Tools to Use the Internet
Sources of Relevant Information
|At present, arguably the best search engine available to the general public.|
|DejaNews Search Engine||
A search engine designed specifically for the torrent of Usenet News
postings, now run by the folks at Google.
|MetaCrawler Search Engine||
A search engine that uses a combination of search engines to locate
web pages containing specific keywords.
|Dog Pile Search Engine||
A search engine that exhaustively searches other search indexes, and
allows finds across the Web, Usenet, and even FTP sites.
|NetSol WHOIS||Look up domain names and other information from Network Solutions.|
|InterNIC||Look up domain names and other information from the InterNIC.|
A lot of news sources are either heavily biased or give off more heat than light. Here's a few places to go to get a dose of reality.
John Young is amazing. He culls a number of sources and provides
detailed, up-to-date information on a variety of issues relating to
security, cryptography, government, and other sundry topics.
|The Crypt Newsletter||
George Smith's clear thinking and biting social commentary make this
newsletter an excellent means of separating the computer industry
wheat from the chaff.
|Computer Virus Myths||
Rob Rosenberger runs a website devoted to clearing up the all-to-common
hysteria and urban legends surrounding computer viruses and associated
|Federal Communications Commission||
Formed more than 60 years ago out of the 1934 Communications Act,
this independent agency regulates the airwaves.
|House of Representatives Law Library||
The United States House of Representatives Internet Law Library,
specifically the section dealing with Communications Law.
|Cornell University Law Library||United States Code, Title 47. This section deals with federal communications law.|
|U.S. Patent Server||IBM has a great patent database server. You can search by keyword or by patent number, and the results will contain the actual page images.|
|CIA and UFOs||Read about the Central Intelligence Agency's involvement in UFO research and their attempts to cover it up.|
The largest amateur radio convention in the United States,
held each May in Dayton, Ohio.
This is the place to go for electronics bargains.
|KC5KTO's Radio Page||
Lots of links for scanners and other radio topics.
List of Hamfests around the country.
|Scanner Model FAQ||
Rich Wells' Frequently Asked Questions about radio scanners.
Lots of good information about current and recent models.
|Radio Modifications||Modifications and enhancements for a large number of radios.|
|Scanning Reference||Clay Irving's scanner reference and frequency lists.|
|AOR Manuals||On-line manuals (in PDF format) for a number of AOR receivers.|
Links to electronics-related sites.
|The Hardware Book||A comprehensive list of connector pinouts and cable diagrams.|
Reading, as they used to say, is fundamental.
|Saving Bell Books||
Universal Digital Library, holding some older, hard-to-find books on-line.
|New Area Codes||New area code information, direct from Bellcore.|
|Reverse Lookup|| From AT&T's AnyWho --
find a listing via phone number
|Complete Sun and Moon Data for One Day||
Obtain times of sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset,
transits of the Sun and Moon, and the beginning and
end of civil twilight, along with information on the Moon's phase
from the United States Naval Observatory.
Pathfinder is on Mars! After a seven month journey to
the Red Planet, the Mars Pathfinder landed on July 4, 1997.
Check NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
for up-to-date information.
If you're curious about how the Microrover communications
equipment works, check out this link.
|Deep Space Network||
Information on NASA's Deep Space Network.
Some historical connection questions here.