beschizza at April 25th, 2014 20:48 — #1
beschizza at April 25th, 2014 20:49 — #2
I moved a post to an existing topic: The "numbers station" of Youtube?
beschizza at April 25th, 2014 20:50 — #3
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danegeld at April 25th, 2014 22:40 — #4
Well, YouTube needs a Numbers station, even if this channel is only a debug / automatic testing of video uploads. Why 70,000 videos in the space of a year?
The test will be if the channel disappears when someone comments on one of the videos
gijoel at April 25th, 2014 23:21 — #5
D.R.I.N.K. M.O.R.E. O.V.A.L.T.I.N.E
The real mystery is why I keep getting a body invalid message when I try to post
dloburns at April 26th, 2014 00:06 — #6
wait, why is this one the link from the article?
ichibut at April 26th, 2014 00:11 — #7
I remember first reading about numbers stations when I was kid in the People's Almanac. Chilling, creepy reading, and when I occasionally listen to recordings on the web, I flash back to reading about them as a kid and get the same feeling. Irrational, and nothing I've followed up on to study, but I do occasionally make visits to the Conent Project site. https://archive.org/details/ird059
timmowarner at April 26th, 2014 00:28 — #8
Do you have a valid body?
peemlives at April 26th, 2014 00:31 — #9
Maybe the line between ARGs and state-sponsored spying has fuzzed to an unrecognizable blob.
drnick at April 26th, 2014 00:54 — #10
This is exactly what I'd do if I were a spy agency that wanted to tie up and waste resources in competing spy agencies.
gijoel at April 26th, 2014 01:01 — #11
Clearly my body is invalid. As to why, I don't know. Is there a minimum length on Boing Boing comments?
garrden at April 26th, 2014 02:17 — #12
White-blue-red are the colors of Russian flag.
phasmafelis at April 26th, 2014 04:56 — #13
And also the American one.
danegeld at April 26th, 2014 06:11 — #14
.. and the French!
.. and British!
bobtato at April 26th, 2014 06:12 — #15
'course, the whole reason numbers stations are broadcast by radio is that they reach everyone in the enemy country, and so don't cast particular suspicion on the one agent who's actually listening to them; with a YouTube channel it's almost the exact opposite, so spies might as well use encrypted email.
Or that's what they WANT us to think.
bobtato at April 26th, 2014 06:12 — #16
danegeld at April 26th, 2014 06:14 — #17
So what.. we need Numbers Station Torrents?
bobtato at April 26th, 2014 06:21 — #18
Torrents are no more anonymous than YouTube really. But numbers station spam... THAT would work really well. And now I think about it, I do get a lot of spam with text like this at the bottom:
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Oh sure, they say it's to defeat spam filters, but if that's true then how did it get through my filters, hmm? WAKE UP, SHEEPLE!
beschizza at April 26th, 2014 06:21 — #19
Oops. I somehow managed to screw up merging the two threads
ed_ligget_tuba at April 26th, 2014 07:49 — #20
The chair is against the wall. Repeat, the chair is against the wall.
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