Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

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Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Post by RoneKiln » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:49 pm

So... How has this impacted anyone's preps?

I don't think I'm changing anything.
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Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Post by raptor » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:04 pm

I am not changing my preps at this point beyond those related to IT at my business.

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Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Post by MPMalloy » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:49 pm

I'm just being more observant & I went over what I'd need to pay all my bills via checks thru USPS.

Ready.

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Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Post by boskone » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:07 am

Verified my offline backup is current, in case my online provider is effected. It was, since that's kinda the point of having multiple backups. Debating a second offline backup to leave locked in my desk at work.

Verified I can pay my various bills without internet access. Everything's got a local(-ish) payment point.

Otherwise, same ol' same ol'.

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Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Post by howler 1 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:46 am

there saying the price of fuel is going to rise here in straya now because of this, any bloody excuse to rip people off more,,,cheers jas

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Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Post by flybynight » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:59 am

RoneKiln wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:49 pm
So... How has this impacted anyone's preps?

I don't think I'm changing anything.
More concerned over the rulings in CA over the squatters which might cause precedence than Iran's impotent missile miss.
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Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Post by woodsghost » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:15 am

If Iran invades Nebraska, I'm ready. Katana and all. (Not really, I don't own a katana :( )

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Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Post by flybynight » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:12 am

https://news.yahoo.com/no-us-casualties ... 01891.html

A U.S. defense official told Military Times that Iran shot 15 missiles at Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops from inside Iran Tuesday night — 10 missiles hit al-Asad airbase, one missile hit Erbil International Airport in in the north, and four missiles failed in flight.
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Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Post by raptor » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:19 am

Remember the Iranians have been shooting missiles for quite some time.
This is the attack on the Saudia Arabia in Sept. 2019. Just one of many
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/ ... pply-83561

That attack BTW also caused a minor oil price spike since it impacted 5% of the refined product supply.

Other than the target, IMO this is nothing new.


BTW I saw this and could not help but laugh at this. It is right up there with the power company, Social security, Microsoft help scams.

https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation ... 73053.html
Texts telling people they’ve just been drafted into the Army are fake, officials say

But then I guess the results of this poll are aligned with the people believing a texted draft notice.

Only 28% of the respondents correctly ID'ed Iran on a map.

https://morningconsult.com/2020/01/08/c ... oters-can/

A link to the responses to question of "Please point out Iran on this map."
https://morningconsult.com/wp-content/u ... scaled.png
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Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Post by MPMalloy » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:16 pm

raptor wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:19 am
Remember the Iranians have been shooting missiles for quite some time.
This is the attack on the Saudia Arabia in Sept. 2019. Just one of many
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/ ... pply-83561

That attack BTW also caused a minor oil price spike since it impacted 5% of the refined product supply.

Other than the target, IMO this is nothing new.


BTW I saw this and could not help but laugh at this. It is right up there with the power company, Social security, Microsoft help scams.

https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation ... 73053.html
Texts telling people they’ve just been drafted into the Army are fake, officials say

But then I guess the results of this poll are aligned with the people believing a texted draft notice.

Only 28% of the respondents correctly ID'ed Iran on a map.

https://morningconsult.com/2020/01/08/c ... oters-can/

A link to the responses to question of "Please point out Iran on this map."
https://morningconsult.com/wp-content/u ... scaled.png
https://morningconsult.com/wp-content/u ... scaled.png
:rofl:

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Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Post by MPMalloy » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:18 pm

boskone wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:07 am
Verified my offline backup is current, in case my online provider is effected. It was, since that's kinda the point of having multiple backups. Debating a second offline backup to leave locked in my desk at work.

Verified I can pay my various bills without internet access. Everything's got a local(-ish) payment point.

Otherwise, same ol' same ol'.
I'll see if I can just clone this C drive in addition to my backups. I think I have a NIB drive around here.

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Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Post by woodsghost » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:45 pm

I bought a 120G flashdrive at Walmart for $20 or $30 and copied everything on there. A friend just recently changed my operating system due to Windows 7 no longer being supported. I got off Windows 10 a little while back.
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Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Post by raptor » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:23 pm

I use these to reuse any replaced HDD:
https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Tool-fre ... 9578b5d282

and I picked up one of these on sale cheap.

https://www.amazon.com/Blue-NAND-500GB- ... X2VTT&th=1
For a cheap & fast USB storage extension.


I do not have a RAID array for my server since we use mainly cloud based apps now.

