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  • I really don't understand the concept of not posting anything that could potentially be modified to hurt yourself or others. This kind of thing happens all the time. What are you pro censorship people hoping to achieve? I'm serious. Would someone please explain this to me? When I was a kid playing involved the back door opening and then coming home when Mom screamed that dinner was ready. No play dates, no sterile environments and no constant supervision. The recipe for gun powder came in the toy chemistry kits. There were no secrets no taboos to tempt curious minds. Ok not entirely true, for some reason sex was off limits so we had to hide our playboys under the mattress.But here's a interesting statistic: in France where sexuality is on TV and more open, there are less sex crimes per ca…

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    I really don't understand the concept of not posting anything that could potentially be modified to hurt yourself or others. This kind of thing happens all the time. What are you pro censorship people hoping to achieve? I'm serious. Would someone please explain this to me? When I was a kid playing involved the back door opening and then coming home when Mom screamed that dinner was ready. No play dates, no sterile environments and no constant supervision. The recipe for gun powder came in the toy chemistry kits. There were no secrets no taboos to tempt curious minds. Ok not entirely true, for some reason sex was off limits so we had to hide our playboys under the mattress.But here's a interesting statistic: in France where sexuality is on TV and more open, there are less sex crimes per capita than the US. As children, we were taught the dangers and the correct safety measures. We had a healthy respect for everything that could harm us including people. Today kids are so sheltered they have lost their natural instinct for self preservation. When I was a kid we knew when someone was a possible threat because we were told what a pediophile was, how they operated. We knew what to look out for and what they wanted. Not just a general, "don't talk to strangers". It was explained to us in detail. We didn't get colds, infections, allergies etc etc etc with the same frequency as kids today because our immune systems were being used every day. Like a muscle we exercised it often by playing in the dirt, the rain, and snow. My point is that open and honest dialogue on any subject. Even the ones that make you uncomfortable is preferable to censorship. Take the mystery away and the impulse to "experiment" without proper knowledge is reduced. Thomas Jefferson said:" Any man that is willing to give up even a small amount of his liberties for a measure of safety, deserves neither."I was serious about wanting to hear a rational argument in favor of censorship.Happy Holidays everyone. May you and your loved ones have a Safe and Wonderful New Year.

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  • OMG! ? Really? If this is the worst recipe/instruction you can find on the WWW then we live on different planets. Remember John Phillips? No? He was the Princeton junior that designed a workable A bomb using info found on the web and the public domain. He was missing a critical piece of information on the explosive used in the implosion sphere so he called DuPont and they gave him the specs over the phone! Yes, it's all true. Read the book it's called "Mushroom". Almost any instructable can be modified to create something that could potentially hurt someone. What about making a knife from a saw blade. OMG! Take it down someone might get cut? People have a uncanny ability to take the most innocuous item and figure out how to hurt themselves or others. The Paris terrorists used a…

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    OMG! ? Really? If this is the worst recipe/instruction you can find on the WWW then we live on different planets. Remember John Phillips? No? He was the Princeton junior that designed a workable A bomb using info found on the web and the public domain. He was missing a critical piece of information on the explosive used in the implosion sphere so he called DuPont and they gave him the specs over the phone! Yes, it's all true. Read the book it's called "Mushroom". Almost any instructable can be modified to create something that could potentially hurt someone. What about making a knife from a saw blade. OMG! Take it down someone might get cut? People have a uncanny ability to take the most innocuous item and figure out how to hurt themselves or others. The Paris terrorists used a truck, the Boston marathon bombers a pressure cooker. Should we ban motor vehicles and cookware? I say people hurting themselves or others is unavoidable. So please, stop trying to censor the world.

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  • I usually don't comment unless it's directly related to the instructable however your choice of words had me rolling in the floor laughing. Yes a bit sophomoric but I'll take my humor where I can get it. Thanks for making my day. Also, a nice adjustable wrench hack! Maybe using the longest carriage bolt available and a couple of washers would improve leverage and grip. ROTFLMAO!

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  • 97bravo20 commented on velacreations's instructable Cider From Scratch

    Really enjoyed your instructable. I will be trying it out this fall. I loved the idea of a garbage disposal being re-purposes. One suggestion along the same line that might make things a little easier.... instead of a scissor jack try a 20 ton air/hydraulic spring loaded bottle jack. It could be welded to the press. With a compressor and a touch of the trigger you have 20 tons of squeezing force! I have used a few of these to jack up a house so apples will definitely be squeezed dry with little effort. Thank you for a enjoyable read.

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  • If this project didn't work for you, you probably made the hole greater than or less than 2.5 centimeters. The instructable specifically says to make sure to make the hole 2.5 centimeters. Even if you use a machete to make this hole as the author clearly did, don't forget.... IT MUST BE 2.5 CENTIMETERS !!!!

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