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Zeitgeist

I just made this post do discuss about the zeitgeist movement  some of you may know it some may not so heres some link's http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z9WVZddH9w ZEITGEIST: MOVING FORWARD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJf52Ir10xA The Venus Project - Future By Design so I just want to know what do you people on instructables think about it.

Topic by batonas    |  last reply


Zeitgeist

What does it mean? Where did it come from? Why is it on Instructables?

Topic by flymudpie    |  last reply


what is ZEITGEIST?

The thing on instructables, ya know?

Question by 1thadeaus1  


Zeitgeist bug

The zeitgeist hasnt changed in a week or so even with new comments for example the highlighter rocket by pryo man is on top yet it hasnt been rated nor commented on this year and it is slightly annoying

Topic by King_Banana    |  last reply


What is Zeitgeist?

I didn't know where to put this but what is Zeitgiest? I saw it in the explore tab at the top of the page.

Topic by Alcreion    |  last reply


what is "zeitgeist"?

It says zeitgeist at the explore button. what is it?

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495    |  last reply


What does zeitgeist means? Answered

 On Instructables, there's a section called zeitgeist. What does it mean?

Question by Quest for Questions    |  last reply



What does "Zeitgeist" mean?

The title really says it all... what's so special about these things labeled "Zeitgeist"?

Topic by yourcat    |  last reply


what does zeitgeist mean? Answered

Question by rowlands    |  last reply


What does zeitgeist Mean on instructables? Answered

My instructable is in the zeitgeist section in seige engines, and id like to know what that means.

Question by That One Eegit    |  last reply




Zeitgeist, Randomizer, Community Blog, and more!

We just released a bunch of sweet new features and added more cool stuff to the homepage. - Zeitgeist is originally a German expression that means "the spirit of the age", literally translated as "time (Zeit) spirit (Geist)". It describes the intellectual and cultural climate of an era. Our Zeitgeist sorting orders Instructables, Slideshows, and Videos by the most recent comments, so you can see what people are talking about right now! On the homepage, the Zeitgeist section shows featured Instructables with the most recent comments. Zeitgeist is essentially the way we've been sorting forum topics. - You can sort forum topics by "featured" or by total number of replies. Yes, Random fun is still in the lead.- Featured forum topics appear on the homepage forming our Community Blog. We're using the Community Blog to share stuff we find interesting that isn't necessarily related to Instructables. We'll post about local events, new really interesting research, cool websites, and anything else that we find captivating. If you've got something you'd like to share on the Community Blog, write a forum topic and ask us to feature it.- A captcha is now required to send personal messages. This will stop PM spammers dead in their tracks. Yes, Instructables has grown big enough that spammers are trying to PM large numbers of the community - this right of passage for our website makes me shed tears of joy - or something. - Your sorting options will now follow you around while you explore. On the explore page, if you click "recent" to see the latest items and then, for example, click a keyword, to drill down on a subject, or the Slideshow tab, to see Slideshows, that list will still be sorted by recent.- Clicking Randomizer will give your random results within your browsing category. Discover cool Instructables you've never seen before, or resurface old gems!- Finally, we improved the login process: Click the "login" link in the upper right, and you can log in right there on the same page. I'm having a lot of fun with Zeitgeist; let us know what new features you really like, and please report any bugs you find.

Topic by ewilhelm    |  last reply


Where is a list with the most recent instructables? It should be on the frontpage IMO? Answered

On the front page there is a list with featured Instructables, one with "Zeitgeist", whatever type of German Wurst that may be, and one with Popular. But where is the simple "Most Recent" list. It should be somewhere!

Question by Blanka    |  last reply


Sorting confusion...

I'm confused about the sorting function instructables employs.Today, (jun5, 08) 11 of the featured instructables are over one year old. Two or three are from 2006.With Zeitgeist, Random, and Popular being less "temporally ordered," I'd have though Featured would display the most recent featured projects...

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Anyone know where I could find a used/broken guitar for $30 and patch it up??

I want to place the image of the buffalo man logo on the guitar, but I need a cheap body I can use! http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs7/i/2005/171/2/7/jamiroquai_by_bozooart.jpg

Topic by Pumpkin$    |  last reply


Tumblr suggestions?

