Numbers stations Obscure Jazz, 1890-1950: Numbers stations

By Spider on Saturday, April 4, 2009 - 12:19 pm:

By Dr Pepper on Saturday, April 4, 2009 - 05:44 pm:

    Spider, watch out for secret agents.

By jaq on Saturday, April 4, 2009 - 10:56 pm:

    agents? agents?

By Spider on Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 09:41 pm:

    This really freaks me out. Why is it there? What is for?

    The soundclip is especially disturbing. I'm someone who really loves industrial noises in general, especially raspy grinding ones, but the tone in that clip disturbs me tremendously. I couldn't even listen to the whole thing. Gaaaah.

By ... on Monday, February 15, 2010 - 02:56 am:

By The Others on Monday, February 15, 2010 - 11:17 am:

    duh, it keeps the world from ending.

By Danielssss on Monday, February 15, 2010 - 12:55 pm:

    It is not known whether Russia continues to use the system, and it is possible that it is still in place.[6] Some commentators state the system never operated in fully automatic mode.[8][9]

    An article in Wired magazine from September 2009 indicates that not only does Dead Hand still exist, but that it is also ready to react as intended. The article goes on to state that Dead Hand still receives system upgrades.[10]

    From the "Dead Hand" entry. Probably a reality at some time, if not still today.

    It's not the music thatbothers me, it is the intent of complete and utter world wide annihilation. Now that is bothersome.

By Danielssss on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 12:32 pm:

    THIS REALLY INTRIGUES ME. I have spent a few hours looking into this, something of which I was only vaguely aware. any thoughts?

    Like so many my age, I am a veteran of the cold war, meaning I have an unhealthy disregard of any politics making psychological war against the children of another politic. I was profoundly affected by the cold war, which perhaps few of you recall. Born in 1951, I was raised on the need to build fallout shelters and the reality of devastation post blast that would forever change things everywhere, because someone had an itchy trigger finger. Seeing news clips when four or five years old forever changed the way I think about nuclear fission.

    The intent of annihilation runs counter to the candy exchange.

By Karla on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 02:19 pm:

    My parents and older sibs moved to Tampa in 1960, the year I was born. The first two things they encountered were Hurricane Donna and the Cuban Missle Crisis. They were drilled at school in how to tip over their desks and crawl beneath them, in the event of either circumstance. Fighter jets from the AFB screamed overhead at regular intervals, cracking the concrete block walls in our house, not to mention their eardrums. Dad told the older sibs that, if the shit ever did hit the fan, to find the younger sibs and make their way to the neighborhood railroad tracks and he would find them there. Scary times for a kid.

By Fester on Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 01:16 am:

    numbers stations are still very much out there.
    6,855 is a good frequency to check.

By Danielssss on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 11:57 am:

    I liked Godel for numbers. He was a fine mathematician. To echoe J, what if the hokey pokey IS what it's all about.

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