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    I found this in my google news RSS feed today under 'hack'.

    Originally posted by Teaser
    AMSTERDAM — People of this free-spirited Dutch city, known for its legal prostitution and easy marijuana, have found another pastime that flirts with convention and the law: picking locks.

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    Herman Wouters for The New York Times
    The Open Organization of Lockpickers first attracted police attention, but now 100 members compete in Olympic-style contests.
    On a recent Wednesday evening, Jos Weyers sat hunched over a magnifying glass studying the contours of a key that was taking shape as he filed away at it. Across the table, Jos Meyer sat picking at a standard front-door lock with a set of tools that looked for all the world like a collection of slender dental instruments, painted black.
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    Re: ToooL makes it to the NY Times

    woot. thanks, streaker, for bringing this to my attention. heh, as mentioned in my PM... i was glad to finally realize why my email started to explode in the middle of my training class here at ekoparty.

    the NYT linked to us (the US division of TOOOL) in the third paragraph.
    "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
    - Trent Reznor


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      Re: ToooL makes it to the NY Times

      That's awesome that TOOOL is getting some media attention. I was pleasantly surprised that the article wasn't negative.
      "You have cubed asscheeks?"... "Do you not?"


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