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2022-06-29 11:48:05 PM  
But he does it like a Boss.
 
2022-06-29 11:49:15 PM  
Shouldn't lock puzzles be on a Tumblr page?
 
2022-06-29 11:57:55 PM  

ImpendingCynic: Shouldn't lock puzzles be on a Tumblr page?


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2022-06-30 12:05:04 AM  
LPL is a freaking American hero.  Witness how weak our personal security is.
 
2022-06-30 12:13:23 AM  

ImpendingCynic: Shouldn't lock puzzles be on a Tumblr page?


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2022-06-30 12:26:48 AM  
I get the passion for solving puzzles, but for those who wish to avoid potential criminal charges by getting caught in the act, speed, efficiency, and brute force beats being clever almost every time.

This would be a much better tool.

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2022-06-30 12:35:11 AM  

danvon: I get the passion for solving puzzles, but for those who wish to avoid potential criminal charges by getting caught in the act, speed, efficiency, and brute force beats being clever almost every time.

This would be a much better tool.

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Much harder to hide in your pants, though.
 
2022-06-30 12:49:48 AM  

Neondistraction: danvon: I get the passion for solving puzzles, but for those who wish to avoid potential criminal charges by getting caught in the act, speed, efficiency, and brute force beats being clever almost every time.

This would be a much better tool.

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Much harder to hide in your pants, though.


Four letters to remember. J, N, C, O.

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2022-06-30 12:53:12 AM  

danvon: I get the passion for solving puzzles, but for those who wish to avoid potential criminal charges by getting caught in the act, speed, efficiency, and brute force beats being clever almost every time.

This would be a much better tool.

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If you're looking for speed and brute force, why take half measures?

[880] STRONGER Ramset vs. Stronger Master Lock
Youtube YREflbQzVB4
 
2022-06-30 12:56:29 AM  
as an ex-thief, security guard, legal locksmith, i did enjoy this.
as for the hex wrench, it did say to use the key to unlock it.
 
2022-06-30 1:00:03 AM  

Don Mattingly Can Kill You - And Will: LPL is a freaking American hero.  Witness how weak our personal security is.


The saying goes "locks keep out honest men". A more accurate saying would be "locks keep those who didn't wake up intending to commit a crime from succumbing to temptation, plus people too stupid or poor to use tools".
 
2022-06-30 1:06:53 AM  

danvon: I get the passion for solving puzzles, but for those who wish to avoid potential criminal charges by getting caught in the act, speed, efficiency, and brute force beats being clever almost every time.

This would be a much better tool.

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Locks only keep honest people honest.

LPL really focuses on that.
 
2022-06-30 1:07:05 AM  

ImpendingCynic: Shouldn't lock puzzles be on a Tumblr page?


Yeah but if you really want to get inside quckly, use a Grindr.
 
2022-06-30 1:22:26 AM  

danvon: Neondistraction: danvon: I get the passion for solving puzzles, but for those who wish to avoid potential criminal charges by getting caught in the act, speed, efficiency, and brute force beats being clever almost every time.

This would be a much better tool.

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Much harder to hide in your pants, though.

Four letters to remember. J, N, C, O.

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I thought we as a culture agreed to forget that JNCOs existed.
 
2022-06-30 1:28:47 AM  
Yeah, I saw the 20 minute runtime on an LPL video and thought "Holy shiat! Where's my credit card to buy that lock‽" But then I saw it was a puzzle when I started the video.

I agree with LPL's assessment.  It was only 17 minutes because he was an experienced lock picker, even without tools.  With a trained Engineer's mind, as he was manipulating and rotating, I caught what the next steps should be a few seconds before he did.  What would have stumped me was the Lockpicking-specific domain knowledge of the master-keying and own-key raking.  I have zero picking skills beyond shiatty MasterLock brand picking.  That would have stumped me for months.

I also thought he abandoned the bag too quickly, and it turned out he should have taken the hint in the instructions more seriously.  But I also agree with him he met the "no external tools" spirit of the instruction as well as the letter.
 
2022-06-30 2:06:47 AM  
Can't wait to see Chris Ramsay take a crack at it to see who gets the better solve time.

Related to physical security.  I installed a bluetooth / wireless deadbolt on the door to my business so I could remotely pop the lock for the UPS/FedEx deliveries when I'm offsite and nobody is at the shop, and I posted about it to Social Media.

I got a glut of "You dumbass, it would be so easy to hack your door'"follow-ups from the 'iamverysmart' peanut gallery.

To which I had to point out the large single pane glass window next to the door that could be easily breached in a matter of seconds with any of the decently sized rocks laying around the industrial complex. Someone wants in, there are far easier ways than 'hacking the lock'.

