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by Xanatos
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hello everybody.
Replies: 8
Views: 32

Re: Hello everybody.

Don't carry unnecessary gear. The more you bring, the more you have to lose and the more noise you'll make. When working in groups, set up a covert system of communication and move in a loose formation (point man, tail-end-Charlie, etc). It's easy to lose each other in the dark. Don't panic. You'll ...
by Xanatos
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hello everybody.
Replies: 8
Views: 32

Re: Hello everybody.

It's less about having people track your devices so much as dropping personal effects in the AO. If I accidentally lose a piece of gear I want it to be easily replaceable and not have it traced back to me.
by Xanatos
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hello everybody.
Replies: 8
Views: 32

Re: Hello everybody.

Bluetooth hooked up to phones or some sort of radio devices? I'm personally against bringing personal accoutrements on ops (phones, wallet, keys, etc).
by Xanatos
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hello everybody.
Replies: 8
Views: 32

Re: Hello everybody.

At least you're smart enough to realise you're a dumb kid, which already makes you smarter than most people your age.

Have you ever opped with all 5 of your friends at once? How do you guys communicate & coordinate while remaining stealthy? It took us a few ops during NOPCON to get things down-pat.
by Xanatos
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: New to the forum, was introduced by a friend.
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: New to the forum, was introduced by a friend.

Welcome. How long have you been interested in night ops? Have any interesting stories to share?
by Xanatos
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Hook staff
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Hook staff

I do love the idea, especially the collapsible version. Reminds me of a medieval billhook (used to dismount enemy cavalry). I've got a grappling hook with some rope that, while more compact, can be trickier to deploy than what's essentially a stick. Have you used the hook staff to scale anything bef...
by Xanatos
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: ninja site
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: ninja site

Last post February 24th? I wonder if they're just recycling old content or producing new stuff.
by Xanatos
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Shadow Zone
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Re: Shadow Zone

I wonder if he'll be uploading his old content too. He's made quite the number of videos.
by Xanatos
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Chat-Room Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 216756

Re: Chat-Room Thread

Confirmed, un-fucked it is.
by Xanatos
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: NO Discord Server
Replies: 6
Views: 1371

Re: NO Discord Server

Well, it was. At least for me. Maybe a plugin is disabled on my browser or something.
by Xanatos
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: NO Discord Server
Replies: 6
Views: 1371

Re: NO Discord Server

The Discord's been taken down. Not sure why.
by Xanatos
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: "Web 2.0" update bug reports
Replies: 20
Views: 1307

Re: "Web 2.0" update bug reports

Is it dependent on the filetype? Maybe you can watch .mp4 but not .webm files?

Also, the Chat Lounge wasn't loading properly for me a couple of days ago. I thought it was a temporary problem but it's still not loading for me:
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by Xanatos
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: A thread for those who couldn't make it.
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: A thread for those who couldn't make it.

Illusion

A long-standing member with a knack for urban explora- WAIT, WTF ARE YOU DOING HERE?!
by Xanatos
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Shadow Zone
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Re: Shadow Zone

Damn it! He re-opened his YT channel (Shadow Work) but that's gone missing too. WTF?

At least Stealth Technique is still uploading: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCE7u4 ... SNUEjzQ4fg
by Xanatos
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: "Web 2.0" update bug reports
Replies: 20
Views: 1307

Re: "Web 2.0" update bug reports

Yeah, that doesn't seem to be a NO-specific problem. At least when playing raw video files like .webm or .mp4, but Youtube seems to be compatible with mobile devices.
by Xanatos
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: "Web 2.0" update bug reports
Replies: 20
Views: 1307

Re: "Web 2.0" update bug reports

Is there an IRC client/app available for phones? You could probably connect to the NightOps IRC through that.
by Xanatos
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Recruiting Options - The Hit Sequel Nobody Asked For
Replies: 49
Views: 12601

Re: Recruiting Options - The Hit Sequel Nobody Asked For

They've started cracking down on gun-related videos (hence why InRange has started uploading to Pornhub - not even kidding) and knowing Youtube they might expand their scope to target anything remotely "tactical" or "scary" in the interests of "public safety" or some-such nonsense. I'd like to see m...
by Xanatos
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Recruiting Options - The Hit Sequel Nobody Asked For
Replies: 49
Views: 12601

