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Posted by cj81499 9 years ago
Brace yourself, America - you're due to be destroyed before the end of December!Quite by chance, I came across this Koran-based prediction from The Jerusalem Post via Skeptical News.You're all going to be scraped off the planet by a giant tsunami, partly because of the way you have treated Native Americans. Quite how destroying their homeland makes things better, I can't quite see...
Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago
The following is a known fact _________________________________________________________________________ If all Americans used one third less ice in their drinks the United States would become a net exporter instead of an importer of energy. _________________________________________________________________________ c'mon America do you really need ice in that fountain drink you got from a machine that already cools your drink? As a bonus all who do this will earn at least twice(5 times at sonic) the amount of drink they would normally have.
Posted by corey_caffeine 9 years ago
Have you been buried by the American snowpocalypse? (Or is it snowmageddon?) We Brits thought we had it tough recently, but thirty-eight inches? That's almost a metre! There are quite a few pictures (more pictures) and stories on the BBC, even another Washington snowball fight (no guns, this time). What about iblers, though? Can you get to your workshops?
Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago
There's going to be a total eclipse of the moon tomorrow night at 7:26 pm PST. Assuming that the bay area isn't covered with clouds that means that we'll be able to see some lunar action without having to try to stay awake while getting our feet soggy climbing around a hill at 3 in the morning.Oh wait, I just checked the weather report for tomorrow night. Mostly cloudy. Damn! link
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago
A new study found that after giving the ISI civil literacy quiz to over 2000 people, those who held some form of office scored lower on average than those who didn't!Bear in mind it was close, and both were poor: 44% to 49%, yet it's kind of scary to think about! You can take the quiz yourself, and see how well you do. I got a 64%, which isn't great, but I'm apparently in the top 85% of the random sample!I'm curious how some non-Americans will fare. Please don't be embarrassed to post your score, we won't mock you too much...( via )
Posted by zachninme 10 years ago
Hey guys n gals that live in or around York, PA....during the period of June 17-20th, in York County, PA 20 factories will be opening up their doors for visits behind the scenes. Find out more about this at: Made in America, 2009 York CountyI saw this FIRST on page 168 of the new MAKE mag.
Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago
Hi we are organizing a Robot Competition called Robochallenge America are youinteresting in be part of this project?? this is only for latinamerica studets www.robomatrix.org is organized bye Latin America Sociecty for Science and Technology ( www.solacyt.org )
Posted by solacyt 6 years ago
It has been brought to my attention, after many years of being a proud American, that we are all believing a lie. We are all subjects of the British monarchy. Our good people, the conspiracy theorists, whom never have lied to us before are informing us to that fact. Therefore to show my new allegiance to the Crown, I will sing "Rule Britannia" every morning and I will renounce baseball as my favorite sport and I am gladly replacing cricket as my new spectator sport (I still have no idea how the game is played but I will learn sooner or later). God save the Queen! Watch the video!
Posted by blkhawk 6 years ago
2016 Obama's America is a New hollywood documentry movie of the holywood and it is very nice documentry movie of the holllywood and many people liked its story..it is too good than other documentry movie so i loved this movie...2016 Obama’s America Obama film, opening last month in only a few theaters, boasts a domestic cume of $9.2 million, the top gross of the year for a documentary (excluding nature films). Bully was the previous crownholder with $3.5 million. Watch 2016 Obama’s America online | Download 2016 Obama’s America Movie | Watch Ted Online
Posted by sellinsegio 6 years ago
An interesting explanation from Dr. Michio Kaku about why America is still a superpower despite the substandard American education system.
Posted by blkhawk 6 years ago
This is Labot, letting you know that so far I've survived the recession and still have broadband. However, we're experiencing budget cuts at my house, and one of those budget cuts could end up being my education!Well, I definitely do NOT want to go to any of the public schools around here, as they are supposedly awful. This leaves me with two options:Get a job and help pay to continue going to private school. I like my school so I wouldn't mind doing this.Start homeschooling next year and save money by NOT going to private school, therefore being able to afford a nicer house and maybe get my own room (our rent's almost up and we need a place to live), parents buy me a computer and possibly even a car. I like nice things so I wouldn't mind doing this.So, my dear homeschooled population of Instructables, how do you like homeschooling? What are the pros and cons? How does it compare to public school? Private school?
Posted by Labot2001 9 years ago
Vote JellyWoo for the president of the United States of America! this website lets you enter in your name and then it will create a video for you. See my video as an example.
