Oh So Tired...

Ach. Wouldn't you know it? I finally start a group that seems to be taking off, and I've come down with something nasty. I've been coughing for two weeks, but I've developed some pretty horrid symptoms that only go away when I'm lying down. I'd appreciate it if you guys livened up the group while I'm out by inviting some more furry friends to join it. Thanks, Kataze (Bleach refrencer extrordinaire!)

Posted by Kataze 10 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: www.ninjapirate.com/article/deadrat

Posted by DJ Radio 8 years ago


What I truly hate about the holiday season.

It's when the new shows start telling me how much to tip everyone. The serious "advice" from these people ranges anywhere for a day's pay to a month's salary for everyone from the garbage man (there are four on the trucks in my neighborhood, does each receive $100?) to each person where I get my haircut, not just the barber, EVERYONE. The suggested tips run up into the thousands of dollars. Hey Christmas, go to hell! And let's not forget the office gift exchange, we are strongly encouraged to participate, since they can't make it mandatory, to bring a new $10 gift. Last year I hand made something and caught a firestorm of crap for it. This year, being my last, I bought a $10 gift and gave it to Toys for Tots. Materialistic, self centered BS that's the holiday spirit.

Posted by Tool Using Animal 10 years ago


How to Tell if a Webpage Sucks

Somewhat amusing: How to Tell if a Webpage Sucks.And yeah, we try not to suck. If we accidentally do you should tell us. :-)

Posted by canida 10 years ago


New format

Wow, I have to say the changes to Instructables were not good ones. You took a perfectly usable interface for the projects and managed to make it harder to use. I feel frustrated that I had to dig to get what I wanted. And this whole Ace branding scheme, guess it's time for the site creators to cash out, right? Really, you've taken a site I enjoyed visiting and made it useless.

Posted by DELETED_rlanctot 8 years ago


Science Section

Is it just me, or is the science section as a whole getting suckier?Science is my best subject. I get A's in school, avidly read Scientific American and other science magazines, read physics and astronomy books, and once gave a 45 minute speech about the viability of Algae as bio fuel (Instructable coming soon) for a science project. So obviously, when I first joined, I ate up the science section, reading through great instructables, like the ones created by egbertfitzwilly (oh, shut up, you know who I mean) and other great instructablers. I loved them. Now however, it seems to be full of toy guns, electronics projects that belong in tech and recipes. Goda**it, just because your beer recipe uses yeast doesn't make it a freaking science fair project! If your instructable doesn't need a second category, DON'T GIVE IT A SECOND CATEGORY. Whoa, that was hard, eh? For instance, this. Its not a bad Instructable, sure, what what the heck is it doing in the science section? How about the ginger beer instructable? Or smart LED's? Or a coding machine? I want, and I'm sure others want, more Egbert and Nurdrage styled instructables, with cool stuff that makes us go "Whoa" and want to do it ourselves, not some of the random junk that people seem to throw in to get an extra 3 hits.

Posted by Rotten194 9 years ago


"featured" banner obscures the thumbnail image

That banner that says "featured" might as well say "obscured!". Those little thumbnails are hard enough to see already. When you put the featured banner over it it cuts it off and hides a major portion of the image. Howabout putting golden radiance around the image, or angels with garlands, or something good? You guys are already covering the screen with a parchesi-monopoly worth of stuff, why do you need to deface my nice thumbnails? You own the screen all around my tiny thumbnail. Put your signage there where it increase the contextual information value of the screen instead of overwriting that image which is supposed to be worth a thousand words. By that calculus, that word "featured" is a net loss of 200 or so words. That featured banner sucks pixels!

Posted by TimAnderson 9 years ago


Who decided to fix the website

Who decided to revamp how messages and comments work? THAT wasn't broken....what genius decided to fix something that wasn't broken? Hey, how about fixing the part where I see a message from 1 year ago, followed by 2 months followed by 1 week, followed by 2 years followed by 3 days?

Posted by SuperTech-IT 1 year ago


I am so bummed out!

I am so bummed out! I just had to format my laptop memory because the file ntoskrnl.exe got corrupt! I lost so much data that I had! Including Photoshop 7. My laptop wouldn't boot up, so I asked Dell about it, so I had to format it!

Posted by Shadow Dragon 10 years ago


Schools Out For Summer

Yes, just finished my last final of the semester, and having been in school part time year round since 2003, I'm taking this summer OFF!!!!!! Woo Hooo. I keep calling it the summer of love, cuz I'm gonna love every minute of it. HAHA And barring any emergencies coming up, I'm stopping at the gun store on the way home tomorrow and getting a new toy to celebrate. yeah life is all kinds of awesome right now.

