July 18, 2013 at 9:52 pm
every idea is awesome.
October 13, 2013 at 2:08 pm
Ghetto Silencer....how do you use it to work?
October 13, 2013 at 2:52 pm
Annette Profit just plug it in on your computer where you would plug in headphones
October 13, 2013 at 2:55 pm
Annette Profit plug it into the audio jack of any device.
October 15, 2013 at 8:34 pm
Annette Profit I was wondering what you'd use it for?
Pedro Miguel Couto:
October 16, 2013 at 6:36 pm
Ian McArthur If you need to turn on your computer without making noise, but its a bit useless if you compare to other stuff they're showing here
October 18, 2013 at 6:17 pm
Some of those don't work. Putting water in the microwave with your pizza, for example, just lands you with soggy pizza. And Doritos will burn, but they can get out of control. Toilet paper holders do not amplify sound, either. Other than that, and the fact that coring strawberries with a straw makes messy berries, this is an interesting list.
October 18, 2013 at 11:32 pm
Annette Profit I use it to kill the exterior microphone. with it plugged in, it transfers the microphone to that jack which then goes no where.
November 7, 2013 at 8:13 pm
Annette Profit you just plug it into the headphone jack (of your computer or whatever) ... it pre-empts the speakers, and of course, since there are no headphones, nothing happens.
Carl Rainey Sr.:
November 8, 2013 at 4:37 am
Annette Profit just like using headphones...only no sound comes out
November 10, 2013 at 10:29 pm
Annette Profit plug it into your phone so it dosnt make sound
November 12, 2013 at 2:35 am
Annette Profit you can make it even smaller if you need to, as long as there is a piece remaining so that you can plug it out
November 14, 2013 at 12:54 am
Annette Profit well its to silence alarms or little things,since the actual headphone buds are,gone when you put that lil part in it'll be like you're listening to headphones but you arent so it silences the sound.
November 21, 2013 at 9:05 am
Annette Profit like with any phone when you plug in the aux cord it tricks your phone into thinking you might be listening to music therefore it silences all tones so you can have interrupted music time :)
Caleb Matthias DeWitt:
December 31, 2013 at 12:23 am
Annette Profit You gotta screw it on to the front of your firearm, and shoot your !@&*ing computer, duh.
Frank van der Steur:
February 10, 2014 at 1:40 pm
Annette Profit.. that is exactly the point: it does not work. There is no output anymore, just silence.
February 27, 2014 at 2:08 pm
Or you could just turn the volume down.
August 1, 2013 at 11:07 pm
Uh, these are ideas are fucking awesome! But now I feel dumb for not thinking of some of them myself!
October 12, 2013 at 1:06 am
Tina,you kiss your mother with that mouth?
October 12, 2013 at 5:38 am
Would you rather she kiss yours? BA DUMP CRASH.
October 12, 2013 at 6:46 am
David Murray It's always really easy to spot a comment from someone over 40.
William C. Walker:
October 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm
Jack, you'll be surprised how fast you get to that magic number 40. ( 87 here )
Patricia A Boyle-Wight:
October 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm
Jack Doty, SO true! 47 here, and it drives me crazy how often the f-word enters into younger folks everyday speech! Ah well, such are the pains of growing "old." ;)
October 13, 2013 at 3:57 am
Man, so many butthurts here. Everyone has to tell someone else how to live their life on the internet.
October 13, 2013 at 2:56 pm
Anyone else find it amusing that the guy who works at a trucking company is sensitive to the f word?
October 14, 2013 at 2:44 am
Jack Doty That because if we talk like that we get vital parts of our anatomy smacked with a belt or wooden spoon.
October 14, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Jack Doty - I'm almost 41, and I don't sound like a dick. That's like saying all gingers fuck their cousins.
October 14, 2013 at 8:18 pm
what the fuck ever lol
October 14, 2013 at 8:47 pm
Jack Doty It's even easier to spot a comment from someone under 40...
October 15, 2013 at 2:53 pm
David Murray People who use profanity are generally more honest than people that don't. Not to mention you're a judgmental douche bagel.
