Afghanistan

Photo of the Day : Meanwhile, in Afghanistan...

From Boston.com's The Big Picture, what a real-life version of the Green Hornet's gas gun might look like. Taken in Afghanistan in February of this year, an Afghan army recruit is pictured shrouded in a cloud of shocking green smoke as he participates in a graduation parade af ...more

How To : Start fires with bamboo Army style in Afghanistan

Operation fire-saw. The British Army use tips from Bushcraft & Survival Skills Magazine to boost morale in Afghanistan and to practise their firelighting skills using an article written by firelighting expert Dave Watson. This shows how to light fires with bamboo and a fire s ...more

Skateistan : To Live and Skate in Afghanistan

Skateistan is a nongovernmental organization providing lessons in skateboarding, environmental health, information technology, art and language in a coed setting to hundreds of urban kids in Kabul, Afghanistan. Below, a short documentary on the movement, directed by Orlando vo ...more

Advice from a Real Hacker : The Top 10 Best Hacker Movies

In recent years, Hollywood has taken a shine to hackers, with hackers appearing in almost every heist or mystery movie now. This can be both good and bad for our profession. As we know, whichever way Hollywood decides to depict our profession is how most people will perceive i ...more

How To : Be a Navy SEAL

There's no doubt about it—the most elite military force in the United States is hands down, the Navy SEALs. They can operate at sea, in the air and on land, and their ability to conduct missions underwater separates them from most other military units in the world. They've fou ...more

News : 5 Amazing Hipstamatic Photographers

Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more

News : This Year in Marijuana News

As a close to this year's marijuana law reform debate (Prop 19 flopped last night), Boston.com's The Big Picture examines "photos from the past year of marijuana in the news, for both medicinal and recreational purposes, and some of the legal entanglements involved." Some str ...more

News : Bomb-Proof Your Home With Wallpaper

Incredible. A company called Berry Plastics (in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) has developed a working bomb proof wallpaper. The technology has the ability to protect against both natural disasters and warfare. From Popsci: "X-Flex...is designed for use a ...more

How To : Walkthrough Medal of Honor on the Xbox 360

The new Medal of Honor video game is out for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows, and if you happen to have yourself the Xbox 360 version, check out this extensive video walkthrough series. It takes you through the entire gameplay for Medal of Honor— all 10 missions. Make ...more

How To : Broomstick lace crochet

If you're into knitting and crocheting, you probably know it all. But what about a broomstick lace crochet? If you haven't attempted this fine crochet pattern, you must… now! Broomstick lace crochet forms a visually interesting and beautiful stitch. You Will Need * A size K c ...more

News : Religious Tolerance

I write this post as an afterthought on the recent mass burnings of the Quran by U.S troops. Let me lay down the facts first to clear any misunderstandings: After finding out that prisoners in Afghanistan were using the Quran to pass on information among each other - troops h ...more

Top 10 : Best Ethical Destinations for 2011

By Ethical Traveler As the world becomes ever more interconnected, being an ethical traveler becomes both easier and more urgent. Travelers today have access to far more information than we did even 10 years ago. We can observe–almost in real time–the impact that smart or sel ...more

News : Curbing our Hubris

"The suspect is based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state. He has been identified as a staff sergeant in the Stryker brigade who was taking part in a village stability operation in Afghanistan. He is a 38-year-old married father of two on his first deployment t ...more

News : Sensor Sizes

Tyler Ginter, creator of Why We Fight - the beautiful collection of never before seen footage of the Afghanistan Special Forces shot on the Canon 5D, put together this comprehensive and helpful lineup of sensor sizes.

News : A Questionable Position

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lashed out against Russia and China after a meeting in Tunis. The meeting aimed to increase pressure on Syria to stop its bloodshed. Hillary represents the US as an ally for the rebels. Russia and China vetoed a UN Security Council resolu ...more

Obama vs Romney : A Useless Battle

Assuming everyone knows of the recent "String of attacks" passed between Obama and Romney, I just want to talk about how useless this entire thing is. I'll try to be as un-biased as possible. Election year is a major phenomenon in any country. The masses pick their candidate ...more

News : News Clips - July 4

» Homeland Security Report Lists ‘Liberty Lovers’ As Terrorists. A new study funded by the Department of Homeland Security characterizes Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists. » ...more

News : US Service Member Kills Atleast 16 Afghan Civilians

Afghan officials and witnesses say a U.S. service member walked off his base and shot and killed at least 16 Afghan civilians in Kandahar province Sunday. The shooting is the latest in a string of incidents to further strain Washington and Kabul’s already tense relationship. A ...more

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