To lie or keep in hiding, as for some evil reason. To move or go in a mean, stealthy manner.
Thursday December 9, 1999
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Is the secret National Security Agency, working with its counterpart
agencies in England, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, eavesdropping on
private communications from around the world? Credible reports suggest that
a global electronic surveillance system -- known by the code name of "ECHELON" -- is indeed capturing satellite, microwave, cellular and
fiber-optic communications worldwide.
Jr. Skulker Uncle Brucie and another who prefers to
remain anonymous submitted this site, which continually broadcasts 17
commercial television stations over the Internet in RealPlayer
format. In Uncle Brucie's words (slightly edited): A) You have to lie to them and tell them you are in
Canada (unless you really are in Canada). When they ask
Jr. Skulker Uncle Brucie and another who prefers to remain anonymous submitted this site, which continually broadcasts 17 commercial television stations over the Internet in RealPlayer format. In Uncle Brucie's words (slightly edited):
A) You have to lie to them and tell them you are in Canada (unless you really are in Canada). When they askfor your area code, tell them a Canadian area code, like "705".
B) They only have Eastern Time Zone feeds. This is not necessarily bad if you are on the West Coast like me and you want to watch, for example, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" three hours early. Or the Tonight Show at 8:35 pm, even.
C) It uses 80K of bandwidth. If you have a DSL like me or an ISDN line, it's no problem, but with any analog modem, it would be jerky at best and unwatchable at worst. Somebody let us know.
D) I am sure the networks will shut 'em down if they can, but since it's not in the US of A, I don't see how. But it wouldn't surprise me.
E) CBS and FOX have an annoying "hum" that they say will be corrected by December 15. Why does it hum? It doesn't know the words.
F) It uses RealPlayer. I tried it on RealPlayer 6 and it worked fine, but I upgraded to RealPlayer 7 anyway.
G) There is an always-on banner ad below the screen. If they want to rent my eyeballs, let 'em.
Jr. Skulker Batteryman submitted this site whose "aim is to provide you with all the information you need to observe satellites, Mir and the International Space Station, the Space Shuttle, and the dazzlingly bright flares from Iridium satellites."
"Many people don't even realize that satellites can easily be seen with the naked eye. We not only provide the times of visibility, but also detailed star charts showing the satellite's track through the heavens. All our pages, including the graphics, are generated in real-time and customized for your location and time zone."
This site simulates the effect of writing a note which includes your address, sealing it in a bottle, and tossing it into the sea. Maybe you will get a response someday from someone across the world where the bottle washed up on shore. You fill out a form on their web page which includes your email address, press the button to toss it into the virtual sea, and someday maybe you will get email from someone who found your note -- in the sense that this site will pass your note on to some random other user of the site.
Jr. Skulker JennyAnn, who submitted this, submitted a form and was given a match in 4 hours. This doesn't strike WebSkulker as very realistic. If they want to simulate a real bottle, they should delay maybe several weeks until you have forgotten all about this, then surprise!
On Christmas morning a cop on horseback is sitting at a traffic light, and next to him is a kid on his shiny new bike. The cop says to the kid, "Nice bike you got there. Did Santa bring that to you?" The Kid says, "Yeah."
Submitted by Jr. Skulker Sid Packer
Politically Correct Santa
His workers no longer would answer to "Elves",
Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety,
So Dancer and Donner, Comet and Cupid,
And people had started to call for the cops
And had gone on Geraldo, in front of the nation,
Joined a self-help group, packed, and left in a whiz,
Nothing of leather, nothing of fur,
Nothing that clamored or made lots of noise.
No candy or sweets...they were bad for the tooth.
For they raised the hackles of those psychological
Dolls were said to be sexist, and should be passe;
He tried to be merry, tried to be gay,
Something special was needed, a gift that he might
Every ethnicity, every hue,
So here is that gift, it's price beyond worth...
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