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Crime / Re: Nigerian Gangs Make Millions From Phones Stolen In UK - SunUK by BlackBaron: 11:48am On Apr 03
No doubt stolen phones do get through. But this a most exaggerated article written by a scum newspaper known for their falsehood and attention grabbing headlines.

Your IQ would have to be borderline dumb to read The Sun UK or Daily Mail.

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Car Talk / Re: Reviewing The Lagos Rail Mass Transit Trains - Photos by BlackBaron: 3:31pm On Mar 27
This project whilst not bad has taken far too long. At the end of the day, this is but a 'light train service' which is barely enough to cover the needs of Lagos. By the time it's completed, it'll already be inadequate for the ever expanding Lagos population.

I'd hope that another comprehensive project would be initiated able to connect almost all parts of Lagos to another.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 2:18pm On Mar 24
Horses for courses.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 12:05pm On Mar 24
newafricaken254:
kenya wanted to build a highway and negotiated with IMF and world bank for 10 years for the loan.after those 10 years the loan was declined,the then kenyan government negotiated with china and within 3 months .the loan was given and work started.china may not be the most democratic but at least they aren't the most racist.for decades the west demanded that africans countries fight corruption or reduce the number of its civil servants e.t.c and at the end of the day no loans were given.
Lol, in 3 months...it doesn't sound fishy to you?
What concessions did your government also grant them? Imports of cheaper state subsidised textiles that wipes the floor of your own local factories and whatnot, incredible access to your mineral resource, etc

Don't get me wrong, the Chinese are good to Africans but sometimes we allow them overdo and exploit the continent willy-nilly because we want short term bargains without thinking far ahead.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 2:02am On Mar 24
Easy for shallow thinkers to overlook the Trojan Horse or concessions the Chinese offer. Wiki leaks is only a recent story of state espionage.

China which isn't the most democratic state with 'looser rules of engagement' (as per use of information) can use whatever is gleaned to subtly undermine one's development via offering better trade terms at risks to African farmers, miners, etc on the continent.

China's ascendancy today has not been without aggressive use of information from everywhere possible, including theft of intellectual property, usurping and getting in front of others.

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Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by BlackBaron: 10:28am On Mar 07
kiekie1:


Blackbaron,
Hello, its not like if nobody wants to help.. Most issues has been tackled repeatedly if only you devoted time to go through the pages ... Most will assume you have an idea or a pro installer you are working with with as batteries you listed aint really popular in the Nigerian market and also trying to procure low watt panels.
As for me, your set up looks industrial with battery specs stated . The higher the watts of a panel , the better for you. I will go for Canadian solar 340m - 330wp , or higher wattage equivalent in either Yingli, Yachi, foresolar etc . we have high end inverters and charge controllers you can use ranging from magnum, Victron , shneider , Pt100 , connext , variotrack etc depending on the company or installer coupling your system .. Cheer's
Ok , sorry bro.
I have read up but I'd lie to say I have enough technical information to tackle such a project like this. While I know the basic components needed, I don't know enough about the correct inverters, charge controllers and whatnot to use for such a large scale model. Also with the items solar panels - batteries, etc Just that at the moment, it is going to be between a residential /diagnostics business hence we are a bit baffed on the level of sophistication this might need.

I have also seen some advice for/against 'Victron' (if not conclusive) amongst other things.

P.S Chuckdee, I dropped an email to you.
Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by BlackBaron: 8:22am On Mar 07
BlackBaron:
Hi everyone,
We are planning a 5KW solar panel build...

Na wa o.
Please now, it's like I'm a ghost here. No one wants to even put in a word for me. I need to just get some advice please. Help a brother out
Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by BlackBaron: 8:25pm On Mar 06
Hi everyone,
We are planning a 5KW solar panel build. 20 x 245W Yingli solar or Trina solar (255W - more expensive) either to be paid for tomorrow.

AT the same time, we are now looking into batteries that we can use alongside the project and would like your opinions on the followiing two AGM batteries.

First is The Victron energy 165AH (x3)
The other is Rolls Surette s5000
Both pictures are attached.

We would like to know please what inverters, charge controllers would be useful for these type of batteries please.
(I have been advised quanta batteries also but I do have access to be able to buy other brands at a cheaper price, so I am just seeking advice on these please)

Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 8:43am On Mar 06
Things person go read for here. grin
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by BlackBaron: 5:53pm On Mar 05
frumentius:
An under-powered gun, but still the best armoured recce vehicle on the African battlefield.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFYzq5Wk2rI
And I thought I was the only one watching 'Matismus' on YouTube.
Politics / Re: 'we Are Working On How To Arrest The Monkey That Swallowed N70m- Dino Melaye by BlackBaron: 12:33pm On Feb 23
This is the makings of a terribly vile, greedy and lawless society.

