GRLevel3 Version 2 is a Windows viewer for live and archive NEXRAD Level III data. It displays high resolution base products, dual polarization products, and derived products along with Local Storm Reports and severe weather warnings
GET THE RADAR FASTER THAN ANY WEB OR TV STATION
Progress Energy outage maps (weather related usually)
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Clean Air World. Learn about air pollution, find the latest news and information on important air topics and link to governmental air pollution control agencies around the world
State and Territorial Air Pollution Program Administrators and the Association of Local Air Pollution Control Officials (STAPPA/ALAPCO)
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Earth Share AND Conservation & Preservation Charities Federation and Member Organizations
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
North Carolina Public Interest Research Group (NCPIRG) - advocate for the public interest
EPA Alumni Association
Save EPA - Former employees of the Environmental Protection Agency that are using their collective expertise to educate and advocate about environmental science, environmental protections and the current Administration’s assault on EPA and our public health.
Congress Detail Data on Members of Congress - Biographies, Office Listings, and District Descriptions
My Represenatives - Find and contact your federal, state, county and local elected representatives
Open Secrets - Find campaign finance information - handy source of information on money and politics
Follow the Money - comprehensive campaign-donor, lobbyist, and other information from government disclosure agencies nationwide
Archive Org - The Trump Archive collects TV news shows containing debates, speeches, rallies, and other broadcasts related to President-elect Donald Trump. The Trump Archive is focused solely around the more than 800 (and counting) TV appearances by the president-elect, many cross-referenced with the work of fact-checking organizations.
GovTrack is here to help you track legislation being debated in the United States Congress.
It lets you follow specific legislators in Washington to see their voting records and get email alerts on major activity and bills they sponsor.
Vote Smart's mission is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates
and elected officials. Links issues to details about what specific politicians have said and done about them.
Washington Watch converts pieces of federal legislation into their cost—or savings—for the average family.
Brigade makes it easy to find nearby voters who are passionate about the same national and local issues you are, so you can influence policies and elections together. It tries to turn politics into a social network but is currently oriented around elections.
Phone Numbers of Public, Yellow Pages
How to get a live person at 500 major companies' phone menus
at small-scale companies
Get a Human when you call for service
Dial a Human when you call for service
FREE411.com 1-800-FREE411 is a free, nationwide directory assistance service. Catch - you get an ad which generally runs around 15 seconds.
Dial 1-800-GOOG-411 from any phone - State the location and business type - Connect to the business for free
Several White Page directories at Library Spot
White Pages at WhitePages.com
AT&T Real Pages Live - White and Yellow pages (looks like phone book) once on yellow page, go to left panel and choose white pages
White Pages on Yellowpages.com
Google Local (yellow pages)
Superpages.com . GTE Yellow Pages and City Guide
Yahoo People Search
Yahoo Yellow Pages
AT&T AnyWho People Search
Federal Phone Directory
Who Called Us
Directory of UnKnown Callers
Reverse Phone Detective
Reverse Phone by whitepages.com
Reverse Phone by 411 Trace
phonespell.org - What does your phone number spell?
phonetic.com - What does your phone number spell?
Pipl people search
Area Code look up
Unwanted Calls (telemarketing or robocalls) - FCC - Federal Communications Commission - Phone Complaints
Report Unwanted Calls to the FCC. Under "Phone Issues" select "Unwanted Calls"
Search FCC data for unwanted calls (telemarketing or robocalls). To search, use the Search - It's in the upper right with the search image and says "Find in this Dataset." Enter the phone number with dashes, e.g., 122-531-1723
FCC list of Unwanted Calls as of 3/2/2018. This is a simple and quick listing of the above dataset. Enter the phone number with no dashes or slashes, e.g., 1225311723
FCC recommends calling the following toll-free numbers to verify your authorized telephone company:
1-700-555-4141 for long distance and international services and
1+your area code+700-4141 for local and local toll services.
Social Security (1-800-772-1213)
Credit report (lost or stolen credit cards)
Free Annual Credit Reports (NC in Sept 2005) - If you ask for a report from a different company every 4 months, you can get them throughout the year for free.
