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  1. 6 points
    Here's the complete collection of recordings I grabbed of the Odessa 1AESS switch before the cutover. The recordings were made during late may, with the last batch (A-D recordings) made on June 2, 2017 -- days before the cutover. The most interesting recordings I found during the calls to the switch: 1AESS-A.wav - Highest quality recording/best example I have of what a normal call to the 1AESS intercept sounded like. Allows you to hear the background SIT-tone noise before recordings. 1AESS-D.wav - Highest quality recording/best example I have of what a normal call to the 1AESS supervision test sounded like. 1AESS-3.wav - Bizarre because the switch cut to busy after intercept, instead of cutting over to reorder like normal. 1AESS-11.wav - Bizarre because the call, without ring, goes to the 1AESS intercept recording for one cycle, then stops for 20 seconds, and returns the Hillsboro 4ESS '121-T!' recording. 1AESS-14.wav - Bizarre because the call, rings once, goes silent for 30 seconds, then returns the Hillsboro 4ESS '121-T!' recording. 1AESS-15.wav - Bizarre because the call, rings once, goes silent for 40 seconds, then returns a reorder. More descriptions on the other calls are available on the 1A_desc.txt file on the dropbox drive. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xca3wwskn1mzwzt/AABJMpTS0XDL9NQQgiz4LVI4a?dl=0 Enjoy.
  2. 6 points
    Hi all, Been busy for a while and was distracted by other facets of life. Signed in today was reading some of the posts to see if anything major or interesting has happened and not much has changed as I expected (no offence). So it seems no harm there in being temporarily gone. Now as I was reading some of the posts and a reply to my "Everything is Assumed" thread I noticed I had been down rep to -6 so I checked the Binary Revolution forum index page where it has a list of where you were down repped and which it was in like each thread over a long past with no replies as to why...I in some ways don't care but was wondering has another spam bot got lose or some dumb-ass, or did I make a thread that offended some community and they say it and one of them joined and down repped me for that. Anyway I was also wondering if this had happened to anyone else as well. Thanks in advance for any replies.
  3. 5 points
    After reading your comment #4 I also got really annoyed. I agree with Berzerk on this. Correct me if I am wrong, but it seems you don't know the difference between petty theft and hacking. Here is what I consider the difference: HACKING - Taking a computer, and figuring out a way to bypass the password. Disseminating the contents of the drive to find the owner's name, address, and pictures of them to identify them. Being nice and installing programs to help them find their PC if they lose it again. VNC - (to view the system) An SSH server - (to help retrieve their files) An IP beacon - (To say when the PC is online and what the IP address is) [*]Returning the laptop to the owner. [*]Occasionally checking in on the PC to make sure the system is ok, and they didn't lose it again. (What a good citizen!!!) PETTY THEFT - Not using google to find a simple kiddie script. Being an idiot and telling everyone you are committing a crime.
  4. 4 points
    There's another number to that; 3438. If you're hitting a route that gives you g.729 (sorta ruins that catchy song), it's not a bad idea to try both a few times. Interestingly, the transcoding seems to come on after the C5 chirps; those (and sometimes some Australian sounding ring) are always clear as day. So now when I found this - I actually think I found it with radio_phreak, but when I did, I was about as excited as you can expect. But something wasn't quite right. If you do a RESPORG lookup on 3438/7, it comes back as using the MCI/0222 network. If you call the number directly terminating to the Malaysian destination (you'll find it with a bit of searching) over MCI though, it's end to end SS7. After trying a bunch of carriers with no success, the theory we wound up with is that they were re-originating via a third party country; likely Australia, to shave a few cents off termination charges. Interestingly, when you hop on a conference on that access number, it'll allow you the option to contact customer service for the company, which is based out of Denver. The route you get is _definitely_ not C5. For whatever it's worth, there was another number until semi-recently; 3439 that routed a little differently. Usually it was more likely to get a transcoded route, or other weird things - one route had 450 hertz ringback before the call went offhook quite a lot . But anyway, for whatever it's worth, during Hurricane Sandy it gave you an error recording from a Santera OCX. If I remember right, the other numbers worked fine though. One thing I've noticed is during that song they play for hold music, sometimes it likes to disconnect you in weird ways. The hold music in question passes some notes a few times that definitely sound like 2400 hertz, so I wonder if that has anything to do with it (maybe we should pay attention to the supervision status), or if it's just an apathetic operator hanging up on you. Incidentally, when the call tears down with 2600, you'll hear this curious reorder tone from the international gateway that sorta fades in and out. Based on this, I wonder if it's a type 1 EWSD: https://pastebin.com/q1dvEcVw . So this isn't exactly C5, but a while ago, I found some Axtel DMS logs on Scribd. No, seriously. You can see from there they have quite a few R2 trunks provisioned for end users: 142785363-switch-a.pdf . We were playing with this on the bridge a few months ago - something I sorta want to get into again at some point; a few people seemed pretty excited about it. There's one particular number, +52-818-114-1500 (on the AX2P42 trunk group; labeled STA_CATARINA_CALL_CENTER_PBX_R2. If you look at page 224, you'll see the trunk group type configuration for this and many others; there's a bunch of R2 trunks with generic labels) that will send a backwards 4 in MFC (780 + 1140 hertz)to the switch - indicating a network error when it messes up. Which it occasionally does. Dunno how or if these can be seized, but it seemed worth mentioning. Speaking of which, I don't have the number for this; I had the bright idea of putting it on the speed dial for a calling card and then letting it expire, but Russia has some sort of strange signaling - perhaps another R2 variant floating about in their network. This particular call I remember being to Siberia: weirdmfs.flac . A lot of their switches use whatever this is. It enables them to send vacant number conditions and such over their signaling network. All I do here besides try and hit some DTMF is whistle 2600 twice; once to seize the trunk, and another time to make the switch get all angry. The tones you hear are the standard R1 frequency set, but obviously an R1 trunk never barks MFs back at you. EDIT: Crap, I forgot about the Cuba stuff. From what I understand, Havana if no other place has a reasonably modern network of Alcatel gear. As for the fixed GSM terminals, there's some older documents on Cuban telecom infrastructure lying around. All of them seem to point towards the Cuban fixed network being very over capacity. That could have something to do with that particular addition. As for Paraguay, radio_phreak mentioned to me a while back a particular set of numbers that would route to C5 trunks over some carriers. I believe it was +595-528-222-xxx. Back to the C5 stuff though, does anybody know where we can find a protocol spec document for it? That'll probably help us with some of the oddities we've found on some of these trunk groups. Another EDIT: http://www.itu.int/rec/T-REC-Q.140-Q.180/en Holy shit, another EDIT: http://www.binrev.com/forums/index.php?/topic/47028-portugal/#comment-364799 portugal_c5.flac One (hopefully) last thing - for anybody looking for international credit, I've found http://www.call2.com to be pretty good for the most part. Most of their routes look to be resold MCI, the rates are reasonable, and it tends to be decent quality. It is a callback service though, so it can be a little clunky for a large number of calls like in a scan. DMS-10 loops can be a good way to make this a little less painful. I feel kinda gross giving out a plug like that, but given the relative obscurity of the service and the content of the thread, it seems appropriate.
  5. 4 points
    0800 890 595 is now a (quite rare) example of the equipment engaged tone. I haven't done much looking for interesting switching/signalling since the early 2000s. It's got more difficult now because most people and businesses in poor countries have jumped straight to GSM (+successors). Back then, it would (as radio_phreak notes) be much more productive to look in the provincial towns and cities of poor countries than in their main cities. My preferred method was to look online for hotels or businesses in those backwater areas, ideally finding their fax numbers, and call those. Much prefer bothering a fax machine than disturbing a person. Now-a-days you need to do this armed with the country's dialling plan (wikipedia usually has these) - and most of the numbers you find will be mobiles. Re Cuba, I can't reach the supposed second dialtone for the US base via +53 99. The state telco is marketing the "fija alternativa" service - ie a GSM-based fixed service - suggesting aged and interesting POTS equipment exists. Calling from here, it's evident that their international gateway is something not outrageously ancient, because it promptly returns an appropriate SS7 code for incorrect prefixes - eg +53 41 000000 returns the usual SIT+"the number you have dialled has not been recognised" from my local exchange. +53 xx 300000 returns a Cuban intercept - in Spanish then English - after about 5 seconds of delay, where XX is any of the 2-digit areacodes listed at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_numbers_in_Cuba. Sadly no signalling sounds are evident during the delays - I think I've tried all of them. I had a quick look for hotels in Panama and all the phone numbers I found were +507 6xxx xxxxx - ie mobiles. However, again, I'm hopeful that downstream of the international gateway is something elderly and interesting. +507 900 0000 sometimes gives an intercept - Spanish only - mentioning C&W Panama, again with a significant post-dial delay. +507 800 0000 gives my local telco's equipment engaged tone. +507 811 1111 was answered by a human +507 700 0000 is a different Spanish intercept, with a longer post-dial delay. +507 600 0000 or 500 0000 give my local telco's SIT+number not recognised intercept. +507 400 0000 is the same intercept-after-delay as 900 0000. +507 300 0000 is yet another Spanish intercept, with delay. +507 200 0000 has a very long delay then something times out any my local telco plays SIT+"sorry, there is a fault". +507 210 0000 has a long delay then the 900 0000 intercept +507 220 0000 rings, again after a delay, and is answered by some sort of automated service - in Spanish. No signalling sounds or evident, for me, in any of the above :-(
  6. 4 points
    So I just logged into binrev using this: it automatically generates, stores, and types passwords and looks like a usb-keyboard to your computer. That's a at89c5131 dev-board, this mcu is pretty much an 8051 with usb hardware. I'm probably going to keep touching up the code a little before I start printing boards.
