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How To : Create a Steampunk Persona

Before I really get into this article, it's important to note that you do not need a Steampunk persona (or "steamsona") in order to be a Steampunk, or wear Steampunk clothes. Some people like to pretend to be a different person when dressed up in Steampunk clothing, but that i ...more

News : Data Pirates (AKA Cops) Can Hack Your Cell Phone

By now, many of you may have heard about iPhone tracking and recording your location data, but is there anything else being extracted from cell phones without our knowledge? If you're a Michigan state resident, the answer is an alarming "maybe". Michigan's police department h ...more

How To : Make a pirate bandana like Jack Sparrow

Arrr matey, it's getting a little drafty in here! Time to tie up a pirate bandanna to keep yer head warm! This simple how to show's you how to make a pirate banana just like the one Jack Sparrow wore in Pirates of the Caribbean. This is simple to do, costs almost nothing and i ...more

How To : Play "He's a Pirate" from Pirates of the Caribbean

Learn how to play "He's a Pirate" from Pirates Of The Caribbean on the piano or keyboard with this tutorial. This song is first played at regular speed and then is slowed down so it is easier to follow the notes. The middle C of the tutorial is one octave higher in the slow pa ...more

HowTo : Pirate Vinyl Records

Every once in a while you stumble across a HowTo on the internet that seems too good to be true. Magic. This happens to be one of them. Mike Senese, co-host of the Science Channel's Punkin' Chunkin' and Catch It Keep It, digs deep into how records are made AND HowTo make copi ...more

How To : Watch the 2011 Super Bowl Commercials Online

It's that time of year again when pizza boxes line the room and buffalo wings stain the couch. When cases of beer sit in the cooler and the big screen TVs are fired up and properly calibrated. When two of the best football teams vie for the championship title and the Vince Lom ...more

News : 8 Tips and Tricks Every Steampunk Writer Should Know

While I am a writer with a degree in Creative Writing, I haven't published any Steampunk fiction. However, as a panelist and track director, I've been on panels with many well-known Steampunk writers and have gleaned insight from the things they've said. I've compiled some of ...more

How To : Play Pirates of the Caribbean main theme on violin

If you're a violin player who's looking to play the main theme song of Pirates of the Caribbean then look no further. This simple video walks you through the song. You'll likely want or need to pause a few times as you work out the fingering, but hang in there and you'll get i ...more

How To : Use & Customize the New Start Menu in Windows 10

The desktop Start menu is finally back! After receiving a lot of negative user feedback, Microsoft ditched the touchscreen-first approach of Windows 8 and went with a more traditional setup for mouse-and-keyboard users in Windows 10. Don't Miss: How Anyone (Even Pirates) Can ...more

How To : Be a Navy SEAL

There's no doubt about it—the most elite military force in the United States is hands down, the Navy SEALs. They can operate at sea, in the air and on land, and their ability to conduct missions underwater separates them from most other military units in the world. They've fou ...more

How To : Apply sexy pirate makeup for Halloween

It's true, Halloween is basically the time for girls to dress slutty. Check out this how-to video for a sexy pirate look. The demonstrator used these cosmetics: Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation, Mineral Veil, Nars Laguna Bronzer, True Gold e/s, Mac Blackground Paintpot, Black R ...more

How To : Talk like a pirate

Impress your friends and neighbors by learning how to speak with an authentic pirate accent. Also included are pirate grammar and vocabulary. Practice hard enough and you should be ready for September 19th (International Talk Like a Pirate Day)!

News : Why Are There So Many Airship Pirates in Steampunk?

With this article, I'll be continuing the series I started with my recent plague doctor article. That is, examining tropes that may at first appear to not fit into Steampunk. Obviously the airship pirate never existed in real life, as we never really experienced the age of ai ...more

How To : Tie a paracord bundle

The method of rope handling demonstrated in this how-to video came from the Japanese. Pirates during the warring states period used such bundles to secure prisoners among other shipboard duties and the bundle stays alive today in hojujitsu. A few fathoms of paracord in a pocke ...more

How To : Broadcast your own FM pirate radio station

Become the producer of your own pirate radio show! The mind behind Free Radio Berkeley shows you how to build your own FM transmitter, which is what you need to start broadcasting. Once you have all your hardware, set it up and all you need now is programming!

