Captain B

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  1. For some time now, I've thought ABout writing a text phile dedicated to the topic of alternate power sources. My question to all of you is, would this make for a g00d topic to write a phile on, or does that topic kinda suck a**? Just figured I'd get some feedback from all of you on that. And, on another note. I think I know the answer on this, but does anyone here live in a VERY rural area like the state of Idaho? I think there may be at least some parts (if not multiple parts) in that state that still friggin' use a step by step switch at the CO. Not even electromechanical crossbar switching or anything! But, of course, It's older technology like crossbar and other stuff that seems more phreekable anywayz. So, if what I heard is true ABout that area... well, who knows? Maybe blue boxing and black boxing may still have a chance of working out there.And, I've wondered if Bell South country still has some CO switches a bit behind digital switches like 5ESS, DMS-100, and what not. Just wanted to bring this up for anyone considering trying to blue box within the US. Hmm... gotta wonder when it comes to places like Wyoming, Montana, Hawaii and Alaska as well. Take care all! Peace-0rz!
  2. BTW... I'd REALLY love to get into the program code, and maybe tweak it for some of the PC games that I own. But, since this sort of thing Isn't telco related, It's more of a weak are as far as my personal knowlege goes. So, would I use a hex dump or hex edit program of some type. It needs to be a freeware download, otherwise, I ain't touchin' it d00d. It might be kinda interesting to try a small touch of hacking rather than phreaking for a change. So, if anyone can just point me in the right direction as far as a URL here goes, then all I can say is muchos gracias mi amigoo. (...Poor favor). Peace.
  3. Here I am, the one that you know, asking for another day. Understand the one that you know... umm... what's the next part... erm... WHITE PLASTIC! Yeah, that's the ticket! Heh, heh. Wuz up, my ph311ovv pHr33k-4-z0iDz? At last, after enduring moths of no Internet access, I made it back again! Here's sum shtuff fo ya' 2 play wit... 866-341-9911, 9912, and 9913... (perhaps maybe otherz in that 99xx range) get ya' directory assistance. No, not toll free directory assistance like as in 800-555-1212. I mean directory assistance like as in national 411. Umm... at least I think it covers the nation. Found it about a week agoo. Hopefully, I'm remebering da number right on that. If not, I hooked up 2 otherz with this same info. Care to guess who one of those people are? If I got the numbers wrong on this, I gave the green light to my homey to drop it on the P&G site. By Halloween (my ABsolute fave time of year), I expect to be back out visiting someone in the mid-west again. On other topics, does anyone know of any free white list Email service providers? Since I've been inactive in cyberspace for so long, my old Email account was shut down due to prolonged inactivity. But, I was gonna look for a new place to call home via Email anywayz. And, since I friggin' HATE on spam in all forms like U wouldn't believe, I'd REALLY like to go with white list filtering this time 'round. I feel that It's probably about the only hope of truly getting a handle on spam. Even if anyone knows an URL where I could surf on over to for downloading a free white list filter that could be added on to my web based Email account (assuming it wouldn't only work an installed Email client like Outlook, or some craptacular installed Email client). If anyone knows anything, let me know. Sure wish some telco had white list phone number blocking, too. That'd be pretty damn suh-vv337! Who'd need the national "do not call list" if some ILEC or even CLEC telco offered that optional service? Meantime, if anyone needs to get a hold of me, my hackermail account is still active. (captain_b@hackermail.com). I've also started considering setting up a free mail acount via www.hackinthebox.org. BTW, finally gots me a MUCH better PC over this past summer. I was friggin' running a Pentium II MMX, 266Mhz with 224MB ram, 4GB hard drive, Winblows 98, and a old a$$ 640x480 VGA monitor before. It's still not top of the line or nothin', but at least now I'm running on a Celeron 2.66 Ghz with 256MB ram, 80GB hard drive, Win XP home edition service pack 2, DVD R/RW drive, and a monitor with 1280x1024 max screen rez. (Which I'm alwayz runnin' in). Good to FINALLY have better equipment to work with. Funny thing though, by now, I managed to get more ram from someone for my old PC, so now, my old p2 MMX has 512MB! Well, at least both PCs have 2 CD drives I put in 'em. the 2nd in this one is a 40x CD drive with no burning capability. Oddly enough, I even found a good perfectly working monitor I trashed picked shortly after getting this PC. It has a larger screen, and more screen rez that that old VGA moniotr as well. So now, I have that one connected to the old PC. Oh, yeah, and both PCs have internet keyboards and scroll wheel mice. Now, if only I had a Cat5 crossover cable, or serial cable, or somethin', I could retrieve what left over files are on the old PC, and bring 'em over to here. But, I've been re-downloading a LOT of the old shiz-nit, too. Well, there ya' have it. An update on all that is my.. umm.. *COUGH* "life" lately. Now, if I could just think of something new and worthwhile to finally write a new text file about, I'll be g00d 2 g00. For now, peace out amig00s!
