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Posted: Dec 23, 2017 - 7:09pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
"mutter mutter something about sleeping with Rod Steiger mutter mutter" —JFW

 
{#Roflol}
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Posted: Dec 23, 2017 - 7:07pm

"mutter mutter something about sleeping with Rod Steiger mutter mutter" —JFW
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Posted: Dec 20, 2017 - 6:53pm

 cc_rider wrote:

My ex-FIL worked for the phone company. Area codes always had a one or a zero in the middle, ever wonder why? The routers were big mechanical switches: they used the middle number to reset before dialing the third number. All the way around (zero) or set to the first notch (one). 

 

  
I worked in the Bell labs system for a bit. One of my jobs was reducing com codes. We had com codes for everything physical in the system and our maintenance requirements were such that we warehoused a ton of stuff at hot locations around the country so we could fix things for customers quickly. Of course everything having a com code led us to a system where it was required by the standards to assign them to EVERYTHING. So we wound up with some weird stuff in the database. As part of the project I ordered a few of the odd ones to see if they were really active and if they would show up. So among the things I ordered were "Paint, AT&T Grey", "Brick - Columbus", "Stool, 3 legs, white". Sure enough I got grey paint, a white 3 leg stool, and a brick. Turns out Bell Labs built the facility in Columbus OH. In order to get the place built, they had assigned a com code to the bricks in the building so they would have a way to order them with our existing systems. It also meant we had pallets of them in warehouses around the country. 
Lots of interesting tidbits from those days. Amazing when you think how that system evolved.
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Posted: Dec 20, 2017 - 12:02pm

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...shutting down all the long distance calls in Jefferson City, Missouri one morning . The really cool thing about that is when you do it they can't call to complain about it, at least right away. 

 

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Posted: Dec 20, 2017 - 11:18am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

We had pulse dialing up until I went away to college. When I first got a load of touch-tone dialing I was all "there is NO way that can work."

 
  
 My first job out of college in the late 70s was for a company that made a lot of specialized equipment for phone companies.  I hated being in Terre Haute, but enjoyed learning all the telephony trivia.  It may have been worth the two years out of my life.  My crowning achievement there with an assist from Racal Vadic was shutting down all the long distance calls in Jefferson City, Missouri one morning . The really cool thing about that is when you do it they can't call to complain about it, at least right away.  The equipment we made had to call up and collect data from a bunch of different devices and if it couldn't get through for some reason it would keep trying.  The dialing unit Vadic made sent out the tones just as fast as the standard said you were supposed to be able to decode them.  The switch at the Jefferson City phone company though wasn't quite up to the task.  Further all the circuits had logic in them to assume they must faulty and shut themselves down to let the others handle it when they continually couldn't get through.  We had a bunch of lines, nothing else to do, and were very persistent.  It didn't take too long to bring the the entire switch to its knees.


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Posted: Dec 20, 2017 - 10:00am

 cc_rider wrote:

My ex-FIL worked for the phone company. Area codes always had a one or a zero in the middle, ever wonder why? The routers were big mechanical switches: they used the middle number to reset before dialing the third number. All the way around (zero) or set to the first notch (one). 

 
We had pulse dialing up until I went away to college. When I first got a load of touch-tone dialing I was all "there is NO way that can work."
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Posted: Dec 20, 2017 - 8:28am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

It was that way here until the 90s sometime. Now we have 2 local prefixes, 754 and 764. That makes no sense. Why make them so similar? The new one looks like a typo.

The letters on your phone dial were to help towns come up with a mnemonic device to recall your number. 754 was SKyline4. The next town over is 587: JUbilee7. So you'd tell people your number was SKyline4-1234. But we could skip the SK so nobody did that. But there are a few Skyline businesses still around. Skyline Drug and Skyline Cafe. Used to be Skyline Motors and Skyline Texaco, probably more.

 
My ex-FIL worked for the phone company. Area codes always had a one or a zero in the middle, ever wonder why? The routers were big mechanical switches: they used the middle number to reset before dialing the third number. All the way around (zero) or set to the first notch (one). 


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Posted: Dec 20, 2017 - 7:43am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

It was that way here until the 90s sometime. Now we have 2 local prefixes, 754 and 764. That makes no sense. Why make them so similar? The new one looks like a typo.

