anyone there

Is this gruopstill alive i loved speed challenges they were so much fun

Posted by Dowaine 4 years ago


Bloody hell, I just made it to 20 years old!

Well it's my birthday and I'm 20... Sadly marred by my favourite drinking buddy, my brother jack not being able to drink, because we got in an argument and now has a broken jaw... On the upside it's the new wingman line "It's my birthday" -  "It's his birthday and he broke my jaw", ensuring free pints... Oh and yes, I'm childish anough to post a topic about my birthday, though excuses for myself are running thin, getting older has a downside. 

Posted by killerjackalope 8 years ago


Amazing Art 3D That Comes Alive !

HI, Just watched this Amazing video.Enjoy watching http://www.askthecrafter.com/videos/750/amazing-art-3d-that-comes-alive-!

Posted by monaliza2 7 years ago


pygmy tarsiers found alive in Indonesia!

Fox news " Mouse-sized primates called pygmy tarsiers, not seen alive in 85 years, have come out of hiding from a mountaintop in a cloud forest in Indonesia. Weighing just 2 ounces (57 grams), they resemble mini-gremlin creatures, as they have big eyes and are covered in dense coats of fur to keep warm in a damp, chilly habitat. Unlike most other primates that sport fingernails, pygmy tarsiers have claws, which scientists say might be an adaptation to grasping onto moss-covered trees. The recent sighting has conservation implications. And researchers said they hope that with new information about where the species lives, the Indonesian government will protect them from the encroaching development occurring in the animals' home range. Hide-n-seek The last sighting of this primate alive was in 1921 when live specimens were collected and processed for a museum collection. Decades went by without another sighting. And scientists thought the pygmy tarsier (Tarsius pumilus) had possibly gone extinct. Then, in 2000, two Indonesian scientists who were trapping rats on Mt. Rore Katimbo in Lore Lindu National Park in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, reported they had accidentally trapped and killed a pygmy tarsier. So Sharon Gursky-Doyen of Texas A&M University and her grad student Nanda Grow, along with a group of Indonesian locals, went looking for the teacup-sized primates on that same mountaintop. This past summer, the team trapped two males and a female. They placed radio collars on the animals for tracking. Since pygmy tarsiers can turn their heads 180 degrees, this process can be dangerous, as Gursky-Doyen found out. "I have the dubious honor of being the only person in the world to have been bitten by [a pygmy tarsier]," Gursky-Doyen told LiveScience. "My field assistant was holding the tarsier and I was attaching a radio collar around its neck and while I was attaching the radio collar he bit me [on the finger]." The female has since been eaten by a hawk, Gursky-Doyen said.

Posted by astrozombies138 9 years ago


Chinese Fur Farms

My Friend sent me this shocking video in an email, and made me join a petition to stop it. this is to discuss it, and if you want to stop it, please leave a comment. below is the video link http://www.peta.org/feat/ChineseFurFarms/index.asp WARNING. this is grosser and more wrong than anything you have ever seen. I strongly reccomend that you don't watch it, but just read. if you chose not to watch it, then the video shows chinese people grabbing pups, smashing them on the ground so they won't have the strength to run, then cutting the skin around their ankles, then peeling it off over the poor things head. the only thing is, the animal isn't even unconsious, and then they are chucked onto a rotting pile while they wait in excruciating pain to die. you can even see their hearts beating. if you want to stop this shXt, then please leave a comment saying so.

Posted by ~Aeronous~ 8 years ago


best rapper

Who is the best rapper alive?

Posted by ambersmith420 6 years ago


Billy is alive!

Our esteemed intern Billy finally departed for Japan a few days ago with nothing but a backpack, toothbrush, change of clothes and camera. Having not heard from him in a few days we were starting to worry, but I am happy to report that he is alive... and taking pictures! Albeit, it is not exactly clear what he is taking pictures of. Perhaps you can make sense of this.

Posted by randofo 10 years ago


Disco tune "Stayin' Alive" could save your life

. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. doctors have found the Bee Gees 1977 disco anthem "Stayin' Alive" provides an ideal beat to follow while performing chest compressions as part of CPR on a heart attack victim.. Disco tune "Stayin' Alive" could save your life at Reuters. Edit: Added quote (OP was just a link) to avoid being chastised by gmjhowe. ;)

Posted by NachoMahma 10 years ago


Um, uh, OK.....

