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Old 02-12-2017, 01:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A long story for a different website, but I have adjoined neighbours who life troll us. They're completely obsessed. The wife in particular is very tuned into us and our business, mirrors back our private conversations passively in the back-garden and follows us to the shops, spreads rumours about us, etc. Anyway. One great trick she has which fascinates me is, this: I turn my laptop on. It boots to the password box. I type in my password and 5- 10 seconds after hitting the return button to complete login, she slams her kitchen cupboard mounted on her side of our party wall. It's beyond coincidence, in fact she's just done it. The trick fits with their one theme, i.e. nothing you do is private. She can't seem to it when we use our mobile phones? She does exactly the same thing just before our clocks chime the hour and half hour ... just as the hammers are lifting to strike, not on the strike. How is she managing to carry out this marvellous trick? It can't be through listening in. My laptop keyboard is mega-quiet?
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A long story for a different website, but I have adjoined neighbours who life troll us. They're completely obsessed. The wife in particular is very tuned into us and our business, mirrors back our private conversations passively in the back-garden and follows us to the shops, spreads rumours about us, etc. Anyway. One great trick she has which fascinates me is, this: I turn my laptop on. It boots to the password box. I type in my password and 5- 10 seconds after hitting the return button to complete login, she slams her kitchen cupboard mounted on her side of our party wall. It's beyond coincidence, in fact she's just done it. The trick fits with their one theme, i.e. nothing you do is private. She can't seem to it when we use our mobile phones? She does exactly the same thing just before our clocks chime the hour and half hour ... just as the hammers are lifting to strike, not on the strike. How is she managing to carry out this marvellous trick? It can't be through listening in. My laptop keyboard is mega-quiet?


Hang on I'm trying to get a handle on this because that just read like something straight out of a Science Fiction Book.

Your saying your nabour is trolling you while you are in your home with regards to slamming doors when you do certain thing and just before the clocks strike. Follow you too the shops and are actively monitoring your movements such as conversation and are spreading rumors about you.

Does this nabour have spy cameras watching your every move with in the privacy of your home. Has your nabour been diagnosed with mental illness and how often does this person actively track your were abouts with regards to following you to the shops.

It sounds like you need to seriously contact or think about contacting the police.

Spy cameras are very readily available from the likes of Amazon and eBay. Sensitive audio recording equipment to a professional standard as well is readily available.

I'll give you the example of pornography. A lot of what you actually see when you see web sites host hidden or voyeur cameras are in fact real. They can be bought as little as 40 bucks in some places like eBay ect:

This could be a real possibility with regards to this nabour monitoring your whereabouts and activity I presume while you are at home in private.
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I agree with the above, the only thing I can think of is she has some kind of camera watching you. From the sounds of it you are in either an apartment complex or duplex, so maybe she has super sensitive hearing and listens through the walls? As for slamming doors before your clocks chime, that would be easy to time, maybe set your clocks forward or back a couple of minutes just to see if she times it right the next time? For your computer, do you log in the same time every day? If so that could be easily timed out as well, if not, I am not sure how she is doing it.
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Strange but true. She can slam her kitchen cupboard door which hangs her side of the party wall 5 -10 seconds after I randomly login to my laptop. Quite a trick I have to say.
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Does your computer automatically start a program like Skype or Facebook Messenger? She may be seeing your name come online and that's how she knows.
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A long story for a different website, but I have adjoined neighbours who life troll us. They're completely obsessed. The wife in particular is very tuned into us and our business, mirrors back our private conversations passively in the back-garden and follows us to the shops, spreads rumours about us, etc. Anyway. One great trick she has which fascinates me is, this: I turn my laptop on. It boots to the password box. I type in my password and 5- 10 seconds after hitting the return button to complete login, she slams her kitchen cupboard mounted on her side of our party wall. It's beyond coincidence, in fact she's just done it. The trick fits with their one theme, i.e. nothing you do is private. She can't seem to it when we use our mobile phones? She does exactly the same thing just before our clocks chime the hour and half hour ... just as the hammers are lifting to strike, not on the strike. How is she managing to carry out this marvellous trick? It can't be through listening in. My laptop keyboard is mega-quiet?
I have a hard time believing this is true to be honest

But that said, there's a super easy way to make sure she's not using any dodgy IT tricks to know when you start your laptop. Just start it with wifi disabled! If it doesn't have a connection to your network, then she absolutely has no way (outside of cameras in your room) to know when your laptop is logged in or not. Try that and see if she still slams the cupboard
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I have a hard time believing this is true to be honest

But that said, there's a super easy way to make sure she's not using any dodgy IT tricks to know when you start your laptop. Just start it with wifi disabled! If it doesn't have a connection to your network, then she absolutely has no way (outside of cameras in your room) to know when your laptop is logged in or not. Try that and see if she still slams the cupboard
I just read this.

This is what I picked up.

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I have a hard time believing this is true to be honest ............ Try that and see if she still slams the cupboard

The way I read that last comment was it come accross as brutal man soul. So blunt and forward. HAHAHAHAHA.
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Well let's hope you don't experience a real weird or traumatic set of circumstances in your life which are then met with the same invalidation and disbelief. Also, "To be honest" is an adverbial disjunct, which indicates the speaker is insincere. People using this phrase are more likely to not be honest a lot of the time (saying to be honest suggests a lot of the time you're not), and otherwise to preface a statement that he hopes will cause mild offense.
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Hey woah, pardon me for using more words than necessary to express my disbelief that a woman dedicates her entire existence to doing things like slamming doors whenever you happen to login to your laptop I mean, does that not sound completely crazy? Am I meant to so readily believe something that crazy right off the bat because someone on the internet said so?

I would also very much disagree that using the phrase "to be honest" indicates a speaker is insincere. I'm completely sincere when I say that I have a hard time believing this situation. Also for the record, I didn't hope my statement would cause any offense, mild or otherwise. I was simply expressing my incredulity that someone would hate their neighbors so much that they'd sit around in the kitchen waiting to bang a cupboard when someone logged into their laptop.

Anyway, whenever you'd like to get back to actually solving your issue (which, as evidenced by my reply giving you a clear solution to test, is something that I'm willing to help you with despite my lack of rock-solid belief in the insane neighbor story), I'll be waiting to hear whether killing the wifi before logging in made any difference
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