Brendon Goldacker

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An Unholy Alliance Is Forcing Veterans To Pay For 12 Years Of War

In doing so, it was given aid and comfort by knowledge-starved pundits, axe-grinding editorial boards, and self-anointed armchair analysts everywhere, as it left the military and veteran community standing with their jaws on the ground in despairing disbelief. Exploiting pressure to strike a budget …

Military Spending

A photographer's year in review: 2013 Edition

Motorsports of moments ago.<p>2013 had me shipping myself all over the globe. Starting in Barcelona with Formula 1 testing, I made a slight detour in Geneva with the <i>Road & Track</i> crew. I watched the unveiling of the stunningly wild Lamborghini Aventador at the VW Group gathering, and I watched Luca …

Le Mans

Battlefield 4 spotlights EA's inability to launch games, treat players with dignity

There is no sin greater in gaming than wasting the player’s time.<p>We can earn more money, we can buy more games, we can forget about the bad experiences playing certain titles, but time is irreplaceable. Once spent, it can never be returned.<p>If nothing else, <i>Battlefield 4</i> has wasted the time of many, …

Yo, Bro, You Like Donuts? Lamborghini's Got 'Em, Fresh in the New Huracán

We think Lamborghini’s Gallardo replacement, the Huracán, is pretty damn cool all on its own, and you can bet Lambo’s hoping the Huracán builds on the Gallardo’s near-volume-model sales—so of course the brains in Sant’Agata are vigorously promoting the new sports car. Enter the “Hexagon Project” …

Sports Cars

To Hell with Blown Highlights

Here is a good example why it is so important to work the scene to get the best results from a shoot. We were camped on a 3000m ridge while …

Media reaction to the Obama-Cameron-Thorning Schmidt 'selfie' was immature and sexist

A day about bringing people together in the spirit of Nelson Mandela saw the media trying to write their own soap opera<p>With one simple human gesture, world leaders made a powerful statement at Nelson Mandela's memorial service in Johannesburg yesterday.<p>No, I'm not referring to the historic image of …

Selfies of 2013 – the best, worst and most revealing

Don't pout, it's hard to deny that this has been a special year in the history of taking pictures of yourself using a mobile phone. With that in mind, we announce the Guardian selfie awards<p>This was the year that the selfie reached saturation point. Celebrities took them. Politicians took them, …

The Division’s VGX trailer shows off Snowdrop engine

A new trailer for massively multiplayer role-playing shooter <i>Tom Clancy's The Division</i> shows off the capabilities of the game's Snowdrop engine.<p>The video above explains how the game's environments are impacted by a "dynamic" day and night cycle. <i>The Division</i> will also feature a light probe system to …

Want to reduce your cloud costs 70 percent? Here’s how

Advertisement<p>44 Comments<p>Colocation, which means buying your own hardware up front and running and managing it in a third-party site, is not usually …

7 Secrets to the Ultimate Prime Rib for the Holidays

Overcook a chicken breast or pork chop, and you'll face few consequences. Overcook a prime rib, and your reputation as a grill master will combust faster than the Yule log.<p>Prime rib is the <i>ultimate</i> main course for a holiday dinner or New Year's Eve feast, not to mention the most majestic—and …

BBQ

TFTW: Top Ten Reasons Xbox One Is Better Than PlayStation 4

Ferrari FXX | The Stig's Power Lap | Top Gear | Series 13 | BBC

The Nine Hundred Dollar iPhone Photo

I’m not going to say that we flew down to Florida to get a picture, because we didn’t. We flew down to Florida to see my grandfather, who is …

39 Thanksgiving Potato Recipes: Mashed, Baked & More

Mashed, roasted, or baked into a cheesy gratin—one of these 37 recipes for the potato is sure to grace your holiday table.<p><b>One of these easy, homey potato recipes</b> is sure to earn a permanent spot on your holiday table.

Cooking