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37 Side Hustle Ideas | The Art of Manliness

This month, Tyler Tervooren did a great two-part series for us on some of the basic principles of starting a successful side hustle.<p>Today, I want to …

Why Every Man Should Be Strong | The Art of Manliness

<i>Even though “</i><i>Semper Virilis: A Roadmap to Manhood in the 21st Century</i><i>”</i> <i>turned out to be a truly epic post (more like a short ebook, really), I</i> …

How to Make a Two-Board Backyard Lounger

One afternoon of work, one great chair.<p><b>Okay, we'll admit that although last month's CNC-milled chair</b> was awesome, the project was out of reach for many readers. So here's something you can build that doesn't require access to a $25,000 CNC machine. In fact, you'll need little more than a circular …

Virtual Breadboard - Free Arduino Simulator

Virtual Breadboard is a free circuit prototyping software that has readily available hardware and software simulation tools. It can simulate various …

Arduino

How to rebuild the world if we survive the apocalypse

<i>The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch</i> is the product of the imagination of astrobiologist Lewis Dartnell, years of research, and …

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Material world: how Google discovered what software is made of

“It is a sufficiently advanced form of paper as to be indistinguishable from magic.”<p>Matias Duarte, vice president of design at Google, is telling me about the central principle of Material Design. It’s the unifying metaphor behind Google’s new design direction, providing a unified set of physics …

The lighthouse keepers who vanished forever [Futility Closet 015]

In 1900 three lighthouse keepers vanished from a remote, featureless island in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. The lighthouse was in good order and the …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here’s …

Learning

How-To: Splice Wire to NASA Standards

Some commenters on my post about using a washer as a soldering aid noticed my sloppy splicing technique and were kind enough to educate me about the so-called “Western Union splice,” aka the “Lineman’s splice,” which is the preferred method for twisting solid-core wire leads together for inline …

Email overload? 19 tips for taking control of your inbox

How to take an email back, leave conversations and set up automatic responses<p>Email is both a miracle and a curse. At no other time in human history and we been able to exchange messages instantly globally; but at the same time, our ancestors didn't spend hours each day sifting through memos, …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

My First Original Arduino Project: What I Learned About Learning

If you are new to DIY and are just getting into project building with Arduino, like myself, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed. You might …

Top 10 Ways to Turn Your Retired Gadgetry into the Technology of the Future

With the rapid progression of technology each year, it's easy to accumulate a pile of obsolete gadgets that you just can't bear to get rid of. So …

Gear & Gadgets

Interplanetary Superhighway

Finding the routes mankind will take to colonise the solar system<p>The Japanese needed help. On 24th January 1990 the country’s Institute of Space and …

The Abyssinian Princes Hoax of 1910 [Futility Closet #011]

Irish practical joker Horace de Vere Cole orchestrated his masterpiece in 1910: He dressed four friends as Abyssinian princes and inveigled a tour of …

Remotely Controlling a Motor Using Arduino and Node.js

In a previous article on this website, I taught you how to read a temperature measurement from your Arduino board, and how to display it on a server …

10 Engaging Python Projects is a Great Resources for Pi Users @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi

50 Important Life Lessons

Ultimate List of 50 Life Lessons You Must Learn<p>You know the old saying, “Youth is wasted on the young?”<p>I think about that on occasion — how I wish …

Happiness

NASA is getting ready to communicate with aliens (Update 4)

"We can say little, if anything, about what these patterns [above] signify, why they were cut into rocks, or who created them. For all intents and …

Three Times the Consoles, Three Times the Carts, Three Times the Library

Please excuse the dust.<p>For the last couple of weeks I’ve been working with a range of volunteers on a massive expansion of what we call the Console …

Find out how to build a LEGO robot with Microsoft tools

In a recent robotics competition called “Build for Good,” a handful of companies from the Seattle area answered a challenge from LEGO to create a …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling

Coding Sucks: Why a Job in Programming Is Absolute Hell

Every friend I have with a job that involves picking up something heavier than a laptop more than twice a week eventually finds a way to slip …

DIY: Build A 'MAME Brain' For Under $150

<b>All-in-One Mini-ITX Motherboard + 512 MB RAM: $98.95</b><br>A battle is brewing at the low end of the PC motherboard industry, where Intel and VIA are …

How to master mental maths

Mental arithmetic can be faster (not to mention more impressive) than using your phone – all it takes is a few tricks.<p>"Calculate left-to-right in …