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On some summer day in 2012 three farmers put aside their manuals, took a seat at a Berlin dining table and pulled up their mobile phones in order to subvert the ETSI TS 100 910 GSM protocol.1 There happened to be three slightly heavy gorillas in the room.

“Yes. The GSM protocol design was brain dead and the implications were not spotted until too late in the process. They knew what was going to happen but there was enough $ invested by all concerned to allow them to ride roughshod over regulatory authorities. Any one company who had this sort of issue usually would never get past type approval. GSM was a 6000 pound gorilla (that's 10 x the usually overwhelming 600 pound ones). The interference is an accidental subharmonic related to how signaling frames are built.”2

This represents a historical document. They don't do this on your speakers (or hearing aids) anymore.





farmersmanual Berlin, Germany

farmersmanual is a self-generating memeplex lazily self-organised around the enterprise of doped-out electronics. Since 1996 it has been evolving as a subsurface autopoetic process with erratic overt activity consistently transmitting a unique quality of pathology and beauty skimming the bow-wave of mainstream aesthetics.

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