Answers: Swap a laptop hard drive

21 09 2007


A great post at Yahoo Answers covered replacing an old laptop hard drive with a new one and making the old one into a portable drive. It is a pretty simple process and so are the steps, though I would recommend going for a free alternative instead of Norton Ghost, such as Ghost for Unix (which is for windows too). The instructions are a bit vague but you could get through it pretty well with a bit of extra reading.

How Do I change My Hard Drive? from Yahoo Answers

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Good to Know: How to pick a lock

20 09 2007


I’ve always found the ability to pick a lock has always come in handy, there’s always that time you come across when you get locked outside for some reason, and being able to get in is a great thing. WikiHow has a great tutorial on picking a lock that should give you some general pointers and tips on how to get a lock open. Simple lock picking sets are fairly cheap and doing this yourself could save you a lot of money instead of paying a locksmith to come when you lose the key to your backyard shed. Additionally, there is a whole community of lockpickers at site Lock Picking 101.
How to Pick A Lock from WikiHow

Lock Picking 101





Good to know: Stop a car with no brakes

22 08 2007


Ever been driving along the highway, go to slow down for a corner, then realize: no brakes? No? well, if it ever does happen, you’ll be glad you read these two articles, one from Popular Mechanics, and another from WikiHow, on how to stop a car with no brakes.

Stop A Car With No Brakes From WikiHow

Stop A Car With No Brakes From Popular Mechanics





Good to Know Answers: How to whistle loudly with two fingers

16 08 2007


We have two segments being introduced in one post. one is “good to know” as in, stuff that is good to know, and the other is “answers” as in, well, you get it.

In case you were wondering, a really old post on google answers yielded a pretty darn good guide on how to whistle loudly with two fingers like they do in the movies or at baseball games. There are several instances in which this little trick would come in handy for me.

How to whistle loudly with your fingers





Wiki of the Week

4 08 2007

hey we’re back with a new segment “Wiki of the week” a great link to a wiki sit. this week its from WikiHow. And this is possibly the most in-depth guide to overclocking your computer i’ve come across, apart from overclock.net tutorials.

How to Overclock A PC from WikiHow