with constellation and star name overlay option. News
state it is the largest of its type. Well worth it.
||Sky Screensaver shows current location of planets, moon and sun, star names, etc. Home Planet is sky map, orrey, and more.|
||Online version of below (requires java). Set location using "Earth" (top, left). Downloadable version.|
|Seti at Home
||Join the search for intelligent life "out there" with this screen saver.|
||Gregorian to Julian, Julian to Gregorian calendar, date converter by Rahul Mittal. Also: Times of Minima Table calculation. (On Villanova Unversity web site.)|
|Night Sky This Week||Weekly information about the night sky, astronomy articles and observations. Interesting site. Pack full of information.|
|WX Tide32||Determine high or low tide at many locations through out the world. See site for details and current version.|
|NOAA Climate Data||NOAA Climate data tables. Individual table link down a bit on page. Wind, rain fall, humidity, etc.|
|Weather Calculator||Calculates or converts various weather related items: temperature, wind speed, etc. Portable: install, copy exe, ocx, & 2 dll files to new folder and uninstall. Create shortcut to new location.|
|The Weather Calculator by Tim Brice and Todd Hall||Html based weather calculations. Portable version available, runs in browser. National Weather Service, El Paso, Tx. Other NWS locations have calculators, but this one is the most extensive I have found.|
|Air Quality today||What the air quality today, in various parts of the US.|
|NIST US Time||Official US Eastern Time Zone time. To change time zone, use "change timezone" button.|
|See the far side of the moon||MPEG showing the moon in rotations, thus making the side we normally can not see visable. Click "CONTENTS" to see what else this site has to offer. It is extensive.|
|Apparent motions of the Sun and Moon||Excellent diagrams and interactive explanations of seasons, phases of moon, and eclipses.|
|SpaceWeather||"News and information of the Earth-Sun environment." Solar winds, X-Ray solar flares, number of sun spots, and more. Including forecast.|
|Portable Freeware||Excellent free software for your USB or computer. Also see: Portable Apps|
|Wolfram Alpha computation engine||From the site: "Enter your question or calculation and Wolfram|Alpha uses its built-in algorithms and a growing collection of data to compute the answer."|
|Geology.com||Maps of various types: satellite, altitude, rivers, major roads, etc. Not in great detail, but interesting.|
|General tax information (USA only) - Forms and information|
|IRS - Internal Revenue Service
Downloaded Forms & Pubs
Link to all forms & pubs
Online Version of Publication 78 List charities for which donations are allowable deductions
|Federation of Tax
||Link to your
state's taxation department via
a map. Easy to use. Check if your state has internet filing, use pull
down menu: "Internet Filing". NJ Gross Income Tax forms.
|Social Security Administration
Security Online - Home Page
Calculator to determine benefit reduction due to earnings over limit.
Retirement estimator - make certain you accept cookies.
||Tax Cloud Internet Sales Tax Guide: Shows sales tax rate for a location (state plus local), and by category (food, clothes, etc.)|
|Tax Foundation||2013 Comparison of state plus
2010 State & Local Tax Burden Ranking
(latest year) rank by total of all taxes.
1977 - 2010 State & Local Tax Burden
use pull down menu to select state.
|Other sites of Interest|
|Leapfrog Group||Scores hospitals for medical errors. Mentioned in AARP Newspaper. Hopefully, the hospital you look up responded, Virtua in sothern NJ did not. (11/9/2012)|
information on how to get a human when the company has a very
early model pre-"Data"
Trek: The Next Generation)
answering the phone. If you find a way to get to a human, add
it to GetHuman and help others. Many companies, like
PSE&G (NJ) go out of their way to prevent your speaking with a
human, or contacting them through their web site.
Dial-a-human & Lucy-phone are similiar.
|Social Security Death Master File||Free, but not the latest information. Research date of death of an individual. Appears to include 2011 data.|
|National Council on Aging - Benefits Check-up||National Council on Aging - benefits check-up. For 55 and over: find out if there are benefits you are missing out on.|
|Top Retirements.com||More information for retiring by state.|
|Choose to Save retirement calculator||Choosetosave.com retirement calculator was mention in a piece on NBC. See what you think of it.|
|My State Will||What are the rules in your state if you die WITHOUT a will. They may not be what you expect.|
|Department of Labor - State Minimum Wage||Federal DOL site list minimum wages by state. Local minimum wages law not referenced.|
|50 States.com||General information about each state. On individual state page, click state name to link to state's site.|
|Inflation Calculator||Calculate the amount of inflation from 1800 to today.|
|www.catalogchoice.org||Get rid of those catalogs.|
|www.acxiom.com/opt-out-request-form||Opt out of junk mail.|
|www.optoutprescreen.com||Opt out of credit card offers.|
|www.donotcall.gov||Do not call me registration. It works for the most part.|
|www.dmachoice.org||Direct marketing association. Difficult to registrator with Firefox, $1 charge if by mail.|