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10 Top Health Forums Online For Expert Support

November 20, 2014

From: MakeUseOf.

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A strange rash on the side of your face. A scary lump on your chest. These are the kinds of everyday health concerns that people deal with, but thankfully there are places online where you can get help.
Here at MakeUseOf, we’ve offered resources for animal healthcare, websites where you can check medical symptoms, and even mobile apps that let you look up medical advice. But, what if you want to ask a medical professional about your specific health concern?
Usually, when medical concerns first crop up, they are minor. Whether it’s a skin issue, a small pain in your stomach, or a chronic cough, it isn’t always the physical ailment that is hard to tolerate — it’s the idea that it could be an early symptom of something serious. How do you know?
The answer might be as simple as visiting one of the following forums and asking a certified medical professional for their medical opinion.

Read the rest at http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-top-health-forums-online-expert-support/

By popular demand here’s a list of sites with old pictures of Detroit

August 19, 2012

By popular demand here’s a list of sites with old pictures of Detroit (and some other places too)

Detroit

HistoricDetroit.org is Detroit’s place to learn the stories behind the city’s historic places and for photographers, historians and others to share their love, images, memories and more about its landmarks. You can also find them on Facebook at facebook.com/HistoricDetroit

Detroiturbex.com the point of this site is to raise awareness of the social and economic challenges the city of Detroit faces through photography. You can also find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Detroiturbexcom/109210839112636. Facebook photos at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Detroiturbexcom/109210839112636?sk=photos.

Forgotten Detroit. Histories and photo essays of many of Detroit’s abandoned or demolished landmarks. You can also find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Forgotten-Detroit/121468454578957 Go to their links page for a lot of other sites with even more photos.

Detroit Pictures is a small site but it has a Hamtramck section.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. Lots of black-and-white historical streetscape and skyline photographs of major American cities from the 1900s, 1910s, 1920s and 1930s are on their Cities page. You can find the Detroit pictures here. Right now there is about 180 pictures in there. You can find more picture by searching like this for Detroit + Michigan.

A great documentary of Detroit at www.palladiumboots.com/exploration/detroit.

Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre Photography – The Ruins of Detroit. Press the < & > keys to scroll through the pictures.

picturesofdetroit.blogspot.com/. Their photo sets.

New York City Municipal Archives Online Gallery has a new gallery of over 870,000 pictures. For a peak at a few of the pictures take a look at this article.

And you can always search Google for old pictures of Detroit.

If I find any more good sites I’ll add them to this post.

Update 4-2-13: Through a generous donation from DTE, Wayne State is able to provide researchers with access to digitized copies of aerial photos of Detroit and area for the period 1949 to 1997. The collection consists of a series of low resoloution (72 dpi) and high resolution (600 dpi) pdf files. http://www.clas.wayne.edu/photos/ap_index.htm

60 Open Source Replacements for Audio/Video Tools

September 16, 2011

From Datamation

Most computer users are spending much more time these days viewing and creating multimedia content. According to comScore, 85.6 percent of online Americans (178 million people) watched video online in June 2011, and they spent an average of 16.8 hours each watching those videos during the month. In addition, Nielsen reports that the number of people watching video on their smartphones and tablets has increased 41 percent since last year.

But it isn’t just video viewing that’s growing—more people are also using their PCs and mobile devices to listen to music. Earlier this year, Steve Jobs announced that 200 million people have iTunes accounts.

In keeping with this trend, the open source community has created dozens of projects to help you create, find, edit, organize and manage your audio and video files. Here are 60 of the best open source tools that can replace commercial audio/video software.

Read the rest at http://www.datamation.com/open-source/60-open-source-replacements-for-audiovideo-tools-1.html

Also see these related articles:
67 Open Source Replacements for Really Expensive Applications
63 Open Source Replacements for Popular Financial Software
60 Open Source Tools for Protecting Your Privacy
50 Must-Have Open Source Apps for Your Home Office

Or other articles on my blog for free software or at my web site http://jerry620.shorturl.com/

Where to Get the Best Free Education Online

May 1, 2011

From Lifehacker

Whether you’re a student looking for supplemental learning or you’re in the workforce but thirsty for knowledge, you don’t have to drop thousands of dollars in tuition to enjoy a top-notch education from some of the best schools in the world.

While most online resources won’t grant you a college degree, there’s a lot more to the internet than Wikipedia when it comes to learning. Whether you learn best through video or text, want to take a year-long course or just to touch up on a few topics, there are more than a few places online that can give you the full experience. In fact, there are enough that it can get quite overwhelming, so we’ve rounded up the best resources to make it all a bit more manageable. Here are some of the best places to get an education without ever leaving your computer.

