There are a lot of conflicting ideas going around about how dangerous and dramatic winter driving can be. So here's a clear, simple guide for what to do when you find yourself lost in the snow. Read more...
When I first learned to drive a car, shortly after turning 15, my mother insisted that I learn on my father’s Mazda Miata: a silver, two-door convertible with a soft-top roof.
The Miata was a hard car to drive; not only did the car lack automatic transmission, but with the top up, it was nearly impossible to see out the back of the car. The sun had so thoroughly browned and warped the plastic rear windshield that the soft top, when folded down, appeared primed and ready to produce panini.
I live in the Mission of San Francisco, which is densely populated and has old buildings. This means I couldn't get a decent signal in my bedroom only 30 ft away from my Apple Airport Extreme. I finally figured out how to fix it.
Club de TeleMatique's insight:
I can vouch for the truth of the article since I have had exactly the same experience at home with my android devices :-)
If you're a fan of spicy foods then you know how awesome a good hot sauce can be. You can make your own at home using Greek-style yogurt—or the whey from the yogurt to be specific—to kick the fermenting process in to high gear.
Traveling the world requires a delicate balance of weight and preparedness. Over on The Art of Manliness, travel writer David Danzeiser shares his loadout for a 23 country, year long trip. Read more...
Carl Sagan is a well known astronomer, cosmologist, author, and most obviously, science communicator and host of the show Cosmos. His views on science and general living are simultaneously inspirational and galvanizing.
Taking a 2D photo and turning it into a 3D model is something that many users getting started in 3D printing are interested in doing. Sometimes a straight-on shot can help you get basic dimensions, but really transitioning it into a 3D model can be very difficult. Now, Smoothie-3D is trying to make this process easier with their free online modeling tool.
Firefox: The last time we highlighted uBlock, a fast and lightweight alternative to AdBlock Plus , it was Chrome only. Now the add-on is available for Firefox as well, and it works well, even though it's still in beta.
Want something fun and productive to do during this whole giant blizzard thing? Why not learn how to build a snow shelter? It could save your life one day but, more importantly, they're just a ton of fun to make.