a new BBS...
hilpert at cs.ubc.ca
Sun Sep 21 14:13:55 CDT 2008
Joachim Thiemann wrote:
> (Anyone else ever had the ability to whistle 1200 bps fax
> initiators??? Probably the least useful thing I learned at an Ottawa
> telecom equipment company... no not THAT one... the OTHER one that
> went bust :-)
Used to be that when I received a 'dead phone call' (phone rings, but no
response to a 'hello'), I'd whistle into the phone, varying the frequency of my
whistle, and sure enough, sometimes I'd get a modem responding. Somebody with
the wrong number in their modem or fax machine..
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