Q: do apples with worms ripen earlier?

Hi, maybe i am just hallucinating, or its age, or its the heat, etc... but it seems every years when its about time for the heavens to gift us apples, and me checking the trees, the very first ´ripe´ apples are the one that got worms, or other form of ´damage´. ... is it just me?.... and if not, whats the chemical process behind that. gracias & greetings de los picos de europa

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Lionel Trains. How to tell what year they were made? Answered

I inherited a Lionel Train set but can't determine when it was made. The Locomotive has 027 on a Metal plate on the bottom and 2026 on the side. I'm trying to determine what they might be worth. Has several cars and a tender for the Locomotive. One car is a Baby Ruth Box Car. Has Tracks but no Transformer to test it out. Any Lionel Train buffs out there that can help?

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Normally burn and peel badly

I have pale Irish skin that dont tan and trust me I tried everything to get even a little tan color. So simply you can say I burn and peel badly then pale white again. This year seems different, I was sitting in the shade and i got burnt and it was bad and very noticeable as you can see in the photo, but this time I hardly peeled. in some spots I did but very little which is not normal for me. It turned into a tan, so my question is how is that possible, is it a bad thing that a bad burn didnt peel hardly and juat tanned? Oh and to mention I have been taken this women skin, nails, hair vitamin plan at a place called gnc. Could that be helping me absorb the sun better?

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What kind of rooms should I put in my Minecraft mansion?

I am building a large mansion in Minecraft. The perimeter will be 24 by 72 blocks, and it will have two floors. I don't really know how to use all that space. I plan to have a lounge, a library, a dining room, a kitchen, a trophy room, and some bedrooms, but I don't think that's enough. Could you suggest some room ideas?

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Can you play Windows PC games on an Xbox 360??

I have an Xbox 360 and I know I can save 360 games to the harddrive and run them.  I was wondering if I could save the Windows PC game to the xbox hard drive and then play it off the harddrive.

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I'm looking for cables holder Answered

I have cables for the computer lying on the floor.I would like to hang them unevenly at the bottom of the table so that they will not disturb the legs.

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household bottles to hold gasoline? Answered

I need a sealable bottole that i kind find around my house,water bottle,detergent bottle,etc that can safely hold gas for about a day

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Changing the main image in an instructable you have published/ submitted to contest

Hi all, I'm having trouble changing the main image on an instructable I published a month ago. Does anyone know how? Could you provide the path? Thank you!

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What is the most flammable aerosol spray( that is cheap) for use with a potato gun? Answered

I just need some sort of fuel to use to launch my potato gun?

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What is that wire they use in pop up tents and where can I get it? Answered

 I was wondering, I'm making a halloween costume, And I want to know  where you can get that wire they use in pop up tents and foldable frisbees

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How to revive & care for my Calathea SurpriseStar? Answered

I am new Urban Botanist and I recently bought Calathea SupriseStar as a houseplant. Clearly they are very very attractive house plant. But I have managed to make some of their leaves very very crunchy & some are droopy. I know they do not like light much, I have kept them aware from window sill & providing them with indirect sunlight. I do live in the UK, so this means the flat does get a bit cold & when the heater is switched on - it does get a bit dry. I try to generate humidity & mist the leaves. What can I do to revive the droopy & crispy leaves. I absolutely love this plant, want to do what it does to fix it.

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Yin or Yang? Which is going to be the easiest transition for my Dauschund, Millie?

I have a miniature Dauschund hound, Miss Millie, who is 3 years old. This is only my second ever dog, so bare with me please. Like any other wiener dog, she has personality up the wahzoo. Never have I nor my husband ever heard such a vocal canine. she's got spunk! But then I digress, sorry about that. Anywhoos, we run our business here at our house, actually out in the garage and basement. Millie will have nothing to do with either structure /room, so she ends up sleeping a lot inside the house. The last thing we want is for her health or well being to suffer, so alas....my question : When bringing another dog around an established territory of another (especially a Dauschund! Lol) Will the relationship develop better with a female pup or should we become looking for a stud puppy? Any help would be appreciated. My husband wants another girl, but I think it will make things harder for everyone involved. Please just confirm my answer, LOL, and I can be on my merry way. But seriously ,HELP!!

