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Don't Be Afraid To Reveal Your Weaknesses To Your Boss

Nobody enjoys revealing their own weaknesses, especially to their managers at work. When you’re struggling at work it’s often hard to admit it to yourself, let alone your superiors. But sometimes it’s worth biting the bullet and just asking for help. Here’s why.

Last Week's Top Ten Posts

You wanted advance Pokemon GO tips, grating grammar goofs and coffee comparisons in each Australian state. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

Killer Interview Question: How Do You Learn About Your Field Of Work?

This week’s KIQ comes from the CTO of global IT security company RSA.

Blacklist And Silence Noisy Tabs Automatically In Chrome

Google went some of the way to battling misbehaviour tabs that want to assault your eardrums, but if you’re after complete control, it’s time to install MuteTab.

Dealhacker: Canon EOS M10 With 15-45mm Lens For $300

It’s not often you get the opportunity to pick up a decent Canon camera for almost 50 per cent off, let alone a lens as well. For today only however, for $300 you can own a Canon EOS M10 with 15-45mm lens, a huge saving on its $549.95 RRP.

The Pros And Cons Of Possums In Your Roof

You’re drifting off to sleep when, suddenly, there’s a bump and a thump and an unearthly shriek. But never fear, if your home is making these noises you probably don’t have ghosts, but a family of common brushtail possums. Researchers have documented 18 different brushtail possum sounds. These include “grunting, growling, hissing, screeching, clicking and teeth-chattering calls, many of which would not be out of place on a horror movie soundtrack”.

Which Common Image Format Has The Smallest Pixel?

The digital equivalent of the question “How long is a piece of string?” could be “How big is a pixel?” The naive answer is “four bytes” — one for each colour channel (RGB) and alpha — but depending on the file format, a pixel could be much bigger, ranging from a few to hundreds of bytes.

Stack Overflow's 'Documentation' Wants To Be The One True Information Source For Programmers

Stack Overflow might as well be the official documentation for all programming languages, given how often it’s used by developers to complement their abilities. The Q&A site however is dramatically increasing its scope with “Stack Overflow Documentation”, self-described as the “biggest expansion to Stack Overflow since it first launched”.

Video Briefly: Homeless Robots, Sumo Drummer, Spectacular Car Chase

Video Briefly: Homeless Robots, Sumo Drummer, Spectacular Car Chase

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers include: robot posing as homeless guy, sumo wrestler drumming skills, how car chase scenes are filmed.

Dealhacker: Get An Xbox One From Aldi For $279

Aldi has been throwing some decent hardware deals lately. On Wednesday, it was a mini deep fryer for $19.95. This Saturday, you’ll be able to grab a 500GB Xbox One with a controller, headset and copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider for just $279. I don’t think we’ve ever seen this console go any cheaper.

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