  4. Sorry fur posting shtuff that was already posted as far as the toll free national directory assistance shtuff goes. Hola, mi amigo, senor P! Como esta? DefiniteLy good 2 b back, dawg! As for G mail, yeah yeah, I know, I know. My dawg Veric0n already hooked me up wit dat. (Umm... I think anyway. Haven't heard a user name or password on that one, though). But, I did find a place to download free white list software to work in conjunction with web mail. It's on www.digiportal.com/homeproducts.html - And frankly, I just really prefer white listing shtuff over Gmail, or any other spam filter shiz-nit no matter how good it may be. Just my personal preferance. It's just a shame no free web based Email providers seem to want to include white list filtering as part of the service. Hmmm... actually, as I think on it, I'll bet even on "premium" web mail service you'd be a little hard pressed to get white list filtering included. What I like so much about WL filtering is that It's about as complete a spam eliminator as has been developed so far. (At least, AFAIK, anyway). I REALLY only want to receive mail from the people I choose, and ABsolutely NOBODY else. Good thing I'm not some kinda control phr33k, huh? Anywayz, I guess at this point, I'll just shtick with non WL filtering. If spam gets to be too much to handle (again), I may look into getting some WL warez. For now, pizza 0ut! *MUNCH!*
  5. Back once again is THEE most magnificent, marvelous master of malevolent mayhem. The might, mighty MacDaddy himself. The one and only, the only one, the best thing under the sun. The man of the hour, the tower of power, too damn sweet to ever be sour... the phone system franchise... Captain B! My vacation here in Dallas, TX ends this Friday (Jun 4th), and I'll leave behind my VERY good friend and partner in crime, Mr. Poop, and return to my stinkin' excuse for a town (as well as my sorry, miserable excuse for a life). But, in life, ABsolutely nothing is forever, and probably most all good things have to come to an end sooner or later. (At least it seems that way on average). In closing to paraphrase the classic 80's song "one night in Bangkok). "...one night in Philly, and the tough guys tumble. Can't be too careful with your company. I can feel the devil walkin' next to me". BTW, if either ic0n or Kleptic are reading this, let me just say wuz up d00dz! Peace out.
  6. Yeah. I'd bet diamonds to donuts he meant Tron. Seems people hate on that guy A LOT. (Not too surprisingly from I've heard about him). I remember "hearing" (not that he was talking much) on the PLA bridge on night. I know "roy" was some guy PLA used to hate because he was such a jag off. Maybe now the new "Roy" has become tr0n, I'll bet. P.S... CACTUS!!
  7. Erm... I think it was, like, 567. Certainly, I know it was a pay phone in Center City (Amtrak 30th St. Station, to be exact). Hopefully, I got it right, man. Otherwise, then my bad on that one. Pizza... err, I mean peace.
  8. Standard Verizon fortress phone in dat dirt-tay 215/267 area code. Just to mention for clarafication though, for that pay phone, and all pay phones (to my knowledge) use the original 215 area code, not the assigned overlay. P.S. Clara Fication and I are no longer goin' out together. She dumped my evil, 666-ish, white plasticy self some time back. But hey, there's always more sharks... err, I mean fish in da river, or somethin' like dat. Heh, heh. Spock sez: Live long, and phre4x0r!
