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  Monday, August 17, 2009 – Permalink –

Last Name Distribution

Where are your cousins?


This site shows the geographic positioning of last names. It links to a site that will find your relatives in Italy, as well.


The Gens project is born by the initiative and the experience of a team of graduates in Humanities at the University of Genoa - Italy, who have specialized in history, demography, statistics, archive-keeping and librarianship.

Why have the Smiths avoided certain states?




Surnames in the US




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  Sunday, March 01, 2009 – Permalink –

Where in the World is it Raining?

Weather maps from around the world


Want to see what the weather is like on the other side of the earth, or next door?

From Aruba to Zambia.

Rather than wait on an all weather channel or sticking your head outside, try this site:

FallingRain.com



Old Tacoma




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  Saturday, February 21, 2009 – Permalink –

Where in the World is . . .

Your spy dollars at work


The World Factbook

The World Factbook provides a 'snapshot' of the world.

The online Factbook is updated regularly - generally weekly - throughout the year.

A 46 Meg zipped version is also available.


The World Factbook is in the public domain and may be used freely by anyone at anytime without seeking permission. However, US Code prohibits use of the CIA seal in a manner which implies that the CIA approved, endorsed, or authorized such use."


When you find yourself worrying about the local car wash spilling drainage into the storm sewer, look at some of these environmental concerns:


Azerbaijan
Local scientists consider the Abseron Yasaqligi (Apsheron Peninsula) (including Baku and Sumqayit) and the Caspian Sea to be the ecologically most devastated area in the world because of severe air, soil, and water pollution; soil pollution results from oil spills, from the use of DDT as a pesticide, and from toxic defoliants used in the production of cotton


www.CIA.gov




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  Monday, December 08, 2008 – Permalink –

Where on the World

Stats on a map



Various statistical findings superimposed on a world globe.

"This project started some eight years ago.

An attempt to do justice to the term 'political' and 'geo-political' globe.
Trying to tell the lie (of abstraction and visualization) that tells the truth.

By now there are more than 200 different globes."




3 Hour US Air Force Range

WorldProcessor.com



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  Tuesday, September 16, 2008 – Permalink –

Wild Fire

Pictures and history


WildFire.com is maintained by Abercrombie:

" Abercrombie is the dirt digg'in, hose pull'in, shovel flipp'in, dozer boss'in, rotor lov'in, firefighter in all of us. Abercrombie has always had more questions than answers. Abercrombie is unable to stop asking why. He feels people are capable of and willing to do a much better job if they understand the "why" in addition to knowing "how". Abercrombie likes to push people's buttons sometimes to provoke an honest response. Abercrombie has a few of his own buttons get pushed occasionally, although he seems to be getting better at slowing his emotional responses."



WildlandFire.com

Fire Photos



Basic Firefighting Training

Other fire stuff:

How Fire Engines work
Fire Engines

Tacoma Fire Department
Seattle Fire Department
Queensland Fire and Rescue
(Including sirens, like the Phaser).

Wheels of Fire: Famous Fire Engines (Wales)
Fire Museums on the Web

SPAAMFAA, privately owned Fire Trucks
Fire Truck Graveyard



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  Friday, June 06, 2008 – Permalink –

Ground Shaking?

Doorway or PC?


If you feel a quake, where do you go?


U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program Website

"Earthquakes pose significant risk to 75 million Americans in 39 States. The USGS is the only Federal agency with responsibility for recording and reporting earthquake activity nationwide. Citizens, emergency responders, and engineers rely on the USGS for accurate and timely information on where an earthquake occurred, how much the ground shook in different locations, and what the likelihood is of future significant ground shaking.

The USGS estimates that several million earthquakes occur in the world each year, but many go undetected because they occur in remote areas or have very small magnitudes. The USGS now locates about 50 earthquakes each day; 20,000 a year."


  • Current Earthquakes

    • USA
    • World

  • NEIC Current Earthquake Information
  • ShakeMaps
  • Seismogram Displays
  • Past & HistoricalEarthquakes
  • Earthquake Notification E-mail


Also:
Ask USGS
Earth Science Information Center


Tsunamis research at USGS



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  Tuesday, January 01, 2008 – Permalink –

25 Chickens and a Rooster

Small change(s)


Changing The Present is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit website offering gifts that make a difference.


Fund A Business
Loan for a woman

International Medical Corps.
Your gift of $200 can help IMC to give a deserving woman a loan to start her own business. Through a proven "community investment" model, women pay back their loans not to IMC, but to a community bank that consists of the pooled contributions of a group of women.

Expand A Business
Loan for a mother
Foundation for International Community Assistance.

Added income from a $50 loan can help a Tanzanian mother expand her business and feed her children more nutritious food.. And you're providing a self-employment loan, not a gift. Your donation will build discipline, responsibility, and self-confidence as women create their own business.


Rent A Market Stall
Loan for a woman
Foundation for International Community Assistance.

With a $100 loan, a Haitian woman can rent a market stall and increase her income two-fold. And you're providing a self-employment loan, not a gift. Your donation will build discipline, responsibility, and self-confidence as women create their own business.


Support Development
25 chickens & rooster
Operation USA.

Give the gift of life – literally! Giving a loan to purchase and raise animals, such as cows, rabbits, sheep, chickens and roosters is the perfect gift for someone who cares deeply about providing opportunity and empowering a family to lift itself out of poverty.


ChangingthePresent.org



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  Saturday, November 10, 2007 – Permalink –

Night Skies

The real stars



JPL NASA


Also:
Arachnoid.com

In 1826, the astronomer Heinrich Olbers asked, "Why is the sky dark at night?" By his time, physicists had learned enough to realize that, in a stable, infinite universe with an even distribution of stars, the entire universe should gradually heat up.

You will also discover the connection between a rubber band, your refrigerator, and the universe.


An Observation of the Night Sky
There is plenty here to keep you busy: Beginners will find the Tutorials very useful along with the Constellations and weekly Skycharts.
By Jerry Pool



Photographs:
Events in the night sky


StarDate Online
StarDate is the public education and outreach arm of the University of Texas McDonald Observatory.

English and Spanish radio programs air daily on more than 500 stations.


Fourmilab Switzerland
To make a sky map, enter the latitude and longitude of your observing site and press the "Make Sky Map" button

This site is developed and maintained by John Walker, founder of Autodesk, Inc. and co-author of AutoCAD.


Space Watch
by Imaginova Spaceware



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  Wednesday, September 05, 2007 – Permalink –

World Countdown or Up

Time to die


Here's a clock that shows what is happening second by second.

How many are being born and how many are dying and by what means.


PoodleWaddle.com:

World Clock



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  Thursday, May 03, 2007 – Permalink –

Where in the World is it not?

Trouble map


If it's not happening here, it's coming down over there.

Here's a Google map mashup of the world wide mashups.

Global Incident Map



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