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Completion FTW! Ohh wait, what competition?
Copper wire is expensive and old-fashioned. Phone companies don't want to maintain or use it anymore. Still, some customers like their reliable old land-lines, and the law creates certain obligatio...
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This is very sad news. A security-minded company will now be controlled by one of the biggest government sellouts I can think of! :(
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+Google+ What happened to ripples feature? It was a very useful feature to discover new people...
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61 layers, 2.3million MU with a paper map in the middle of Manhattan! This is how it's done by +NYC Resistance! :D
 
Operation 'Nothing to see here'
61  layers in manhattan approx 2.3m MU.
Planning and key hacking by mrmyxlplyx and lostandsound
Mutex, Masmawi, Prekrasna, and Worksascoded all worked hard on the night of the op and made it possible.
Details follow as a guide to newer players. 
And to show that anyone can do this.  This game is about achievement and to achieve you need a plan, and the resources to carry it out.
If you have a plan in this game, you will find resources.  Everyone wants to help but you will have to actually make it happen yourself.  If you can't be bothered no one else will be either.  But if you are determined then you will always have help.

So the plan was to make 50+ layers. 
The first things to decide were the 2 anchors for the main link. 
In this case we chose Cathedral House because it's conveniently located for @lostandsound, and because it's inacessible at night.  It's part of a school that is closed to the public and set back far enough from the road that it is impossible to jarvis and very hard to kill.
The other anchor was on Randall's Island.  It is accessible at all hours but requires either paying a toll and driving, and then parking and walking, or walking over a footbridge at 103 and then it's at least half a mile from the bridge.  We were banking on the fact that no one would make the effort to get there at 3am.

The next part, to make it real and get things started is to get keys.
For 61 layers you will need 61 keys.  Extras are recommended in case of accidents, and so that other agents can have keys to help with recharging if necessary.  Plus, if you have time, you can try for more layers until the keys run out...
2 of us went to Randalls to get keys.  We killed and captured the portal and then used the following to get keys.
vrmh and vrhs, (this gives 16 hacks each in about 24 mins)
burnout
rhs and rhs, (resets the counters and gives 16 more in about 20 mins)
burnout
jarvis the portal, then kill it and recapture it
vrhs and rhs and vrmh and rmh (reset and 20 more in 23 mins)
So... we got 52 hacks each in just over an hour.
This got us 70 keys.
Cathedral house was similar but due to it's convenient location we made multiple visits and didn't have to jarvis it.  We got 70 keys to that one as well.

Next step is the plan.
Nothing happens without a plan.  But draw up a map it becomes something that people believe is going to happen and will help with.
I couldn't zoom in enough to see all portals and still see all the area I needed to see so I took screenshots, stuck them together in paint, printed it out onto 6 sheets in a 3x2 grid and stuck the sheets together with tape.  I found it a lot easier to work with a large paper map adn a ruler than to keep scrolling around on a screen, only seeing a part of the whole thing at a time.  Plus it made it tangible.  Ideally I'd have a graphics shop print up a large copy, and for future ops I still have the blank map I used for the printout.
To plan it I drew the big triangle first, that shows the area that needs to be cleared.  Then I picked a few midpoints and connected those to the anchors.  Layering has some art to it with regard to choosing portals.  The right path might get you a few extra and the wrong one can cost you.  Having the midpoints as references made it easier.  I used a big ruler to check that the ordering would work and mentally ran through a lot of combinations before marking teh portals with a sharpie and then numbering them.  I had expected around 56 but it looked as if with the right route 61 would be possible.

So you have the plan, and the keys... what's next?
You need the people to make it happen.  Ask.  Ask in hangouts, keep it off of comm, show people the plan and ask for feedback.  If it makes sense you'll get help.  People want to help. 
If it doesnt make sense people will help you to realise why.  Maybe you need a better anchor because a green agent lives nearby, maybe part of the map is off limits at certain hours (I didn't realise that central park closes at 1 until mutex told me.  Mutex and Masmawi cleared out the park and other parts of the UES earlier that night because of the curfew.  Note, they are both local to this area so them going smashing isn't too unusual.  Local agents don't arouse suspicion).