Re: Recruiting Options - The Hit Sequel Nobody Asked For

Don't worry. So long as we op Tucker Carlson's house and refrain from punching women in videogames we should be just fine! :roll:
by Xanatos
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Recruiting Options - The Hit Sequel Nobody Asked For
Replies: 49
Views: 12601

Re: Recruiting Options - The Hit Sequel Nobody Asked For

I'm kind of against adding any kind of points system to night ops as it defeats the purpose of what we do here. Healthy competition is okay, as long as you're trying to better yourself instead of out-perform others.
by Xanatos
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Noise Spacing
Replies: 8
Views: 1259

Re: Noise Spacing

Stealth Technique did a similar video recently on landing quietly. One of the techniques he demonstrates I hadn't come across before but could make a world of difference in the dead silence of night; using a hoodie (or any other thick, soft garment) as a landing pad to soften the noise. It works rem...
by Xanatos
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: "Web 2.0" update bug reports
Replies: 20
Views: 1307

Re: "Web 2.0" update bug reports

Had an instance where trying to go to the Board Index or other pages was met with Chrome's "This website is not secure!" and would refuse to let me proceed. The warning said something about "unusual/incorrect credentials" (probably doesn't recognise our VPS) but everything seems fine now. Maybe it j...
by Xanatos
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Advice on being active again, please.
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Re: Advice on being active again, please.

Life gets busy for all of us. I myself work nights and usually don't get home until fuck o'clock in the morning, when it's too late to op. If you ever get a day/night off and don't feel motivated to go on an op, just go for a walk instead. Breathe in the night, take in the sound of stillness, remind...
by Xanatos
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Noise Spacing
Replies: 8
Views: 1259

Re: Noise Spacing

That's actually a good idea. The rubber coating may even provide a better purchase on smoother surfaces, although will probably wear away rather quickly.
by Xanatos
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Switching disguises
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Switching disguises

I live in quite a built up urban area as well and I employ the same tactics. I still op in full "tactical" attire, but sometimes it's impossible to get to the AO fully masked up without drawing attention to yourself. I usually hide all my gear under a long coat or carry it in a separate bag, changin...
by Xanatos
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Ninjutsu Book Collection 3
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Re: Ninjutsu Book Collection 3

The files have expired.
by Xanatos
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Bo shuriken
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Bo shuriken

Making bo-shuriken out of steel plate could certainly work, sort of like a double-ended knife. You can carry more at once due to their flatter profile and maybe even throw multiple at a time, although they may be harder to stabilise due to their asymmetric profile as opposed to cylindrical nails, so...
by Xanatos
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Bo shuriken
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Bo shuriken

Rocks tend to bounce off their target, and unless you twat the sucker right in the face with it they'll just get pissed off rather than staggered. With a shuriken, if it sticks, they'll have a bit of a panic in trying to remove it and will think twice before resuming the chase. Still wouldn't advise...
by Xanatos
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: Hello

Welcome aboard. There's no harm in resurrecting old, dead threads if there's still questions to be answered. As for Dare Ops, they are a separate sub-forum located at the top of the Night Ops and Urban Exploration section. They're a great way to test your skills and give you ideas on what targets yo...
by Xanatos
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: The use of optics during ops
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Re: Optics during ops

Most of my targets are within areas I can discern easily with the naked eye, but for longer range ops or when I need to see finer details I sometimes carry a 10x monocular. They're fairly inexpensive, compact and provide a decent level of magnification for scouting purposes. I had a set of Gen 0 NV ...
by Xanatos
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Found some files
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: Found some files

I remember that behemoth of info. Did anyone actually download it? I had the torrent on my old PC before it died.
by Xanatos
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Anyone looking for a new blade?
Replies: 13
Views: 1325

Re: Anyone looking for a new blade?

Cheap stainless blades like that are usually fine for most usage especially in night ops Given we're not usually batonning logs of wood, digging holes or sticking pigs, stainless works great for opping applications. I usually use my knife for cutting things but I've pried open locks & other things ...
by Xanatos
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Anyone looking for a new blade?
Replies: 13
Views: 1325

Re: Anyone looking for a new blade?

