Friday, December 12, 2014

Samsung ATIV Book 4 NP470R5E Real Life Review

Samsung ATIV Book 4 NP470R5E: The review from real life

Prices of laptops these days seem ridiculously low when recalling on them few years back. The integrated components seem more badass, Hertz and Byte values are rapidly rising, zero-meaningful marketing features' buzz words are popping like popcorn on hot oil, and model designations of laptops have higher integers and more cool letters in them than ever. How is this possible? 

Hah, you know how. Now, let's see these ATIV Book 4 NP470R5E specs:

  • Core i5 @ 2.60GHz.
  • 8GB RAM.
  • AMD Radeon HD 8750M + Intel HD Graphics 4000.
  • Touch Pad with multi-gesture support.
  • Keyboard keys with WHITE PRINTED LETTERS ON THEM.
  • Other stuff.

How could things possibly go wrong with these specs? Ah, well...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

EINHELL RT-MG 200 E aka THE RENOVATOR Real Life Review

I admit right here, right now: I fell for the commercial like a true adult male gizmo-loving idiot. This post is a warning to all of you potential adult male gizmo-loving idiots who show continuous sucker tendencies for new, well-commercialized, power tool gizmos. The problem is, most people are living in the denial after buying something they can hardly afford. They still believe that this is a really great product, and write accordingly on various forums. The fact is, it is not.  I won't go into specifications, promises and dreams about this product. I am going to the core. To the point. To the heart. To the very being of the... ah, screw it.
The pictures!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

DIY Building Solar Can Air Dehydrator Review Part I

Solar Dehydrator: Better to do it badly than read about it!

Well, this was one tough SoB of a project for me.

Let me be clear on this, so there wouldn't be any misunderstandings later in this post: Most of the time I had absolutely no idea what I was doing.

While doing it, I was faintly recalling some of the solar dehydrator projects I found online while surfing the Internet, but followed none of their instructions in detail because I felt at the time that it would be more fun to do stuff badly than to read stuff correctly. Seriously, there is a load of opinions and verbal arguments today, but rarely some real work.

Luckily, I had this detailed specification/ white paper of the project, which helped me through the dehydrator building process:

Solar dehydrator official white paper

We shall call this specification a "white paper" from now on. While constantly referring to the white paper, there was no room for error. There were of course some ambiguities on some of the white paper details, but they were easily bypassed by a complete lack of concentration and a complete abundance of alcohol on the project location. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Roto Roof Windows Extension Pole: How to DIY and save 35++ €

As it is not enough that ROTO roof windows are expensive as VIP part of the hell, but their accessories also follow this price insanity - the original extension pole is priced for about 35-40 euros, which is clearly a sign of capitalistic insanity. The logic is this - you don't have a choice, so you will buy it. Well, Roto, I have a statement to make: your logic is flawed. 

Roto Roof Windows Extension Pole: How to DIY and save more than 35 €

This post will be a relatively short tutorial on how to easily make yourself an extension pole for Roto roof windows for less than 3 euros costs in total. If I disappear in the next few days, that is because the Roto secret agents came, abducted me, and are keeping me in some secret underground facility without making me some fine tuna sandwiches. With garlic. And mayonnaise. And pickles. And bacon. 

mmmm bacon.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Slug Wars Chapter 1: Making DIY Electric Slug Fence Review

Continuing on the identity crisis remark, I am now in the critical identity development phase of seeking enemies to wage war against. Slimy, ugly creatures which steal and eat our food while we are not watching seemed like a perfectly good deal for engagement. This is Chapter 1 of the long Epic Saga Of Slug Wars, which begins here and now, and possibly ends, also here, and now.

You can use this review to build your own electric slug fence. Feel free to comment below on your own versions or visions of the fence. You don't need to comment the electric fence on this review, if you absolutely don't need to.

Why on earth would I make an ELECTRIC FENCE against slugs? 

Well, firstly, because I realized that I can, and it sounded like a marvellously cool thing to do. Secondly, because none of the other slug-repellent methods don't really work (coffee leftovers, egg shells, ashes, marigold, whatever, screw it, I like the first reason for making this thing better). And, oh, it is pretty cheap also.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Making a Simple Wooden Composter Review

It may as well be some sort of existential crisis in question, but in any case, here we are. Making a composter. With no previous (relevant at least) wooden-stuff-making experiences, I have decided it is about the rightful time to properly punch some nails and screws into some wooden planks.

What is a composter (compost bin) anyway? 

It is the place to throw away the pulp from your juicer. And some other stuff. Anyway, if you decided to read these instructions, you either:

1) Know what a compost bin does.
2) Have read nearly all the Internet, and all that is left to read is this article. In this case, you should also know what a compost bin does, since you have read all the Internet.

So, being able to establish these facts, let us proceed. I have to point out though that there are far better DIY tutorials on making compost bins on the internet, but they are not as nearly as frivolous as this one here.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Making Wheatgrass Juice on Cold Press Juicer Review

Since I have bought this thing called cheap cold press juicer, I am testing both our limits by casually throwing everything I get my hands on into its feeding tube. Then, after I drink the resulting strange liquid, I go online to check if those ingredients were a good idea.

To save you the trouble: Internet clearly says that wheatgrass is unbelievably, incredibly, unthinkably, implausibly, and so on, healthy, for us, Earth humans, descendants of The Space Petunia. 

Wheat grass has the apparent ability to cure all the diseases known to humankind, to keep you strong and healthy, to keep you awake at boring lectures and meetings, to gently fix burnt-out christmas lights, to prolong the life of your Google Nexus 10 and upgrade its USB to facilitate native USB Host functionality, and so on. 

So, lets try to squeeze this green motherf****r.

Christmas Wheatgrass with unthinkably healthy properties
and highly suspicious seed origins: Can it be squeezed?