stolen pictures

Could somebody help me to contact this site which (unless I missed the credits) passed my ible's pictures off as their? Links to contacts and Google plus seem not working to me... Thanks!

Posted by andrea biffi 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

We waz robbed!

Can you believe it? Someone stole my WTFBBQ from our yard! And such a fine BBQ it was. What a rotten thing to do. I'm going to the police in the morning. But it's already been taken to a junk yard, I'm sure. Feh! WTFBBQ, indeed.

Posted by Moem 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Someone is passing off their 'featured' instructable as their own work :(

Hi,  I wrote a tutorial a few years ago and popped it on youtube with a link to download the supporting files. It looks like one of the instructable 'authors' has taken my code, complete with stupid comments and popped it on here as their own work. I'm not worried about someone building on top of what I made but they appear to be offering little in the way of help to the people asking questions about the instructable and asking for people to vote for them in a challenge?  Taking it, improving it and citing the source would be fine, or even taking it and citing the source but this seems to be straight out 'here's some code I wrote' Is there a way to lodge a complaint about this sort of stuff other than emailing info@ Thanks

Posted by garethh4 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Instructables Stolen Word For Word, Picture For Picture From Authors on Other Sites

This Instructable, as Ranie-K pointed out, is an exact copy of this by someone else on another site (who wrote it at an earlier date). While the author did credit the original author they didn't bother to take their own pictures or write their own instructions. They copied the original author's exact instructions and even used the original author's photos. The same is true of their other Instructable, which seems to be copied from here. This doesn't seem fair.

Posted by M3G 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Milk Crates - not as green as you think

I know milk crates are a really sturdy container and popular for a lot of "green" projects. The problem is that they're stolen.  They belong to the dairy whose name is printed on the sides.  Dairies reuse these crates.  They don't discard them, contrary to popular belief. Reusing them would be green if they were discarded.  Sadly, dairies must keep replacing their stolen milk crates.  That means more resources used.  The milk crates outside stores aren't being thrown away; they're awaiting pickup from the dairy driver. Even damaged crates belong to the dairies.  They send them to be repaired and continue to use them.

Posted by supersoftdrink 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

restoring a knife

I recently acquired a knife in poor condition. It is a Frost Cutlery Flying Falcon lock back. The thumb catch knob is missing and I was wondering if any one had an idea to replace it. Also, I was wondering if anyone had any info on stainless rostfrei.

Posted by masterochicken 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Mouse Mouse is Missing!

Mouse Mouse was last seen on tour with us at Austin's SXSW earlier this week. He made lots of friends at Dorkbot on Saturday, but someone walked off with him while we were setting up at Sunday's PopSci party! Did he go on walkabout, join a punk band, or leave with a cute female Mouse Mouse? We hope so, but suspect he was simply abducted and can't contact us for help. If you have any information, please let us know! No kidding, I only made one1 and would really like to have him back. Drop me a note if you've got any news on his whereabouts. We'll take him back, no questions asked.1Yes, I can and will make another, but it's my art project, and therefore unique. (You may know how to make more children, but still want to keep the ones you've made.)

Posted by canida 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Avoid your msn password from being stolen

If you have msn and you are worried about someone stealing your password, do the following things: >Don't give out your alternate email or its password >Don't give out your hotmail password (Duh) >Try not to let too many people know that you have a hotmail account >NEVER tick remember me on this computer when signing in >NEVER tick remember my password EVER (that's how most passwords get stolen) If you do happen to have your password stolen, send the hotmail administration email requesting your password.

Posted by jchar77 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Stereo Stolen!

My car stereo was recently stolen.. Bummer. Here is my idea; I am tired of putting stereos in my car only to have them stolen. I don't want to buy another CD player w/ an aux in input for my mp3 player, since I don't really play cd's anyways. What I want to do is install just an aux input line to my car speakers and mount that easily in the empty hole. Is that possible? Do you somehow need to power the speakers? How do you go about doing that w/out buying a new stereo? My main goal is 1)to put something there that will run the sound from the MP3 player 2)not need a stereo to do it. 3)do this so no one would think it is something they could steal and profit from. HELP! :)

Posted by Gopherwood 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

How do I publish an Instructable and can make sure my work is not stolen for commercial products? Answered

Background: A nice member noticed an induction heater "kit" on Ebay and commented about it. After a lot of digging I found some pictures and technical details on the web - Google translate might be funny at times but was a real help for my bad chinese skills... Turned out the shematics for this heater are identical to my design. Sure they use a different mosfets and and create a nice looking circuit board for all but it does not change the fact that my design drives it. One chinese wholeseller is selling them in 500pcs bulk. Current problem: I am working on the next generation of my induction heater based on an induction cooktop. Since the power levels are much higher and more option possible I think it will be a great project loved by a lot of people. But I feel reluctant to publish it in a detailed form that can be used by everyone to re-create it as I fear it will end up on Ebay as well. So far I can't even estimate how much profit some chinese guy is making while laughing at me and for obvious reasons I would like to prevent that from happening to 2.0 as well... Is there any way to protect my designs or to get hands on the chinaman to strangle some money back out of him?

