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Saturday, December 19, 2015

JKU The Legendary Journeys Continue - Update

                                                                       Jae Kamel’s URLs
                              “The Legendary Journeys Continue…”

Special Independence Day Edition.

Wiki-free for your protection.

I. Daily Awareness.
II. Global Warming.
III. Space Weather.
IV. Music.
V. Entertainment.
VI. Shakespeare.
VII. Daily Awareness Science Short List. – new!


I. The Daily Awareness URLs:
Intro: these are websites you will visit every day, if you want to know what is going on is our world.    }many daily awareness quick-links on this page. Mail, social media, newspapers, much, much more. Recommended. 321 links on the page. Note: the site and page are red, white, and blue - on this red, white, and blue List!!     }shows all the objects in orbit around the earth, against a black background. New. (01feb15)   }about Mr.Berkland.   }shows the current position of the ISS, and what it “sees” of the earth under it. There are three other websites like this one on this List.   }the World Peace Game.   }Intro.  2011 DL Replacement:   }Bucky’s description of his world game. Also:   }"World Game is a continuing scientific research and physical-prototyping development. It is devoted to progressive discovery of how most efficiently and expeditiously to employ (1) the total world-around resources, (2) total accumulated knowledge, and (3) the total already-produced technological tooling of Spaceship Earth, all three to the ever-advancing equal advantage of all its present and future passengers."   }World Resources Inventory. 2011 DL Replacement:    }his World Resources Inventory, worth reading.  2016 DL. Replacement:    }download this today, the link may disappear again.    }read this, obviously. 2011 DL; 2012 Replacement Link:   }pdf, 5 pages, that well describes the World Game.    }and this too. See especially page 35(58), World Resources, Trends, and Needs. 2011 DL; 2012 Replacement Link:    }pdf from scan of original document.     }EM radiation & you.      }Decay predictions for satellites close to re-entry. Find out if that satellite is going to land on you. Watch it burn up on re-entry.      }neurology of awareness.      }scroll down for Planetary Influences.     }the Daily Ponder.     }their list of the latest earthquakes, called Real Time Seismicity.     }This page provides information for use by seismologists.     }QuakeSat is a research nanosatellite of the QuakeFinder Team of Palo Alto, CA, and SSDL (Space Systems Development Laboratory) at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, with the objective of earthquake signature detection. QuakeSat's primary scientific mission is to detect, record, and downlink ELF (Extremely Low Frequency) magnetic signal data, which may lead to groundbreaking (sic) techniques to predict earthquake activity.    }Noam Chomsky quotations.    }Your Sky, the interactive planetarium of the Web. You can produce maps in the forms described below for any time and date, viewpoint, and observing location. Many control and explanations of what the controls mean. Recommended.    }the solar system as it is now, from your location. If you’re in SLO, use 35.23611◦N  by 120.63611◦W.    }for download. Release 3.3a of Home Planet, a comprehensive astronomy / space / satellite-tracking package for Microsoft Windows 95/98/Me and Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP and above. Recommended for older operating systems. For newer systems, that is, XP to windows-7, use Stellarium.    }Quakesat is an earth observation nanosatellite based on 3 CubeSats. It was designed to be a proof-of-concept for space-based detection of ELF signals, thought by some to be earthquake precursor signals. The 30 June 2003 deployment of Quakesat was alongside other university CubeSats and one commercial CubeSat.   }their live earthquakes map. Scalable, click on location for data.    }Live monitoring of ELF and ULF waves, can predict earthquakes up to 5 hours in advance. Monitors world quakes live.  Data page links to the Global Incdient Map live earthquakes map.   }weekly saying from G.I. Gurdjieff.      }logon or use anonymously. Note that this front page or home page, shows the current postion of the ISS over the earth. It’s an animation which is updated about every 10 seconds. Refresh/reload page.   }his sky chart. You can enter your or any location, and the site shows skies, satellites, etc. from that location.   }Surface wind data comes from the National Digital Forecast Database. These are near-term forecasts, revised once per hour. So what you're seeing is a living portrait. (See the NDFD site for precise details; our timestamp shows time of download.) And for those of you chasing top wind speed, note that maximum speed may occur over lakes or just offshore.    }the International Tsunami Information Center, of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.    }Internet (i.e., Web) Public Library.  2015 Update: After 20 years of service, ipl2 is now closed permanently. You may continue using the ipl2 website. However, the site will no longer be updated, and no other services will be available.  See also       }Today’s front pages, for every day. 890 front pages available. Front pages only; each one has a direct link to the newspaper’s website.     }look at where various objects  are: real-time satellite tracking. Page loads to space station. Select satellite you want to track. Recommended on full screen setting.   }combined Solar Data: x-ray flux, proton flux, electron flux, magnetometer, etc.     }Noam Chomsky quotes.   }The SPACEWARN Bulletin is issued at the first of each month and provides a listing of launches and brief details of each launch from the preceding month. March 2013 Update:  “With the recent ending of the World Data Center system and their subsequent incorporation into the ICSU World Data System, NSSDC has suspended the publication of the monthly SPACEWARN Bulletin. Consequently issue 692 (July 2011) of the bulletin was the last one to be published. All past electronically accessible issues will continue to be available through the NSSDC, but no new issues will be forthcoming.  NSSDC will continue to support documenting spacecraft launches, especially those of interest to the science community. The information from SPACEWARN has always been placed in the NSSDC Master Catalog (NMC). Spacecraft from any given month will continue to be inserted and updated as information becomes available and (with the NMC interface) users can generate monthly listings of spacecraft information or create other queries.  NSSDC thanks the SPACEWARN community for their interest and support over the past decades. We hope that our continuing services are also valuable to you. “;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb   }Orbit Viewer applet. The orbits shown in the applet are color coded. The planets are white lines, and the asteroid/comet is a blue line. The bright white line indicates the portion of the orbit that is above the ecliptic plane, and the darker portion is below the ecliptic plane. Likewise for the asteroid/comet orbit, the light blue indicates the portion above the ecliptic plane, and the dark blue the portion below the ecliptic plane.      }this site shows you what the ISS sees, that is, the earth under it. Live camera feed!  (Black, alas, when it is night). I also shows you where the ISS is on a map.      }here there are 15 video feeds from NASA; some live and some streaming. Recommended. Also   }use this page for best results.     }For many people, earthquakes are synonymous with unpredictability. They strike suddenly on otherwise normal days, and despite all the achievements of seismology, scientists still can't provide warning of an impending quake in the way that weathermen warn of approaching storms. Electrical currents in rock might explain another curious observation: Scientists doing research with magnetometers just before major earthquakes have serendipitously recorded tiny, slow fluctuations in Earth's magnetic field. One example happened during the Loma-Prieta earthquake that devastated San Francisco in 1989. Almost 2 weeks before the quake, readings of low-frequency magnetic signals (0.01-0.02 Hz) jumped up to 20 times above normal levels, and then spiked even higher the day of the quake. Measuring only 4 in. x 4 in. x 12 in., the satellite will operate for a year to see whether it can sift out magnetic signals generated by tectonic activity. The first six months of the mission will be spent calibrating the satellite and gathering baseline data. After that ground controllers will be looking in earnest for quakes.     }One of the hottest research topics in this part of the electromagnetic spectrum is the possibility of earthquake precursors that could provide an early warning and save lives. The National Earthquake Information Center at the United States Geological Survey provides this and other near-real time maps, maintains searchable databases and other resources, a veritable Mecca of seismology. Fields and Waves in this region of the spectrum include magnetometers and electrometers for magnetic and electric fields to DC, and seismographs and gravimeters for mechanical and gravity waves.    }Earthquake Data and Information: Global Significant Earthquake Database, 2150 B.C. to present; U.S. Earthquake Intensity Database, 1638-1985; Global Seismicity Catalog CD-ROM, 2150 B.C. to 1995; Global Earthquake Strong Motion, 1933 to 1994; 1988 Spitak, Armenia Earthquake CD-ROM.   }The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Environmental Visualization Laboratory. All animations and images accessed through this website are in the public domain and are freely available for reuse. Please credit NOAA, along with any other entities listed for each resource. Images are served as either a PNG or high Quality JPEG; some images are available for very high resolution printing. If you need specific renderings to meet your needs please contact the NNVL Webmaster with your requirements. We will consider custom requests on a case-by-case basis. The NOAA EVL uses widely available commercial software for digital content creation, including the Adobe Creative Suite and Autodesk Maya. McIDAS and IDL/ENVI are used for data processing and visualization. Older hurricane images and video were created with the Boeing Corporation's legacy EDGE software. The   
EVL is the only full-time science and data visualization program within NOAA. Originally called the NOAA NESDIS Visualization Laboratory, as reflected in our DNS entry, our staff is now more broadly supported through NESDIS/STAR contracts with I.M. Systems Group, and through collaboration with other NOAA organizations and scientists.    }NOAA View Data Imagery Portal. NOAA View provides access to maps of NOAA data from a variety of satellite, model, and other analysis sources. NOAA View is intended as an education and outreach tool, and is not an official source of NOAA data for decision support or scientific
purposes.   }National Weather Service: national map. View your area by entering zip code. From this page, you can link to past, present, and future weather for your area or any area, and many other features, satellite views, etc.     }”Doppler” Radar. 2012 Update: this is now the national warnings page. Link to other features from here.    }monitoring the El Niño conditions, mostly using moored ocean buoys. Ocean surface temperature was one of the indicators that Jim Berkland used for his accurate earthquake predictions.    }combined display and delivery page, the Tropical Ocean and Atmosphere Project site.   }the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center of the National Weather Service.     }Quake Finder. DL 2012 Replacement:    }shows world’s earthquakes for the last 7 days on map, lists below it, click on location to see data. Scroll on map to chnage size. Icon in upper-righthand corner toggles left data panel off and on.    }Quake Finder has videos now too. DL 2012 Replacement:   }CNN earthquake information center with news and videos. Link here to other areas or disasters. 2015 DL. Replacement:[GCMD]USGS_NEIC_NEARRT     }The National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) of the U.S. Geological Survey provides current earthquake information and data including interactive earthquake maps, near real time earthquake data, fast moment and broadband solutions, and lists of earthquakes for the past 3 weeks. Links to the earthquake sites are on this page. 66 total links on the page.   }quake prep sales in California, 2012.   }Welcome to, home of the National Radiation Map, depicting environmental radiation levels across the USA, updated in real time every minute.  This is the first web site where the average citizen (or anyone in the world) can see what radiation levels are anywhere in the USA at any time.    }Emergency and Disaster Information Service. The top of the page is a large map of the world, and all the disasters and emergencies taking place now, and during the last 24 hours, are shown by blinking icons at the location of each.
this map is also on The Cold List .   }General information on observing visible satellites. “If you have ever star-gazed shortly after sunset or before sunrise, you have probably noticed one or two "stars" sailing gracefully across the sky. These are Earth-orbiting satellites, visible due to the reflection of the Sun's light off their surfaces toward the observer. Hundreds of satellites are visible to the unaided eye; thousands are visible using binoculars and telescopes. Observing satellites has many enthusiasts around the world.”      }excellent collection of satellite software. “Welcome to David & Cecilia Taylor's Web pages, which are not intended to be fancy in any way, simply to communicate information.  You'll find a mixture of topics here - some notes on David's experiences of digital photography, illustrated reports on a few of our travels, my collection of award-winning software utilities, hints and tips on weather satellite reception, and of course some personal information in Cecilia's and David's own pages.  I hope you enjoy the site.”    }(same URL for the satellite utilities and apps) “I am currently writing software for weather satellites with the aim of automating as much as possible, and allowing you to extract the maximum possible from the available data.  A more detailed technical description of some of the earlier software is also available on-line.  This software should run on any current version of Windows (Windows XP and Windows Vista), including the 64-bit and Server versions.  The Apple Mac OS is supported through virtual machine software and the WINE add-on can be used for Linux.  There is a list of data available from EUMETSAT here, together with a guide as to which data is handled by which of my programs.”   }the San Francisco Examiner.    }solar system simulator, 3d, runs automatically, fully adjustable. Best new one on the Web. 31aug12. Turn music off.      }a really nice sky chart, but Beta, use at own risk, try refresh/reload. Must enter Zip to start.  DL 2011: They seem to have totally done away with their night sky simulator, but you can tell from the graphics on the current site, which is much more commercial now, that they still use the same night sky generator. Replacement:    }sky and telescope’s interactive night sky charts.  This is the link for the sky chart itself:    }enter data then sky displays. 2012 Update: This   }is the new URL for it. Now, though, you must register first (free).    }DL 2015.  Replacement:    }Space-Weather Sounds-the Mysterious and Beautiful Natural Radio Phenomena of Earth.    }geophysics page. Some DLs. 2011 Update: Deyo’s site is faster than ever and seems to have been redesigned.   }volcano information links.   }a thorough site with many facts and links. 2012 Update: Stan Deyo’s frontpage has been redesigned and is now in a new format. We don’t like it as much as the old one… but some will.   }with a predictably cute FAQs.    }Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go. This app works in windows, mac, and linux OS. Highly Recommended.   }information about geomagnetic storms.   }auroral animation, northern hemisphere.   }auroral animation, southern hemisphere.   }Auroral Activity Extrapolated from NOAA POES.   }sunspot chart. The other solar cycle charts are at   }to help you read these charts, please remember that Jan 01 refers to January, 2001 and Jan 19 refers to January, 2019.  So the two digits represent the year, not day of the month. Sorry for the confusion & hope this helps.     }this is the home page of Mr. Berkland’s site. He’s retired now.     }Jim Berkland. Successful earthquake predictions. As with many sites, we find this one is easier to read after you zoom-in 3 or 4 times or enlarge text to larger or largest.  }shows where whom/whatever is at. 2011: Site appears to be down. 2014 Update:     }description of the terraserver here. The Microsoft® TerraServer stores aerial and satellite images of the earth in a Microsoft SQL Server™ database served to the public through the Internet. It is the world's largest atlas, combining five terabytes of image data from the United States Geodetic Survey, SOVINFORMSPUTNIK, and Encarta® Virtual Globe. Internet browsers provide intuitive spatial and gazetteer interfaces to the data.       }TerraServer subscriptions offer advanced mapping features, including interactive drawing/measuring tools and online saving. TerraServer has assembled the largest variety of aerial photos, satellite images, and USGS topographic maps on the Internet. Search & view all imagery for free - then purchase digital image downloads and quality prints/posters. Image downloads come in a variety of pixel sizes and can include a georeferenced worldfile with metadata for an additional fee.    }tsunami messages or bulletin issued by the NWS.    }daily Noam Chomsky quotations, or other posts.    }current earthquake information and data.    }their list of current serious earthquakes around the world.     }their list of current quakes greater than 2.5 U.S. and greater than 4.5 rest of the world.    }simulated views of day and night across the earth, from the U.S. Navy. You enter the date and time you want then it shows the views.    }shows where the ISS is over the earth in (near) real-time. Live video from the International Space Station includes internal views when the crew is on-duty and Earth views at other times. The video is accompanied by audio of conversations between the crew and Mission Control. This video is only available when the space station is in contact with the ground. During "loss of signal" periods, viewers will see a blue screen. Since the station orbits the Earth once every 90 minutes, it experiences a sunrise or a sunset about every 45 minutes. When the station is in darkness, external camera video may appear black, but can sometimes provide spectacular views of lightning or city lights below.    }their list of current volcanic activity around the world.   }The title The Bowl of Saki was chosen around 1921 by students of Hazrat Inayat Khan who published a book containing some of the inspiring phrases that they had been given by their teacher. The first edition of The Bowl of Saki was published in England in late 1921 or early 1922.
The Bowl of Saki is a compendium of 366 brief quotations, one for each day of the year, selected from the teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan. Many of the quotes came directly from his lectures, while others came from his personal notebooks. Then, to help make the daily quotes more meaningful, each day I began including
a few paragraphs of related text from the teachings of Inayat Khan. And after a few weeks I conducted a survey of the Bowl of Saki subscribers to see how many felt that the additional commentary was helpful. The response was overwhelmingly positive. So, I then set out on a great adventure to find relevant commentary for each and every one of the Bowl of Saki quotes.   }national forecast maps.   }enter your zip code, upper left corner. Recommended.   }new (June, 2014) weather site. Shows maps, graphs, forecasts by city name or zip. Works well, Recommended. Use tabs on forecast page.    }The Random Website Machine used to be it's own site, .now made it part of whatismyip   }the random website generator is here. Note: on another of our Lists, there is a surrealism generator you might like.    }Weather Online Meteorological Services now makes it possible for you to access weather information on demand any time and any place, providing a powerful tool for you to plan your work or leisure. All you need is a WAP mobile. WeatherOnline WAP has been specifically designed to provide you with the latest weather information, from a quick and brief overview, to detailed meteorological information, for every location you choose.   }newer weather service with HQ graphics. Not all flash. Readable, clean, Recommended.    }quotations, videos, books, links for Noam Chomsky.

