Need an alternative to "long-term food storage in plastic buckets".

Hello, I'm in Mumbai, India. I spoke to a few people from the U.S. who do survival things and one had spent his life in long-term food storage. I wanted to this too. He explained me very clearly how to store food-grains long-term. What I was told is to get some big food-grade plastic buckets with air-tight lids and put the grains and a calculated amount of dry ice on top of the grains using newspaper. Then, put the lid on and after sometime, check if there is any expansion or change in the bucket and if the dry ice is evaporated. Then seal the lid tightly. But, my main problem is getting plastic sealed buckets here in India. I have tried a few malls, bakeries, shops and even online but can't find air-tight buckets or big containers larger than one liter capacity. I was able to find dry ice, though. Can anyone tell me an alternative to air-tight buckets that I can use? Much appreciated, Regards. RS

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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.

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Library of 123D Design Terms?

Is there a comprehensive library of terms for Autodesk 123D Design terms and terminology?

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Abstract strategy game term. Answered

There is a term used, for example, in the game of chess where, because moving a piece every turn (no passing) is compulsory, having to move is sometimes detrimental to your chance at winning. What is that term? I think it starts with with an M but I'm not for sure.

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The Long-Term Viability of Solid-State Storage?

The following is a hypothetical (for now...): What Is The Long-Term Viability of Solid-State Storage? So, what does that mean? Well, I am asking about the viability and chances of data or hardware corruption of solid state storage if left in a relatively clean environment for...say...100 years, would it last? More specifically, if it were a boot drive, would it still boot? I am sure some of you will have viable alternatives to solid-state for this purpose I have not considered, which is why I am asking publically. I am trying to ensure the safety of important data over long-term (100+ years) storage and usage. Are there any recommendations/issues or alternatives any of you can think of which would decrease the chances of data loss over such a time?

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What is this red sleeve called in the attached picture of an impeller blade?

Obviously the center red sleeve is for adjustment over minor difference in the shaft diameter.  Can you please tell me the technical term used for the red piece? Thanks.

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How Do I Measure Coefficient of Productivity (COP) ? Answered

I just recently ran into this term and cant find the definition on the internet.  Can some one please explain to me what Coefficient of Productivity is and how to measure it? Thanks, Kalrag

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Help me with project ideas, I need a LONG TERM, electrical project? Answered

 I'm bored out of my mind, and normally I do small things on Instructables, but now I'd like to do a LONG TERM project, that won't rape my wallet. I'd like this project to be electrical, and interesting. SO, this is a great time to show off your work!

Question by JohnJY   |  last reply


Short-term vs. Long-term

My tests got me thinking, since I want to go gaming on Garry's Mod so bad, but then my coalition of brainwaves composed of rational thoughts and my conscience told me that I can achieve my short-term goals (gaming) in conjunction with my long-term goals (owning my classmates in the tests then gaming afterwards) if I achieve certain short-term goals (studying) that would require focus, determination, and moral (can't study when you're depressed). The reason why I posted this here in Instructables is because I wanted to know your opinions about short-term and long-term objectives. Like, which is better, short-term or long-term missions? You would get me if you're in my situation, sitting in front of the computer, worrying about the tests, but then you wanna go gaming. Once I get enough data, I can post an I'ble about my conclusion. Here's what to post: -your thoughts about short-term vs. long-term -opinions -thoughts that pop up in your mind all of a sudden What not to post: -spam -questions not pertaining to the topic at hand -advertising your instructables -posts that only flamers and trollers post -talking about how awesome GMod is (that's the abbreviation gamers gave to it) Also: I don't care how long your post is, as long as it's in the to-post list, it's good to go.

Topic by nutsandbolts_64   |  last reply


is there a way to search for a specific term in instructables?

I'm a new member of instructables. I'd like to search for GARDENING and for CORK. Can I do this directly? PS, I don't know what a channel is

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Payment and cancelation terms for PRO accounts

Subscribtion to get PRO is absolutely clear BUT: how to cancle this account and especially the donation/payment again? Is it limited to the periode of time payed in advance (e.g. one month) or will it be charged automatically till I cancle it?