October 15, 2013 at 8:48 pm
It isn't about being old. It is about having class, respect and the ability to conduct yourself properly in public. It's about having the sense to not look like an uneducated fool. If you need to express yourself with vulgarity, you really aren't worth listening to. It is the sign of a limited intellect. Yes Keith, it is easy to spot someone under the age of 40. We were raised differently and held to a higher standard.
Tylor Tkd Abbott:
October 16, 2013 at 6:53 am
Nothing says "I have class" like judging and looking down on others over the internet. lol You stay "classy" Tim.
October 16, 2013 at 7:09 am
Welcome to the internet Tim Larson....
October 16, 2013 at 8:45 am
Keith Haemmerle is that iq or age???
October 16, 2013 at 2:25 pm
I'm not over 40 and I don't find it necessary to use the "f" word. As a society we (sadly) accept it mostly from the men but also from women. A person could be highly educated and classy and using the "f" word (in my opinion) almost immediately makes them appear unintelligent and dirty.
October 16, 2013 at 3:02 pm
Jessica Snyder saying "the F word" or "fuck" it's the same, the idea that gets to the reader is the word "fuck". You can be respectful saying whaever the fuck you want, and you can disrespect someone by just looking at him. Words are just words and if someone thinks better or worse by the choice of words, he lacks the capacity to value things for what they worth. Ideas and intentions, prejudice, humility, respect, reason, do not change if you say "F" or fuck. What's wrong in saying the acronism of fornication under the consent of king?
October 16, 2013 at 3:12 pm
Tim Larson I disagree and feel sure enough to say that being educated and saying "fuck" or "fucking" has nothing to do. Respect is not related to the words somebody use, but what you intent to comunicate or say. You can use colloquial language and disrespect and on the other hand say something like "you are fucking awesome". You are very wrong if you think that whatever someone says is to be judged by the kind of words that he uses and not by the content of the message. An idea can be expressed in many different ways that you may fail to learn from someone just because you think you are better because your vocabulary is better. If grammar would allow it, you couldn't be more wrong. Do not pre-judge, you are paying more attention to what matters not that what really does. Sure, you can choose a better set of words to express the same, yet, the idea is still the same, so, in the end, what we try to do when we speak is to comunicate ideas, not words
October 16, 2013 at 3:55 pm
EVERYONE JUST NEEDS TO SHUT UP & READ SOME FUCKING VONNEGUT!
October 16, 2013 at 4:10 pm
Tim Larson ,to sum up what he ^ said.....Don't judge a book by it's cover...that saying really holds true. I've heard people speak with bad grammar,not vulgar, just lacking intellect, and they were some of the most educated people I've ever met.The problem here lies where the older generations are not willing to accept the newer ones.Kinda like my ol'man always saying that the new vehicles are "junk" compared to his old 63 Chevy..Sure,they might not be unstoppable tanks like the 63 Chevy,but in reality..they are some of the most advanced,sophisticated vehicles ever produced.They make awesome power,get amazing mileage,and have advanced safety features that help save lives,not to mention all of the creature comforts of home!Times change...the only ones complaining about it,are the one's who aren't willing to accept it!True story.
October 17, 2013 at 5:37 am
Tylor Tkd Abbott The people who declare "don't judge me," are usually the most judgmental ! It's a defense mechanism, used when you recognize your loss or are out of ammunition.
October 17, 2013 at 7:26 pm
That's because they have more wisdom.
October 18, 2013 at 8:08 am
Jack Doty equally as easy to spot a comment from someone under 40.
October 18, 2013 at 5:02 pm
Jim Larson...Actually Jim, talking down and judging others, and acting like a self-righteoûs prick are signs of a lower intelligence. Not trying to brag, but I have a very high IQ, several degrees, and I 'swear like a trucker.'. Oh and I'm over 40, so none of these stereotypes about swearing are true. ;)
Joseph Marie Levesque:
August 16, 2013 at 2:32 pm
Great ideas! Now if I could only remember half of them...
