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Lancaster CA. 93539-2942







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Digital Cameras Computer User Groups Genealogy Internet help
Scams Media Newspapers & Radio Places For PC Help
Education Encyclopedias Education Games Search Engines
Software Misc. Information Sites Security Programs Technical Web Sites
 Finance Computing/security info  

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Digital Cameras and Digital Photography

Lancaster Photography Association -- our sister club in the Antelope Valley.

All Digital Digital Camera reviews by users Digital Product Review
Imaging Resource Megapixel PC Photo Review
Photography Review Steve's Digicams DC Views
The Luminous Landscape    

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Bloomberg Lists Stocks that are moving that day and Why SEC Filings SEC site with SEC filings
Free SEC Filings including Today's Lists SEC filings for current day in addition to history of filings Stockmaster.com  Lists Stock Quotes (and Funds) and Top Current Stocks with their Prices and P/E

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RAND Genealogy Club Good Starting Reference
Richard Wilson's Listing Listing of Genealogy Internet Sites sorted by topic.
Family Tree Maker Software and References By Broderbund. Has Tutorial on where to start genealogy search.

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Internet Help

Domain Names Find if a Domain Name is taken- Internic site
Cookies-Who is watching you and Why? Latest on the Cookie Debate
Lavasoft software that will help get rid of spyware - to download it will take you to Download.com

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Scams -- Don't forward that email without checking to see if its real!

ScamBusters Fraud Bureau
Truth or Fiction Internet Fraud - article by Security Exchange Commission
FBI Internet Fraud Urban Legends
Federal Consumer Information Scams and Swindles
Hoax Busters Crimes-of-persuasion How con artists are trying to get you

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Business2 CMP magazine group CNet News Computer User CompInfo  
Computer World DigitalMass Boston E-Commerce News Extreme Tech Industry Standard
Internet News InfoWorld I Want News Ken Rutkowski's Maximum PC
Magazine Boy  Monitor - Canada On Magazine PC World Today PC Magazine
Silicon Valley Smart Computing TechTV TechWorthy The Register - UK
California Technology Australia PC Mag Wired Yahoo Zdnet

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Newspapers & Radio

CNN Detroit Free Press Los Angeles Times  Jerusalem Post  International Hearld
OC Register USA Today  NY Times  The Mirror (UK)  Japan Times
 Washington Post Law - Legal headlines KFWB - radio KNX1070 - radio The Paperboy

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Places for PC Help

Cyberwalker – howto’s, tips, emergency help Cnet Help expertcity.com - real-time support and training
informit.com - great tutorials for users Microsoft Knowledge Base Microsoft TechNet - Networking
PC Guide - reference information PC Mechanic - reviews and support forums PC Show and Tell - Online Software Help
PC Support Center - help for computer problems Pitstop – will test your computer System Optimization - PC Hardware
Tom’s Hardware - Reviews and news Website tutor - files and help tips WinDrivers.com - drivers for printers CD-ROM, etc.
Windows 98 Maintain your computer Win tips & tricks Windows Help from Zdnet
Federal Consumer Information Center How Things Work- Physics in everyday life Learn 2 Place - purchase tutorials
Car Talk Computer Hope Great PC Info site  

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EdSurf - Online Learning for Adult Students US Gov Department of Education

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Information Please Encyclopedia.com Encarta bartleby.com

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Educational Games

Animated Puzzles more than 50 jigsaw puzzles Sean's Magic Slate coloring game for 3-to-7-year-olds
Astro-Mania - helps explain the planets, stars, and universe to kids Exploring Weather – helps explain what affects weather to a limited extent.
Animated Coloring - Once the picture is colored in, a click animates it, bringing it to life with sounds and motion. Dino Tiles - helps enhance pattern recognition and memory in 5-to-9-year-olds.
Finders Keepers – memory game. If the picture matches, the program responds with a happy child's voice Animated Beginning Phonics - for youngsters in kindergarten, first, or second grade
Musical Tutorial - help children grasp the fundamentals of treble, bass, and chords Animated Spelling - lets children hear a word and try to match it up with a word on screen.

