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Other What's ruining your life right now?

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

  1. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    You need to get your key on a neckchain.
     
  2. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I'm amazed you found a locksmith who picks locks. These days all they ever want to do is drill it out and sell you a replacement lock, 'cos it's both more profitable and way, way quicker.
     
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  3. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    I keep my key on an ancient Carhartt lanyard after a few 'incidents'.
     
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  4. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    About a year ago my mother asked for help opening an electronic safe of my dad's - before he died, they keys for the override lock were lost and we had no idea what the pin was. I'd watched loads of Lockpickinglawyer on YouTube so I thought what the hell, I'll give it a shot.

    I'd never picked up a lockpick in my life. It took me one YouTube tutorial and 5 minutes to pop that safe open.

    Your locksmith probably didn't even have to pick each pin, he might have easily been able to get away with raking the pins.

    It's terrifyingly easy.
     
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  5. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    I fitted my whole house with Avocet ABS cylinders, moreso for the anti-snap facilities. Recently my toddler learned how to open the front door so I fitted an additional lock higher up, it was convenient to be able to order another cylinder just from the code, it arrived matching the existing keys.

    Other components of my security system are a dog, and six cell Maglite (1000 lumen LED drop-in so it actually functions as a torch when required).
     
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  6. yuusou

    yuusou Multimodder

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    He didn't need to, he stuck a U-shaped piece of metal through the letter box and just pulled down the handle. It was a "It's not the tightening of the screw you pay for, it's knowing which screw to tighten" sort of thing.
     
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  7. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    OOOoooo, fancy! And it took LPL a full 5 minutes to pick it open - when LPL publishes a 17 minute video on a lock, you know it's going to be extremely secure!




    "£10 for banging it with a hammer, £990 for knowing where to bang the hammer".
     
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  8. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I have the same, although in my case "whole house" is literally one door. Has the nickel plating come off the magnets on your keys yet?
    Ah, bypass - nice!

    My door doesn't automatically lock, you can only do so by physically turning the key from the outside. Makes it a lot harder to get locked out!
     
  9. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    Yes, but not in an offensive way.

    This was one of Laura's stipulations, as she's a dunce who would get locked out otherwise. She's still been locked out a few times, but it would have happened a lot more otherwise.
     
  10. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    Nope. Never done that. Never locked myself out just by going out for a quick smoke and forgetting to take my keys.

    :duh:

    Luckily I had my phone (pre-smartphone era) and could call someone. A family friend brought one of their kids around because his arms were small enough to reach in through the vertical letterbox and un-latch the door from the inside. Must've looked dodgy af to any passers-by!
     
  11. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    The family trip to the Singapore GP is officially cancelled, that was my mum's 60th birthday present for 2020.

    Now I got two miserable, sick, pissed off retirees. Yayyy!!!
     
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  12. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    Training is exciting but tough and fast paced, cant wait for this weekend so I can come up for air.
     
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  13. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    In hindsight...

    Starting my afternoon/evening with a bottler of Rattler at ~1530 was... inadvisable.

    Drinking 8/9 pints at a work do was... risky.

    Topping it off with one... or two...or four... at a rock club was...

    Yeah...

    I'll pay for it tomorrow.
     
  14. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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  15. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

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    Blood is black under UV light. That's just semen.
     
  16. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    Oil pressure relief valve was being held open by swarf. Why is there swarf in my engine?
     
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  17. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    Grind it til you find it?
     
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  18. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    It's a 1976 Land Rover, so that is exactly my plan.
     
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  19. Andersen

    Andersen Brain for hire

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    So few "friends" invited me to play something online. Hopped on their discord, greeted everyone, got greeted back and... Then ignored. Not a single reaction after that so said bye and left their server

    Had a feeling they might not be people I'm compatible but c'mon, that was not worth raining hate via DMs
     
  20. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I clean my cat's litter box out every day. No problem.

    It turns out now, after being delegated the role by my OH, I am now also responsible for cleaning up after a tiger that has started going in our garden.
     

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