8 I said a key. As in, METAL Key. Or actually, since you probably will either retort with another smartass remark from not getting it, there was a news special where people were filing down a car key, to use it to steal other people’s cars. Understand now? I really hope so.
Yes i understand you Keona but i just dont get how they can do that in a quick amount of time. They are stealing a car, use a screwdriver. I worked at a hardware store as a teenager and saw how they pulled apart locks to alter them so all the locks would use the same key. It was a tedious and time consuming job that only one guy knew how to do. Criminals are sometimes clever, i just am curious then how they do this in a quick amount of time.
I had a locksmith explain to me once, when I lost my key, that there is typically only 8 varieties of keys for each model. It would be too labor intensive to have each auto of each model to have its own key.
That’s why sometimes a locksmith can just get the key knowing the serial number of the lock. So the chances are 1 in 8 that similar makes and models would have the same key. And sometimes the keys are close enough that one key might open or start another auto without being the same, as was the case with my car.
my college roommate used to routinely use another friend’s key to unlock his Honda Civic — apparently there was a time in their production when they only had very few different key varieties (possibly less than
*facepalm* I’m going to assume everyone talking about keys here has never had a car worth more than a McDonald’s paycheck.
Modern cars can be -unlocked- with a key of the same shape as the lost key but cannot be started with that key. Why? Because keys are electronic now. Now, if a person is walking around with a bunch of keys for your particular make and model and they happen to be blanks, the thief can unlock the car, insert the key in the ignition and then go through a series of steps dependent on the make and model to program the blank key to be a key for that car.
tl;dr Keys aren’t just pieces of metal anymore, they have to “talk” to the car.
Kate reminds me of two teachers I had: one in middle school (who was more innocent in her ignorance) and one in high school. Both of them thought that Jews belong to a different race, but the high school one actually tried to argue that Jews are considered a separate race (from what, it depends). Of course, this is the same teacher who tried to argue that Yeats is pronounced “Yeets” and Keats is pronounced “Kates,” so it’s not surprising.
I don’t understand why saying a race of people all look the same is racist. How is it racist to say mexicans are dark skinned with dark hair. Or Chinese are mostly pale skinned with epicanthic folds. If people of a certain race didn’t all look the same, there wouldn’t be a need for a definition of that race.