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cabiness42

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Re: Phone Numbers
« Reply #125 on: January 09, 2022, 02:57:35 PM »

It's too bad area code 747 was assigned to part of LA instead of its rightful place as a Seattle overlay.

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Well, or an Everett-north suburbs area. But yes :)


You meant downtown Chicago, didn't you?
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Re: Phone Numbers
« Reply #126 on: January 09, 2022, 03:49:39 PM »

It's too bad area code 747 was assigned to part of LA instead of its rightful place as a Seattle overlay.

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Well, or an Everett-north suburbs area. But yes :)


You meant downtown Chicago, didn't you?

No.  I mean Everett, Washington, where the 747 production line is and has been since production began.
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Re: Phone Numbers
« Reply #127 on: January 09, 2022, 03:52:22 PM »

But if I can think of a 3-digit code that means "stupid financiers overriding engineers about engineering matters, making projects late, and getting people killed,"  well, Chicago is welcome to that.
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Re: Phone Numbers
« Reply #128 on: January 10, 2022, 03:30:07 PM »

back in the 90's, i used to run a bbs (a fido node, no less!) and the job of maintaining the local call list was delegated to me.

Hey, I remember FidoNet. I was one of two ISPs that had both a phone number ending in 1701 AND a node number ending in 1701 (1:203/1701).
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Re: Phone Numbers
« Reply #129 on: January 11, 2022, 04:31:09 AM »

back in the 90's, i used to run a bbs (a fido node, no less!) and the job of maintaining the local call list was delegated to me.

Hey, I remember FidoNet. I was one of two ISPs that had both a phone number ending in 1701 AND a node number ending in 1701 (1:203/1701).

1:306/36 for me back in the day. my hub was the guy across the street, so i would frequently toss mail from a diskette. at that time i was only 2400 baud. standard issue RA/FD/fmail setup.

'press escape twice for' (can't remember what i had there)
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Re: Phone Numbers
« Reply #130 on: January 11, 2022, 11:24:50 AM »

1:306/36 for me back in the day. my hub was the guy across the street, so i would frequently toss mail from a diskette. at that time i was only 2400 baud. standard issue RA/FD/fmail setup.

'press escape twice for' (can't remember what i had there)

That reminds me of an "emergency project" where an unnamed train control supplier wanted $1.2M (about $1.75M today) to upgrade from 2400 baud to 7200 baud after it became difficult to replace the old modems.  It was an internal network, so we recommended that the Owner buy a bunch of rack-mounted 7200 baud modems themselves and upgrade the system themselves, starting with the host end (which needed two modems, for redundancy).  The best rack-mounted modems that we could find were plug-and-play and only ran about $175 a pop.  They didn't need me anymore, but I suspect that the operator did this work themselves for free (and kept the train control supplier out of the discussion altogether).
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Re: Phone Numbers
« Reply #131 on: January 22, 2022, 07:33:52 PM »

1:306/36 for me back in the day. my hub was the guy across the street, so i would frequently toss mail from a diskette. at that time i was only 2400 baud. standard issue RA/FD/fmail setup.

'press escape twice for' (can't remember what i had there)

That reminds me of an "emergency project" where an unnamed train control supplier wanted $1.2M (about $1.75M today) to upgrade from 2400 baud to 7200 baud after it became difficult to replace the old modems.  It was an internal network, so we recommended that the Owner buy a bunch of rack-mounted 7200 baud modems themselves and upgrade the system themselves, starting with the host end (which needed two modems, for redundancy).  The best rack-mounted modems that we could find were plug-and-play and only ran about $175 a pop.  They didn't need me anymore, but I suspect that the operator did this work themselves for free (and kept the train control supplier out of the discussion altogether).

A rack mounted 7200 baud modem? Wow. A 10 gig NIC goes for about $175 bucks these days.
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Re: Phone Numbers
« Reply #132 on: January 22, 2022, 07:58:58 PM »

Some websites such as searchpeoplefree.com lists their phone numbers. And I feel like that's an invasion of privacy. I forget how you can opt out of that.
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Re: Phone Numbers
« Reply #133 on: January 22, 2022, 08:02:18 PM »

I remember when Ma Bell charged a monthly fee to leave your name out of the phone book.
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Re: Phone Numbers
« Reply #134 on: January 22, 2022, 08:18:14 PM »

I remember when Ma Bell charged a monthly fee to leave your name out of the phone book.
My mother pines for the return of Ma Bell.  She liked just having to call "The Phone Company" in the rare instances that things went awry.
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