Topic by drayson   |  last reply


Suggestion: allow boolean search terms

To the powers that be at instructables - Please use a search system that allows booleans - AND and NOT specifically. when trying to just see what's new on instructables I search all recent and see a page with 18 instructables on it. on a page of 18, commonly 10 on a page are for K'nex models. I don't like knex. I haven't owned any since I was 8. I don't want to see them. but when I try a search for "NOT knex" or any boolean search term, I get either nothing but knex or "no instructables found". I love instructables, there are some brilliant ones here that I intend to do when I have the time. but if I have to dig through 50% knex models I'm gonna throw my computer into a wall. thanks for your time and consideration and keep up the good work. - steve

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Long term experiment - Transplanting lichen.

  Lichens are fascinating things.  They are a symbiotic association between a fungus and an algae and can be found growing just about anywhere if you look.  However the varieties which will thrive in a specific area are determined by the air quality as certain pollutants will kill certain lichens.  You will find the cleaner the air, the more species of lichen you will find. I picked up the lichen-rich rock in the picture from the lower slopes of Pen-Y-Ghent in Yorkshire (UK) and took it back to where I live in the Cotswolds - A rural area in Gloucestershire and around 200 miles south of the rock's 'home'.  It now resides at the top of a dry-stone wall bordering our drive. I intend to photograph this rock every six months to see which lichens thrive and which decline and whether any transfer across to the surrounding limestone of the wall.  The first photos were taken in early August.  One photo shows the lichens already established on our wall which has been there 16 years.  I'll update this topic with new pics in Feb 2012.

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How would you define the term 'Development'?

The term 'development' is very complex and confusing and I'm having a little problem defining it. I wanted to know, how others define it, what are their perspectives on the term 'development'? 

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Is anyone familiar with tems as a scientific term or abbreviation?

It was used in a comment to me to indicate some kind of activation energy of crystallization or some such. You can see the comment at https://www.instructables.com/community/DIY-Solar-Cells-through-screen-printing/?comments=all#C5CQFV4FRBPYYW8.

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Short term Pro account for submitting instructables

This is what I expected by registering. Why can`t I get a single full instructable if I share my own with everyone? I think this is not fair. Now I`m in doubt if I should publish here my little invention just for your profit.. Users should get say a Pro account for a week or perhaps ability to get a limited number of full instructions for each thing they share. Don`t you agree?

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Can Anybody Help me with Audio Terms?

I am on my way to build 3 way speaker system and this my first time. I heard that i have to make crossover into the speakers which will drive the low frequencies to the woofer and mid ranger whereas the low pitch to the woofer. I went to a site that calculates schematics for any sort of crossovers. But they ask me the several things out of them i understood some of them while others made my mind disrupted. so please state the meaning of the following: High Xover Frequency ( fh ) Low Xover Frequency ( fl ) Frequency Spread ( fh/fl )   here there were 2 options I.E, 8:3 octaves and 10:3.4 octaves Bandpass Gain ( g ) Crossover Type In the last one there were several options: 1st Order normal polarity 2nd order reverse polarity 3rd order reverse polarity 3rd order normal polarity 4th order normal polarity What are the differences between these crossovers? Which one is the best and why? If nothing is best so what is the difference? Sorry I am a novice. So guys please be easy on me....  Thanks In Advance :-)

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Mobile site has no short term memory

The mobile site, when viewed on an iphone, wants me to add instructables from my home screen, even when I've launched instructables from that link I added to my home screen last time I was here.  Also, once I've closed that little box, selected an instructable to read, and started in on it, the page brings me back to the top once it finishes loading. I may be half way through by then. Leave me where I was please.  Also, while this next nit is basically self fulfilling, once I've written a post, why can't I instapost? Why must I preview? This isn't my first time on an Internet. I can read it here on the edit screen. If I've inserted pictures and fancy text and whatnot, I might want to ppreview for formatting, but this is just text. Instapost! (I almost hope I have an accidental carriage return or a line of all caps that I would have caught in the forced preview. That would serve me right).