  7. 3 points
    I've worked on this project for quite a while, and have discussed it on the conference, but have never officially posted recordings on here. There is a large presence of analog and electromechanical switches still in service in the former Soviet countries. The following are 3 recordings of me successfully boxing some of these switches: East Ukraine, ATSK Crossbar Using SF (in-band 2600 dial pulse) Signaling -- seizing and SFing another number: http://technotite.com/SF-exampUKR1.wav West Russia, Crossbar Using SF (in-band 2600 dial pulse) Signaling -- seizing and SFing another number: http://technotite.com/SF-exampRUS1.wav East Ukraine, Crossbar Using R1.5 (weird bi-directional MF protocol using R1 tones, used in CIS countries) - seizing and MFing another number: http://technotite.com/R1.5-examp1.wav
  8. 3 points
    If you dial extension 8411-8414 it will make the automated voice say "Lane ""1-4"" Most pharmacies dont have more than two lanes. So if youre there waiting for a script, dial ext 8413 to hear the voice on the loudspeaker say "lane 3" and watch the employees confusion. its hilarious.
  9. 3 points
    Just found this photo and article, figured I'd leave it here. https://www.rcrwireless.com/20171109/network-infrastructure/switching-it-up-bidding-farewell-to-the-1aess-switch-tag6
  10. 3 points
    Long time lurker.... registered recently..... first post... I know this thread is a bit old, figured I could be of some assistance here: Auto-scanned the 630713XXXX exchange (Took about ~15 hours), then did some manual checking: Number Auto-Scan Result Manual Scan, Comments 6307130025 VOICE Voicemail 6307130027 VOICE Subscriber 6307130107 VOICE Voicemail 6307130138 VOICE Voicemail (Nokia) 6307130460 VOICE UMTS Operations Support Group (Nokia -- "Please try again in 15 minutes") 6307130484 VOICE "We're sorry, but the blackout period for the transtition of the 401k record keeper is in effect on January 6th, please call back on January 7th." Repeats, then hangs up. 6307130563 VOICE Subscriber 6307130760 VOICE "Thank you for calling the Nokia workplace resources call center." 6307130869 VOICE Voicemail 6307130990 VOICE Voicemail Access Number, with working directory. 6307130996 VOICE Voicemail Access Number, with working directory. 6307131006 VOICE Subscriber 6307131229 VOICE Subscriber 6307131265 VOICE "Sorry, this automated attendant number is not available at the moment, goodbye." 6307131292 VOICE Subscriber 6307131304 VOICE "The called extension is busy" >> Voicemail 6307131329 VOICE Subscriber 6307131335 VOICE Ring >> Reorder 6307131553 VOICE Voicemail 6307131984 FAX Fax tones 6307132349 FAX Fax tones 6307133200 VOICE Voicemail Access Number, with working directory. 6307133678 FAX Possibly a modem. 6307134150 VOICE Subscriber 6307134389 VOICE Subscriber 6307134433 VOICE Voicemail 6307134484 VOICE Subscriber 6307134633 VOICE Voicemail 6307134967 VOICE Voicemail 6307135012 VOICE Voicemail 6307135163 VOICE Voicemail (reads back extension number) 6307135305 FAX Possibly a modem. 6307135353 VOICE Voicemail 6307135400 VOICE Voicemail 6307136056 FAX Fax tones 6307136081 FAX Fax tones 6307136082 FAX Fax tones 6307136091 VOICE Possibly an elevator?? Buzzing/Static on line. Hangs up with #. 6307136153 VOICE Another elevator phone? Hangs up with # again. 6307137073 VOICE Subscriber 6307137163 VOICE Voicemail 6307137180 VOICE Voicemail 6307137339 VOICE Subscriber 6307138416 VOICE Subscriber 6307138507 VOICE Voicemail 6307138668 VOICE Voicemail 6307138761 VOICE Voicemail 6307139039 VOICE Voicemail 6307139328 VOICE Voicemail 6307139379 VOICE Subscriber 6307139650 VOICE Voicemail 6307139764 VOICE Voicemail 6307139885 VOICE Subscriber 6307139988 VOICE Voicemail If there's any interest I can run a scan on 630979XXXX.
  11. 3 points
    So all credit goes to Ramsaso; he pointed this out on the bridge last night. If you have a T-Mobile phone, try calling 712-451-0011. You should get a recording saying they now charge 1 cent a minute to call it, even if you're on their unlimited plan.
  12. 3 points
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debian
  13. 3 points
    I got this bag phone last month and was playing around with it to see if there was some tiny chance that it could connect to any network. As I suspected, there aren't any crumbling remains of AMPS networks anywhere near me. An interesting feature about this phone is there's an "Aux Out" which apparently was for sending faxes. Can't imagine lugging all of that around and plugging everything into the 12v jack in your car...
  14. 3 points
    This is just a beginning to get people started. Feel free to add onto more if you wish. The 'Threads' links you will see are from threads from these forums where the topic has been discussed before. I wrote this a few months ago so there may even be more threads about them if you search around. This list was made from numerous threads about the same topics; to stop the bitching from the Department of Redundancy Department. 1. How do I use exploits? ::Discussions - 1. ::Programs for assistance - Nmap and Nessus. ::Reference material - Security Focus, and Irongeek. 2. How do I get the admin password for Windows XP? ::Discussions - 1. ::Programs for assistance - Login recovery, and John the Ripper. ::Reference material - Password Recovery, Irongeek.com, and many others. I would suggest reading the discussion thread. 3. How do I hack a website? ::Discussions - 1 , 2, 3. 4. How do I get around web filtering like Websense? ::Discussions - 1, 2, 3. ::Programs for assistance - It is probally easier to use a proxy to get around web filtering software. ::Reference material - Babelfish, Proxy Blind, and Proxify. 5. What are proxies and how do they work? ::Discussions - 1, 2. ::Programs for assistance - There are tons of proxy server lists out there. Suggest doing a Google search for "Proxy", "Proxies", "Proxy Server", etc. ::Reference material - Wiki Proxy Info. 6. Where can I find more Hacker media like HackTV or BRR? For general Hacker Media information check out the Forums. ::Reference material - Hackermedia, Infonomicon, Old Skool Phreak, WhiteSword TV, Packet Sniffers, Hak5. 7. What are some good books to read that will teach me about hacking? This all depends on what you are interested in learning. ::Reference material - Cryptography, Programming, Networking, and Social Engineering. 8. Where can I find a meeting to attend, and what if no one is in my area? If no one is in your area then start up your own meeting, and let others know about it! ::Reference material - Bin Rev meetings - BRR listeners map, DefCon groups, 2600 meetings, and also search for a LUG (Linux User Group) in your area. 9. What Linux distro is the best? ::Discussions - 1. ::Reference material - Rundown on different distros, a test that may help you decide which is best for you, and you may also want to check out more distros' for yourself. 10. How do I learn how to hack? ::Discussions - 1, 2. 11. I want to program, where should I start? ::Discussions - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22. C Book, Tutorial, Windows Compiler, *nix Compiler, *nix Compiler How-To. Python Website, Book, Tutorial, Compiler, Compiler How-To.
