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    Default Share Your Favorite Website...

    Just a chance to share a website that you find interesting, informative, or fun so the rest of us can check it out.


    This one is a treasure house of many different resources all on one page. http://www.refdesk.com/

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    RetroCrush Website of writer and comedian Robert Berry.
    http://www.retrocrush.com/archive.html

    Funny, nostalgic, and interesting articles and lists.

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    When I fire up the ol' laptop, I usually go in the following order-

    1) DetroitYES
    2) Geekologie
    3) Redditt TIL, WTF
    4) Microsoft News aggregate
    5) MiLive

    There's Google, flex you're fingers.
    Last edited by Bigb23; August-13-17 at 07:53 AM.

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    At the moment I'm using Wide-band WebSDR to listen to classical music through Radio Romania International at 9790 kilocycles in the 31 meter band. It's a shortwave radio you can control through your own browser.
    On this page you can listen to and control a short-wave receiver located at the amateur radio club ETGD at the University of Twente. In contrast to other web-controlled receivers, this receiver can be tuned by multiple users simultaneously, thanks to the use of Software-Defined Radio.
    It's frustrating at first but very rewarding once you get the hang of it. First tip I'd recommend is to switch it from USB (Upper SideBand) to AM then use your mouse to zoom (MB3 mouse button scroll) & pan(click&drag) through a 0-29159kc spectrum. Focus on the frequency bands marked by the horizontal magenta lines for the best luck finding a station you like. Persevere. It has a nice filter.

    Little did we know, when we bought a computer it came along with a free shortwave radio.
    Last edited by Jimaz; August-12-17 at 10:04 PM.

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    I had a similar web site 20 years ago. I will use this one to the max. Thanks.

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    Well, of course Detroityes. I read/ glean many sites, and broadly speaking youtube (setting aside the dismal, crude and often bombastic content) is a favorite not so much the entirety of the site, but specific video and audio content, including historical information.

    I don't believe everything youtube, but its advent completely changed the delivery of video format content, and on some levels accountability. Especially what people say - captured. From design, the arts, social culture, news, history, politics, training or tips on home repair, etc.

    Youtube can't be completely dismissed. The information found there is too varied from soup to the eh' 'nuts'.
    Last edited by Zacha341; August-16-17 at 06:25 PM.

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    Last edited by Zacha341; August-13-17 at 09:36 AM.

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    I re-post photos occasionally from http://www.shorpy.com/ which is great for historic photos, often from the Detroit area. If you click on that site, also click on the photo to embiggen. (that means enlarge!)

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    http://ted.com

    Tag line: ideas worth spreading.

    If you're not familiar, TED stands for technology entertainment and design. Talks are typically no more than 18 minutes.

    One of my favorites: http://www.ted.com/talks/james_veitc...ce=tedcomshare

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    deadlinedetroit.com Not a “favorite” but interesting for local information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolyn.F View Post
    http://ted.com

    Tag line: ideas worth spreading.

    If you're not familiar, TED stands for technology entertainment and design. Talks are typically no more than 18 minutes.

    One of my favorites: http://www.ted.com/talks/james_veitc...ce=tedcomshare
    Link repair: https://tinyurl.com/y23ajp2k

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimaz View Post
    The link failure was caused by the DYES censorbot. It replaces the Yanky Undersore Tango triglyph with an ellipsis, even inside a URL. What's odd is that "whitey" is no longer censored.

    But yanky underscore tango: ... is censored, even inside URLs.
    Last edited by Jimaz; April-16-19 at 10:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimaz View Post
    At the moment I'm using Wide-band WebSDR to listen to classical music through Radio Romania International at 9790 kilocycles in the 31 meter band. It's a shortwave radio you can control through your own browser.It's frustrating at first but very rewarding once you get the hang of it. First tip I'd recommend is to switch it from USB (Upper SideBand) to AM then use your mouse to zoom (MB3 mouse button scroll) & pan(click&drag) through a 0-29159kc spectrum. Focus on the frequency bands marked by the horizontal magenta lines for the best luck finding a station you like. Persevere. It has a nice filter.

    Little did we know, when we bought a computer it came along with a free shortwave radio.

    What a HAM....

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    I begin my news day with BBC World News. It has its own CNN type biases but it does a good job of covering major world news events. Since BBC World News is the first thing I look at, perhaps it qualifies as a favorite.

    A more offbeat website that I've come across lately that seems to pop up every 2-3 weeks is Metallicman.com .This is one American expatriate's opinionated somewhat inside view of China and other things living in China. He covers music, Chinese women, cultural and technological events in China as he sees them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimaz View Post
    The link failure was caused by the DYES censorbot. It replaces the Yanky Undersore Tango triglyph with an ellipsis, even inside a URL. What's odd is that "whitey" is no longer censored.

    But yanky underscore tango: ... is censored, even inside URLs.
    Thanks for the fix and the info.

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    Francesca Fiorentini is scheduled to relaunch the popular Newsbroke channel today — guaranteed to annoy your conservative friends.

    Last edited by Jimaz; August-02-19 at 08:11 PM.

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    If you have any interest in genealogy, the Find-a-grave website is great. You'll be surprised how many of your ancestors will be listed. Also good for finding graves of famous people.

    www.findagrave.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimaz View Post
    Francesca Fiorentini is scheduled to relaunch the popular Newsbroke channel today — guaranteed to annoy your conservative friends.

    The playlist: Welcome To Newsbroke, AJ+'s Comedy Channel.

    The first video: 5 Ways To Beat Trump At His Own Game In 2020.

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    Default If The Economy Is Great, Why Aren't We?

    If The Economy Is Great, Why Aren't We?
    Here's how we're being misled about our so-called hot economy, and why people are still struggling and left out in the cold. "The economy is booming," insist Trump apologists inside and outside of the White House. But while the wealthy may be able to finally renovate their yachts, workers are finding it harder and harder to survive. Why? Stats like GDP, unemployment and stock prices are actually quite detached from our everyday lives.

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    Default Boatnerd

    Boatnerd, detailed information on freighters and other commercial boats traveling the great lakes, including a real-time map and webcams of busy channels.

    http://www.boardnerd.com/

    Here's the live map:

    http://ais.boatnerd.com/map

    Science Based Medicine - co-created by our very own Dr. David Gorski of WSU. Because people think crazy things.
    https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/

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    ^^^ Indeed it is an awesome website!

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