Chad Dierkes

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Then-and-Now Images of NYC Created by Blending in Vintage Crime Scene Photos

Then-and-now photos are always fascinating to see. Historical scenes come to life when blended into or placed side-by-side with modern-day …

Watch Will Smith rap “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, reunite with Carlton

<i>Ed. Note: To mark the 25th anniversary of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’s premiere, we’re republishing one of favorite Will Smith moments in recent</i> …

Drink hackers push home carbonators to the limit

It seems inevitable that if a product specifically advises against certain activities that some people are going to push the limit. That's exactly the case with home soda machines like the SodaStream, called carbonators, which are increasingly empowering inspired owners to try to mix their own …

The Lost Art of Painting a Sign

Wander down any highway as recently as 30 years ago, and you'd be confronted by storefronts, banners and billboards that were all hand painted. Sadly …

How Records Are Made

While 8-tracks and cassettes are as relevent to the digital world as wax cylinders, the vinyl LP is still being steadily produced and collected …

This Guide to Cuts of Beef Makes Sure You’re Never Confused at the Meat Counter Again

It can be pretty challenging to shop for beef if you don't know the difference between a shoulder blade steak and a center ranch steak. The …

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Possibly the Best Music Discovery System Yet

In the digital age of “nichification” it’s often easier to find lots of things you already like, while inadvertently walling yourself off from …

25 Cocktails Everyone Should Know

We who like to mix drinks at home do it for many reasons: First, it's cheaper than drinking out. Second, it's fun to mix your own drinks at home. Third, it's even more fun to mix drinks for other people at home. Any self-respecting home bartender should have a mental<p>RolodexExcel spreadsheet of …

Supersized natural wonders of US National Parks

Superlative natural wonders appear wherever you turn in the USA's national parks. Whether you're working on your bucket list - 'Climb North America's highest mountain!' - or just wanting to hug the world's largest living tree, you can explore nature's extreme outer limits at these record-setting US …

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Photos Created by Coating Negatives with Gasoline and Setting Them On Fire

Lisle, Illinois-based photographer Peter Hoffman‘s “Fox River Derivatives” project is a series of abstract photos that question mankind’s …

Matylda Konecka Illustrations

How to make a cake pan banjo ukulele

One of my favorite recent projects in MAKE is Chester Winowiecki's complete instructions for making an inexpensive "panjolele." It's a cake pan banjo …

Gritty crayon colors

Rawr & Stuff's alternate crayon colors are pretty much shovel-ready -- you could clean up by selling these on Etsy. I'm very fond of "Moral Ambiguity …

Make bread by mixing ice cream with flour and baking

It appears that you can make delicious (and fantastically high-carb) bread by mixing melted ice-cream with self-rising flour and baking it. I'm …

What happens when you forget pizzas in the oven for weeks

A friend of redditor BigBoppinBill forgot some pizzas in the oven for "a few weeks." The result? A kind of glorious fungal jellyfish.<p>This calls to …

Google Play Games allegedly leaks with achievements, cloud saves, and in-game chat

Google may be preparing to unveil an Android gaming service in the vein of Xbox Live or iOS' Game Center. That's the indication from a leaked build of Google Play Services obtained by <i>Android Police</i>, which appears to reveal several details about a platform to be known as Google Play Games. The file …

HALO tasker, first working draft

<b>HALO tasker, first working draft</b><p>In oode's video you see an already outdated build but the basic implementation is visible.<p>Keep in mind, this is for phone UI. The other UI's come in the end, there is no way I can implement them right now. Visual cues will be added for fullscreen view, but this has low priority right now.<p>Things that will be done in tormorrows alpha release:<p>- ticker spam no more, no flickering for ongoing (updating) notifications<br>- no ticker duplication, either android ticker or …

Sunday Brunch: Herb-Marinated Steak and Soft Scrambled Eggs

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>The beautiful weather has arrived, and with it brings a strong urge to cook steak, …

Modern Geometric Addition Extends Traditional Brick Home

What was formerly a conventional brick home in Australia now boasts wide-open views of a tranquil backyard thanks to a modern addition by …

Incredible High Speed Video of Lightning Captured at 11,000 Frames Per Second

According to the <i>Encyclopedia of World Climatology</i>, lightning happens about 40–50 times per second worldwide; that translates into almost 1.4 billion …

Behind the VFX and stuntmen who created 'Iron Man 3's' Air Force One rescue scene

One of <i>Iron Man 3'</i><i>s</i> defining action scenes is the so-called "barrel of monkeys" scene (<b>minor spoilers ahead</b>), in which Tony Stark saves the passengers of Air Force One after a hole is blown in it at 30,000 feet. While it's a scene that may stretch the laws of physics, it's also one of the film's …