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by JayceSlayn
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 28
Views: 640

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: 28
Views: 640

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 ...
by JayceSlayn
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 28
Views: 640

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 ...
by JayceSlayn
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 28
Views: 640

Re: October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

From CERT via an email: Proper Disposal of Electronic Devices This is information worth remembering as well. I've donated a handful of computers in the past, after running Secure Erase on their hard-drives, following the instructions on this page: https://ata.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/ATA_Secure_Er...
by JayceSlayn
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Forget EMP - A New Simpler Danger
Replies: 30
Views: 737

Re: Forget EMP - A New Simpler Danger

This may be ridiculous, but can you roll your own chips? I admit it would require more knowledge than I currently have, but I bet someone could make a plan and post it. Maybe add some open source coding for the chip if there is one. Or just make a circuit board? I don't know. Just a thought. "Rolli...
by JayceSlayn
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 28
Views: 640

Re: October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cross-post about hardware cybersecurity from "Forget EMP - A New Simpler Danger" thread: https://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=122046&p=2712581#p2712581 Update on how current technology can be used to detect hidden design changes to PCBs, deviating from design specifications: https...
by JayceSlayn
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Forget EMP - A New Simpler Danger
Replies: 30
Views: 737

Re: Forget EMP - A New Simpler Danger

Update on how current technology can be used to detect hidden design changes to PCBs, deviating from design specifications: https://spectrum.ieee.org/riskfactor/computing/hardware/this-tech-would-have-spotted-the-secret-chinese-chip-in-seconds . Notably, the technology doesn't yet appear to be in wi...
by JayceSlayn
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Full face respirators
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Full face respirators

I'm sure any industrially-accepted (NIOSH et al.) respirator will do you just fine, but for my $0.02: 3M is my usual go-to standard brand to compare against (safety glasses, adhesives, medical supplies, abrasives, etc.), and I oftentimes end up going with their products anyways.
by JayceSlayn
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 836
Views: 30625

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

Goddammit. Those ass clowns at Boston Dynamics just can't leave well enough alone, can they? I was still liking my chances against plodding android soldiers, cinderblock throwing mechanical donkeys, even the 40mph robotic cheetahs - at least until they equip them with gun turrets (which you just kn...
by JayceSlayn
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlantic tropics....
Replies: 143
Views: 3449

Re: Atlantic tropics....

TS Michael hit my area starting mid-morning and ending mid-afternoon yesterday. This storm landed in FL, was in NC 24 hours later, and the next coast 12 hours after that - it moved very quickly. As was predicted: it maintained tropical storm force winds all the way across the continent - I am not an...
by JayceSlayn
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlantic tropics....
Replies: 143
Views: 3449

Re: Atlantic tropics....

The intensity guidance seems to show that Michael will most likely hit as a Cat 1, maybe Cat 2, small chance as a Cat 3. I'd like to revisit this statement from just a few days ago. The possibility of landing as a Cat 4 storm was not predicted by any of the models I saw (and certainly not the most-...
by JayceSlayn
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: IPCC Reports TEOTWAWKI by 2030-40
Replies: 41
Views: 704

Re: IPCC Reports TEOTWAWKI by 2030-40

So your plan is to use an unlicensed nuclear reactor to meet your energy needs? Does not seem solid to me. If the guy's designs get licenced and are as efficient and effective as advertised, that could produce a lot of clean energy and solve a lot of carbon issues. That would be pretty cool. While ...
by JayceSlayn
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlantic tropics....
Replies: 143
Views: 3449

Re: Atlantic tropics....

The intensity guidance seems to show that Michael will most likely hit as a Cat 1, maybe Cat 2, small chance as a Cat 3. In any case, the track guidance seems to show this one currently as more of a "hit and run" style storm, rather than the "loiter and rain" kind, which have been so damaging lately...
by JayceSlayn
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 28
Views: 640

Re: October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

OS & all programs are updated. I am getting ready to log out of everything and make a full backup. Secondary backups have already been made. I will be using Bitlocker to encrypt my drives. See y'all on the other side! Sounds great! I am in the process of ordering a couple of new drives for backing ...
by JayceSlayn
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 28
Views: 640

Re: October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

(ahem) I am using Win10 Pro - (problem #1) :( How do I tell the OS not to create/use the pagefile/swapfile or hibernate anymore and where are those files located so I can wipe them? Also...Veracrypt or Bitlocker? Windows 10 is not my favorite (a view seemed to be shared by many others), but at leas...
by JayceSlayn
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 28
Views: 640

Re: October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

I'm afraid the average internet user is incapable of grasping the concept of "Cybersecurity". I'm only aware of it because I'm swimming in it at work all the time. WAF, IDS, etc. Endless patching. I see people bring laptops to the library or church to do a presentation and I see them click close on...
by JayceSlayn
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New reviews from Gearlabs for solar panels 2017.
Replies: 9
Views: 738

Re: New reviews from Gearlabs for solar panels 2017.

I used to work in the solar cell manufacturing industry, and understand the physics, manufacturing techniques, degradation conditions, and rating systems better as a result. A few notes: - Solar cells are rated based on standard, ideal lighting and temperature conditions, which rarely occur outside ...
by JayceSlayn
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlantic tropics....
Replies: 143
Views: 3449

Re: Atlantic tropics....

I'll be honest, printing out some local topos from National Geographic and using them to practice with my compass really paid off, as with no power, cell service, or internet, when I heard on the radio that everyone in a mile of the Cape Fear was being evacuated, I pulled the maps out of my compass...
by JayceSlayn
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Prepping News
Topic: Space Debris
Replies: 11
Views: 193

Re: Space Debris

One of my favorite space debris solutions was using a ground-based (or space-based) laser to alter the orbits of debris, and eventually cause them to de-orbit. It seems like the most practical, because it can work from a long distance, and target virtually all sizes of debris. Getting a laser powerf...
by JayceSlayn
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Eight Characteristics of People Who Prevailed in Disasters
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Eight Characteristics of People Who Prevailed in Disasters

As an experienced survivor I have the following suggestions to get through a major SHTF event: 1.) You will need assistance from others. Accept that fact. The assistance may be in many forms but at the very least the assistance you will need is companionship/ emotional support. It is not weakness t...
by JayceSlayn
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Why You should Avoid flood Waters
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: Why You should Avoid flood Waters

Inland flooding after hurricanes is far more dangerous than the wind itself. Figures range upward from 60% of hurricane deaths are from inland freshwater flooding, and a quarter of those are from people inside vehicles. I was thinking earlier of sharing a photo I saw from my county sheriff's office,...
by JayceSlayn
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlantic tropics....
Replies: 143
Views: 3449

Re: Atlantic tropics....

Update #7 This is my last update for this storm, as I have now gone nearly 12 hours without rainfall. The creeks and rivers near me are overflowing but it's resulted in mostly small parks and parking lots being flooded. Most commercial areas are open, although schools are still closed as they're be...
by JayceSlayn
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?
Replies: 29
Views: 690

Re: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?

The military is usually pretty on-point when it comes to making something as simple and reliable as possible (some might say more out of pecuniary concerns, than absolute functionality and reliability). If you are looking for an ammo hauler design that "just works", yet has some surprisingly thought...
by JayceSlayn
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlantic tropics....
Replies: 143
Views: 3449

Re: Atlantic tropics....

My area only received 1.7 inches of rain (according to an official weather station some ways away) since Friday afternoon, but we are now forecasted to receive a bulk of rain (about 5 more inches) in the next 24 hours. The houses at the low end of my neighborhood are just a few feet above a 100 year...

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