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  • How to Pick Simple Locks/Latches with a Paper Clip

    ...uuh... yeaah.. ... .... that should work.

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  • How to Build a 12x20 Cabin on a Budget

    Start of inaugural "National Shanty Town" Scheme ?

    Camoflague the project ? Paint it in surrounding colours, even the roof, so google earth won't easily display it. Plant shrubs close to the hut or even build it in such a hinged way, that it can be compacted out of sight when you leave it. Off you go, use your thinking cap followed by the iCan.

    ...or near sand dunes...(Rujberg-Knude Lighthouse Station in Zeeland, Denmark)

    Thanks for your hint, but this project is not for the "First day DIYer". Anybody tackling anything of this magnitude will realise what Rules of Static will have to be applied in their area.

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  • TheodorE2 commented on Mr.Sanchez's instructable Jury rig it: Picking Lock your Car.3 years ago
    Jury rig it: Picking Lock your Car.

    I like the " scream loudly: This is my car !" Typical brazenness of a thief. The more confident one is and the more professional one looks, the less likely doubters will get in the way. "Not my problem, stay clear, you only get 'egg on your face'." May I suggest to stay with the procedure, say to express your interest how it is done and maybe ask for further proof of ownership once the "owner/thief" is getting inside. Honest people have nothing to lose, the crooks might get nervous. Be prepared that it could get nasty once the person is presenting a weapon. Back off and notice as many details as could be valuable for the police.

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  • How to Pick Simple Locks/Latches with a Paper Clip

    Correct "above" to " below" ( at Charles.miller.330)

    Sure. But breaking in doesn't have to be malignant all the time. If a child is brought up of honest nature, knowing these techniques could save a life one day. Given an elderly person is having a fall inside a locked house and being unable to come to the door, knowing how to override security can be a valuable asset. Don't you appreciate when the roadside service is opening your car without damage ? It's the ancient cat and mouse game of survival of the fittest: Be one step ahead of your opponent.

    Any idea for this problem ?

    "Bobby" Pins do have 2 straight parts, "Bobbly" Pins are consistent of 1 straight and 1 wavy component as shown in the picture above. Very rare "Wobbly" Pins are having 2 wavy parts while "Nobbly" or "Nobby" Pins are made of invisible material which is making them appear non-existent. The latter can be acquired in shops for free, but only on special request. Simple.

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  • TheodorE2 commented on Carleyy's instructable 13 Unusual Uses for a Hair Dryer3 years ago
    13 Unusual Uses for a Hair Dryer

    I am a bit concerned about Step 11, Defrosting a frozen window. Wouldn't it have the same effect as pouring hot water on a frozen windshield of a car, resulting in cracks ?

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  • TheodorE2 commented on pizzidave's instructable Coiling a USB power cord3 years ago
    Coiling a USB power cord

    ...strangling the kids while doing so...

    Tastic... What flavour ?

    Correct. That is why we don't see overland power lines coiled...

    extra work, extra cost - not all customers want it.

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  • TheodorE2 commented on malka1's instructable How to sleep less but not feel sleepless3 years ago
    How to sleep less but not feel sleepless

    When purchasing a product and the instructions are written in a flawed grammar with dubious use of correct vocabulary, one is questioning the quality of the product as well. If the inventor is not perfect in this field of styling, it does pay to engage the service of a proof reader as part of successful marketing. Furthermore, when scripting texts, computer devices are fitted with spell checkers and where missing, a dictionary (a book...?) will perform this task as well. A kind reminder to those supporting "shortcuts" and "imperfections": Keeping up any language and not letting it slip off into the "TXT abbreviation swamp" is an effort of maintaining culture as a sign of an intelligent society formed by commonly agreed education standards instead of everyon...

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    When purchasing a product and the instructions are written in a flawed grammar with dubious use of correct vocabulary, one is questioning the quality of the product as well. If the inventor is not perfect in this field of styling, it does pay to engage the service of a proof reader as part of successful marketing. Furthermore, when scripting texts, computer devices are fitted with spell checkers and where missing, a dictionary (a book...?) will perform this task as well. A kind reminder to those supporting "shortcuts" and "imperfections": Keeping up any language and not letting it slip off into the "TXT abbreviation swamp" is an effort of maintaining culture as a sign of an intelligent society formed by commonly agreed education standards instead of everyone's articulation creativity. Dismissed. Carry on...

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  • TheodorE2 commented on Aleator777's instructable Morning Routine Machine3 years ago
    Morning Routine Machine

    Complicated ? Sure, because it is a prototype. Once it is being tweaked mechanically and in its design to appear more simple at a low price, it will take of on the market unquestioned. Mention efficiency and it WILL sell faster than it can be manufactured. Smartphones looked complicated in the beginning as well and THEY can't even load your toothbrush...

    We need more inventors in Oz. And manufacturers. Yes, I do remember Chitti-Chitti Bang-Bang, especially the Lolly Factory segment.

    ...as long as the user doesn't mix up the tubes and is fitting Vegemite to the machine (oops, lol)

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