To lie or keep in hiding, as for some evil reason. To move or go in a mean, stealthy manner.
Monday November 15, 1999
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WebSkulker has heard from several people that they are currently trying out such a service. A long distance company is offering unlimited long distance calls within their state for $25 per month, with rumors that this price will shortly be good for calls to some other states, perhaps the entire U.S. Subscribers are given a toll-free number to call and a password, so placing calls, even from your home, is like making a calling card call. We have a friend in the Seattle area who has been trying out unlimited services like this for at least 10-15 years and the result is always the same: after a while it becomes impossible to make calls because the toll-free number is always busy. At that point, all the subscribers stop paying, and the company goes out of business.
Think about it: how would it be possible to make money selling unlimited long distance for $25? At first glance you might think there is an averaging effect, in that many people make less than $25 of calls per month so the company might make a high profit from them. But people like that wouldn't subscribe to this service; in fact generally the only people who would bother to use it are those that make far more than $25 in calls per month. So the business will lose money on most of its subscribers if it actually allowed subscribers to make unlimited calls. Also consider the fraud aspect: if you can make unlimited calls using your password, why not share the password with your friends? There really isn't any reason not to, so the company loses even more money because many people might be making unlimited calls for a total of $25.
has only a limited amount of capacity in their network. They
sell too many subscribers, who start getting more and more busy
signals, and finally cancel. So if you are solicited to
subscribe to this kind of service, be careful. It can be a good
deal at first, but will probably become unusable in several
months. As long as you can pay just the $25 each month and
cancel any time you want, then you won't be burned. Beware of
any long-term commitments or large payments in advance.
Jr. Skulkers Goat Boy and Royal submitted this site
and WebSkulker heard about it through several news sources. The
Encyclopedia Britannica now has their entire work and many other
reference sources available on the web for free, sponsored by banner
ads on every page. To test this out, we did a search for our
favorite word "skulker" and found:
These are from magazine articles about the Civil War:
These two sites contain transcripts and pictures from two PBS specials. The first gives the history of the New York subway system, which WebSkulker likes a lot and always spends time riding when he is in that city. The second gives the history of the telephone, which of course is most appropriate for jr. skulkers.
These two sites were submitted by Jr. Skulker Jenny Ann. The first is the typical "dancing something" page, this one about beer with jokes, music, and animations. The second is a Dr. Seuss story explaining to the very jr. skulkers why computers crash.
More than 98 percent of convicted felons are bread users.
In light of these frightening statistics, we propose the following bread restrictions:
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