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(Slate)   The history of key design: From ancient wooden rods to the hotel keycard   (slate.com) divider line 21
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2012-05-01 09:19:15 AM  
Followup slideshow: The History of Women Losing Them.
 
2012-05-01 09:47:37 AM  
There was an engineering student apprentice at a place I worked who said she was going to go to Yale.
I asked her, "so you're going to be a locksmith?"

She didn't get it.
 
2012-05-01 09:56:43 AM  
FFS, stop posting links to slideshows. No one wants to see that crap. Stop encouraging it.
 
2012-05-01 10:14:27 AM  
www.wired.com
 
2012-05-01 10:41:19 AM  
404'd!
 
2012-05-01 10:42:23 AM  
Lozenges?
 
2012-05-01 10:42:26 AM  
Sorry, the page you are looking for has moved. You may have clicked an expired link or mistyped the address. Some web addresses are case sensitive. Thanks for reading!
 
2012-05-01 10:57:23 AM  
I was expecting this thread to contain much more innuendo centered around the term "wooden rod".
 
2012-05-01 10:58:50 AM  

busy chillin': 404'd!


flaminio: Sorry, the page you are looking for has moved. You may have clicked an expired link or mistyped the address. Some web addresses are case sensitive. Thanks for reading!


Same here?
 
2012-05-01 11:05:22 AM  
20 page slide show? Fark you subby and the moran that green lit this.
/assuming they aren't one and the same
 
2012-05-01 11:18:12 AM  
Boobs are a sort of master key.
 
2012-05-01 12:06:06 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
Kiz
2012-05-01 12:43:44 PM  
Numbers 10 and 11 were awesome. I need those for my house.
 
2012-05-01 01:14:19 PM  
www.joblessandless.com

ooooohh
 
2012-05-01 01:47:47 PM  
Until people stop using "password" as their puter password, I still think using metal keys (or programmable keycards) would be a more secure method for a lot of things.
 
2012-05-01 02:07:36 PM  
images.wikia.com
/amused
 
2012-05-01 02:12:06 PM  
this reminds me of a story i read back in greek class. an architect designs the treasury of some king, but leaves a secret back entrance, in case he gets bored. before he dies, he tells his brothers about it.

the lock that sealed the treasury could not be broken without leaving evidence of breaking the seal. so, the brothers decide to rob the treasury through the secret entrance. in the process, one gets stuck in a booby trap, and he realizes he's screwed. since his dad was the architect, he knows that when he is found in the trap, they'll know his brother was the thief who got away. so he tells his brother to cut his head off.

his brother cuts his head off and escapes with the loot. everyone (other than the headless dead guy and the king) live happily ever after.

/ i forgot who wrote this story, but it was an easy read in the greek.
 
2012-05-01 03:20:21 PM  

WordyGrrl: Until people stop using "password" as their puter password, I still think using metal keys (or programmable keycards) would be a more secure method for a lot of things.


Something you have, something you know, something you are.
 
xcv
2012-05-01 03:46:33 PM  

WordyGrrl: Until people stop using "password" as their puter password, I still think using metal keys (or programmable keycards) would be a more secure method for a lot of things.



Actually, it's a step backwards for security now that there are more and more sites preventing me from using something obvious like "password" or my username as a password.


Allow me to reserve my secure password formats for high-risk accounts like banking and email that need protection and on the more visible but low-risk accounts I'll use the same insecure password themes I've had for over a decade.

I really don't give a shiat if some hacker gains access to my account on Fark, the NYTs or any other forum or blog, commenting account etc. If anything the quality of my discussion contributions would improve.
 
2012-05-02 12:02:57 AM  
I thought this article was damn interesting, thanks Subby

/ok Sexy, I'm going to bed now
 
2012-05-02 05:47:17 AM  
The perfect evolution of the key?
picsoff.com

There you go.
 
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