To lie or keep in hiding, as for some evil reason. To move or go in a mean, stealthy manner.
Wednesday December 1, 1999
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This site has scores and graphs showing average Internet response times around the world right now and in the past 24 hours. You can click on a region of the world to get detailed information down to the backbone router level. Their FAQ page explains how they get the data: "A test called 'ping' is used to measure round-trip travel time along major paths on the Internet. We have several servers in different areas of the globe perform the same ping at the same time. Each test server then compares the current response to past responses from the same test to determine if the response was bad or good on a scale of 0 to 100. The scores from all test servers are averaged together into a single index."
This site lets you make free long distance calls from your PC to anyone in the U.S. It's similar to the http://www.dialpad.com that WebSkulker discussed in the 10/27/99 issue. DialPad is a lot easier to use because it is purely web-based. MyFreeLD requires you to install the Microsoft Netmeeting product and interfaces with that. You tell MyFreeLD what number you want to dial, then theoretically it contacts the Netmeeting program on your PC, you go to Netmeeting and answer the call, then the phone call goes through and you talk and listen with Netmeeting. We were starting to get discouraged with DialPad because it has only a limited number of circuits to place calls and they seem pretty busy in the daytime. MyFreeLD is much worse; it's telling us that the circuits are busy most of the time, even in the middle of the night.
The bottom line is that MyFreeLD seems pretty useless, but we mention it because those of you jr. skulkers who like to play with phones will want to know about every site like this and might want to play with it.
WebSkulker and his cat are busy skulking and have no time for games. Those of you jr. skulkers who play computer and console games should like this site. It has interesting sections such as cracks (but we won't talk about that); how to "backup" PlayStation games; trainers, i.e. ways to modify a game to make it easier to play or give you more lives, etc. to help learn the game; and emulators for classic video game systems.
Skulker Tracy Airhead submitted this site about modifications to cats
to make them stronger and replace broken parts. This is pretty
obviously (hopefully?) a hoax, but it's fun to look at in any
event. Check out their R&D page with a sneak peak at their
Once upon a time there lived three men: a doctor, a chemist, and an engineer. For some reason all three offended the king and were sentenced to die on the same day.
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