This is a stupid question?
Question by hellrider75 | last reply
I was laying in bed a few minutes ago thinking about my idea to change the world, as i do every night before bed. I thought why can't or hasn't anyone made a electricity recycling generator? like why can't you take say..... a car alternator and make it produce enough electricity to run a small motor to spin the alternator as well as have enough energy left over to power devices? and then why couldn't this theory be applied to large scale generators? or why couldn't you electricly power a vehicle and somehow turn the wheels into basically 4 big alternators that generate power for the vehicle? going back to the alternator idea, is there no way to make an alternator type generator to use say 25 - 50% of its generated power to power itself and the other 50% to power devices? please point out the flaws its hurting my brain
Topic by chaoscampbell | last reply
Why do people ask the same question over and over? Why do people ask the same question over and over? Why do people ask the same question over and over?
Question by kelseymh | last reply
This isnt really a "make it" question, but I don't know where else to ask it. I have a friend who just started playing lacrosse this year. This is my fourth year. He thinks he is some sort of lacrosse prodigy or something. He also thinks that he has to best everyone. I get new gloves, guess what, he goes out and buys better ones. He already has like 8 sticks, yet he hasnt even played in that many games! Everything I say he claims is wrong, and he thinks that he is better than everyone! What should I do?
Question by freeza36 | last reply
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Are people stupid enough not to realize it themselves?If you only have one eye...are you blinking or winking?If you have a gun and you ask, "can I ask you a question?" and they say "fire away" should you shoot them?What is a chickpea if it is neither a chick nor a pea?Why is it called the People's Republic Of China when China's not a republic?Why are dandelions considered weeds when daisies are considered flowers?Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant?Whenever an adult is kidnapped why isn't it called adultnapped?Why do black lights look purple?Did Yankee Doodle name the feather, hat, town, or his pony Macaroni?Why is it that people duck in the rain, do they really think the rain won't hit them?Why isn't the caps lock capitalized?If someone with a nostril ring takes it out, then blows their nose, do they have to cover that hole as well as their nostril holes so that snot doesn't blow out everywhere?Isn't it weird that if you rearrange the word "teacher" you get "cheater"?How come whenever you start to sing, you automatically sing in a higher voice than you talk?How come people say they ate the last piece of gum, when they really just chew it?You know the saying "throw ya hands in the air like ya don't care"? why bother doing that if you don't care?Why is there no pine or apple in pineapple?Why do water bottles have a "best if used by" date?\If you called the police station to talk to an officer and he was not there, would that be considered a cop out?Why do they put holes in crackers?How come on TV the bell always rings and then the kids go to class, but in real life you need to be in class before the bell rings?Why can the saying "it's all downhill from here." mean both that it will be easy and that it is going to get worse?If all of ACME's products backfire, why does Wile E. 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Topic by dsman195276 | last reply
I almost didn't post this because it seems so stupid but .... A guy who has just started at working with me said that he was thinking of getting a valve amp for his music system. The reason being that he had been told by a BBC sound engineer that, ' The trouble with digital sound is that you get used to the volume.' He then went on to explain that he used to listen to his music at -50dB but he's noticed that he now prefers -70dB. He was using the phrase, ' digital sound', so I don't know if he's comparing valve amps to solid state or what ?, and I don't know if he knows; But whatever he means by, 'digital sound', he is comparing it to and believes it can be bettered by a valve amp. I said that I didn't believe in this getting, 'getting used to the sound', phenomenon but that I would ask someone who did ... one of you. So, sorry for this garbled ill informed question, but if you can make any sense of it please answer so that I've got something to talk about when I next see him. Thank you.
Question by FriendOfHumanity | last reply
This is probably a stupid question, but I am just making sure I can becuase this trumpet is basicly my prized possession.
