banned by ip

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
Wed Apr 30 22:47:57 UTC 2008

Kipton Moravec wrote:

> Awhile back on another technical email list, someone asked us how to
> make a cell phone close a switch when you called its number. It seemed
> fishy and even more so when we found his IP address was in Egypt. That
> is one way terrorists detonate bombs remotely. When we questioned him
> about the use, he claimed to have a number of cell phones (with
> different numbers) he was using for home automation. He "wanted to be
> able to turn on the lights when he was on his way home".  We did not
> tell him how to do it, it did not sound right. 

What an idiot.  Obviously you call someone at home and ask them to flip 
the switch for you. Sheesh.

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