October 29th, 2010 § § permalink
As part of their “Evil Week” series of posts, Lifehacker shares this surprisingly simple trick to unlocking one type of airplane lavatory door. Simply lift the little “Lavatory” sign above the lock, then slide the now exposed lock open. Hit the links for pictures.
- Step 1: Approach locked lavatory
- Step 2: Lift “LAVATORY” sign
- Step 3: Slide the knob into the unlocked position
- Step 4: Cackle because you’ve just unlocked the bathroom from the outside
HowTo: Unlock the airplane lavatory door (from the outside) via Lifehacker
Many more tricks are being featured on Lifehacker. Here are just a few a bunch more:
October 23rd, 2010 § § permalink
This video tutorial from Tinkernut demonstrates how to set up a simple home surveillance system. Using free software and a few webcams or wireless IP cameras, you can keep an eye on things from anywhere you’re able to access the internet.
Once you have the hardware, it’s as easy as adding your webcams to a program and streaming it over the internet (privately, of course). That way, you can keep an eye on your house when you’re at work, on vacation, or anywhere else offsite.
Set Up a Simple, Web Streaming Home Surveillance System
October 15th, 2010 § § permalink
Your memory is not as reliable as you might think. Things like simply changing the wording of a question regarding an event can affect how it is remembered. David McRaney at the You Are Not So Smart blog explains how it happens, and why it may make eyewitness testimony untrustworthy.
Each time you build a memory, you make it from scratch, and if much time has passed you stand a good chance of getting the details wrong. With a little influence, you might get big ones wrong.