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108464 No. 108464 ID: 632b3e Stickied hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
My fellow OPERATORS, the state of the chan is…. Meh.

I say this not to be a Debbie Downer, but to frame in your minds the questions we must answer as a community as to what those who come here to browse or post value and what can or even should be done to maintain and transform this site.

Financially, we are in alright shape. There was a lukewarm response to the initial donation drive, but more people signed up for the Patreon than I thought. Provided the patrons keep paying, we have enough to ride out the rest of the year on our current server.

However, our current server is still relatively expensive, especially for the traffic the site gets. Operatorchan takes up a lot of server space, and while as discussed previously having a dedicated server is nice for reliability, the utility and cost just don’t match. I will be working with Godverdomme to find cheaper options either with our current hosting company or a different one depending on what’s available. My goal is to reduce costs to below the current level of patronage. This is not without challenges, as the current build of the site has been basically chugging along untouched for years now. Moving to a new server will not be a copy and paste operation. I will post updates on that as it happens.

A note on paypal. Paypal is dicks. Our saved jewgolds are safe, but I don’t see paypal as a viable long term option for collecting donations anymore. I will be researching alternatives. In the meantime, patreon can deposit directly to opchan’s bank account so that seems to be a viable option for now. I just had a lengthy phone conversation with an Irishman named David who tells me that their “compliance division” is going into overdrive to combat money laundering and he’s fielding tons of calls about limited or locked accounts. If they want to make the service unusable, I am happy to oblige. I was actually worried this would happen eventually which is why we have a backup financial system and our threads won’t be repo’d.

So, we must change the server situation. Also in the technical realm, Kusaba X continues to be utter shit. The longer it runs the harder it is to keep it from falling apart and you may have noticed some content loss on older threads. It will fail. An alternative platform must be identified. This is no longer optional. I will have more free time starting in March and I will be able to devote more time to researching and implementing something new.

In the meantime, I will be creating a facebook group as an emergency backup. The operatorchan facebook page is doing pretty good. 1.6k followers and 62k reach with 27k post engagements in the last month. It’s a fun place.

I’ve been able to conclusively link high reach facebook posts with bumps in site traffic. Not huge, but measurable. Since facebook is easy, Mammoth and myself will be continuing to post shit. Facebook is
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>> No. 108840 ID: 632b3e
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Now, facebook should be 1 element of opchan's outreach and marketing portfolio.


Advertising on other chans is great and I recommend doing it organically within threads when it's relevant. Don't piss people off and incite raids. We should also be plastering our name on original content. Someone pointed out that this image is wrong since that's a Finnish recruit, not a slav. We should remake it with the appropriate finnisms and repost it.


Obviously opchan offers something different. So far the primary mission of the site has been "keep it running". It would make a ton of sense to define opchan's "brand" and what its core values, mission, and vision are. From there, we can actually create a coherent strategy. All these metathreads are usually aimless meanderings roughly in the direction of trying to define the site in these terms.
>> No. 108843 ID: 632b3e
Another thing that has been brought up repeatedly is merch. It's true, we need it, and it will help us. General /k/ themed merch can also be shamelessly advertised across all the various boards.

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108031 No. 108031 ID: 632b3e Stickied hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
Good afternoon OPERATORS,

We have reached that time where we are running low on server moneys. Unfortunately due to all the other admins being completely unwilling to help, and me being extraordinarily busy, a formal donations drive has not been organized.

Towards that end, to keep the lights on please paypal money to:


The old "donations@" account was flagged by paypal as potential money laundering and wanted Swissguy's dox, which he graciously tried to provide but they kept a bunch of restrictions on the account anyway. I've gotten the money out of it and moved it to the operations@ account, as well as a few more months worth stashed in a bank account I maintain which can be used to pay the server folks. The donations@ account has been closed, so if you try to send money there you will get a bounceback, or paypal will just eat your money, who knows. If you would like to donate via alternative means drop me a line at jedidachshund@operatorchan.org or hop on IRC and we can discuss.