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What Is The Best Pranks For Summer Camp?

I am going to summer camp for 10 days and I need the best pranks in the world. Give me them all.

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Q: flower-pot mounted in plastic bottle partially filled with water

Hi, i have major water-issues here in the garden (steep southern slope in the mountains; little earth:; hot in the summer). so i always play around and look for solutions. latest play: i cut off a bottle, filled it with an inch of water, and then, a couple inches above inserted a flower-pot that tightly fits. q: is there a chance that the roots will eventually feed of the ´tank´ at the bottom of the bottle so that no waterinbg of the flower(pot) is needed (sort of a self-contained system)?bowing (flower, too)

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can you put a programmable led pov on a yo-yo? Answered

Hi, i am wondering if you can put a led pov on a yo-yo that you could some how program to make patterns, or something like this:  https://www.instructables.com/id/SpokePOV%3A-LED-Bike-Wheel-Images/    Thanks in advance.

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How do you disguise a link? Answered

I have seen people take a link and made it something like "here" then the rest of the sentence. ExampleHere is the soso. How do i do that!

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What to do with laser printer toner?

Hi all, I have a several unused laser printer cartridges I don't need. Is there anything fun \ cool \ creative \ useful I can do with the toner powder? Please note: * I don't have a laser printer * the powder is neither conductive nor magnetic. Thanks for the ideas!

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who do I contact if I have a video game idea? Answered

I have several ideas that I think would make good games.

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What is the best place to buy a real DS flash cart? Answered

Hello,  Man I love asking questions :)  Anyway I was wondering if anybody knows of a good online store that carries real DS flash carts with reasonable prices. (30< for cart and memory card)  I want either an M3 Real or an Acekard 2(i).  So if anybody know of a good store and would like to tell me that would be great.  Oh and if you have a suggestion for a good cart (besides cyclods) I would love to know :)  So far I have looked at http://www.leetmod.com/acekard-2i-2gb-ready-to-go-for-dsi-dsi-xl-p-220.html this cart bundle.  Does anyone know if this is a reputable store? Please no further answers to this question! It's been ages since I even touched a DS thanks! :)

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making moonshine more tastefull to drink?

Just curious if anyone knows what i could mix with it to make it more tolerable for me to drink. I'm a wuss lol

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Action League Now: How to Make The Flesh?

Instructables user 'harveytwoface999' was wicked awesome for putting up the details how to paint the Stinky Diver figure from the Action League Now series. I personally would like to see all guides on how to make every character, but I'd really like to see one for 'The Flesh' first. I have the Conan The Barbarian base figure needed to get it done. Now I just need instructions! If this question goes unanswered for a few weeks, I might just go ahead and give it a try myself.

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can I customize classroom jeopardy Tm ? Answered

I wanted to use it for uses other than classroom use such as teaching young sibblings , training sportsmen , ETC   disclaimer : I respect the rights reververed of classroom jeopardary I respect the fair use, ( I just put tm because they do not have that symbol on my keyboard so I typed tm)

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Batch Help(randomization)? Answered

Hello Im workin on a batch file and i would like to have help with with making Cmd randomize between two selected numbers Example: Random 1-10 Answer: 3

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How can I replace an original Helion veridict RC car servo motor with a cheaper one?

The servo motor on my Helion Veridict breaks often of some reasons. It seems that it can`t stand any bumps at all. I have got new servo motor twice from the manufacturer, but now they will not answer me. Can I change it with a cheaper one? And how do I do it? Any help will be appreciated.This is the car: http://www.rcdriver.com/review-helion-verdikt-elec...https://www.rctech.net/articles/review/full-review...