The impunity of theft and ascribing it to objects and animals is extremely crazy for me to understand.
The whole world is listening and watching how much further we can dig ourselves into the lowest of the low.
Technology Market / Re: Laptop Repair Experts In Lagos by BlackBaron: 12:28pm On Feb 23
Hi, how much for a fan change for a HP pavilion 15? I can provide the fan (brand new if necessary)

Thanks
Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 3:20pm On Feb 18
Henry240:


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you need to learn to stop being condescending. I posed a question after we built our drone about guided shells and building it in house. While others gave constructive criticism, you jump in about 'politics'. (Google meaning of tea party and leftist before using in context too)
Sit your asss and learn not to be abrupt. Tired of your angsty attitude bro.

Nemesis4u and andrewza have dropped their nuggets, all fair to them. Their discourse is acceptable to me.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 10:26am On Feb 17
tdayof:


You know how many shells are being fired per day in the north east? Firing millions of dollars in the war against BHT won't be a good idea since we can easily get coordinates with ISR and fire unguided shells.

You're merely boiling it down to costs. I'm asking of the possibility of also developing similar systems for ourselves. Unguided shells are sometimes inaccurate depending on factors. If needing close support with risks of troops nearby. What's the solution?


Henry240:
I don't understand this leftist idea of what war is. Is it supposed to be a Tea Party?

Makes no sense to me, war is not supposed to be pretty or a soap opera, it is brutal. I understand the need to reduce collateral damage, but it simply drives the cost of prosecuting an operation.
Fine mentality you got there Sir. Let's just level everything on a bf because we saw ten BH. What has the left also got to do with the discussions here.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 9:40am On Feb 17
@ andrewza and nemesis4u.

fair enough regarding your points.
http://www.janes360.com/images/assets/423/54423/precision-guided_munitions_for_field_artillery.pdf
Here's an interesting pdf about the topic. Posed the question just in the event a very precise hit is needed to avoid collateral damage especially in urban environments. Take out a dug in building,cqb or an attacking force further away with a drone above providing overview.
Regarding costs, a guidance kit (The Orbital ATK Armament Systems M1156 PGK) fitted to 155 mm shells costs about $120,000.000 for 12000 units which is about $10,000 each?

LTGEN:

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I am talking of shells similar to The American Excalibur rounds. We do not have the type unless you want to furnish us with proof.

Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 10:43pm On Feb 16
nemesis4u:

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With better quality 'eyes in the sky', say with the airforce grounded, how easy is it to fix guidance kits on pre existing 155mm artillery shells for precise hits on enemy targets. Is it a project with easily available off the shelf parts? Or do you think guided arty shells are a luxury?

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Business / Re: Alhaji Suya In London Opened By Abdullahi Mai Kano (Photos) by BlackBaron: 10:06am On Feb 12
I'm very sure Greenwich isn't North East of London.
Besides, the prices are a bit too dear compared to say nandos which has a lot more overheads.

Wish him the best.
Romance / Re: ''I Only Respect Guys Who Can Suck My Private Part When I Am On My Period'' by BlackBaron: 12:46pm On Feb 08
Pity she's Nigerian. (Nunu Obe)
Speaks before she thinks.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by BlackBaron: 2:17pm On Feb 07
nemesis4u:


the correct answer to the question , it was UK who gave away the IED making techniques during a botched intel operation and now everybody except them r getting fuuccked because of their stupidity
Elaborate more on this please..
Politics / Re: Cattle Colonies Will Make Kogi Holland Of Nigeria – Governor Yahaya Bello by BlackBaron: 7:53pm On Jan 27
I'm usually averse to tribal esque issues but I don't think this would end well if looking at the issues at other middle belt regions.

It's not acceptable the government has to press on every other region to support the nomads. This is not a fooking master - slave contraption.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by BlackBaron: 1:24pm On Jan 24
There's a difference in work ethics between private and public sectors. (Proforce vs DICON)
Proforce knows better than sitting on their asses all day.
That the guys and management (DICON) know that even if they put in half a shift, they'll still get paid at the end of the month.

