Hello and welcome to another edition of Friday Open thread, where you ask your most burning tech, DIY, and hacking-related questions, and the Lifehacker hive-mind does its best to compute an answer for you.
Hey, peeps! Welcome again to our Friday open thread. Chat or ask away in the comments, about technology, DYIs, or any other and sundry hackery pursuits or what-have-you.
Great things happen when you – the Lifehackers – set your hive mind to something. You provided expert advice on winning at a sales job. This exam season, procrastinate a bit by reading our crowd-sourced study tips. Or share your own; help someone else pass their science/technology/engineering/math final.
With exams around the corner, in this week's Friday open thread, share with us your best tips for studying and succeeding at exams. And also post your usual tech and DIY queries.
If your road bike's caliper brakes just aren't up to scratch, not even the best bike helmet in the biz will save your poor noggin. Here are six issues you should regularly check for, and how to address them.
A bicycle headset is one of those components whose inner workings you can remain blissfully unaware of, until something goes wrong. (Or until you bend your fork.)
Yaaawn—errrm, I mean good morning! No, we did not just roll out of bed, we swear. It's Friday, so let's talk about what you want. Ask burning tech questions, share your DIYs or humblebrags... Anything you care about is fair game.
"I like doing this almost for what it is, rather than what you get," Scott tells me after expertly climbing out of a dumpster at Montreal's Jean-Talon market last summer, wearing jorts and a tattered undershirt. "I do this because I'm poor, man," he says with a smirk. "Nothing bad has happened so far."
I have personally lost track of the number of pants that bicycle cranks have shredded, or at least branded irreparably with that dreaded chainring tattoo. Instead of securing your pant leg with a goofy elastic or wearing skinny jeans, however, you can simplify your bike's drivetrain and fashion a custom chain-guard by…
Join us for our yearly I-can't-believe-it's-fall Friday open thread. Ask about anything tech, DYI, or share your tips.
Sorry about posting this so late—I've been mesmerized by this evolving bike GIF for the last twenty or so minutes. Talk up the weekend that was, or share your hacks and Eureka!s and plans.
Hey you, 90s Platforms Girl! You with the vintage Bianchi. Yeah, I'm talking to you—you're riding your bike all wrong! And it needs to stop. For three reasons.
Is it that time again? Yes. Yes, it is. Ask (or answer) burning tech queries, share your hacks and recipes and DIYs, or just talk foolishly amongst yourselves on any topic in the hackerverse. Any topic at all.
It's the start of another scorching summer week! Drop in and discuss how you keep cool or what have you, in the Monday open thread.
Every day, a steady stream of bikes sails past on Craigslist. How do you pick the one that is right for you from out of the pile? Use our five step bike-buying guide.
Aaand that's why you want to make sure both brakes on your bike are fully working at all times.
Happy America Day! Drop in on our open thread for some talk about hacks and recipes and DIYs—as well as for some furious flag-waving. Or ask our hive mind your most burning tech questions.
Ready to leap at whatever this new week is about to throw at you? Come talk about it, or about your weekend, in Monday's open thread.