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  1. trojan

    Ahh AOHell Those were the good old days. Not hacking but just stupid harmless phun. (misty-eyed with nostalgia)
  2. First of all, virtually all of these involve illegal services and have absolutely nothing to do with hacking. Second, virtually all of these are one-offs by clueless n00blet SPAMmerz, typically in foreign lands, posting in violation of the TOS. These are practically always adverts for illegal commercial computer intrusion services for for-profit sale, etc. This ban extends to spammers hawking lists of credit card, phone, social security etc. numbers and similar "doxxing" services. DO NOT FOR ANY REASON EVEN THINK ABOUT POSTING SHIT LIKE THAT TO THIS SITE. Got it? Binrev is a site to discuss computer security issues, technological and scientific developments and promote the advancement of hacking as a science and an art. THIS IS NOT A CLEARING HOUSE FOR YOU TO SELL YOUR ILLEGAL SERVICES. If I or any of the other mods find you have been misusing it as such your post will be removed and I WILL BAN YOUR SORRY CRIMINAL ASS IN A HEART BEAT! I really hope we're clear on this.
  3. Firefox 55:

    "Look ma! No back button! No forward button! No legacy/unsigned plugins support! No getting rid of that stupid tab bar! No status line! No throbber! No way at all of judging its state! No usefulness!"

    1. tekio

      tekio

      No throbber? Now that is an issue.

  4. I'm currently on Firefox 17 and mostly happy with it. I had the misfortune of seeing a "modern" Firefox tonight. If FF17 were a drum Audichron then 55.0.3 is like Cognitronics's early 80s digital units.

