Buy a 1-month VPN membership (a good one like NordVPN) and watch the CBC or BBC’s coverage. Way less ads, very little obnoxious commentary, and content on demand with full event streaming online. Stop bitching about NBC, we all know they suck. Just pay the $12 and cancel the service at the end of the month. It’s easy.
I was held hostage over a magenta cartridge myself and that ultimately led me to get a Laserjet. Never looked back.
Edit: For those inquiring about how I didn't let terrorism win, I snagged one of these for $59 from Amazon Warehouse Deals. Still on the original toner cartridge 3 years later.
If you break down in the middle of nowhere your rear view mirror (once pulled off) makes for an excellent signal for rescuers.
Edit: ALL GLORY TO u/chittyshwimp. His addition is fantastic and really makes my bit of advice way WAY more useful.
>Tip for signaling aircraft with a mirror: make a smallish circle with your thumb and finger (think of giving the OK sign) and track the intended aircraft within that circle. Reflect sunlight with your mirror (keeping the mirror as close as possible to your eye) through that circle. This should send the light directly to the aircraft. Also a good idea to turn the light towards and away from the aircraft to kind of flash them multiple times so they dont think it's just some random reflection by chance.
Edit2: or buy something like this
If you have to stare at a screen for long periods of time, reading/typing/whatever, I would recommend f.lux
It changes the color temperature of the monitor (like the new "night mode" on iOS devices) to prevent straining your eyes too much
It's good to be practical when reaching for goals, but here we once again have the approach to procrastination which sees it as an organizational issue, not an emotional one (which it is for a huge number of people). They could break down their goals however you like and still fail to achieve them.
As a psychologist who wrote a book on overcoming procrastination, the issue here is that the solution is sought out among the symptoms of procrastination (being disorganized), not its causes. No one starts procrastinating for no reason and this behavior and emotions that follow it quickly become embedded in a person. This might be anxiety, but it might be a range of other things as well.
If organizing and breaking down tasks works for you, that awesome. However, if it is not working, the way to resolve procrastination might place through a process of emotional awareness and acceptance. It can help a person to slowly grow out of this behavior. As this takes place, the person gradually wastes less time and the behavior is less and less intensive.
The process is not fast or effortless, but I believe its results are both sustainable and long-lasting.
Edit: Some asked about the book, it's called Using Psychology To Stop Procrastinating and you can find it on Amazon.
I have a motion sensing light that illuminates the toilet bowl. It can do a full range of colors, but I have it be green so it doesn't completely blind me. Red is better for maintaining night vision, but a red toilet bowl is a little too spooky for me.
Edit: Here is a link to a light similar to what I have.
Also, if you are looking for things on Amazon, use the Keepa Chrome or Firefox extension to see a graph of how a product's price has varied since they started selling it inserted into the product page. You might find that the "70% off" deal is actually against a price that it's only sold at for a few days sometime last year and that the regular price it sells for isn't actually all that different to the Black Friday special.
Use them to buy amazon gift cards for yourself for any value. They stack up and your money isn't stuck in a junk drawer.
Edit: use-anywhere type gift cards
Edit: amazon link
>... Febreze, the odor eliminating spray, as an example of how our habits drive us to buy products. Procter & Gamble came up with a powerful product. One test subject was a park ranger who regularly had to wrangle wayward skunks. Her clothes, her car, and her home all stunk of skunk. Febreze changed her life. Less odoriferous customers loved the product, but ended up rarely using it.
>Then the marketing scientists focused on the habits of cleaning. Febreze was scent-free. A person would spray it, but the application wouldn’t produce a sensory trigger to create a habit from using it. They added a fresh scent and advertised it for use as the final step in cleaning. “No one craves scentlessness. On the other hand, lots of people crave a nice smell after they’ve spent thirty minutes cleaning.” The addition of scent turned Febreeze from a smart product into a billion dollar product.
TLDR - What I remember from the book is that people got free odor eliminating spray but ended up not using it because it was scent free.
from the advertising of the book "The Power of Habit", really good book.
