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#1

When multiplying a number by five, half the number and then move it forwards one decimal place.

Example:
5 x 47
Half of 47 is 23.5
Move it up a decimal place and you have your answer: 235.

Helps me all the time

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Harry Potter
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12 months ago

yep. Here's why. Moving forward by one decimal place is basically multiplying by ten. Five is half of 10. So what you are doing is: (47 x 1/2) x 10. But, according to the associative property of multiplication it will also equal: 47 x (1/2 x 10), which is 47x5=235.

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#2

I don't know if it counts as a loophole, but I think being nice goes a long way.

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Billy The Kid
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12 months ago

It sure does. My dad always said that if you go into an official building to make a complaint and you kick off about it then they just get the bully boys out to remove you whereas if you go in there and put a smile on their faces then a good chance they will bend over backwards to help. Its unusual they get that and it makes their day.

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#3

My school tried to block BP, but they only blocked the Featured page, so I can still use it on the Trending and Latest page. :)

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Bendy Rainbow
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12 months ago

yay!

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#4

One colleague shared how you can trick your way around a gym membership. If you want to cancel a gym membership, gyms don't cancel the membership immediately, and it takes about two weeks in order to do so, making you pay even more than you initially thought. But also, some gyms have "vacations," where you don't need to pay for that time. So the trick is you cancel the membership and then take a vacation, so you don't have to pay for that extra time that it takes you to cancel it. That's a pretty useless loophole as of this moment, but it might be useful some time in the future.

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#5

My school had only blocked websites on chrome, so I could still access some sites on other browsers

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Mishka Katira
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12 months ago

really? thanks, I'll use that. but how did you get to other browsers on the same device?

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#6

in my school, you used to be not able to download games on play store. so during the summer, you would have access to signing into a Chromebook on another account. Then, on play store, you could get games and play them during the school year. it was pretty nice

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shark172
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12 months ago

I have done that

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#7

So I have a little sister, and I always have these online projects for school I need her to help me with by like testing it out or something, and she always says no, so then I say something like "Okay, whatever, I can do it myself anyway" and then she always gets annoyed and wants to help instead. Works every time.

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Sleazy Weaver
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12 months ago (edited)

I don't think manipulation is a very good loophole. Just take no as an answer & find someone else.

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#8

As a woman over 50, I have realized I’m invisible to everyone because our society worships youth. Most women are upset by this sudden lack of interest, which is especially obvious when there’s a cute younger woman present, but not me.

Being “invisible” allows me to do a lot of things because people don’t look at me as someone who’s likely to want to get away with something. I put on my “old lady face” while traveling, and it makes it really easy to get from point A to point B.

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Joanne Haywood
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12 months ago

I’m over 50 and I like to go into HMV stores, stand in one of the aisles with a bemused/befuddled look on my face. Staff always ask if there is anything they can help me with. I tell them what I want, they get for me without me having to put in any effort. This ruse I nicked off my mum so I’m blaming her.

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#9

Ït doesn't help much but I read this from a book.:
""C-cars, Molly, dear?"

"Yes, Arthur, cars," said Mrs. Weasley, her eyes flashing. "Imagine a wizard buying a rusty old car and telling his wife all he wanted to do with it was take it apart to see how it worked, while really he was enchanting it to make it fly."

"Well, dear, I think you'll find that he would be quite within the law to do that, even if ---- er ----- he maybe would have to, um, tell his wife the truth . . . There's a loophole in the law, you'll find . . . . As long as he wasn't intending to fly the car, the fact that the car could fly wouldn't ------"

"Arthur Weasley, you made sure there was a loophole when you wrote that law!" shouted Mrs. Weasley."
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Chapter 3.
So, if a car flies it's in the law.

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PattonPawter
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12 months ago

that’s one of the best loopholes in fiction ever

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#10

When I was in high school, I was smoking in the girls room with my friends when a teacher came in and busted us. I ditched my smoke when I saw her walk in, thinking I'd gotten away with something when she escorted my friend to the office.

