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03-18-2002, 10:59 AM
How to pick a lock (http://www.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking3.htm)
03-18-2002, 11:08 AM
Back before I went to college, Popular Science had an article that showed similar things. I learned some simple skills, and could often get people's desks unlocked when they lost their keys. But I never could open any better locks.
One of my math profs was a Cal Tech grad (second in his class :eek: ). He said that lock picking was a highly regarded skill there, but possession of a master key was grounds for on-the-spot explusion.
03-18-2002, 11:11 AM
What keeps each individual pin from falling down once you have pushed it up to the proper height?
03-18-2002, 11:27 AM
The slight turning pressure on the cylinder causes the edge of the pin to catch on the edge of the cylinder at the proper height for that particular pin.
03-18-2002, 11:30 AM
03-18-2002, 04:25 PM
Yeah, but it's getting much harder to riffle pick locks now that mushroom pins are getting common. :(
03-18-2002, 11:15 PM
Very interesting site.
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