This isn't an exercise in self-promotion; it's just common courtesy to acknowledge folks
who have spoken kind words about our Web offerings and made links to them.
Documents and programs available at this site have been mentioned favourably
by a variety of Web critics. Here's a sample of their comments.
I AM Modern Magazine for Moms
Earth and Moon Viewer as one
Top Ten Kid Friendly
Websites in October 2008. As our target demographic is sentient beings, it's
great to know our offerings appeal to an important segment of that
named Fourmilab one of the “100 Best Undiscovered Web Sites” in their
April 2004 cover story.
On February 5th, 2002, computers at Fourmilab completed
10,000 workunits for the
project, searching for radio beacons of extraterrestrial
civilisations, notwithstanding our
that any exist.
The New York Times
Science Times cover story of June 12, 2001:
of Chaos Offer a Valuable Product: Randomness
by eminent science writer
HotBits radioactive random number
The Computers in Astronomy column in the
November 2000 issue of
Sky and Telescope magazine
featured our Sky
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On October 19, 1998
Henry the Virtual Cat
awarded The Hacker's Diet a
rating: “Wolfed it down like he hadn't been fed for a week”,
and the site as a whole the first “Henry” award in months.
Whitley Strieber cited our
Flying Saucers Explained
in his 1998 book
, calling it “a fascinating series of speculations…”
illustrative of the “wonderfully
imaginative thinking that would potentially sweep science and
society as we attempted to come to terms with the true weirdness
of the UFO and close encounter phenomena”.
In June 1998 The Password named our
U.S. Tax Code On-Line
a Password Pick in its
U.S. Government magazine.
StudyWeb conferred their
Excellence award on
our Solar System Live
on 12th January 1998.
SpaceViews named our
our Solar System Live a
SpaceViews Space Site of the Week
of 6th April 1997.
SpaceViews is a monthly publication of the
Boston chapter of the
National Space Society and an
electronic newsletter of the NSS.
Griffith Observatory chose
our Solar System Live to receive
their Star Award
for the week of March 16th, 1997. The Star Award recognises “excellence
in promoting astronomy to the public through the World Wide Web”.
Our Solar System Live was named
one of the best education-related sites on the Web by
The Education Index
in March 1997.
Kim Komando's Komputer Klinik named us
an Exclusive Kool Site on
January 31st, 1997.
LookSmart, a subsidiary of
The Reader's Digest, gave us The Editor's Choice Award in
January 1997, citing The Autodesk File,
Solar System Live,
Speak Freely for Windows, and
U.S. Tax Code On-Line.
NetGuide named us a Gold Site in
January 1997, evaluating us, after reviewing more than 100,000 URLs on
more than 50,000 sites, as among the 15,000 best sites on the Web.
In January 1997 our Earth Viewer
award for sites of special interest to amateur radio operators.
Harcourt Brace Professional Publishing named our
U.S. Tax Code Online one of The Week's
Accounting Top Five Web Sites
for the week of August 12–18, 1996.
Space Dog awarded our
Earth Viewer the Web Mom's
Seal of Approval in May of 1996.
Ventana Press named us a Premiere Site
in the second edition of Walking
the World Wide Web, citing both our
Earth Viewer and
Solar System Live.
included our U.S. Tax Code Online as one of
their Internet Business 500
Premiere sites—“the top 500 essential business
sites on the Web”.
The Discovery Channel
featured our Earth Viewer
in their Science Web Roundup for
The Learning Studio
at The Exploratorium named our
Solar System Live as one of the Top Ten Cool
Sites for February 1996.
New Scientist's Planet Science
named us Planet Science's Site of the Day for January 27th, 1996.
Internet Underground magazine
named us one the Top 10 sites in the January 1996 issue.
LIFE magazine featured our
Earth viewer in their ten year
retrospective on the Space Shuttle Challenger accident.
We were named a “4 star site” the McKinley group's Magellan
Internet Directory. Visit their site to access a powerful search engine to
discover resources on the Web.
Sky and Telescope magazine featured our site
and the software available here on the cover of their November 1995 edition.
Our Terranova was
Dynamite Site of the Nite
for July 2, 1995 by Thayer
We've been rated among the top 5% of the sites on the Web by
We've been listed on Netscape's
What's Cool page for months.
Our Earth Viewer was
Spider's Pick of the Day for January 2nd, 1995.
by John Walker