  15. 3 points
    Hey Samo! Good to hear from you again. Sorry to give you a wall of text here, there's really no concise way to explain this. In short, if you want to explore a long distance tandem, your best bet is to use a PIC code. There's a very simple trick that lets you push any destination you want directly into the tandem. We'll use Worldcom as an example, since it works from basically anywhere in the United States. Ready? Dial 101-0555. That's it; no zero, nothing. What you get next is a dialtone straight from the tandem. In the case of the ex-Worldcom tandems, it's not quite as fun as it could be; it wants an authorization code a-la 950 calling card. Here's an example of what you might find - http://thoughtphreak..._800223110.flac That's from a DMS (500, I think) owned by Integra, one of the local CLECs. Most long distance tandems (AT&T's aside - we'll get into that in a bit) don't like terminating toll-free calls, so you'll end up getting weird messages that you'll never be able to hear normally unless your switch loses it's mind. What's so great about this is you're completely free from the dialing restrictions of a normal end office. Want to dial an NXX starting with 1 or 0? A code starting with #? *? There's nothing standing in your way. Sprint in particular stuck a speed dial function on their tandem for some weird reason in the #xx range. #99+anything seems to be it's own little exception - it'll wait for a very large amount of digits before eventually giving you a generic CBCAE recording. This might indicate they're hiding something else here. There's one downside to this technique; if you're not subscribed to a carrier, they won't always let you play with the tandem. ex-MCI (0222) and Sprint are a couple good examples of this, but Sprint will give you a cool message as a consolation prize. Depending on your area, you might have better luck too. For example, the Qwest long distance network has a combination of DMS-250 and Sonus switches. Sonus isn't fond of letting people have fun on the phone, so you'll just get a generic error recording. If you encounter Global Crossing's Sonus switches, you won't even get a custom recording, you'll get the Sonus stock one. It's worth a laugh if you ever hear it. It's under three seconds, and was clearly made last minute by an engineer. Speaking of Global Crossing, like MCI/0222, they have a number of Alcatel DEX switches floating around. Dialing 101-0444 will just get you an error, though. The solution? 950-1044! What dialplan they're using is absolutely beyond me, though, so you're on your own there. There's suggestions - like 800-223-1104 (but only without a 1) going to an invalid code recording that suggest it might be for calling card use, but most things I can think to try just go to a CBCAD. And then we come to AT&T's 0288 network. I'll level with you, this is something I haven't figured out at all. Whenever I've been fortunate to get a dialtone back, it's always been from one of their 5ESS toll tandems. If there's such thing as a pushy phone switch, this is it. It'll let you know right away if it thinks you're doing something wrong. And putting a 1 in front of your destination number is wrong. I haven't had time or an opportunity to just sit down and investigate this, but what I do know is it's unique from a lot of other switches. For one, it'll terminate toll-free calls, but only on specific carriers. I believe just AT&T and Global Crossing toll-frees. Sometimes, it gets a little weirder - like, if you dial 800-244-1111, you'll get a recording from a McLeodUSA DMS. What this means I'm not sure exactly, but my guess is since the 5E toll tandems are responsible for lending a hand in connecting toll-frees, they'll store translations for those toll-frees. If it happens to have one - outdated or not, it'll just use that instead of doing an SMS-800 dip. Also of note on the AT&T tandems is the 600 NPA. Instead of just intercepting it like any invalid NPA, it'll pass this onto the 4ESS. This might indicate AT&T stashed something in there. As for your question - is SS7 relevant to phreaks? Absolutely. The very core practice of phreaking - introducing unorthodox input into the phone network - is fair game to everything, in or out of the speech channel. In the past, we've proved ISDN cause codes can trigger calls to take a different route, and it's been demonstrated that originating a ghost call (in short, an ANI fail on steroids - a call originated with no field other than the destination number) can be enough trouble that phone companies would probably scratch their heads as to whom they should send the bill to. It's understandable that figuring these things out is a challenge, but if anything, that should be a motivator. We're phone phreaks, we've got the resourcefulness to identify a piece of telco hardware by nothing more than vague sounds, and have fun in the process. This should be a reminder that there's always more to explore, and always another limit to break.
  16. 3 points
    It's a mindset. You hack to learn, you don't learn to hack.
  17. 3 points
    That sounds like a lot of work! Can I just send you my bank account numbers and social and have you help me out?
  18. 3 points
    Not to stir shit up, but I certainly agree that this forum shouldn't be a place where fake accounts come along and post allegations which result in people being terminated from their employment. If "unlucky" was indeed the victim of a violation of his privacy by an employee of trapcall/spoofcard then he should have contacted them. Also, if Lucky was fired without any evidence of a particular account being accessed by an employee, then he worked for a piece of shit company. If I were a mod, i would have deleted this thread because even if the allegations were true, there was not a shred of evidence provided, and I do not believe that this is a place for such things. perhaps if "unlucky" simply voiced a concern over the privacy expectations when dealing with a particular service, but he didn't - he made an accusation directed at one man, without anything to back it up. That being said, it's probably all true. ...seriously.
  19. 3 points
    Stop paying for tv service Look into "FTA" or "FTA Receivers" Etc. Just read up on the "Free to Air broadcasts" You just buy a receiver, point your satellite at the orbiting satellite and you can get over 1,000 channels Free.
  20. 3 points
    SCO doesn't own UNIX, at least not yet. The actual "ownership" and copyright to UNIX is a very complicated issue. All this court decision did was "reverse material aspects" of the earlier verdict from 2007 that found Novell to be the rightful copyright owner. Now there's going to be yet another trial case to determine whether SCO does in fact own the copyright. I don't think anybody seriously gives a shit about System V UNIX, UnixWare or any of SCO's other crappy, outdated products. But a company like SCO, which has been in bankruptcy for over 2 years, has virtually no market share and appears to exist these days only for the purpose of suing other companies, might well gain legal ownership of the original System V UNIX code. In other words: they might gain a legal "leg to stand on" and cause more trouble for OSS creators and vendors. For years, SCO has been bitching that Linux infringes on a copyright for the original UNIX code that it assumes it holds. They have sued companies like IBM and Novell which produce Linux-based software and distribute Linux as an OEM OS. They have disseminated propaganda to Linux users, accusing them of copyright infringement and alleging they could be liable for damages simply by running Linux. They have sued their own (former) customers who switched from using their products to using Linux. SCO is also known to have received financial backing from other, far more powerful interests whose goal is to ruin the open source software movement by any means possible. At this point, SCO clearly has nothing to lose, and Microsoft doesn't have to dirty their hands or risk hurting their own public image by attacking open source developers in court. Microsoft can just sit back and bash the OSS movement in the press, allege IP infringements, negotiate cross-licensing agreements and provide financial support to companies like SCO to file anti-OSS suits. This may not be a potent threat to the very existence of Linux, but it could definitely harm Linux in the business market and lead to some very bad precedents regarding OSS and software copyright/patents in general. BTW, I'm not the one who voted down your post. It's an interesting bit of news on a case I haven't really followed in awhile. Thanks for posting it.
  21. 3 points
    The above is the 'offical' Postal Regulation for an IBI or Information Based Indicia. All this information is contained in the 2-D barcode to the upper left of a piece of metered mail. Look at some of your junk mail and it will be very clear what I mean. It's that box that looks like Lattera's avatar. The column that says barcode are all of the data items in that 2-D barcode that I'm talking about and the Human Readable is what you can decipher when you look at it...date, time, etc. The information is digitally signed so that when the Post Office reads the mail it can be fairly certain that it came from a particular licensed meter. What's crazy is that the meter internally communicates with 'itself' using an asymetric key system...public/private. That is the meter contains a postal security device which is tamper resistant (of course resistance is a relative term) that sends out commands to create and sign the indicia with all the signals being encrypted. Think of it like an HTTPS setup for internal communications or more appropriately like each command being digitally signed. Digital signatures use the public/private key system so this is closer to what is happening. The whole postage meter industry is so wacky. What I mean is that to actually attack the meter directly is incredibly hard but not impossible;however, there are far easier ways to 'hack' a meter. The meter itself and access thereof is fairly easy due to primitive security. If you have physical control of a meter and a system that can interface with it you can do pretty much whatever you want. But not to be too much of a worry wort...printing postage is printing money; stamps are a legal form of tender so if you play games with this stuff the penalties are insanely harsh because of that. I know some smartass is saying to himself, "Oh then I can use it to buy my groceries?" Not exactly...unclaimed stamps can and must be refunded by the post office. If you show up with a stamp that is legally yours or if you can 'somehow' prove that that is a stamp of yours the post office refunds the amount on the stamp. Of course it isn't an immediate refund. You can't just show up with a meter label for a hundred bucks and walk away with a c-note.
  22. 3 points
    Ohm, you obviously get off on policing binrev. Seriously, I've seen you crush countless topics with your sense of superior morality. The only thing that impresses me about you is that you always find some way to condescend. You've got a real talent.
  23. 3 points
    Clearly the best was Windows 95. Don't you miss 3 reboots a day? As for XP, it was received pretty badly at first. Pre-SP1, XP was quite buggy. Also, for the time it was resource heavy, so a lot of people complained they couldn't run it on their current machines. I always got a chuckle when people bashed Vista, yet praised XP which had similar problems at the start. Of course people were willing to bite the bullet since the alternative was Windows 98 (or for the enlightened few, Windows 2000). Now, you have XP which works and is stable, so you can sit back and poo Vista all you want. I've also had no problems with Vista. If you have a fast enough machine, there's just not much to complain about. It works, what more do you want? As long as you're listing future OSs, why not list Ubuntu 9.10?
  24. 3 points
    Great link. Who wants to mirror this and stick up a torrent?
