Hans Solderer

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Hans Solderer
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Prolific hacker Craig Smith digs up a toy from his childhood:

About 1983, when I was fifteen, I dropped my dad's red Bakelite soldering gun and broke the casing. Of course he was upset, so I did my best to "fix it." So I took my original Star Wars Han Solo pistol and gutted it to hold the soldering gun components. I even ran the lightbulb up into the scope on top. The button on the handle worked well for the trigger switch. Ten years later, when the old house was sold, the gun wound up in my belongings. To this day, when an underpowered iron just won't do, I pull out the "Han Solderer" and get the job done. Half of me likes the mod, the other half is ill over the fact that I gutted my vintage Star Wars toy. What's done is done.

The Fastest Way To Wipe a Hard Drive

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The Fastest Way To Wipe a Hard Drive
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Because one morning you'll wake up and realize this is the most effective way to get rid of your Nickelback discography.

~NSHA

A Smaller Hammer Was Out of the Question

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A Smaller Hammer Was Out of the Question
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A kludger never abandons his tools. Mangling your toolbox is perfectly acceptable though. ~Not-So-Handy Andy

The Guy From Fargo Tries Cooking

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The Guy From Fargo Tries Cooking
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By Unknown
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That awkward moment when his wife walks in and the cow leg is stuck halfway in the grinder.

~NSHA

Pool Pumps for Chumps

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Pool Pumps for Chumps
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By Unknown
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Also known as "Five Tools, One Pump."