Peter Greene's Top 10+ as announced on Monday, 10/4/2004
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- TalkAboutComputing.com - access to online discussions about a variety of computer related topics.
- WatchingGoogleLikeaHawk.com - news, info [a new Web browser called ?gbrowser is anticipated] and commentary about Google.com - the search engine.
- Clusty.com - [presently in beta - so give it a try - powered by "Vivisimo"]; a new search engine looking to compete with Google.com and others. Also check out "Vivisimo eBay".
- BongoNews.com - a funny look at our life styles; remember "SatireWire.com" (which is no longer updated).
- TourOfHope.com - (rolls through Wisconsin on Thursday Oct. 7th) a week-long journey across America by a team of 20 people who have been touched by cancer. Last October, the first Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope Team inspired thousands as they cycled around the clock to inform the public about the importance of cancer clinical trials. Also visit "CancerTrialsHelp.org".
- FindaFluShot.com - [by the "American Lung Association"]; approximately 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths are due to influenza-associated illness each year; this resource is to help more people find and obtain flu vaccinations in their neighborhoods.
- FactCheck.org - [The Annenberg Political Fact Check] - trying to hold politicians accountable. "Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts." - Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Web site is produced by a nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.
- NOAA.gov [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] - information about hurricanes and more can be found here.
- USGS.gov - [U.S Geological Survey] Federal source for science about the Earth, its natural and living resources, natural hazards, and the environment. Information about California earthquakes and Mount St. Helens [current Webcam Mt. St. Helens] are found here.
- NationalPriorities.org - [maintained by the National Priorities Project]; covering what federal tax and spending policies mean to your community. Also check out their CostOfWar.com Web site.
- Scaled.com [Scaled Composites, LLC] - the company that designed and built "SpaceShipOne", winner of the commercial flight award.
*** Below are last month's choices ****
- (*)2 books on Google - "Google Hacks" and the new "Google Pocket Guide". Also visit Peter's new "Book Page".
- (***)Here is the "E-mail Anti-SPAM Encoder by Hiveware" to use if you post your email address to Web pages.
- (***)Here is the way to "eliminate the Windows Logon Screen". Remember to be careful when editing any system files; make sure you review the numerous resources I've posted about the Windows Registry that can be found on my "Tips" and "Techlinks" pages. And if you need access to your Windows system [like you forgot your administrative password] and are having trouble - then the "EBCD Utility [Free]" may be able to help.
- (***)US-CERT warns against using Internet Explorer - issued 6-29-2004 - U.S. government's Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is warning Web surfers to stop using Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser. If you are concerned an alternative may be Mozilla's next generation Web browser called "FireFox" and visit the "InfoStar Virus Info Center" Web page and look for Web browsers.
- eScoutz.com - [powered by eTeamz.com]; a resource that allows for scouting organizations to build Web sites and improve their ability to communicate online. [On a personal note I was able to utilize eteamz.com to more effectiuvely communicate with my son's soccer team]
- InsideGraphics.com - a resource for people who use the computer for producing graphics; for users of Photoshop, Corel products, and more.
- FindArticles.com - [powered by LookSmart]; search and read from 5.5 million articles from over 900 publications.
- Baseball-Almanac.com - baseball's online history site; history, rosters, statistics and much more at your fingers tips! Also check out "Baseball-Fever.com".
- eMachineShop.com - [Download their free 3D CAD software]; get the custom parts you need via online access to a machine shop.
- Stereolithography.com - [also known as "3D layering"]; a technology that allows you to prototype custom designed parts before committing to them for production. Learn more about "How Stereolithography Works". Also check out these companies and learn "about 3D printing" or "dimension printing".
- WCH2004.com - the official Web site for the World Cup of Hockey 2004 that is in its final playoffs to determine the winner.
- CeramicsToday.com - a comprehensive resource covering the world of ceramics; also visit "ClayStation" and "ClayTimes" and "CraftWeb".
- Shave.com - very popular men and women's skincare products in the UK and Europe; from being enlightened on my Euro trip. Their products [although currently in limited amounts and selections] are being sold at Walgreens, Target and CVS pharmacy; you can also order online at Shave.com.
- ExtremeScience.com - a well organized in-depth Web site about many areas of science.
- South-Pole.com - Arctic and Antarctic history at your finger tips.
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