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Search Engines

All listing of engines All the Web AltaVista Ask Jeeves Beaucoup
Dog Pile Gosh Darn Google Hotbot IX Quick
IWon Lycos Mamma MetaCrawler MSN Search
Netscape Search Northern Lights Oingo Open Directory Overtune
Researchville SearchBug Starting Page Thunderstone Yahoo

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Nerd's Heaven Huge list of Software Download sites Microsoft Office Information
Tucows software downloads famous for software No Nags - Freeware software
Shareware.com Download software site Download.com - from Cnet
PC World Graphics Construction Set  - Alchemy
Stroud's Consummate Winsock Apps List Zdnet
Freeware Home Free Files . Com
Free Serif Software.    Graphic Software  

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Miscellaneous Information Sites

Windows Security Updates for July 2004 Every File Format you can think of.
Web site full of Tips and Tricks for Windows. The World Clock -Time Zone
Annoyances.org is the most complete collection of information assembled for and by actual users of Microsoft Windows. Microsoft lists SP2 conflicts
Find if your product you purchased (computer, printer, etc) has a recall. @LA - the guide to Greater Los Angeles and Southern California
Compu-Kiss - Go here for reviews and tips on computer-related information which includes tutorials, lifestyle articles, and instructional videos. There is a message board where you can get accurate answers to all their computer-related questions or share their knowledge with others. People Search- E-mail or phone (Yahoo bought Four11) Search for a person's e-mail address
Free TV Tickets - Television Tickets - Order Here PriceGrabber - look here to compare prices and rating of the sellers, or sell your own items.
Reverse Telephone Lookup Enter a phone number and it will tell you the Person and address (if listed) Scanning Information Detailed information on how to scan photos, etc.
Steve Gibson's site for information on Internet Security Switchboard.com Search for a Person or Business telephone and address- Find lost friends. Maps for Businesses.

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Security Programs

Norton Antivirus McAfee VirusScan F-Prot Antivirus
(DOS version is free)
Trend Micro or for free scan Panda AntiVirus Software AVG AntiVirus (free)
Trojan-horse checkers     BoDetect    Cleaner    Iparmor   TDS    Trojan Remover
Firewalls   602Firewall  McAfee  Norton  pcInternetPatrol  SecureUp  Sygate  TinyFirewall  WinProxy  ZoneAlarm
Hackfix.org -- antivirus program reviews and comparisons; info on trojan and "backdoor" removal
Grisoft ending AVG Anti-Virus 6.0 support
If any of you are using free AVG Anti-Virus 6.0, you should know that the support for it is ending very soon, and it is time to move on to the next AVG version or something else. Take a look at what our members are moving to and chime in if you have something to offer.

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Technical Web Sites

AnandTech Bug Net CNet News
FDisk.com Hardware Central Extreme Tech
InformIT PC Computer Notes PC Guide
PC Mechanic PC Technology Guide Slashdot
Tech Republic Tech World Utility Geek
Tom's Hardware Guide User Friendly Comic Strip ZD Net
Black Viper's System Guides

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Computer User groups

Antelope Valley Microcomputer Users Group Antelope Valley Linux User Group
Community Computer Club of La Verne Glendora Seniors Computer Club
Greater South Bay User Group Long Beach IBM User Group
Los Angeles Computer Society North Orange County Computer Club
Orange County IBM PC Users' Group Santa Barbara PC Users Group
Simi Valley Computer User Group Thousand Oaks Personal Computer Club
TUGNET (The Users' Group Network) Valley Computer Club (Burbank)
Santa Clarita Valley PC Group Channel Islands PC User Group
UNIX Users Association of Southern California Microsoft Mindshare

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Computing/security info resources

InfraGaurd US-CERT CERT Coordination Center

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