II. Global Warming Checklist:
Notice: this list was made before Al Gore made his, by now famous movie, An Inconvenient Truth.   }Catastrophe theory…
2011 Update: they have turned this into a registration-first site, the bane of the Web. Pity, their article on Thom and Catastrophe Theory was good. We’ll send you a copy of the page if you don’t want to register.   }search results for climate change on their site. This is the American Institute of Physics.  }a  thorough account, with background data. You can search all the essays’ contents. Linklist.  }P.W.Ward's Under a Green Sky.   }sudden climate changes. “These changes take place rapidly, once the threshold has been crossed, as history indicates,”   }“Stratospheric aerosol geoengineering is a primary term for the ongoing global climate modification programs being conducted by major powers around the world. “Aerosols” is simply a term for a microscopic particle that is suspended in the air. A primary stated goal of the geoengineering programs is to provide a “solar shield” to slow “runaway climate change”  by spraying tens of millions of tons of highly toxic metal nano particulates (a nanometer is 1/1,000,000,000 of a meter) into the atmosphere from jet aircraft.”    }The Mystery of Earth’s Collapsing Atmosphere. Global Warming has everything to do with Space Weather and little to do with CO2. This is big news verified by scientific observation and analysis but not acknowledged by the IPCC, Media or even NASA (yet) [as of 2012 - ed.]. Basics of the problem: The earth’s atmosphere is collapsing due to insufficient solar flare activity
necessary to re-charge earth’s “shields” (ionosphere and magnetosphere).    }the EPA's bland site, discussing the indicators of climate change.    }OLR (Outgoing Longwave Radiation) is a measure of the amount of energy emitted to space by earth's surface, oceans and atmosphere. As such, it is a critical component of the earth's radiation budget. In a different context, OLR values are often used as a proxy for convection in tropical and subtropical regions since cloud top temperatures (colder is higher) are an indicator of cloud height.   }Art Bell interviews Mr.  Ward. Unfortunately, this is now a register-and-pay site, but it wasn’t in Art Bell’s day.    }This map shows monthly-average outgoing longwave radiation values for the globe, with an emphasis on tropical regions. This map shows observed monthly-average outgoing longwave radiation (OLR) values in units of Watts/m2. Contours on the map are plotted at an interval of 10 Watts/m2. Green shading in tropical regions indicates areas where the monthly OLR is less than 240 W/m2, a general indicator of precipitation in the tropics.
These data are from the NOAA NCEP Climate Prediction Center.   }atmospheric absorption, reflection, scattering, and transmission are covered. This is a science site.   }When Venus Express arrived at the planet in 2006, average cloud-top wind speeds between latitudes 50º on either side of the equator were clocked at roughly 186 mi/h. The results of two separate studies have revealed that these already remarkably rapid winds are becoming even faster, increasing to 249 mi/h over the course of the mission.  “This is an enormous increase in the already high wind speeds known in the atmosphere. Such a large variation has never before been observed on Venus, and we do not yet understand why this occurred,” says Igor Khatuntsev from the Space Research Institute in Moscow and lead author of the Russian-led paper to be published in the journal Icarus.   }Rene Thom and Catastrophe Theory. This is a math site, with applications.   }a debunker's website.  2011 Update: the debunker’s page is down but the rest of the site is up and has good info if you’re interested.   }see Chapter 4, “A Catastrophic Calendar” .  Here’s the illustrative figure from chapter 4:    }the point being that, in the earth’s history catastrophes and quantavolutions are unexceptional.     }RECENT RESEARCH IN MONITORING EARTHQUAKES by using ...Sea surface temperature,  OLR – Ongoing long wave radiation, NCAR - ... (iii) TIR and emitted long-wavelength radiation – Tramutoli et al., (2004,. 2007) ...     }Global warming has been deemed a fact. However, the inconvenient truth is that humans are not causing it. Al Gore has been given poor advice. Like Darwin’s theory of evolution and Big Bang cosmology, global warming by greenhouse gas emissions has undergone that curious social process in which a scientific theory is promoted to a secular myth. When in fact, science is ignorant about the source of the heat — the Sun. The really inconvenient truth is that we cannot control Nature. But we can begin to learn our true place in the Universe and figure out how to cope rationally with inevitable change. Clearly, reducing air pollution is an admirable goal in itself. But we must not be deluded into thinking it will affect climate significantly. The connection between warming and atmospheric pollution is more asserted than demonstrated, while the connection with variations in the Sun has been demonstrated.   }evolve or die. This site is full of many things, just starting with how to install wind generators.   }another naysayer's page. He’s “still waiting for Greenhouse”.   }This tendency towards dynamic equilibrium is something of a mystery to science, as the physicist Paul Davies commented: “Most computer simulations of the Earth’s atmosphere predict some sort of runaway disaster, such as global glaciation, the boiling of the oceans, or wholesale incineration due to an over-abundance of oxygen setting the world on fire…Yet somehow the integrative effect of many interlocking complex processes has maintained atmospheric stability in the face of large-scale changes and even during periods of cataclysmic disruption.”;jsessionid=EBDF3B1E3B6E3BE7FA2E71C484EF0D76   }The World Axis as an Atmospheric Phenomenon.   }Carbon Footprints (A Short Story). Here, the author shows that 4 people walking the same distance they’d previously driven in their car, produced more carbon dioxide than their car did.       }solar wind and the atmosphere. "This is the first time we've been able to correlate these solar coronal mass ejections (CMEs) with enhanced ion outflows from the upper ionosphere," meaning that the solar wind blows some of our atmosphere out into space.     }"Nothing on Earth comes close to this powerful storm," says Leigh Fletcher, a Cassini team scientist at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, and lead author of a study that appeared in this week's edition of Science Magazine. "A storm like this is rare. This is only the sixth one to be recorded since 1876, and the last was way back in 1990."   }Mars, too, appears to be enjoying more mild and balmy temperatures. In 2005 data from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor and Odyssey missions revealed that the carbon dioxide "ice caps" near Mars's south pole had been diminishing for three summers in a row. Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of space research at St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia, says the Mars data is evidence that the current global warming on Earth is being caused by changes in the sun. "The long-term increase in solar irradiance is heating both Earth and Mars," he said.  }National Climatic Data Center has FAQs.  }National Resource's Defense Council's "Consequences" page. On this page the start to hint at the bad news, but it’s much worse than they think it is.    }April 29, 2015 PMEL and Oregon State University(OSU)/CIMRS scientist Bill Chadwick and Scott Nooner at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) have successfully forecast the latest eruption of Axial Seamount, an active submarine volcano located about 300 miles off the coast of Oregon. Based on a swarm of earthquakes and large vertical movements of the seafloor, the eruption started on April 24, 2015. While instruments at the site clearly picked up on these signals, the activity is not strong enough to be felt by anyone on land or large enough to produce a tsunami. In the fall of 2014 the scientists posted a blog predicting that Axial would erupt within the next 15 months.  They based their prediction on a repeated pattern of seafloor elevation changes before, during, and after eruptions since 1998.   }Polymath System's GW page. Many links. The author of this article has one of the highest IQs in the country.    }physicists look at climate change. 2011 DL, Replacement:   }this is the pdf of the actual article. The AIP/Physics Today site moved its location.    ​   }P.W.Ward's theories of greenhouse extinctions.   }Climate Viewer News is your source for agenda-free alternative media. Our outstanding team of volunteer activists set the example for modern sousveillance and independent journalism.  We are mapping out our planetary problems with 3D mapping software, crowd-sourced news reporting application, interactive timelines, well-referenced research pages, and our daily news updates. Each of our team members has their own hosted page on our CV News server, with live Twitter updates, YouTube live feed, and all of their latest articles on CV News.    }"The study shows an unexpected link between solar activity and climate change. It shows both that changes in solar activity are nothing new and that solar activity influences the climate, especially on a regional level. Understanding these processes helps us to better forecast the climate in certain regions," said Raimund Muscheler, Lecturer in Quaternary Geology at Lund University and co-author of the study.   }The tree-ring record reveals several cold phases around ~1150, 1400, and in the 19th century. Mild springtime conditions occurred in the first half of the 12th century, as well as from ~1400-1780. The amount of climate warming since the mid-20th century appears unprecedented in the millennium-long context. In addition to the development of the tree ring-based temperature history, the interdisciplinary research team* compared past climate variability with human history. Plague outbreaks, political conflicts and migration movements often matched periods of cooler temperatures. Moreover, fluctuations in settlement activity appear to be linked to climate variability. The Black Death in the mid-14th century, the Thirty Years War between ~1618-1648 and the Russian crusade of Napoleon in 1812 are three most prominent examples of climate-culture interactions.   }Sierra Club's thorough site. Repower and rebuild America.   }Because Uranus has no internal source of heat, its atmospheric activity was thought to be driven solely by sunlight, which is now weak in the northern hemisphere. Hence astronomers were surprised when these observations showed such intense activity.    }(August 3, 2014 – Columbus, OH) KAHB LLC announces the discovery of a potential method for predicting the largest (+M8) earthquakes, using polar magnetic fields of the sun. Using more than 35 years of data from the Wilcox Solar Observatory at Stanford University and from the United States Geological Survey, a model was constructed using patterns discerned in the polar magnetic fields of the sun. These patterns in solar magnetism were informally observed to match with the occurrence of large earthquakes on our planet, so mathematical modeling was used to formally develop an algorithm describing those relationships.   }1. the climate is changing unexpectedly;  2. it is difficult to trust what you hear;  3. the future is uncertain;  4. the entire solar system is shifting;  5. the sun may dictate our future;  6. someone is toyfucking with the weather.     }Is climate change real? Yes, the climate is and has always been a state of change. Sometimes things change only a little, sometimes they change a lot. When you do expert research and you have a background in law, you can pretty much do a good compilation while also weaving through the crap. The official climate group, the IPCC, has admitted there has been no global warming for 17 years.  I will show you why this occurred, why climate change is still a big deal, and what’s probably going to happen next.   }”global warming” and “climategate”. “Dr. Bruce West, with the Army Research Office, argues that "changes in the earth’s average surface temperature are directly linked to ... the short-term statistical fluctuations in the Sun’s irradiance and the longer-term solar cycles."” He argues that climate change is not man-made. Recommended.   }Polar Wandering.  Mar 16, 2011: Leibniz’ beloved adage that natura non facit saltus or ‘nature does not make leaps’ has had to endure a fair amount of comeuppances since it gained currency. Nature does make leaps, when solar system events cause them!   }The researcher has identified a mechanism involving UV light to link solar magnetic activity to rainfall. I would guess the EU explanation is that when there are few sunspots, there is less current flowing out of the Sun to transmit across the Earth's atmosphere (the leaky capacitor), and hence less rainfall - rain is a current-carrying medium. ... 008/1217/1 . One mechanism which can give rise to a notable solar/climate link was suggested by the late Edward Ney of the U. of Minnesota, in 1959. He suggested that any climatic sensitivity to the density of tropospheric ions would immediately link solar activity to climate. This is because the solar wind modulates the flux of high-energy particles coming from outside the solar system. These particles, the cosmic rays, are the dominant source of ionization in the troposphere. Thus, a more active sun which accelerates a stronger solar wind, would imply that as cosmic rays diffuse from the outskirts of the solar system to its center, they lose more energy. Consequently, a lower tropospheric ionization rate results. Over the 11-yr solar cycle and the long term variations in solar activity, these variations amount to typically a 10% change in this ionization rate. Moreover, it now appears that there is a climatic variable sensitive to the amount of tropospheric ionization - clouds - The Milky Way Galaxy's Spiral Arms and Ice-Age Epochs and the Cosmic Ray Connection.   }electric weather. If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have a key to the universe. — Nikola Tesla   }the Union Of Concerned Scientists. Links to about 30 articles discussing current climate change.    }This study shows theoretically and numerically that Rayleigh–Taylor instability can be removed by imposing a sufficiently strong electric field, even in the absence of surface tension. Inviscid flows have been considered and the fluids are taken to be perfect dielectrics. The asymptotic limit of a thin upper layer has been studied in detail and a system of coupled evolution equations for the interfacial shape and the corresponding horizontal velocity, have been derived. These equations support periodic traveling waves and also solitary waves. The stability of these waves is left for a future investigation. Numerical solutions of the initial value problem on periodic domains show that when Rayleigh–Taylor instability is active the model predicts wall touchdown in finite time; this can be suppressed by a strong enough electric field and our numerical work indicates that the system evolves to time oscillatory nonlinear motions in such cases.     }The outgoing longwave radiation (or the OLR) is the amount of energy emitted to space by Earth. Low values usually indicate cold temperatures while high values are warm areas of the globe.  }nice photos, essays, maps. 2011 Update: some of the graphics at the top of the page seem in error but the rest of the page is fine.    }This list of papers contains evidence of changes in outgoing longwave radiation (OLR) caused by changing concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHG). The list is not complete, and will most likely be updated in the future in order to make it more thorough and more representative.Satellite-Based Reconstruction of the Tropical Oceanic Clear-Sky Outgoing Longwave Radiation and Comparison with Climate Models – Gastineau et al. (2014) “The changes of the outgoing longwave radiation (OLR) in clear-sky conditions have been calculated using High
Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRS) observations from 1979 to 2004.   }Climate Change Update July 2014, 4:11.   }Climate Change Update August 2014, 5:09.
See also: Climate Records:     
Sea Ice:  
Coming Weak Solar Cycle:  
Errors in Solar Irradiance: 
Earth's Rotation/Climate affected by Solar Activity:   }HAARP And Advances In Tesla Technology (2005): Holes in Heaven investigates the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program also known as HAARP. This experimentation is being conducted by our government and top scientists. 51:07.   }Global warming models/predictions have been an abject failure for 20 years, and yet the IPCC claims ever-higher certainty? How does this happen and what comes next? All papers and charts are publicly available information, or you send us an email message and we will forward the source/citation for any information. Most of the citations can already be found at the Links button at our website,
under the Counterstrike Links.

III. Space Weather.   }Welcome to the STEREO website!
STEREO consists of two space-based observatories - one ahead of Earth in its orbit, the other trailing behind. With this new pair of viewpoints, scientists will be able to see the structure and evolution of solar storms as they blast from the Sun and move out through space.   }The integrated Space Weather Analysis System (iSWA) was developed to resolve a critical agency challenge: to accurately specify and forecast both the large‐scale and local space environments and their probable impacts for NASA missions. The iSWA system also addressees the technical challenge of presenting actionable space weather information in a form that is both easily accessible and useful to the NASA customer. All consumable iSWA system data products are referred to as "cygnets". Each cygnet conveys specific space weather data or information for a specific region, effect, or measurement. The cygnets can be organized into categories or browsed collectively using the iSWA cygnet selection panel. The resulting iSWA system is a flexible, web‐based dissemination system for NASA‐relevant space weather information that combines forecasts from state‐of‐the‐art space weather models with concurrent space environment information from observations. iSWA is customer configurable.
s   }Welcome to the STEREO Science Center
The STEREO Science Center serves the following functions: Archive for STEREO telemetry, mission support data, and higher level instrument data and analysis software. Processing center for STEREO space weather beacon data. Focal point for science coordination.   }STEREO Daily Browse Images and Plots   }Real-time US-Total Electron Content: Vertical and Slant. To ensure the latest movie, hold down the <Shift> key and select Reload or Refresh from the View menubar.   }Real-time US-Total Electron Content: Vertical and Slant.    }The Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG) is a community-based program to conduct a detailed study of solar internal structure and dynamics using helioseismology. In order to exploit this new technique, GONG has developed a six-station network of extremely sensitive, and stable velocity imagers located around the Earth to obtain nearly continuous observations of the sun’s “five-minute” oscillations, or pulsations.   }Detailed analysis of the GONG synoptic maps showed an apparent motion of the polar field with a 1-year periodicity -- an artifact arising from insufficient treatment of the effects of limb noise in our data processing pipeline. We have reprocessed all data presented here to remove this artifact from all synoptic maps and models.  However, the reprocessing cadence from 2006-09-17 through 2008-03-20 was every six hours, or four synoptic maps per day. On 2008-03-20 normal one synoptic map per hour processing continued.   }and another listing/guide. This will find search engines by category for you, and give you links if it finds none specific.    }TsorT is the collective name for a group of initiatives (many contributors having the surname Hawtin). This web site holds a number of items that happen to have been brought together in this location, the list on the left links to the main topics. Music Lists: The most comprehensive list of consolidated music chart data for the 20th centuary available anywhere. Computing: Pages covering computing, such as software we have published, things we have built and things we may build.Android Apps: The apps and data we have published for the Android platform. Information Architecture: A set of pages that discuss the Information Architecture and how to implement it. You should probably select one of them.   }The magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal on April 25th created waves of energy that penetrated the ionosphere and disturbed the distribution of electrons. Basically, these are waves of electron density rippling from a point in the ionosphere above the epicenter of the quake. The waves were measured by a science-quality GPS receiver in Lhasa, Tibet. It took about 21 minutes for the waves to travel 400 miles between the epicenter and the GPS receiving station.    }The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was formed in 1988 by two United Nations organizations, the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Meteorological Organization, to assess the state of scientific knowledge about the human role in climate change. To accomplish its mission, the IPCC coordinates the efforts of more than 2,000 scientists from 154 countries. Together, they represent a vast array of climate specialties, from physics, to chemistry, to interactions with Earth's surface, to the role of human behavior. Their reports take years of critical assessment and review before they are issued to the public. The scientists who participate volunteer their time to IPCC activities, assisted by a small number of paid staff.

