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phone post is live [Nov. 13th, 2003|05:26 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Tonight I redid a bunch of phone post stuff and got it live:

Read all the cool news:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/news/73345.html

So tired.

DEAR PEOPLE WITH MY NUMBER: Do not call me. And I'm not going to work. I'm sleeping until tomorrow night and I'll probably do this all over again.
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[User Picture]From: mart
2003-11-13 06:01 am (UTC)

The thought occurs… what if I put someone else's phone number in as my phone number? Can they now not use the service?

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[User Picture]From: avva
2003-11-13 06:54 am (UTC)
There's also the PIN.
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[User Picture]From: mart
2003-11-13 07:16 am (UTC)

Oh. Two people can share the same number as long as the PIN numbers differ?

I guess that would give a mechanism for the discovery of the PIN by brute force, though… or did I miss something?

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[User Picture]From: avva
2003-11-13 07:26 am (UTC)
I guess so, yeah. But:

1) What's the benefit of going to all that trouble? Posting with your voice as someone else? Odds are, those who already listened to that someone's voice posts (which that person probably made at least once, having gone to the trouble of defining voice number and PIN) will recognize your voice as different. Spoofing is hard. For prank purposes - too much trouble and time.

2) There are (or should/will be, if there aren't) rate limits to PIN mismatches. After you're over the limit, the account is blocked for some time or the journal owner is notified, etc.
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[User Picture]From: mart
2003-11-13 07:54 am (UTC)

Good point. It is pretty pointless :)

Will there be rate limiting on changing your PIN too?

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[User Picture]From: saravana
2003-11-13 06:03 am (UTC)
Impressive. I may just make of this account a paid account too, now.
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[User Picture]From: mart
2003-11-13 08:29 am (UTC)

Windows Media support for OGG

I'm only mentioning this here because if I posted it in the news post it'd probably get lost. OggDS is a set of DirectShow filters which allow the playing of OGG files in Windows Media Player. It's just a matter of downloading that installer and running it. Sadly, it doesn't support HTTP streaming.

Probably should list this on the Ogg Vorbis page, since most non-geek Windows XP users seem to use Windows Media Player.

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