Ronald Dierckman

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Solving the Password Problem

What makes a good password, how do you keep track of all the different ones you're supposed to have, and is there hope for a future free of passwords?<p><b>Getting hacked is becoming an Internet rite</b> of passage. Consider 2012 alone: First Zappos was hacked, its customers' passwords and other personal …

Know Your Stuff: The 110 Best DIY Tips Ever

For Popular Mechanics' 110th anniversary, we decided to do something special: We dived into our archives to find the 110 best, handiest, and most helpful tips ever printed in PM. It's more than a century of DIY wisdom. (You can read the introduction to the project here.)<p>For <i>Popular Mechanics</i>' 110th …

The $300 GoTenna turns your smartphone into a CB radio, lets you send messages when you have no cell signal - ExtremeTech

By on July 18, 2014 at 12:30 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>If you’ve ever had a cell phone, …

20 DIY Mistakes We've Made (So You Don't Have To)

The editors here at Popular Mechanics would like you to know that we're not perfect. Whether tackling home improvements or making automotive repairs, we've all made our fair share of mistakes. Here are some of the worst. If you've got some that you'd like to share, send them to …

The 15 Immutable Laws of Being Handy

Which you should pass along to your children. Originally published at Esquire.<p>Which you should pass along to your children.<p><i>Originally published at Esquire.</i>