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by Illusion
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Chat-Room Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 223324

Re: Chat-Room Thread

Ohhhhh, it seems to be working if I go directly to https://night-ops.net:7777/ now. :)

Or directly via IRC on nightops.net/6697 w/ SSL enforced. Doh, never realised I could use IRC directly.
by Illusion
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Chat-Room Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 223324

Re: Chat-Room Thread

Secant wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:00 am
I missed someone (presumably you, Illusion) earlier today. Sorry mate, PM me?
No worries, I couldn't actually get in. I'm not sure if it's an issue with my browser though, it's bitching about SSL stuff.

I can deffo PM you, about anything in particular though?!
by Illusion
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Switching disguises
Replies: 4
Views: 1259

Re: Switching disguises

I just made a post in Bad Ideas bordering on this; I wouldn't worry about people not being keen on wearing multiple "outfits". I've always done it, and realistically there's times where that's the only way. Google gives this definition for "Camouflage": the disguising of military personnel, equipmen...
by Illusion
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Psychlonic's Supplement Counter
Replies: 34
Views: 8175

Re: Psychlonic's Supplement Counter

Your daily stack contains my favourites too - notably Boron , Beta-Alanine and Creatine . I'm currently awaiting an order of Mucuna Pruriens too - I've read some good shit about that, and I'm quite keen to see what it can do for me. At the moment though my stack seems to be helping me be the most ac...
by Illusion
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: A thread for those who couldn't make it.
Replies: 2
Views: 728

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?! haha, I never stay away for that long! I've lurked occasionally but not logged in. It's been a bit of a crazy time, a mixture of work - and then losing my buddy mentioned above; I don't think I've really ...
by Illusion
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: NO Discord Server
Replies: 9
Views: 3096

Re: NO Discord Server

Xanatos wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:03 am
Well, it was. At least for me. Maybe a plugin is disabled on my browser or something.
I get a similar error in Chrome, I fired up Firefox though and I think there's an SSL issue with the chat embed. Nothing too big, I just wanted to hop in chat again - I used to leave it pinned in my browser!
by Illusion
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: A thread for those who couldn't make it.
Replies: 2
Views: 728

A thread for those who couldn't make it.

Its Christmas time, so let's have a think about those who can't be here. I'll get the ball rolling. Dark Kaiser One of the original NONET members; helpful and keen to share his knowledge, yet always cooking up a scheme in some way or another. As such I think many of us either know of him or knew him...
by Illusion
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: NO Discord Server
Replies: 9
Views: 3096

Re: NO Discord Server

Is this replacing the chat room, or supplementing it?
by Illusion
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Chat-Room Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 223324

Re: Chat-Room Thread

Where da chat at tho? :?:
by Illusion
Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Chat-Room Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 223324

Re: Chat-Room Thread

Chat room has peeps in.
by Illusion
Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hiya I am new
Replies: 4
Views: 3219

Re: Hiya I am new

I just stumbled across this and thought it looked kind of cool. I like to think of myself as an explorer. I get a rush from being places other people cant or wont go, and I enjoy running and climbing. I live in a boring village but close to a few big places including London. As for what I do, I am ...
by Illusion
Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Site To collaboration effort
Replies: 5
Views: 3607

Re: Site To collaboration effort

Wouldn't it be nice to have a list of links to all these types of sites? But as Illu explained that would be hard for a number of reasons. I wanted something like this and didn't understand why nobody was doing it, now I get it. Of course I want to find all those sites in the shadows of the interne...
by Illusion
Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Site To collaboration effort
Replies: 5
Views: 3607

Re: Site To collaboration effort

Things are changing. The forum game isnt what it was when &totse was up. There are too many large sites dominating the internet to make small forums like this one successful. And there are a lot of boards out there that are worth something that dont get discovered. A lot of these sites are fringe b...
by Illusion
Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Site To collaboration effort
Replies: 5
Views: 3607

Re: Site To collaboration effort

Xanatos wrote:I'm still confused as to the concept of the site. Is it just going to be a directory of sorts to all manner of fringe forum?
Sounds a bit like a sales pitch based around what's described in this thread - http://nightops.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1867
by Illusion
Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Hard knuckle gloves?
Replies: 6
Views: 2218

Re: Hard knuckle gloves?