Then I found out that my friend was sent home for the day. Nothing on the record, no further disciplinary action, nothing--just out for the rest of the day.

Being a recidivist class-cutter, I decided to work this angle and turn myself in. I went to the dean's office, and she threw me out when I couldn't tell her the name of the teacher. She said if I could give her the name of the teacher, she'd send me home, too. I collected all of my friends together and described the teacher and sent them on a manhunt to find out her name (it was a big school, so not an easy task). They came back with her name in about half an hour, and I marched back to the dean's office. The dean couldn't keep the grin off her face when she called my mom and told her what happened and sent me home.

When I got home, my mom was cracking up. She told me that the dean was having a good laugh, too. Neither of them could believe the lengths I went to so I could legally ditch school (A manhunt? For a teacher? Seriously?). The dean had only been at the school for a few months, but told my mom that I was living up to my "legend," whatever that means. ;-)

I think the school changed the rules about punishment for smoking in the bathrooms after that...

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Ben Smith
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12 months ago

It’s weird that you’re proud of this.

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#11

In my school they have a wide range WiFi tower (you can use the Internet way outside the school), and there's this mall like 3 blocks away, in there you can buy coffee and food from automatic machines and sit in the dining area -which is somewhat large- and no one bothers you, so my friends and I used to go there to play Halo 2 (before the pandemic) on our laptops between classes, we can do this because when you login to the system it gives you a "session" of 45 min and there's no bandwidth limit (you can download a 4.7 GB movie in like 10 min), and when the time's up we can just switch our User for another and have another 45 min of high-speed internet free :D

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Kathakdancer
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12 months ago

Cool!

#12

Ok so for my phone, it has something called Screen Time(similar to parental controls in a way) basically my parents can make it so I can’t access most apps/websites after a certain time.(for me it’s 10:30) I have no idea how to turn it off, but notice how I said MOST apps/ websites. Bing is one of the search engines that isn’t affected by downtime, so I just go onto bing and look at memes and stuff till I get tired.
I can’t think of any others but I know I’ve done some in the past.

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maya P.K
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12 months ago

same.

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#13

So, you know those ties that hold bread loafs closed? Well, they’re actually metal wires. Cut away the plastic and you have free ornament hooks that will bend to your will.

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shark172
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12 months ago

Wise

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#14

My brother was a really smart guy. He would make loopholes in everything. Once, he said that if I washed the dishes (it was his turn) he would give me a burger tomorrow. The next day I asked for it. He said, "I said I would give you a burger TOMORROW" and so on and so on... I never got that burger

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Couldnt_Find_A_Good_Name
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12 months ago

I like your username!

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#15

Whelp, I found a loophole with a couple things... When I was younger I had parental control on my ipad, and later my phone. If you've ever had parental control, you know how it sucks sometimes. I could onlyplay each game for 15 minutes, and it would lock at 9 pm, like the phone would not turn on at all after 9 pm. I need to find more loopholes, but here are the ones i've found so far: 1, because it locked after 9, i would get up and change my phone time setting so the phone thinks that its 7 am, the time it unlocks. Then I use my parents password to unlock, and that gives me access to parental control. I can turn it off, and make it so that only I can control parental control (I don't even put it on) . Hope this helps. PS it only works on certain android phones.

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Liam Walsh
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12 months ago

Haha - probably a few parents on here who are going to have some disappointed children over the next few days.

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#16

One appalling loophole I saw was when I worked as a cardiac ICU nurse at a heart transplant center. Transplant candidates are ranked by how sick they are based on whether they're in the ICU, have specialized IV lines to measure heart pressures, and what assistive drips they were on. We often had patients in the ICU who were walking, had the IV in (but pressures weren't being monitored), and drips running so slow they had the clinical effectiveness of waving the unopened medication bag over them in order to artificially get the patient higher on the transplant list. The regulations were tightened, and new loopholes were found. This seemed to be pretty common among transplant centers, I'm not sure if things have improved since I left the bedside 10 years ago.