IV. Music.    }"The distance from the center of the earth to the average height of the atmosphere. This value is given as 4320 arc-minutes, which harmonically can be reduce down to 432 the fundamental vibration for the sixth node in the octave".  It is said that our planet beats from 7.82-8 cycles per second (7.82-8 hz, fundamental Schumann resonance), 8 hz is the alpha brain wave rhythm in which our parallel processors, or brain hemispheres, are synchronized to spin together equally.      }Record Reviews, Streaming Songs, Genres & Bands, AllMusic provides comprehensive music info including reviews and biographies. Get recommendations for new music to listen to, stream or own. In-Depth Information about your favorite albums, musicians and songs. Reviews of upcoming and classic albums including new releases. Ratings and picks of the recommended albums and songs within an artist's discography or tracks on an album. Staff picks of the albums our editors are into right now. Sound samples and streaming links to listen to the music.      }Moby. Cut=? (mix) (replaces "Next is the E".)   }ISB, Job's, of course, Tears.     }from the movie.   }only love can break your heart 4:19.     }Crazy; new link     }vocal work. DL 2011.  Replacement:
   }Estrada Branca, and the sound file still plays (2015)!  If you like this one, download it today. We found another HQ Brazilian song, male vocalist, here:      }sound file plays.     }This is a community music remixing site featuring remixes and samples licensed
under Creative Commons licenses. Music on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons license. You are free to download and sample from music on this site and share the results with anyone, anywhere, anytime. Some songs might have certain restrictions, depending on their specific licenses. Each submission is marked clearly with the license that applies to it. Sometimes, however, a contributor might accidentally upload
copyrighted materials he or she doesn’t have permission for. If you know of such a case or are the copyright holder of something posted here without your permission or a Creative Commons license, please let us know. Can I post my remix to my own site or AP? Yes, provided you’re not making commercial use of the thing. Many tracks on this site (e.g. by the Beastie Boys, Chuck D and the Fine Arts Militia, and My Morning Jacket) are under some form of Noncommercial license, which allows file-sharing and sampling but prohibits any commercial use whatsoever. Many other tracks on the site are under licenses which allow noncommercial file-sharing and even commercial use of samples. (Be careful: the uploads under the Sampling licenses can not be used in advertising or to promote anything other than the songs involved.) So you don’t have to post your remix to ccMixter. Yes you can post it to say, Acid Planet. The licenses do not require that you post your
creations here.    }remix of Tom’s Diner. (scroll down or Find) 2011 DL. Replacement: Suzanne Vega - Toms Diner.mp3    }Tom’s diner remix. 3:49.   }Falling.   }Caramel (a recent work). 2011 Page blocked. Replacement:   }Caramel. 2:53.   }music link. Dave Groh the featured drummer in No One Knows.    }Queens of the Stone Age.   }music from LOTR film.     }Paul Horn.    }St. Etienne, Fox Base Alpha.   }15-minute folkmusic show, celtic new-style.    }”Spring”  2011 DL Replacement:   }summer, from the same work, Sonic Seasonings. 21:43   }Bach, realized by W.C. 2011 DL Substitute replacement:   }an excerpt of this work, which was used in A Clockwork Orange. 4:18.   }info page.    }Brian, basically, Eno. Realplayer   2014 DL. Replacement:   }1-1.  }same. Realplayer.  2014 DL. Replacement:   }2-2.    }a sad song.   }long page, with many musical subjects discussed. The question and answer at the top of the page, is just the first of answers to the question. That is, in the 19th century or so, the 12-tone scale of equal tempermaent that we know today, was basically developed and agreed to. So, in the seven note scale the F and C don’t have accidental (black) keys, and he wanted to know why. Answer is, our scale in in the diatonic mode, as it is called; and so the scale intervals are 2,2,2,1,2,2,2,1. Two of them are one, yes? Those are where the black keys are missing. QED.    }piano music. 2011 DL.  2015 Replacement:    }Bill Douglas Autumn Song, played by Alex Tseng.     }The sources of sound: vibrating solids, rapid expansion or compression (explosions and implositons). Smooth (laminar) air flow around blunt obstacles may result in the formation of vortices (the plural of vortex) that snap off or shed with a characteristic frequency. This process is called vortex shedding and is another means by which sound waves are formed. This is how a whistle or flute produces sound. Also the Aeolian harp effect of singing power lines and fluttering venetian blinds. What are the different characteristics of a wave? What are the things that can be measured about waves? Amplitude, frequency (and period), wavelength, speed, and phase. Deal with each one in that order. Note: the font is very large here, zoom out to view the text normally.    }Budd. 2011 DL. Replacecment:   }This track is labeled Brian Eno with Daniel Lanois, not Harold Budd as originally stated.     }next is the e.   }The conspiracy of silence that has surrounded P.D.Q. Bach (1807-1742)? for two centuries began with his own parents. He was the last and the least of the great Johann Sebastian Bach’s twenty-odd children, and he was certainly the oddest. His father ignored him completely, setting an example for the rest of the family (and indeed for posterity), with the result that P.D.Q. was virtually unknown during his own lifetime;  in fact, the more he wrote, the more unknown he became. He finally attained total obscurity at the time of his death, and his musical output would probably have followed him into oblivion had it not been for the zealous efforts of Prof. Schickele.  These efforts have even extended themselves to mastering some of the rather unusual instruments for which P.D.Q. liked to compose, such as the left-handed sewer flute, the windbreaker, and the bicycle.   }about 4 minutes. 2011 DL. Replacement:    }Sky Cries Mary. 8:02.   }DNA/RNA and Pineal Gland SESSION: Activating your DNA and Pineal Gland is about awakening dormant potentials and tapping into the multidimensional aspects of your human self that have been asleep, waiting for the right codes to unlock the doors. It is about fully becoming a spiritual being of Light, embodying a human form. Using sound/frequency as a bridge, DNA/RNA tuning forks connect neural pathways to assimilate this knowledge on a higher level, more quickly.   }this is the mp3.   }Ruben Garcia. 2011 DL and no replacement.   }H.Budd & Robin Guthrie. 2011 DL. Substitute replacement:   }open book, 5:20.   }W.Carlos. 2011 DL. Substitute replacement:   }some Wendy (Walter) Carlos. 2:59. Possible movie soundtrack.      }SoundClick, established in 1997, is an originator of the social media format.
SoundClick continues to be the leading free music community featuring signed and unsigned bands plus state of the art social media tools. SoundClick offers free member profile pages, mp3 downloads, streaming audio and video, music charts, custom radio stations, a proprietary music store, message boards, lyrics and music e-cards. SoundClick also offers users the ability to promote their favorite music with viral widgets. With 3.4 million members and 70+ million monthly pageviews, SoundClick is the ideal destination for original music fans and marketers who want to engage them creatively. SoundClick Statistics: · more than 60,000 new songs approved each month! More than 6,000 new bands approved each month! Serving songs since 1997
 Free services for bands: free artist page, free MP3 store, sell your songs as digital downloads, unlimited song uploads, band approval: within 24 hours, after approval: instant approval of songs, private band message board, gig calendar, music charts   }Suzanne Vega.    }It Really is a Musical Universe! by Dale Pond, November, 1999. This article appeared in the Winter 2000 Edition of the University of Science and Philosophy’s quarterly magazine, “The Cosmic Light”. (This article is being incorporated into the SVPwiki, please visit.) The Theory of a Musical Universe.  "The universe consists solely of waves of motion." relates Walter Russell in chapter 31 of A New Concept of the Universe. Another way of saying this is: "There exists nothing other than vibration."   }Harmony is concerned with chords, and every chord is a combination of intervals sounded simultaneously. Any systematic study of harmony must therefore begin with an examination of intervals. The following interval data was found in many obscure and not so obscure sources. We found others but only included those having numeric values. You will note, some information conflicts with others. The intervals that form the basis of music, and their measurements relative to one another are (generally held) as follows:   }from her first album.   }her several fansites.    }W2.Carlos 2011 DL. Substitute replacement: }theme from A Clockwork Orange. 2:27.  }her site.,%20Paul-Moon%20Dance.mp3       }Paul Horn.   }Yellowjackets performing "Stick to-It-Ive-Ness" from the Club Nocturne album (Track n.2). 5:34.   }Yellowjackets, "Sea Folk" (Russell Ferrante) 2003: Russell Ferrante (keyboards), Jimmy Haslip (bass), Bob Mintzer (saxophone), Marcus Baylor (drums), 6:34.

V. Entertainment 
   }The Encyclopedia Frobozzica, a publication of the Frobozz Magic Encyclopedia Company, is the finest of its kind in the known world. All entries are meticulously compiled by the Frobozz Magic Encyclopedia Research Company, the illustrations are faithfully reproduced by the Frobozz Encyclopedia Illustration Company, and the facts are all double, triple, and quadruple-checked by the Frobozz Magic Encyclopedia Accuracy and Verification Company. No library should be without one! We heartily congratulate you on your purchase of this latest edition of the Encyclopedia Frobozzica. Earlier editions are perfect, but not as perfect as this, the definitive collection of the knowledge of the Age of Magic.   }MaasInfo.TopIndex.html = Toplevel index to all major InterNet indexes of general interest, nicknamed "the Index of Indexes" and "the toplevel meta-index to the InterNet", converted from flat-file MaasInfo.TopIndex to this new HTML format starting 1994.Dec.11, copyright 1994,1995 by Robert Elton Maas <rem@BTR.Com>, all rights reserved.   }supporting access to information, the Free Internet Encyclopedia. Macro Index page.     }your last chance to download these excellent 90s screensavers.   }fun art, photos, poetry.   }features Applied David Hockney (photos).    }find historical events by year or category, including births, deaths, or important events. From year 1 (a.d./c.e.) to 2015.    }of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.    }funny thoughts to ponder.   }lfb in a pillow fight. 3:32.   }Welcome to the changing room. Why don’t you try on some of the merchandise that strikes your fancy You’re not limited to 3 garments, and nobody notices if you should happen to wear it out of the store….    }Written stories of a journey with a friend who opened up the ultimate neural maps to intellectual discovery.  Photos of dogs and cats.   }Meta-search engines send a user's query to multiple search engines and blend the top results from each into one overall list. A final step can involve clustering the combined results. Meta-search has intrinsic advantages that are based on collection and analysis that brings the most popular themes to attention so the results can be displayed in a way that will help brains quickly assess weighted significance, without the need for pesky percentage calculations. The Q Science Team, having misplaced our calculator, applied the coolest purple-type meta-search techniques to your report of What’s Happening Here? in the dream scenario from Module 2.   }real 'found art'. Requires Apple Quicktime plug-in.      }World Sunlight Map. Watch the sun rise and set all over the world on this real-time, computer-generated illustration of the earth's patterns of sunlight and darkness. The clouds are updated daily with current weather satellite imagery.    }dusk and dawn seen from far above the earth. These are composite images, made from real photos of the earth taken by satellites. In color.     }The moon, composite image in real-time from satellite images, in color.    }towards a new understanding of visual processing.   }stations of space, A collaborative Green Art installation,presented by Eyesection artists at Stone Mountain, GA, September 2009.,-0.11/7   }aircraft seen from above. Graphics on top of a real map. The aircraft move in real-time. Flightradar24 is a flight tracking service that provides you with real-time info about thousands of aircraft around the world. Our service is currently available online and for your iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) or Android device plus for Windows 8 and your Mac OS computer. Read more about our flight tracking apps.    }Bardo Station Atlantis, a world of iron and water. Cheats and codes for Atlantis.    }weather + beach-cam.  2011 DL Replacement:   }still pictures, beautiful, as there is no longer a webcam there. But there are others…   }visual jokes and humor, mostly photos, some cartoons.     }brain candy, eye candy, 3D screensavers, psychedelic fractals.     }Arm Yourself Against The "War On Drugs".  "Whom ever Controls your Perception of Reality Controls You".    }the surrealist compliment generator.      }The Surrealism Server serves itself and no other. It is not indicative of the presence, abstinence, or other sensations, personified or deconstructed, of the maintainers of this site.   }here's a really fun website that I'm sure you'll enjoy. Just click on the link or image that you want to see or go to. Don't forget to fasten your seatbelt first. Please note the oxygen mask above you; and vomit bags are located in the back of the seat ahead of you.  Careful where you click!  2015 DL.    }same.       }Search for Music Using Your Voice by Singing or Humming, View Music Videos, Join Fan Clubs. Sing, hum, or whistle to instantly find your favorite music and connect with a community that shares your musical interests. Give it a try. It's truly amazing! Find and discover music and people. Use your voice to instantly connect to your favorite music, and to a community of people that share your musical interests. Sing your own versions, listen to voices, see pictures, rate singers, send messages, buy music.   }Welcome! I design and build furniture and cabinetry for both residential and commercial clients in the Atlanta area. These photos show representative pieces from my more than 25 years at the forefront of cabinetmaking. They represent a range from tables, armoires and entertainment centers to staircases and fireplace mantels; from church pulpits to sound studio producers’ desks.    }funny?  You decide. Badly Explained Film Plots, Cats Sleeping With Their Tongues Out, Creative Hospital Christmas Decorations, Gluten-free Art.    }Pick your mood, click the button and Wild Mood Swings will open an appropriate website in a new window. It's a simple game and online web experience: you select a mood from the pull-down list, click on 'take me away' and it'll whisk you away to an appropriate site. I call the concept 'mood surfing'. Sites might reinforce, reflect or reverse your mood. How do you want to feel today? Each time you reload the page or click the shuffle moods link, the moods are sorted into a different order, adding an additional element of serendipity.    }smaller list, good selection.    }In a nutshell: before people came to the archipelago we now call the British Isles, a race of intelligent magical non-humans calling themselves (in Irish, anyway) the Tuatha Dé Danann ("the children of the goddess Danu") lived there. With the arrival of people and their permanent settlements, the Tuatha Dé Danann continued to muck about in the lives of people, but retreated to the Otherworld, their home world, a world still reachable through places such as fairy forts or fairy burrows. (Interestingly, the "gateways" identified in Celtic stories would not infrequently turn out to be archaeologically significant sites dating to the Neolithic period.) Celtic mythology also includes Scottish, Breton, and Cornish stories.   }click “panorama”; controls don’t work.   }Beach Web-cams.   }California webcams, good selection, many for LA, SF Bay Area, San Diego.    }this is fun too; enter the URL as an exception in your Java control panel if it/your browser blocks the applet from running.     }Does Humor Belong In Music? #1,  1:55:19.    }Does Humor Belong In Music? #2,  1:33:04.    }Does Humor Belong In Music? #3,  1:43:30.    }Does Humor Belong In Music? #5,  1:44:19.     }this is the URL of a comic strip. One is on this page; you can back to the previous one or forward to the next cartoon. These are sometimes funny. It’s a strange website... but there are many cartoons  there, and a “random” button. Have fun!    }here is the list of all the comics, and their publicaiton dates in a pop-up.     }free online games. 269 links on the page. Game worked in our test.

VI. Shakespeare (1564-1616).     }the podcast central of the American Shakespeare Center. Mostly lectures, interviews, etc., we haven’t found any actual plays podcast here yet, but LOC or another like that would probably have them. See also   }podcasts from the BBC, you might find something Shakespearean here.    }the complete unabridged works of Shakespeare (corpus).  
  }Recollections of A Fallen Sky, Part 3, in pdf. See the chapter, “Shakespeare and Velikovsky”, and Notes following it for references. Jump to page 18 in the pdf viewer (in the browser).   }Part One of “The Enlightened Shakespeare”. 2014 Update: this page is now only on the archive site:   }if you liked his original site, you’ll have to use the site now.       }music to listen to while reading part one. John Dowland (1563-1626). From The First Book of Songs or Ayres (1597). Dear, if you change (author anonymous - music setting by J. Dowland). 4:39. Tenor Jacob Dougherty, Soprano, Michelle Keobke,      }Part Two. 2014 DL. Replacement:    }the archive.      }music to listen to while reading part two. Giulio Caccini (1551-1618): Amarilli mia bella. Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor; Björn Colell, theorbo. 3:16.     }The source texts came from Online Library of Liberty (  Their original source is the OUP edition of 1916. You get 37 plays, plus all the speeches of all the characters. Ie. you get the whole play Hamlet, plus separately all the speeches of Prince Hamlet, all the speeches of Horatio, etc. There is also a list of the plays and their dates.   }so, this is THE Shakespeare search engine. If you’re into the Bard, this is the site for you. See also JKU Academic Research List .     }Shakespeare In Love, 3:31.     } Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare In Love. 3:42.

VII. Daily Awareness Science Short List.
The Sun is Going to Sleep:
Earth's Magnetic Reversal:
Top 6 Climate Change Problems:
Pause on Pausing the Pause:
Sun Series:
S0 Notes on Solar Shutdown:
IPCC History:
Wolf Star/Planet:
Quasar outburst:
Sydney Storms:
Numbered WindMap:
Earth WindMap:,51.43,481
Global Maps:
NDBC Buoys:
HurricaneZone Satellite Images:
NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory:
Satellite Maps:
Forecast Maps:
TORCON: [Tornado Forecast for the day]
GOES Satellites:
Severe Weather Threats:
Canada Weather Office Satellite Composites:
Temperature Delta:
SOHO Solar Wind:
Planetary Orbital Diagram - Ceres1 JPL:;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb
Gamma Ray Bursts:
BARTOL Cosmic Rays:
GONG Magnetic Maps:
JAPAN Radiation Map:
RSOE:  (see above)
Earthquakes Are Predictable:
The First Wave Crashes:
OLR Inspiration:
MIT Says one thing…


1. What are Mr. Kamel’s favorite works by Walter/Wendy Carlos?
A: (1) Walter: Sonic Seasonings, and the (Limited Edition) LP release of
     A Clockwork Orange, with the extended “Timesteps” recording. (Jae’s)
     (2) Wendy: The Beauty In The Beast. (Jone’s)
2. Why is this edition of JKU red, white, and blue?
A: It is the Special Independence Day Edition of JKU.
3. Why are so many of the online translators broken?
A: We don’t know the real answer to this question, but speculate that the people involved with them are         either incredibly stupid, extremely lazy, or both; that is, the usual reasons. Otherwise: Bit rot. 2011     Update: Many of the translators have been changed or repaired since this List was first written.
4. What are DLs?
A: Those would be, Dead Links.
5. What is "Found Art"?
A: This refers to "art" items or objects that are literally found, just where they are. In the case of the films,          these clips and snippets were literally found all over Hollywood, Ca., for example, in gutters,  dumpsters,      on sidewalks, etc., and then put together  into films.
6. What is the purpose of “The Daily Awareness URLs” ?
A: These are the websites that contain the information that you need to be aware of
    and think about, every single day. So, you would visit the websites and then look at the information which     is presented there.
7. So, what are we supposed to do with the “Global Warming Checklist”?
A: Use the checklist like this: visit each of the websites listed, and then read what they have to say. “Both”      “sides” of the issue are presented, along with much of the pertinent background material. Be sure to go       ahead and look at all the sites.
8. What is Mr. Kamel’s favorite Suzanne Vega tune?
A: Probably, Small Blue Thing; but then, it’s hard to pick just one when you love someone.
10. How can I contact you?
A: Mr. Jae Kamel:;  Dr. Jone Dae: .
11. Did you change the text color on this List?
A: Yes, we did. In June 2014 we darkened the red to make it more readable.  In 2015, we decided to vary the                                            reds used in the annotations, some lighter, others darker, to improve readability.

Monday, November 30, 2015

These issues of our e-zine, Jae Kamel's URLs (JKU), were updated today: TLJC , Part Deux  , the Research List , and the Index & TOC .

Today is November 30, 2015. 

Monday, October 26, 2015

JKU Harmony's List Update.

JKU Harmony's List was updated today.


JKU Research List - Update.

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                                                             November, 2015 Update

Bin Laden-free for your protection.

I. Discussion Groups and Forums.
II. Metacrawlers.
III. Search Engines.
      A. Current sites:
      B. Older sites.
      C. Visual sites.
IV. Address and phone nrs.
V. Audio Resources.
VI. Radio Stations.
VII. Podcasts.
VIII. Video.
X. Archives.
XI. Other searching.

Note: as with the other Lists, “DL” stands for Dead Link, also sometimes called a Broken Link. The date next to the “DL” shows roughly when it was discovered that the link was dead. These lists were started in 2006, so, that’s why they’re updated from time to time.