It may be worth looking for "NI Gloves" - which were issued to the British Army during The Troubles - they have padded knuckles and not the hard shell. In theory, this should prevent any noise and you can also pick them up pretty damn cheap. Alternatively, if you do prefer the look of a hard shell o...
by Illusion
Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Chat-Room Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 223324

Re: Chat-Room Thread

toot toot for the OP.

Chilling in there now - 4 years and 10 days since the thread was started.
by Illusion
Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Forced Entry Tools (Perimeter Breaching Tools)
Replies: 12
Views: 3885

Re: Forced Entry Tools (Perimeter Breaching Tools)

Xanatos wrote:Heavy bit of kit to carry around, don't you think?

Then again, so is a chainsaw.
:D

Yes! It is indeed, I should probably have clarified it's something I'd have on me only if I knew it was needed or if I'm travelling by car with someone.
by Illusion
Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: *Underground* Websites
Replies: 20
Views: 8693

Re: *Underground* Websites

I'm willing to bet there's a few subreddits hidden out there for this sort of thing. A lot of stuff seems to be getting centralized onto large websites, which to me is not a good thing. I know of several darkweb "underground" websites, although I guess most folks here would be able to get to them i...
by Illusion
Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Urban Climbing
Replies: 5
Views: 4912

Re: Urban Climbing

A sad cautionary tail - nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/man-falls-death-climbing-seasons-hotel-article-1.2481559

Other than that, if you take the right precautions then go for it. Consider something like a "Cow's Tail" as a minimum though, simply about 3ft of rope with a krab on either end.
by Illusion
Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Guide Request Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 3448

Re: Guide Request Thread

Xanatos wrote:Do my eyes deceive me?!
It must be an illusion.. :wink:
by Illusion
Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Good to see the site running
Replies: 3
Views: 4993

Re: Good to see the site running

Holy hell, Aussie ES? That's a blast from the past!

From one returning member to another, welcome back!


Edit, realised this is a completely different account to the one I used at the time. Doh.
by Illusion
Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Armor
Replies: 12
Views: 5114

Re: Armor

I've used kneepads before for mooching about service tunnels - thats about as far as I've gone though. It's all about the trade-off of mobility vs comfort vs protection. I've thought about slash-resistant/kevlar-fibred clothing before, like these guys do - http://www.bladerunner.tv/ . Casual enough ...
by Illusion
Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Unusual gears
Replies: 44
Views: 13923

Re: Unusual gears

If you want a reliable door alarm and have time/money, you could easily rewire a smoke alarm to set off when a thin cord is removed. It'll scare the daylights out of whoever opened the door (including police) and you'll hear it from across the house. Rape alarms often have pull-string mechanisms fo...
by Illusion
Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Lockpicks - What you need to get started
Replies: 2
Views: 2165

Re: Lockpicks - What you need to get started

Whilst on the topic, and as I'm hitting the basics again myself; Storage You can get tactical pouches that look like they could be useful, but another option is storing them in something like a Mini Maglite. Although I feel like the maglite love-in has had it's day, they're a really good size. You'l...
by Illusion
Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:44 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Forced Entry Tools (Perimeter Breaching Tools)
Replies: 12
Views: 3885

Re: Forced Entry Tools (Perimeter Breaching Tools)

Scissor Car-Jack.

