Lock Picking =p

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Ever managed to pick a lock successfully?

Yes, but only once.
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13%
Yes, twice.
1
7%
Yes, three times or even more.
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7%
Nope, but I always wanted to do that.
4
27%
Nope, but this sounds interesting. Might as well try it.
2
13%
Nope, and I don't feel like ever doing it.
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33%
 
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Lock Picking =p

Post by mk1995 » October 7th, 2009, 10:03 pm

This poll came to my mind when I remembered a few years back. I found a diary my sister once got as a birthday present years ago and it had a little lock. I heard it's possible to pick locks with a hairpin, so I went to the bathroom, took one, went back to the lock and tried to unlock it. Guess what - I did it! But my sister didn't write into that diary yet (and still hadn't - her other one isn't even full), so I locked it up again and put it back.

This was the only time I successfully picked a lock.

How about you? What're your experiences with lock-picking, if any?
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Re: Lock Picking =p

Post by musicmaker » October 7th, 2009, 10:08 pm

I've never really pursued the hobby as it won't generally benefit me in real life. But picking locks sounds cool anyway. :)
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Re: Lock Picking =p

Post by John Wain » October 8th, 2009, 9:04 pm

Yes, but it's one thing to pick a lock from a diary than one from an entrance door... as the latter is incomparably more complex. My experience in this is basically zero.

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Re: Lock Picking =p

Post by mk1995 » October 8th, 2009, 9:48 pm

Good point, but I wasn't necessarily talking about lock-picking padlocks with hairpins, only. I was talking about lock-picking in general: Locks of every kind, usage of either a hairpin or a professional lock pick, ... Of course a diary padlock is less complex than a lock from entrance doors (taking your example), but either lock can be picked, nevertheless. It's just a matter of skill and the usage of the most fitting lock pick.

Speaking of doorlock-picking, I just remembered a funny school incident. We (my class) had our next period in a room that was locked by the time we got there. Since someone in my class also heard about lock-picking and wanted to try it, he took a paper clip, bent it straight and tried to pick the lock. Of course, the new locks are secure against such amateuric attempts of picking, but the worst thing was: The paper clip got stuck in the lock! And by the time a teacher came and managed to get it out, the bell already rung, indicating the beginning of the period. Way to go! Now you guys know how to delay the begin of a period. :P

Edit: I wonder who ever picked a lock twice...
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Re: Lock Picking =p

Post by Veke » October 9th, 2009, 2:38 pm

mk1995 wrote: Edit: I wonder who ever picked a lock twice...
Must have been a criminal. First he picked a lock of something where he stole something from. When he was arrested and imprisoned, he picked the lock of his prison cell. He realized it wasn't worth it and never picked a lock again.

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Re: Lock Picking =p

Post by Eagle-Head Priest 97 » October 9th, 2009, 9:54 pm

I was the one who picked a lock twice. I've picked my door's lock, and my brother's door's lock. I used a screwdriver though.
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Re: Lock Picking =p

Post by mk1995 » October 10th, 2009, 11:36 am

Phillips or slotted?
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Re: Lock Picking =p

Post by Eagle-Head Priest 97 » October 10th, 2009, 1:21 pm

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Re: Lock Picking =p

Post by Neogogeta » October 10th, 2009, 5:14 pm

I tried once just to confirm the myth. It didn't work out.
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Re: Lock Picking =p

Post by n00blord » October 12th, 2009, 9:09 pm

I tried with needles and stuff and got bored so I broke it with hammer, does that count?

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Re: Lock Picking =p

Post by mk1995 » October 13th, 2009, 2:22 pm

n00blord wrote:I tried with needles and stuff and got bored so I broke it with hammer, does that count?
I guess not, since you didn't pick the lock successfully. Instead you broke it and that's not the same as picking it.

But which lock would you ever break, anyway?
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Re: Lock Picking =p

Post by n00blord » October 27th, 2009, 5:48 pm

Anyway, why? Huh, i forgot a key of my house, no one was home, back door with a lock, took a hammer... me in... ^^

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Re: Lock Picking =p

Post by mk1995 » October 28th, 2009, 2:52 pm

n00blord wrote:Anyway, why? Huh, i forgot a key of my house, no one was home, back door with a lock, took a hammer... me in... ^^
Still doesn't count. You broke the lock, you did not pick it.
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Re: Lock Picking =p

Post by n00blord » November 15th, 2009, 11:11 pm

Well, if "picking=using tools to open a lock" then I did.

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Re: Lock Picking =p

Post by musicmaker » November 16th, 2009, 12:07 pm

It doesn't mean that. Picking locks is successfully unlocking a lock without producing evidence that the lock has been tampered with.
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