To lie or keep in hiding, as for some evil reason. To move or go in a mean, stealthy manner.
|Free subscription to WebSkulker||
To use the links in this newsletter, you must be connected to the Internet. PC Eudora users: to see this and other html mail properly you must check the box "Use Microsoft's Viewer" in the "Viewing Mail" options.
Jr. Skulker Andy Kauffman suggested this site as alternative to the www.abelltolls.com site that we have suggested for researching long distance rates. Trac takes a different approach: instead of listing a bunch of long distance carriers and details of their various plans, Trac asks you to fill in a form describing the long distance calls you tend to make, then it shows you a comparison of plans for your usage pattern. WebSkulker see two problems with Trac's approach: first, it only compares rates of the largest carriers, and sometimes you can get better rates from smaller companies, especially small ones that are resellers for the large ones. Second, Trac doesn't take into account the hidden percentage and/or monthly charges that carriers add under the guise of FCC-mandated charges, but that in reality the carrier controls.
This site and phone number is similar to the www.tellme.com service mentioned in our 5/22/00 issue. You sign up for an account at the web site, then call the phone number and sign in by speaking your password and perhaps userid. You give voice commands to get information in various categories read back to you via a speech synthesizer. Tellme and Quack have similar categories of information, but present it in different ways. WebSkulker likes the Tellme method better in some ways and the Quack method better in others. Either one would be useful if you need this data while away from the web.
Thanks to Jr. Skulker Royal for telling us about Quack.
Jr. Skulker Randy Solton mentioned to WebSkulker that
some of the early day Strowger/Automatic Electric dial phones had 11
positions on the dial instead of 10, and he sent us URL's with pictures
showing this. The first link above shows this phone on the home
page. The third link is the only one clear enough to see the
wording on the 11'th position of a 1905 phone: "Long
Distance". The entire sites where these pictures came from
should be of interest to jr. skulkers interested in phones.
Jr. Skulker Randy Solton mentioned to WebSkulker that some of the early day Strowger/Automatic Electric dial phones had 11 positions on the dial instead of 10, and he sent us URL's with pictures showing this. The first link above shows this phone on the home page. The third link is the only one clear enough to see the wording on the 11'th position of a 1905 phone: "Long Distance". The entire sites where these pictures came from should be of interest to jr. skulkers interested in phones.
Skulker Guy_SJS told us about this site which "gives actual
stories about people and the stupid things they do." Some
of the items seem to be submitted to the site, others come from
newsgroup and BBS postings and news stories. Jr. Skulker Al
Bernay will enjoy this one:
Q: How many women with PMS does it take to screw in a light bulb?
And once they figured it out they wouldn't be able to find the light bulbs despite the fact that they've been in the SAME CUPBOARD for the past SEVENTEEN YEARS. But if they did, by some miracle, actually find the light bulbs, TWO DAYS LATER the chair that they dragged from two rooms over to stand on to change the STUPID light bulb would STILL BE IN THE SAME SPOT!! AND UNDERNEATH IT WOULD BE THE CRUMPLED WRAPPER THE STUPID @*!#$% LIGHT BULBS CAME IN!
WHY?! BECAUSE NO ONE IN THIS HOUSE EVER CARRIES OUT THE GARBAGE!! IT'S A WONDER WE HAVEN'T ALL SUFFOCATED FROM THE PILES OF GARBAGE THAT ARE 12 FEET DEEP THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE HOUSE. THE HOUSE!! IT WOULD TAKE AN ARMY TO CLEAN THIS...
I'm sorry... what did you ask me?
WebSkulker is a daily newsletter in html format. To subscribe or unsubscribe, go to our web site at http://www.webskulker.com or send email like this:
Before you even think about unsubscribing, we strongly suggest you go to our web site, click on "unsubscribe", and read the story of the two farmers. You will be shocked at the consequences!
To change your subscription to a new email address, unsubscribe from the old address and then subscribe to the new address.
This newsletter is copyrighted 2000 by The WebSkulker. You may use any material in this issue for any reason provided that you attribute it to the WebSkulker Newsletter and include the URL to our web site: http://www.webskulker.com .