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All sorts of reasons have been advanced in recent years to explain the decline of community in America, including the way we design our neighborhoods, the increased mobility of the average American, and demographic shifts like the movement of women into the labor force. But the onslaught of television and other electronic technologies is usually cited as the main culprit. As Harvard sociologist Robert Putnam puts it, these technologies are increasingly "privatizing our leisure time" and "undermining our connections with one another and with our communities." This essay appears in the book Composing Knowledge , edited by Rolf Norgaard (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2007)
We spent last week learning about the basics of 3D modeling using an application called Rhino 3D. Here's the complete guide that will teach you everything you need to know to get started. Below you'll be able to access each lesson by clicking on its name or image. If you'd like to have all the lessons available for reference in a downloadable (and printable) PDF, you can grab one here .
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CDs and DVDs are everywhere these days. Whether they are used to hold music, data or computer software, they have become the standard medium for distributing large quantities of information in a reliable package. Compact discs are so easy and cheap to produce that America Online sends out millions of them every year to entice new users.
The command line can be quite powerful, but typing in long commands and file paths gets tedious pretty quickly. Here are some shortcuts that will have you running long, tedious, or complex commands with just a few keystrokes. Image remixed from an original by xkcd .
If you're interested in learning to make concept art—or simply taking your recreational painting into the digital sphere—concept artist Matt Kohr spent a week teaching us the basics.
The best way to start your computer faster and improve the overall system performance is to reduce the number of programs that load when Windows start. Reducing the number of startup programs can help you in loading the Windows faster, saving RAM, and faster loading performance.
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By Bill Shadish
The images you see on your monitor are made of tiny dots called pixels.
Our new Twitter 101 tutorial is now available for those who are interested in getting to know what Twitter is all about.
MetaFilter founder and friend of Lifehacker Matt Haughey has been casually podcasting at MetaFilter for the last four years, and in that time, he's amassed a lot of knowledge handy for anyone looking to learn a little about the art of casting pods.
On this week's episode of Lifehacker, we're going behind the scenes for a closer look at how you can make your own web video, no matter what your budget.