Posted by JellyWoo 10 years ago
What are your thoughts on it? And its closing? Ever take a visit when it was up, use it; do you think the courts of New York had any jurisdiction or right to take action? Love to hear opinions. I personally thought it was a good thing, and I visited now and then. Never bought anything though.
Posted by The Dark Lord 5 years ago
#1 Son, now more properly known as Roger-X is on his way to America. He's going to New York and environs with his Uncle.I dropped him off with his grandparents this morning, and he flies at stupid o'clock tomorrow morning.If you see an over-excited 12 year old in a blue coat, introduce yourself as an Instructabler - it would blow his mind.(His photo is here - he's taller now, but you can't tell that from a photo.)
Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago
Hi, I'm new here to Instructables. I'm wondering how you would go about creating a judging table similar to that of America's Got Talent, with X's at the front, and buttons that make a loud buzz noise (similar to the show itself), and makes the X's go red. Below is an image that may help you understand what I'm talking about. http://blog.newsok.com/gossip/files/2010/01/Americas-Got-Talent-judges.jpg Thanks!
Posted by magnusson 8 years ago
Craft in America explores the vitality, history and significance of the craft movement in the United States and its impact on our nation’s rich cultural heritage. Capturing the beauty, creativity and originality of craftsmanship, the film highlights artists and explores the inter-relationship of what they do, how they do it and why they have chosen a life of creating art. Watch the series. Visit the website. Great series. Moving stories. A reminder for why crafts are important.
Posted by AngryRedhead 8 years ago
What do you think of the Presidents of the United States of America (the band)? Does anyone else on Instructables like my favorite band? If you haven't heard of them search for lump, peaches, or kitty on youtube.Attached are some pics I made using GIMP 2- te ones with the laser and the long poofy hair.
Posted by hobo8675309 9 years ago
Just because its hot in america you guys are making a big fuss on how to stay hot. down in melbourne australia it was 40c+ (104f+) for three days straight then the next week is full of 30c+ (86f +). instructables is viewed worldwide in both sides of the equator.
Posted by 11orem 9 years ago
We just received word about an "anchor chat" about The Best of Instructables on Good Morning America, tomorrow at 8:25 am ET. The anchor will have the before and after of several projects we sent on a table along with the book, and he/she will be talking about DIY holiday gifts.Local markets have the choice of picking up anchor chats or switching to local news for that time slot. The segment will be posted online as well. More details when I have them!Here's the link to the story on Good Morning America's website:The Great Technology Swap. I'll post the video as soon as it is available.
Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago
If you qualify for the CPA please join my group. reasons to join the CPA might be(but are not limited to): 1)watching to much t.v. 2)spending extended periods of time on couch. 3)haven't changed you shirt in 3 days 4)having t.v. dinners more then 4 days a week 5)having more then 15 pop cans on the floor right by you. 6)you almost have the t.v. guide memorised 7)you do have the t.v. guide memorised 8)you havent cleaned you room or house in 3 weeks.
Posted by dsman195276 10 years ago
I've just joined Etsy! Any other etsy members here? What do ou make and sell? More the the point, if i post some pictures of stuff i've made in this forum, can anyone give me a price recommendation in US dollars? I'm not really interested in making a great deal of profit, but it'd be nice to recoup some of the time and money i've spent making things over the years. I'll have pictures up by tonight.
Posted by Vendigroth 11 years ago
I just think its kind of stupid that they are 4 AMERICAN bands, and they go to europe first!!!! I just hope that they are in america by, say, summer of 2011? Just wanna know who else is crossing their fingers for an american tour.
Posted by Slaytanic35 8 years ago
5 Cent Ring Mind-Controlled Wheelchair Captain America Shield Candle Making Futon Redux Floppy Disk IR Camera Hack Holiday Snow Globe Drinking Straw Heart Hairpin Charging Station Lamp Kinetic Robot Sculpture 30+ Projects to Make and Be Merry New Life for Dead PCBs Blinking LED Firefly Pendant Cinema-Scope Glasses
Posted by randofo 7 years ago
Pantalaine, since 1950. I truly wish this existed!From the blurb for "Super Sweats":Double-reinforced sleeve/leg joints are guaranteed against-wearUp to 30 arms in 18 different colorsArms distributed in even or odd quantities on one or both legsAs always, "if you don't see it on the the floor, we'll be happy to make it"Ask about our American flag stylesLots more completely ridiculous items on the website!
Posted by rachel 9 years ago
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practi[c|s]ed within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2008, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the western Hemisphere . Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, col[o|ou]r, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.
