What are some unethical life hacks

Horrible Life Lessons: 13 Unethical Hacks That Should Not Be Tried Ever. [Strange & Wonderful Web]


There are now a multitude of websites offering life hacks. These are simple ways to make your life easier. From A Faster Way To Fold Your Shirt To Methods For Kickstarting Your Writing Career Writing The Wrong: 7 Essential Tips For New Authors Writing The Wrong Way: 7 Essential Tips For New Authors Writing a book is easy. Writing a successful book is more difficult. We can't guarantee greater success, but there are a handful of rookie mistakes we can prevent. Continue reading . Some call these life hacks, others call these productivity tips. We at MakeUseOf call it Self Improvement. But they all essentially suggest a better way of doing something.

Not all life hacks are created equal. Aside from the fantastic and fascinating lives, hacks are some that are so unethical (and borderline illegal) that no one who is in their right mind should even try to pull them off. With the generous help of Have unethical hacks We have compiled a list of 13 life hacks that are only taken seriously by sociopathic misanthropes.

Remember, children, do not try at home and if you do we cannot be held responsible for your actions.

Unethical hacks

Unethical Hacks is a fascinating little website created and operated by the mysterious Michael Jaworski. It brings together the best unethical hacks on the internet. Some border on illegality, but most of them just use existing loopholes to make life a bit easier. Because sometimes life is harder than it should be.

The site is also trying to poke fun at Rob Ford, the current mayor of Toronto and the people's political train wreck man. The plan is to hire a tuba player who has been behind Ford for a day in homage to a hilarious Family Guy sketch.

But we digress. What follows are just 13 of the unethical hacks on the site. By all means, enjoy them, just don't enjoy them so much that you consider trying them out for yourself.

Tampered email

Even if it's technically possible without getting caught, it's not nice. At all. It's fun and very sneaky.

Delayed purchase

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Returned camera

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Separated Coinstar

It really can't be that simple, can it? I can imagine that some kind of sabotage alarm is attached to these machines. If not, it is a major oversight.

Thrifty Craigslist

This one is really awesome and nobody gets really hurt, physically, emotionally or financially. Once you get used to it, give the junk shop a little extra every now and then. Because karma.

CV linking

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Google formatting

This certainly works on YouTube, at least until Google's far too clever Content ID system detects the copyright infringement. As for torrents, you are alone.

Sleepy photographs

1. What if she then calls you to say good night? 2. You are still lying to your partner, which is really uncomfortable. 3. She will find out at some point because women always do.

Christmas sale

That seems like a lot of work for little profit. Unless you bought someone a very expensive gift that is then discounted by hundreds of dollars. In which case, you are surely good enough not to do this trick at all.

Wikipedia sources

This is a very well known life hack. And it has become popular because it actually works. That's as long as the sources are cited Wikipedia 7 Ways To Learn Something New Every Day With Wikipedia 7 Ways To Learn Something New Every Day With Wikipedia Wikipedia is packed full of content. At the time of writing, there are over 4 million articles in the English language version with more being added all the time. All of these sites are ... Read More Which is nowhere near guaranteed.

Aversion to loss

This plays in the basic human need for a good deal whenever possible. It's manipulation, sure, but all you really do is convince them to click "Buy".

Distressed hipster

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Social dating

This is fine up to a point, this point is when it turns from curiosity to stalking. People don't tend to portray the full, unedited version of themselves on dating websites, so this could be a way to filter out the waifs and strays.

Don't try this at home. Because evil.

Of course, we don't forgive unethical hacks like the ones above. However, if you happen to come across something similar lurking in this cold dark brain matter then please share it with the class in the comments below.

We promise to pass on the best suggestions to the good people at Unethical Hacks. We also promise not to hand over your name to the authorities. At least until they force us to.

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