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  • Regarding integration to a home network, well… I’m not up on residential stuff, so consider this a starting point

    If you’re looking for a higher security keyway or a more durable lock, I’d go with a smart lock retrofit kit like August or Yale Approach. These will mount to an existing deadbolt inside the door and turn it into an electrified DB, but the outside remains unchanged. I will say Medeco has some interesting standalone deadbolt solutions, but they are geared for larger systems and commercial use.

    On the hardware side, you can’t go wrong with a Schlage B250 with a Primus cylinder. Other options are the ASSA 7000 series, the Medeco Maxum, or the Mul-T-Lock Hercular. Add a reinforced strike plate, and, if your really worried, a door wrap for another layer of metal reinforcement on the door, and you’re sitting pretty. Now the bad guys will take over look at your Fort Knox door, shake their heads in despair, and break a window instead.


  • Kwikset Obsidian

    No key, use a 9V battery on the exterior terminals if you get locked out because of a dead battery

    User codes 4-8 digits in length

    Smudge resistant touchscreen, sometimes annoying to activate

    Discontinued, but you can find them on Amazon

    Compatible with standard US deadbolt prep, no additional drilling required

    Has an automatic relock option, locks itself after 30 seconds. Just didn’t forget, if you propped the door open for a minute, the bolt is extended. Don’t mindlessly slam the door

    Because this doesn’t have a keyway, I have no problem recommending this Kwikset. Kwikset Smartkey has gotten better, but still has vulnerabilities that I didn’t like.


  • Locksmith here. What specifically are you looking for? I can tell you now, avoid Level, they are incredibly vulnerable to brute force attacks. I would also steer clear of any “Amazon” type smart locks. If it’s not a major brand, it hasn’t been vetted and there’s little one can do as a consumer if it fails.

    I’ll give more detailed recommendations depending on your needs, and pro/con of the options available that meet that need. Do you need:

    • A key override if batteries die?
    • (Or no key at all, ever?)
    • Internet connectivity/app integration?
    • Latch monitoring?
    • Price range?






  • These shitbirds never change.

    In the mid-00’s they had a policy where they would rearrange your debits for the day from largest to smallest. Let’s say you had $50 in your account and the following expenses:

    • $25 fuel 9:00
    • $10 McDicks 12:00
    • $2 candy bar 15:00
    • $55 Groceries 17:30

    Instead of denying the last purchase, or doing what the other shitheels do and charging $30 for the overdraft, Fifth-third (yes that’s how you say that dumbass name) would rearrange the debits so that you now incur four overdraft fees.

    It was bad enough that a class action suit was brought against them. My wife got a whole $90 payout after sending receipts for over $600 in accumulated spurious overdrafts. (As a side point, she’s much better with money and bookkeeping now).

    I want to be clear, I have no intention of taking the law justice into my own hands. That being said, if I had a mental break and decided to do a little light culling, the deciders for 5/3 would be near the top of the list





  • SirSamuel@lemmy.worldtolinuxmemes@lemmy.worldBtw, I don't use Arch
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    So if you’ve played Rimworld it’ll feel familiar. Much more complex but part of that complexity is because you can traverse the Z axis, and make multi-level fortresses. I don’t think Tarn has ever recoded to allow multi thread processing, so everything runs on a single CPU core (my info may be out of date). If that’s still the case At any rate, the end of every fortress (that doesn’t succumb to a mood spiral or a were-beast or an elf invasion or the circus or forgetting to pack an anvil or vampires or a cavern collapse) is fps death. Usually from cats. But remember, losing is fun!







  • I think the word you’re looking for is ruminate. The word comes from ruminant animals like cows, who partially digest fibrous plants, regurgitate them, and “chew cud”. Which is what we do when we regurgitate negative memories.

    My tool, which works for me but i am not a mental health expert, is this:

    When i find that I’ve entered a ruminant thought cycle, I’ll start asking these questions and working through it logically

    • Does this memory have something beneficial to teach me in this moment?
    • Can I learn any more from this memory?
    • The moment is in the past, and I’m alive here and now
    • I am the only one who still remembers
    • This memory is no longer useful, I will think about something else
    • I’ll think about something now, because I’m alive now

    I’m sorry your psychologist was ineffective. A good one can be hard to find