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Monday, 18 February 2013
tricks for network/internet security
Topic: general rant/rave

 Considering the crap the Gummit and parasites and hacks like Google are up to, never mind the attempts your neighbors and wardrivers can make to steal your ID or hack your computer, here are a couple cool tricks to help isolate yourself.

 1. The Internet is great for buying things with a credit card, problem is, the HOAX thats floated on un-suspecting shoppers about "secure shopping sites."

they are LYING to you about security. Why? Not that the site doesnt use a 'https' connection and claim to use SSL and encryption technology, they arent telling you, as they probably dont know, about the parasites that are looking in on your supposedly secure shopping session like GOOGLE.

Heres how to get rid of the bastards.

If youre doing a transaction with ABC co on line, it APPEARS that your computer is connected to ABCs and all is secure. It isnt, because its unlikely that ABC hosts the connections and websites that you do the transaction on.

 Usually, especially with small companies, they hire all that out.

Problem is, parasite bastards like Google are glomming onto your "secure connection" and can most likely RECORD the entire transaction.

Ive make many on line transactions that blocked these parasites with a simple trick to kick the Googles and ad sites off the secure connection. Its easy.

 The trick is to exclude any site from connecting to your computer that isnt absolutely required to process the transaction.

Download Netscape 9, install it. Once installed, set the system DATE on your computer back a year. Clear the cache and browser history. If the browser was open, close and re-open it.

go to the shopping website and notice pop up dialog boxes start to appear, stating that 'this sites security certificate is not valid'

 That means the security cert has a current date, that is now in the FUTURE from what date your computer thinks it is.

 You have the option to accept the cert, or hit the ESC key and dismiss it, along with dismissing the website thats trying to connect.

If you have a virus scanner that allows tracking what connections are made to a browser, you can keep track of whats connecting.

Proceed to shop and check out, and hit ESC any time theres a pop up that isnt named after the shopping site.

I did one today and blocked about 6 parasite sites, including Google

realize any of these sites have access to record your CC NUMBER if they are connected.

 Next trick to thwart the neigbors and Google-secure your Wi Fi

No, setting encryption only keeps the stupid people out, as long as they can see your router, youre a target

Forget tricks like hidden SSIDs also, all it take is an IP sniffer to find it.

to not be hacked, dont be SEEN.

that requires hiding the router so only you can see it.

To an RF CONNECTION, that is.

The router is a tiny radio station sending and receiving data. Anyone within a certain range (physically) can connect to it.

If they cannot receive the signal, they cannot connect to it.

Some routers can be modified with software to allow their transmit power to be raised and lowered (DD-WRT) but a hacker with a good high gain antenna can get around that.

Wi Fi signals are microwave, 2.4x GHz and the signals are funny, they are truly line-of-sight and bounce off metal surfaces.

Heres where we borrow some Gummit technology, as in putting sensitive communications sites underground and shielding them.

Put the router in the nearest HVAC duct. That will confine the signal to inside the furnace ducting. It will propagate through the house, but only inside the duct-work. It will exit through openings in the duct work, and in most structures, those openings point UP.

So, the signal goes up where some jackass wardriving down the street cannot receive it, theyd have to be on your houses ROOF.

Put your computers wireless adapter reasonbly near a duct outlet and voila, youre on, but no one else can see it.

 For extra security, put your computers adapter under-ground, such as in a basement, also put your wireless modem, if you use one, underground so it has to 'look'upwards to get a signal. that means someone outside has to also be elevated, or very close to the house to attempt to intercept or detect that signal

With DD-WRT, reduce router transmit power. Less power- less range.

It works for me, I walk outside on the porch with my laptop and the network disappears.

So much for Googles car wandering around collecting Street View info...

Posted by Dave at 9:40 PM PST
Updated: Monday, 18 February 2013 9:44 PM PST
Wednesday, 6 February 2013
dispelling lies about ethanol
Topic: general rant/rave

I talked with a worker from the Boardman ethanol plant yesterday. He was holding an ALUMINUM butterfly valve body that was the shutoff point for the hose that transfers the distilelrs grain to be shipped.

