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Jason Fitzpatrick

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

Last week we shared a great introduction to understanding camera metering (and improving your photos by doing so), now we’re back with the second half of the guide.

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Feel like you always miss the best Steam gaming sales? Worry no more, SteamAlerts will send you an email when the price drops on your wish-list games.

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Fireworks are beautiful and eye catching in and of themselves, but when the video is reversed it’s down right mesmerizing–enormous explosions collapse into nothingness.

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While none of us are arguing over whether the Earth is anything but round, this entertaining video from Minute Physics explains ten distinct reasons why we know we live on a sphere.

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Understanding how your camera meters light is like unlocking the secret language of photography wizardy. Read on to learn more about how getting back to the basics can greatly improve your photos.

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With low-power standby modes and stable operating systems, it’s easier than ever to go days (if not weeks or months) without rebooting your computer. Is it still necessary to perform a full shut down?

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If you’ve ever wondered how actors can get bottles smashed over their head and crash through windows with little harm, wonder no more: it’s fake glass made from sugar. Read on to see how you can, with a little at ...

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The problem with thermal cameras is that even the low end ones can cost over $10,000. This clever DIY hack, however, makes it easy to create detailed thermal photographs with your digital camera and some inexpensive parts.

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Enjoy a little pun and a chemistry reference on your desktop today with the Noble Gases wallpaper.

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If Santa put a new DSLR under your Christmas tree this year and you’re looking for a project you can use your old one for, this full-spectrum conversion tutorial is a great way to expand how much of the spectrum your camera can capture.

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We love the complex creations LEGO fans make to honor their favorite scenes from movies and this one is no exception; the level of detail in this Fifth Element-inspired diorama is impressive.

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A density column is a stack of varying-density liquids in a glass container which showcases how the different densities separate into distinct layers. Check out this video to see how to create a simple 5-layer column.

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Batch files are a handy way to execute a series of commands in Windows, but is there anyway to run them invisibly in the background? Read on find out how.

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There’s more than one way to peel a banana it would seem and, courtesy of some high speed photography, we get to see how you can get the job done with a bullet.

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The rain is pouring down and you’re trying to stay as dry as possible moving from point A to point B. Do you walk or run? Minute Physics picks apart the dilemma.

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It’s another day of stylized hand-to-hand combat and Koopa Troopa madness in the Mushroom Kingdom–read on to watch the newest episode of Mario Warfare.

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Take a look at the guts of the tiny and bright Kindle Paperwhite to see how Amazon packed in a well illuminated front-lit screen, a high-capacity battery, and the hardware to run the ebook reader in such a small space.

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When it comes to last minute made scientist holiday experiments, we’re hard pressed to think of one more novel than turning an air hose and bacon into a high-intensity flame lance.

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HabitRPG is a free web-based tool that makes enforcing new habits and keeping resolutions fun by turning your list of habits, to-dos, and daily routines into an old-school Role Playing Game (RPG).

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When an image is edited well, you hardly notice it. When it’s edited poorly, you can’t get past the poor Photoshopping efforts of some hasty graphic designer. Check out the top 10 Photoshop disasters from 2012 for a chuckle.

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We’ve shown you a photo-tour of the Rapberry Pi factory before, but this video offers an in-motion view of how the tiny little hobby boards are assembled.

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It would be easy to assume that the awesome deep space images NASA has been sharing with us for years are simply beamed down from various satellites and space craft before being revealed to the public, but the actual process ...

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If you’re not sold on the functionality of the now ubiquitous Windows key, can you reassign it to a more useful task? Read on to see how.

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Whether you were enjoying free domestic calls via Gmail’s built-in phone function throughout 2012 or this is the first you’ve heard of the feature, you can take advantage of free calls throughout 2013.

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Hobby boards like the Arduino beg to be built up into gaming systems; the Esplora branch of the Arduino project makes it even easier by including hardwired buttons, a joy stick, and other game-focused features right on the development board.

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