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by Xanatos
Mon May 03, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Sicarius's Source of the Day
Replies: 58
Views: 2630

Re: Sicarius's Source of the Day

Nifty. Definitely helps you familiarise yourself with the internals of a lock with that 1-5 diagram.
by Xanatos
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People

In the palm it fits nice & snug when collapsed and in the pocket it's practically invisible (thanks to the 'no-profile' clip). It also comes with a Kydex sheath and multiple mounting options if you wish to wear it externally on a belt, vest or other mounting platform. Weight wise I say it's perfect ...
by Xanatos
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Time for a new workout thread.
Replies: 64
Views: 40822

Re: Time for a new workout thread.

An easy-to-follow guide with no major changes to lifestyle or diet. Thanks, Psych.
by Xanatos
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People

They're prohibited to import (with exceptions) but not illegal to 'own' (with exceptions).
by Xanatos
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People

Couldn't resist.
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Pretty sure I got the last one in the country too.
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Comparison with some of my other EDC karambits.
by Xanatos
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: What got you into night ops, anyway?
Replies: 13
Views: 10551

Re: What got you into night ops, anyway?

As well as camos...
by Xanatos
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: What got you into night ops, anyway?
Replies: 13
Views: 10551

Re: What got you into night ops, anyway?

I like how this topic brought back a lot of old members. Haven't seen some of you in ages.
by Xanatos
Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: New dusk
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: New dusk

More or less the same. Been a fan of sneaking around where & when I'm no supposed to be since as far back as I can remember.
by Xanatos
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: New dusk
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: New dusk

How long you been lurking?
by Xanatos
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People

That's pretty fuckin' dope. Would be hard to get one here though. I carry a folding karambit as my standard EDC these days, but that one looks much nicer in quality.

Wouldn't mind a Fox599 Karambit myself. Has the Emerson Wave feature that makes it quick & easy to deploy from the pocket.
by Xanatos
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Greetings

Hi there. What brings you to us? Been opping before or just interested in it?
by Xanatos
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Fugitive VS Scout | A Game I Play With My Friends
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: Fugitive VS Scout | A Game I Play With My Friends

So it's like hide & seek with an objective? Sounds fun.
by Xanatos
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Book Review: Way of the Shadow
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: Book Review: Way of the Shadow

WotS isn't going anywhere. It's basically become classic literature, dated though it is. But it reflects what Night Ops was like in its infancy, and in some ways it's nice to see how far we've come.
by Xanatos
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Sicarius's Progress Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 1059

Re: Sicarius's Progress Thread

I still don't know what you expect from me or Psych in terms of the "how" of Observation though. I listed what to look for and suggested creating a mental checklist to tick through (like a shopping or to-do list), but there isn't much more to it than that. Do you have eyes? Yes? Then use them. No ne...
by Xanatos
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: So What's Your Fucking Excuse?
Replies: 39
Views: 61040

Re: So What's Your Fucking Excuse?

My excuse this time? Uh... COVID.

Nevermind the fact I've always opped with a mask.
by Xanatos
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Sicarius's Progress Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 1059

Re: Sicarius's Progress Thread

It's gathering intel on your environment and figuring how to use it. A concrete wall, for instance, can be used to hide behind. Can be used to take cover behind from gunfire. Can be used to block a pursuers LoS. Can be climbed upon to get a better view of the area. Can be used as an environmental we...
by Xanatos
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Sicarius's Progress Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 1059

Re: Sicarius's Progress Thread

Observation was my first homework assignment.
by Xanatos
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work
Replies: 58
Views: 4672

Re: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work

Depends on the size of the hammer.
by Xanatos
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work
Replies: 58
Views: 4672

Re: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work

It's a forum, not a Twitter page. We don't need to keep this place 'trending'.
by Xanatos
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Sicarius's Source of the Day
Replies: 58
Views: 2630

Re: Sicarius's Source of the Day

This happens all the time. For years now.
by Xanatos
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops Book?
Replies: 12
Views: 851

Re: Night Ops Book?

Occasionally, but only really post things worth posting about.
by Xanatos
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Project: Euryphaessa - Biological Night Vision
Replies: 20
Views: 13791

Re: Project: Euryphaessa - Biological Night Vision

Fuck... this is some Adam Jensen transhumanism shit right here. Can't wait to see the results.
by Xanatos
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Good first break in?
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Good first break in?

Schools typically have alarms on them, but also multiple points of entry. Some of the bigger cemeteries here have cameras & shit around the perimeter which make for great infiltration practise as well. Secluded houses if you know the occupants aren't home, construction sites, parking structures... t...
by Xanatos
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Sicarius's Progress Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 1059

Re: Sicarius's Progress Thread

I can sit in a bar and read books all night, but large text dumps on a screen just tire my eyes out. Structuring paragraphs properly definitely makes reading easier.
by Xanatos
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: [The Urgon Project] AVE...
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: [The Urgon Project] AVE...

Something far before your time, youngling.
by Xanatos
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Flock Sheets - Super Neat, Super Impractical
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Flock Sheets - Super Neat, Super Impractical

Huh... this material is actually pretty cheap for what it is. Probably not as durable as ripstop, but definitely has great applications. Better yet, you could even just buy the Musou Black paint and add tigerstripes or other patterns to your clothing. Would definitely break up your form.
by Xanatos
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Lights?
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Lights?

Nothing specific, insofar as different types of light, flashlights, lumens or any of that technical crap.
by Xanatos
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Introducing: The Retro Project
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: Introducing: The Retro Project

Anything from the lost 8th chapter of NO history?
by Xanatos
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: [The Urgon Project] AVE...
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: [The Urgon Project] AVE...

