Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted to argue over legal downloads, old versions of Windows, fatty seafood and porn firings. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. Is It Bad To Have Sex With Your Cousin?
    Marrying your cousin might sound icky, but it’s perfectly legal in many countries, including Australia and New Zealand. According to a new large-scale study, the risk of siring offspring with birth defects is actually relatively small; around the same as all expectant mothers over 34.
  2. Are Australians Being Rorted By Online Movie Services? [Infographic]
    A CHOICE investigation into video streaming services has found what most of us already know: Australians are paying more money, have fewer choice and less flexibility than other overseas markets when it comes to online movies and TV shows.
  3. Break The Ice In Any Situation With These 10 Conversation Starters
    Whether you want to start a conversation with a new guy or girl, or you want to get a meeting off to a great start, a good ice breaker can help you make a memorable first impression. It can turn that first encounter with someone new into something wonderful — maybe even a lasting friendship or valuable partnership.
  4. IT Worker Gets Fired In The Worst Way Possible (Hint: It Involves Porn)
    A computer technician was arrested last week for accidentally broadcasting pornography on a giant LED screen in a major Chinese city. The movie’s title? The Forbidden Legend: Sex and Chopsticks. We wish we were making this up.
  5. Six Scientifically Supported Ways To Crush Procrastination
    Procrastination is something that everyone deals with. It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited amount of alternatives to doing our work. Since that’s the case, what are some proven ways to combat procrastination? Let’s take a look!
  6. Six Of The Most Common Resume Flaws (And How To Fix Them)
    When job hunting, your resume has a way of highlighting little career imperfections in black and white. Maybe you’ve job-hopped, had a long gap between gigs or earned a degree that requires explaining (hello, art history majors!). Is there a way to smooth over these resume imperfections without being dishonest? You betcha.
  7. What Not To Delete When Cleaning Your Mac’s Hard Drive
    I only use Macs occasionally, so when it comes to doing upkeep, I’m nowhere near as up-to-date on which file system nooks and crannies to clean out when I need to reclaim drive space. If, like me, you’re prone to doing this sort of surgical space-freeing, it’s good to know what files to delete… as well as those you should keep away from.
  8. Streaming In Australia: Range And Regions Mean We’re Rooted
    Everyone agrees that a service which gives Australians the ability to pay a low fixed monthly fee to watch a huge range of TV shows and movies would be popular. Many people appear to believe an Australian version of Netflix would solve that problem. However, the brutal reality right now is that we’re never going to get the features or range or price most people want, we’re going to do nothing but complain about the options we already can get, and the companies providing those services are going to struggle to gain traction or turn a profit. Here’s why.
  9. Don’t Blame A 12-Year-Old Operating System When It Crashes
    The picture above shows a display in the Qantas Club lounge in Sydney which has crashed and become stuck on the Windows XP loading screen. These sorts of sights aren’t uncommon, but it would be a mistake to blame this particular problem on the OS itself. Instead, the question should be: why is an OS which ends all support in just over nine months still running in a prominent public location for a major company?
  10. Seafood Basket: The World’s Unhealthiest Takeaway Food?
    A battered seafood dish in the US has been crowned the country’s worst-ever fast food meal, with health officials describing it as a “heart attack on a hook”. The Long John Silver’s Big Catch meal (pictured) contains a whopping 3700 milligrams of sodium and 33 grams of trans fat, which is fourteen times more than the recommended daily intake. So how does a typical seafood basket in Australia compare?

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