[rescue] Hackers

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 23 16:16:32 CDT 2003

--- Charles Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 21, 2003 at 09:25:38PM +0000, Peter Corlett wrote:
> > War Games: War dialling with an acoustic coupler? Hello?
> What's wrong with that? I'm fairly certain the modems I used in 1989
> to dial cash registers from a DG minicomputer were all equipped with
> acoustic couplers.

And how did you hang up the phone? I had to physically touch the phone
to terminate the call... (yes, a relay/moter contraption could have
worked, but they didn't show that... I don't think a modem could
generate the 2600 Hz tone needed to hang up the phone...)


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programmers and deluge the hobby market with good software"
Bill Gates, in "An OpenLetter to Hobbyists" dated February 3, 1976

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