Refdesk.com has a great collection of web-links and a daily newsletter that highlights one site. It was started in 1995 by Bob Drudge, father of the better known Matt Drudge of the less interesting Drudge Report. Here are some of my reference sites with special thanks to Refdesk.com.
23andMe is a DNA analysis service providing information and tools for individuals to learn about and explore their DNA. The name 23andMe refers to the 23 pairs of chromosomes that make up each individual’s genome. Order the $99 kit from the online store. Spit into a collection device for about 15 minutes. Send it in. Wait 4-6 weeks. Get fascinating details about your DNA and what it means.
AGE Logistics Corporation designs and manufactures lifting and hoisting equipment for the aerospace industry. The company, formerly known as Regent Mfg., Inc., specializes in providing innovative solutions to meet the need for portable and deployable equipment for aircraft maintenance and recovery.
|All Things Digital||
"AllThingsD.com is a Web site devoted to news, analysis and opinion on technology, the Internet and media. But it is different from other sites in this space. It is a fusion of different media styles, different topics, different formats and different sources. Because the site is wholly owned by Dow Jones, publisher of The Wall Street Journal, we aim to adhere to the journalistic standards of the best of the mainstream media. But, because it is run autonomously as a small online start-up, we aim to exhibit the fresh thinking and nimbleness of the best of the new media. We want to be first, and sassy, but also well sourced and accurate. We will offer lots of opinion and analysis, but plenty of fact as well. "
A link to my product reviews on Amazon.
|Annual Credit Report .com||
AnnualCreditReport.com is the website that the three major credit reporting companies use for handling consumer requests for the free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) PDF requires a free report once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. If you really want to stay on top of your credit history you can schedule to request one every four months from one of the three companies. Be prepared to provide A LOT of very personal and financial information and to be bombarded with attempts to up-sell you into paid credit monitoring.
|B & H Photo||
B & H Photo is my preferred source for purchasing photo and video equipment. I bought my first F2 from their 2nd store location on West 17th Street. I have used the Website to order many times and have never been disappointed. When visiting New York City be sure to include a walk through the current store at 420 Ninth Avenue on the corner of West 34th Street in Manhattan.
Bohemian Dub is a music and arts collective that brings together artists from different backgrounds to make new forms of art and to learn from each other.
|Bureau of Justice Statistics||
"Statistics about - Crime and victims, Drugs and crime, Criminal offenders, The justice system in the United States, Law enforcement, Prosecution, Courts and sentencing, Corrections, Justice expenditure and employment."
|Byte Magazine Archive, computing||
Byte magazine was a microcomputer magazine, influential in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s because of its wide-ranging editorial coverage. Whereas many magazines from the mid-1980s had been dedicated to the MS-DOS (PC) platform or the Mac, mostly from a business or home user's perspective, Byte covered developments in the entire field of "small computers and software", and sometimes other computing fields such as supercomputers and high-reliability computing. Coverage was in-depth with much technical detail, rather than user-oriented.
|Can I Stream It?||
"Can I Stream.It? allows you to search Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, Google Play, Amazon, Crackle, Redbox, XFINITY Streampix, HBO GO, Showtime, Blockbuster, Youtube Movies, EPIX, and iTunes to see if a movie or tv show is available to be streamed, either for free or rental. Set a reminder if it is not available, and CanIStream.It will send you an email when it's available."