  25. 2 points
    There's few things in this world that remain shrouded in secrecy for twenty years, but 711 numbers and their foundation have done an excellent job of exactly that. That all changed though, with a post in the some numbers thread. More specifically, with two numbers: (800) 860 0169 and (800) 860 0867. Don't bother checking, they're both the same. When you call either, crunchy, 20 year old ADPCM crackles to life with "This is the West Interactive audio system. Enter your access code now." The access codes as it turns out, are pretty easy to guess. The passwords, equally so. I'll share a list at the end of this. But assuming you're not lazy or intimidated by phones and actually called, give it 7278 and password 7278. Then, push 3 to test the program. Sound familiar? So what, you may ask, is this thing exactly? The program itself is just a placeholder for unassigned numbers. Nothing special. The rest of the system is something else, though. Explore what I've found, and help continue the hunt if you like it. 0 - Reads back 811-000-0000 + invalid entry recording 1 - Doesn't allow call counter, allows blocked caller list, invalid, but works with password 0, 2 (plays announcement asking you to call 800-366-5588 with password 0) 2 - Invalid 3 - Invalid 4 - Doesn't allow call counter, invalid 5 - Reads back unit ID, line number, ACD test application 6 - Doesn't allow call counter, invalid 7 - Invalid 8 - Invalid? 9 - Reads back unit ID, line number, call time (local), plays fake busy signal 10 - <unassigned or new passcode> 11 - Invalid 12 - Doesn't allow call counter, invalid 13 - Hangs up 14 - Invalid 15 - <unassigned or new passcode> 16 - <unassigned or new passcode> 17 - Invalid 18 - <unassigned or new passcode> 19 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, ShopNBC IVR 20 - Invalid 21 - Invalid 22 - <unassigned or new passcode> 23 - <unassigned or new passcode> 24 - <unassigned or new passcode> 25 - <unassigned or new passcode> 26 - <unassigned or new passcode> 30 - Invalid (old psychic line) 96 - <unassigned or new passcode> 97 - <unassigned or new passcode> 98 - <unassigned or new passcode> 99 - Recorded beeps (x3) 00 - Reads back ? 01 - <unassigned or new passcode> 02 - <unassigned or new passcode> 000 - <unassigned or new passcode> 099 - <unassigned or new passcode> 100 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, invalid 101 - ShopNBC IVR 102 - Invalid 103 - <unassigned or new passcode> 104 - Prompts for APN number 105 - <unassigned or new passcode> 106 - <unassigned or new passcode> 107 - <unassigned or new passcode> 108 - <unassigned or new passcode> 109 - <unassigned or new passcode> 110 - <unassigned or new passcode> 111 - Doesn't allow call counter, invalid 112 - <unassigned or new passcode> 113 - <unassigned or new passcode> 114 - Allows blocked caller updating, Invalid 115 - <unassigned or new passcode> 116 - <unassigned or new passcode> 117 - <unassigned or new passcode> 122 - <unassigned or new passcode> 123 - Invalid 124 - No menu, hangs up promptly 125 - <unassigned or new passcode> 150 - <unassigned or new passcode> 166 - <unassigned or new passcode> 170 - <unassigned or new passcode> 180 - <unassigned or new passcode> 190 - <unassigned or new passcode> 200 - <unassigned or new passcode> 202 - <unassigned or new passcode> 211 - <unassigned or new passcode> 222 - Invalid 300 - <unassigned or new passcode> 303 - <unassigned or new passcode> 311 - <unassigned or new passcode> 322 - <unassigned or new passcode> 333 - No menu, Call accounts facility temporarily unavailable recording 400 - <unassigned or new passcode> 444 - Invalid 499 - <unassigned or new passcode> 500 - No options, immediately reads back 800-404-4890 and transfers 501 - <unassigned or new passcode> 502 - <unassigned or new passcode> 555 - Allows blocked caller update, invalid 599 - <unassigned or new passcode> 600 - <unassigned or new passcode> 611 - <unassigned or new passcode> 666 - Invalid 699 - <unassigned or new passcode> 700 - <unassigned or new passcode> 711 - <unassigned or new passcode> 777 - <unassigned or new passcode> 799 - <unassigned or new passcode> 800 - <unassigned or new passcode> 809 - <unassigned or new passcode> 810 - <unassigned or new passcode> 811 - Allows blocked caller update, <recorded beep tone> 812 - <unassigned or new passcode> 813 - <unassigned or new passcode> 888 - Allows blocked caller update, invalid 899 - <unassigned or new passcode> 900 - Invalid 901 - <unassigned or new passcode> 902 - <unassigned or new passcode> 958 - <unassigned or new passcode> 998 - <unassigned or new passcode> 999 - Same as main IVR on toll-free 000 - <unassigned or new passcode> 080 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0000 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, invalid 0001 - Invalid 0002 - Invalid 0003 - Reads back unit/line #, invalid call time + hangup 0005 - Invalid 0006 - Reads back 3547-179, phone number, caller #, "sorry, you did not ring" 0007 - Gives unit ID, line number, call time, xfers to operator 0008 - <invalid application> 0009 - Taco poll 0010 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0011 - Gives unit ID, line number, call time (local + epoch?), hangs up 0012 - Invalid 0013 - Voice capture thingie 0014 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0015 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0016 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0017 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0018 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0019 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0020 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0022 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0030 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0033 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0044 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0053 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0054 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0055 - Gives unit ID, line number, call time (local), billing test? Astro line, talks about charging $3.99/min 0056 - Invalid 0057 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0065 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0066 - Invalid 0067 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0077 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0087 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0088 - Invalid 0089 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0097 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0098 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0099 - Invalid 0100 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0101 - Invalid 0102 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0103 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0123 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0111 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0200 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0211 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0222 - Reads back unit ID, line number, 12345, hangs up 0298 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0299 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0300 - Invalid 0301 - Runs program w/o options, reads unit/line # and disconnects 0302 - Runs program w/o options, invalid, loops 0303 - No menu, cardholder services survey line, does voice capture for some reason near end of call 0304 - No menu, reads back unit ID, line number, "To start the program, press one. To change the date and time, press two. To change the ANI, press three. To change the APN, press four. To change the CSG box, press five. To change the ICOMS box, press six. To change the informix box, press seven. To change the CLASS database, press eight." 0305 - Doesn't allow call counts option, hangs up quickly 0306 - Hangs up quickly 0307 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0308 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0309 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, hangs up quickly 0310 - "Welcome to the <something> line", hangs up 0311 - "Hello world", hangs up 0312 - Invalid 0313 - Invalid 0314 - Invalid 0315 - Invalid 0316 - Invalid 0317 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0318 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0319 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0320 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0321 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0325 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0326 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0327 - Invalid 0328 - Invalid 0329 - Invalid 0330 - Invalid 0331 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0332 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0333 - Reads ten zeroes and disconnects 0334 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0340 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0400 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0403 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0404 - Call counts menu not available, invalid 0405 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, invalid 0406 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0407 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0408 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0409 - Invalid 0410 - Invalid 0411 - Invalid 0412 - Reads back unit number, line number, prompts for test DNIS, credit card number (client is Commdata) 0413 - Invalid 0414 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0415 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0444 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0500 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0501 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0502 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0503 - No call counts menu, invalid 0504 - No menu, hangs? 0505 - Hangs? 0506 - No menu, invalid, loops 0507 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0508 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0509 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0510 - Invalid 0511 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0512 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, invalid 0513 - No call counts menu, hangs? 0514 - No recording menu, hangs? 0515 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0516 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0517 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0519 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0520 - Invalid 0521 - Hangs? 0522 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0523 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0528 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0529 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0530 - Call counts option not available, does silent voice capture, plays back 0531 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0532 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0540 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0550 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0555 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0603 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0604 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0605 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0606 - Invalid 0607 - Reads back unit ID, line number, call time (020855), disconnects 0608 - Reads back unit ID, line number, call time (1529128930), Spanish order line, 4919 0609 - Invalid 0610 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0611 - Test recording of mic scuffling? Or invalid. 0612 - Invalid 0613 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0614 - Invalid 0615 - Invalid 0616 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0617 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0618 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, invalid 0619 - Invalid 0620 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0621 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, TTS voice, "Sorry, all of our agents are currently busy. Please try again later." 0622 - Invalid 0623 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0624 - Invalid 0625 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0626 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0627 - Recorded beeps x2, hangs? 0628 - Comcast Digital Phone IVR 0629 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0630 - Invalid 0631 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0632 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0633 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0634 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0635 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0636 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0637 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0638 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0700 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0705 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0706 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0707 - Invalid 0708 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, invalid 0709 - Invalid 0710 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0711 - Reads back unit ID, line number 0712 - Doesn't allow call counter, invalid 0713 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0714 - Invalid 0715 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0716 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0717 - Invalid 0718 - Doesn't allow running program 0719 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, Invalid 0720 - Invalid 0721 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0722 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, invalid 0723 - Invalid 0724 - Invalid 0725 - Invalid 0726 - Reads back unit ID, line number, call time, other time?, hangs up 0727 - Long silence, transfers to after hours rec 0728 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0729 - No menu, West hotline 0730 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0731 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0800 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0805 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0806 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0807 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0808 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, hangs up 0809 - <invalid application> 0810 - Reads back 358-596, 0811 - Reads back 3547-181 (unit ID, line number), starts recording audio samples 0812 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0813 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0900 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0907 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0908 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0909 - No menu, invalid, loops 0910 - <unassigned or new passcode> 0999 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1000 - Doesn't allow call counter, reads back strange numbers (398-399-99-11,111 222-2:52 AM) 1001 - Invalid 1002 - Invalid 1003 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1004 - Reads back unit ID, line number, prompts for date, hour, APN, ten digit MDN (Cricket phone number) 1005 - Allows blacklist updating, invalid 1006 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1007 - Doesn't allow prompt updating, invalid 1008 - Invalid 1009 - Invalid 1010 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1011 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1012 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1013 - Invalid 1014 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1015 - Invalid 1016 - Invalid 1017 - Record beep x2 1018 - Reads back unit number, line number, prompts for default/different scenario, test ANI. Scenarios read back four digit + two digit number, hang up 1019 - Same as 1018? 