Uh, what? Look at billy is alive, The time?

Posted by ry25920 10 years ago


It's alive! Alive!

I've been wanting to build a Stargate helmet for a very long time but there was no way I could spend the cash to sculpt one in clay and do a fiberglass casting in a silicone mold so I had to improvise by using cardstock, paper mache and foam. I really wasn't going for screen accuracy as this is intended to be a costume helmet instead of an accurate replica. When I set out to build this I wanted it to be light weight, low cost and most importantly I wanted it to move. I still have quite a bit of work left to do- I still need to add the glowing eyes and do some filling, sanding and detail work plus paint. Watching it move for the first time was just awesome. :) <br>

Posted by Honus 7 years ago


portal cake

I cant believe no one posted the portal cake in the contest yet.

Posted by BartSimpson 10 years ago


Offering Cheap Website & Hosting for Fundraiser

Need a custom website? How about $150 then $40 a year? I'm down to the wire attempting to raise additional money for my trip to LA to cover the Series Finale of We're Alive for our Podcast the We're Alive FanCast on the MickRed Network. http://werealive.mickred.com/downloads/custom-website/ I can even embed your Instructables on your website. Thanks  MrRedBeard

Posted by MrRedBeard 4 years ago


Miniature VCR

I have been trying to find a mini DV VCR thingy. Basically, I need a pocket VCR that doesn't make my wallet bury itself alive. Can anyone help?

Posted by ry25920 10 years ago


Cat Scan - patches available

From Tumblr, via Animal New York, via Notcot, comes The Cat Scan. It's cats. On scanners. It's weird, yet somehow obvious.  The blasted animal has fallen asleep on your scanner again, so why not try and teach it to sleep elsewhere? What's the oddest thing you have ever scanned? UPDATE I've decided to arbitrarily award patches to any scans people upload. Rules: It must be something you've scanned yourself. If it was alive at the start of the scan, it must be alive and unharmed at the end of the scan (ie don't hold frogs still be pressing down on the lid). International entries are absolutely allowed.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


Small animals levitated by sound

If anyone is looking for an advanced cool project, here it is: Acoustic Levitation. Scientists at Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xian have used sound waves to levitate small creatures while they are still alive, without causing them any apparent harm.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


how do you survive in the...

With one instructable made of lego and nothing else in the desert some guy got with this in the lost in the desert once, never made it out alive. what would you do? by the way he didin't have a choice of instuctable, it was just the lego propeller or pee.

Posted by rde 10 years ago


Hey I'm Alive!

Hey everyone, I haven't quit 'ibles but still have no internet access, especially since I've been off tech for two weeks for easter. I have however been doing little projects and such and there shall be 'ibles. at the moment things are odd, being bored alot has led to constant rearranging of furniture, me creating a website, not yet uploaded that has just grown and grown, subconciously I believe it to be an attempt to build my own internet. Lots of video projects going on at the moment as well, leading to someone going on fire, eh, sign stealing and on a few occasions nudity... Photography has been happening in great amounts and other such things... How is everybody here, or whoever reads this, I imagine I've missed a lot?

Posted by killerjackalope 9 years ago


What number are you?

With almost seven billion people alive on the planet, the BBC have produced a fascinating little widget for working out what number person you are.  All you have to do is input your date of birth. As you can see from the chart below, I was the three and a half billionth person on the planet when I was born. The set-up will also tell you how fast your home country's population is growing. What's scarier, though, is the data you get for today (27th October, 2011): as I type, almost 8.5% of all the humans to have ever lived are alive right now.  To put that in perspective, if the human population was stable, and not rising, then all 83 billion of humanity's historical population would have been born in the last 1200 years. 0_o

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


How about a Google+ +1 button?

Having moved to Google+ and seeing how alive the place is with interesting people, I am sad that I cannot easily share Instructables there. The Google+ Chrome extension picks up a random ad, which looks awful. Could we have a +1 button next to the Facebook and Twitter ones? Thanks, -Lars

Posted by larsrc 5 years ago


Attention Knex Lovers

Hey fellow Knex users! It is good to see the best toy ever invented is still alive and well. There are some really cool inventions, models, ideas and pictures here. I would love to see more of your models! Check out my site Knex Toy Zone and feel free to upload and post all your images.Long Live Knex!

