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"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves,
or we know where we can find information upon it."
- Samuel Johnson
DATE SITE OF THE DAY
McAfee: Computer Security Glossary
"This glossary lists terms you may come across when reading about online security and threats. If you find a term you don't recognize, check here to find out what it means. Bookmark this page as a quick and handy reference."
"Get the lowest prices with shipping on computers, electronics, clothing, cameras and more. Prices inputed by stores themselves in real-time."
"Welcome to the English-language Wiktionary, a collaborative project to produce a free-content multilingual dictionary. It aims to describe all words of all languages using definitions and descriptions in English. 2,958,053 entries with English definitions from over 450 languages."
"To chat is to talk about ordinary things that are not very important. You can chat to one person or to many people. This short dictionary has translations for popular chat acronyms."
Smithsonian: Seriously Amazing
"The Smithsonian asks and answers questions about science, art, history and culture, exciting the learning in everyone, every day."
Wikipedia: United States Presidential Election, 2012
"The 2012 United States presidential election is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. It will be the 57th quadrennial presidential election in which presidential electors, who will officially elect the president and the vice president of the United States on December 17, 2012, will be chosen."
"HowStuffWorks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Communications, is the award-winning source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. Founded by North Carolina State University Professor Marshall Brain in 1998, the site is now an online resource for millions of people of all ages."
"Find the best library and reference resources at LibrarySpot.com, including top dictionaries, encyclopedias, newspapers, maps, quotations and much more."
"Do you care about your personal data? We provide instructions to remove your account or public profile on most popular websites, including Skype, Windows Live, Hotmail / Live, Twitter, MSN / Messenger, Google, and many more. Want to create an account somewhere? Check our Blacklist first to see if it's even possible to remove your profile."
"Do it yourself home improvement and diy repair at Doityourself.com. Includes home improvement projects, home repair, kitchen remodeling, plumbing, electrical, painting, real estate, and decorating."
U.S. Census Bureau: Veterans Day 2012 - Nov. 11
"Veterans Day originated as 'Armistice Day' on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors military veterans with parades and speeches across the nation. A national ceremony takes place at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia."
MarketWatch: The 10 Worst States for Retirees in 2012
"Connecticut now has the dubious honor of being the worst state to spend your golden years, according to John Brady, the president of TopRetirements.com. Which other states made the list?"
"The easy to understand dictionary with example sentences, famous quotes and audio pronunciations. Includes: thesaurus, business dictionary, computer dictionary, medical dictionary and more."
Google Art Project
"Experience the world's museums from your home. Get closer to art! Simply select a museum from the homepage and then either choose 'Explore the museum' or 'View Artwork'. Once you are in the main site use the drop-down menus or the side info bar to navigate between artworks and museums. Finally create and share your own collections online." Related site: New York Times Review of Google Art Project.
Mayo Clinic: Symptom Checker
"Explore possible causes for your medical symptoms."
"Law resource for consumers and legal professionals. Includes a searchable directory of legal information, local services, helpful tools and tips, and legal news."
"Global weekly journal of research which serves the scientific community as a forum for the presentation and discussion of important issues related to the advancement of science."
"Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies and music, as well as 150 billion archived web pages."
"Fast, free access to one of the largest scholarship databases in the world."
The Library of Congress: Thomas
"The Library of Congress THOMAS site is the source for federal legislative information. THOMAS provides several options for finding bills, resolutions, and legislative histories from 1973 to the present. Legislative information can be searched across multiple Congresses. THOMAS is also the source for presidential nominations, treaties, committee reports, legislative resources for researchers and teachers. THOMAS draws on the resources of the Library of Congress to provide users with valuable and historical information related to the legislative process."
"MapQuest provides interactive maps and driving directions for cities and towns worldwide. Also provides road trip planner, addresses, and phone number finder."
Wikipedia: Thanksgiving Day
"Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Thanksgiving is celebrated each year on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Because of the longstanding traditions of the holiday, the celebration often extends to the weekend that falls closest to the day it is celebrated. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations."
Microsoft: Bing News
"Top News and current events from world, national, and local news sources. Get the latest breaking news for sports, entertainment, business, politics, weather, and more."
USA.gov: Contact Elected Officials
"USA.gov: Contact Elected Officials -- Locate e-mail and mailing addresses, phone numbers, and more for your local, state, and federal officials."
AAA: Daily Fuel Gauge Report
"AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report is a public service of the United States of America's largest motoring and leisure travel membership organization and is updated daily by Oil Price Information Service with average national, state and local prices for gasoline, diesel and E-85. Every day up to 100,000 stations are surveyed in cooperation with Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability."
Amazon: Cyber Monday
"Black Friday may be over, but we've still got the party going. Today is Cyber Monday and we've got our best deals right here. Some Cyber Monday deals are in limited supply, and all will go quickly--but don't worry if you miss one, because we'll keep adding new ones throughout the day, and all week long."
Forbes: The Richest People in America
"Two-thirds of the wealthiest people in the U.S. added to their fortunes, boosting their average net worth by $400 million to a record $4.2 billion."
FDIC: Failed Bank List (Since Oct 1, 2000)
"Learn how accounts and loans are affected when a bank fails, how to seek unclaimed funds, and how to obtain a lien release. Includes an updated list of failed banks."
Refdesk: Job Search Resources
A directory of job search resources produced by refdesk.com
HowStuffWorks: How to Surf the Web Anonymously
"Do you want to surf the web anonymously and not be tracked? Take a look at the easy ways you can conceal your identity and surf the web anonymously."
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