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How To Pick A Lock - Beginners Guide To Picking Locks. Headline: You never know where and when you may need to pick a lock.

How To Pick A Lock - Beginners Guide To Picking Locks

You may just need to get into your house or car, or you may be captured by insurgents in a foreign nation. Whatever the case may be, this is the Beginners Guide To Lock Picking. With practice and time, your skills will improve. Even if you know nothing about lock picking, if you follow the steps outlined here, you should be able to pick your first lock open less than an hour from now. Lock Picking Instructions Step 1: Purchase a practice lock Now you're ready to purchase a practice lock.

Step 2: Remove all but one pin from your lock Attempting to pick a five pin tumbler is way too difficult for someone just starting out. Step 3: Get a torque wrench and a pick You probably don't own a lock pick set, so you're going to have to make due with household items. Step 4: Pick the lock And now the moment of truth; you're ready to pick your first lock. Step 5: Add some more pins and try again. Best places in the U.S. to survive the apocalypse. Interested in uplifting stories on the natural world, sustainable communities, simple food, and new thinking on how to live well?

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Howstuffworks "How Swearing Works"

" The"Firefly" universe, on the other hand, uses invented swears and Chinese curses. We all know what "bad words" are. Unlike most other language rules, we learn about swearwords and how to use them without any real study or classroom instruction. Even very young children know which words are naughty, although they don't always know exactly what those words mean. But swearwords aren't quite as simple as they seem. In this article, we'll explore what makes words into swearwords, why most Americans use them and how society responds to swearing. Virtually every language in every culture in the world has its own unique swearwords. Most researchers agree that swearing came from early forms of word magic. While spoken swearwords from different languages don't sound alike, they generally fall into one of two categories. So why do so many people swear? Top Vacation Spots For Geeks. Anyone can head for the beach, but if space flight, astronomy, or science fiction/fantasy movies (Lord of The Rings, anyone?)

Top Vacation Spots For Geeks

Mean anything to you, try these destinations instead. This story originally appeared on August 2, 2008. By now, you've probably heard of the “staycation,” a fuel-friendly alternative to packing up the car for a long drive or heading to the airport. Curbed by high gas prices, people are increasingly spending their free time at home, unwinding with their neglected hobbies and home entertainment systems. Yet for geeks (and I use that term in the nicest, self-deprecating, and science-and-tech-friendly way), the idea of a "staycation" seems business-as-usual. But now, with the boring, ordinary folks staying at home, it's the perfect time for geeks to hit the road. Fanboy Pilgrimage It wouldn't be a roundup of geek vacations without talking about heading off to see where canonical sci-fi and fantasy movies were filmed. 1 of 3 More Insights. Is Technology Causing Humans to Mutate? —

Consumer technology evolves fast.

Is Technology Causing Humans to Mutate? —

It's hard to believe that just two years ago, the Apple iPhone, Asus Eee PC, Amazon Kindle and Twitter didn't exist. Only college students were on Facebook. And Bill Gates still worked at Microsoft. What's harder to fathom is our own evolution. As technology changes, technology changes us -- how our minds and bodies physically work. 15 Free Guides That Really Teach You USEFUL Stuff.

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