Asked by Downunder35m 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

So much for Airport Security, eh?

Lateral Thinker forwarded this one to me and I thought it would be of general interest. Two people suspected of stealing up to 1000 pieces of luggage from baggage claim carousels at a US airport have been arrested by police who found piles of the stolen bags strewn throughout their home. There were so many suitcases that Phoenix police could only give a rough estimate of their number... Go here for the 'rest of the story'...  

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

One of the dumbest things a company could ever do....

Ok, picture the scene, you use your own laptop for work, and after some time, decide you need a better job, and so start looking. Some people find out you are looking and your company TAKES (pilfers, steals, lifts....) your laptop and erases the HD ! WOW, did they ever pay for THAT little blunder.....go here for the FULL story...

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

National Archives: What, Me Worry? by Jason Perlow

" While many of you this weekend were firing up your barbecues, cooking grilled meats and drinking chilled beers, you might have missed a small announcement that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) made last Thursday having to do with a eensy, weensy, rather trivial data loss --- it managed to misplace a TWO TERABYTE EXTERNAL STORAGE SYSTEM containing confidential information from the White House during the Clinton administration. "Read more about at THIS web site link.

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How To Prevent Brakes From Being Stolen?

I just had both set of brakes stolen off my mountain bike. Cost me about $80 to have them replaced. Is there any way I can lock the brakes to the bike so they can't be stolen again?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

how do i locate a stolen laptop?

Laptop was stolen and had no tracking program that i was aware of. it was a newer dell studio laptop, gift from dad,

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

This person seems to have stolen other people's Lego work images.

I need some help. I don't think this person did this Instructable legit. This person's "Instructable" can be seen HERE. Here are links to the original creators: Here, here, here, and this one I don't know exactly who made them, but the original images are here. (Scroll down to see.) I am kinda mad right now since I thought he did these legit at first, but then figured out he didn't. Anyhoo I hope people don't believe that he is the actual creator. -James

Posted by Octopus Prime - Craft Maker Infinity 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Projects that use stolen stuff

There are various projects I have come across that use stolen stuff.  By posting them you are supporting theft.  Example chair from shopping cart.  Those are not cheap to buy for the stores they are stolen from.  Road sign furniture.  Unless you have a contact with the road crew for old signs, where do you think the signs come from.      There are others, but you get the idea.  If you what to be a respected site, do not post the work of thieves. Later Zipperboy aka adventureboy7 etc. 

Posted by zipperboy 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

whats the strangest thing you have pinched/stolen?

Could have been from work, a shop when you were young or on a drunked night out. or maybe what someone elts you know of has stolen if you dont want to incriminate yourself.

Asked by andybuda 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Copyright Infringement

I noticed that somebody has stolen this instructable, but the author hasn't done anything on instructables since 2006. The stolen version has different photos, but near word for word duplication. Anyone have a suggestion on what can be done about these types of situations?

Posted by Weissensteinburg 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What is the proper way to report a stolen instructable? Answered

If a new instructable is posted that is exactly the same as a different one posted by a different user, how should it be reported? When I say exact, I mean that the exact photos were uploaded as someone elses work. Here is what I mean. Original Instructable: Copied Instructable:

Asked by gravityisweak 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Insurance- Why bother?

Insurance.  Why bother paying for it?  People say that by paying for insurance, you are protected and don't have to pay so much for repairs if something happens.  Wrong. Insurance companies do everything they can to not pay people. For example, in light of our recent burglary, mom went down to the insurance company we signed with to make a claim and get some money back.  However, we didn't get a single cent back due to a $1,000 deductible that applies to each individual item stolen.  Since none of the items stolen cost over $1,000, they didn't give us anything.  What really stinks is that when we signed up for their program, they had a $500 deductible, which applied to the total cost of everything stolen.  They basically jacked up their deductible, without notice to us. As for Auto Insurance:

Posted by DJ Radio 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Steampunk Cakes!

This is shamelessly stolen from MAKE.  Cake Wrecks (yes, them :-) has a set of truly astounding steampunk cakes on their "Sunday Sweets" feature. gmjhowe should take note!

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Again How To- Stolen Instructables Content

Again How To Hi all,  not sure if this is really the correct place to be raising this (and can’t seem to find it mentioned elsewhere), but a new website called again how to has appeared aggregating content and reposting on their site, along the lines of ehow. It does appear to be pulling a hell of a lot of Instructables up on it, as well as off peoples personal sites (how I have picked up). I hope the Instructables legal team can have a look at this. Superpants

Posted by superpants 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

My radio in my car was stolen and I dont want 2 buy a new one. Can I hook up a cheap radio 2 play thru the car speakers?

