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Eee PC Hack – How to install Ubuntu Eee for ASUS Eee PCs!

In case you have bought an ASUS Eee PC with Windows, there’s a special version of Ubuntu, customized just for the Eee PC models.

This allows you to install the Ubuntu on Eee PCs without too much headache as it has already been configured for the factory hardware.

Ubuntu Eee is not only Ubuntu optimized for the Asus Eee PC. It’s an operating system, using the Netbook Remix interface, which favors the best software available instead of o

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Toilet Hack – How to Clean the Toilet with Baking Soda and Vinegar! (and save earth too)

Wow, here’s Clorox Toilet Bleach substitute that will make your toilet cleaner while saving earth from harmful chemicals going down the drain into the ocean.

All Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaner

1 cup vinegar 1/2 cup baking soda

The very simple procedure that goes along with this recipe is……Put the vinegar into the toilet bowl. Leave it be and have a cup of coffee…..give yourself say 30 minutes, so grab a magazine to read while you are sipping your coffee. Return to the toilet after you are finished reading, grad your toilet br

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Arduino Hack – How to Control OLEDs with Arduino!

Here’s a really cool way to control OLEDs with Arduino.

4D Systems makes some really nice serial OLEDS. They aren’t hard to use, but the documentation for them is very scattered. This tutorial pulls together the various pieces i’ve found so that you can get up and running very quickly.

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Magnet HACK – High-speed Magnetic Levitation / Floating Magnets Dude!


Here’s a great demonstration of a levitating magnet with 2 high-speed rotating cylinders.

Maybe someone can take this idea further and make us some hoverboards please!

While working on science museum exhibits in 1990 I came up with the above idea: it is known that a spinning metal disk will lift and fling a strong magnet. Therefore, metal rods with opposite spin will lift a magnet but WON’T fling it sideways. It works! I used “sched-80″ heavy wall copper tubes about 1-3/8

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Gmail HACK – How to Protect yourself from Gmail Session Hackers!

Here’s an interesting video that shows hackers sniffing the Wifi to retrieve Gmail cookie. Of course, this is when you are using Gmail without HTTPS secure access.

For secure Gmail, simply use instead of


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DIY Wii HACK – How to use your Wii as a DVD Player!

We know it’s a pain in the ass to buy a separate DVD player, especially if you have just bought a Wii.  Here’s  a great Wii hack showing you how to use your Nintendo Wii as a DVD player!

For some reson Nintendo decided not to include the dvd play-back function into the wii.

But it is now possible thanks to some amazing work by Team Twiizers

You Will Need:

A Wii (Duh!) A Sd Card A Way For You Wii To run Homebrew

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Google Hack – Get Olympic Scores/Schedule on Google!

Google is providing some live scores and schedules if you type, “xxx olympics”, where “xxx” is the name of your sport.

Try this for soccer

Search Engine Land noticed that Google now shows a onebox* for certain Olympics-related queries, like tennis olympics or taekwondo olympics. This seems to work

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Memcached, MediaWiki, and MySQL for optimizing Database

Today, I saw that Hackszine’s Jason Striegel has postsed a blog post about Memcached and MySQL.

Well, basically Memcached is an open-source software for your web server that allows you to cache almost any MySQL query.

In other words, it caches your MySQL queries.  But to do this, you do need to check the Memcached cache before doing the actual MySQL query.

So what’s the point?


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iPhone HACK – 12 iPhone Tricks you need to know!

Here’s a cool blog post I found today that shows you 12 shortcuts for using the iPhone/iPod Touch.  Basically, they are mostly Safari shortcuts that you might not have known about.

Here’s one for example that will save you time scrolling back up to the top:

In any application, Safari included, you can automatically scroll to the top of the page by tapping on the “top bar”, which has the time, service bars, and battery. In Safari, this not only brings you to the top of the page, but also brings up the URL bar.

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Firefox DIY – How to Change Tabs Quicker with Keyboard Shortcuts!

For those of you who want to change tabs quicker in Firefox, here’s a quick round-up of commands you can use for that:

Ctrl+Tab – This will immediately switch to the next tab

Ctrl+Number – Every tab is “virtually” numbered from left to right so if you press Ctrl+1, that will switch you to the very first tab, Ctrl+2 will switch you to the second tab and so on.

For Macs, just use Command button instead of Ctrl.

Also, you can close a tab anytime using Ctrl+W, I use this frequently.

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