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- 11 / 02 / 99 -

On Election Day, Emmanuel expresses marvel on the mechanical voting machines, a severe windstorm outside the studio causes havoc, a test of the new 631 area code for the 2600 office, a "hacker" attacks weather sirens and Kentucky officials attempt to figure it out, the ominous features of the Emergency Alert System, private medical records found in a dumpster, an Omnipoint customer service number that hangs up on rotary callers, Emmanuel has a frustrating experience trying to buy a new Sprint phone, Real Networks is implicated in a privacy violation concerning Real Jukebox, Emmanuel plays a cruel trick on Rebel, a caller is prevented from making long distance calls on any carrier.

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November 2
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- 11 / 09 / 99 -

Microsoft suffers a setback in the courts, a clarification on when 2600 meetings occur, MTV is reported to have a low power radio station in New York City, Xail explains the conditions and technology of his ankle bracelet which monitors his whereabouts, what happens when the unit makes a call, Carnegie Mellon allegedly tries to hack into student machines, a caller has a microchip imbedded in his skin, Emmanuel gets a new Sprint PCS phone that can browse the web and generates an RSA key on the air.

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November 9
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- 11 / 16 / 99 -

Chinese "hacker" sent to prison, January 21 is proclaimed as Hacker Liberation Day, Seraf analyzes the White House's stand on encryption, a Canadian intelligence agency has an embarrassing breach, how things have changed since "Off The Hook" began, Emmanuel gets DSL and discovers that access to the router is restricted, Patrice offers a Dutch perspective, a preview of what may happen when Y2K hits, a review of "Takedown" after it plays at a Chicago film festival, a listener plays a recording of a cop questioning someone about 2600.

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November 16
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- 11 / 23 / 99 -

More listener outrage at the MTV special, Emmanuel tries to get Izaac to call the MTV show garbage, more info on EAS and how it can be used to suppress freedom of speech, Bernie expresses unease at the idea of black boxes for cars, an update on Emmanuel's DSL saga, a warning about Bell Atlantic's supposed relaxation of the data surcharge over ISDN, listener feedback on the "Takedown" movie, a hacker named Zyklon is sentenced to more than a year in prison and a $40,000 fine simply for putting messages on some high profile websites, the ethics of imprisoning web page hackers.

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- 11 / 30 / 99 -

At literally the very last minute, the regularly scheduled edition of "Off The Hook" was thrown into disarray by massive civil unrest in Seattle during the meeting of the World Trade Organization. Reporter Amy Goodman phones in live from the streets of Seattle and describes the rapidly deteriorating situation as tear gas and rubber bullets are fired by the police. While this is not a show related to the usual subject matter, much of the material is riveting, as Amy is seriously affected by the gas and constantly approached by the police. All of this takes place as a curfew is imposed on the entire city.

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