Equifax 1-800 525-6285
Experian (TRW) 1-800-301-7195
Trans Union 1-800-680-7289
LexisNexis - Accurint information services report - very detailed (not a credit report)
North Carolina Consumers Have the Right to Obtain a Security Freeze
Conference Call Services - Free or $0.10 per minute w/ 800 number
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Reference Desk - (The biggest and best I have ever seen)
Calculators and Converters - Easy Calculation
U.S. Surveyor FREE Deed Plot (use IE)
Reference Librarians' Index to the Internet
Marylaine Book Dealers and Reference
Librarian's Guide to the Best Information on the Net
This file lists all counties and equivalent areas in the United States defined as of January 1, 1990, alphabetically by State with related codes. There are several codes shown: FIPS MSA/CMSA/NECMA code, PMSA, FIPS State and County, then State and County Name
If not on census site
Fips state and county codes only
All Counties and CMSAs (FIPS Codes) with 1999 MSAs (with C/MSA codes not approved by Census, etc)
Maps of Counties and CBSA's (from Census)
US Relief map
Acronyms and Abbreviations
From Blue Book
DOE Ames Lab
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is replacing the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system
File Extensions - database of file extensions and the various programs that use them
Area Code look up
How to Address a Letter per the USPS guidelines
USPS Postage Price Calculator Buy Stamps online at USPS
USPS Look Up a +4 ZIP Code by Address or Business and cities by Zip code
US Postal Rates, Postage Calculator, Domestic Rates, Fees
Mailbox Locator: find a USPS mailbox in your area
USPS Hold Mail Service
Official USPS Abbreviations (States, Street Suffix, etc.)
ZIP Code database (maps, everything you can think of)
The Internet Public Library
Calculator - Scientific, Finance, many others.
US Naval Observatory EST Clock
(If clock stops, enter Control- F5 to refresh)
National Institute of Standards and Technology CLOCK - TIME
Clock using Java Clock without Java (In Netscape do View, Reload to update clock)
Clock using Internet Explorer
Time Zone Conversion
Time in Raleigh, NC (link to all other cities)
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Zulu time (can select East Coast)
(opens in new window)
World Map Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) Zulu Time (easy to convert from Z)
Time by Phone - dial (303) 499-7111 for WWV (Colorado) This is not a toll-free numbers; callers outside the local calling area are charged for the call at regular long-distance rates.
Sun and Moon Data
Decimal to Minutes-Seconds Converter and Latitude And Longitude Lookup
Univ. of Michigan Reference - Census etc
107 Congress - House Of Representatives
107 - Congress Senate
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
Bartleby Library - Great Books Online
435 Mystery Audio CDs at Wake County Library, North Carolina as of Jan 16, 2006
Dictionary.com - English definitions, synonyms, spelling, audio pronunciations, example sentences
The Free Dictionary.com - English, Medical, Legal, and Computer Dictionaries, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, a Literature Reference Library, and a Search Engine
Ask Dr. Dictionary!
Misspelled Words, Names and Places
Elementary English Grammar - Teaching and Learning Resources
text analysis tool
Meanings and Origins of Phrases, Sayings and Idioms
Dr. Mardy's Dictionary of Metaphorical Quotations, the world's largest online database of metaphorical quotations
Shmoop is a way to get into history, poetry, or classic literature. Developed by masters students and faculty at some of the country's top universities. The service is designed to provide students, teachers, and everyday readers with a resource to help them get engaged.
Info Please Almanacs
Text to Speech - enter text (app 200 char) , select a language and hear it spoken
Natural Readers Text to Speech 200 characters Free online
Google Cheat Sheet (help)
Several Search Engines with Descriptions of Uses
Reverse search Google for images, just like you can search for websites
TinEye Alerts tracks where your images appear online.
Startingpage search engine protects your Privacy by NOT recording your IP address (Google does and uses it to track you)
Search for Best Prices:
Find the title of a Song:
at Find Me a Tune
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Environmental News Network
The Onion - American news satire website featuring satirical articles reporting on international, national, and local news.
