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The National Atlas of the US - - Small-scale maps of the U.S. which can be overlayed with all kinds of data, including: soils, county boundaries, volcanoes, watersheds. crime patterns, population distribution, and incidence of disease . This information is tied to specific geographic areas and is categorized and indexed using different methods, such as county, State, and zip code boundaries or geographic coordinates like latitude and longitude. A great research tool.

gethuman - - a volunteer-run website dedicated to "changing the face of customer service". Find (and contribute) ratings for the customer service provided by all kinds of companies. A popular section of this site is the database of secret phone numbers and codes to get to a human when calling a company for customer service.

iFixit_ The free repair manual - - Free, step-by-step repair manuals for electronics and other household products - cell phones, media players, game consoles, toasters, even cars. Why throw it out and buy a new one when you can fix the one you already have?

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BookWire - - From John Stuart Mill's On Liberty to Howard Reingold's Virtual Community , and a lot in between, plus links to the internet's major archive of online texts, this electronic index is a great alternative to buying books.

Free-Nets & Community Networks - - Reading this at the library? Get wired for less. Get a cheap, used PC. Make sure it has at least a 14.4 modem, use this link to find a freenet near you, and you're all set. Well, it's only dial-up, but it's free.

Lifehacker - Life hacks - - The geek's perspective on how-to tips: Everything from the "Do Not Forget Doorhanger", "How to meditate" and "How to balance work and life", to "Lifehacking Your Grocery List".

On-line Books Page - - Over 5000 books online, From Homer (Iliad) to Howard (Rheingold- The Virtual Community). Inspiring and practical: click to read how to build a paper canoe - From The Voyage of the Paper Canoe by N.H. Bishop.

PubMed - - Free at last! Check out the long-awaited free, direct public access to the U.S National Library of Medicine's "Medline".

The National Atlas of the US - - Small-scale maps of the U.S. which can be overlayed with all kinds of data, including: soils, county boundaries, volcanoes, watersheds. crime patterns, population distribution, and incidence of disease . This information is tied to specific geographic areas and is categorized and indexed using different methods, such as county, State, and zip code boundaries or geographic coordinates like latitude and longitude. A great research tool.

gethuman - - a volunteer-run website dedicated to "changing the face of customer service". Find (and contribute) ratings for the customer service provided by all kinds of companies. A popular section of this site is the database of secret phone numbers and codes to get to a human when calling a company for customer service.

iFixit_ The free repair manual - - Free, step-by-step repair manuals for electronics and other household products - cell phones, media players, game consoles, toasters, even cars. Why throw it out and buy a new one when you can fix the one you already have?

 

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