To lie or keep in hiding, as for some evil reason. To move or go in a mean, stealthy manner.
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WebSkulker ran across the second link above while doing some general web skulking. Ms. Cat had always been curious about those strange symbols on the side of her cat food cans so she was excited by this find, and decided to do some more research about the bar codes on products.
The first link above explains the details of the most common Universal Product Codes (UPC) found on most grocery store items and many other products. The second link, the Barcode Server, will calculate the 12th checksum digit and draw a picture of the bar code for any 11 digit number you enter. The third link will do a database lookup to tell you the manufacturer of a product based on the first few digits of the bar code. It also has some information about different formats of product bar codes. The fourth link is to the Uniform Code Council, the company that assigns the barcode prefixes to companies and helps coordinate the various formats.
On December 18, 1999, NASA launched a satellite called Terra, the Earth Observing System Satellite. "The Terra observatory carries 5 instruments -- American, Japanese, and Canadian -- to start a thorough evaluation of the Earth System: Land, Ocean, Atmosphere, and life, as well as the exchange of nutrients, carbon, heat, moisture and pollution among them. Terra is measuring a wide array of vital signs, many of them for the first time, to help us understand our planet, to distinguish between natural and man-made climate change, and to show us how the Earth's climate affects the quality of our lives. Terra data, along with other measurements, will feed Earth Science models so we can predict climate variations and climate change, and prepare for the future."
The first link above is the home page for the mission. The second link is WebSkulker's favorite with animations, pictures, and movies; some of the satellite and launch, and some taken by the onboard instruments of the earth and cloud cover.
The Webopedia is an online dictionary and encyclopedia of terms related to the computer and Internet industries. You can type in a specific word or phrase, or list all articles by category and subcategory. The second link above gives several links to other web sites the Webopedia people like for technical support with your computer problems.
The third "link" above (deliberately not a link) is meant to be used from WAP-enabled cell phones and other wireless devices to let you get the same information when you are out in the field. Type that in as a bookmark in your device, but don't try to use it from a regular web browser.
This is the Institute of Official Cheer, "Helping tomorrow feel superior by scoffing at yesterday." Sections include the Gallery of Regrettable Food, Dorcus Menswear Collection, Grooviest Hotel in Wisconsin, Orphanage of Cast-Off Mascots, Bureau of Corporate Allegory, and several more.
A young fellow walks into a talent agent's office and says he wants to break into show-biz, so the agent says "O.K. kid show me what you do". The kid tells some jokes, does a little soft shoe, sings a bit, does an acrobatic act with an ottoman, and is good enough to impress the agent.
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