LifeProTips

LPT: If someone is taking an eternity in the bathroom then just unplug the wifi router.

LPT: If someone is taking an eternity in the bathroom then just unplug the wifi router.

LPT: when visiting OP, shit in a bucket next to his wifi router.

With nearly unlimited data on my phone this would only be a mild inconvenience to my daily bowel egression.

This belongs in /sub/unethicallifeprotips

You are an evil person. That is my only sanctuary from the woman and the kid.

LPT: Want to hurt Equifax's business? Freeze your credit and leave it frozen. If enough people do it, businesses will stop using Equifax because they can't get anyone's credit report there.

LPT: Want to hurt Equifax's business? Freeze your credit and leave it frozen. If enough people do it, businesses will stop using Equifax because they can't get anyone's credit report there.
LPT: Want to hurt Equifax's business? Freeze your credit and leave it frozen. If enough people do it, businesses will stop using Equifax because they can't get anyone's credit report there.

This is really not how any of this works...

shrugs

Why not? I was doing fuck all with my credit score any way. Not like I can take it gang banging.

No. You can unfreeze it or the broker will just pull a report from another bureau.

LPT: Tourist with a camera? Take a picture of your contact details

LPT: Tourist with a camera? Take a picture of your contact details

I see it all the time. People try to find owner of a camera based on pictures of (probably) owner. I've seen a lot of "do you know these people?" posts but none "camera owner found". So I assume the success rate is minimal.

All you need to do is take a piece of paper, write down some contact details for example name, email address and phone number and take picture of the paper using your camera.

Make the contact detail the first picture, so that there is greater chance somebody notices it. You cannot expect people to go through hundreds of pictures looking for clues.

You can also put the picture to root directory of your memory card or create some text file "IF YOU FOUND THIS CAMERA PLEASE OPEN THIS.TXT" and write the info there. But keep the picture also among others so the info is accessible using the camera.

It's far, far better to have contact information printed/engraved on the camera itself. Some places don't have the time to track down individual owners by going through pictures and some places have policies prohibiting employees from going through people's electronic devices due to privacy and/or legal concerns.

For example, in Las Vegas, it's outright illegal for a private person gain access to most electronic devices without the owner's consent.

I have my name and phone number as a text file on the SD card. This is for local contact. If overseas, an e-mail address might be added.

Oh, and don't but your room number on it. You shouldn't have your room number written down anywhere at all. If you really need to remember, take a picture with your phone and ensure your phone is locked all the time.

Good point. Although you probably don't want to display the details everywhere you go, you can find some nice small tags that are intended for suitcases and obscure the details when they are not needed.

Some small cameras don't have a lot of free space for this, some don't want stuff hanging from the devices. Whatever works for you is fine, just do the simplest thing first and then think about a better solution, because you are losing your device in 3, 2, ... :-)

LPT: How to identify gunfire

LPT: How to identify gunfire

Coming from a country with a strong firearms ban for normal civilians, I appreciate this LPT. Saved for afterwork viewing.

Thank you very much.

Thank you for this video. We are doing a run, hide, fight, drill at the elementary school where I work tomorrow. I know it's necessary but it really sucks having to run a drill like this and explain why we are doing it to 5 year olds.

I appreciate that. I hope this can help someone someday.

You should probably see a Doctor about that.

LPT: United Nations Department of Safety & Security provides a free online course on "Preparing and Responding to Active Shooter". For the safety of your own and your loved ones, please enroll it.

LPT: United Nations Department of Safety & Security provides a free online course on "Preparing and Responding to Active Shooter". For the safety of your own and your loved ones, please enroll it.

Link: https://training.dss.un.org/course/category/3

tl;dw - Avoid, deny, and defend as last resort. Yet remember every situation is different.

LPT: Your safety would be better served by taking a driving class as traffic deaths are by far the biggest danger for most of us. The odds of being in a mass shooting are about 1 in a million.