Question by airsofter1 | last reply
Hi everybody, READ THIS (ALL OF IT): Recently I asked a question about how to get better known in the k'nex community on instructables. I got lots of tips but most of them didn't help me because I already used them. Except for this one: POST A FORUM TOPIC. So here it is, my forum topic, everyone who reads this will now know me because they think: What an idiot and what a stupid avatar picture(I agree). That's me, Mr. Muggle ( or actually: mrmuggle but I don't know how to change that)
Topic by Mr. Muggle | last reply
I have this idea, but i want to know if its possible I have a home network of 2 tvs and do just did my xbox 360 update that enables you to copy your games to your hdd. I want to play network in my house on 2 tvs. But only have one disk So with the new software update, you can copy the games on your hdd, but cant play without the disc in your drive. No i know you can force open the drive and do it that way..but in long term it cant be good for your machine. So, i know there is a code on each disc and it picks up that code saying the disk is in the drive. Now my question is...... I want to explore my disc, and copy that code, and put it on a flashdrive or dvd and insert it, so that my one machine will think its the disk becasue i copied it to it, and my other machine i can play the original from. please help if somone know how to get that code..thanx in advance I also tried manually opening the drive while the dis is loaded and the game is on, does not work, as soon as you open it the lazer starts reading the disk. I do not want to chip my box, so i thought maybe there is a pc way of grabbing that code or some files needed to read the disk as a security check, and burn it on to dvd, the question is just..which ones. Another Question: Why do i have on my new desktop only 2 topics..welcome and my xbox. Other people have so many other options. Yes i do not have live, but will this only visible when live is on? Further on..when i put my disc in the drive..i do not get a nice image as what is now currently in my tray...just a stupid cd and the name below it... how do those people get the say call of duty 4 logo ect on it
Topic by silver_shadow | last reply
I had an idea for a t-shirt cannon design using combustion instead of compressed air but desided against it when i found that it would most likely burn the shirt. I have since then changed the designs to one where I think I solved the problem but I would like some feedback before I start buying materials. The basic change in design is that is uses this piece: http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100348177/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId;=10051&catalogId;=10053 [Starting at the top valve and going clockwise, name the openings 1, 2, and 3.] The blast would be through 2. The shirt would come out 1. That way (hopefully), the majority of the heat would go through a shortish piece connected to 3 while the compressed air goes everywhere including out 1 launching the shirt. Another heat helping idea was using a sort of heat sink by putting a piece of free floating (unattached to walls of pipe) metal pipe inside the PVC to absorb some of the heat. Don't know how effective that would be, though. Finally there's always using a fire retardant material as a buffer between the shirt and the gas attached to a tether so it won't fly away. Speaking of which, is the reason the shirt gets burned because of actual fire or just getting so hot it spontaneously combusts? Also some general improvements assuming the previous ones work: 1) To avoid the problems of using a Taser (like cost and safety), I was going to use kipkay's idea from another video of using the igniter from a BBQ lighter 2) To limit power (assuming a short burst of fuel was still too much), I was going to put a ball valve on 3 that I could open a bit to let some air pass out that way 3) For all spud guns in general, Instead of having a screw on piece to let fuel in which takes more time to use, I thought of using another ball valve to just open and spray the fuel in. Please give me any feedback, comments, or questions you have, including those of the "You're incredibly stupid. This will not work at all/kill everyone" variety. Be nice. I realize I asked a lot of questions. I'm excited.
Question by cowmanpoke | last reply
Hi there! I recently found two old sony headphone speakers, but i can't seem to get any sound out of them. It's a standard L/R speaker set that was enclosed into each ear piece. The odd thing is though that there are 8 solder points on the speaker pieces. One which is black blobbed and two that are white blobbed (i'm assuming it's to prevent shorts). Two wires are connected to two of the solder points (they don't seem insulated though...) I've tried various connection methods to make them produce any kind of sound, but nothing happens. I'm assuming they still work because they look intact, but...well any ideas? I don't have any expertice with audio equipment, but i do have basic electronics experience... I know it's kind of an odd question, but i'd really like to use these speakers and i wanted to make sure i wasn't doing anything wrong. Basically i've been trying to connect various music players to a mini jack port using a microphone mini jack cable (seems to work for all other purposes) and then tried to connect the speaker wires to the jack port solder points (in various ways).I'm probably going to feel really stupid as the answer is probably really simple x3 I hope it makes sense!i should probably specify that the main problem is that i can't get any audio output from them, aka. they're silent no matter what i hook them up to
