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How to Make Your Own Bulk App Installer for OS X

The worst part about setting up a new Mac is finding and downloading all your software. It's time-consuming, boring, and usually feels like a waste of time. Thankfully, with just a little bit of setup, you can automate the whole process with Homebrew and Homebrew Cask so you never have to do it again. » 6/05/14 4:57pm 6/05/14 4:57pm

Now, we're going…

A new airport complex is taking shape in Abu Dhabi, where roughly 12,000 construction workers are on-site daily to finish the massive structure, whose floor area is larger than that of the Pentagon. According to UAE paper The National, it will take 84,000 tons of steel to build the structure's dramatic arches,… » 11/08/13 2:14pm 11/08/13 2:14pm

How to Turn Your Shell-Prompt Into a Hamburger

Shell prompts are, by definition, pretty dull. So, if you spend a lot of time looking at one, why not make it more fun by... replacing it with a hamburger! » 4/04/13 6:24am 4/04/13 6:24am

Play Nyancat On Your Terminal Just Because You Can

My nerd dream came true: 1) Open your Terminal in Mac OS X or Windows or Linux or whatever the hell you are running your toaster on. 2) Type telnet miku.acm.uiuc.edu. 3. Enjoy an endless nyancat loop in glorious ASCII. » 1/16/12 9:20pm 1/16/12 9:20pm

Hacker Typer Makes You Look Like You Actually Know Something About…

So I'm sitting at my computer one day and you walk up and ask if I have such and such album on my computer. I say, no I don't have it, BUT LET ME HACK INTO SOMEONES COMPUTER AND GET IT BECAUSE I LIKE PRETENDING THAT I LIVE IN A MID-90s CYBERPUNK MOVIE. » 4/26/11 1:20pm 4/26/11 1:20pm

Cathode Puts The Sex Back In Terminal Emulators

Twenty bucks for a terminal emulator when there's already a perfectly serviceable one on your Mac? Secret Geometry's "Cathode" makes a good case for itself. It can look like nearly any terminal on any old flickering CRT monitor. » 1/25/11 11:40am 1/25/11 11:40am

Whoa! Your Mac Can Make the "Droid" Sound

Oh this is fun! You know that noise that Motorola's Droids make? "Drooooid" in that cute droid-y voice? Your Mac can make that exact same sound! It feels a little wrong but damn if it isn't satisfying. Here's how: » 9/17/10 6:36pm 9/17/10 6:36pm

Why: Heathrow Airport Terminal 5's High Tech Failings

London Heathrow airport's latest building, Terminal 5, launched last month after almost two decades of planning, $8.5 billion dollars in cost, and 100 million hours in manpower. It is a glass and concrete and steel marvel, the largest free standing building in the UK, with over 10 miles in suitcase moving belts, and… » 4/12/08 5:00pm 4/12/08 5:00pm

Southwest Laptop Seating Areas Get USB Ports!

Reader Daniel emails in with this nice find at the Southwest terminal at Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport. USB power ports! Charge your phones! Charge your USB junk! Shove in a USB humping dog! Either way, it's a nice gesture by Southwest. [Thanks Daniel!] » 4/09/08 2:30pm 4/09/08 2:30pm