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  1. ...And now that stuff is gone and replaced with a simple text that says " will be back soon!"
  2. As I understand it, the analog channels are always there, the company just blocks them out with a filter (installed at the interface box on the side of the house in some areas...).
  3. I love Opera... Nice customizable GUI, mouse gestures, pop-up/java/javascript/cookies/GIF animations/audio/etc. blocking built in, text only ++ mode, customizable everything, down to how it handles all the MIME types, all sorts of cool things that really give you a lot of power over the browser. Did I mention it's fast?
  4. Your error catching seems broken, if you only enter an NPA number it gives an error:
  5. The browser often sends this out in the connection process. I'd mention that some browsers such as Opera have spoof options as well, so you can look into them if you're interested.
  6. Sweet, ordered one for my laptop. Says they ship in 4 days so we'll se if it gets here. I wonder if they check if you're actually a cardmember or not... Check out this part of the FAQ:
  7. Ft. Lauderdale FL. area
  8. Hehe, that's what the video is about.
  9. 954-262-5555 Was messing around with a PBX system, and hit this number. Doesn't even ring, you dial and instant silence. EDIT 954-308-3307 Payphone at Ft. Lauderdale international in a real busy place. It's one of those AT&T phones with the keyboard and screen for TTY, accepts incomming calls.
  10. I remember my friend used his cellphone a few times to connect to his ISP on his laptop, it did work and I believe it maxed out @ 14.4 kbs. He had a connector that went from the handsfree plug in on the bottome of his phone, and ended in a regular phone jack. It's available as an aftermarket accessory for most cell phones. The only problem with wardialing is that a cellphone often takes longer to initialize the call and reset between calls than a landline, you would be limited to maybe 1/2 speed scanning compared to a landline. Plus, if it bills by the minute each call would cost you a minute. --Edit-- Here's an example of an IR modem hookup for your laptop Erricson GSM IR modem
  11. Cool, never even heard of the guy before.
  12. #1 for me, I'm tired of listening to the same Jello and Sean Kennedy speaches every night.
  13. I very badly want to believe you're joking...
  14. Wow, everyone's having problems these days with the streaming... So are you done with RR for good, or just taking a cooling off period? Put 'em up and we'll DL them until you get a new stream.
  15. Hehe, if in doubt you could methodically jumper each setting one by one and test what they do...
  16. Well for my landline, I use that MCI unlimited deal (local/long distance) @~ $50 a month, it works really nice, came with most of the features I had been paying extra for on my other carrier and ends up saving me a bunch on all those long distance calls I make. For cellular, I'm kinda stuck with Cingular right now since when I was signing up most of the other carriers had spotty coverage in the area, costs about $25-$30 a month (if you can get in on one of those family share plans with a bunch of friends it can really bring down your phone bill). Really sucks when you use a bunch of LD though, it can shoot up past $150 pretty quick if you don't watch it. Comcast for broadband since they're the only ones that offer it in my area. For all the complaints I hear about them, I had more trouble back in the @home and AT&T days (yep, been with 'em a while) than I ever have now... Always around 3-3.5Mbs DL (upload does vary a bit), with almost no down time in my area to speak of. ~$50 a month, though I get it a little cheaper cause I also get TV service with them as well. Wireless is my own setup, so that cost almost nothing. Slightly off topic: I'll probably be moving up into the northeast next year and am thinking of just going with a cell instead of a landline. Does anyone have any advice for going with something like this (Types of plans to look for, 911 problems, avalability during emergencies etc.)?
  17. You may note that these are still useful to some extent, in that you can dial 1-800-CALL-ATT or a similar op number and get connected to your final call destination. I'm more interested in the extenders passing ANI information, I haven't used one in a long time and have not been able to find any info regarding this, does anyone know if they pass ANI?
  18. I'm going to make a guess and say that it actually evolved from the railway semaphore or optical telegraphs of the late 1700's early 1800's and was coined by one of the Chappe brothers in France; since the word télégraphe (meaning far-writer) was coined by one of the Chappe brothers (Claude? I believe) it figures if one of them would have also coined the other term.
  19. yeah, especially since some cocots are technically POTS lines in the telco database. (ANI II = 00) Well, supposedly all over their coverage area, although here in the 954/305/561 area I was still seeing a few up until a few months ago. Here's part of an article put out back in March of 2001, check out the part that is highlighted, I didn't know we were making such an impact. (Actually, to find out who the real people are who aren't paying, check out the full article:
  20. I would imagine with all the COCOTs and such it would be next to impossible for the phone companies to keep a definitive list of ALL payphones... A list of company owned payphones probably exists somewhere. As a side note, Bellsouth has almost completed its removal of company payphones around my area after threatening it for almost three years. Sorry to see them go.
  21. Our University started using WinU 5.2 to lock down all the 'public access' computers in the library, i.e. all those not in an actual computer lab. Any of you not familiar with this product can visit the page here. Since they removed the default password workaround after version 4, I have found a simple way to regain access to the start menu, right click, delete key, etc. in version 5. Basically, this partially crashes/freezes WinU; I'm not sure what it really is doing, WinU pops up an error dialogue box, and as long as it stays up the program is non-functional. Step 1: Open up Internet Explorer and click on the Tools... menu. Step 2: Click on Mail and News --> Read News (This should open Outlook or Outlook Express) Step 3: Click on File... --> Export --> Address book Step 4: Select as Text file and hit Export Step 5: Computer should now become very jerky and slow down after about 2 seconds, after a few seconds more, the error dialogue "Please insert disk into drive A:" or something similar will pop up. Keep this window up (don't click any of the options) and you will now have access to the windows key (start menu), mouse right click, etc. Sometimes you will be able to completely crash the application, giving variable results such as the taskbar poping up or you being dumped to the desktop, but I have not been able to reproduce this with any reliability. The nice thing about this is that you can easily restore the PC to its former state simply by clicking cancel in the dialogue box. Note that many smart administrators will still have most of the box locked down through the windows permissions route (all of our boxes are running Windows 2000). Our computers automatically log you on under this account on bootup, and since the del key is disabled, you can't change accounts. I would suggest making an NFTSDOS disk and grabbing the SAM file, cracking the admin password, and then using this WinU trick to gain access to the CTRL-ALT-DEL log off screen if you want full control over the box.