And you get Hulu with your Spotify subscription for no extra cost
Edit: I should clarify that you get a Hulu subscription for no extra cost only if you already have a student discounted Spotify subscription. You have to sign up for this in a certain way and I think it's only available in the US
Edit 2: I think this is the link to sign up for the Hulu account. It's from September so it might not still work right
To add to this LPT:
buy a decent pair of musicians plugs (25-30$ CDN) on Amazon and have them for life. Unlike regular ear plugs that mute everything, musicians plugs kind of block out the more harmful frequencies. So instead of making the sound muddled, it just lowers the volume.
Mine came with a string and a carrying case and I've had them for years. I wear them to every concert and they're very comfortable!!
Edit: Link to purchase Etymotic Earplugs
if you hit the right spot just behind my cats whiskers he will get so relaxed he makes a kind of snoring noise
i make the same noise when my wife uses one of those scalp massagers on my head
This is the one I got:
The only thing I'd reconsider is whether I want the super wide-angle or not. This camera has it and while its nice being able to record a bigger angle, it makes it really difficult to make out something like a license plate or car brand on the back of a vehicle.
A little fish-eye sort of thing.
Its been a couple years since I got it though, looks like that particular model isn't available any longer, but should be easy to find a similar one.
This is the backend of many travel websites, run by Google. You can't book anything here, but you can look up flights and then go to the airline's website.
It lets you see when the cheapest flights are within a leave/return range.
Also, if you're really slick you can tweak Sales City (and internationally Currency) and sometimes find lower fares (try buying from poorer areas, especially your destination). If you can find a way to spoof your IP from that location, often the airline's website will show lower prices. Market segmentation is horrible.
There is no shortcut. Just get the fuck out of bed when your alarm goes off. No excuses.
EDIT: It does help a lot if you use an app on your phone which uses the movement sensor to detect when best to awaken you in a 30-60 min window. I use Sleep as Android because cloud backup, but I'm sure others are as good.
AlternativeTo.net is also really handy for finding programs that are like the one you don't want to pay for. It lists if they are free or shareware/limited, has likes by users, and some have reviews or comments.
>LED strips are super cheap...
You and I have very different definitions of the phrase "super cheap".
Edit: OP must have gotten super fancy LEDs, here's a 16ft led strip for $7. Don't worry, it can be cut to length. There's dozens of cheap listing's on Amazon.
Edit: if you don't want to do any trimming and such, I've been told IKEA sells these for about $16.
Viofo A119 . I follow r/RoadCam and r/DashCam and it seems like that one is always rated as the best bang for the buck. It's the one I currently use, with a gps mount, and it's perfect. Great night and day quality, easily detachable, etc. It's about $100 and has saved me thousands. It also has given me unlimited content to work with for Reddit because as soon as it turns on, the idiots on the road come out to play. I have the V2, but the V3 is out now.
Something I learned on these subs is that many of the dashcams out today use batteries which aren't good to have when the weather changes so much. I live in Seattle (basically 60 degrees most of the year), but this summer it got into the 90's surprisingly and inside the car could get up to 120 degrees (which may cause a battery to explode). Similarly, batteries wouldn't do good in cold conditions either when it drops below freezing which Seattle also can do. When looking for a quality DashCam, always make sure they don't use a battery, but instead use a capacitor for this exact reason. They will last way longer and won't be as susceptible to failure in weather conditions.
Local reuse stores often have them, but a standard Brother black and white can be bought new for under $100.
There are even LED lights with a "sunset" effect when dimmed, i.e. the light goes from normal white to a more orange light when turned down so it doesn't mess with your melatonin levels.
EDIT: Just for the record and in case anyone didn't hear about it yet: Sitting in front of your PC all night long also messes with your melatonin levels. For that there's f.lux or Redshift.
LPT: A 4 camera security system is about $200~$300 on Amazon. Have one visible at your door. Link. Or you could buy and install a fake camera. for about $8. Link.
I personally have a 8 camera system because of crazy neighbor issues. Installed myself at my house. I don't answer the door for anybody I do not know.
Edit fixed second link.
when subscribing to a renewing subscription, consider using privacy.com. This will allow you to create a "virtual" credit card, with a limit, the ability to set the limit as one-time or monthly, and you can close the card with a click.
I *love* this service, and use it frequently.
