To lie or keep in hiding, as for some evil reason. To move or go in a mean, stealthy manner.
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Jr. Skulker Stuart Shostak, the same one who will be on the Greed TV show tomorrow night, suggested this site which shows crime statistics by community. Put in your zip code for the Neighborhood Crime Check, or see statistics for communities around colleges and shopping malls.
WebSkulker mentioned this site once before in the 9/29/99 issue. At that time it provided a free voicemail box, but only in Atlanta, GA. They now offer a choice: your own personal voicemail/fax number, but still only in Atlanta; or a toll-free voicemail/fax number, 877-271-9800, that you share with others so you and people leaving you a message must enter an extension number first before hearing your box greeting. Another important new feature provided by notusnow is email reading. Login to the web page and provide information about your POP3 mailbox. The next time you call the 877 number the system will read your email with a speech synthesizer. But there is a problem: it doesn't seem to recognize the order of messages in your box so instead of reading new messages first, it reads them in random order. WebSkulker sent their tech support a message about that and hopefully they will respond.
When people leave messages in your voicemail extension box, you can retrieve them from the 877 number, from the web site, and optionally as attachments in RealAudio format emailed to you. The system will provide the phone number of the person who left the message. It does this via the ANI mechanism instead of caller ID, so in most cases you will get the number even if they attempt to block their ID.
This was submitted by Jr. Skulker Michael Cohen who says "In the world of over-simplicity and sound bites, here's a cute Internet site re the upcoming presidential race. The site asks you a series of questions, and then gives you a ranking as to your political category and tells you which candidate's views most closely match yours."
This is the home for Pretty Strange Patents, "a tribute to strange, wacky, and unusual patents from around the world". The first link has the latest entries, and the second has their older archive. The following are WebSkulker's favorites that are suitable for mentioning in this newsletter. If you look at all the entries on the two web pages above, you will find even wackier ones.
Submitted by Jr. Skulker Eric Dubin
The Top 15 Reasons Dogs Don't Use Computers
Submitted by Jr. Skulker Giovanni Navarrete
The Top Ten Reasons Dogs Don't Use Computers
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