 The valve was stuck due to junk in between the shaft and body, thats typical for valves.

Point is, I asked him if the byproduct caused any damage to the aluminum and he said "no"

So much for 'ethanol being so corrosive'

He was having to change the flange screws from steel to stainless because of surface rust. Thats expected with water being present.

He verified that the distillers grain went to cattle feed and was a better feed than the original corn.

But that doesnt sit well with the Oil Companies Trolls that hate ethanol because its inexpensive, easy to produce LOCALLY and cuts them out of SALES.


Posted by Dave at 10:53 AM PST
Thursday, 29 November 2012
survival moment (lack thereof?)
Topic: general rant/rave

ABC just ran a trailer about someone climbing Rainer (?) who was lost in a storm, they stated the Police had lost the GPS signal from the phone and didnt know where he/they were.

 First, its NOT a GPS signal, its CELLULAR. Morons in the media. A phone does NOT send a GPS signal out that Police can receive, they can access his CELLUAR connection through various means

1.) phone company

2.) briefcase cell phone system (pricey)

GPS is (for civilian use) a ONE WAY system, down from the sats.

The GPS signal reaches the phone, the phone can relay position data.

Anyway, on to the stupidity fo the day thats about to cost someone their life.

The report, if we can believe anything the Moronic Media say, may have lost phone power due to UPDATING THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE.

This is NOT a Facebook activity. Climbing a mountain has one purpose, to attempt to get to the top and look death right in the face, then climb back down. Fools take this as a fun outing with nice scenery.

If you want that, go to Yellowstone and see the nice scenery, DO NOT climb a mountain.

Survival corner. The fools should have had a personal locator beacon, they are CHEAP. Thats an electronic transmitter that sends a beacon (pulsed and probably coded) at regular time intervals, or might have a panic button.

If the phone is to be used for such, realize two things:

1.) High power drain. the phone is wasting lots of battery power doing things that are not survival-related. Its regularly connecting with the nearest tower(s) to maintain a connection, IOW, its radio is pulsing on and off sending and receiving data. That takes a LOT of power, because transmitters at /near microwave frequencies (800MHz- 1.5 GHz) are very inefficient (20%?). A UHF transponder is much better.

2.) if the phone is taken along, the battery pack MUST be disabled. There are three ways to do that:

a.) remove it, risk losing it

b.) remove it, turn it over or upside-down so the electrical terminals canot contact, put it back in. Some battery packs may be designed to fit only one way.

c.) put a slip of paper between the battery pack terminals and the phones power terminals to break the electrical circuit. To use the device, pull the paper out.

I've been in a survival situation similar to that, using a cell phone for comms. We were stranded in a violent storm on Trout Lake in MN with boats and motors that were very poor, and not enough life vests. We landed on a shore at an old cabin and literally a second or two after I gave the party on the other end our compass coordinates, the phone went dead. We were safe at that point and just greatly inconvenienced, BUT... 

Theres a whole art to using comms equipment in a survival situation, DONT assume you can just take a set of radios or a phone along and all will be well. 

Moral of the story, when its an outing with a survival aspect, be prepared. When its an outing like mountain climbing, ALL preparation and ALL Activities are solely about survival. Its not a side-activity.

These people may freeze to death because their primary goal was sight seeing. 

Posted by Dave at 9:56 AM PST
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Topic: general rant/rave

This is what started it all - the mass murder of women and children at Waco. This video is from a Pastor in IL, I think it was narrated and created by Linda Tomlinson, as I recall, she was investigating the disaster. As I recall, she was a Constitutional lawyer from Indy.


Contact Marcussen and order the CCA # 11 DVD. I spotted a little detail watching it yesteday that I didnt notice years ago, when the one Fed is on the roof, someone shoots UP through the roof and just misses him.

 Too bad... 

