|FROM ||Rick Moen
|SUBJECT ||Re: [Hangout-NYLXS] Phone Wars
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Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com):
> Roger Anderson last year debuted his Jolly Roger bot, a system that
> intercepts robocalls and puts the caller into a never-ending loop of
> pre-recorded phrases designed to waste their time.
My mailing list post from a year ago on a LUG list:
Quoting Aaron Morrison (ae4ko1-at-gmail.com):
> What you really need to do is something like this:
> He's asking for a subscription (a token amount, really) to cover his
> costs, but it's essentially an asterisk server with a custom bot.
> Pretty effective despite not being very "smart"
> All around a clever solution.
Listening to the YouTube clips right now. That's pure gold.
I agree. I hope such things become well-developed. Although I'm not
prepared to be an early adopter this time, clearly this is exactly the
sort of thing that is needed.
In all of those voice-call clips, the answering 'customer' is a
Linux-based synthetic (all-software) voice-response bot. As of a year
ago, Anderson had a half dozen bot personalities/voices to use, and I'm
sure he's fine-tuned the process of torturing these criminals, since
http://www.jollyrogertelco.com/ aka http://jollyrogertelephone.com/ is
having CDN drama (when attempting to serve the front page) at the
moment, but is normally also Heap Big Fun.
Cheers, 299792458 meters per second. Not
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