My Blog about Russia

My blog http://turkmen.su/ If you want, go to my site about Russia. Your comments?)))) Best regards, Dmitry

Topic by turkmen 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Amazing piece of cultural history "Russia in color, a century ago"

Hello Chaps, I just saw this on one of my Facebook feeds and decided I would share it with you all... click me I'm not a *great photographer* and aside from knowing what I like and what I don't like, I have no vast knowledge of photography etc... ANYWAY I came across this link... and well I think It's fantastic... considdering that over 100 years ago the photographic method used made it possible for us to see these fantastic true(ish) colour images giving us an unique view at Russias cultural heratage... whilst I'm here... may I just remind Americans that it's spelt 'colour' ;) anyway, what do you think? Biggsy

Topic by Biggsy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Newsflash: beer is now alcoholic!

From the BBC: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed a bill that officially classifies beer as alcoholic. Until now anything containing less than 10% alcohol in Russia has been considered a foodstuff. The move, signed into law on Wednesday, will allow ministers to control the sale of beer in the same way that spirits are controlled. Russian alcohol consumption is already twice the critical level set by the World Health Organization. Although vodka has long been the traditional tipple in Russia, beer has soared in popularity, being marketed as a healthier alternative to spirits. Over the past decade, beer sales in Russia have risen more than 40% while vodka sales have fallen by nearly 30%. Correspondents say it is common to see people swigging beer in the street and in parks as if they are drinking soft drinks. It is not restricted to certain stores and is sold around the clock.

Topic by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Thieves Steal 200 Ton Bridge

I was always impressed by pranks such as the fire truck on the Great Dome at MIT, but over in Russia some thieves went waaayyy beyond that with some criminal shenanigans. These guys walked off (OK, drove) with 200 tons of metal from a bridge to be sold as scrap. It was all done in the middle of the night and it's also the only road to a heating plant. All the workers will now need to find new ways to get to the plant.So... how'd they do it? linkvia Neatorama

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Awesome abandoned russian cannons

Abandoned Russian coastline defensesI'd love to go exploring one of those places (not so urban exploration)http://englishrussia.com/?p=2056

Topic by LinuxH4x0r 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


What do you think happened at the Dyatlov Pass?

What do you think happened to the Russian hikers at the Dyatlov Pass? I am interested in any theories that you might have regarding this mystery.

Topic by blkhawk 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


A site pretty much cloning Instructables

So I googled the word 'zorgenflarg'. One of the results was a Russian site that pretty much clones Ibles: http://kaburka.ru/id52306-zorgenflarg_knex_pistolet As far as I know, these sort of things are illegal, so I reported it here.

Topic by dr. richtofen 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


what is the ending song in the recent video's of FPSRussia? Answered

I watched a couple of his video's, and i liked the ending song(the one you hear at the pic with links to other video's), but i just  can't find which song it is

Question by dr. richtofen 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


My drawings

Just some of my drawings from new to old

Topic by kwintisolo12234 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


What do you guys have in the US and we don't in Russia?

Hi! My name is Yura, I'm looking for a great new idea which is already not new in the US but new in Russia...smth i can work on and make money. Guys, any advise is good...give me an idea please :) Best regards.

Topic by yura99999 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Blow plastic bubbles or tubes from a CD

How to blow plastic tubes or plastic bubbles from a CD.Video is in Russian but it is self explanatory.English Russia CD BubblesThere are photos and a video on the Englishrussia.com site.

Topic by SFHandyman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how much you spent for bicycle upgrade

Hey/ guys. I'm Tom from moscow russia. need your good advice and help. for my diploma work i need to know how much money an american guy spent to upgrade (to make look better) a bicycle? it very important/

