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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature ~ A catchily entitled offering, maintained by the USGS Astrogeology Science Center, developed in cooperation with the International Astronomical Union and officially supported by NASA. It takes the names of the planets, satellites, asteroids and their features, explaining their origins in a straightforward manner that you can surely trust…
Get The Data ~ Personally, I have always looked far beyond my homeland. So it is rare, I will recommend a website relevant to the UK alone. The inconsequential size of this country, accompanied by an alphanumeric system of postal codes, makes our nation’s inhabitants some of the most watched and tracked globally. Bash in a British postcode, to see the data at your fingertips…
Glastonbury Archive ~ If you’ve never downloaded an ebook, waste no further time in adding another skill to your online repertoire. The Glastonbury Archive has an excellent and completely free selection, with Palden Jenkins’ Living in Time and remarkable Historical Ephemeris both pertaining directly to astrological study.
Goddess Flight Divination ~ Described as “your source for all divination needs” this site provides a selection of reasonably priced astrological, tarot, numerology and biorhythm readings for your perusal. Also on offer are a number of freebies, including daily Sun sign forecasts and some amusing games.
Gold - Visualized in Bullion Bars ~ You might think with Jupiter’s impending return to Leo that gold prices will witness an upsurge, since it is the metal traditionally connected with the Lion. This week’s recommended site has a few facts and figures about one of mankind’s obsessions, such as how all the gold in the world combined equals a cube just 68 feet (20.73m) across.
Good Country Index ~ This index of countries attempts to measure what each one contributes to the good of humanity and also to this planet. Every nation is assessed according to what it gives and takes back from the rest of the world, relative to its size and population. Europe excels and the UK is eighth overall. Canada holds the highest ranking elsewhere, with fourteenth place.
Google Feud ~ Google Feud is a web game based on the Google API. You choose questions from one of four categories and try to guess how Google is most likely to autocomplete your query. It’s a bit like the US game show Family Feud, or Family Fortunes in the UK. But instead of guessing what the public said, the results are pulled directly from the search engine itself…
Google Translate ~ For webmasters not so long ago, reaching the largest audience you could meant several lengthy translations of your entire website. Huge swathes of the Web were beyond the average surfer, but that is not true anymore, with this fantastic service from Google bringing so many languages within the comprehension of everybody.
Greg’s Cable Map ~ Greg Mahlknecht from South Africa is a software developer, but he works diligently on this website in his spare time. In an era of almost trouble-free global telecommunication, it is humbling to realise so much comes down to cables laid on and beneath the ocean floor that are typically just 69 mm in diameter, connecting everywhere except Antarctica so far.
Hermitary ~ Resources and reflections on hermits and solitude is the subtitle and I couldn’t put it better myself. It’s a very informative and worthy site, but the funniest thing (if that’s the right word) is the hermit’s forum with a record so far of 169 users online at once. I guess in these days of the Internet even a self-imposed isolation isn’t what it used to be…
Hippie Name Generator ~ In our street we have a bunch of fake hippies. They have an old bus they leave outside other people’s houses for weeks and sometimes, they walk about in their bare feet with their naked children and sit in it. Mainly though they use a selection of pristine SUVs and have the smartest home around, since spending their parent’s money is a full-time job…
HitBTC ~ For some, I am rather late to the table. Writing in the closing months of 2016 with many still struggling to get their heads around the convoluted principles of Bitcoin, there are already 127 cryptocurrencies in all, according to reliable sources. And folk are trading theses things too in altcoin exchanges, including this one you can run in demo mode just to try your hand.
HM Nautical Almanac Office ~ Don’t be put off by the name, this agency catalogues astronomical data for a wide range of purposes. Be sure to check out the online data and miscellanea sections both with a UK focus, as well as the eclipse portal and the fascinating Websurf project, that enables the precise calculation of Islamic prayer times for instance…
How Wealthy Are You? ~ The UK is a small, cold country. Yet strangely, plenty of people want to come and live here. The pressure on housing in particular, puts secure accommodation beyond reach of those whose parents don’t care or cannot help. A survey warns while many feel very comfortable, 10% of adults in a nation of 67 million souls, struggle to lay hands on £3 ($3.77)…
I Ching Online ~ Recently I noted that a certain British media astrologer, is now offering automated I Ching sessions for a few pounds or dollars each, depending on your preference. But why would anybody want to pay at all, when you can access interpretations of this quality completely free, or take the option to register and save a record of your readings for just $18 a year?
Importance Of Religion By Country ~ A worldwide poll posed the simple question, “Is religion important in your daily life?”. Just three countries raised a wholly positive response to this, with every answer in the affirmative. These were Bangladesh, Niger and Somalia; though Africa and Asia dominate this list, with the Americas absent until 51st place and Europe till 83rd…
Insecam Project ~ You’re no fool; you have a surveillance camera. It’s wireless, since plugging in a cable is way too tough. You have some great app on your cell phone, to see nothing occurring in the ass-end of space, like usual. Now, you can share your borderline psychosis with small-minded folk all over the world. Let’s just simply hope, you can persuade your camera to cooperate.