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  1. Senin

    Senin Guest

    My housekeeper accidentally deleted all the messages (including my 2
    year old daughter's) from my Uniden 900 MHz 378 series telephone
    answering machine. Any possibible way of getting those messages back?
     
  2. PeterD

    PeterD Guest


    There are several good books about time travel.
     
  3. webpa

    webpa Guest

    No. Your unit does not use tape to record messages. It uses digital
    memory devices. Only under the most extraordinary circumstances would
    there be a non-zero chance of recovering anything. If those
    circumstances existed, I'm sure you'd have mentioned them.
     
  4. bz

    bz Guest

    Not so much an oversight as a necessity. In order to VIEW or [in most
    cases]manipulate encrypted data, it MUST be decrypted.
    That is done [usually] in RAM.

    The 'oversight' is that most operating systems don't clear that data when
    normal shutdown is down.

    In the case of an abnormal shutdown, the hardware would have to be
    specially designed to wipe itself.

    Considering the number of bugs that have been found in hardware and
    software, I suspect that the chances of a 'completely foolproof' protection
    system are very small.
    *** a small thermite charge triggered by ANY abnormal shutdown WOULD
    probably ensure security but would also ensure very short computer
    lifetime.
    I suspect that by the time the erasure was discovered, it was much too late
    for such.





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    bz

    please pardon my infinite ignorance, the set-of-things-I-do-not-know is an
    infinite set.

    remove ch100-5 to avoid spam trap
     
  5. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest


    Mine uses RAM, there's a 9V battery backp, lose that and all the
    incoming and outgoing messages are lost. I finally modified it with a
    resistor to charge a 9V NiCd battery.
     
  6. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest


    I picked it up for free years ago, it's a fairly early one, if I had to
    guess, I'd estimate it to be mid 90s. Flash certainly makes more sense,
    at least at modern prices.
     
  7. dBc

    dBc Guest

    Greetings -Senin..

    Why is your housekeeper even close enough around your answering
    machine to 'accidentally' do this?

    Solution, make it clear to either stay away from personal electronics
    and especially your telephone answering machine or she will be
    replaced. Simple as that.. Otherwise, this is likely to happen [yet]
    again.

    The "oh, sorry about that.." routine doesn't cut it unless she has
    been with you for years and this just happened out of the blue. I will
    tell you that the housekeepers love to tell stories like this with
    other housekeepers about how they do such things for jollies.. Senin,
    IF it was truly important to you, then it's time for the bill payer to
    be stern, otherwise, she won't consider it any more important than you
    do!

    Cheers,
    Mr. Mentor



    | My housekeeper accidentally deleted all the messages (including my 2
    | year old daughter's) from my Uniden 900 MHz 378 series telephone
    | answering machine. Any possibible way of getting those messages
    back?
     
  8. Smitty Two

    Smitty Two Guest

    Nice guesses, but dBc obviously knows nothing about cleaning.
    Housekeepers are supposed to clean things (by definition,) including
    answering machines. They gather dust and dirty fingerprints just like
    phones and keyboards do. It's easy to push buttons randomly when you're
    cleaning something like that.
     
  9. Allen

    Allen Guest

    Speaking as a white south african, it's amazing what foreign nationals
    will say to you about those filthy *racial group/sex/culture* because
    they just assume you're the same bigotted pig as them. So far, in my
    limited experience, the brits lead the way (and deny it the most
    strongly), followed closely by north europeans. American's seem to
    be far more careful about what they let slip. The whole thing is both
    offensive and depressing.

    Trolls, however, are fair game. Death to trolls.

    Allen
     
  10. Allen

    Allen Guest

    Ah don't stress: it's been 24 hours, I'm over it! I find people who moan
    about being victims of racial stereotyping extremely tiresome and now
    I'm one of them. I also happen to believe that *ism is a natural state of
    mind for ALL human beings, and we have to work very hard to overcome it.
    And finally, I didn't have such a shitty day at the office today, so I'm
    less
    likely to go looking for things to be offended at ;)

    And now that we're friends again, let's drop the subject - don't wanna hurt
    the groups signal-noise ratio anymore than I already have.
     
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