Posted by jayg5000 11 years ago


ISEE-3 Is Alive!

As reported in Science Magazine online today: A group of citizen scientists has commandeered a NASA spacecraft that was launched in 1978 and had gone unused since 1997. Today the group made first contact with the International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 (ISEE-3) when the spacecraft acknowledged receiving a signal from the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, says Keith Cowing, co-director of the ISEE-3 Reboot Project, a group of about 20 volunteer space buffs. “We knew we could do this—it’s a vindication,” he says. “It’s sort of like reaching back in time to grab something that otherwise would have been lost.” Making contact isn't all the group plans to do. Next month, they plan to instigate a burn with the remaining fuel and move the spacecraft into a new orbit. The group is doing this with no direct funding from NASA:  they raised nearly $160k needed for for software development, access to NASA archives, and Arecibo and other telescope time via the RocketHub crowdfunding site.

Posted by kelseymh 4 years ago


I'm a Freak of Nature (Literally)

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place 6-10,000 years ago and is the cause of the eye colour of all blue-eyed humans alive on the planet today.Apparently, our ancestors all had brown eyes... So people with brown eyes are normal.Full Article

Posted by Labot2001 10 years ago


i found a loop hole

I found a loop hole in the 5th amendment i think they made a movie about this. okay how the story goes is a wife gets framed for her husbands murder but when she gets out of jail she sees that hes still alive so therefore legally she can kill him because of double jepherdy the fifth amendment she cant be on trial for the murder twice isnt that messed up?

Posted by ich bin ein pyro 11 years ago


More disappearing comments.

It's been reported many times, by many people, but the "disappearing post" bug is alive and well. It's happened to me quite a few times today, on individual instructables, forum topics and the answers section. They don't appear later on, or appear only for my eyes, they simply cease to exist as soon as I hit "post". When I have spent some time writing a long post full of relevant, useful links, this is a very, very annoying bug.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


The intro text in my Instructable got deleted and replaced by the word null!

So yeah. I had an unpublished instructable and when I checked back to complete it, the Intro text was deleted, leaving only the word "null" behind! All the other steps were still alive and in one shape, but the intro... Man, I worked like 40 minutes on that! Does anyone know how this could happen, and how I can fix it, or prevent it from happening again?

Posted by TigerNod 8 years ago


Portal Theme Done on 8080 and C64

If you've played Portal then seeing this video brings everything full circle. The retro computers inspired the closing song "Still Alive" which has then inspired someone to recreate the song on retro computers. It's geektastic and was done on an Intel 8080 with a C64 sound chip.If you haven't played Portal yet and you're even remotely into games, then beg, borrow, or steal a few hours on a machine to play it. It's lovely. via bbgadgets

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Cheap Two Stage rocket

If you were to take two model rocket motors and remove the secoundary charge (that pushes out the payload) from one and possibly fill the rest of the cartrage with homemade propellant. if you put one cartrage ontop the other and secured it with a little tape, would that work as a two stage rocket. does anyone think that the flame would travel into the secound cartrage and the pressure would blow out the first cartridge. Just wondering if anyone tried this before and is still alive and happy.

Posted by Reeper 11 years ago


Worlds Smallest Saltwater Reef Aquarium

These are aged systems that keep myriad coral reef organisms alive using a delicate balance of natural materials and very reduced manmade gear. They are like ecospheres, but to the 20th power. Compared to an advanced reef aquarium they are just as stable due to design features, and they bring marine science study into the home in a practical manner. There are no others in the world like these designs and they are easy to build but expensive to build as well. I hope you enjoy my invention now posted as an instructible http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XOsitYhihc

Posted by brandon429 9 years ago


NES Project. Where can I buy a shell?

Hi, im making a NES computer kind of like the one already on instructables, but with a Raspberry Pi. I just need to know how I can buy the shell (Case? I dont know) of the NES. I dont want to buy and scrap an NES though(If possible). I wanna keep those guys alive :) Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can get one? Thanks alot! :D

Posted by crazyJ113 5 years ago


Fire Glove

Ok listen up guys, i have a science project and i wanna do this one thing really badly but i fear my hand might be badly destroyed in this process i want to make a glove where i could snap my finger and make a spark with some kind of flint and then hold a flame with a fuel source like timber or something... i'm thinking of buying a heat resistant glove so i don't get burned alive XD but any ideas would be helpful.