Topic by binom 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


war games simulation batch file

@echo off title thermonuclear war color 0a :top echo would you like to play a game ? set /p ans= if not defined ans  (goto please ) if %ans%==yes (goto yes ) if %ans% NEQ yes (goto exit ) :please cls echo please type a responce echo (no caps) pause goto top :exit exit :yes cls echo welcome what is your name? set /p name= if not defined name ( goto please ) if %name% EQU mythbatcher (goto russialoser ) cls echo welcome %name% echo. echo thermonuclear war simulator activated echo. echo %name% you have the first move echo. echo who would you like to fight for? echo 1=America   2=Russia set /p side= if not defined side (goto please ) if %side%==2 (goto america ) if %side%==1 (goto russia ) :america cls echo %name% you are fighting for Russia                    echo.                           America - defcon 5 echo you have the first move echo how many icmb's would you like to fire 1~5 set /p num= if %num%==1 (goto one ) if %num%==2 (goto two ) if %num%==3 (goto three ) if %num%==4 (goto four ) if %num%==5 (goto five ) :one cls echo icbm fired at New Yourk City                            America defcon 4 echo estimated time untill  impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto america 2 :two    cls                              echo two icbm's fired at New York City New York and Los angles Califorina                  echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                       America defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto america2 :three cls echo three icbm's fired at New York City New York and Losangles Califorina and Seatle Washington echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                        America defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto america2 :four cls echo four icbm's fired at New York City New York and Losangles Califorina and Seatle Washington and Pitsburg Penslevania echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                America defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto america2 :five cls echo five icbm's fired at New York City New York and Losangles Califorina and Seatle Washington and Pitsburg Penslevania and Boston Masetucetts echo time untill impact 30 seconds                             America defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto america2 :america2 cls echo %name% you have another move                      America - defcon 4 echo. echo how many icmb's would you like to fire 1~2 set /p num= if %num%==1 (goto one1 ) if %num%==2 (goto two1 ) :one1 cls echo one icbm fired at Washington D.C. echo time untill impact 30 seconds                       America - defcon 3 ping localhost -n 4 >Nul cls echo impact pause goto america3 :two1 cls echo two icbm's fired at Washington D.C. and Miami Florida      echo  time untill impact 30 seconds          America - defcon 3 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto america3 :america3 cls echo %name% you have another turn echo i can not fire untill i reach defcon1 echo. echo you may now fire a icbm or a nuclear war head echo 1-icbm  2-nuclear war head set /p wepon= if not defined wepon ( goto please ) if %wepon%==1 (goto icbm ) if %wepon%==2 ( goto nuc ) :icbm cls echo one icbm fired at  the Smithsonian archive bunker echo time untill impact 30 seconds                    America - defcon 2 cls ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto defcon1 :nuc cls echo one nuclear war head fired at the US Capital          America - defcon 2 echo time untill impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto defcon1 :defcon1 cls echo. echo America totlaly devestated echo. echo America - defcon 1 echo. echo time untill impact 30 seconds echo. echo you may wait untill impact or fire your remaning war heads echo    wait               fire set /p desion= if not defined desion (goto please ) if %desion%==wait (goto Russiawait ) if %desion%==fire ( goto Russiafire ) :Russiawait cls echo time untill impact of american icbm's 10 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact echo all remaning defences destroyed echo total devestation is imenent pause goto end :Russsiafire cls echo remaning misles fired echo time untill impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto Russiawait :end cls echo. echo *--------------------------------------------------------------* echo      GAME OVER echo *--------------------------------------------------------------* echo. echo game results echo. echo AMERICA - LOSE echo. echo RUSSIA - LOSE echo. echo total result NO WINNER echo. echo an interisting game, echo the only way to win is not to play. echo. pause goto top2 :top2 cls echo would you like to play again? echo. set /p gameagain= if not defined gameagain (goto please ) if %gameagain% EQU yes (goto top ) if %gameagain% NEQ yes (goto exit ) :russia cls echo %name% you are fighting for america                    echo.                    Russia - defcon 5 echo you have the first move echo how many icmb's would you like to fire 1~5 set /p num= if %num%==1 (goto one1 ) if %num%==2 (goto two2 ) if %num%==3 (goto three3 ) if %num%==4 (goto four4 ) if %num%==5 (goto five5 ) :one1 cls echo icbm fired at Moscow                       Russia - defcon 4 echo estimated time untill  impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia 2 :two2    cls                              echo two icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow          echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                    Russia - defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2 :three3 cls echo three icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow and Leningrad echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                        America - defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2 :four4 cls echo four icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow and Leningrad and Kiev echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                America - defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2 :five5 cls echo five icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow and Leningrad and Kiev and Tashkent echo time untill impact 30 seconds                            Russia -  defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2 :russia2 cls echo %name% you have another move                      Russia - defcon 4 echo. echo how many icmb's would you like to fire 1~2 set /p num= if %num%==1 (goto one11 ) if %num%==2 (goto two11 ) :one11 cls echo one icbm fired at Baku   echo time untill impact 30 seconds                       Russia - defcon 3 ping localhost -n 4 >Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia3 :two11 cls echo two icbm's fired at  Baku and Kharkov echo  time untill impact 30 seconds         Russia - defcon 3 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto russia3 :russia3 cls echo %name% you have another turn echo i can not fire untill i reach defcon1 echo. echo you may now fire a icbm or a nuclear war head echo 1-icbm  2-nuclear war head set /p wepon1= if not defined wepon1 ( goto please ) if %wepon1%==1 (goto icbm1 ) if %wepon1%==2 ( goto nuc1 ) :icbm1 cls echo one icbm fired at  Gorki echo time untill impact 30 seconds                    Russia - defcon 2 cls ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto defcon1r :nuc1 cls echo one nuclear war head fired at Novosibrisk         Russia - defcon 2 echo time untill impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto defcon1r :defcon1r cls echo. echo Russia totlaly devestated echo. echo Russia - defcon 1 echo. echo time untill impact 30 seconds echo. echo you may wait untill impact or fire your remaning war heads echo    wait               fire set /p desion1= if not defined desion1(goto please ) if %desion1%==wait (goto Americawait ) if %desion1%==fire ( goto Americafire ) :Americawait cls echo 30 seconds untill Russian icbm impact ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto end :Americafire cls echo all remanig icbm's fired at Russian states echo time untill impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls goto Americawait exit :russialoser cls echo welcome mythbatcer you are fighting for america                    echo.                    Russia - defcon 5 echo you have the first move echo how many icmb's would you like to fire 1~5 set /p num= if %num%==1 (goto one11 ) if %num%==2 (goto two21 ) if %num%==3 (goto three31 ) if %num%==4 (goto four41 ) if %num%==5 (goto five51 ) :one11 cls echo icbm fired at Moscow                       Russia - defcon 4 echo estimated time untill  impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia 2m :two21   cls                              echo two icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow          echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                    Russia - defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2m :three31 cls echo three icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow and Leningrad echo time untill impact 30 seconds                          America - defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2m :four41 cls echo four icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow and Leningrad and Kiev echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                America - defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2m :five51 cls echo five icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow and Leningrad and Kiev and Tashkent echo time untill impact 30 seconds                            Russia -  defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2m :russia2m cls echo %name% you have another move                      Russia - defcon 4 echo. echo how many icmb's would you like to fire 1~2 set /p num= if %num%==1 (goto one111 ) if %num%==2 (goto two111 ) :one111 cls echo one icbm fired at Baku   echo time untill impact 30 seconds                       Russia - defcon 3 ping localhost -n 4 >Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia3m :two111 cls echo two icbm's fired at  Baku and Kharkov echo  time untill impact 30 seconds         Russia - defcon 3 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto russia3m :russia3m cls echo %name% you have another turn echo i can not fire untill i reach defcon1 echo. echo you may now fire a icbm or a nuclear war head echo 1-icbm  2-nuclear war head set /p wepon11= if not defined wepon11 (goto please ) if %wepon11%==1 (goto explosionboom ) if %wepon11%==2 (goto explosion ) :explosionboom cls echo one icbm fired at  Gorki echo time untill impact 30 seconds                    Russia - defcon 2 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto defcon1m :explosion cls echo one nuclear war head fired at Novosibrisk         Russia - defcon 2 echo time untill impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto defcon1m :defcon1m cls echo. echo Russia totlaly devestated echo. echo Russia - defcon 1 echo. echo time untill impact 30 seconds echo. echo you may wait untill impact or fire your remaning war heads echo    wait               fire set /p desion11= if not defined desion11(goto please ) if %desion11%==wait (goto waitforboom ) if %desion11%==fire ( goto firethosebooms ) :waitforboom cls echo 30 seconds untill Russian icbm impact ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto ENDM :firthosebooms cls echo all remanig icbm's fired at Russian states echo time untill impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls goto wait22 :endm cls echo. echo American scientest have descoverd the [x-wav] lazar echo this lazar can fit into a small simple packege and emitts no radiation echo The [x-wav] lazar can burn an area of sixty thousand miles across echo in under an  hour echo We have assembled an army of U-2 Dragon ladies outfitted with this revolutionary technology echo We will strik on your command echo. echo type strik to fire the  [x-wav]. This is our finest hour, America lies in your hands now echo good luck %name% echo. set /p command= if not defined command (goto please ) if %command% EQU strik (goto imposoble ) if %command%==wait (goto end ) if %command%==fire (goto imposoble ) :please1 cls echo incorrect responce pause goto endm :imposoble cls echo [X-WAV] SUCCESFUL echo You have won!!!!!!!!!!!! echo. echo *--------------------------------------------------------------* echo      GAME OVER         CONGRADULATIONS echo *--------------------------------------------------------------* echo. echo game results echo. echo AMERICA - !!!!!WIN!!!!! echo. echo RUSSIA - LOSE echo. echo total result YOU ARE THE WINNER echo. echo an interisting game, echo the only way to win is not to play. echo. echo or is it echo. echo yu have unlocked a "secret" echo in TBMS V3.0 type secret in the main menu echo somthing interesting migh happen echo. pause goto top2  

