Search found 556 matches

by JayceSlayn
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 34
Views: 1475

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: 99

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: 435

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: 435

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: 525

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: 881
Views: 35262

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: 34
Views: 1475

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: 34
Views: 1475

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: 34
Views: 1475

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: 34
Views: 1475

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: 1376

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: 34
Views: 1475

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: 1376

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: 691

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: 881
Views: 35262

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
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: IPCC Reports TEOTWAWKI by 2030-40
Replies: 48
Views: 1725

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 12:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 34
Views: 1475

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: 34
Views: 1475

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: 34
Views: 1475

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: 1104

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
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Prepping News
Topic: Space Debris
Replies: 11
Views: 505

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: 784

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: 9
Views: 730

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
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?
Replies: 29
Views: 1174

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...

Go to advanced search