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ISSN: 1527-814X Tuesday June 20, 2000

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Skulking in a vacuum

For all the years that the Bell System was a monopoly, their products were labeled with the venerable name "Western Electric".  That trademark went with AT&T and later with their split-off manufacturing arm, Lucent.  As far as WebSkulker knew, the Western Electric name wasn't being used any more.

Western Electric was more like General Electric (GE) originally, making household electrical devices such as sewing machines, fans, and washing machines with wringers.  When they switched over to manufacturing telephones and switching equipment, they continued to make vacuum tube amplifiers used in motion picture projectors and elsewhere.  WebSkulker was amazed to learn from this site that their production of vacuum tubes themselves continues to this day, in the original factory, and with the original brand name.  If you have a high-end vacuum tube stereo amplifier, you can buy brand new Western Electric tubes for it!

You say "good skulk" and I say "hello"

Programmers will probably like this site; everyone else will think it is boring.  But perhaps it will get those others interested in programming once you see how simple it is (yeah, right).

When learning a new computer language, it seems to be traditional for your first program to be one that does nothing but display the words "Hello world!".  This site shows such a "Hello world!" program written in over 200 languages.  Some of the examples also show the looping structure of the language because they write "Hello world!" repeatedly instead of the traditional just once.

Jr. skulkers don't want to work for one of these

"Your classic deadpool is a game of picking celebrity deaths. Points are generally earned based on odds (which are usually based on the age of the celebrity). is a game based on the classic deadpool, but instead of betting for (or against) people, you're betting on companies.  The lines are a little blurred when dealing with companies because there is rarely a clean-cut death.  To make up for this, rates different levels of a company's demise and awards points based on the level of severity. has also pretty much turned into the source for news about dot-com companies.  Bad news, that is."

Did your skulking get you an FBI file?

Jr. Skulker George Grapman did some skulking and came up with this amazing resource that lets anyone check for FBI records about themselves or other people.  It seems like there has got to be a privacy violation here so don't expect this site to be around for very long.

WebSkulker suggests that you search for your own files first to get an idea about how this works.

This made WebSkulker laugh

Submitted by Jr. Skulker Randy Solton

A bear walks into a bar in Billings, Montana and sits down.
He bangs on the bar with his paw and demands a beer.
The bartender approaches and says, "We don't serve beer to bears in bars in Billings."

The bear, becoming angry, demands again that he be served a beer.
The bartender tells him again, more forcefully, "We don't serve beer to belligerent bears in bars in Billings."

The bear, very angry now, says, "If you don't serve me a beer, I'm going to eat that lady sitting at the end of the bar."
The bartender says, "Sorry, we don't serve beer to belligerent, bully bears in bars in Billings."

The bear, pissed, goes down to the end of the bar, and as promised, eats the woman.
He comes back to his seat and again demands a beer.

The bartender states, "Sorry, we don't serve beer to belligerent, bully bears in bars in Billings that are on drugs."
The bear says, "I'm not on drugs."

The bartender says, "You are now. That was a barbitchyouate."


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