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How do you keep your children/nanny/visitors from
your booze? You could put a lock on the cabinet, but that's
classless. It implies you don't trust people. Well, of
course you don't, but you don't want them to know that.
Instead, you put your alcoholic beverages in a specially
designed cabinet with a
scale on the bottom. Open the hidden panel and enter
code to display the current weight of the cabinet's
You can set the tare weight as well, which will let you
the weight increases or decreases since the last time you
it. That way, if someone removes some of your liquor and
replaces it with the equivalent amount of water, you're
find out since water and liquor don't weigh the same.
||That's what the tare weight is for. Since you have to put in
a code to display the weight or adjust the tare weight,
you'll know if the weight has changed because it will
display a non-zero weight.
||But what do you do once you have found out
someone has stolen an ounce of scotch? There
should be some sort of torture included.
||Ah, memories - my lockpick in training buddy having a go at my other buddies liquor cabinet while the 'rents were out...What was in the cabinet was junk, but it was the triumph that made our quick cocktail taste good.
||//Why not require a code to open the cabinet?//
||I think I addressed this in the ideahaving a lock on
your liquor cabinet is a sign of low breeding, as
though you can't *afford* to have your Louis XIII
cognac pilfered. But also, it's much more satisfying to
obtain incontrovertible evidence by overly elaborate
means and then bide your time until you can
precisely and definitively exact your revenge, than to
simply lock the buggers out.
||Bah, any well-practiced Indiana Jones impersonator
could defeat this with a sack of sand.
||I expect the triggering of a large rolling stone that
the famed archaeologist has somehow heretofore
not managed to notice.