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How to break a 2x1 meter glass in a safe and handy way?

If you are not in a hurry you could try selling the glass to someone in one piece. Put it on craigslist or facebook or whatever local buy/sell service is popular where you live. Who knows, maybe ...
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How does a blind passenger not die, if driver becomes unconscious

My wife is not blind, but I have run this identical scenario with her in case I have a heart attack or stroke or something. Step 1: Put the car into neutral. Since the engine is still running, brakes ...
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Stay conscious and focused while driving

The only safe option is to avoid getting into this situation in the first place with better planning. If you do end up like this, the only safe thing to do is pull over and rest. Nothing else will ...
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Stay conscious and focused while driving

These are some tricks that work for me: Having a cold beverage to drink (while driving, but carefully) works very well for me. I guess it's better if it has caffeine, I usually use Coke, but even ...
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Keeping flash drive safe in daily usage

There are USB flash drives that that are designed to be carried on a key chain (or necklace). If you can't or don't want to invest in a new drive, get a small pouch which can be securely attached to ...
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How can I safely destroy a hard disk?

TL;DR probably you don't need to, unless you want visual, physical proof of data loss. Chances are that what you really want to do is "be sure it cannot be read". Now you've probably heard that ...
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How to safely display an electric car's battery pack at a car show?

Display your battery pack through a window. A sheet of rigid plexiglass will be transparent enough to see everything but stop anything from touching the dangerous parts of the display. In addition, ...
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Is there an effective way to clean up shattered glass from a floor?

Broken glass pieces are sometimes scattered to an invisible size. It is important to clean these scattered and splashed broken glass in the best way possible. Otherwise, another accident or injury may ...
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How can I safely destroy a hard disk?

I drive a 4" nail through the casing, near the motor. With a hammer and a bit of wood under the drive, it's easy. No need to open the case. If you have a nail gun, it is perfectly capable of driving ...
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Way to carry a wedding band on your person when it's not on your finger

Get a very small S-biner. Attach it somewhere on your person, and attach your wedding band to the other side as needed. Shown below is a picture of this on a belt loop, holding keys instead of a ...
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How can I safely destroy a hard disk?

There are a few reasonable ways to do this. Destroying the platters Hard drives work by using magnetized platters. The easiest way to destroy these would be to simply open the hard drive casing (...
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Stay conscious and focused while driving

My standard method is when I notice I am beginning to fall asleep, I open a bag of very crunchy snacks (Corn Nuts!) and eat ONE every 60 seconds. The stimulation of the crunching wakes up the brain ...
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How can I clean my papers from someone's coughs?

Bake your notes in a pre-heated oven for a few minutes. According to what virology online, 56°C / 133°F for 15+ minutes — hardly enough to do any damage to your notes that you'd notice. Here's more… ...
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Someone locked their bike to mine - now what?

Can you use a "spare" lock to attach your bike to theirs with a telephone # or other contact information? With your lock securing both bikes to the bike rack, you have a much better chance to meet ...
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How to break a 2x1 meter glass in a safe and handy way?

I am not a big fan of uncontrolled shattering of the glass - shards everywhere and it’s hard to control, even within a bag or box. I recommend you get a (diamond) glass cutter to neatly cut up the ...
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Destroy discs in bulk

Microwaving each disc for a couple of seconds will be sufficient to destroy it - see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKd92oU9ivs from about 10 seconds in - this is a slow-mo video, the actual effect ...
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How can I repel pigeons from roosting on my apartment balcony?

A plastic owl may discourage them for a few weeks. Many birds fear owls, and "decoys" are sold to keep other birds at bay. I've read that after a few weeks, birds finally figure out the plastic owl is ...
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How does a blind passenger not die, if driver becomes unconscious

Honda's with Lane Keep Assist Systems also have systems called road departure prevention. Which after LKAS has turned off will attempt to keep you in the lane as you leave it, and depending on how ...
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Night driving issues

I've not a lot to add to the other good answers, except for a few tips: Don't eat a large amount before you set off on the return journey. Have a light snack of something that is has a reasonable ...
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Way to carry a wedding band on your person when it's not on your finger

After much tinkering, here is the best solution I could come up with. Notably: - there is no "hardware" to fiddle with, break or pull your hair - no dexterity required, I can shift my ring to this ...
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How can I automatically open my chicken coop door in the morning?

I ended up using a power antenna from an old Volvo in the scrap yard. When it extends, the door opens, and when it retracts, the door closes. The antenna is powered by a 12V AC adapter, while the ...
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How to get rid of bug stuck into eyes?

Today I went for visiting a hill-station spot and while returning, a tiny fly went into my eyes. Eyes started burning but somehow I drove back home. I started splashing my eyes like water pump machine ...
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How can I pad a laptop-sized bag to improve safety for a laptop?

A layer of high-density, low-rebound foam (material like Sorbothane is very good) on each side of the laptop, backed with a glued-on layer of something rigid and strong, like fiberglass reinforced ...
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How to comfortably carry a pen drive in any attire without risk of physical damage?

Many flash sticks / pen drives nowadays have keyring loops. I simply carry a flash stick on my keyring - like this... As my keys are always in my pocket if I'm outside the house, the flash stick is ...
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Stay conscious and focused while driving

Open a window all the way, even if it's freezing cold. Radio / music player on at high volume. Static exercises, i.e. butt clench, squeeze the steering wheel, left leg press etc. Please note however, ...
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How to break a 2x1 meter glass in a safe and handy way?

Pay someone to dispose of it correctly This is going to be a lot of hassle, for many reasons listed in the other answers such as: The door is likely tempered and therefore won't cut easily Breaking ...
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How to break a 2x1 meter glass in a safe and handy way?

The best way to break glass in a safe and easily disposable manner is to duct tape the entire large face of the glass. when the glass is broken the pieces will not shatter all over the place but ...
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How can I prevent my hands from knife cut during cooking?

The standard way is the "claw" technique. Have your fingernails point inward away from the blade and have the knuckles in contact with your knife. Do not raise your blade high enough so that your ...
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How can I repel pigeons from roosting on my apartment balcony?

Not quite an answer to your problem; round here people who have cats and high balconies tend to protect the whole balcony with a net, so the cats can't fall down. That way the cats can use the balcony ...
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