    Firefox 55: "Bleh! What is THAT?!?" -Evan

  5. In order to be a "real hacker" (whatever the fuck that means) you need to have more than knowledge of how computers work, you need to have the will to experiment, make mistakes, learn from them, try things and work them out, first and foremost. The rest will eventually fall into place on its own.
  6. Based on a post from a certain popular scanner mods site, without the author's or site's permission. This is all public knowledge anyways. Have phun. FM discriminator tap access Radio type: Rat Shack (GRE) PRO-97 1. Prepare a 1/8" or 3/32" stereo headphone jack or an RCA jack by soldering a piece of wire (signal) to a 10K ohm 1/4 watt (brown-black-orange-gold) resistor. Solder the resistor to the "tip" terminal of the jack (as shown in the picture below). The article's original author used a Radio Shack part number 274-249 1/8" jack here and used blue and black wires for the signal and ground lines respectively. I (scratchytcarrier) used a RCA jack which provides a little more leeway with placement inside the radio housing. Solder another piege of wire (ground) to the "sleeve" terminal of the jack as shown above. After soldering, wrap all the terminals with electrical tape or pot them in epoxy or silicone sealer. Attach a small crimp fitting to the end of the signal wire if you don't feel comfortable soldering to the inside of your radio. 2. Remove the battery cover and battery holder. 3. Remove the four screws and lift the back cover off of the scanner. 4. Locate "TP4", which is a small wire pin. This is connected to pin 9 of the 3361 chip (this is the discriminator output). It's shown in the picture below with the blue wire attached. CAREFULLY solder a wire to TP4 or crimp it on if you can get a small enough pressure fitting like I did. 5. Now you'll need a place to connect the ground wire. I tinned the end of my ground wire and slipped it under a prong on one of the metal shields. Easy peasy. 6. Next, run the two wires through a hole in the chassis. The author ran his through the lower right screw hole. For a more permanent connection, you could drill a hole through the plastic case to mount the phone jack. 7. Replace the battery pack and the battery cover. 8. Secure the chassis with 3 screws (or all 4 if you drilled a new hole). 9. The original writeup specifies using the belt clip to hold the stereo jack as shown in the photo below: This is not only ugly and unprofessional but also negates usage of the belt clip, so forget true portable operation if you do it this way. I drilled a hole in the housing just a little bit southeast of the PC/IF jack when the radio is stood upright (shown near the bottom left in this photograph) and mounted mine there. This positions it just above the 24-pin header shown in the middle picture. 10. You're done. Plug one end of a 1/8" stereo cable, with an appropriate adapter if necessary, into the jack and the other end to the line or microphone input of that old dedicated XP box in the corner's sound blaster. Now go find a nice hot packet/DMR/P25 frequency, fire up your decoder software and go nutz. If you've only used the headphone jack for monitoring before then you will immediately notice the increase in performance, since you're getting nice undistorted, wideband audio straight off the demodulator IC (in other words, without the audio preamp, filtering, AGC and all that crap getting in the way. Yuck). You will also be able to use a data slicer if you have one (cough cough L0PHT cough cough).
  7. Came across an otherwise really nice one last saturday in the same place I found the answering machine. 1986 solid-state, cable-ready 36" stereo Mitsubishi (likely a Diamondtron). The huge-ass boxy remote had a "TEXT" button, so it must have had either a NABTS or WST-525 decoder (or closed captioned?). 3 stereo composite inputs in the back and mighta had an S-video on one. So obviously it was a top of the line set for its day. I didn't grab it. I have enough TVs now that I need another one about as much as I need to get testicular cancer. The grille on the back-top was smashed in (the set was still in too good of shape to have been vandalized, probably somebody dropped something heavy on it) and somebody had pillaged the AC cord. The latter isn't hard to fix but the smashed in grille is suspect since the back of the CRT may have gotten damaged/broken.
  8. Found in a box last saturday alongside NE 117th in Orchards with yet another television set. This one's in better shape than the one I found a couple months ago (same model). I also grabbed another GRE PRO-97 police radio from the box. Gonna discriminator tap it for 900 MHz pager snoo.., um, "packet radio monitoring". Yeah that's it. <g>
  9. http://gbppr.dyndns.org/~gbpprorg/2600/index.html Three minutes with a search engine. This site is bizarre enough that I will not take responsibility if you end up being committed or feel like shooting yourself in the head after going there. This guy's level of insanity cannot be described in words.
  10. Was it a real honest-to-god ACTS fone or was it a COCOTized telco phortress that was programmed to operate in semi-post mode for whatever reason? (like compatibility with old switching or billing equipment that was still in place when it was COCOTized?) When you put the coin in, did you hear the red box trip? I do like the idea of the phone booth being a little closet in the back of the CO. I've only seen that one other time in my life and it was somewhere in eastern Washington or it might have even been Idaho. I think that's probably an independent-telco thing that you never would have seen Ma Bell doing if she had anything to say about it. The christmas lights are a nice nostalgic touch too. I don't think ORCHWA01DS0 has had xmas lights on it since probably U.S. West days!
  11. They have nutrition labels on light bulb and water filter boxes now. So the idea of CLLI codes on lamp posts really isn't that strange when you think about it.

    1. tekio

      tekio

      Do you remember the show "That's Incredible", from the 80's?  Once they had a guy that ate things like boxes, light-bulbs, and even parts of a Cessna Aircraft (he'd chop it with metal cutters, then swallow little pieces at a time). In any case, bet that guy is no longer with us.  

    2. tekio
  12. But I did get some nice T-carrier hum and some 2600 tweeps out of it. I called this one twice this afternoon. First time I got the music that almost talks the call down, few 2600 tweeps and it hung up, second time it rang (Argentinian ring!), couple 2600 tweeps, guy answered and spoke Spanish for a moment, hung up with 2600 and went to gateway reorder. I think I kind of like this one ;) 6843 and 9433 went to Pat Fleet CBCAD. I kind of got nostalgic for Stromberg XY days hearing that! I wouldn't be surprised by that if it's an EWSD.
  13. OOOOOOOOO!!!
  14. R.I.P. Jerry and R.I.P. the Rat Pack. It's the end of an era.