October 16, 2013 at 5:48 pm
#100: to remember life hacks, simply press the bookmark button on your internet browser.
Now you can reference them whenever you want!
October 17, 2013 at 10:03 pm
Zachary Turner Done! Thanks!
Dreza Bags N Purses:
October 19, 2013 at 3:47 am
Now I just have to remember whenever I think I need a life hack to go look on my bookmark.
Jennifer Kodatt Golden:
October 30, 2013 at 4:27 pm
Zachary Turner omg! too funny! i was about to say the same thing but you beat me to it!
December 22, 2013 at 12:33 am
Piraña Dreza try Post it notes on fridge or computer desk where you can see it for a couple of weeks and then you can remember where it is , works for all sort of memory needs ... prayers, passages , directions recipes. Your brain will remember things it sees or hears as repetitions.
March 25, 2014 at 7:29 pm
Zachary Turner - Thank you, I didn't think of that. Duh!
October 18, 2013 at 6:34 am
Great tips. The password tip is dangerous, though. Short passwords will be cracked in no-time by a bot, no matter what exotic characters you use.
October 30, 2013 at 7:07 pm
And use a combination of numbers and letters and some CAPS.
August 11, 2013 at 3:43 pm
From a professional, you never want to wipe your paint brush before applying the pain to the wall. Brushes are designed to hold paint. Just give it a tap, or touch the tip of the brush back to the surface of the pain to pull away any drips. This way you don't have to keep getting more and more paint. Cuts your painting time in half.
October 14, 2013 at 10:52 pm
Most amateurs can't handle that much paint on a brush without making a mess.
Alfred Alexander Campbell:
October 15, 2013 at 6:31 am
I beg to differ, I usually wipe one side of the brush. But then again im not a person who has done painting for many years.
Michael Le Clear:
October 15, 2013 at 6:43 pm
as a boatswain's mate in the navy (seems like centuries ago) we bent the metal handles down on our "pails" and used them same as the rubber band idea. right way, wrong way, and the navy way lol
October 19, 2013 at 6:55 am
When I read that, I was wondering about how hard it might be to get the rubber band on the paint can without spilling the paint, since it would have to be open before you put it on.
Judy Young MacDonald:
November 7, 2013 at 11:02 pm
Is your t sticking LOL
Mary Elizabeth Lomax:
November 27, 2013 at 1:21 am
Would the paint not splatter if too much pressure were applied?
July 19, 2013 at 1:26 am
I'm 15, but I'm going to make sure I use all of these tips! bookmarked!
October 1, 2013 at 10:49 am
It wont let me add you try add ing me
July 19, 2013 at 2:23 am
most of this shit is common sense.
Jamie A Murphy:
July 19, 2013 at 4:16 am
says the man who didnt think of it first!
August 1, 2013 at 11:17 pm
Jamie A Murphy hilarious…BURN
Phillip Andrew Crook:
August 13, 2013 at 7:53 pm
Who said he didn't already think of it? He could've engineered half of this stuff ten years ago for all you know. About a quarter of them are pretty common sense, another quarter are useful and interesting. However, the other half are just lazy and useless when it comes to boosts in efficiency and effectiveness in the products they modify/contain.
August 26, 2013 at 4:58 pm
Yes, most ARE common sense.... unfortunately common sense isn't that common anymore :)
Kaitlyn Marie Sheehan:
September 13, 2013 at 1:24 am
How do you know he's never used these? My grandmother uses quite a few of these tips. Although, Corey, don't be such a jerk, kay? It's not something people readily think about nowadays. I can guarantee that a good majority of these were thought up by senior citizens.
October 12, 2013 at 1:09 am
Jamie A Murphy ,LMAO! Good One!(Irish wit at it's best!)
October 13, 2013 at 1:07 am
Everything become obvious once you know the answer...
October 18, 2013 at 5:36 pm
Jamie A Murphy How do you know they didn't? I know I've been using some of these for a while. Just because I didn't write a list doesn't mean I never knew about them.
* Like the trash can with holes in it. Just don't put them on the bottom in case you have liquids and the bag geta hole in it.
