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by JayceSlayn
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: New York denies request to allow 44 unvaccinated students back in class
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: New York denies request to allow 44 unvaccinated students back in class

Regarding the decisions on vaccination: I"m not real excited about governments or others telling me what to do. I think the ranks of homeschoolers will be glad to welcome them. Homeschoolers tend to be a counter-cultural crowd anyway. but the government isn't telling them what to do, it is just set...
by JayceSlayn
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Aftermath (2014 Film)
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Aftermath (2014 Film)

I decided to give this a watch based on your review. I agree that the cinematography and acting were much better than I expected for such a poorly-acclaimed movie - both actually quite decent. I think the script feels a little forced early on and at the end, but the middle, when it was primarily foc...
by JayceSlayn
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Paris is burning
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: Paris is burning

This is terrible. :cry: An irreplaceable world cultural treasure. They are saying that many of the art works were out or evacuated due to the construction but still... This is some sad news indeed. It does sound like a number of artifacts were already removed prior to renovation work, but many stil...
by JayceSlayn
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: PAW YouTube Library
Replies: 12
Views: 537

Re: PAW YouTube Library

While we're at it, we should also add that a nice chunk of engraved stone, stored some place out of direct weathering probably has an expected lifespan in the 10's of kiloyears. :lol: Anyway, what I meant to get at is that there is something to be said for storing data in a very low-density but read...
by JayceSlayn
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: PAW YouTube Library
Replies: 12
Views: 537

Re: PAW YouTube Library

Comparing data storage mediums, it is also good to add in paper/books: Which do not have nearly the data density of modern electronic, digital formats, but whose lifespans can be measured in centuries (if well cared for) and generally remain decipherable at that point as well. Yes, language and arti...
by JayceSlayn
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: How did Venezuela end up this way?
Replies: 283
Views: 23717

Re: How did Venezuela end up this way?

I greatly appreciate your on-the-ground update, plagaboy. I am both terrified and fascinated at the same time by the situation in the region - I think that is a common response to many unfolding disasters though. Do you have any recommendations for people outside of Venezuela for ways in which they ...
by JayceSlayn
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The study on collapse they thought you should not read – yet
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: The study on collapse they thought you should not read – yet

I'll put this story here, for lack of having a recent, more comprehensive climate change thread, and because it touches on some of the same social disruption events caused by climate change and the kinds of political willpower required to make changes. Defense One: Climate change versus the US milit...
by JayceSlayn
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Bigger gas stove burners?
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Bigger gas stove burners?

Getting a proper larger burner like NT2C suggested is probably the "correct" solution. If you were inclined to DIY something however, I think your main goal is to make the flame pattern wider, which is simply accomplished by spreading the holes out further and increasing the gas flow. You could try ...
by JayceSlayn
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The Ongoing Man Made Opiod Catastrophe
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: The Ongoing Man Made Opiod Catastrophe

It is an inherently complex problem to solve, as each individual in the equation brings their own set of variables to the table. By individual, there are varying levels of pain perception (for the same condition), varying efficacy and suitability of drugs, varying availability and efficacy of non-dr...
by JayceSlayn
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The study on collapse they thought you should not read – yet
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: The study on collapse they thought you should not read – yet

You guys do realize that if his premise is true . And we have already passed the point of no return . All the happy thoughts and focusing on the things in life that really matter ,won't delay for one second a third world war from breaking out. Because no Government ever throws up it's collective ha...
by JayceSlayn
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The study on collapse they thought you should not read – yet
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: The study on collapse they thought you should not read – yet

I think that there are at least a couple of things that we are fighting against, and which I don't see changing anytime soon. There could be more groupings as well, depending on how you want to break them down or add others, but two that come to mind: 1. Growth: Defined as economic, lifestyle, and p...
by JayceSlayn
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: How did Venezuela end up this way?
Replies: 283
Views: 23717

Re: How did Venezuela end up this way?