Kosmix health search site
PC Magazine Good Sites
Print Large Photos (up to wall size)
Digital Photography Review
Digital Camera Resource
Publish a Book:
Greener Choices (Consumer Reports) Buying cleaner products and recycling
National Do Not Call Registry
Center for Auto Safety
Rankings of State Lemon Laws
How to stop Unwanted Spam on Your Cell Phone
FTC ID Theft If not available on FTC site
Another FTC Identity Theft site
Ric Edelman's suggestions If not available on Ric's site
World Privacy Forum - responses to medical identity theft
Identity Theft 911
MIB will provide consumers with health record disclosure once annually without charge
Public Health Service
U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
EPA Alumni Association is a nationwide community of former employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Research Triangle Park Retirees' web site
How to become a member
Campbell Interest and Skill Survey (CISS) Vocational interest and skills inventory with career planner (the best)
Career Orientation Placement and Evaluation Survey (COPES)
Valuation Guide - determine an estimated value of donated items (Salvation Army)
Social Security Administration (1-800-772-1213)
Online Retirement Estimator
Social Security Detailed Calculator
Social Security Handbook
Information about Social Security
AARP Social Security Benefits Calculator
Maximize My Social Security costs $40 by Laurence Kotlikoff Professor of Economics Boston University and President of Economic Security Planning, Inc. (Wall Street Journal)
Advanced Directives - Living Will etc
North Carolina Advance Health Care Directive Registry - forms Advance Health Care Directives and Organ Donor Card
Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state
How you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself
US Living Will Registry
Amer Bar - choose Health Care Decisionmaking
SaferProducts.gov is the Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database website of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
The Writer's Almanac Poetry - Garrison Keillor
The Poetry Foundation
Poet Betty Adcock
Under Milk Wood (Dylan Thomas)
Dr. Mardy Grothe's: Aphorisms, Oxymoronica, Repartee, Ifferisms, Neverisms and I Never Metaphor I Didn't Like
Celia Rivenbark's latest column Past columns
More Birthday Messages
North Carolina traffic webcams and info
Cary traffic webcams and info
The Ktichen is the Germiest room. Here's how to deep clean everything
National Association of State Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans (NASCHIP) - state governments to serve the medically "uninsurable" population.
NeedyMeds is a 501(3)(c) non-profit with the mission of helping people who cannot afford medicine or healthcare costs
RxAssist can help you learn about ways to use pharmaceutical company programs and other resources to help reduce your medication costs
4,500 photographs documenting natural environments, ecologies, and plant communities
Earth Shots is a photo of the day contest (5yrs) celebrating the beauty and diversity of our planet.
Perfectly Timed Photos is a collection of Pics taken at just the right moment.
FakePosters - demotivational posters
Google Art Project - view more than a thousand artworks online in extraordinary detail. Explore museums with Street View technology: virtually move around the museum’s galleries, selecting works of art that interest you, navigate though interactive floor plans and learn more about the museum and you explore.
Art.sy collection comprises 25,000+ artworks by 3,700+ artists from leading galleries, museums, private collections, foundations, and artist estates. Art.sy works with 400+ of the world’s leading galleries, museums, private collections, foundations, and artist estates from New York to London, Paris to Shanghai, Johannesburg to São Paulo.
We provide one of the largest collections of contemporary art available online.
Grooveshark - Free online music streaming
Rocky Top Tennessee
The Classical Station
WXYC 89.3 FM is the non-commercial student-run radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jenn Cornell - cellist
Montana Skies (cello guitar fusion) - "L.C.P." You can listen to six songs off this one page
House of the Rising Sun
Nocturne (Roberto Di Marino)
Another Brick in the Wall
Classical Gas for electric cello and guitar
Montana Skies and Vivaldi
The Edge of Night
Pink Floyd "...the Wall"
3 Interview clip
John Prine and Iris DeMent - In Spite of Ourselves
Iris DeMent - God May Forgive You (But I Won't)
WSHA Shaw Univ radio Jazz, Big Band and Blues
The Roots Music Listening Room
Songstube - numerous free songs of top artists
Rock Star Radios - web radios
Vintage Music (free)
Digital Archive of Cylinder Recordings
The Roots Music Listening Room
Library of Congress
The Virtual Gramophone: Canadian Historical Sound Recordings
Cultural Equity - Alan Lomax - folk lore music (very large collection and free) and photos
The Speek - finds, rescues and restores classic music performances, captured on film and videotape, of the Rock & Roll Era
You Tube type Videos - art, culture, research, how-to, lectures
FORA.tv delivers discourse, discussions and debates on the world's most interesting political, social and cultural issues, and enables viewers to join the conversation.
ResearchChannel - Remarkable speakers, researchers and professors present revolutionary thoughts and discoveries on ResearchChannel.
University Channel makes videos of academic lectures and events from all over the world available to the public
Research-TV produces cutting-edge research news stories on behalf of universities and research organizations.
Traditional Fine Arts Organization - a comprehensive catalogue of online full motion videos streamed free to viewers - art oriented videos
3D Virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel
TotalVid allows you to select from thousands of videos in over 50 categories, for as little as $1.99. Browse through our library of hard-to-find videos in categories like action sports, martial arts, how-to, anime, travel, etc (not free)
Energy Policy TV - video of leaders in energy and the environment as they propose and implement policies and market responses.
uVu is a video sharing website and companion digital broadcast channel powered by WPBT Channel 2, South Florida ’s PBS station. - art and culture
Technology, Entertainment, Design - the best talks and performances from the TED Conferences available to the public, for free.