If you've never done this before, it's a good idea while you're in the auto parts store buying oil and a filter to also get an oil filter cap socket. They make many difference sizes of these, so take your oil filter out and find the socket that fits. Even if the last person to change your oil only hand-tightened the… » 7/01/14 9:52am 7/01/14 9:52am

I think monitors are becoming sufficient in size and resolution that it's going to be irrelevant. With a good 27" display you can have several webpages open next to each other, or a page and some other apps side by side without compromise. » 5/28/14 1:19pm 5/28/14 1:19pm

The argument has been made: "B-b-b-but public transit doesn't go where I want to go!" to which the logical reply is: "Well, if they invest in it the same way they invest in these cars, it could serve more people and it would go where you want to go." » 5/28/14 12:52pm 5/28/14 12:52pm

Bobby Flay? More like Aramark, Sodexo, or any corporate campus lunch company. Every time I eat at one of those and have a hamburger, that's exactly what they do. For the last 10 seconds of cooking, the guy puts the cheese on, then puts a dish lid on the grill over my burger, squirts some water under it, and lets it… » 5/26/14 6:02pm 5/26/14 6:02pm

Yeah, and the F mount lenses will be cropped, so you lose a lot of field-of-view AND light. Then, you have to constantly do the math "so with my 50mm lens on here it has the equivalent field of view of 135mm" And even though you might have a fast 50 or 35mm prime to slap on there, you lose at least 1 or 2 stops of… » 5/12/14 8:32am 5/12/14 8:32am

If you really want to replicate the springy cord thing like commercially bought coiled cords, the trick is: once you do all the steps above, you then twist the cord the other way. The easiest way to do this is to tape down one end of the cord to a table or something, and then twist the other end. You'll see the coil… » 4/23/14 11:51am 4/23/14 11:51am