Imagine what they could have done with the old Holden tooling.
Wasn’t there supposed to be a phone phreaker who had absolute pitch, and could just whistle the right note to give himself free long-distance calls...?
Not tone-related, when I was a kid in London in the 1980s I remember that you could hack payphones by tapping out the number you wanted to dial on the receiver cradle buttons and thereby get around the need to insert coins. It was to do with the fact that the system used pulse dialing, and the rapid tapping out of the… Read more
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They never sold it retail here as its whole purpose here was an old car still sold in foreign markets at a time when fleets were shifting to CUVs. GM saw a way to sell fleets a cheap CUV and still have decent margins while somewhat protecting the Equinox resale value. The same way the sold the old impala to fleets… Read more
I still have my Captn Crunch whistle!!!!!
They should put some kind of symbol on there to tell people there is handwriting capability. Otherwise you would never discover it on your own.
“Hi, I need to speak with Bob at extension 9011" You know had an outside line to dial international calls from. Guys stood on New York City street corners renting out public pay phones for cheap calls back home in the (mainly) Dominican Republic and Haiti.
I also vaguely remember sing one of those blind guys - with perfect pitch - being able to whistle the dial tones. The joys of an ageing memory.
The Woz and Jobs started out as phone phreakers? I did not know that. But now that I think about it, I'm not all that surprised.
This reminds me, I vaguely recall a story about some scam artists getting access to restricted numbers by basically calling public lines and getting an agent to dial some other number on a nearby phone. I forget what the scam was (probably something related to telephone bank transfers? like I said, vague memories),… Read more
I haven’t thought about this in years, but back when I was a kid, I had a copy of The Anarchist Cookbook on a floppy that I used to get into phreaking. Last time I moved, I found a beige and a black box packed away. Using beige boxes got me in a heap of trouble with my neighbors.
Gotta make the U-haul and RV industry happy....big money there, or at least enough.