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Which high-quality bike lock has the smallest keys?

Which high-quality bike lock has the smallest keys? [more inside]
posted by activitystory on May 27, 2010 - 9 answers

It's a tanker desk with extra security. How do I remove the security for esthetic reasons?

I've got this metal thing on my metal desk. How do I get it off? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Apr 7, 2010 - 7 answers

Landlord relations concerning apartment locks

I'm paranoid about security and want to add a strong door lock and interior deadbolt when I move in. What should I expect (or how should I handle) the landlord-relations part of this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2010 - 15 answers

Is there anyway to lock individual pages in Word?

In Microsoft Word (2007) is there anyway for me to have a multi-page document where each page functions like an individual document (so edits on one page won't affect subsequent ones)? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Mar 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Deadbolt dead? What next?

What happened to my lock (it's a basic Kwikset)? Did it wear out or did someone try to pick it? [more inside]
posted by nnk on Feb 26, 2010 - 8 answers

Why won't my car key turn in the door lock?

The car key goes into the door lock, but it won't turn. What's wrong and how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Feb 19, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me remove my bike lock from my bike.

How do I remove my £30 Kryptonite D- (or U-) lock from my £200 bike? The lock wouldn't open, I over-turned the key and the key sheared off inside the lock. I still have the spare key but obviously can't insert it. [more inside]
posted by KMH on Jan 26, 2010 - 30 answers

This door is secured, sir!

I've got Weslock doorknobs in my new house... which I can remove easily, except for the ones with privacy latches, like the bathroom doors. The privacy latch is a little button on the side of the door with the collar that's supposed to rotate so that you can access the screws underneath it. How do I get it out of my way? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Jan 20, 2010 - 12 answers

Lost my bicycle's wheel lock key. What now?

Help! I lost the key for my vintage dutch bike's wheel lock. Do I have any hope of ever being able to use it again? [more inside]
posted by sanitycheck on Jan 9, 2010 - 11 answers

Securing a bicycle seat

Recommendations on securing a quick-release bicycle seatpost? [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers on Dec 18, 2009 - 16 answers

Help! My door knob is stuck and I'm trapped in my room!

Help! I'm stuck in my bedroom. The knob won't turn much either way and won't come unlatched. The only person who has a key to my house is out of town, so I can't even call a locksmith and have him let in. How can I get out of my bedroom? The door knob is the kind with screws only on the exterior. I've tried to slide a credit card in, but that did not yield results. Anyone have any advice to help me get out of my room?
posted by birdlady on Oct 7, 2009 - 115 answers

"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race." —H. G. Wells

Would you be willing to trust your bike to the Abus Granit Futura mini U-lock? (Either alone or as part of some u-lock/chain combo). [more inside]
posted by regicide is good for you on Jun 18, 2009 - 18 answers

How do I keep a Weber grill from being stolen?

I'd like to get my dad a shiny new Weber grill. I'd like to keep it from "walking away", however. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by agentmunroe on Jun 6, 2009 - 16 answers

Click. Click.

What is the use of double locks? Not two separate lock, just the kind of lock that you can turn once (which locks the door) and then another time, in the same direction (which locks the door... more?). [more inside]
posted by Skyanth on May 27, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me get started with electronics

DIY RFID door lock. [more inside]
posted by dance on Apr 2, 2009 - 5 answers

Always locked front door knob

I'm looking for a front door lock or doorknob that stays locked even after you've opened the door. [more inside]
posted by fnerg on Mar 29, 2009 - 9 answers

Bike Lock Suggestions?

Best bike lock in the $20-30 range? [more inside]
posted by mizike on Mar 7, 2009 - 7 answers

Handiman?Handiwoman? Please help me open these 1960's era windows.

