Dan Pond

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Portable stove with Brass Burner Head

I car camp quite a bit and have tried just about every stove out there. In Asia I noticed every street market vendor uses these low flat butane …

parsing

For my generation, sentence analysis—a grammatical exercise that pretty much died with my age group—was called <i>diagramming,</i> but older folks knew the …

Your Display Profile May Be Wrong

Your display profile may be wrong. How is that for a bold statement! But it may very well be true, even if you do it regularly on schedule. Display …

The Basics of Histograms for Beginner Photographers

Here’s a short 4-minute video in which photography instructor Karl Taylor offers a basic explanation of histograms for photographers who are just …

Photography

Zippo Hand Warmer

Keeps fingers and toes toasty for up to 24 hours<p>This little baby has kept feeling in my fingers in an unheated workshop and kept my toes warm in a …

The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …

Weight Loss

Kodachrome home-movie of a Long Beach fast food joint in 1952

Archivist Rick Prelinger sez, "I'm sure Beany's Hamburgers weren't the healthiest food, but this eight-minute home movie from Prelinger Archives …

The Panasonic LX100 is ‘Probably the Best Zoom Compact Ever Made’, Says DPReview

<i>DPReview</i> recently got a chance to put the $900 Panasonic Lumix LX100 through a thorough review, and after putting it through the wringer, the camera …

Understanding ISO: A Simple Explanation of How ISO Works and Why Increasing It Creates Noise

Ever wondered what’s actually going on inside your camera when you take your ISO from 400, to 800, to`1,600 and so on? If you’d like to find out, …

Maverick Philosopher

This argument, studied in the context of Aristotelian-Thomistic metaphysics, is more impressive than it may seem. If nothing else it ought to …