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August 26, 2007

Newsletter 8-26-07

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 9:45 pm

“How Products Are Made explains and details the manufacturing process of a wide variety of products, from daily household items to complicated electronic equipment and heavy machinery. The site provides step by step descriptions of the assembly and the manufacturing process (complemented with illustrations and diagrams) Each product also has related information such as the background, how the item works, who invented the product, raw materials that were used, product applications, by-products that are generated, possible future developments, quality control procedures, etc.”
http://www.madehow.com/

THOMAS was launched in January of 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public. The many things you can find at this site include, calendar, schedules, committee information, treaties, Government resources, and much more.
http://thomas.loc.gov/

MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are planning to buy a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401k, the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you do it better. Throughout the site, you will find important information from 20 federal agencies government wide.
http://www.mymoney.gov/

“History is everywhere, in nearly 400 national parks and every hometown. It covers everything from the remnants of ancient civilizations to the boyhood homes of U.S. Presidents to the stirring sagas of hard-fought wars to the reverberations of one woman refusing to give up her seat on a bus. History is a part of who we were, who we are, and who we will be.
As you explore these pages, we hope you find what you are looking for – but even more importantly, we hope you discover something that surprises you. We invite you to learn more about history and how the National Park Service works to preserve it.”
http://www.nps.gov/history/

Search over 20 million records from military history. You can sign up at this web site to enjoy all of the other benefits of membership. Gain access to the latest Military news, benefits updates, education and career opportunities.
http://www.military.com/

At this ’time capsule’ site you will be lead through a “wizard” that allows you to select specific headlines, birthdays, songs, TV shows, toys, and books for the selected date. You can edit the information, or even add your own information to the final page!
When you’re through, you’ll be presented with your own customized page that includes all the information you’ve chosen, plus typical consumer prices from that year, Academy Award winners that year, etc. They currently have data online for the years 1800 through 2002, although data for the years 1800 – 1875 is probably spotty.
http://dmarie.com/timecap/

“The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.”

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