law into my own hands (phone trap/ back spoofing)Thanks for all your help.Joe Rowley

Topic by joejoerowley    |  last reply


Damn you service pack three!

Well I finally gave in to the little pop-up box in the corner of the screen and installed Xp service pack three and it messed me about something shocking... A list of issues: - The quazi-vista theme I was running wet itself completely, now replaced with Zune theme - Firefox three got very upset and now has a mint theme because it had a bog standard theme that looked similar - The startup screen (login bit) and the login screen for password protection on knocking off screensaver is going mad, both do work but have some bizarre half breed theme on the go - The computer ticked and banged for ages - Multiple other weird ones - Oh startup programs decided to appear, suddenly I was inundated by FF, messenger, skype, media player and photoshop all opening on startup rather than just wireless G-utility... The odd three are on my taskbar list, some connection... Skype, I have no clue. Before the restart everything worked really oddly, I caught on that it was time because it refused me the ability to install programs and generally messed around. On the upside I hit a couple of sites and the combination of a less heavyweight theme and a ram optimiser majigger have got the computer running faster, now I'm just clawing back all my old settings. Slowly.

Topic by killerjackalope    |  last reply


starting own website on "sending FREE sms' "?

Hi,i m viplove from india. i want to know what does it take to start "free sms"website on own . does it  require to contact service providers to start ?? i dont know anything about it as there is no such topic shared on the internet before,and even if it is present it isn't worth. can i get a help from you about how it is done and what to do?? thank you

Question by viplove12391    |  last reply


Windows diagnostic policy is not running? Help connecting to the internet. Answered

HI, this is probably not the right place to ask this question but i will give it a shot anyway. I was using my computer recently and then without any warning, it decided that t would not connect to the internet. The connection status says 'limited connection'. Whenever I try to troubleshoot problems it says that the Diagnostics Policy Service is not running. I have set them to automatic, after restarting, When I try and start it it says "Error 5: Access is denied." I have tried to run a system file checker but there are no problems that come up. Thanks, any help is much appreciated.

Question by David97    |  last reply


Duplicating a SIM card?

Hi. I have an Iphone 5s with an AT&T SIM card. I will be going to sleep away camp at the end of this month. At camp, they allow you to keep your phones, but the head of the camp takes your SIM card so that you cannot call, text, or use the internet while you are at camp. This is going to be a big problem for me this summer because a lot is going on in my life at the moment, and I really need to keep in touch. I heard that it is possible to duplicate your SIM card. If this is true, I will sneak the duplicate card in. Ideally, I would like to be able to text/imessage, and be able to connect to the internet. I want to keep my same phone number. Additionally, once I leave camp, I would like to put my old SIM card in, as well as on field trip days while I am there (they give your SIM cards back for an hour on trip days.) I feel like this plan could definitely work if I execute it properly. I already have a plan to make sure no body finds out, so that part is settled. However, I read somewhere that switching between SIM cards can really screw up your phone. And b.) I heard that doing this is illegal and that doing this means AT&T will shut my phone service off permanently. I don't wan that to happen. If someone could answer my questions or tell me how to go about doing this, that would be great. Thx  

Question by SarahS273    |  last reply


Do you need any help designing crossovers or tuning your speakers?

I am a professional loudspeaker design engineer with many years experience in Hi-Fi, Pro-Audio and Commercial. I have extensive computer modelling and design tools alongside proefessional acoustic measurement facilities. For a crossover design, send me the details of your project and I can send you the component values and schematic with system modeling etc. You will get your system modelled and EQ to give you the best possible frequency response for your project. For a cabinet tuning, send me the driver details and cabinet dimensions and i will calculate the port dimensions for you. This will get you the best bass alignment for your system and maximise the low end efficiency. The quality of the results will depend on the quality of the information available. Prices start at $25 for simple cabinet tuning. Cheers Dan

Topic by truecolour  


New Vista Srevice Pack 1

Microsoft has finally came out with the Vista Service Pack 1(SP1 for short). This will fix many of Vistas bugs. How ever, Microsoft says that it will come with its own bugs, but not many. Click here to learn more about Vista SP1. You can download the SP1 at the Microsoft technet website.'Microsoft recommends that you hold off getting this till mid April because it will be downloading with the automatic up dates.

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Service codes for Fisher and Paykel washing machines?

I would like to know what the service codes mean for the Fisher and Paykel Smart Drive or Intelligent washing machines. Mine keeps telling me I need service but I can't afford to have someone come out if it's something simple. I've already replaced the hose on it.

Question by Rustyblue    |  last reply


Need CNC router service to cut linoleum.

I've been having a hard time finding this and I was hoping you guys could help. I live in the Boston area, and I need a CNC service to cut some linoleum for linoprints.  I can provide the files in any format needed pretty much. But I need someplace that can cut up to 36"x36" sheets down to a depth of 1/16th - 1/8th of an inch.  Anyone know of a service that will do this?  I can provide material. In fact I prefer it.  Thanks.

Topic by rgoss-kennedy  


Recommendations of a good ISP and Phone service needed....

I need a recommendation for possible ISP's and phone service bundles.   I have been looking at the AT & T one and a higher priced one from Quester, but am undecided at this point, since my verizon line will not stay connected long enough for me to search the web from click to click, much less "surf" the web *sigh* The location would have to be in Lancaster County, PA  (that's the USA for those outside the USA). :-) One ISP/Phone combo we've been looking at is:  Open range, anyone know anything about it?

