From a fellow hobbyist we are reminded that BIY (Build It Yourself) is not dead. https://swling.com/blog/2020/09/ron-reminds-us-that-mfj-still-offers-a-shortwave-radio-kit/ MFJ has been around forever, and has helped get many a ham radio operator get on the air.
This radio came out in 2002, and was marketed for use in blackouts and other disasters. It covers AM, FM, and shortwave broadcast bands. They were about $40 back in the day. It’s been discontinued, but you can find one on Ebay for $25-$30. The main useful feature of this radio is a hand-crank battery […]
Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.
Good evening. On this day in 1897 A sheriff’s posse killed 19 striking immigrant miners in the Lattimer massacre at Lattimer, Pennsylvania. In 1932, The New York City Subway’s third competing subway system, the IND, was opened. In 2008, The Large Hadron Collider at CERN was powered up. As a reminder to all readers, Cyber-Tek Zine also maintains a presence […]
Somehow this blog has managed to get 32 subscribers with very little activity. While the idealist in me is all warm and fuzzy, he just had a conversation with the cynic who thinks most of them are bots. If you are a subscriber, and a live human, say “Hi” along with something else coherent so […]
Good morning. On this day in 1892, Thomas Edison received a patent for a two-way telegraph, and in 1944 the United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council released posters featuring Smokey Bear for the first time. Our Youtube Recommendation for the week is here: Tropical Storm Isaiah breezed through here last Tuesday, leaving […]
http://socialdata.site/ You know what to do, especially when combined with manuals from previous posts.
If you already haven’t been there, check out our social media presences on Twitter and Facebook. You can also get a look at the history of Cybertek and read some of the earlier issues at http://184.108.40.206/~gbpprorg/2600/TAP/cybertek/index.html. I don’t run that site, and the guy that did is an idiot despite his high technical skill level, […]
Read this story, twice. https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2020/07/17/gettysburg-antifa-flag-burning-troll/?arc404=true Deception operations have a long history in this line of work, and as you see they can be very effective. Especially against low-information activists. The countermeasure? Right here: This is one of the better manuals I’ve seen on the subject, but the process of eliminating fake threats from the real […]
From the beginning of Cyberpunk. https://blog.adafruit.com/2020/07/10/cheap-truth-the-original-cyberpunk-zine-cyberpunk/