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Overheating Car - Causes and Short - Term Solutions

Overheating of the engine not only occurs in the summer, but can also occur in daily driving. In particularly, high-speed running cars, engines, and air-conditioning systems can cause boiling phenomenon when the water temperature is too high. It's dangerous to overheat the engine. It may hard luck that what can damage the engine. When driving on highways at a higher speed, or when climbing a car, if the pointer of the water temperature gauge enters the red zone and stays high, appropriate measures should be taken at this time. Here's how to handle the engine overheating.There are many causes of overheating, including insufficient coolant, cooling fan cooling the coolant has failed, thermostat failure, and coolant temperature sensor failure. If you deal with it improperly, it can lead to an expensive engine failure. Therefore, timely detection and proper disposal of overheating can effectively reduce losses.First, poor engine cooling: Poor engine cooling can cause the water temperature in the tank to be too high. When longer the water tank is used, the more internal scale will build up, resulting in poor heat dissipation in the radiator. The water with too high temperature will not release heat, and it will evolve into a "pan". In addition, the ventilation hole of the radiator is also a common cause of poor heat dissipation. If the external blockage is not ventilated, use a water gun to clean it up. If the inside of the radiator is blocked, then clean it with a cleaning solution. Second, the cooling system is not working properly, resulting in poor heat dissipation. At this time, check the tightness of the fan belt and whether the fan blades are deformed or broken.Third, the thermostat automatically adjusts the amount of water entering in to the radiator according to the temperature of the cooling water, so as to ensure that the engine works within a suitable temperature range, which can play a role in saving energy consumption. If the engine is overheated, check that the thermostat is working properly. Starts at 70°C and fully open at 83°C. When the height of the fully opened valve is not less than 9 mm, the thermostat can be put into the water for heating inspection. If the thermostat can't be opened or the opening degree is not enough, the thermostat needs to be replaced.

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what is the technical term for those brown large envelopes that I put portfolio pieces in?

What is the technical term for those brown large envelopes that I put portfolio pieces and artwork in?

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long-term, vacation dog-sitting: her place or mine?

When puppy-sitting for a family member's dog, does it matter whether I go to her home or she comes to mine? the one year-old dog knows me well (we are good friends), and has been to my house a few times -- but it is two states away from hers, and she has only previously visited with her owner? her owner will be gone for one week

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what is steampunk?

I've heard the term many places, and never knew what it referred to. Please expound upon said term. Thanks!

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What is the meaning of SuperCaliFragilistic Expicalidotious?

I know that there is many instructabler here in instructables are Intelligent! So can you explain and find the meaning of that Term! No clues! I don't think that term is on google? but the important give the Definition of a given term! I need actually a complete details and explaination! Asker: Wareneutron(WN)

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How to get new Instructable within some search terms by email?

Hi, is there a way to get email notifications on new instructable add within some search elements? Suppose I search "beehive" I'd like to receive by email every new project made for "beehive". Thanks. 

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What a 555 timer does in layman's terms / simple universal timer

Hi folks,I'm helping my daughter make the universal timer kit linked below. She needs to be able to explain a bit about how it works. Everything I've found on the 555 timer is very complicated - we don't need how it ACTUALLY works as such, more a simple analogy.Something like that 'the circuits inside the chip switch on and off so that it outputs a pulse of power. controlling how much current goes into the timer regulates how fast it creates a pulse. This pulse gradually charges the capacitor. When it's full, it discharges and activates the buzzer.'Well that's the best I can do at this hour of the morning anyway! If someone could correct and add detail to this it would be very helpful!thanksHelenhttp://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=KJ8108&keywords;=universal+timer&form;=KEYWORD

Topic by ozgeek 


What is the meaning of SuperCaliFragilistic Expicalidotious?

