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The passing of FiftyOneFifty

It is with deep sadness we announce that another of our hosts and friends Donald Grier, known to us as FiftyOneFifty, has passed away.

FiftyOneFifty's frat brother Randy Hall has written an lovely piece. The team at Linuxlugcast are preparing our own tribute if you want to contribute an audio file you can email Honkeymagoo or join the show.

Our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this difficult time.


hpr2600 :: Special episode on 2600, Blue Boxes, Phreaking

We celebrate the history of hackers, with a nod to the old skool phreak community.

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Hosted by Ken Fallon on 2018-07-20 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: 2600, Blue Box, Phreaking, Radio FreeK America.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. | Comments (1)

2600 Hz is a frequency in hertz (cycles per second) that was used by AT&T as a steady signal to mark currently unused long-distance telephone lines.
A blue box is an electronic device that generates the in-band signaling audio tones formerly used to control long-distance telephone exchanges.
Phreaking is a slang term coined to describe the activity of a culture of people who study, experiment with, or explore telecommunication systems, such as equipment and systems connected to public telephone networks. The term phreak is a sensational spelling of the word freak with the ph- from phone, and may also refer to the use of various audio frequencies to manipulate a phone system. Phreak, phreaker, or phone phreak are names used for and by individuals who participate in phreaking.

Radio FreeK America 1

02/20/02 - Trashing live, dual was "slammed," trouble with Qwest, Qwest releasing customer info then backing off, Rax discusses VOMIT and subsequent fun, start your own telco or isp, Onebox.com, Slingshot pre-paid Internet access, Kondor's Trios tribulations, fun with the phone, and more.

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Comment #1 posted on 2018-07-23T00:59:38Z by NYbill

Ha!

I won't hear this till tomorrow, while driving at work. But, it is fitting that it happened to come out during the Hackers On Planet Earth conference. :D

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