Posted by westfw 10 years ago
HI, I found this site by accident really – but I’m glad I did. I’m not sure if many of you have heard of The United Inventors Association of America – but in the event you have not – we are the largest Inventor Organization in the world. We’re also the only Government registered non-profit 501(c)3 in the inventing industry. Our mission is simple – to educate inventors so they are not taken advantage of. There are hundreds of thousands of creative people like those here on instructable who are taken advantage of each year as they work their way through the inventing process. The UIA helps to arm them with education about how a product is taken from your basement to the store shelf. Membership in the UIA is FREE – and the opportunity to learn from professionals in the inventing industry, well, that’s priceless. If you get a moment check out the UIA (www.uiausa.org) or find a local Inventor Group in your town! Thanks – and keep being creative. Mark www.uiausa.org
Posted by The UIA 8 years ago
A Briton accused of hacking into top secret military computers has lost a Law Lords appeal against being extradited to stand trial in the US.Glasgow-born Gary McKinnon could face life in jail if convicted of accessing 97 US military and Nasa computers.He has admitted breaking into the computers from his London home but said he was seeking information on UFOs. Link to BBC website.According to McKinnon (in the video included in the article), he used a simple password hack ("blank password scanning") to look for UFO-related technology. In response, the US are using (abusing?) anti-terrorism laws to extradite McKinnon for trial.If found guilty, McKinnon could face life in jail. American officials involved in this case have stated that they want to see him "fry".Controversy abounds in this case:Britain has no choice regarding the extradition, because they have signed a treaty with America regarding the extradition of terrorist suspects. America, however, has yet to sign the treaty they are exploiting in this case.If an American citizen committed the same offenses against UK military computers, the US would prevent the extradition of their citizen anyway, because they are protected by the constitution.The case is being prosecuted retrospectively - when McKinnin hacked the military computers, there was no treaty, and his actions were not considered an offense.The US is (allegedly) using the same anti-terrorism treaty (the one they haven't signed) to force the extradition of around 200 UK citizens, mostly for non-terrorist offenses (such as financial crimes).
Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago
According to a recent Newsweek article, measures of Creativity Quotient have been trending downward for about two decades. "Like intelligence tests, Torrance’s test—a 90-minute series of discrete tasks, administered by a psychologist—has been taken by millions worldwide in 50 languages. Yet there is one crucial difference between IQ and CQ scores. With intelligence, there is a phenomenon called the Flynn effect—each generation, scores go up about 10 points. Enriched environments are making kids smarter. With creativity, a reverse trend has just been identified and is being reported for the first time here: American creativity scores are falling."
Posted by yoyology 8 years ago
This is for comic lovers to discuss well..... anything. I currently am trying to get a job with marvel to be an artist for them. so feel free to post pictures of your art or you in your captain America feety pajamas whatever her are some of pieces of art I made (freehand). sorry about side ways art!!
Posted by slimguy379 10 years ago
Hi, Does anyone know where to find miniature Pneumatic Solenoid Valves in Canada? I have only been able to find rely cheap low quality ones from china or really expensive ones from America. Something in the middle would be great! Thanks
Posted by IanS160 2 years ago
I cringe everytime someone uses the word Latino when generically speaking of Spanish-speaking people. I prefer to be called Spanish or Hispanic. Some people may disagree with me but I think that calling me a Hispanic describes my true ethnical and cultural origin. Although many people will bring the fact that the colonization of America by the Spanish conquerors was bloody and opressive, we still owe to Spain the origin of our countries. From Mexico to Patagonia and the Large Antilles, the Spanish conquistadores left their footprint in the form of language, architecture, religion, cooking, stories, art, crafts and culture. In contrast, a Latino is anyone who descends from people that speak a Romance language like: French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Romanian. By that definition, when we speak of Latin America we include countries like Brasil, Haiti, French Guyana and, Surinam. The same definition could apply to Italian-Americans, French-Americans, French-Canadians, and Cajun people.
Posted by blkhawk 6 years ago
It's true! Obama went to school in Indonesia, and he's in the same class and school as my mom! And she gets to talk with him again when she is invited to America by the government to discuss her films or stuff like that. Now, how many of you have moms that knows Obama, hmmmm? *cough*vote Obama*cough*
Posted by Camisado 10 years ago
Seriously, why isn't computer programming taught in all schools all over the world. I mean, people that want to learn it have to do it the hard way, at home. But in America, they are taught it if they want to. So why can't it be taught all over the world. Is it because not many people know how to do it. Or is it just that schools don't want to.
Posted by Electrical Circut 9 years ago