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by Xanatos
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: The Cold Steel Frenzy Knives are Aces
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: The Cold Steel Frenzy Knives are Aces

I'm having a blast with that balisong I picked up at NOPCON 2. It's my EDC for work now. Not sure exactly what steel it is or even who manufactured it, but I've put that thing through the wringer and haven't had to re-sharpen it nor has the tip deformed - and I've been cutting, slicing, prying, stab...
by Xanatos
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: The Cold Steel Frenzy Knives are Aces
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: The Cold Steel Frenzy Knives are Aces

I've been kinda sceptical of ColdSteel's quality control (or lack thereof) and their folders (at least the Ti-Lites that I've owned) have loosened up quite a bit over not a very long time.
by Xanatos
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Working on something. Your input requested.
Replies: 13
Views: 1120

Re: Working on something. Your input requested.

NOPSAT gets my vote.
by Xanatos
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Working on something. Your input requested.
Replies: 13
Views: 1120

Re: Working on something. Your input requested.

It'd be great to use this format for op write ups.
by Xanatos
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Working on something. Your input requested.
Replies: 13
Views: 1120

Re: Working on something. Your input requested.

This would be an invaluable tool for organising teams, or even larger events such as NOPCON. Does it condense the proposed op into a videogame-esque mission briefing a'la Ghost Recon or Rainbow Six? Or does it have a more conventional interface?
Also, can it run DOOM?
by Xanatos
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hey
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: Hey

Depends how incriminating you look. If I'm fully masked up I try and limit my exposure to light as much as possible, whereas if you can pass off as just another dude in the street then walking nonchalantly will draw less attention. In either case, make sure to get out of sight as quickly as possible...
by Xanatos
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hey
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: Hey

Cool! What was the op?
by Xanatos
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Books/documents
Replies: 19
Views: 1614

Re: Books/documents

I have a pair of glasses and an ugly vest. I guess that qualifies me as a librarian.
by Xanatos
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Books/documents
Replies: 19
Views: 1614

Re: Books/documents

Is that the huge 75GB one? It died with my old computer.
by Xanatos
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Books/documents
Replies: 19
Views: 1614

Re: Books/documents

If you want me to sort through those files I can give it a whirl. What do you need done exactly?
by Xanatos
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Books/documents
Replies: 19
Views: 1614

Re: Books/documents

Thanks, dude.
by Xanatos
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Books/documents
Replies: 19
Views: 1614

Re: Books/documents

Ah, good ol' Paladin Press. Providing knowledge of the black arts since 1970.
by Xanatos
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Shadow Zone
Replies: 19
Views: 2828

Re: Shadow Zone

Does he still respond to his YT channel?
by Xanatos
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Books/documents
Replies: 19
Views: 1614

Re: Books/documents

We have a Library section with plenty of reading material. Are you talking about non-electronic literature? Because that would be useful.
by Xanatos
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Shadow Zone
Replies: 19
Views: 2828

Re: Shadow Zone

Is there some obnoxious captcha you have to get past?
by Xanatos
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Shadow Zone
Replies: 19
Views: 2828

Re: Shadow Zone

They seem to drift in & out.
by Xanatos
Sun May 26, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Anybody know where to buy a decent lock pick set?
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: Anybody know where to buy a decent lock pick set?

Lockpicks are more ubiquitous than you'd think. They're readily available on sites like Amazon or Ebay, or you can find a local locksmith or somebody who sells locksmithing supplies. I picked up a new EDC pick set (with wrench) and a practise lock from a fair recently.
by Xanatos
Thu May 16, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: NO Discord Server
Replies: 9
Views: 2678

Re: NO Discord Server

How many of us even use Discord?
by Xanatos
Tue May 14, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: I have a question.
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: I have a question.

Got chased by the police one time, but evaded capture: https://nightops.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=9424#p9424
by Xanatos
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hello everybody.
Replies: 8
Views: 973

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: 973

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: 973

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: 973

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: 406

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: 493

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: 514

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: 19
Views: 2828

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: 222195

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: 9
Views: 2678

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: 9
Views: 2678

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: 3655

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: 593

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: 19
Views: 2828

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: 3655

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: 3655

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: 16841

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: 16841

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: 16841

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: 2150

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: 3655

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: 726

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: 2150

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: 1086

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: 1765

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: 1259

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: 1259

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: 1052

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: 1602

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: 1281

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.