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  • How to Make a Fake Error Message on Windows

    Clever, but I'd check the spelling of whatever message you intend to create.

    No problem, just a heads up. The correct spelling would be "System" vs. "Sytem".

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  • Flyboyron commented on GreatScottLab's instructable How to Make a Softstarter9 days ago
    How to Make a Softstarter

    That information is in the video. But Orngrimm's answer is correct.

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  • Flyboyron commented on MikeTheMaker's instructable Repair Christmas Lights8 months ago
    Repair Christmas Lights

    Lightkeeper Pro. First "As seen on TV" thing I've ever decided I can't live without. It actually does work! Most of the time.Especially if you don't wait until so many bulbs are out on a string that it overloads the rest and blows the all out.

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  • Flyboyron commented on MikeTheMaker's instructable Repair Christmas Lights8 months ago
    Repair Christmas Lights

    Keep in mind that the red tip bulbs are usually flashers, not standard bulbs. The do indeed work, but they will make that section flash on and off.I get my spares for these repairs from old sets of similar lights.When they're not worth fixing anymore, I strip out the bulbs and keep the working ones. As long as the voltage is the same (90% of 50 to 200 light strings are 2.5 Volts)you can replace them when you find the bad bulbs in your set.

    All the strings I've seen use copper or brass contacts. The DO sometimes corrode, but unless yours are steel, they won't rust.Using Vaseline is fine and it does help. There is also a product called "Bulb Grease" which is likely Silicone, that does the same thing and stays put longer in my experience than Vaseline in an outdoor setting.

    With all due respect, this is a fairly complex combination of serial and parallel circuits that's much easier to understand when laid out this way. In my own case, I'm usually working on a pre-lit tree with about a dozen strings containing well over 1200 lights, so the actual wiring circuit is very difficult to trace in place on the tree. I appreciate the schematic, as I too have never known exactly how the multi-section circuit was wired. Thanks for the diagram!

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  • Flyboyron commented on ButterMyBiscuits's instructable 10 Alternative Fixes With Antacids11 months ago
    10 Alternative Fixes With Antacids

    Some great ideas! Well done.BTW, it's "Artisan" bread, not "Artesian". That's for wells.

    You betcha!

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  • New DIY Idea to Run Universal Motor POWER TOOLS Without Electricity

    Exactly. But in either case, it certainly isn't "without electricity" as the title says.

    I don't know about everyone else, but I think I see electricity there.Did I read the title wrong? I assume you mean "without wall outlet power" or "without mains power", but if you touch those two battery clips together, you're definitely going to learn that this is hardly "without electricity".

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  • Flyboyron commented on victoryking's instructable DIY Lithium-ion Battery Charger2 years ago
    DIY Lithium-ion Battery Charger

    Jerry, I get that. My point was, you're not really making it if you're purchasing the biggest part of the device. Not a criticism, just a question. I love to build things, so I get it, for sure. I've built dozens of computers, and am about to finish building a flyable airplane. It just seems like it's only repackaging.But hey, whatever blows your skirt up, right?

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  • Flyboyron commented on tkamsker's instructable Quick n fast press brake 2 years ago
    Quick n fast press brake

    Thanks, Tom.I suspect I wasn't the only one who was a little confused, was I?

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  • Flyboyron commented on Niii Pawww's instructable One Terabyte of SMOKED SPRATS!2 years ago
    One Terabyte of SMOKED SPRATS!

    Wasn't really concerned about the FBI. Nothing interesting to them on there, but someone else might be looking, and stumble across it. Enjoyed the idea!

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  • Flyboyron commented on Niii Pawww's instructable One Terabyte of SMOKED SPRATS!2 years ago
    One Terabyte of SMOKED SPRATS!

    ​Great idea! Very clever.I think I'll build one, but I'm wondering why you cut it with hacksaw, which leaves such large hole in the tin? Couldn't you cut a smaller kerf with the rotary tool, around only 3 sides of the hole, leaving the flap attached. Then just cut a small hole in the flap for the Micro USB port, leaving the whole thing looking a lot less "altered". Or cut around the top rim with one of those "smooth edge" can openers. Then just cut a tiny hole on the end for the Micro USB connector. Put in all the components and just glue the lid back on with JB Weld, and it would look almost normal again if done carefully.Seems like either way, if someone picked it up, they'd be less likely to see it had been modified and get too curious.I think I'll try the se...

