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To: Bill Ulrich who wrote (2100)4/8/1999 11:00:00 PM
From: Jorj X Mckie
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As someone with the nom de plume of a character in a Frank Herbert book, I have to agree with you. The movie version of "Dune" sucked.


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To: Tom C who wrote (2092)4/8/1999 11:04:00 PM
From: Jorj X Mckie
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I guess, in a way I should take it as a compliment...At least he didn't say "and this bonehead bought into the farce from the beginning".

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To: Josef Svejk who wrote (2091)4/8/1999 11:11:00 PM
From: Jorj X Mckie
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At least my Mother was impressed with what I am doing with my spare time. My wife is not terribly impressed though.

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To: Jorj X Mckie who wrote (2109)4/8/1999 11:36:00 PM
From: Josef Svejk
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Crossed lines on FunPhone. Yours?

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To: Josef Svejk who wrote (2110)4/9/1999 12:15:00 AM
From: Jorj X Mckie
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To: Jorj X Mckie who wrote (2111)5/2/1999 10:39:00 AM
From: zonkie
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Good newsletter about computers---->
You can access "Browser tune" from the URL also, it was educational to a layman like me and I was able to fix a couple of things that wern't working correctly. This is not spam, I won't post it anywhere else and I have no connection with Fred Langa.
examples from the newsletter
javascript:alert("Cookie is: " + document.cookie)

in your browser's address or location bar will make the browser cough up all the
information any site you're visiting has collected in a Cookie about you.

Then, reader Lloyd Folden wrote to tell us of a Registry patch he created that lets
you right-click on a page to see the cookies.

Many, many of you wrote in with yet another easy way to view Cookies. For example, wrote to say: can accomplish the main objective simply by creating a bookmark (for any
javascript capable browser?) which I'm calling 'Cookie Checker' where the Target URL
is simply: javascript:alert("Cookie is: " + document.cookie)

Whatever Web page I'm viewing, I can choose this bookmark from my list, and see a
report of all cookies set by the site.

So whether by typing, Registry hacking, or creating a bookmark, you now have three
ultra-easy ways to see exactly what information any site has collected about you in a
Your Browser Can't Count!

Most software can auto-correct the rounding errors caused by the way computers do
math. For example, even the cheapest calculator can correctly tell you that:

14.28 x 9 = 128.52

Most math-enabled computer software likewise can correct rounding errors and give
you reliable results.

But surprisingly, even though browsers can perform client-side JavaScript math (and
may even be required to do so in intranet business and online shopping
applications), most browsers are pretty bad at it. For example, many browser
JavaScript implementations calculate the above not as 128.52 but rather as

That might seem like a small thing until you start thinking about browser-based stock
transactions, banking, taxes, inventory and ordering....

If a JavaScript programmer correctly anticipates these kinds of errors, they can be
corrected with additional JavaScript code. Still, you may find it a little unsettling that
your expensive computer hardware and software relies on a programmer's alertness
and extra code to correct the kinds of rounding errors a $5 throwaway calculator can
handle on its own!

If you'd like to see how your browser handles rounding errors, type this in the
address bar:

javascript:alert(14.28 * 9)

and see if you get 128.52. (When you type in the above, note the colon between the
"javascript" and the "alert.")

As you might expect, BrowserTune2000 will automatically check for rounding errors
for you. To see a preliminary version of the "math error test page," click over to .
C) Search Engines Stink
D) Better URL For Microsoft Updates

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To: zonkie who wrote (2112)8/11/1999 10:46:00 PM
From: Graystone
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Perfect News
The Patent Thrill

FBNA has reached another milestone

SEDONA--(BIDNESS WIRE)--July 20, 1999--FBNA (UTCBB:FBNA) announced today that the Company has established beyond a doubt, they have nothing to say. In addition, they have nothing to say about a deal with IBM or Microsoft.

This statement is made by someone who likes Safe Harbour and owns a pleasant cybercottage by the sea.

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To: Jeffrey S. Mitchell who wrote (2085)10/16/1999 12:04:00 AM
From: Jeffrey S. Mitchell
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Re: Looking for snappy answers to stupid questions about scams

For example:

Q1. If this were a scam, why did the company just (fill in something the company did lately).
A. So, what you're saying is true scam companies just close their doors and turn themselves into the SEC?

Q2. Just because the CEO was convicted of (insert crime here), what makes you think he is definitely going to do it again?
A. If I told you the guy up ahead just got out of jail for attempted murder and has a loaded gun on him, would you play it safe an avoid him if that were possible?

Q3. Can anyone prove to me this is a scam?
A. Can you prove to me it will make any difference to you if I can?

Any others? Any better answers?

- Jeff

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To: Jeffrey S. Mitchell who wrote (2114)12/28/2000 3:23:07 AM
From: EL KABONG!!!
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Anyone remember Westergaard?

December 28, 2000

SEC Sues Analyst John Westergaard,
Two Related Firms for Stock-Touting

Dow Jones Newswires

-- The Securities and Exchange Commission sued
analyst John Westergaard and two companies he controls, alleging that
they touted stocks on the Internet and through news releases without
revealing they had been paid to publish that analysis.

The two corporate entities -- Inc. and its wholly owned
subsidiary, Westergaard Broadcasting Inc. -- settled the
SEC's charges without admitting or denying wrongdoing, consenting to an
order that permanently enjoins them from violating federal securities laws.
Lawrence Ginsburg, the attorney representing WCI and WBN, said the
consent agreement speaks for itself. He declined to comment further.

Mr. Westergaard is fighting the charges, which include an allegation that he
violated antifraud provisions of federal securities laws. During the period
covered by the SEC's complaint, Mr. Westergaard was chairman,
publisher and editorial director of WCI, and chairman of WBN. He also
was WCI's majority stockholder.

Mr. Westergaard, who resides in New York City, called the SEC's case
against him "bizarre" and accused the agency of conducting a "three-year
vendetta" against him.

"This is a stock-touting case," said the SEC in its complaint, filed in U.S.
District Court for the Southern District, in Manhattan. The agency is
seeking a permanent injunction against Mr. Westergaard to bar him from
further violations of federal securities laws, as well as unspecified civil

The SEC's complaint alleged that the defendants charged small-cap
publicly traded companies as much as $48,000 to publish positive reports
about them that were disseminated through press releases, an Internet
radio show and an Internet Web site. The complaint alleges that Mr.
Westergaard misled prospective investors by falsely claiming his analysis
was "independent."

The SEC staff previously concluded an earlier investigation into the
sufficiency of Mr. Westergaard's disclosures of compensation received in
connection with stock recommendations without recommending an
enforcement action against him.

Write to John Connor at

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To: EL KABONG!!! who wrote (2115)12/28/2000 3:29:22 AM
From: zonkie
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I remember him. Here's my response to the last post he ever made on SI.
---- #reply-12133041
To: Westergaard who wrote (1749)
From: zonkie Dec 14, 1999 2:25 AM
Respond to Post # 1750 of 1767

Whenever I am doing diligence on a stock and I see that it has or is being touted by you I quit right there and scratch it off my list. It's nothing against you, I don't play any of the stocks touted by those penny stock newsletters either.
To me you are a major red flag.

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