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Old 07-02-2016, 04:23 PM   #1
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Favorite Non-FIRE-Like Website?

I often comment to myself that I have reached the end of the internet. Obviously, I haven't, but at times I have a hard time finding new and intriguing sites. So...what is your favorite? A URL and short description would be great!

The latest I came across and have enjoyed is:

Wait But Why

Hard to describe since it's all over the map. I would compare it to Reader's Digest for the internet.
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Old 07-02-2016, 05:14 PM   #2
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My other three time-wasters on the 'net lol:
ExpeditionPortal.com
GarageJournal.com
Youtube.com
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Old 07-02-2016, 05:32 PM   #3
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Old 07-02-2016, 05:44 PM   #4
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At the risk of being politically incorrect one of my favorite sites is: NY Firearms | Dedicated to the ownership, laws, and politics of firearms and weapons in New York State.
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:38 PM   #5
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Thanks, that site looks really random, and that can be a good thing. It gets you exposed to stuff you might not search out on your own. I bookmarked it.

Here's one that I look to for various things:

Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

I'm usually going from my google news page, but since that is customized to my interests, sometimes I'm missing things.

I would occasionally walk through the library randomly, or just check the 'new books' section, as that would bring up things that I might not search out.

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Old 07-02-2016, 07:41 PM   #6
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My other three time-wasters on the 'net lol:
ExpeditionPortal.com
GarageJournal.com
Youtube.com
Yes, youtube takes me all over with semi-random connections. I always laugh when I'm watching some really odd but fascinating video, and there is some comment like "OMG, it's 4AM, I've been on youtube for 5 hours straight, what am I doing watching this video? How did I get here? I can't stop! HELP!!!!"

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Old 07-02-2016, 08:33 PM   #7
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http://www.miata.net/

Great forum for Miata owners and non-miata folks alike. They discuss everything except politics....fun and interesting group of people like here. Best to register so you can select new post which like here gets you all the catagories.
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One that perked my interest is Live Science: Scientific News, Articles and Current Events

Just read something about the invention of the bicycle. Good history.
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The other forums I visit on regular are car related for the most part:
GarageJournal
HAMB, forum for the JalopyJournal
iRV2
Landracing.com forum (for land speed racing, like Bonneville)

I throw a few in for occasional reading, still generally car related:
ford-trucks
Diesel Stop
MyTractorForum
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Truck Conversion (for truck-based RV's)
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Old 07-03-2016, 04:25 AM   #10
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For me it is 500PX.com. It fits in with my primary hobby of photography. I like to see what photos the other people put up as well as post my own.
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This has been a good one for me:
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For golfers this one is not bad. GolfWRX | Golf news, equipment, reviews, classifieds and discussion Outside of that, I visit mainly the most well known one's like youtube, bogleheads and a couple of sports related boards specific to my old college.
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For all you Garage Journal people you can spend hours here:
Bob Is The Oil Guy | The Internet's Number One Motor Oil Site

I cannot believe someone has not already linked to:
https://www.reddit.com/

How about:
Astronomy Picture of the Day
DRUDGE REPORT 2016®
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Old 07-03-2016, 12:18 PM   #16
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I must have a hundred of "special interest" sites that I regularly follow:

Here are a few that come to mind:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SethRobertsCommunity/

Penelope Trunk Careers

Ben Bernanke's Blog

FEMEN – FEMEN Official Blog (NSFW but powerful message)

Humans of New York

"Wait But Why" is also on my list.
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A few I've liked:

For answers to various subject area questions like on Black Holes or economic ideas or ...
https://www.quora.com/Getting-Starte...-What-is-Quora

For some amount of depth on the latest market driven events:
Bloomberg.com

For awareness of security issues on the internet especially:
http://krebsonsecurity.com/

Some dude who is fairly smart and blogs on stock market ideas (in great detail):
PHILOSOPHICAL ECONOMICS

Set up some of your favorite comic strips for daily lightheartedness by creating a personal "my comic" page. Or just do random sampling:
GoComics.com - Your source for the best online comic strips around.
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Here is an interesting site that I just discovered:

Metrocosm

try, for example, this graphic:

Watch as the world's cities appear one-by-one over 6,000 years - Metrocosm
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Thanks for all the suggestions! I think some of them will keep me occupied for a while!
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