  9. Hey, Majestic! Whut up, homes? Yeah, been struggling just to mantain a presence out here on-line, what with my on again/off again net access, compadre. Also, I just can't decide what I can contribute next to the phreak community. I mean, let me put it this way. Anyone can write a text file. Writing a TRULY good text file that people find kewl and useful is another matter altogether (of course). And, hopefully I'm wrong, but something teels me I may not be able to write a file that surpasses my best one. Which, I think most people think is my EAS (Expanded Announcement System) file. I just had some pretty good topic material to work with there. I mean, writing a file that's somehow kinda groundbreaking, or helps to more or less change the rules of the telephony game is what I most would like to write about again. But, so far, such a topic escapes me. Well, meanwhile I'll keep thinking on it though. Anywayz, thanx fo' da 4-1-1 about that shtuff on "One Night in Bangkok", Strom. My self just got skooled. Now, I is edu-ma-cated. (Or, perhaps a reasonable facsimile?) Heh, heh. And, Kelptic, just 2 let ya' know that I can find no good reason to doubt what you said here. So, don't sweat it mi amigo. It's all goo. Err, I mean good. GOD! Why do I keep screwing up by calling "good" the word "goo". I tell ya', it just boggles the mind, doesn't it? MWA HA HA HA! BTW, today's post was brought to you by the letter 666, and by the number dpf.com. Catch ya' on da flip side, flap-jack! Peace. P.S. Currently contemplating sending a pic of myself that a few, select, good trustworthy phriendz. (At least I think theres at least one or 2 stored on here). Umm... fair warning though, these are... umm... shall we say pix of the Captain like ya' never seen him before. NO, NO, I'm not in the nude or anything... It's just... Ahh, nevermind. Furget it. Anywayz, any thoughts on all this, anyone?
  10. Since I got too tired last night, I forgot to finish what I was saying in my post... Now, what I described with 811 and 311 is the case out of my CO, yet in Center City, 811 waits for 7 more digits to be dialed, after which you eventually get a live Verizon op. I think it was the same with 511. Yet with 511 out of my CO, it gives ANI read back via DTMF tones. The point I'm trying to re-assert is that whether it be COs, AT&T call centers, whatever, they can be configured a bit different from one to the next, even when It's of the same thing and in the same town or regional area. Only through experimentation via the phones connected to each CO, Call center, etc. do you figure things out, and learn what's different. The thing I STILL (Still meaning about maybe nearly 2 years) haven't figured out about the adjacent CO down the way from me is the whole thing about how the payphones seem to recgnize dialing #, followed by anyhting between 120 and 149. I mean, nothing happens, but the telco error message you get routed to is a basis for curiosity on this one. (Starts out like any regular telco error message, then goes on to say "Please check your instruction manual, or call the business office for assistance. Thank you").
  11. Hmm... I can only assume the recording artist must have some kind of chess fetish, or somethin'. Heh, heh. Well, also in the song itself, the topic of chess is mentioned more than once. Apparently, Bangkok is big on chess playing. My question is, what's so wrong with Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Asteroids, Pokemon, or even trading card games like Yu Gi Oh, Magic the Gathering, or even the classic pen and paper game that was the forerunner of all RPG games, Dungeons & Dragons. (Be it Advanced D&D, or any other version). Then again, they could've just simply played checkers. (Which I like better myself). umm... okee doke 'nuff said. Peace out.
  12. Ummm... what in the name of Eric Corley am I doing burried so deep in a thread like this? Heh, heh. Anywayz, just a little reminder about something, when op-diverting with AT&T (Whether through 10 10 288 0 or 10 10 732 0) it will always forward your call to AT&T's nearest call center, or whatever in the F they call it. So, depending on where you call from, maybe different AT&T call centers are configured differently. Certainly stands to reason considering different COs back in my town are different from one to the next. For instance, out of my CO, 811+last 4 digits= ringback (Same as 959+ last 4) And, 311 works just like 958+ any 4 (Local ANAC). Speakin' of ANACs, here j00 goo... 866-MY ANI IS. (At least last I checked that one still worked). Now ain't I just the friggin' damn sweet guy or what? Hmm... On second thought, don't answer that. Heh, heh. Peace out.
