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Date: 01/16/13 10:55 AM

15 Responses to Ohhhh, So This Is How A Lock Works [Pic]

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    January 16, 2013 at 10:57 am
    Link: Ohhhh, So This Is How A Lock Works - So simple, yet complex.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:31 am
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    skytz1337 Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:39 am
    i knew this...also i know how to pick it :)
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:41 am
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:42 am
    YouTube taught me how to pick locks :-D

    Thanks YouTube!!
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:47 am
    This is why picking a lock is so simple. You use two sticks (I like to use simple "bobby pins"). One is put in straight, with a slight bend at the holding end, where the base of the key usually sits. It is then used to slightly twist the cylinder. The second probe is straightened and used to raise the pins. When you get a pin lined up, it will stay in place because of the pressure you are applying on the cylinder with the first bobby pin. Most locks, even dead bolts, can be opened in about 5 minutes or less, if you have enough practice at it.

    And no...I only use my powers of lock picking for good. Not evil. I will not break into your neighbours house for you.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    January 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm
    Very simple. The key positions the tumblers at the appropriate point at the shear line, thus opening the lock.

    @patchouly: You should really invest in proper picks. My set contains several tension wrenches, and many different picks. Some locks respond best to feelers, others to scrubbers. Also scrubbers can be useful if you are in a hurry and don`t care about noise.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    January 16, 2013 at 12:25 pm
    A friend, myself, and a Volvo wagon were once locked into a day-use recreation area. I finally poked my ring of keys at the big padlock on the gate, and my apartment key opened it! I`ve always wondered what the odds against that were. How many combos of pin lengths are there? Any insight from our experts?
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2013 at 12:33 pm
    Just like in Oblivion :3
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    January 16, 2013 at 12:51 pm
    @carmium: Was it an old lock? Perhaps the cylinder was damaged.
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    r66tramp Male 40-49
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    January 16, 2013 at 1:15 pm
    I knew a locksmith years ago. An old worn lock meant nothing to him. He would open doors for fun sometimes. He used two pins that looked like boby pins and another stronger one placed on the bottom that had a handle to turn the set. He also knew the brand names and styles of locks and he would open more complex locks by hammering soft aluminum blanks into the keyhole, then just turn them. I think a little practice and most anybody would be fairly good at this?
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    uatme Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm
    Cool gif, creepy magic key turns itself
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    January 16, 2013 at 6:18 pm
    You can now pick a lock
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    JaLacaob Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2013 at 5:48 am

    Picking locks is an easy thing to learn. I work at Defcon each year, and they have the LockPick village there. A friend of mine who doesn`t know jack about computers got in on my free badge and learned to pick locks in just a couple hours.
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2013 at 7:18 pm
    wow, video games are pretty accurate.

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