I know that there is many instructabler here in instructables are Intelligent! So can you explain and find the meaning of that Term! No clues! I don't think that term is on google? but the important give the Definition of a given term! I need actually a complete details and explaination!  Asker: Wareneutron(WN)

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Creative Electrician or Consultant Wanted for Short-Term Project (Good money.)

I'm the owner of a 3-story commercial building in New York City. I basically have 2 tenants: One using the ground floor and basement, the other using the 2nd and 3rd floors. I am trying to sub-meter the electrical use of each tenant so they can pay for their own usage (and have an incentive to conserve). For the last several months I have been interviewing licensed electricians. Apparently, though there are two separate fuse boxes (It's an old building.) they each have both upstairs and downstairs circuits mixed up in them. This, I have been told, will make sub-metering a more complicated and expensive job than it should be (potentially over 5 figures.) as it will involve rewiring. Now, in my experience, most licensed electricians think Arduino is a kind of pasta. They are not hackers, not creative, and never look for unconventional solutions to solving problems. (I'm not knocking the guys, but this is what joining the rat race for survival does to people--especially in NYC.) It never even occurred to me that there might be an unconventional solution to my problem until I spotted this 'ible. If you: Have the skills to implement an adaption of this set-up, or have a proposal of your own as to how to solve my problem; are close to New York; and would be willing to consult with a licensed electrician and myself, you may very well be able to save me $5k or $6k, 60% of which would go to you if the plan was adopted and worked. (Otherwise I'd still compensate you for your time at a rate we both agree in advance to be fair.) Anyone interested please PM me.  Thanks. PS I don't think of myself as a businessman or landlord. I inherited the building, would sell it in a heartbeat if my brother (who I co-own it with) let me, and I'd rather be writing and making stuff out things I find dumpster-diving than collecting rent checks. But since I'm currently stuck in the role, I'm trying to make the building as green as I can.

Topic by joachimboaz   |  last reply


Goals: What are they?

Everyone has them! What are they? Type your goals that you hope to achieve. They can be short-term or long-term. And if you already reached it, how do you feel and how was the climb.

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i am from nepal. cani participate in the contest. i dont understand the terms and conditions :D ?

I am dumb. plz help. i want to participate in contests and i dont get the terms and conditions

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FAQ: How Do I Search Instructables?

