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Old 07-21-2014, 02:50 PM   #1
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Fascinating web sites you've recently encountered?

Occasionally I come across a gem that I've got to share with people. If you have some interest in physics phenomena, here is a web site that is interestingly set up: popular science - The speed of gravity? - Physics Stack Exchange

What is interesting to me is that the questions people asked are ranked by the readership (they vote) and the answers are also ranked. Some pretty smart people are there to try to answer questions in a way many of us can understand.

At the bottom of the linked page are other interest areas (photography, cooking, etc.) that use similar methods for questions/answers.

Anybody want to share their web site discoveries?
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Not fascinating, but helpful. See if a site is down just for you or for everyone:

Down For Everyone Or Just Me -> Check if your website is down or up?
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For anyone working on the bucket list, read down the right side of the page. You will feel like a slacker -

Ray Jardine's Adventure Page

And, things that make you go hmmmm -

The life of a pioneering photographer.
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:43 PM   #6
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Occasionally I come across a gem that I've got to share with people. If you have some interest in physics phenomena, here is a web site that is interestingly set up: popular science - The speed of gravity? - Physics Stack Exchange

What is interesting to me is that the questions people asked are ranked by the readership (they vote) and the answers are also ranked. Some pretty smart people are there to try to answer questions in a way many of us can understand.

At the bottom of the linked page are other interest areas (photography, cooking, etc.) that use similar methods for questions/answers.

Anybody want to share their web site discoveries?
There are tons of different stack exchange sites. I got started Stack Overflow, but have used many others, like Homebrew.

Http://Stackexchange.com/sites#
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:06 PM   #9
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:12 PM   #10
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There are a lot of great members sites here as evidences by a previous PSA post.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:29 PM   #11
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There are tons of different stack exchange sites. I got started Stack Overflow, but have used many others, like Homebrew.

Http://Stackexchange.com/sites#
That link looks like a good, more general one. Thanks.
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I recently added vox.com to my daily surfing. It's a news site started a few months ago by a group that broke away from the Washington Post.

I'm a bit of a nerd for graphs and maps, which they use extensively. Sometimes finding a cool infographic from another site is enough to post an item. One from today:
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Very cool pictures of teeny tiny things
Sandgrains.com - Microscope Photography Galleries
I'm always fascinated by the huge disparity between the tiny world down to even below the wavelength of light, and up to the astronomic scales in the universe out there.

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For anyone working on the bucket list, read down the right side of the page. You will feel like a slacker -

Ray Jardine's Adventure Page

And, things that make you go hmmmm -

The life of a pioneering photographer.
We used this site for some of our bucket list travels:

UNESCO World Heritage Centre - Interactive Maps

All UNESCO world heritage sites.
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We used this site for some of our bucket list travels:

UNESCO World Heritage Centre - Interactive Maps

All UNESCO world heritage sites.
Yes, that is a good starting point to pick a destination.
But then there is the adventure - Like the amazing story of Swedish climber Goran Kropp who rode his bicycle from Sweden to the Himalayas, climbed Everest without oxygen, then rode home -

Historical Badass: Goran Kropp | adventure journal
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