Scout Report: Week ending December 2, 1994

December 2, 1994

The Scout Report is a weekly publication provided by InterNIC Information Services to assist InterNauts in their ongoing quest to know what's new on and about the Internet. It focuses on those resources thought to be of interest to the InterNIC's primary audience, researchers and educators, however everyone is welcome to subscribe and there are no associated fees.

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Highlights In This Week's Report:

World Wide Web

  • The habitsmart web site has loads of information about addictive behavior. It has been recently updated with new information: coping with urges and craving, smoking reduction, memory model of addictive behavior, a new issue of The Archivist (a newsletter presenting recent trends in addiction research), and a self-scoring alcohol check-up.
  • International Shakespeare Globe Center information pages at Cologne University includes information on the progress of the Globe Theatre reconstruction in London, the idea behind the "International Shakespeare Globe Centre", and links to Shakespeare-related sites on the Internet. Some photos and drawings with relation to the "new Globe" are available as well.
  • The Oneida Indian Nation has released a new and improved Home Page, including 1) "The Treaties Project"-an ongoing project to make significant treaties between Native American Nations and the U.S. available via the Internet to both Native Americans and Non-Native people. This project was released to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Konondaigua and the 50th anniversary of the National Congress of American Indians. Comments concerning additions to this project are encouraged. 2) The "Shako:Wi Project" monthly museum exhibits from the renowned Shako:Wi Cultural Center of the Oneida Indian Nation. The exhibits include both images and text. Please tour the exhibits often. 3) "Little Known Historical Facts"-facts you probably never learned in history class! 4) The "Oneida Indian Language Project"-audio samples of a dynamic language. Native Net, the tour of the Nation and other items of interest which were highlighted in the first release are still available.
  • Live Access to Climate Data Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, US. On-the-fly browsing, visualization, and retrieval of climate data. A technical discussion of the Live Access server may be found in Live Visualization and Extraction of Climate Data with Mosaic and FERRET.
  • The Department of Computer Science at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Web server includes academic courses, research projects lists of staff and researchers, and general information about Aber and the department.



  • Home Health Care Mgmt Issues: HOMEHLTH is an open discussion of management, operations, and technical issues facing home health care management executives. The purpose of this listserv is to site a friendly and open discussion among the senior and mid-level management of home health agencies, hospices, home infusion therapy providers and suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies. Participation from the public, private and academic sectors is welcome. send email to: LISTSERV@USA.NET
    in the body of the message type:
    SUBSCRIBE HOMEHLTH yourfirstname yourlastname
    • The purpose of the 4-H Challenge listserv is to facilitate discussions on a broad range of experiential education issues covered in 4-H Challenge programming, including: 1. Site based challenge (ropes) courses and portable challenge activities. 2. Classroom and field based programs in schools, corporate programs, youth at risk, and therapeutic adventure programs. The list is supported by the Washington State University (CES) 4-H Challenge Program. This list is intended to complement the existing Association for Experiential Education discussion list (AEELIST) and Outdoor-Ed list (Australia) by providing a forum for persons primarily working through 4-H/Youth Development. send an email message to:
      in the body of the text type
      subscribe 4HCHALL your_real_name

    National Information Infrastructure

    National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) gopher:

    • 11/01/94 Technology Policy Working Group Minutes
    • 12-07-94 GILS Meeting Change Announcement
    • NII Security Issues Forum Announces Two Meetings
    • IITF November Report (11/12/94)
    • Calendar of Public Events (10/12/94)
    • 07/15/94 NII Security Public Forum Statements
    • 12/06/94 NII Advisory Council Meeting Notice
    • 10/17/94 NII Advisory Council Meeting Minutes


    • SlipKnot Dial-Up WWW Browser (w/o SLIP) MicroMind, New York, NY, US SlipKnot is a graphical World Wide Web browser specifically designed for Microsoft Windows users who have UNIX shell accounts with their service providers. Its primary feature is that it does not require SLIP or PPP or TCP/IP services. SlipKnot is distributed as restricted shareware, with a registration fee of $29.95 ($20 for individual users outside North America, Europe and Japan). More information is available at the SlipKnot home page, or by sending email to

    Weekend Scouting

    • G'DAY! The Aussies have arrived! Makin' Waves Studios on the Internet. Aussie style humor abounds at this new site, complete with FREE .wav sound files to download and share with your friends. Get yourself a really different Windows intro or exit! Copy the file to cassette and it can answer your phone, insult your friends, or be warm and caring - the choice is yours. All professionally recorded and voiced by experienced Aussie talent. Go on, ava a gander - erm, that means have a look!
      [Note: Resource(s)/URL(s) mentioned above is no longer available.]

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        The four network tools referenced most often in the Scout Report are World Wide Web, gopher, email, and FTP. Occasionally WAIS and Telnet addresses are also listed.

        After each resource at least one address is listed, and sometimes more. This is because some resources are available through multiple network tools. The network tool addresses are always listed in the same order after each resource:

        • World Wide Web (WWW)
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