Your Daily Life in GIFs It’s time once again to take another look in the animated mirror! Special thanks to Jonotron for submitting this first one. When everyone laughs at a joke you don’t get: When someone offers a witty insight: When someone says you can have a bite of their food: The Usability of Passwords (by @baekdal) #tips Security companies and IT people constantly tells us that we should use complex and difficult passwords. This is bad advice, because you can actually make usable, easy to remember and highly secure passwords. In fact, usable passwords are often far better than complex ones. So let's dive into the world of passwords, and look at what makes a password secure in practical terms. Update: Read the FAQ (updated January 2011) Update - April 21, 2011: This article was "featured" on Security Now, here is my reply!
How to Become a Human Calendar Mentally finding out the day of the week for any date is a skill you can easily learn. You don’t need to be an autistic genius – all it takes is basic memorization effort and some trivial math. When I first learned this technique many years ago, I did it just for fun. With time, I learned to enjoy the convenience of not needing a calendar anymore. It’s far more useful than I first thought, and with just a little practice, you’ll be able to find out the days of the week much faster than when reaching for a calendar.
How To Keep Your Doritos as Fresh as Your Skills Learn this chip bag fold and you will never need a clamp ever again! Have you ever had a bag of unfinished potato chips which you want to keep fresh? These simple steps will allow you to close the potato chip bag without using a clip or clamp. The Most Efficient Way to Do ... Everything Let's face it: We are tragically ineffective people. Don't try to deny it. You're reading Cracked right now instead of doing literally anything else; that's proof enough right there. How to Restore an Abused iPhone (or any gadget) After a few months of use, our gorgeous new gadgets incur a fair share of dings and scratches. However, all is not lost! Learn how one man bought a horribly abused iPhone on Ebay and polished it up to look brand new. It’s a superb tutorial including both case and screen refurbishing which you can apply to all of your neglected gadgets. Steps to Resurrection: Photos:
5000+ Resources to Do Just About Anything Online Since May 2007, we've been bringing you resources and tools to be more productive on the web. Due to popular demand, we've brought all these lists together into one gigantic meta-list: 5000+ Resources to Do Just About Anything Online. Enjoy! And don't forget to subscribe to Mashable for the latest web news and resources. 50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World Life hacks are little ways to make our lives easier. These low-budget tips and trick can help you organize and de-clutter space; prolong and preserve your products; or teach you something (e.g., tie a full Windsor) that you simply did not know before. Most of these came from a great post on tumblr. There is also a great subreddit ‘r/lifehacks‘ with some fantastic tips as well. 20. Separate egg yolks like a boss
How To Eat Smart to Get Smart A new UCLA rat study is the first to show how a diet steadily high in fructose slows the brain, hampering memory and learning -- and how omega-3 fatty acids can counteract the disruption. The peer-reviewed Journal of Physiology publishes the findings in its May 15 edition. "Our findings illustrate that what you eat affects how you think," said Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, a professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a professor of integrative biology and physiology in the UCLA College of Letters and Science. "Eating a high-fructose diet over the long term alters your brain's ability to learn and remember information.
The 5 Creepiest Unexplained Broadcasts As we speak, broadcast signals are moving invisibly through the air all around you, from millions of sources. And some of them are really, really freaking weird. We know this because occasionally somebody with a shortwave radio, or a special antenna or even a common household television, will capture one of these mystery signals and suddenly start broadcasting utter insanity. Where do these signals come from? Who the hell knows?