Karen s Chain Letter Baby Sitters Little Sister 101

I ran to my room to read the letter. It was a chain letter! I had heard of chain letters, but I had never gotten one before. Dear Karen, I read. This is a good-luck chain letter. I got it from someone who got it from someone at ...


Author: Ann M. Martin

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9781338060638

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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From the bestselling author of the generation-defining series The Baby-sitters Club comes a series for a new generation! Dear Karen Brewer: Karen has started collecting stamps. She wants some special new ones, but the mail just brings the same old kind. Then Karen gets a chain letter. It promises good luck and piles of postcards -- if Karen answers quickly. Piles of postcards means piles of stamps, right? And good luck -- what could be wrong with that? Karen wants to link up with this chain letter right away!

Learning to Live

Jesus was crucified shortly after not forwarding this chain letter to ten of his disciples. Countless citizens of Rome defied the demands of this chain letter shortly before the once proud empire fell. Not one of Henry VIII's wives kept ...


Author: Douglas Peter Palermo

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595786480

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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In Learning to Live, Douglas Palermo takes us on his personal journey for meaning, purpose, and enlightenment in an otherwise meaningless, fragmented, post-modern world. Through his personal writings (short stories, essays, articles, poems, etc.) we follow Doug from being an 8th grade student all the way to being a teacher of 8th grade students-covering over twelve years in the process. We see Doug the high school student developing his writing skills and using them for fun and humor in the classroom and on the internet. We see Doug the college student using his writing to tackle issues of politics and self-identity in his essays and short stories. We see Doug the young adult yearn for spiritual enlightenment in his metaphysical notebook and fictions. And we see Doug the teacher synthesizing all he learned and sharing it with the world through his journal entries and rap songs. Take the journey through the writings of Douglas Palermo and you will find his soul and the soul of the Universe.

Introduction to Probability

Chain Letter Problem Example 10.14 An interesting example of a branching process was suggested by Free Huizinga.8 In 1978 , a chain letter called the " Circle of Gold , " believed to have started in California , found its way across the ...


Author: Charles Miller Grinstead

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821807498

Category: Mathematics

Page: 536

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This text is designed for an introductory probability course at the university level for undergraduates in mathematics, the physical and social sciences, engineering, and computer science. It presents a thorough treatment of probability ideas and techniques necessary for a firm understanding of the subject.

Encyclopedia of American Folklife

The chain letter, often identified as a customary folklife genre, is a type of pyramid scheme found in many direct selling or multilevel organizations. Prepared before the computer age on the typewriter or even by hand, ...


Author: Simon J Bronner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317471950

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 731

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American folklife is steeped in world cultures, or invented as new culture, always evolving, yet often practiced as it was created many years or even centuries ago. This fascinating encyclopedia explores the rich and varied cultural traditions of folklife in America - from barn raisings to the Internet, tattoos, and Zydeco - through expressions that include ritual, custom, crafts, architecture, food, clothing, and art. Featuring more than 350 A-Z entries, "Encyclopedia of American Folklife" is wide-ranging and inclusive. Entries cover major cities and urban centers; new and established immigrant groups as well as native Americans; American territories, such as Guam and Samoa; major issues, such as education and intellectual property; and expressions of material culture, such as homes, dress, food, and crafts. This encyclopedia covers notable folklife areas as well as general regional categories. It addresses religious groups (reflecting diversity within groups such as the Amish and the Jews), age groups (both old age and youth gangs), and contemporary folk groups (skateboarders and psychobillies) - placing all of them in the vivid tapestry of folklife in America. In addition, this resource offers useful insights on folklife concepts through entries such as "community and group" and "tradition and culture." The set also features complete indexes in each volume, as well as a bibliography for further research.

Steal This Computer Book 4 0

A typical chain letter lists five addresses and urges you to send money (one dollar or more) to each of them. It instructs you to copy the chain letter, removing the top name from the list of addresses and putting your own name and ...