Remember that server costs are $68.95 per month, we have enough to get us through the first quarter of 2017 so far.
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>> No. 108735 ID: b70387
This seems like the most direct competitor to PayPal for this purpose. A lot of the same risks, too, I'm sure. Seems like it's biased towards moving money directly into a bank account, which is probably the way to go.
>> No. 108736 ID: 632b3e

Yep. I have a feeling it will present most of the same problems as paypal though. I did use it to accept some donations last time.

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108530 No. 108530 ID: 957e9b hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Ask a landlord who just pulled ~6' long, caked with shit and bacteria to the point of being near solid, hair clog out of a shower drain anything.

>I thought that renting out to women would just mean I'd never have to do dishes or cook dinner
>I never thought this...this...could even happen...
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>> No. 108552 ID: bc78c2
Damn, I would have never thought to use a shop vac.

For small clogs I try caustics first otherwise I pull apart pipes and get dirty. Don't forget to take pictures of what you pull out. I send them to the GF when she tries to shame me for not doing enough around the house. Actually that's a lie, but imma do it next time I clean a drain.
>> No. 108555 ID: c9fe43
Get these things. >>108542
They are great for shedding females. Keep your mouth shut, the nasty black stuff will enter your mouth.

I just spent two hours trying to get access to a rental to power cycle a modem, because the renter couldn't figure out how to turn on and off a power strip, nor could she differentiate a modem from a cable box. Fuck me.

Put all electronics like that on a walmart power strip that is a bright color (like bright green or pink) to aid power cycling in the future.

I bought the modem and router to save the $20 monthly rental fee from comcast. Plus, they charge $60 for a house call, so there's no upside to using their equipment.
>> No. 108636 ID: 181cef
Can confirm! I recently used one to fish the most recent iteration of the hair thing out of the shower drain, and it worked like a champ.
>> No. 108823 ID: 0876ee
I'm confused. I thought you said you were a landlord landlord but you're living with your tenants/making food for each other and maybe googly eyes?

Generally, getting too friendly with a tenant means bad times. They'll start to expect leniency on rent due or increases because "we're bros right?" Do not advise past a Christmas card and polite conversations about the weather.

Thats a fucking genius idea to use the shopvac and how to clean it.

Joy when LL can't into management. I was writing on a 4-plex a while ago, when inspection came, LL had forgotten about it and LA had to go tell her to get her ass outside, she hadn't given proper notice, and didn't have keys to her units, which meant knocking on doors to ask nicely a bunch of tenants to let a small crowd of besuited and coveralled strangers into their house to look at everything. Obviously, much time was wasted and we had to come back the next day, when more time was wasted.
>> No. 108842 ID: 028b36
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At least the person you are dealing with is too chickenshit to do anything. Some of my customer will press that "Reset" button on the back of the router and/or modem when I ask them to power cycle them.

"You unplug the black plug and give it a few seconds"
customer "ok I press and hold the reset for a few seconds"
"Wait you what? I said to unplug the power plug to power cycle"
customer "you said to 'restart' the router so I press reset"
"No you just factory reset the thing, all your password and setting are gone"

Pic kinda related: some of the people I deal with on daily bases

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108836 No. 108836 ID: 4fbdeb hide watch quickreply [Reply]
>Be me a couple weeks ago
>Boss wants me to take a look at his wife's car
>Yeah OK.
>It's a 2010 Dodge Caliber
>Water pump is weeping
>Radiator cap is puking all over the place
>Oh and he wants an oil change too
>Look it over
>Engine has a timing chain, not a belt
>Water pump is run by the serpentine belt
>It's way better than '90s Chryslers
>The Germans actually improved Chrysler

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>> No. 108841 ID: 22c903
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>this is mee while annontating your person4l life story for futore refarence




No. 108737 ID: 10f4c8 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
  Getting into the groove of things again and finding some neat stuff out there.

"How to Fight the Soviet T62 Tank" by the US Army.

