To lie or keep in hiding, as for some evil reason. To move or go in a mean, stealthy manner.
Wednesday January 12, 2000
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WebSkulker's favorite future products from this year's show were three "watches" that were being displayed in prototype forms. We put quotes around "watches" because most of these devices are a lot larger than a normal watch and the only reason for calling them a watch is that they have a strap that goes around your wrist. To see what we mean about the size, go to http://www.casio.com and click on the link "GPS Watch." This was shown at last year's CES and is now available. It is a GPS unit build in to a "watch".
This year Casio showed three prototype watches: an MP3 player with headphone jack built into a watch, a database watch that interfaces with Microsoft Outlook to let you carry around your phone book, appointments, and notes; and a camera watch that can take up to 100 black-and-white photos and display them on the watch screen and upload them to a PC. The Casio web site has a link under the News section that describes these, but without pictures.
Another booth had a prototype of a complete CDMA cellular phone built into a watch about the same size as Casio's GPS watch. The phone watch can be used Dick Tracy style because it has a speakerphone built in, or you can plug in a headset. The salesman claimed that the battery life would be comparable to other small cell phones. There is no room for a keyboard, so dialing and other phone functions are done by voice commands.
Nowadays when someone like WebSkulker wants to publish his own material, he starts a web site and/or an email newsletter. Before the web became so ubiquitous, many people published their material via telephone answering machines, often home made ones before they were available to the public. Jr. Skulker Batteryman runs this site which has RealAudio archives of many of the old joke, entertainment, and comment lines, primarily from the 70's.
The main page has a brief history of phone recordings and links to other similar sites. To hear the recordings, use the links in the orange box at the left: Dial-A-Joke's, General Entertainment, Comment Lines, and Other Recordings.
Jr. Skulker JennyAnn submitted this site which has a web-based typing tutor program to teach touch typing and help improve typing speed. Ms. Cat is trying this out, but the exercises don't seem to work on a cat.
"Yesterday USA is a radio station that broadcasts actual radio shows from the 1920s - 1950s, 24 hours a day. You can listen to YUSA via the Internet, C-band satellite dishes, some cable systems and various low-power AM & FM stations!"
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