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[Discuss] Fwd: Relevance of PGP?

On Thu, 18 Aug 2011 20:14:09 -0400, Richard Pieri wrote:
> On Aug 18, 2011, at 7:59 PM, John Abreau wrote:
>> I could instead have made an analogy to locksmiths: when we want to change
>> the locks on our doors, a techie might buy a new lock at Home Depot and
>> install it himself, whereas a nontechie would hire a locksmith to take
>> care of it.
> Actually, the techie hires a locksmith to rekey the existing locks
> because it's cheaper than replacing.  Unless the locks are garbage
> to begin with (ie, aluminum instead of brass).  But that's a
> different kind of nit to pick :).

The *real* techie rekeys the lock himself.

In a real pinch, if he doesn't have a key for the lock in question,
but has other spare locks and keys around, he extracts pins from the
spare locks and finds ones that match the available keys.

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