I love Seeing hacks here

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  • Dfm Dfm on Jul 07, 2018
    Oh dear.....that word again........it doesn’t mean what you think it means..by Webster’s definatation it‘s a poorly done, many short cuts taken p.o.s. I would think a carefully thought out project wouldn’t need a “hack“

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    • Alice Alice on Jul 08, 2018
      I could be wrong Dfm, but we don't need to take this statement so literally, do we ??? Take the Wikipedia definition of DIY (the kind of questions we as Hometalkers help with)

      "Do it yourself" (DIY) is the method of building, modifying, or repairing things without the direct aid of experts or professionals. Subsequently, the term DIY has taken on a broader meaning that covers a wide range .... Modifying ("mod'ing") common products to allow extended or unintended uses, commonly referred to by the internet term, "life-hacking".

  • Nicki Petruzzella Kerns Nicki Petruzzella Kerns on Jul 07, 2018
    What about them? Would you please clarify?

  • Alice Alice on Jul 08, 2018
    Me too Sbo32160469, me too !!!

    Ladies, we don't need to take everything so literally. I might be wrong, but the way I see it, a HACK can refer to any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency.

    Two that come to mind are:
    1) Using a leaf blower and PVC pipes to clean gutters without a ladder.
    2) Unclogging drains without expensive chemicals

  • Dfm Dfm on Jul 08, 2018
    this site has many nationalities that view it, many speak English as a second language. Many times slang terms like hack are not well understood. I worked 27 yrs at a major university with interns from England , packastan, afganastan. And many others. I can’t rember just how many times I’ve had to explain American slang. If you go to Webster’s great dictionary you won’t find any thing nice to be said about “hacks”
    thats where most will go to look up the term Hack.