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[–] 2716057 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I don't like taking things for granted. That being said, I want to know what kind of security I'm using... and Master Lock doesn't quite cut it.

The more you know about picking, bypassing, shimming, and other intrusive techniques, the more you know about how secure your personal locks are.

Plus, it's a nice skill to have when a friend REALLY screws things up and they can't figure out a way into their locked possessions.

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[–] chryseos-geckota 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I used to be a massive snoop as a kid. One time I came across a locked toolbox. So instead of subtlety, I used a hammer. It turned out it my Dads ammo storage box. I got in trouble... Or maybe playing fallout 1 & 2, or Baldur's Gate with the lock picking piqued my interest. Maybe a bit of both.

Either way, I've decided to follow through on my interest of years...taken a while, but I'm about to start.

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[–] Cybernetic 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I've always been interested in doing things that I'm not supposed to be doing. I was experimenting with software security and modifying electronics for a while before I started lock picking. One day, I saw someone pick a lock in a movie and thought "how hard could it be?" I ordered a cheap set of lockpicks from China and started reading and watching videos. When the picks finally arrived, I intentionally locked myself out of my house with just the lockpicks so I was forced to pick my way back in. It took around 20 minutes, but I did manage to get back in. I was pretty surprised at how easy it was, even for a beginner. I re-evaluated the security of my house and locks after that.

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[–] iamprometheus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Father hid fire away, badly needed to get it.

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[–] Vladimara [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Pyromaniac, and a lock picker?

Well isn't that a recipe for disaster.

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[–] iamprometheus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Without playing my character I would say that I got into lock picking because of Richard Feynman. At an "impressionable age", I got my hands into his book [Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!]and read about his adventures and couldn't help myself but learn to lock pick.

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[–] iamprometheus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Disaster... Adventure... Meh, however you see it.

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[–] SmithAndLock 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I have worked as a professional locksmith for nearly a decade now.