Posted by Dave at 11:37 AM PDT
Friday, 19 October 2012
Get over it ! (lying in the Media Friday)
Topic: general rant/rave

 Listen while reading:




Then read this absolute trash and pack of lies, starting with the BALD faced lie in the title:



Madonna Angers Denver Audience By Pretending To Shoot Guns Into Crowd"

 No, you lying piece of crap, TWO morons on TWITTER claim to hav ebeen offended, and Ill bet NEITHER of them were actually AT the concert. We have a LYING Liberal writing the title, whats to stop two more LYING LIBERALS from making two phoney tweets?

Nothing, to liars and thats what liberals are, pathological liars.

And notice its now appropos to conceal the identity of who wrote this trash.

---------------------And of course, my comment:

MISERABLE story, you cant write anything more real than taking your own BIAS, and looking for TWO whining idiots on Twitter as SOURCES?

You use TWITTER as a source? Can you get any more LAZY than that?

Does anyone EDIT this trash? Clearly not.

How to spot a whining, childish, spineless Liberal:

1. They go around being "offended" at the drop of a hat

2. they use the "Im so offended" as a tool for social MANIPULAITON

3. (heres the main point) they are people who are either incapable, or unwilling to 'get over it' (listen to the Don Hensley song of the same title) , in this instance, refuse to get over the shooting, especially if it never directly affected them in the first place. They refuse to 'navigate the stages of grieving' and get stuck on one and keep it as a chip on their shoulder forever, again, to have something to complain about or manipulate others with.

If youre not familiar with the psychology behind the mental problems that are Liberalism, go to Wiki and read about "cognitive errors", and also "stages of grieving.

Madonna says "get over it and move on". Shes right.

Posted by Dave at 9:13 AM PDT
Updated: Friday, 19 October 2012 3:01 PM PDT
Saturday, 13 October 2012
Gotta love those Chinks...laugh of the day
Topic: general rant/rave


See Step 7 


Posted by Dave at 12:33 PM PDT
Saturday, 14 July 2012
excellent article on bully syndrome
Topic: general rant/rave

Ive referred to this as the School yard Bully problem, this problem has become a PLAGUE in America. Especially in politics.



Posted by Dave at 9:47 AM PDT
Friday, 14 October 2011
Block the parasites like Google
Topic: general rant/rave

 Last week, I ordered merchandise off the internet. My computer is set up to block the parasites like Google and Facebook from connecting to my computer.

 Until you get software like McAfee that has a connection monitor, you dont realize how many of these parasites connect to, and follow your computer across the 'net. And they STAY connected till  the browser is closed.

While going through the pages to do this order and present a credit card for payment, I noticed three or four persistent websites, Google bering one of them, that wanted to connect.

 TO CONNECT TO A SECURE ORDER PROCESS? DONT try and tell me THAT isnt up to no good.

Heres the trick, set your computers date back and use an old version of Netscape 9. What this does is causes a security warning when the browser is presented a security certificate by the website wanting to connect, the browser detects a date conflict and stops loading, and presents a warning screen. Hit <escape> to deny permission to that server to connect.

Also, close the browser between sites for more security.

NS 9 has a Ctrl Shift Del key sequence to immediately clear cache data, Firefox has HIDDEN it behind menus. BOOOOOOOO on Firefox. 

Posted by Dave at 8:02 AM PDT
Thursday, 13 October 2011
and lets talk about the con artists at Les Schwab
Topic: general rant/rave

The famous tire and auto chain Les Schwab is beating their chests about "doing the right thing"

 Lets example this "right thing" they are doing.

I knew better, but went to L.S for wheel work, dont recall exactly what it was, may have been tires changed, may have been a vibration (had one that turned out to be driveshaft)

Anyhoo, I was watching one of their kids (tire changers) put lug nuts on with an IMPACT GUN (violation of the FIRSt sacred rule of torquing mechanical assemblies) then he reached for a torque wrench.

"Good" I thought, " maybe Ill see something done right here."

Nope, no such luck, said kid put the socket on the torque wrench, then used it as a BREAKER BAR to tighten the lug nuts by violating one of the first rules of torque wrench use - TIGHTEN IT SLOWLY.

