There should be a contest for the worst instructable ever.
Posted by jon123321 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Has anybody had a real bad experience with a customer? or a customer with an employee? So i was once worked at an ice cream parlor.A woman says to me in Spanish and the only word i recognized was chocolate (there's actually two chocolate flavors, regular and chocolate pecan ) so i gave her the pecan one ...she tastes it and she threw it at me, (lucky for me i had to do the long shift). On that same day another woman showed up and asked for chocolate pecan in broken English and i asked waffle or cone (people never specify waffle or cone) she gave me a dirty look and i gave her the cone,she throws it down on the ground, Being the only one there and I had to mop it up, some customers are yelling at me in spanish (later i figured out it was bad words). So by the end of that day i had about 5 people throw ice cream at me 2 were adults and 3 were kids. But i didnt quit because of that it was because the manager keep making me work on days i had school
Posted by CyrusII 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
As we know, the Wall-E Robot is the best ever instructable, because it has a rating of 4.62, and no instructable has a higher rating than the Wall-E Robot's instructable! And who wants to know the worst ever instructable? The worst ever instructable is Ghetto Hacks! Right now, It has a rating of 0.83, who wants to rate the instructable? Are you going to rate it as the "best ever" or "worthless"?If you want to know more worst ever instructables, visit this group, Worst. Instructables. Ever.
Posted by Plasmana 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Hi everybody, Plasmana here...I have been been inactive lately because I have a lot of stuff do, and now, I have to say this is going to be the worst christmas I have ever experienced...Because,My granddad passed away...So, I am very sad at the moment..And there has been a lot of bad things happing to UK at the moment, some stores are shutting down, causing many people losing their jobs, and there has been severe flooding in some parts of the UK...Because a lot of bad things happened, I may be inactive from instructables for a long time, but I will still be able to post some comments....
Posted by Plasmana 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Please forgive me if this topic has already been discussed in the forums. With the holidays up and coming, it seemed like a potentially good time to look into getting some magazines for monthly reading material. That said, what are your favorite (and least favorite) magazines? --Purduecer
Posted by purduecer 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I have been using knex probably for over 10 years and I have built a ton of different weopons and things but a fwew stick out. I do love my new transformers but my best work was a wearable mech suit. The boots could hold over 200 lbs and covered the whole body. My favorite was an AT-AT from starwars where if you hit the underbelly of the walker the head falls off and it drops to the floor like the movie one. I want to know people Best and favorite knex creations over the years.
Posted by glitched9700 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Just had to make a group for the terrible instructables. If you've ever felt the urge to point out a lame instructable, here's the place to do it. Feel free to post nominations in here. Of course, it's hard to follow the "be nice" policy with something like this. Really, though, if the instructable was that bad, the instructor usually didn't actually care to do it well. If they did try, and it just turned out bad, then they can still be added. Including a few tips on their page to encourage improvement wouldn't be a bad thing to do. Mostly, though, this is for those really terrible instructables that really should be deleted. Something like "Make light from matches. Instructions: Go to a dark room and light some matches." Have at it.
Posted by BorisTheSpider 11 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Here are the top most negatively-rated instructables (as of 10 Jun 2007):It doesn't stop falling... -46 it's still the most moronic post on the site (?):BLOW UP A GLASS SNAPPLE WITH YOUR HAND!!!!!https://www.instructables.com/id/EVBGUDRGU9EUBYRQ3B/A recent spurt of -ves takes:Opening up a coke machine to 2nd place with -21https://www.instructables.com/id/EWOYNZ04N8EWIJLOX6/Some +ve rating takes How to roll a Joint ! (if you dont like it don't read it !!) down to -20https://www.instructables.com/id/EFGG7JWF18DW9NB/To tie with:How to perform your own Tongue Bifurcation also at -20https://www.instructables.com/id/E53LXTNKPKEXCFG4K7/going up the chart to -18, it's very poor indeed:making the strongest hand-held laser strongerhttps://www.instructables.com/id/E8FS0ZXF1B3R8DV/-17 and still falling through blatent but admitted plaigarismSoda Tab Chainhttps://www.instructables.com/id/EDW2YEMF0ZSTFDK/still at -13Strong lighthow to not need to ever type in any computer class again-10cubePreviously clicking this link would give you current rankings. Under the new rating system you get unrated Instructables.L
Posted by lemonie 11 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
This commercial has been out for a while now, but I don't see why Burger King would be showing it, because it just makes them look really bad in front of millions of people... ...why would they even come up with such an idea in the first place...?
