FYI A great candidate for picture/comic of the week

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Took me a full 2 or 3 seconds to get it. I hope I would have been faster had I been a bit more awake. Good one.
 
This definitely took me a minute to get, but is very good. Not sure if it is something that could be well described over the podcast, but if anyone can describe it well, Steve could.
 
Ladies and Gentlemen,
A good picture demonstrating that seccurity just has to be good enough for the purpose in hand.

This is from a lakeside bathing area I frequent and someone clearly does not want to move their sun lounger too much. Ingredients have been verified - a sun lounger (cheap construct), a basic bicycle lock (key type) and a bush (made of, erm, wood).

This piece of art I have called "Just Enough Security to Perform" (a play on words from a Stereophonics album):

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A legendary solution if I have ever seen one :D