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i need help to make a video game can anyone help me?

Hi my name is arshya and i want to make a video game but i do not have the experience because i am 13 but i already have a idea i just want to see if it is possible to make it so if any one can help we can work as a team if its possible to make my idea, we can get it together than maybe we can split everything 50, 50. so if anyone is interested just email me at  arshyamohebpour8@gmail.com.

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How to clean up fiberglass/polyester resin that accidentally spilled. Answered

How to remove or clean up fiberglass/polyester resin that accidentally spilled on a rug, photos and computer (about half of 32 oz)? I am new to using the resin and I accidentally spilled it while walking near one of my desktop computers, some photos and a rug. The resin that I mixed will never cure because I didn't add enough hardener.

Question by coolcarl89   |  last reply


Contests

How do you enter an instructable you have already made into a new contest?

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Why does Make Private fails?

I've clicked the More button of the Edit page and chose the options "Private" -> "Make Private". All that happens is the message "You are not allowed to look at that." showing up. The instructable still stays published. Why? What am I doing wrong?

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Can anyone tell me what this is called?

I watched a video where they lifted a concrete slab with this tool. I have looked but can't fine the name of it or where it is sold. Just the orange part of the tool. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Insulating home window tint for cheap?

Winter is coming like they say on the wall...For me it means I need to find some option to increase the insulation rating of these old windows.3mm thick glass in not really fully sealing sliding frames is a pain.For my last place I had the permission to put proper foil on the windows at my costs.I guesstimated what I need and just ordered the required amount on a roll.That was a few years back though and now prices exploded.Last time I had to pay around $3 AU per meter, now the same material is quoted at $14.95 AU per meter :(My windows go from floor to ceiling and at these prices covering them would cost me more than a months rent.I am sure insulating window tint is available outside AU as well.Does anyone know any sources with half decent prices and low shipping costs?Found one supplier in the US willing to ship to AU but was quoted over $100US for the shipping of one roll (120m).Means all up I would be looking at still a bit over $600US plus postage and there must be cheaper options :(

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I need a music festival name, anyone have any ideas?

I need to name a music festival, any ideas would be very helpful.. I like names like Soundwave, Big Day Out, Creamfields etc..

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Tap water often quite dark and with a strong chemical smell - what to do?

