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Food:
  • If you get a piece of eggshell in with the eggs while cracking them, use the other half of the eggshell to fish it out instead of trying to use your fingers or anything else.
  • If you want to separate the yolk from the white, take an empty clean water bottle, squeeze the bottle, place the mouth over the yolk and slowly release the bottle. The yolk will get sucked up into the bottle with minimal/no white.
  • When boiling eggs, add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to the water. Makes them really easy to peel and doesn't affect the taste.
  • If you have a room temperature bottle (and esp can) that you want to get cold fast, wrap a wet paper towel around it and put it in the freezer. It'll be ice cold pretty quickly.
  • Microwave rice from TJ's
  • Open a can of corn,put salt pepper and cheese on top, microwave or oven it (super easy lunch)
  • 2 slices of old pizza from the fridge, lay them cheese sides on top of each other and put them in a sandwich maker. Instant calzone.
  • For chulent of course.. Using only navy beans, chulent mix a big no no.
  • If you're going to freeze ground beef, put it in a gallon ziploc and squeeze/spread it flat to fill the bag. You can stack them in the freezer and it'll defrost much faster (without the outside spoiling while the inside is still frozen).
  • To easily melt a small amount of chocolate / butter, put it in a ziploc bag and put that into a mug of hot water for a few minutes. No mess! You can cut a hole in the corner to pipe chocolate too.
  • Shredded cheese lasts longer in the freezer, but will clump up, before freezing add a little bit of cornstarch (1tbs) and shake vigorously. The pieces will stay separate and it'll be easy to use.
  • To cool down baby food without blowing at it (which may add your bacteria to the food) wave your hand at it.
Travel:
  • If you want a hot meal on any plane, bring a tradition soup or oatmeal packet and use the free hot water they offer with tea. Great for traveling in general.
  • Before you go on a long flight, freeze a JJ cappuccino.  If it's frozen they let it on the plane. Once you get up from your nap on the plane there is nothing as refreshing as an iced cappuccino. It should still be freezing but not frozen.
  • When packing a suitcase, put your socks inside your shoes. It will save a little space and stop your shoes from getting crushed.
  • The aisle seat armrest usually has a little button underneath by the hinge that allows you to lift it. Makes it much easier to get in and out of your seat, especially if your tray table is open with stuff on it.
  • When we go on trips My wife packs the childrens clothing in individual ziplocs for each day of our trip. Like that she doesn't have to look for all the matching stuff.
Computers:
  • You can open links a in new tab by clicking with the scroll wheel.

    Quickly toggle between tabs.

    1) Excel and most internet browsers: Ctrl + PgUp/Dn
    2) Google Sheets: Ctrl + Shift + PgUpDn
    3) chrome: control-tab / control-shift-tab
alternatively ctrl+number tab from left
   
  • Widows+V will open up your clipboard with all recent stuff copied.
Every day/Home:
  • If you are drilling into a wall, open an envelope and tape the flap to the wall under where you are drilling and it catches all the plaster/dust that comes out. Makes cleanup after a small drilling a breeze
  • Open glass jars with rubber gloves, Or a rubber band around the lid.
  • When you first open a bottle of soda or seltzer or pop, begin by slowly turning the cap one-quarter turn and wait about 10 seconds, watching for the small bubbles to slow down, and listening as the sssst of escaping gas gets quieter.  Then turn another 1/4 turn, and wait another 10 seconds till it quiets down.
  • If you get chewing gum on your clothes, put the clothes in the freezer for a bit, it will be much easier to remove the gum afterwards.
Stores:

  • Check out at the pharmacy in the grocery store when the regular lines are long.
Perscriptions:

  • GoodRX.com, even for meds that are covered. My insurance can have a $15 copay, but coupon from GoodRX gets me the medication for $7. When insurance doesn't cover the medication, it's a fraction of the cost. I've seen discounts of 90%
Holidays:
  • After Yom Tov, especially Pesach, make a spreadsheet. What on the menu went over well with guests and kids. What did you run short on and need to have more next time around. What did you way overbuy on. That way there is no need to reinvent the wheel next year.

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Author Topic: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!  (Read 220766 times)

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #660 on: August 18, 2020, 08:08:49 AM »
last pass is owned by intuit, if intuit gets hacked, i'm am screwed with the rest of the world
It's not a matter of if but of when, IMO.

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #661 on: August 18, 2020, 09:02:24 AM »
and then tbe password manager gets hacked and your back to square one.
If Google gets hacked you probably have worse problems to think of..
But go ahead and see how far the reusing the same passwords get you ;)
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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #662 on: August 18, 2020, 09:03:08 AM »
If Google gets hacked you probably have worse problems to think of..
It's not a matter of if but of when, IMO.

