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matthyaouw

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A place to share your slightly unconventional tips on life.

Deter would-be neighbours you don't like the look of from buying the house next door by recording the sounds of planes landing at your local airport and playing them full-blast out your window while they view the house.
 

brewnog

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Or the noise of a housemate furiously masturbating to CDs of pornographic film soundtracks....


My top tip:
Cast fish bones into concrete in buckets, and hide around your house and garden for a fun 'fossil hunt' to keep children occupied at house parties.
 

Danger

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Or... cast them into buckets of wet concrete for the benefit of those unleashed neighbourhood cats who use your yard as a litter box.
 
My top tip:
Cast fish bones into concrete in buckets, and hide around your house and garden for a fun 'fossil hunt' to keep children occupied at house parties.
Lol. Thats good.
 

matthyaouw

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Cast children into wet concrete buckets to keep them out of your hair at house parties.
 
Cast children into wet concrete buckets to keep them out of your hair at house parties.
I like children in the abstract, not in the concrete. My tip, compare constants to variables rather than the other way around. If you write

const int NUMBER_OF_PEOPLE_IN_CONCRETE = 10;
int aNumberOfChildren = 5;
if (aNumberOfChildren = NUMBER_OF_PEOPLE_IN_CONCRETE) ...
when what you mean is
if (aNumberOfChildren == NUMBER_OF_PEOPLE_IN_CONCRETE) ...
then you will not discover your mistake until run time, if then. If you have one of those Dr. Anderson computers, this will not be a problem, but for the rest, your pacemaker will likely start killing people somewhere down the road. But if you write:
if (NUMBER_OF_PEOPLE_IN_CONCRETE = aNumberOfChildren) ...
then you will get a compiler error. This will be easier to fix, even if you have a Dr. Anderson computer.
 
I like children in the abstract, not in the concrete.
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

My parents detered would-be-neighbors with friendiness regarding... "well, that (vacant) lot (you just bought) has bad drainage, but we'll allow you to connect to the drainage tile that runs through this (far-away) corner of our lot!" The cost of doing so preserved the blackberry patch in the lot next to my parents' house until well after I graduated high school.
 

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