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Woo, another guest spot on The Mod Zoo podcast for me!
 
After a long wait, we're finally back with a new Podcast Episode! http://themodzoo.com/2015/01/podcast/episode-22-dont-pee-case-kitty/ 
Kyle starts the twenty-second episode of the Mod Zoo with the normal crew, Bill Owen from MNPCTech, Jeremy “EEL Ambiense” Birch, Cheapskate aka Munkey and Toby Kirkby! We discuss CES as well as what we want to do with The Mod Zoo with guests, Alex (Petra), Jeremy (drougnor), Jesse (Captain Curry Sauce), Stuart (Noobas4rus) and …
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The Phanteks suite was exactly what I was hoping it would be--bright and full of toys for us to take apart and play with.
 
New products from our friends at Phanteks shown at 2015 CES!
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Woo, ModZoo CES stuff is starting to go live! If only I had had the resources to edit this stuff on site rather than having to wait until I got back...
 
ASUS at 2015 CES Coverage by TheModZoo.com
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+Trevor Foster While more people would help with the timely delivery of content, they'd need to have specific skills and be okay with sitting out most of the show... which isn't much fun. What really would have helped this time around is if they guys could have stayed longer.
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A little more Friday #photography  fun... This particular session was done late last year at a small airport in Northern California and was a ton of fun.

The image is a single photograph (not a composite) accomplished through balancing natural sunset light and the big Norman studio strobe set that I hauled out there and powered with a Vagabond Mini Lithium.
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A long overdue explanation of PC watercooling pump PQ curves, pressure drop curves, why they matter, and what you can do with them. One tidbit that I forgot to mention in the video is that fans perform in pretty much the same manner as the pumps I'm talking about, so this'll prep you for looking up and understanding fan PQ curves as well.
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+Alex Venz what music ?
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Nice video, id see your CES coverage, nice job ;)
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It's surprisingly challenging to pull off a CES show floor interview completely on your own, with zero prep, and in a tight time window... At the very least, I should have turned around the Tascam so that I could better see the VU meter (levels are coming in a bit hot).
 
INWIN at 2015 CES, Andy Che Interviewed by Petra from TheModZoo.com
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A little more Friday #photography  fun... This particular session was done late last year at a small airport in Northern California and was a ton of fun.

The image is a single photograph (not a composite) accomplished through balancing natural sunset light and the big Norman studio strobe set that I hauled out there and powered with a Vagabond Mini Lithium.
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The message of narrowing one's vision is a very valuable one...
Cropping in camera is one of the most under utilized tools I see most amateurs and many of my students overlook these days.  I don't know why that is, but as I tell my students, mentally "narrowing your vision" and then cropp...
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A little bit of Friday #photography fun... Now, who can guess what it is and how I did it?
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+Alan Anderson Yup. It's an old Norman LH-2000 head. I brought the power down as much as I could (4 heads into a P2000X at minimum power, with 3 of the heads placed outside of the room just to dump power... So 200ws split 4 ways, or about 50ws per head not taking losses into account), set the modeling light to about 2 or 3 stops off full, stopped the camera (70D) down a bunch, added about 6-7 stops of neutral density via a variable ND filter, and positioned a second light at full power (speedlight) equipped with a tight snoot made from CineFoil just out of frame aimed at the Lego man (he just about disappeared without the hit from the second light).

Fun fact: the lights actually melted the Lego man a little bit...
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