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Posted: 7/21/2008 8:58:24 PM EST
On my broadband/phone jack, only the red and green wires are hooked up. However, the cable running has four wires, red, green, black, and yellow. What are the other two wires for?

Link Posted: 7/21/2008 9:02:15 PM EST
ATF and FBI wiretaps and bugs.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 9:04:13 PM EST
Porn.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 9:04:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 9:04:25 PM EST
The mnemonic for the wire pairs is as follows:
Bumblebees (Yellow / Black) and Christmas Trees (Red / Green)

The unused pair is for the second phone line that you're not using.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 9:12:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By JS98010:
The mnemonic for the wire pairs is as follows:
Bumblebees (Yellow / Black) and Christmas Trees (Red / Green)

The unused pair is for the second phone line that you're not using.


Good info. In second line, you mean an entirely different number?
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:02:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By Jason280:

Originally Posted By JS98010:
The mnemonic for the wire pairs is as follows:
Bumblebees (Yellow / Black) and Christmas Trees (Red / Green)

The unused pair is for the second phone line that you're not using.


Good info. In second line, you mean an entirely different number?


Yes.
When you call Ma Bell to have them add a second line, they don't have to re-wire your house. They just plug in the other pair at the demarcation box. Voila! Second line!
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:09:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dtrain323i:
ATF and FBI wiretaps and bugs.


There's more truth there than you are joking about. In the old days, the wires were referred to as "talk-pair" and "spare-pair". We would do a "hookswitch bypass" on your phone jumper the spare pair to the talk pair and then connect our listening station to the spare-pair with the help of a line amplifier.

Nowadays, they just call up the phone company and have them arrange the tap as long as they have a Title III warrant. (Title 3 of the US Omnibus Crime Act, 1968)

But then again, I haven't dealt with this since the Patriot Act was signed, so I'm not really sure how it's done now.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:17:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/22/2008 7:58:50 AM EST by agentile]

Originally Posted By pale_pony:

Originally Posted By Dtrain323i:
ATF and FBI wiretaps and bugs.


There's more truth there than you are joking about. In the old days, the wires were referred to as "talk-pair" and "spare-pair". We would do a "hookswitch bypass" on your phone jumper the spare pair to the talk pair and then connect our listening station to the spare-pair with the help of a line amplifier.

Nowadays, they just call up the phone company and have them arrange the tap as long as they have a Title III warrant. (Title 3 of the US Omnibus Crime Act, 1968)

But then again, I haven't dealt with this since the Patriot Act was signed, so I'm not really sure how it's done now.



.........disconnecting all phones right now
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:19:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By agentile:

Originally Posted By pale_pony:

Originally Posted By Dtrain323i:
ATF and FBI wiretaps and bugs.


There's more truth there than you are joking about. In the old days, the wires were referred to as "talk-pair" and "spare-pair". We would do a "hookswitch bypass" on your phone jumper the spare pair to the talk pair and then connect our listening station to the spare-pair with the help of a line amplifier.

Nowadays, they just call up the phone company and have them arrange the tap as long as they have a Title III warrant. (Title 3 of the US Omnibus Crime Act, 1968)

But then again, I haven't dealt with this since the Patriot Act was signed, so I'm not really sure how it's done now.



.........disconnecting all phone right now



Now, don't get all worked-up over this...it's "Cold-War Technology". This stuff has been around for a LOOOONNNGGG time.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:21:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By JS98010:
When you call Ma Bell to have them add a second line, they don't have to re-wire your house. They just plug in the other pair at the demarcation box. Voila! Second line!


Who the heck is Ma Bell. Is it 1984 again?
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:23:36 AM EST
As Keith_J correctly pointed out, that's the dedicated porn feed.

Welcome to the future!
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