So, I'm just starting to get into this Tumblr thing (I know, behind the Zeitgeist, but still...). Do you have any suggestions about who to follow? I'm looking for Makers, crafters, and other creative folk.   Oh, and I wouldn't mind a few followers myself... (These are my "new" goggles.)

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


Specific site sections not what they used to be?

About a week ago when i clicked on a section(offbeat, tech, music ect..) it showed zeitgeist, recent, popular, and those categories. Now when i go to a section there is just a list of the current featured 'ibles. Is it supposed to be like this? I really liked being able to see the recent stuff.

Topic by absolute zero    |  last reply


1)Meaning of 'Star' tag on the project? Answered

1) What is meaning of 'Star ' symbol on project, who gives this, what is the criteria, Is there Reward ? 2) What do you mean by 'Editors pick', 'Popular', 'Rating', 'Views', Zeitgeist',      Who selects it, what is the criteria 3) If some one copies idea and take patent on that idea, Does the Author gets something?      What is the cross check if some one manufactures and sell as a product in the market? 4) I am a Retired person, Is there any way to get Pro Membership freely ? 5) Is there any booklet or Guidelines of Instructables, and is there any flow chart how the system works once the Project is published by the Author

Question by nachiketa    |  last reply


RSS Feed inconsistencies

I prefer to keep up to date with new posts (specifically in the Food section) via the RSS feeds. Problem is, they are wildly inconsistent with the actual content of the site, it seems. When I check the RSS feed, and then compare that feed to the corresponding page of the Food section, almost none of the entries are the same. I don't know if the RSS feed is just a few days behind or what, but I've had this problem for months! I really want to keep up to date with the posts in the Food section, but the RSS feed is not at all reflecting the current content of the site, and hardly ever changes. On a related note, it would seem that there is only ONE RSS feed per category, but there are different pages within each category (Popular, Zeitgeist, Newest, Featured). RSS feeds are offered on each page, but closer inspection reveals that they are all the SAME feed. I would get a lot more use out of this site if the RSS feeds were correct.

Topic by H4T  


Is there any way to "blacklist" instructable keywords when exploring the instructables?

I normally like to just look at random instructables on the site to see if there are any that catch my eye or haven't seen before. The problem here is that it seems like every page of the zeitgeist features yet another K'NEX gun.I'm alright with K'NEX, I remember having loads of fun with my set back before I lost all of the pieces, but I'm just not interested in them now and don't want to bother looking at them. No offense to the authors of the guides; I hope that they keep doing what they're doing.So I suppose there isn't such a feature now, but is there any chance of implementing a user configurable blacklist of keywords that they don't want to see? Currently the filter in the explore section allows you to choose a number of keywords/categories that instructables must have in order to be displayed, but I think it'd be pretty great to have the opposite functionality as well.Thanks in advance :D-baconfish

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the International-English language guide (v0.4a)