Masking tape to write numbers or letters on. Master list for what's written. Or wire numbers.
Edit: Scotch tape dispenser
Used this one in a physics class in college. Works okay it a bit pricy.
The one we use in the firehall is close to $10,000 so 200 isn’t that “pricy”
There is an App to alert you too. Lets you line up your phone to help spot it.
This is great, thank you.
I've been paying much more for much less non-rechargeable dessiccant
Use https://ninite.com/ for all your software installs. It will save you hours on an fresh OS install and not install any of the BS/malware/adware. Run the download again and it will update all the stuff it installed originally.
You can order main valve shut off tools on amazon for about $7. It will have key for gas and hole/wrench for water. Usually the tool will have a bonus wrecking bar as well
Edit: it's now $9.97 but worth it
On Android the offline survival manual is pretty top notch. It has a lot of good info. Plus it's free and based on an army manual (FM 3-05.70)
totally agree, also check this article which i came across on linkedin My First 90 Days: Please Don't Strive to Be the Office 'Golden Child'
Yes. It's called sub-vocalization and there are several methods out there but don't wait until you are older to start. If you are in high-school, Start Now! It will be easier than trying to do it as an older adult (I know... I'm still trying).
Also check out Spritz this technology looks real promising and they are looking for developers. If some of you are there are good at that - and I know you're out there, take at look.
Note: I am in no way associated with spritz, just a dude who would love to be able to read faster.
How the hell is this 94% upvoted. This isn't a service Uber provides, Ubers don't use a traditional metering service it only takes a few minutes to jump a car, the uber you order might not be able to jump your car if they don't have cables, their car can't jump cars, or if they could just say no.
Anytime I see someone with the hood up on there car just looking around. I ask if they need a jump. I was filling up my windshield fluid the other day someone stopped and asked if I needed a jump.
Local police departments might jump cars through their non emergency number. This will vary department-department and hour-hour if they do since it's low on their list on priorities. But some departments will Protect & Serve.
Here's a real LPT:
Buy a proper 500amp jump starter that doubles as a tire pump and massive back up battery for phones. And you won't need to rely on cellular service, AAA, Uber, or a random act of kindness to save your ass when you're stranded. (Some even have a DC converter with adapters to directly power laptops/DVD players so you could glamp with it. I just linked the first Amazon link.)
> For example, even the cheapest HDMI cable you can get at Best Buy is going to be about $30 if you're lucky or $100 if you're stupid.
Or $1,095.99 if you're... well... actually I'm having trouble imagining under what circumstances anyone would buy such a thing.
“A person who knows but a little will put on an air of knowledge. This is a matter of inexperience. When someone knows something well, it will not be seen in this manner.”
-Maxim from Hagakure (In the Shadow of the Leaves), Yamamoto Tsunetomo (1659 - 1719)
EDIT: More quotes from the book
To give a person one's opinion and correct his faults is an important thing. It is compassionate and comes first in matters of service. But the way of doing this is extremely difficult. To discover the good and bad points of a person is an easy thing, and to give an opinion concerning them is easy, too. For the most part, people think that they are being kind by saying the things that others find distasteful or difficult to say. But if it is not received well, they think that there is nothing more to be done. This is completely worthless. It is the same as bringing shame to a person by slandering him. It is nothing more than getting it off one's chest. To give a person an opinion one must first judge well whether that person is of the disposition to receive it or not.....By bringing shame to a person, how could one expect to make him a better man?
When all your judgements are based on your own wisdom, you tend towards selfishness and fail by straying from the right path. Your own judgements are narrow minded and have no persuasive power or growth for others. It is best to consult a wise man when a fit decision does not occur to you. A wise man is a fair judge from an objective point of view. He is passing judgement for the benefit of others, not for his own sake. A judgement passed using only one's own wisdom is just like thrusting a stick into the ground and expecting it to grow!
OP said 'to stream Netflix', and he/she is correct. IE will stream in 1080p. I use Firefox with a ton of add ons for everything else, but I use IE for Netflix.
What I did was create a shortcut on my desktop for IE. I found an icon online for Netflix and used that for my shortcut. I set IE's home page to https://www.netflix.com/browse
Now it just looks and acts like a Netflix app.