But for critical devices I use 3 backups

Windows full back up to a separate USB HDD every night.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hel ... nd-restore

Carbonite off site service which operates with less than an hour lag:
https://www.carbonite.com/

A separate backup to a 32 GB SD card using this Nova backup to back up simple critical data files is run very night before the main back up:
https://www.pcmag.com/review/358645/novabackup-pc

One PC got hit with a crypto virus this year. The online Back up was also potentially infected but the previous night's USB back up was fine. So I wiped the PC and restored it with that back up . We lost about a day of productivity but no data.
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Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Post by RoneKiln » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:57 pm

Thanks to everyone that mentioned documenting how to pay all the bills without internet access. I hadn't thought of that. One more thing I'll do this weekend.
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Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Post by boskone » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:03 am

MPMalloy wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:18 pm
I'll see if I can just clone this C drive in addition to my backups. I think I have a NIB drive around here.
I used to do that, using ImageX, then found that new install day is just a good way to keep my drive clean-ish.

The data's backed up, so I just download an up-to-date offline installer occasionally to include with the backup and view reinstalls as a way to clean out the cruft.

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Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Post by MPMalloy » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:40 am

boskone wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:03 am
MPMalloy wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:18 pm
I'll see if I can just clone this C drive in addition to my backups. I think I have a NIB drive around here.
I used to do that, using ImageX, then found that new install day is just a good way to keep my drive clean-ish.

The data's backed up, so I just download an up-to-date offline installer occasionally to include with the backup and view reinstalls as a way to clean out the cruft.
Thank you. :)

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Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Post by absinthe beginner » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:22 pm

Israel Bombs Weapons Depot Run By Iranian Militia

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ ... an-militia

Unidentified planes hit Iraqi militiamen in Syria, killing 8

https://www.foxnews.com/world/unidentif ... -killing-8
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Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Post by flybynight » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:53 pm

Growing consensus Ukraine jetliner shot down by Iranian forces

https://youtu.be/S1eb4djGNOs
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Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Post by majorhavoc » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:49 am

It's unbelievably tragic for those passengers, crew and their families. It also takes the concept of 'negligent discharge' to a whole new level. :cry:

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Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Post by Evan the Diplomat » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:16 pm

flybynight wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:53 pm
Growing consensus Ukraine jetliner shot down by Iranian forces

https://youtu.be/S1eb4djGNOs
It has been confirmed. Two SA-15 TOR surface to air missiles fired in error. An Iranian actually tweeted an image of the nose cone of one of the missiles from near the crash site.
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Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

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Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Post by absinthe beginner » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:02 am

‘I wish I was dead’: Senior IRGC commander accepts responsibility for downing Ukrainian jet, says it was mistaken for missile

https://www.rt.com/news/478011-irgc-acc ... t-downing/

Angry Iranians question authorities for concealing truth on plane incident

http://news.trust.org/item/20200111101131-syrys

Iran ADMITS shooting down Ukrainian jetliner, saying gunner 'mistook plane for a CRUISE MISSILE and had ten seconds to make a decision when his radio failed'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... liner.html
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Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Post by raptor » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:30 am

absinthe beginner wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:02 am
‘I wish I was dead’: Senior IRGC commander accepts responsibility for downing Ukrainian jet, says it was mistaken for missile

https://www.rt.com/news/478011-irgc-acc ... t-downing/
Hmmm...that is unususal; a senior Iranian saying something that i agree with 100%.

The official statement was that the murder of the aircraft passengers was "unintentional". So i guess someone tripped and fired the not 1 but 2 missles by mistake?!

They claim their comms were jammed yet flightaware24 clearly shows the flight path in real time. The plane would have its transponder on that made the plane very visible on rader complete with airspeed,altitude and flight #/transponder code. It was follwing a prefiled flight plan.

It was an aggresive and or scared trooper who was not well trained. They said the had 10 seconds to decide despite the fact that the flight was scheduled days on advance...every day at the same time using the same air corridor.

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Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Post by Evan the Diplomat » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:51 am

Nervous troops who shoot first are nothing new, OBTW Navy AAW doctrine in the 80's was "shoot - shoot - look - shoot" Meaning two birds off the rail followed by a radar check and follow up shot if the first two didn't splash the target.

Don't forget that a then top of the line warship, the USS VINCENNES, shot down an Iranian Airlines Airbus 300 on a regularly scheduled route, in broad daylight killing 290 unarmed civilians on July 3rd 1988 despite IFF and a SPY-1A phased array radar.

It was wrong to shoot down the Ukrainian plane, but no more evil that anything we've done.
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