Seal the Deal in the Friday Open Thread

Hello! Welcome to the Friday open thread, where omnichad will answer my question about how to pry open the battery compartment of a Magic Trackpad that has been sealed shut by corrosion without hurting myself in the process [insert gif of me nearly impaling myself with a flathead screwdriver here]. This is apparently… » 11/21/14 10:07am 11/21/14 10:07am

You Are All a Figment of My Imagination in the Monday Open Thread

Hello. If you're like me, you woke up today feeling a little groggy and not especially looking forward to the start of a new week. Maybe you forced your way to the shower, then checked your email and slipped a little whiskey into your coffee in lieu of breakfast. Then as your eyelids closed and you saw yourself doing… » 11/17/14 4:41am 11/17/14 4:41am

Things Are Looking Up in Friday's Open Thread

Hello! You're all looking mighty swell today, especially you there in the back row, yes you. Welcome to the Friday open thread hosted by Lifehacker's reader-run partner Hackerspace, where elegant ladies dance with refined gentlemen and nobody throws up after drinking too much afterwards. If you'd like to become a… » 10/10/14 5:53am 10/10/14 5:53am

I'm Tired as Hell and Won't Get up Anymore in the Monday Open Thread

Hello. Welcome to the Monday open thread, where we are all nattering nabobs of negativism. Did you know that Spiro Agnew, not our finest Vice President, something something something? It's true, I was so lazy today that I didn't even bother to find a piece of trivia, like I did that one time when I wasn't quite as… » 10/06/14 9:30am 10/06/14 9:30am

Warble Melancholily in the Friday Open Thread

Hello! Welcome to our informal, always-on-Friday open thread where you can ask questions about technology and life, share tips, or show your vacation photos to a polite but bored audience. Did you know that the late Richard Harris once left a cake out in the rain and couldn't take it because it took so long to bake it… » 9/12/14 10:42am 9/12/14 10:42am

I Want YOU to Host Friday's Open Thread in Monday's Open Thread

Hello, friends. Last week was an eventful one in the Kinja-verse, as millions of voices cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. For some reason, the Era of Pending Comments™ has yet to begin on Hackerspace, even though it seems to be in place in every other branch of Gawker I've checked. Unless one of you… » 8/18/14 11:50am 8/18/14 11:50am

Monday is Monday in the Monday Open Thread

Hello. I noticed that there was no open thread today and realized that's probably because no one actually signed up to do it in the sign-up thread from a couple weeks ago. That means we've each been waiting for someone else to start a thread like fools in Foolsville. I'll host the open thread this Friday. Would anyone… » 8/11/14 2:04pm 8/11/14 2:04pm

Mark Your Territory in the Friday Open Thread

Hello! Welcome to the always-recurring Friday open thread, where Lifehacker commenters can ask questions, share tips, or talk foolishly among themselves about anything, as long as one of those things isn't about how their niece earns $2500 a day working from home. » 6/27/14 9:15am 6/27/14 9:15am

​The Hackerspace Guide to World Cup Viewing

The World Cup starts tomorrow, and for the first time since 1994, it will be held in the same time zones as most of the United States. Up to four games a day will be broadcast across eight TV networks in three languages, in addition to being streamed live by the media giants that own the TV rights. It can be confusing… » 6/11/14 9:07am 6/11/14 9:07am