Topic by Laserman595 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


war games simulation batch file

This is a batch file that mocks the movie war games i only used simple commands but it still took about a week to complet post where you think it can be improved i have already improved the impact display but havent posted it yet @echo off title thermonuclear war color 0a :top echo would you like to play a game ? set /p ans= if not defined ans  (goto please ) if %ans%==yes (goto yes ) if %ans% NEQ yes (goto exit ) :please cls echo please type a responce echo (no caps) pause goto top :exit exit :yes cls echo welcome what is your name? set /p name= if not defined name ( goto please ) if %name% EQU mythbatcher (goto russialoser ) cls echo welcome %name% echo. echo thermonuclear war simulator activated echo. echo %name% you have the first move echo. echo who would you like to fight for? echo 1=America   2=Russia set /p side= if not defined side (goto please ) if %side%==2 (goto america ) if %side%==1 (goto russia ) :america cls echo %name% you are fighting for Russia                    echo.                           America - defcon 5 echo you have the first move echo how many icmb's would you like to fire 1~5 set /p num= if %num%==1 (goto one ) if %num%==2 (goto two ) if %num%==3 (goto three ) if %num%==4 (goto four ) if %num%==5 (goto five ) :one cls echo icbm fired at New Yourk City                            America defcon 4 echo estimated time untill  impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto america 2 :two    cls                              echo two icbm's fired at New York City New York and Los angles Califorina                  echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                       America defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto america2 :three cls echo three icbm's fired at New York City New York and Losangles Califorina and Seatle Washington echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                        America defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto america2 :four cls echo four icbm's fired at New York City New York and Losangles Califorina and Seatle Washington and Pitsburg Penslevania echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                America defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto america2 :five cls echo five icbm's fired at New York City New York and Losangles Califorina and Seatle Washington and Pitsburg Penslevania and Boston Masetucetts echo time untill impact 30 seconds                             America defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto america2 :america2 cls echo %name% you have another move                      America - defcon 4 echo. echo how many icmb's would you like to fire 1~2 set /p num= if %num%==1 (goto one1 ) if %num%==2 (goto two1 ) :one1 cls echo one icbm fired at Washington D.C. echo time untill impact 30 seconds                       America - defcon 3 ping localhost -n 4 >Nul cls echo impact pause goto america3 :two1 cls echo two icbm's fired at Washington D.C. and Miami Florida      echo  time untill impact 30 seconds          America - defcon 3 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto america3 :america3 cls echo %name% you have another turn echo i can not fire untill i reach defcon1 echo. echo you may now fire a icbm or a nuclear war head echo 1-icbm  2-nuclear war head set /p wepon= if not defined wepon ( goto please ) if %wepon%==1 (goto icbm ) if %wepon%==2 ( goto nuc ) :icbm cls echo one icbm fired at  the Smithsonian archive bunker echo time untill impact 30 seconds                    America - defcon 2 cls ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto defcon1 :nuc cls echo one nuclear war head fired at the US Capital          America - defcon 2 echo time untill impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto defcon1 :defcon1 cls echo. echo America totlaly devestated echo. echo America - defcon 1 echo. echo time untill impact 30 seconds echo. echo you may wait untill impact or fire your remaning war heads echo    wait               fire set /p desion= if not defined desion (goto please ) if %desion%==wait (goto Russiawait ) if %desion%==fire ( goto Russiafire ) :Russiawait cls echo time untill impact of american icbm's 10 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact echo all remaning defences destroyed echo total devestation is imenent pause goto end :Russsiafire cls echo remaning misles fired echo time untill impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto Russiawait :end cls echo. echo *--------------------------------------------------------------* echo      GAME OVER echo *--------------------------------------------------------------* echo. echo game results echo. echo AMERICA - LOSE echo. echo RUSSIA - LOSE echo. echo total result NO WINNER echo. echo an interisting game, echo the only way to win is not to play. echo. pause goto top2 :top2 cls echo would you like to play again? echo. set /p gameagain= if not defined gameagain (goto please ) if %gameagain% EQU yes (goto top ) if %gameagain% NEQ yes (goto exit ) :russia cls echo %name% you are fighting for america                    echo.                    Russia - defcon 5 echo you have the first move echo how many icmb's would you like to fire 1~5 set /p num= if %num%==1 (goto one1 ) if %num%==2 (goto two2 ) if %num%==3 (goto three3 ) if %num%==4 (goto four4 ) if %num%==5 (goto five5 ) :one1 cls echo icbm fired at Moscow                       Russia - defcon 4 echo estimated time untill  impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia 2 :two2    cls                              echo two icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow          echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                    Russia - defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2 :three3 cls echo three icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow and Leningrad echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                        America - defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2 :four4 cls echo four icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow and Leningrad and Kiev echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                America - defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2 :five5 cls echo five icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow and Leningrad and Kiev and Tashkent echo time untill impact 30 seconds                            Russia -  defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2 :russia2 cls echo %name% you have another move                      Russia - defcon 4 echo. echo how many icmb's would you like to fire 1~2 set /p num= if %num%==1 (goto one11 ) if %num%==2 (goto two11 ) :one11 cls echo one icbm fired at Baku   echo time untill impact 30 seconds                       Russia - defcon 3 ping localhost -n 4 >Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia3 :two11 cls echo two icbm's fired at  Baku and Kharkov echo  time untill impact 30 seconds         Russia - defcon 3 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto russia3 :russia3 cls echo %name% you have another turn echo i can not fire untill i reach defcon1 echo. echo you may now fire a icbm or a nuclear war head echo 1-icbm  2-nuclear war head set /p wepon1= if not defined wepon1 ( goto please ) if %wepon1%==1 (goto icbm1 ) if %wepon1%==2 ( goto nuc1 ) :icbm1 cls echo one icbm fired at  Gorki echo time untill impact 30 seconds                    Russia - defcon 2 cls ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto defcon1r :nuc1 cls echo one nuclear war head fired at Novosibrisk         Russia - defcon 2 echo time untill impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto defcon1r :defcon1r cls echo. echo Russia totlaly devestated echo. echo Russia - defcon 1 echo. echo time untill impact 30 seconds echo. echo you may wait untill impact or fire your remaning war heads echo    wait               fire set /p desion1= if not defined desion1(goto please ) if %desion1%==wait (goto Americawait ) if %desion1%==fire ( goto Americafire ) :Americawait cls echo 30 seconds untill Russian icbm impact ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto end :Americafire cls echo all remanig icbm's fired at Russian states echo time untill impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls goto Americawait exit :russialoser cls echo welcome mythbatcer you are fighting for america                    echo.                    Russia - defcon 5 echo you have the first move echo how many icmb's would you like to fire 1~5 set /p num= if %num%==1 (goto one11 ) if %num%==2 (goto two21 ) if %num%==3 (goto three31 ) if %num%==4 (goto four41 ) if %num%==5 (goto five51 ) :one11 cls echo icbm fired at Moscow                       Russia - defcon 4 echo estimated time untill  impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia 2m :two21   cls                              echo two icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow          echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                    Russia - defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2m :three31 cls echo three icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow and Leningrad echo time untill impact 30 seconds                          America - defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2m :four41 cls echo four icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow and Leningrad and Kiev echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                America - defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2m :five51 cls echo five icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow and Leningrad and Kiev and Tashkent echo time untill impact 30 seconds                            Russia -  defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2m :russia2m cls echo %name% you have another move                      Russia - defcon 4 echo. echo how many icmb's would you like to fire 1~2 set /p num= if %num%==1 (goto one111 ) if %num%==2 (goto two111 ) :one111 cls echo one icbm fired at Baku   echo time untill impact 30 seconds                       Russia - defcon 3 ping localhost -n 4 >Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia3m :two111 cls echo two icbm's fired at  Baku and Kharkov echo  time untill impact 30 seconds         Russia - defcon 3 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto russia3m :russia3m cls echo %name% you have another turn echo i can not fire untill i reach defcon1 echo. echo you may now fire a icbm or a nuclear war head echo 1-icbm  2-nuclear war head set /p wepon11= if not defined wepon11 (goto please ) if %wepon11%==1 (goto explosionboom ) if %wepon11%==2 (goto explosion ) :explosionboom cls echo one icbm fired at  Gorki echo time untill impact 30 seconds                    Russia - defcon 2 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto defcon1m :explosion cls echo one nuclear war head fired at Novosibrisk         Russia - defcon 2 echo time untill impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto defcon1m :defcon1m cls echo. echo Russia totlaly devestated echo. echo Russia - defcon 1 echo. echo time untill impact 30 seconds echo. echo you may wait untill impact or fire your remaning war heads echo    wait               fire set /p desion11= if not defined desion11(goto please ) if %desion11%==wait (goto waitforboom ) if %desion11%==fire ( goto firethosebooms ) :waitforboom cls echo 30 seconds untill Russian icbm impact ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto ENDM :firthosebooms cls echo all remanig icbm's fired at Russian states echo time untill impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls goto wait22 :endm cls echo. echo American scientest have descoverd the [x-wav] lazar echo this lazar can fit into a small simple packege and emitts no radiation echo The [x-wav] lazar can burn an area of sixty thousand miles across echo in under an  hour echo We have assembled an army of U-2 Dragon ladies outfitted with this revolutionary technology echo We will strik on your command echo. echo type strik to fire the  [x-wav]. This is our finest hour, America lies in your hands now echo good luck %name% echo. set /p command= if not defined command (goto please ) if %command% EQU strik (goto imposoble ) if %command%==wait (goto end ) if %command%==fire (goto imposoble ) :please1 cls echo incorrect responce pause goto endm :imposoble cls echo [X-WAV] SUCCESFUL echo You have won!!!!!!!!!!!! echo. echo *--------------------------------------------------------------* echo      GAME OVER         CONGRADULATIONS echo *--------------------------------------------------------------* echo. echo game results echo. echo AMERICA - !!!!!WIN!!!!! echo. echo RUSSIA - LOSE echo. echo total result YOU ARE THE WINNER echo. echo an interisting game, echo the only way to win is not to play. echo. echo or is it echo. echo yu have unlocked a "secret" echo in TBMS V3.0 type secret in the main menu echo somthing interesting migh happen echo. pause goto top2  