20080605. I exchanged a few PMs with Eric and it seems that even the Instructables staff is not sure about what's going on with the search feature. So ... until they can get this all straightened out, Eric recommends that we use the "site:www.instructables.com" option on Google for advanced searches. The Lucene search should work for most simple searches.. From Google's Web Search Help Center: "You can use Google to search only within one specific website by entering the search terms you're looking for, followed by the word "site" and a colon followed by the domain name. For example, here's how you'd find admission information on the Stanford University site: admission site:www.stanford.edu. Eg, "NachoMahma site:www.instructables.com" will search for my username on this site.. Try Kiteman +Law site:www.instructables.com.. . Sorry for any confusion I may have caused. . Instructables uses the Lucene search engine. I'm still trying to figure a lot of this out (can't seem to get +/- to work right, for one). As I gain insights into what is going on, I will share them here.. This is a Work In Progress and may probably contains many errors. Use at your own risk, but I can't imagine any of this causing any harm - the worst it should do is generate an error message.. Some Lucene features may not work at Instructables - I'll erase those as I become aware of them.. If you know of any search tricks or tips, or can provide any insight as to how all this works with Instructables, please PM me (or leave a comment). I'm open to all suggestions.. The following is from Lucene Query Parser Syntax (copyright 2006 by The Apache Software Foundation. Distributed under Apache License, Version 2.0). About all I've done, so far (2008-06-01), is format it for Instructables. Any info I've added is noted in the text.. Note: I can't figure out how to escape a carat (formatting code for superscript), so I've substituted "/\" (slash + back-slash), except in the pre-formatted examples.Table Of ContentsOverviewTermsFieldsTerm Modifiers (Wildcard Searches, Fuzzy Searches, Proximity Searches, Range Searches, Boosting a Term)Boolean Operators (AND, +, NOT, -)Grouping (AKA parentheses - nacho)Field GroupingEscaping Special CharactersTerms. A query is broken up into terms and operators. There are two types of terms: Single Terms and Phrases.. A Single Term is a single word such as "test" or "hello".. A Phrase is a group of words surrounded by double quotes such as "hello dolly".Multiple terms can be combined together with Boolean operators to form a more complex query (see below).Fields. Lucene supports fielded data. When performing a search you can either specify a field, or use the default field. The field names and default field is implementation specific.. You can search any field by typing the field name followed by a colon ":" and then the term you are looking for.. As an example, let's assume a Lucene index contains two fields, title and text and text is the default field. If you want to find the document entitled "The Right Way" which contains the text "don't go this way", you can enter:title:"The Right Way" AND text:goortitle:"Do it right" AND right. Since text is the default field, the field indicator is not required.. Note: The field is only valid for the term that it directly precedes, so the querytitle:Do it rightwill only find "Do" in the title field. It will find "it" and "right" in the default field (in this case the text field).Need to get a list of fields used on Instructables. - nachoWildcard Searches. Lucene supports single and multiple character wildcard searches within single terms (not within phrase queries).. To perform a single character wildcard search use the "?" symbol.. To perform a multiple character wildcard search use the "*" symbol.. The single character wildcard search looks for terms that match that with the single character replaced. For example, to search for "text" or "test" you can use the search:te?t. Multiple character wildcard searches looks for 0 or more characters. For example, to search for test, tests or tester, you can use the search:test*. You can also use the wildcard searches in the middle of a term.te*t. Note: You cannot use a * or ? symbol as the first character of a search.? and * work just like DOS wildcards, except you cannot use them as the first character - nachoFuzzy Searches. Lucene supports fuzzy searches based on the Levenshtein Distance, or Edit Distance algorithm. To do a fuzzy search use the tilde, "~", symbol at the end of a Single word Term. For example to search for a term similar in spelling to "roam" use the fuzzy search:roam~. This search will find terms like foam and roams.. Starting with Lucene 1.9 an additional (optional) parameter can specify the required similarity. The value is between 0 and 1, with a value closer to 1 only terms with a higher similarity will be matched. For example:roam~0.8. The default that is used if the parameter is not given is 0.5.Proximity Searches. Lucene supports finding words are a within a specific distance away. To do a proximity search use the tilde, "~", symbol at the end of a Phrase. For example to search for a "apache" and "jakarta" within 10 words of each other in a document use the search:"jakarta apache"~10Range Searches. Range Queries allow one to match documents whose field(s) values are between the lower and upper bound specified by the Range Query. Range Queries can be inclusive or exclusive of the upper and lower bounds. Sorting is done lexicographically.mod_date:[20020101 TO 20030101]. This will find documents whose mod_date fields have values between 20020101 and 20030101, inclusive. Note that Range Queries are not reserved for date fields. You could also use range queries with non-date fields:title:{Aida TO Carmen}. This will find all documents whose titles are between Aida and Carmen, but not including Aida and Carmen.. Inclusive range queries are denoted by square brackets. Exclusive range queries are denoted by curly brackets.Boosting a Term. Lucene provides the relevance level of matching documents based on the terms found. To boost a term use the caret, "/\", symbol with a boost factor (a number) at the end of the term you are searching. The higher the boost factor, the more relevant the term will be.. Boosting allows you to control the relevance of a document by boosting its term. For example, if you are searching forjakarta apacheand you want the term "jakarta" to be more relevant boost it using the /\ symbol along with the boost factor next to the term. You would type:jakarta^4 apache. This will make documents with the term jakarta appear more relevant. You can also boost Phrase Terms as in the example:"jakarta apache"^4 "Apache Lucene". By default, the boost factor is 1. Although the boost factor must be positive, it can be less than 1 (e.g. 0.2)Boolean Operators. Boolean operators allow terms to be combined through logic operators. Lucene supports AND, "+", OR, NOT and "-" as Boolean operators(Note: Boolean operators must be ALL CAPS).The OR operator is the default conjunction operator. This means that if there is no Boolean operator between two terms, the OR operator is used. The OR operator links two terms and finds a matching document if either of the terms exist in a document. This is equivalent to a union using sets. The symbol || can be used in place of the word OR.. To search for documents that contain either "jakarta apache" or just "jakarta" use the query:"jakarta apache" jakartaor"jakarta apache" OR jakartaAND. The AND operator matches documents where both terms exist anywhere in the text of a single document. This is equivalent to an intersection using sets. The symbol && can be used in place of the word AND.. To search for documents that contain "jakarta apache" and "Apache Lucene" use the query:"jakarta apache" AND "Apache Lucene"+. The "+" or required operator requires that the term after the "+" symbol exist somewhere in a the field of a single document.. To search for documents that must contain "jakarta" and may contain "lucene" use the query:+jakarta luceneNOT. The NOT operator excludes documents that contain the term after NOT. This is equivalent to a difference using sets. The symbol ! can be used in place of the word NOT.. To search for documents that contain "jakarta apache" but not "Apache Lucene" use the query:"jakarta apache" NOT "Apache Lucene". Note: The NOT operator cannot be used with just one term. For example, the following search will return no results:NOT "jakarta apache"-. The "-" or prohibit operator excludes documents that contain the term after the "-" symbol.. To search for documents that contain "jakarta apache" but not "Apache Lucene" use the query:"jakarta apache" -"Apache Lucene"Can anyone compare/contrast AND/+ and NOT/-? - nachoGrouping. Lucene supports using parentheses to group clauses to form sub queries. This can be very useful if you want to control the boolean logic for a query.. To search for either "jakarta" or "apache" and "website" use the query:(jakarta OR apache) AND website. This eliminates any confusion and makes sure you that website must exist and either term jakarta or apache may exist.Field Grouping. Lucene supports using parentheses to group multiple clauses to a single field.. To search for a title that contains both the word "return" and the phrase "pink panther" use the query:title:(+return +"pink panther")Escaping Special Characters. Lucene supports escaping special characters that are part of the query syntax. The current list special characters are+ - && || ! ( ) { } [] /\ " ~ * ? : \. To escape these character use the \ before the character. For example to search for (1+1):2 use the query:\(1\+1\)\:2. That's it. All corrections and/or clarifications are welcomed.

