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Saint
01-10-12, 11:49 PM
I introduce you:

http://www.selfgrowth.com/

Please give me yours. :D

Ghostintheshell
01-10-12, 11:58 PM
Why would you need a website to improve yourself? I'm not making fun, i just mean that the only real obstacle to self-improvement is wanting to in the first place.

Anyway, i like http://www.escapistmagazine.com/ for pure geeky, gaming fun. Though i guess it doesnt expand you much as a human being...

cosmictraveler
01-11-12, 01:03 AM
If I want to go to any web site I just Google or Dogpile the subject matter that I'm interested in. That way I'm getting ideas from many sources about subjects that are changing all the time. Of course there are some that I have as favorites but they are there to only get me to what I need faster.

Saint
01-11-12, 07:54 PM
Millions of websites out there,
if you know which one is particularly good, just introduce us.

Asguard
01-11-12, 08:12 PM
good for what?

It depends what your looking for, based on this thread ALONE the only 2 I could recommend is Wikipedia and Google because they are the only general everything ones I know

Ghostintheshell
01-11-12, 08:15 PM
@ asguard - i think that you are over-thinking this. Just mention any website from anywhere that you frequent for whatever positive reason. (though i would stay clear of just posting a load of links to porn sites...)

spidergoat
01-11-12, 09:53 PM
Here's a classic:
http://www.timecube.com/

darksidZz
01-11-12, 10:50 PM
I always get a smile reading this site http://chronos.ws/

I"m sleepie nite

cosmictraveler
01-12-12, 07:05 AM
http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=C9Dn3AdYOT5ifKMei0AGm0uDCDrbUsaECxqX17RyKg_8PCA AQASgDUL2yyMb8_____wFgyeayh9yjxBCgAYbGwP0DyAEBqgQZ T9BGTCUP37mL_GBPRTv_g2_U7L33l-frNg&sig=AOD64_1nWzeIxXlOjyih_fzsEZsSJrKkEQ&ved=0CA0Q0Qw&adurl=http://www.pogo.com/pogo-online-games/lp-GeneralPogo-withoutFB.jsp%3Fsourceid%3Dfree_games_online_Exact _Free_GOO_C0081_A0001_LP0001%26kw%3Dfree%2520games %2520online%26ad%3D7654161030%26sitetarget%3D%26mk wid%3Ds3Cpgp2kg%7Cpcrid%7C7654161030&rct=j&frm=1&q=free+games+online

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=2&sqi=2&ved=0CFEQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.exploringabroad.com%2Fart%2Fm useums.htm&ei=-9cOT_iZKsnw0gHEreiBAw&usg=AFQjCNFcSiiboBTZT8pUMIvyQQMavKCg_w&sig2=9IhoNh8Jhsr_p2QB6N4NoA

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CCEQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fsohowww.nascom.nasa.gov%2F&ei=T9oOT9-xPIb20gHT6I2ZAw&usg=AFQjCNGVfk7OEwk_L5lSQUiAkJlfbJQp9g&sig2=20d6dEIt2WKL-6Qyn-6oGQ

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=5&sqi=2&ved=0CEcQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.babelfish.com%2F&ei=edoOT63DFYHd0QHg1tDGAw&usg=AFQjCNHsUfsjzhCv-bOI9DD5-srSSLtpjg&sig2=bjXvxrcBrNJt5vKovbUY9w

Asguard
01-12-12, 07:14 AM
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation?page=9

(not page 9 specifically, any of them)

elte
01-12-12, 08:10 AM
My favorite: http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/headlines/

Watcher
01-14-12, 06:56 AM
Saint, I completely agree with what you are trying to do here.

Search engines are great for finding lots of connections to lots of data, but they are generally pretty poor at identifying QUALITY web sites. Are they factual? Interesting? Useful?

Probably everyone here has used StumbleUpon. This has some value as it does allow users to rate/gauge websites, and you can "stumble" onto web sites for a given category. I have found some good sites with this tool, but it can be burdensome to use.

http://www.stumbleupon.com/

Speaking of search engines has anyone noticed how the major ones, (Google, Yahoo) have become spam-filled, cluttered and worthless? The only way you can use them is by add-ons or other ad filtering to suppress the commercial trash they generate. Not to mention how invasive they have become.

Here are 5 alternative search engines. I use all of them from time to time, none are as as good as Google at finding lots of relevant data, but most have a LOT less spam, and some are touted to be less invasive (as far as collecting and using your search metadata).

Review of 5 alternative search engines
http://www.basewebmaster.com/seo/5-alternative-search-engines.php

http://duckduckgo.com
Monthly visitors: 200 000
Alexa traffic rank: 6 900
Monthly Searches: 5 000 000
Full privacy

http://blekko.com
Monthly visitors: 200 000
Alexa traffic rank: 5 200
Monthly Searches: 20 000 000
Strict content quality
/slashtags

http://www.ixquick.com
Monthly visitors: 200 000
Alexa traffic rank: 9 000
Strict privacy standards
5 Star rating

http://www.gigablast.com
Monthly visitors: 30 000
Alexa traffic rank: 20 000
Environmentally friendly
Categorize results

http://yebol.com
Monthly visitors: 6 000
Alexa traffic rank: 200 000
Search categories

Asguard
01-14-12, 07:04 AM
Why would you need a website to improve yourself? I'm not making fun, i just mean that the only real obstacle to self-improvement is wanting to in the first place.