1020 - Doesn't allow prompt updating, gives 711 number-esque response (minus DTMF) 1021 - Only allows program testing/blacklist updating, reads off numbers and hangs up 1022 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1023 - Invalid 1024 - No menu, reads back unit ID, line number, routes to old Comcast IVR 1025 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1026 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1027 - "To start the program, press one. To change the date and time, press two. To change the ANI, press three. To change the APN, press four. To change the data rate, press five. To choose the program, press six, to change the host library, press seven." <default program number is eSecuritel customer service IVR> 1028 - Same as 1027? 1029 - Credit report ordering IVR, pulls docs from phone numbers, but may want street number/apartment/ZIP verification to read last name 1030 - Same as 1029? 1031 - "I'm sorry, due to heavy call volume, all our representatives are currently busy. Please try your call again later." 1032 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1033 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1034 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1035 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1036 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1037 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1038 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1039 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1040 - Allows voice prompt updating, reads back unit/line number, call time, drug info line IVR. Lots of voice prompts. 1041 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1042 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1043 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1044 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1045 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1046 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1047 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1050 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1060 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1068 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1069 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1070 - Invalid 1071 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, invalid 1072 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, invalid 1073 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1074 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1079 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1080 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1084 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1085 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1086 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1087 - Doesn't allow call recording, invalid 1088 - "I'm sorry, but that is an invalid entry. Please try again." 1089 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1090 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, DHL Express technical difficulties rec 1091 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1092 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1093 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1094 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1095 - Invalid 1096 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1097 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1098 - Reads back unit ID/line number, makes weird beep, hangs up 1099 - Invalid 1100 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, reads back unit ID/line number, call time, hangs 1101 - Disconnects 1102 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1103 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1104 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1108 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1109 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1110 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, invalid 1111 - Indian woman, "Hello world" 1112 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, hangs up? 1113 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, reads back unit ID, line number, recorded beeps (x2) 1114 - Reads back unit ID, line number, call time (local), prompts for 0 for live op 1115 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1116 - Invalid 1117 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1118 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1119 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1120 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1130 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1140 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1180 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1195 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1196 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1197 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1198 - Invalid 1199 - Call counts menu not available, invalid 1200 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, Invalid 1201 - Invalid 1202 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1203 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1210 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1211 - "Hello world... <digits voice> 2" 1212 - Invalid 1213 - Reads back unit ID/line number, prompts for APN, "We're sorry, there are currently no available calls (powells?). Please use the chat function within Gateway if you are scheduled to work. Or send an email via the support site for assistance. Thank you, goodbye." 1214 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1215 - No menu, reads back unit ID/line number, "Please enter your test ANI", Centralink outage reporting line 1216 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1217 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1218 - Test line, calling card delivery line, "Your calling card will be delivered to you in three to four years. Thank you for calling." 1219 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1220 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1221 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1222 - Invalid 1223 - Reads back unit ID, line number, "To test Spanish open, press one. To test Spanish closed, press two." 1224 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1225 - Invalid 1226 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1227 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1228 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, invalid 1229 - Allows blocked caller updating, invalid 1230 - Reads back unit ID, line number, "Welcome <# key>. "Enter the 10-digit mobile number <# key>" 1231 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1232 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1233 - Invalid 1234 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1235 - Invalid 1236 - No menu, hangs up 1237 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1238 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1239 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1240 - Invalid 1241 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1242 - No call counts menu, "Welcome to the final application. The unit ? and line is...", hangs up 1243 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1244 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1245 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1246 - Invalid 1247 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1248 - Allows blocked caller list updating, reads back unit ID, line number, call time (Unix epoch?), Asmanex order line 1249 - Reads back unit ID, line number, prompts for date, APN, says "Welcome" x3, goes to technical difficulties rec 1250 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1251 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1252 - No call counts feature, reads back unit ID/line number, test survey line 1253 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1254 - No call counts feature, invalid 1255 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1256 - Reads back unit ID/line number, "This is a test. Goodbye." 1257 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1258 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1259 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1260 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1261 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1262 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1263 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1264 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1265 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1266 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1298 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1299 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1300 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, invalid 1301 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1302 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1307 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1308 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1309 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1310 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1311 - Invalid 1312 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1313 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, allows caller blacklists, rings several times and disconnects 1314 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1315 - Doesn't allow call counting, reads back unit ID/line number, call time, "Hi, this is a test message!" + MOH, forwards to 402-517-6591 1316 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1317 - Reads back unit ID/line number, call time, prompts for date/time, day of week, test APN, # of calls, agents, goes to test GE queue 1318 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1319 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1320 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1321 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1322 - Reads back unit ID/line number, prompts for 10-digit APN 1323 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1324 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1325 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1326 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1327 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1328 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1400 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1411 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1444 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1497 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1498 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1499 - Call counter disabled, reads back unit ID, line number? Weird guessing game program? 1500 - Reads back unit ID, line number, call time (local time), "Press one for baseline application, press two for Chase Leisure application, press three for Chase Extras application, press four for national city application, press five for new PNC application" 1501 - Reads back unit ID, line number, University of Vermont smoking call-in study, wants five-digit ID 1502 - Reads back unit ID, line number, "To start the program, press one. To change the date and time, press two. To change the ANI, press three. To change the APN, press four. To change the Informix box, press five." 1503 - "Please enter your ID" 1504 - <unassigned or new passcode>? 1505 - Reads back unit ID, call time, "On this test call, press one to use the system date, or press two to change the date 1506 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1507 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1508 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1509 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1510 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1511 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1512 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1550 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1554 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1555 - Allows updating blocked callers, test survey line? Disconnects after greeting 2 1556 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1600 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1611 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1650 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1666 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1699 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1700 - Invalid 1701 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1702 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1711 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1740 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1747 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1748 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1749 - Reads back unit ID/line number, 402-555-3010 w/weird digits, call #, Office Depot IVR 1750 - Invalid 1751 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1752 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1800 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1811 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1850 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1900 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1989 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1990 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1991 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1992 - Has caller blacklist, invalid 1993 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1994 - Invalid 1995 - Invalid 1996 - <unassigned or new passcode> 1997 - Invalid 1998 - No call counts menu, reads back unit ID, line number, hangs? 1999 - Invalid 2000 - Invalid 2001 - Invalid 2002 - Invalid 2003 - Immediately starts recording (x2), makes weird beep, hangs up 2004 - Invalid 2005 - Invalid 2006 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2007 - Forwards to AT&T Wireless call queue 2008 - No menu, invalid, loops 2009 - Invalid 2010 - Call counts menu disabled, Community Care Rx member IVR 2011 - Reads back unit ID, line number, prompts for date, APN, 10-digit MDN (Cricket phone number), xfers to Cricket prepaid activation IVR 2012 - Reads back unit ID, line number, prompts for date, APN, 10-digit MDN (Cricket phone number), immediately tries to look up account info 2013 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2014 - No menu, AT&T Wireless IVR 2015 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2016 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2017 - Call counts menu disabled, reads unlabeled numbers and disconnects 2018 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2019 - Call counts menu disabled, "Hello, thank you for calling this test message. Goodbye." 2020 - Allows blocked caller update, weird beep x2 + hangup 2021 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2022 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2023 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2024 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2025 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2026 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2027 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2050 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2098 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2099 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2100 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, silence? 2101 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2102 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2103 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2111 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2150 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2210 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2211 - No menu, "Hello, this is a test call. Hello hello." 