From: Roger Merchberger <>
Date: Mon Sep 27 16:29:57 1999

Rumor has it that Tony Duell may have mentioned these words:

>> ANY properly designed and installed lock must be unlocked before it can be
>> removed.
>Hmmm... I can think of plenty of locks, including most (house) door locks
>where, although the door (or whatever) has to be open to dismantle the
>lock, you don't have to have the key, or have the lock in the unlocked
>position to do so. Try locking one of your locks with the door open, and
>see if you can take it apart without unlocking it.

Besides, what would be the point, if you have physical access... A locked
house door doesn't stop a brick through the window, and I'll bet anyone
here dollars to doughnuts (or bagels, or whatever... ;-) that if I have
physical access to a computer, my saws-all (large, heavy, powerful,
electric reciprocating hacksaw) can make quick work of any case I've ever
seen, including the AS/400's & mainframes I worked on back just before the
turn of this decade.

Actually, that's something I didn't think about... I worked on IBM 3090 /
Amdahl 5890 mainframes back in '89... anyone giving those away nowadays?
;^> ;^>

Roger "Merch" Merchberger
Roger "Merch" Merchberger   ---   sysadmin, Iceberg Computers
Recycling is good, right???  Ok, so I'll recycle an old .sig.
If at first you don't succeed, nuclear warhead
disarmament should *not* be your first career choice.
Received on Mon Sep 27 1999 - 16:29:57 BST

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