Whatever happened to that Polish cyclops? Blew himself up trying to rob an ATM?
by Xanatos
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Lights?
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Lights?

Phototransitional environments are what I encounter most - not quite in the dark, but not fully lit either: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/58/97/b4/5897b40ca49f391b1cc5f1ed02ce2985.jpg Shadows are really good to hide in from a distance, but they lose their effectiveness the closer to an observer you...
by Xanatos
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Mixed Martial Arts as a Blueprint for Stealth
Replies: 41
Views: 7845

Re: Mixed Martial Arts as a Blueprint for Stealth

Me and Xanatos? There's two of us now? Or am I pulling a Tyler Durden on my self?
by Xanatos
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Mixed Martial Arts as a Blueprint for Stealth
Replies: 41
Views: 7845

Re: Mixed Martial Arts as a Blueprint for Stealth

My schedule is all over the place - usually I don't know when I'm working until the very afternoon I'm called in. I'd also need to find the right shooting locations to record stealth videos in peace. What sort of content you after? Specifically silent movement, camouflage, stealth concepts, etc.
by Xanatos
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Mixed Martial Arts as a Blueprint for Stealth
Replies: 41
Views: 7845

Re: Mixed Martial Arts as a Blueprint for Stealth

Progress on what exactly? Everyone needs to coordinate what they're doing first.
by Xanatos
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Flock Sheets - Super Neat, Super Impractical
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Flock Sheets - Super Neat, Super Impractical

Getting some Durzo Blint vibes here. Might have some application in giving the illusion of depth (or lack thereof). If you had a cloak made out of this, you could just become a shadow on the floor.
by Xanatos
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Sicarius's Source of the Day
Replies: 58
Views: 2630

Re: Sicarius's Source of the Day

Hacking is not something I can claim any level of expertise in, so getting your feedback on how digestible this "101 course" is would be helpful.
by Xanatos
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Sicarius's Progress Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 1059

Re: Sicarius's Progress Thread

Try not setting a word limit - if you can get the same information across in fewer words, the rest will just be verbal baggage.
by Xanatos
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Video Library
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: Video Library

Confirmed. Working fine now.
by Xanatos
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Sicarius's Source of the Day
Replies: 58
Views: 2630

Re: Sicarius's Source of the Day

Ah, so that's what that pattern is called.
by Xanatos
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops Book?
Replies: 12
Views: 851

Re: Night Ops Book?

I had the idea of writing one, but I'd really want a better camera to illustrate various stealth concepts. And good cameras are expensive.
by Xanatos
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Sicarius's Source of the Day
Replies: 58
Views: 2630

Re: Sicarius's Source of the Day

That was the idea behind my ghillie veil - something compact that's out of the way when not in use but can give the effectiveness of a ghillie suit when needed.
by Xanatos
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: A Reference Guide for the Aspiring Night Ops Member
Replies: 11
Views: 1007

Re: A Reference Guide for the Aspiring Night Ops Member

I feel I entered the scene at the start of its decline; a young cowboy riding into Tombstone as the sun sets on the Old West, where industry was quickly replacing horseback. But as Psychlonic knows, if a black powder six-shooter worked back then, it'll certainly work now. No matter how many cameras ...
by Xanatos
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Gear and Training Are Overrated. Just Do It.
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Gear and Training Are Overrated. Just Do It.

My first forays into opping were with Sam Fisher-tier gear (or at least what a teenager like me could afford at the time). Dressed to the nines with every bit of kit imaginable. After the first few ops though, I realised I never ended up using most of the shit I brought. This is where I developed th...
by Xanatos
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: The start of "Nocturnal Operations"
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: The start of "Nocturnal Operations"

Sounds good to me, although for maintaining a standard of quality for video footage everyone needs to be using a decent camera in decent lighting conditions. My videos haven't quite been up to snuff in terms of professionalism.
by Xanatos
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Sicarius's Source of the Day
Replies: 58
Views: 2630

Re: Sicarius's Source of the Day

I got one of these ones: https://www.military1st.com.au/vvesccam ... v-cam.html

Haven't put it to the test yet, but it's pretty well made, light and compact to carry.
by Xanatos
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Carrying at "Stealth Ready"
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: Carrying at "Stealth Ready"

I do this with various implements, from karambits to kubatons. Carrying them in the palm and hiding them along the inside of my wrist or clenched at the ready in my fist but having my hands in my pocket. In the case of my folding karambit, I can carry it folded in my hand concealed enough and use th...
by Xanatos
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Mixed Martial Arts as a Blueprint for Stealth
Replies: 41
Views: 7845

Re: Mixed Martial Arts as a Blueprint for Stealth

There's nothing wrong with Night Ops, as far as naming goes. 'Nocturnal Operations' would probably be shortened to 'Night Ops' anyway.
by Xanatos
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Video Library
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: Video Library

I can try converting them to .webm files and have Secant re-upload them.
by Xanatos
Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Historical Stealth Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: Historical Stealth Thread

I have one of his books. The translation of the Shoninki, which I think I've quoted here once or twice before.
by Xanatos
Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Behold: Your New Favorite Metal
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: Behold: Your New Favorite Metal

It's a bit early for April Fool's. We're still in March.

Jokes aside, have you tried making anything successful? If it's as cheap & easy as you say, this would be great for thrown weapons like knives & shuriken. Or perhaps even climbing aids which may or may not be left behind at an AO.
by Xanatos
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Historical Stealth Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: Historical Stealth Thread

No good deed goes unpunished.