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    ​Great idea! Very clever.I think I'll build one, but I'm wondering why you cut it with hacksaw, which leaves such large hole in the tin? Couldn't you cut a smaller kerf with the rotary tool, around only 3 sides of the hole, leaving the flap attached. Then just cut a small hole in the flap for the Micro USB port, leaving the whole thing looking a lot less "altered". Or cut around the top rim with one of those "smooth edge" can openers. Then just cut a tiny hole on the end for the Micro USB connector. Put in all the components and just glue the lid back on with JB Weld, and it would look almost normal again if done carefully.Seems like either way, if someone picked it up, they'd be less likely to see it had been modified and get too curious.I think I'll try the second method, and if it works out like I hope, I'll post pics.All in all, though, a great Instructable! Thanks for the idea!Now off to find a tin that shape/size in the U.S.

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  • Vertigo Diagnostic Goggles (a Poor Therapist's Frenzel-type Lenses)

    Ah, I should have known. But then I'm not an otoneurologist, either. Sorry for the improper/unneeded scolding.

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  • Vertigo Diagnostic Goggles (a Poor Therapist's Frenzel-type Lenses)

    You should to know that the spelling of Fresnel lenses is wrong in your Instructable's title. It's correct in the text, but you need to proofread a bit more before posting.

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  • Make 4 Useful Things From 9V Dead Battery

    Maybe it's just me, but would any of these things work with a "Dead" 9v battery? No.I assume you're just talking about one that has lost the ability to power a full 9V device, but a dead battery will ONLY be useful for a paperweight, as Andrew says.

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  • Flyboyron commented on jessyratfink's instructable Pokemon Go Beginner's Guide3 years ago
    Pokemon Go Beginner's Guide

    Well, if you don't try, you certainly prove that's true. But I'd rather see people take control of their own security. If you'd rather accept whatever is thrown your way, enjoy your game.

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  • Flyboyron commented on jessyratfink's instructable Pokemon Go Beginner's Guide3 years ago
    Pokemon Go Beginner's Guide

    Actually, no, it isn't possible to do that. You can switch rapidly back and forth between two things, but you can only concentrate (focus) on one at a time. A common misconception (more prevalent among women than men) that causes thousands of car crashes each year. (Can you say, "texting and driving"?)There have already been hundreds of people "focussing on more than one thing at a time" who have been hurt/killed while using this app. One pair walked over the edge of a 90 foot cliff in California. Unfortunately (for the future of humanity) they survived and will probably pass on their defective genes ...

    Does anyone of the self-confessed addicts here have any idea just how much information is streaming out of your phone to "someone else", (no one knows or seems to care who)? When you install that app, you have to give it a ridiculous set of permissions, and you are basically dumping all the information on your phone, as well as your real-time location, to some third party who does God knows what with it.It's a HUGE security threat, and as usual, gamers seem to be oblivious to that. I'll bet you all have Facebook accounts that dumping the REST of your private lives to strangers, too!!Wise up, and GROW UP! It's a little kids' game from many years ago!A year from now, I expect we'll find out this is the largest "hack" of your private information in history, and everyo...

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    Does anyone of the self-confessed addicts here have any idea just how much information is streaming out of your phone to "someone else", (no one knows or seems to care who)? When you install that app, you have to give it a ridiculous set of permissions, and you are basically dumping all the information on your phone, as well as your real-time location, to some third party who does God knows what with it.It's a HUGE security threat, and as usual, gamers seem to be oblivious to that. I'll bet you all have Facebook accounts that dumping the REST of your private lives to strangers, too!!Wise up, and GROW UP! It's a little kids' game from many years ago!A year from now, I expect we'll find out this is the largest "hack" of your private information in history, and everyone will be whining about how much money has been stolen through identity theft, etc. But you'll have enabled it yourself, and will have no one to blame but yourselves.Talk about a wolf in sheep's clothing...I wouldn't have the thing on any device I controlled.

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  • Make Your Own Dead-Blow Hammer! | DIY Woodworking Tools #7

    This is no more a "dead blow" hammer than a stick taped to a big rock. What's your point? Sorry, just don't get it.

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