‘Student 1.0’ Posts

Clean Your Student ID to Extend Its Life

Clean Your Student ID to Extend Its Life

Your school probably charges you every time you get a new student ID. That should set a goal for you: Get that one student ID to last you all four years. The magnetic strip is the one thing that will face unavoidable wear-and-tear — but Lifehacker explains how to clean that sensitive strip, thus extending ...

Guest Post: Buying Meat on a Student Budget

Guest Post: Buying Meat on a Student Budget

This post is sponsored by Beer Tees Season Favorite:  Fun Halloween Costumes Popular Product:  Pabst Beer T Shirts Most Popular Category:  Beer T Shirts   Sure you might not be barbequing now that we’re moving into the fall, but it doesn’t mean you still can’t get some quality meat. This is a guest post submitted ...

Making the Perfect Cup of Coffee

Making the Perfect Cup of Coffee

This post is sponsored by Beer Tees Season Favorite:  Fun Halloween Costumes Popular Product:  Pabst Beer T Shirts Most Popular Category:  Beer T Shirts   Hello! I shot this little video going over how I make my perfect cup of coffee (twice) daily. Enjoy! For more coffee-related posts and videos, check out our coffee week!

How to Undo an Overdue Library Book

How to Undo an Overdue Library Book

Sex librarian to lure you into this post.There’s a deadline on everything in college, even your books. When our parents went to school, just a few cents a day accrued for a late book. But today, with extensive inter-library book sharing programs, fines can be more than a dollar per day – it’s how they ...

The Move to 21

The Move to 21

Image courtesy of flickr user TheTruthAbout… Unbeknownst to most of our generation, the drinking age was–kind of recently–below the age of 21. In fact, it wasn’t until the National Minimum Drinking Age Act that the United States mandated that all states change the legal purchase age to 21. Before then, it varied by state. I ...

Save Textbook Reciepts – New Tax Credit

Here’s the story. Part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that Obama passed a while back included some changes to how students get tax credits for education. Most of it just means you’re probably elligible for a little more money in 2009 and 2010 (you can get the deets from the IRS). Beyond numbers, ...

We Don’t Have a Plunger – Party Fowl

We Don’t Have a Plunger – Party Fowl

Oh God. I know this is gross. But everyone clogs a toilet every once in a while. Usually, the jet-engine nature of a college toilet is enough to bring your whole body down with it. Sometimes that fortune doesn’t grace you when you’re at a party in someone’s dorm suite. And most college students don’t ...

Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal Without Software

Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal Without Software

Improving your Wi-Fi signal is not this complicated. There’s all sorts of stuff you can do to your Wi-Fi router’s software to improve its signal strength. I think that’s a pain in the ass. Let’s do it in less than a minute and without any keyboard-touching. Placement Radio waves fall down and laterally. That means ...

How to Deal with a Drunk Roommate

There comes that terrible point in time where one must clean up after a drunk roommate. It surely is a trying time in a student’s college career. Thankfully, we’ve hacked the process in this short video:  

Applying Distributed Computing Concepts to Real Life

Applying Distributed Computing Concepts to Real Life

Alright, this post is going to get nerdy. Distributed computing is the idea of using multiple computers to tackle one process or series of computations. It usually only makes sense on larger-scale problems like protein folding, video image rendering or creating a gigantic search index. Companies that create efficient distribution algorithms are also at the ...

Settling Debts Between Roommates

Settling Debts Between Roommates

There’s those initial investments we make when we first move in: a garbage can, laundry detergent, an industrial-sized package of red cups. But what if Joey has a meal plan, and won’t use any of the cooking oil? And what if Audrey bought her own special shampoo and isn’t sharing with everyone else? Or there’s ...