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #663 on: August 18, 2020, 09:05:07 AM »
last pass is owned by intuit, if intuit gets hacked, i'm am screwed with the rest of the world
Thatís why I never used mint.com even though I think it would be very helpful for me. Itís just not worth the risk for me, even if itís such a small risk

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #664 on: August 18, 2020, 09:05:35 AM »
It's not a matter of if but of when, IMO.
I think it's comparable to this Bezos line:

Jeff Bezos to employees: ĎOne day, Amazon will failí but our job is to delay it as long as possible

No company is beyond being hacked, IMO.

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #665 on: August 18, 2020, 09:07:42 AM »

If Google accounts get hacked, you know how many millions of accounts they will have to go through to get to mine? :D
On a serious note, Google is ahead of the game on passwordless authentication, and should hopefully be rolling it out soon. Just be sure to enable 2FA on your Google account btw.
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« Reply #666 on: August 19, 2020, 01:24:29 AM »
The HACK (discovered by mistake), when you finish the spend requirement on a co-branded Chase Credit Card (at least Bonvoy, but I think others) and the bonus didn't post yet, If you SM Chase they will put it in manually AND when the billing cycle end the system will also add it automatically, resulting in a double bonus.
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« Reply #667 on: August 20, 2020, 09:47:28 PM »
Those password examples are pretty weak.

The only time I'd use similar ideas is for sites that I don't care if someone hacks into.
I guess it's time to remind everyone about Correct-Horse-Battery-Staple
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« Reply #668 on: August 20, 2020, 10:01:02 PM »
I guess it's time to remind everyone about Correct-Horse-Battery-Staple
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https://xkcd.com/936/
Yup. This is the current NIST guidelines.
and then tbe password manager gets hacked and your back to square one.
Last Pass has had vulnerabilities in the past, but you can have it only store your passwords locally.

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #669 on: August 20, 2020, 10:24:50 PM »
Yup. This is the current NIST guidelines.Last Pass has had vulnerabilities in the past, but you can have it only store your passwords locally.
It's been a while since this comic came out, it would be nice to update the cracking times given.

How fast can the latest brute force crackers guess?

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« Reply #670 on: August 20, 2020, 10:59:48 PM »
It's been a while since this comic came out, it would be nice to update the cracking times given.

How fast can the latest brute force crackers guess?
Depends on your hardware, program, method (wordlist, and others) and obviously password strength.

Put it this way, a password like Billing123 will be cracked in under a second.

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #671 on: August 20, 2020, 11:09:32 PM »
I guess it's time to remind everyone about Correct-Horse-Battery-Staple
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whoa im having a lot of difficulty comprehending this comic. which way do u read it? its 2 rows ? is that what it is? this is complicated man !
nothings impossible- the word itself says Im possible

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« Reply #672 on: August 20, 2020, 11:24:05 PM »
whoa im having a lot of difficulty comprehending this comic. which way do u read it? its 2 rows ? is that what it is? this is complicated man !
https://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/936:_Password_Strength

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #673 on: August 21, 2020, 12:21:32 AM »
Depends on your hardware, program, method (wordlist, and others) and obviously password strength.

Put it this way, a password like Billing123 will be cracked in under a second.
How long to crack:
ypaoFimh
or   ypioFimh39
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« Reply #674 on: August 21, 2020, 08:31:22 AM »
How long to crack:
ypaoFimh
or   ypioFimh39


Second one says 7 months but that is not considered a strong one. I think it just means if it goes through every single variation up until that point but there's ways for it to go quicker
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« Reply #675 on: August 21, 2020, 08:33:57 AM »
whoa im having a lot of difficulty comprehending this comic. which way do u read it? its 2 rows ? is that what it is? this is complicated man !
You've never seen this comic? I guess you're one of todays lucky 10,000  :D
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« Reply #676 on: August 21, 2020, 10:20:02 AM »


Second one says 7 months but that is not considered a strong one. I think it just means if it goes through every single variation up until that point but there's ways for it to go quicker
Wow!
I went to the site and added a "." in the middle of the 2nd password.  Now it says 700 years.
So a symbol in the middle makes it much more secure?

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #677 on: August 21, 2020, 10:30:32 AM »
All this talk about passwords reminds me of an anecdote they say about a holy chassidic Jew (don't remember which, maybe someone can fill it in).

The chassid was sleeping one night when his wife woke him up frantic, telling him that someone had apparently broken into their home and was rummaging around looking for money. The impoverished chassid jumped out of bed and said, "wow, let me join him. Maybe I'll find some money!"

This password talk makes me think the same thing. You want my password? Sure, have it. Let me know if you find any money...  ;)

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« Reply #678 on: August 21, 2020, 10:46:30 AM »
This password talk makes me think the same thing. You want my password? Sure, have it. Let me know if you find any money...  ;)

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« Reply #679 on: August 21, 2020, 10:53:39 AM »
I know youíre not serious but your credit goes a lot further than your cash.
I still have credit left? Please, show me how!  :P