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Questions tagged [lifespan]

Hacks related to making tools work for a longer time.

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Is it possible to roughly determine the type of rubber used in a rubber band? [migrated]

Based on basic observations and tests and no prior knowledge of the manufacturer, is it possible to determine (or at least make a rough prediction) what types of rubber were used to make a given ...
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How to bybass stack website not allowing me to ask a question every 40 min [migrated]

Have you ever asked a question on one of these stack websites and got an error saying you have to wait 40 minutes to ask another question. How do I bypass this error? How to bybass stack website not ...
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Charging Port cover on devices - How to Improve resilience and prevent breakage?

So a barely used set of Bluetooth headphones that I had lying in a box unused. I got them out and moved aside the cover of charging port pushed in the USB charger and left it overnight. Next ...
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Way to make bent billiard sticks straight

I am selling billiard sticks, they are made from wood. But most of them is a bit bent, is there a way to make them straight ? And how to keep straight ones so they will not bent?
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How can I prevent a new canvas backpack from fading its color over time?

I liked a backpack, but in the online store, they put a picture saying the bag will fade its color over time (probably in less than a year). Here is the picture: So, I am wondering if it is possible ...
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How to determine if expired food is still good without eating [closed]

If you're like me, then buying a new box of cracker or a new bag of sealed chips is not your first option, even if it's expired. Instead, you may just eat it and risk getting sick. So I am looking for ...
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How can I increase durability of my headphones?

I would love some tips on how to make headphones connected to my phone last longer while listening to music. The basic issue is that every time I purchase headphones (tried both cheap and expensive ...
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Best and highest use of last year's phonebook [closed]

What is the best way to reuse (as opposed to recycle) a prior year's phone book? Meta: I checked the on-topic and off-topic lists and the question does seem to fit here, though the automatic filter ...
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How i join a group of my classmates? [closed]

I'm 18 and I was an Introvert for the first year of my engineering life with very few friends and with some enemies say X abs Y. X is a guy who was one of my close friends who slapped me for some ...
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How can I extend the life of steel wool used for cleaning?

How can I prevent or reduce the rate of rusting for a piece of steel wool used for cleaning things like greasy pots and pans? If I use it once and then put it away somewhere, it is usually beginning ...
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Keep razor usable longer

I usually buy cheap razors like the one in the picture below. However because they are so cheap, they only last a couple uses a piece before becoming pretty much useless and I have to use a new one. ...
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What is the best way to light a hard-to-reach candle wick without burning your finger?

What is the best way to light a candle when the wick is difficult to reach? My candle is similar to the one pictured below (large, glass, with a somewhat enclosed top), and I usually use either ...