I have a 1992 Honda Accord that has no radio. In the empty space where the radio used to be, there are two cables: one that looks like a headphone plug, and one that is some sort of 32-pin female connector. Is there any way I can hook a cheap radio or maybe an Ipod to play through the car speakers?

Asked by 9 years ago

how to get mobile gps details like id,gps number,chip details ?

Is this possible to find the stolen mobile by using mobile gps details ?

Asked by hgkarthik 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

How can I equip my bicycle with a tracking device? Answered

I'm about to start back to school and I want to be able to find my bike when it gets stolen. (I am operating under the assumption that it WILL get stolen.) I'd like to outfit the bike with some sort of tracking device, something that will be somewhat easy to hide and not cost me hundreds of dollars. I am a tech newbie but I have friends that can help me with anything complicated, so be specific if you have an idea and I'll do my best to figure it out. Thanks!

Asked by KedaDibandion 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Stolen Projects

What is one to do if they start a collaboration and someone else steals it out from under them and publishes it as their own Instructable? The Colaboration system is too flawed and I will never consider working on projects publicly again. They should be hidden from view of all but members of the collaboration itself. I had a project titled USB UPS and opened it for collaboration. A user (neelandan) saw it, copied the idea, threw together amateurish circuits and published the parts to it as his own. I had planned on publishing a very professional step-by-step for a usable project. Now the idea is moot since it's already been published.

Posted by LasVegas 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago

I can´t turn on mi TV Answered

Someone stolen my tv remote, wich it has a "lock key", that´s the problem I can´t use another universal remote, and the tv is useless

Asked by antagonico 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Stolen instructable

Well i do not now how & where to present this issue(not my issue).It is something i came across while browsing new instructables as usual. A person copied someone else's Instructable(He copied Everything).Just to enter a Contest . Everything same except the title Here is a link to both of them The original Instructable:- The Copied one:-      (He think's that the people here are fool's) The person who copied the instructable will be reaping the benifit of Pro membership(for featured instructable),which he does not deserve.

Posted by Bobblehead Einstein 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Any ideas for a cheap DIY brochure holder? Answered

I need to re-use something as a brochure holder but I don't want it too pricey or cool so that it gets stolen! Any advice is welcome!

Asked by blackturtle 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Email thinks I've stolen someone else's question

I posted the first answer to a question (this one, for reference). The original poster replied to my answer, and I got an email notification saying "You have 1 new answer to a question you asked!"I thought "that's a bit weird", replied to the reply, and got another message from Robot saying "People are answering your question! You have 1 new answers." and feeding me back my own answer.It's not exactly a fatal bug for me, but I couldn't help wondering if fwjs28, who was meant to be getting these notifications, actually wasn't, which would be a wee bit more serious.

Posted by PKM 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

fence preservation?

Any suggestions for keeping people from hopping my fence? They are bending my fence and trampeling my garden. Obviously electricution and barbed wire are not options. I wondered about solar lighting,(so the climbers could be seen) but I think the lights would be stolen.

Asked by porcupinemamma 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Locked out of Vista laptop Answered

Sony Vaio running Windows Vista Home. I bought a mac and didnt use the Sony for almost a year. Tried to log on and password is not accepted. This is the ADMIN user account. There are no other users. Please help. I own it, It's not stolen.

Asked by sway 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Found my iPad

Hey guys, my iPad got stolen about three days ago, and I would like you to know that I will be posting some new things soon. Sorry for my inactivity, I can't write much now, gotta get to school.

Posted by myOmy 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

how to protect mobile phones using rfid tags?

We have plenty of mobile phones used inside our office for testing and those need to be traced if it stolen or hand carried by outsiders,is it possible to use rfid tags to track those phones in exit points using rfid readers

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how to keep "intruders" out of treehouse in garden? Answered

I came home from a 6 week holidy and my treehouse had been trashed and branches were ripped off the trees and my swing had been stolen, does any one know how to deter or prevent people trashing it?, any help will be greatly apprecieated!!!

Asked by thecookiemonster 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

is there anyone that has directions and knows how to make a desk top lamp out of popsical sticks ?

I use to make them when my children were little and they were great but the directioins were stolen along with all my property when I put then into storage. and helped my mother take care of my dieing father in Florida

Asked by sabrosky3 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Reuse of old mobile

I am using a mobile phone  tracker site to track my car in case it is stolen.  I wanted to adapt the old mobile phone by stripping it down to essentials to ensure that the sim signal was still running but there was no need for the display / keyboard.  Is there an instructable or website that offers advice on how to do that? The phones are old nokia phones so not worried if they get trashed.