* I just use wooden clothes pins instead of the plastic hangers for bag clips.
*I use metallic sharpies to color code my cord
November 1, 2013 at 10:29 pm
Ah the human brain and pysche at work......
November 7, 2013 at 8:21 pm
Phillip Andrew Crook: oh Jeebuz! Deliberately seeking out OPPORTUNITIES for dissension and whatnot like that is terribly unhealthy.
November 10, 2013 at 11:02 pm
Totally agree. The few useful tips are really obvious.
November 20, 2013 at 4:23 pm
July 19, 2013 at 1:44 pm
... Apart from the horrible apple bias and common sense aspects, one or two might be ingenious, a quarter only apply to americans, the rest would have to be for obsessive compulsive types, or assholes with bad memory. Really, take a picture of which 'friend' you lend your stuff out to - that would have to be the fastest way to lose friends!
Dave S. Born:
July 19, 2013 at 2:26 pm
Why would they defriend you just because you want to document that they borrowed it? Unless they have no intention of returning it and are afraid of having it used against them. An honest friend would have no issue with it.
July 20, 2013 at 12:27 am
Dave S. Born i liked you comment ive been in the embarrassing situation where i borrowed a movie and had to ask 5 different friends if they loaned it to me--i would have been thankful for a pic lol
Moose Manor South:
August 10, 2013 at 1:25 am
But you would be assured of who has your stuff !
October 11, 2013 at 6:36 pm
Does it really matter at all they used apple products for demonstrating things..? Assholes with bad memory..? What kind of person do you gotta be to unfriend someone over something stupid like that. Do you even know what you are rambling on about?
October 12, 2013 at 3:44 am
I know it will help me to have a time coded photo IDing the perpetrator taking my stuff. Homer Simpsons of the world beware, Ned Flanders of the world, gird thyself with camera phones!
October 12, 2013 at 6:52 pm
Ahh I knew someone would find room to hate on a perfectly nice post...
October 14, 2013 at 6:35 pm
Magnus, the reason you don't understand is... you actually have to HAVE friends in the first place.
Lorna Lee Orick:
October 14, 2013 at 7:29 pm
I love the photo idea. My husband is always lending out tools from his garage and when people don't return them I get to listen to him complain about another tool someone didn't return.
People get busy and forget.
October 14, 2013 at 8:49 pm
I'm guessing Magnus never returns what he borrows...
October 15, 2013 at 3:27 am
Not returning someone's stuff is the fastest way to lose friends.
October 15, 2013 at 6:30 am
There has been plenty of times I loan something out for months at a time and completely forget who I loaned it to, the picture idea won't make you lose friends. They may question why at first but if you explain it as 'So I won't forget months ahead', chances are they will be cool with it and understand. I know I forget what I loan out or even who loaned me something sometimes.
October 16, 2013 at 7:37 am
I've learned to never "loan" anything. If I don't need it, I just give it to friends and family. That way, I don't have the stress of having to keep saying, "Can I PLEASE have my ____ back??" and they don't have anything hanging over their heads so they don't want to see me. So many families have been estranged by "loaning" things to each other.
October 16, 2013 at 10:03 am
a sure way to get your stuff returned!
Get your friend to smile and ask if he 'd like a copy.
i bet u have no friends
October 16, 2013 at 8:33 pm
quick tip * If you feel uncomfortable asking to take a picture of the item with your friend, an alternative would be to just take a picture of the item and caption the picture with the friends name as a gentle reminder to yourself that you have loaned that item to that particular person.
October 16, 2013 at 9:01 pm
if you dont like to do it .its up to anyway it was an idea so full of respect man
October 17, 2013 at 11:01 pm
I loaned this girl $20 once. I didn't really like her and thought she was annoying, but I still spotted her the $. She has been avoiding me for the last 10 years! Best twenty bucks I ever spent! Glad I didn't take her picture!
Mike Thomas Swain:
October 18, 2013 at 12:24 am
You also probably have boring friends... I did this twice already and each picture was hilarious and i sent it to the very person i took the picture of. This is a clever idea that could make friendships more interesting, you're just a Negative Nancy.
