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Submission + - UVB-76 broadcasts new voice message. (

Doug52392 writes: Following days of increased activity, the Russian numbers station UVB-76 has sent out a new voice transmission.

The transmission, sent out on August 23, 2010 at 9:35AM PST, recited the following in Russian:

"UVB-76, UVB-76 — 93 882 naimina 74 14 35 74 — 9 3 8 8 2 nikolai, anna, ivan, michail, ivan, nikolai, anna, 7, 4, 1, 4, 3, 5, 7, 4"

The station, believed to be a part of the former Soviet Union's dead man's switch system, has been continually broadcasting for over twenty years, and its purpose has never been fully explained.

Comment Re:To tell a story quickly..... (Score 1) 371

In the film "Out of Time" (a film about a cop, played by Denzel Washington, whose secret girlfriend shows up dead, and the cop keeps his affair with her a secret until he can figure out who "killed" her), there is a scene where Denzel's character has to alter his "dead" lover's phone records to keep his affair with her a secret, so he snatches the records from the fax machine before anyone notices, scans them into his Windows 2000 PC, and uses some low-tech imaging program to delete each of his phone numbers from the list, then sends the altered phone records to the fax machine, all while his partner is on the phone with the phone company getting them to re-fax the records.

His PC ran Windows 2000 with no fancy graphics, and even had a slowly moving progress bar.

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