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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #73825 on: November 02, 2020, 11:18:25 am »
Oh nothing regrettable. Just a metaphorical PEEK and a POKE in the right places...

Peek through a Predator UAV and Poke a Hellfire through his chimney ?
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #73826 on: November 02, 2020, 11:21:27 am »
Sadly, I don't think YT has a voice option for reporting channels. If nobody does anything, he could get mobs to start attacking 5G towers, destroying them and possibly leave some people without any phone coverage which could result in a life and death situation?

It doesn't, unless you know a Googler, and the only one I know quit last month.

Oh nothing regrettable. Just a metaphorical PEEK and a POKE in the right places...

Peek through a Predator UAV and Poke a Hellfire through his chimney ?

Nah much more insidious. I'm trying to get his credit file zero rated. Reference agencies take evidence for craziness and reckless behaviour. Use the gears of the machine rather than smash them.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #73828 on: November 02, 2020, 12:10:24 pm »
That's quite an impressive bit of luck!
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #73829 on: November 02, 2020, 12:13:24 pm »
Even better was the name of the sculpture!
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #73830 on: November 02, 2020, 12:21:54 pm »
Sadly, I don't think YT has a voice option for reporting channels. If nobody does anything, he could get mobs to start attacking 5G towers, destroying them and possibly leave some people without any phone coverage which could result in a life and death situation?

It doesn't, unless you know a Googler, and the only one I know quit last month.

Oh nothing regrettable. Just a metaphorical PEEK and a POKE in the right places...

Peek through a Predator UAV and Poke a Hellfire through his chimney ?

Nah much more insidious. I'm trying to get his credit file zero rated. Reference agencies take evidence for craziness and reckless behaviour. Use the gears of the machine rather than smash them.

If that isn't the subject of a BOFH column,it should be.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #73831 on: November 02, 2020, 12:26:27 pm »
So this little beauty turnd up in the post today (7805 for scale)
A DC-DC converter  :=\
But look at the specification 9-60V in 0-60V out at 20 Amps. 1200W in a 1/4 brick.
Plan is to put it in a box with a lower current mains PSU and a couple 12v SLAs or Lithiums and a DC input to give a high current bench/portable supply. It even has the variable current limit option.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #73832 on: November 02, 2020, 12:33:01 pm »
If that isn't the subject of a BOFH column,it should be.

Oh as sysadmins go I am the guy the BOFH bows before. I once chowned someone's home directory to their colleague because they were better at his job.

Edit: to clarify on the credit file thing, the approach isn't as glorious as it sounds. He'll be well aware of the issues associating with certain business fronts thus his cronies and family we discovered last time. All you have to do is make sure the associative dots are researched (the PEEK) and reported (the POKE) and then the system does what is intended i.e. stops him and his cronies receiving any further funding. When a retrospective association appears that was not registered in a credit file initially then it can knacker the person's rating for 1-2 years as they are potentially high risk.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #73833 on: November 02, 2020, 12:50:08 pm »
you could also try to cancel his credit / banking cards ...
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #73834 on: November 02, 2020, 12:53:42 pm »
Trying to recover a win2000 password. Not having a good time. All of the magic USB recovery tools don't even boot.  >:(

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #73835 on: November 02, 2020, 12:55:07 pm »
you could also try to cancel his credit / banking cards ...

That's pretty difficult here. I'm having trouble cancelling mine at the moment.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #73837 on: November 02, 2020, 12:56:55 pm »
Trying to recover a win2000 password. Not having a good time. All of the magic USB recovery tools don't even boot.  >:(

Does it boot Linux? For example this one?