It's not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed (so to speak) but being stainless steel it's easy to re-sharpen. The black finish is also surprisingly durable and so is the low-profile sheath. The rubberised handle is also extremely comfortable too and actually makes a great hammer for bump keys.
by Xanatos
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Anyone looking for a new blade?
Replies: 13
Views: 1325

Re: Anyone looking for a new blade?

I've had the HRT9B for over a decade now. Pretty reliable dagger for the price.
by Xanatos
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Anyone looking for a new blade?
Replies: 13
Views: 1325

Re: Anyone looking for a new blade?

Flea markets, gun stores and online. That's all I can think of.
by Xanatos
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Anyone looking for a new blade?
Replies: 13
Views: 1325

Re: Anyone looking for a new blade?

There's one really sweet knife I want to get my hands on - a custom, double-bladed karambit made from 154CM stainless steel. But the dude who makes them isn't responding to my emails and I'm not sure I'd even be able to import one anyway. Why is nobody responding to my emails lately? Do I smell or s...
by Xanatos
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Less Than Lethal
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: Less Than Lethal

Then again you're more likely to bump into coyotes, cougars & other predators in your area, so carrying a blade for defence makes a bit more sense.
by Xanatos
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Lockpicking Forensics
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: Lockpicking Forensics

It'd be useful to know in case you ever suspect someone's broken into your house.
by Xanatos
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Lockpicking Forensics
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: Lockpicking Forensics

This is some CSI-tier shit. Although how many people would bother pulling their locks apart to find out?
by Xanatos
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Spartan Lifestyle
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: Spartan Lifestyle

Make the most of it. But never stop learning - it's impossible to completely "master" something. Once you think you know everything, that's when your skills start to decline. Never stop.
by Xanatos
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Spartan Lifestyle
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: Spartan Lifestyle

That's quite the list. Any idea where you might start? Do you have a timeframe to accomplish all this?
by Xanatos
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Ninjutsu Book Collection 3
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Re: Ninjutsu Book Collection 3

I'm just going over my collection again and I think I either neglected to download or accidentally deleted this third part. Would you mind posting it again? If the .zip is small enough you may even be able to attach it directly to this topic.
by Xanatos
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Calling all 2005 - 2010 opers !
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: Calling all 2005 - 2010 opers !

I think the landscape of the internet is changing; social media is moving towards the more temporary, instantaneous formats like Facebook, Twitter, 4chan and other platforms that don't really promote longevity. Forums are great for having long, drawn-out discussions that can span for years and have ...
by Xanatos
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Noise Spacing
Replies: 8
Views: 1259

Re: Noise Spacing

I often use sound masking on ops; using passing traffic, wind through trees and other sonic disturbances to cover the sound of my own activities. However, on very quiet nights where I need to make some noise I just space out my actions so they're less likely to draw attention. Ever been lying awake ...
by Xanatos
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Project Files Dump - Now Available
Replies: 13
Views: 2834

Re: Project Files Dump - Now Available

No, Australia. A Current Affair is there too.
by Xanatos
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Project Files Dump - Now Available
Replies: 13
Views: 2834

Re: Project Files Dump - Now Available

Not a clue. I know they were interviewed by A Current Affair but I don't know where they went after that. Enfaded might know, since he's back.
by Xanatos
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Calling all 2005 - 2010 opers !
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: Calling all 2005 - 2010 opers !

Enfaded... sounds familiar. Have we spoken before?
by Xanatos
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Project Files Dump - Now Available
Replies: 13
Views: 2834

Re: Project Files Dump - Now Available

There are a few archived news reports about it but the video seems to be lost to the sands of time. It wasn't an "infiltration" so much as easy trespassing. The trespassers in question literally rode their bikes down a dirt track into the base in the middle of the day, wearing casual clothing, while...
by Xanatos
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Less Than Lethal
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: Less Than Lethal

Most operatives carry knives as tools rather than weapons. Of course a 'weapon' can be any 'tool' you get your hands on (such as spanners & hammers) so the option of using a knife in self-defence is always there, but I'm betting most people here don't know how or would be comfortable using a knife i...
by Xanatos
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Ninjutsu Book Collection 3
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Re: Ninjutsu Book Collection 3

The gifts keep coming. How many more do you have?