Topic by NachoMahma 


Search not working in Firefox 3.6.24

Put in a search term and it returns no results

Topic by BennyRux   |  last reply


Need help searching for information.. SEO related? Answered

I need help finding a website, I've tried dozens of search terms and not come up with what I've needed, so posted in the hope that someone knew of a site like I'm describing or could offer better search terms. Since SEO (search engine optimisation) is such a profitable business all I'm getting is companies trying to sell me SEO services. What I'm after.... Is a site that you paste a URL and tell it search terms and it does searches at the top 5 or 10 search engines then tells you the ranking of your site with those search terms at those 5 or 10 search engines. (I want to find out the google, ask, yahoo etc ranking of one of my instructables, depending on the search terms used) This service MUST exist, I just can't find it :( If it doesn't exist, I'll bloody well write my own site to do it as I can't be the only one that wants to do this :p

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Hackerspaces and Makerspaces - your opinions, please.

I'm thinking about persuading my new employer to start a hackerspace or makerspace. As an aside, do you think the two terms mean different things, or are they interchangeable? If they are different, what is that difference? If they mean the same thing, which is the better term? Why?

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English to Spanish translation for Rubbing compound? Jewelers rouge?

Hola. I do get by in every day English, but specific terms are a challange. I tried a web search but did not find it. How would you translate those terms? Can you recomend a "handy man" web /site English-Spanish diccionary ? Gracias

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Ultimate nation

What nation is the best in terms of firepower?

Topic by Iwantbigboom   |  last reply


I need to know how to convert a coat closet to a long-term storage pantry?

