The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell

Author: Phil Lapsley

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802193757

Category: History

Page: 416

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“A rollicking history of the telephone system and the hackers who exploited its flaws” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Before smartphones, back even before the Internet and personal computers, a misfit group of technophiles, blind teenagers, hippies, and outlaws figured out how to hack the world’s largest machine: the telephone system. Starting with Alexander Graham Bell’s revolutionary “harmonic telegraph,” by the middle of the twentieth century the phone system had grown into something extraordinary, a web of cutting-edge switching machines and human operators that linked together millions of people like never before. But the network had a billion-dollar flaw, and once people discovered it, things would never be the same. Exploding the Phone tells this story in full for the first time. It traces the birth of long-distance communication and the telephone, the rise of AT&T’s monopoly, the creation of the sophisticated machines that made it all work, and the discovery of Ma Bell’s Achilles heel. Phil Lapsley expertly weaves together the clandestine underground of “phone phreaks” who turned the network into their electronic playground, the mobsters who exploited its flaws to avoid the feds, the explosion of telephone hacking in the counterculture, and the war between the phreaks, the phone company, and the FBI. The product of extensive original research, Exploding the Phone is a ground-breaking, captivating book that “does for the phone phreaks what Steven Levy’s Hackers did for computer pioneers” (Boing Boing). “An authoritative, jaunty and enjoyable account of their sometimes comical, sometimes impressive and sometimes disquieting misdeeds.” —The Wall Street Journal “Brilliantly researched.” —The Atlantic “A fantastically fun romp through the world of early phone hackers, who sought free long distance, and in the end helped launch the computer era.” —The Seattle Times
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The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell

Author: Phil Lapsley

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 080212061X

Category: History

Page: 431

View: 9958

Describes how "phone phreaks" learned how to make illicit but technologically innovative free phone calls and shared the technique, and places the process in the development of telecommunications and the behavior of the telephone monopoly.
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The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell

Author: Phil Lapsley

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802122285

Category: History

Page: 414

View: 8688

Describes how "phone phreaks" learned how to make illicit but technologically innovative free phone calls and shared the technique, and places the process in the development of telecommunications and the behavior of the telephone monopoly.
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What the Telephone Company Would Rather You Not Know

Author: J. Edward Hyde

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

View: 308

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Exploding the myths of the self-help generation

Author: Stephen Briers

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273781448

Category: Self-Help

Page: 280

View: 3562

Exposing the self-help myths that make us all more miserable. This is what your psychologist would really tell you–if he thought you could handle it! This is the kick up the backside the self-help genre needs: an intelligent, provocative and thought-provoking expose of the modern myths that we’re told make us happier, but in reality screw us up. Clinical psychologist, Dr Stephen Briers shines a light into the dark corners of self-help and explodes the myths, false hopes, quack philosophies and unrealistic expectations it routinely advocates. It is a refreshing antidote to the `same old same old’ approaches, offering a radical re-think of the way we approach problems in our lives, offering empowering new perspectives and expert advice on avoiding the biggest life traps. Dr Briers questions the perceived wisdom, shakes up the status quo, and encourages us to think again.
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The Truth about Teenagers and Reading

Author: Marc Aronson

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810839045

Category: Education

Page: 146

View: 3296

Presents essays that discuss the various reasons for how, what, and why teenagers read, and some issues involved in why they do not.
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The Computational Foundations of Linguistic Creativity

Author: Tony Veale

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441155163

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 7890

Karl Lagerfeld's description of his sunglasses as a 'Burqa for my eyes' drew a huge amount of commentary. But what was going on within that phrase? Why was it deemed original and contentious and what can it tell us about creativity? Taking us through cliché, metaphor, analogy, neologism and surrealism, amongst other creative tropes, Tony Veale offers a comprehensive guide to the actual processes behind linguistic creativity. By grounding his approachable examples in easy to replicate methods, the book is perfect as a resource for individual creative exploration. Anyone with an open mind and a computer and a desire to learn about how we creatively say things with words will love this book.Written by an expert in natural language generation, this deceptively simple book offers powerful tools for reconceptualising creativity.
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A practical implementation guide

