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Bleep off.

Well, that was very strange. Something I found in a Slashdot comment worked.

Apparently, junk phone callers use computers to listen for a human voice saying "hello", to cut down on the cost of sending failed calls to operators.

When I got a call, I played a SIT (special information tone) down the phone. The machine hung up immediately. Now to see if they take the hint...

Attachment: sit_disconnected.wav / 0.04MB / audio/x-wav

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