Topic by Laserman595 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Weird Capacitor thing? Answered

I have this capacitor looking metal can, but when my dad was in Russia, the seller said it was not a capacitor, but something else. It has markings on it that say 5.5V and 1.0F. I put some Pics on as well. The seller said it was used in answering machines to save messages, sorta like a CR2032 battery in computers. I want to know if it can be used in a pocket torch, like a rechargeable capacitor, etc. Help!

Question by Colonel88 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Lost In Space

The brothers finished setting up, grabbed their head-sets, twiddled the knobs on their portable receivers, hit the record button and listened."Come in" "come in" "come in" "Listen! Come in!" "Talk to me!" "I am hot! I am hot!" "Come in!" "What? Forty-five?" "What? Fifty? Yes." "Yes, yes, breathing." "Oxygen, oxygen!" "I am hot. This is this dangerous?"The brothers looked nervously at one another. They only fully understood the Russian later when their sister translated for them, but the desperation in the woman’s voice was clear. Its an extremely interesting read about Russia's missing cosmonauts...LINK

Topic by bumpus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Can anyone teach me how to make a remote control plate flipper for my license/vehicle registration plate for a car show?

I have a car contest coming up in Indonesia and we have a choice to remove our plates to protect our identities on the streets from show visitors. It usually takes a small amount of effort to remove the plate screws and fix on the contest user name but I thought it would be nice to have it automatically change when I enter the show (might help me gain more points :D) I have tried to search for this item online but some only supply the item to Russia and the rest of the sellers are in China. They cost around 290 dollars for a set, which I thought was quite pricy. To be quite honest in that 290 dollars I was going to spend, I doubted that the China factory would use the best quality materials considering the price. So I was wondering if anyone could help me make one of these automatic revolving plate frames with remote control operation for the auto show? It would be really great as it would help me gain more points! These are the links of the Russian company and Chinese company that produces it: 1. http://www.plate-flipper.com/       They have videos (Russia) 2. http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/AUTOMATIC-Automatic-Flip-license-plate-revolving-license-plate-frame-free-shipping/101548_517916045.html               They don't have videos (China) Thank you all for you help!!!

Question by 1N5TRUCT4BL3S 6 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


BUG & IDEA: Problems with the Instructables Analytics/Stats

Random Instructable that was chosen: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Unscrew-a-Nut-Thats-Stuck-From-a-Bolt-witho/ If I click on stats, as shown in the screenshots that I posted in the comments section, I can see the amount of comments, which I think is a great feature. If I scroll down, I can see the websites that brought people to my I'ble. Pinterest, for example, is a big one, but why does it show from which country? I'd prefer having a "Total from Pinterest" instead of 5 views from France, 10 views from Australia, and 3 views from Russia, etc... Also, why does it matter if a view came from Android, iPhone, or iPad?  Is this possible? Also, instead of so many different ones, it would be interesting to have something similar to the analytics that are on YouTube. For example: STATS:  2207 views from Google 1381 views from Instructables search 458 views from Pinterest 197 views from Facebook 48 views from my Instructables Page

Topic by Yonatan24 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Is it possible to operate an integrated home network from a laptop?

A couple days ago I was walking around my house with my laptop in hand, catching up on some American financial news via Russia Today. Needless to say I made it to the kitchen without any mishaps and brought everything into the dining room. As I was eating breakfast, I was staring out the window at my bird feeder, with the news going, when the idea hit me. I'd seen other instructibles on digital picture frames which use computers and essentially integrate them in the house in a unobtrusive manner. Why should I have to walk around with my laptop when, theoretically, I could have a network of computer stepping stones integrated throughout my house. Is it possible to program a thin network where all the clients mirror one laptop? Is is also possible to use Johnny Lee's infrared fingers to turn on/ control a digital picture frame thin client in places where you don't want to use a touch screen? ie. the kitchen, workshop, or even in a hospital?... Could all this be done economically by re-purposing used school/uni computers, and freeware like Linux and Ubuntu and Cloud One?

Question by Skeleton Network 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


The Makerlympics Contest has started!

Hi everyone! In honor of the 2014 Quadrennial International Winter Sporting Competition being held in Russia, we're holding a competition of our own. This is going to be a totally different kind of contest from the sort we normally run - the winners will be entirely up to the staff here at HQ and we're even going to give away medals. The Makerlympics Contest is open to any type of project - we want to see the best of the best! We're looking for fantastic photos, thorough documentation and new and original content. We'll have six Gold Medal winners - one for each category: Food, Living, Outdoors, Play, Tech, and Workshop! Twelve Silver Medal winners will be named as well - two from each category. Get documenting for your chance to win a Samsung 16.2MP MP Smart Wi-fi Digital Camera! The Makerlympics Contest closes on February 24th, 2014. P.S. - Stoked for the games? Make your own Olympic torch and share it with us here using the "I Made It!" button. We want to see torches carried all over the world! P.P.S - We just added Maker Olympic Medals to the prizes, so you can feel like a real champ!

Topic by jessyratfink 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Belarus Tractors-cold weather starting information?

