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Postby Baron Greenback » Tue, 30 Aug 2005 10:45 am

I heard the other day that if you have a car with a remote locking mechansim, where you point the key chain at the car & "beep-beep" it opens. Picture the senario, somehow you lock the keys in the car, however you have a spare set at home, if someone is at home & you have your phone on you, call them & get them to beep into the phone - hold your mobile close to the car & hey presto the car will open.

Cars used to use infra red but now it is common for a sound frequency to be used.

Anyone else have a snipet of useful information they want to share?
"An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools."
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Postby banana » Tue, 30 Aug 2005 12:04 pm

Is that the excuse you gave the TP when you were blind drunk?
some signatures are more equal than others

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 30 Aug 2005 12:04 pm

Hmmmm... my understanding is that the key fobs emit radio waves, not infrared. You need direct line of sight for infrared, and my vehicle could be opened even when parked behind another vehicle. Also, I think sound components would be much more difficult and expensive to manufacture than a simple RF chip.

Is this an old Chinese superstition?

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Postby Baron Greenback » Tue, 30 Aug 2005 12:40 pm

Ok I'll try again:

Don't have an eraser to hand? Don't worry;
ordinary Blu Tak works just as well.

Attach a water-hose onto taps easily by cutting
the end at an angle so the hole is actually
larger. Simple really. But oh so effective.

When you have to use the toilet in the middle
of the night, close one eye and keep it shut
for the entire duration that you have the
bathroom light on. That way, when you turn
the light off you will have one eye left that
isn't accustomed to the light and won't have
to fumble you way through the blinding darkness
back into your now-cold bed.

Come on guys you are all intelligent people, you must have some tit bits to share....
"An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools."

Hemingway

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 30 Aug 2005 12:51 pm

Always piss downwind.

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And of course....

Postby SwingMonkey » Tue, 30 Aug 2005 1:46 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:Always piss downwind.


...the corollary.... Don't eat yellow snow!
Putting the 'fun' back in Dys-FUN-ctional :P

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Postby banana » Tue, 30 Aug 2005 7:47 pm

There is nothing an Office Bow of Death cannot fix.
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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 30 Aug 2005 10:36 pm

A mandatory gratuity will be added to the bills of all persons who walk the tab.

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Postby P » Thu, 01 Sep 2005 6:50 pm

As we all know, washing clothes use lot's of energy.

When going to your work with a car. Fill a sink of water and put some power and your clothes in it. Place the sink to the trunk and drive. At the point you reach the office, your laundry is all done.

On the way home, put the clothes to the windows so those are hanging outside. At home you have clean and dry loundry free of charge!

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In Finland we call these as "Niksi Pirkka" tricks.. and there is tons of these :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 01 Sep 2005 6:59 pm

In the US we call it "Martha Stewart rides again!" :mrgreen:

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