I don't ask for much help but this time I am reaching the end of my knowledge and patience with landlord and water authorities.That's the story so far:When I moved in I did the usual checks and tests but of course did not pay too much attention to what comes out of my taps.After a few weeks I noticed that the drain in bathroom sink seems to rust on the enamel....Easy wipe with some cleaner fixed it but since the actual drain is made of brass I started to wonder what caused the discoloration in the first place.A bit later I had my niece here and while she had a shower I realised that I only get very little hot water from any other tap in the house.Landlord stated that no one would need hot water from two outlets at one and refused to have it checked out - WTF??Paid for plumber myself and the result was not good.The hot water system is connected "open" was his answer after half an hour of messing around.For the lame man it means that whenever there is a pressure difference between hot and cold water it will go through the hot water system.Did not fully get this so he showed me in the laundry.Open the hot water a bit and it runs out fine, open the seperate cold water tap and the hot water stops.This even worked when turning on the cold water in the kitchen.The water is able to go back into the hot water system through the outlet much easier than through the inlet side.And to top it off, the current install basically turns the hot water system into a giant bypass valve :(Paid a few bucks extra so I would get that same explanation in writing for my landlord a few days later.The next and growing problem is the chemical smell.If highly chlorinated then my aquarium test kit would show this and recommend to use a water conditioner when using tap water to top the tank up.And it does not really smell like any chlorinated water I know.Definately a chemical cleaning or sanitation smell though.The plumber could not do more than basic tests so I contacted my water supplier.To my surprise they were happy to send someone out for free.Of course they only cared about their product and all tests were limited to the tap right next to the water meter.Pressure ok.Water clearity ok.Chlorine levels next to zero."Harmful substances test" came back negative as well.It was recommended that I have the plumbing under the house inspected for the water color changes and smells/bad taste.And I had to admit that what came out of the front tap really looked and smelled fine.Work slowed me down for a while and the problem only came back to my mind when I came back from a weekend trip.Needed something to drink quickly so I filled a glass from the tap.It came out like from a rusty bucket.Definately of brownish color and the chemical smell worse then ever.Had to let the water run for about 15 minutes to get something out I dared to drink.Installed a water filter a few days later and though all is good now.Pre-filter, 0.5 micron filter and then a cartridge with activate carbon.Am a single and the unit was meant to be for a busy family.Should have been good for well over 5000 liters of water.I don't really use much in the kitchen for drinking and cooking purposes so I guesstimated I need new filters every 12 to 18 months at worst.They lasted less than 4 weeks before the water came out in drops instead or running....Cutting the fliters open revealed that both pre- and fine filter were fully blocked and brown.Provided all documents and evidence to my landlord but again was told there is no issue and the house is just old :(As a last resort I tried to get under house yesterday to check the pipes itself.Couldn't get all the way in due to all the pipes from the ducted heating system.But I found a bad mess of literally all bad plumbing skills.From the water meter a just finger thick copper pipe goes under the house.This goes into some 1/2" galvanised steel pipe and it look the main way of sealing the connection was some glue or resin around the screw fitting.The same old gal but thinner pipes go close to where the connections for water go.There the "plumber" again used screw on press fittings and glue to connect to thin copper pipes.Hot water is designed the same way, one big gal pipe straight through and then thin copper pipes connected to it.I am not a plumbing expert but I do know that copper and steel won't mix if water is involved.Assuming the hot water system is affected in the same way then this giant battery is eating away the thick gal pipes while supplying me with all the byproducts of this galvanic reaction.The landlord won't budge unless I take legal action and around here you would want to do this as a tennant.Right now I have a long garden hose from the front tap going through my kitchen window :(At least I get usable drinking and cooking water this way, my fish no loger suffer losses after the topping up the water from this hose either...But this can't go on like this.Once the gal pipes start to leak the landlord is required to act but not before that.And chances are these thick pipes will last a few more years before failing :(If i wouldn't know better then I would say at some stage the ducted heating was replaced and to have more room all but the main gal pipes were removed.All copper pipes are the flexible ones and are bend to follow the floor and wooden beams.What are my real life options to fix this water problem?A set of filters ever 4 or 6 weeks sets me back close to 120 bucks each time, hence the garden hose :(What sort of tests can I make to determine what is actually created in my water that causes the smell, taste and discoloration?By the way: a simple rust test available to check for corroded steel pipes only shows traces of rust even if the water is of a slight brownish color.Replacing the piping myself is not just far over my budget but also not allowed for a tenant.And somehow I still wonder if there is more hiding in the walls but could not get close enough to see if the opper pipes actually connect to the taps or just another piece of old steel pipe.Apart from the obvious, what are the dangers of having steel and copper pipes mixed like this for my health?

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"Sunken living room" (joists?)

I am wanting to build a "sunken living room/conversation pit" in my (newly made to be) open floor plan living room, dining room, kitchen. From what I have read. These concepts are primarily built in with new construction or in houses with crawl spaces. I, have a full basement. As for the loss of head space in basement. That is fine. I plan on using that area (walled in) as a seasonal storage cloest. (Holiday decor, seasonal clothing) Just curious as to what would be needed other than a support frame for current and unaltered joists and the new "sunken joists"

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Is this site a scam or is it good? Answered