Author: Wallace Wang

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 9781593273439

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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If you thought hacking was just about mischief-makers hunched over computers in the basement, think again. As seasoned author Wallace Wang explains, hacking can also mean questioning the status quo, looking for your own truths and never accepting at face value anything authorities say or do. The completely revised fourth edition of this offbeat, non-technical book examines what hackers do, how they do it, and how you can protect yourself. Written in the same informative, irreverent, and entertaining style that made the first three editions hugely successful, Steal This Computer Book 4.0 will expand your mind and raise your eyebrows. New chapters discuss the hacker mentality, social engineering and lock picking, exploiting P2P file-sharing networks, and how people manipulate search engines and pop-up ads to obtain and use personal information. Wang also takes issue with the media for "hacking" the news and presenting the public with self-serving stories of questionable accuracy. Inside, you’ll discover: –How to manage and fight spam and spyware –How Trojan horse programs and rootkits work and how to defend against them –How hackers steal software and defeat copy-protection mechanisms –How to tell if your machine is being attacked and what you can do to protect it –Where the hackers are, how they probe a target and sneak into a computer, and what they do once they get inside –How corporations use hacker techniques to infect your computer and invade your privacy –How you can lock down your computer to protect your data and your personal information using free programs included on the book’s CD If you’ve ever logged onto a website, conducted an online transaction, sent or received email, used a networked computer or even watched the evening news, you may have already been tricked, tracked, hacked, and manipulated. As the saying goes, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you. And, as Wallace Wang reveals, they probably are. The companion CD contains hundreds of megabytes of 100% FREE hacking and security related programs, like keyloggers, spyware stoppers, port blockers, IP scanners, Trojan horse detectors, and much, much more. CD compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Five minute Mathematics

Today , by way of a thought experiment , we are going to send some chain letters in an infinite world . The idea of a chain letter is attractive , since it promises something for ( almost ) nothing : 1 I send one euro to a given address ...


Author: Ehrhard Behrends

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 082188624X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 380

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This collection of one hundred short essays gives readers a grand tour through contemporary and everyday mathematics. Behrends provides classics from his newspaper column in Die Welt, expands and illustrates them, and gives readers just enough information at a time to build mastery of concepts and applications. The topics range from pure mathematics to applied math, but all essays are suspenseful and fun to read. This is a very handy tool for teachers of all levels of mathematics (even elementary school children will be able to handle some of the topics), and Behrends assumes his readership has and interest but only a minimal background in mathematics so the essays are accessible but not dumbed-down.

Frauds Against the Elderly

The few dollars you may get will probably not be as much as you spend making and mailing copies of the chain letter. Chain letters don't work because the promise that all participants in a chain letter will be winners is mathematically ...


Author: Charles C. Sharpe

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786481682

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Fraud committed against the elderly has reached epidemic proportions, and the problem will only worsen as a large segment of the American population approaches retirement age. This book explores the disturbing rise in these offenses--crimes aimed at a vulnerable segment of society that is often unable to overcome the consequences--with an eye towards helping seniors protect themselves. This handbook first defines fraud, then discusses why the elderly are targeted, the growing scope of the problem, and why these crimes often go unreported or unsolved. The second section clearly explains 28 of the most common types of fraud--including home improvement scams, health frauds, identity theft and magazine sales--in a manner that allows readers to recognize and avoid the predatory actions of others (whether strangers, friends, or even family members). The third section provides a list of resources and actions to take and for those who believe themselves to be the victim of fraud. The book also contains a list of related acronyms, an index and a bibliography.

The Information

The very purpose of a chain letter is replication; whatever else a chain letter may say, it embodies one message: Copy me. One student of chain-letter evolution, Daniel W. VanArsdale, listed many variants, in chain letters and even ...


Author: James Gleick

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307379573

Category: Science

Page: 544

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From the bestselling author of the acclaimed Chaos and Genius comes a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the big ideas of the modern era: Information, communication, and information theory. Acclaimed science writer James Gleick presents an eye-opening vision of how our relationship to information has transformed the very nature of human consciousness. A fascinating intellectual journey through the history of communication and information, from the language of Africa’s talking drums to the invention of written alphabets; from the electronic transmission of code to the origins of information theory, into the new information age and the current deluge of news, tweets, images, and blogs. Along the way, Gleick profiles key innovators, including Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace, Samuel Morse, and Claude Shannon, and reveals how our understanding of information is transforming not only how we look at the world, but how we live. A New York Times Notable Book A Los Angeles Times and Cleveland Plain Dealer Best Book of the Year Winner of the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

What Happens Next Contemporary Urban Legends and Popular Culture

Chain Letters Chain letters, now mostly transmitted via e-mail, text messaging and social networks such as Facebook, are relatively effortless compared to the chain letters of the past. Before, the recipient had to make physical copies ...


Author: Gail de Vos

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598846348

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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This fascinating book uncovers the history behind urban legends and explains how the contemporary iterations of familiar fictional tales provide a window into the modern concerns—and digital advancements—of our society. • Extended examples of the literature and references to contemporary legends • Relevant, insightful comments from seasoned authors in the genre • A comprehensive overview of recent available research • A list of Internet sites that debunk or confirm urban legends

The Ultimate Guide to Internet Safety Second Edition

The primary purpose of a commercial chain letter is to take your money. It isn't to share wealth, profits or information. Some chain letters sell reports about credit, mail order sales, mailing lists or anything else that can get your ...


Author: Victoria Roddel

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780978847883

Category: Computers

Page: 289

View: 615

Learn why it is important to use the Internet wisely and tips for how to stay safe.