Posted by zascecs 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
School farting contest
Asked by KEYBOARDISBROKEN 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I came home from school and noticed a "you've been featured" message amongst my iBle messages. As surprised as I was, I was even more surprised that the Instructable in question was, IMO, my worst. I don't understand. How did my worst iBle, the one I was considering deleting, get featured? I made it one day because I was extreamly bored. Now all can see my low quality shame on the front page!*Is confused.*
Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Every time i turn my xbox on it turns itself off after like 2-5 minutes, im thinking that this is microsoft ripping people off by making them send their xboxes in every 3 months to get it fixed for like £40.00. and now it keeps turning itself on every 10 seconds then off again straight after. in short im thinking of buying a ps3 and a word to the wise everybody, dont buy an xbox, its a rip off, it will break down every couple of months. the amount of problems that a 360 has is endless, the rede ring, it scratches disks, xbox live costs way too much and a wifi adaptor does too, you cannot install any other operating ststem on it and you cannot play a game without the disk. 2-3 of my games have been cracked all the way through by my 360, buying it was one of my worst decisions i have made so far. on the other hand ps3 has wifi built in free online and you can play games without the disk. you can also install any operating system on it.
Asked by freerunnin1 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Does anyone know if there's a list/graph of the 'Most -whatever- on record' for the world, season by season? What I mean is, countries recording their hottest summer, wettest winter, worst drought, etc. I ask because it would give a pretty striking visual for climate change. It seems everywhere I spend any time it's the most something season on record, or at least for 40-50 years. Here's a little list I compiled a couple years ago, from where I'd been: 2002 - summer - New Zealand - worst drought on record - summer - Western Australia - worst drought on record - spring - Malaysia - hottest on record - winter - Ireland - wettest on record - autumn - Ireland - mildest 2003 - summer - Australia - worst drought - summer - United Kingdom - hottest summer, hottest day - summer - New Zealand - highest UV index 2004 - summer - British Columbia - longest - summer and autumn - British Columbia - worst fire season 2005 - winter and spring - Victoria, Australia- wettest - summer - Australian east coast - hottest - summer - Western Australia - coolest Since then it's been worst droughts, floods, cyclones, wettest summers, and now snow. If it hasn't been graphed, it should be.
Posted by SolarFlower_org 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Just write your answer (as a number of the ball machine), and then any random comments you want to say. Also, in your answer please also write to worst knex ball machine. Anyway, here are the options: 1. xXxXx 2. CHAOS 3. Deux 4. Relentless 5. Immeuble 6. Micro 7. Box 8. Lithium 9. Nano 10. Dos 11. Uno 12. Project N 13. Project S 14. Circle So which is the best, and which is the worst???
Asked by Hiyadudez 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Ok, so the school forces us to go to a crappy pep rally every time they have a football game. This one was the worst. They started out with a tribute to Michael Jackson. That was fine by me seeing how he is dead and I respect the memorial of dead people, but then they play his music through the WORST audio system ever made. It turned So-So (In my opinion) music into the worst ever. Then the school made us get up and do some of the moves for one of his songs, and I am not a dancing person, so you can imagine how pissed I was. They had their dance team do the moves for the rest of the songs, and then they put on stupid makeup to make the dancers look like zombies. It was just stupid because they just looked like clowns with big baggy white Tshirts. Then they had some random stupid stuff that was supposed to be for comedic humor, and I did laugh, but only because it was so stupid. (Hint: It involves transvestites). And then to make it worse, people start pulling out their cell phones and taking pictures like there is no tomorrow. At the VERY LEAST turn the flash and that shutter noise off. The end result was that I had a severe case of brain rot for 6 hours and I just recovered now. I think everyone who organizes pep rallies should be shot. At least make pep rallies optional. GAWD.
Posted by DJ Radio 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
While the autoparts place was testing my battery(projected to take 1.5 hrs) I drove home with just the emergency jump box running the system. Probably not factory recommended for long durations, but it was just a mile or 2. What's the worst that could happen?