The site  is: http://horizonnashville.com/ I just wanted to know because i sent them a song and they sent me some information and a contract. The email says: Congratulations! We are impressed with your song lyrics (BLANK) and I’m happy to tell you that we have accepted them to be set to music and Professionally Recorded! We have many credentials and accomplishments and we hope to add your song to our list. With sales, radio air-play, television, motion pictures and live performances a prolific songwriter can easily earn in excess of One Million Dollars! Please open and read the attached letter and contract. Our contract is for your benefit. It protects you as 100% owner of your words and provides that you receive all money that they may earn, in addition to, our "Cash Bonuses"! I look forward to a rewarding relationship. Respectfully, Ronnie James President, Horizon Music (615) 417-1945 www.horizonnashville.com The contract says:                                                                                      SONG RECORDING CONTRACT                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Date: May 25, 2011 Songwriter: Vincent Dolliole I would like for Horizon Music to produce a professional recording of my song listed below: (Blank)                                                                                                                                                     Horizon Music agrees: 1. To compose music for the Songwriter’s words and produce a professional song recording using five Nashville musicians and one Nashville singer. 2. To provide the Songwriter with two compact disc copies of the completed song within approximately three weeks from the date that their contribution is received in full for that song. 3. To submit the song to music industry professionals as Horizon Music deems appropriate. 4. To ensure that the songwriter is paid 100% of all money that may be earned by their words from sales, radio airplay, television, motion pictures, live performances and to pay $80,000.00 Cash Bonus for each song that reaches the Number One position and $20,000.00 Cash Bonus for each song that reaches the Top Ten position in the internationally recognized Billboard Magazine Chart. 5. To edit the Songwriter’s words only for phrasing and commercial time allotment and to protect them from plagiarism to the best of our ability.                                                                     Songwriter agrees: 1. To make a one-time contribution of $369.00 for the song listed above to be professionally recorded. 2. To make a partial payment of $_______________________ (minimum $123.00) and send the balance in payments that are convenient for my budget. I understand that I may use a personal check, money order or use my charge card below. 3. Please charge my: Name on Credit Card: ____________________________ Amount $_________________ Card Number: _______________________________________________ Expiration date: _______________ Check song style preference: ____ Country ____ Pop ____ Christian ____ Rhythm & Blues ____ Rock Print, sign and mail one copy of this contract with your contribution to: Horizon Music, P.O. Box 292006, Nashville, TN, 37229 If you do not have a printer, e-mail us your regular address and we will send you copies by regular mail. _____________________________________ _________________________________ Songwriter’s Signature Ronnie James, President

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Removing Warts

Hi, I’m having trouble with a wart. The wart has been removed for awhile now, but my skin where it used to be grows back hard. Can someone please help me? It really irritates me.

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Cat grooming frame/scaffold

Has someone invented this yet? I mean a way to hold cats still while they're being groomed. Some cats really hate it

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Flywheel car

I've seen some old flywheel powered toy cars and i'm wondering could that be scaled up to work on a pedal car so that it spins up while you're pedalling and then have it engage by lever or something to assist pedal power over bumps and stuff or just give it a boost on the flat? also most flywheels seem to be mounted vertically, is there any reason not to mount one horizontally as i think it would fit into the pedal car better that way?oh and assuming i'm limited to a certain weight would a small flywheel with an evenly distributed weight or a wider flywheel with most of the weight on the outside edge maintain its spin for longer?

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howto make 3d shutter glasses?

I cannot find any instructable on making something like shutter glasses. my idea is: the left-eye image gets a white 10x10px rectangle in the top-left corner of the computer screen, the right-eye image gets a black rectangle. the shutter glasses would have a photoresistor glued (or somehow placed) onto that 10x10px-area for timing. but i don't know how to use that (binary) signal to control the transparency of the 2 LCDs. i don't even know which LCDs to use or where to buy it.

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Are you allowed to promote something a friend is selling?

