When I was in tenth grade, I wrote a terrible, pretentious review of a Terrence Malick movie that has been the highest rated user review for that movie on IMDB for almost 15 years. It makes me cringe to see it now, but I didn't sign it with my name and wouldn't be able to pull it anyway because I no longer own the… » 8/19/14 7:35am 8/19/14 7:35am

Does your Macbook look like this? If so, that guide shows you what you'd need to do to remove the hard drive. It shouldn't be too complicated, although if you're like me, you'll swear many times trying to find the little screwdriver you need to remove the tiny screws. » 8/18/14 1:46pm 8/18/14 1:46pm

I Want YOU to Host Friday's Open Thread in Monday's Open Thread

Hello, friends. Last week was an eventful one in the Kinja-verse, as millions of voices cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. For some reason, the Era of Pending Comments™ has yet to begin on Hackerspace, even though it seems to be in place in every other branch of Gawker I've checked. Unless one of you… » 8/18/14 11:50am 8/18/14 11:50am

One thing that's surprisingly cheaper at Costco than just about anywhere else is pizza. There's only one size (18") and three varieties (plain, pepperoni, and combo, which is similar to the Pizza Hut supreme pizza), and they're all the same price: $9.99. Which is pretty darn cheap, especially if you like pizzas with… » 8/15/14 4:19am 8/15/14 4:19am

Monday is Monday in the Monday Open Thread

Hello. I noticed that there was no open thread today and realized that's probably because no one actually signed up to do it in the sign-up thread from a couple weeks ago. That means we've each been waiting for someone else to start a thread like fools in Foolsville. I'll host the open thread this Friday. Would anyone… » 8/11/14 2:04pm 8/11/14 2:04pm

Ikea sells a pretty sturdy TV stand called the Benno, which comes with (optional) casters. If I recall correctly, you just drill the screws in (I left them off on mine). Were you looking at the Besta stands? I'm pretty sure that the material they're made out of can't stand drilling. They have a hard outer surface but… » 8/08/14 1:28pm 8/08/14 1:28pm

Years ago I used a program called Joystick 2 Mouse to control a computer that was connected to a home theater projector. The "screen" (wall) was in the front of the room and the computer was in the back, so a wireless gamepad that didn't require line of sight (unlike nearly all HTPC keyboards at the time) seemed like… » 7/31/14 1:33pm 7/31/14 1:33pm