2212 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2221 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2222 - No menu, reads back 0166-052 + invalid prompt 2223 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2250 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2300 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2310 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2311 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2320 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2330 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2340 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2349 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2350 - *8 + xfer to Liberty Mutual IVR 2351 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2450 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2550 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2555 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2650 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2750 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2811 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2850 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2899 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2950 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2996 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2997 - <unassigned or new passcode> 2998 - Invalid 2999 - Invalid 3000 - Reads off unit/line #, disconnects call 3001 - Reads off unit/line #, poll line (billing test?) 3002 - <unassigned or new passcode> 3003 - Invalid 3004 - <unassigned or new passcode> 3005 - <unassigned or new passcode> 3006 - <unassigned or new passcode> 3007 - <unassigned or new passcode> 3008 - <unassigned or new passcode> 3010 - <unassigned or new passcode> 3022 - <unassigned or new passcode> 3031 - <unassigned or new passcode> 3032 - <unassigned or new passcode> 3033 - Invalid 3034 - Invalid 3035 - <unassigned or new passcode> 3044 - <unassigned or new passcode> 3050 - <unassigned or new passcode> 3100 - <unassigned or new passcode> 3133 - <unassigned or new passcode> 3150 - <unassigned or new passcode> 3310 - <unassigned or new passcode> 3311 - Hangs? 3312 - <unassigned or new passcode> 3333 - <unassigned or new passcode> 3433 - <unassigned or new passcode> 3999 - <unassigned or new passcode> 4000 - Test application w/indistinguishable speech 4001 - <unassigned or new passcode> 4002 - <unassigned or new passcode> 4003 - <unassigned or new passcode> 4004 - <unassigned or new passcode> 4044 - <unassigned or new passcode> 4096 - <unassigned or new passcode> 4097 - <unassigned or new passcode> 4098 - <unassigned or new passcode> 4099 - "Welcome to Centermaine power's administrative program. Enter your password during the six second silent interval." 4100 - "You are returning a call to an AT&T calling card network system, and the party that called you cannot be reached at this number." 4101 - <unassigned or new passcode> 4102 - Invalid 4103 - <unassigned or new passcode> 4104 - <unassigned or new passcode> 4105 - <unassigned or new passcode> 4111 - <unassigned or new passcode> 4200 - <unassigned or new passcode> 4300 - <unassigned or new passcode> 4321 - <unassigned or new passcode> 4411 - <unassigned or new passcode> 4444 - <unassigned or new passcode> 5000 - <unassigned or new passcode> 5100 - <unassigned or new passcode> 5200 - <unassigned or new passcode> 5250 - <unassigned or new passcode> 5299 - <unassigned or new passcode> 5300 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, allows blacklist updating, invalid 5301 - <unassigned or new passcode> 5302 - <unassigned or new passcode> 5303 - <unassigned or new passcode> 5330 - <unassigned or new passcode> 5340 - <unassigned or new passcode> 5348 - <unassigned or new passcode> 5349 - <unassigned or new passcode> 5350 - Invalid 5351 - <unassigned or new passcode> 5352 - <unassigned or new passcode> 5360 - <unassigned or new passcode> 5370 - <unassigned or new passcode> 5400 - <unassigned or new passcode> 5450 - <unassigned or new passcode> 5511 - <unassigned or new passcode> 5555 - Allows blocked caller list to be updated, won't allow prompt recording, invalid 6000 - <unassigned or new passcode> 6611 - <unassigned or new passcode> 6665 - <unassigned or new passcode> 6666 - Won't allow prompt recording, reads back unit ID, line number, 0317, prompts for test ANI + DNIS (Pepco outage reporting system) 6667 - <unassigned or new passcode> 6999 - <unassigned or new passcode> 7000 - <unassigned or new passcode> 7100 - <unassigned or new passcode> 7200 - <unassigned or new passcode> 7260 - <unassigned or new passcode> 7275 - <unassigned or new passcode> 7276 - <unassigned or new passcode> 7277 - Sends *8, transfers to Charles Schwabb queue 7278 - Reads back unit ID/line number, 711 number script 7279 - <unassigned or new passcode> 7280 - <unassigned or new passcode> 7300 - <unassigned or new passcode> 7400 - <unassigned or new passcode> 7500 - <unassigned or new passcode> 7600 - <unassigned or new passcode> 7700 - <unassigned or new passcode> 7777 - Invalid 7800 - <unassigned or new passcode> 7900 - <unassigned or new passcode> 8000 - <unassigned or new passcode> 8086 - <unassigned or new passcode> 8087 - <unassigned or new passcode> 8088 - Insurance IVR 8089 - <unassigned or new passcode> 8090 - <unassigned or new passcode> 8100 - <unassigned or new passcode> 8188 - <unassigned or new passcode> 8288 - <unassigned or new passcode> 8388 - <unassigned or new passcode> 8488 - <unassigned or new passcode> 8500 - <unassigned or new passcode> 8855 - <unassigned or new passcode> 8888 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9000 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9099 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9100 - Reads back unit number/line ID, psychic line 9101 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9102 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9103 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9104 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9105 - Card services IVR, refers to 888-998-3587 9106 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9107 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9108 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9109 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9110 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9117 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9118 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9119 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, reads back unit ID/line number, disconnects 9120 - Invalid 9121 - No menu, invalid, loops 9122 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9123 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9124 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9125 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9126 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9130 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9150 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9199 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9200 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9300 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9378 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9400 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9500 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9600 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9700 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9800 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9996 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9997 - <unassigned or new passcode> 9998 - Invalid 9999 - "Enter message number" 00000 - "Please enter your six digit password" 00001 - <unassigned or new passcode> 00002 - <unassigned or new passcode> 00010 - <unassigned or new passcode> 01990 - <unassigned or new passcode> 10000 - <unassigned or new passcode> 11000 - <unassigned or new passcode> 11100 - <unassigned or new passcode> 11110 - <unassigned or new passcode> 11111 - Doesn't allow call counter, "I'm sorry, you aren't allowed to use this service" 12345 - Invalid 20000 - <unassigned or new passcode> 22222 - Doesn't allow prompt recording, invalid 30000 - <unassigned or new passcode> 33333 - <unassigned or new passcode> 40000 - <unassigned or new passcode> 43210 - <unassigned or new passcode> 44444 - Doesn't allow call counter, invalid 50000 - <unassigned or new passcode> 51111 - <unassigned or new passcode> 55555 - Allows caller blocking, Invalid 60000 - <unassigned or new passcode> 66666 - <unassigned or new passcode> 70000 - <unassigned or new passcode> 77777 - Invalid 80000 - <unassigned or new passcode> 88888 - Informants practice program? 90000 - <unassigned or new passcode> 99997 - <unassigned or new passcode> 99998 - <unassigned or new passcode> 99999 - Does not allow running test program 000000 - Invalid 100000 - Does not allow prompt recording, reads unit/line number, call time, forwards to rep 100001 - Invalid 100002 - <unassigned or new passcode> 100003 - <unassigned or new passcode> 100004 - <unassigned or new passcode> 111111 - Invalid 222222 - Does not allow running test program 300000 - <unassigned or new passcode> 333333 - Immediately records prompt, 123456 - Does not allow prompt recording, invalid 999999 - <unassigned or new passcode>
  26. 2 points
    970-350-00xx scan by Mountain Hell, 5/1/2018 A rather boring 5ESS in Greeley, Colorado. CLLI code GRELCOMADS0. 0000: fax 0001: ringout 0002: reorder 0003: ringout 0004: ring to disco/nis 0005: tone 0006: ring to disco/nis 0007: disco/nis 0008: busy 0009: milliwatt 0010: acb 0011: tone 0012: reorder 0013: reorder 0014: disco/nis 0015: ringout 0016: the number 9703500016 has been disconnected. (x2) no further information is avialable about this number. (off-hook tone x2) 0017: the number 9703500017 has been disconnected. (x2) no further information is avialable about this number. (off-hook tone x2) 0018: the number 9703500018 has been disconnected. (x2) no further information is avialable about this number. (off-hook tone x2) 0019: ringout 0020: carrier 0021: ringout 0022: ringout 0023: ring to disco/nis 0024: ring to disco/nis 0025: disco/nis 0026: busy 0027: busy 0028: dialtone 0029: carrier 0030: reorder 0031: the number 9703500031 is in service. please try your call again. (x2) (off-hook tone x2) 0032: ringout 0033: ringout 0034: ringout 0035: you have reached greeley main ds0 970-350. (x2) 0036: (pat fleet) this local call has changed to 10 digits. it is not necessary to dial a 1 when calling this number. please redial using area code 303. (x2) 0037: ring to disco/nis 0038: ring ro disco/nis 0039: disco/nis 0040: (old lady) we're sorry, it is not necessary to dial the digits 950 before dialing your carrier access code. please hang up and try your call again. (x2) 0041: (old lady) we're sorry, it is not necessary to dial a carrier access code for the number you have dialed. please hang up and try your call aga-- (x2) 0042: (m) we're sorry, the number you dialed cannot be reached with the access code you dialed. please check the code and try again or call your carrier for assistance. (x2) 0043: (pat fleet) we're sorry, due to network difficulties your long distance call cannot be completed at this time. please try your call again later. (x2) 0044: (old lady) we're sorry, due to network difficulties your long distance call cannot be completed at this time. please try your call later. (x2) 0045: (old lady) we're sorry, due to network difficulties your long distance call cannot be completed at this time. please try your call later. (x2) 0046: (old lady) we're sorry, in order to complete this call, you must first dial a 1-0 and the three digit carrier access code. please try your call again or call your long distance carrier for assistance. (x2) 0047: disco/nis 0048: ring to disco/nis 0049: ring to disco/nis 0050: milliwatt (5 sec) 0051: ring to disco/nis 0052: ring to disco/nis 0053: disco/nis 0054: disco/nis 0055: disco/nis 0056: (f) please do not hang up. the voicemail system temporarily needs you to re-enter the number you are calling. please re-enter the number you are calling then press pound. 0057: 105-type test 0058: reorder 0059: disco/nis 0060: disco/nis 0061: disco/nis 0062: disco/nis 0063: ring to acb 0064: acb 0065: disco/nis 0066: (pat fleet) we're sorry, it is not necessary to dial a 1 or 0 when calling this number, will you please hang up and try your call again. (x2) 0067: (old lady) we're sorry, you must first dial a 1 when calling this number, will you please hang up and try your call again. (x2) 0068: disco/nis 0069: the number you are calling was blocked and cannot be called back using your last call return service. (x2) 0070: (deeper pat fleet) your long distance call cannot be completed because your service has been restricted. please contact your centurylink business office. 0071: (deeper pat fleet) the number cannot be reached now. please hang up and try again later. 0072: (pat fleet) we're sorry, you have dialed a number which cannot be reached from your calling area. 0073: disco/nis 0074: (some lady) telephone service has not been installed at this location. please dial 811 when you are ready to establish your home telephone service. a service representative will describe the options available to you and take your order. thank you. 0075: (pat fleet, bad) we're sorry, your call did not go through, will you please try your call again. (x2) 0076: (pat fleet) we're sorry, your call cannot be completed as dialed. please check the number and dial again. remember, colorado now has two area codes. 0077: (old lady) we're sorry, your call cannot be completed as dialed. please check your instruction manual or call repair service for assistaance. (x2) 0078: (pat fleet) the number called is busy. a special ringing will tell you when the line is free. please hang up now. (x2) 0079: (pat fleet) the number called cannot be reached. please hang up now. (x2) 0080: (pat fleet) you have canceled your request. please hang up now. (x2) 0081: (pat fleet) if you'd like to make a call, please hang up and try again. if you need help, hang up and then dial your operator. (x2) 0082: (pat fleet) this call requires a coin deposit. please hang up momentarily then redial your call by first depositing the local rate posted on the instruction card. (x2) 0083: one ring then silence 0084: ringout 0085: (deeper pat fleet) the last call to your telephone cannot be traced and no charge will be added to your bill. please hang up and call the centurylink call identification center at 18005820655 if you need further assistance. once again, that number is 1800582-- (x2) 0086: (pat fleet) the number was free but it has just become busy again. please hang up. you may reactivate if you wish by redialing the original code. (x2) 0087: (pat fleet) your call has been completed however the party you are calling is not receiving calls at this time. (x2) 0088: silent switchman test 0089: rings once then silence 0090: (pat fleet) call trace cannot be activated at this time. please try again in a few minutes if you have not received another call. (x2) 0091: ring to disco/nis 0092: disco/nis 0093: ring to disco/nis 0094: ring to disco/nis 0095: disco/nis 0096: ring to disco/nis 0097: ring to disco/nis 0098: ring to disco/nis 0099: ring to disco/nis
  27. 2 points
    Some recordings came to me from a source that I trust of phone calls from Russia and around the Baltic area in general, taken 2 or so months ago and in a few of the recordings you'll sometimes hear tones before people answer the phone. I'll put a compilation together soon-ish and upload here for people to hear. The audio can be tinny in places, nothing I can do about that unfortunately.
