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ISSN: 1527-814X Friday March 24, 2000

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four thousand skulkers found in Lancashire

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WebSkulker thinks this is too early in the morning

Our 3/7/00 issue mentioned that the King Dome in Seattle is going to be imploded at 8:00 am PST on Sunday, 3/26, and that the event would be broadcast over the web in 3D.  This is a reminder for you jr. skulkers to watch.  The first link above should be the place to watch if you have a pair of the red/blue glasses meant for reading 3D comic books and sometimes used for 3D movies.  The second link is the place to watch the implosion in normal 2D.  They have a preview video on right now.  Click on a line speed (28k, 56k, 100k, or 256k) under the words: "Watch the Kingdome implode in 2-D" to see the preview, and that same link should work for the real live webcast. 

Jr. skulkers can update their Office 2000

Microsoft just published Service Release 1 for Office 2000.  It has no new features, but hundreds of bug fixes to the various programs that make up the suite.  For the average user with Office 2000 installed on one PC, the best way to download and install the update is the first link above.  Click on the link "Product Updates" and you will get a list of available updates where the first one should be the Service Release.  Check the box in front of it, and click the Start Installation button.

If you have several machines on a network that all have Office 2000, click on the second link and download the file  "O2ksr1dl.exe" .  Install that in a shared folder where all of the machines can get to it, and run that program on each machine to do the update.

The third link gives more information about the Service Release.  The fourth link points to a file you can download to see the details of every fix in the Service Release.  Download the file "SR1Changes.xls" and load that into Excel to see everything in spreadsheet form.

Skulking through your picture files

Jr. Skulker Kudriashov Yuri wrote a shareware picture file viewer he wants his fellow jr. skulkers to know about.  "S-PicView is a simple but powerful and fast image viewer and more. S-PicView offers thumbnail previewing, slide-show, and batch format conversion and resizing. Plus, it provides basic image-editing effects. It support BMP, DCX, DIB, GIF, GIF-animated, ICO, JPG, JPEG, JIF, PBM, PCX, PGM, PIC, PNG, PPM, RLE, TGA, TIF, TIFF, XIF, WMF and WPG formats."

WebSkulker downloaded it and tried it out.  He likes it and will use it for skulking through a directory with lots of pictures, and for some simple manipulations that aren't worth starting his high-priced picture editor.

Don't put WebSkulker's cat in there!

The first site about Unwise Microwave Oven Experiments has some strong warnings which you jr. skulkers should be careful to heed.  It would probably be best if you just read the page for your amusement and don't try the experiments at home.

The second site talks about an experiment WebSkulker has done many times: CD-ROM's in the microwave.  WebSkulker does this when he attempts to burn a CDR, but something goes wrong and he is left with a useless disk.

This made WebSkulker laugh

Submitted by Jr. Skulker Bob Bernay (actually WebSkulker stole it off Bob's FTP site)

One night when his charge was pretty high, Microfarad decided he would try to pick up a cute coil to let him discharge. He picked up Milli-amp and took her for a ride on his megacycle. They crossed the Wheatstone bridge, around by the sinewave, and stopped on a magnetic field by a flowing current.

Fully attracted by Milli's characteristic-curve, he soon had his resistance at a minimum, and his magnetic field fully excited. He laid her on the ground potential, raised his frequency, lowered his capacitance, then pulled out his high voltage probe and hit resonance. He inserted it into her socket, connecting them in parallel, then began to short circuit her shunt. Finally, Milliamp cried MHO MHO MHO !

With his plate tube generator at maximum plate dissipation, and her coils vibrating from the excessive current flow, Microfarad soon reached his peak also. They fluxed all night, trying various circuits and combinations, until his bar magnet lost all of its strength. Milliamp tried self induction and self excitation, but it damaged her solenoids. With his battery fully discharged, they were unable to excite their generators any further, so they reversed polarity, blew each others fuses, and went Ohm.


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