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Discussion in 'General' started by Brooxy, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. Byron C

    Byron C Probably isn't Hitler, but definitely a muppet

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    So this post belongs here, the 'other' thread, and Videos of Awesome.

    Apparently I can pick tubular locks now:



    Never picked up a set of lockpicks in my life. A couple of YouTube videos, 10-15 minutes piddling around, and now I can open this 'safe' in seconds. It's easier than the transparent practice lock that came with the lockpicks.

    • This thread, because: well, I learned a new thing
    • Videos of Awesome, because: well, there's a video of me picking a lock...
    • The 'other' thread, because: Locks really are an illusion of safety!! I've seen LockPickingLawyer get into so many locks so many times, but that guy's been doing it a long time. You assume that he makes it look easier than it actually is because of so much experience. But in this particular case, it really was that easy for a total novice to open what is supposed to be a 'safe'.

    Context: I do have permission from the owner to be breaking into their stuff. This is a safe my dad used to use to store important stuff like house deeds, and my mum didn't realise until long after he died that she doesn't know the combination and the override keys are long gone. She was going to get a locksmith or have someone to try and cut it open, but I told her to hold off and I'll see if it can be picked. She reminded me about it on the weekend, and sure enough: there's a tubular lock to override the digital lock.

    TL;DR: This 'safe' really is not safe.
     
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  2. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Don't google what the one I'm about to post costs.
    That's pretty, hope it sounds as good as it looks. :)

    I treated myself to this baby a few years back:
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    @Bloody_Pete: right after the upload it looks like this:

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  3. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Yup. It's crazy how much you can spend. I also find it crazy how, beyond a certain price point, it gets worse and worse looking for more and more money..

    @Byron C LockPickingLawyer has a lot to answer for..
     
  4. Byron C

    Byron C Probably isn't Hitler, but definitely a muppet

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    No kidding! Next payday I think I'm going to order a set of 'proper' lockpicks and see how I get on.
     
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  5. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    He and Deviant Ollam are the reason I look far more closely at every lock I go near these days. The swines.
     
  6. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    The wayback machine. Holy balls !

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    2000.
     
  7. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Bad News: Sky Fibre has been running at half speed for the last full week

    Good News: After 10 mins on the line to Sky I secured the following:-
    1. Sky's speed guarantee is triggered, so refund incoming
    2. Turns out to be a line fault, so engineer booked in
    3. Smol (£3/month) discount negotiated going forward, but adds the movie channels (worth £19/month)
     
  8. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    So far so good on powershelling the updates into a handful of options in a menu, rather than a gruelling "log on to thirty servers" romp.

    Although it's not fast. Time to start researching how to make it faster, I suppose.
     
  9. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Openreach engineer arrived at 5pm, checked cabinet, climbed pole outside house, checked master socket inside.
    Then found problem is that my line had "dropped one leg" (hence working but half speed) in a manhole up the road 150m away. All sorted now and back up to full chat.
     
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  10. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Partner has hit 100% completion on the (city and guilds?) course that she has to do as part of her police training. We had planned on doing something to commemorate it, but I've been stuck in the shed breaking modding the case and stuffs for tbe competition and neither of us particularly fancy venturing out for a steak with a side of death. Come next Thursday/Friday when I'm finished too, there will be merriment.
     
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  11. andreinuk

    andreinuk Active Member

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    Well I have finally had my pacemaker fitted. Taken almost 2 years to get to this point but apparently having 7+ second pauses in your heart beat isn't good for you. Feeling sore but definitely looking forward to not coming round lying on the floor anymore. :rock:
     
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  12. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Chilli dogs.

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  13. Goatee

    Goatee Well-Known Member

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    Do you know which brand?
     
  14. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Looks closer to the aftermath of feeding chilli to a dog
     
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  15. andreinuk

    andreinuk Active Member

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    Its an Abbott DDDR Active pacemaker. I've also had a problem of going from tachi to bradi (155 down to 33 resting HR) so this should also be helped.

    As I'm just over 40 they were a bit reluctant to do it initially but once they saw the pauses they didn't have a choice.
     
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  16. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    I had to restrain myself so, so hard from posting a much more offensive version of what you said. I was glad to see someone else thought the same.

    Edit: I'm sure they were delicious, despite presentation issues.
     
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    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Presentation issues? they're fackin hot dogs LOL.
     
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  18. enbydee

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    I made croissants and they weren't bad
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  19. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Winding down. I finished one restoration then started two more. Hence why I have been absent. Got lots done. Probably more than I have in years. Got muscles I forgot I had.

    Lenny, your fans are boxed mate. They haven't been labelled and sent because I have nothing to label them with and I am still sheltering. Just know I haven't forgot, I will deffo get around to it.

    Going home on Tuesday. Looking forward to the rest. Need to rest up for a couple of weeks, then come back and power through the two bikes I am restoring. Also looking forward to some Xbox chill.
     
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  20. Byron C

    Byron C Probably isn't Hitler, but definitely a muppet

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    I finally have a usable version of Mac OS X for the Chonky Boi!

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    I mean... browsing the modern web on a machine from 18 years ago which has a 733MHz PowerPC processor is painful, but it's at least possible. It means I can use macintoshgarden.org without having to swap PCs, pass USB sticks around, SCP/SSH files, etc. These forums are at least usable, but only barely. I made the mistake of trying to open YouTube on a whim - that was a mistake!

    Although it does make me tempted to look into a CPU upgrade... :grin:. I already want a CompactFlash-to-IDE setup - it won't get anywhere near the speed of even a cheapy SSD, but it'll be faster than IDE spinning rust. New graphics card would be nice too; I want to test out MorphOS but the GeForce 2MX isn't supported.
     
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