Posted by FireGLove 11 years ago


Reef Globes, worlds smallest balanced reef aquarium

These are aged systems that keep myriad coral reef organisms alive using a delicate balance of natural materials and very reduced manmade gear. They are like ecospheres, but to the 20th power. Compared to an advanced reef aquarium they are just as stable due to design features, and they bring marine science study into the home in a practical manner. There are no others in the world like these designs and they are easy to build but expensive to build as well. I hope you enjoy my invention now posted as an instructible http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XOsitYhihc

Posted by brandon429 9 years ago


A Cat in a Box!

Sorry, no hilarious picture - but a thought exercise!Imagine a steel box (to shield the contents from the universe) that contains a cat. Inside this box is a device that contains a gas which may, or may not, cause instant death to the cat. One hour after the device is released in the steel box (with cat) - what is the state (assume only two states - alive or dead) of the cat?Mind you, you have no method to measure the results of the possibly poisonous device - after all, measure the result and you change it! I imagine there are a few of you that have read about this very scenario in an academic setting :)

Posted by trebuchet03 11 years ago


So I am in the Cambridge (Boston) Area, What to Do?

Hey y'all, missed your resident Texan? Probably not... Anyways I'm starting my freshman college year by spending a semester at Harvard, attending Harvard Extension School. I've got (for now) a nice helping of free time. Any recommendations on places to go, people to see? MIT open build nights still alive and kickin'? Once I draw up a nice Ibles Robot, expect some images of him making appearances all across the Harvard campus.  Thanks! Kent

Posted by KentsOkay 8 years ago


Wired to wireless keybord conversion

Hello, It happens to have a wireless mini keyboard with touchpad, like the one in the photo ( not this model, but something like this). The problem is that I did a terible mistake and I bent it a litle (some milimeters) and after that it keeps sending repeated characters. I do no think I can fix it. I like to convert and keep alive old things so I had the idea to use the RF modules of the keyboard and make an old PS2 or USB keybord wireless. Do you think that there may be a chance I could do it? Hope you will come with some ideas

Posted by dentalan 3 years ago


H2G2 Anyone? (aka Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

Yes well, I was reading "The Salmon of Doubt", Douglas Adam's posthumously published work, and it kept giving me links to h2g2.com, so I figured I'd check it out. AS it turns out it seems alive and well, and I was wondering if any other Ibler's had accounts there.on another note I know it's a bit random but I don't think Arthur Dent, Trillian, Random, and Ford Prefect are dead... *sigh* I guess I will never know what fate befell them, what a bloody nasty cliffhanger, one that doesn't have a conclusion...

Posted by KentsOkay 10 years ago


Turning On an old PSU - When all failed

Hey there ! I have this old psu that came from an HP NetServer, Delta DPS-350EB, an old AT form psu and i just can't get it to turn on manually. I have a Dark Blue wire bundled with a ground that's coming from a ''pwr ON'' labeled pin in the psu, when shorted the psu come alive for 2 seconds then shut back off. I tried putting a load (CD drive) on the 5v with no success. Tried shorting all the other cable (those that i know aren't 3v, 5v, 12v + or -) with no succes. Anyone got an idea? Thanks Bill

Posted by wbzial 4 years ago


Sick Axolotl

We have a white Axolotl with pink eyes .. we recently went on a weeks holiday found our Axolotl on the floor not sure how long he has been there, he was still moist and alive so put him back in his tank. He will not eat... Last night he started shedding his skin. This morning he was floating on his side and you could see pink veins all over him. I took him out of the tank and put in a Tupperware container ...Now he has started to get white patches under his mouth, on his tail and side and on his foot ... please help .... what can we do as we don't want him to die???

Posted by DeborahB122 7 months ago


Addicted to Instructables

Why is Instructables so damn perfect??  Yes, I believe I am addicted to Instructables lol...after all it's very easy to get addicted to it. Especially for someone like me, who loves to create, this is a dream website! :D  Thanks to this site my creativity is finally challenged and it's so good to see so many people with my same passion. During these months I have been able to create more things than all the ones I had done in my life! And it feels so good. The last few years have been hard but now I feel alive again. Thank you Instructables! :) I love this community and one of my new dreams is to actually work for this website...the coolest job with the coolest people! :)

Posted by lindarose92 5 years ago


Get growing - the Gardening Contest starts Monday, 5/6!

