September 20, 2004

How the Mighty Have Fallen

From across the entire spectrum of news sources available on the lovely, comes the revelation that you can pick Kryptonite's "tough" bike u-locks with a bic pen:

A 50-year-old lock design was rendered useless last week when a brief post to an internet forum revealed the lock can be popped open with a cheap plastic pen.

On Sunday, bike enthusiast and network security consultant Chris Brennan described opening an expensive Kryptonite bike lock using a ballpoint pen.

Bic, meanwhile, is no doubt researching how much more they can now charge for their flagship product. ;)

Rest of the story available at:,1284,64987,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_7

Posted by anatole at 02:49 PM | Comments (1)

September 13, 2004

Signatory Humour

From the e-mail signature of an employee at Environment Canada:

This message contains recycled electrons.

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