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Life Hacks

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by downndirty, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. downndirty

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    What are your life hacks?

    This could refer to anything that isn't genuinely common knowledge. Awe us with your uncommon wisdom.
     
  2. DrFrylock

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    Control-backspace deletes the whole word.

    You're welcome.
     
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    It is always better when striking somebody over the head with an empty to use the overhand Anthony Perkins-style rather than sidearm. More power, tougher to block and less of a chance of throwing your shoulder out.

    Of all the dead contruction workers tht helped build the Hoover Dam (about 100 I think), here's something amusing: The last man that was killed building the Dam was the son of the FIRST man the died building it.

    "Big Ben" isn't the nickname of the parliment tower in London England but it's the name of the nine foot tall bell inside the tower that strikes the hour.
     
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    This is really long, so I'm putting it as a spoiler

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  5. Danger Boy

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    Spending way too much money on Kleenex?

    Instead of blowing your nose, pick the boogers and wipe them under your desk. If it's runny snot you're dealing with, just blow your nose into your hand and wipe that under your desk as well.

    When the mucus has dried up, simply scrape it into a trash bin. Problem solved!
     
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    So yea, the above trick to relieve sinus congestion is bullshit. I have a fairly moderate cold, so I decided I would try that as I would like to sleep more than 3 hours at a time tonight, it doesn't work.
     
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    WTF ! You Americans have to pay for air to pump up your tyres at Petrol Stations ?
     
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    Instead of blowing disgusting snot all over your elbows or hands, just fain doing it into your elbow but actually aim out below it and say fuck the surgeon general and fuck swine flu. Seriously who is caking their hands and sleeves with fucking snot?
     
  9. PeruvianSoup

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    The last thing someone should want to do is try to dislodge a blade shaped bone right in front of their frontal lobe. It's also surrounded by lots of connective tissue and cartilage.
     
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    Viagra costs pretty much the same, regardless of whether you're getting 25, 50 or 100 mg tablets. The wholesale price is about 50 bucks for a box of four. But with a handy dandy $4 pill splitter, you can turn a box of 4 x 100 mg tabs into a box of 16 x 25 mg tablets.
     
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    CTRL Clicking something opens it in a new window.

    Just typing something into the address bar, like "theidiotboard" and then hitting CRTL Enter automatically adds the www and .com.

    Edit: OHH, post below reminded me of another. I have never used a plastic bag to put all my liquids and toiletries in. Just put them into a small pocket all together. I've flown a ton and have never had a problem.
     
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    You can usually get away with carrying something like deodorant/cologne (over 3 oz) on a plane if you wrap it well enough in some clothes in your carry on bag.

    Since I travel light, this is a godsend because I hate checking my bag in and paying fees, then having to wait at the damn carousel.
     
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    I tried that and got a weird triangle. Then again dw still works fine.

    The little cracks (often in an oval pattern) in the left turn lane mark where the sensor is if you really want that fast green
     
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    Yeah, it only works in some programs (browsers, MS Word, etc). I know for sure it doesn't work in Notepad. Stupid damn program.
     
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    Another successful troll on TiB.
     
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    Last night the power was out at my place, so I made an oil lamp out of a can of tuna.

    It actually worked really well.
     
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    *Tires, *Gas Stations

    This is Amurrricuh.

    Seriously though. Yes. At some petrol stations, you have to pay 25 cents to use the air. I don't understand why, but whatever.
     
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    Yes, it costs me 2 shillings and a farthing, govnuh.
     
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    Yeah, I didn't figure this out for ages. Basically, there is an electrical sensor under the boxed off areas (you'll see road adhesive forming a box/oval around a lane or stop-light) that triggers when your car engine is under it. If you can rock back and forth, you'll almost always get your light more quickly. Note that they tend to be situated about one car-length back from where the lane ends.
     
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    Clarification: Control-backspace deletes the whole word on operating systems and editors that were updated after 1972. Also I don't know if this works for you Crapintosh users. It's probably Logo-Of-Your-God-Backspace, just to be contrarian. But then again, you don't express yourselves through typing anyway, right? You do some kind of interpretive dance?