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Photopic Sky Survey
True-color all-sky survey, with constellation and star name overlay option. News articles state it is the largest of its type. Requires Flash.
Be an Astronomer Right From Your Window
Suggested by Emily via Jamie VanAllen of Northern Mentors. Site with links for the young or beginning astronomer.
Sky Screensaver by John Walker
Includes current location of planets, moon and sun, star names. Several other interesting items on his site.
US Naval Observatory (USNO) Data Services
Sunrise, sunset, eclipses, and more!
Assorted astronomy freeware, links to homepage and to download.
NIST US TIME - Eastern Time Zone
Official US time, use arrow to change time zone.
"News and information of the Earth-Sun environment." Solar winds, X-Ray solar flares, number of sun spots, and more Including forecast.
Wolfram Alpha computation engine
"Enter your question or calculation and Wolfram|Alpha uses its built-in algorithms and a growing collection of data to compute the answer."
Maps of various types: satellite, altitude, rivers, major roads, etc.
Relative Value of $100
How far does $100 go in each state (use map). From Tax Foundation.
Just for fun, 1800 to today, input $ amount and years.
Kiplinger - State Retirement Tax Guide Information on retirement income taxes.
Retirement Living Information Center.com - Taxes by State
Use map to see individual state tax information.
Top Retirement.com - State Guide
Tax information for each state: income, sales, property, inheritance/estate.
County health rankings.org
More than you might want to know about the area you areconsidering. Example: population to doctors dentist.
Property Tax by county
CNN Money property for US counties. By average dollar and average price of home. Use zoom to see county outline. Divide average tax by the percentage equal average houe cost.
Available rentals and price.
National Council on Aging - Benefits Check-up
Benefits check-up for 55 and over.
Sterling's Best Places (Cost of Living & stats)
Compare your town with another town.
AARP recommended site for checking charities.
NAUPA Unclaimed Property - Unclaimed.org
US and Canada by state or province. Also:
US Treasury Hunt
Near bottom of page is "Start Search" button, need social security number.
Scores hospitals for medical errors. Mentioned in AARP Newspaper. (11/9/2012)
Doctor rating by patients.
Pro Publica - Dollars for Docs
Payment to doctors from drug companies.
Wall St Journal - Medicare Payments
Searchable: payments to doctors by Medicare and why.
Instructions for reaching a human, rather than a computer.
Information and links.
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Open Street Cam Maps
Open Street Maps
Pick your favorite.
United States Zip Code.org
Zip code finders.
US DOT Byway's site
The Most Scenic Drive in All 50 States
America's Scenic Byways
Wikipedia - National Scenic Byway
Maps, photos, and information about America's Scenic Highways. Some are not paved and may be 4-wheel only.
Round About Publication
Location of Rest Stops on Interstate Highways, and RV Dump Stations. Use links.
Plan your trip: tolls, attractions, advice.
NPS Find a park
Use map or list.
RailService.com (see "Tourist Railroads & Museums")
American-Rails.com (see "Tourism" bottom left)
Information about historic train rides and museums.
Flight info with Google map (under Flight Map tab). Shows flight path.
Track by flight, carrier, airport., or type of aircraft. See all the flight at a particular airport, live. Great deal of information.
Map with path, information, click for weather, etc. Try Go Live with Detail View
Site Map: under Travel heading: weather planning for your trip.
Arbor Day Foundation Tree Identification Guide
"What tree is that?"
Gas and Diesel prices.
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National Phone Number Registry (use numbers only)
Lookup phone number, including Reverse Lookup
SpeedDot - Graphs speed
DSLReports - Letter Grade
Test My Speed.net - Up Down or Combine
Test your firewall.
Gibson Research "Haystack"(Time to break)
How Secure is My Password?
The Password Meter
Online password checkers.
Norton Password Generator
New Password Genator
Strong Password Genator
Secure Password Generator
Online password generators not recommended for bank site, etc.
The Portable Freeware Collection
PortableApps Try either for excellent, free portable software.
Test security on web sites you use.
Check your browser
Test security of your browser.
WebRTC Leak test
Check for WebRTC leaks.
ColorCombo.com - Color Tester Page
Test various background and text colors for web design.
Update: Saturday, 16 March 2019 - 16:15:26 EST/EDT