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    Default Various Practical Odds -n- Ends

    Not sure how much mileage this thread will get, or if we had something like it in the past, but I thought I'd dump in helpful bits of info I've found out that are practical in terms of how items work or what can fix something.

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    Opening All of Your Car Windows Using Your Key Fob

    Many cars apparently have a command on your key fob that if you press it correctly, you can lower all four of your car windows at once. I had my Honda Accord for 4-5 years before figuring this out. For the Honda Accord (and potentially for many others), you click the Unlock button once, then press and hold the Unlock button. After a second or two, all four windows will start to lower... as long as you hold down the button.

    This is helpful in the summer, when the inside of your car is like a blast furnace and you want to release some of the heat before you actually reach your car. You can roll down the windows from 50 feet away and it'll be at least a little more cooled down than it would have been otherwise.
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    Default Getting Sound on your PS3-> TV HDMI Connection

    As another example, I just moved over the weekend, and when I hooked my PS3 up to my TV/monitor with an HDMI cable, it would no longer play sound -- I got the video, but I couldn't make the sound to work.

    I read online that I could hold in the power button on the PS3 (the actual power button on the device itself) while it was on Standby (red light) mode, and this would reset everything. Lo and behold, I got a message on screen asking me if I wanted to reset the HDMI settings. I answered yes, and when the system booted up, the sound now worked.
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

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    This thing reads engine diagnostic codes. Supposedly, it save hundreds of dollars from many car mechanics.

    http://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Read.../dp/B005C6KIVS

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    I love practical tips. I hate things that are a pain in the ass. Looking forward to sharing.

    I replaced the light switches that control the outside lights with switches that operate on a timer (with some slight randomization in time to deter burglars). That way, I don't have to turn them on myself and they're waiting for me when I get home!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Little_Sticks View Post
    This thing reads engine diagnostic codes. Supposedly, it save hundreds of dollars from many car mechanics.
    That might be worth a look.

    As a side note, funny, I still have a stupid light on, on my dash... the mechanic never turned it off after inspecting the car (they have to do it manually, I think), and i have no clue how to turn it off.
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    I use strands linguine to stir coffee. And then I can just eat the linguine when I'm done with it. It's less of a pain in the ass than coffee stirrers or spoons.

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    I love all those lifehacker things. I usually forget to actually do them, but they're cool to learn.

    These are 2 collections of links that some people may find as interesting as I did - here and here
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