Anyway, i like http://www.escapistmagazine.com/ for pure geeky, gaming fun. Though i guess it doesnt expand you much as a human being...

I didn't even read this, hey which ones do you like? I only really watch Zero Punctuation because he is the funniest basted and his reviews are quite accurate

Saint
01-14-12, 07:37 AM
Saint, I completely agree with what you are trying to do here.

Search engines are great for finding lots of connections to lots of data, but they are generally pretty poor at identifying QUALITY web sites. Are they factual? Interesting? Useful?

Probably everyone here has used StumbleUpon. This has some value as it does allow users to rate/gauge websites, and you can "stumble" onto web sites for a given category. I have found some good sites with this tool, but it can be burdensome to use.

http://www.stumbleupon.com/

Speaking of search engines has anyone noticed how the major ones, (Google, Yahoo) have become spam-filled, cluttered and worthless? The only way you can use them is by add-ons or other ad filtering to suppress the commercial trash they generate. Not to mention how invasive they have become.

Here are 5 alternative search engines. I use all of them from time to time, none are as as good as Google at finding lots of relevant data, but most have a LOT less spam, and some are touted to be less invasive (as far as collecting and using your search metadata).

Review of 5 alternative search engines
http://www.basewebmaster.com/seo/5-alternative-search-engines.php

http://duckduckgo.com
Monthly visitors: 200 000
Alexa traffic rank: 6 900
Monthly Searches: 5 000 000
Full privacy

http://blekko.com
Monthly visitors: 200 000
Alexa traffic rank: 5 200
Monthly Searches: 20 000 000
Strict content quality
/slashtags

http://www.ixquick.com
Monthly visitors: 200 000
Alexa traffic rank: 9 000
Strict privacy standards
5 Star rating

http://www.gigablast.com
Monthly visitors: 30 000
Alexa traffic rank: 20 000
Environmentally friendly
Categorize results

http://yebol.com
Monthly visitors: 6 000
Alexa traffic rank: 200 000
Search categories
Thank you

Saint
01-14-12, 07:38 AM
WHAT IS THE BEST PORN WEBSITE?
Adult only :D

cosmictraveler
01-14-12, 09:26 AM
WHAT IS THE BEST PORN WEBSITE?
Adult only :D

They won't let us post them here, you'll just have to find them yourself.

scorpius
01-15-12, 08:14 PM
WHAT IS THE BEST PORN WEBSITE?
Adult only :D
pornoxo com

scorpius
01-15-12, 08:18 PM
I introduce you:

http://www.selfgrowth.com/

Please give me yours. :D
www.bigthink.com/michiokaku

Ghostintheshell
01-17-12, 10:16 PM
@ asguard - I have been watching the zero punctuations since it started a few years ago, i like most of them as i too really like his style of humour and the way he seems to deliberately antagonise people, even his own fans! Off the top of my head i like the H.A.W.X one as i remember it being very funny, and the Psychonauts one as it encouraged me to play the game which i subsequently bought and really enjoyed! That reminds me - a new episode is out today - to the escapist.com!

Asguard
01-17-12, 10:38 PM
@ asguard - I have been watching the zero punctuations since it started a few years ago, i like most of them as i too really like his style of humour and the way he seems to deliberately antagonise people, even his own fans! Off the top of my head i like the H.A.W.X one as i remember it being very funny, and the Psychonauts one as it encouraged me to play the game which i subsequently bought and really enjoyed! That reminds me - a new episode is out today - to the escapist.com!

I especially like the way he goes out of his way to piss of the yanks (for instance I cant remember which one it was but it went something like this "this is game x, that is y if you live in the land of retards:p" And his one on Skyrim was hilarious, "I will always remember you floating ground lady":p However I also watch him for the reviews themselves. Even when I like a game and he slams it I can't actually disagree with his comments, for instance Assassin's creed, I love them to the point I have bought them all but he's so right about it flaffing about, when put up against Skyrim where i didn't even want to do the main missions because i was so happy playing the side quests

I have also just gotten into Unskippable as well, there commentaries on game intros are soooo funny

Oh and about when Zero Punctuation comes out, it comes out at midnight AEST so you have about 9 hours till he puts the next one up sorry:p

Ghostintheshell
01-17-12, 11:07 PM
Ah, you are correct :( on the upside however it seems i hadnt watched the one from the week before (Best/ worst games of 2011) and it was pretty hilarious! There are a lot of gems on the escapist, a lot of archived series that people have done - they are quite hit-or-miss depending on your humour and mind-set but many are worth a couple of episodes viewing (usually only around 5mins each), especially if you are into the whole gaming/ geek culture.

Oh man, i could go on about computer games and the escapist no end but i think i should control myself as it's kind of off topic!

Watcher
01-19-12, 05:20 PM
WHAT IS THE BEST PORN WEBSITE?
Adult only :D
Well that's the ultimate question isn't it. Of course it totally depends on your... shall we say... inclinations.