I. Discussion Groups and Forums. (note: in the 21st century, these have largely been replaced by “blog” sites. The use of the terms “blog”, “blogsite”, etc., have become so common that they are now used without the quotes.) May 2014 Update: a few “social media”-type sites have been added, which are similar to blogs, groups, or forums.
http://ar3ubs6cg6an4ylt.onion    }beaglesnoop Lots of articles on searching - applicable to the deep web. Use on Tor network.   }Meet other artists, learn about exhibits and museums in the New York area and broaden your tastes on this community site.   }"Welcome to the Black Hat Forum Black Hat SEO. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register    before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. “ Page is current (26oct15), 554 links on the page.   }Talk about your favorite books and share titles with other bookworms.   } Talk about and share recipes and local restaurants.   }ConnectviaBooks is another
social site for book lovers.   }as an example, this is one person’s list of her hand-picked online discussion groups.    Reach out to other patients on this medical site, which also has news and stories about different diseases.   }the intro page for “Bohm Dialog” discussion groups. Mr. Kamel has participated in these so contact us for a review if interested. You may also skip the intro page and go directly to   }and the simple instructions are there. The automated portions of their listserver and website sometimes malfunction.   }Delphi forums. "Share your passion. Meaningful conversations.
& True sense of community. “  "Live Now on Delphi: 318,753,710 posts; 25,867,698 discussions; 196 people now chatting,  81 active chat rooms . “  108 links on the page.    }this is the dmoz linklist of chats and forums, basically about libraries. For those that don’t know yet, “dmoz” stands for the Open Directory Project, the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors.    }Etherpad (previously known as EtherPad)[1][2] is a web-based collaborative real-time editor, allowing authors to simultaneously edit a text document, and see all of the participants' edits in real-time, with the ability to display each author's text in their own color. There is also a chat box in the sidebar to allow meta communication. Anyone can create a new collaborative document, known as a "pad". Each pad has its own URL, and anyone who knows this URL can edit the pad and participate in the associated chats. Password-protected pads are also possible. Each participant is identified by a color and a name. The software
auto-saves the document at regular, short intervals, but participants can permanently save specific versions (checkpoints) at any time. Merging of changes is handled by operational transform. A "time slider" feature allows anyone to explore the history of the pad. The document can be downloaded in plain text, HTML, Open Document, Microsoft Word, or PDF format.    }the full collection of article and videos from EzineMark about Usenet (newsgroups) and (Web-based) discussion groups.   }although we normally don’t include “social networking” sites on our Lists, since this one is the largest one in the world, we can’t leave it out. The point here, is that you will find many forums and discussion groups on facebook, but, the facebook search itself is not very good. People often complain about that. Therefore, you will want to use the search tools on this page to find the forum or discussion group that you want there.*/index   }the Free Republic forums. FreeRepublic, LLC, PO Box 9771, Fresno, Ca, 93794. is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson. 328 links on that first page. Page is current (26oct15).    }a smaller list of Usenet newsgroups or discussion groups.    }Learn everything there is to know about gardening, from picking seeds to planning around the seasons to pest control right here.    }Etherpad Lite up 'n' running in 5 minutes. Etherpad Lite is a lightweight version of (probably) the most popular web-based collaborative real-time editor - Etherpad. This great peace of software allows multiple users to
edit the same document in real-time. To make collaboration easier, users have built-in chat at their disposal. History playback, infinite undo, easy import and export of documents are some of the cool stuff it has to offer. Compared to the original, EL has very short system requirements list, which makes it very easy to deploy. Since it's written in server-side JavaScript using Node.js, to make it functional for testing/development purposes you'll need only Node.js, but for everyday/production usage it's recommended that you use a web server (e.g. Apache or Nginx) and MySQL.    }Gobby is a collaborative editor supporting multiple documents in one session and a multi-user chat.
It is developed in GitHub, and instructions to download and getting started as well as other documentation is available on the Wiki.
On this page, a rough overview of where the most commonly accessed resources of Gobby are is given, along with news concerning the project. Gobby is a free software collaborative real-time editor available on Windows and Unix-like platforms. (It runs on Mac OS X using Apple's It was initially released in June 2005 by the 0x539 dev group.[3] (The hexadecimal value 0x539 is equal to 1337 in decimal.) Gobby uses GTK+ for its GUI widgets. It features a client-server architecture which supports multiple documents in
one session, document synchronisation on request, password protection and an IRC-like chat for communication out of band. Users can choose a colour to highlight the text they have written in a document. Gobby is fully Unicode-aware, provides syntax highlighting for most programming languages and has basic Zeroconf support.   }We don’t like to include google links, but, this is their guide to Discussion Forums Online. any of the Google Groups are part of Usenet. Usenet newsgroups (forums) are grouped into several large areas, each of which is broken into subareas.   }this is the directory of google groups, which are also somewhat similar to discussion groups. Owing to google’s terrifying size and frightening purchasing power and influence, they have a complete list of Usenet links, some of which undoubtedly go to old-style, bona fide discussion groups. The link for that is   }the few links that we tested all worked, but some of the groups had 0 subscribers. We still avoid google products on our Lists (JKU), and recommend that you do the same, most especially their search engine.!browse    }directory of google groups by region and category.   }forum, blog, and discussion site suitable for students. New. We have tested this site and find it clean and mostly easy to use. Those of you who are non-academic will enjoy this website.    }Submit and read about environmental news here.    }an intro to the differences between Usenet and Web-based discussion groups. This is recommended if you don’t know the difference between them. The original URL for that article is here:   }on the original website.   }this is the wikipedia linklist for online discussion groups. It would be too time-consuming for us to try out each URL/group for you, so, feel free to try them out yourself. They are grouped by various categories.   }directory of e-mail academic discussion groups. (See also Academic Research List). DL 7/2011. This link now redirects to a commercial site.   }if you are old enough, you will remember that Lycos hosted many discussion groups and forums in the 1990s and the early years of this century. The links goes to aggregated link data from Message Board Posts, and Forum Threads, which have linked TO and FROM both internally and externally.  Some of the links, some of those groups and message boardss still exist; a few are on this List now.    }mathematics discussion groups and forums. 110 links on page; clean (non-commerical) site; easy to read and use. Recommended.    }the front page, intro, and link list for the Microsoft discussion groups. However, in our tests, the search/lookup service was temporarily down.   }NeoGAF is a nexus of hardcore gamers, enthusiast press, and video game industry developers and publishers. This is a neutral ground where facts and evidence, presented within the confines of civil, inclusive discourse, prevail through careful moderation. Enjoy reading existing discussions as a guest, or sign up for a free account and be patient through the waiting period.     }This politics social media site offers "an instant reflection of what the world is talking about at the moment."   }list of newspapers, news websites, databases, and more, available from New York Online Virtual Reference Library [NOVELny].   }Welcome to the Resource Shelf Resource Blog where dedicated librarians and researchers share the results of their directed (and occasionally quirky) web searches for resources and information. Here:    }is news about searching and search engines.    }Catch up on "the latest research news" here.    }this site has Usenet reviews and comparisons.   }front page for Vimeo’s video groups. Well, they’re sort-of like discussion groups, aren’t they?   }The warrior forum. "Warrior Forum - The #1 Internet Marketing Forum & Marketplace.”  165 links on the page, to forums and discussions for entrepeneurs, elite marketers, those wanting to make money, etc.   }Western horse western riding school is simply all about western riding in Sweden!  Meeting place for western riding in Sweden. A portal you might say. This forum page has 101 links on it.      }the wikipedia intro page for discussion groups, for those that need to know.   }Wordpress has become probably the most popular free site host on the Web. You’ll find forums and discussion groups there, if you look for them.   }the front page for Yahoo groups, which are similar to discussion groups.  2015 Update: Yahoo Groups is still online, page is current (26oct15). Groups in these categories: Business & Finance, Computers & Internet, Cultures & Community, Entertainment & Arts, Family & Home, Games, Government & Politics, Health & Wellness, Hobbies & Crafts, Music, Recreation & Sports, Regional, Religion & Beliefs, Romance & Relationships, Schools & Education, Science. 109 links on the page.

II. Metacrawlers and engines not listed in other categories-   }the 100 search engines, links page. Links to all the popular news sites and other popular sites. This is also the search page. Recommended.
http://7dmqbxohw4mgbnaw.onion/   }The Hidden Wiki. Site up as of May, 2015, but, most of the sites with domains .onion and .tor2web , are down or gone; those are dead links (DLs). Tor is mostly DLs now (May 2015).   }120 categorized, customized searching.  DL 10/9/10   }this is the AllPlus Meta Search and Discovery Engine which is based on PolyMeta (below), and it failed every search test, including the easy ones.   }1200 categorized search utilities.   }supposed to be a Superior new search engine, we were very disappointed, it did poorly in our easy search tests.   }16 engines, eliminates duplicates. DL 2011    }this is one of the best new search engines, that we’ve seen for years. But it isn’t new; it is a major improvement of google!  This is then a metasearch engine with “deeper web” results, as well as a “deep web” tag cloud, metrics, news results, wiki-results, blogs, and so on. Highly Recommended, and did very well in our easy and hard search tests.   }”The metasearch engine has no own index or database – instead the information is retrieved from several data sources in parallel (federated search, search several search engines at once). A data source can be, among others, a traditional web search engine, a web service or a database. is fast, as fast as the slowest data source that currently is queried by Therefore the search settings let you limit the maximum time to wait for a query (by default 2 seconds).If a data source does not respond anymore reliably, will automatically disable it temporary. As soon as the data source is available again, it will be automatically re-enabled. “  This is a relatively unknown Swiss search engine. Highly Recommended. Uses the non-google search engines well, and gives fast and relevant results. What we liked best though, are the humourous quotes at the top of the page. Here’s a sample: "There are three reasons why lawyers are replacing rats as laboratory research animals. One is that they are plentiful, another is that lab assistants don't get so attached to them, and the third is that they will do things that you just can't get rats to do." -Blanche Knott-   }fazzle was a metasearch engine, and performed quite well. It is done now, but the page is still there, and the author says that the search engine is undergoing reconstruction (2015).   }a newer metasearch engine which did well in our tests. This engine allow you to group results by their “extension” or domain type. It is clean and easy to read, fast, and gave even images for a hard test (i.e. an abstract term), most engines fail that sort of test. Highly Recommended; we found only one flaw: when you select the “Knowledge” tab, it gives results, but won’t let you click to the site; you have to copy the URL and paste it into the address bar yourself.    }we Recommend this fast German search engine, it did well in our tests.   }may duplicate other sites or crawlers.   }image search, but tagged for reuse with modification.   }This engine is useful for finding recent news articles online. That is the kind of results it returns for any search-term.. A better than average set of search engines. Surfwax is older than google, and uses unique search methods. Can mix with educational, US Govt tools, and news sources, or many other categories. Also,   }from this page you can link directly to search-engine watch, the resource shelf, and master news media, which has an explanation of surfwax, and its history, interview with the designer.   }another newer (2015) meta-search engine. Did well in our tests; and was fast. You can search by top-level domains or extensions and can save your search history. The search page is customizable easily using their pre-set choices. You can also specify which search engines you want it to check first. Recommended. We’re still testing this one but Recommend it. The default “metasearch” tab uses google-custom-search.   }highly customizable. Competitive with the better known ones.  Metacrawler is one of the oldest meta-search engines on the web, but still worth it, or adding to a group of search engines, such as in your browser, if you use one. 2015 Update:  MetaCrawler also provided users the option to search for images, video, news, yellow pages and white pages. In the late 90's  talk show host Conan O'Brien on TRL used the verb "metacrawled". It used to provide the option to search for audio. MetaCrawler is now a registered trademark of InfoSpace, Inc., and redirects to .    }a newer metasearch engine. Fast, and novel results; customizable, but not colors or background. Recommended.   }this is a new engine which organizes google results and presents them in novel ways. Perhaps the creators think it is easier or better to use; we found the layout and usage to non-obvious and perhaps counter-intuitive; but it is fast, and gives a visual presentation of results which is unlike any  other engine. Their “about” says that they may feature other engines besides google in the future. Today is 16feb15. We’re Recommending this for now; and it has plugins for Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.
http://grizzlykijswtj2x.onion/   }New Tor/onion search engine. Currently needs javascript to work, will soon make a non-JS version. DL 2015.
http://hpuuigeld2cz2fd3.onion/    }Another Tor/onion search engine. DL 2015. is temporarily not available. We are looking forward to relaunch this
service soon. We are looking for hosting providers that donate resources in the form of servers and bandwidth. Please contact us if you have an offer to make! admin at this domain    }Getting started: Whenever you see a URL like http://duskgytldkxiuqc6.onion/, that's a Tor hidden Web service. Just replace .onion with to use the Tor2web proxy network. Example: . This connects you with Tor2web, which then talks to the hidden service via Tor and relays the response back to you.
http://xmh57jrzrnw6insl.onion/   }Tor Search Engine. Claims to index around 1.1 Million pages. DL 2015. is temporarily not available. We are looking forward to relaunch this service soon. We are looking for hosting providers that donate resources in the form of servers and bandwidth. Please contact us if you have an offer to make! admin at this domain
http://oqznfi3tdo6nwg3f.onion    }Tor network search - Torgle v3.  DL 2015. is temporarily not available. “We are looking forward to relaunch this service soon. We are looking for hosting providers that donate resources in the form of servers and bandwidth. Please contact us admin at this domain if you have an offer to make! “   }shows the most popular websites in the world; also gives the ranking and statistics for URLs you specify. Easy to read and use. However, they rank more than websites:  “When you ask, "What is the most popular" anything, our system provides you with the answer! Our network of sites are all part of the very special "Most Popular" project where we do our best to organize all types of data according to how popular something is. We rank things like books, blogs, games, movies, news stories, songs, videos, websites and more and we make all of this information available to you on one of our specialty sites that focus on particular subjects. Our data comes from real world statistical information available from various sources we collect and process 24 hours a day. “. In one test, we checked (next URL), and found that it is the 1,212,859 th most popular website as of 18apr15.   }Search Best Websites according to Wikipedia. This custom special search engine searches 4000 best websites according to number of backlinks from Wikipedia. Among websites it searches are Wikipedia, New York Times, BBC, MySpace, Guardian, Yahoo! groups, Amazon, Washington Post, The Internet Movie Database, ODP - Open Directory Project, Gutenberg Project, Flickr - Photo Sharing, Time Magazine, Encyclopedia Britannica, UEFA, FIFA, FIBA, etc. Please email us your suggestions which websites we should include in specific search engine.   }a new meta-search engine, but one that did poorly in our tests. This is described as The Best and Awesome and so on, we wer disappointed. Made by , and they say “PolyMeta is an advanced Web 2.0 meta-search (federated search) and clustering engine. PolyMeta enables organizations and individuals to simultaneously search diverse information resources on the Web with a common interface. The search results are merged, ranked and presented in relevance order. PolyMeta employs powerful Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval algorithms in its query analysis and refinement, search strategy, relevancy ranking, focused drill-down and exploration of multi-dimensional information spaces. Try out AllPlus Meta Search and Discovery Engine what is based on PolyMeta, to see what we are capable of !“ See also the notation for that engine. 2015 Update: The Polymeta search engine was apparently not working correctly during the days we tested it. Now, it is working. For results, it favors Wikipedia heavily; but on the other hand, it does have the novelty of being the first and only search engine which lets you FB “like” a website in the search results. That is, each search result has a FB “like” button in it. Also, the more we have used this the more we like it: Recommended.   }40 engines. This crawler is still up, but it also has links for travel, resorts, and hotels, and appears to be used for just that by some users.   } assembles results. DL 2011.   }we were almost saddened to see that Yahoo Search is now “powered by” bing. We were researching the Yahoo! Livesearch feature which is similar to Surfwax’s Look-ahead feature, when we found the news. Read their page in Wikipedia here:    }more details on how Bing incorporated Yahoo search features.   }search Wikipedia using surfwax look-ahead “technology”.  In our easy test, it returned no results, and no feedback of any kind.
http://zw3crggtadila2sg.onion/torgle/   }Torgle revived. Based on OnionWare’s server. Web crawler.

