You wanted alternative NBN analysis, legal baby names and advice on whether two graphics cards are better than one. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Baby Bogans: What Names Can You Legally Get Away With?
Hurricane. J'Adore. Couture. Excel. Burger. Google. Tron. Hippo. These are some of the baby names that were successfully registered in Australia in 2012. No really.
- Ask LH: Is It Worth Running Two Graphics Cards In My Gaming PC?
Dear Lifehacker, I'm building a new gaming PC using your guide, but I have one question: Is running two graphics cards worth it? Some people tell me I can get more bang for my buck with two midrange cards, but others say I should get one high-end card instead. Which is true?
- Women Prefer Bigger Tackle: It's Science
New research has discovered a link between female sexual desire and male genital size. Researchers from the Australian National University asked female subjects to rate a series of life-sized, computer-generated images of naked men in terms of attractiveness. They discovered that the bigger the penis, the higher the attraction rating.
- Coalition NBN: The Problem With Vectoring Copper
The Coalition's alternative NBN plan relies on maintaining existing copper connections to homes. What are the challenges with that approach? Robin Braun, Professor of Telecommunications Engineering at University of Technology, Sydney, examines some of the problems 'vectoring' can create.
- Ask LH: What's The Difference Between Cat5, Cat5e And Cat6 Ethernet Cables?
Dear Lifehacker, I finally took your advice and went completely wired on my home network using a bunch of ethernet cables I had lying around. Some are Cat5 and others are Cat5e. Is there a difference? Is one faster than the other? What should I use?
- Use A Military Tuck To Keep Dress Shirts From Billowing At The Waist
You should feel great wearing a good dress shirt, not like a kid in his dad's work clothes. Use a military-style tuck to prevent billowing, or "blousing", around your belt line.
- Coalition NBN Policy: Six Things To Think About
The Liberal/National Coalition has finally announced its official National Broadband Network (NBN) policy, confirming its preference for fibre to the premises and claiming it can deliver this faster than the current Labor plan, without actually making good on earlier threats to dismantle NBN Co entirely. What are the key elements of the Coalition plan, and what aspects remain undiscussed and vague? This is Lifehacker's comprehensive guide.
- Takeaway Truth: Red Rooster's Stacked Power Pack
Takeaway Truth is a new occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: Red Rooster's Stacked Power Pack.
- The Effortless Diet: Healthy Substitutions For The Most Unhealthy Cooking Ingredients
Everyone wants to improve their diet, but it takes a lot of work to do a full overhaul. If you want to ease into it a little, here's how to substitute healthier foods for your favourite unhealthy cooking staples.
- How Much Difference Adjusting Your Phone's Brightness Actually Makes To Battery Life
It's no secret that dimming the display on your smartphone, laptop or tablet is going to prolong the battery life — but how effective is it? Wired did the maths to see just how much battery life you can squeeze out of an iPhone 4 by dropping the brightness.