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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.

Geek caves are not the place to be subtle. This DIY project turns blank printed circuit boards into geometric lamp shades for not-so-subtle lighting.

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Whether shopping for a new computer or upgrading an old one, you’ve likely come across the the “64-bit” designation and wondered what it meant. Read on as we explain what Windows 7 64-bit is and why you’d want a piece of that 64-bit pie.

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Curious about the history of nuclear reactors after all the attention they’ve received in the news? Take a peek at the history of reactors with these gorgeous cutaway drawings of vintage nuclear power plants.

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If you’re not planning on upgrading your iPad any time soon but you would like in on some of that smart cover action, this simple DIY hack can help.

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If you’re a sucker for interesting data maps (and we certainly are), then you’ll want to check out this world map animation created by geolocating thousands of historical dates.

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You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. Today we take a look at using Greasemonkey scripts in Google Chrome, picking the right cable for your media center, and how to create a custom Windows 7 jumplist for any application.

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If the nuclear reactor situation in Japan has you curious about radiation exposure and what the different levels and degrees mean, this easy to read infographic from XKCD should help clear things up.

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The transparency of glass is such a fundamental component of our daily lives–it allows light into our homes, high visibility while driving our cars, and the color of wine to be admired–but many people misunderstan...

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If you’ve been dissapointed with the performance of commercially available hard drive docks (and more than a few people have) this spartan DIY solution removes the bottlenecks most commercial docks are crippled by.

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If you’re looking for a cheap and easy way to document your DIY projects with a professional flair, this $30 camera dolly makes steady and smooth overhead shots a snap.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share the steps you went through after installing a new operating system. You responded and we rounded up your responses.

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DropVox is a clever and highly specialized application that, quite effectively, turns your iOS device into a voice recorder with Dropbox-based storage.

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There’s a good chance you’re staring at one right now, the common LCD monitor. How exactly does it work? Find out by watching this informative video.

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Every week we take a look at interesting trivia and events from the history of Geekdom. This week we’re taking a look at the first public offering of Microsoft stock, the birth of Albert Einstein, and the cross linking of information networks across the Atlantic.

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Do Not Track Plus is a Firefox extension that combines the do-non’t-track header with protection lists for comprehensive tracking avoidance while surfing the web.

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Last month Microsoft rolled out Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and, like many SP releases, quite a few people are hanging back to see what happens. If you want to update but still error on the side of caution, reader Ron Troy  offers a step-by-step guide.

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We’ve sent over 200 missions out into space to check out the Moon, the Sun, planets, and more. Curious where they all went? Check out this awesome infographic to trace the launches to their destination.

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RetinaPad is an iPad application that actives the Retina Display resolution on iPhone applications to increase the clarity on the iPad. It’s a feature that should be built-in but is currently only available for jailbroken iPads.

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You’ve just booted up your new OS for the first time after a fresh install. What’s the first thing you do? Install specific apps? Tweak settings? Bask in the new-computer-smell of an uncluttered OS?

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If you’ve been turning your cable box on less and watching more shows online, you’re certainly not alone. Check out this infographic look at the state of TV distribution in the digital age to see how everyone is getting their TV fix.

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The recent release of Internet Explorer 9 polished up the IE line with a new interface, hardware acceleration, and more. Is enough to convince you to switch?

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If you’ve ever wanted a chance to look at at an entire movie in a single glance, here’s your chance. Moviebarcodes shares mock-barcodes generated by turning each frame of a movie into a thin stripe, offering a gli...

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If you’re wary of browsing on wide open public Wi-Fi networks (and you should be), Sidestep is a free Mac application that routes your connection on an unsecure network through a secure proxy.

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Windows 7 rocks a new method of file and print sharing that’s a departure from the frustrating file and print sharing found in earlier versions of Windows. What is it and how can you benefit from it? Read on as we explain.

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If you’re a pinball fan, a lack of space and money can put a real damper on your dreams of amassing a big collection. This DIY digital pinball machine stores hundreds of games in the footprint of a single pinball machine.

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