III. Search Engines. (See Engines also in Academic Research List  & Online Tools List )
A. Current sites:   }search engine link site and portal. Enter your search term, and it returns one-click links to 89 (eighty-nine) search engines, each of which opens searching for your term (and there are “200” more engines in the pull-down menu).  Since we didn’t test all of them with our usual test terms, easy, middle, and hard, instead we tested unlikely engines just for fun. For example, we looked for the meaning of a word on the CDC (Centers For Disease Control) search engine, instead of an online dictionary. 
3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion    }DuckDuckGo, on Tor.   }Addictomatic searches the best live sites on the web for the latest news, blog posts, videos and images. It's the perfect tool to keep up with the hottest topics, perform ego searches and feed your addiction for what's up, what's now or “what other people are feeding on”.    }This is a search engine for hidden onion sites running inside Tor network. Use Tor Browser Bundle to access hidden services. Add new sites. HS crawling info. Inform us about CP and we will filter it.  Hidden Websites statistics: 3314 online / 24 filtered.   }Tor search for website reviews on the Tor network. 95 results on this page. Note that the tor2web portal is down, the Hidden Wiki and its mirrors are down, and that most of the links on the network are DLs. Especially, most of the .onion and .tor2web domain websites are DLs.    }searching google and yahoo, and saying “web for everyone !” on the front page/ search bar page. Takes a moment to load the page, but it well in our tests.    }We found out about Ant doing image searches; it came with a freeware video editor that Julie Éclair told us about. Now, good engines like Ixquick or even google will do site searches, but, we found our result immediately with Ant.  Best way to use Ant : go to the site, then click the little molecule symbol on your Ant toolbar. A page with info about the site appears, and you can search the site from there.   }this is the main Chinese search engine, and it is somewhat new. However, it uses methods and protocols that are different from the ones that have, sometimes by agreement, and sometimes from usage, become accepted and somewhat standardized by all the world’s other search engines. Google has difficult translating its pages, for example; and translated pages no longer show the images (in the case of images) and so on. It is therefore difficult to use. We haven’t tried other website/page translators with , since their results are usually similar to google’s. (We often use images to test engines since it gives us a consistent test, making comparison of engine results easier. We also use difficult terms for our “hard” search test.) The good news: Baidu usually gives results that no others find, especially with images! Even better than Yandex (see below) for this.    }from Microsoft. Bing is competitive with basically all the other search engines listed here; we haven’t tested it very much, since we don’t find it interesting. It is also basically redundant to all the other engines. Of course, all alternatives to google are good; but this is Microsoft. The concept here is, once again, to not use the giants, that strangle the market, thereby preventing innovation and progress. 2104 Update: Bing videos is user-unfriendly. It is awkward and difficult to find, view, link to videos from the bing results page. We also dislike the way the images are displayed in the results. We recommend that you use a different search engine for videos and images/   }a new site, still in its beta-version. In our tests it was most impressive, and a very satisfying search engine. Got new sites instantly, and so on. Has a new, quicker style on image searches as well.  May 2014 Update: We have found that Blekko’s format for images and videos is very inconvenient to use. To serve mobile device users, they have ruined their search engine for videos and images. Their format is very similar to Bing’s. 2015 Update: Blekko has been acquired by IBM Watson and is no longer a search engine.   }a new site. This site did well in our video tests. It gives results for you tube, daily motion, vimeo, and metacafe, on 4 tabs of one page. Fast, easy to see and use, a simple search engine. For news, you have Delfi, Alfa, BBC, CNN, and RIA Novsoti, as tabs all on one page. We like it; it’s difficult to find information about it. For now, we Recommend it. Returns results in their native language sometime, not in English; search page has buttons for Lithuanian, English, and Russian. It also did well in our search term test. This is based in Lithuania, and we’ve never heard of it before. We have not been able to learn if it is a meta-search engine or meta-crawler or not; but sometimes the results look a little like google, so we are still researching this new engine. Definitely an HQ search engine.    }ChaCha is a human based search engine. It provides free, real time answers to any question through it's website, via test messaging, or by using one of the company's mobile apps. The company was founded in 2006 by Scott A Jones and Brad Bostic. Many people use text to access ChaCha. Their text number is 242242. Their landline number is ++1-800-2242242.   }Copernic (presumably pronounced like Copernicus, without the “us”) metasearch engine. Did poorly in our test for images, but Ok on general web search. This metasearch engine is overrated on some websites. We find that, e.g., Ixquick, Yippy! (formerly Clusty(formerly Vivisimo)), and Dogpile all did as well as Copernic in out tests… and sometimes better. Their desktop search app (see below), though, is unique and useful. It has some advantages over Cubic Explorer, see also our Online Tools 2015 List ( ). Cubic Explorer has some advantages over the Copernic Desktop Search; they’re rather different from each other. But we were disappointed by their metasearch engine. See next. 2015 Update: Copernic has been improved, and now finds results that other engines including google don’t find (usually evaluated by what they show on the first or second page). It is similar to European engines, and is based in Canada. Finds entries in French and English. We Recommend it now.   } Their desktop personal search agent was impressive. It runs from the desktop and queries 10 or more search engines at a time! We recommend it. Yes, we use it ourselves, and we do use the Copernic desktop search ( ) as well. Both have lots of the features you’d want and expect. But the desktop search can search your computer, the web, or both at the same time, for the info you’re looking for. The desktop search will index, as you specify, your hard drive, removable media, and so on. The personal search agent only has one major flaw: it can’t display any images, at all, no matter how you tweak it. This includes for image searches, for which it uses nine different image search engines. It would be Highly Recommended by us, except for that serious flaw.   }Search privately using your favorite search engine. Online Privacy. Disconnect protects your privacy by blocking thousands of invisible trackers, sources of malware, and empowers you to enjoy a more private and secure online experience. A description of features and benefits can be found on our homepage. The free version of our desktop product allows you to block thousands of invisible trackers and malware sites across all your browsers and apps. Both the free mobile and desktop product provides the ability to search privately and see how websites collect and use your data. The premium version of the desktop and mobile applications also protect you from Wi-Fi snooping by encrypting all Internet traffic with Disconnect’s virtual private network (VPN). You can also choose the location of Disconnect’s VPN
servers to keep your location private and access the Internet as though you are in another country.    }from Infoseek, Dogpile is not the giant that it once was.  Dogpile has suffered from the aggressive efforts of Microsoft (via MSN and Bing) and google to make big-bidness and other moves to limit Infoseek’s successes. However, Infospace/Infoseek is still big in the metasearch market, according to recent (2012) search engine review sites. Searched Google, Yahoo, Bing, and (as of 6/15/10). Sites that have purchased ranking and inclusion are mixed into the results. Watch for "Sponsored:".   2015 Update: Dogpile pages take “a long time” to load, less than 1 minute but far more than a few seconds. Is Dogpile or Infospace dying? We found that the original infospace search engine page didn’t work anymore.   }this is a fun new search engine, and we think that you’ll enjoy it. You can customize the search in many ways, check out those features. Their appearance, results, etc., are more customizable than other engines. Found difficult terms’ results that some others (on this page) did not. Best for technical searches. To find images with DDG, use the (so-called) “slashtag”  /images. We have not yet tested the /videos “slashtag” on DDG. DDG is also on Tor now: http://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/   }DDG on the Tor network.   }all the DDG bangs.  Their ! (“bang”) collection is impressive. More links than on this List, or perhaps any of our Lists; but, of course, only a small fraction of the 8000+ links on all the Lists.   }save settings to the clouds or load from there. Jae likes very dark grey with bright lime green;  I like burgundy background with neon blue letters.    }engine searches the worlds’s public records databases, for free. You can selected “U.S. only” instead or “world”. Use the “open platform” here:    }It unifies billions of records from thousands of government sources to make the world of public data universally accessible and useful. Free search account requested: an e-mail link. Search results: returned are many records from many national or global records databases; it is really too much information. However, this is the only engine that will give you business and government public records for free. Highly Recommended.   }web search URL, allows partial word, wildcards, and “sounds like” searches. See also notes on Exalead below.   }this german search is new to us. We gave it a fairly easy test, and then tested it for images. We often search for the very same type of image with each search engine, so that at least one test is the same for each image search engine. Suche did very well. Recommended.   }uncensored anonymous search.  It is “powered by” google custom search, and a few others here are as well. (We now include google sites and engines, and don’t reject them as we did in the past issues of JKU.) They say this on the search page (edited): “Founded in 2009 by Internet Privacy advocats, Gibiru is the preferred Search Engine for Patriots. Gibiru is faster than the NSA Search Engines since it does
not install all sorts of personalization and tracking cookies on your system. Gibiru provides Uncensored and Unpersonalized Anonymous Web and News Results.Gibiru is Not partnered with the NSA so you can Browse  the Internet safely the way the Constitution would have intended. “ We found the site clean and the search relatively fast and easy to use. It also has links to “surveillance reports” and “anonymous news”. They also offer free plugins for Firefox users, 128 bit encryption and so on.  Here also is:   }their secure (https), uncensored anonymous search.   }powered by clean energy, so-called “green” search engine, and the only one that we know of on the Web. This is a good engine for alternative leads and URLs, but weak when compared to, say, ISeek or Ixquick. Failed the hard search term test. Gigablast is one of the remaining four search engines in the United States that maintains its own searchable index of over a billion pages. It is scalable to thousands of servers. Has scaled to over 12 billion web pages on over 200 servers. It supports Distributed web crawler, Document conversion, Automated data corruption detection and repair, Can cluster results from same site, Synonym search, Spell checker and lot more. On GitHub:   }and   }Google Website Search is Not affiliated with Google Inc. We won’t attempt to do an exhaustive study of Google search engines but we’re trying to come pretty darn close. We will shed light on Google’s arsenal of search engines large or small that are readily available for anyone to use today.    }a newer search engine. Called ‘the iconic search tool’, this engine shows icons for various searching choices, such as websites, and you can search by date range, suggestions, filetypes, or location, as well. Related terms appear as you type, somewhat similar to Netspeak. Recommended.   }this is a semantic search engine, and it functions well as one. The results supplied are text samples from the located pages, and it separates results into web, blog, video, etc. However, it failed to find a difficult result in our tests, one that Yippy easily found at once. But it did find a similar result, the same one that Blekko did. Failed the hard search term test. May 2014 Update: Hakia appears to be dying, and semantic search engines, are becoming extinct. We are unhappy about this. There is only one other good semantic search engine that still works, and that is I-Seek (reviewed on this list). 2015 Update: Replacement: }this engine doesn't give exactly the same results as Hakia, and doesn't say that it is a Semantic Search Engine, but it did well in our tests and finds occurrences of words and word groups in text, in the same way that Hakia did. Let us know if this site works for you.  }another newer search engine and also a clustering search engine. Since the demise of Yippy, the old and new clustering engines are popular again (2015). Our favorite is, and PolyMeta also clusters results, but not in the same way as or This site successfully passed our search tests.   }a third generation Internet search engine with advanced Natural Language Processing technology. Lexxe is based in Sydney, Australia. "Lexxe", /leksI/ or pronounced 'leksi', our company name, is derived from a linguistic term "Lexical", which means "related to words".  Lexxe’s search technology is built upon the foundation of advanced Natural Language technology. Did fairly in out tests; Lexxe has older information but not new info; other search engines, such as PolyMeta, tend to have newer info but little or no older info. This is useful to researchers, who, like everyone else, want the search result which they are are looking for to be on the first page. Lexxe may not be maintained any more; see also Dogpile and Infospace on this List. So, we’d use Lexxe to see non-new results first, and a newer engine to see new results first.   } Find library blogs and other library resources with this engine.   }another new site, this one is still in its beta version. It claims to search 55,000,000 for recent news about your subject. You adjust a slider for how many days back you want it to search over, up to 14 days. Unfortunately, in our tests, it just said “searching”, and never actually returned any results, at all.    }this is the list of sites that contain lists of search engines that support Open Search. To understand what Open Search is, if you’re not a search-application professional, you must read their FAQs at   }they have some interesting links with the Wikis, too. Read about that here:     }links for FAQs, etc. here; a free software open source wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia. It is now also used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis, including this website, the home of MediaWiki. Use the links below to explore the site contents. You'll find some content translated into other languages, but the primary documentation language is English.   }Qwant is an EU-based search engine launched on February 16, 2013, as a beta version. A final version was released on July 4, 2013. Qwant offers several types of results including conventional websites, online stores, news websites and social networks. According to its founder, Qwant does not want to compete with Google but "to show something different". In Search mode, the results are organized in columns: Web, News, Qnowledge Graph (displayed only if there is an article on Wikipedia), Social, Shopping. It is possible to refine the search for each column by typing another keyword. The "Media" mode is for photos and videos; while the "People" mode if for finding people or organizations on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Myspace. Users can create a free account allowing them to create notebooks and notes.   }another one of the newer sites (January 2104). If you find this from another search engine you’ll arrive at the sign-up/sign-in page; this link takes you to the search bar. Polls yahoo, bing/msn, and google, and then weighs the results against their users’ feedback about them. In our hard test, ‘web’ category, it did better than expected. Their results also have a “open in new window” button similar to Yippy’s. In our hard ‘images’ test, the results were very disappointing. Ixquick, Info, and Mamma all returned better results in the same test. Google’s results are inferior for the opposite reason: they return too many results, not just in images, but in all categories. We assume that most users are like us, and don’t have all day to search through a huge pile of google results. February 2014 Update: Scour has received some good ratings and reviews, but we found it to be average, not bad, but not so good either. A good alternative to the other metasearches, maybe, but we prefer the ones that search more than merely bing, google, yahoo. Dogpile searches Yandex now, for example, and can return different results than the other three do. Does well on image searches, and shows some links that the other engines or metasearch engines don’t. Medium size thumbs with frames, caption, URL, but no dimensions, those are very important for image searches. Recommended otherwise. Appears to be made for mobile device users.   }their beta version, we’re still testing it. On our hard test, they missed the mark, but that’s why it’s a hard test. Their “about” page at   }tells us that  “We are a search engine giving you the less popular search results often omitted by mainstream search giants. Our long term goal is to become the best search engine on the Internet for traditional web search.” This site would be recommended, but the results page shows many ads. Several search engines today group sponsored results with the search results, but SSE sometimes shows only sponsored “results”, ads. Failed the hard search term test. 2014 Update:  We re-checked this site today. We were one of his first customers, so to speak, and contributed URLs to his directory. This is an experimental search engine, made by a single Finnish computer scientist from Finland. Now, it returns many results, and not just all ads as before, and not dominated by foreign websites in foreign languages, etc. as before. Did well in our easy term test, and we found at least one site both useful and interesting from them. Recommended for an experimental search engine. 2015 Update: needs to crawl more sites.   }a newer engine; it seems to not be altavista. Site did well in our easy and hard search tests. The image and video results were somewhat disappointing; but the site has features that other engines lack, features you look for and are pleased to find, such as selecting what file type you want the results to be. For that, we Recommend this one.  Also, no color options in the options/preferences; your only choice is white screen, black ink. Still, we Recommend this engine.   }this engine is new to us. It is from Germany, and most of it is in German. In out tests, it found sites that the American search engines did not. It is clean and easy to use, Recommended. Several quick link buttons on the main page.   }2015 Update:  redirects to , which did rather poorly in our tests. See instead Startpage or Zoo.   }2015 Update: this engine has also been improved. It did well in our hard and easy tests, and, we can Recommend it now.   }Wotbox is independent Search Engine that has been in development since October 2002 and live since July 2003. After lying dormant for many years the Wotbox bots came back to life again in the summer of 2012. After many months of development resulted in a brand new index launched in the summer of 2013. This one did well in our tests; Recommended. WOT is an acronym that means, Web Of Trust.    }For finding similar sites culled from our database of over 800 million bookmarks.Features Overview, what the Xmarks add-on and website can do for you.  Install Xmarks on each computer you use, and it seamlessly integrates with your web browser and keeps your bookmarks safely backed up and in sync. Xmarks will sync across browsers too. Today we support Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari (Mac OS). Smarter Search: Xmarks will highlight the top sites in your search results based on how other users have bookmarked and rated them. Simply click to learn more. (Available in Firefox only.)   }the famous Russian search engine. Translating the pages makes them easier to read. Finds URLs that the others don’t, sometimes. This was the only search engine besides Curry Guide to find three results in our hard search term test!   }”a treasury of user-submitted shortcuts that enable you to search the Web more quickly and efficiently.  YubNub is officially a "social command line for the Web", which basically means that you can create your own shortcuts for pretty much anything you've been able to search for on the Web, from a simple site search to much more complex commands. Personally, I use YubNub to execute Web searches that I find myself doing over and over and over again, such as: abws: This searches the About Web Search site for anything; i.e., "abws search engines." deli: Searches,one of my favorite social bookmarking sites on the Web. digg: Searches Digg, a popular user-driven site that votes stories up or down depending on content.” We found yubnub to be unnecessary. Several of the commands are duplicative, most try to speed up using google URL, apis, or searches; but those are already quite fast: how long would it take to type or text ?  2 seconds, 3 seconds?”   What does the word “yubnub” mean? “remember hearing this word as a kid, watching one of the Star Wars movies. Evidently it means "Hooray" in the Ewok language. “   }provides the results from your favorite search engine unaltered, so you can check those first and then get results from other search engines simply by clicking on their tabs. If you want to switch back and forth between search engines, Zuula remembers where you were. And Zuula keeps sponsored links (which are paid advertisements) clearly separated from the regular search results. However, this search result aggregator was disappointing in our easy tests. It returned results from google only, and for the other tabbed search engines, said that they were loading too slowly, or a similar disappointing message. For example, Bing; and Yahoo. We liked the tabs idea a lot; but in our tests, big engines like Yahoo and Bing were too slow, causing zuula to return no results. Google worked, and Ol’ Gigablast, too. Recommended.   }More colorful looking, slick design, probably made for mobile device users. Their image search is still good, same as Webfetch; these are small enough, with a frame around each result and the dimension of the image, and the URL. Recommended. The web search results are very slow, but the site may be receiving heavy usage. The image search results were faster in our easy test. Web results were relevant and easy to read and use. Overall, at least as good as their other engines, such as Webfetch and Dogpile.  All the Infospace engines together are Highly Recommended as the best alternative to the dominant three search engines today. In our hard search term tests, it did well on the first one, but failed to find the second one. Both were normal English language words. Wikitionary had the second hard search term. “Zoo has been created to give you the best search results available on the Web, alongside some new features to make your search experience even more rewarding. Zoo gives you the best results by searching all the most popular engines and retrieving the best combined results; allows you to search multiple leading search engines at once, returning more comprehensive and relevant results, fast. 2015 Update: Zoo did poorly in normal usage recently; we can no longer Recommend it.

B. Older sites:   }this is the search engine. Clean results, shows source, but crowded with sponsored links above and below results. In our easy search test, returned results comparable to Yippy, but fewer of them.   }Best of the Web Directory, since 1994. Internet’s oldest directory. Failed the hard search term test, did well in the others.. BOTW is a human edited directory. They will decline your listing if they don't like the site. A submission is $150 annually or $300 for a permanent listing. Recommended.   }since at least 2007, Congoo’s news service is a uniquely valuable tool for staying current on anything. Congoo News is the most comprehensive news source on the Web aggregating stories from over 25,000 free and subscription content sources. Congoo’s technology organizes articles into stories and stories into subjects; Congoo is a free real-time news, networking and information portal. Congoo’s unique channels merge the most important news with industries’ most important people.    }this website was said to have died recently, but we found this viable link for it, for you. See also   }for why some thinks it’s gone, and   }gives description and background. 2012 Note: Cuil is now “powered” by Google Custom Search, they say. 03nov12 Update: The Cuil site is basically just down now, and doesn’t work at all. Recommended that you use other search engines.   }this is the URL for their new website, which is still under development. Their old engine can be found at   }based in the UK, curry guide is one of the oldest metasearch engines that still exists, since 1997. Many of their features are similar to those of other metasearch engines. They were one of the first to have a visual-search. One of the very few which has an “mp3 search” feature, it no longer works very well (but the mp3s it does find are real and do download for free) but perhaps the new version’s will. If Exalead is “the French Google”, then Curry Guide is “the English Google”. On the old site, the image search feature is very weak. The new site works much better, including the image search. Curry guide was the only other engine besides Yandex to find three results in the hard search term test.   }although this engine is said to have a big index, and even though it is only 11 years old, we found that it did poorly in our tests compared to these others. Still, it found 1 of 2 results for our hard search term.   }this site is still a good site, but uses Google redirects, and in our most recent test, these all failed; however, right-clicking on the URL itself with ‘open in new tab’ fixed the problem. It has features similar to the other search engines listed here but is still unique. As with the others, click preferences to customize your search. Also allows advance searching, with features that some others don’t have, such as phonetic or “sounds like” searching. Allows for “audio” search selection. Inconsistent results, searching deeply for some items then poorly for others. Also has the “inurl” feature. Recommended. Exalead claims to be “the leading provider for searches and search-based-applications”. Its image search feature is very weak, as was the video search feature in our tests. Exalead has 3 other search engines at   }but we found them weak.   }freeality is another site that has been around for years, but is still one of the best search-link sites and reference-link sites on the web. Their site is quick and easy to use, with clearly readable pages, good colors and page layout.  They are definitely one of our major competitors. Of course, no website, including google, is as thorough as JKU is, no one has the breadth and depth of coverage that we do. But since it is fast and easy to use, we consider Freeality highly recommended. Their only flaw, is that often, button or other links are broken links, or DLs as we call them (stands for dead links). It is time-consuming and somewhat tedious to keep up with all the link replacements.    }this little search engine gave better results than some of the big ones. As the Web’s original searchable directory, you can search the web or the directory with it. Good appearance, easy to use. Failed the hard search term test.   }one of the newer search engines (2012). A showcase of Net Research Server (NRS) 5.0, a software product that provides a complete search portal solution, developed by LoopIP LLC. Features: specializes in forms search; allows search with (but not –inurl); and advanced search, prefs, safe search on/off, and a Directory. More info at:   }shows their other important features. Unfortunately, it failed completely in our images test, and so can be considered completely useless for image searches. However, it does give some good results, since we have seen it used by our Copernic desktop search, which allows you to group results by engine. 17oct13 Update: DL.   }good for image searches, etc. Info is very competitive with Dogpile, and similar to it (in terms of results, not appearances), but is not an Infoseek product. Found two results in the hard search term test.   }in one of our tests, we had to use a URL proxy to use this search engine, but it was probably an old browser’s glitch (or old computer’s) since the site and engine worked fine through the proxy. Another proxy gave us the “404” error.  However, there is a link for the infoweb:   }this is the link that gets you to the infoweb search engine. In our test, the engine still  worked and did well. Found two results in the hard search term test.   }from Cal’s article on the invisible web, databases, and directories. The IPL is a really good search engine for academic results, but can be used for other searches as well. DL 2015. Replacement:   }this is better than a search engine, since it provides information about the search results it finds for you, in the left-hand margin. Similar to Yippy! (formerly Clusty (formerly Vivisimo)), but goes beyond just clusters, highlighting, and search within results, 3 things that make Yippy! one of our favorite search engines, and we have see them All. Iseek has some demonstration videos which show how to get more out of the engine:   }and they say “At Vantage Labs, we wanted to use our advanced linguistic, conceptual, and AI technologies to make Web search better by making it more relevant, direct, productive, and intelligent. But what we built isn't just a search engine. By making Web search more intelligent and intuitive, we’ve left "searching" behind and now offer you Targeted Discovery, the new era of information retrieval on the Web.:   }Ixquick is the world’s most private search engine. It was once one of the top-rated metasearch-engines in the world, and is also one of the oldest ones that still exists. Allows, e.g., image searches without using cookies, and does not record your IP address, etc.; only Ixquick does this. You can also do proxy searches through them, thus leaving no traces. Their advanced search is very sophisticated, allowing you to utilize the features that each search engine has; more info at   }their description page. We find Ixquick’s site- and search result-pages to pleasant looking and easier to read than most search engines. Their image search is one of the best. This is a much better metasearch-engine than google is. Others are better than google in specific ways or with specific features, but this one is better overall, including readability and ease of use. Found two results in the hard search term test. Returns video results basically only from Blinkx, which has been quite FUBAR in recent years. Recommended.   }this is one of the oldest directories on the web, that is still one the web (and not in The directory sites are hand-chosen by human editors, however, and so we have included it here. " is about providing a directory of quality sites for Internet users. Our goal is to list the best sites for a wide variety of topics giving our users the most relevant results for their searches.
Former volunteer guides who wanted to keep their community alive by creating a new directory founded It is a community where every editor has the opportunity to make a difference by finding and adding the best sites in their chosen topics. was originally launched in the spring of 2001. We soon realized that our rapid growth required some changes. We introduced a new look in August 2002 with changes which included a fully spiderable index, faster results in searches, and better tools for our editors. We do know that JoeAnt will continue to grow and evolve to meet the needs of our users and our editors. If you want to be a part of this future, become a JoeAnt editor.” Failed one of our search tests.    }advanced search site/domain specification.   }2011 Update: old info: not any more. Now it takes you to your hotmail sign-in page. See also bing.       }this is a new site to us, but a stats check of the site showed that it has been around for about 10 years. It seems to be the competition for Ixquick, in that they both offer totally anonymous searching online. They say “Unlike other search engines, Lukol does not track or share personal information: We do NOT record your IP address, browser data, or operating system. We do NOT send tracking cookies to your computer. We do NOT record your search terms. We do NOT share your private data (IP address, cookies, and search terms) with governments. When we obtain enhanced results from Google, we tunnel your search query through our proxy servers, without exposing your IP or cookie data.” Ixquick offers the same services. So, this is like google results through a proxy, same as Ixquick’s Startpage.  }mamma is one of the oldest metacrawlers on the Web, since the 1990s. It has a pleasant appearance and ease of use similar to Ixquick. It is good with images and produces results similar to Ixquick but fewer of them. One of our favorite for quick results, since it produces short lists but which usually contain what you’re looking for. They’ve also recently improved their “jobs” tab and added a “local” tab. Mamma has one new drawback, though: it mixes sponsored results in with the search results, not grouped separately, and you have to check each URL to see which is which. Found both results in the hard search term test. May 2014 Update: Mamma be fine. Use as substitute for Yippy now.    }this site has lots of ads, and it is not clear what type of searches it is best for. It seems best for consumer commercial uses.    }here’s the master-site list of search engines.   }this crawler did better on our hard tests than most of the others. Its image searches were satisfying as well. We recommend it. Though started in 1999, it’s a current site since this is a new version of it. Found both results in the hard search term test. Highly Recommended among the older engines.  } Here are the Search Engine Plugins / Search Providers that match your query. Click once on the name to install. Confirm the addition and the new engine will appear in the search bar shortly. Output was cached at 04:14 on 27 Feb 2014. To bypass the cache, please use the advanced search and select 'skip cache'.   }2014 Update: Pandia is long gone now.   }DL 7/2011. Alas, the Pandia Web directory has been shut down, but the page is still up and has a search bar for the famous Open Directory there. 2015 Update: DL.   }the Pandia metasearch is here. Note that they recently (and unknown to us) gave their top metasearch engine award to Ixquick!. In our tests, this metasearcher found results that several of the best engines and crawlers did not; we consider this a significant result. However, not as many of them were relevant to the search term as we would have liked. DL 2104.   }showing how directories are different from search engines. DL 2104.   }allows you to choose specific Web  search tools. DL 2104.   }”, owned by CNET Networks, is a truly excellent meta search engine. retrieves results from Google, Ask Jeeves, LookSmart, AltaVista, MSN Search, and more., being part of the CNET network, also gives you instant access to their stable of technology sites, which include (obviously),, and”Unfortunately, this one failed completely in our image test.    }this site was started in 2003 and is still up and running today (Oct.2014). From the frontpage, you can select dual or quad, and when you enter your search term, it will display results in 2 or 4 search result windows respectively. For dual, it uses bing and google. For quad, bing, google, ask, and then repeated bing in the fourth window in our tests. This is very handy for searches, since you can 1-click to many other search engines from the same page. In our test it instantly linked to Mamma, one of the other search engines on this List. Easily adds to browser engine list or bookmarks and bookmarklets. Recommended. Every engine we tested for this site still works, except for one. Site has a page which allows user to add bookmarks for the selected search engines directly to the bookmark bar.    }shows information and analysis of website.   }The UFO Paranormal Search Engine, News, forums.    }older search which can only be used from within seekfreak, above. When used by itself, it redirects to the seekfreak webpage. When used from within seekfreak, it returns its own results, but gets them from However, it produced rather different results from bing and google in one of our harder tests, so we Recommend it.    }same, plus Yahoo’s results page will translate a page. Found two results in the hard search term test. 2014 Update: yahoo search is owned by bing now, but the URL still works, apparently still using yahoo’s own directory. We will have to test further to determine this. We want to know, does Bing use their engines and directory and then supply the results to yahoo? Is yahoo now just a portal for bing?   }this is the page for searching Yahoo’s directory, rather than its search engine. See the brief intro/tutorial at   }see below for more info.    }the Canadian yahoo site, listed as a good meta-index.    }the Yahoo Directory page, one of the oldest directories on the web.    }May 2014 Update: Yippy appears to be dying now, also. It has declined as a search engine or metasearch engine in recent years. 2015 Update: use  instead, or one of the other clustering search engines listed here. Lexxe is a natural language search engine like Iseek or hakia. PolyMeta is similar; and PolyMeta is a clustering search engine, and so is IBoogie. Gigablast can cluster results, as well.