https://grml.org/

If so, then you can use for example this tool:

https://opensource.com/article/18/3/how-reset-windows-password-linux
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #73838 on: November 02, 2020, 01:05:37 pm »
Trying to recover a win2000 password. Not having a good time. All of the magic USB recovery tools don't even boot.  >:(

need to look in my old tools... have some sort of locksmith cd .. maybe can make it an ISO for you..and you boot it from usb-cd
ps. i you boot from usb-stick...for windows you need to make it bootable...not just copy as you can in unix.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #73839 on: November 02, 2020, 01:11:29 pm »
would a Win2k iso help ? I would need to find one, but ...
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #73840 on: November 02, 2020, 01:12:47 pm »
When the Type 310A was delivered it came with this strange contraption that it could sit on. That unit contains a fan, an ON/OFF switch and a pilot light. The fan is desirable because the Type 310A does run very warm. It appears at first glance that someone with metal skills tossed it together. I did some research and it turns out it is a genuine Tek accessory specifically to deal with the heating issues.





Since it was built of sheet steel rather than aluminum the years have not been kind to it. But it's all there and I'm going to completely restore it. Should be fun.       

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #73841 on: November 02, 2020, 01:18:49 pm »
Needs a lick of blue paint, but who am I telling!?! Preaching to the converted!

McBryce.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #73842 on: November 02, 2020, 01:20:46 pm »
Looks like he already got a bit too close:

Keyboard error: Press F1 to continue.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #73843 on: November 02, 2020, 01:23:36 pm »
Needs a lick of blue paint, but who am I telling!?! Preaching to the converted!

McBryce.

Quite honestly I'm undecided on paint color. If I give it the fresh Tek blue it's going to make the scope look dull because that's original and doesn't need a re-paint. I may go with grey. 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #73844 on: November 02, 2020, 01:24:22 pm »
Looks like he already got a bit too close:



Nope, that's the fan filter.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #73845 on: November 02, 2020, 01:27:11 pm »
Appreciate the help offers. Tried about a dozen tools, all (most) are supposed to make the USB drive bootable. The machine makes an attempt but in 9/10 cases I end up with a black screen and a blinking prompt. One attempt got me as far as notification there was a file problem.

Next up: make an actual UBCD with one of those shiny round things. I must have a box somewhere. I'll get there in the end.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #73846 on: November 02, 2020, 01:28:28 pm »
Since it was built of sheet steel rather than aluminum the years have not been kind to it. But it's all there and I'm going to completely restore it. Should be fun.       



Ahh “original heathkit brown” ie rust  :-DD
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #73847 on: November 02, 2020, 01:37:48 pm »
Appreciate the help offers. Tried about a dozen tools, all (most) are supposed to make the USB drive bootable. The machine makes an attempt but in 9/10 cases I end up with a black screen and a blinking prompt. One attempt got me as far as notification there was a file problem.

Next up: make an actual UBCD with one of those shiny round things. I must have a box somewhere. I'll get there in the end.

Making a bootable USB stick is one of the easiest tasks under Linux.

- download grml image
- plug in the USB stick
- check the syslog, which /dev/sd... the USB stick is (something like /dev/sdc /dev/sdd)
- as user root:   dd if=<image_file_name.img> of=/dev/sd... bs=512  <ENTER>
- wait for finishing
- boot grml from USB stick

This procedure works as well for a bootable windows image. This can be created easily as well:

- pick up a bootable windows CD/DVD
- insert the disc in a drive (assuming this is /dev/sde)
- under root do the following:   dd if=/dev/sde of=windows_boot_image.img
- wait, until it's finished
- create a USB stick with the steps mentioned above
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #73848 on: November 02, 2020, 01:43:49 pm »
Learning how to Linux has been on my "to do" list since 2003. You know, one day...  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #73849 on: November 02, 2020, 02:07:28 pm »
Needs a lick of blue paint, but who am I telling!?! Preaching to the converted!

McBryce.

Quite honestly I'm undecided on paint color. If I give it the fresh Tek blue it's going to make the scope look dull because that's original and doesn't need a re-paint. I may go with grey.

That piece of gear has a rats nest in it. Like - literally a rat's nest.  :-DD
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