- an audio archive of the Phone Phreaking community. Phone phreaking was the practice of hacking into phone systems and networks in order to explore these networks and their connections [1 2
]. Many people first heard about the phenomenon in a 1971 Esquire article, Secrets of the Little Blue Box
, which included input from Captain Crunch
. Crunch discovered that you could access telephone networks by blowing a 2600 Hz tone, from a whistle given away free in cereal boxes, into telephone handsets. "Have you ever heard eight tandems stacked up?" asked Crunch in the interview. Well, now we can, thanks to a large audio archive of phone phreaking. [more inside]
posted by carter
on Aug 31, 2012 -
A short film by Sean Dunn
and Ed David
. "The world is dead out there. They have their ears closed. They don't understand what's going on at this moment. It's gonna take them 10, 15, 20 years to wake up and realize what they missed."
Nobody has more records than Paul Mawhinney
. He's ready to sell the whole thing for 6 cents on the dollar of their worth. 3 million records for $1 each. And nobody is buying. (Previously on Mefi.
) [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand
on Aug 20, 2008 -
: Plentiful Electronic Photo Library on Odagahama Japan, and Neighbouring Seashores.
posted by hama7
on Jan 29, 2004 -
The Lucky W Amulet Archive
: "A folkloric resource that contains hundreds of interlinked pages describing and illustrating amulets, talismans, lucky charms, and good luck pieces from around the world and all eras".
posted by taz
on Jan 28, 2004 -