Thank you for taking my question.  I purchased a Belarus tractor model 525 (65 hp. 4wd) new in 1990.  Although the tractor came equipped with glow plugs, they burned out shortly after I purchased the tractor.  I replaced the glow plugs again and they also didn't last long.  I then installed a block heater which heats the water and also a small heater from Wolverine company which actually glues on externally to the bottom of the oil pan.  Now although these products help somewhat, I was wondering if any of my good Instructable friends have had similar problems with these types of tractors and how they eliminated the problem.  The two heater items while they help, require several hours if not overnight to work.  Other than the cold weather starting problem this has been a good solid tractor.  In closing, I know these tractors are made in Belarus/Russia where the temps are far more severe than here in Southeast Missouri so I know there must be a solution.  One last thought, cold weather for these tractors is defined as any temp. below 60 degrees F.  Thanks, Debra Kay  

Question by Debra kay 6 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Repair on a Russian Belarus farm tractor?

Sirs, In 1990 we purchased a new Belarus tractor, made in Russian.  It came equipped with a large front-end loader and really for the most part it has been an economical, dependable tractor.  It has one small flaw, it doesn't like to start in cold weather, hard to believe they use these tractors in Russia.  Anyway my husband solved that problem by installing both a block heater which heats the water & an oil pan heater which of course heats the oil.  Only thing necessary is to either keep it plugged in all the time or plan ahead and plug it in the night before.  Now for my question, the seals on the arms which raise & lower the loader bucket and the ones that tilt the loader bucket are leaking hydraulic fluid.  Can anyone help us in changing the seals.  We ordered and received the necessary parts, but would like help with specific, very detailed step by step instructions to perform the repair.  It is our understanding the repair can be difficult if one is not careful in removing the end caps that hold the hydraulic cylinders.  Also the cylinder caps are external ones & the diameter is 40 mm.  Any and all assistance will be GREATLY appreciated.  Thanks so much, Debra Kay

Question by Debra kay 6 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Rosneft är redo att KÖPA BP: s innehav i Ryssland

Http://translate.google.se/translate?hl=sv&langpair;=en%7Csv&u;=http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/352853/Rosneft-is-poised-to-buy-BP-s-holdings-in-Russia Den långdragna historien om BP: s oroliga ryska joint venture närmat sig en slutsats kväll som det förde samtal om en affär med statliga oljejätten Rosneft. Igor Sechin, vd för Rosneft, flög till London för diskussioner om att köpa ut BP: s 50 procent av aktierna i TNK-BP i en affär som kan vara värd så mycket som £ 17.5billion för FTSE 100-gruppen. I vilka insiders som beskrivs som "en snabbrörlig situation" och "en omgång politisk balansgång" Rosneft också tittat redo att köpa resterande andel ägs av BP: s partner AAR konsortiet som styrs av en grupp ryska miljardärer. Efter år av friktionen mellan de två sidorna, både BP och AAR i år signalerade att de kunde sälja ut av partnerskapet eller söka full kontroll.

Topic by ualexander 6 years ago


3 Axis Rotating Flight Simulation Rig

I have currently started building a 3 axis rotating Flight simulation rig that can simulated any 3D motion with a pilot inside the main cabin in control. I know the project needs a lot of disciplines working together (Steel design-mechanics-electrical-electronics-control-programming) So I assembled a team of engineers who got interested in the idea but we are not all highly experienced and the issue is new to all of us. So far we managed to design the rig it self as in steel design area. when we started moving along to the next phase which is the mechanical parts and joints we faced a lot of issues regarding the weight and balance of the rigs. The attached image is for a flight simulator done by a company in Russia. We have great ideas for improving that design and building our own non expensive simulator. I didn't post our full design model done in solid works cause it's not yet perfected. All I asking is that , if there is any one out there willing to help us share the knowledge or has a bit of experience in the subject, or wants to join our collaborate work, please don't hesitate to contacts us. I don't know the forum rules so I won't post my contact information here, but please feel free to discuss the subject with us on the forum, so we might benefit all together from this experience. 

Topic by zayed_hossam 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Speed Cameras

Personally, I'm on the fence on whether or not these are a good idea in the first place. Should people be speeding in the first place? If yes, why? Having a large speed differential with the rest of the traffic can be quite a dangerous situation.... Why am I on the fence? Because we, in addition to the UK, are already an endemic surveillance society (allong with Russia and China) CITE - it's sad :(]. I'm also anti rfid ID (including the new US passports :/)http://www.engadget.com/2007/12/27/angry-drivers-torching-traffic-cameras-in-england/Apparently, the Luddite tradition of machine breaking is alive and well in its country of origin. According to a report, a group calling itself MAD -- or Motorists Against Detection -- have taken to setting autonomous traffic cameras ablaze across the United Kingdom, and are detailing their exploits on a website (of course). The group's "PR" claims they have been active since 2000, and have destroyed over 1000 roadside cameras. Says the group's leader, Capt. Gatso, "The vigilante anti-speed camera group have announced a summer of MADness which will see them target for destruction all speed cameras in the UK. It's now going to be a period of zero tolerance against all speed cameras." The gang of disgruntled drivers also plans a day of action called "National Cover-Up Your Number Plates Day." Guy Fawkes would be proud.Here's a website for the torched camerasI'm interested to hear the opinion of those of you in the UK... Of course, in addition to everyone else.. Opinions on speed cameras?

Topic by trebuchet03 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Ice Art Alaska: San Francisco Art Institute Team

INTRODUCTION:In March 2008, a team of five graduate students from the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) are determined to participate in the World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska. Four sculptors will compete in the Multi-Block Classic event, which involves carving over 700 cubic feet of ice in under 132 hours. Additionally, we are bringing one archivist who will record and write about our experience. We seriously consider Ice Art as an opportunity to enhance our artistic knowledge and ingenuity, as well as to positively impact the communities involved.TEAM:Jesse Hensel, Team CaptainEric ReyesStephanie InagakiJesse WaltonLaura Rogers, ArchivistCONTEXTIce Art brings together communities from various countries -consistently from Canada, Norway, Russia, Japan, and China - and at all career levels including professional artists, students, and local residents. Each team has a different approach. Some will celebrate traditional craft while others will pursue edgy artistic expressions. Some will produce monumental forms while others will carve small-scale objects. For six long days, the SFAI team will work intensely together in the harsh Alaskan environment. During morning and evening meals they will reenergize and discuss different carving techniques and landscape traditions with other participants. This experience will undoubtedly benefit those in the competition in addition to educating and entertaining audiences worldwide.For general information about the competition visit: http://www.icealaska.com/COMMUNITY PARTNERS1. San Francisco Art Institute2. Make Magazine3. Morrow and Hensel Consulting4. Instructables

Topic by jesse.hensel 11 years ago


Shooting Games For Kids

Online is a browser-based multi-player fantasy role-playing game with significant economic, diplomatic weapons that have magical components to help defeat your team mates!! Shooting Games present a world in which the character must shoot their way out of dangerous situations. They provide the player with an array of weapons tailored to specific tasks. This unavoidably involves a combination of fisticuffs and gun based fighting that dictates the violent nature of these experiences. Beneath this harsh exterior though is often an intricate tactile game - and this is usually what drives the player. Aim your weapon, and shoot all enemies, terrorists, aliens and strange creatures with the Best gun shot games here for free. Use a variety of guns to destroy the targets in this campaign based on Gun Games, sets you loose in the Wild West, where you can shoot your way through a very brief but entertaining storyline and undertake some decent side missions while you're at it. Free First Person Shooter Games that requires finesse and nerves of steel. Lives are at stake here, people! Along with it There Will Be Blood, But many targets lay between you and your final victim. An atmospheric sniper hitman game with lots of missions to complete, where your job is to assassinate the bad-guy stickmen .Carry out missions such as eliminating targets, destroying the enemies, and standing your ground in the best Sniper Assassin available. Assassin Games includes games which takes place in 1945, at the close of the war. The game focuses on the conflict between Russia and Germany for control of Berlin. The Russian secret service, known as NKVD, is in town to steal the atomic-bomb technology from the German Army. You have to put a stop to that posthaste, because nuclear weapon technology in the hands of Stalin's forces would surely spell big trouble for just about the entire world. You are an American sniper, trained by the OSS to be the best of the best when it comes to covert operations.

