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The connections to the board are VERY flakey. Seeing 'server could not be founds' and other very strange behaviors. Keep getting responses to email from fox news that I never sent them... etc... etc...

I think I will take my paranoia elsewhere for a while... your thoughts on the chemtrails might be an interesting discussion. As all this flakeyness just restarted after last couple of posts to that thread.

Recommend very strongly you NEVER respond to an individual's address unless YOU KNOW THEY ARE GETTING THE MAIL.

Erkel is going into stealth mode... sorry. Enjoyed it while I had the time.

Paranoia getting the best of me. -m-

-- Michael Erskine (osiris@urbanna.net), October 24, 1999



-- Y2KGardener (gardens@bigisland.net), October 24, 1999.


It's the end of a long weekend, huh? Did you let that prescription go unfilled again?

-- Gordon (gpconnolly@aol.com), October 24, 1999.


A few days hanging around this place can do that to a guy :-)

But, there is a logical explanation for the phenomena you're experiencing. You will notice that the person who started that thread taking about you is using a fake e-mail address that happens to actually belong to someone. WebSnooper (drudge@foxnews.com). Apparently, when he/she started the thread, he left the default box checked, asking to be automatically notified of responses. Ipso facto, all responses on that thread (most of which are from *you*), are going to some poor soul who hasn't a clue. That kind've thing doesn't tag a lot of us, because we don't use our real e-mail addresses, either. So, when something like this happens, we don't get e-mails from Fox News, for instance. It's coincidental that you're just now getting responses from Fox News. That is probably a timing function of their autoresponder.

Anyway, now that you've posted this, one of the sysops should go to the "Michael Erskine, who is he?" thread and delete the fox news e-mail address WebSnooper used. (And, please, somebody tell me it isn't Matt Drudge's real e-mail address!)

Stick around, Michael. Things aren't always this weird...sometimes they're weirder.

-- (RUOK@yesiam.com), October 24, 1999.

If nothing else... this computer problem is a very *touchy* subject!

-- Will (sibola@hotmail.com), October 24, 1999.

ROUK; Thanks... I see what you are saying. I wish the sysop would delete that damn thread... I practically begged him to do it. You know I guess everyone knows my background. The sad thing is sometimes we see ghosts and sometimes we dont, but we are taught not to take chances. It is a psychological phenomena called hypervigilance. Sometimes it is a curse, sometimes a blessing... nearly always tireing.

Now go look at the bottom of that chemtrails thread. Then go look at the bottom of the "Who is he thread" then talk some sense into me, please.

-- Michael Erskine (osiris@urbanna.net), October 24, 1999.

Michael, Yes, I've read a bit of your background. Your post regarding your daughter was especially passionate, and I appreciated it immensely. I also understand, and sympathize, with PTSD effects. My father, a highly-decorated WWII vet, had it *Big Time* back when it was still called combat fatigue. My thanks for your service, and sadness for the cost. Okay, the Who is he? thread. The last post you got there is from Cheri. She is one of the well-known pollys who takes some pleasure in finding "odd" threads (you know, the black helicopter, NWO kinds of threads), then making remarks both here and on other forums about how crazy everyone is here. Her Buffalo Springfield lyrics are meant in that vein. She was just making fun of people in her usual way, and you happened to be standing there. The chemtrail thread is a little complicated. Looks like you may have inspired "@" to a bit of excellent research by your comments about altering weather. It looks like "@" has found a military site with a document that could lend some substance to your conjecture. ("@" has a history of being a weather/meteorological buff.) Very interesting. These are the kinds of finds that can make even the most skeptical among us a little paranoid. If you spend a bit of time among the archives, especially in the military category, you may find a few mind-bogglers. You know, when things like Gulf War Syndrome are finally being acknowledged, nothing should be too surprising. But, somehow, it still is.

Hope you'll hang around, Michael. This place is a lot of things, but it is rarely boring.

-- (RUOK@yesiam.com), October 25, 1999.

Well, That feels better. Thanks. I accept the analysis and elect to remain... though I expect my name may soon change. Just to follow the trend which the more experienced on the board seem to have followed.

I really did need that ROUK, if ever I may be of service, it would please me to return the favor.


-- Michael Erskine (osiris@urbanna.net), October 25, 1999.

Oh, Mike, here is the e-mail address for the forum moderators: y2ktimebomb2000@yahoo.com. If you notify them by e-mail of the problem with the fox news thing, and where it's coming from, they will take care of it. Also, I think you'd be justified in asking them to check the server logs regarding the I.D. of "WebSnooper". If memory serves, you had not posted anything to TB2000 prior to WebSnooper starting that thread? If that's the case, there's something peculiar about it that the sysops may wish to take a look at.

-- (RUOK@yesiam.com), October 25, 1999.

Michael: Your wish is, and etc.

PS i tend to be more available at the below address, and tend to respond JUST a BIT faster from there (course I gotta find it in the average 200 to 250 e-mails a day LOL).

Chuck a Night Driver and sometimes Sysop herabouts

-- Chuck, a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), October 25, 1999.

Michael--For what it's worth, I keep getting the same message "server cannot be found," "document contains no data," and "this site has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down, if the problem persists, contact your server provider." Any ideas on what the later means?

-- bardou (bardou@baloney.com), October 25, 1999.

Many websites and email accounts are hosted on "virtual domain accounts". Many ISP's set up the email for such accounts so that if you send mail to "(anything, anyone)@(virtualdomain)" the mail will go to a default account.

For example, you could probably send mail to:


and it would still reach someone at fox news.

-- Cory Hill (coryh@strategic-services.net), October 25, 1999.

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