My family and I live in NE Florida, so we are prone to storm power blackouts. I need to learn how to conveert a coat closet to a long-term food storage/emergency supplies pantry.

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Rugged motors?

Does anybody know of a source of motors that are rugged enough to survive long-term* on the surf-line of a beach?  They wouldn't need to survive flying rocks, but saltwater and sand proof would be good. The plan is to use them in reverse, as generators, so DC is preferable. *In the first instance, "long term" means "more than half an hour".

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is there anything wrong with using rapeseed oil as a lube in a vagina? like in terms of infection and stuff....? Answered

Wondering if there are any negative effects..... EDIT water based lubricants would dry up though, and its not for intercourse, just wondering because some guy said use it for making a girl squirt....

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How can I speakers in such a way that i get the best outcome in terms of power?

Ok i have 4 speaker which can handle 80W continuous power and having an impedence of 4 ohm each. I also have a 4 channel amplifier. The amplifier outputs are as follow: 60W RMS x 4 @ 4 ohms  80W RMS x 4 @ 2 ohms 160W RMS x 2 @ 4 ohms bridged How can i wire the speakers in such a way that i get the best outcome in terms of power? I've been thinking of wiring 2  sets of 2 speakers in parallel  and connecting them to the amp as bridge stereo. But the problem is that i don't know if it will cause problem to the amp. because the amp is 2ohm stable but i don't know if it is 2ohm stable when bridged 

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How useful is a fully functioning dishwasher (except the start button) in terms of components? Revised! Answered

Specifically i want to know how useful the motor is. I want to be able to utilize it for a motorized long board. EDIT Part 2: If i don't manage to fix the dishwasher (the people i'm picking it up from tomorrow say that they tried to use a time cycle and it error'd part of the way through it so there might be more wrong with it) what types of things could i make out of those components?

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What is the difference between an in line 6 car engine and a v6 car engine in terms of performance? Answered

I currently own a 1989 Mercedes 260 e series and it has a in line 6 engine under the hood. I was wondering what the difference between an in line 6 and a v6 are in terms of performance like efficiency and horsepower.

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Advanced Search

If this already exists and I just can't find it, please inform.  Otherwise please, please provide an advanced search feature.  What apparently exists is far too primitive for a site as diverse and and at the same time special interest as Instructables. For starters I suggest the following simple and easily remembered scheme:  - single word search terms  - conjunction of terms using + to create multi-word atomic search terms  - logical connections of terms and groupings using &, | and ~  - grouping with ()  - arbitrary prefix, suffix and infix using * as the last, first or both  - escape of these search characters using \ For example (using " " for expository purposes only):   raspberry+pi -- matches the two consecutive terms "raspberry pi"   raspberry+(pi | pie) -- matches either "raspberry pi" or "raspberry pie"   (raspberry+pi) & nas -- matches if the terms "raspberry pi" and "nas" appear anywhere   (raspberry+pi) & (nas | server) -- you guess   *dog -- matches words with "dog" as the last three characters   dog* -- matches words with "dog" as the first three characters   *dog* -- matches words with the three characters "dog" anywhere in them A way, unspecified yet, to apply the query to title, summary or body of the project and some combination thereof. Further suggestions invited.  This would make the site so much more useful for finding solutions.  Implementation of the suggested scheme would occupy a good coder for about half a day.  Great project for an intern.  :-) As an advanced advanced search the use of full regular expressions would be incredible and there exist numerous public domain regex implementations (not sure about Javascript) that could be easily incorporated (wrote a complete one myself in C 30 years ago and it was surprisingly compact.)

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What do we call ourselves?

We need a term for members of the Instructables community. En'iblers? Instructablists? Any other suggestions?

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what is a farad? Answered

Im just wondering if anyone can put it in terms that a less experienced person would understand what is a farad

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Number of "Pro" users?

. How about a running total of the number of "Pro" (I hate that term) users in the "New Pro Users" title block?

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What is the best valve to use in a home made paintball gun,in terms of speed and full force?

It needs to send out as much force as once and it must be able to get opened and closed fast

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