September 20, 2004

How the Mighty Have Fallen

From across the entire spectrum of news sources available on the lovely news.google.com, 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:
http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,64987,00.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:

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This message contains recycled electrons.

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