Green-thumbs unite! Instructables.com is happy to announce that we're hosting a Gardening Contest! We are looking forward to seeing a a cornucopia of seeding-skills, planters, gardens, ANYTHING that has to do with cultivating plants! Enter the Gardening Contest to show us what the plants in your garden are up to this year. Are they sprouting in fancy planters made from railroad ties and unicorn horns? Will they be cultivated via Twitter? Have you discovered a way to creatively display what you propagate? Make them yield more fruits or veggies? Or have you hit upon a way to keep them alive with minimal effort on your part? Show us what you’ve done with your garden to win an AeroGarden, watering cans, trowels and more!

Posted by jessyratfink 5 years ago


Greener Posturers - Hacking through the biodegradable, zero-carbon, ecochic overhype.

Here's a fun article from the New York Magazine.http://nymag.com/news/features/33157/Let's see: Green is the new black. Green is the new red, white, and blue. And green is the new green, or at least a new means of getting people to plunk down more of it. To some, the "green consumer" is an oxymoron (they might even drop the "oxy"). The real solution, they say, is to consume less. While there's some truth to this, a Walden-or-bust approach seems ill-suited to our present culture. Greed and vanity are alive and well; if they can be enlisted in the fight to save the planet, who are we to turn them away? With green-hype alert levels recently upgraded to orange, skepticism is warranted; here, our fictional sparring partners examine some well-intentioned products that mainly serve the buyers' self-esteem, and others that have unsuspected depths.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Apparently, I'm a hipster heathen for breathing new life into old videogames/accessories...

So, a few "purists/elitists", have decided I'm a "hipster heathen", solely for the Advantage Clocks and Lamps I create. (My first Instructible provides tech on how to create the original lamp.) I'm destroying a "limited" number of these things. I wonder if they really understand how many of these there really are. I consider it a rescue, and re-purpose, honestly. I gather these from numerous dusty places, and I've even found some of the broken ones in a dumpster one time. I always go for broken before working, but do they seriously think all of these would be hooked up to working systems and being used? How many would be in a landfill? My original is still alive and kicking. I wonder about theirs. 

Posted by RecycledRetro 7 years ago


Sorry for the shameless plug....

but I have so little time to work on my projects that it can take up to a year to get out something as simply constructed as the following.  It has to do with my main hobby being electronics, and the hardware end of things is a bit rusty, so it takes me longer, and I really have my life filled to the brim (for the moment anyways) so the darned need to stay alive gets in the way too. ANYWAYS, for those interested,  I have finalized my polarized light skin cancer "revealer":  take note, I warn this is not a medical grade device, and LOTS of training needs to be done before one can diagnose with such a thing, but it may help someone see an anomalous mole before it becomes cancer, and so if it does that for one person, I feel it was worthwhile spending 6 + months on it. The IBLE can be found here...for any that are interested.

Posted by Goodhart 7 years ago


Nuclear powered throwies keep Boston on terror alert for sixth decade, seventh on horizon.

OK, so it's an attention-grabbing headline, but the potential is now there.Radio-isotope batteries (the same things that have kept the Voyager craft alive since the seventies) can hold a million times as much charge as a standard chemical bettery the same size.As radioactive isotopes decay, the charged particles they emit are trapped by semiconductors and turned into useful current.  Past versions of the battery have used solid semiconductors, which suffer damage from the radiation, so need to be large to survive as long as the isotope.  Now, a team from the University of Missouri has developed a liquid semiconductor that can survive the damage whilst having much less bulk, and have put together batteries the size of a coin.  They are working on much smaller versions, capable of powering micro- or nano-scale devices.Just imagine the possibilities...University of Missouri - Nuclear battery linksBBC Story

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


4 Reasons why we believe in Conspiracy theories

Did NASA really land on the moon?Did the government cover-up involvement in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks?Is Elvis still alive and kicking? What about Michael Jackson?Was John F. Kennedy assassinated at the hands of multiple shooters?Do the Freemasons control the United States?A small but fervent group of people believe there was more than included in historical record about the aforementioned events. Conspiracies, they call them. And every generation has its own.Some of them turn about to be true, after all: Pearl Harbor was a Japanese conspiracy and Nixon’s Watergate break-in was a coverup.But with so few that turn out to be true, why do people believe in conspiracies?HERE is the link to the Rest of the story.And one final note:so, NOW we know who was on the grassy knoll and shot JFK LOL It was JFK himself !!!