More to come.
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>> No. 108764 ID: 10f4c8
Question: What are the unclassified maximum drop altitudes of a Paveway II and a Hellfire II?
>> No. 108768 ID: 10f4c8
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Oof, answered my own question I think.

Northrop's ground-portable laser designator system is a bulky handheld size, can rangefind out to 60km and designate Paveway targets to 10km. That's about thirty-three thousand feet, and that's at gound level where atmospheric dissipation of the laser beam is at its worst.

You have to assume a high-class drone is going to have as good or significantly better system than that. So in English, it means a Reaper drone can very likely precision-drop its weapons from anywhere up to its maximum flight ceiling, which is published at 50,000 feet.

Even if the rocket motor of the Hellfire II would be long expended before that, the fall is more of a controlled glide, with gravity being the fuel and the guidance system working just fine all the way down. Same with any of the Paveway-equipped bombs.

You ain't engaging that with anything smaller than a flying telephone pole with a damned good RADAR. Scaaaaary!
>> No. 108816 ID: b430d1
It doesn't even need a rocket motor, any glide bomb with little stub wings can achieve a 5:1 glide ratio. there is no way you're going to engage whatever is dropping munitions on you. some fucker 10 miles up & 50 out is just a few degrees above the horizon, its not on your radar scope unless it has a transponder, but a close in weapon system with radar could be used to destroy anything threatening that approached within a few hundred yards such as the munition that was launched at you.
To nail a drone at 50 miles you'd need a very powerful laser & a spotting scope with a primary lens no less than 1 meter in diameter. It impossible, but punching holes in a 300mph glide bomb at 1000m range isn't. If the get rid of the machinegun ban then we can get radar aimed home defense systems with reasonable rates of fire which might actually work.
government actively preventing people from defending themes their own in their own homes is one of the the most outrageous, unconstitutional and wholly illogical crimes perpetrated on the American public since he days of slavery, its like jim crow for gun owners.
>> No. 108820 ID: 10f4c8

I think you'd be better off jamming the Ku-band frequency that its satellite link runs at. That video feed back to the pilot shouldn't be THAT hard to blind if you point a moderately sized jammer with a directional antenna up at the satellite.
>> No. 108826 ID: 9723b1
This is true Basically the satellite cant distinguish the drones signals through the jamming noise, so the satellite has no idea how to send corrections to drone. If there's an operator, his best bet is just to not touch anything and let the drone go into autopilot. Drone circles until it loses fuel and then crashes.

This is the problem with satellite guidance. It has to be extremely sensitive to send and receive signals from small transceivers, which means its easy to jam. GPS guided bombs, GPS guided anything, drones of any kind... completely useless against any country that has functioning universities churning out electronics graduates.

Also glide ratio is dependent on speed. Obviously if its launched at a faster speed the wings will generate more lift and give it a better ratio. A drone can't usually fly very fast, so glide ratio is reduced from whatever the manufacturer is claiming.

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108543 No. 108543 ID: 791f24 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I'm pretty sure my car is antisemitic (its a Ford so I probably should have suspected earlier). Also my freezer rolls with a stash of LSD, but has never filed a tax return. Where did it get the money to buy drugs? What happens to my ice cream if the Treasury Department pins my freezer Al Capone style?

Pics unrelated, its guns at the guns store.
Did you know that they keep them in cages at the gun store cause if they're just allowed to roll around loose they head for the nearest liquor store and usually try and frame a nigger or some poor white trash for the robbery.
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>> No. 108560 ID: 813f6b
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>Intimate Objects


>I was about to wonder where you were seeing such clean SMLEs and SVT-40s in a retail environment like that

Europe. Needs more clean K31s to be europe though. :P
>> No. 108604 ID: d0041a
If people saw an actual japanese gun store it would be extremely depressing.
>> No. 108606 ID: d4c8ee
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Itasha but guns? Itabuki?
>> No. 108824 ID: 0876ee
Recommended to visit the """milsurp""" store in Akihabra. The actual milsurp could fill maybe a single foot locker, the rest of it was 95% repro nazi stuff and the remaining 5% split between wwii US and IJA/IJN repro.

