Teaching GnuPG to noobs

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Thu Jun 18 10:28:33 CEST 2015

On Thu, 18 Jun 2015 01:24, brian at minton.name said:
> I've never heard of a spring lock, but I looked it up. It is a lock that
> anyone can momentarily be unlocked by a key, but when it is not being held
> open, shuts and locks itself.

According to my translator the German term "Schappschloss" means "spring
lock" in English.  The spring is used to push the U-bolt up when
not-locked.  At least in Germany the most common type of a padlock is a
a spring lock:


Cable locks for bicycles also work this way.



Somet people (deliberately) forget their passphrases:


Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.

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