The book "Becoming a Supple Leopard" has a number of great mobility exercises, as well as sections on the theory and how to correctly perform exercises. Highly recommended if you'd like to dig into a book that feels like a textbook.
In this case you can always use your own VPS to host a VPN for yourself, it may not give you the “hide in the masses” advantage but still gives you some sort of bypass to censorship.
Now, I can hear people say that most people don’t have the technical know-how on how to do this, but I’m pretty sure there are many guides out there and there are some who gives “out-of-the-box” VPNs for you to use to set up in a VPS.
A guide to set things up manually in a VPS using OpenVPN: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-an-openvpn-server-on-ubuntu-16-04
Ok, I gotta admit that I’ve not used Algo before, because I set up my server manually with openvpn, but then again, I’m a newbie so take whatever I’m saying with a pinch of salt
I think these are what we bought when we were using them for a research project in school. https://www.amazon.com/PAFUWEI-Pregnancy-Testing-Reliable-Detection/dp/B0851L27DL/ref=sr_1_15?dchild=1&keywords=pregnancy+test+strips+200&qid=1623290762&sr=8-15
If you have problems throwing something away you don't need anymore, read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I can't recommend this book enough.
Good call, completely forgot about the greys whining every night when we first got them (not sure how I could with the lack of sleep).
For anyone actually considering adopting, I highly recommend this book or take a stroll over to /r/Greyhounds.
> Make sure you have a veterinarian who is aware of the unique care requirements of this type of dog.
I'm quite taken with https://www.pushbullet.com/ for quickly moving data between my computers and phone. I like that it will also pop up phone notifications on the computer.
When I get a text I can reply to it directly from the computer, instead of having to pull out the phone, unlock it, swype, blah blah blah.
If we're talking wifi specifically, do a wifi spectrum analysis with a free app and discover what channels your neighbors' networks are operating on. Change your router's settings and make sure yours is on the least crowded channel. You'll have less interference and should have better connectivity.
Edit: If you're using your phone to run the spectrum analysis, check out Wifi Analyzer. If you're doing it from your laptop or PC, check out Wifi Info View.
Generally stick to channels 1, 6, or 11 if you can. If not, check your throughput with the router set to other channels to see if any of them are better than where you started.
And yes, operating on the 5GHz spectrum is preferable above all other options. 802.11ac operates only in the 5GHz band.
Hi, Guy who does computer type stuff for a living here. There is nothing wrong with running a vpn and we set them up for clients all the time. But getting hacked by using public wifi is one of the very least common ways you will ever get compromised. It requires a higher degree of knowledge than many other methods, It requires someone to either be there or have been there physically which is extremely risky as these things go, and it targets an extremely small pool of people.
You are about a million times more likely to have your data compromised by someone overseas, most likely not from your computer but from some un-secured server. The number 1 easiest thing you can do to protect yourself is to use unique passwords for every site you visit online and set up alerts for yourself on https://haveibeenpwned.com/
Read "The Life-changing Magic of Not Giving a F*CK" by Sarah Knight. It's a parody of that "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" book, but it's a funny way to teach the same sort of lifestyle. It's not teaching you to be selfish, it's teaching you how to be free of LIVING for OTHER people constantly.
You can totally clean most wool at home as long as you do it with some care. I would recommend a wool wash (like Euclan or The Laundress Wool/Cashmere Wash), cold water, and hand washing (preferred!) or washing on the hand wash cycle of the washing machine in lingerie/mesh bags so things don't rub on each other and cause pilling. Never dry in a clothes dryer and never wring or twist the garment. You can squeeze/press down flat on the garment while hand washing to distribute soap, while rinsing, and to remove excess water after washing. It's also okay to lay the garment flat in its original shape on a white towel (white so you don't get color transfer) and roll it up loosely before laying it flat to dry to remove even more excess water. I highly recommend some sort of mesh sweater drying rack for laying things flat. You can do minor reshaping if needed while the garment is still damp, but try not to pull things out of whack too much.
Source: I have extensively researched how to keep wool garments in good shape because I knit with semi expensive wool yarn and have purchased various wool items. It would really suck to ruin something that took a lot of time to make and/or that's irreplaceable.
