@striker007: can you press the windows key and R key at the same time for a run prompt and enter the command eventvwr
In the event viewer look at the application log and try to launch those two programs, refresh the event log after they fail and see if any error or warning logs show up if they do please report back what they are. This could be a registry issue that has happened, the event viewer should return enough info to resolve this.
@ebswift: Its more about wanting people to own up to having been fooled by a fraud. And force Ahmed into the spotlight for abusing peoples good will for his lies about his inventing. No one likes being played, its embarrassing but the sooner people admit they aren't a racist for thinking that Ahmed lying about possessing any knowledge or enthusiasm for inventing anything or electronics tinkering at all is wrong the sooner people can learn to be more critical of presented facts in the future and move on the better.
I mean this is the worst thing ever lets teach youth everywhere that as long as you can get away with a lie you are going to go places and be rewarded. Whats worse is his entire family is enabling this to continue.
So instead of just focusing on police overreacting to a misbehaved youth we now have this message that white america is trying not just to keep the Muslim community down but also the scientific engineering community as well. this issue is so diluted its sickening.
Whether this was a bomb hoax or not doesn't matter it was obviously something intended to disrupt class and get a reaction, the school and his family could have and should have disciplined him for that.
So I had been reading all the Ahmed hype the last few days as it was going up on reddit and I was like wow typical southern racial profiling.
Then I had a reality check and thing wow this kid is a real piece of shit. Hes not an inventor at all hes not even a maker not by a long shot. So all hes done is lie about being an inventor (briefly flash another fake invention probably a vcr or some shit hes taken the case off of) because I mean this is what a simple media player looks like inside. not the crazy mess of wires and shit he briefly flashed in 2 videos.
And then I cant find any evidence of any inventions I see a jumble of e-waste recovered wires on his desk, and a $10 soldering iron, no soldering station, no sponge, no solder sucker... so on and so forth. Everything is so staged now.
Seems like he had a cheap clock he took it apart and put it in a cheap little pencil case briefcase and was like oh wow that reminds me of like a call of duty bomb im goign to show the guys it'll be funny cuz we're geeks and it looks cool.
Then at school it was immediately recognized as not a bomb (its reasonable to believe some school personnel have received modest training on identifying a hoax bomb maybe a 1 hour online seminar is enough. Then police reacted with there heavy foot and disregard for protocol that is typical these days to make this a soap box rally.
Id be pissed that hes trying to pretend hes an inventor making young inventors look like oblivious dipshits, and accepting the good will of well intentioned mentors in the industry with a shit eating grin knowing hes a piece of shit. thats how I now feel, Basically 14 year olds are still ignorant shit disturbing liars and still the police forces operate heavy handedly outside the law both are problems that need to be addressed. not one or the other.
@CrippleCaptain: upto I saw the check which was of $4750 , I didn't believe that...my... neighbour was like they say realey taking home money in there spare time on-line. . there uncle started doing this for under 18 months and resently cleard the debts on their appartment and got a top of the range Dodge . Visit Website ,
@CrippleCaptain: The wife started vapeing and she's been without a real cigarette for 2 months now. I don't smoke but find the whole thing fascinating; like the hardware, the community, and all the crazy flavors.
PRO TIP: BLU e-cigs are bad. NJOY King e-cigs are good.
@Falcon: I... uh.. I never said this. That was @CrippleCaptain. I just copypasta'd in the Tested IRC channel.
(Which is in freenode, by the by. Channel #tested. Come on by!)
@Leptok: USB audio adapters are their own sound card, hell they even work in a ps3 as crazy as that is
@CrippleCaptain: as an owner of that set, it sadly doesnt my come with any bits that would fit on game bits, i think ifixit does sell the bits for game stuff. That set is great and the screwdriver that comes with it is really nice.
@CrippleCaptain: According to the post, there aren't any links. However, further down there's this:
The Windows 8 Setup Tool
If you have a valid Windows 8 product key (no matter whether OEM or retail, whether upgrade or the full product), you can produce an iso file using the Windows 8 Setup Tool. Download and execute the file Windows8-Setup.exe from Microsoft, enter your product key, and have the tool download the Windows 8 setup files. The tool will then be able to compile an iso file from the download. This procedure however has some restrictions, as it will determine the language and bit edition of the download from the system from which it is executed, and doesn't allow to change these parameters.
That sounds useful.
The space videos are easily among the best Tested has ever done, even though it doesn't really feel like Tested. Now I want a burrito, which actually looks easier to eat in space.
@CrippleCaptain: It is amazing the work Hadfield and NASA does to interact with journalists, schools, websites etc.
@CrippleCaptain: No kidding. He's been the internet's Man of the Hour for the past few weeks. What a great idea, and how awesome it is that Will and Norm get to be involved, if somewhat indirectly.
@CrippleCaptain: perhaps even melt away when exercising from the lactic acid?
@CrippleCaptain: Jetfire's toy was licensed to Hasbro from Bandai. There was actually no illegal copying. In the show Skyfire (renamed as to not be confused with the decepticon jets) was in several episodes then 'disappeared' like so many other characters in order to make room for more characters to show up in order to sell more toys. Vicious cycle.
@CrippleCaptain: Just get an aftermarket start menu like Start8. I did, and haven't seen the Metro start screen in weeks.
@Fish_Face_McGee: Well I obviously cant hold out forever, but I'll probably use windows 7 until its unsupported or they release an OS that has all of the features of windows 8 minus the a start screen.
There will be a Metro desktop before there's no Start screen.
@CrippleCaptain: Even if Windows 9 makes the desktop less prominent?
@CrippleCaptain: Got one for $20 shipping included. Thanks!
@CrippleCaptain: As it is an electricity gun, we decided it would have a button trigger in the grip, but we ran out of time to add it. As you never see it close-up we figured it didn't matter. The final pistol does have a cable attaching it to a power pack on the belt (which also had some EL wire in it).
@YoungFrey: Half life on the oculus rift would really be a great experience, that game had fantastic suspense
Support has already been modded into HL2 and Black Mesa. I'm not sure about the original HL though.
@whistlebottom: Well I know its not a popular decision but to be honest 3d printing of lethal or harmful weapons of any kind actually disgusts me, There are certainly political climates that I don't have this opinion on but in north america its how I feel about it. I really only mentioned that making bullets already exists to contribute to your thread (also i'm sure it still falls under "making") It actually probably takes more skill and money to 3d print a projectile then it does to use a hand press and metal mold.
So I think its a good example of how some difficult engineering can be accomplished with 3d printing but id hate to see 3d printing of weapons parts become an uncontrolled diy activity.
This guy made an AK47 our of a shovel. You can't feasibly legislate guns away.
@CrippleCaptain - awesome! Let us know how you like it. We'd love your feedback which we can roll into the game. Star Traders gets a new update almost weekly with new features and bug fixes, so please help us make the game better!
@CrippleCaptain - we have had that request a few times because all of the game play is really laggy. It doesn't show the game as well as one would hope. It is because its on an older tablet and it can't get a good frame-rate when doing on-screen recording.
Have you tried Star Traders out?
@CrippleCaptain: Is it button-press easy? I imagine there's also a group of enthusiasts who can already make lower receivers, but what makes this particular story (and the whole maker movement, really) interesting is how they're lowering the skills needed to make this things down to almost nothing.