October 23, 2013 at 2:28 pm
Moose Manor South Neither a lender nor a borrower be! I lent a 100 foot cord, heavy duty with my lawn mower. Got back a 50 foot, med weight. I had to replace it. Lent my Kirby vac? Came back w/out a wand. Lent a single bed sheet set? Came back w/out the pillow case. I learned my lesson the hard way. All gave me "I don't know, sorry." Try to collect. Lose a friend. No more (I'm 70... Slow learner.
November 1, 2013 at 10:31 pm
A bad memory does not an asse make, nutritionaly deficient perhaps, or totally focused on more important matters in their lives? MORE LIKELY
November 7, 2013 at 8:23 pm
Dave S. Born: a thief thinks everyone steals; a liar can't believe anything anyone says. I'm with you. I got no idea why people think that way.
November 11, 2013 at 12:59 pm
not all fogetful people are a*******. just disabled lol
Paul K. Sulkowski:
November 11, 2013 at 10:00 pm
The more anal thing to do would be taking that photo with the timestamp on. "You've had my dvd for six months now. May I have it back."
Joni L. Stanley:
November 14, 2013 at 10:29 pm
Magnus, I fall into your "assholes with bad memory" people as I've had MS for 32 years (diagnosed in my 20s) and with the massive number of lesions in the memory area of my brain, yes I am one of those. These tips for "memory problems" I found extremely helpful, just as I found almost ALL of them very helpful and I had so many "why didn't I think of that" moments. Thank you for making me look horrible because I have MS. I hope in the future you may *think* before you insult others that cannot help having a disease that causes memory loss and vision problems. Thanks for the insult.
November 23, 2013 at 6:20 pm
Or take a pic of the one you borrowed it from to remember who to return it to.
July 19, 2013 at 4:36 am
Very interesting...very useful.
Jon D. Boley:
July 19, 2013 at 10:33 am
July 18, 2013 at 9:53 pm
July 20, 2013 at 9:08 pm
July 18, 2013 at 9:48 pm
Some pretty helpful stuff.
July 18, 2013 at 9:44 pm
Wow, these are great...
July 18, 2013 at 9:43 pm
this is sweet info.
July 18, 2013 at 11:38 pm
A lot of great ideas!
July 19, 2013 at 1:09 am
August 16, 2013 at 8:58 am
A lot of funny and interesting ideas here - both for nerds and others...
October 11, 2013 at 7:59 pm
i had my mind blown a few times!!! i;m about to try this stufff... crib idea is really cool... lol
November 9, 2013 at 6:21 pm
The crib idea, im not sure id like those bars at the side, make me feel like im in a prison lol
November 13, 2013 at 8:48 am
Sherrill Mommy-Bug You could paint them pink or any other "happy" color :)
December 5, 2013 at 7:34 pm
We did this with my eldest daughter's crib. Worked really well!
December 22, 2013 at 12:36 am
Sherrill Mommy-Bug weave bright fabric in and out of the bars and color up the crib as you like .
August 1, 2013 at 8:56 pm
If your cat loves to sit on/in front of your computer, you just fucking kill it and tell your girlfriend it went missing.
August 1, 2013 at 10:37 pm
Also, when looking for the airport, the airport sign always points the direction in which the airport lies.
November 14, 2013 at 3:34 pm
Dfw airport does not put which direvtion until just before you need to exit. The airport is about 5 milees long and has air line exits both left and right. Gonna check out tip next time i pick up family..
August 14, 2013 at 7:08 pm
I have plans to use a few of these.
August 24, 2013 at 6:10 pm
Regarding Photos, how about taking a photo of where you parked your car. if I'm at a place like Disneyland or a big concert, I always take a picture of my car at/near Mickey 4D or wherever so that I can find my way back later!