To make it even easier to get these apps on your phone:
Little known fact: https://www.google.com/flights/
It got me a flight to Baltimore, Maryland for the post-Christmas holiday for $342. And it's pretty user-friendly, too!
Edit: Updated with more information!
According to /u/cheungster, the link only seems to provide the cheapest prices for airlines that advertise on Google. So do a little research into other airlines first, such as Southwest or, in /u/Dyzior's case, Peach Aviation for Japanese flights.
/u/riodancer also reminds us that if you're a student, under 26, or a teacher - look through [STA Travel](www.statravel.com). /u/FoxeWasWrong was able to save $700 through that website for a trip to Australia ($1700 >>>> $1000)!
There's a website/forum called Less Wrong that is all about critically examining things like rationality and sociology -- essentially, what do we think we know, and why do we think we know it? There are a lot of good resources there, but here are a few books that are commonly referenced:
Thinking Fast and Slow
Godel, Escher, Bach
All have solid academic grounding but are meant to be broadly accessible.
If you happen to be a huge Harry Potter nerd like me, there's also the Less Wrong fanfiction Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, which is a surprisingly good story that includes a lot of good lessons about critical thinking.
I would recommend Zotero and the Zotero Chrome connector over cite this for me. It maintains a citation database for you and allows you to annotate and organize the collection in many different ways. You can also save copies of the actual documents and keep notes about them and highlight them. You can save local copies of your database and documents as well as saving them online. It goes way beyond just formatting your citations and bibliography.
It really depends on how fast you go, at 350/400 wpm I can read, assimilate and comprehend what I read. To say the truth, I even comprehend it better because my mind tends to wander off, then I get tired, I forget what I read last paragraph and so on. I feel my brain actually working, like there's a stimuli and it's awesome.
I can't wait for spritz
Great tip and also highly recommend a dashcam. They are not even that expensive. My cam is this A119 after it was recommended on /r/dashcam, though now they have an updated version. Also for front and rear cam the A129 Pro Duo just came out and it is in 4k video. WIll likely put that in my wifes car in a month or two.
Take pictures of serial numbers as well, and upload them to something like Google Photos. Free storage and the pictures will be around when you need them.
E: While I'm here, get your model numbers as well. Also if you're paranoid use Truepic so insurance companies don't try to claim "the picture is photoshopped."
You can also get rid of everything before the “dp”
I actually ended up writing a Firefox extension that just strips all of the referral links and whatnot out of all amazon links because I was so tired of this stuff.
This needs to be more well known. Seriously, after discovering Airbnb, I don't stay in hotels while on vacation. It's so much cheaper, and so much more comfortable and home-like.
Ultraprotip: Use Lastpass. You won't know your password, so you can't give it away by accident - and if Lastpass doesn't fill it in for you, then you know it's not the real site.
I agree with the overall sentiment, that paralysis by analysis and worrying about perfection are the enemy. After inconsistent adherence and gains after going to the gym off and on for years, I stuck to a basic but consistent calisthenics routine for the last year+ and am the best shape I've been in for a while.
But I don't really agree with "forget about (nutrition)," and I think saying "biceps are easy to grow" can lead to the kind of pressure and anxiety you describe in your post.
I'd recommend a simple but more full body routine, like the exercises described in The Simple Six https://www.amazon.com/Simple-Six-Easy-Shape-Stay/dp/1791509401 or other minimalist routines.
That said, glad this has worked out for you!
There's an excellent book that formalizes your line of thinking called How to Be Miserable: 40 Strategies You Already Use.
The author is a psychologist specializing in emotional disorders who spent decades collecting all the bad habits his clients engaged in that made them depressed / anxious / etc.
He then organized the habits from most impactful to least impactful in a satirical "self harm" book.
CGPGrey made a reductionist video covering some of the highlights.
FWIW, going to bed and waking up at a different time each day, a shitty diet and not exercising were his top three recommendations to maximize your own misery.
You would be the perfect candidate to give Linux a go to be honest - works very similarly to MacOS (both Unix-based) and you can even customize, say Ubuntu to look pretty similar.
