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    AT&T you mean Ma Bell? Surely it was a bluebox as well?

    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Box]Blue box (phreaking) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    2600 FTW

    I mean er cough no Mr FBI Agent, what's a phone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    My first foray into computer naughtiness involved Sinclair computers and Prestel mailboxes...and my telephone bills used to be huge....and I'm showing my age now....!
    Nah, I remember Prestel too... just!

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    And I think I still have my vtx5000 modem at home somewhere too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
    AT&T you mean Ma Bell? Surely it was a bluebox as well?
    AT&T cards were available in the early 90's. Yes - bluebox is a tonegenerator - my amiga used to do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    lol, closest I got was phrack magazine from bbs. In those days you could download the terrorists cookbook without being raided
    TBH I didn't spend so much time on the boards, I only had 2400 at the time when 14.4HST was becoming commonplace. My paper round wouldn't extend to such luxuries as a 'high speed' modem.
    What used to make me laugh about Phrack was the fact that Lex Luther was not really a hacker of sorts - he just spoke about it a great deal. And this was the guy who ran it !!

    This talk is taking me back, back to when I was >>cough<< playing around with modems that my Dad used to bring home from work.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    And I think I still have my vtx5000 modem at home somewhere too!
    Not the Prism VTX5000 modem which joined to Micronet ?

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    Flipping 'eck Matt, that's the baby. Is it worth anything now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Flipping 'eck Matt, that's the baby. Is it worth anything now?
    No idea - can't see why not though - stick it on E-bay with a reserve and see what happens.....
    I shall NEVER depart with my ZX80 though...

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