August 24, 2013 at 6:48 pm
I always travel with a night light and put it in the hotel bathroom. If you travel for a living, night one the bathroom is on the right side of the bed, next city, day two the bathroom is on the left side of the bed. The night light leads you to the bathroom in the middle of the night in the dark ;)
October 15, 2013 at 10:09 pm
you changed my entire life
October 15, 2013 at 2:59 pm
The only ones I see issues with here are the freeze your water bottle one and tying a knot in your headphone cord. Freezing water in the plastic bottle can cause the ice to scrape of microscopic bits of plastic into your water, and tying a knot in your headphone cord puts stresses in the plastic which over time could cause it to split prematurely.
otherwise these are all pretty sweet ^-^
Sue Drumm DeSantis:
October 17, 2013 at 1:08 am
the problem i saw with the water bottle is to place it straight up in the freezer...otherwise you won't be able to open it...i freeze mine 1/2 way all the time, and the ice melts..it doesn't scrape off the bottle...that would probably eliminate the scraping off of plastic
October 17, 2013 at 3:48 am
what Emma is talking about is the ice expanding in the bottle causing it to scrape the inside of bottle so that when it melts you ingest it
Carol B. Rebbel:
October 17, 2013 at 9:25 pm
Hadn't thought about the plastic bottle, I guess you're right... And then about the headphone cord; totally agree: wouldn't it be easier to tag it with tape or a pearl bead, or even use nail polish, just as they did in all the other cord-labeling tips?
October 18, 2013 at 3:44 pm
if you fill 1/4 way and then squeeze about another 1/4 of the air out of the bottle, when it expands, so will the bottle. you can also do the same for reusable ice in an ice chest. take a few water bottles and fill them about 3/4 up and squeeze air out. then freeze. add them in between other drinks in an ice chest.
Andrew James Neil:
October 18, 2013 at 11:07 pm
it says L and R on the head phones,they are different shapes!
October 19, 2013 at 9:47 pm
I had a problem with the coaster over the drink, NEVER leave a drink unattended, if you can't finish it before getting up then order a fresh one.
October 24, 2013 at 4:04 pm
generally, water doesn't slide and scrape as it freezes. so there should be no microscopic particles to worry about from that. freezing of water bottles is as safe as anything else in water bottles. the biggest concern should be re-use without adequate cleaning.
October 28, 2013 at 9:21 am
Sue Drumm DeSantisthe other flaw is the extension cords one never tie knotts in power cords they will heat up and can start a fire, best way to keep them from unplugging is a simple fix, a bit of electricians tape is safer at the plug ends
November 7, 2013 at 8:17 pm
Carol B. Rebbel or, you could use a bottle that isn't plastic and is bpa-free so you don't have to worry about it (liquids in metal water bottles stay colder longer anyway)
November 8, 2013 at 1:18 pm
All the ice trays are made from plastic
Mary Borgen Poffenbarger:
November 10, 2013 at 6:51 pm
you are right about the cord, but if you use that bead idea, and modify it for the earbuds, you won't stress the cord.
November 15, 2013 at 2:09 pm
Jay Chavis Come on now. I hardly think the amount you'd ingest would be enough to crap out a one by one Lego
November 21, 2013 at 9:10 am
I don't know how true it is yet, but scientists are actually doing studies on the injestion of plastic particles linked to breast cancer. Very scary! I've stopped myself just I case as well as heating things in plastic containers.
Other than that one, great ideas! Loved the empty lotion bottle for the beach!
December 6, 2013 at 7:29 am
Or... you could just look for the little L or R
January 15, 2014 at 8:29 pm
Sean Wilkinson It's not a tight not you just hoop them I don't think I've ever seen a contractor not do that
March 15, 2014 at 3:07 am
I would worry about the bagel in the old CD container since it is probably not food grade plastic. Not All HDPE Containers Are Food Grade. Plastic container can no longer be considered food grade if it has been used to store non-food items. In case you didn't know.
March 15, 2014 at 3:41 am
if you turn the bottle sideways so it freezes from bottom to top instead of the bottom alone it eliminates the scrape problem
September 14, 2013 at 8:28 pm
These are some amazing ideas!
September 14, 2013 at 9:28 pm