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Monday: August 15, 2011

Ten games that take minutes to learn and a lifetime to master.Ten games that take minutes to learn and a lifetime to master.

While chess is often thought of as a mathematical game, experts say the real contest is often a psychological one, in which players scrutinize one another for subtle cues and tendencies that predict behavior and reveal weaknesses. As Soviet chess trainer Mark Dvoretsky once noted: 'The opponent makes an apparently innocent move, but for some reason or another, he rouses our vigilance and promptly we discover the cunning that is concealed.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 2:10 PM | Tags (6) | howstuffworks | games | minutes | lifetime | master | nerdy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 82 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 2, 2010

Nine cool home aquariums that you may not have previously known about.Nine cool home aquariums that you may not have previously known about.

No home is truly complete unless you have an aquarium sink. For some reason I have the stange urge to watch old episodes of Pee-wee's Playhouse after looking at some of these aquariums. Not sure why.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:13 AM | Tags (8) | home | fish | aquarium | aquatic | sink | cool | neat | spotcoolstuff |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 53 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

A list of top ten tactics for protecting your stuff.A list of top ten tactics for protecting your stuff.

Note to self: add more cute baby photos to wallet in the near future (see 7th tactic).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 8:00 AM | Tags (6) | lifehacker | tactics | protection | stuff | tricks | tips |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Saturday: August 15, 2009

Top ten tricks for creatively hiding your stuff.Top ten tricks for creatively hiding your stuff.

Writing useful information on book edges. That's a new one for me.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 3:09 PM | Tags (5) | tricks | tutorial | hiding | stuff | lifehacker |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 90 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 3, 2009

A list of one hundred and fifty things to do when you're bored.A list of one hundred and fifty things to do when you're bored.

Mmmmmm... smores.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 12:42 PM | Tags (6) | bored | boredom | smores | stuff | things | todo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 74 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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