How do I open these aluminum windows from the 60's? The lock has a top-of-window sash component, then a metal ribbon-looking thing, and a screw in the top of the bottom sash. [more inside]
posted by pomegranate on Feb 5, 2009 - 5 answers

Can't get the lock together

Can you help me get this door to lock behind me? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Jan 17, 2009 - 8 answers

A laptop lock that can't be defeated by pens or pennies

Is there a good $50-ish laptop/notebook lock out there that *can't* be opened by a toilet paper tube, ballpoint pen, penny, or other common item? [more inside]
posted by Ky on Jan 2, 2009 - 12 answers

Can I lock in todays rates for a future building project?

Mortgage Expert Needed: How do I take advantage of these low low mortgage rates BEFORE I gain building approval. [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Dec 22, 2008 - 3 answers

bump (key) for (no) justice

It looks like someone tried to open my front door with a bump key. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by oats on Dec 7, 2008 - 13 answers

locked out!

So I locked myself out... [more inside]
posted by LordSludge on Nov 10, 2008 - 18 answers

Balcony Door Secret

Do theater balcony doors have secret unlocking mechanisms? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Aug 24, 2008 - 2 answers

Utility Company Security?? Who Manages?

Who runs physical plant security at utility companies?? Think: cell towers, eletrical utilities, water utlities, etc... any company that has remote locations... [more inside]
posted by dyerfr on Aug 18, 2008 - 4 answers

I need a locking doorknob.

I need to install a key-locking doorknob on my bedroom door. What sort of options do I have, and can I do this myself? [more inside]
posted by Verdandi on Aug 3, 2008 - 6 answers

Car Door Lock Malfunction

When I lock my car with the remote, approx every 1 in 5 times the drivers door doesn't lock. I hear the mechanism activate, but I can see that the little lock handle on the inside of the door only moves halfway. Similar thing happens on unlock. What's going on here and who can fix this - my regular mechanic wasn't able to help. [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Aug 3, 2008 - 9 answers

Keyless entry

What's the state of play in the home/office keyless entry world now? I am aware of this thread from 2005. [more inside]
posted by dance on Jul 9, 2008 - 3 answers

U-Lock Saw

How do I liberate my bike from a U-lock? [more inside]
posted by jtajta on May 23, 2008 - 22 answers

Bowlers in Bolivia and Peru

There are two different stories about how bowler hats came to Bolivia and Peru. [more inside]
posted by tellurian on Mar 7, 2008 - 2 answers

How can I break into an empty filing cabinet?

How can I break into an (empty) filing cabinet? [more inside]
posted by paddingtonb on Mar 4, 2008 - 15 answers

Welcome to our website. Our hours of operation are 2:00pm to 2:05pm.

In the movie Paprika by Satoshi Kon one of the tropes was a website that would show specific content at a specific time. While I'm sure this is possible, is it easily implementable? Better yet, is there an downloadable script or somesuch that I can use on my website? Can a page be time-locked?
posted by lekvar on Jan 23, 2008 - 15 answers

I've lost my keys, am stuck inside, and not sure what to do.

I seem to have lost my keys. I wish it were just that simple. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Dec 18, 2007 - 22 answers

Do I really have to cut through the lock?

Bicycle was locked outside (it's against the rules to bring it inside the apartment where I live). It rained, and the bicycle wasn't used for some time, and now the lock won't budge (it rusted, I think): key goes in, but doesn't turn. I tried WD-40 but it didn't work. Before I cut through the lock, are there any other solutions I could try?
posted by sailoreagle on Oct 30, 2007 - 21 answers

Help me get to the garden! How can I unlock the patio doors?

