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how to remove intake manifold to chainge spark plugs on 2000 eclipse gt?

I cant figure it out and i need to replace my spark plugs

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What's cheaper to build- 1 story, 1 1/2 story or 2 story house? Assume all are about 2000 Sq Ft?

Looking into having a home built. Want to know which is easier to build thus cheaper to build.

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Artist in Residence Opportunity in London (open to international applications)

Do you do art "for real"? There's an opportunity you might like: LINK The selected artist will be provided with accommodation, studio, stipend and a production budget towards new work. The artist will be selected from an open call, with the 4 month residency resulting in a public exhibition and publication in 2014. We are seeking applications from artists who have been working professionally for 5 years. We welcome international applications.  The residency includes a £2000 budget towards the production of new work, a £2000 stipend and up to £350 pounds towards travel expenses. Flat Time House will offer a self contained artist's residence with en-suite bathroom. Adjoining kitchen facilities are shared with FTHo's staff.  The deadline for applications is September 8 2013. The residency is to begin late November 2013 and run until late March 2014. 

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Active Sound Generator

Guys, does anybody know how to make an "Active Sound Generator"? It produces an amplified engine sound and the car sounds louder. In retail it costs about 2000€ that's why I would like to built my own Active Sound Generator. Any car fans who can help me out?

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How can I remove sun deteriorated plastic decals from a painted bicycle frame without damaging the paint?

Peeling off is not an option, I have tried scraping off with a plastic scraper to no avail. Have also tried Goo Gone (citrus based solvent) and Oops! (a stronger solvent) with a non scratch scrubbing pad. I was able to peel the decals that werent' cracked from the sun but the others are basically baked on from the Arizona heat. Would a heat gun work? How careful do I have to be not to damage the paint? What about something like 2000 grit wet/dry sandpaper?

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Any tips or tricks to obtain free or buy cheap land in the pacific northwest ?

I'd like to give up the silicon valley and move on my own land somewhere that is suitable for an off the grid cabin/year round home. Ideal land would be suitable for small family sized garden, be near fresh water and not be a total snow pile like in klamath falls in the winter. 2000 feet above sea level or lower would also be ideal for what I'm looking for. But I'm sure others might like to know how other people have gone off the grid without having to save money for 20 years just to get there.

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BUST Spring Fling Craftacular, NYC

This looks like fun: the BUST Spring Fling Craftacular.It's an indie craft fair + dance in Brooklyn, NY on April 27.From their website:You are cordially invited to BUST Magazine's first ever Spring Fling Craftacular in Brooklyn! Save a dance for us and 50 of the finest indie designers and crafters at our Spring time craft fair and 90s themed dance!While shopping, sip on spiked punch and strike a pose at our Spring Fling photo studio (crowns and corsages provided) while dancing to the hottest jams from the 90s. $2 admission enters you into the Craftacular raffle featuring over $2000 worth of prizes!DATE: Sunday, April 27 from 11 am to 9 pmLOCATION: The Warsaw in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 261 Driggs Avenue.

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Microsoft Photodraw - does anyone use it any more?

I have Photodraw 2000 on my computer from several years ago - I copied it onto my newer computer and I use it all the time to add text, borders or effects and to correct old photos or erase backgrounds.  I use my photos for various purposes, for teaching and family use, so it's good to be able to do lots of things with the photos in just one simple program I love Photodraw- it has so many uses and is easy to use. I never got the hang of using layers as in (which I've tried ) and Photoshop (which seems so expensive and complex). Does anyone else still use Photodraw or am I hanging on to a dinosaur here?

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Reusable Invitations.(Especially for Indians)

At least in India, people generally print around 100 to 2000 invitations for marriages or such ceremonies. This is usually a simple sheet or a single fold sheet like that of greeting card. Guadier ones can have more folds. The front of the folded sheet usually has a Image of a God and OR or a simple painting of a marriage parade. On the Inside are a tonne of details. (The bride, the groom, the Venue, the date, Timings, a small list of well wishers, etc.And after all this, the only use of this beautiful piece of art made of cards made out of wood /bamboo are wasted the day the ceremony commences and ends. My idea is that making them into usable items during production itself would be a great idea . Think of it . Invitations that expand to become a tabletop foldable calendar, with the back of the invitation having (Even the ceremony could be marked nicely).. An empty slot which can be used to turn it into a photo decorator/fantasyfier..Those are the two ideas I can come up right now. If you can come up with more, please do post.