Use it at a 90 angle to divide fence slats. Use it upright to prize open exit points from service tunnels.
by Illusion
Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:25 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: *Underground* Websites
Replies: 20
Views: 8693

Re: *Underground* Websites

Oh sure, I'll just Google "underground tactical ninja website" and see what I find. Actually lolled at that. Some of these sites dying are more a symptom of how the scene as a whole has changed; hell even the vanilla Urbex scene is dire in comparison to how it was back in '05 and around then. For i...
by Illusion
Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Anyone tried picking a lock with hammers?
Replies: 2
Views: 2059

Re: Anyone tried picking a lock with hammers?

Padlocks you're probably better off using a shim as a first resort, and then trying to hit the top of the locking mechanism on the off chance it's a warded lock pretending to be a pin-tumbler. (Lots of cheaper locks are exactly that, surprisingly.) Hammer technique sounds interesting, but hitting me...
by Illusion
Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Guide Request Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 3448

Re: Guide Request Thread

Those tunnels sucked, but you can still have your guide. :D
by Illusion
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Ham radio
Replies: 12
Views: 3609

Re: Ham radio

I'll try and get you in chat Teu; but I've gone through my Foundation and Intermediate with a guy from a hackerspace as well as built an MKARS80. Anything in particular you want to know?
by Illusion
Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: A cautionary tale.. How to get busted 101.
Replies: 8
Views: 4213

Re: A cautionary tale.. How to get busted 101.

May have a few updates on this soon... :?
by Illusion
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Nike Pro-Combat Gear
Replies: 5
Views: 3207

Re: Nike Pro-Combat Gear

I think the main times I've ended up with any form of injury is.. never, because I'm a bad ass. That said, I've mainly seen puncture wounds to hands when climbing - some of you may remember the photos of my little first aid escapade where my friend got his finger impaled on a spikey palisade fence. ...
by Illusion
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: April 27th - Mark it in your dairy kids!
Replies: 2
Views: 1193

Re: April 27th - Mark it in your dairy kids!

Teutoni wrote:Wow thanks Mod--Illusion! I'll certainly save all the frogs I can on that day only and find them a good home!
May I suggest sharing this enjoyable and satisfying pass time with a friend?
by Illusion
Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:57 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: April 27th - Mark it in your dairy kids!
Replies: 2
Views: 1193

April 27th - Mark it in your dairy kids!

Image

As it's Save The Frog Day!
by Illusion
Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Chat-Room Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 223324

Re: Chat-Room Thread

Nukes wrote:
Nukes wrote:
Nukes wrote:In there now. Just shlurpin' on some dick.
That awkward moment when I have no clue whose on my account.
...well played Illusion...well played *curses*
I haven't logged in in ages... Hawkward.

On chat now guys.
by Illusion
Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:04 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: What do you do outside of night opping?
Replies: 73
Views: 18303

Re: What do you do outside of night opping?

I play snooker...

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by Illusion
Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: A fun forum game someone taught me.
Replies: 34
Views: 8615

Re: A fun forum game someone taught me.

that the dragon's
by Illusion
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: The UK Urbex Community (LCC) do it again!
Replies: 7
Views: 2476

Re: The UK Urbex Community (LCC) do it again!

I must admit, I'm impressed by the fact that they did all of that anonymously. That makes me like them more, but the LCC is still fucking nuts. Telling a few people about something you did is okay, but telling the news? That's a bit much. It seems like they're basically saying "fuck you" to the peo...
by Illusion
Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: M.R.E.s
Replies: 8
Views: 3033

Re: M.R.E.s

You wouldn't be freeze drying them (You could I just am not too familiar with it) instead you vacuum seal the contents. It keeps them good for 3-5 years depending on what you choose and not too mention can be tastier. Sounds pretty good actually, same principle as tinned food and the air tight cont...
by Illusion
Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: The UK Urbex Community (LCC) do it again!
Replies: 7
Views: 2476

Re: The UK Urbex Community (LCC) do it again!

