OT: Looking for Cap'n Crunch 2600Hz whistle

From: SUPRDAVE_at_aol.com <(SUPRDAVE_at_aol.com)>
Date: Fri Jun 2 07:18:33 2000

In a message dated 6/2/00 2:31:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time, foo_at_siconic.com

> On Fri, 2 Jun 2000, David Vohs wrote:
> > I'm sorry I can't help you find one. But I hope that you are looking for
> > them only for their collectable value. I think that AT&T, and any other
> > phone company, has probably long since removed this nice little
> > from the computers that run the lines. So if you're looking to make some
> > free phone calls, I don't think it will work. But then again, I don't
> > for a phone company, so I could be completely wrong on this.
> C'mon, give me a break. I don't even think the youngest of fools can be
> that naive :)
> No, this is purely for historical reasons. I'm developing an exhibit
> around the now legendary (and now very useless) "blue box".
> Sellam

back then, the telco used electromechanical systems which were easy to hack
and get away with. nowadays, it's electronic with much more automation and
security so its harder to cover one's tracks. i think red boxes still work,
but some COCOTs have been modifed to prevent this.

DB Young

hurry, hurry, step right up! see the computers you used as a kid!
Received on Fri Jun 02 2000 - 07:18:33 BST

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