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NEWS – How Should South Korea Inspect Suspicious North Korean Ships?

The recent news, if you have been keeping up to date, is that North Korea has all of the world’s eyes glued to their actions with nuclear weapons.  I personally think it’s ridiculous that the world is giving North Korea so much attention when there’s so much more important things to solve in the world such as inhuman Iranian government.

Here’s an excerpt from the Philipino news I picked up just now:

South Korea’s coast guard said

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Twitter Hack – DIY Home Automation with Twitter!

Here’s a great example of someone who used Twitter to control his home appliances.  Of course, this is completely do-able with some meticulous planning.  I do see more and more automation DIYs using Twitter as communication platform for their projects, very useful indeed for our cluttered world.  You will have to add some security measures to protect against hackers though.

The one thing lacking in most of these devices was 2-way communication between Twitter and the device. In all of th

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Concept Train Picks up and Drops people off without Stopping!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DfDOlUXEBo

Here’s a great concept train that picks up and drops people off without stopping.

This would work if there’s not many people getting into the train and jumping out.

In reality, this would never work well because the number of people in the train versus the number of people that can fit into the top car.  Trust me, I used to live in Seoul, there’s be about 500-1000 people getting on and off the train, there’s no way it’s gonna work for a metropolitan area with this concept.

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Plumbing DIYs from SF Plumbing!

Here’s a bunch of interesting plumbing DIYs from SF Plumbing Sewer Specialists:

Learn how to solder copper pipes and copper joints.  Don’t like to pay plumbers?  Try this DIY on how to install/replace your own toilet.

Did you know that tankless heaters can save y

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Garden DIY – How to Maintain a Good Garden with a Plant Sensor!

For those of you enthusiastic gardeners out there, you might be happy to learn that there’s a better way to maintain your garden with the plant sensor.

The EasyBloom plant sensor allows you to sense humidity, water drainage, and temperature.  Simply stick it where your plants grow for a day, then stick the data via USB to your computer where you can analyze the environment where your plants are growing.

If you have a garden with inconsistent growth in certain parts, this

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DIY – How to Make your own Pixar Wall-E Robot!

Yey, here’s how to make your Pixar’s Wall-E Robot!

This is my Wall-E project that I am currently working on it is 150mm x 150mm x 160 high, it uses a pair of Mattracks for motive power and two robosapienV2 hip motors. It will be controlled by a BS2P40 stamp cpu and will have the following functions described below. I build robots quite prolific but my let down is programing but learning I have a friend at Robocommunity GWjax who is programing it for me, From this I hope to learn how this program is put together and eventually pr

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Ethernet Cable Hack – How to Run Ethernet and Phone Line over Ethernet Cat-5 Cable!

When I first started working at a job, I used to work as an IT administrator.   At one point, I even installed cat-5 cable through an entire 5000 sq. feet office building.  That was a lot of fun as I had to access the office ceiling for a whole day.

Anyways, a Cat-5 ethernet cable is nothing more than “enhanced” phone cables.  The phones usually use Cat-3 cables, which are slightly thinner wires and is more prone to

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Arduino DIY – How to Make a Magic Mirror with Old LCD and Arduino!

Al Linke, the creator of the DIY Magic Mirror, has just buzzed me on his cool Magic Mirror, which was featured on Instructables as winner of the Halloween contest.

Well, I don’t know how I missed it if it was on Instructables but here it is and Al is actually selling kits you can buy to make a magic mirror yourself.

I have to say, this is really cool stuff, I think I have seen something similar, the Magic M

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USB Encryption DIY – How to Encrypt Your USB Flash Drive for Free Using Open Source TrueCrypt!

My blogger friend over at GetUSB.info has a great article on the difference between USB Copy Protection vs. USB Encryption technology.  A lot of people might get confused by USB flash drive companies who try to market copy protection as encryption.  Well, don’t get this wrong as it could be very costly for your classified information.

Greg also mentions TrueCrypt, a free open-source encryption software you can use to secure your USB flash drive.

In short; USB copy protection secures a file or set of files so they

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Table DIY – How to Fix a Wobbling Table with Wine Corks!

Here’s another one of those, “Why didn’t I think of this before?”

You can easily fix a wobbling table with sliced wine corks, which are perfect since they can really grab some friction while re-using them will be environmentally friendly too.

Tired of spilling coffee on your homework papers or laptop keyboard? Don’t waste perfectly good napkins to stop the wobble. Stick a few of these cork discs in your backpack or pocket and use them to steady that shaky table.

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