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LifeHacker While I've no qualms about a DIY project that gets you tinkering around, I'd think an easier, possibly more efficient solution would be to just get one of those cassette tapes devices that connect to your player's headphone connection. A 'drawback' is that you'll have to have a wire hanging down from your cassette deck, and you won't be able to just slide your phone/MP3 player back into your pocket or wherever out of the way, but... But some advantages would be you'd be able to use just about any device you wanted. Rather than a binder of CDs, you could get a lot of cheap MP3 players and load your favorite band's discographies onto each, instead of taking up potentially valuable space on your phone's storage. A few have already suggested using an FM transmitter as an alternative... And they're usually like 10 bucks, and they're all basically the same... no worry about getting a cheaper one & it not having a strong enough signal...

The 6 Creepiest Places on Earth Remember when we said Aokigahara was the Niagara falls of suicide? Well, for centuries the abbot in the small Czech town of Sedlec has been the Niagara Falls for dead people, regardless of cause of death. Ever since someone sprinkled soil from the Holy Land on the local cemetery in the 13th century, people from all over Europe started demanding to be buried there and the Sedlec graveyard kept growing until 1870, when the priests decided to finally do something about all those surplus bones lying around. Something insane. Bam! Chandelier full of bones! Today, the Sedlec Ossuary is a chapel famous for being decorated with tens of thousands of human bones. We realize this is the Czech Republic and all, but it has been 27 years, surely Poltergeist was released out there already. At this point, does it really surprise anyone that the church became the inspiration for Dr. A hotel? Come on dude, don't be a pussy, this place looks legit. We also would've accepted "Our nightmares."

DIY IRL Hacks This New Zealand modder decided to make a touch screen PC for his kitchen so his wife could keep inventory of their food, print out shopping lists, access the web, watch TV and use it as a normal PC. First, he found a cheap touch screen monitor which would form the heart of the device. These screens are used in vending machines and public places in Japan so they are vandal-proof and water-proof which is perfect for the kitchen environment. **Note** This post was first published six months before the iPad was released. For the PC aspect of the project, he decided to build one from scratch. You could use any old machine left lying around but he decided it would be best for performance to custom build it. Once he had everything running, he needed a better interface than the standard Windows desktop. On top of that, he added a barcode scanner for groceries and a TV tuner! Similar PC Modding Articles:

21 Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped (Part 8) #9. If Who Framed Roger Rabbit Was Directed by Michel Gondry Via What looks like a Lego building cropped into a nature photograph is actually a real building that sleeps four adults. Hovering in the middle of the forest just outside of the Arctic Circle, the bafflingly named "blue cone room" is part of the Treehotel. It's not the Treehotel's only room that will make your brain sneeze forth from your ears. #8. Via Even though this photo of an octopus playing with a Mr. Then you notice the shadows on the nose and body cast by the tentacle, and realize the Mr. Via ... and you find out the Internet is full of the same picture from other angles. Via #7. This looks like one of those "look how much this area has changed in just 30 years!" And before you rush in to make some racist comment about how the American side is a bustling civilization and the Mexican side is a deserted wasteland, you have the two mixed up. #6. Via

Cracking WiFi Networks 1.Back Track Today we’re going to run down, step-by-step, how to crack a Wi-Fi network with WEP security turned on. Dozens of tutorials on how to crack WEP are already all over the internet using this method. Seriously—Google it. Unless you’re a computer security and networking ninja, chances are you don’t have all the tools on hand to get this job done. * A compatible wireless adapter—This is the biggest requirement. * A BackTrack 3 Live CD. * A nearby WEP-enabled Wi-Fi network. * Patience with the command line. To crack WEP, you’ll need to launch Konsole, BackTrack’s built-in command line. First run the following to get a list of your network interfaces: The only one I’ve got there is labeled ra0. Now, run the following four commands. {*style:<i>airmon-ng stop (interface) ifconfig (interface) down macchanger –mac 00:11:22:33:44:55 (interface) airmon-ng start (interface) </i>*} Now it’s time to pick your network. To see a list of wireless networks around you. You’re almost there. </b>*} 3.