Oh fuck I hate these guys with such a passion. They are the epitome of everything I despise in the urbexing community. This in my opinion is exactly what we must strive to avoid in our experiences. Yeah, I will concede that some of the write-ups I have going at the moment will be in a similar style...
by Illusion
Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Chat-Room Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 223324

Re: Chat-Room Thread

Chat room is still going strong guys! Also, I've had to make an amendment to the OP - please read it and bare it in mind whilst in the chat-room. It's the place where anything goes, so the thought of drama occurring in what is essentially a " free for all " is pretty annoying for everyone involved ....
by Illusion
Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Personal Security 101 (Work In Progress!)
Replies: 4
Views: 2031

Re: Personal Security 101 (Work In Progress!)

If you're accepting contributions to this thread: Passwords: try to stay with 25 characters or more. All the security measures in the world are worthless if it's bypassed with "welcome", "password", "secret", and simple things like that. Operating Systems: Windows and security? Fuck no, not since W...
by Illusion
Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: The UK Urbex Community (LCC) do it again!
Replies: 7
Views: 2476

Re: The UK Urbex Community (LCC) do it again!

Therin the Hand wrote:A PhD in "place hacking"?

What sort of bullshit is this?!
Lol, he has... :roll:

In reality he did a shit load of urbex, and did a PhD in photography - but just happened to use his urbex photos. But thats not 1337 enough..
by Illusion
Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: The UK Urbex Community (LCC) do it again!
Replies: 7
Views: 2476

The UK Urbex Community (LCC) do it again!

Not content with doing the underground system the night before the royal wedding and having MI5 involved, they have now released videos of climbing the UK's largest tower - currently under construction. I've posted a fair bit about these guys recently (The London Consolidation Crew) - but this is a ...
by Illusion
Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Wow...
Replies: 7
Views: 2664

Re: Wow...

Common sense prevailed for once. The act didn't pass through in the end as, although the act was retarded, the politicians turned out to be as spineless as expected and do a complete U-Turn when it actually got news coverage. Funny, eh? The acts that are equally as moronic don't generally get news c...
by Illusion
Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Freenet Users
Replies: 3
Views: 1651

Re: Freenet Users

I set up a freesite for nonet at one point, but nobody had installed freenet in order to mirror it. Maybe we should try for a bulletin board using Frost. Sounds like it would be the perfect infrastructure - just pondering how much the actual need for it is; I can see it perhaps being used as a "sup...
by Illusion
Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: This sent a chill down my spine (SOPA related)
Replies: 16
Views: 4304

Re: This sent a chill down my spine (SOPA related)

Pr3dAt0R wrote:And we've got another one: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/322396
Seems that they're going on until they run out of letter combo's...
Well, hopefully like over here, it will get to within 24hours of approval before politicians go mental and do a U-turn..
by Illusion
Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Moving NONET to a VPS
Replies: 32
Views: 9424

Re: Moving NONET to a VPS

I'd also be sure to ship some funds in!

Sounds like a very good idea though, would afford us quite a bit of flexibility.
by Illusion
Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Personal Security 101 (Work In Progress!)
Replies: 4
Views: 2031

Personal Security 101 (Work In Progress!)

I've posted this in here (SG) whilst it's a work in progress, it's far from complete - but there is definitely a need for this at the moment. I think I've wrote on Personal Security before, perhaps a bit hypocritical really - considering how lax mine got until now! Considering I've had the unenviab...
by Illusion
Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Wow...
Replies: 7
Views: 2664

Re: Wow...

Just watch this space - this has had no media coverage, and wont. In fact, I find it amusing that there has been hysteria over a petrol strike that may or may not happen (it wont now) - petrol stations have ran dry etc, whilst this has sneaked in the back door. If by some weird stroke of luck, this ...
by Illusion
Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Freenet Users
Replies: 3
Views: 1651

Re: Freenet Users

This goes out to anyone who has downloaded Freenet. I would like to add you all as my friends, just to start a small network of my own as well as become part of one you may have. I've had it downloaded for a while and am now starting to set it up. My security is set to high. Ditto, I've had it for ...