Posted by Tool Using Animal 7 years ago


It was totally worth it to get Indiana Jones for $9!

Yes, a win for consumerism, the economy is saved.So which side of the bell curve do you think these shoppers fell on?

Posted by Tool Using Animal 9 years ago


Big/unignorable problems with the instructables website

Hello Anyone who reads this topic. I have massive problems viewing the instructables website ,in fact this problem stayed with me since i had my first psp,and then my new psp has the same problem. First,It randomly asks me if i want to save a file i think it is called tracking.jsp Second,the website shows up really messed up. Third if you want more info,browse the instructables website on a psp so you can see what i mean. Take a look at the pictures- oh yeah...its on the psps browser just in case you did not know Here are its specs,just in case you did not know Cpu clock 222MHz -max 333MHz Memory(RAM) 64Mb(unlike the 32 of the phat psp) Os running: CFW 5.00 M33-6(same thing happened in OFW 3.75 and OFW 5.00) Memory stick:1GB total/about 400MB free space As you can see in the pictures this is horrificly bad. Any ideas?

Posted by ReCreate 9 years ago



Dead laptop

My acer aspire 6920 laptop doesn't boot. I have tried the POWER RESET (as an option specified on the acer website), by removing the battery, unplugging, and holding the power button for 20-30 seconds. This had no effect.How it happened:I was playing a game called Warzone2100 on Ubuntu, and it FROZE, so i did a hard shutdown and then.....When I press the power button the following happens:>The Cinedash, and power button light come on . The Hard drive and Cd-rom, fan, and HDD start-up as well.>The hard drive light above the caps lock and num lock indicators flashes seven times consistently, with about a 3/4 of a second between each flash.>The system shuts off completely>(without anyone pressing the power button)The system turns back on and nothing happened.>The system requires a hard shut down.During this entire period NOTHING shows up on the screen, and the back light stays off.I think my BIOS is a PHOENIX and according to some research 7 BIOS beeps means its a bad processor. So I think my flashing light could be a Bios indicator.If my conclusion is true, do laptop processors cost ? and where would I be able to get one ?Are they easy to install ? are they interchangeable with desktop processors ?BTW My processor is an Intel Centrino T5750 Dual Core 2.0ghz.Thanks to anyone who helps me out !

Posted by littlechef37 9 years ago


BANANAS: they SUCK

Posted by snook123 8 years ago


Hamster help?

Ok, so I went to take my hamster out of his cage, after 3 days of rest. When I lifted him up, he turned his head. On his left eye was a big black thing covering his eye socket. I thought it was bedding, or food stuck in it. So, I take him to petsmart. They DO NOT WORK ON RODENTS. Are you kidding me, I bought him here. So we get home, and I take him out of his ball. I notice the black stuff is gone. It was his eye. Oh my god. It was so gross. What should I do after I clean it.

Posted by mg0930mg 9 years ago


Windows 7 truely sucks

I put Windows 7 pro on my gaming PC, oh my god, it sucks so damn bad! Good thing I dual booted with Vista, I have no clue what everybody was thinking when they said it was good! Every 10 minutes, blue screen on death. Tried everything, removing ram, taking out the video card, changing the power supply, plugging it straight into the wall with out the battery back up, nothing worked, so I booted Vista and it worked great, had it on for 2 days so far. And yes, my computer is very compatible with 64-bit. Windows 7 had a 10 minute maximum. Windows Vista just works, I just wish it had XP mode.

Posted by Yerboogieman 8 years ago


Sucking Carbon out of the air?

I read somewhere that lye can absorb carbon from the air, and that organizations are putting out HUGE tubs of lye to suck up carbon. I wonder if it works.

Posted by lawizeg 10 years ago


Ads with sound suck

just saying... Especially when they start up by themselves. Why would anyone want this?

Posted by dvboy 7 years ago


Did the maker fair suck or something?

I've been waiting for a post or report on the make:fare or whatever it's called. Anybody go and would like to share?

Posted by royalestel 11 years ago


this group

Sucks. here's 2 pics to make you happy

Posted by thefirstgaruga 10 years ago


school

My school sucks does yours, weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Posted by T-man 10 years ago


Draft collections cannto be removed.

And there seem to not be any way to report a bug so here it's. I screated 2 identical collecitons because intercafe sucks, and now i cannot remove them because UI sucks even more?

Posted by swistak84 2 years ago


Lefties Rule

We <3 Being Lefty

Posted by SnapFitPieces(: 7 years ago


Who can help me stop sucking at Soduku?

