Thats one nice knife holder

I have been thinking of making something like this with all the harddrive magnets I have.  but this looks nice too.  Only downside is that magnet is $20 + shipping.

http://www.ikeahackers.net/2017/03/wood-steel-magnetic-knife-rack.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Ikeahacker+%28ikeahacker%29

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A nice looking build recurve bow

Pretty impressive build.  Basically the author uses a block of wood and some PVC pipe.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Handcrafted-Wooden-Recurve-Bow-Made-by-a-14-Year-O/

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Time to start locking down IoT, BrickerBot bricking IoT devices

OK so if you have an IoT device that for some god forsaken reason has “telnet” running.  This worm will get into it and brick the device (it sounds like it corrupts the filesystem and then its toast).  Not sure if a firmware reload will fix it either.  Pretty scary stuff.

BrickerBot is a vigilante worm that destroys insecure IoT devices

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Use gmail to send money.

Basically they added integration to Google Wallet (android pay) to gmail.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/14/gmail-for-android-google-wallet-payment-attachments/

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$11? Great where can I buy one?

Apparently some researchers in china build a radio relay that can bounce a car remote signal from a pretty far distance to “unlock it” and in some cases allow the person to drive away for $11.  OK thats great, but where can I get one of these $11 radios?  ($22 for a pair).  I did a quick search and didn’t turn up an designs so it must not be out yet.

Just a Pair of These $11 Radio Gadgets Can Steal a Car

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Interesting opensource test tool

Flashback by Linkedin looks like an interesting test tool you can use to test web services that was opensourced…gee a month ago…Looks like its all in java too.

LinkedIn open sources Flashback, a tool for mocking internet traffic

https://github.com/linkedin/flashback

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Build a ghetto vertical plotter

Too funny, the build works thought.  It may look ghetto, but the parts involved are not cheap.

https://www.instructables.com/id/SIMPLEST-Arduino-Vertical-Plotter/

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Hacking a pogoplug

Interesting hack, converting a popoplug to use for other purposes.  I have a couple of these things kicking around (replaced with other systems).  SO this maybe a good way to repurpose them.

PogoPlug Hacking: A Step by Step Guide to Owning The Device

Another good hack here to make one a PBX.

http://nerdvittles.com/?p=10560

Nice 30 minute video on getting started here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SheuimfB6kQ&list=PL2GALWZIiXOCgRfWSQpIFc4QfINjOvsYr&index=3

Oh and notes

https://pastebin.com/mv1WdVdH

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key.me, need an extra set of keys?

Not sure if I should be worried, or thrilled at this one.  (Oh and there is a kiosk in Rochester and Buffalo NY).  Basically you upload your keys (pictures) to the website, and when you need a spare, you go to one of the kiosks and get it.  I can just think of all the folks that would love to get ahold of this database…

https://www.engadget.com/2017/04/24/keyme-kiosk-expansion-key-replacement/

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Need to make a logo, try these chrome apps

Yeah I know I need one.  These apps may help there… they look simple enough.

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/chrome-apps-help-create-logo/

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