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Forum: Wanted to Buy Yesterday, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By ToolAA
Used Vortex Viper PST 1-4 with a larue QD mount...

Used Vortex Viper PST 1-4 with a larue QD mount would be my best value recommendation.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues Yesterday, 12:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,926
Posted By ToolAA
When you finally publish that paper I be ...

When you finally publish that paper I be
Interested to finally see whatís clinically wrong with me.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,926
Posted By ToolAA
The attack on the 2A is subterfuge. Guns are 200...

The attack on the 2A is subterfuge. Guns are 200 year old technology. The most dangerous weapons in your arsenal are you mind and your voice. You most likely hold the weapon of the future In your...
Forum: Jobs Board January 15th, 2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 833
Posted By ToolAA
If there is one think that all MDS members have...

If there is one think that all MDS members have in common. Itís over-thinking lifeís simple problems.
Forum: Cyber / Tech Security January 15th, 2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 834
Posted By ToolAA
Thanks. After the discussion here, I am going...

Thanks. After the discussion here, I am going forward with the SG-3100. They are currently out of stock but I donít have a firm timeline.

Regarding the PiHole do you find that sometimes...
Forum: Cyber / Tech Security January 15th, 2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 233
Posted By ToolAA
We are all getting wiser to what ďFreeĒ really...

We are all getting wiser to what ďFreeĒ really means so your concerns are valid.

I second ProtonMail. Paid users do have access to use the ProtonMail Bridge app. This would allow you to...
Forum: Cyber / Tech Security January 15th, 2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 834
Posted By ToolAA
Mostly just laptop backups, music, documents,...

Mostly just laptop backups, music, documents, photos. Not really intended to be a media server or anything so 1GB connection is probably ok.




I get a bit excited about learning new stuff...
Forum: Cyber / Tech Security January 14th, 2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 834
Posted By ToolAA
Any recommendations on adding a small MiniPC to...

Any recommendations on adding a small MiniPC to setup FreeNAS and PiHole. I was thinking about just dropping Linux on one these Atom Based Fanless Mini-PC's (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BL5X7WM/)...
Forum: Cyber / Tech Security January 14th, 2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 834
Posted By ToolAA
If you want to keep their channel guide and have...

If you want to keep their channel guide and have access to OnDemand and multi-room DVR capabilities, you have to keep there crappy router connected to the STBís. However you can connect the Fios...
Forum: Cyber / Tech Security January 14th, 2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 834
Posted By ToolAA
Yea the LTE 3rd tier emergency backup puts you...

Yea the LTE 3rd tier emergency backup puts you into a special class for sure.

The Sonicwall TZ350 looks like nice hardware. Not much more than the Netgate I linked.
Forum: Cyber / Tech Security January 14th, 2021, 12:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 834
Posted By ToolAA
Thanks man. I like what Iíve read about PF...

Thanks man. I like what Iíve read about PF Sense. Are you running it on regular PCís or special purpose HW?

Whatís really most important is just having some a way of routing all of out outbound...
Forum: Cyber / Tech Security January 14th, 2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 834
Posted By ToolAA
Very good to know about incompatibility with the...

Very good to know about incompatibility with the Netgear POE switch. My post might have already saved me some money.

What are you using as a router/firewall? A PFSense box? Or something else.
Forum: Cyber / Tech Security January 14th, 2021, 12:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 834
Posted By ToolAA
Upgrading Home Network - Need Advice

I have been lagging behind upgrading my home network I've got a Netgear RAX120 which I thought was a pretty good router but the performance seem rather lackluster, especially now with sometimes 3...
Forum: Jobs Board January 13th, 2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 833
Posted By ToolAA
Looks like about 150sf of surface. Iím not sure...

Looks like about 150sf of surface. Iím not sure what someone would charge for refinishing, but depending on the scope of work and the color we could probably do granite or quartz for $7-9k.
Forum: Preppers January 13th, 2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,042
Posted By ToolAA
Sounds more like a canoe to me.

Sounds more like a canoe to me.
Forum: Cyber / Tech Security January 13th, 2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By ToolAA
Were you already familiar with it, or did you...

Were you already familiar with it, or did you just try it out for the first time? The reason Iím asking is that I have no experience with linux so while the user interface seems quite intuitive I...
Forum: Cyber / Tech Security January 12th, 2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By ToolAA
I moved this response here because I figured it...

I moved this response here because I figured it was more applicable to the VPN discussion. I downloaded it last night, which takes about an hour from their server. The website totally walks you...
Forum: Cyber / Tech Security January 12th, 2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By ToolAA
You probably have more knowledge of how IT...

