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2014-06-10 09:36:34 AM
Just like household hints, study tips are like 1000% cooler when you call them "life hacks." OMG, I just hacked life!
 
2014-06-10 10:05:44 AM
None of those "life hacks for students" involve the most important part of a young person's life:  Getting laid.
 
2014-06-10 11:30:15 AM

dittybopper: None of those "life hacks for students" involve the most important part of a young person's life:  Getting laid.


1. Be attractive
2. Don't be unattractive
 
2014-06-10 11:32:26 AM
Anyone using the term "life hack" should be kicked in the crotch.
 
2014-06-10 11:34:03 AM

Fart_Machine: Anyone using the term "life hack" should be kicked in the crotch.


That's called a crotch hack
 
2014-06-10 11:37:21 AM
back when i was in law school, it seemed that the life hack (for other people) was to find a smarter friend, take his notes, give him really crappy notes in return (so he wouldn't compete on the bell curve), figure out what would be asked on the exam, and take speed.  that's probably the top 10% of every law school.  the speed part might not apply to all, but it was more common than i would have expected.  i mean, we're adults, and people are using high school drugs... to study.  weird.  i always feared such a mnemonic would be disadvantageous on the long term.

/ me, i just studied the law, without groups, because everyone was an idiot and i feared their idiocy was contagious.  a fool's errand.  real success is not acquiring knowledge, it's learning how to pass the test.
// not that it matters, because what was taught in law school doesn't come close to preparing for the real weirdness of litigation.
 
2014-06-10 11:42:46 AM
Here's a life hack:

Anyone who says "life hack" takes a bat to the shins.
 
2014-06-10 11:43:26 AM
I see I've already been beaten to this premise.
 
2014-06-10 11:56:04 AM

UrukHaiGuyz: dittybopper: None of those "life hacks for students" involve the most important part of a young person's life:  Getting laid.

1. Be attractive
2. Don't be unattractive


3. Don't refer to common sense as "Life Hacks"
 
2014-06-10 11:59:22 AM
percentages - life hack...use a calculator...you already paid $120 for it.

if you know off the top of your head that 200% of something is double something, chances are you don't need to know x% of y = y% of x
 
2014-06-10 11:59:45 AM
Does it say how to get blood out of a clown suit? Because I could REALLY use that right now.
 
2014-06-10 12:02:18 PM

Fart_Machine: Anyone using the term "life hack" should be kicked in the crotch.


topcon: Here's a life hack:

Anyone who says "life hack" takes a bat to the shins.


There are legit "life hacks", but these are just bullshiat tips and tricks.

some legit life hacks: the 6 day week: http://www.instructables.com/id/Six-Days-a-Week/
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-06-10 12:02:57 PM

Sybarite: Just like household hints, study tips are like 1000% cooler when you call them "life hacks." OMG, I just hacked life!


Fart_Machine: Anyone using the term "life hack" should be kicked in the crotch.


topcon: Here's a life hack:

Anyone who says "life hack" takes a bat to the shins.


THESE.

I twitch every time I see the phrase.  It's even worse than "One weird trick"

I'm just waiting for "One wierd life hack" to start showing up.  I'll need hospitalization.
 
2014-06-10 12:03:22 PM
Anyone using the term "life hack", other than to criticize it, is worse than Hitler.

/once saw "how to dry your hands with just one paper towel" labeled as a life hack
 
2014-06-10 12:05:20 PM
11) Take everything the teachers say to you, paraphrase it, and repeat it back to them. The ability to mindlessly repeat a superior's keywords is a must in our emerging service industry economy.
 
2014-06-10 12:21:51 PM

rikdanger: Does it say how to get blood out of a clown suit? Because I could REALLY use that right now.


Club soda works pretty well. Put a towel behind the fabric when you scrub and it will soak into that.

If that doesn't work, you can use hydrogen peroxide, but it might bleach the fabric.

I realize hindsight is 20/20, but on your next rampage, try to wear a white clown suit so you can bleach it.
 
2014-06-10 12:24:48 PM

pute kisses like a man: back when i was in law school, it seemed that the life hack (for other people) was to find a smarter friend, take his notes, give him really crappy notes in return (so he wouldn't compete on the bell curve), figure out what would be asked on the exam, and take speed.  that's probably the top 10% of every law school.  the speed part might not apply to all, but it was more common than i would have expected.  i mean, we're adults, and people are using high school drugs... to study.  weird.  i always feared such a mnemonic would be disadvantageous on the long term.

/ me, i just studied the law, without groups, because everyone was an idiot and i feared their idiocy was contagious.  a fool's errand.  real success is not acquiring knowledge, it's learning how to pass the test.
// not that it matters, because what was taught in law school doesn't come close to preparing for the real weirdness of litigation.


when my brother was in law school, the ultimate life hack was buying Adderall for $30/pill
 
2014-06-10 12:25:40 PM

Fart_Machine: Anyone using the term "life hack" should be kicked in the crotch.



+1 would agree with again.
 
2014-06-10 12:28:07 PM
Meh, those are pretty terrible.

A true hack: buy the international version of text books. Cost a fraction of the American version, contents is exactly the same (including page numbers), but they tend to be printed on cheaper paper and in black & white. And best of all, it's very easy to resell them for more than you paid because even at a 30% markup is going to be cheaper than what a used version of the American version goes for.

Other studying tips:

To study for a big exam, type up all of your notes, organize into outline format, and index keywords and topics. I purposely did not take notes on a computer so I could go through the process of retyping everything -- it forces you to reread your notes and think about them.

Proof read everything by reading it out loud, and don't call it complete until you've read it twice through without spotting any typos.
 
