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WebSkulker has good news for the 15 jr. skulkers who told us that they signed up for the FusionOne service between March 16 and March 22: FusionOne has agreed to give you 15 people, and only you, the 500 Mb of storage space that WebSkulker erroneously promised in our 3/16/00 issue. Thank you FusionOne for saving our reputation and making our article come true!
For readers that don't know what this is about, our 3/16/00 issue had an article about FusionOne, which is a great service that all of you jr. skulker should check out. We stated in that issue that FusionOne normally gives out 25 Mb of disk space for free, but they had a special offer of 500 Mb for anyone who signed up by March 22. WebSkulker believed this because he had received an email from FusionOne with that offer, but it turns out that they intended the offer only for people who received the email, and it was not meant to be forwarded to others or published. WebSkulker figured this out and apologized for the misinformation in the 3/23/00 issue and said he would beg FusionOne to honor the offer for any jr. skulkers who emailed him their FusionOne user names that were created by the 22nd.
WebSkulker will send the 15 names to them later today, and you should receive the 500 Mb when their service goes into official production. FusionOne is in beta test right now and they aren't monitoring disk usage, so at the moment subscribers seem to be able to use all the space they want.
In yesterday's issue WebSkulker told you how to get a free copy of the BeOS operating system for PC's, but predicted that no jr. skulker would do it. He was wrong, because we received this email from Jr. Skulker Legion:
"Hello, this is my first time writing, but a long time reader of your fine newsletter. Anyway I myself tried BeOS and I have to tell you it is really crappy compared to Linux Red hat 6.1, OpenBSD, or Solaris 8 from Sun Microsystems. Anyway I recommend that your readers should try Linux or BSD distributions which are more secure, stable, and support hundreds of drivers, which by the way BeOS is very limited in this respect. For more info on Linux CD's or BSD try www.linux.com and www.linuxcentral.com. They have Linux distribution CD's for .99 cents to $1.99 and they have dozens of them, or try www.freebsd.org and www.openbsd.org for a very good OS. Finally Sun Solaris 8 is about 9 dollars from www.sun.com. Well thank you for your time."
This item is about an add-on for Napster that all jr. skulkers will like, and about Napster itself for jr. skulkers who never heard of it. Jr. Skulkers NoReality, Paradisian, and probably others submitted www.napster.com as something WebSkulker should write about, but he has resisted because he thinks everyone already knows about it. Paradisian argues that lots of people he knows never heard of it, and also that Napster's logo is a cat. It's hard to argue with that logic!
For those of you unfamiliar with Napster, it is very important and you should click on the first link above for an article about it. About halfway down is a link to a CNET TV video demo of Napster, with a link labeled "Watch video". Click on that for a good introduction.
For the rest of you who use Napster, read that article also because it isn't so much about Napster as it is about a new add-on called "Wrapster" that lets you share any kind of file via Napster, not just MP3 files. Wrapster is kind of like WinZip in that it builds archives containing any set of files you want. But it makes these archives look like MP3 files, so that they can be shared via Napster. You just wrap up any files you want, and place the resultant "MP3 file" into your shared Napster folder. Other Napster users can find these files and decode them using Wrapster at their end, just like they would decode a zip file with WinZip.
The third link above is the home site for Wrapster, and you can download it from there. You should hurry up and do the download because this seems like the kind of thing that will get shut down quickly.
http://www.ripe.net/cgi-bin/whois --- Europe
http://www.apnic.net/apnic-bin/whois.pl --- Asia / Pacific
http://www.nic.mil/cgi-bin/whois --- U.S. military
For the technically inclined jr. skulker, these sites can be used to find out who owns a particular IP address. Type in a valid IP address and you should get the name of the company that owns the range of IP addresses. This might be the actual user of the range of addresses, or it might be the ISP that provides service to that company.
Jr. Skulker Frank Wilsey suggested this site, which shows a webcam in someone's apartment. He has this aimed at the cat food and water dishes, so if you watch for a while, you will get to see his cats. Ms. Cat was very excited! If no cats are visible right now, you can view recent pictures and Best of the CatCam pictures.
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