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 mentioned this site in the last issue, but this was very bad timing. Jr. Skulker Chris Jernigan told us that it was on the verge of shutting down and indeed it has. The site currently has a message that the service is being taken over by www.officetools.com and should be back on the air shortly. This brings up the interesting question about whether we should ever use sites like RedGorilla. There is a whole initiative going on to get people to use Application Service Providers (ASP's) to run applications and store their data over the web instead of on their local PC's. But what happens when your ASP suddenly goes off the air and you lose access to all of your data stored on their server?
Jr. Skulker Batteryman was the first to tell us that Yahoo now has a phone portal for retrieving information over the phone. Go to the link to sign up and set your preferences, then use the phone number.
Our 4/6/00 and 4/7/00 issues mentioned a couple of telephone conference call systems with web interfaces to control the conference. Both of these offer free demos so you can set up a real conference call between you and several of your friends completely free, even if the phone numbers are long distance. PhoneCube offers this same type of service, including a free demo.
jr. Skulker Batteryman told us about this alternative
the best-known free language translation system on the web. Like
BabelFish, FreeTranslation will translate paragraphs of text or entire
web pages. The list of languages that each can translate is
different, so check out both to see if they have the languages you
jr. Skulker Batteryman told us about this alternative to babelfish.altavista.com, the best-known free language translation system on the web. Like BabelFish, FreeTranslation will translate paragraphs of text or entire web pages. The list of languages that each can translate is different, so check out both to see if they have the languages you need.
The Microsoft Network keeps trying to compete with the training-wheel software of AOL. You can download and try out their latest effort from this link, and you don't have to be an MSN subscriber to use it. In fact it is more a front-end for Hotmail and the other free MSN.com services than anything special for people who dial into the MSN phone numbers for their Internet access. The new MSN explorer is a front-end for Internet Explorer that has menus and buttons for the MSN services along with huge stupid graphic buttons that waste a lot of screen space for commonly-used features. You can play with it without any effect on your normal Internet Explorer sessions, because MSN Explorer is only active when you start it explicitly.
Go to their home page and click on their logo to enter the store, then choose "Symantec" from the list at the left. Scroll down to the pcAnywhere section and you will see the $50 price for "Symantec pc ANYWHERE V9.0 Host & Remote EDOCS w/Free Update to V9.2". This comes as a CD only with no box or paper documentation. At the end of the install process, the setup program offers to run Live Update. This is a Symantec program that automates the process of getting updates of pcAnywhere and other Symantec products from their web site. Let this run and check the box that you want the version 9.2 update which is over 9 Mb so it will take a long time on a modem. When the update is complete, reboot to complete the installation. If you have an older version of pcAnywhere on your system, you should uninstall it first.
Jr. Skulker Chris Custer says to dial 1-800-888-3999
and listen to the main menu. Everything is normal and boring
until #7, so listen carefully as it gets close to that. Then
press 7 to choose that menu option. Why????
Jr. Skulker Chris Custer says to dial 1-800-888-3999 and listen to the main menu. Everything is normal and boring until #7, so listen carefully as it gets close to that. Then press 7 to choose that menu option. Why????
Do the jr. skulkers of the world really want the government installing a device in every car that the police can use to stop your engine by remote control? This would be activated if a policeman tries to pull you over and you refuse to stop. But you don't have to worry about some hacker figuring out the code to activate the device and stopping cars for fun. This would be illegal per the draft law being considered in California that you can read at the second link, and of course anything illegal will never happen. Thanks to Jr. Skulker Bob Bernay for telling us about this.
"On December 9, 1968, Douglas C. Engelbart and the group of 17 researchers working with him in the Augmentation Research Center at Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, CA, presented a 90-minute live public demonstration of the online system, NLS, they had been working on since 1962.
This was the public debut of the computer mouse. But the mouse was only one of many innovations demonstrated that day, including hypertext, object addressing and dynamic file linking, as well as shared-screen collaboration involving two persons at different sites communicating over a network with audio and video interface.
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