LPT: Order a drink “neat” instead of a shot to get a heavier pour
I regularly order a quality liquor neat (or "straight up", poured in a regular glass with no water, mixer or ice) because I enjoy it, and I've also noticed that in most places, the bartender will pour heavily, often a double. Occasionally a triple.
I think its because a less experienced bartender feels uncomfortable serving a glass that's over 90% empty. In any case, it works pretty consistently unless they have those built-in jigger spouts that pour precise amounts.
COROLLARY: If you do order a drink neat, be mindful when setting it down. Less experienced bar staff tend to think it's empty. Not cool to have a $ 12 Patron spirited away when you turn your back.
YSK about TosDR, a browser extension that helps you understand Terms and Conditions before you accept them
“Terms of Service; Didn't Read” (short: ToS;DR) is a young project started in June 2012 to help fix the “biggest lie on the web”: almost no one really reads the terms of service we agree to all the time.
Help me settle a bet: what company was larger at the time of their antitrust lawsuit, Standard Oil or AT&T (Bell Systems)?
I am having a debate with a friend, and we cannot come down on the correct answer. Which was the larger company that was dissolved at the time of their antitrust lawsuit, Rockefeller's Standard Oil or Bell Systems which became AT&T.
Now, the evidence needs to be present value terms as both companies had their respective lawsuits at different times. If anyone has a clear answer, you will help me win BACON BROWNIES!
LPT: To get the data speed you pay for, use your own modem and router (and save money).
More often than not, the router and modem your service provider gave you is complete garbage and is the reason why you can not get sustained speeds and reliability throughout your household.
My ISP charges about an additional $ 12.00/mo ($ 144/yr) to use one of their cable modems and routers. Even if you are satisfied with their components, for that same money or less you can invest in a good modem and router (or modem-router combo) and it will pay its self off easily.
LPT: Pay all your bills on payday that are due before your next payday.
I've been doing this for years and haven't been late to anything.
And to go even further, I make half payments on (almost) everything, every paycheck. For example, my car payment is $ 370/month, I get paid every other week, so every paycheck, I make a payment of $ 185~$ 190.
I do this for any large payments like Car Payment, Car Insurance, Cable Bill, Cell Phone, etc. You can even do this for rent, but instead of paying it, put half of the rent payment in your savings.
The benefit to this is, whatever you have leftover, you can either save or spend without worrying about bills. also, the big monthly bills don't take out a large chunk of your paycheck… at least it doesn't feel that way.
YSK what to do if you fall onto subway tracks when a train is coming
From a reddit AMA of a subway conductor:
The best thing you can do is run as far down the platform as you can (in the opposite direction from where the train enters the station) and wave your arms frantically to get the train operator and passenger's attention. Believe me, the passengers WILL be doing the exact same thing, as nobody wants to see you get run over and their train get delayed. If you can get to the far end of the platform, it gives the train more room to stop, and there is a ladder at the end of each platform where you can climb back up — do NOT try to climb up from where you are. So many people have been killed trying to jump back up rather than getting away from the entrance end of the station. Do NOT trust the pits between the tracks — they are often right next to the third rail which can be just as dangerous (and note that the wooden planks are not designed to hold a human's weight – they are there to protect the energized rail from drips and weather) and the train operator is less likely to see you if you're in there. And don't duck under the train, because most stations do not have enough clearance for the average human. And do NOT jump down onto the tracks to try to save someone else. The best thing you can do is run on the platform towards the tunnel where the train enters so you can get the operator's attention sooner. Waving your arms over the tracks will tell the operator to stop immediately.