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Topic # 184093 10-Nov-2015 09:57
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There are so many lifehacks around, it's hard to start somewhere. Studying, learning languages, managing money, work, house tools. The Lifehacker website is a good start but there are so many more...

Since I've just watched this video, I will use it to start this topic.



What's is your favourite lifehack, or one you've seen recently, or discovered yourself (number 8 wire included).





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  Reply # 1424177 10-Nov-2015 10:13
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if you need an emergency key, wouldn't it usually mean you've lost the original........not sure about others, but i'd either have one cut as a spare or use a pair of bolt cutters on a padlock rather than making a can key




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  Reply # 1424179 10-Nov-2015 10:18
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I think the most interesting aspect is the possibility of making it - if you have to plan in advance, or is a sneaky way of copying a key is another question...






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  Reply # 1424318 10-Nov-2015 12:46
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Sharpen a knife by flipping a coffee cup upside down and using the unglazed surface. Great for knives in the office kitchen, which are always dull.

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  Reply # 1424325 10-Nov-2015 12:54
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freitasm: I think the most interesting aspect is the possibility of making it - if you have to plan in advance, or is a sneaky way of copying a key is another question...




I don't think cans in NZ can just be cut that easily with scissors, most are tin not aluminum. But is an interesting lifehack.

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  Reply # 1424497 10-Nov-2015 16:14
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Real men dont use namby pamby nail clippers. They use electricians side cut pliers to trim their finger and toe nails.

If they are gentlemen they do it outside rather than have nail clippings flying around the room and upsetting the ladies.

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  Reply # 1425016 11-Nov-2015 09:48
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An oldie but a goodie is to wrap an unrefrigerated beer bottle/can in a wet paper towel and put in the freezer for 5-10 min to get it nice and cold.

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  Reply # 1426005 11-Nov-2015 10:24
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When joining two power cables together (such as an extension cord and the device cord) do so with an overhand knot to it doesn't just unplug itself when you move around with the device (eg, hedge trimmer etc).




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  Reply # 1426022 11-Nov-2015 10:48
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Actually, this is not a lifehack but a question about a lifehack. I remember reading some lifehack list on a reputable website some months ago and among a lot of useful tips it said if you drop batteries end-on onto a hard surface like a table or kitchen bench from about 6", if they give a little bounce and fall over they're good, but if they bounce more than that they're dead, or nearly dead. Surely that's a myth?

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  Reply # 1426046 11-Nov-2015 11:08
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freitasm: Nope, not a myth: "Scientists prove you can bounce a battery to test..."

Wow, thanks for that. So it does work, but only for alkaline batteries. Still, who'd'a thunk it?

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  Reply # 1426050 11-Nov-2015 11:22
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andrew027:
freitasm: Nope, not a myth: "Scientists prove you can bounce a battery to test..."

Wow, thanks for that. So it does work, but only for alkaline batteries. Still, who'd'a thunk it?


I tried this with my car battery - it didn't bounce very much :)

My two cents - a pedestal fan sitting on top of a barstool makes a cheap and efficient heat transfer system. I have mine by my hallway door, and it pushes all the hot air coming out of my log burner down the hallway.

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  Reply # 1426136 11-Nov-2015 12:02
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andrew027:
freitasm: Nope, not a myth: "Scientists prove you can bounce a battery to test..."

Wow, thanks for that. So it does work, but only for alkaline batteries. Still, who'd'a thunk it?


I cant actually see any difference between full and flat ones. If I have to get out a high speed camera or somethign to see it then I may as well just get out the multimeter.




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  Reply # 1426160 11-Nov-2015 12:31
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Leaking radiator in the car? Crack an egg in it. The egg white will plug it for a while - may get you home.





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  Reply # 1426162 11-Nov-2015 12:33
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Save heaps of time wasted on the gardening  by employing someone else to do it. This is 100% effective every time.





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  Reply # 1426163 11-Nov-2015 12:35
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Geektastic: Leaking radiator in the car? Crack an egg in it. The egg white will plug it for a while - may get you home.


Because so many people carry eggs in the car on the off chance of a radiator problem???

Might work if you were on the way back from grocery shopping.


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