Any helpful life hacks?

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by wegs, May 2, 2019.

  1. Catsmate Registered Member

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    White spirit/turps substitute is usually distilled petroleum while nail varnish remover is mostly propanone (acetone) or isoprop.
    Exactly. The bottles/cups are going to a charity (once the niecphews have helped themselves), fabric totes to go the NCBI charity shop, notebooks to a writing group, mini-torches to FotE, power banks to everyone.
    I still have a highlighter surplus though.

    Oh and today the presenting software company passed out large packs of nanobricks, miniature lego.
     
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  3. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Currently there is book promotion happening and a large retailer is giving away a series of small books for kids

    Bali will get them in November

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    'Cause you can't use 'em on a smart phone.
     
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  7. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Wouldn't they only cartoon dead?
     
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    Small "hack", if your modem is on a carpeted floor and it feels a little too hot to you, put a magazine under it and it will cool off. Most modems have small "feet".
     
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  9. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    The police here give out invisible ink pens with a small ultra light torch kits

    You can mark the inside of your mobile phone case with your driving license number or other ID which can be seen under the torch untra

    Police will check if they have reason, ie they find a bunch of phones in someone's possession

    Of course other stuff can be marked if you can pick a region where it is not subject to being rubbed off

    The high value currency notes in Bali have invisible ink built in the old notes and shops have small check ultra lights on the countertop

    New notes high value are like the Australian polymer plastic, and are made in Australia,I think

    Note to self - clean smart phone screen from White Out spell correct

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  10. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Along the same lines I recently bought a triangle style small soft pillow sold as a prop for your tablet

    Had elastic retainers in the corners

    Since I work a lot on the floor this seemed perfect

    Used once. Tablet got hot enough to switch itself off but not hot enough to be a fire hazard

    First time ever had a tablet shut down for being to hot

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  11. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    The mesh shelf liners are good for allowing air under black boxes.
     
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    How do you get to the aircraft to fit them?

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  13. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Air-ground high speed interface.
     
  14. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Has anyone tried dry shampoo? A friend of mine swears by it when she’s too lazy or pressed for time to wash her hair. I have long hair so, I dunno.
     
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    electro depolarising hair spray ? you then brush out the dirt ?

    it doesnt remove dead skin from your scalp

    you cant replace water & the saturation, ionic sodium laurel sulfate polarization process

    its probably more of a form function than a cleansing function

    if washing & blowaving was cheaper you could probably have salons specialising in just that
    30 minutes for a long haired person to have their hair wash & dried for a reasonable price seems like a real winner, but public trends and habits can be very odd fickle and random things.
     
  16. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, it's designed to give your hair the appearance of being washed, etc.
     
  17. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    "mini-poo".
     
  18. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    oh
    ok then
    changing the ionic polarisation around your head will effect the charge that holds on to germs & viruses(small note) specially once you roll your head on your pillow, do you then breath in cold & flu viruses that have been electrically attracted to your hair by the spray)
    i would want to check to see which way it pushes
    if it bonds to the hair shaft and pushes out, or it pushes in to fill the space.

    a water soluble medium strong hold spray in a small can would probably do the same, small mister water bottle and a bristle brush.

    you cant avoid build up though, eventually you have to wash off the product to re-gain the lift & look.

    probably quite handy for a travel pack
     
  19. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    One from one of my idiot cousins: "Don't get your shoes wet when you clean the 'gator tank. Take them off first."

    Posted that from the hospital, so it seems legit.
     
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    Cargo pants are useful anti-claw protection when the kitty is climbing your legs. Add a few layers of papers for extra protection.
     
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    Some people like to "clicker train" their pets. This begs the question "will you always have the clicker with you?" I found that "clucking" the tongue does just as well, and I usually have my tongue with me.
     
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    Convection toaster ovens are the best; half the cook time of conventional.
     
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    But are they canon?
     

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