  13. Oh, BTW... Hopefully I'll win myself 200 bucks by entering a t-shirt design contest out here in cyberspace. If you wanna try out for dat, get yo' self on over to www.tshirthell.com - Other kewl kick-butt t shirt sites include www.foulmouthshirts.com, and www.wickedjester.com (Formerly www.HardcoreClothing.com). Oh yeah, and I've also decided to try changing up my appearance by dying my hair blond. Yeah, yeah, I realize none of this shiz-nit has anything to do with phreax0ring, but I think It's kewl just to shoot the breeze about something different for a change. Peace out, my homeys!
  14. Errm, not to my knowledge, amigo. But maybe you know something I don't? I don't know. Cryptic message of the day - "Alternate handle, The Wet Rabbit" Bulk-a-mania is REALLY runnin' wild now, blubber! So, eat lots of food, bulk up, and explode blubber! And whatcha gonna do when you take up a state or two?! BTW, nice to know I'm not the only here that remembers the sounds of the 80's. As I recall, even the music video showed them playing a bit of chess in it. But, I mainly paraphrased from that for the 666-ish comment, "I can feel the devil walkin' next to me". I'm just kinda partial to dark, moody stuff like dat. It appeals to another side of me.
  15. Now, I figure Hilfiger will never figure. Don't ask me how I figure, go figure. Do you figure Hilfiger will figure, or do you figure Hilfiger won't figure? What do you figure? But, even if Hilfiger figures, I figure he'll figure I already figured he'd figure. P.S. Just making another quick stop in here on Binrev to let all mi amigos know that unfortunately, I'm without net access from home, and this time there's no telling when or if I'll get it back. *RRGh* *SNARL*. Anywayz, so how's all my homeys on here doin'? How 'bout j00 Veric0n, my dawg? Well, here's hoping I can somehow resolve this net acces issue, and sorry to waste space on da board here talking about so much boring, non-phreak related shtuff-0rz. Well, take care my phe110w pHr33k-4-z0idZ! peace out!
  16. Sorry I don't currently have any kewl phreak info at the moment. Just wanted to bring Decoder, ic0n, and the rest of mi amigos here on what's been goin' on with me, and why I've once again been out of action fro the past few months on the phreaker scene. Seems my craptacular Pentium II MMX 266Mhz decided to go south. And, unfortunately, I had no back-ups, and no winblows system CD to speak of. Between that, and taking care of some health problems I've been putting off doing (dental work), as well as trying to get together some much ca$h for a trip I've been wanting to take to see someone I've been ABsolutely DYING to meet for some time now, and maybe finally attending an anthrocon (see www.anthrocon.org) convention for at least one time like I've been wanting to, my plate's been pretty damn full. Rest assured, at some point, when I decide what the next project will be, (and hopefully It'll be a damn good one) I'll of course have a new text file for all of j00, mi amigos. Or, if I can decide on a new topic for the next installment of my colum "The Rant", I'll get to work on it. Meanwhile, It's just good to be back online. Here's hoping my sub standard PC equipment (particularly my 640x480 monitor) continues to behave itself. BTW, since I just KNOW someone here is bound to say it, I can't back up files via CD. I just have a regular old standard, non-burning CD drive. (2 of them, to be exact. One is a 14x, the other a 24x). Whenever I can finally scrape together the money, I'll get better equipment. For now, I guess this will have to do. And, if anyone has any ideas or requests for the next file or rant column, by all means, speak your piece. Or, just drop me Email about that, or anything else. And, speaking of my Email, since I'm gettin' sick to death of the mounting spam problem in that account, I may go back to using my old Email account. God, I FRIGGIN' HATE SPAM!!! :blowfuse: Someone needs to spam these spammers to show 'em just exactly what it feels like. Hmmm... I think I may have just figured out what I may use as my next topic matter in The Rant column. Heh, heh. Well, peace out my feLLoVV pHrEEx0rZ!