The same attitude is replicated all over, NA, NAF et al. No urgency or uptake of lessons to make sure tomorrow is better than today.
Politics / Re: Cattle Colonies: Southern States Shun FG's Request For Land by BlackBaron: 12:57pm On Jan 23
Didn't this same Government import some special types of grass seedlings suitable for livestock to grow.
Not acceptable though, whole country has to offer up land then pay to fund non paying cattle rearers to allow them continue their livelihood.

The stench from here is absolutely grotesque.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by BlackBaron: 7:08am On Jan 23
newafricaken254:
the only country that bought AK 103 assault rifle was libya prior to ghadafi being removed from power,now it seems this weapons are ending up nigeria https://www.today.ng/news/nigeria/16216/troops-kill-bandit-recover-47-rifles-zamfara


I'd posted about this once, maybe the first time it was found.
The use of this weapon has been highlighted on different occasions by Conflict Armament Research (CAR) Found with cattle rustlers, armed robbers and possibly BH. Sightings mostly localised up north.

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Politics / Re: Goodluck Jonathan's House & Parlour In Abuja That Can't Accommodate 10 Persons by BlackBaron: 1:09pm On Jan 22
Why do Nigerians in general have such garish taste in furnishings though...?

Wonder how much interior decorators charge for such eye wincing decor. Looks just as bad as E-money.

P Square and Ms ikeji seem to buck the trend with clean but quite classy furniture.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by BlackBaron: 12:05am On Jan 18
Latest version; AC-130J with 105mm cannon.

Fat chance we might get any type of gunships...but with its incredible loiter time, it might be an incredible asset if we could get even a derivative of it such as the C 27 with capabilities for multiple roles can also in 4 hours be converted to the MC-27J as it is a modular platform.

Disappointing that despite our insurgencies (running into almost a decade) we are still collecting bits and bob from all over the planet.
Nothing stopped us from acquiring stop gap measures such as the Air tractors which could stay on for 6 hours. Heck, even an OV 10 Bronco might have done our job.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Technical Discussions On International Military Equipments Doctrines Tactics Etc by BlackBaron: 7:32pm On Jan 16
China strikes again...^^

That's the watercar panther reverse engineered? However, how does it fare in Delta swamp regions.
Politics / Re: Name One Project President Buhari Initiated And Has Completed In Your State by BlackBaron: 7:22pm On Jan 16
He's built and inaugurated jack shite.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by BlackBaron: 12:36am On Jan 16
Please, do our vehicles at least have some form of tracking device or nay?

BH been capturing bits and pieces of infantry vehicles but not heard once of the army striking their bases after they must have driven back to their hideout.

They could either outsource this to a third party company or potentially acquire short or long term measures.
Politics / Re: Nigerians, Let Us Give Atiku A Chance In 2019 by BlackBaron: 3:05pm On Nov 28, 2017
What should we call those that never learn? Keep trumpeting looters and liars for upcoming elections.

No doubt, you'll probably soon join the hordes who are on the way to Europe via the Libyan hellhole

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Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by BlackBaron: 7:34pm On Oct 27, 2017
@Zeestone99,(Already chatted a bit yesterday) GeorgeD1 (has the most extensive SP project here I think)

Please, can I indulge your knowledge about building a good solar power project.

I have read and still learning about SP. I am looking for one in excess of 4KW plus or more (if needed)to run a bungalow or two. Items such as fridge, tv, low energy LED, washing machine(?), microwave (?)

Say I had the opportunity to purchase all I wanted from abroad at a fairly cheap price, would that make a lot of difference versus buying all from Nigeria?
I have possibilities of getting for example
solar panels
deep cycle batteries (from AGM to lead acid)
Inverter

Would just like to draw on your knowledge on what could be bought to make this set up a very good and worthy setup.
Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by BlackBaron: 3:14pm On Oct 24, 2017
Hi guys.
I read this section from time to time. Was wondering on how to go about starting off with solar power. What is(are) the best company(ies) out there in terms of reliability, plus what are the costs involved for a mid level to elaborate installation.

Electrical items such as fridge, freezer, tv, washing machine (?), light and so.
Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 5:46pm On Oct 13, 2017
I like the Ara and hope to see more modifications on it, the headlights right now are too low and should be higher.

EDIT: Never mind, can see the new fog lights affixed on top.
I think Proforce must be visiting this thread and taking suggestions.

Henry240:

The material used inside, what sort of material is that?

Material is like some sort of 'quilt' I think. Would be good if it were to also be fire retardant.

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