International-English Grammary rules :Rule #1 : "-ize" versus "-ise" In International-English language, we don't speak American-English or British-English. So, we are free to choose whichever ending we want.However, it is recommended to adapt ourselves to our interlocutors. For instance, if you write to an American-English speaker, you'd rather prefer the -ise ending, and when you'll write to a British-English speaker, you'd rather prefer the -ize one.It's also possible to select -isze or -izse endings, and you're absolutely welcome to change all along your sentences.However, it is absolutely forbidden to improvizse excentrical endings such as -izzzz, iszsze, etc.Examples :I realize that we could recognise that he did not organizse this exercisze as expected. (correct)Yeah, I agree. It was a great surprizzszsze ! <------- bad ! very bad ! Don't !Same rule apply to words like civilizsation, coloniszation, etc.Rule #2 : "-our" versus "-or" The rule is almost the same than #1.The alternative International-English ending is : "-oor".On the other hand, the "-ur" ending is not an acceptable alternative !Examples :I love the couloor of yor eyes and the flavoor of yoor tongue ! (correct)Yeah, yur right ! <----- bad ! extremely bad !Rule #3 : "-re" versus "-er" Again, same as #1 and #2.Unfortunately, there is no International-English alternative ending.However, keep in mind that this rule only apply to words that have a different spelling in American-English than in British-English.When available, always prefer international spellings over american-english spellings : litre and metre instead of liter and meter Examples :As I was lost in the centre of this commercial center, I drunk three litre ... (correct)Three liter of what ? Of wine or of watre ? <---- bad ! very very bad ! never do that !I don't remember, so I guess it was not water. (correct)Rule #4 : conjugation :If you forget the -s or the -es at the third person, it do not really matter as long as the pronoun is present in your sentence.By default, every past form of verbs take a final -d or -ed, and it is acceptable to ignore irregular verbs.It is also acceptable to conjugate the verb after its auxiliary : I did not conjugated correctly.Examples : She don't understand because she's a girl ... (acceptable)Yeah, that's because girls have a smaller brain than men. (correct)(and true)Yes, you're right. I have readed that in a magazsine writed by eminent scientists. (acceptable)Rule #5 : plural forms :By default, plural form of words take a final -s, and it is acceptable to write the plural form of words like child and "man" with a final -s (childs, mans), instead of children and men.Also, if you accidentally add a final -s to children, it does not really matter ... as for men with a final -s, it's rather a women's problem that you should better avoid.Examples :I hate childs ... (acceptable)Why did you made childrens then ? (acceptable)Because I wanted to play Lego and Play-doh again ... (immature and stupid)International-English Dictionary and Vocabular :CColoorCoulorCouloorCoulournounSame as color and colour.This is a beautifull coulour, how did you made it ? - Thanks, I simply mixed them all.This afternoon, KillerJackalope cut Cameron just to show him his favoorite coulour.EExcentricaladjective1. strange or unusual, sometimes in an amusing way :He thinks he is an artist, but this guy is just totally excentrical !2. which is not in the centre : The axis of this wheel is excentrical !GGOTOverbTo go to somewhere without possible return.You'll GOTO hell !GOSUBverbTo go to somewhere with a possible return.You'll GOTO hell without even GOSUB purgatory !!GrammarynounSame as grammar, but ending with a y :Why this y ? - Because that's the International-English grammary !HHolyHollyHolllyadjrelated to a religion or a godthis holly book makes not sense at all ... it's all writted in Outdated-English language.Yeah, I agree. It would have maked more sense if it was an hollly manga ...HoolyHoollyHoolllynouna small evergreen tree with shiny sharp leaves and small round red fruitWhere did you go for your Hollydays ?I went to Hoolllyhood ...the holy place of the movies industry ?Nah ... Hoollly HOOD ......But that makes no sense !Yeah, it's because it's an holly definition.LLoginphrasal verb when you connect to your account on a computer or a website by entering your name and your password :Please login to your account and watch my website !Okay ! I'm loging in !logingnounthe activity of loging in to a computer.a loging userPParalleliseParallelize Parallelizse Parallelisze verbto put in parallel :He parallelised the laser beams together.ParallelisedParallelizedParalleliszedParallelizsedadjectivethat have been put in parallel :These laser beams are perfectly paralleliszed.Pronounciationnounfrom the verb "to pronounce" ; how words are pronouncedWhat is the correct pronounciation of the word 'zeitgeist' ? - Don't ask me ! I don't even know how to spell it !UUnbannableadjectiveimpossible to ban ; that can't be banned :I can hardly believe that Nachomahma got banned from many site : he seems so unbannable !This guy is unbannable because he respects all the rules of the site.VVocabularnounSame as vocabulary, but without the ending y:Why not the y ? - Because it's the International-English vocabular !International-English pronounciation :As we all know :- most American-English speakers emit ducks and cats noises through their nose, and almost "vomit" some vowels- most British-English speakers emits vowels through their nose from the back of their throat, and consonants between their teeth without using their lips- most Australian-English speakers don't pronounce at all (they just make noises)So, you are free to pronounce your words with whatever accent you want. It's your right. After all, English is not your first language. You can be proud to know more than one language, and thus, it's your entire right to customise this second language with your natural accent.However, if, for the sake of compatibility, you absolutely want to imitate an accent, it is highly suggested to pick the Canadian-English pronunciation. They are the only ones to pronounce words like "about" and "house" correctly.For instance, they don't say : "abawt" and "hawse", they say "aboot" and "hooze".(c) all right reserved terminajones.com, aka chooseausername on instructables.comShiver irrrrrelevant Humens !Now that we have assimilated your tongue,You have therefore no secrets for us !

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