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The Open Organisation Of Lockpickers. This is a repository of the most up-to-date versions of Deviant's lock diagrams and animations.

The Open Organisation Of Lockpickers

Seen in all of the TOOOL educational materials and slide decks, these files are all released under the Creative Commons license. You are free to use any of them for non-commercial purposes, as long as they are properly attributed and the same freedom for others is maintained in all derivative works. Please note that these diagrams have evolved and developed over time. While Deviant is still proud of the older versions of his images, if you still have copies of legacy material they should all be replaced with the latest versions available here.

Each image shown below in thumbnail form can be accessed in high resolution individually, or you can obtain the full set from the zip archive at the bottom of this page. Lock Basics and Mechanical Operation How pin tumblers are arranged and how locks operate (or fail to) with conventional keys Introduction to Lockpicking Manipulation-Resistant Locks. In Graphics: What Is a Stock? Successful investing can make you rich — or at the very least it is one step towards achieving your financial goals.

In Graphics: What Is a Stock?

But being a successful investor requires neither time-travel skills enabling you to purchase Google (GOOG) stock at $80 a pop, nor a crystal ball that will show you the next hot asset class. It simply requires knowledge and perseverance. 5 Excellent Downloadable eBooks To Teach Yourself Linux. So you have heard of all the advantages and geeky babble about how Linux is better and you have finally decided to try it?

5 Excellent Downloadable eBooks To Teach Yourself Linux

Just one thing, you don’t know an awful lot about Linux to get you started. If you’ve already checked out our guide to Linux and still need more, how about some free ebooks to teach yourself Linux, that you can download today? Would that help? Free – you ask? Yes, free. If you are starting out on your journey towards Linux awesomeness, here are a few free downloadable ebooks to teach yourself Linux that should help you along nicely: Getting Started Guide to Linux MakeUseOf’s very own Newbie’s Guide to Linux, tells you how to choose a distribution and then teaches you how to perform a basic Linux install. Stefan did a great job in keeping it simple and to the point, the way beginners want it. Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide Takes you from the absolute basics to basics. GNU/Linux Command line tools Summary (Download) Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference (Download)

Most Popular Repurposing Tricks of 2011. The best trick of all is repairing broken stuff.

Most Popular Repurposing Tricks of 2011

You would be amazed that in this throw away age so many things can be repaired easily. Invest your money in quality tools, and you will find the tool pays for itself in the first few repairs you make with it. There are wonderful adhesives and tapes that people aren't aware of that work wonders. Various quotations.

5 Ways To Hack Your Brain Into Awesomeness. Much of the brain is still mysterious to modern science, possibly because modern science itself is using brains to analyze it.

5 Ways To Hack Your Brain Into Awesomeness

There are probably secrets the brain simply doesn't want us to know. But by no means should that stop us from tinkering around in there, using somewhat questionable and possibly dangerous techniques to make our brains do what we want. We can't vouch for any of these, either their effectiveness or safety. All we can say is that they sound awesome, since apparently you can make your brain... #5. So you just picked up the night shift at your local McDonald's, you have class every morning at 8am and you have no idea how you're going to make it through the day without looking like a guy straight out of Dawn of the Dead, minus the blood... hopefully.

"SLEEEEEEEEEP... uh... What if we told you there was a way to sleep for little more than two hours a day, and still feel more refreshed than taking a 12-hour siesta on a bed made entirely out of baby kitten fur? Holy Shit!