Patrick Huang

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How to craft your own Instagram photo strips

With Instagram, any boring photo is only a crop, filter, and tilt-shift away from becoming a piece of art.<p>Some might argue that such laziness through filtering discourages true photographic creativity, but there's no denying the Internet's obsession with the photo social network. If anything, it's …

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Our roundup of events and things to do in Vancouver this weekend http://www.insidevancouver.ca/2013/11/28/things-to-do-in-vancouver-this-weekend-20/

5. Seek out local live music

Let’s come to the sad realization that this is in fact Vancouver and we aren’t all rich. Now let’s move past that depressing point and focus on date …

The Rise Of Bitcoin: Is It A Solution Or Menace?

She got her first taker in mid-November. She hopes it's the dawn of more demand. But Ms. Sotelo says she is also a little worried because, frankly, she doesn't fully understand Bitcoin yet.<p>"I used the phone app and pushed the right buttons, but I'm a little freaked out," Sotelo says after the …

The Cable Industry is Imploding: What Providers Must Do to Stay Alive

Cable is dying of a slow, drawn out death.<p>It’s not at the hands of Netflix, nor at the hands of fiber optic technology. It’s not even at the hands of the Internet. Cable is strangling itself with its own wires.<p>Before we get to cable’s end, let’s start at its beginning. Cable companies thrive …

Should you spend your next-gen console cash on a PC instead?

You've got $400, maybe $500 sitting around and you're thinking that it's time to buy into some next-gen gaming. Sounds great, but maybe you shouldn't invest in a PlayStation 4, or an Xbox One. Maybe it's time to drop some cash on the most established gaming platform in history: The PC.<p>The question …

Second Google barge sighted: What could they be?

Not one but two secret floating barges have now been tied to Google, but what could they be?<p>In the past week, the Mountain View, Calif., tech giant was linked to a company that has leased out a hangar in the middle of San Francisco Bay where it is building a mysterious structure behind tight …

How to Drive a Stick Shift | The Art of Manliness

I can still remember the day I learned how to drive a stick shift. My dad and I were looking for a car for my sixteenth birthday. I had my eye on a …

6 Reminders on Hiking Etiquette | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Andrew Stephens.</i><p>After spending a number of years in Utah hiking infrequently used trails, I returned to my …

How to Write a Thank You Note | The Art of Manliness

Gratitude is a virtue every man should cultivate. Yet gratitude means nothing if you haven’t mastered the art of expressing it. A man should use …

Fighting FOMO: 4 Questions That Will Crush the Fear of Missing Out | The Art of Manliness

<i>FOMO.</i><p>It’s an acronym of recent coinage which stands for the Fear of Missing Out.<p>The inherent cutesy-ness of acronyms has a tendency to make me roll …

12 Bar Tricks Every Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

Going out to the local bar can get expensive. Instead of paying for <i>all</i> your drinks, trick your friends into paying for some of them with a few …

The Oatmeal Book Tour at Metrotown Mall

The Oatmeal and its very own Matthew Inman will be at Metrotown on October 22 giving lectures about manatees and explosions.<p>He will also be signing …

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As Halloween approaches, many will visit their local pumpkin patch. It’s the quintessential activity that brings together family, the outdoors and …

Top 10 Vancouver Halloween events 2013

Halloween in Vancouver means a packed lineup of spooky, creepy and often downright terrifying events and attractions. Looking for a Halloween scare? …

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The beloved annual <b>Vancouver Christmas Market</b> opens for its fourth year November 22 to December 24, 2013, …

China's Google Is Now Accepting Bitcoin

Jaisule is the firm's firewall and DDOS protection service. The service essentially protects websites from malicious attacks that attempt to crash it by overloading it with external communications requests so that it cannot respond to legitimate traffic. A similar US-based service is …

Diet Coke 'under pressure' as consumers grow wary of artificial sweeteners

Diet Coke, the country's No. 2 soda, may be losing some of its pop.<p>During a conference call with analysts Tuesday, a Coca-Cola executive noted that Diet Coke was "under a bit of pressure" because of people's concerns over its ingredients, alluding to the growing wariness of artificial sweeteners in …

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5 Do-It-Yourself Science Experiments With Grover

Come for the science, stay for the dubstep interlude.<p>In this adorbs video, which will make you want to be 5 years old all over again, scientist and perennial Sesame Street denizen Grover (the thinking man's Elmo) wants to bring back dinosaurs. Unfortunately, science isn't exactly on his side. …

Photograph: Chandra X-ray Observatory/NASA<p>Observations with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have revealed a massive cloud of multimillion-degree gas in a galaxy about 60 million light years from Earth. The hot gas cloud is likely caused by a collision between a dwarf galaxy and a much larger …

Eating popcorn in the cinema makes people immune to advertising

Eating popcorn in the cinema may be irritating not just for fellow movie goers, but for advertisers: a group of researchers from Cologne University has concluded that chewing makes us immune to film advertising.<p>The reason why adverts manage to imprint brand names on our brains is that our lips and …

New idea for how Earth’s core formed

An iron melt network helped grow Earth’s core, a Stanford study suggests<p>Stanford scientists recreated the intense pressures and temperatures found …

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When It Comes To Marijuana, North Korea Appears To Have Liberal Policy Of Tolerance

North Korea's apparent stance on marijuana may surprise you.<p>According to multiple reports from defectors, visitors and experts, North Korea either has no law against the sale and consumption of weed, or it has a law that is largely unenforced.<p>Just last week, a 29-year-old freelance writer from …

Does Kim Jong-un Get Stoned? Cannabis Legal in North Korea, Writer Says

Cannabis is reportedly legal in North Korea as Kim Jong-un does not consider it to be a drug and grocery bags full of it can be bought in …

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How Isaac Newton's encounter with that apple ended up helping send rockets into space<p>Newton's equation first appeared in the <i>Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica</i>, July 1687. It describes why that apple fell from that tree in that orchard in Lincolnshire. Whether or not that apple actually …

How to Buy a Vintage Watch

<i>Last Updated April, 2018.</i><p>A vintage 1966 Rolex GMT-Master is far from perfect. The painted markers may be discolored, cracked or, at the very least, …

15 inspiring street style shots

FINALLY: Purses, Handbags, and Clutches That Charge Your Cell Phone!

Yup, that's right, now you don't need to carry around a bulky extra battery pack—and you won't need to hunt for a Starbucks outlet midday. Each full Everpurse charge (the purse itself needs charging) will, in turn charge your phone from 0 percent to 100 percent TWICE. All you have to do is dock it …