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Any thoughts on constructing a lamp to project a spherical starfield?

So, I have a friend's birthday coming up, and she's a creative dreamer type.  I stumbled upon an unattributed image of a lamp that projects a starfield, and immediately thought, "absolutely perfect!  but, can I make it?" so, after a bit of thought,  I came up with most of a plan... the base unit would have two dimmer switches on it: one for the lamp, the other for a small motor. a stand would exit the base at about 15-20 degrees from vertical, and support the motor. a small brush and ring system, or commercial electrical routing system would pass electricity to the lamp, which would be surrounded by a spherical (or n sided polygonal) lampshade that is translucent, passing very little light, except where it is drilled to create stars My primary question is, has anyone seen something similar commercially?  aimed more at the design crowd than at kids or science buffs? My secondary question is, what would be a good way to produce the star-screens, so as to not hand drill 2000 holes or so.

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Can someone help in changing motherboard and CPU's?

I wrote in a while back about the problem with it. When I plugged it in it would beep 3 times and not boot up. I changed the RAM and I get no beeps anymore but it still will not boot up. I have a motherboard and 4 different CPU's but I don't know which one will work with the motherboard. I need to see if someone can help me on that. The on that its going in is a Gateway Windows XP The motherboard is from 2000 but it has never been opened or out of the box. I can't get anyone to help explain to me in English on how to know what kind of mobo to get that I can understand. They just keep going off in the big computer talk and I have no idea what they are saying so they don't want to take the time to help me so I need to try and put this one in it. Now I need to see if you guys can help me. Here's the info on the one it going into. Gateway Windows XP Model # MF ATXSTL KTH 300SE LTD Kittyhawk # AA AS1507-805 Motherboard Date 4/02 Here's what I have; MU440EX Motherboard for Intel Pentium 2 & Celeron Processors Intergrated with AGP Graphics and PCI Audio BOXMU440EX AA 702993-403 IUMU82112710 Date 2000 1.) Intel Celeron Processor 466MHz Processor Core Speed 128KB Cache fan heatsink version # 737834-001 MM # 822441 66MHz system bus 128KB L2 Cache Duel Independent Bus Architecture MMX Media Enhancment Technology Date # 5/99 2.) Pentium Processor with MMX Technology 233MHz W / MMX Item # 0323009 MFG# BOXBP80503233 MM # 813082 FPO# L7421952 Date 11/97 3.) AMD ATHLON Processor 650MHz 200MHz system bus 128KB High Performance L1 Cache super Floating Point Unit I also have two cards that I don't know what they are for; Intel Celoron 6910161 79080161-0754 09190358 SL39Z 400/66 Costa Rica B121 Intel Celoron 6910162 79080161-0545 09190358 SL39Z 400/66 Costa Rica B121 4324 Ethernet Card RJ-45 P/N 63H2449 ASSY; SB0110240-01N 9/22/04 Intel 109X1512A2036 Sanyo Denki 600/512/100 2.0V SI 99290661-0267 Malay '98 SL3JT This is what I have and if someone could help me with what will work with what and what will not work with what. I have been trying to get this thing going for about three months now. Also if any of these do work together will I have to do anything with the BIOS. If anyone knows of any video and/or step by step instructions on this please let me know. Thank you to all for any help.

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I am trying to build a Craftsman tool case portabale computer and I need to know how to figure what size PSU to use?

