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Jason Fitzpatrick

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

Declare your love of retro gaming in all that you do; follow this DIY guide to creating Tetris-inspired ice cubes.

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Windows comes prepackaged with a ton of handy run-dialog shortcuts to help you launch apps and tools right from the run box; is it possible to add in your own custom shortcuts?

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What would shopping at the local super market be like if real-life shopping mirrored the online shopping experience? A bit frustrating according to this entertaining take on the experience.

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Suddenly the shortage of bottles in Hyrule and the absurd surplus of pots makes sense–clearly the CEO of the Hyrule Bottle Company was a visionary.

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If the Curiosity Rover is having trouble finding life on Mars, it may just be that it isn’t looking deep enough.

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There was an ill-fated attempt at a Legend of Zelda cartoon in the late 1980s–if it had been as good as this short animation we’d probably have kept watching it.

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Last week we shared a great introduction to understanding camera metering (and improving your photos by doing so), now we’re back with the second half of the guide.

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Feel like you always miss the best Steam gaming sales? Worry no more, SteamAlerts will send you an email when the price drops on your wish-list games.

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Fireworks are beautiful and eye catching in and of themselves, but when the video is reversed it’s down right mesmerizing–enormous explosions collapse into nothingness.

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While none of us are arguing over whether the Earth is anything but round, this entertaining video from Minute Physics explains ten distinct reasons why we know we live on a sphere.

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Understanding how your camera meters light is like unlocking the secret language of photography wizardy. Read on to learn more about how getting back to the basics can greatly improve your photos.

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With low-power standby modes and stable operating systems, it’s easier than ever to go days (if not weeks or months) without rebooting your computer. Is it still necessary to perform a full shut down?

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If you’ve ever wondered how actors can get bottles smashed over their head and crash through windows with little harm, wonder no more: it’s fake glass made from sugar. Read on to see how you can, with a little at ...

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The problem with thermal cameras is that even the low end ones can cost over $10,000. This clever DIY hack, however, makes it easy to create detailed thermal photographs with your digital camera and some inexpensive parts.

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Enjoy a little pun and a chemistry reference on your desktop today with the Noble Gases wallpaper.

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If Santa put a new DSLR under your Christmas tree this year and you’re looking for a project you can use your old one for, this full-spectrum conversion tutorial is a great way to expand how much of the spectrum your camera can capture.

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We love the complex creations LEGO fans make to honor their favorite scenes from movies and this one is no exception; the level of detail in this Fifth Element-inspired diorama is impressive.

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A density column is a stack of varying-density liquids in a glass container which showcases how the different densities separate into distinct layers. Check out this video to see how to create a simple 5-layer column.

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Batch files are a handy way to execute a series of commands in Windows, but is there anyway to run them invisibly in the background? Read on find out how.

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There’s more than one way to peel a banana it would seem and, courtesy of some high speed photography, we get to see how you can get the job done with a bullet.

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The rain is pouring down and you’re trying to stay as dry as possible moving from point A to point B. Do you walk or run? Minute Physics picks apart the dilemma.

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It’s another day of stylized hand-to-hand combat and Koopa Troopa madness in the Mushroom Kingdom–read on to watch the newest episode of Mario Warfare.

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Take a look at the guts of the tiny and bright Kindle Paperwhite to see how Amazon packed in a well illuminated front-lit screen, a high-capacity battery, and the hardware to run the ebook reader in such a small space.

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When it comes to last minute made scientist holiday experiments, we’re hard pressed to think of one more novel than turning an air hose and bacon into a high-intensity flame lance.

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HabitRPG is a free web-based tool that makes enforcing new habits and keeping resolutions fun by turning your list of habits, to-dos, and daily routines into an old-school Role Playing Game (RPG).

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