Topic by sonyaiagord 7 years ago


TSA Security and why George Orwell is the New Nostradamas

This is basically ripped from Digg, but I'd much rather open discussion here rather than over on Digg as Digg isn't a discussion, just a horde of comments...Travelers at Sea-Tac and dozens of other major airports across America are being scrutinized by teams of TSA behavior-detection officers specially trained to discern the subtlest suspicious behaviors...Such people are referred for secondary screening, which can include a pat-down search and an X-ray exam. The microfacial expressions, he said, are the same across many cultures. ...a central task is to recognize microfacial expressions....ArticlePerhaps you've read Orwell's 1984 - if you haven't, do so.He did not know how long she had been looking at him, but perhaps for as much as five minutes, and it was possible that his features had not been perfectly under control. It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself—anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face (to look incredulous when a victory was announced, for example) was itself a punishable offence. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime, it was called.Digg Linked HereAgain a link to the Surveillance map - in which we (US) have joined the UK, Russia and China as an Endemic Surveillance society...LinkHow do you feel about your privacy?I say this as I personally have almost nothing but contempt for the TSA.... I say that as someone that almost always gets extra screening - so much that almost all of my flight tickets of the "SSSS" designation (indicating you get special screening without anyone picking you out).

Topic by trebuchet03 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


"Miracle Liquid" - Electrolyzed Water

Http://articles.latimes.com/2009/feb/23/business/fi-magicwater23I think someone with more time than me should see how to do this most efficiently and see if it work!The article:Sounds like the old "Saturday Night Live" gag for Shimmer, the faux floor polish plugged by Gilda Radner. But the elixir is real. It has been approved by U.S regulators. And it's starting to replace the toxic chemicals Americans use at home and on the job.The stuff is a simple mixture of table salt and tap water whose ions have been scrambled with an electric current. Researchers have dubbed it electrolyzed water -- hardly as catchy as Mr. Clean. But at the Sheraton Delfina in Santa Monica, some hotel workers are calling it el liquido milagroso -- the miracle liquid.That's as good a name as any for a substance that scientists say is powerful enough to kill anthrax spores without harming people or the environment.Used as a sanitizer for decades in Russia and Japan, it's slowly winning acceptance in the United States. A New York poultry processor uses it to kill salmonella on chicken carcasses. Minnesota grocery clerks spray sticky conveyors in the checkout lanes. Michigan jailers mop with electrolyzed water to keep potentially lethal cleaners out of the hands of inmates.In Santa Monica, the once-skeptical Sheraton housekeeping staff has ditched skin-chapping bleach and pungent ammonia for spray bottles filled with electrolyzed water to clean toilets and sinks."I didn't believe in it at first because it didn't have foam or any scent," said housekeeper Flor Corona. "But I can tell you it works. My rooms are clean."Management likes it too. The mixture costs less than a penny a gallon. It cuts down on employee injuries from chemicals. It reduces shipping costs and waste because hotel staffers prepare the elixir on site. And it's helping the Sheraton Delfina tout its environmental credentials to guests.The hotel's kitchen staff recently began disinfecting produce with electrolyzed water. They say the lettuce lasts longer. They're hoping to replace detergent in the dishwasher. Management figures the payback time for the $10,000 electrolysis machine will be less than a year."It's green. It saves money. And it's the right thing to do," said Glenn Epstein, executive assistant at the Sheraton Delfina. "It's almost like fantasy."

Topic by elnino2783 9 years ago


Eee, when I were young...

In no particular order...We had a single telephone in the house, landline, rotary dial, and several neighbours didn't have that.One TV in the house. CRT, 15 inch screen.Only three TV channels.They weren't on all night. They weren't even on all day.Black and white, all the way - TV, camera filmOnly two transistor radios in the house, running off 9V batteries the size of my fist.Most stations were on AM & LW bands. Commercial stations broadcast from "abroad".One record player in the house, which still have a position on the speed selector for playing 78rpm discs.Headphones the size of scotch eggs were the norm, not a fashion statement.No mobile phones at all.No game systems.No hand-held units.No home computers (the ZX81 came out when I was 14).The internet wasn't even a pipedream.The largest libraries had microfiche.Foreign holidays were a luxury - the only £10 trip was a one-way ticket to Australia.I did not see a black man in the flesh until I was 13. Oriental later the same year.Seat belts were not only optional, they were often not fitted.Ladders were toys, not a risk to life and limb.No speed cameras. Speed traps involved measured distances and policemen with stop-watches.No central heating.No double glazing.No catalytic converters.Petrol had lead in it, but only cost pennies a gallon.If you spent an hour in London, your snot turned black. If you spent a day there, it stayed black for a week."CCTV" was just a random collection of consonants.Old factories were called "derelict", not "industrial heritage", and kids called them "playgrounds".The bombsites were still blamed on Hitler.Russia was still Soviet, and old folk thought of them as allies.Hospitals smelled of carbolic soap, and the only infections came in with the patients. Nurses had starched collars and pink-scrubbed hands.I was the only child with asthma in a school of 400.Nobody was allergic to anything, except powdered eggs.Terrorists all had Irish accents, and telephoned the police to tell them where the bombs were.Nuclear power was going to give us free electricity in only five years - just in time to power the robot maid.Nuclear war was a genuine fear.The Falklands War was news, not history.You could hitch-hike and expect to arrive at your destination alive.Alcoholism was a hobby, not a disease.Lager was for poofters, cider was for girls.Nobody knew how to play basketball, baseball or ice hockey, and football was only ever played with a round ball. The nearest thing to "protective clothing" in sport was a goalie's gloves.Rollerskates had wheels on the corners, and strapped to your shoe.Banks were as trusted as the police. The police were trusted.Policemen were tall.Emergency vehicles went nee nah nee nah! (except for the ones with bells).Flared trousers were original.Science fiction had ray guns and robots, and spacemen were spacemen.You could travel ten miles and find people who spoke a different dialect (not just a different accent).Kids who misbehaved in school got sent to the head for a caning, instead of to the doctor for a tablet.Health and safety meant "don't do anything daft", and if you fell off a roof and broke your leg it was your own damned fault, not the fault of the roof-owner for not warning you about the drop, and nobody sued anybody.Gay meant "happy", and camp meant "in tents".Teachers that hit you were firm professionals, not dangerous perverts.The phrase "two car family" hadn't been coined....and I didn't feel quite so old.

