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June 24, 2007

Newsletter 6-24-07

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 8:43 pm

Earthquakes, now much has been said recently because we have had so many other weather related issues around our world. The USGS has just about everything you ever wanted to know about earthquakes, like largest is the US, largest in the world, earliest reported, and much more. Cruise over to the following site increase your knowledge of earthquakes.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learning/facts.php

The RIAA and MPAA trot out their spokespeople at conferences and public events all over the country, repeating their misleading talking points. Innovators are pirates, fair use is theft, the sky is falling, up is down, and so on. Their rhetoric shouldn’t be given a free pass. To that end, EFF has prepared a sample list of tough questions for times when you hear entertainment industry representatives speaking and want to challenge their positions. Find out what you can do and how to help the EFF fight unfair Digital Rights Management.
http://www.eff.org/IP/faq/

GRIN (Great Images In NASA) is a collection of over a thousand images of significant historical interest scanned at high-resolution in several sizes. This collection is intended for the media, publishers, and the general public looking for high-quality photographs. Please note that downloading these image files may take some time, although searching and browsing should be relatively quick. GRIN was established to help journalists, publishers, educators, authors and the general public find high-quality historical photos. Photos were selected both for their historical importance and their visual impact. This is a large collection and understanding how to browse GRIN efficiently will save you a lot of time. So take time to read the FAQ.
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/howtouse.html

Since 1971, Nolo’s goal has been simple: To make America’s legal system accessible to everyone. With hundreds of top quality, plain-English legal products, we’ve helped make that happen. Every year, over 10 million people turn to Nolo to save billions of dollars. Thank you for your support. Ok, so some of their products cost money, but there is still al lot of free legal advice at this site and it is a worthwhile visit.
http://www.nolo.com/

All work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy. So check out this large selection of free games from Yahoo. Time to relax and have a little fun for a while. I am sure you will find something here that will entertain you for a few minutes if not for hours.
http://games.yahoo.com/arcade-games

The National Park Service was created by an Act signed by President Woodrow Wilson on August 25, l9l6. Yellowstone National Park was established by an Act signed by President Ulysses S. Grant on March l, l872, as the Nation’s first national park. The National Park System comprises 391 areas covering more than 84 million acres in every state (except Delaware), the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. These areas include national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House. Now you have a quick overview of the web site so why not take a trip to one of our National Parks for vacation this year.
http://www.nps.gov/

Investing in your home on your street could be more profitable than investing on Wall Street. http://hes.lbl.gov/hes/images_newUI/spacer.gifThis site will help you find resources to make your home more energy efficient. Basically this site was developed to help you successfully capitalize on the energy savings opportunities identified by the Energy Advisor module. You’ll find a host of links to practical information, ranging from lists of specific efficient products … to tips about selecting a good contractor … to information on what assistance your utility might have to offer.
http://hes.lbl.gov/

“The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.”

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1 Comment »

  1. Hey Mike,

    Very nice blog; I’ve added it to my favorites.

    I hope all is well for you in Delaware!

    Comment by Val Ness — June 29, 2007 @ 3:06 pm


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