You wanted new NBN locations, the best gifts for geeks and pizza with added corn chips. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- All The NBN Construction Locations Until 2016 On A Map
The National Broadband Network (NBN) has outlined its construction plans until June 2016, which will add an additional 1.9 million homes to the network. Have you finally got lucky in the NBN lottery? Find out with our interactive map and full listing of the new locations.
- Pizza Hut Now Sells Pizzas Made Out Of Doritos: The End Is Nigh
Following in the slithering footsteps of the Hot Dog and Cheeseburger crusts, comes Pizza Hut's latest unnatural hybrid: the Doritos Crunchy Crust Pizza. As its name implies, it comes with actual Doritos corn chips stuffed inside the crust. The result is reminiscent of nachos melted inside a pizza.
- Taste Test: Is Pizza Hut's 'Doritos Pizza' Too Much Of A Good Thing?
The Doritos Crunchy Crust Pizza does exactly what it says on the box: in place of a regular boring crust, you get a crunchy layer of original Doritos corn chips plus mozzarella cheese and a sprinkling of cheddar. (If you can imagine a pizza merged with nachos, you have a pretty good idea how it tastes.) Yesterday, Pizza Hut invited us to try out this new indulgent crust in our office. Opinions ranged from "delicious" to "stomach churning". Read on for the Allure Media verdict.
- This Video Explains All The Ways Masturbation Is Healthy For You
The health benefits of masturbation go far beyond relieving sexual tension. In women, it can decrease your odds of yeast infection, and even soothe menstrual pain. Masturbation can also strengthen pelvic muscles, lowering the risk of urinary leakage. As if you needed more reasons to have some quality alone time, this video offers them up.
- What I Learned From Taking A Mensa IQ Test
Mensa is a not-for-profit society that aims to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of our race. Membership is open to anybody, with one small stipulation — your IQ must be in the top two per cent of the general population. Last week, Lifehacker's Chris Jager decided to flex his cerebral muscles by taking the official IQ test. He will not be joining Mensa.
- The Ultimate Geek Gift Guide For Christmas
If you're a regular Lifehacker reader, there's a pretty good chance that you or somebody you know is a bit geeky. With that in mind, we've assembled a list of the geekiest Christmas gifts that money can buy — from Westeros-shaped mini-dresses to Han 'n' Leia hand towels. There's something for all ages and prices to suit every budget. We've also included links to where you can buy them online. Excelsior!
- How To Properly Maintain Your Ears And Earwax
We spend a good portion of the day using our sense of hearing, but we know very little about how to maintain our ears properly. There's a lot of confusion out there about how to properly take care of our ears and maintain earwax, so let's set the record straight.
- Ten Clever Uses For Plain Text Files That Can Increase Your Productivity
When it comes to keeping track of all your text and to-do lists, there's no shortage of apps to choose from, but sometimes the ease and simplicity of working with plain text files can actually be more productive. Here are ten clever plain text files that you might want to keep on hand.
- What Happens When 5 SSDs Are Hit With 2PB Of Writes Over A Year?
The last time we read anything about SSD longevity, it was courtesy of the Tech Report's ambitious project to punish a variety of SSDs over the course of many months. That was at 500TB of constant writes, where all the drives were still in the race. At two petabytes however… some losers have appeared.
- The Advantages Of Being An Early Bird Vs Being A Night Owl
Most people usually identify themselves as either an early bird or a night owl, but it's hard to say if one is better than the other. These are the perks to each one.