Topic by Kiteman 9 years ago


Build Night FAQ

General Resources What is the Build Night program? Instructables sponsors monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month we partner with a different company to send you materials and/or tools to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night. How can my makerspace get a group on Instructables? Check out this forum post that list the guidelines for getting a group on Instructables. Build Night Guidelines + Best Practices What are the requirements for signing up? Your makerspace must post at least 1 Instructable to sign up for a build night. We look at project quality when deciding on what spaces to accept. I suggest writing a feature worthy project. Check out the feature guidelines. What does the process look like for signing up for an event? Signing up is a 2-step process. You must complete both to fully sign up. Fill out the google form at the bottom of the event announcement. You will then receive a private message in your Instructables inbox by a specified date asking for your shipping information. You cannot receive the materials without completing this step. What is the selection process for picking makerspaces to participate in each build night? It is not first come first serve. We look at past build night participation, past project quality, and project proposals for the current build night. If you haven't participated in a build night OR haven't submitted Instructables for build night program we suggest your space create Instructables over the next few months and submit them on future applications. Do build nights have to happen at night? No! The only requirement is that you host 1 event with the materials provided during the month of the build night. This can be on a weekend, at night, during the day….literally anytime! You can also host multiple build nights during the month. What happens if you don’t submit Instructables by the given date? Not posting Instructables by the deadline will affect your chances of participating in future build nights. We keep very thorough records of who does and does not submit. It is VERY important to let me know if you are not able to submit a project by the deadline. I am much more understanding and willing to waive a missed deadline if I am given a reason. What are the best practices for writing high-quality Instructables? We want to see feature worthy projects! Check out this forum post with tips on how to create great tutorials. As the event organizer the responsibility falls on me to post all Instructables. How do I motivate my community to help? Check out this forum post with tips on how to motivate members of your community to get more involved. How can we get more visibility for our build night event? Use social media! Tweet at us. Mention us on Facebook. Share pictures of events on Instagram. Sponsors love it and will be excited to share your posts! So be sure to use #buildnight. How can we hear about upcoming build night events? If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form to join our mailing list. You will receive an e-mail when new events are announced. Please only sign up if you are not already on the mailing list. Other Build Night Details How many makerspaces participate in the build night program? We have over 350 makerspaces, hackerspaces, fabrication labs, student groups, libraries, etc… subscribed to our mailing list. Each month we decide how many spaces will be able to participate. This depends on the sponsor and materials provided. How many countries participate in build nights? There are 45 countries represented in our makerspaces mailing list. Check them out: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Russia, S. Korea, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Zambia. By what criteria does Instructables measure the worth and success of Build Nights? There are 3 parties involved with every build night: Instructables, makerspaces, and the sponsors. When evaluating the success of a build night I try to consider everyones experience. For Instructables, we're mostly looking at the number of Instructables we get in and the quality (feature rate, topic, pictures, etc…). We also look at the number of new authors and community involvement. Makerspaces that are heavily involved on Instructables have their own group page. The sponsors are looking for brand engagement and authentic examples of their products being used. Sugru was thrilled to see lots of people talking on Twitter and Facebook about their build night experience. Voltaic Systems wanted a lower number of high quality projects made with their solar panels -- so we only accepted 15 spaces and made the acceptance process more difficult. Its not always easy to know the success level for the makerspace because I can't attend the events. From what I've gathered these are the goals of the makerspaces: connect with other makerspaces, learn new subjects, attract new members, free tools/materials, and create more opportunities for their members. In general, how successful have the Build Nights been? (Answered from the Instructables perspective) Most build nights have a 50-70% project return rate. The feature rate has been all over the board. The 2013 sugru feature rate was around 20% (we received 250 Instructables) and the Voltaic Systems feature rate was around 90% (we received 9 Instructables). The more build nights we run the higher I hope to get the project return rate because I'm excluding spaces that don't have a good posting record. In every event announcement I say "Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights" and I'm serious about it. I have a very detailed spreadsheet where I keep track of who has and has not posted. When it comes time to selecting spaces to participate I cross check my spreadsheet. That being said, every build night I give spaces a chance to explain why they weren’t able to post in the past. I completely understand life happens and I like to give out second chances! ================================================================ SUGGESTION BOX: Have questions to add to this FAQ? Have suggestions for ways to improve the build night program or new features to add? Submit them to our suggestion box. ================================================================

Topic by Carleyy 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


The Moon - What do we really know and what is possible?

