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General tips for several long flights within a short period?
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The only one I can think of is to take a aspirin before the flight. It has anti-clotting properties that help prevent deep vein thrombosis in the legs. A blood clot can form when in the seated ...

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How to clean a computer motherboard?
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Using a can of compressed air spray the surface of the motherboard from 6 inches away.

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How to remove pen ink from cloth?
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Assuming the type of pen is ballpoint or similar. Most inks (not all) are soluble in alcohol. Isopropal Alcohol (Rubbing Alcohol) or Ethanol (Drinking type or Hand Sanitizer) will work. A good ...

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How can I remove freckles from my skin?
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Freckles are generally harmless. A freckle is usually caused by exposure to ultraviolet light which darkens the pigment in the skin and as a result are more common in the summertime and fade in the ...

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How can I get rid of varicose veins from my face?
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Seek competent medical professional advice not this website. Varicose veins may indicate a underlying condition pertaining to blood circulation in the body. Depending how serious they are there could ...

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How can I clean a rough, outdoor welcome mat?
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Use a portable pressure washer unit. It will blast whatever crud is embedded in the mat. Point the nozzle about 2" above the mat and blast away. Within about five minutes you mat will look new. 1500+ ...

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Prevent headache due to heat
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My advice is to have a full medical examination with blood tests and discuss your symptoms with a doctor. Depending on where the headache pain is located , duration and severity of pain could be a ...

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How to minimize breathing being recorded in phone?
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Most phones and recording devices have circuits called companders (audio compressors and expanders) The purpose of such circuitry is to level out the volume. An audio compressor decreases loud sounds ...

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Checking microwave proof containers
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Very simple...After 10 seconds in a microwave oven if it melts or deforms in any way try another test victim. If it is hot to the touch do not use. A suitable container needs to be transparent to ...

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Detect whether inside of house froze
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When you say "turn off the heat completely" I assume you just lowered the thermostats to the lowest level. If they are electronic thermostat the lowest temperature that they engage at is 5 C. ...

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How can I get the smell out of a Condenser / Heatpump dryer?
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If it behaves like a conventional heat pump by extracting the humidity (water) from clothing. The water condensed has to go somewhere. Perhaps it is a drainage issue. Standing water will help mold and ...

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How to improve tv reception at home?
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The antenna pictured as shown is a log-periodic dipole array (LPDA) antenna. Judging by its small stature it is usable at best on UHF channels. VHF channels reception for anything other than local ...

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Will aluminium foil wallpaper to reduce WiFi interference damage walls due to humidity?
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How to avoid interference with Wifi. Change the channel to unoccupied one. Change orientation (polarization) of antenna. If all the other router antennas are vertical go horizontal. This will reduce ...

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How to avoid motion sickness in a theme park?
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Motion sickness is caused in simple terms by your eyes and ears (the part which sends balance info not auditory info) sending dramatically different sensory input to the brain. For example, if the ...

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Air Conditioner/Coolers best substitute
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Any cool water bottle or chilled soda pop can pressed up against the neck will cool you down. You alternate left and right side every few minutes. The idea is that the cold fluid against your jugular ...

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Avoid feeling sick reading in a moving vehicle
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Motion sickness usually happens when look out the side window in a moving vehicle. It is caused by perceptual differences between the senses. If reading in a vehicle make sure that your focus is on ...

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How to get a stronger radio signal?
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Signals on the FM(VHF) band are largely line of sight. They are also in a frequency band where nearby metal objects can interfere with the reception of signal due to partial or complete reflection of ...

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How can I straighten a slightly bent 3.5mm headphone plug?
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If you want to replace it. Simply cut the original plug off. You can buy replacement pieces any electronics store. You need a 1/8 inch or a 1/4 inch stereo headphone plug depending on your application....

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How can I improve air quality in my car?
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A few good tricks that use to deal with odors in a vehicle. For cloth seats and carpeting: Spray bottle with vinegar and spray until seats and carpeting are moist. Then allow vehicle to sit in full ...

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How to remove adhesive residue from ventilator cover without damaging it?
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Rubbing alcohol that is 70 percent isopropanol alcohol dissolves the adhesive on stickers. Moisten a cloth with it. Use a plastic dish scrubbing pad to help break up the adhesive residue. Repeat as ...

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How to clean my humidifier
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WD-40 contains petroleum distillates which will remain in the water and are somewhat toxic when ingested, It is a water displacing lubricant not a descaler. Lime scale is dissolved minerals in the ...

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How would one digitize a thick book into a PDF version in the most time-efficient way, using only a camera and a computer?
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If I were tasked with such a onerous task. I would use a low cost no frills document scanner for consistent quality. I then couple that with a laptop or a tablet. The document scanner set for PDF 600 ...

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How to remove paint from floor?
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Someone once told me that Baby oil will soften dried enamel paint and lift it off to the point where a plastic dish scouring pad lightly applied will remove it from the floor. I believe cooking oil ...

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Disrupt a game being played on wifi
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It is technically possible to mess with them. If their computer is configured for remote access and you know their IP address. There are command prompt functions that will allow you to remotely ...

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How to remove the stain made by pen on leather jacket?
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Some ball point inks are soluble with alcohol. Try a little bit of rubbing alcohol (70 % isopropanol alcohol) on a cotton ball.

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How to remove engine oil stain from clothes?
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Use a grease cutter like a Dawn dish soap or a similar product. Not the one used with mechanical dishwasher machines. The type used when washing dishes manually. Make a lather with it and rub it into ...

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How to trim your beard without a mirror?
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Have a barber do it for you. If he or she is good it wouldn't like a butcher did it. For somethings there are no substitutions for.

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Deodorizing a smelly dishwasher
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The funky smell is mold. If the mold is black it is toxic. Wear gloves and a face mask to prevent breathing in the spores. clean the rubber seals of the door as well as the interior of the dishwasher ...

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Can I shut off my laptop's keyboard without turning off my computer?
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With windows you have the ability to temporarily disable the keyboard using device manager. There is the option for a on screen keyboard using the accessibility settings that are used for people with ...

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Tips on drying your clothes by leaving them in your car during the summer?
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In summertime you can definitely dry wet stuff in a vehicle. A vehicle with the windows up the interior easily reaches 50+ Celsius (122+ F). I have measured temperatures inside a vehicle as hot as 73 ...

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