I am using a MU440EX Motherboard from year 2000. I know it is an old board but it has never been opened until today and I know that because I cut the factory seal on it. It says the Pentium 11 processor is supporting a host bus frequency of 66 MHz. The supported Pentium 11 processor have clock speeds of 233 MHz, 266 MHz, 300z, and 366MHz. Intel Celeron Processor supporting bus speed frequency of 66 MHz. The supported Celeron Processor has a clock speed of 266 MHz. As you might already know that it supports SDRAM DIMM * 168 Pin 3.3V DIMMs with gold plated contacts *  66MHz  4- clock unbuffered SDRAM *  non-ECC (64-BIT) memory *  Serial presence detect (SPD) or non-SPD memory *  8 MB, 16 MB, 32MB, 64MB, and 128 MB modules First question- I have a Pentium Processor so will it work without being a Pentium 11 ? I do have a 233 MHz and a 266MHz and I think I have a 300MHz INTEL Pentium 11 Processors so can I put any one of the in it and then set the BIOS for the speed Processor? Would any of them work as long as the BIOS are set to the correct one? Second question is how do I know what WATTAGE of PSU should I use with this system? I have a 230W system with a on/off switch already hooked in to it from the factory that I am thinking of using but I do have a big supply of all different wattage boxes that I can use if it will not hurt it. I don't know how high I can take it. I am getting pic's so I can try and make an Instructable for the first time to when it is done so I can see what all of you think about it. I might be replying back again later when I get to the BIOS part unless I get it done on my own. Cross your fingers for me I will need all the luck I can get being my first time and all. Please answer back with the cold hearted truth so if I do make a mistake that will be the only way I will know it. Thanks to you all GREETINGS TO ALL YOUR HOLADAYS

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Please reply back about the pc problem that I have. I have the info that you needed.

I have the one that when I plug it in it powers up all on its own and will not send anything to the monitor. I did hook it up to another monitor and it did the same thing. The fan on the power supply and the one on the motherboard runs from the time I plug it in. It is not sending anything to the monitor. It is a Gateway Windows XP 02 model The model # is MFATXSTL KTH 300SE Serial # is 0026719817 The only other desktop I have is a windows 98 and it is a 2000 model. Model # Micro ATX FMN Essential 435C I am not sure about the 5 in the 435. The last # is half gone so I cannot trust that #. Serial # 0017666320 I do have this new Laptop that I am using now and is there a way to take the hardrive out of the desk top and hook it up somehow to this laptop and get the info that way? Can I take the harddrive out of the XP and put it in the 98 and get all the info off of it with no disk to use. If it is the video card does it mater what the video card came out of ? I have a lot of extra parts from some IBM's I have a lot of CPU's, Fans and RAM's and many other parts from IBM's but can I use those in any other brands of PC's. If you need any other info please feel free to just let me know. Oh yea can a PC run without a video card? Can I take it out and see if it will boot up then. Does anyone know of any books or free web sites that have the best info such as the best top 10 or 20 run down tips to check or do on a PC with a problem that would be accepted by you pro's that is true info and not a scam? I need the best info possible for a novice as cheap as possible. I want to learn as much as I can but I cannot afford to go out and buy a bunch of books or web sites. I am sorry for all the questions as I am disabled and going nuts just trying to find something to do with my hands as I am no longer able to work. Thank you very much

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Please reply back on my pc with a video card problem? I did try the suggestions that you made and the info you asked for

The fan on the power supply and the one on the CPU on the motherboard runs from the time I plug it in. It is not sending anything to the monitor. I did hook it up to another monitor and still nothing. The model # is MFATXSTL KTH 300SE Gateway Serial # is 0026719817 It is an 02 model and it is a windows XP. The only other desktop I have is a Gateway windows 98 and it is a 2000 model. Model # MICRO ATX FMN ESSENTIAL 435C I can't be sure about the 5 in the435C It is half there. SERIAL # 0017666320 I do have this new Lap top that I'm using now. Is there a way I can hook it up to my laptop without hurting it. If I can what do I need to hook it up to it. Can I take the harddrive out of the XP and put it in the 98 and get all the info off of it with no disk to use but I would love to put all the info from the harddrive on some disk's. If it is the video card does it mater what the video card came out of ? I have a lot of extra parts from some IBM's I have a lot of CPU's, Fans and RAM's and many other parts from IBM's but can I use those in any other brands of PC's. If you need any other info please feel free to just let me know. Oh yea can a PC run without a video card? Can I take it out and see if it will boot up then without the card in it ? Are there any Instrutabales that will explain exactly how to do this step by step with pic's. If there are I can set my laptop right beside it and go at it or does anyone know of any web sites that will show it for free. I have searched the web but I couldn't find anything without paying a couple hundred dollars which I very much don't have lol. Does anyone know of any books or websites that have like the best top 10 or 20 tips to try on a broken PC that is not a scam and is right by all of you pro's would agree with. I want to learn all of this that I can but I cannot afford a bunch of books or to pay for a lot of websites. I would love to find a place that someone has a lot of the books I need and that they don't need anymore like a good rummage sale. Thank you to all who replys. This means a lot to me.

