[Ads-l] hack - trick/secret

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 4 12:04:36 UTC 2015


What about impactful life hacks that make things a lot worse?
On Jun 4, 2015 7:46 AM, "Jonathan Lighter" <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:

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> How 'bout "life hack"?
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> http://finance.yahoo.com/news/7-simple-social-skills-more-190826991.html#
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> "Make Eye Contact
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> "It is an idiotically simple thing, but it remains one of the most
> impactful life hacks around."
> And there's nothing more idiotic than an unimpactful life hack.
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> JL
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> On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 5:22 PM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at ix.netcom.com>
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> > Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hack) offers the following
> > definitions for "hack":
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> > (colloquial) A trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method to increase
> > productivity, efficiency or ease.
> >      Putting your phone in a sandwich bag when you go to the beach is
> > such a great hack.
> >
> > Twice today I have seen "hack" with this meaning, making me wonder about
> > the colloquial label. The Oxford Dictionary site doesn't offer this
> > meaning.
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> > =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
> > http://yhoo.it/1dNg3fM
> > "Dominos, Little Caesars, Papa John=E2=80=99s, Sbarro, and Pizza Hut:
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> ch
> > Pizza Is Best?"
> > by Anthony Sulla-Heffinger
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> > I can offer you hacks on how to get four toppings for the price of two
> > on your Dominos order and explain to you the difference between Pizza
> > Hut=E2=80=99s breadsticks and Little Caesars=E2=80=99 Crazy Bread.
> > =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
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> > =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
> > http://huff.to/1H1Smga
> > "11 Brilliant Egg Hacks That Will Change Your Mornings Forever"
> > by Suzy Strutner
> > =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
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> > The Huffington Post in fact has a section (?) called "Home & Life Hacks"
> > at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/life-hacks/.
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> > Benjamin Barrett
> > Formerly of Seattle, WA
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> > Learn Ainu! https://sites.google.com/site/aynuitak1/home
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