Read the rest at http://lifehacker.com/#!5615716/where-to-get-the-best-free-education-online

The Best Free Software of 2011

April 7, 2011

Yes I know it’s another list of free windows software but this one has about twice the amount of programs than my last post.

From PCMag.com

Got Windows? These 208 free products are yours to download and install to help you with just about any computing job you can imagine.

Every year at this time, PCMag takes a look at what is worth installing on your PC— software that’s totally free that does the job as well as, if not better, than the big boys. That’s not to say programs from Microsoft, Adobe, and hundreds of other developers aren’t worthwhile, but you should always be aware of your options, especially when they’re free.

With that in mind, we’re here again to gather the best of the freebies. First, we re-examined our picks from last year’s story (The Best Free Software of 2010) to ensure they’re still worth installing and that they’re still freeware. Of course, we also took a look at all of the great free software announced in the last 12 months.

The list is primarily productivity apps for Windows users (mainly Vista and Windows 7, with some XP tools)—the kind you download and install to your hard drive. However, we make frequent note of other places the apps can run: Mac, Linux, Web, Mobile & Portable.

Read the list at http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2381528,00.asp

The Best Of: Free Windows Software

April 1, 2011

From MakeUseOf

On this page you will find the best 102 free Windows programs for all your needs. We’ve taken the effort to categorize the apps and picked only those we believe to be the best ones and which will most likely be useful to you.

With these categories: Anti-virus, Malware removal, Firewall Apps, Defragmenters, File Recovery, ininstallers, Backup Apps, System Maintenance, Browsers, Email Clients, Communication, Photos/Images, Audio Tools, Video Tools, Files/Drives, Documents, Productivity, Archive Managers, CD/DVD Tools, Downloads & Others

See the list at http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/best-windows-software

10 Free Computer Tech Help Sites You Might Have Overlooked

August 20, 2010

From MakeUseOf

We at MakeUseOf always try to answer a call for help whenever it is put up in the comments or in our Answers section. Of course, we don’t have all the answers. Nobody does. At best, you can shout for some free help and hope it echoes around the World Wide Web and somebody with the troubleshooting skills answers back.

We generally take to the search engine and type in the error or problem. The search results tap into the many computer support sites, troubleshooting discussion boards, and Q&A sites on the hunt for a similar problem.

Instead of forgetting the website that helped us out from the soup, it pays to bookmark it, for errors are always around the corner.

Some of you must have bookmarked a few from our previous post on computer troubleshooting advice. Meanwhile scroll through ten more free computer tech help that stand ready to lend a hand with disaster control.

Read the rest at MakeUseOf.com

OPEN SOURCE GOD: 480+ Open Source Applications

June 21, 2010

From: Mashable
Open source software is booming: here we round up over 480 open source applications for you to use or build upon.

Feel free to add more apps in the comments. And don’t forget to subscribe to Mashable for the latest web news and resources. Also see the other entries in this series: ONLINE PRODUCTIVITY GOD, WORDPRESS GOD, ONLINE MEDIA GOD and FIREFOX GOD.

Read the rest at Mashable.com

Portable Antivirus – Ultimate List of Best USB Anti Virus

May 11, 2010

From: thepcsecurity.com

Why You May Need Portable Antivirus Applications:
Present day antivirus and security software operate on post-event basis. First a virus or malware is discovered, then the antivirus database is updated to include its signature, then it is expected that the user will download the antivirus update and after that only, the user is secured against that virus.

But it is often too late. Lots of users do not care to update software regularly and it makes them vulnerable to the security threats.

To further complicate the situation, present day malware often make modifications to the system files and corrupt your security software. They make them useless, block their update mechanisms and in extreme cases make your whole system un-usable. You may not be in a position to even boot up your system.

In such a case, your only solution may to use some Portable Antivirus software, stored on a removable media like USB, Pen Drive or CD ROM, make it write protected and use it to clean your infected system.

Read the rest at: thepcsecurity.com

The Best Free Software of 2010

April 1, 2010

From PC Magazine
Get what you DON’T pay for: Here are 196 programs that cost nothing but will make your computing life richer—all while keeping your wallet fat.
We don’t want to make you feel bad, but, uh… are you really still paying for software? Wow.

Well, we’re here to spread the word: There’s no lack of free software to be found online. Some of it is as powerful, if not more so, than the name-brand packages found on shelves at Best Buy for big bucks. By free, we mean you don’t pay a dime except for what it costs to download and install the software. There are even times when you don’t have to install anything, since there are a lot of great Web-based applications available these days.

Read the rest at PCMAG.com