Posted On: Wednesday - October 4th 2023 10:13AM MST
In Topics:   US Police State  Preppers and Prepping  Orwellian Stupidity  iEspionage
Is it tinfoil hat time yet? It's long been tinfoil hat time, really, ever since the roll out of the ubiquitous pieces of iEspionage knows a Apple iPhones. At least one can think of plenty of reasons to put these things in tinfoil, or, to be less an in-your-face SHTF Prepper and more fashionable to boot, those Faraday cages are nice.
To be comprehensive about blocking the iEspionage, additional devices for blocking video, audio, GPS, and - this is going FAR OUT, MAN! - maybe a rock tumbler to mess with the attitude gyros*. Oh, and you'd want a magnet to screw with the compass... and possibly all your memory, hence your pictures of your trip to China ...
So, yeah, unless you learn a lot, buy some hardware, and are ready to put up with a lot of inconvenience (relative to not having these things, that is), whatever the Government wants off of your iCrap, it can get at any time, so, why worry about this shit today?:
Long answer short? Bottom line you? For fun. Let's just fuck a little bit with FEMA, formerly the people whose commandeered basement shelters we were to get into were the Soviets to let the missiles fly. (Spoiler alert. I and 3 other Boy Scouts ate a lot of the Saltine crackers one day. Glad the nukes didn't fly!)
My wife forwarded me a warning from the My Patriot Supply site to ALERT! us: "US Government Test Will Break into Your Phone Oct 4." Why today at 11:20 MST?** They can break into my phone at any time, if I don't take highly inconvenient precautions using perhaps a few of the items that might even be sold on your site.***
“FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) this fall.Wait a minute, 14:20 Eastern Daylight or 14:20 Eastern Standard? Surprise us! It won't matter. Phones will be off and wrapped ("Off" means exactly Jack F. Squat when it comes to electronics.), the router will be unplugged, but what about our TV? It's not connected to any outside signal, and this 14 y/o thing can't be THAT SMART if it still plays The Rockford Files. I may leave it plugged into the wall just to see if there's any way the US Feral Gov't can get to it. (I don't see how.)
The national test will consist of two portions, testing WEA and EAS capabilities. Both tests are scheduled to begin at approximately 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 4.
The WEA portion of the test will be directed to all consumer cell phones. This will be the third nationwide test, but the second test to all cellular devices. The test message will display in either English or in Spanish, depending on the language settings of the wireless handset.
The EAS portion of the test will be sent to radios and televisions.”
As I wrote earlier in the post, this is just for fun. My wife asked me to do all this, so, sure, let's fuck with the Government today. I don't need some blaring signal messing with ME time. If it's really important, say, America has screwed with the Russians one too many times, well, they can call me in person. They've got the number. We'll be in the crawl space with the cat and the roaches.
* Hey don't laugh, OK, don't laugh so hard, because there are these things called Inertial Nav(igation) units that can keep position within a mile or two for 8 hours after a flight across the ocean. No external signals are involved. If The Powers That
** That's Peak Stupidity's time zone, and we're stickin' to it!
*** That's the silver lining to come out of this: I've found a new Prepper supply site.