Good, useful web sites

Live ships map - AIS - Vessel Traffic and Positions

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?level0=100#/
Check out where that tanker on the horizon is coming from …and where it is going.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

Not particularly useful websites — but fun

A fun - but not very useful way of using Google !

Works in Chrome and Firefox
http://mrdoob.com/projects/chromeexperiments/google_gravity/

How fast are your reactions ?

Shoot sheep with tranquilizers to find out
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/sleep/sheep/reaction_version5.swf

Lista Robinson

Stop those flipping cold call sales people from ringing you up !
https://www.listarobinson.es/default.asp
Site is in Spanish

Awesome screenshot

Browser Utility

Versions for Chrome and Firefox in Windows and Linux
For Chrome: http://download.cnet.com/Awesome-Screenshot/3000-33362_4-75185082.html
For Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/awesome-screenshot-capture-/
(says its not compatible with Firefox 11 - but seems to work !)

Screen Capture
Capture the whole page or any portion, annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text, blur sensitive info, one-click…
Capture
1. Capture or clip selected area, or all visible portion, or entire page
2. Supports PNG format
3 Supports horizontal scroll when capturing

Annotate & Edit
1.Annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text
2.Crop and scroll & Show crop area dimension
3. Use eraser to hide sensitive information
4. Copy the screenshot and paste it to gmail etc.

Save & Share
1. Save to Local
2. One-click to upload to awesomescreenshot.com and get a shareable link
3. Save very large image, by pass the 2M limit.

Latest Email Hoaxes - Current Internet Scams - Hoax-Slayer

[Latest Email Hoaxes - Current Internet Scams - Hoax-Slayer] http://www.hoax-slayer.com/
Great place to find out about hoaxes and scams

Hoax-Slayer is dedicated to debunking email hoaxes, thwarting Internet scammers, combating spam, and educating web users about email and Internet security issues. Hoax-Slayer allows Internet users to check the veracity of common email hoaxes and aims to counteract criminal activity by publishing information about common types of Internet scams. Hoax-Slayer also includes anti-spam tips, computer and email security information, articles about true email forwards, and much more. New articles are added to the Hoax-Slayer website every week.

Use Snipping Tool to capture screen shots

[Use Snipping Tool to capture screen shots] http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Use-Snipping-Tool-to-capture-screen-shots

You can use Snipping Tool to capture a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or share the image. Simply use a mouse or tablet pen to capture any of the following types of snips:

Free-form Snip. Draw an irregular line, such as a circle or a triangle, around an object.

Rectangular Snip. Draw a precise line by dragging the cursor around an object to form a rectangle.

Window Snip. Select a window, such as a browser window or dialog box, that you want to capture.

Full-screen Snip. Capture the entire screen when you select this type of snip.

After you capture a snip, it's automatically copied to the mark-up window, where you can annotate, save, or share the snip.

Free Microsoft Download

Marks & Spencer

http://www.marksandspencer.com/

Excellent site for choosing clothes - can zoom in and some products have videos.
Order on-line . 7 pounds 50 pence delivery charge

FilmOn | Streaming Movies | Hulu | Live HDTV Shows Online | Videos | Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

http://www.filmon.com/tv/htmlmain/#BBC-1

Watch streaming TV - For free if you have an iPad - otherwise watch for a limited tome . Includes BBC1 and 2 and ITV 1,2,3 and 4 (free). Can record for later viewing
No HideIP stuff to worry about.
FilmOn.com is an internet based television provider owned by FilmOn.TV Inc.

In 2010 FilmOn.com launched a streaming internet TV service for mobile devices. The FilmOn.com Mobile TV platform offers streaming television to devices with iOS and Mac Android.

Has a downloadable HD player which might be worth trying.

Completely Free, No Popups. No Spyware. No Malware. No Viruses
Works on most platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix…
No extra Hardware or TV Card required
Very easy to use - no PC knowledge required
Works anywhere in the world
Simple, Powerful and Fast
Scheduled recording
Parental control

Filmon offers its service to other businesses in exchange for barter agreements, rewards, loyality hybrids, arrangements, subscriber fees, revenue share, advertising and sponsorships

Coches.net: Coches nuevos, coches de ocasión, seminuevos, Km0. Todo sobre el mundo del motor.

[Coches.net: Coches nuevos, coches de ocasión, seminuevos, Km0. Todo sobre el mundo del motor.] http://www.coches.net/

Looking for a new or second hand car in Spain ?
This site enables you to find the best bargains
Scotty's picks

Most of my useful websites are forums, so here are a few others:

1. merimobiles.com for "Looking at, and ordering, Android tablets and smartphones without too much hassle". (Canadian company - goods from China)
http://www.merimobiles.com/
2. makeuseof.com for "Tips, Apps, Tech Help, Cheats and Fun". http://www.makeuseof.com/
(Tips include … using Google Docs for OCR - brilliant ! CB-J)
3. Stellarium … a free program for looking at the night sky. http://www.stellarium.org/
Apps

1. Magical Jelly Bean Key Finder … Lost your Windows 25-digit install key .. this will find it and some others.
2. unetbootin-windows-xxx.exe … for making bootable USB sticks (xxx represents version numbers)
3. Autoruns … control what starts with your PC bootup … very easy to use … very small app.
4. Process Explorer .. replace Windows Task Controller with this more versatile app … very small.

Amazon price tracker, Amazon price history charts, price watches, and price drop alerts.

Amazon price tracker, Amazon price history charts, price watches, and price drop alerts. http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/

A free Amazon price tracker. Get email alerts when prices drop!
camelcamelcamel provides free Amazon price drop alerts and Amazon price history charts, helping you buy when the price is right.
Incredible how Amazon prices vary - buy when the price is low !

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