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Listeners of 2600’s radio program Off the Hook know that we’ve been fascinated recently by some numbers stations which appear to have been popping up on the telephone network recently. These recordings, which sound eerily similar to the numbers stations which appear on shortwave and are purported to be operated by various governments’ intelligence services, have been announced by cryptic advertisements addressed to “Mein Fraulein” and appearing in the “Missed Connections” section of Craigslist.
Inspired by these phone numbers stations, the air of mystery surrounding them, and the apparent ease which with they can be created, I decided to create one of my own. …
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Continue Reading June 22nd, 2006
Congratulations to Kevin of 914 for being the first to get the answer to the mystery contest and win a pair of HOPE tickets.
Here is the solution. In the Spring issue on page 3 in really tiny type you will see “iwtftfto@2600.” Anyone who sent an email to email@example.com would have gotten a reply which simply said “What does my username mean?” The answer? I Was The First To Figure This Out.
Watch for future contests, indicated by a flashing icon of George W. Bush near the HOPE logo on the main 2600 page If you see him, there is a contest underway. Finding the contest is half the fun. We plant them in recent events, such as a just released issue, a news story, or a current radio show. Oftentimes you can find hints here on the blog as people beg for help.
May 6th, 2006
If you see a flashing George W. Bush icon behind the HOPE logo on the main 2600 page that means you can win a pair of free HOPE tickets by figuring something out before anyone else does. What exactly does this mean? Well, we can’t tell you too much but since this is the first time we’ve done this, we’ll give you a couple of hints. It’s something from the brand new issue (Spring 2006) now in stores and subscriber hands. And no, it’s not the puzzle.
April 27th, 2006