Never mind the four cameras on the outside of the building and four more inside monitoring everything (mostly so I can forward clips to my insurance agent saying "See, things got stolen/caught fire") Not like anything interesting ever happens here.

Well... except for that one time a couple weeks back.

Typical Day at BrainFizz Labs
Youtube lwNQUr-2euw


Not had a single person come by and try to 'hack my door' but at least once a month we get tweakers poking around the complex looking for stuff to steal.  And that's just a chance for me to scare the crap out of with the external PA system.
 
2022-06-30 2:34:45 AM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: danvon: I get the passion for solving puzzles, but for those who wish to avoid potential criminal charges by getting caught in the act, speed, efficiency, and brute force beats being clever almost every time.

This would be a much better tool.

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Locks only keep honest people honest.

LPL really focuses on that.


They're an inconvenience.  Inconveniences can be beneficial to you when other things are more convenient for someone else to target
 
2022-06-30 2:53:46 AM  

unbelver: But I also agree with him he met the "no external tools" spirit of the instruction as well as the letter.


He could have shimmed it open in 30 seconds using a shim as "an external tool." But since it was a puzzle lock you gotta go by the rules.

/Kobayashi Maru excepted
 
2022-06-30 3:37:33 AM  

Alien Robot: He could have shimmed it open in 30 seconds using a shim as "an external tool."


A shim alone wouldn't have worked, as there was a rod through a passage element that required gravity to work in order to release a tool to open another gate that allowed the shackle to be released. The shim's usefulness would have ended after the key latch was bypassed, but useless after the self-key rake tool release was necessary.
 
2022-06-30 4:02:37 AM  

Don Mattingly Can Kill You - And Will: LPL is a freaking American hero.  Witness how weak our personal security is.


Buy more guns?
 
2022-06-30 4:05:29 AM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: danvon: I get the passion for solving puzzles, but for those who wish to avoid potential criminal charges by getting caught in the act, speed, efficiency, and brute force beats being clever almost every time.

This would be a much better tool.

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Locks only keep honest people honest.

LPL really focuses on that.


Locks works great where there's people around.
 
2022-06-30 4:45:43 AM  

moike: To which I had to point out the large single pane glass window next to the door that could be easily breached in a matter of seconds with any of the decently sized rocks laying around the industrial complex. Someone wants in, there are far easier ways than 'hacking the lock'.


I heard about an office with a secure IT storage room (company notebooks, etc). Needed a pass card to get in, heavy door, and so on.

6 months after the office opened they realized they wanted to make some IT drone work in that storage closet, so they added a glass pane next to the door for sunlight. When the office got robbed one night, you can guess what happened next.

// They fixed the cable
 
2022-06-30 6:55:03 AM  
I had a friend some years back that learned lockpicking.
He even started his Toyota Land Cruiser with a pick and bobby pin, saying he had lost his key. (I think he just did it for show.) He took me driving off road in his Land Cruiser once; the vehicle had recap tires with chucks falling off of their sides and he had no spare tire.
Good times.
 
2022-06-30 7:53:08 AM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: danvon: I get the passion for solving puzzles, but for those who wish to avoid potential criminal charges by getting caught in the act, speed, efficiency, and brute force beats being clever almost every time.

This would be a much better tool.

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Locks only keep honest people honest.

LPL really focuses on that.


I like how he focuses on defeating the system rather than just picking the lock. He's not above chain sawing the front off a safe if that's the fastest way in
 
2022-06-30 8:22:20 AM  

danvon: I get the passion for solving puzzles, but for those who wish to avoid potential criminal charges by getting caught in the act, speed, efficiency, and brute force beats being clever almost every time.

This would be a much better tool.

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I take your point. But counterpoint: I've had a dozen interactions with police while carrying my lockpicks (I carry them for honest reasons, I deal with a lot of padlocks that may or may not have keys--old sheds, lots of boats that have ski lockers no one has the keys to anymore, etc.) and never raised an eyebrow. If I were wandering around with 3' bolt cutters, I guarantee someone would want to talk to me about it.
 
2022-06-30 8:24:51 AM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: Locks only keep honest people honest.


Honest people don't need to be kept honest. I don't steal things because I'm an honest person. I wouldn't steal things that were unlocked either.
 
2022-06-30 8:35:54 AM  

Don Mattingly Can Kill You - And Will: LPL is a freaking American hero.  Witness how weak our personal security is.


The really depression videos are the electronic gun safes.  Those things seem to generally have the security of a wet paper bag.
 