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


58 mins ago The Large Hadron Collider Was Activated To Much Whoopee

LHC activate! So far I'm still alive and it appears that that our universe will not be ending. This comes much to the dismay of false prophets everywhere. Though as gmjhowe points out [http://Gizmodo http://gizmodo.com/5047732/large-hadron-collider-why-you-really-wont-die-today] indicates that our time of death may have been miscalculated. Although the beam is active, the collision wont happen till October. We've been bringing you the lowdown on the LHC for a while now. You know there has been some concern that this would be the [https://www.instructables.com/community/Its-the-End-of-the-World-As-We-Know-It-.../ end of the world] due to the creation of black holes. And now the The Large Hadron Collider is activated and ready for collisions. And those crafty CERN scientists have captured our attention like a presidential scandal.-bg

Posted by lamedust 10 years ago


Failed Experimentation : AI : My new creature is alive !

.It's alive !Alive, yes, but not as much intelligent than expected ..........Instead of watching a stupid movie at TV, I decided to write a tiny AI programme all in PHP.My goal was to get some functionalities comparable to logic programming languages like Prolog.In simpler words : I wanted to create a programme that could learn facts, and find the solutions to some logical problems.For instance :> blue is colour.Okay.> carrot is vegetable.Okay.> blue is colour ?Yes.> blue is vegetable ?No.> carrot is colour ?No.etc.So far, I can teach it facts in the form of 3-words-affirmations, and I can ask it questions and definitions, and the creature is able to find some connections between facts.Experimentation #1 : > red is colour.Okay> black is colour.Okay> orange is colour.Okay> orange is fruit.Okay(Here, we have a trap : orange is both a color and a fruit.)> red is colour ?Yes> black is fruit ?No> orange is colour ?Yes> orange is fruit ?Yes(Good. The beast did not fall in the trap.)> translate : red- "colour"> translate : orange- "colour"- "fruit"> translate : colour- "red"- "black"- "orange"Good ! The beast can give a sense to the words it learned.Experimentation #2 :> Paul is human.Okay> human eat fruit.Okay> apple is fruit.Okay> human is animal.Okay> animal eat meat.Okay> animal is mortal.OkayNow, let's see if it can "chain" the facts in a logical manner :> translate : Paul- "human"Here it should have replied : "human", "animal" and "mortal", since human are animals, and animals are mortal ...Let's see how it defines "Paul" :> define : Paul- Paul is humanMy creature seems obviously narrow minded ...Let's quiz it now :> Paul is apple ?No> Paul is fruit ?No> Paul is human ?Yes> human is Paul ?Yes> Paul is Paul ?Yes> Paul eat fruit ?Yes> Paul eat apple ?Yes> Paul is animal ?Yes> Paul eat meat ?No> Paul is mortal ?YesAs we can see, it successfully (and surprisingly) replied correctly to each question by connecting facts together, excepted for "Paul eat meat ?".At this question, it should have replied "yes", since it knows that "Paul is human", "human is animal" and "animal eat meat". But it did not ... ... and it's bizarre since it can reply correctly to "Paul is mortal ?", from "Paul is human", "human is animal" and "animal is mortal", or to "Paul eat apple ?" from "Paul is human", " human eat fruit" and "apple is fruit" ...Interesting, isn't it ? =o)If you want, you can submit your facts and questions to my experimental creature (which has no name yet) =o)What would be interesting also, is to confront it to a "paradox" just to see how it behaves ! =o)20080625 : For those of you who would like to have a look at the guts of the beast, here is available the source code.However, keep it mind it's a spaghetti-code and many function names are in french (as well as comments).Also, this version relies on MySQL to store and query facts (I'm planning to replace it with simple arrays though), which make the code slightly more complicated than required ...The main code makes less than 250 lines =o)There is no direct input interface : instead, it use scripts (exp_*.php) that call functions. For example :declarer("red","is","colour"); // <---- declarationsdeclarer("black","is","colour");declarer("orange","is","colour");declarer("orange","is","fruit");verifier("red","is","colour"); // <---- questionsverifier("black","is","fruit");verifier("orange","is","colour");verifier("orange","is","fruit");... which is slightly more complicated than what I showed above for the sake of comprehension and simplification !

