Thursday, April 17, 2014 21:22 GMT

Fun Stuff

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Fun Stuff

Google Earth
The coolest program ever invented. Fly anywhere in the world in a 3D environment. You can also explore the moon, Mars, and space. Also check out the historical imagery feature.

NASA's Visible Earth
- Blue Marble Collection
Download the highest quality imagery of the full Earth ever available.

CIA's The World Factbook
Simply put, it's the best tool to find out the latest information about any country on the globe. You can downoad the whole site with one click.

Gas Buddy Organization
Find the cheapest gas prices in the United States and Canada.

Wikipedia
The free encyclopedia.

Weather Backgrounds

Here are a few weather related photos that I have taken...

N43RF
NOAA Hurricane Research Aircraft
Lockheed WP-3D Orion
Registration Number: N43RF
Nickname "Miss Piggy"
N42RF
NOAA Hurricane Research Aircraft
Lockheed WP-3D Orion
Registration Number: N42RF
Nickname "Kermit"
N49RF
NOAA Hurricane Research Aircraft
Gulfstream IV-SP (G-IV)
Registration Number: N49RF
Nickname "Gonzo"
Lightning strike
Low Quality | High Quality
Lightning strike in Tampa, FL
Occurred near my house
Date: October 12, 2002 at 11:47PM
Don't try to get pictures like this kids...

Space

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"NASA.gov brings you images, videos and interactive features from the unique perspective of America's space agency."

Space Weather
Get the latest info on solar flares, auroras and other space related information.

Spaceflight Now
A great site about spaceflight.

Sky & Telescope's Interactive Sky Chart
"Create a custom naked-eye map of the whole sky for any place on Earth, at any time of day or night, on any date from 1600 to 2400."

Space.com
Everything space.

NASA's ISS and Space Shuttle Tracking (page has Java Applet on it)
Sighting Opportunities
Where is the International Space Station at this moment? You can find out and then look to the sky to find it. It also has some satellites as well.

Sky & Telescope's: This Week's Sky at a Glance
What things are happening this week in space.

Web Tools

Internet Archive (Archive.org)
What this site does is practically unbelievable. It archives the Internet! Enter a website address and you'll see what it looked like throughout its history. If that doesn't interest you, they also have a video, music, audio, and text archive. This site is incredible.

Google's Translation
Free language translator.

Google News
See the news from news organizations across the world. It's simply the best place to go to find news.

Amazon.com's Alexa.com
Want to find out where a site ranks on the internet? Check them out.

PayPal
The world's easiest way to send money.

Currency Rates
Find out the live exchange rate for just about every currency in the world.

Other Stuff

Google Maps
Driving directions and maps for locations around the world.

Zillow.com
How much is your house worth? This is a very interesting site. It approximates home values based on different factors, such as the square footage of your house and the sales price of other homes around you. Just enter your address and it immediately shows you the estimated value of your house and all the houses in your neighborhood. It has tons of other cool data, like how your home's value has increased or decreased over time.

If you a resident of Tampa, FL and get your water from the Tampa Water Department, click the link below for some free stuff:
http://www.tampagov.net/appl_customer_service_center/form.asp?strServiceID=150

Toyota Prius
I think the world of hybrid cars, so I like to include a link to my favorite car whenever possible. (Yep, I own one.)