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Windows 98: Is it worth it?
A quick assessment of Windows 98 and links to more information
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Fill'er Up and Check the Oil
Let this cybermechanic tune-up your website
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Fill'er Up and Check the Oil (Utility)
Here's a handy resource for web site owners and developers. Stop by the Web Site Garage for a free site tune up.
This cybermechanic site will perform 7 free diagnostics on your home page. If you're a do-it-yourselfer, you can use the Turbocharge Self Service tools. If you want to announce your internet presence, you can register your site with 16 search engines in just a few minutes. Are your graphics in tip-top shape? Get a GIF Lube. Don't have any meta tags, use the META Tag Generator. You can even get a screenshot of your site on various browsers and platforms. Peel over to this handy site and check out some of the additional tools you can use to get started on your high performance web site. On your mark....get set....GO!
75,000,000 Downloads (Download)
Clipart, shareware, freeware, patches, upgrades and more - whatever you're looking for, start with Filez.
This massive site claims to have more than 75 million searchable files. Although we doubt anyone has tried to count them all, and even if the figure is off by a million or two - no big whoop! There's plenty to choose from. Searching is easy as you begin by selecting your operating system or file type. You can also search by file name and/or descriptions. If you're on a never-ending download spree, definitely bookmark this site.
Statistics show that people are once again beginning to travel more often. This is especially true of the baby-boomers and the retiring Grey market. And they're travelling smarter!
Ecotourism is a terrific resource that provides vacationers with tips that will help you to become a more responsible traveler. You'll find information on the ecotourism industry, destinations, ecolodges, ecotours and more. The site is full of eye-opening surprises and insights that will make you wonder why you didn't think of this before.
If you're a golf fanatic, you're going to love this network of sites. GolfWeb tees up "Everything Golf on the World Wide Web."
If you're looking for the latest professional and amateur tournament scores and news, golf course specs and information, or even an online pro shop, GolfWeb has it. Planning a golf vacation? No problem - check out GolfWeb Japan, GolfWeb Europe, GolfWeb Australasia and GolfWeb Canada. Caddy not included!
Busted... Not! (News/Media)
If it's never happened to you, odds are that it will. What are we talking about? A speeding ticket, that's what! Come on...don't try to tell us that you've never pushed the pedal to the metal! If you have, you'll get a kick out of The WWW Speedtrap Registry.
This comprehensive resource will quickly guide you to speed traps around the world. Specific speed trap locations are provided by drivers in the relevant cities, regions and countries referenced. Although the site in no way encourages speeding and careless driving, it provides some deadly accurate information. The site does not welcome or provide sobriety checkpoints. Even though this is one of the best kept secrets on the Net, over 100,000 visitors check in each week to find speed traps in their areas. Is there one near you?
Email Acronyms (General)
One of the founding principles of email communications is brevity. The idea is to get to your point across quickly and clearly, leaving out the often unnecessary babble. To assist in this effort, experienced Netties use acronyms. Yet even those with plenty of experience can sometimes get duped by an acronym they've never seen before. Acronyms can be especially handy for those who have yet to master the keyboard. After all, how many of you can type 60 words per minute?
Below is a list of some of the most frequently used acronyms. Use them next time you email someone. See how many you recognize. TTFN.
Can Thunderstorms Curdle Milk? (Reference)
Does freezing batteries increase shelf-life? Can a fly stop a train? Why are certain kinds of typos more common? The answers to these a more weird and wacky science questions can be found at The Last Word.
The site is a collection of everyday questions and answers about things that make you go Hmmm! Over 450 various scientific phenomena are explained by science buffs all over the world. Categories include Plants and animals, Bubbles, liquids and ice, Around the house, Mysteries and illusions, Your body, Inside machines, The physical world and Unanswered questions.
Have a question of your own? No problem. Ask and you shall receive. This is a fun and educational resource for kids of all ages. It's brought to you by the publishers of New Scientist. You'll find a link to their home at the site.
Strap On Your Life Jackets (Sciences)
Wondering if and when the big one is coming? What will cause it, a man-made or a natural phenomena? Find answers to these and other questions at Tsunami!.
The Tsunami! site is packed with reports and information on recent tsunami events, maps and charts, a survey of past tsunamis, information on the physics of tsunamis, and other resources. Worried that the next one is just around the corner? Check out The WWW Tide and Current Predictor. This chart provides tidal charts for regions throughout the United States and links to related sites.
A Whatasaurus? (Sciences)
Sometimes some of the best information on the Net can be found at privately maintained sites. Dinosauria is one such site (it's a commercial site, but well worth the visit).
This terrific resource provides extensive information about dinosaurs, including dictionaries, articles, maps, charts, images, and other resources. Examine the fossils of not so popular species. Read about the 'lifestyles of the big and grumpy'. This site is very coolasaurus and you will certainly learnalotapus!
Tobacco Information and Prevention Sourcepage (Health)
We all know about the hazards and health risks of smoking. Packaging, billboards and public service announcements repeat the warnings time and time again. Unfortunately this isn't enough. If you want specific and chilling details about the effects of smoking, the Sourcepage for Tobacco Information and Prevention will deliver them.
A project of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the site presents information on tobacco use in the United States, including research reports, educational materials, tips on quitting tobacco use, and other resources. Whether you're fact-finding for yourself or interested in educating young children, this is the place to start. Check out the Tips4Kids link for an interview with Boyz II Men and learn about their new non-smoking campaign. Tips4Teens provides information for those that are a little older. Overall, this is a terrific resource for getting the facts and finding tips on quitting. Well worth a mouse-click!
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