  17. Disclaimer: If you're not careful you may learn something before It's done. The Rant - 2/20/04 - By Captain B This issue's title: "Steal this text file" Welcome once again everyone to another installment of my opinion column, "The Rant". Like Alvin & The Chipmunks once sung, "...It's been a while, but, we're back with style". And hopefully, before too long, I'll get my butt back to doing what I like best, (Well, the other thing I like best) which is writing more text files. But for right now, there's something I want to get off my chest. (Hey, It's not called "The Rant" for nothing ya' know). And, in the process, hopefully I'll shake off any writer's rust I may have. By now, you probably know what a big deal copyright legalese nonsense has become in cyberspace. Speaking of which, I'll probably be hearing from the legal teams for Bill Cosby, ABbie Hoffman, and Alvin & The Chipmunks before long, since I've already "stole" phrases they were known for saying. (Not that there's much to sue my broke, bargain basement self for anyway). But, that's the whole ridiculous general of all this legal jargon/intellectual property trash. It seems as if barely anyone gives anything to anybody with absolutely no catches or strings attached anymore. Especially when it comes to the denizens of the 'Net, and anything they create. Perhaps I've missed something, but, I thought the whole point of creating something is solely for the sheer joy of creating it. This is what's refered to as a "labor of love". Apparently, this sentiment is most definitely NOT shared by most people. In fact, even people who aren't so greedy as to always want to profit off all their works still tend to slap a copyright notice on it somewhere. (Regardless of whether they actually filed it with the U.S. Patent & Trade office for real). And, you're only supposed to look at that given thing on that person's web site, and never actually copy/paste, or download the thing to your computer. To me, this is much like giving someone a Christmas present they can only look at, but never be allowed to open. Which, of course, defeats the whole purpose of giving it in the first place. Heck, even the fictional character Dr. Victor Frankenstein from the story "Frankenstein" created his monster without being paid a cent first. I mean, there is something positive to be said of an individual who gives freely of his work, and of himself to his online community. Unfortunately, such selflessness pretty scarce, and getting harder to come by every day. Maybe it might sooner be a different story for someone either unemployed, or working for minimum wage, or something like that. But, if you think that the only people looking to make profits online are hard luck cases and welfare recipients, trust me, you couldn't be more wrong. In fact, I know of a woman who is a professional artist by trade, yet still sells her cartoon drawings online. (And, not for particularly cheap prices either). Speaking of which, here's a thought... How high must one person sell a product or service for before you can call it profit? I swear, people's greed is about as bad as corporate greed anymore. Anyway, consider something else here. The salary of a person employed as a professional artist is hardly what I'd call minium wage. But, greed has a way of pushing people to do unreasonable things they might not otherwise do. Well, in my case. despite being dirt poor for some time now, I've always believed in either just giving something to someone with no strings attached, or simply not giving it. Seems like a rudimentary enough concept concept if you ask me. I mean, why complicate life? Isn't the world already complicated enough as it is? Anyway, assuming it may need to be said, everything I ever have created out here, or ever will create, is, was, and always will be 100 percent free of charge and strings attached. (Or, as the lawers call it "Pro bono"). And, unlike most, I also encourage people to freely distribute my text files, and all other works of mine. My only small request is that you don't delete my name from my files, thereby taking fair credit away from me, the creator, or alter the text in my files (unless It's for the purpose of correcting any spelling/punctuation errors). And certainly, this small request is reasonable compared to those other greedy, profiteering ilk and all their catches. But, even all that only applies if you plan on posting my stuff somewhere online, where all the Internet populace can see it. Such as on a web site, or some type of BBS or other public forum of some type. Also, if you plan to send a copy of my works to someone, I would prefer it if you didn't delete my name out of any of my files first. And, what you do with any copy of my works stored on your computer is entirely your own business. So, as you can see, most situations fall under the category of "fair use" with my text files and other works. So, go on ahead... Steal this text file. You know you want to. *HEH-HEH* And, remember if life to you is only about dollars, it doesn't make sense. -Absolutely Bizarre productions... A not-for-profit organization-