There are even Distros that come "Mac-Like"such as ElementaryOS
Plastic does make it worse, bacteria can hang out in plastic. Ceramic and glass are as good as stainless steel for not harboring bacteria. Here's a ceramic one
Yes! I feel so much better after becoming more conscious of drinking enough water throughout the day. Check this app out if you are on Android
Interestingly enough, open-source software are not necessarily free. I was quite surprise when I ran into a paid open-source software: Asprite.
The code is on Github (maybe not the latest version, I don't recall), and you can obviously compile it yourself but it is a paid software.
You can check this question in the FAQ which answer the question: "how do you sell it if it's open-source?"
If the hotel has a contract to make x-amount of bookings with hotels.com, your direct booking will not count towards that amount. They may be booked so well, that they can often easily sell their remaining rooms at a higher rate.
Digital Ocean has some great guides to set it up for Ubuntu
Well just to piggyback on your comment, here's the Pandora station I like to use.
EDIT: For anyone who can't use the link for whatever reason, the station is Dragon Age: Origins. Sorry, I am a Grooveshark migrant and I'm not real slick with Pandora yet.
You can delete a lot more than that, just chop off everyting starting from /ref=....
Edit: shortest winner so far: https://amzn.com/dp/B0728C7KNC
SkySafari 6 (free on iOS and Android) does this, with notifications, and a lot more too! Full disclosure: I'm one of the (proud) developers.
curl -sSL https://install.pi-hole.net | bash
From the command line in any supported OS and you're off to the races (https://pi-hole.net/ for info).
No reason you have to use a pi, folks just do so since they're cheap to buy and run full-time (among other reasons).
3M and other companies make rubber eraser wheels that go in a drill and will take off pinstripes, decals, and other types of stickers fairly easily and won't damage the paint underneath.
I've used them before plenty of times and they are worth every penny - and they don't cost a lot of pennies, either.
Something like this, for example: https://www.amazon.com/Whizzy-Wheel-Sticker-Remover-Adapter/dp/B00FJF0O2K/ref=sr\_1\_6?crid=3SBRE2129V2Q6&dchild=1&keywords=rubber+eraser+wheel&qid=1622762616&sprefix=rubber+eraser%2Caps%2C197&sr=8-6
Sure. I'm pretty sure I have the large one. I can fit about a cup's worth of his kibble in it. Sometimes I'll add some cheese cubes in the mix to keep him interested also.
I don't believe this is true - Amazon's prices (especially on popular items) can vary from hour to hour based on a number of circumstances, but not on a per-user basis. Price rigging like this would make price trackers like CamelCamelCamel useless.
Yes - I bought a cheap $15 bluetooth ODB2 module that links to my phone. From there, I use Torque to manage everything. Great for testing sensors, checking codes, etc... Also cool to have it in my glovebox for when my coworkers need one out of the blue - makes you look cool for half a second.
EDIT: Here is what I use for the module:
As for the app, I use Torque Pro:
Did anyone else think the thumbnail was a picture of a gillette fusion razor?
This is all you need installed on your PC https://justgetflux.com/ Apart from that, try and reduce use of your phone late in bed if you do. If you feel you have no choice, just try installing any app searched under 'flux' to get similar type apps, whatever appstore it is, Google Play or iTunes.
I also find that reading spreadsheets or just any bright white pages essay writing, or even coding can be specifically detrimental and accelerates the issue. Why? That is because your screen is at it's brightest and your eye needs to remain open for even longer than other visual tasks. Best solution for that is to also turn your PC to high contrast mode temporarily just while you are dealing with the white page reading issue. Even browsers have extensions to give you a one-click switch to deal with it https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/high-contrast/djcfdncoelnlbldjfhinnjlhdjlikmph?hl=en
A lot of developer IDE applications also have a 'dark' theme setting to help.
And install a valve so you can control the flow rate super easy at the shower head. I have this one and it is amazing. shut off valve
Also, TV prices have been falling 50% every two years. So to save 20% all you have to do is wait a few months anyway. https://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fpix-media.priceonomics-media.com%2FTV%2BPrices3.png&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fpriceonomics.com%2Ftelevisions%2F&docid=VepaIxh_zTvbjM&tbnid=-V-A4ZcN7s4BfM%3A&w=451&h=338&so...
