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Diatribe

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I thought it would be cool to have a list of really cool, odd or otherwise interesting websites.

Ok here are the rules:

Post only one site and post a description. No long lists just one site that you guys think is awesome. And no posts without a site please.
I'll start.


Metacritic - A site that aggregates reviews from newspapers, magazines, etc. and puts them in a 0 to 100 rating system that defines the meta score for things like movies, books, music, games, etc. The second rating is from the users, which is an independent meta score. Awesome to check out whether a movie is worth seeing etc.
 

njmac

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How 'bout Digg for all your tech news? It is actually more than tech news, it includes articles/blogs/opinions etc. that are related to technology.

Digg puts the the readers in control of what goes on the front page. It's a fantastic concept and it works really well. If you find an article, post it to Digg. If others like it, they vote for it (or "digg" it) and if enough people digg it, it gets on the front page. You can add your digg news/top stories to your own website, you can have "friends" where you can check out the stories they digg.

I dare you to spend five minutes on digg and not click on any stories. It can even be a little addicting.


Am I being redundant? ;)
 

Diatribe

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njmac said:
How 'bout Digg for all your tech news? Am I being redundant? ;)
Actually it was you who gave me the idea to start this thread because I found digg really cool. Actually it'd be nice if you could add a description here too plz. Thanks.

I'll add another one:

BugMeNot - a great site that lets you bypass compulsory web registration, just enter the site name and it'll give you a password. Great for those articles that you normally would have to register for.
 

katie ta achoo

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the impulsive buy

This guy writes HILARIOUS product reviews. Monthly, he has a prize drawing and he mails it to ya. (I won July's and I'm embarrassed because of what I received in the mail today... :eek: )
I've emailed back and forth with him a few times, and he's applying to be a Mac Specialist at the Honolulu Apple store.

so Product reviews + Apple = groovy.
 

katie ta achoo

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Oof, just remembered another fun one:

Folklore.org

Stories from the original Macintosh development teams. SUPER interesting. I actually got this off Digg a while ago.

The stories are really interesting. Super AWesome.
 

njmac

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Diatribe said:
Actually it was you that gave me the idea to start this thread because I found digg really cool. Actually it'd be nice if you could add a description here too plz. Thanks.
Sure, I just did :) I'm glad you started this one though, this thread is a great idea. And btw, I love metacritic, thanks for the link.


And Mitthrawnuruodo I love Astronomy Picture of the day! If you like that, you may also like The Earth Science Picure of the Day. Equally cool.
 

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I love overzealous people who do not read the entire post or the bold stuff. :p

javiercr could you limit your post to one link plz. That way it's not a flood in here. Thanks. :)

I don't know how many people know about this, probably a lot, but I still ove it:

Apple's movie trailer site - trailers for all the upcoming movies
 

DeSnousa

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I use this site daily. Basically it has all thing sabout my city from restaurants, movies, tv guide, to current events such as circuses and markets. Stuff like pics, temperature, active and healthy activities. This has it all. If you ever come to Brisbane, Australia check this out, if you live here it is a great resource to plan your day in this great city of ours.

www.ourbrisbane.com
 

mad jew

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DeSnousa said:
I use this site daily...

www.ourbrisbane.com

Interesting. I've never got into the "local info" web sites because I've always figured that as a local, they couldn't really tell me anything new. I always thought they were more set up for tourists. You seem to be getting quite a bit from it though so I'll start checking it out. Thanks. :)
 

sakasune

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katie ta achoo said:
the impulsive buy

This guy writes HILARIOUS product reviews. Monthly, he has a prize drawing and he mails it to ya. (I won July's and I'm embarrassed because of what I received in the mail today... :eek: )
Good site, I thought the first few weren't that funny and almost closed the window, but I read on and he is pretty funny.
You don't happen to be the one who won the Trojan Mint Tingle condoms or the box of Trojan Warm Sensations condoms, are you? Linky ;)

I'll take 'em if you don't want them :D
 

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crdean1 said:
http://www.wayofthemaster.com/wotm_flash.html

You guys remember Kirk Cameron. This is his website. I think it is great. I really want to list another great (news website)....but....please.....come on...just let me list one more...

RD
You can post more than once, just no lists please.

Here's another one.

Resexcellence - Everything you need to customize your OS. Desktop pictures, icons, etc.
 

crdean1

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Thanks Diatribe...love Resexcellence.

Also check out www.daveramsey.com ..

This guy is a money coach, not to be confused with an investment coach. He coaches people on how to be debt free (even your home) and build wealth by changing your behavior with money, then be able to have money to give where needed (community, family, charity, church, etc.). Check out his book, Total Money Makeover, and go through his Financial Peace University (available on cd or dvd). We are going through it with some family members now.

He also has a radio show (listen live) that is free on line, and a podcast. It's funny to listen to some situations that people get themselves in when they call in to his show.

sorry my description was probably a little long...but this stuff will change your life. i would recommend every young couple listen to it.
 

Gizmotoy

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Everybody already knows about the old standbys like fark and slashdot, so I thought I'd go with something a little more obscure:

www.woot.com - One Day, One Deal. Their motto pretty much sums it up. One super-cheap item per day, updated at Midnight Central time. Keep an eye out for $1 bag'o'craps (which sometimes have pretty expensive stuff in them), or multi-deal per day extravaganzas called Woot-offs. Shipping $5, no matter how big or heavy the item.