These Pictures Show Just How Severe Venezuela's Massive Blackouts Are https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/gabrielsanchez/venezuela-massive-blackouts-power-photos I'd like to point out the picture of the destroyed substation in this article. While the greater cause of the blackout has yet to be pub...
by JayceSlayn
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 53
Views: 3730

Re: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day

In other news today, MIT Technology Review posted a good article about spreading "Triton"/"Triss" malware, targeting industrial safety controllers: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613054/cybersecurity-critical-infrastructure-triton-malware/ . If you somehow hadn't heard of the Stuxnet or Russia h...
by JayceSlayn
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 53
Views: 3730

Re: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day

The number of spear phishing emails at my place of work is at a staggering level. Never click on links unless positive knowledge of the sender. ( example family member telling you by phone they are sending a link,) If you receive email thanking you for the $1400.00 order you didn't make. The electr...
by JayceSlayn
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink
Replies: 8
Views: 679

Re: Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink

I'm a daily coffee drinker, but I have a good stock of tea at home, and I take tea with me on camping trips because it packs easier than coffee and associated paraphernalia. Both are relatively inexpensive ways to get your daily dose of caffeine, and also to just provide a nice warm drink, which occ...
by JayceSlayn
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Brits told to stockpile food in case of hard BREXIT
Replies: 13
Views: 1986

Re: Brits told to stockpile food in case of hard BREXIT

Get your Brexit boxes here... https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/some-u-k-turn-brexit-boxes-threat-chaotic-exit-e-n966166 It hasn't been a good start to 2019 in the US and elsewhere globally, and I don't see it getting much better anytime soon. Remember that we're all connected now, so paying some a...
by JayceSlayn
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 53
Views: 3730

Re: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day

Another big credential (login/password) list was posted recently, called "Collection #1" ( https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/01/hacked-and-dumped-online-773-million-records-with-plaintext-passwords/ ). You can use Have I Been Pwned to check for any breaches associated with your e-m...
by JayceSlayn
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 2019 Flu Season
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: 2019 Flu Season

The hospital has lots of flu patients lately, but thankfully it hasn't come to my home thus far. A neighbor's family was hit pretty hard, and then their child (age 3) had a high fever that didn't want to break despite active cooling and repeated acetaminophen and ibuprofen doses. We visited them to ...
by JayceSlayn
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Heat inside a vehicle
Replies: 15
Views: 1017

Re: Heat inside a vehicle

Thanks, NT2C! Since burning anything in an enclosed space presents ventilation problems, and ensuring adequate ventilation will often result in significant heat loss as well, I am wondering if we could explore non-burning or alternative heating options. I am thinking about supercorrosion, like MRE F...
by JayceSlayn
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Heat inside a vehicle
Replies: 15
Views: 1017

Re: Life-saving items to keep in your car in case of winter emergency

The rubbing alcohol needs to be 70%. 80% burns too hot. Remove the core and stuff the tp roll into a quart paint can, available at lowes. When I took hunters safety 2lb coffee cans were metal and worked well. Isopropyl alcohol does not make carbon monoxide when burned. Not sure about the isopropyl ...
by JayceSlayn
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: SHTF After Action Report Worst Fire in Cal History
Replies: 8
Views: 1014

Re: SHTF After Action Report Worst Fire in Cal History

Excellent report on what was certainly a harrowing time for you all. I wholeheartedly agree with these two takeaways: Mental preparation (talking out scenarios, learning techniques, etc.) is the first, and most important step. Everything else comes after, and is in-fact less important. Pulling off t...
by JayceSlayn
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 894
Views: 41785

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs

The second is that we actually may be closer to sentient AI than we think. https://news.yahoo.com/deepmind-apos-alphazero-now-showing-190000147.html I like the people reacting to this second story, pointing out the strategy of the AlphaZero AI, of readily sacrificing chess pieces to further its goa...
by JayceSlayn
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 53
Views: 3730

Re: October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

I'm back, phone-wise. The drive I'm having trouble with is the C drive. I never bit-locked that drive. I'm not used to using my phone. I'll compose a narrative about the problem. Yes...I started this thread & this happened to me. :gonk: Glad to have you back, either way. Update on my recommendation...
by JayceSlayn
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 53
Views: 3730

Re: October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

So MPMalloy is having a bit of an issue with his computer and asked me to ask y'all in here if he runs Acronis Boot loader from his BIOS if that'd fix his lockout issue. Not quite sure what the extent of his issue is, but he asked me to post in here to see if that might solve his problem. All else ...

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