2014-06-10 12:28:43 PM
I'm vaguely amused that some people are so stupid that even after enough education to find study tips off the internet valuable, the associative property of multiplication counts as a "life hack".

(x*.01) *y = x * (.01*y) ??!?!?!?!?  ZOMG REVELATIONS
 
2014-06-10 12:32:35 PM

The_Original_Roxtar: some legit life hacks: the 6 day week


Difficulty: Eight days a week still not enough to show you care.
 
2014-06-10 12:38:46 PM
I hacked life once. I made myself pretty badass...

static.comicvine.com

...then life segfaulted.

img.timeinc.net
 
2014-06-10 12:51:09 PM
The_Original_Roxtar: some legit life hacks: the 6 day week

Jim_Callahan: Difficulty: Eight days a week still not enough to show you care.

 
2014-06-10 12:53:25 PM

Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: rikdanger: Does it say how to get blood out of a clown suit? Because I could REALLY use that right now.

Club soda works pretty well. Put a towel behind the fabric when you scrub and it will soak into that.

If that doesn't work, you can use hydrogen peroxide, but it might bleach the fabric.

I realize hindsight is 20/20, but on your next rampage, try to wear a white clown suit so you can bleach it.


Well, that's just good advice, right there. Will do! Thanks!
 
2014-06-10 01:01:50 PM
www.beliefnet.com
 
2014-06-10 01:13:39 PM
Farkhacks
 
2014-06-10 01:15:06 PM

Jim_Callahan: I'm vaguely amused that some people are so stupid that even after enough education to find study tips off the internet valuable, the associative property of multiplication counts as a "life hack".

(x*.01) *y = x * (.01*y) ??!?!?!?!?  ZOMG REVELATIONS


Well it is amazing to a large portion of the population, non STEM pursuers--and that's the problem.
 
2014-06-10 01:24:49 PM

DubyaHater: pute kisses like a man: back when i was in law school, it seemed that the life hack (for other people) was to find a smarter friend, take his notes, give him really crappy notes in return (so he wouldn't compete on the bell curve), figure out what would be asked on the exam, and take speed.  that's probably the top 10% of every law school.  the speed part might not apply to all, but it was more common than i would have expected.  i mean, we're adults, and people are using high school drugs... to study.  weird.  i always feared such a mnemonic would be disadvantageous on the long term.

/ me, i just studied the law, without groups, because everyone was an idiot and i feared their idiocy was contagious.  a fool's errand.  real success is not acquiring knowledge, it's learning how to pass the test.
// not that it matters, because what was taught in law school doesn't come close to preparing for the real weirdness of litigation.

when my brother was in law school, the ultimate life hack was buying Adderall for $30/pill


oh yeah, i think i meant adderall when i said speed.  correct me if i'm wrong, but adderall is just prescription lower dose, time released speed.
 
2014-06-10 01:36:29 PM
I was told there would be hacking ...?
 
2014-06-10 01:49:40 PM

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Fart_Machine: Anyone using the term "life hack" should be kicked in the crotch.

That's called a crotch hack


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Likes the cut of your jib
 
2014-06-10 02:01:03 PM

DubyaHater: pute kisses like a man: back when i was in law school, it seemed that the life hack (for other people) was to find a smarter friend, take his notes, give him really crappy notes in return (so he wouldn't compete on the bell curve), figure out what would be asked on the exam, and take speed.  that's probably the top 10% of every law school.  the speed part might not apply to all, but it was more common than i would have expected.  i mean, we're adults, and people are using high school drugs... to study.  weird.  i always feared such a mnemonic would be disadvantageous on the long term.

/ me, i just studied the law, without groups, because everyone was an idiot and i feared their idiocy was contagious.  a fool's errand.  real success is not acquiring knowledge, it's learning how to pass the test.
// not that it matters, because what was taught in law school doesn't come close to preparing for the real weirdness of litigation.

when my brother was in law school, the ultimate life hack was buying Adderall for $30/pill


Every law professor warned against buying law summaries (like Gilbert or Emmanuel), then made us buy their shiatty, confusing mess of a book.  Without exception, I found the law summaries to be massively more effective at explaining the basic concepts in an organized, memorable way and were critical to understanding the material without wasting weeks banging your head against a wall trying to parse information out of the professor's book. After I realized this, I was able to retain more information and get better grades with less effort.

/still stupid to call it a hack
 
2014-06-10 02:01:28 PM
Tricks for playing beer pong?
 
2014-06-10 02:14:03 PM
Amazing Dinner Hack:  Cook TWO packets of ramen at the same time!!!
 
2014-06-10 03:43:48 PM

stonicus: Amazing Dinner Hack:  Cook TWO packets of ramen at the same time!!!


Amazing butt hack: Wipe front to back!
 
2014-06-10 04:06:25 PM

dittybopper: None of those "life hacks for students" involve the most important part of a young person's life:  Getting laid.


Got to parties and look for drunk fatties.

/worked for me
 
2014-06-10 04:11:35 PM

traylor: dittybopper: None of those "life hacks for students" involve the most important part of a young person's life:  Getting laid.

Got to parties and look for drunk fatties.

/worked for me


I just sat in the corner licking my eyebrows
 
2014-06-10 04:56:51 PM

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: traylor: dittybopper: None of those "life hacks for students" involve the most important part of a young person's life:  Getting laid.

Got to parties and look for drunk fatties.

/worked for me

I just sat in the corner licking my eyebrows


"Well, hellooo Sailor... New in town?"
 
2014-06-10 05:35:19 PM

thamike: Tricks for playing beer pong?


1) Don't miss
 
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