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Audrey Bob-The-Builder
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12 months ago

I mean you could always cut the Lvad wire haha (greys reference)

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#17

My mom said that I wasn't allowed to use my phone. So I made my little sister pay to use it and tell me what happened LOL :)

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Freddie Mercury
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12 months ago

lol how much did you pay?

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#18

My dad wants to make little huts on wheels for my sisters and me. I asked him why he wanted to put wheels on the huts and he said "so I can move them anywhere you want".
I think he meant "anywhere in the yard", but just for a joke I asked him to move mine to Hawai'i.

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12 months ago

?!?!

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#19

In colorado, a law states that you are allowed to harm/kill to defend your dwelling. Because of that, in prison, if an inmate comes into another inmates cell and attacks them, (This happens in some prison quite frequently) the inmate that is being attacked can kill their attacker and say that they were protecting their dwelling.

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David Retsler
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12 months ago

Since it's buried under this clown's challenge to "look it up" below: "I did look it up, clown. People v. Alaniz, 2016 COA 101 states, and I quote: "'Dwelling' does not include any place of habitation in a detention facility." It specifically states without ambiguity that a prisoner does not have a "dwelling" in a prison or jail IN THE STATE OF COLORADO!! In the future, don't tell someone to "look it up" if you don't have a f*****g clue about the topic. Bored people like me WILL look it up and you will look like a damn retard."

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#20

If you don't have amazon music unlimited, and you ran out of skips, you can say, "Alexa, this song is inappropriate, and you need to skip it. This works sometimes, but if you overuse it, it won't work anymore.

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shark172
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12 months ago

Nice job

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#21

How to beat pool tables that make you pay to release the balls for each game (you still need to pay for the first game unfortunately): get six plastic cups from a water cooler, put one in each hole. This will catch the balls and at the start of a new game, all you have to do is lift out the cups and empty them onto the table.

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shark172
Community Member
12 months ago

Nice, never would have thought of that

#22

Years ago I worked in a call centre, a gig promoting credit cards. This project was meant to determine how the target audience reacted to different offers:
A) no discount, 25€ membership
B) 50% discount, €12,50 membership first year
C) first year free!
The commission was the same for every client I registered. The script algorithm determined which offer the client would get. I couldn’t change the offer. I could change the client data.
So if I sensed I wouldn’t get the sell, but I could convince the client to take the free year, I just wrote down their info, and edited the client data in the next ‘free script’. I was (and still am) a lousy sales person, however I got plenty commissions.

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Leslie K Von Dell
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12 months ago

It's hard to be a good salesman if you've got a product you don't believe in. Or at least I've always felt that way.

#23

No one will see this b/c i'm late but here goes:

80% Guns/Receivers.

They send you an 80% built gun and it is not classified as a firearm so you can own one without a license.

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Community Member
12 months ago

To clarify: I am saying this is a horrible loophole

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#24

In the UK your water supply can't be cut-off, even if you don't pay your bill. However, this obviously can lead to fines etc for non-payment. But crucially, your water supply cannot be cut-off by law. N.B. This only applies to domestic use only, not businesses.

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Lucas
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12 months ago

Yeah, but then the bailiffs come and take your things... 😢

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#25

I worked at a remote office for a company about 40 miles away. They wanted everything to go thru their company firewall. Problem is, many times their internet would go down, I was trying to build a website and obviously came to a dead stop when their internet was down. Went into the computer closet, found the line in, bypass box or whatever its called and line to my computer. Unplug, replug and I have internet. Never did anything bad with it and certainly never told them how easy it was to bypass. They were engineers. Explains alot.

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#26

In the military, always have a second cover ("hat") in your office in a desk drawer. When you want to disappear for PT or a nap, put your second cover on your desk and leave. People see your cover and assume you're in the building somewhere because you can't leave without your cover. Worked for over 22 years.

