From: Jesse (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jul 19 2000 - 15:50:23 PDT
More interesting was the survivor website (sorry. I'm blanking on the URL...
It hit slashdot a day or two ago ) which had a headshot of the gent who'd
been booted. Through some URL guessing one could find headshots of all
the contestants. Only one of which didn't have a red X in the corner....
On Wed, Jul 19, 2000 at 03:44:31PM -0700, Adam Rifkin -4K wrote:
> I've never seen the show, but like Harry Potter for books and Eminem for
> music and "Whassup?" for beer commercials, Survivor seems to be *the*
> cultural phenomenon for television here in summer 2000. [That is, until
> we get some decent summer Olympic coverage...]
> Warning, the following may include spoilers for those of you who
> actually watch the show, so don't read this thread you don't want to
> engage in fruitless speculation...
> > "Survivor" secret may be out
> > By DAVID BAUDER
> > July 19, 2000 | NEW YORK (AP) -- A posting that briefly appeared on a
> > CBS Web site Wednesday may have inadvertently revealed which contestant
> > was kicked off "Survivor," six hours before TV viewers learned the secret.
> > A writer who was checking the www.cbs.com Web site for news of
> > "Survivor" on Wednesday afternoon said he was startled to see a headline
> > revealing which of the nine remaining island inhabitants would be voted
> > off. The show airs on CBS at 8 p.m. EDT.
> > The writer, Richard Foster, said he clicked on to the Web site and saw a
> > full story of what happened in the episode -- similar to what CBS
> > usually posts after the episode airs. He said that he began downloading
> > the article, but that it disappeared from the Web site before he could
> > complete the job.
> > Foster immediately posted his own article about what he saw on the Web
> > site he works for, www.richmond.com, which is devoted to news about
> > Richmond, Va.
> > The posting said that Greg Buis, the wacky Colorado resident best known
> > for pretending a coconut was a cell phone, was sent home.
> > Officials at CBS would not comment on the substance of what was posted.
> > The network has been trying hard to keep secret who stays and who goes
> > on the island, knowing the mystery is key to the appeal of the
> > enormously successful summer series.
> > "We continue to decline comment on all rumors and speculation pertaining
> > to `Survivor,' except to note that there has been hacking into our
> > system in the past," said Gil Schwartz, a CBS spokesman.
> > There are several possibilities: A computer hacker may have gained
> > access to CBS' site and posted either erroneous information or a story
> > that CBS had prepared. A CBS employee may have made a mistake. Or
> > perhaps the network was letting out false information to throw theorists
> > off.
> > Foster said he believed the information was legitimate.
> > "It was too obviously a goof-up," he said. "If they were trying to throw
> > people off, it would have been a hell of a lot of work to do."
> > Fans of the show were already buzzing about another computer user's
> > discovery that CBS Web designers, in material supposedly unavailable to
> > the public, had placed a red X over pictures of all 16 "Survivor"
> > contestants except for one -- youth basketball coach Gervase Peterson.
> > That has led many fans to conclude that Peterson will be the
> > million-dollar winner on the show's final episode, which airs Aug. 23.
> > Foster said he checks the CBS Web site frequently for "Survivor" news
> > because one of the contestants, former Navy SEAL Rudy Boesch, lives in
> > the area.
> So I tried going to
> myself. And all I found was a blank page...
> | <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
> | <html>
> | <head>
> | <title>Untitled</title>
> | </head>
> | <body>
> | </body>
> | </html>
> Oh well.
> So who's bringing the guns in this country? I couldn't sneak a plastic
> pellet gun through customs over in London. And last week I saw this
> Schwarzenegger movie where he's shooting all sorts of motherf***ers with
> an uzi. I see these three little kids up in the front row screaming "Go!"
> with their 17-year old uncle. I'm like, guidance? Ain't they got the
> same moms and dads who got mad when I asked if they like violence?
> -- Eminem, "Who Knew"
-- jesse reed vincent --- email@example.com --- firstname.lastname@example.org pgp keyprint: 50 41 9C 03 D0 BC BC C8 2C B9 77 26 6F E1 EB 91 ------------------------------------------------------------- that's security the same way that asking for directions to topeka and being told that a seal is a mammal is informative -email@example.com
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