Some Moral Dilemmas The Trolley Problem, not in Grassian. Suggested by Philippa Foot (1920-2010), daughter of Esther, the daughter of President Grover Cleveland, but of British birth because of her father, William Sidney Bence Bosanquet. A trolley is running out of control down a track. This is a classic "right vs. good" dilemma. The Costly Underwater Tunnel Compare: 112 men were killed during the construction of Hoover Dam on the Nevada-Arizona border (the "official" number was 98, but others had died from causes more difficult to identify -- or easier to ignore -- like by carbon monoxide poisoning): The first to die was a surveyor, J.G. with a return to a completely unfamiliar Earth, against what seems to be genuine love for Preston, with a life in what actually are rather comfortable circumstances in the spaceship.

The 6 Cutest Animals That Can Still Destroy You If animals could talk, they would spend most of their time calling us dicks and telling us to get off their land. The traits we think of as "cute" are often simply tricks animals have developed to get tourists to throw them food. Here are six animals that you'll probably want to steer clear of, no matter how adorable they look on that wall calendars. Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) How cute! Now have a look at this: Hippos are practically the very definition of Disney-cute. For chrissake look at them. OH SHIT! There's this word, "territorial," that nature takes pretty seriously. The next time you settle in for a game of Hungry Hungry Hippos, take a moment to to reflect on the small fact that hippopotamuses kill more humans per year than any other animal in the entire continent of Africa. Perhaps you've seen this pic: That is not in fact a man and a hippo doing a live reenactment of a cartoon they saw. The man who toyed with crocodiles, was scared shitless of hippos. How cute! OH SHIT!

The List Blog 10. Why are dogs committing suicide by jumpingoff the Overtoun Bridge? The Overtoun Bridge is an arch bridge located near Milton, Scotland, overthe Overtoun Burn. A burn is a term used to describe a type of streamwhich is smaller than a river. Milton is a village in West Dunbartonshire,which is just on the outskirts of Dumbarton. The long leap from the bridge onto the waterfalls of the Overtoun Estatealmost always results in immediate death. There have been a number of theories as to why dogs are choosing to endtheir lives by jumping off the bridge, ranging from the bridge being hauntedto the canines suffering from depression, or even picking up depressed orsuicidal feelings from the bridge. It has been suggested that the height of the bridge’s granite walls significantlyimpairs the dogs’ sense of sight and hearing, so when they go to investigatethe smell, they are unaware of the massive fall that awaits them. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. In 1940, Willard F.M. 3. 2. 1. Moonlight Maze

17 Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped (Part 7) As we've demonstrated many times before, sometimes the truth is stranger than Photoshop. For those of you still unconvinced, we present the latest installment in our ongoing quest to show you every picture that has ever looked ridiculously fake, but isn't. In case you missed them, here's Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, the gritty reboot that doesn't acknowledge the previous editions and Part Six. And now ... #17. To Join This Fraternity, You Must Swallow a Goldfish Whole... This goldfish looks like it's a crappy rubber movie prop. #16. These weird clouds are called rolling clouds and sometimes precede thunderstorms and a lot of soiled pants from anyone on the ground who's never seen one before. If wacky conspiracy nuts go crazy over airplane contrails, we can't wait to see them talk about the weather-control technology cloud highways that the government is using to send messages into space. #15. Who says models portray an unattainable standard for women? #14. #13. #9.

Awesome Robo! 6 Ancient Sports Too Awesome For the Modern World It's amazing how crazy people get about sports these days, especially considering how much sports suck compared to what they used to be. No, we're not talking about the 1940s when football players wore leather helmets. We're talking about the ancient sports where Viking rape was a trophy and "crocodile death" had its own slot on the scoreboard. Mesoamerican Ballgame Long before soccer (and smallpox) took pre-Columbian America by storm, the official sport of Ancient Mexico was an odd game that the Mayans called pitz. "I don't know what this game is or why the hell we're playing it." The "Game" Mesoamerican Ballgame was a lot like volleyball, except the ball involved was nine pounds of solid rubber. Players had to keep the heavy bastard in play by bouncing it off their forearms, hips, elbows and (if you're a sissy) bats and rackets. Face blocks, while legal, cannot in good conscience be recommended. The Mesoamericans included one final draw to wow their crowd. How is that "Insane"? "Yes."