C. Visual sites: (see also the Photolist  and the Videolist for more visual search engines and apps.)    }new visual engine. DL 2011. We were quite surprised to see Grokker down! It’s not that old, was interesting, and worked well.   }original visual search. 2011 Update: Kartoo is apparently no longer a visual search engine, although it was the first of them that we knew of. It has been completely redesigned and is now an easy-to-read, fast metasearch engine. The strange thing about Kartoo is that all the other search results and lists still think that it is a graphical or visual engine – even Kartoo itself! However, it yields no graphical results at all in any of our tests. It did, however, surprise us by finding four results in the hard search term test! The same three that Yandex found, plus an additional one related closely to one of those. No other search engine to date has found four results, three of them relevant and one related to one of them.   }one researcher’s ratings of the visual search engines.   }this is a different kind of visual search engine. After selecting a source, then topic, subject, or category, this “throws” images up on the screen, and you can change the viewing size of them. It takes a little time for the engine to find the images and show them, so give it a minute to work. Hovering enlarges. Since two of the sources are commercial sales sources, you can view products of any kind before you buy them (if images are available). We’re recommending this to Julie Éclair and she’ll test its usefulness for her image collections. Try out the view settings. Recommended. 2014 Update: this is now the best of the visual search engines. Many are gone, and spezify really doesn’t work that well anymore, and so on.   }although we usually only link to free products and services, we mention this piXserve Web Edition since it is supposed to be the ultimate image tool. We were unable to find a free version of this. Read their info page, and the free pdf download advertisements, and you’ll see what we mean. Apparently, the CIA, for example, uses a version of this for identifying people by their faces: facial recognition. Here is:   }a very informative article about the software and piXlogic, the company that makes it.   }not really a true visual search engine, it gives a tag-cloud above the results, which are then simply displayed in the usual manner. It did average on our tests for a relatively hard item, but not quite as well as Kartoo. However: the tag-cloud can be used like Yippy’s clusters, to select which search results to display, a very good feature. Sites automatically opened in new window, w/o having to fiddle w/settings. Quintara also found three results, along with Curry Guide and Yandex, in our hard term test. 11nov13 Update: this URL now geos to Quintara Kids, for children.    }produces a 3-d visual cube consisting of images from the webpages that are the search results. The controls are a little “sticky” and some patience is required in the use of it. It is like a toy; the same results (and better and worse) can be obtained from the other engines, but, we include it as a visual search engine. Also found three results in our hard search term test. Update 2014: the old search cube is gone, and the site claims they are working on a new one. Currently redirects to a google custom search.   }this visual search engine searches google, Wikipedia, and youtube for results. In our tests, it performed well on the “youtube” setting, but poorly on the “google”, “images”, and “Wikipedia” settings, often producing no results at all, or no previews (images) from these at all. We didn’t like it except for youtube previews. This one also found three results in our hard search term test, but couldn’t produce images for any of them, not on “google” setting, and not on “images” setting. That’s a big failure for a visual search engine.   }this is the newest visual search result site, and it is fun to use, but can be non-obvious at times. Uses (apparently) Flash to post results on a page in a visual format, consisting of excerpts from the page(s) found. Newest Flash apparently required. One of our favorite visual searches, though not a map, and not graphical in that sense. Failed the hard search term test completely, finding no results at all. Did fairly well in our image test, but returned flash files for results. For images, click on the panel at the bottom of the image to go to the site with image selected;  but otherwise you are stuck at that image. When you find a way to go to the searchpage again, your query is gone, and spezify does not have type-ahead. So, images and videos are flash files. They say: “When searching with Spezify, a visual overview of a word or a subject appears. Pictures, texts, micro blogs, videos and music from a range of websites and search engines are presented side by side. Today Yahoo, Amazon, eBay, MSN Live Search and Twitter are found among the content providers. We eventually found a way to back up to the results page without losing them, but, we rate this site difficult and tricky to use.    }allows searches by URLs. This seems to be basically a pay-site or –app, but you can use it free here:   }just find the input bar, and then click “Graph it!” button. This is probably the best visual search engine for actual research, that you can use for free. (JKU never advertises nor endorses commercial products. We are Free.) Usage: click on a cluster and the URLs, quotes, excerpts, etc., all the data appears on the left-hand part of the screen. If you click “get related”, it shows a new cluster based on the selected item. Found only two results in our hard search term test.   }DL 2011. Another one down!

IV. Addr. and Ph. nrs.  }one of the best free searches. Returns many results, and quickly, including in what turned out to be a “hard test” for almost all the people search engines. Recommended. 26jan14 Update:   }site may be broken. In an easy reverse-lookup test, result page was blank and there was no work-around possible. In an earlier similar test, found data on the number with no problems. Showed on map, gave address, type of phone or phone line, and carrier.  25mar14 Update: site is working fine.   }U.S. White and Yellow pages from AT&T.  The AnyWho White Pages is updated weekly with phone numbers of individuals from across the nation. For best results, include both the first and last name when searching the AnyWho White Pages and, if you have it, the ZIP Code. Search for local businesses by name to quickly find their Yellow Pages listings with basic details and maps, plus any additional time and money-saving features, such as coupons, video profiles or online reservations. Search by category to browse and filter local business listings and to see mapped results. Or, if you just have a number, search for a business by phone number to find its Yellow Pages listing just as well. Whatever method works for you best, it's all good. Also reverse look-up, zip & area code finder, and maps   }their reverse-lookup page. Found no results in an easy test, and links to “yp” yellow pages with results. In another test, found the correct result immediately.     This website is maintained by an independent professional with quite a few years of experience in telecommunications. is the result of my
affinity for everything telecom related and also, for creating easy to use, informative websites uses mostly information published by the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA). New overlay codes and splits announcements are received from the NANPA via email and published in the area code news section. The advantage offered by this website over similar
ones is the simplicity of its design and navigation structure resulting in an easy to use yet comprehensive
area code resource. My goal is for all visitors to spend as little of their time as possible looking for information on this website.   }Online Yellow Pages and Phone Directory with reverse phone number, maps, zipcode, areacode, local search and latitude & longitude.   }If you ever need to research any city, zip code, or neighborhood for any reason, from considering a move there to just checking where somebody you know is staying, this is the site for you.   }Here you can find the dialing codes and country codes for all major countries in an easy to use interface. Select the country you are calling from and to in the search box and you will be presented with the relevant dialing code. You can also select the area within the country you wish to call.      }reverse white-, yellow-pages, e-mail, etc. This page uses several of the same search services listed here. Most of them are pay-sites, and give you little or nothing for free. Freeality is still Recommended, but too many of the services are not free.    }Free Cell Phone Directory Lookup is the top cell phone directory resource for looking up people online. Use our cell phone number lookup and cell phone directory tools to track down anyone in the USA. The cell phone directory databases where information is pulled are updated frequently and can provide current address, land lines, cell phone numbers, and email addresses. Not all information is free.    }regular and reverse phone number look-up. This one found an ordinary address and phone number in the U.S. that neither the nor the could find!    }Spokeo E-mail Address Search:Find out who's behind an e-mail address. Look up an e-mail address and find the owner's name, see their social media profiles, photos, street address, and phone number.    }Spokeo People Finder by Name. Contact info, public profiles. Spokeo is a people search engine that organizes White Pages listings, Public Records and Social
Network Information to help you safely find & learn about people.   }this is another good free people search, did well in our tests. Recommended. Second-best after Pipl, and as good as Zabasearch, below. Main flaw with most of these sites, is that (after finding the person you’ve named, etc.) they give very little information, and are trying, sometimes too hard, to redirect you in to the big pay-for “background check” websites, “premium” people finders, and so on. There are only about 4 of those, and most of the former people-search engines redirect to them. They are big-bidness and make a lot of money charging people for data that is free, and that’s why we won’t list them here. This one links to peoplesmart, which charges for the street address.   }this service also returns a long, simple, easy to read list of results given just first, last, and state; but unfortunately is a pay site and so we don’t recommend it.   }2015 Update: PIPL is back.   }public records directory and search.   }works, but is a pay-service. Found 1 record in an easy test. In another test, found a free result immediately.   }in our tests, this service did well. It returns results from several of the most popular people-search services, and displays their results all on one page. You can use the provider’s webpage right on the snitch page. However, we are unable to recommend it, since the providers are all pay-for services, and won’t give you the info without paying by credit card first.  Uses, which charges for the address.   }directories, links to maps, zip code search, etc. is the local expert, and a top online resource for finding information and insights on businesses and retailers. Every month we help millions of consumers find valuable local business information from driving directions and hours of operation to Web links and customer reviews.     }searches by name, addr, zip.     }Find People, Phone Numbers, Addresses & More. Whitepages is the largest and most trusted online directory with contact information for over 90% of US adults. Online since 8 April 1996. Number 907 of all websites according to Alexa.  This is their Reverse Address page.   }World Telephone Numbering Guide (WTNG) provides information on the world's
telephone numbering formats. This includes various website links regarding telephone numbering. Area code lists, text articles, news of phone number changes, number-finding forms are included as much as feasible. There is information under each country, region or service reference containing information such as area code or numbering changes, links to area code lists or numbering news, and subscriber number/area code formats to the extent WTNG can find and include such details. Please note that details are missing in some cases,due to incomplete availability of phone numbering information. Also, the information is subject to some disclaimers.   }this free people search service, shows a large photo of the person found in the search results. Shows other first names with entered last name, when no results for entered first name last name. Failed in one of our hard tests, but still recommended.   }free public information search. 2013 Update: this link gets redirected, and the search service won’t show you the info until you’ve paid by credit card first.  12apr13 Update: now   }says, “At first we thought we could charge for a premium service, but then we decided to just give it away for free. Access Premium Searches here at Zaba by logging in with your Facebook account. It's simple, and fast.”  Well, it is one of the second-best people-search sites, with Pipl being the first best. It did well in our tests, and returned many results for a person whose location we know, including where he used to live, that is, the correct result.

V. Audio Resources. (includes music sites)
(See also the JKU Poetry List: )(and see also the Videolist:   for A/V apps and sites.)
Note: The Web is full of many audio- and music-finding services and apps these days, and we can’t know what kind of files you’ll be looking for. However, we don’t advertise or promote commercial or pay-sites. This narrows what we research and share; and to further narrow it, we share with you some of the sites we ourselves actually use. Many services that say they’re free, aren’t: they try to deceive you. Most music download sites want sign-up, registration, or both; we’ve listed below the ones that don’t. Also note that this Category includes music and non-music links.   }narrow results to given formats: mp3, etc.   }this site finds good music for free, but it finds “videos”, that is music files with a picture or photo, that you can play on the site, and the audio quality is good. But the download files are blocked, missing, etc., and don’t download. To download the “video”, go to the source URL, such as youtube, and then download the video, and then convert it to mp3 (or whatever).  }has surprising results sometimes, some useful, some not.  You’ll want to avoid obvious ads, trick ads, and redirected ads.     } In August of 2005, we retired The Brain to reinvent, where content is provided daily, as news can't wait for once per week.  The new system is searchable with archives of all old reviews and content from the old way of doing things. is an archival, educational, promotional non-profit service. The material included on Brainwashed radio is being used permissibly thanks to the copyright owners of the original sound recordings and is broadcasting at a frequency comparable to a poor FM radio signal without the fidelity necessary to make phonographic duplicates. You can search Brainwashed here:   }search.    }This is a community music remixing site featuring remixes and samples licensed under Creative Commons licenses. Music on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons license. You are free to download and sample from music on this site and share the results with anyone, anywhere, anytime. Some songs might have certain restrictions, depending on their specific licenses. Each submission is marked clearly with the license that applies to it. ccHost is a web-based media hosting engine upon which Creative Commons' ccMixter remix web community is built. The software is written in PHP and uses the MySQL database server. In 2005 it won Linux World's award for Best Open Source solution. At ccMixter, musicians and DJs are using Creative Commons licensing to share music content and build a community of artists, thanks to the open source back-end system ccHost, an infrastructure designed to facilitate storage, tracking, and sharing of multimedia content.   }500 links.   }She sings a note that is at exactly the same frequency as the resonant frequency of the glass. That makes the glass vibrate violently, and if she holds the note more than a few seconds, the glass breaks. So, you need to figure out what pitch the sound you want to amplify will be (what frequency it will be) and then find an object that will resonate at a complementary frequency. It all depends on what kind of sound you want to amplify.   }MediaMaster is the easiest to use full-featured media delivery system for schools, with support for everything from VCRs to modern IPTV and video on demand systems. MediaMaster is based on open technologies, so you are assured a flexible and manageable system that integrates with your school’s network.   }Exalead also has a multimedia selector, which allows you to select audio or video results from among the search results. Here’s an example of their audio search:   }we searched for “siouxsie” first and then selected “audio”; the results are shown. 2015 Update: Exalead is one of the few engines which will find the mp3 files for you. Page is still there, May, 2015.   }has broken links, or DLs, just like mp3raid. DL 2014.    }Welcome to, a free site where you can search the Web for sound
effects. On August 1, 2015, celebrated its 15-year anniversary as
the leading Web search engine for sound effects. Search for sound effects. is a free site for finding sound effects on the Web. It is a Web search engine, like Google and Yahoo, but with a focus on sounds. It provides powerful features, yet is simple and easy to use, and suitable for all ages. Note to parents: audio files containing obscenities are filtered out so this site is safe for children. To learn how to search the Web using, visit the Help page. They also have a mobile version, one for android, and new downloadable apps.   }this site is fast and clean. Seems like a good place to get new and contemporary music. They want you to sign-up and log-in, but don’t seem to require it. Lots of indy bands and music. The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in American Radio has always offered the public free access to new music. The Free Music Archive is a continuation of that purpose, designed for the age of the internet.    }their folkmusic page. Free samples of the tunes on this page, and all their other pages. Recommended.   }Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons
Licensed sounds.  Browse, download and share sounds.    }The #1 platform for free music. Free music downloads for private use - Royalty
free music licenses for commercial purposes. More than 55,000 albums by independent artists.    }We invite you to explore the world's largest archive of wildlife sounds and
videos. Our mission: To collect, preserve, and facilitate the use of wildlife recordings for science, education, conservation, and the arts.   }midomi is the ultimate music search tool because it is powered by your voice. Sing, hum, or whistle to instantly find your favorite music and connect with a community that shares your musical interests. midomi features an extensive digital music store with a growing collection of more than two million legal music tracks. You can listen to samples of original recordings, buy the full studio versions directly from midomi, and play them on your Windows computer or compatible music players.   }watch out for pop-ups and ads. Must download first to verify URLs of files.    }this site also has short samples of songs. Not easy to download full song form this site, but, you can listen to part of a tune to see if it’s the one you’re thinking of or looking for.       }150 links to audio resources. DL 2011    }this is just google, but using a “inurl” modification string similar the ones that we use when searching for music files, primarily mp3s.    }Each song is listened to by an expert at Musicovery and described with 40 acoustic parameters. Each parameter can take between 3 to 20 values. An algorithm converts these values ​​into a position on the mood pad. Because parameters are acoustic it is an objective way to set the relationship between music and moods/emotions. This is the result of 3 years of research. Playlists and recommendations on Musicovery are tailored to each listener based on their preferences, behavior, geographical origin. Musicovery engine playlist, SmartPlay is very powerful and a key component of Musicovery B2B offer.    }we are building a searchable, editable, and expandable collection of tunes, melodies, and musical themes. Musipedia uses the "Melodyhound" melody search engine. You can find and identify a tune even if the melody is all you know. You can play it on a piano keyboard, whistle it to the computer, simply tap the rhythm on the computer keyboard or use the Parsons code. Every entry can be edited by anybody. An entry can contain a bit of sheet music, a MIDI file, textual information about the work and the composer, and last but not least the Parsons Code, a rough description of the melodic contour.   }50 million audio files.  2011 Update:  This site now redirects to   }and it is not the same as it was before.   }this page has links for multimedia, for images, video, and audio. Scroll down. 2015 Update: we can't find the multimedia, audio, and video search sites on this page now. Replacements:    }The following audio search tools will enable you to find specific audio files and audio content (though some will overlap and therefore be featured in both the audio search engines and video search engines sections).   And…   }Here are the top places on the Web to find free movies, videos, TV shows, and all sorts of great free multimedia. Please feel free to add your own favorite site to this list. Free MoviesTop Ten Sites for Free Full Length Movies: Yes, it's possible to find full-length movies on the Web. These sites are the best places to find them. I've rounded up dozens more of the best places on the Web to watch free movies in my article titled Even More Free Movie Sites Online.   }this service, which calls itself  “internet radio” is a music search service, that does too much, more than you want probably, and wants you to register with them besides. (On our Web Tools List are various sites and apps to help you get around those constant, annoying site registrations.) For instance, we wanted just one or two cuts by one artist (band), not an entire radio station of them. At all events, all the cuts and albums were for sale and none were for download.   }no forums here per se, but, Prefix Magazine covers the latest in music daily. Prefix showcases an extensive catalog of exclusive interviews, reviews, mp3s, video, photo galleries and more. Daily music news, reviews, interviews.  141 links on the page.    }list of .wav sites for TV and movie samples. Some of the collections are gone: DLs.   }main index for free TV show samples. Some of the collections are gone: DLs.   }even though this list is multimedia, we put it here for your use. Some of their links are old and redirect to commercials. Some redirect to other search engines. Some, like , go to pages that look like the search pages that are put in the place of expired or extinct URLs, but actually, some of the links on music finder are still good, and go to lists of music players, online “radio stations”, music collections, and so on. So, this older resource may be still be of use to you. 2014 DL.   }searches both audio and video (a/v). 2011 Update:  This site now redirects to AOL Video.    }Soungle is a search engine that allows you to find royalty free sound effects
easily.Enter a royalty free sound effect you want in the box above and click the search button to find it.   }this is the pirate bay search engine, where you can search for torrents. There are video torrents as well as audio, but we put this here since typical user searches for audio torrents (music).   }the top ten libraries of sounds, in their opinion, are listed here. Audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, etc., but we have not tested each library individually.   }here’s another site that actually allows you to download music, rather than the infinite run-arounds that the other sites provide.