I've tried playing Soduku before, and I understand how the game works, but it takes me hours to do the easiest puzzles incorrectly. If there's any Soduku experts out there, I'd appreciate the help.

Posted by ironman7 9 years ago


New page layout

I hate what you did to the web page it really sucks.

Posted by tomary 5 years ago


forget homework, school sucks, no matter what i get bad grades, anyone else?

Btw, anybody got an exercise lab introduction i can have, it just has to be about exercise and what happens when you do it. seriously, i dont want to do it.

Posted by Yerboogieman 9 years ago


Google

Please instructables, never sell the company to new management like you tube did!!!!!!! This place would suck if it were run by google!

Posted by 8bit 9 years ago


Searching Sucks

What is up with the search? I used to search for stuff and a bunch of pictures and descriptions came up, I could quickly find what I was looking for by looking at the photos. Now it's a google style search with no images. This is completely awful and I will not use it nor waste a crapload of time searching for stuff that used to take 2 seconds. instrucables.com should be embarrassed because of how awful this search is.

Posted by captainserious 8 years ago


Prewound Electromagnets

I want to make a wind turbine but I suck at coil winding. Where can I get prewound coils?

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 10 years ago


Is this nerf gun that i colored bad?

 Ok so i wanted to see if you guyz think i suck at adding little patterns onto nerf guns or if im ok at it this is what i can do with a little time, tape, and sharpie. If i suck could you tell me how i could improve? thanxs and sorry if its blurry

Posted by ~Z~ 8 years ago


GAH. I WANT HIGH-SPEED ACCESS TO THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY!

Arrrrrrgh! Dial-up sucks! I can't watch anything on YouTube, play games online, or download anything! It makes me want to cry and slit my computer cables with an like an emo! By the way, I have dial-up because I live outside of the nearest town, and the cables don't go to out-of-town. And wireless sucks and is extremely expensive.

Posted by Aeshir 11 years ago


How can I get a ventilator to suck air from a smoke machine and trap the smoke?

 Hi, I`m making a 2meter laser etched cardboard dinamic sculpture face of a girl inhaling smoke with a smoke machine on the mouth, and I want to imitate this inhaling effect!:  2 Q> what can I use to get the "nose" to absorb the smoke? :  {"A fan or blower can be used to suck the vapor in. Then if you have a long enough duct or large enough chamber let the vapor evaporate/dissipate. You can also run it through a furnace filter to help condense the water vapor faster. "} https://www.rolight.nl/Home/Webshop/effect/rookmachine/EFNELOQ20/Look-viper-S-DMX-met-2liter-regular-fog I got the fog machine 2.1 Q> -I am looking for a strong fan or blower that sucks the air in like a nose (and some machine that traps the smoke particles coming from the smoke machine), but What am I looking for more specifically?  

Posted by DIAGONALLIS 10 months ago


This contest is gonna be Da bomb!

Think about it, almost anything can be modded to use batteries, I hope we get some great entries, even if the prize kinda sucks......

Posted by Bartboy 9 years ago


will this evaporate?

I am turning a bic lighter into a zippo. i used heet for fuel but that evaporated to quick. if i used tiki torch stuff would it evaporate fast to? it needs to be sucked to the wick.

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago


Can I turn a Hover mower into a Dog Poo vacuum sucker upper ?

I have an old but working hover mower (Flymo). How could i turn this into a vaccum device to suck up dog poo in my garden ? This isnt the model I have, but it works in the same way.     I can get my hands on plastic pipe duct tape etc, and obviously it would work from mains power.

Posted by Thunderballs 3 years ago


Love Sucks Party

My friend Bug is responsible for a fine Valentine's Day tradition: the Love Sucks party.This party is held whenever he's single (according to the rules below), and is open to any single friends and their single friends. It's usually held at a distinctly non-romantic type of restaurant with ample seating and strong drinks. I know of at least one marriage that's come of Love Sucks parties, but that's really not the point, is it?The rules:1) Single is defined as a) really single, b) your SO is at least 3,000 miles away, or c) you don't have a date for Valentine's Day and your romantic entanglements require a white board for proper mapping, otherwise known as the Circus Trainer Clause. (As in, "my girlfriend is out for dinner with her husband and her girlfriend, the circus trainer..." or something equally convoluted enough to require a whiteboard for mapping.) Either way, participants are likely to be a bit grouchy about the holiday.2) Single friends can bring another of their single friend as a "non-date", ie someone they would never date. There may be more rules, but as I've never been (un)lucky enough to attend one of Bug's Love Sucks parties I'm a bit fuzzy on the other details. (Bug, can you help out here?) It should be noted that he's NOT planning one this year, as he doesn't qualify to attend. ;-) This shouldn't stop you from picking up this worthy tradition. Just make sure to bring a whiteboard.UPDATE: here's Bug's official description and invite template for all to use.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


