What's the deal with the "PocketPC Friendly" message on the main
The EmE is written with basic HTML and does not use wide format tables, images, or other elements that will prevent the site from being viewed on a small screen device. To wit, the EmE can be read in full on a PocketPC or similar portable web browsing device. The EmE does not directly support AvantGo or other offline web browsing services - It is merely formatted to be viewed on a PocketPC screen as well as a full size screen.
Can I download the EmE to my hard drive? How?
The EmE is formatted with relative links so as long as the directory structure is intact all of its elements (images, links) will work even if the files are on your hard drive. You can download the EmE in its entirety (.ZIP format) here.
Be advised that the downloaded form of the EmE is subject to the same disclaimer and grant of license terms as the online version.
But isn't doing it illegal?
That depends on local laws and regulations. For the most part, the construction of any explosive device without the proper paperwork is a crime. In many cases simply preparing an explosive material itself is a crime. That legislation falls apart, however, when one considers that a rudimentary explosive can be made simply by leaving your stove on too long. In any case, the EmE does not specifically condone the construction of any explosive device or the synthesis of any explosive material. In layman's terms, simply because I'm telling you how doesn't mean you should go out and do it.
My little Timmy blew off his hand/took out an eye/brought a bomb
to school/hurt himself in some foolish manner and later mentioned your
site. I'm going to sue you!
No you're not. Little Timmy had to read through and agree to a disclaimer before he entered this site. All of his actions, boneheaded as they may be, are his responsibility and not mine. I make this clear repeatedly. Also, as stated above, if little Timmy learned how to make the pipe bomb or whatever he killed himself with on the internet he did not learn it here as the EmE has no bomb plans.
Additional legal issues are addressed in detail on the Legal and Disclaimer page.
I don't want my kids to have their minds corrupted by your filth.
How do I keep them off your site?
The EmE does not specifically cooperate with any internet filtering program or service. However, keyword blocking programs and services will probably block it by word association and it's only a matter of time before the web filtering databases are made aware of its presence. If you are truly that paranoid about it, invest in a commercial web filtering program.
No, not really. I freely admit that I do not know everything and had to look up quite a bit of information for the articles in the EmE. However, I list and credit my sources as need be. That's partly what the External Resources pages on the articles are for, you know.
Rest assured that I do not condone plagiarism of any sort. I do not engage in it and I expect others to treat my work the same way. To wit, if you plagiarize this site you had better pray that I don't notice. You are not allowed to copy this site and post it in any public forum in whole or in part. See also: Legal Page.
I found something that's wrong on your site.
Well, that'll teach me to be human. Drop me a line via Email and tell me about it. Be sure to include a source or two if you can. I tend not to reply to people who merely insist that I'm wrong and refuse to provide proof.
How do I get you to link my site?
Email me about it and include a link to your site. I'll review it and if it's worthwhile I'll link it. If it doesn't cut it I won't. If your site doesn't get linked please don't pester me about it incessantly. If I don't like your site, too bad. If you change it drastically for the better I may consider it.
I do not use link or ad banners on the EmE. I do have, however, standard sized banners for the EmE if your site uses banners.
Why did you link my site?
Obviously because it's relevant and you did a good job on it. I notify everyone that gets linked on the Links page, but I don't notify people whose sites I use as sources on External References pages.
Can I mirror your site?
No. See also: Legal Page, FAQ: Plagiarism.
I want to set something off in school / I
want revenge on someone / How do I build easy bombs / How do I build (object)
I've said before that the EmE is not written to deal with bombs. I don't officially condone hurting or killing other people. This isn't the Anarchy Cookbook. I don't deal with idiots that can't build their own pipe bombs, blow up their own enemies cars, or get expelled from their own schools. That's not my problem.
It really irks me when people jump out of the woodwork and ask me "how I make bombs out of household items?" or "I need help building this inane and pointless explosive object." Doing your own research is your job, not mine. If you can't figure it out and you can't fathom how to work Google you need to quit pestering me and find a new hobby.
Why can't I use the "Up to Main Index" button on the disclaimer page?