  28. 2 points
    So I think I found a bridge that should work great; 510-940-0102. It's a ringout like all the rest, in an urban area so least cost routing won't be an issue, unused, and isn't going through any extra garbage. Barring any problems, this should be the last change.
  29. 2 points
    I still use flash drives to take stuff to untrusted computers -- for example, when I take something to the print shop to be run off in large format. These types of places (print/copy shops, library, et c.) don't run a primary business of having safe, secure computers, and they let you plug in and run pretty much anything, so I will typically use a flash drive to take files, then nuke it when I get home. I don't log into anything on those computers, I've seen people at the print shop logged in with their cloud storage, email, whatever. Seems like a great way to get keylogged or your session cookie swiped or something. For moving stuff around between computers I trust, yeah, I don't really use flash drives anymore. Ironically I do still use floppies -- but that's only because part of my business is legacy systems repair/maintenance.
  30. 2 points
    1. A carrier in the context of a scan can either be a long distance carrier or a carrier tone from a modem, depending on where it's being said. 2. Yes. Very much yes. 3. In the case of long distance carriers, they have access codes that can be dialed from POTS lines. If you're talking about modems, if you have a modem yourself, usually there shouldn't be any problem connecting to the one on the distant end. 4. It depends. Traditionally, phone companies want you to dial a carrier access code with a destination at the end - like, 101-0222-0 or 101-0725-1-202-484-0000. There are some cases where you can just dial # after the carrier access code (101-0725# is actually one that'll work with this) and get a dialtone from the toll switch. What you can do with it really depends on the carrier and how they have it set up. In that particular carrier's case, the only thing I know for sure you can dial are toll-free numbers that're run by that particular carrier. 800-711-3408 comes to mind. If you subscribe to a carrier or call it in an area with a different kind of toll switch, sometimes you'll get a dialtone where you couldn't before. That being said, if you're calling something that isn't free (like a number that doesn't answer or that toll-free number I posted. On most switches you can flash, and if you get a stutter dialtone, the call has answered), they'll send you a relatively hefty bill, like $5 for a 1 minute call - or outright block you from the network for using it without a subscription. It depends on the carrier; some are more reasonable than others. But it's best not to be in that position to begin with. So just be really careful when you're messing around with that sort of thing. As for scanning itself, it really depends on what you're looking for and where. In the traditional phone company test range, usually you'll find a bunch of recordings that're slapped on the announcement device. Usually there's a couple modems, maybe a DATU depending on the company, an ANAC, a loop (mostly on DMS-10s, since they can do it in software), elevators, and all sorts of other stuff. Sometimes you'll get lucky, and find some one of a kind stuff that isn't anywhere else. If you're looking on a PBX, some companies have really nice things depending on the industry they're in. For example, CNN's Atlanta PBX has a bunch of patches that let you hear network feeds, depending on the time of day; 404-878-9901. 8042, 6040, and 9982 will all give you different content, but just keep in mind that they're silent when not in use. 5. Usually, it's a good idea to just hang up if you get a random person. Most of them will answer and say what or where they are if it's a business, unless it's someone's desk or something.
  31. 2 points
    Time to bring a dead thread back to life. So I got a Tandem server and its 100% functional, I got it for a old data conversion project. Anyone got any clue where to get MM. If we can get a copy of MM, Ill setup a modem on the server and then we can figure out how to free our millenniums from the MM Borge Hive.
  32. 2 points
    Once you are in a call, they can decode TTY-text, so they should be able to also decode DTMF. That is correct - it is fake. That is correct, too. Between you punching in the number and the phone dialing, a lot can actually happen: For example the phone making a modem-connection to the NCC to get the rate, etc. You can programm the phones to do pretty much every thing you want... Besides 0, almost all N11-numbers for (except 911) are just "aliases" to local phone numbers... And sometimes, they even alias local phone numbers (think of 411 -> 555-1212 -> XXX-555-1212 to treat every "request for information"-call at the same point of contact).
  33. 2 points
    http://www.digitalbond.com/blog/2013/10/22/call-yourself-a-hacker-lose-your-4th-amendment-rights/ Apparently saying that you like hacking on things without specifying "things" means you're automatically assumed to be compromising systems and that you're going to destroy evidence so they might as well take all of your equipment preemptively. So I guess hacking together a high water sensor for the basement, since I'm calling it "hacking," means I'll destroy evidence in legal investigations and that I like to break into systems I don't own all the time. Bullshit.
  34. 2 points
    Kind of off topic, but: I think Evan Doorbell has some recordings of dialing from Sherman Oaks #5 crossbar in the 70's, on his southern California tape.
  35. 2 points
    Not sure I'd touch many of those with 10 feet of cable pairs myself... Heh.
  36. 2 points
    http://st.suckless.org/ Came across it being used in a Hack a Day project. It seems that it tries to be the most minimal xterm possible -- configuration is through a C header file/recompile, there's no scrollback, but it is 256-color and Unicode, and supports X pasting. I mostly use XFCE's Terminal, but really it's just a container for a tmux session, so I'm playing with st.
  37. 2 points
    I found a copy of PNM+ 2.2.0 on megaupload: https://mega.co.nz/#!iMcGGCLK!fheuuOMMw7O5SlPG6WJLCL_REaJGCcWGTupM4_r_N4c
  38. 2 points
    I'd heard of things like that happening, both with new flash drives and with those purchased secondhand (mostly eBay stories). Mine are usually immediately reformatted with a UDF filesystem anyway.
  39. 2 points
    While our holiday specials are indeed something to get hysterical about, there's no reason why we have to behave like the WalMart crowds. We're better than that. So if you decide to visit our online store to take advantage of prices so low we're practically giving it all away, please remain calm and remember that others are also in the store trying to get the best value. There's no need for denial of service attacks, buffer overflows, or pepper spray exploits. We will do our best to accommodate everyone. http://www.2600.com/news/view/article/12162
  40. 2 points
    http://www.google.ca/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=smarten57%40hotmail.com From a post he made on another forum he called himself "leo" This looks like it might be his live journal: http://smarten57.livejournal.com/ (i base this assumption on the fact that hes trying to sell "gold" coins) Possible Ebay (both smarten57s appear to be from china) http://myworld.ebay.com/smarten57/ Possible info from live journal: Birthdate: 05-30 Location: haerbin, China Listed ICQ number: 274-894-888 ICQ lookup gives me this: http://www.icq.com/people/274894888/ Name: liu qingyuan, from haerbin, China (Liu sounds like Leo) With this info I can now use pipl http://pipl.com/search/?FirstName=liu&LastName=qingyuan&City=haerbin&State=&Country=CN&CategoryID=2&Interface=1 http://www.facebook.com/people/Liu-Qingyuan/748231341 Possibly him? Possible twitter account: http://twitter.com/#!/MaRtinLAuQingyu (no tweets) The ICQ number he provides in his post points to this ICQ profile : http://www.icq.com/people/606777527/ In his profile he calls himself 刘 丰志 and hes using a stock photo of some actor i've never heard of (determined this through tineye search) 刘 丰志 translates to Zhi Feng Liu This is Zhi Feng Liu: his resume: http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~zliu/resume_zhifeng.doc'>http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~zliu/resume_zhifeng.doc webpage from when he studied in toronto ontario: http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~zliu/ for a guy who's got a degree in comp sci he does a really shitty job at making a webpage. http://cn.linkedin.com/in/zhifengliu This may be him, it might not. Im going to guess that it is him.
