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How To Fix Almost Any Computer Glitch By Yourself

Knowing the difference between HDMI and USB qualifies me as the local tech “expert”, so folks often invite me around to fix their computer problems. I’ll let you into a little secret though: Most of the time, I’m not doing anything all that impressive or magical. Troubleshooting basic computer problems is actually pretty straightforward.


Giz Explains: How To Use Robots.txt To Hide Your Dumb Blog

Completely deleting something from the internet is like corralling drunk, feral geese after setting them loose: damn near impossible. But there are ways to conceal the web content you don’t want anyone to lay eyes on. You can hide all sorts of web pages with what’s essentially a “Keep Out” sign for search engines: a special file called robots.txt.


Skills I Learnt In Boy Scouts 15 Years Ago Just Helped Me Save A Life

I learned how to perform CPR on my way to Eagle Scout. But, all that theoretical training couldn’t prepare me for the real thing. A stranger suffered a heart attack on Sunday and I helped bring him back to life. This is what that felt like.


Touch, Type, Click, Draw: Tips to Make You Faster At Using Windows 8

The best part of Windows 8.1 is its ability to support a touchscreen. There are some subtle tips and tricks you can learn to take yourself from touchscreen timid to touchscreen pro.


Tips For Optimising Windows 8 For Smaller High-Resolution Displays

Whether you’ve bought a beautiful high-resolution panel or a smaller touchscreen Windows tablet, making the Windows operating system easier to see and easier to use is crucial to your day-to-day experience. Here are some quick and easy tips on how you can make your life easier when using Windows.


How To Tie The Only Five Knots You'll Ever Need

There are a million different knots for doing a million different things. But, these five are easy-to-learn, easy-to-tie and accomplish 99 per cent of the jobs you’ll ever need a rope to do. Anyone can make these, here’s how.


How To Cook Blood

Video: Yes, I know it sounds utterly gross and something people only do in satanic ceremonies but blood is a pretty common ingredient in gastronomy. If you’ve ever tried blood sausages or black pudding you already know that blood, properly cooked, tastes delicious. This video from our friends at Malackaraj shows how to prepare it.


How To Learn A New Sport Without Sucking

Want to do the stuff you read about us doing? There’s a practical approach to learning any new sport, one which breaks down the barriers, reduces risk and speeds the learning curve. It’s what we do, and it should work for you too.


How To Call A Predator: The Rabbit Squeal

There’s more in the woods than you’re likely aware. Want to see who’s around next time you’re out there? The rabbit squeal will bring in foxes, coyotes, cougars, bears and pretty much anything else that enjoys the taste of meat. Here’s how to sound like a tasty morsel.


I'm Riding A $450 Motorcycle Across Vietnam

Buying a $US450 motorcycle to ride across a communist country devastated by war with your own sounds like a great idea, right? I thought so. Here’s how you can do it too.