  18. FINALLY! Here's my latest text file. Groundbreaking it sure ain't, especially compared with the last file I did with mi amigo v3ric0n. But, at least It's now official. IM BACK, BOYEE-EE-EE-EE! Implementing good telecommunications security - By Captain B Written 2/21/04 Security. It tends to be something many don't truly think about until after It's already too late. And, with something such as security over the airwaves or other various types of telecommunications links, there seems to be even less of a sense of concern. Well, granted, the average person doesn't know the things many of us know when it comes to such stuff, but what you don't know most certainly can hurt you. So, there's no real excuse for not wanting to simply play it safe. Now, let's start off with landline telecom security, and I'll move on afterward. If someone has your line tapped, and is recording off of it, not only do you have to worry about the eavsdropping deal, but, if you're dialing via DTMF (touch tone) as most people do by now, then that person could do one of a number of things with the numbers you puch in when dialing someone. They could either run it through a DTMF decoder to see what number you dialed, or use anohter variation by dialing a pager, and playing the DTMF tones and see what shows up on the pager. If their feeling in a bit of a prank playing mood, they could even play that DTMF into the pager of a total stranger. And, of course, they could always use the touch tones to dial the person you dialed. How do you prevent this? Switch your phone over to pulse (rotary) dialing, at least when dialing a number, then use the phone's * (star) key to switch on the fly back to DTMF mode if you need to, and if your phone supports that feature. If you phone is an cheapo model without the abilty to switch between tone and pulse dialing via the star key after dialing a number, you can sometimes manage to switch the T/P to pulse first when dialing, the switch the switch it tone, do a fast switch hook flash (and DO NOT use the flash button if you have one) and, presto, your back to tone dialing again. If you have a older or perhaps more cheaper model touch tone phone with no switch, simply use the technique I once outlined in my "Switch hook dialing" text file to dial a number by quickly and repeatedly flashing the switch to simulate pulse dialing. It's just a matter of flashing the appropriate number of times to represent the dialed digit (Example 8 rapid switch hook flashes represents dialing the digit "8") then, take a brief pause between each dialed digit until you eventually hammer out the number your dialing.On a side note, there's 2 other ways to simulate switch hook dialing: Either rapidly pulling the line cord in and out of the phone jack (which could also be done at the other end of the line cord where it attaches to the back of your phone) taking a pause between each dialed digt again, of course, or soldering up a small "Normally closed" momentary SPST on/off switch, and rapidly jamming on the switch in the same manner as would be done with the switch hook. And of couse, even if someone is recording you when dialing via pulse dialing, they can't just simply play a recorded DTMF touch tone string back into the phone this way since pulse dialing operates on elecrtical pulses rather than sound principles. Also, to prevent someone from tapping in at your ANI or any other point on your line, padlock your TNI (Telephone Network Interface) box, and to make it more difficult to open easily from the telco side of the TNI box, wrap a twist tie used for closing garbage bags through the little hole on the telco side of the TNI and secure it tightly. You could also use string, or a twist tie from the bag on a loaf of bread, or more than 1 of these things if you so desire. I don't think there's a padlock on the market (that I know of) that properly fits through that hole on the telco side of the TNI. Also, other models of TNI boxes won't have this. And, if you also keep a phone for each line off the hook during the overnight hours, no one can simply tap your line and get a dial tone. But, if you'd rather keep it on hook in case of an emergency call from someone, that's understandable. Next, let's talk about cordless phones, cell phones, and anything else using RF (Radio Frequency). First off, I personally kind of have "wireless phobia". Because, with anything wireless, It's biggest advantage is also It's biggest disadvantage. Becuase, unless a wireless transmission of any type is properly digitally encoded, or some effective type of "voice