  41. 2 points
    I've wanted to build my own computer, from the ground up, ever since I found out about the Altair 8800 and the IMSAI 8080 of the 70's. Having found an 8085 CPU in an old AT&T PBX module, given to me by a teacher in middle school, I'd decided that would be the processor I'd use, when I eventually got around to building one. It's binary-compatible with the 8080, but requires only a single supply, a crystal, and an address latch to operate (the 8080 requires three supplies, a system controller IC, and a clock generator IC). I decided to get started with PIC microcontrollers, rather than going straight into CISC assembly, during high school, and found that the PIC was able to do what I needed for my projects with fewer parts and less power draw. It was also easy to get code to it, using a homemade parallel port programmer (I didn't have, or have access to, an EPROM eraser and burner at the time). Recently, though, I've found a few situations in which I'd like to have a microcontroller system with a true address and data bus, rather than implementing them through the larger PICs' output ports. I decided it was finally time to put together a basic 8085 system, since I'd now accumulated many 8085 CPUs, plenty of static RAM, and had acquired my own EPROM burner. This is the result: I built my prototype for the project on a Vero project board, which contains traces oriented for DIP ICs, as well as power and ground planes. I started off with just the 8085, a 74LS373 8-bit latch for the multiplexed address bus, a 2716 2k x 8 EPROM, a 2 MHz crystal and some decoupling capacitors. I later added the small, red TIL311 hex display, and a 74LS04 hex inverter to supply its internal latch with a signal of correct polarity. The EPROM was wired directly to the data and address buses, with its Chip Enable tied to the Read output of the CPU, since there were no other memory devices present. The TIL311 was wired directly to the low 4 bits of the data bus, with its noninverting Latch Enable fed from the CPU's inverted Write line, through one of the inverters in the 74LS04. I wrote a short assembly program to output 0x0A on output port #0 (any port would work, as the TIL311 responded to any write from the CPU). The program was assembled using GNUSim8085 (an open-source 8085 assembler and simulator), tested, then the hex dump was manually entered into my Intel iUP-201 PROM programmer, which has a keyboard for the manual entry of hex data into a PROM. After fixing two swapped address lines, the program worked fine, and displayed "A" on the TIL311. The next step was to add some RAM, for use as the 8085's stack, and for general storage of variables. I chose two uPD-2114 RAMs, which are 1k x 4 static RAMs -- you parallel two for 1k x 8. Since there was going to be real RAM and ROM present, it was necessary to come up with select logic to choose the EPROM or the RAM when memory accesses were performed, or the TIL311 when IO accesses happened. The 8085 provides IO/M, RD, and WR status lines, with M, RD, and WR being inverted (IO/M is one line, with 1 = IO access, and 0 = Memory access). The select logic was composed of inverters and NAND gates, from the 74LS04 and 74LS08 ICs. During this modification, I decided to add a PDSP-1881 8-character LED display for ASCII output. This was added to be activated on output ports 0-7 (one port for each character). Finally, I wrote an assembly to push "HELO" onto the system stack, then pop each character off and display it on an incremented output port. After correcting a timing error (the PSDP-1881 wasn't syncing with the 8085's clock), "HELO" appeared on the display after reset: Here's a shot of the point-to-point wiring on the back of the board. It's 30-gauge Kynar wrapping wire: I'll probably keep this board as-is for future embedded projects, but I plan on building a more complete system using an Augat wire-wrap board, since the point-to-point hand wiring is somewhat tedious. I've got an electric wire wrap gun for this purpose, and several different lengths of precut wrapping wire for this purpose. I'll probably add either an HD44780-based LCD or a serial UART next, with the intent of writing a small monitor program for the system. Eventually, I'd like to be able to load CP/M from ROM or perhaps floppy disk on the system. If anyone is interested, I can post scans of my schematics, notes, and assembly code for this project. I've also got a pile of extra components, if anyone would like to build an 8085 system similar to this one. If one were to use the same memory map, code should be interchangeable between systems. If you'd like to build something like this, but lack a PROM burner, I could post my schematic for a manual programmer I built several years ago: you manually set the address and data bits, then trigger a 555 timer to provide the programming voltage pulse to the EPROM without damaging it.
  42. 2 points
    Has anyone seen this news? I'll paste this article on it below (with link) : Microsoft Cofee leaks onto the web Microsoft Cofee leaks onto the web No use crying over it By Alexandra Pullin Monday, 9 November 2009, 14:18 MICROSOFT'S DIGITAL FORENSICS software has been spotted on a file-sharing site, available for all to download. Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor (COFEE) is a forensics tool that fits on a USB drive for the police to use in PC forensics. The software is free to police forces around the world and helps access details about crimes such as identity theft, online fraud, child pornography and illegal filesharing before criminals can wipe the information. It's reportedly illegal for unauthorised people to download and use the software. According to the Vole it takes the average bobbie "with even minimal computer experience" less than ten minutes to master the program. "This enables the officer to take advantage of the same common digital forensics tools used by experts to gather important volatile evidence, while doing little more than simply inserting a USB device into the computer," said Microsoft. The Vole and police are worried that cyber criminals could analyse COFEE and write code that would identify and intercept it, securely wiping incriminating data from their hard drives. COFEE requires Windows XP but it does have some Windows Vista support. According to company insiders, Microsoft is developing a new version of COFEE that will be released next year for Windows Vista and Windows 7. µ -------------------------- Microsoft's page on this app : COFEE There are in fact several sites featuring it for download, including a few torrents I found. Anyone have an opinion on this? Edit : I've seen this program on a certain torrent site which has 1 downloader's comment. The comment was a fake, claiming the torrent seems fake because it contains various zips with lots of rar files in it. I happen to know this particular download has none of this in it and was legit, therefore the downloading party is either stoned and was seeing things or more likely someone "concerned" who was trying to discourage people from downloading it (a.k.a. hoping to scare criminals away thinking it's a bad download). Very interesting.
  43. 2 points
    Farmville seems to be one of these things that comes up in my notifications every once in a while... then i promptly ignore it. haxxxoring fayceboox ; so leet You think "it's time we hacked it" ? Who are you? Bye
  44. 2 points
    By simply changing the type of an input field from password to text (AKA a normal form field), it will reveal any password currently in that field. How is this so dangerous? How many people have your web browser remember passwords for you? Anyone with physical access to your computer not only has access to your accounts, but also has trivial access to your passwords. This means they can access your accounts at their leisure, as well as any other accounts you use with that password. It's always been known that this was insecure, but I didn't realize just how insecure it was. There are some systems that are woefully insecure, like KDE's KWallet, which has no mechanism to tell which program is requesting a password. Once you open the wallet and decrypt with your master password, a simple dcop command from the command line can get any and all password. But these web browser password databases are supposed to be a little more secure, right? Anyway, here's the javascript. Just put this in your address bar on a site with password fields. javascript:var els = document.getElementsByTagName('input');for(var x = 0; x < els.length; x++){if(els[x].type.toLowerCase()=='password'){var test = els[x].type = 'text';}} var els = document.getElementsByTagName('input'); for(var x = 0; x < els.length; x++) { if(els[x].type.toLowerCase() == 'password' ) { var test = els[x].type = 'text'; } } Here's the article it comes from. http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/security/?p=2156 And here's a tinyurl you can use in a pinch. I made it easy to remember. http://tinyurl.com/passpwn Happy passpwning!
  45. 2 points
    That's probably because it's not for casual use. If you want something to install and work out of the box, try Ubuntu.
  46. 2 points
    Google Chrome OS was just announced. We all knew it was coming right? Android, Chrome Browser(of which I'm a convert), etc. They also removed the 'beta' off of many of their products a couple days ago. I guess it should have warned us about something big, eh? They clinged to that 'beta' for the longest time. Here's the Google Blog entry covering the announcement. -----Phail_Saph-----
  47. 2 points
    Here's a logo for you guys:
  48. 2 points
    I don't know why people in this community still use these fraudulent terms, but file-sharing is not piracy, and it certainly isn't stealing. If a friend gives me an old book or cd or dvd, is that stealing? Obviously not. Those who continue to use these terms are defending companies who rip you off, and rip off the artist. Anyway, we live in a new world and if you stick to the old ways, you're a dinosaur. File sharing will never stop. If everyone just faced this economic reality, then progress can be made. To continue arguing over the morality of it is fucking stupid. Everyone has different morals. If one were a communist, they would have a different moral stance on this than an anarchist, or someone who thinks they believe in capitalism but actually just likes to get ripped off. The old business model is dead. Make a new one or die with it.
  49. 2 points
    NOOOO dont format it do a Chkdsk and then a FixMBR then a Fixboot. should fix it, or if not do a 2nd repair on it. which is basically installing windows over again, your stuff will be there but it needs to be reinstalled anyway.
  50. 2 points
    Can anyone point me in the right direction for a reference on abbreviations on a PCB board? I know R means resistor and TB means terminal block. What are the other letters that can show up on a PCB and what do they stand for? *Edit* Just found this: A = Assembly B = Fan BT = Battery C = Capacitor CB = Circuit Breaker 4-1 CR = Diode D = Diode DL = Delay Line DS = Lamp E = Terminal F = Fuse FL = Filter J = Connector, Recept K = Relay L = Inductor M = Meter P = Connector, Plug Q = Transistor, Semiconductor R = Resistor, Potentiometer RT = Temperature Sensing Element S = Switch T = Transformer TB = Terminal Block TP = Test Point U = Integrated Circuit V = Vacuum Tube, Neon Bulb, Photocell, etc. VR = Zener Diode W = Wire, Cable X = Socket Y = Crystal Unit