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Xena Armour......starting blocks

Well i'm pretty ambitious in wanting to cosplay a charcter from from favourite tv show Xena : Warrior Princess, no matter how camp and cheesy it is :-P Most of the sewing and basic pieces such as armbands wristbands and the corseted dress are easy enough to do....the difficulty will be in replicating the 'metal armour' especially the breastplate Xena wears...and possibly the  Chakram (that round frizbee like throwing thing :P ) So i've been looking around at different methods trying to get an all round idea of the best way to go about it, keeping in mind i'd want to keep this costume forever if possible (with a $2000 price of a Xena costume from Todd's costumes not being ideal) ...i want authenticity, with the armour being a strong and sturdy as possible with a DIY. Saying that the various instructables for Halo seem to be the way to go: Having seen three awesome tutorials that i could definitely see myself end up using:;=ACTIVE&limit;=40&offset;=40 Going the Halo armour route honestly seem the easiest. As while i would love to get as close to authentic metal battle armour as possible....there is time, money, and skills to consider. Also through looking here: I've seen that it might be quite possible to create a two piece mould to cast the items. This would involve making a paper mache cast of my chest...creating the shape of the breast plate onto that....removing the breast plate...probably shaped out of nice sturdy lay (or not). From there.....a  mould could be cast from the breastplate....probably by something simply enough to mould around the front and the back of the breastplate....pressed to take on it's form and shape. One side would have to be done and dried/cured...the the other ensure the shaped of the breast plate is imprinted correctly and that non of the resin will seep through the mould... Now. I would love ideas for methods, materials, best way to paint to cast as i am a total noob just throwing around ideas at this stage. Some questions: Would it be possibly to use some as a finish so that the breastplate and other items actually feel like they are made of metal (never mind that there filled with resin)? How hard and how brittle would the resin be? Is it just like plastic? Will it break easily? If there is say a bit of side spillage when casting the resin, would it be possible to fix, say cut it off? What about the possibility of using Precious Metal Clay? Wouls it be hard/brittle/expensive/breakable? Is there such a think as bendable resin? (say for the armbands and wristbands) Would it be possible to 'coat' (as you might paint) resin onto the clay breastplate and remove it to create a replica? (without the need for a two part mould in this case)

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Giant Robot Architecture Talk by Greg Lynn in Berkeley