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#27

this has to do with time limits on an apple phone.
my parents set a limit for 1 minute on youtube on my phone because they don’t want me on it.
to get around this i’ll search for a video I want to watch on google and then go to the video section and click on it there, spending no time on youtube searching for it. as soon as it’s playing, I double tap on my home button. the screen gets small but the video keeps on playing and it doesn’t count for time on youtube because i’m not technically on youtube, so I can watch for almost as long as I want.

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#28

If you have to get your oil changed or your tires rotated...just don't make an appointment and just show up and tell them what you need done. They get you in right away. Anytime I make an appointment, I still have to wait.

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Chaz83
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12 months ago

I work at a service centre. Don't do this. We are too busy with booked appointments and are not going to drop everything because you showed up and are expecting service immediately. We are going to make you wait. Until the next available appointment, possibly even longer than that.

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#29

At work in the late 90s to stop us playing the pre-installed games such as Solitaire, the rubbish person responsible for office IT tried to delete the games program. What she failed to realise was she only deleted it from the desktop and it was p**s easy to reinstall. Which I did, every time she deleted it. She could monitor what we were doing on the computers and being the main culprit playing games she’d try to run round from her corner to catch me in the act but never did. She moved so fast that sparks were flying because of her nylons (tights) rubbing together! She once approached me to say she didn’t know how the hell I managed to reinstall the games but to please stop. A really knowledgeable IT person she obviously wasn’t or perhaps she was more of an IMac person than a Windows one. She died a few years ago and I sometimes do feel regret for winding her up so much.

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Sasha Kuleshov
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12 months ago

Nowadays, FreezePC is available :D

#30

When I was two or three, my mom had to tell me to stop coloring on the walls with markers (washable). I then climbed on my dresser and colored on the ceiling.

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Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
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12 months ago

it mustve been a pain for them to clean up lol

#31

I have to honestly say that during my career I had one gigantic loophole or exploit but I never took advantage of it. It was my gender. I'm female. I worked as an automobile repair technician for about 40 years (You can take the girl outta tha oil but you can never get the oil outta tha girl!). I had the perfect out for getting away with all kinds of things. Bat your baby blues and look all helpless and say "Oh gee, you're so big and strong and gee, it's so hard to do (what ever). Could you give me a hand? Next thing you know, it's all done for you. No thanks. Did my own work. Earned my own rep. Retired with pride.

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Cynthia Bonville
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11 months ago

That never works, with such a game there is an expectation of pay off by the male from the female which ends up costing down the road if you have a continued work relationship with them.

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#32

A lot of schools use a monitoring app called Go Guardian which allows teachers to view your screen & delete tabs, but it's actually just a Chrome extension. Anything outside of Chrome can fly under the radar so long as it isn't blocked by the device's filter.

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12 months ago

It hadn't occurred to me that people would use this power for evil. I just used it to research topics with keywords that got the sites blocked... even if the teachers themselves had linked the sites as resources.

#33

I will split things "evenly" but I will basically always get the bigger piece and when me and my brother split drinks, I'll put slightly more in my glass and say "they're equal, I already checked"... I'm kinda evil

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Freddie Mercury
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12 months ago

turns out your brother is reading this now...

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#34

This is an exploit for a game, the game is a console game called unturned, there is a currency system and their isn't a way to get more to get gun skins, but if you go in ur storage and go to saved data and delete your data, it won't actually delete ur stuff and ur coins will go to 9200. this only works on ps4.

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shark172
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12 months ago

Just like some simple online games that have you watch an ad for coins but there I no limit to how many times you can watch the ad, once you get the ad blocker, you can literally spam the button and get unlimited Coins

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#35

I found an exploit in this Roblox game called Creatures Of Sonaria that lets you swim on land by going in the water and then clicking the run button on land which you would float with the swimming animation on land. You could do this without hacking but sadly a few days after I discovered it the glitch was mostly patched and could not be done on command.

