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For our first Livehacker event, we hosted an evening with therapist, author, and podcast host Esther Perel, divorce lawyer James J. Sexton, and multi-talented performer Donald Shorter, Jr. We had posed this question to our guests: “How should a man be?” Their exploration of this topic was as entertaining as it was illuminating. Listen to The Upgrade above or find us in all the usual places where podcasts are served, including Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and NPR One. Please subscribe, rate, and review! Advertisement Discussed in This Episode How men behave in conflict Why men have a harder time discussing heartbreak and disappointment than they do anger Why angry, hurt men are a public health concern What Donald Shorter learned the first time s/he stepped outside in drag How the question “How should a man be?” becomes “How should I be?” Why it’s time for men to rethink their identity as a group The Incel … [Read more...] about Hear Esther Perel Discuss Manhood, Live in Conversation at Lifehacker HQ
The Nikon D700 was the last great pre-video DSLR. It was an excellent and very boring camera. Nikon's newest, a $3,000 body called the D800, introduces two major features: HD video and a 36-megapixel sensor. That sensor is what's on everybody's mind. Studio photographers will love its rich details, and for the hack on the street, it's the sharpest sensor in this price range. Let's be clear from the start: This is one of the best cameras you can buy for three grand, period. But it's been overshadowed by the standard-bearer in this category, the Canon 5D Mark III. At a $500 lower price, could the Nikon D800 be a better buy? Advertisement Why It Matters Thirty-six-point-three-million pixels. That number should smack you in the face. Megapixel counts can be misleading, but in this case, pay close attention. The camera's success hinges on that sensor. See, a sensor like the Nikon D800's shoots extremely high-resolution photos, which means a ton of detail in the images. When the … [Read more...] about Nikon D800 Review: A Major HD Upgrade, But Is It the Best DSLR For the Money?
Hey, Windows XP users: The blue screen of death got you down? Missing dll errors making you frown? Frequent software crashes leave you yearning for that fresh, new PC you unpacked with glee three years ago? If you've scrubbed for spyware and viruses, defragged, chkdsked and done the requisite rain dance but things are STILL wonky on your computer, it may be time for extreme action. Today we're going to go over how to format your hard drive and reinstall Windows XP from scratch to get back that shiny new operating system feeling untainted by years of wear, tear and added and removed programs. Advertisement Note for the tremulous: I cannot tell a lie; reinstalling an operating system is NOT a trivial task. There are several junctures where lots of things can go wrong that can affect the way your PC functions FOREVER. Further, this isn't a task one can complete in just a few hours. There are lots of ways to fix PC problems before reinstalling Windows, a fresh install should be an … [Read more...] about Geek to Live: How to format your hard drive and install Windows XP from scratch
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Blazer Xtreme proves one thing I’ll bet you didn’t know, which is that Chevy was still building two-door Blazers well into this century. Let’s see if this special edition is priced to make it sell today. Climate change! Shrinking national parks! Public restrooms! Hippies! It seems that every day another impediment is lobbed at our ability to head out and enjoy the great outdoors. As such, we all better get out there while we still can. Advertisement We most likely won’t be doing so in yesterday’s 1987 Toyota Pickup custom camper. No, too many of you took issue with the camper portion of that automotive equation, fearing the idea of sleeping in something that looked a little too much like the Hansel & Gretel witch’s Viking oven. At $5,200, that aesthetic killed its chances at financial redemption, causing it to fall in a 67 percent Crack Pipe loss. Hey, I want you to do something for me—go outside … [Read more...] about At $4,500, Could This 2003 Chevy Blazer Xtreme Be an Xtremely Good Deal?