In our new house, I can't work out how to get out of the double glazed sliding patio doors. They are locked, and I think I have the key (well, I have a key), but they just won't open. What am I missing? [more inside]
posted by handee on Aug 17, 2007 - 11 answers

My baby (car) has a secret (compartment)

My hatchback car (Honda Fit) doesn't have a separately-locking trunk or glovebox. Can I add a lock-box or secret compartment somewhere inside the car for stashing a few items, for those times I must turn over my keys (parking garage, valet)? Ideally I'd only be securing/concealing 3 deck-of-cards-sized items: iPod, GPS, EZPass. There are no official Honda accessories that do this, nor can I find any Fit-fanatic mods that have addressed it.
posted by xo on Aug 1, 2007 - 4 answers

HP PAvillion ISSUES***LOCKED OUT

My HP Pavillion dv4000 is not allowing me to log into the computer. It did this once before saying i lost my password and i had to have my ex do some trickery and it was fine. Now it is doing it all over again. This time I did not have a password..it has just locked me out completely. [more inside]
posted by eve28 on Jun 17, 2007 - 9 answers

How can we unlock a house that isn't ours?

My boyfriend just locked his keys inside his boss's house. Boss's house key is on the key ring that is inside the house. Boss is on vacation out of the country and is unreachable. Boyfriend's wallet and phone are also locked in the house, and so is the boss's cat. Please help us. [more inside]
posted by tatiana wishbone on May 9, 2007 - 34 answers

Random windows lockups

Windows XP: my wife's computer locks up a few times a day, but there are no other symptoms. What could be wrong? [more inside]
posted by samw on Apr 10, 2007 - 16 answers

Where to buy an electric door strike?

Where can I buy an electric door strike near Burlington, Ontario? [more inside]
posted by Sonic_Molson on Apr 3, 2007 - 1 answer

Apartment Security: How can I make my particular set of door and windows more secure, on a budget?

Apartment Security: How can I make my particular set of door and windows more secure, on a budget? Details inside re. my existing setup. [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Mar 22, 2007 - 12 answers

u lock or u don't lock?

can you bring a bike lock (u-lock style) on a plane in your carryon? [more inside]
posted by Hat Maui on Mar 13, 2007 - 9 answers

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I'm looking for an OS X utility that will capture and discard all keyboard and mouse input until I tell it to stop. [more inside]
posted by Armitage Shanks on Feb 16, 2007 - 17 answers

Motorcycle Security

What’s the best way to secure a parked motorcycle? [more inside]
posted by ijoshua on Jan 25, 2007 - 14 answers

How to lock Firefox in fullscreen mode?

How can I lock Firefox open in fullscreen mode so that unless you do some hotkey, no one can get at anything else (including Ctrl-Alt-Del and Alt-Tab) [more inside]
posted by deansfurniture5 on Jan 10, 2007 - 17 answers

Is he having a (door lock) laugh?

Is it possible to fix or replace a door lock on a ten year old aluminium main front door that has now jammed? [more inside]
posted by pettins on Nov 26, 2006 - 2 answers

Lockdown!

PadLockFilter: My tech teachers in school both have these really soft-edged "mickey mouse" keys (they have two holes in the head of the key, like mickey's ears) that open pretty much any key padlock (all Masters, and some other generics). [more inside]
posted by weaponsgradecarp on Nov 8, 2006 - 12 answers

My Bluetooth Dongle seems to lock up XP SP2

My Bluetooth dongle locks up XP SP2. The device is KINAMAX BT-USB USB 2.0. The computer is a Compaq Presario 6000. I have tried installing useing the newest BlueSoleil drivers 2.3 and disabling the windows drivers. Once they are installed it pairs its self with my plantronics 320 headseat but the computer will intermittently freeze up. No error messages.
posted by govtrust on Oct 3, 2006 - 6 answers

I need an exterior lock set for a very thick door.

I have searched online, and been to 2 different hardware stores, including one with an extensive lock collection, and no one seems to have anything available. The door is 2 1/4" thick, and most lock hardware is for doors 1 1/2-1 3/4" thick. Any suggestions?
posted by getupandgo on Sep 26, 2006 - 6 answers

walking sux

How do I get my bike lock open? [more inside]
posted by thirteenkiller on Jul 30, 2006 - 27 answers

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