Topic by Goodhart    |  last reply


2 emails and no response from service@instructables.com

11 days ago, I contacted the other Anolon winners (Thanksgiving challenge) to see if their cookware had arrived.  It hadn't.  As per a suggestion from mikeasaurus, I sent an email to service@instructables.com regarding the prizes.  Didn't hear back, so I emailed again last week.  Still no word. Is there a different robot I should be contacting? ;-)

Topic by bajablue    |  last reply


Fuel economy of the world's longest in-service ship

The Emma Maersk is the second longest ship in the world, and the longest currently in service. It's so large, it looks photoshopped into any picture it appears. Driving such a large ship requires a lot of power. From Wikipedia:The Emma Maersk is powered by a Wartsila-Sulzer 14RTFLEX96-C engine, currently the world's largest single diesel unit, weighing 2,300 tons and capable of 109,000 horsepower (82 MW). The ship has several features to protect the environment. This includes recycling the exhaust, mixed with fresh air, back into the engine for reuse. This not only increases efficiency by as much as 12% but also reduces engine emissions. Instead of biocides, used by much of the industry to keep barnacles off of the hull, a special silicone-based paint is used. This increases the ship's efficiency by reducing drag while also protecting the ocean from biocides that may leak. The silicone paint covering the part of the hull below the waterline is credited for lowering the water drag enough to save 1200 tons of fuel per year.We started talking about energy consumption after watching a practice version of Saul's upcoming E-Tech Keynote, Energy Literacy, and Dave Culp of Kiteship and Speed Sailing did a back-of-the-envelope MPG calculation for this ship:A few more facts about Emma Maersk:Running at her rated 80 Mw, her main engines burn 14 tons of residual fuel each hour. Annually, that's 97,400 tons of fuel. Her auxiliaries, delivering their full 30 Mw, burn an additional 6.6 tons/hour, for a total fuel burn of 20.6 tons/hour. Given 290 steaming days/year (80% capacity factor, which is conservative), this yields a total annual usage of 143,400 tons or about $64.5 million in annual fuel costs.Burning 20.6 tons/hour = 6724 gals/hour. At 31 kts/hour, this equals .0046 nautical miles/gallon. At 6076 ft/nautical mile, that's 28 feet/gallon of fuel burned.The 1200 tons saved by her "revolutionary" bottom paint represents a bit less than 1% of this cost, so increases her fuel mileage to 28.2 feet/gallon.Dave concludes:You gotta haul a lot of containers full of $7 tee shirts to make this profitable.28 feet/gallon!Images from jtashipphoto.dk and Wikipedia.

Topic by ewilhelm    |  last reply


Got any recomendations for webservers,advertising services, ?

Ok so I have been working on a website for a day or two now and I am ready to put advertisements on my website. So I was wondering if you guys and girls knew of any good advertising programs ? My website is called AWASTEOFTIME.CA It consists of a chat room, games, LOTS OF GAMES, and you tube and meta cafe videos. So one of my advertising methods will be meta cafe. And any recomendations on web servers and where to get a domain name. ( free would be nice At the moment i don't care if it ends up to be www.awasteoftime.(companys name here).ca Eventually i will pay for a domain and webspace but I would like to make the project self supported (Hmm i see an instructable in the mere future)) So what do you guys use for your websites ?

Topic by littlechef37    |  last reply


Webdesign / Attractive, smart, effective webdesign service

Hello to all you instructable people. Firstly, this is my first post and I want to say, what an amazing website, i cant believe its taking me this long to find this site. I haven't closed the tab for this site all day. So many interesting read, projects and ideas. And the community seems to be real nice. Many forums i visit are horrible places with kids swearing and arguing with each other. Secondly, IM offering my webdesign services to the community. Perhaps you want to showcase your projects on your own site. Certainly looks proffesional if you have your own website to show to interviewers or potential clients. Or maybe you want to sell your instructables? I have a package which will set you up with a fully functioning ecommerce website. Allowing you to add your own items to sell with ease. Bronze Package($59): 3 PAGE BESPOKE WEBSITE PICTURE GALLERY VIDEO PLAYER FORM SUBMISSION DOMAIN & HOSTING FOR A YEAR SOCIAL NETWORKING INTEGRATION SEARCH ENGINE OPTMISATION GOOGLE MAPS AND GOOGLE PLACES INTERGRATED EMAIL SETUP Silver Package ($99): 5 PAGE BESPOKE WEBSITE PICTURE GALLERY VIDEO PLAYER FORM SUBMISSION DOMAIN & HOSTING FOR A YEAR SOCIAL NETWORKING INTERGRATION SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION GOOGLE MAPS AND GOOGLE PLACES INTERGRATED PAYPAL SHOP (SELL YOUR PRODUCTS ON YOUR WEBSITE) EMAIL SETUP Gold Package$149: 10 PAGE BESPOKE ECOMMERCE WEBSITE PICTURE GALLERY VIDEO PLAYER FORM SUBMISSION DOMAIN & HOSTING FOR A YEAR SOCIAL NETWORKING INTERGRATION SEARCH ENGINE OPTMISATION GOOGLE MAPS AND GOOGLE PLACES INTER GRATED EMAIL SETUP LOGO DESIGN, ORIGINAL, UNIQUE LOGO TO CATCH THE EYE OF YOUR CUSTOMERS AND REPRESENT YOUR BUSINESS THIS PACKAGE IS DESIGNED FOR A COMPANY OR BUSINESS THAT WANT TO EXPAND THERE SHOP/PRODUCT AND START SELLING ON THE WEB WITH A FULLY FUNCTIONING ECOMMERCE SITE EXAMPLE:http://www.eeventical.com/ Whatever your needs I can cater for them. www.superdecwebdesign.com Contact me at grbmedia@live.co.uk Many thanks George

Topic by tidyredline  


Help Mod a Dumb Car Screen

So I have my first car with a smart screen..This is a 2019 Subaru Forester with an insulting first screen..Anyone know how to hack the screen with my Puppy Pic..

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