You wanted meta pie pizzas, sympathy for the IT department, HD State of Origin and the best note-taking methods. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Pizza Hut Just Launched A Four’N Twenty Meat Pie Pizza
“Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!” Or possibly “bleugh!” Pizza Hut has just launched a new pizza and meat pie combo, complete with tomato sauce. We’re not sure how to feel about this.
- Tesla Powerwall: Crunching The Numbers For Australia
Tesla’s Powerwall is a great concept — with the potential to reduce electricity costs, tie in with solar and create a smarter, distributed power grid. But how long will it take to actually save you money?
- The 10 Best Uses For An Old Smartphone
Some phones are worth selling for a little extra cash towards an upgrade, but older models are often not worth much. To breath new life into your aging devices, we have put together a list of our favourite uses.
- Seven Things Your IT Department Wishes You Knew About Tech Support
Working in the IT department is often a thankless job. You’re like the invisible behind-the-scenes worker who is only noticed when something breaks — and then you’re blamed for it. Here are seven misconceptions about tech support reps and the IT department you should know so you can work better with the IT guy or gal.
- What Are The Worst Porn Moves To Try In Real Life? [NSFW]
Last month we covered how to have a healthy relationship with porn. A lot of you showed up in the comments to talk about your personal relationships with porn, and how it has affected your sex lives. It should come as no surprise that porn can contribute both positively and negatively to real-world sex.
- Why Aldi’s New Store Format Could Be A Big Mistake
While Aldi’s launch of their new “trial” stores may seem to be an attempt to capture middle income shoppers, it may end in disaster.
- Ask LH: How Can I Watch State Of Origin In HD?
Dear Lifehacker, Is there any chance I’ll get to watch State Of Origin live in HD on my TV this year?
- Ask LH: Am I Safe From Being Busted For Piracy If I Download With Usenet?
Hey Lifehacker, after all the buzz about Dallas Buyers Club and the related court decision it would seem to me that the infringement would be for distributing copies. If this is the case would Usenet users be somewhat in the clear since it’s purely downloads?
- Is Netflix Australia Showing Censored Versions Of Movies?
Dear Lifehacker, Movies and TV shows broadcast in Australia often have subtle (or not-so-subtle) cuts when compared to the overseas versions, mainly due to censorship. With Netflix now in Australia, I was wondering whether they’re streaming Australian edits, or the original version?
- The Most Effective Way To Take Notes
If it feels like you forget new information almost as quickly as you hear it, even if you write it down, that’s because we tend to lose almost 40% of new information within the first 24 hours of first reading or hearing it. If we take notes effectively, however, we can retain and retrieve almost 100% of the information we receive.