scrambling" method is used, a person won't necessarily even need to tap your line to listen in. This was especially true for the old analog 49Mhz cordless phones. The only equipment one needs to own to eavsdrop on conversations over those phones is a standard police scanner. But to be fair, that was pretty much before the days of cordless phones using digital transmission and DSS (Digital Spread Spectrum) scrambling technology anyway. Fortunately, newer cordless phones use higher freqency ranges. The 2 best being 2,4Ghz and the new 5.8Ghz cordless phones. But, besides for police scanners, if there exists a piece of electronic equipment of any type to pick up the frequency you're transmitting on, you run the risk of being intercepted. Well, at least with the analog transmission method anyway. Whenever using voice or data communication technology, steer way clear of analog. Besides, digital transmissions are of higher sound quality anyway. And, although I don't think there's too much out there by now in the way of analog cell phone communications, I'll still say it just to cover all bases.. Stay away from analog cell phones. Also, to prevent being "triangulated" (3 cell towers narrowing your position down to within a triangular radius) removed the cell phone battery from the phone when you're not taking/making calls. I've heard some cell phones may still power the phone enough as to allow for triangulation when switched off. Granted, I can't confirm this, but why take chances if you don't have to? Also, this same wireless technology rule applies to "Wi-Fi" (wireless internet connections) via wireless routers and other wireless networking solutions (assuming there's any that may use the analog transmission method just in case). Running a good firewall (if you bought a router without built in firewall protection) and a good proxy couldn't hurt either. But, fortunately, Wi-Fi uses a frequency out of the normal range of a police scanner (2.4Ghz). Just remember though, police scanners and many things in electronic equipment have at least some potentional to be "modded" (modified) to work differently than how it did right out of the box. Also, some people for some reason also seem to assume that when their using their FRS 2 way radio, It's a private communication link between them and their buddy only, with no one able to listen in, or transmit on their same frequency. Hopefully, you're one such person that already knew better than that (assuming you own/use a FRS 2 way radio). Personally though, I prefer wired communication over wireless. Most secure of all is voice/data transmissions over fiber optic cabling. But, umm... I can't exactly say I've heard of a ton of cases where someone had fiber op installed in their home. But just to mention in case you din't already know, what makes communications over fiber so secure is the fact that is communication using laser optics (light) technology rather than transmissions superimposed on electical signals send over a twisted pair of copper wire. Also, fiber optic cabling is completely free from the electical interference that can plague twisted copper pair cabling. And, since all transmissions over fiber optics are always of the digital transmission type, sound clarity is superb. What's more, even if someone tried to tap your line by splicing into fiber optic, much like they can with copper pair wiring, that won't work. After all, It's light, not electricity used to transmit the voice/data connections. Actually, fiber op can even carry digital broadcast or cable TV transmissions. (Just to cover that). I realize full well most of this info should be pretty common knowledge to anyone who's been either phreaking for a bit now, or simply doing the homework. But, it always pays to try to give people a little food for thought from time to time. After all, with many, common sense Isn't quite so "common" these days. -Shouts 2 ic0n, Jennifer with TWPYHR.com, dual, amd the OldSkoolPhreak.com krew, and the BinRev.com forums krew-
  19. "Thats a nice thought, but how would you feel if you found out that some lamers put together a collection of hacker files with your text files and sold them online for 50 bucks"? *Granted, I wouldn't exactly love it, but I fail to see how adopting the mentality of those people by slapping a © on it is a good thing. Nobody has ever defeated the stupidity or greed of stupid greedy people by more or less adopting the mindset of such people. It's just plain illogical and counterproductive. Sometimes the best way to beat your enemy is to not play his game. In other words, you don't beat your enemy by becoming the same as your enemy. And, yes, people that piss and moan moan on and on and on about copyright trash is DEFINITELY my enemy. I try to pick my battles careful, as one always should. Besides, by NOT copyrighting my stuff, I prove I have