Re: Hackers vs. Crackers (long reply)
Article: 8927 of alt.hackers From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Friedrich Knauss) Newsgroups: alt.hackers Subject: Re: Hackers vs. Crackers (long reply) Date: 23 Oct 1995 14:26:31 -0700 Organization: QUALCOMM, Incorporated; San Diego, CA, USA Lines: 36 Approved: sure Message-ID: email@example.com NNTP-Posting-Host: apprentice.qualcomm.com Status: RO
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Jeff Mercer <email@example.com> wrote: [...] >The other day I had to help someone get into her car, which she had locked >her keys into. DOn't ask me how someone can leave their keys *in the >ignition* and lock themselves out... *sigh* > >The solution? The only one available: break the window. I don't see this as the only solution. Which is why I don't really see it as a hack. Why? Because I was faced with the same situation (I still don't know how I locked myself out with the keys in the ignition). That led to this ObHack: Problem: Keys in car. Motor running. Door locked. Solution: Auto Club? Car's running. Break the window? Pricey. Pick the Lock? Better, but I don't carry a pickset anymore. However, I did need to get new windshield wipers soon, and they were cheaper than a whole window. I took the blade out of the passenger side, and removed the the metal guides. There are two of these per blade, which is how many parts you need for a lockpick. Unfortunately, it was a tad bit narrower than the lock. By doubling one piece over in a very sharp V shape (about 1-2 degrees) and bending the ends at right angles I had a very usable torque. A few minutes of scraping on the curb with the other piece gave me what I hoped would be adequate rake. I guessed right (or got lucky), and had the car open a minute later. I put a strip of duct tape along the exposed wiper bracket to protect the window, and went off on my merry way. -- AUTHOR: firstname.lastname@example.org DISCLAIMER: Any use of this product, in any manner whatsoever, will increase the amount of disorder in the universe.