Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
UCLA Stunt Ranch
Santa Monica Mountains Reserve
Highway Patrol Traffic Info
Table of Elements
Martin's Typewriter Museum
The typewriter collection contains over 85 typewrites from 21 manufacturers
spanning the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
(see also: Privacy and Consumer Rights)
A consumer watchdog group formed by Consumers Union.
Strunk's Elements of
addresses and other features.
Creates a disposable e-mail account valid for only
Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Personal Finance Calculators
A great variety of useful personal finance calculators, such as
commuting costs, car payments, savings needed for retirement, fuel efficiency,
fuel expenses, household budgeting, time and timesheets. The site also
calculates savings through smoking cessation, a more fuel efficient
car and eating in versus eating out.
Loan and Personal Finance Calculators
This site features a multitude of personal finance calculators,
such as: various tpes of mortgages, loans, home equity, debt/credit,
taxes, amortization, retirement investments and comparisions such as
rent vs. buy and college savings.
OF SPEECH and ONLINE DEMOCRACY
Wikileaks is a website that publishes anonymous submissions and
leaks of sensitive corporate
and government documents, while taking measures to preserve the anonymity
and traceability of its contributors.
Similar to YouTube,
except that this site has uncensored and at times graphic videos.
One of the most fascinating sites on the web! The Internet Archive
is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts
in digital form. Like a paper library, it provides free access to researchers,
historians, scholars, and the general public. Contains historical sound
recordings and films and open source music. The site's "WayBack
Machine" allows users to search web pages which have been taken
Versatile site compiles search results for IPs, their administrators,
their locations, spam and security violations, response time, pings,
and so on. Excellent research tool for many purposes.
Legends and hoaxes are as old as speech. These sites investigate claims,
chain letters and frauds circulating on the Internet and by e-mail.
If you hear about an outrageous claim through the Internet, please do
all of us (and yourself) a favor by checking these sites before e-mailing
it to all your friends!
Sending large files via e-mail often leads to problems.
This free service allows users to upload a file to a server, from which
the recipient can download it.
Checks the current upload and download speed of your
Creates a disposable e-mail account valid for only
Turns a long URL into a short one.
International Printing Museum
Printing changed the world more than any other invention. By making
knowledge available to an increasing number of people, printing was
instrumental in promoting general literacy, the emancipation of the
masses, the fall of religious and worldly empires run by aristocracy,
the rise of modern states and the triumph of rationality and science.
The International Printing Museum in Torrance, California, is small.
But it houses 500 years of printing history.
(also see: Search Engines, Publishing Industry)
The world's newspapers and magazines on one page.
Searches 5 million articles.
PARANORMAL PHENOMENA, PSEUDO-SCIENCE
"News, information and consumer
protection for spiritual seekers all over the world who are seeking
the fundamental mysteries of life."
Committee for the Scientific Investigation
of Claims of the Paranormal
CSICOP encourages the critical investigation
of paranormal and fringe-science claims from a responsible, scientific
point of view and disseminates factual information about the results
of such inquiries to the scientific community and the public.
Randi Educational Foundation
Resource on paranormal, pseudoscientific and paranormal.
Offers $1 Million Prize for controlled, scientific proof of paranormal
Political Fact Check
Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political
players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and
news releases. The Annenberg Political Fact Check is a project of
the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
The APPC accepts NO funding from business corporations, labor unions,
political parties, lobbying organizations or individuals. It is funded
primarily by an endowment from the Annenberg Foundation.
Department - Foreign Press Center
Resources for foreign journalists working in the U.S.
Angeles Press Club
Professional organization and resources for media professionals
in Los Angeles.
Venerable Washington based organizations. Good expert
search engine and library.
AND CONSUMER RIGHTS
(see also: Consumer Protection)
Nonprofit consumer education, research, and advocacy program.
Practical tips and U.S. regulations on privacy protection.
Society of Journalists and Authors
Publishers of America
Resources and circulation data.
Finds frequencies by zip code. Provides links to 10,000 radio station
web sites and 2,500 audio streams.
Find out what intials and acronyms stand for.
(also see: News and Media)
knows Google and Yahoo. Here are some more exotic search services:
Searches 150,000 magazines, journals and newsletters.
Search engine for more than 500 publications.
Purchase articles from 28.000 academic journals.
The Education Resources Information Center is a database of journal
and non-journal education literature.
Useful for researching individual companies. Finds filings with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Owned by Ask Jeeves
High on sponsored links
Dating back to the last century, this search engine now combines results
from other engines.
Created the first web index in 1995. Now owned by Yahoo, which is the
source of its results.
Acesses the top three crawler-based engines of Yahoo, Google and Teoma,
but not simulaneously.
Uses Google's Index.
Currently accesses Yahoo listings, but is developing proprietary technology.
Here you can find vital data and grave sites of ancestors and prominent
Space Agency (ESA)
International pages pages about space activities and research programs
Product reviews and tech news.
Product reviews from Yahoo users and Consumers Reports.
CALENDARS, CHARTS AND OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
This very useful
site tells the time around the world, offers calendars for any day (past
sun- and moon calculators,countdowns, and free online clocks for web