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* When I feel the urge to '''procrastinate''' something at home, I roll dice. If I roll doubles, I get to screw off for 15 minutes. So probabilistically, I should be on task approaching 83.33% of the time. [[User:GH|GH]] 16 Apr 05 * When I feel the urge to '''procrastinate''' something at home, I roll dice. If I roll doubles, I get to screw off for 15 minutes. So probabilistically, I should be on task approaching 83.33% of the time. [[User:GH|GH]] 16 Apr 05
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 +** You can stake your whole life on the fate of the die, check out Luke Rinehart's (crazy, but fascinating) classic [[http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/000226191X/ref=pd_sim_b_dp_1/026-4394906-4094848 Dice Living] philosophy - the ultimate in living randomly! -- [[User:Clie2k|Clie2k]] 04/05/2005
* Take with you a set of Oblique Strategies (http://www.rtqe.net/ObliqueStrategies/). When stuck, pick one and follow accordingly. --[[User:Jgwong|Jaime Wong]] Especially conveniant if you carry a palm pilot; there's a palm version of OS. * Take with you a set of Oblique Strategies (http://www.rtqe.net/ObliqueStrategies/). When stuck, pick one and follow accordingly. --[[User:Jgwong|Jaime Wong]] Especially conveniant if you carry a palm pilot; there's a palm version of OS.
[[Category: Life hacks]] [[Category: Life hacks]]

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  • Coin flip hack - If I can't make a quick decision about something that can be simplified into two outcomes, I designate them as head and tails, flip a coin, call it in the air, and then (here's the important part!) completely disregard the result -- I nearly always feel a quick flash of "c'mon, come up tails" as it lands, so I just go with that. The distraction of flipping a coin pierces the indecision. --sckot Vokes 11:25, 22 Mar 2005 (EST)
    • Another Coin Flip Hack - Toss the coin. If you have the least inclination to toss it again you know you really wanted the other choice. --cath perry 2:33pm, 25 Mar 2005 (AEST)
    • As an alternative, remember what Thomas Hobbes told us. If there is a significant difference between the choices, selecting one is easy. If there is not, then the choice doesn't much matter. Just pick the one that comes first alphabetically.
  • When I feel the urge to procrastinate something at home, I roll dice. If I roll doubles, I get to screw off for 15 minutes. So probabilistically, I should be on task approaching 83.33% of the time. GH 16 Apr 05
    • You can stake your whole life on the fate of the die, check out Luke Rinehart's (crazy, but fascinating) classic [Dice Living philosophy - the ultimate in living randomly! -- Clie2k 04/05/2005
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