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Passcode

A passcode is a series of numbers that you enter into an electronic device for user authentication. When you drop five hundred bucks on an iPad, you want to make sure your shit is secure. You don’t want some stranger going through your contacts, pictures, and personal accounts. So you put a passcode on that bad boy. Now only you and your most observant friends can gain access to your electronics. I try to learn as many of my friends’ passcodes as I can. It’s fun to take selfies with their phone, status hack their Facebook accounts, or FaceTime a mutual friend. I don’t do anything too malicious (mostly so that they don’t change their passcode and I can keep pranking them).

Critically Rated at 12/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Sticking Your Phone in Rice

It was really hot the other day, so I went swimming with a couple of friends. One of my friends was being really meticulous about emptying his pockets before jumping into the pool. He took off his watch, his chain, he took out his cash, he removed his wallet, then he ran to the pool and did a cannonball. He came up a second later with a scowl on his face and his iPhone in his hand. Fortunately, other people realized what had happened instantly, and before you know it his phone was in a bag of rice. Sticking your phone in rice and leaving it overnight will typically get your phone working again. The rice absorbs the moisture and your phone should start working again once it’s dried out. It’s important not to test your phone out while it’s still wet because you can short circuit it, and then no amount of rice will be able to save your phone. Rice is a wonder food. It feeds the world and saves electronics. It does way more for humanity than I ever will.

Critically Rated at 14/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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