How To : Play a piano medleys from Pirates of the Caribbean

Want to be like Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, or would you rather be like Hans Zimmer or Klaus Badelt? Check out this video tutorial to learn how to play a piano medleys from Pirates of the Caribbean. If you're a piano player or keyboardist, and a film l ...more

How To : Make a Fake, Pirate-Worthy Gold Bar on the Cheap

I loved the Gold Rush unit back in third grade. We went up to the American River and panned for gold, and my panning skills balled above all. I got like three tiny pellets. Of course, it was all fool's gold, aka pyrite, but it was still pretty legit. And this was before wearin ...more

How To : Mix a Purple Pirate with rum and grape juice

Want to make a Purple Pirate mixed drink like a champion bartender? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in about ...more

News : Hetero, Gay or Bi? Bed Your Soulmate in Dragon Age 2

When you grab a video game off the shelves, finding love is probably not your end goal. Most games focus on letting the player shoot guys, order other guys to shoot guys, or build houses. Mass Effect 2 comes closer than most titles to offering virtual romance, but the relation ...more

News : Pirates! Possibly the Purest RPG Ever

I love role-playing games. They tell great stories, require intense strategy, and make minimal demands of my tyrannosaurus-like hand-eye coordination. The idea of an RPG experience, at least on paper, is to allow users to play the role of a character. However, real people do n ...more

News : Indie Developer Fights Pirates with Piracy

No Time To Explain is the first game by two man indie developer tiny Build Games. It's a fun and very stylish platformer in it's own right, available for $10 from the tiny Build website. Articles about the game on RockPaperShotgun, Destructoid, and other prominent PC sites hel ...more

How To : Build your K'NEX Pirate Ship Park

K'NEX is one of the most popular construction toys on the market, right next to Lincoln Logs and LEGOs, but what makes K'NEX stand out is the fact that children can build mechanically derived toys. Instead of blocks or little logs, kids use interconnecting plastic rods and con ...more

How To : Turn a Fon+ wireless router into a network tap

Hak5 isn't your ordinary tech show. It's hacking in the old-school sense, covering everything from network security, open source and forensics, to DIY modding and the homebrew scene. Damn the warranties, it's time to Trust your Technolust. In this episode, see how to turn a Fo ...more

Walkthrough DarkStar One : Broken Alliance on the Xbox 360

DarkStar One: Broken Alliance is an updated version of the space flight simulation video game DarkStar One (2006), and was made exclusively for the Xbox 360. It features updated graphics and presentation, making it the perfect space flight game for you wannabe astronauts. "In ...more

How To : Make a simple balloon parrot

In this video, learn how to make the perfect pirate costume accessory: A parrot out of balloons! Make this balloon animal and wear it on your shoulder to complete that Pirates of the Caribbean look you were hoping for. Your Balloon Man, Mr. Fudge, is full of balloon tricks! Be ...more

How To : Join the Fight Against SOPA and PIPA

Amazingly, a lot of people I know haven't even heard of SOPA or PIPA. Now, every English-reading person with an internet connection will finally have those two four-letter acronyms emblazoned in their minds. For the entire day today, Wikipedia's English-language site will be i ...more

News : New Disney Theme Park Posters Featuring Celebrities

This batch of live action reenactments of classic disney movie moments features Olivia Wilde as the Evil Queen from Snow White and Seven Dwarfs. In this frame there is also Alec Baldwin as the face in the magic mirror. Beauty and the beast features another Tron 2.0 actor, Jeff ...more

How To : Say "You have very beautiful eyes!" in Mandarin

Watch this Chinese tutorial video and say the phrase "You have very beautiful eyes" in Mandarin. This video features special guest Vanessa Branch from the Disney film Pirates of the Caribbean. Sharpen your Chinese language skills with your Mandarin instructor Benny.

How To : Destroy text the pirate way in Photoshop

Doc Brown is back for another Adobe Photoshop lesson. This time, he shows us how to destroy text, the pirate way. Learn how to create text that follows the form of a crumpled piece of paper and looks aged, just like on a pirate treasure map, all within Photoshop.

How To : Play the board game Jamaica

Welcome to Obsessed Board Gamers! This video tutorial will give you and introduction to a fun board game called Jamaica, from GameWorks. You'll see what's inside the box of this lighthearted pirate board game, and you'll see how to play it. Ex-pirate Henry Morgan becomes the ...more

How To : Make a Planter's Punch

In honor of Pirates of the Caribbean, Anthony makes a Planter's Punch. With light rum, dark rum, and fruit juices, this drink is so delicious you might be speaking like a pirate by the end of the night.

News : Cover your face in barnacles made of Cheerios

Party Monster autobiographer and makeup artist du jour James St James has a knack for crafting curiosae. Take a benign Cheerio. Cover it with liquid latex and you've got the perfect face crater. If you are not into the Pirates of the Caribbean look, add some bloody ooze and t ...more

How To : Draw cartoon pirates

Webcartoonist shows us how to draw cartoon pirates. Begin with crown of the hat (based on Long John Silver from "Treasure Island"). Start with half-moon shape. The pirate carried a parrot on his shoulder. Begin the parrot's comb, eyes, & head about level with the brim of the p ...more

How To : Trim your mustache

From pirates to playboys to Village People, there are as many types of mustaches as there are types of men—but all of them need a good trim every once in a while.

How To : Make a balloon pirate sword

You can learn how to make a balloon pirate sword. First, you inflate the balloon and tie the end. You make a ping pong ball shaped bubble at the end, make a loop, and make three more ping pong ball shaped bubbles.

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