The letters on your phone dial were to help towns come up with a mnemonic device to recall your number. 754 was SKyline4. The next town over is 587: JUbilee7. So you'd tell people your number was SKyline4-1234. But we could skip the SK so nobody did that. But there are a few Skyline businesses still around. Skyline Drug and Skyline Cafe. Used to be Skyline Motors and Skyline Texaco, probably more.

 
We lost that capability back in the late 60s/early 70s where I grew up. We had a party line, too. And yes, you'd hear radio jingles with an advert for a business giving their phone number out: "Just dial NAtional 7-5227"
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Posted: Dec 19, 2017 - 9:19pm

"Can you take me around to the pig unit? I need to pick up some anthrax vaccine."

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Posted: Oct 17, 2017 - 6:44am

"gianormosity"

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Posted: Oct 16, 2017 - 1:30pm

"Just think up a new password and write it down, dumbshit, I'mma come kick your ass if you can't figure that out."

(the boss to his adult daughter, trying to set up a new phone)
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Posted: Sep 25, 2017 - 8:48am

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"I can't believe she's still that stupid."

 
{#Lol}
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Posted: Sep 25, 2017 - 8:27am

"I can't believe she's still that stupid."
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Posted: Sep 6, 2017 - 10:42pm

 SeriousLee wrote:

Back then you could not only skip the Area Code, but you only needed to dial the last digit of the exchange code plus the last 4 digits to make a local call.
 
It was that way here until the 90s sometime. Now we have 2 local prefixes, 754 and 764. That makes no sense. Why make them so similar? The new one looks like a typo.

The letters on your phone dial were to help towns come up with a mnemonic device to recall your number. 754 was SKyline4. The next town over is 587: JUbilee7. So you'd tell people your number was SKyline4-1234. But we could skip the SK so nobody did that. But there are a few Skyline businesses still around. Skyline Drug and Skyline Cafe. Used to be Skyline Motors and Skyline Texaco, probably more.
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Posted: Sep 6, 2017 - 3:44pm

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Office lady answers phone (this is all her side of the conversation):
"No, nobody here by that name.
"I know, but that's not this number.
"You might have the wrong number.
"It could be the wrong number or it could be the right number to the wrong place."

 
True story. A guy comes to work at this software Mom & Pop shop I worked at in the mid to late 90s. He moved with his wife from the city to a town about 15 minutes from where we worked.

One day he calls his wife from work. A guy answers the phone. "Oops, sorry wrong number."

He dials again. Same guy answers the phone. Now he's thinking, WTF? So this time he decides to ask for his wife. "Is Josephine there?" The guy answers, "Yes, one moment please"

Now he's really thinking WTF? Josephine comes to the phone. It's not his Josephine.

Back then you could not only skip the Area Code, but you only needed to dial the last digit of the exchange code plus the last 4 digits to make a local call. Without thinking, that's what he dialed. And it just happened that this town had the same last exchange digit as the town where he lived so it worked. Except he ended up dialing an office for Esso Furnace Oil. Where it just so happened that the only girl that worked there had the same name as his wife.

So technically, he dialed the right number to the wrong place. {#Lol}
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Posted: Sep 6, 2017 - 2:42pm

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{#Lol}  "If you don't know where you're going you might not get there."

 
Yeah I think she broke my brain. Hers is chugging along blissfully.
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Posted: Sep 6, 2017 - 1:11pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Office lady answers phone (this is all her side of the conversation):
"No, nobody here by that name.
"I know, but that's not this number.
"You might have the wrong number.
"It could be the wrong number or it could be the right number to the wrong place."
 
{#Lol}  "If you don't know where you're going you might not get there."
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Posted: Sep 6, 2017 - 12:53pm

Office lady answers phone (this is all her side of the conversation):
"No, nobody here by that name.
"I know, but that's not this number.
"You might have the wrong number.
"It could be the wrong number or it could be the right number to the wrong place."


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Posted: Aug 31, 2017 - 9:59am

 Antigone wrote:
Amen!

Hallelujah!

 

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Posted: Aug 31, 2017 - 9:51am

Amen!

Hallelujah!
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