Not resale value; they're just marked up. $20 on Amazon vs $240 on Blue Nile.
As a claims adjuster for a major insurance company, this is easily the best advice you can get. So many claims come down to both drivers telling the truth. If the other driver decides not to, it's on you to prove them wrong if you expect their insurance to pay for your damages. Remember that.
I have one. You can get a great one for around $100 plus the cost of a decent SD card.
I use a IFTTT macro that updates my phone's wallpaper every time there's a new hot post on r/earthporn
Edit: this is the macro. I think you can get a version for iOS but I don't know how locked down the Apple software is.
And for the record, you can edit this or make a new one to pull from the MET and other site regularly.
Dickens novels. They have long sentences with complex language (to practice pacing and articulation), many characters with dialogue (so you can try talking in different voices), and entertaining stories to boot. They're also available for free on gutenberg. I'd start with A Tale of Two Cities, followed by David Copperfield (unless you want to go straight to the most difficult, which is probably Bleak House).
Great to hear that I have been of use!
You are absolutely right about these sites being able to do something what you enter.
https://howsecureismypassword.net/ Claims "This site could be stealing your password... it's not, but it easily could be.
Be careful where you type your password."
Since these sites have no login and no other information, the most they could do is steal your password and add it to a database or something and could not use it without your login username.
Unless they have some viruses or something, but these sites are quite popular so I assume they don't have anything too fishy going on.
Thanks for commenting :) Glad to be of help.
It's a heating element used to heat liquids via electricity. Good thing to have in freezing temps if your car breaks down. Here's a link to one for use in a car.
Sorry for the long link. I tried to shorten it but it was removed for using a link shortener.
This is the premise of the book Unf*ck Your Habitat . I’m only into Part two of this 200 something page book and it’s been a great read.
They probably mean Ben & Jerry's base cream recipe. It's in this book which I highly recommend if you have an ice cream maker.
If you need to do this once, fine, but it's not like shredders are $300. If you are really concerned about security, just spend the $30 and get a cross-cut shredder:
Or buy these ice cube trays, and write "STILL OK" on one shelf.
Here are 2 links for you:
I think Google bought the first one out and use it to power the second link any way, so I'd just recommend the Google flights service.
Always search Retail Me Not when buying stuff online. It has coupon codes for many websites, from online shopping to computer hardware to pizza delivery. Some sites' coupons will be flooded with daily deal coupons but you can often find general discount or free shipping codes if nothing else.
Install the Invisible Hand add-on for Firefox and Chrome; whenever you do a search for an item or pull up a product page, the Invisible Hand toolbar drops down and shows you what other online stores set as the price for that product and which stores are cheapest. Great for figuring out if Amazon or Newegg daily deals are worth it.
I imagine most of it would be in katakana. My dictionary says 'por(u)no' is the most frequent translation (ポルノ） though 'hentai' (ヘンタイ or へんたい,formally and less commonly 変態) would definitely work as well.
So if you were me instead of searching 'robophilia' which would likely have no results, you would look for 'robottoporno' 「ロボットポルノ」 or 'robottohentai' 「ロボットヘンタイ」. The '・' (word divider) is optional and mostly only used in titles.
Japanese is a weird one in that Google Translate would definitely mistranslate a lot of things, so use jisho to make sure you're getting the right translation. Jisho is a little useful for slang as well, as Google Translate generally uses formal terms.
Related anecdote- had a Japanese exchange student in high school with an electronic dictionary. He was asked as a prank to translate 'pornography'. The horrified look on his face when he found out what had happened was incredible.
this comment is correct. it still does not go to 1080, you can see by viewing Example Short 23.976
LPT: Pay for a worthwhile VPN, like Private Internet Access, or use something shitty like Hola that uses your connection in the background for potentially shady purposes, and requires a browser extension rather than giving you direct access to the VPN. If you use a streaming box, like Roku or Apple TV, a gaming console, or want to proxy all your network's traffic at once, a true VPN is the way to go.