Wanted to pick up one of those IJA tunics with the 1970s-tier wide collars, or an IJN summer tunic, but $400 was $300 too rich for my blood.

And every weeb on this site that goes to weebland must go to the Hollowpoint bar:

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108806 No. 108806 ID: 22c903 Locked hide watch quickreply [Reply]
share some unpleasant truths that you know :)

I'll go first.
0.puppies aren''''t actually that cute.
1.The hall-of-caust was soviet propaganda.
2.raci4l equality is a myth. and ethnonationalism is salvation.
3.the gl0bal population of Crackers will probably drop to 8 percent of the total by 2060 (currently 30% of total) due to a combination of media saturation of memes that discourage reproduction, college disinformation, legal and economic sabotage

:) good riddance to that race of sch00l sh00ters I say :)

make more brown babies, they are so cute :P :)

so happy :)

pe4cefU1 lik cows :)
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>> No. 108807 ID: 791f24
>t. controlled opposition

but comrade goyim, duckduckgo is owned by the jews
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I am J3w fellow comrad J3w :)

I hav c0m to address anti semite isms.

This site is very racists.
>> No. 108810 ID: 8a2fe4
Mods, can we keep him? I'll take care of him. He'll be good, I promise. I swear, I'll housebreak him and everything!
>> No. 108811 ID: 22c903
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wag wag woof woof

play catch mast3r?

>> No. 108812 ID: 632b3e
Keep this shit in the zone please.

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108734 No. 108734 ID: ea3865 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
>muh small government
>muh balanced budget
>muh conservatism
>muh democracy
>muh freedom
on the other hand there ain't too many things that smell nicer than bacon
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>> No. 108786 ID: b70387
And here I wanted to suggest cuckmaster_Master_CONTROLLfuccboiLLER.
Don't you want to be the fuccboiLLER?
>> No. 108787 ID: 22c903
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wellllllll if you insist.


now thet yu mention et, its seems to be e growin on me.
>> No. 108790 ID: f11f4d
This cuckmaster guy has the dankest internet photographs collection that I've seen in a while.
>> No. 108794 ID: b70387
You can evidently have up to 74 letters in a name, here. *nudge nudge*
>> No. 108805 ID: 22c903
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save them frend, they 4ll yurs

awwww sweety

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108197 No. 108197 ID: 192d20 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Reality TV clown is president, post your feels
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>> No. 108771 ID: b70387
  Putin: America Has Had — And Continues To Have — Endemic Problems That Need Fixing Tonight with John Oliver
>> No. 108775 ID: 85d2e6
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>he pulls his pants all the way down
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I love our new president.

NFA repeal soon fellow stalkers.
>> No. 108799 ID: 9723b1
Liberals have a piss fetish, it's not a surprise.

That's why Buzzshit came up with that fanfiction story, it turned them on.

Why are you posting antigun propagandists here?
>> No. 108803 ID: b70387
Because what he's saying during this particular episode makes sense to me.

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108695 No. 108695 ID: d24f45 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

(You can only hope that the truemirror judges you worthy to be its caretaker.)
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>> No. 108713 ID: b70387
Arranging mirrors like this can make it really easy to determine your dominant eye. When looking at yourself with both eyes open, which eye is at the intersection of the two mirrors?
>> No. 108723 ID: dbcd33
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Then quit being scared and buy one. Putting two mirrors at a right angle isn't the same thing. For one you have a giant seam down your face. The pointing finger isn't the moon: the experience is not the mirror itself but you can't have the experience a Truemirror provides by "looking it up".
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> $200


Beside the "Woah cool mirror" any other use for them?
>> No. 108791 ID: 10f4c8
I just want to point out that you get the same effect by turning on your webcam and opening a view window to it: Your un-flipped face.
>> No. 108792 ID: b70387
True, though you can't make eye contact with yourself doing that.

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