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Avoid These Big Medicare Mistakes People Make

Most Americans in, or near, retirement know too little about Medicare, causing them to pay far more out-of-pocket for retirement medical care than they should and make big Medicare mistakes.<p>Many people believe Medicare — the federal health insurance program for people 65 and older — covers all or …

Health Care

Krav Maga: A Primer on the Martial Art of the Israeli Defense Forces | The Art of Manliness

I can’t remember how I first heard about Krav Maga, but I do remember being immediately intrigued. All martial arts have an appeal to most men and …

Self Defense

Quadratic reciprocity, Legendre symbols, and Jacobi symbols

Suppose you have an odd prime <i>p</i> and an integer <i>a</i>, with <i>a</i> not a multiple of <i>p</i>. Does <i>a</i> have a square root mod <i>p</i>? That is, does there exist an integer <i>x</i> such …

Mathematics

Mac: How to use split screen

macOS offers a handy feature to view two apps side by side, equally splitting the screen. Follow along for how to use Split View on Mac.<p>Whether you’re trying to get some work done more efficiently or want to multitask more easily while surfing the web, macOS’ built in Split View is a useful feature.<p>…

iOS

13 Ways to Take a Screenshot on a Mac

- Jun 29, 2018<p>Capturing a screen, taking a screenshot, or in PC talk, printscreening are different terms for the same desired outcome. macOS and OS X …

Operating Systems

How To: 100+ Secret Dialer Codes for Your iPhone

The dialer screen on your iPhone has a lot more to it than just entering phone numbers and hitting the green call button. It's not very obvious, but …

Telecoms

The Ultimate DIY Bug-Out Bag

From certain angles, it looks like we’re hanging over the precipice. Climate change–fueled disasters like monster hurricanes, megafires, and 100-year droughts are becoming ever more frequent. A solar superstorm could wipe out the grid, the New Madrid fault might go at any moment, and, of course, …

Camping

50,000 Free Resources From the Met Museum’s Library Are Now Available to Download

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has increased its digital presence over the last few years. With accessibility in mind, the world-famous institution has made public domain images, photographs of its permanent collection, and even free full-text art books available to the public. Now, it even offers …

Museums

Prevent DNS Rebinding Attacks by Adjusting Your Router

Programmer (and artist) Brannon Dorsey wrote up a fascinating and fairly technical piece about the perils of DNS rebinding the other day. It’s worth …

Information Security

How Much It Really Cost Me to Publish a Kindle Book

Amazon lets you upload a book to the Kindle store for free, so I guess that means there’s no costs involved in self-publishing a book anymore, …

Writing

Cyberwarfare — the Latest Technology of Destruction

<b>THE PERFECT WEAPON</b> <b><br>War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age</b><br>By David E. Sanger<br>357 pp. Crown. $28.<p>New technologies of destruction have appeared throughout history, from the trireme and gunpowder in past centuries to biological and nuclear weapons in more modern times. Each technology goes through a …

Cybersecurity

Pixar Storytelling – 20 Points Writers Can Learn From Animated Stories

I ran across this great video posted on Youtube that features the 20-pt advice of <b>Emma Coats</b>, a master storyboard artist with Pixar. The narrator of …

How to take care of your robot vacuum

Though your robot vacuum may not be as sophisticated as the droids in sci-fi movies, they still need regular maintenance. Without it, your vacuum might end up just pushing dirt around, instead of picking it up.<p>Your main focus when taking care of your Roomba, Shark, Botvac or other automated vacuum …

Noam Chomsky has the perfect explanation for what's wrong with libertarianism

<i>The following is the adapted text of an interview that first appeared in Modern Success magazine.</i><p>So many things have been written about, and …

How Christians Destroyed the Ancient World

<b>THE DARKENING AGE</b> <b><br>The Christian Destruction of the Classical World</b><br>By Catherine Nixey<br>Illustrated. 315 pp. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. $28.<p>Vandalizing the Parthenon temple in Athens has been a tenacious tradition. Most famously, Lord Elgin appropriated the “Elgin marbles” in 1801-5. But that was hardly …

Ancient History

21 Western Novels Every Man Should Read | The Art of Manliness

“The western story, in its most usual forms, represents the American version of the ever appealing oldest of man’s legends about himself, that of the …

Books

Best turntables you can buy, from affordable to absolute insanity

How do Shapes Fill Space? Factsheets

All posters (22.8 MB)<p>All factsheets (9.9 MB)<p>Patterns and tilings appear everywhere and are one of the oldest parts of mathematics.<p>A discussion of …

The One Thing I Wish I Knew Before DIY-ing My Landscaping

Revamping your landscape can be a daunting proposition, especially when you want to go about it in DIY fashion. There’s one helpful thing to know …

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed On The Cheap

Having a raised garden bed is great, especially if you have bad drainage in your yard. In this video, which was <b>created courtesy of TheCraftyGemini</b>, …

How to protect your router and Wi-Fi from Russian hackers

A few weeks ago, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert about state-supported Russian hackers carrying out attacks against a large number of home routers in the U.S. These hackers are organized, motivated and well-funded.<p>They’re not a bunch of misanthropic …

Cyber-attacks

45 Paying Markets for Flash Fiction

Flash fiction is shorter than the normal range of short stories, which are generally 3,000 words or more. The precise length remains somewhat …

‘Americans are Being Held Hostage and Terrorized by the Fringes’

An exit interview with the American Enterprise Institute’s Arthur Brooks.<p>Arthur Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute, the center-right Washington think tank that has, amid a decade of turmoil inside the Republican Party, remained a sober, respected voice on matters of …

Political Science

You CAN Write a Publishable First Novel: 10 Do's and Don'ts

<i>Not every first novel is a practice novel.</i><p><b>by Anne R. Allen</b><p>It’s a sad truth that most first novels never see print. Editors call them “practice …

Incident Response: Methodology and Case Study – Part II

In this article, I will continue with the memory / malware analysis which have been started in the previous post. At the end of the post, you will be …

A fresh crop of new music to tickle your ears

How to Make the Perfect Martini | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: On Tuesdays, we’ll be featuring an excellent article or video that was originally posted in the Art of Manliness Community by a</i> …

The Most Damaging Myths About Slavery, Debunked

Were U.S. slaves in any way responsible for their own misery? Were there any silver linings to forced bondage? These questions surface from time to …

24 Things I’ve Learned As A Software Developer Living On Ubuntu For A Weekish

I’ve been a web & software developer for over 15 years now. In those years I’ve used every Windows distribution since 95 and every Mac OS X ever. …

Linux

Stories Need Great Villains

Every story needs a great villain because without him, the hero can’t shine. He’s the force of antagonism that keeps the action moving and the reader …