How Stuff Works

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  1. Shrek macrumors 65816

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    http://www.howstuffworks.com/

    I just stumbled upon this site today and I have to say it's pretty amazing! It tells you about how all kinds of stuff work; everything from computers and the Internet to science to money to people and beyond. It even talks about how some science fiction stuff (like time travel) will work, if it even works at all.

    I'd say we could probably develop some pretty interesting discussions on this stuff, right in this here say *cough* forum *cough*. Check it out!
     
  2. beez7777 macrumors 6502a

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    i saw that site too, and i visit it every few days. it is a great site, with so much information. it also has great ways of teaching you how stuff works with pictures, diagrams, etc. if any of you guys haven't been there yet, i would definitely check it out.
     
  3. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, that's a great site. Thanks for the link Shrek. I've never been to that site before.

    I read the thing about Time Travel. It sounds so complicated. It was interesting though.
     
  4. scem0 macrumors 604

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    great site, too many ads though.

    Look at their thing on how plasma TVs work. It is interesting... ;)
     
  5. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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  6. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    yep! eyelikeart gave me the heads up on that site when i asked about the print world etc.


    very good site.
     
  7. iWantAMac macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, excellent site. I first came across it last year when I decided I would learn about how turbo chargers worked. Great stuff! (The site that is, not turbo chargers... well, them too. But you know what I mean)
     
  8. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    he he...yeah...I love that website...

    it gets right down to what u wanna know...rather than all the b.s. that comes before...which I like... ;)
     
  9. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    >(scem) great site, too many ads though.

    Someone isn't using their pop-up blocker web browser, Safari. :)

    First time exploration for me, as well. Absolutely nuts!
     
  10. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Look at their thing on how LCDs work. It's even more interesting! :D
     
  11. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I thoroughly enjoyed their article on how the Concorde operates... ;)
     
  12. sinclairZX81 macrumors member

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    the only thing that bugs me about that site is all those dumb inches and cubic feet and sh*t :p
     
  13. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Did any of you guys signup for their E.Mail list? ;)

    A very informative site!
     
  14. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I'm on a PC :( .
     
  15. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Use Mozilla 1.0 or greater. It has a pop-up ad blocker. :)
     
  16. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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  17. charboneau macrumors member

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    I checked out hypnotism and how they get people to act like chickens. Knowledge is power.
     

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