something those people may not... It's called morals. "Don't get me wrong, I'm all about freedom of information, but something needs to be done to prevent people from leeching off you". *To me, the way I see it, if any of us are truly going to call it freedom of information, then why shouldn't free be free unconditionally? Otherwise, I don't truly see the point of calling it freedom of information. "In case you didn't know, anything that doesn't state otherwise is copyright of the respective author." *There's still no reason they can't at least put a © or some other "legal notice" of some type on their work, which they certainly should if they truly want it universally understood that they don't want their work touched by anyone without permission first. "Granted, slapping a © on there won't stop people from leeching your work, at least it gives you some leverage when you catch someone who is leeching off you (threaten them with your lawyer even if you don't have one.. call their isp and get them kicked offline)". *Sorry, but that's just not my style (thank God). I don't bother anyone who doesn't bother me first. And of course, I never bother worrying about them "leeching" of my work. What I do out here, I do for you guys, my fellow kindred spirits... My online community, so to speak. (Well, 1 of my 2 online communities). If others want to give something to their online community only under the "protection" of a copyright or other legal notice, they may not truly believe in the cause they claim to stand for within their online community in the first place. Bottom line, text file writing is something I do simply because I like doing it. I don't need to first copyright my material before I enjoy submitting it online. Maybe others do, and perhaps they actually get more joy out of copyrighting their work than simply creating their work. Certainly, I've got to wonder on that one. But, don't get me wrong. Both you guys had some valid points.
  20. Just 2 let it be known, I'm still around. Net access however, (or the lack therof) is more of a problem than ever before. So, until (or if) I get somthing steady in the way of on line accessibility, I won't be around, unfortunately.
  21. Naw. That's not a lame parody on a movie title. It's an idea I came up with a while back. If RFA, or any other hacker/phreaker run Internet radio show, or hack/phreak web site would like do a little Q&A with yours truly, I'm willing to play ball on that, if you know what I mean. Actually, I've meant to do a call-in appearance on RFA for some time now. Well, presuming that'd be kewlio with Dual and the rest of da krew at RFA. So, anyone interested, hit me up here via PM, or via Email at Captain_B@oldskoolphreak.com, and we'll do the whole 20 questions thingee. The questions can be about whatever you want, not just telco shiz-nit either. So, feel free to pick my brain. (After all, I can't choose which one I want anywayz. Heh, heh.
  22. Time and weather from 'Da hood'. Know wut I'm sayin', homey? Yeah. Wut up wit dat. Sorry, just felt like talking a little ebonics. Or, as I sometimes call it, "bL4x0r". Anywayz, here ya g00.. 215-936-1212 Verizon weather 215-846-1212 Verizon time I'm not sure if these numbers work in our overlay area code (267), or if they'll ever work in our 2nd overlay area code (445), assuming they ever start using it.
  23. Just wanted to let you all know that. But, please don't ask what it is. I keep a non-disclosure policy until any project I'm working on is done. Hopefully you'll all like it. But, It'll probably be a while yet before any work actually begins on this.
  24. well if you're not going to tell us what it is until it's done...when do you expect it to be done? How long am I going to have to wait to see what it is? also I'm assuming that the url you've provided as your website will have past projects of yours on it? Kewlio avatar and an interesting signature, too. Umm... unfortunately, I don't know when It'll be done. I usually don't know for any of my files or projects when they'll be be finished until close near completion. Sorry this Isn't any more helpful. (To put it mildy, right?) Any, yeah, www.hackerhost.com/lph has been my "flagship" home to my files and projects for some time now. But, you'll also find them elsewhere. Like on Oldskoolphreak, Telco Insiders, and a few other places here and there in cyberspace. Your best bet probably would be to go to Google and type in the name of any file or project of mine, or type in Captain B text or Captain B text files, or something to that effect, to find all places that were so kewl as to host my shizzie.
  25. That makes 2 of us. I'd love to hear me on RFA too. And, although you were j/k, I'm sorry if I really did come off as egotistical. I guess I just can't help but being something of a scene whore. Heh, heh. Once again, sorry about that.