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Using things is always superior to wasting them, but squandering alcohol is an especially galling dissipation because alcohol is delicious and excellent. Most of the hard stuff has a long shelf life, but if you uncork a bottle of wine and forget to finish it off within a few days, it gets vinegary and bilious-tasting. Especially after a housewarming party or dinner shindig or any other occasion where a bunch of people show up at your house bearing fermented grape drinks, the potential volume of wine down the drain can amp up to tragic.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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One of the best things about owning a GoPro is you can take it anywhere -- even in the water swimming, diving, surfing, or just paddling around. Of course, losing or dropping it means it's lost to the depths. This trick uses a plastic soda bottle to make a simple, floating mount you won't lose under water.

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Vegetable peels, coffee grounds, corn cobs, dryer lint -- they're all waste for sure, but there's treasure in that trash. You could compost them, that's obvious, but let's talk about some more clever ways to reuse those kitchen scraps before they make it to the bin.

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Perhaps you've always wanted a fancy delta kite but just didn't want to invest the $US30-40 necessary to acquire one of quality. (Or maybe you'll just find this project fun and interesting.) If you've got an umbrella, you can turn it into a kite.

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Whether you're a tinkerer with a custom rig, or you just aren't sure why your computer's fans are running, checking your CPU usage is a pretty common task. Instead of using a boring on-screen activity monitor though, you can hook up your machine to a car tachometer for constant feedback.