Roger Bell_West <roger+a...@nospam.firedrake.org
> On 2020-10-25, Peter Corlett wrote:
>> My ringtone is a recording of a GPO 706, with proper UK briiing-briiing
> Well, _obviously_. Doesn't half confuse people, I've found.
Also, ye olde Nokia bleeps on an iPhone. Although I'd be mildly more impressed
by somebody getting an old Nokia to play the iPhone's default ringtone.
Hmm, I have an old Nokia and ringtone-composition software somewhere...
> For the _other_ program, the Lincolnshire Poacher, of course.
ISTR that's in my phone's ringtone library, although I currently use the Amiga
1000 WCS-bootstrap chime. If one is going to go obscure, make it *really*
>> It will suffice until I can lay my hands on an actual GPO 706 and doctor the
>> innards so it works on a VoIP ATA,
> I think Mr S may have done something along those lines.
It's a relatively obvious thing to do, only marred by thirsty 1970s British
electronics combined with American-designed VoIP tat which assumes that all
phones are crappy plastic bleepy things, and neither support pulse dialling nor
provide enough RICH CHUNKY VOLTS required to get a GPO 706 to pay attention.
I had convinced my last ATA to do the proper UK cadence, but it blew up after a
while, possibly due to the realisation there's a world outside of the NANP.
>> For that, you want Sneakers, which is Hackers but in late middle-age.
> And, of course, The Net.
I got that in a DVD box set with The Net 2.0 for two quid. And now I want my
three quid back.
At least it's not as awful as Joy Sticks, which was 50 cents and again several
euros too expensive. It's a proper pressed disk and presumably licensed, but
looks like a cam rip. BREIN could reduce piracy in the Netherlands by getting
Dutch FilmWorks et al to use proper digital sources instead of an old Betamax
tape. The film's content is as awful as the picture quality, although the first
few minutes has some nice footage of late-70s and early 80s arcade machines.