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Sun Feb 16, 2020, 12:16 PM

Something weird happened the other day

I was sitting at my computer, probably reading DU, when I began to hear a telephone conversation coming from the laptop. I checked all the windows I had open (sometimes a video with sound will start running if I've left something open), but there was nothing. It was the end of a call, an older woman telling someone how much they'd enjoyed the visit and urging the other party to drive home safely. It was a pretty long goodbye, and I didn't hear the other party say anything--but tbh the older lady didn't leave much space for anyone else to speak. Finally she hung up, and that was the end of that. Never before, never since.

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cyclonefence Feb 2020 OP
jpak Feb 2020 #1
cyclonefence Feb 2020 #9
Baitball Blogger Feb 2020 #2
underpants Feb 2020 #3
unblock Feb 2020 #4
handmade34 Feb 2020 #5
Cirque du So-What Feb 2020 #6
Laffy Kat Feb 2020 #7
abqtommy Feb 2020 #8
csziggy Feb 2020 #10
miyazaki Feb 2020 #11


Response to jpak (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 01:02 PM

9. That damn woman sure gets around.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 12:25 PM

2. Did she mention any lottery numbers?

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 12:26 PM

3. We used to the pick up neighbor's phone calls on our cordless.

Back when we had a landline.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 12:29 PM

4. Did you miss a dose?





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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 12:30 PM

5. I remember the days

of party lines... I am glad you didn't have to hear anything inappropriate

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 12:45 PM

6. Routers and wireless landline phones share a frequency

2.4 MHz, if memory serves.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 12:45 PM

7. I believe it.

We used to pick-up hand-held radio frequency conversations on our baby monitor.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 12:57 PM

8. Booga Booga! It is a funny old world.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 11:54 PM

10. Way back when they put up the first (and only) cell in the neighborhood

We started getting messages on our speakers, even when the amplifier/receiver was turned off. They were like voice mail, clearly not conversations since the callers would leave a short message with names and telephone number for call back. What was very concerning was that it was also clear that the messages were intended for an attorney's office and included some sensitive information.

I called the telephone company that also provided the cell service and the engineer told me it was impossible - but the sound was loud enough I could understand the messages!

One day, one of the messages came in while I was writing a shopping list and the caller seemed to be related to the attorney and left a number. So I called her and explained what was going on, that I had told the phone company and they refused to believe me or to even check it out.

That worked - the next day the messages stopped and never resumed. I suspect the attorney got hold of the legal department of the phone company since the leakage of his business messages was a serious violation of his clients' privacy. Finally I could listen to the birds without hearing messages when my sound system was turned off!

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 01:19 AM

11. This happened to me. My gf was talking to her, uh, other bf.

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