VI. Radio Stations.   }notes about in-band-on-channel (IBOC) digital AM and FM radio.   }a small window that allow you to ask radio-related questions.   }the FCC’s AM radio station finder; somewhat technical.   }the FCC’s FM radio station finder’ also somewhat technical.   }allows you to find radio stations by various criteria, AM and FM.   }this finds radio stations by category or area, however, some are DLs and some have changed their contents since the site was made.  - one of the most popular music communities around, with personalized radio stations, social networking features, RSS support and more.   }2011 DL: MSN has discontinued its radio service.  - a very popular Internet radio/community which brings you new music based on stuff you like. You can create up to 100 unique "stations." And you can even refine them. If it's not quite right you can tell it so and it will get better for you.   }Public Radio features schedule listings for thousands of public radio stations and programs around the world. Follow the audio links to hear your favorite programs and discover new ones.   }this is our favorite radio station locator. It allows you to search by area, region, format, and content, and shows signal strength, gives streaming URL, and so on.    }the world’s largest radio communications data provider, featuring a complete frequency database, trunked radio system information, and FCC license data.   }Radio Free Europe: Radio Liberty. “RFE/RL journalists report the news in 21 countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established. We provide what many people cannot get locally: uncensored news, responsible discussion, and open debate.”   }A large directory of Internet radio stations, categorized by genre. Streams work in Winamp. Various genres, pick what you like.   }Slacker gives listeners anytime, anywhere access to the world's best music and entertainment. Listen for free on any device or subscribe and enjoy a commercial-free experience with deep customization, offline listening and on-demand access to millions of songs and albums. Offers a desktop version of the application and a hardware portable music player. Available only in the United States.   }United States radio stations streaming live on internet.   }this goes to preset radio stations only, which play only the most contemporary, popular music in a variety of uninteresting categories.   }We got involve in HIFI music player design since 2008. Before developing, we had put all the possibilities that could make HIFI music players, and analyze which was better. The result was, embedded ARM with software codec plus hardware jitter elimination circuit was the best. We developed it from the ground up. We didn’t buy anyone else’s networking solution like the one from Stream Unlimited which can be found in a number of similar devices on the market. YottaMusic player  supports most known digital audio formats. Since this player has no moving parts or fans, its operation is completely silent. It brings out the ultimate in detail, clarity and quality from your digital audio. It is easy to setup and use.  It can perfectly playback digital audio from iphone/iPad/Android device or NAS or USB storage drive or PC/MAC.

VII. Podcasts and Webcasts. (See also Online Tools ( ) and Academic Research List ( for more.)   }The WKU distance learning podcasts and videos are offered in poetry, drama, fiction and more.   }the American Public Media podcast list. Looked like lots of interesting and unusual shows that we didn’t have the time to listen to during our searches/tests. Easy listening stuff, like the Writer’s Almanac and the Prairie Home Companion, market reports, etc.   }podcasts from the BBC, you might find something surprising there.   }this site found a lot of older sites w. ith dead links and so on. That is, the site is easy to use and well-organized, and works as it ought to, but links just lead to DLs and weird sites and such.   }of course, we make podcasts too. These are all music, with no talking and no commercials.    }Submit your podcast, podcasting directory, and podcast information
Keywords: podcasts, flippa, ipodder, podcast, podcasting software, the abraham project, mac.    }podcasts from the Library of Congress; much what you’d expect.   }This site offers a limited number of podcasts.   }Miro Guide - Podcast Directory, Video and Audio RSS Feeds. The Participatory Culture Foundation, and Amazon Technologies Inc. On the main page, in the right-hand column, are the genres; each genre has podcasts listed inside of it. From the page-top bar, select either video or audio podcasts.   }this is the NPR podcast directory. It’s fast, works well, and we found no dead links, etc.     }in our test, this site found some shows quickly, but then they “play” feature failed. Something wrong with their player? But the “download” button worked, plays in your WMP if you’re on windows.    }this site is fast and works well, but, they have no podcasts in several easy subjects or persons. Just so you’ll know; but they may have lots of stuff that we didn’t look for, etc. “Your place for podcasting news & featured podcasts.  All the news from the podcast world if you are Interested in podcasting, the top podcasts or podcast news.” Find podcasts on virtually any subject, from the environment to health, here.   }"Ultra simple podcast publishing solution. Unlimited bandwidth and storage. Everything a podcaster needs to host, promote, and track your podcast. We usually don’t list pay sites; we are specialisists in Free. However, this one is not too expensive, and has other good features. “Podbean is an online podcast-publishing and crowdfunding service that provides free and premium hosting packages for individuals and businesses. Podbean offers a user-friendly interface that integrates publishing, management, syndication and analysis tools into an easy to use podcasting package. This web-based system allows users to publish, manage and promote podcasts in an easy point-and-click blog-like environment without any technical knowledge. The embeddable code make it easy for publishers to integrate podcasts into their own
websites, blogs and social networks around the web, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Blogger, etc.
Another feature highlight is a selection of flat-rate hosting plans that come with unmetered bandwidth and monthly increases in storage space at no additional charge. “   }this one still works and the links are still good; however, in our tests, the podcast (video) itself loaded very slowly, but then played fine and high-res.    }did only “Fair” in our tests; but the only podcast search service still “up” on the web.    }the premier resource on the web for all things podcast. Whether it's learning about podcasts, finding and listening to podcasts that interest you via our podcast directory, reading user reviews, or interacting with other members.  }DL 2011.   }link now redirects you to a commercial site, “Internet Radio Recorder, Video Downloader, DVD Ripper, Stream Capture, iPhone/iPod/iPad/Zune Converter” at DL 2011.     }DL 2011. What happened to Yahoo podcasts?? Info here:   }if the page will load.   }a source of Science podcasts. In our tests, the site worked perfectly and the podcast was interesting.   If you’d like to hear it, it’s here:    }the 4 track mind.  (Example)   }Watch meetings and more from the UN.   }Use this guide to set-up free voip conferences or interviews to include in your podcast.

VIII. Video. (See also Julie Éclair’s Videolist )      }directory of directories with links to sites with video.   }This site opens with showing you a visual menu of selections; however, clicking on it didn’t show us the video! First IE blocked the download, then after that we were frustrated by various other screens, and eventually, porn videos, presented by Blinkx. Very disappointing performance from a video service that was formerly one of our favorites. Evidently Blinkx was very changed when youtube bought it. Eventually, we found the video we’d selected again, but then, it showed us only a preview of, and then continued on to a video that we hadn’t selected, w/o asking us. Very poor performance. (When we finally got to the source website, it wouldn’t play the video at all, not even a preview.)That is, both the the Blinkx and ABS News website’s videos are broken now, and don’t work anymore.   }a new site. This site did well in our video tests. It gives results for you tube, daily motion, vimeo, and metacafe, on 4 tabs of one page. Fast, easy to see and use, a simple search engine. For news, you have Delfi, Alfa, BBC, CNN, and RIA Novsoti, as tabs all on on page. We like it; it’s difficult to find information about it. For now, we Recommend it. Returns results in their native language sometime, not in English; search page has buttons for Lithuanian, English, and Russian. It also did well in our search term test. This is based in Lithuania, and we’ve never heard of it before. We have not been able to learn if it is a meta-search engine or meta-crawler or not; but sometimes the results look a little like google, so we are still researching this new engine. Definitely an HQ search engine.   }The MediaMaster system offers a complete solution for scheduling and controlling centralized sources and media titles from your classroom. The MediaScheduler component lets you schedule sources and media titles from your computer.MediaController lets you control various sorts of video sources, and your classroom monitor. MediaController offers: Visual representations of the sources. The “rack” for displaying the available sources. Graphical logos of most popular television networks, which speeds recognition. A unified way of controlling sources like VCRs and DVD players so they all work the same way, even if they are different brands or models. Control of the classroom monitor via a keypad like that on a remote control. MediaScheduler offers: The ability to sort the media title database by any of the descriptive fields. Dynamic database filters to reduce the number of titles shown by filtering by any of the titles’ textual fields. You can ask the title browser to show only DVD titles having “frog” in their description, for example. A list of events scheduled in the near future so you can quickly see what is scheduled and when. The ability to see full details about a title or scheduled event by clicking on it. The classroom computer and monitor are connected to the media center over the school’s network. This allows you to control the centralized sources and see the result on your classroom monitor as though the source was right there in the classroom.   }their fourcc identifier page. A fourcc identifier allows you to determine which fourccs and audio tags are used within a media file. Knowing this allows you to identify precisely which video codecs and audio codecs that you will need in order to be able to playback the media file. FOURCC is short for "four character code" - an identifier for a video codec, compression format, color or pixel format used in media files.   }site with most of the codecs you’ll need for your computer. We mean especially windows, since it is the world’s most popular OS, but on this List we’ll have codec sites for Mac, Linux, etc. Page linked to is their sitemap and TOC.   }we mention Ixquick’s video search here since it is surprisingly poor, compared to others, for an otherwise very good metasearch engine. They rely mostly on Blinkx, in our test, and Blinkx is very FUBAR since it was acquired by another company some years back. Avoid Blinkx now.   }kartoo’s list of video downloaders. Some of these we have tested and listed here or, for example, in Web Tools. Some were DLs. Some are links to other lists of downloaders and converters. Note that many of these won’t install properly or won’t install on public computers, of which millions are in daily use across the U.S. Also we didn’t have time to check Kartoo’s linklist for DLs; and finally, we don’t use any of the “downloaders”, etc., on their linklist, and haven’t had the time to test more than a few. For instance, we tested the ImTOO app(s), but eventually chose other ones for our own use.   }”Our combination of high quality encoding, performance optimized for the latest processors and operating systems, as well as support for all of the major international codec standards in use today makes MainConcept the best choice for codec technology”, says their homepage. We haven’t tested any of their SDKs or codecs yet, let us know what your results are. Also: apps and plug-ins.   }Gives tuner IP Address and channel, click on “rooms” to see full list.
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The MediaMaster System is copyright © 1995-2013 by Educational Technology Resources, Inc.   }JPEG2000 is the new international standard for image compression method and file format. This is the successor of the well-known traditional JPEG written by the ISO group Joint Photographic Experts Group. Contrary to the technology JPEG which used DCT functions, JPEG2000 technology is based on an mathematical algorithm called wavelets to compress image that provides high compression with image quality superior to all existing standard encoding techniques even at low bit rates. That’s the reason why JPEG2000 has a number of advantages over the JPEG Format. Morgan products all have a free trial period, 30 or 60 days typically, but they have no freeware.   }Codec is short for compressor/decompressor, it is any technology for compressing and decompressing data. Codecs can be implemented in software, hardware, or a combination of both. Codecs are used to make large video files much smaller making them suitable for distribution on the net, either on the web or a LAN or any other method of file transfer like wireless devices etc.
Some times when you are trying to play an .avi file the "Unexpected File Format" or a similar error message displays. This happen if you are attempting to play a file for which the proper codec is not on your system. To correct the problem obtain the correct codec.   }they claim to provide “the highest quality video chat for FREE!” ; we’ve been too busy to test that. However, their site is superior to the other viedo-chat sites we’ve looked at today. Apps and services for PC, Mac, and Mobile including Android and Windows Phone Video Chat.   }”the premier online destination for professionals seeking industry news, information, articles, directories and services. The site features thousands of original articles, hundreds of hours of audio/video content, breaking news, research reports, industry directory, and case studies that showcase the latest real-world streaming media implementations.”    TubesFan Video SE searches for video files from the most popular internet resources and displays them in one place for users' convenience.  Did well in our hard test, Recommended.   }This site will help you to make your own DVD, Blu-ray, AVI, MKV, MP4 etc that can be played on your standalone DVD Player, Blu-ray Player, Media Center or portable device from video sources like DVD, Video, TV, DV, AVCHD or downloaded movie clips like AVI, MKV, MP4, WMV, Flash, etc.   }it isn’t clear to us what their video site is really for. Perhaps that’s since we don’t care what’s “trending now”, but yahoo does.  But here:   }they host or link to 37 featured networks. For our test, we selected the space channel, and it showed us and advertisement for a furniture store. Eventually, there was a 10:34 video about space exploration. No menu of space channel videos was offered, nor a choice given, nor were we connected to that site.    }the newest video search engine that we’ve found. Did well in out tests. Returns relevant results fast, and easy to read and use. Engine searches all the video sites at once, including Veoh, Ifilm, Daily Motion, Live Video, You Tube, and so on. Recommended. Site is most popular in India.   }This has become, of course, the giant in online videos, much worse since google bought them. However, the other video providers are still out there and their videos appear on our Lists.

IX. TV.   }If you’re an Apple person, especially anyone already heavily using iTunes to watch content on your computer or Apple device, Apple TV is a compelling buy. But if you use Hulu a lot, then the Roku might be a better choice. Like the Roku, Apple TV is easy to use and works very well. Learn more at the Apple TV web site and see our review below:
Apple TV: First Day Review & Impressions .   }redirects to   }If you’re already using the Boxee software on your computer and are happy, then perhaps this is the choice for you. Otherwise, Boxee currently lacks the major channels that both Roku and Apple TV provide. For the $200 price, you could buy both a Roku and an Apple TV and still have change left over.   }Watch news stories from CNN.    }Watch videos, read articles and play games to learn about history, science, health and more.   }what the hell is goin on with TV? Google TV. Xbox. Apple TV. Roku. All these gadgets promise to make television more like the web. There's just one hitch: None of them are ready for primetime.    }Watch political documentaries about Latin America, Russia, assassinations, Israel and more from this site.   }you fans of our work, JKU, will know that we dislike using any google product including its search engines, and that we strive not to do so. However, they do have a somewhat popular internet-to-tv going, so here’s a review of it. Obviously, you can find info for all of these on Wikipedia. If you’re an early adopter with cash to burn, then Google TV might be for you. Otherwise, you may wish to wait until the software improves and the prices likely drop, as more competitors come into the space. However, any DISH subscribers may want to give Google TV serious consideration, because of the tight integration it offers with DISH DVRs.   }Hulu offers a huge amount of content from the major US television networks of ABC, Fox and NBC, all of which are investors in the service. Hulu Plus is a fee-based version of Hulu that, for $8 per month, allows access to more episodes that regular Hulu offers. Currently, only Roku has Hulu Plus. Roku + Hulu Plus = Pretty Awesome covers this in more depth. Boxee and Google TV are promising Hulu Plus support in the future. That will especially help those players, since the major networks block them from pulling TV content off their web sites. Also see Why You’re Still Waiting For Hulu Plus On Google TV. 
if65je4uxyznpbjk.onion   }Television Downloads And Flash Streaming @ TV-DUMP.ORG - 1 file downloads.   }LinkTV is "television without borders" and broadcasts news from around the world, documentaries.   }While Netflix started as a way to rent DVDs via mail, it has developed into a major provider of movies and TV shows through the internet. For $8 per month, you can stream as much content as you’d like. All the players except Boxee have Netflix support, and Netflix is promised to come to Boxee in the future.    }PBS is another fantastic site for catching up on politics, learning about history and culture, and playing educational games.   }If you’re wanting to get into an internet-to-TV device, this is a top choice. Roku has a great line-up of major content channels. It’s simple to use, works extremely well and comes at a bargain-basement price. You can learn more at the Roku web site, and see our reviews below: Roku: First Day Review & Impressions
Roku + Hulu Plus = Pretty Awesome .    }this turns out to be a subscription service. With those, if you agree to the “free trial”, they will automatically bill your credit card for the remainder of what you owe, and put a hold on it until you pay or cancel. If you cancel, the hold on your credit card will still remain for the rest of a 30-day period – FYI.   }Internet-To-TV Players Compared: Roku, Apple TV, Boxee & Google TV
Looking to stream movies or television content from the internet to your TV? There are a variety of streaming media players on the market. The chart below provides an at-a-glance look at how the leaders — Roku, Apple TV, Boxee Box and Google TV — measure up against each other. NOTE: See our updated story: COMPARED: What You Can Watch On Google Chromecast, Apple TV & Roku. After the chart, you’ll find further details about the features listed, why they may be important to you, followed by links to our reviews of each product.   }TV Couch brings you the best internet television experience, right from inside your browser. It has all of the best shows, podcasts and entertainment all wrapped up in a beautiful interface. No software to install, no subscriptions, no contracts, it just works.   }this is another subscription-only service.   }this is yet another subscription service. “Borrowers” pay a fee to borrow a broadcast, or can buy the broadcast on DVD.   }called world wide internet TV, they claim to have 2136 online channels listed. In our test, it provided streaming, what-they-call, content, on demand. The live feed from L.A, was about 8 hours old, but, at least they provided something. The live feed from N.Y. was actually live. Only this site actually provides you live streaming TV to watch. Highly recommended.    }has WebTV, movies, videos, cartoons, etc.

