Tagged With evil week 2013

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Some people call it their battlestation; others call it their command centre. In honour of Evil Week, we're going to call your home office setup your secret lair. Here are some of the best DIY projects and gear you can use to keep it safe, secure and stocked for whatever nefarious plan you may cook up next.

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If you're looking to do evil for the long term, it's time to start looking at a career. While bank robberies and kidnapping are great on a freelance level, you can't start a family with that type of lifestyle. With that in mind, let's take a look at the best careers for evildoers who are looking to really settle in and master their craft.

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Have you ever wondered why characters like Hannibal Lecter are so compelling? Almost despite ourselves, we're drawn to them regardless of their deeply evil nature. But they have a charisma that's born from an unshakeable sense of self-confidence. It allows them to feel free to be themselves with apologies to no one. Luckily, you can develop the confidence of a serial killer without sacrificing any of your moral standards.

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Cheating isn't exactly the sort of behaviour that's supposed to make you feel better, but sometimes it does anyway. The British Psychological Society Research Digest explains why we get that little high from cheating.

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Yearly train tickets are a good way to avoid the weekly queue. They can also save you quite a lot of money, although they're far from cheap. Depending on where you alight from, a yearly ticket can cost upwards of $1000. If you're not concerned about breaking the law, you could potentially follow this extremely evil hack and pay a lot less.

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In an ideal world, parents would always be patient and nurturing, and kids would always be cooperative and make smart choices. This is not an ideal world, so we parents need a few sneaky strategies to preserve our sanity when the days are much too long and our patience much too thin.

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Arduino fans, this project turns TVs on when you want them off. It makes a perfect April Fools' Day joke or gag gift -- or, in the spirit of Evil Week, use it anytime of year to drive people crazy. You can hide it in something inconspicuous, and assuming you already have an Arduino and tools, it costs next to nothing to make.

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Information is knowledge, and knowledge is power. If you want someone to rally to your cause, support your position or put you in a position of authority, you need to be able to back up your positions and sway others from theirs. The trouble is not every point has supporting data, and not every opinion is swayed by facts. That doesn't have to slow you down though. Here's how to find data to support any point, even the ones you disagree with, so you can better inform your own.

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We all have that one friend who is ridiculously prickly when it comes to movie spoilers. You know the type we're talking about -- the moment anyone brings up a movie they haven't seen, they fly into an indignant, teeth-gnashing rage.

Even if the "spoiler" is insignificant to the plot, they'll still relentlessly guilt-trip you and try to make you feel like a thoughtless monster. We think this behaviour needs to be stamped out. With extreme prejudice.