Posted by Toga_Dan 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
What is the worst thing a creeper has blown up or done to you? Mine would have to be activation my base self-destruct system that was (not as far as I knew) through the wall in pinned me against! also, a pretty picture for you:
Posted by Earths_hope 8 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I have a jailbroken ipod touch 2nd generation, and i know that even with the official firmware you can take a screenshot by pressing the home and power buttons at the same time, but i am looking for an app, preferably from cydia but if worst comes to worst i will get installer, that allows you to take videos of the screen also. this would be great for me, because then i could run it through the windows movie maker and give it a voiceover and it goes straight to youtube instead of having suckishly blurry quality of my camera. thanks : )
Asked by A.C.E. 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I am going to attempt to build LCD sunglasses. I know how an LCD works, with an internal polarizer and the liquid crystal itself providing polarizing in a different direction. I am planning to use an LCD screen for a sunglass lens, but I'll need both small and oddly shaped LCDs. Is it possible to cut LCDs down to size or shape? If worst comes to worst, I will just have square lenses, but the thing which would fit best would be 1"x2". Can you buy these?
So I broke a wheel off my lawnmower, no big deal, just weld it back on. How was I supposed to know that a wooden stump would break it? Anyways, since i have a shitty flux core mig welder from Harbor Freight, I decided I'd ask a friend to use their gas mig to fix it. I bring the lawn mower over, bring the welder outside, clamp the wheel bracket back on, and start the weld. All of a sudden, there's a huge ball of fire all over my mask. I immediately stop welding, and jump backwards.. yelling out, while he sits there on the ground laughing. He switched the argon with acetylene, at 10psi. Not cool. It was hilarious, but not cool.
Posted by cvxdes 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Http://ruintheweb.com/This is the beginnings of a new instructable called 95 ways to ruin the web. I hope you can help me gather enough of the worst uses of internet technology as you can. Things like websites that move your mouse away from the close button, or midi that plays instantly which doesn't come with a pause button. The internet is full of crap and I plan on making the crappiest website of all time. When I do create my monstrosity it will be hosted at http://ruintheweb.com/. But for now you may upload your suggestions there, or you can comment here. What do you hate about the internet:
Posted by lamedust 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
How is everyone who lives in the path of the snow storm doing? I hope everyone's okay. We're in Oklahoma and the worst is over. We've been having jammies/movie marathons laughing ourselves silly. I think tomorrow might be warm enough for some snowman building. Make soup, stay warm, be safe!
Posted by zurichko 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I got a knex motor at goodwill and it has the worst torque it can not make a car go our do any thing use full is there a way to fix it. i do not mean using gears to bring up the torque the motor is silver. it just slips on the rod and will not turn it under pressure
Asked by sonic broom 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Making maple syrup is a great activity for those of us lucky enough in the north, but it's also very energy intensive. A wood fire is not the worst of the energy choices to reduce the sap, but there must be someone out there with the creativity to come up with a DYI solar evaporator. any ideas?
Posted by alanrb 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I know the title must sound odd, but this is actually a sappy, and in my opinion original gift idea for a female. Said female is significant. Need I say more? Anyways, I was wondering if there was a material that held a scent particularly well other than just normal fabric or something. Here's the idea: Have a pendant: small or large, really doesn't matter, that I can spray with my cologne, since she really enjoys it, it will hold the scent? ' This is just an idea, I did a little research to no avail, because I realized that this was just a little.. odd. XD Would really appreciate some fellow brainstormers. If worst comes to worst I was thinking I could actually take some of the cologne and have it in an intricate little glass vial and hang it from a pendant. Thanks all for your time and consideration, Roddie
Posted by roddiemi 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I have tried to make forums but I made too many of the same. What's worst is that they don't let me get rid of them. The first some time they said error 400 but now it says ERROR 500: java.lang.NullPointerException.These are the forums:forum 1forum 2forum 3
Posted by Masterdude 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Happy New Year everyone on Instructables!!!!! 2010!!!!! With New year now come and gone, we are wanting to know your best and worst New Year moments. Doesn't matter what happened, just post it. Pictures are also gratefully appreciated. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Posted by Hydroelectric 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
They have started the final countdown for the LHC.Some say that it will find the God particle.Others say that it will kill us all.I say hope for the best, but [http://instructables.com/community/Its-the-End-of-the-World-As-We-Know-It-.../ prepare for the worst.]For more information, look at these newer posts:More on the LHC Countdownand End of World One Step Closer. Or Not.
