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Is there something I can lay on my phone's screen to emulate my finger?

Long story short, I need to hold down a button for long periods of time for a game, and I'd really rather just put the phone down and lay a sausage on it or something, but you know... I'd rather not ...
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How to fix a ballpoint-ink pen that is dry

I just bought a Uniball pen which is fairly expensive compared to other pens which are one tenth of it's price it worked with me for a day very well , Then it suddenly became dry and doesn't write ...
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How to remove wrinkles from puffer jacket?

I have a puffer jacket that looks something like this. How to remove wrinkles from it. Its a new jacket, still it started to show wrinkles too early. I think the puff is compressed. What should I do? ...
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USPS Priority Mail pickup date for online created label [closed]

This question is concerned for people in the United States. I have created a Click-N-Ship priority mail label and the label is dated 18th Jan 2022 (see the screenshot at the end). I also want to ...
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How to get detergent smell out of silicone utensils

I've bought a squeezy silicone toy and some kitchen utensils in a chemical store and didn't notice they smell a LOT under 2 masks (2 cause I'm allergic and sharp chem smells irritate my pharynx quite ...
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Salt Shaker Humidity is a big problem in the Caribbean- Any mechanism besides the rice?

Salt shaker clogging is a big problem in the Caribbean- A older friend said his mom had these little Japanese porous tiles she add to her shakers. They worked great and could be re-used over and over ...
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How to prevent and remove book fungus

I store all my books in a closed (but not airtight) wall mounted cupboard and I try to remove any dust which I see on the books and the shelves. Despite this, due to high humidity the infrequently-...
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white patches on bald head [closed]

I decided to go bald since I was losing hair anyway, but i did not expect the white patches. Any idea what can be done to get rid of it? I have heard of applying lemon for half an hour and rinsing it ...
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What is a pet-safe cleaner to use on carpets?

It poured last night and rain leaked from my ceiling and soaked up a portion of my carpeted floor. I've been laying down paper towels and towels to soak up some of the moisture but there is still some ...
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Is there a way to ping my phone WITHOUT using an app or using Apple's Find My app or using Apple Watch?

I realize I can use my Apple watch to ping my phone or use Apple's Find My app to ping my phone. But, I am looking for a creative way to ping my phone without the use of an app by simply using a no ...
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How can I remove curry powder stains from a wooden table?

I have a wooden table, at least 10 years old. It has yellow stains on it, presumably from a curry. I don't know what kind of powder/curry caused the stain. The stains are difficult to remove -- no ...
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How can I prevent spiders from setting up home in my car's wing mirrors?

I have spiders that like to spin large messy webs on my car's wing mirrors. They hide inside the body of the mirrors and only come out to collect their prey or spin their webs at night. I've tried ...
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Flash card book

Good afternoon, I wanted to make a flash card book. Has any one out there made one before? Anyone with experience and helpful ideas are greatly appreciated.
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How to filter out bird chirping from the background in live teams / zoom calls

I have to move to our living room where we do have two budgies. If I will be in a zoom or teams call and I talk, they will start talking as well. Currently I am looking for a nice setup to filter out ...
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How to restore a rubberized coating on a smartphone after getting hand sanitizer on it?

I have a waterproof Android smartphone that has rubberized edges. I recently picked up the phone after using hand sanitizer at a medical facility. Now the rubberized sections of the edges are very ...
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How to avoid getting COVID in an air-conditioned office building [closed]

I work in an office in a building with central air. I leave the office door closed when I am inside, and no one else comes in. I don't know much about the ventilation in the building, other than that ...
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Blocking noise by applying pressure over your ears when sleeping due to noise sensitivity issues

I have a question similar to the question 'Is it possible to create "over-the-ear" ear "plugs" for sleeping?', which was closed when posted on Engineering Beta. The poster wrote ...
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How to remove laundry detergent smell from book?

I ordered a paperback book from Amazon and the laundry detergent smell is potent. I suspect it must’ve been stored right next to the detergents or other cleaning agents? There’s even a small blue ...
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As an individual, how to send frozen food to someone else in France?

As a gift for Christmas, I would like to offer regional frozen food to my family living 900km away (but still in France) which can only be bought in my region as it is hard to find it elsewhere (we ...
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White board is not erasing properly

I am having problem while erasing my Whiteboard. Yesterday I used Permanent Marker on it. After that, I used dishwash scrubber to remove it. My board's surface is rough now and each time I write on it ...
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How can I life hack my my roller luggage's wheels that stopped turning smoothly?

Two weeks ago, my carry on worked perfectly. But last week the detachable wheels stopped rotating smoothly, when I tried to glide my carry on. The wheels budge JUST A TAD when you push them hard, but ...
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How to flatten a wavy plastik desk pad?

I have a "plastic" desk pad that has been lying on a shelf for a few years. It was rolled up and the roll has flattened over time from its own weight. Now the pad is "wavy" and no ...
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How to prevent violent expulsion of mechanical pencil tip

Recently I have been using the 0.5 2B Pilot mechanical pencil while using the Neox Graphite Pencil Lead (2B), for the lead. After using it for 2-3 months, the bottom part of the mechanical pencil ...
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How to find exact same position on opposite side of a metal sheet before drilling through it when measuring on both sides is not possible?

I need a way to mark the same position at both sides of a metal sheet (in my case I need to make a hole in the passenger compartment of my car and end up in the right place both in and out, that is ...
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How to build a practical, inexpensive DIY air filter for 3" x 40" opening

Due to centralized boiler room heating, getting my apartment to a comfortable temperature requires opening my living room window about two to four inches. Filling this open gap with an air filter is ...
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Good ways to clean up "black grime & staining" from bolts/ screws & powder coated MS items, after drill + threading at a Lathe heavy metal workshop?