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Among Us
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12 months ago

I love COS. It's sad how Sonar keeps focusing their updates on COS instead of DA though :(

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#36

My school would use an application so that the teacher could see your screen whenever they wanted to. It was a crap application and made the "high quality" laptops lag out.

Some kids found a loophole in which they turned off their wifi. With no internet, the stupid application couldn't connect and would say "[student's name]'s device is offline."

You could play offline games or in my case, draw things.

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TheWeeknd
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12 months ago

lolol dy-know yes

#37

idk if its a loophole but racecar spelled backwards is racecar

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Steve Barnett
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12 months ago

Palindrome

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#38

AT my school, Netflix is blocked during the day, but if you go to 'login' you can get to Netflix from there

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Sasha Kuleshov
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12 months ago

During the day? Why?

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#39

At my school, you cannot download apps or games on the laptops, but there is a certain loaner computer that has the Sims downloaded on it ;)

Im not quite sure if this qualifies as a loophole, but It is still very fun

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BookCrazyTeen
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12 months ago

Oooh

#40

Senior year of college, needed an easy gen ed course. Took French 101 (usually taken by freshmen). Rules stated you could not have had more than 4 semesters of the language class in high school within the last 4 years or something like that. I took French class all 4 years of high school, but because of the "last 4 years" clause and I was a Senior, it meant I only had 2 semesters in the last 4 years (going back to last year of high school). So despite having passed French AP, I was able to take (and ace) French 101 in college! :)

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Couldnt_Find_A_Good_Name
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12 months ago

dont get it

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#41

Unblocked games websites, for when you have beat every game on cool math in every save you could

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12 months ago

SOME OF THESE MIGHT NOT WORK DEPENDING ON YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT!!!: playclassicgames.org/com mathisfun.com (Music) browserquest zuzu.games (zuzu.games only works for some games, like minecraft tower defence or whatever.) acolytefight.io hoodamath.xyz scratch??? code.org https://ataribreakout.online google doodles... snake games... no wifi dino games.... Minecraft edu. (sometimes) Youtube. (they can only block the homepage. not every single video.) swisscows (alternate search browser) ecosia (eco friendly alternate search browser. search "atari breakout" on google images. (only works on some computers) coolmathgames. math-fun.org Tetr.io (competitive online multiplayer tetris... very hard to get used to...) I HOPE THIS HELPS AND STUDENTS... im 12 XD

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#42

My step mom always says, “don’t eat all the goddamn food!”
I used to say “then what are we supposed to do with it?” I realized that I was being a jerk and me and my siblings shouldn’t fill up on a bunch of food, I mean hey they still use the loop hole, I don’t.

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Stephanie Did It
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12 months ago

Isn't food meant to be eaten? Then what WERE you supposed to do with it?

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#43

My mum told me that I couldn't use Youtube after I had been bad, so I used my tablet instead, as I haven't got Youtube on there. She caught me and got angry, but when I said the loophole, she let me carry on

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#44

i play magic the gathering (comment if you know what it is) and "indescructable" says you can ignore things that says destroy but you can activate things that says a minus counter

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Swyft
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12 months ago

circles of protection are fun too, my favorite decks are modern black, old white and blue from whenever, all in same deck

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#45

There's always that one moment when somebody says you cant eat. The answer? Either steal their food of have a milkshake. Wha-la.

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Mohsie Supposie
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12 months ago (edited)

Voilà! (French)

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#46

if you have a sibling, and they're being annoying and want you to do something, you can tell them you'll do the thing tomorrow and then when they bring it up, just act like you have no idea what they're talking about. (also sometimes works when they talk about the same thing for the hundredth time, well anyways sometimes it works for my brother)

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DungeonQuestPlayer
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12 months ago

this is just mean. although i am not a little sibling it has happend to me and it is just terrible

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