I will call complete bullshit on this one. I took a class on Coursera called <strong>Learning how to learn</strong> (which I highly recommend btw), and they rip this opinion to shreds. You have two types of tasks. One where you use your focus mode, and one where you use diffuse mode. Focus mode is intensive and intended. Diffuse mode is what you do with intuition.
So if you are doing something where a lot of focus is required, especially learning a new task, adding ANY other kind of stimulus is the worst thing you can do. If you are doing something that you've been doing for years, and don't require that much focused attention, music will probably do you no harm.
The best thing that you can do for a focus intensive task is to really try hard for short bursts of time (30 min), followed by an activity you find relaxing. It is called the pomodoro technique.
Great LPT. I would add to this by recommending to use an email alias instead of this
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Edit: typed anondaddy by mistake lol
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Pomodoro: Forces me to focus for 25 minutes and then take a 5 minute break. It lets me put off goofing off because it's only 25 minutes away. And on the other hand, it forces me to take breaks so I don't get as bleary-eyed and makes me take walks/move my body.
I currently use Toggl (desktop version) as a pomodoro and a way to keep track of what I do day to day.
Todoist (with GTD priniciples): Google this to figure out how to do it. But it's very powerful with its tags, categories, etc.
Evernote (with Agile principles): I check my Evernote at the end of the day, week, month, etc. to make sure that I've hit my goals and if not, why I didn't.
I link my Todoist Completed Goals (webapp link) and Toggle reports (webapp link) to get an overview of what I've accomplished/spent my time doing that day.
StayFocusd (chrome extension): Only thing I have on there is reddit. 30 minutes max a day.
Day by Day (android app) with non zero day principles: It's a beautiful UI for "Don't break the chain" concepts. It helps a lot to build habits by visually reminding me what I have to do each day, and it feels so good to check it off when I do it! If I don't really feel like doing something one day, I just do 1 minute/1 rep of it.
In these cases, I personally use Privacy.com.
Heard about them from a youtuber. They haven't charged me anything that I didn't explicitly ask for, no fees for making new cards, you can even set daily/weekly/monthly/total limits on every single transaction. Never had one of their cards get declined, even ones that I've made seconds before making a purchase.
I thought that it was shown that vitamin C foes very little to help your body fight a cold once it has started (and even likely it does not prevent it): https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/cold-guide/vitamin-c-for-common-cold
Chicken soup, and ginger tea, among others, can help, some studies have found: https://exploreim.ucla.edu/wellness/an-inside-scoop-on-the-science-behind-chicken-soup-and-the-common-cold/
If you have a Mac, there's a program called self control, you blacklist certain websites (Netflix, reddit, youtube, whatever is distracting you) and then you can turn on a filter for x amount of time, so say you want to be working for 45 minutes, than you set it and it's very difficult to get onto any of those sites for 45 minutes. Not sure what the windows equivalent is, but I think self control mentions it on their website
Edit: Was on mobile in bed, Here is Self Control's website and Here is Cold Turkey (Windows)
Point of clarification: Google DOES have real-time flight status data, but it isn't on the linked site. If you type in the flight number into the search engine, it'll give you flight status. Google Now will also give helpful suggestions.
The linked site is for fares, and it is NOT real-time. Google heavily caches these results which is why it's so fast, but fares may not be valid by the time you get to it.
Google does also have a power-user solution called ITA Matrix for fare searching, which is great, but it's slow because that one IS indeed real-time.
Not sure if you mean Type-A (type B is the house shaped one that plugs in the back of older scanners). Type-A is the most common USB plug that have been on computers and most wall chargers forever. Mini Type-B and Micro-Type B are the types of plugs that were on phones before type-C, if that's what you meant.
Anyway I picked up a 4-port charger with 3 Type-A and 1 Type-C (with 60W PD) so it can charge my phone, camera, and whatever else plus charge my Laptop. I keep that in my bag all the time (just need to throw in an appropriate outlet adapter if I'm going international)
Just for future reference, everything after the /dp/itemnumber/ in any Amazon link is completely unnecessary.
All that extra shit is just tracking so they know how better to market to you.
Strip it off whenever you post an Amazon link, like this:
That said, thanks for looking it up. :D
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