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You could do that; but, it's much simpler to make a laptop sun shade from a cardboard box. Open the flaps and put the box on its side. Put the laptop inside the box and the shadow will allow you to see the screen much more easily. The upside to this hack is that you'll be able to use your laptop in normal circumstances too. There might be even more ...


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HACK a POT-LID KNOB COZY If you have a single heavy sock from an evil washing machine that stole its mate, cut off the toe and slip it over the protruding knob. The knob will hold the sock toe cozy in place during your meal preparation. No more dealing with the oversize separate pot holder. Good luck


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There's a couple of things I would try: 1) "Sugru" would probably make a nice finish but I don't know how well it would survive washing-up. 2) Silicone sealant is pretty cheap and would work well - but it will be quite tricky to apply it in a layer all over the knob


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Let's concentrate on the music first. Humans hear sounds in 2 different ways: The air vibration (sound wave) travels into the ear channel, causes the eardrum to vibrate as well, which is then translated to nerve impulses. The sound wave causes tiny vibrations inside our own skull, which is transferred to the eardrum and then translated to nerve impulses. ...


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Could you place a chair next to the bed and roll or stack towels or pillows to match the bed height? Then rest your forehead on the chair.


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You'd have to find a way to make sure the display is illuminated evenly by white light. If you just remove the back panel and the backlight reflector, you'd be able to see the scenery through the display, which would make the display hard to read. So you'd end up with a sort of funnel attached to the back of the monitor, letting light in from above and ...


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Typically these glass lids are mounted with a single bolt through the glass to the knob. I'd unscrew that, remove the knob, and in its place mount a piece of wood with a reasonable shape to use for a knob. So, spherical or cylindrical would be good for a start. To mount it, I'd pre-drill a small diameter hole and then use a stainless steel wood screw (spax ...


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Rubbing alcohol is one option for removing the sticker. Simply dampen that with the alcohol, then wait a few minutes while the fluid dissolves the glue.


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The answer is really a matter of getting your children to play around the apartment wearing stockings or even while barefoot. We naturally use the cushioning of shoes or running shoes and plant our feet further apart and land harder on our heel when we step or run. Barefooted, we tend to take smaller steps and land on the balls of our feet which is more ...


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Depending on how often you right-click, I would first attempt to limit the mouse button from being pressed at all by using something like a flat toothpick as a shim to hold that button position open. On the occasion where a right-click is required, press the equivalent key on the keyboard with your free hand. To enable the keyboard right-click key for ...


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Given that the sound is pounding through the concrete, there's no good-enough solution to dampening the sound (even if you use a sleep-box). The neighbours don't give a damn and neither do the police, so notify the landlord. If even the landlord can't get the neighbours to stop, just pay the rental agreement's penalty and leave. Sleep deprivation is very ...


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When the standard tips don't fit your ears, go to a hearing aid specialist and have a set of custom tips fitted. They will make a mould of your inner ear and use that to create tips that fit exactly. As an added bonus, these are a much snugger fit so they don't run the risk of falling out.


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It may be that your body is choosing its second-best breathing method to nose breathing because your sinuses have some degree of swelling. Swelling decreases during the day, as we are moving around going about our business, because physical activity decreases inflammation; but at night, as we are lying still, swelling, well, swells up. I was a primarily ...


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I attach the front of the hem of my T shirt to the buckle of my belt with a plastic karibiner. The T shirt then does not ride up, even when I am dancing. If the belt and the karibiner are the same colour no one will notice, it all just looks like part of the belt.


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My business has no heat so I keep a little heater and I heat gun in the restroom. I start the heater when I go in and use the heat gun to heat the toilet in about 30 seconds.


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