X. Archives, Journals and Zines. (see also Academic Research List )
http://4eiruntyxxbgfv7o.onion/snapbbs/736364f4/threadlist.php?   }Hidden Wiki (use on Tor). 2015 DL. Replacement: http://udsmewv45lunzoo4.onion/   }TorLinks is a moderated replacement for The Hidden Wiki, and serves as a link or url list of Tor hidden services. Feel free to copy this deep web link list directory to your website to make others aware of the darknet. We regularly update the tor onion sites on this site.   }directory of journals, newsletters, and electronic discussion archives, also known as Listservs. 181 links on page. Evidently an older site, we found several DLs (dead links) on the site.
http://am4wuhz3zifexz5u.onion/    }tor library. 2015 DL.   }this is the Internet Archive site.   }this is the Archive’s Wayback Machine, which lets you find the remains of extinct website. It can be useful.
http://b4yrk2nkydqfpzqm.onion/  Ebook collection. (use on Tor).
http://bdpuqvsqmphctrcs.onion/   }this is the first and only collection of Tor-.onion links which are still valid. May, 2015. Check this our before all the links are broken or the site taken down. That happens very often on Tor-.onion sites., the Internet archive at the New Library of Alexandria, Egypt, mirrors the Wayback Machine. Try your search there when you have trouble connecting to the Wayback servers.   }provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.   }here is a website where someone has attempted to imitate what we do, that is, bring you the best collection of sites on the web, by category. Unfortunately for them, ours are much better, since here the sites are reviewed and annotated. We checked out a few of their linklists, and, they are amateurs; no comparison.    }Information Please has been providing authoritative answers to all kinds of factual questions since 1938—first as a popular radio quiz show, then starting in 1947 as an annual almanac, and since 1998 on the Internet at Many things have changed since 1938, but not our dedication to providing reliable information, in a way that engages and entertains.   }Glossary of Internet Terms, Copyright (c) © 1994-2011 by Matisse Enzer. You may copy and redistribute this Glossary only under the terms of one of the following two licenses: 1. The Creative Commons "Attribution-ShareAlike" license, version 2.0, Creative Commons License. The terms of this license are summarized at ;licenses/by-sa/2.0 and set forth in full at 2. The Open Content License. The terms of this license are set forth at   }Printable Maps, US, State, Counties.   }The Open Source Lab is an organization working for the advancement of open source technologies.  The lab provides hosting for more than 160 projects, including those of worldwide leaders like the Apache Software Foundation, the Linux Foundation and Drupal. Together, the OSL’s hosted sites deliver nearly 430 terabytes of information every month to people around the world.   }Here you find links and information about over 250 free PDF magazines from around the world with main focus on art, design, illustration and everyday culture. Magazine covers are displayed and categories of each shown.   }gives you instant access to hundreds of different categories and databases on a wide variety of subjects, anything from Agriculture to Anthropology. More about this amazing resource: "The WWW Virtual Library (VL) is the oldest catalogue of the Web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of HTML and of the Web itself, in 1991 at CERN in Geneva. Unlike commercial catalogues, it is run by a loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which they are expert; even though it isn't the biggest index of the Web, the VL pages are widely recognised as being amongst the highest-quality guides to particular sections of the Web.   }WebCite®, which used to be a member of member of the International Internet Preservation Consortium, is an on-demand archiving system for webreferences (cited webpages and websites, or other kinds of Internet-accessible digital objects), which can be used by authors, editors, and publishers of scholarly papers and books, to ensure that cited webmaterial will remain available to readers in the future. A WebCite®-enhanced reference is a reference which contains - in addition to the original live URL (which can and probably will disappear in the future, or its content may change) - a link to an archived copy of the material, exactly as the citing author saw it when he accessed the cited material.    }DataBank is an analysis and visualisation tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics. You can create your own queries; generate tables, charts, and maps; and easily save, embed, and share them. Watch the tutorial and read the FAQs. Enjoy using DataBank and let us know what you think!
http://xqz3u5drneuzhaeo.onion/users/library/  }another Tor library.

XI. Other searching- See also Online Tools 2015 ( ) from JKU. This section includes Invisible Web, etc.   }Invisible Web Directory, annotated links to search resources “for the deep web”, which duplicates many of the URLs that we have here for you.   }at first this looks like we have put it on the wrong List, and as if it should be on the JKU Academic Research List. But pause a moment and look closely, and you will see this is another resource about Information, Standards, and Research. However, we thought that someone without our combined knowledge and expertise – we’re probably a genius when combined – wouldn’t know what JISC stood for, and acronym the University of Edinburgh, uses in this website. So, here’s a link for that which is explanatory:   }so, they say, “Our vision is one of easy and widespread access to information and resources, anytime, anywhere; a vision with technology and information management at the heart of research and education.” And who are they?   }”e are a registered charity and work on behalf of UK higher education, further education and skills to champion the use of digital technologies. Historically, JISC stood for Joint Information Systems Committee but over the last decade we have evolved and as a company we are now known as Jisc.“ So, and here is   }the site map for Edina. From here you can link to these information resources.    }A List Apart Magazine (ISSN: 1534-0295) explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.   }there are 25,687 pages and 9,423 images there: Search the Encyclopedia Astronautica... It gave good results for one of our hard tests. Recommended.   }”One of the core challenges of the Semantic Web is to create metadata by mass collaboration-by combining semantic content created by a large number of people. To attain this objective, researchers have developed several approaches to deal with the manual or semiautomatic creation of metadata from existing information.” Annotation for the deep web.   }applied math and science education repository.   }this site is a list of search link just like this List is, and duplicates many of our links here. Many of the links on this page are DLs (dead links), but we’ve included it so that you can find what you’re looking for, if it isn’t on our Research Lists. However, don’t forget our Index ( ), since what you want can usually be found on one of our Lists.   }this is the list of Largest Deep Web Sites, from Complete Planet, a dead website now. We found this page on for you.   }checks the backlinks for a URL you specify. Did well in our tests; shows a list of the URLs backe-linked to by your website, with statistics, in a table format. Shows the pagerank of backlink giving url, outbound Links which means total external links found on backlink giving webpage, and Aany abnormal flag like nofollow tag used on your backlink. Recommended.   }Harvard University has a new Internet-monitoring tool that should be catnip to you news junkies. “Launching for free on Monday, the Internet Activity Monitor is a real-time dashboard tracking blackouts, news hits, Internet speeds, and outages across the world. The service pulls in public data from services such as data-transfer mega-highway Akamai, and security firm Kaspersky.”  “You can sign up for a personal account and organize a series of dashboards that suit your needs, sort of like a Pinterest board documenting Internet speeds in South Korea or outages in Pakistan.”  One suggestion: one of the things I can do is monitor news from a certain country
for a certain term. Great. But it would be great if you could specify what language you want it in. If I want to monitor Russian Federation news for the term “Google” (because I’m still very curious about the antitrust penalties) I’m sure there is news available in English. But all I’m getting is Russian.   }A Web-blog about the Invisible Web and Information Availability on the Web.   }Research white paper titled "Current Awareness Discovery Tools on the Internet" is a 27 page research paper listing many resources both new and existing that will help anyone who is attempting to find information and knowledge research about current awareness discovery tools available on the Internet. The pdf is here   }and gives list of various articles and journals with brief descriptions. Some of the sites mentioned are down, are DLs.   }searches the deep web. This seems to be a pay service only, but it’s links page is interesting, and unique:   }check it out.    }UK web search. Search 26 different UK search engines.     }70,000+ searchable databases and specialty search engines. 2011 Update: this site is still there at its URL, but most of the links fail. It is not quite a dead site yet and might still be useful. 2012 Update: site is down now, find it at   }As this site does not have any content yet, let us know what you think. We like to provide you with meaningful content in the future.
Feel free to give us your inspiration! By using this site and giving your input you accept the Terms of Use.  This site is based on Textpattern using the yellowmint template by Steve Lam.   }listed here are custom search engines, which are made to search specific categories. A person can make their own CSE, as well.   }webpage for checking if another website is down or not; or, down for just you or down for everyone.   }When searching for data, returns those pages in the data dictionary where your keywords are found. This provides both context and related series and increases the usefulness of your search results and provides a easy-to-use interface to download financial and economic data from a variety of reliable sources.   } a tool to get information about a link before visiting it. Use it to: Preview tinyurl,,,, or any other short URLs. Very useful for Twitter users. Works with ALL URL shortening services! See the original URL of a short URL before visiting it. Find out where a URL redirects, detect affiliate links. Get a webpage's title and description to decide whether it is appropriate/safe/secure to visit. Get more info about a YouTube video to decide if you should watch it. Determine if a website contains malicious software or is a phishing site.  Powered by data from Google Safe Browsing. View a small preview image of a webpage or YouTube video before visiting/watching it.   }Gimpsy only covers sites that provide an interactive online service. If a site is only a repository of information, such as a newspaper, it will not be included. Even a store that has its catalogue online, but does not allow users to shop online - will not be included. That's why we have coined the slogan "Active Sites for Active People". Gimpsy provides excellent service for the active people, that want to accomplish something online. We have not tested this newer engine thoroughly, feel free to send us your results if you’d like to.    }Ahmia is a free search engine software for Tor hidden service websites. You can test the running search engine at Building a search engine for anonymous web sites running inside the Tor network  is an interesting problem to solve. Tor enables web servers to hide their location and Tor users can connect to these authenticated hidden services while the server and the user both stay anonymous. However, finding web content is laborious without a good search engine and therefore a search engine is needed for the Tor network.   }For as long as there's been too much information to keep in one brain, folks have been writing things down. Wikichucks! provides a framework for quickly and easily writing stuff down for later reference. In short, Wikichucks! is a searchable outboard brain (a windows-based desktop wiki) that helps you manage all the info-widgets you'd never remember unless you stored them centrally in your personal wiki. Scroll down for download link. Made for use with IE, but might work with other browsers.   }various online tutorials on new tech.   }academic; internet resources newsletter. The final issue was December, 2009 (No.178), but the site is still up . See also our Academic Research List (   }website checks selected site to see if it is ‘up’ or ‘down’;  says if it is “down just for you” or not. Short URL:  . Also lists status of the most popular websites.    }use the right tool, small collection of online search tools.   }this uses Spokeo: 2015 Update: this engine failed one of our easy tests.    }a video about the Semantic Web. 14:30.   }here is the lexis/nexis start-page. There are resources for legal, academic, and business/corporate research.   }this page allows you to add a search provider to your Internet Explorer. The page is available in different languages.   }a web service that collects and analyzes any data about domains and keywords they are optimized for. Currently we use around 25+ open API sources researching the most popular domains and keywords. We have 938,147,687 records stored (for 7,546,229 domains) in our database and are continuing to grow.   }If you cannot access a website, and you discover using our sitedown monitoring tool that the site is not down and that other people can access it (i.e. the problem is on your end, and has nothing to do with the website itself), then what could be the reason for this? What problems could be stopping you from accessing the website? These are the 4 principal reasons why this may be happening.    }this is the main site for finding search engine plug-ins for your browser, Explorer or Firefox.   }has links to proxy sites which have lists of proxy server sites. This site is not new; see Online Tools 2015 for the latest proxy info, and also The Cold List.   }networkx has a search feature and will sometimes find info that no one else does. “NetworkX is a Python language software package for the creation, manipulation, and study of the structure, dynamics, and function of complex networks. With NetworkX you can load and store networks in standard and nonstandard data formats, generate many types of random and classic networks, analyze network structure, build network models, design new network algorithms, draw networks, and much more.“  Here is the search page:   }this page shows the results of one of our tests, for the word “search”. Great for programmers, information scientists, mathematicians, Recommended for them.     }in this somewhat easier test, this engine found some surprising results, such as this Glossary:   }a short glossary, but shows key concepts from graph theory and Python about their subject.   }4438 newspapers and other news sources make the ideal tool for news research. The most complete archive available for each publication is included. Click on “search” tab to search the database.   }a forum search engine that only returns forum threads in the results; lets you find communities, message boards, discussion threads about any topic. 2015 Update: this engine failed 2 of our easy tests.   }for those of you who take your research as seriously as we do, there is more info of use to you on this page.   }”In 2001, PubGene founders demonstrated one of the first applications of text mining to research in biomedicine (i.e., biomedical text mining). They went on to create the PubGene public search engine,[2] exemplifying the approach they pioneered by presenting biomedical terms as graphical networks based on their co-occurrence in MEDLINE texts. Co-occurrence networks provide a visual overview of possible relationships between terms and facilitate medical literature retrieval for relevant sets of articles implied by the network display. “   }”We host data from hundreds of publishers on a single easy-to-use website. We make it easy for data users to get the data they need in the format they want.“  We’re testing new search engines and databases such as this one now (16feb15).    }this service measures image, post, or website popularity on the world wide web. It summarizes Tumblr post as its sample population.  Rebloggy is a service which tries to aggregate all the popular posts on Tumblr. We analyze this wonderful social network and its millions of blogs every day to get to know which posts are most influential, choosing automatically those that grow faster than others.    }new sites, invisible web; free resources are available on the web, including databases, lists and rankings, real-time sources, and multimedia.   }weekly newletter. News and resources covering social media, search engines, databases, archives, and other such information collections. Since 1998.   }This is a beta release, and it does not yet have all information available at our old site, but it will come together with new data that is not available even there. We aim to make the fastest and most comprehensive free DNS lookup tool on the Internet. Please note that robtex is not only used by the NSA (we guess that is not a secret anymore, and no we didn't know before either). Are you a normal IT guy doing data forensics, investigating competitors, tracking spammers or hackers or a virus, or just curious? No matter what, this should be the first place to go. Enter an IP address or hostname in the field above, and click on any of the buttons to look up technical information Also, due to popular demand, we will soon release an API available for qualified organizations and companies. We will keep you posted.   }Robtex Swiss Army Knife Internet Tool. In the searchbox above you can search for things like: DNS checks detailed dns information for a hostname ( , , ,; IP-number checks ip number information such as dns reverse and forwards; route checks a specific routed prefix; AS numbers checks information on an AS-number; AS macros checks who belongs to an AS-macro.        }new academic sites; go direct to their table of contents:   }and also, find recent project reports here:   }and links from there. (See also Academic Research List).    }the search engine directory’s list of directories and search engines.    }more search
engines.    }the search engine land guide to all things ‘search’. Clean, easy to use site. It is new to us, but we Recommend it based on what we’ve seen. Info if you want to research search engines, how they work, etc., can be found on this site and the other sites in this Category.   }SEO stands for “search engine optimization.” It is the process of getting traffic from the “free,” “organic,” “editorial” or “natural” listings on search engines. All major search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing have such results, where web pages and other content such as videos or local listings are shown and ranked based on what the search engine considers most relevant to users. Payment isn’t involved, as it is with paid search ads.    }Historically, search engines have been unable to extract content, such as text and links, from Flash (SWF) files. Subsequently, much of the Flash-based content on the web has been unavailable in search results. This situation has been frustrating for web developers, who have tried to come up with workarounds to help get search engines to index and rank their Flash pages. This situation hasn’t been ideal for searchers either, as this limitation has kept them from seeing potentially great matches for their queries because they’ve been locked away in Flash files. According to Adobe and Google, all of that is changing. Google is launching what they tell me is a “deep algorithmic change,” augmented by Flash reader technology supplied by Adobe, that enables them to “read” Flash files and extract text and links from it for better indexing and ranking. This could be great news for both site owners and searchers   }The purpose behind the Search Engine Roundtable  is to report on the most interesting threads taking place at the SEM (Search Engine Marketing) forums. By enlisting some of the most recognized names at those forums, the Roundtable is able to not only report on these outstanding threads but also provide a synopsis that provides greater detail into those threads.   } Looking for search engines? This section of Search Engine Watch lists some top choices in various categories.   }this is their list of categorized “specialty search engines”.  We haven’t tested all those engines yet, but this site is trustworthy; it is also a little old, by today’s opinions.   } Search Engine Watch provides listings for search engines that serve the entire world, which you can find on the Major Search Engines page. There are also search engines that are devoted to particular countries and regions of the world. The resources below will help you locate these country-specific web sites.   }Show all site information such as analysis html, basic site info, DNS record analysis, traffic analysis, site technical info, link site analysis, visitor analysis. Include check ip, reverse ip and keyword ranking tools.    }the plagiarism checker is on the List, JKU Academic Research. The other tools here are an article rewriter, link tracker, backlink checker, backlink maker, website ping tool, keyword postion, reverse IP domain checker, server status, and others.   }here is a list of untested proxy sites.   }Top Similar Sites is a free tool that helps you to find similar sites to any site!  We found this one to be much, much better than the other “similar sites” website. Recommended.    }this is, of course, the search engine list itself.   }here’s a site with a long list of links, to search engines in various categories, and other useful links. This would be competitive with our linklists, that is, JKU, but they’re weak on annotations, tests, and reviews; only we do those for you. They categorize their links, but they’re all on one huge page. Ours are categorized better. This page is just for searching and researching; other pages have entertainment links, government links, academic links, etc. We’re still the best at what we do on the web, but we include this page for you since it has links we didn’t use, and so on, for your convenience.   } is an absolutely mammoth search engine/portal that gives the searcher direct access to a wide variety of information and databases from the United States government, state governments, and local governments. This includes access to the Library of Congress, an A-Z government agency index, the Smithsonian, and more.   }Darknet is a private, distributed P2P file sharing network where connections are either made only between trusted peers — sometimes called "friends" (F2F)[1] — using non-standard protocols and ports. Darknets are distinct from other distributed P2P networks as sharing is anonymous (that is, IP addresses are not publicly shared), and therefore users can communicate with little fear of governmental or corporate interference.[2]   }Freenet is a peer-to-peer platform for censorship-resistant communication. It uses a decentralized distributed data store to store information, and has a suite of free software for working with this data store. Both Freenet and some of its associated tools were originally designed by Ian Clarke,[5][6] who defines Freenet's goal as providing freedom of speech with strong anonymity protection.   }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. Wiktionary has grown beyond a standard dictionary and now includes a thesaurus, a rhyme guide, phrase books, language statistics and extensive appendices. We aim to include not only the definition of a word, but also enough information to really understand it. Thus etymologies, pronunciations, sample quotations, synonyms, antonyms and translations are included. –See also IX. Language Tools: Dictionaries and Glossaries in JKU Academic Research List,  .   }”The #1 Search Engine for US News - Search 5,000+ national, business, and local news sources.“ We tested this, and it impressed us. In one test, we asked for news about the “Swiss Jet Crash”, and it returned the most recent crash, this year (2015), at the top of the results, followed by all the other jet crashes which were in the news, including facsimiles of newspaper stories, back as far as 1960 !  We are Recommending this one.

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