He was yanking up on the end of the wrench as fast and hard as he could, eliminating any value of the torque wrench, indeed, making it  a breaker bar. 

I went home and got out my $450 torque wrench and checked the torques on the wheel, one nut was 140 foot-pounds and a second was 165.

Factory torque on that vehicle is 90, and I set them at 65. There are reasons for less torque, there are limits, I know them, they dont.

I went back and explained what the LS employee had done, and longer story short, they discovered the wheel studs had been damaged. They couldnt figure out how to chase them with a die. So they agreed to replace them.


destroying the axle and differential carrier bearings in the process. Theres a problem with bearings such as are found in a differential (this was a rear wheel) - bearings such as this can not take much load unless they are turning. Beating on them with a hammer is instant damage.

An outfit as big as LS should have bought, or made, a simple press to press the studs out, its a real simple design. 

I refused to allow them to do that. I wrote to LS corporate and told them I wanted to be reimbursed for the studs since they were going to improperly remove them. Some arrogant middle management type woman wrote back and told me that was "denied" 

Arrogance on top of incompetence, and DANGEROUS incompetence on top of that.

No, you morons, YOU are denied. Ive bought 3 sets of tires since and YOU didnt sell any of them to me.

Yes, the kid changing the wheels did know how to do it properly, because when I stood over his shoulder and watched him, he used the torque wrench properly.

The problem is L.S pushes these kids to work as fast as possible, ignore the poor work, just get customers in and out quickly and MAKE MORE MONEY .

To f_ with whether they overtighten lug nuts and cause an accident, just get rid of them.

And that, O reader, is what LS considers "doing the right thing"


Posted by Dave at 10:28 AM PDT
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Haw Haw
Topic: general rant/rave
The liberals are asking us to give Obama time.
We agree...and think 25 to life would be appropriate.

--Jay Leno

America needs Obama-care like
Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask
--Jay Leno

Q: Have you heard about McDonald's'
new Obama Value Meal?

A: Order anything you like
and the guy behind you has to pay for it.
--Conan O'Brien

Q: What does Barack Obama
call lunch with a convicted felon?

A: A fund raiser.
--Jay Leno

Q: What's the difference between
Obama's cabinet and a penitentiary?

A: One is filled with
tax evaders, blackmailers,
and threats to society.
The other is for housing prisoners.
--David Letterman

Q: If Nancy Pelosi and Obama were on a boat
in the middle of the ocean and it started to sink,
who would be saved?

A: America !
--Jimmy Fallon

Q: What's the difference between
Obama and his dog, Bo?

A: Bo has papers.
--Jimmy Kimmel

Q: What was the most positive result of
the "Cash for Clunkers" program?

A: It took 95% of the
Obama bumper stickers off the road.
--David Letterman

Posted by Dave at 5:19 PM PDT
Friday, 1 July 2011
Psychology of the Lefts denial of reality
Topic: general rant/rave


 "Coping mechanism" often expressed jokingly as "dont confuse me with the facts"


Posted by Dave at 11:31 AM PDT
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Ayn Rand quote
Topic: general rant/rave

Youd think I wrote this, or had read Ayn Rand. Neither is true:

"Did you really think we want those laws to be observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them broken...There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted - and you create a nation of law breakers - and then you cash in on guilt..."

- Ayn Rand (1905-1982), spoken by Dr. Floyd Ferris in Atlas Shrugged, 1957


Posted by Dave at 2:43 PM PDT
Monday, 13 June 2011
Topic: general rant/rave



Posted by Dave at 5:49 PM PDT
Friday, 29 April 2011
Islamist childrens games
Topic: general rant/rave

Islamist childrens games:

Duck, Duck shoot
Mother May I Have medical care?
Ring around the suicide bomber
Marco Polio
Hide to Sleep
I Spy on my Neighbors
Kick the Kid
Detonator, detonator, whose got the detonator
we lost our Marbles
Freeze in the mountains Tag
Spin the Bottle of Opium
toe Tag
Red Rover, Red Rover, convert come over
Pick up Sticks for heat

They dont play jump rope, the rope is used to play Hangman.

