[rescue] Help me rescue a vintage video game console...

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Fri Sep 26 00:46:55 CDT 2008

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From: "Geoffrey S. Mendelson" <gsm at mendelson.com>
> >Sometimes you can find a pack of "security" bits in a hardware store or
> > at a hamfest. The strange bit was designed to keep you from doing what
> > you are planning to do. :)
> I got them here at Home Center. It was a set of bits made in Australia,
> where they and us are far away from US patents, legal restrictions etc.
> If any of you remember the Motorola bag phones from the 1980's, they
> were held together with a torx screw. The state of Illinois had recently
> replaced all of the locks in their prison cells with the same screws thinking
> that since no one knew what they were the prisoners could not obtain them.
> Soon after that, cell locks started to mysterious fall apart, so the state
> responded  in the quickest and best way it could, it made it illegal to
> sell or posses one of these bits.

Couldn't they think of a little epoxy in the hole to stop that?  Bureaucrats!  No imagination!


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