Question by Eirinn | last reply
1)Walk as slow as you can in front of me 2)Stand in the middle of a hallway with your friends talking 3)Stand in the middle of a door yelling at person for being in your way 4)Asking me a stoopid question (Is a penny a solid? No it's a liquid. That's with a "U") 5)Asking me which book I am reading. (Move two inches and read the side) 6) Being a girl and telling me to cut my hair because it is long 7)Being a boy and asking why I have long hair/telling me to cut my hair because it is long(Why do you have short hair?/Stop being a genderist((I know, that's not the correct term)) 8)Calling me Dominique on purpose(I understand if it's an accident) 9)"Singing" a rap song near me 10)Drumming with your pencil 11)Saying Dawg, Wassup, the N word, Tight(as slang) straight up, The B word et ectera 12)Calling me stoopid because I don't know the answer to a stupid example(Sorry, no example) 13) Talking in a fake ghetto accent(I'm dead serious, I know a kid like this) 14)Laughing at the most unfunny things(someone making an unconvincing animal sound, and you laughing like crazy) 15)Speaking in an other language right in front of me, while looking at me. (That, or I'm paranoid) 16)When a teacher is splitting the class into a boys and girls, when the teacher say girl, everyone looks at me and tells me to go with them.(In Sixth grade) 17)Suspecting me to know the answer to a question we haven't been told the answer yet.(Okay, open your books. "Dominic? Which page?") 18)People getting mad at me because I cut them off in the hallway because they're walking three miles an hour. 19)People who say all rock in people screaming in a microphone(And rap is grown adults Rhyming. "Cat hat dawg." You're a rapper! 20)People who act like they're something they're not(Can't get too specific without getting people mad) 21)School rules.(Apparently, if I tap a friends shoulder, that means I'm harassing them.) 22)The fact I have to put my hair in a pony tail when we're doing experiments in Science(Oh No! I may get a drop a dye in my hair! But who cares about my exposed skin?) 23)People who hate the Jonas Brothers and Hannah Montana because they're "Rock" (They're not) 24)This one girl in my Art class because I didn't know what a ribbon that looked like a puzzle meant. (She thought it was for breast cancer. I knew it wasn't. It wasn't. I'm still the idiot. To this day, she's still the "All knowing queen of the galaxy.") ((I made that up to annoy her.)) 25)People who say I have no life because I'm inside more than in when it isn't Baseball season. 26)people who assume I'm goth or emo because I'm a boy with long hair, not the tannest person, spend time inside, likes Dexter( a serial killer), wears jeans all year long, isn't the nicest person, and wear black, or dark clothes(A lot of people) 27)My friend claiming all pasta is served, or should be served cold. (Yum.) 28)The fact I like three girls, don't know which one I like, and don't know if they like me.(Please don't tell me just to tell them how I feel) 29)The fact this one girl thinks all men don't talk about there feelings 30)Girls asking me if they can do me hair and make-up(No.) 31)I need permission to wear makeup on Halloween 32)8th and 9th graders who think they're better then me because I'm in 7th grade 33)People who think I'm stupid it because I went to Beginner garden 34)School dances.(I can only slow dance, only like the slow dance, and it will look weird if I slow dance with someone to a fast song) ((How manly. lol)) 35) People who think I have no emotions because I don't laugh at stoopid stuff 36)Waking up at around 6:30 so I can take a shower in the morning. 37)My dad hating my long hair(Trust me, it's ironic) 38) The fact that I, emphasis on the I can't reply to comments. 39)People being overall stupid 40)Science class 41)People who use improper grammar and spelling(I don't my sentences aren't ending in periods) 42)The fact that I feel like I'm surrounded by idiots at my school, and smart people are an endangered species.(Thanks you Instructables for letting me be by some smart people) 43)Girls who say the word like way to much. 44)The fact that I don't how high my vocabulary is (we had to stop at a 21 year old due to the time.) ((I admit, I had to guess for some of them)) 45)People who hate people just because you're you, or because of the way you sound on a microphone (Dead serious. That dude was B) 46)The fact our economy sucks. 47)Having to play the same three songs in band everyday. (Really, it's five, not counting the scales. Counting the scales, it's seven) 48)Posers 49)People who assume the worst of people, and judge a book by it's cover. (When you're not annoying me, I am very nice, even with my long hair, black shirt, and my pants in the summer) 50)People who don't know what they're talking about. 51)People who claim they're better then you because of one aspect of their life. 52)The fact I don't have enough time to read my book in school(Darkly Dreaming Dexter) 53)People who are self centered(Not a real example but...) (("My dog died today..." "Do you think I should get a bigger mirror so I can see more of my beautiful face?)) 54)When the teacher purposely picks a slow reader to read. (I understand they can't read, but don't waste everyone else time 55)People blocking my view. ("Oh my god! She's pulling paper from over a cup!") 56)People playing with my hair. (I swear to god, this dude was playing with my hair. I Calmly said please stop, then when he didn't stop a second or two later, I pulled his arm away. He was smiling the whole time.)
Topic by Rock Soldier | last reply