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Celestia

Celestia is a free space-simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Unlike most planetarium software, Celestia doesn't confine you to the surface of the Earth. You can travel throughout the solar system, to any of over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy. All movement in Celestia is seamless; the exponential zoom feature lets you explore space across a huge range of scales, from galaxy clusters down to spacecraft only a few meters across. A 'point-and-goto' interface makes it simple to navigate through the universe to the object you want to visit. Celestia comes with a large catalog of stars, galaxies, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and spacecraft. If that's not enough, you can download dozens of easy to install add-ons with more objects.

Free Countdown Timer

This program allows you to set as many countdown timers as you want. Countdown timer tracks the amount of time till the specified events. You can fully concentrate on the task at hand while waiting for a future task to be ready for action. After you set the time, date and sound for each timer, you can use a text field to write a note to yourself as a reminder about the timer's purpose. Free Countdown Timer can play MP3 music files. You can select the sound you want for a timer. The timer reminds you about event i.e by playing your favorite music and showing a notification message. The timer can also wake up your system from a Sleep mode. There's also a portable version available.

Funky Little Decision Thing

Wonder if your subjective verdicts would pass a clinical cross-check? Just add leading-edge cybernetics to your personal ratings, and you're on the safe side: Funky Little Decision Thing performs superior mini-evaluations utilizing scientific decision-making algorithms! The number of comparisions (p) you will be asked to make is

p = c · (n(n - 1)/2)

where c is the number of criteria and n the number of choices. Funky Little Decision Thing is i.e. helpful when it comes to chosing from objects with comparable attributes, like motorbikes, cars, tenements etc. etc.

Matrix Screen Saver

If you're a fan of the MATRIX trilogy, and you use Windows screen savers, you can add some groovy MATRIX flavor to your PC: just get yourself a copy of the MATRIX Screen Saver i found here. It uses the authentic Matrix font from the MATRIX movie, and plenty of configuration options are waiting for you, like speed, top text display, a mini slide show, favourite MP3 file autoplay, multiple monitor support and what not. The feature i find most alluring, however, is the adjustable 8-color rotation, which is not exactly authentic, but far more funky than a plain green one. Imho the best free matrix screen saver on the web!

Stellarium

Stellarium is a fantastic, free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. Features a default catalogue of over 600,000 stars and extra catalogues with more than 210 million stars. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.

Stickies

Stickies is the electronic equivalent to those yellow note-stickers you find in most offices attached to monitors. There are a lot of sticky-programs around, but this one is imho the best. It has no superflous bells and whistles and focuses on the notes. However, it boasts a lot of useful, additional functionality in the management screen. Once on screen, stickies will remain where placed until closed, even through reboots. Stickies appearance can be customised; fonts, colours and buttons may be changed, and styles saved. Stickies can be resized. Stickies can store text or images. Stickies can snap to each other and to the sides of the screen to keep them neatly lined up, and so much more... If you look for a free sticky-program, try Stickies and your search might be over.

TV Browser

TV-Browser lädt das aktuelle Fernsehprogramm herunter und stellt die Daten übersichtlich dar - wie eine gedruckte TV-Zeitschrift. Der große Vorteil dabei ist, daß man die Sender genauso auflisten kann wie man sie im Fernseher sortiert hat, und Sender die man eh nicht kuckt einfach weglässt. TV-Browser liefert bei mehr als 1000! Sendern insgesamt alle deutschen Hauptprogramme und viele auch ausländische Sender, die man in normalen TV-Zeitschriften z.T. garnicht findet. TV-Browser ist leicht auf den persönlichen Bedarf hin zu optimieren, und in Form von Plugins können zusätzliche Funktionen installiert werden, wie z.B. IMDb-Bewertungen oder verschiedene nützliche Filter.