Here is an interesting talk from the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium of the Berkeley Center for New Media...Giant Robot ArchitectureGreg Lynn, UCLA & Angewandte, ViennaMonday, Feb 4, 7:30-9:00pm- Note Special Location: Berkeley Art Museum Theater- Enter on Dwight Ave: Lecture is free and open to the publicAbstractRobots. In my office, my staff keeps asking for more new machines, and every time I get a new machine, I fire two or three people. By extrapolation, in the next few years I will be sitting in an office by myself with a bunch of robots. We have is a very large CNC (computer numerically controlled) cutting machine, a laser cutter, a 3d printer, and soon we will have a robotic articulated arm. All of these things let us do studies of models, which are very important to architects, but what they also let us do is learn machine language. We spend more and more time talking to machines; speaking their language. It is very easy for us to go to any country that has an automobile industry or an aircraft industry and give their machines instructions and do things with these large machines at an architectural scale that is very perfunctory and affordable. The spread of machine language and programming is more significant than the Anglicization of the world. Learning to talk to robots is very important to my field of design.Speaker BioGreg Lynn is a leading pioneer at the intersection of computing, design, and architecture. His architectural designs have been exhibited in both architecture and art museums including the 2000 Venice Biennale of Architecture where he represented the United States in the American Pavilion. His work is in the permanent collections of CCA, SFMoMA, and MoMA and has been exhibited at the Pompidou, Beyeler, Cooper Hewitt, MAK, MoCA, NAI,Carnegie, ICA and Secession museums among others. In addition to his architectural work, his Alessi "Supple"Mocha Cups and his Vitra "Ravioli" Chair are in production and have been inducted into the Museum of Modern Art's Permanent Collection. He received the American Academy of Arts & Letters Architecture Award in 2003. In 2002, he left his position as the Professor of Spatial Conception and Exploration at the ETHZ (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich) and became an Ordentlicher University Professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.He is studio professor of Architecture at UCLA and the Davenport Visiting Professor at Yale University. Greg Lynn holds degrees in architecture and philosophy and received an Honorary Doctorate degree from the Academy of Fine Arts &Design; in Bratislava. In 2001, Time Magazine named him one of 100 of the most innovative people in the world for the 21st century. In 2005, Forbes Magazine named him one of the ten most influential living architects.http://www.glform.comMore info on the colloquium here.

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Energy return on investment for various different energy sources

We're used to thinking about the cost per unit of energy (e.g. $/gallon of gasoline) with the implicit assumption that cost is a rough indicator of what is required to obtain that energy. The Oil Drum has a nice piece on Energy Return on Investment (EROI) and the implications of using low EROI energy sources. To dive right in, it's instructive to think about the EROI of domestic oil production as a function of time:100:1 in 193030:1 in 197011-18:1 in 2000EROI on the Web part 2 of 5, (Provisional Results Summary, Imported Oil, Natural Gas)Energy return on investment, sometimes called EROI and sometimes called EROEI, is thought by many, including myself, to be a critical issue for determining the past, present and future status of human society. It is usually considered in terms of energy return on energy investment, but it can also be considered in terms of energy return on monetary investment. While much of human progress has been attributed, rightfully, to technology, much of that technology has been a means of using more energy for human ends. This is true for fire, knife blades and spear points (energy concentrating devices), the development of agriculture and the increase in its productivity and, essentially all aspects of the industrial revolution.EROI is simply the energy delivered by an energy-obtaining activity compared to the energy required to get it. If the numerator and denominator are expressed in the same units (barrels per barrel, MegaJoules per MegaJoule) the result is a dimensionless ratio, i.e. 100:1 or 10:1). Obviously a higher ratio implies a more desirable fuel than a lower one, other things being equal (which is rarely the case). The concept is extremely simple in theory but often very difficult in execution, mostly because society generally maintains its records in monetary rather than energy terms. Another problem is that the U.S. Government has not supported such studies in a consistent fashion and it is my perception that the quality of some energy records as are kept by e.g. the U.S. Departments of Energy and of Commerce appear to be deteriorating in recent years. Thus deriving the energy cost of getting energy (or most other things) is generally somewhat, and oftentimes exceedingly, difficult. A second problem is that the usual measure of the quantity of a fuel, its heat value, often does not give a full assessment of that fuel's ability to do economic or other work. Most simply electricity and thermal heat from e.g. coal or oil have a great difference in their ability to do work, such as we are willing to trade three or four heat units of coal or oil in a thermal plant for one thermal unit of higher quality electricity. Thus if the input and output fuels are of different quality then it is often thought desirable to weight in some way the inputs and the outputs. A third problem is that it is important to consider boundaries: how large should we draw the boundaries of the energy analysis for the inputs? We will consider these issues in far more detail in later publications but there are many reasons why it is important to make summaries of EROI available at this time even though many uncertainties exist in the numbers that we present here, and indeed with any numbers that might be possible to generate.via jforbess

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