Islamist childrens board games:

Operation (without anesthetic)
Monopoly on food
Shoot from Ladders
Hungry Hungry Hezbollah
Barrel of Bodyparts
Rock- em Sock-em Refugees


Isnt it curious how Nations who, after between 6,000 and 6 Million years, havent perfected not slaughtering each other in the streets and using the toilet are trying to tell the US what to do? 


It's "Maximum Sarcasm Frida"y at D2a! 

Posted by Dave at 4:24 PM PDT
Thursday, 17 February 2011
todays Tech rant
Topic: general rant/rave

The Fox shall CERTAINLY investigate the hen house robberies...collect dead hens, bags of feathers for evidence, then prosecute the Farmer for leaving the gate open.

Two CONgressmen (emphasis on "con") "asking" FCC to investigate gOogle (emphasis on "Oogle").

My comments (from someone who can design all this equipment and the systems too)
" Two items should be of prime importance:

1.) Googles activities that are a TERRORIST RISK. Its GREAT to have all this data available to plan TERRORIST ATTACKS. They dont have to show up in person, just download Googs Street Views and know where to PARK THE VAN.

2.) Goog should be exposed and prosecuted for MASS IDENTITY THEFT and MASS ILLEGAL WIRETAPPING/ EAVESDROPPING.

The fact (if it be so) that theyre doing it for NSA or some other Fed Agency notwithstanding  "

Then consider this about the super spy network:

1.) start with sat data showing your front yard down to 1/10th of an inch
2.) Street view to show, up close what the Sats cant see, since theyre overhead
3.) then the extremely high resolution photos theyre taking INSIDE YOUR HOUSE with the CAMERA IN YOUR CELL PHONE. And the inside of every-where ELSE you go, talking on the phone or not. And not only every "where", but every "one"...

...which is why my phone has no camera. Put electrical tape over yours.

Its too easy, and profitable, for an Agency like NSA to pay off Verizon or ATT etc to capture images and audio from your phone. Its a microphone and camera tied to an all digital network that they can turn on and off at will. With a 3 MP imager and the right image processing software, they can tell what nap the roller was that painted the walls in your house.

The three participants:

a.) you, unknowing and unwilling
b) the phone co. whos getting paid from Govt deep pockets for their covert activities
c.) the Feds paying them with YOUR MONEY.

  It's too easy to capture data from your phone and have it never show up on your phone bill, they can easily route the charges to some Fed account.

  All this honest and above board activity by your Government which, Im told, previously brought you covert programs like Dial/Coins, a scheme to keep bouncing illegal files around the internet. That came from a fmr Agent, not some conspiracy website.

  Sure, the premise that they can use all this technology to prevent terrorist attacks sounds great, but they cant - they couldnt catch cold on a rainy day (did they stop OKC or 9-11 or the NYC "bomber? F-no, they let him on a PLANE)- and its all well and good till they mistakenly pin it on YOU, they YOU have to prove innocence...Its too easy to paint YOUR face on a bank robbers body in a bank camera video, and as poor quality as the videos are, no way to prove it was a forgery. Just ask yourself- "why does JP Morgan bank, with trillions of dollars lying around, still use antiquated, low resolution cameras that produce crappy quality, grainy, washed-out video? Think they cant afford good cameras in an era when sats can resolve 1/10th of an inch from space? Hell no, they dont care if a bank robber takes YOUR money, its not THEIRS and THEY are INSURED.

And for anyone foolish enough to believe in passwords and 256-bit encryption, the Feds have all the keys. No one is permitted to generate secured software unless they turn the keys over to your gubmint. Which is why their panties got rolled into a bunch with Wiki Leaks. Ol' WL apparently didnt see fit to give them the keys.

Just remember their motto- "Were the Government, were here to help"

Dave, your more or less friendly electronic engineer and Federal Radio operator

Posted by Dave at 9:16 AM PST

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