Think about how many people you will need.  Fewer is better, but too few and it won't work.  For this I wanted 2 people making links and charging down the middle, two people sweeping away links green or blue, and one person on intel guiding the 2 sweepers.  Ideally the sweepers would be in cars or on bikes, the linkers are on foot.   So a 5 person operation.
Remember, at 3am, the frogs are asleep but not everyone can help out in the middle of the night.  People have jobs and priorities and Ingress is not that important.  A daytime op has a lot more active opposition to deal with but a lot more people will join in.  I don't think this would have been possible during the day since the anchors are vulnerable.
We reached out to a few people and settled on a time that would work.  We didn't have an agent for intel but at the last minute worksascoded volunteered despite the late hour.  For those that don't know, he has done intel for most of the big operations around NYC and is the best we could have hoped for.

Well, once you have a plan, keys, people, and a time.  Youre nearly there.

"everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth"... Mike Tyson

Something will go wrong.
In this case, I had a rented car and it was up to me to get to the portal on Randalls to make the initial link.  I cleared the blockers by morningside park, drove east along 110 taking out other blocking links and headed to 1st to get onto the RFK bridge to the island.
Bridge closed for construction.... diversion....
I tried to get on from the north but the same... they wanted me to go to the bronx to get to the island and I didn't have time to figure that out. 
Without the first link, nothing happens... so I drove straight to the bridge at 103, there was no parking but I got an attendant to let me into his lot by promising I'd be back soon, I ran until I decided Ingress isn't worth a heart attack and then walked the rest of the way to the portal and made the link. 
Having said that, one of the other agents was already headed to the bridge to make the same journey, I just happened to get there a little ahead of them.

Something will go wrong.  Figure out if there is an alternative, is there another way to get there, to make it happen?  Be honest, if the answer is no, don't waste people's time, but if there is a way... go for it.

Once the op starts, listen to Intel.  follow instructions.  Work quickly, walk fast.  Seriously, you can cover a lot more distance, a lot faster, just by walking faster.
Set up a hangout for the operation and add everyone that needs to be in there and no one else.
Time is of the essence.  2 people deploy faster than one, there is a lot to do.  If you're making layers, make sure everyone has a list, in order of the portasl that will be used.  make sure everyone knows the plan.

In this case, agents were ready by the first portals so that as soon as the main link went up, they went to work.  lostandsound and masmawi started deploying and linking as fast as possible whilst prekrasna used up over 20 jarvises clearing out remaining blue links in the area before meeting up with the others to help with the main push.
All together around 50 jarvises were used.
There was opposition from leucinedreams but it didn't last too long.
And we made one mistake with the portal order, but jarvised it to get back on track.  Without the jarvis that one mistake would have cost 5 layers.

I was hoping to get it done in 1 hour.  And I belive that is possible probably, but it took us almost 3 due to a couple late blocking links
and because we were determined to keep going till we got it done.
It was up from around 6am to 6:30 when the Randalls anchor was taken down.
61 layers, 2.3m MU, 2 black and one gold illuminator badge as a result of this op.  6 people total, but in a pinch could be done with 3 maybe.

You can do it if you want...

It;s late and I probably missed some stuff or forgot things so if you have questions, ask and someone will probably answer.

Thanks to lostandsound, mutex, masmawi, worksascoded, and prekrasna
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So disappointed that Circa shut down.😯 It was a great news source.
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Why am I not surprised that the same piece of shit company wants this approved is the one that that handles "six strikes" piracy sham, MarkMonitor... :/
What's Happening. Under new guidelines proposed by MarkMonitor and others who represent the same industries that backed SOPA, domain holders with sites associated to "commercial activity" will no longer be able to protect their private information with WHOIS protection services.
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More and more organizations use dedicated software to safely handle the creation and management of secrets (for example SSL certificate keys, private variables and passwords). Three 'well known' solutions are Square's Keywhiz, Hashicorp's Vault and crypt in combination with etcd or consul.
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Over the past couple of weeks I've been working on refactoring Ansible deploy scripts for a client where we are deploying several Rails based services. Most of this refactor has been pulling common tasks like setting up unicorn and nginx into distinct roles. Here is a condensed example playbook: ...
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Many Cisco security appliances contain default, authorized SSH keys that can allow an attacker to connect to an appliance and take almost any action he chooses. The company said all of its Web Security Virtual Appliances, Email Security Virtual Appliances, and Content Security Management Virtual Appliances are affected

If I'm not mistaken this is like 5th or 6th time somebody discovered an intentional hidden #backdoor in #Cisco products. Why do people keep using their products?
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No one ever got fired for using Cisco? It's the politically safe choice in IT. 
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And now you know!
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Company agreed that a closed source module wasn't a good fit for an open source browser.
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