If we look up then seeing the moon is the most normal thing to us there is in the sky.But did you ever wonder how it actually got there? ;)Theories are out there by the lot, including those from real scientists.One of the most common is that it all started by catching the thing and that all was perfect at the time.Over time the orbit then stabilized.Other theories include that formed when our planet formed..What they all lack is what is common and true for all other moond out there: These rotate.According to science an object the size of our moon would need to rotate to maintain a stable orbit.No one told this to our moon, so it just stays in a stable orbit anyway.The only other accepted theory, that funny enough never mentioned OUR moon, is that the center of mass must be facing the orbiting planet.Now theories can run and wild if you let schientifically people loose on a subject.Official NASA data obtained by monitoring equippment on the moon supports the theory of the center of gravity.You see, sesmometers recorded "moon quakes" but also the impact of burnt rocket stages - the later were dropped on purpose.At first everyone agreed the equippment must be faulty but going through it again and again confirmed all works fine.So what got them so exited that was never officially made public?You see, every thing with suffient mass will create a sesmic shock on impact.On earth we can located the source of an earthquake or even explosion quite accurately.Same happened on the moon only with one difference to earth.Every impact caused a ringing effect.Like a bell, the soundwaves and shockwaves traveled through the moon for very long times.An early explanation was that the moon is made from really hard rock or that it might even have a metal core.This was rendered useless once the actual mass was calculated and it turned out the moon would rip us apart while spinning around us.The term "hollow moon" was born.Another interesting thing happens when you try to track down what equippment was left on the moon during which specific mission.Everything up there must have been installed at some stage.For some things though it seems there is no record when or where exactly something was left up there.Then there is the thing with the interviews...If you check the fuzz about the first moon landing then back then you couldn't help yourself but got exited as well.None of the three astronauts however appeared to be at least a little bit exited about going where no man has gone before.Somehow like visiting Iceland for the first time only to realise someone was there before you already.But it was the moon, not some easy to reach island...And while up there we did not see any exitement either, like fully staged and planned ahead.Like a not so 100% school rehersal.Claims that it was a fake and actually filmed in some studio have been verified to be false - they really were up there.After they came back two went silent and refused any interviews about the moon.All three though never spoke about anything we did not see on "live TV"...All the missing segments, the drop outs, the silence during communications...The money...Apart from the Pentagon making a disappearing act of 6Billion US, the already planned and staged moon missions were cancelled with no valid reason at all.One mission already ready to go to the launch pad, crew fully trained and briefed.Two more ready for final assembly.Official reason back then was "We have been there, it is time to explore new things."Almost the same statement was made by Obama a few weeks after he claimed "We will go up there again!".If you take away the costs for the abandoned missions then the money blown up to the moon has a huge difference to what can be tracked back.The lost sum equals out to about 8 more moon missions plus tons of state of the art equippment (back at the time it was state of the art).If you add what the Pentagon lost we are close to 15 more missions.The now...A few years back a lot of previously declared top secret documents have been released to the public.What was a good idea however turned out to be a bit too much.Quite a few documents were included that provide missing links to "incidents, missions, money spent"...Within these piles were documents indicating that space missions of the same extend as the much later moon missions were made.Same rockets, similar crafts, same requirements for water, food and oxygen, some though with just payloads of oxygen and water.Mind you though the documents speak from proposed options and not planned missions.And none of them had any exploration within it, just deliveries if you don't mind the comparison.Those documents about the ringing of the moon and how this would impact on the things we assumed to know about the moon were in there as well.What is really interesting though is what came back from the moon.None of it actually indicate that there is suffient ressources up there to justify mining.Funny enough exactly is planned on a military style.Seems fair enough considering the military can provide the best people for such a hard job.Some normal miner might have no problems getting under ground every day but knowing he is on the moon and might never make it back is another.With all the probing done that we know of you would assume the planned mining operations would be in an area rich in minerals, metals or at least something to generate fuel or oxygen.But no, it is planned to happen "on the dark side" and in an area that appearently was never explored in other ways then taking a few blurry pics while flying around the moon.However, both Russia and China claim to have been very close to this area long before details about the mining became public.And that brings us back to the past and what astromauts stated or to be precise refused to confirm or deny.In some videos we can see movements in the background.In several adio stream we hear the comments to what happens in the videos.If there is light moving around then it does not matter that is blue.You just wonder what it is and where it might have come from.Imagine the surprise if then in other videos you hear things like that the lights are back or that steam comes out of the moon like a gysir.There were official explanations for the first sightings made by the normal people when watching those videos on the NASA websites.Soon after the videos disappeared from the servers.Copies were made by the curious and quite a few videos were identified later to have contained "sightings" as well.Some even show what appears to flying machines with great manouverbilities.And if you take the high point of the happenings then it is also the same time when it was decided that we actually have no real interest in the moon.Astromauts later denied to have ever made any comments like that they are being followed or "escorted" by another craft.And the same Astromauts many years later still refuse to deny or confirm that what we could see and hear during their mission videos actually happened.Don't get me wrong but if the deny it then it just means we all saw some refections or such things.If the confirm it then we know something was out there with them.Doing neither usually means what we saw is ture enough to deny any knowledge about more details.Why then the sudden interest?Trump wants to get up there, military mining, private companies not to forget China.If there is nothing at all up there then why would they all spent money that could provide a much better living for those with low incomes?Even if it would be just for new schools and hospitals the money would be better spent if we trust the official claims about what is up there.The not so official claims....We already know NASA does not want to come with an official explanation why the moon sounds and reacts as if it would be hollow.Same for any video, audio or picture evidence indication there is sturctures on the moon or activities.Here is some of things that other people of great knowledge and with nice degrees under the belt say could, might or even is true about the moon.1. We have no evidence that the moon was always there, only what we have in record throughout history.Some claim the moon would be an artificially created structure.Indications of techonlogically highly advanced civilisations before us are there.And mining out a tiny planet and placing it in earths orbit is not far fetched if you consider higher technology levels than what we currently (officially) have.2. The satellite claim.Like the Death Star our moon could be an artifical satellite placed there for a purpose.What speaks for that theory is the impact craters on the moon.If it was never spinning or better rotating around all axis then a lot them would have been impossible.A crater always shows to some extend the direction of the impact.And on the moon they all apear to be direct and straight hits only.And even at some proper angle that against physics did not create a corresponding crater: Our plant would have been in the way.Officially it is claimed though that there would not be much of a directional crater because of the missing atmosphere and all debris settling evenly.Debris however does not explain the deformation from an impact at an angle.The satellite claim would also explain the missing depth in the craters.By the size of the bigger ones the crater should be much deeper and as said show some direction.If however the rocky surface landed there over time or is just the remaining natural hull then the craters could no go deeper.No advanced civilisation would design a stationary satellite that get a hole as soon as some big space rock hits it...3. Undocumented missions.If claims are true then we have been up there a lot more times than what our history lessons tell us.Tiny probes to analyse things, send data and so on are a thing not the the USA did.If you explain the reason for collecting seismic data by wanting to document an impact of an astroid then it is a joke.Sure it would be possible but what could we learn from the data?Nothing unless you consider that in some unoffial missions drilling was attempted on the moon.Sample collection to evaluate what is in the ground of use for future missions.Some documents now claim that all these attempts ended prematurely.Drills failed or broke, drill heads failed to go deeper and upon inspection were totally worn out.And all seemed to have happend at around the same depth.Although there is no atmosphere on the moon - if you stand on it you would be able to feel vibrations of the surface.Something astronauts would have felt during the drilling.And you can feel the difference between a vibration ending by stoping the drill and one that keeps going for a long time after...The dark side is visible in quite a few school books.Looks like the front with the brightness corrected just with different craters.Ever bothered to scan these pictures in and use some software to find matches to craters on the front of the moon ? ;)Anyways, those images show us the moon as near perfect sphere.What they don't show is how the images were actually made.They certainly did not use massive search lights from orbit to provide light for cameras.Means other sources were used, like IR, Radar, Microwaves and so on.Like we found the ruins of old civilisations by using satellites that can "see" through the forest and soil.And with that it would certainly be impossible to create such a nice and detailed image like we get from the front side.If some is edited, then why not all of it...And if all those missions we don't really know about also landed on the dark side it would explain a lot of things.All sightings seem to have disappeared to the dark side.And all leaked informations about previous missions before our first landing idicate the interest in the dark side was actually huge.They all ended though with one mission report claiming to have spotted lights on the dark side.Moving and stationary and when trying to get a better look by adjusting the orbit for the next round those lights were all gone.But audio recording indicate that from that moment on the astronauts were no longer alone and followed until turning back to earth.Several attempts seem to have been made to land near sightings on the dark side.Those where the astronauts returned home the never were the same again.Documents claim long treatment in mental facilites or suicide.The official missions appearntly started with the backstory of exploring.Some now claim it was attempt for a peaceful presence that still was not tolerated.4. Stories from involved companies.Even if NASA builds a craft themself they still need the corresponding supplies.And for a lot of things they are made outside by independent companies and contractors.Trying to track down early space mission again seems to confirm all claims about previous missions.The amount of materials provided would otherwise mean NASA actually crashed the majority of things right after take off without anyone noticing.5. Launches...So far all claims about previous moon missions or just secret ones were denied.I call this "plausible deniability".In all statements it is refered to the official launch sites.Things like being in public view and so on.What is not that commonly known is that there were a lot of capable launch sites available.After all big rockets have been tested in secrecy since we had the first.The claimed landing of the chinese started a big conundrum.At first the US claimed it never happened because there was no rocket that went up.Images prived by the chinese however clearly indicated the opposite.Not much later it was noticed that a few launches might have been misinterpreted as missle tests....What does that really mean?Quite simple: The surveillance is not perfect if the other side insists that it happened.The plausible deniablity is gone.If the US was "forced" to confrim they actually noticed the launches then it also means the chinese claims about the US doing the same could be true as well.And wasn't it a very important thing during the cold war to know when, where and why the other side launched anything?The silent agreement not to go up there again was broken many times...And although most if not all of these mission ended in orbit only it makes you wonder.What would be big deal even if all claims and conspiracies would be true?A hollow moon would defy what we know about how the universe works.With that it would also contradict some of solid laws of physics.So we need(ed) proof.Assuming we had that for a long time already then it leaves the big question of why it is hollow.Natural or artificial.Nothing natural would make sense so we investigate further.And if people still claim that they can use their little equippment to every now and then hear transmissions from the moon...Sure some things up there transmit data all the time but they do so on common frequencies and not in a range that is and never was used for long distance communications.The interest in the mon came back with our modern technology.We have watches with more computer power than what was used for the old moon missions.Materials and manufacturing methods that provide much safe crafts and space suits with a fraction of the weight of old designs.And we have new means of taking more or less limited energy up with us...We are prepared so to say.No matter what really is up there, no matter if it natural or artificial, just the fact that the moon is hollow changes our views on a lot of things....What do you think would be the best explanation for the data showing the moon rings like a bell?

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