Good ways to clean up "black stuff & staining" from powder coated MS items & bolts/ screws, post DIY mods at a Lathe heavy metal workshop? Pic Collage: Anything anyone touches w/o ...
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How to keep pee from splattering from the toilet all around the basin and on the floor on old toilets that are really low and have deep water?

Modern toilets are oval shaped and longer front to back than side-to-side. They use less water in the basin and are taller. That means modern toilets give you two advantages over old toilets in order ...
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Prepare for skydiving or extreme sports

Is there a way to train yourself for skydiving if you have vertigo? Like progressive steps with other sports or activities that start training you for it, so skydiving is not such a big change. Has ...
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What can I do for my robot mop cleaner to climb 2-3 cm elevated floor(step)?

Recently, I brought a robot mop cleaner and is working fine. The only issue I am facing is that there are elevated floors between rooms and the mop cannot able to go from room A to B if there is an ...
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How can I stow my webcam behind my monitor?

This is my monitor with my webcam mounted: Typical setup, nothing special. Now, I dislike keeping my webcam on top of my monitor - even if I cover it. It's distracting. So - I want to "stow it ...
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Remove moisture and mould from within hot-tub inflatable ring

I am in the process of winterising my inflatable hot tub. The first thing I noticed was that the inflatable "body" is heavily discoloured by mould that is growing inside it: I assume that ...
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What’s the equivalent of Pages Jaunes in terms of business directory in Florida still supporting fax numbers?

There are multiple studies that show that because fax is rarely used, a speculative application sent by fax receives more attention and is typically less likely to be sent in the trash bin directly ...
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How to prevent credit / debit / SIM card chip contacts from oxidizing?

I had and have some cards with embedded chips that I rarely use (a credit card, a SIM card and an Estonian E-ID card which is rather complicated and expensive to replace). When it comes to using them, ...
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Degunk & clean these silicone/ rubbery plastic covered flexible metal spider stands in a dusty hot humid asian metro city?

I’ll be linking this to a prev hack that got me to create these hacks. How to Vertically holster beard-hair trimmer & electric shaver, and suspend it using a shelf over bathroom counter? Now I’m ...
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How would you find a torn page (to repair) in a large book

I enjoy problem solving (Lifehacking). Recently, someone asked me how I would find a torn page (to repair) in a large book. "Large" is the operative word here. It is inconveniently large — ...
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Gadget to find discharged phone in woods behind house, without using a computer?

My friend tends to lose his cell phone, for example in the woods behind his house. When the phone has little or no charge left. I thought of getting him a Tile, but I'm not sure that will work, given ...
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How can I improvise a refrigerator drawer handle?

We can't afford a new fridge. See below, half of the bin handle tore off. Manufacturer doesn't sell replacement bins for our 8 year old fridge. They said we must replace whole bin, not just the ...
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What is the best way to clean shoelaces?

I had snow white shoelaces on a pair of brand new sneakers, but Nature wasn't having it and they're splattered green and brown by now. I tried washing laces before in soap and water, but they tend to ...
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How to wash sweaty gym clothes to avoid UTI?

I run/jog quite a lot everyday, and sweat quite a lot. Most of my physical gym clothes are the usual polyester gym shorts and gym shirts. In autumn/fall/winter, I usually wear the usual sweat pants ...
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Prevent accidental button presses on watch

I use a digital watch; at the moment, I have one that hangs down from the belt loop on a pair of jeans, but I have the same issue with wristwatches - buttons will accidentally get pressed as I move ...
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Sticky notes are not sticky - How to avoid it?

We brought the sticky notes box 3 years before and we left the room untouched. Now when we thought of using those stationery items, we thought we might use the sticky notes for my new office. But to ...
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How can I close rice bag?

Consider the following rice bag I want to close the rice bag mouth so that insects and other unnecessary materials will not fall into the rice. I have plenty of rice bags like this in my home. I keep ...
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Solutions or suggestions for removing label from metal can?

Does anybody have any solutions/suggestions for removing a paper label, whole and undamaged from a metal can, a canned good? The can can be either opened and empty, or unopened and full. About the ...
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How to remove or kill pathogens from stuff that is locked up in a room for more than a year

I was away from my hostel room for one and a half years due to the pandemic. When I reached there for evacuating my room, I found few lizards and many snails inside and many spots covered with shit. ...
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Remove Mice Smell from Car AC Unit

Earlier this week we discovered our car (Honda CRV 2019) had a mouse nest above the AC filter. I removed the dead mice and the nest, however, we assumed nothing had fallen into the Air Blower itself (...
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Prevent pen or pencil moving from vertical to horizontal in my trouser pocket

I like to keep my pen handy in my trouser pocket and, although I place it vertically in my pocket, in no time at all, it has moved into the horizontal position, not only taking up much more space, but ...
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How to safely take a knife with you?

Suppose you do not have a pocket knife. What are some methods you can carry a knife with you in your rucksack without the blade destroying it / hurting you. Methods I already know: Stick the knife in ...
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Reduce Laptop Mouse Clicking Sound

How do I reduce the mouse clicking sound on my lap top? Every time I click on something the neighbor can hear me.
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How to effectively fix a leak in an inflatable mattress that is leaking on a seam?

It's not uncommon for air mattresses to leak along a seam. When this happens, repair kits are pretty much useless. What is an effective way to repair a leak in an air mattress when the leak is along ...

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