Joseph Woodson

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How to Choose the Best Medigap Plan - Consumer Reports

Medigap health plans are basically bookkeeping operations. Unlike Medicare Advantage plans, Medigap plans don't make any decisions about what to …

How to Photograph the Moon (Part 1)

Ever since I’ve owned a camera I’ve wanted to take photos of the night sky. When I first got a DSLR camera 5 or so years ago I thought getting decent …

The Tempescope shows you tomorrow's weather by physically creating it

Another very cool item hidden within CEATEC, Japan's biggest tech show, was the Tempescope. The team behind it call it "an ambient physical display that visualizes the weather, inside your living room" -- it's an elaborate lit-up box that shows you tomorrow's weather in a very classy, oddly …

Want Your Crops To Survive Extreme Heat and Drought? Add Fungus

The future of agriculture may be plant-fungus symbiosis, writes Issie Lapowsky for WIRED<p>The global population continues to grow, and climate change is already tangibly reducing food harvests. Can agriculture adapt to be both more productive and more resilient?<p>One answer to that question may be "add …

Consumer Reports: CR's Guide to Health Insurance

Understanding health insurance doesn't have to be so hard. Here's our advice on how to choose a plan, whether you get it from your employer, buy it …

This Stereo Comes with Two Sub-Woofers

And the base really stands tall. Bark up the volume.<p>-via Tastefully Offensive | Photo: Teckelwereld

All the Common Electronics Components Explained for Beginners

Electronics components range widely in size and function. From a beginner's point of view, it's hard to know where to start digging in. Programmer …

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101-Year-Old Citizen Scientist Has Called In Weather Observations Every Day For 84 Years

The U.S. National Weather Service is naming a whole new award after him.<p>Generations before anyone came up with the idea of "citizen science," an 18-year-old Richard Hendrickson called in his first weather report to what was then the U.S. Weather Bureau. That was in 1929. Hendrickson is now 101 …

The 'Fingerprinting' Tracking Tool That's Virtually Impossible to Block

<b>UPDATE, July 23, 2014, 12:40 ET: After this article was published, YouPorn contacted us to say it had removed AddThis technology from its website,</b> …

Can you believe this. Admission by Phil Jones that temps "need adjusting" This is as bad as it can get http://t.co/duxGknADCX

Woodworking Tip: A Trash Can Router Table Base

A Trash Can Router Table Base<p>If your shop is anything like mine, then space is at a premium. One easy way I've discovered to save space is to use a …

How To Make Stunning Glow Jars For Outdoor Parties

This is a post I had to share. What a cool looking addition to an outdoor party – glow jars.<p>They are easy to make, just like the LED canning jar …

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How to Use a Rafter Square

The Rafter Square, or Speed Square, does more than mark perpendicular lines. Here's how to make sense of all the numbers on your square and get the most out of this tool.<p>The Rafter Square, or Speed Square, does more than mark perpendicular lines. Here's how to make sense of all the numbers on your …

How To: Beat the Heat with an $8 Homemade Air Conditioner

If you're breaking a sweat in the summer heat, but not trying to break the bank, this dead simple trick will show you how to make your own air …

Wood Gas Camp Stove

Make a simple tin-can stove that costs 99 cents, runs for free, and sequesters carbon as you cook.<p>Nearly half the world’s population cooks and heats using solid fuel, much of it burning up in pits that have seen no improvement since Homo erectus first tamed fire.<p>This is not a small problem: …

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Program your Arduino with a Android device

Jan Henrik wrote this Instructables demonstrating how to program an Arduino with Android device:<p>in this Instructable I want to show you, how you can …

@mikebettes @WxSynopsisDavid @ounwcm @NWSOmaha yes going w/NWS survey on this, but knowing a 3rd one tried is amazing http://t.co/aOrBxQrZGv

Motion Activated Sprinkler

[youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3s41-OraTg]<p>Do the local animals think your front lawn is their personal toilet? Do ninja assassins keep trying to sneak into your house? Keep these unwanted visitors away with a motion activated sprinkler system. As soon as they step into your lawn, a …

23 + Smart Tips Tricks and Secrets For Growing Juicy Tasty Tomatoes

Mention the word “garden” and the first picture to pop in most people’s mind is the – Tomato! Big juicy beefsteak tomatoes, small cherry tomatoes, …

3 Weak Password Strategies And One That Works | Online Security - Consumer Reports

Passwords are your first line of defense against online predators. “A password is rather like a key that opens a door,” Matt Bishop, professor of …

Make a Solar Water Heater for Under $5

Instructables user, TheNaib, has written a tutorial on how to create a solar thermal water heater for under five dollars. It will involve a fair …

This secret tweak will make your Android phone much faster

In the early days of the Android platform, smartphones like the G1 were painfully slow and clunky. Handsets struggled to open apps, freezes were …

A Secret Tweak to Speed Up Chrome on Your Android

If Chrome on your Android device is acting sluggish, stuttering as you scroll down pages, you don't have to just twiddle your thumbs in silent …

How to Run a Portable Version of Windows from a USB Drive

Ever wanted a copy of Windows you can take with you wherever you go, to use on any computer you want? It's possible: here's how to install a portable …

How To Turn A Clothespin Into A Matchstick Gun

Update your desktop arsenal with this creation<p>DIY enthusiast Grant Thompson, who previously made a 10-penny battery that powered a small light for almost two weeks, is at it again. Inspired by another project tutorial, Thompson created seven variations of a mini-pistol that can fire matches over 20 …

This is awesome (well, for parents anyway)... http://t.co/iqOsHMWoEv

Scratch Build Your Own Quad-copter!

Introduction: Scratch Build Your Own Quad-copter!<p>For this instructable i will be showing how I scratch built my own quad-copter!<p>Add TipAsk …

Republic Wireless Review – 3 Years Later | Product Reviews

article<p>Last month I had a friend from church approach me, and asked, "Have you ever heard of Republic Wireless?" He went on to say they offer the …

Turn Empty Beer Cans Into Sun-Tracking Cameras

Best use of a six-pack in a while<p>In a world of digital cameras and instant gratification, photographer Justin Quinnell embraces pinhole photography, a technique hundreds of years old. He uses beer cans and photographic paper to record the gradual shift in the sun’s path over the course of several …