LPT2: Your safety would be best served by maintaining an active life style, healthy diet, and engaging in social activities with friends/family.

Are you implying that some of my problems could be my own fault?

Run. Hide. Fight. Remember those. I took a 4 hour active shooter training for work, partly due to the number of mass murders that have happened in Oregon. Key lessons: active shooter incidents last about 15 minutes. The officer conducting the training said police get there in time to count bodies. You have to act quickly, don't wait for orders. He advised getting creative. Inside a building? Punch a hole through the ceiling and hide there. Shooter finds you trapped in a room? Break through the drywall, it's not too hard with a chair or something. Get rough with your environment if it means saving your life and others.

LPT: When you write, make sure you always follow the word "this" with a noun or noun phrase, instead of letting "this" refer vaguely to whatever you were discussing before. (Notice the difference between "This improves your writing!" and "This added clarity improves your writing!")

LPT: When you write, make sure you always follow the word "this" with a noun or noun phrase, instead of letting "this" refer vaguely to whatever you were discussing before. (Notice the difference between "This improves your writing!" and "This added clarity improves your writing!")

Don’t get repetitive though. This repetitiveness will annoy your readers.

This advice on avoiding repetition is good advice to avoid repetition.

It's a nice tip but 'always' is a bit of a reach. Being concise is every bit as important as having clarity and adding a modifier to every 'this' can get a bit necessary.

This LPT is actually useful

LPT: set aside a few minutes each day to clean one small area of your home. This is easier to get to mentally than trying to deal with all the cleaning at once.

LPT: set aside a few minutes each day to clean one small area of your home. This is easier to get to mentally than trying to deal with all the cleaning at once.

Unless you live with my SO... Then you're stuck on the same dang table every day.....sigh.....

I personally usually stick with one day every week. I just clean it all, I feel like If I did one section a day. My house would never feel cleaned.

I pick up throughout the day and then do deep cleaning once a week. The house stays continually tidy this way. I can't imagine living any other way now.

Cleaning never stops, man. If you just build 10 minutes* of cleaning into your daily routine as described here, you'll keep a clean house, but you'll have to clean all the time.

*This may need to be 15 or 20 minutes depending on the size of your home.

LPT: Dress up when inquiring about available job positions. You will make an impression on the staff and possibly meet the hiring manager.

LPT: Dress up when inquiring about available job positions. You will make an impression on the staff and possibly meet the hiring manager.

This is more for retail and restaurant jobs, but I've even had people bring their resume into office environments looking like they just finished doing yard work.

Saved for future karma whoring. /s

LPT: do not bring your resume in person to any type of office job. This is generally seen as completely unprofessional. You email it to whoever is doing the hiring.

Oh 100%, I just wanted to share how bad it can get.

LPT: exfoliating before you shave will give you a smoother result and avoid razor burn

LPT: exfoliating before you shave will give you a smoother result and avoid razor burn

Man here. Exfolerationationing? ELI5.

I have no idea as to what you are recommending.

Also, I have heard you should not shave immediately after waking up because your face is slightly swollen from laying down all night. I think you're supposed to wait 30 minutes or so if you want to get a closer shave.

My uncle, a pharmacist told me this long ago. I'm not sure how true it is.. btw, too lazy to google

It should work the same way with your face. Buy a exfoliating towel or scrubber pad and just go to town on your skin. Wait a couple minutes after you scrub for the redness to go down then shave.

As for your southern region, you def need to rub it out.

LPT: Don't be condescending to someone when they don't know something that seems obvious to you. Many times they don't have the context you have

LPT: Don't be condescending to someone when they don't know something that seems obvious to you. Many times they don't have the context you have

Don't be condescending to someone when they don't know something that seems obvious to you.

Lololol you just finally figured that out OP? How long did that take you?

LPT: Or, how bout just don't be condescending in general.

Very relevant XKCD: Today's lucky ten thousand.

It's not stupid to not know something

Try one of these subthreads