2022-06-30 8:52:24 AM  

RobotSpider: danvon: I get the passion for solving puzzles, but for those who wish to avoid potential criminal charges by getting caught in the act, speed, efficiency, and brute force beats being clever almost every time.

This would be a much better tool.

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I take your point. But counterpoint: I've had a dozen interactions with police while carrying my lockpicks (I carry them for honest reasons, I deal with a lot of padlocks that may or may not have keys--old sheds, lots of boats that have ski lockers no one has the keys to anymore, etc.) and never raised an eyebrow. If I were wandering around with 3' bolt cutters, I guarantee someone would want to talk to me about it.


Many states have vague "possession of burglary tools" laws. The law requires intent, but someone merely being in a parking lot with a bolt cutter or slim jim in the trunk could be all a jury needs to infer "intent."

Cops around here use the law a lot after pulling over a motorist and searching the vehicle. If they can't find drugs or a weapon that crowbar will do for a bust.
 
2022-06-30 9:19:02 AM  
These puzzle box things are cool, but I can't see spending a couple hundred bucks on something that basically becomes a paperweight once you solve it.
 
2022-06-30 11:17:20 AM  
My 20 volt DeWalt angle grinder with a cutoff wheel will defeat your lock in a heartbeat. Your kryptonite, shielded hasp or fuggedabout it lock may as well be made of plastic. I cut off a 100 dollar kryptonite cable lock in about 5 seconds the other day at the pier for my freind and had two druggies come up and ask me to cut there locks off their bikes for them as they had lost the key .... There is not a padlock or a bike lock out there it cannot defeat and quickly.
 
2022-06-30 11:36:19 AM  
I use Lock Picking Lawyer videos as product reviews.  If you can whack a lock with a rubber mallet and open it faster than you could with its key (that's not an exaggeration) then don't buy that lock.

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2022-06-30 11:41:17 AM  

danvon: I get the passion for solving puzzles, but for those who wish to avoid potential criminal charges by getting caught in the act, speed, efficiency, and brute force beats being clever almost every time.

This would be a much better tool.

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Also works on Gordian Knots, I'm told
 
2022-06-30 12:09:57 PM  

Don Mattingly Can Kill You - And Will: LPL is a freaking American hero.  Witness how weak our personal security is.


I bought a cheap lock pick kit and a few practice locks off ebay ( Like this )and was amazed how easy they were to pick after only ten or twenty minutes practice.
 
2022-06-30 2:31:42 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Don Mattingly Can Kill You - And Will: LPL is a freaking American hero.  Witness how weak our personal security is.

I bought a cheap lock pick kit and a few practice locks off ebay ( Like this )and was amazed how easy they were to pick after only ten or twenty minutes practice.


And picks (even Lishi) are often the hardest and slowest way to get through locks. Latch slipping, shims, bypass drivers, overlifting, bumping, etc. all tend to be faster, and loads of commonly used locks are vulnerable.
 
2022-06-30 2:37:44 PM  

poorjon: He's not above chain sawing the front off a safe if that's the fastest way in


His wife is of the same mindset.
[801] My Wife vs. Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Lock
Youtube lod_LUp3ggc
 
2022-06-30 6:42:53 PM  
LPL is a casually misogynistic, conservative, gun-humper.  I'm genuinely baffled by the love he's getting here.
 
2022-06-30 10:33:46 PM  

danvon: I get the passion for solving puzzles, but for those who wish to avoid potential criminal charges by getting caught in the act, speed, efficiency, and brute force beats being clever almost every time.

This would be a much better tool.

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Yeah, but it will be blatantly obvious that someone's been in there. Not all thefts are of gold and jewels ..
 
2022-06-30 10:36:53 PM  

180IQ: LPL is a casually misogynistic, conservative, gun-humper.  I'm genuinely baffled by the love he's getting here.


It's fark.  consistency is frowned upon.
 
2022-07-01 1:55:56 AM  

180IQ: I'm genuinely baffled by the love he's getting here.


Because he doesn't bring his politics into the channel?  It's all about locks and physical security.
 
2022-07-01 7:29:15 AM  

unbelver: 180IQ: I'm genuinely baffled by the love he's getting here.

Because he doesn't bring his politics into the channel?  It's all about locks and physical security.


This. I've watched a few of his videos and can't remember him ever saying anything that wasn't about the lock he was picking.
 
2022-07-01 9:00:52 AM  

unbelver: 180IQ: I'm genuinely baffled by the love he's getting here.

Because he doesn't bring his politics into the channel?  It's all about locks and physical security.


So we'll ignore the videos when he's out at the range with his guns?
 
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