Author: Andrew Nichols

Publisher: IT Governance Ltd

ISBN: 1849284725


Page: 158

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In Exploding the Myths Surrounding ISO9000, Andrew W Nichols debunks many of the common misconceptions about the standard, and describes the many advantages it brings. Drawing on more than 25 years of hands-on experience, Andy gives clear, practical and up-to-date advice on how to implement ISO9000 to maximum effect.
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How Genetic Information is Produced and Manipulated by Scientists, Physicians, Employers, Insurance Companies, Educators, and Law Enforcers

Author: Ruth Hubbard,Elijah Wald

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807004319

Category: Medical

Page: 225

View: 4006

How Genetic Information Is Produced and Manipulated by Scientists, Physicians, Employers, Insurance Companies, Educators, and Law EnforcersWith a new Preface"With their rich array of citations and examples . . . [Hubbard and Wald] show how the marriage of science and business . . . has created that most treacherous of American progeny: commerce masquerading as human liberation."-Daniel Callahan, The New York Times Book Review
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Exploding the Myth of Jewish Passivity in the Face of Nazism

Author: Benjamin Ginsberg

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442222387

Category: History

Page: 223

View: 6872

Argues that the Jews played a major role in the defeat of Nazi Germany, showing how they resisted in four key ways: through their leadership role in organizing the defense of the Soviet Union, their influence and scientific research in the United States, their contribution to allied espionage and cryptanalysis and their importance in European resistance movements.
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Exploding the Myths

Author: Julia Hartley Moore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780473268237


Page: 324

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It seems that almost every week we hear about infidelity particularly when it occurs in the lives of the rich and famous: Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren; Sandra Bullock and Jesse James; Bill and Hillary Clinton; Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. But the truth is that with every relationship and every marriage comes the possibility of infidelity. It doesn't matter how rich, beautiful, powerful, successful or intelligent you are, infidelity doesn't discriminate. It occurs in marriages and relationships that seem almost perfect to the outsider. As a private investigator specializing in infidelity, Julia Hartley Moore has seen it all, and has helped thousands of women and men in the grips of this destructive force. She has had a uniquely intimate view of how to recognize and deal with a partner who cheats. Julia explodes the myths (and there are many) of why people cheat and explains how to deal with it if it happens to you or someone you care about. She relates dozens of real-life examples from her professional work. While it is not something you would wish on anyone, in many cases it is possible to move on and rebuild your relationship. As well as a professional interest in the subject, Julia has experienced infidelity firsthand. She was in her teens, and the mother of three children, when she experienced infidelity for the first time. Four marriages later - and fifteen years after setting up her own international private investigation company - she is in an ideal position to offer both personal and objective insights into a subject that fascinates everyone but also devastates those it touches.
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Exploding the Myths

Author: T. Chapman,B. Best,P. van Casteren,Paul van Casteren

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230508855

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 281

View: 4030

The best performing organisations recognise that effective executive coaching is a key factor in developing successful leaders and teams. Having worked directly with more than 40% of the Fortune top 100 global corporations for more than fifteen years, the authors have accumulated a practical insight for delivering enduring executive development. This book steps beyond the notion of a prescriptive formula that can be applied to deliver successful development every time. It presents unabridged accounts reflecting both success and failure from a range of diverse international executive coaching assignments. It will develop your coaching ability and provide an insight into the contemporary personal and organisational challenges that define the context for coaching. This is a truly comprehensive account of executive coaching across the world.
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Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth

Author: Bill Powers

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925288

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 4255

What the frack - exploding the myth of the natural gas "one hundred-year supply."
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The Highs, Hits, Hype, Heroes, and Hustlers of the Warner Music Group