Posted by Tetranitrate 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I need it white to look like a blueprint, as it's a project for school. I tried a white pencil, it was OK but I had to push down really hard and it was bad for details. Worst case scenario, I'll use that.
Asked by HMice 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Would it be safe to attach a hammock to a deck with a roof. it looks like the one in the picture below. the hammock would go where the green circles are drawn. about how many pounds can something attached to those posts hold . thanks and also where would be the worst place to attach it. http://s2.postimg.org/lqhtwz5rd/dexxkk.jpg
Asked by KawalS 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
I'm using usb to power a network of devices for my next project. I'm not sure if my usb port can supply enough current for it. So how much does it pull? I'd like to have worst-case current. Maybe someone could do a quick test? :)
Asked by 4lifenerdfighter 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Here is a great idea to improve groups. anybody in a group can add ibles to that group, even though they are not moderators and the owner is not a group member. my ible got added to the "worst instructables ever" group, and I can't remove it. so, I was thinking that when somebody tries to add someone else's ible to a group, a request will be sent to the author to confirm or deny. good idea, huh?
Posted by DJ Radio 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I am trying to make a Cartesian 3D printer out of Legos I have the printer almost done. It is time to start thinking about how I am going to control it. The RepRap uses the Arduino, I believe, although I'm probably wrong. I have an Arduino Mega The motors are RCX geared motors. They are powering a few worm gears, and all the setups I have are so far identical. I have, or will when this is finished, X,Y, and Z axes, as well as a filament feeder. I could just adjust the values of some already present software. This is probably the easiest solution. If worst comes to worst, I can replace the Lego motors with some sort of servos. So i guess my question is: where can i get 3D printer control software for an Arduino? And also, what random things do you know that could be helpful to this project? all comments welcome Thanks.
Asked by kiffer360 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I wonder why Instructables is not using some basic spam filters to prevent these idiotic bots from posting? At least a simple language check to lock out the worst ones would be great. If during writing and posting the system notices most of the text is not in english than it will be filtered so a mod can check it. Can't be too hard, can it? Don't know about others but I don't really like those spammers and prefer to have them running at locked doors.
Posted by Downunder35m 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
503c org need to be chartered. board of directors location? sponsors? anyone ever tried to hold a large event? not as the boss but have been on boards for things like this.2000 to 8000 people show up,worst than not enough interest is too much ,ever ordered 200 portable pottys?what if food venders back out at last min? or the bands get into fights? sounds like fun ,need some help?
Posted by bikerbob2005 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
It's that time of year again. The best / worst part this year was the moment when the family of a local man, recently killed in action, laid a wreath and the whole parade burst into spontaneous applause. They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. ................................... When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today
Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago
There are many games out there that have seemed to escape the public eye and has slipped under a sea of top-tier titles and remain unknown to many unfortunate gamers out there. I call upon the eccentric and the wise to cast their knowledge of lost gaming gems to those of us here, and let us have a few hours of gaming goodness. Remember that this is only for the lesser known titles, not the best or worst games. Thank you, and have fun.
Posted by Thergox 6 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I logged in to my pro membership account this morning and saw that there was not one, but several ads being displayed on the Instructables homepage. The worst of them is a giant video ad promoting a new show at the top of the page! Can anyone explain to me why I'm suddenly seeing ads even though I'm a pro member?? I know that the organization needs revenue, but they got it in the form of membership money from me, so I should't have to see these ugly ads. This disappoints me tremendously...
Posted by He11uvaCook 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I have a hole in the back of my favorite jeans I tried sewing them but as I am a novice in that department the hole opened up at the worst of times in class the hole is on the side of my right back pocket and I was wondering if I can fix it with out resorting to a patch? 1st Picture is the hole after previous attempt 2nd Pic is previous attempt at fixing them
Asked by 10mmrookie 9 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I don't have an Xbox 360, and I probably never will, but for anybody who owns one, their worst nightmare is the Red Ring of Death. There are several causes for the Red Ring of Death, this forum topic is here for people to post how they have managed to avoid it and other 360 problems, including overheating. If I get enough ideas, I may post a Collaboration. If you post an idea, make it as detailed as possible, and if you can, with pictures.
Posted by Aeshir 11 years ago | last reply 9 years ago