Posted by carter54 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Where did the recent published ibles go on the front page? Answered

At the bottom of the page the recent ibles seem to have been misplace or stolen.  Where did they go?  So many ideas that don't get featured show up there, how are we going to find them now?  Hopefully it's a  oversight on someones part, but till it gets fixed I'll might miss something ...AARRRGGGHHH!!!!

Asked by RedneckEngineer 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How do I change my password on this site? Answered

The "Normal" links do not work! I keep getting "Done" "Error on page" at the bottom of my browser! My PDA was stolen with all of my personal information on it and I need to change my password "Like Yesterday"! I can not fimd an Instructables site "Contact us" link like most sites have!

Asked by Normjr 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

report blatant copyright violations

Who should we be reporting stolen content to? IE. having it removed for review It's not MY content but I won't just watch and ignore while other people submit material ripped off from others. It shouldn't require a request from the owner for something do be done when it's so obvious. Step up and confront it. At least add something to the flag menu.

Posted by explosivemaker 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Does anyone know of a self destruct program for the hard drive on my laptop and desktop PC?

I am looking for a self destruct program for my computers hard drive(s). In case of my demise or if my laptop or desktop is stolen I want the hard drive to wipe out , re-format, short out, burn out or whatever if I do not personally input a cancellation code when prompted to do so either after a specified time or at boot-up. I just want to make sure that my personal information such as tax files, banking information and such do not fall into the wrong hands. The best case would be that I, and I only could resurrect the PC afterwards if I was to get it back if it was in fact stolen or, that it would be otherwise useless to whoever pried it from my cold dead hands. Thanks to all who can help.

Asked by graywoulf 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Secure method to attach a phone to wall or floor?

I would like to figure out an inexpensive and discreet way to attach a smartphone to the wall or floor (not directly - slightly set apart with e.g a rod or a lead), in a way that it is secure, and can't be easily stolen. The phone will be used as a display screen and will be resting on top of something, so needs to be relatively manouvreable. I have access to a laser cutter / clear perspex / workshop tools / ebay.

Asked by CassiaD 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Is it valuable to buy a hi-phone?

So unlucky,  my phone was stolen when I took the bus yesterday. I need to buy new phone for myself online, and I found this newest hiphone which suit for me, I really like it so much, but the iphone is not original, I am worried about the quality is not good. Is there somebody can give me some advice? Thanks in advance.

Asked by godbless 9 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

3D Dinosaur Cake, Solar USB Charger, Office Beach Prank

3D Dinosaur Cake Solar USB Charger Office Beach Prank Pan for Gold 5-Minute Ice Cream Stolen Passport Guide 8-Bit Sculptures Sand Fire Pit Flexible Fabric Circuit Stylish Lamps Remove a Cork with String Tasty Sandwiches Starfield Ceiling Digital Picture Frames Easy Copy Stand

Posted by randofo 8 years ago

can i buy an iphone online and use it just like an ipod touch even though i dont have a sim card?

My ipod touch was stolen, i want to buy a ipod touch again but i figured i could just buy an iphone and have the mic and the camera. would i be able to use this iphone (3g) as an ipod touch even if i didnt have a sim card in it?

Asked by cynical_chemical 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

The proceeds of crime, now on ebay.

It has been legal for some time now for UK law enforcement agencies to confiscate "the proceeds of crime" - the stuff that crooks buy with their ill-gotten gains.Not the stolen goods, but stuff legitimately bought with cash earned by illegitimate means.Leicestershire police have gone a step further, and are trialling selling said goods on ebay.Looking at their list, I'm not surprised to see heavy gold chains, TVs and game systems, but a flute?Leicestershire police ebay listBBC Story

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago

I can not change my password

How do I change my password? ... ... ... The "Normal" links do not work! ... ... ... I have been trying to change it through the "YOU" section. ... ... ... I keep getting "Done" and "Error on page" at the bottom of my browser! ... ... ... I never get an acknolegement or go to another page. ... ... ... I have been trying since Saturday night, May 23. ... ... ... My PDA was stolen with all of my personal information on it and I need to change my password "Like Yesterday"!

Posted by Normjr 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Personal electronics theft prevention

My daughter is going into high school and has had her scientific calculator stolen for three years in a row at school. These are pricey, running from $30-$40 each. Besides that, all the other things in her pencil bag, like compasses, triangles, pens, mechanical pencils. Frankly, I'm sick of my daughter not being prepared for class and spending money for the reprobates to just steal it.  Is there any way to tag her calculator economically to track it down?

Posted by hugabugs 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Are there any free xbox 360 emulators right now that can use xbox live? Answered

My family didn't feel like buying a replacement console after the xbox I had got stolen.  So now I have no way to play these games.  My question is are there any free xbox 360 emulators out there?  I know they must exist but I haven't found a free one that's any good. It must work on PC, vista platform.

Asked by DJ Radio 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago