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Cancelling echo in a custom microphone-speaker set

The speaker and microphone of my Android phone have stopped working, but the headphone jack still works. I don't want to always use a headphone, so I removed everything from a discarded non-smart ...
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Solution for balancing laptop on pointy surface

I am trying to make my laptop sit nicely on top of a pointy surface, and not really managing it. As you can see from the image, the piano I have doesn't have a natural place for a laptop to sit. The ...
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How to use a stuck deodorant stick?

I tried to use a brand new deodorant, and turns out it's stuck: it's just not possible to turn the wheel in the bottom of the deodorant in order to push it upwards. The wheel is jammed completely and ...
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Suggestions on keeping a computer chair from moving or being climbed on?

My 4-year-old son is fairly high-functioning on the autism spectrum and he is a climber. We have been able to mitigate or redirect most of his climbing using various lifehacks, but there remains one ...
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Hygrometer reading goes down when temperature goes down [closed]

I bought a ThermPro hygrometer to monitor the humidity in my room. I have a piano that needs 40–50 RH. What's strange is that each time I let cold air in the hygrometer reading goes down. That's ...
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Dry Erase Marker Issue: Mixed Colors

I had a cousin who scribbled a red marker over a black marker drawing. Now the red marker can have a black tint to it (sometimes it’s a little black). Is there any way to fix this?
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How do I make my room Aesthetic? [closed]

I got all these fabric storage bins that are teal to match my room. and now i want a aesthetic theme but i dnt want to get rid of my storage bins how can I make my room teal and aesthetic.
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Which product do I use to treat garage walls that “sweat” in the winter? [migrated]

Which product do I waterproof the garage walls with in winter? They are sweating.
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How can I prevent the water from hitting me while sitting on the toilet?

This is very related to How to avoid splash sounds in public toilets?. However, still it is different: I don't mind the sound, but I mind the water itself hitting me from below. It's both unpleasant, ...
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Best way to know if someone opens my notebook

In death note, he puts a piece of paper in the door frame and if it falls he knows someone went in his room. What’s a similar tactic I can use on my diary to know if someone even opens it?
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How can I figure out optimal postal routes?

Is there a way to figure out what optimal postal routes there are in the United States? For example, I am located near Portsmouth NH, but as far as I can tell, the nearest postal distribution center ...
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Drying without a towel [duplicate]

Years ago I was working as a CNA caring for an Alaska woman who was over 100 years old. She rejected the towel that I gave her and managed to dry off by getting water to shed off of her body by using ...
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How to deal with loud drilling in flats above me?

Yesterday, during one of my zoom calls, I heard some really loud drilling because some people are changing the floor tiles on one floor. It went on for hours and hours, sometimes stopping for a while, ...
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How can I organize books of many sizes for usability?

I have a collection of (physical) books that I plan on growing. I want to organize them in a way where I can easily find a book, remove it, and replace it in the same spot. I have books that are many ...
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How to fill the gap between stairs steps?

I want to find some kind of carpet or mesh that could come underneath or on the stairs (if is a thin carpet - but the preference is to have it underneath) for stairs with gaps like this: (Picture ...
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How to get my induction cooker hotter?

My new Thomson induction cooker cannot get hot enough to cook popcorn. I put a cast iron pot on the range, add oiled and popcorn, and turned on the heat. Initially it gets hot enough to pop some ...
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How to clean fan and coil of ac/dehumidifer?

Basically, bleach vapors have gotten into my dehumidifier after I used clorox "tilex" All Purpose Cleaner With Bleach for mold control in the kitchen sink. Now the dehumidifier is blowing ...
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How to pour out liquid from pan

Some people are able to fill a cup from the following kind of saucepan without any mess, but how? I want to pour liquid out with no mess, but the pan doesn’t have a beak.
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Is there a way to recover dried up poster/water colours?

I had bought poster/water colours a year ago (because of the persuasion of our school) but never had an opportunity to use it, because my previous box of colours were what I used during the whole ...
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Why are my pencil marks hard to erase?

I'm currently using a HB pencil to write notes for my schoolwork, but I realise that this particular pencil is very hard to erase. I tried using less pressure while writing, but it doesn't help. I'm ...
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How to test a lock&lock's air leakage with common home tools?

I bought a lock&lock to store medicines to avoid moisture. I put dryer inside and frequently and quickly the dryer is full of moisture and I have to replace it. Then I take a look at the plastic ...
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How to remove ear wax and other dirt that went into my pods without opening them?

I have these pods from Oppo for almost 5 months now and they are causing problems. Basically, after I use them for some time the audio from the left starts decreasing till I can barely hear it. But if ...
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How to open the screwed cap of a Mathmos Astro lava lamp?

I have a Mathmos Astro lava lamp bought in 2020 that I need to open to get a piece of debris out. It has a screwed cap that is sealed with some kind of glue. How can I open it without destroying the ...
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I keep forgetting to take out my wireless mouse dongle — how can I make it more conspicuous?

I have a wireless mouse and keyboard combination that uses a USB dongle like this: This is at a desk that I share with other people, so it is important that when I (or others) leave and take my ...
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How can I restore the shape of a deflated soda plastic bottle without breaking or opening the twist cap?

I have a plastic soda bottle (with soda in it) that has already deflated. It is closed and has a customized label. I got it many years ago, and it has deflated over time. How do I restore it to its ...
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How to correctly apply sticky notes as bookmarks in notebooks

The problem(s) that I face : The edges get deformed, due to which text written on it is not visible. Most of the sticky notes lose their gum. Any suggestions to prevent this are welcome.
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Why are our cloth napkins “fuzz magnets”?

We have bought a few different kinds of cloth napkins for our dinner table and they seem to always come out of the dryer covered in tiny fine hairs. How do I get rid of these? I wash them with our ...
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How to remove bonded-printed content from a ripstop fabric?

I was gifted an insulated picnic bag (a bit like this one). The thing is, its rip-stop fabric side has a company logo printed on it... ... and it doesn't just scratch off. How can I remove the ...
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Restore green colouring to Mathmos glitter lamp

Not necessarily an "everyday problem", but something I believe is a valid question. I have a Mathmos glitter lamp which has orange oil-based fluid, and used to have a green-coloured base on ...
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How to elimimate rotten meat smell from underneath the fridge

Inadvertently left semi open the door of the fridge that we keep in the garage. When i realized about 16 hours later, food was no longer frozen and meat liquid spilled out when i fully opened the door....
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How to silently fart in workplace?

I am sitting in my workplace and everyone is doing their work silently. Suddenly a loud noise comes from nowhere and everyone gets panicked. But when they SMELL, they already know who is it... I want ...
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Best ways to use free electricity?

We've intentionally oversized our solar panel array to have capacity for an EV we're planning to buy once our current cars punch out. Until then we produce and push back to the grid an excess. This ...
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How can I prolong the life of my socks, with heels worn through?

Shuffling around the house in my stocking feet working at home, has left me with pairs of socks; although originally thick wool, ribbed, elastic crew-length; with the heels thread-bare or worn through....
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Physics laboratory setup for fluid dynamics experiments

I'm beginning research on how the Earth's Coriolis Effect affects solids suspended in moving liquids. I have run into a challenge that lifehackers may be able to help solve. I would like to compare ...
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How to block regions of a touchpad from responding?

My laptop (MSI) touchpad drivers seem quite faulty. Some intentional hard tap events are blocked unless the touchpad is set to highest sensitivity, and when set so, constant phantom touches occur ...
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Loose socket plugs will not stay secure

I ordered snug plugs from Amazon to keep plugs in place but they don't work all the time. Can you explain how to use the double-sided tape how and where on the socket do you apply it.
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Where to store face mask at the office

Here where I live, we are required to go with a face mask where social distancing isn't possible. So when out on the street I need to wear a mask. At work, I have my own cubical where no one is nearby ...
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How to cut piece of fabric in a way that won't unravel the rest of the fabric?

I have a piece of fabric that I want to remove: The cloth arrived this way from the factory, looks like a production bug. I didn't try to stitch or anything else with the fabric yet, except initial ...
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What can I use for an easy iPhone speaker?

I love my music loud and I was wondering if there’s a hack for an easy iPhone speaker? I’ve tried putting my phone inside a cup but it’s still not loud enough.
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Is there an effective way to clean up shattered glass from a floor?

Whenever I try to clean up broken glass, I always find small pieces even after cleaning it up several times. Is there a way to get rid of broken glass?
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A broken stylus stuck inside the phone

I have a Samsung Tablet A with S Pen. That tablet has a dedicated slot for an S Pen. The problem is, why S Pen is broken into half, so when I inserted the S Pen into that slot, the S Pen is stuck and ...
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Storing wooden doors in shed

We had someone else concrete garage as our storage but they had a water leak from the toilet upstairs and much of our stuff is going spoil, we took off the wooden doors as many people are in the house ...
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How to mend a worn-out notebook cover, and replace it

Is there any way I can take off my daughter's spiral-bound notebook cover, because she wrote all over it, and I need to replace it with a new cover, but I tried looking over many social media websites,...
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Alternatives to buying new foam for the headphone and microphone?

For headphones like these: The foam at the mic and the earphone have torn off. On searching for replacements, the cost of buying a set of replacements is almost the cost of the headphone itself. ...
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How to hide a little device for some years?

I have a small device (electronic cigarette), that I am not allowed to use any more, so I need to hide it for family reasons. However, I might use it again in the future so would like to leave that ...
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Retractable Thumb Drive is Stuck

I have been using my Retractable Thumb Drive for 10+ years. It is stuck and and tried pushing, pulling, praying --- nothing worked! How do I fix this?
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When pouring boiled milk, how to avoid splashes caused by its hitting a relatively less hot part of the pan?

When I pour milk out of the pan in which it has just boiled, I usually find that when it hits a relatively less hot part of the pan, closer to the rim, it crackles and splashes because of the heat. ...
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Temporary nosepad for eyeglasses

While cleaning my eye glass, one of the nose pad fell off my eye glasses and went down the drain through the sink. Currently, no nosepad is available for delivery where I live. Also I would prefer not ...
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How do I keep thermal labels from fading?

I'm using thermal labels as contact information and descriptions on the backs of wood products that I sell. I was thinking, that if I could cover the label, with a clear permanent coating, that it may ...
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Are there clearly defined ways to tie necktie knots?

I wore neckties for about three or four years after getting a job, after which I stopped wearing them since the company I work for actually didn't require them. But after looking at several websites ...

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