Author: Stan Cornyn,Paul Scanlon

Publisher: It Books

ISBN: 9780380978526

Category: Music

Page: 512

View: 3470

That's how Vanity Fair described the record business turmoil of the 1990s, which moved the Warner Music Group -- the world's number one record company -- from the entertainment pages to the front pages. Suddenly, decades of riotous fun and booming business went splat. Top music executives got evicted from their offices, some escorted by company guards. Why? The answers are in Exploding -- the most insightful and delightful book about the record business ever written. In the rock explosion of the Sixties and Seventies, Warner Bros., Atlantic, and Elektra Records dominated the business as the Warner Music Group. But by the Nineties, the success of WMG was shaken by egos and corporate politics that left the company struggling for identity in a dramatically changing industry. This is the story of that long, strange trip. Your host is the ultimate insider: Stan Cornyn, a key creative force behind the Warner Music Group's stunning rise. During more than thirty years at the company, Cornyn went through what the news media could never uncover. In a freewheeling, vastly entertaining narrative, Cornyn takes us behind the scenes, seats us in the conference rooms, and shows us the interactions between the stars and the suits -- using the same irreverent wit that produced the marketing campaigns that helped put Warner on the map. Exploding is populated by music stars like Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Lil' Kim, Dr. Dre, the Grateful Dead, Queen, Madonna, Ice-T, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa, Neil Young, Alice Cooper, and dozens more, even the legendary supergroup Scorpio. (Never heard of Scorpio? You'll find out why.) And it introduces you to the most colorful businesspeople ever: hyperintense record sellers who shave their heads; throw doves off a roof; send pig heads through the mail; provide the money, meds, and mammaries -- anything -- to get their records on the air. Here is the music business as you've never seen it: at its wildest, in its wackiest fifty years, bursting with hits and cash, until, by the end, it's just plain Exploding.
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Exploding the Medical Myth and Embracing the Source of True Healing

Author: John Robbins

Publisher: H J Kramer

ISBN: 9780915811809

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 420

View: 4816

The author calls for a revolution in health care, criticizing its hostility to alternative medicine and its bias against women
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Author: David Hopkins

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335263151

Category: Education

Page: 346

View: 8371

This book looks at the failure of educational reform efforts to impact on the learning and performance of students due to misguided action based on a number of myths associated with school reform which remain prevalent in education.
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his enterprise

Author: Hans Koning

Publisher: Monthly Review Pr


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 922

A biography of the fifteenth-century Italian seaman and navigator who unknowingly discovered a new continent while looking for a western route to India.
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Author: Mohammed Hanif

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 8184002327

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9060

In August 1988, Zia gets into the presidential plane, Pak One, which explodes midway. Who killed him? The army generals growing old waiting for their promotions, the CIA, the ISI, RAW, or Ali Shigri, a junior officer at the military academy whose father, a whisky-swilling jihadi colonel, was murdered by the army? A Case of Exploding Mangoes is sharp, black, inventive, and utterly gripping. It marks the debut of a brilliant new writer.
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Author: John Koerner

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1785358855

Category: History

Page: 152

View: 9016

The death of JFK, Jr., - accident or assassination? Exploding the Truth: The JFK, Jr. Assassination presents evidence of a conspiracy to assassinate the only surviving son of President John F. Kennedy and considers the motives that many powerful forces had, to make sure he never set foot in the White House. Divided into two parts, Part One examines the potential motives the Bush family, the C.I.A., and perhaps even Israeli intelligence, had to eliminate JFK, Jr. Part Two systematically dismantles the official version of events, that JFK, Jr., crashed his plane due to pilot error, and examines both the evidence of a government cover-up at the crime scene, and the extensive eyewitness reports of an explosion that brought the aircraft down.
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Building a world of responses from one story/50 interactive strategies for increasing comprehension

Author: David Booth

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 1551389037

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 6789

One 200-year-old folk tale, 30 teachers, and 1,000 students. Ride along with literacy guru David Booth as he takes the same story to a wide variety of classrooms, from kindergarten all the way through grade 12, and be amazed by the learning generated. David argues that "it takes two to read a book". He reasons that sharing responses and bouncing ideas off others guides students to deeper thinking, and challenges them to reconsider their views and increase their understanding. This intriguing book also shows teachers how to help students discover the world outside the text: the origins, connections, place, values, and the different perceptions that readers have. It illustrates ways to transpose that original text into other forms that let students look at the text with different eyes, to ponder what might have been, to challenge what they read, and to add their new learning to the construct of the world. Throughout the book, authentic student samples and actual transcripts present students experiencing the featured story in a multitude of ways -- from poems and retellings, to visuals and arts, to conversation and blogs -- that will "explode" your definitions of comprehension, response, and engagement, and have you looking at classroom literacy in a whole new way!
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