confetti blower clogging

Hello everyone. I have a question which I think will be a simple one for you guys. I bought these mini confetti blowers for our church. They suck confetti, which are mainly small shiny rectangular pieces or some rose shaped paper-like material pieces, and blow them to the air. So ours came with a hose setup to suck the confetti: http://i.imgur.com/L3dzXMM.jpg I decided to modify it to suck confetti from inside a box like these ones do: http://i.imgur.com/EkE930u.jpg Here's a sketch of how it looks now with the box I made. http://i.imgur.com/Q5rPvfp.png What's happening though, the confetti pieces after few seconds form a clog where the box connects with the tube. http://i.imgur.com/pd7ZYFL.png If I push that clog with my hand, the confetti is sucked in and flows through the tubes and is blown just fine. I modified my box from the inside like so, but it didn't change anything. http://i.imgur.com/60vn7yW.png -> http://i.imgur.com/F5hzBwr.png Someone unlike me who actually understands why that is happening, can you explain why clog happens and how would you suggest me to modify my box shape to fix this? Not that the hose setup is bad, it just looks like a modified vacuum cleaner like that and not very pretty to have in ceremonies and we still need a box to put the confetti pieces and the hose in to suck the confetti so I thought I could just have the box on the machine itself and make it easier to handle.

Posted by MarkL9 3 years ago


Quote of The Week

This weeks quote was used when a person said "in my opinion rock sucks"Everyone is entitled to an opinion, yours is just wrong.-logic boy

Posted by Fred the Penguin 8 years ago


knex power guns

What is the most powerful knex gun for people with limited knex I have got only two kits and the guns i create suck. mecmac97

Posted by mecmac97 9 years ago


Honey Badger Don't Caramel !!

So....I had this idea.. LOL.  And I found out that I suck at badgers.  The question is ::::: To Instructable or NOT to Instructable?

Posted by kristylynn84 6 years ago


I hate this new setup

This sucks, what was wrong with it before? My favourites are hidden away and everything's been moved around. And oh JOY now I can't unfave the instructable from my "favourites" page.

Posted by A good name 9 years ago


the 6 foot, the longest range knex gun in history!

Here is a preview of the longest range gun in knex history, the 6 foot!!!!!!!!(the barrel is 6 feet long!!!!!!) Instructable coming soon , or shall I say novel sized building manual, just as soon as I get Mlcad working because of the size of this beast. KillerK and benfoxg eat my dust!!!!!! its still in construction, so subscribe, and stay tuned!  

Posted by Knex_Gun_Builder 8 years ago


Mimiga Doll?

Hey, I am addicted to the game Cave Story and I would really like a stuffed version of one of the characters. I suck at sewing, and any help on how I should do this would be awesome. Thanks!

Posted by crazyJ113 5 years ago


User Name

What do I have to do to change my user name? It is currently "waynecathy33" and my ole lady made me enter it that way. I think it sucks and I want to change it to "Gyrine 77".

Posted by Gyrine 77 10 years ago


Save my Christmas Tree!

My Christmas tree is no longer sucking up water,and it is beginning to droop.I remember hearing on Mythbusters that bleach helps the Christmas tree last longer. Is this a good idea,or do you have another suggestion?

Posted by Sedgewick17 10 years ago


iRobot Destroy!

IRobot has a dark side... a very very dark side. Who knew cute little robots that sucked gunk out of your floor would turn into this:http://blog.wired.com/defense/2007/10/roomba-maker-un.html

Posted by randofo 10 years ago


How many Of your instructables are rated under 3*?

How many of you instructables are rated under 3*? I have 2, my ASCB, and my Handgun. They suck. How about you?

Posted by Seleziona 8 years ago


"Castle Cannons" forge world map Machinima

What I've been up to in Halo Reach recently.  Hopefully my machinma skills don't suck even though it's my first time making a video in this format.

Posted by DJ Radio 7 years ago


Are you the noob?

Whenever you owned someone on matchmaking does it ever dawn on you that that was you in 2007 (when halo 3 came out) But for the people that just purely (suck...) it's just sad...... SO TELL US YOUR MOST AMAZING NOOB KILL!!!!!!

Posted by thelastspartan 9 years ago