You probably have more knowledge of how IT systems and the internet work than I do. Iíd be interested in some perspective on this concept. How is it more secure than just using VPN and or other...
Forum: Cyber / Tech Security January 12th, 2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By ToolAA
Proton VPN set up

Not to overwhelm you but I just stumbled across the Tails OS which appears to be a totally self-contained OS that you install on a USB flash drive. Then you can start up any computer and boot from...
Forum: Preppers January 12th, 2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,042
Posted By ToolAA
What a rabbit hole....also very interesting. ...

What a rabbit hole....also very interesting.

While browsing I Somehow I ended up on r/darknet and discovered the Tails portable OS.
I never heard of it before but it it looks like it's a real...
Forum: Preppers January 11th, 2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,042
Posted By ToolAA
I remember that post but never really had a...

I remember that post but never really had a chance to dig deeper. I just took a quick cursory look and it seems pretty interesting. However it's going to take some time to understand. I agree that...
Forum: Preppers January 11th, 2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,042
Posted By ToolAA
So if someone has a GPRS repeater can you pass...

So if someone has a GPRS repeater can you pass APRS traffic through the repeater? Do you need more than a GMRS license to setup your own repeater. I mean in Nortonís use case he is just trying to...
Forum: Preppers January 11th, 2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,042
Posted By ToolAA
Iím just beginning to dabble in Arduino and it...

Iím just beginning to dabble in Arduino and it seems like it would be extremely easy to add a small Seeeduino which is about the size of a Nickel to automatically ďpressĒ this button at power every...
Forum: Preppers January 11th, 2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,042
Posted By ToolAA
I thought digital communications on MURS or GPS...

I thought digital communications on MURS or GPS frequencies are limited to 1 second maximum transmission length. How do you setup a ďnetworkĒ without continuous transmission? Also to transmit GMRS...
Forum: Preppers January 11th, 2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,042
Posted By ToolAA
I was hoping you would chime in. I know you have...

I was hoping you would chime in. I know you have some experience in this arena. Are you familiar with LoRa and LoRaWan? It seems like the technology operates on the old GSM 900mhz band. From what...
Forum: Preppers January 11th, 2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,042
Posted By ToolAA
I have tested this in my own neighborhood and...

I have tested this in my own neighborhood and range varies depending on the surrounding terrain. I placed one unit sitting on a shelf in the master bathroom which is on the second floor. I was able...
Forum: Preppers January 11th, 2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,042
Posted By ToolAA
There are two reasons why APRS isnít the best...

There are two reasons why APRS isnít the best choice for the desired application. It still relies on the internet to relay messages and it requires an Amateur License.

Iíve used APRS to send...
Forum: Preppers January 10th, 2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,042
Posted By ToolAA
I'm familiar with packet radio and i've used...

I'm familiar with packet radio and i've used FlDigi through my base station. In my specific use case it's totally impractical as a mobile device that can be used in place of a cell phone to send SMS...
Forum: Preppers January 10th, 2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,042
Posted By ToolAA
LoRa and LoRaWAN This is a copy of my...

LoRa and LoRaWAN

This is a copy of my previous post in the Parler thread.

I discovered LoRa and LoRaWan sometime last year, but the Arduino programming was a bit over my head to really...
Forum: Preppers January 10th, 2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,042
Posted By ToolAA
Satellite Messaging devices exist and operate on...

Satellite Messaging devices exist and operate on the Iridium satellite network. The devices themselves are all fairly expensive ranging from $250-$500 and they all require a monthly service fee, not...
Forum: Preppers January 10th, 2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,042
Posted By ToolAA
Existing Off the shelf products that I've...

Existing Off the shelf products that I've discovered which meet some of my device goals. If anyone knows of any others, please post them here. While they may not do everything I want, they still...
Forum: Preppers January 10th, 2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,042
Posted By ToolAA
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Forum: Preppers January 10th, 2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,042
Posted By ToolAA
Off Grid Digital COMMS Discussion

For quite sometime I have had a deep a personal desire to find a usable communication method to Send and Receive SMS/Data messages without relying solely on the current Paid/Regulated service...
Forum: Admin News and Announcements January 10th, 2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 13,584
Posted By ToolAA
Thanks boss for your post. Itís not going...

Thanks boss for your post.

Itís not going to be easy for sure. I recognize that those who know that I supported Trump are gently prodding me to acknowledge the errors of my ways. I admit that...
Forum: Central Maryland January 9th, 2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 342,649
Posted By ToolAA
Congrats. Its a cool feeling.

Congrats. Its a cool feeling.
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