[Ads-l] hack - trick/secret

Geoffrey Steven Nathan geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU
Thu Jun 4 13:54:34 UTC 2015


This one's been around for a while. Here's a website I visit occasionally--it actually has useful things, occasionally: 

http://lifehacker.com/ 

Geoffrey S. Nathan 
Faculty Liaison, C&IT 
and Professor, Linguistics Program 
http://blogs.wayne.edu/proftech/ 
+1 (313) 577-1259 (C&IT) 

Nobody at Wayne State will EVER ask you for your password. Never send it to anyone in an email, no matter how authentic the email looks. 

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> From: "Jonathan Lighter" <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
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> How 'bout "life hack"?

> http://finance.yahoo.com/news/7-simple-social-skills-more-190826991.html#

> "Make Eye Contact

> "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.

> JL

> On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 5:22 PM, Benjamin Barrett
> <gogaku at ix.netcom.com>
> wrote:

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> > Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hack) offers the
> > following
> > definitions for "hack":
> >
> > (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.
> >
> > =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
> > http://yhoo.it/1dNg3fM
> > "Dominos, Little Caesars, Papa John=E2=80=99s, Sbarro, and Pizza
> > Hut: Whi=
> ch
> > Pizza Is Best?"
> > by Anthony Sulla-Heffinger
> >
> > 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
> >
> > =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
> >
> > The Huffington Post in fact has a section (?) called "Home & Life
> > Hacks"
> > at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/life-hacks/.
> >
> > Benjamin Barrett
> > Formerly of Seattle, WA
> >
> > Learn Ainu! https://sites.google.com/site/aynuitak1/home
> >
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