Made copies of keys at Home Depot a couple days ago.
He puts the key in the slot and on the screen it says 66, the blank he
needs (for a standard Kwikset key).
Then he hands me back the key, and makes two copies without having my
key in his possession!!
Talk about computers or microprocessors!!
Tested them today. Neither fit, but it sure was cool.
On Mon, 01 Jun 2015 03:28:36 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Just for the record, that says what I did, that the 20th and 21st
century ends when 2000 or 2100 end.
Of course those are numbered centuries. A century can end any time if
it started 100 years earlier It can end when 6:32:14PM 1843 ends if it
began at 6:32:15PM 1743
0 to 9 would look nicer. I'd rather not end the list with a number that
looks like it doesn't belong there. I would prefer to have the centuries
starting in '0' years (like 2000), but I've always had to live in the
real world and that is was it is not what I want.
I am surprised you are not pointing out that year 1 or zero is
actually just an arbitrary date picked out of the air hundreds of
years after the fact.
Nobody at the time wrote year 1 or year zero as the current date.
One thing you might say in defense of year zero is at one minute after
midnight is 00:01 not 1:01.
You can always take a picture of the key and send that to
the internet company that makes keys. Send them 2 pictures
(front and back) and in 2 days you will have a new key.
There was a story on the TV news here a while back trying to
work up a scare about thieves using it to break
in. I can't worry too much about a thief that has access to my
keys and is planning that far in advance. Most thieves around
here use the old number 10 key. One kick with their number
10 shoes and the door opens.
I went back and the next guy went to the trouble of looking at the
copies and said one of the points wasn't there. I guess the first guy
didn't push the key in the slot far enough. What's the saying, If they
make something idiot-proof, they'll invent better idiots.
He made two on the fancy machine and one on the traditional machine (to
save time, I think Who would do that when he could have just pressed 3
instead of 2). Then he looked at the copies and said he could see a
dimple in the traditional one that wasn't there in the fancy-machine one
(What other HD clerk would do that. I haven't looked yet). They all
The second guy should really be doing something more challenging that
pays better. He's obviously more curious and smarter than the average
guy. He said his brother was a computer something or other, or majoring
in CS in college, but he didn't want to do that. I wonder if he is
paying the family expenses so his younger brother can go to school.
Maybe I should have said something encouraging but I didnt' think of
all this when I was there.
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