I was wondering if anyone knew if you're allowed to promote selling things on here. For example, I have a friend who sells homemade slime on Instagram. I thought we could do a collab kind of thing. We could make an instructable about making slime with me and I could make something on her Instagram. On my instructable I could mention her account that sells slime and on Instagram she could mention my account that's on here. I just want to make sure its allowed and I wouldn't get in trouble if I did that.

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Home heat exchanger or heat engine anyone?

I know for a fact that in the EU we can now have energy effient homes that utilise the heat from common sources like water heater, solar or just what is under the roof to generate electricity or heat other things.Started to wonder if ever someone tried something in that region on an affordable hobby level.Down here properly insulated homes are rare as a pearl in a supermarket oyster.So my main interest would in utilising the excess heat under the roof during the summer times.This season I measured and average of around 60°C during the day.On those day over the 35°C mark it went up close to 75°C in some areas.I guesstimate that if the draft areas are sealed off a bit a fan system should able to suck air at about 50°C out for about 6 to10 hours per day during the summer.If I would add a small heat exchange made from a solor hot water panel and some piping:Would hat combine heat output be enough to power an ammonia fridge or even freezer?What options are there that you guys created to generate some electricity from other heat sources?Thinking about the exhaust heat from the hot water system or heater.One thing I am planning on is a small solar heater for my big fish tank.Currently not anywhere near a window but would like some Arduino to control a water pump by temperature comparison to provide warm water during the winter months for free.Beats two 400W heaters if you ask me LOLThe potential for some easy to create heat exchange system to generate a bit of electrictiy or power heat exchange system is huge.Australia is full of badly insulated homes and the US is not far behind.And not matter how good they are all those homes still heat the roof cavities like hell.

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anyone know the lifetime of aluminum cans exposed to the elements?

I'd like to use old aluminum food cans that were pressed flat instead of asphalt shingles for my roof. Does anyone know the lifetime of cans exposed to the elements in northern Ohio?

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How can I make an old-school Sonovox?

 Not the one with the tube- I mean the one with the speakers on the throat. Haven't found anything on the net, other than that damn commercial.

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how can i make your own caps for a cap gun?

You might say"why" but can i make my own caps and what are they made out of

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How to get my refund back?

I have subscribed for 2.95$ anually and unfortunately i did not notice the small text underneath that they will charge me 35.40$ + 1 $ on my credit card which i don't want to pay at all that much. I sent to service@instructables.com an email asking for my refund, but no answer. So we cannot change our mind especially although i asked for a refund with couple of minutes after charging me the amount? What should i do to get my refund back?

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My New Istructable Went Missing

So, I haven't been posting anything for last few months, and maybe things have chaghed a bit, but mu new instructable at first had problems with being published, but after closing it anf reopening it published as usual. Sort of. It disappeared from drafts, but didn't appear in the list of published ones, neither on the "recent" tab on the site. I kind of worked on it for the whole day... should I be worried?

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Can you copy Minecraft saved data from a Win 7 PC to a Win 10 PC?

Can you copy Minecraft saved data from a Win 7 PC to a Win 10 PC?I have read on the net and it says find the "saves" folder but I cannot seem to find that folder on a Windows 10 MC installation?

Question by kraftmine 


Which paints work best on metal? Answered

I've become oddly obsessed with painting those little metal hair clips that snap open and closed. I began first just using nail polish. It's thick, but works well. I use a nail varnish to seal it, and they look awesome! But there's really not many options out there for nail polish, so I was wondering what other kinds of paint will adhere to the metal hair clips? Keep in mind the clips bend (slightly) when opened and closed. I'm currently experimenting with model-car enamel, which seems to be working. Any ideas? Also, what type of sealant should I use over top of whichever kind of paint that works on metal? ..Sorry if I'm confusing. It's like 4:30 in the morning. lol Thanks! LL

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How do you count Black Dog by Led Zeppelin?

Its just simple "one...two...three...four..." then "one...two...three...four...five...six", right? four/four then six/four time? thanks!? -John Smith(the instructables member) (trying out the new Ask thing)

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