Posted by chooseausername 10 years ago


What lubricant to refill a fridge compressor with?

Hey all, I just grabbed a compressor from a fridge that had been badly mangled by a bulldozer at a demolition site, planning to make a vacuum pump or airbrush compressor (or both!) Trouble is, I thought the liquid it contained was leftover refrigerant, and drained it all out. I didn't really have a choice, as leftover freon was gassing out of the compressor (thought it had lost pressure, but there was still a little in the compressor) and it was sputtering the oil everywhere. I held it upside down while carrying it home, and when I got it here, it was apparently empty. Then I found out that what I poured out wasn't liquid freon, but actually vital oil that keeps it alive. The compressor runs fine, but I only tried it for a few seconds for fear of destruction. I have many lubricants here, motor oil, 2-stroke oil, bike chain oil, etc. If I'm to dump an oil into my compressor, any ideas on which is the best call, and roughly how much should it take?

Posted by Rectifier 10 years ago


I Still Exist (And am here to say hello again!)

Hello, everybody.  I've gotta keep this message brief for now, but suffice it to say: I am very much alive and well.  I have sort of dropped K'nex as a hobby but this will not be one of those 'I'm done with K'nexing forever' posts, because nobody ever really is.  If you'd like me to help and collaborate, I am totally open to busting out the K'nex again.  I'll probably message some of you guys to say hello again pretty shortly, but right now, I've got a few things to do before I can do so.  Sorry about that long bout of inactivity... I'm currently working on digital art (animation, stills, and everything abstract) and you can find my most recent work at the following sites (If anyone's interested): darkowlartifice.tumblr.com (the final products) and ondrewstuffpreview.tumblr.com (works in progress; the password is 'egg.') Hope all of you guys are doing well! (Also, to Mods questioning why this is in K'nex: this is an address to old friends who primarily exist in the K'nex community.)

Posted by DarkOwlProductions 3 years ago


New About Me (Please Read)

I am your about-average human being who occasionally stays on the computor too long. Some things that make me normal are: I hate school, I hate homework, I love music, I like football. Some things that make me different: I hate corn, I am a multi-talented musician, I like origami, I like death metal, I enjoy looking at arts, and I can burp on obey. Warnings: Do not post spam, rickrolls, or screamers. They tick me off and I get VERY spazzish. AND I HATE RAP. Tell/show me anything that has to do with rap, I will eat you alive down to your bone marrow. When you say something nice to me, I get a little hyper/excited. I am hyper most of the time I visit the chat room. When Someone bees negative, I get mad and you prob won't see me again for the rest of the day. Anyway, I am just your average person. SO DON'T RUIN IT.

Posted by Flumpkins 9 years ago


Most Sophisticated/Complex Instructables

We recently compiled a list of the most sophisticated Instructables (based on the number of steps). Here's the top of the list--now you just have to read through every step.Animatronic Lion: Weighing in at 117 steps, this is the longest Instructable.Reduce Your Impact: 100 Ways to Reduce Your Impact.Elvis Alive: This project is much more than just a hound dog, crying all the time. Travel in Toledo: A winner from the recent Lonely Planet Travel Tips Contest.Butler Bot: A robotic butler to serve your every command, in 58 steps.Wall-E Robot: For all of the Pixar fans out there.50 Handy Tricks: 50 of TimAnderson's useful tips.Nut Sheller: Remove the shell of any nut, especially helpful in developing countries relying on nuts for sustenance.Ambience Enhancer: Give any area a touch of ambience.Bicycle Power: Use pedals to power your home electronic devices.More Handy Tricks More tricks from TimAnderson.Chopper Bicycle: This bicycle will definitely turn heads.Rainwater Collector: Reuse the water that falls from the sky.More Handy Tricks: The handy tricks keep coming...Even More Handy Tricks: And 40 more from TimAnderson.

Posted by joshf 10 years ago