We talked doctors, driveways, Surface and Evil Week. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Ask LH: Can The Police Ask For My Licence When I’m In My Driveway?
Dear Lifehacker, I had pulled into my private driveway at home and turned off the car. A police car pulled up 10 seconds later and asked me for licence and rego details, Is that allowed if I’m at home in my driveway? I was fined heavily. What are the rules here?
- Are You On The Updated NBN Maps?
NBN Co has updated 40 of its maps, providing a clearer indication of when National Broadband Network (NBN) services will be available to around 165,000 homes. If you live in one of those areas, it’s worth checking to see if you’re one of the lucky ones who will be able to sign up for an NBN service in a year or so.
- Overseas-Trained Doctors Cause More Complaints In Australia
Nearly 25 per cent of doctors practising in Australia were trained overseas. Complaint levels to medical boards are higher for doctors who studied outside Australia, but the odds of complaint vary widely depending on their country of origin.
- Microsoft Surface Gets Australian Pricing, Pre-Orders Open Now
Australia is one of eight countries worldwide that will be able to order Microsoft’s Surface tablet online from October 26. We’ve got all the local pricing and availability details.
- Lie Like Hell During Your Exit Interview
Exit interviews are worthless. Yes, I said it. They are absolutely worthless. Exit interviews are your one last chance to burn your bridge within the company. You know all those nasty things you always wanted to say to people while you worked there? Now is your chance to really let it all out, and you get to do it through a confidential processor (AKA human resources). Right? Wrong.
- Five Best Desktop Computer Cases
If you’re building a new system, one of the first choices you have to make is the case you plan to use to house all of your components. There are a lot of things to consider: bang for your buck, overall size, expansion bays, ease of installation, cooling and airflow. This week, we’re looking at five of the best desktop computer cases, based on your nominations.
- Three Of The Most Evil Ways To Manipulate People Into Doing What You Want
You can do a lot of things to be more persuasive, from learning better ways to communicate to more shady manipulation techniques. Here are some of the most evil ways to get someone to say “yes”.
- How Car Commuting Is Wasting Your Time
Are you addicted to speed? Has a “hurry virus” taken over your life? Building faster roads or buying a fast car or a second car may seem appealing solutions to time pressure. Yet our obsession with speed, and our reliance on cars as a supposedly fast mode of transport, may be an underlying cause of our lack of time. The more we rely on “time-saving” machines such as cars, the more time we lose.
- The Best Ways To Invade Someone’s Privacy
So you want to be a creeper but you don’t know how? Not to worry, we can help you out. It’s easy to invade someone’s privacy and gain access to their personal accounts. Here’s how.
- Will Surface Be The Secret Route Into Business Sites For Windows 8?
Microsoft’s Surface tablet finally has pricing and a release date, with much of the initial discussion around the device focusing on competition with Apple’s iPad. But that’s not the only game at stake. One market observer argues that the tablet will be the main route for Windows 8 into businesses in the short term.