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Old 01-09-2004, 12:38 AM
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Here are some links to sites that deal with sports uniforms and the changes in style and color that they have gone through over the years:

Baseball

Baseball Uniforms of the 20th Century by Baseball Almanac

Hockey

NHLUniforms.com: The Complete History of NHL Uniforms

Football

Football Uniforms Past And Present

NFL 1994 Throwback Uniforms

The Helmet Project
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Old 01-21-2004, 04:20 AM
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I might add http://www.astronautix.com/ , an incredibly comprehensive site about spacecraft, space missions, and astronauts of the past and present. And quite a bit of what was planned, but never built; and what is planned, but is yet to be built. Check it out.
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Old 01-21-2004, 07:43 PM
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www.epicurious.com is a great site for cooking questions, recipes and a forum on cooking.

Genealogy sites that provide guidance and how-tos:
www.rootsweb.com
www.cindyslist.com
www.familytreemaker.com
www.ancestry.com
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Everything2 (or E2) is somewhere between H2G2 and Wikipedia in its usefulness. It has a mirror of the Jargon File, and lots of good, but occasionally outdated, information. The signal-to-noise ratio is pretty good, and it's collaboratively filtered and edited. I use it to research arcana that aren't very well covered elsewhere online.
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Old 02-25-2004, 10:36 PM
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http://www.soople.com/ is a clever interface that makes all the advanced features of Google easy to use. You don't need to know any of the syntax for your searches. Some of the features are very neat.
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Old 03-18-2004, 05:37 AM
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A list of websites of postal administrations around the globe: www.upu.int
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Old 03-21-2004, 12:48 PM
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Go to look for articles at LookSmart:

http://www.findarticles.com/PI/index.jhtml
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Old 04-02-2004, 11:57 AM
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Recommendation:

Bartleby -- Online Literature; Largest and most accurate selection of Quotations; includes Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia, Dictionaries etc....

Named “Best Literary Resource” for 2002
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Old 04-20-2004, 01:53 PM
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I would like to add

www.invisible-web.net

They wrote a book on the invisible web, appropriately entitled "The Invisible Web" in 1991, and while it may not be exhaustive, the scope and breadth of the list is surely exhausting. It's a great resource tool.
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Old 05-20-2004, 01:00 PM
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Window on the World
http://www.windowontheworldinc.com/c...ile/index.html

An absolutely fascinating website describing society and business culture in various countries around the world. Great browsing fun and also an excellent reference.
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Old 07-06-2004, 06:07 PM
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Old 07-09-2004, 05:17 PM
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This site gives a list of verified anti-spyware programs available.

In summary, currently they mention Ad-Aware, Pest Patrol, Spybot Searth and Destroy, and Webroot Spy Sweeper. For prevention, Spyware Blaster and Spyware Guard.

Check the site for source URLs and further information, discussion, and for changes.

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm has good background on the subject, including references to bogus, rip-off, and other problem "spyware" applications.

I can't vouch for this on personal knowledge, but it was referenced by The Register.
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Old 07-12-2004, 11:32 PM
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Three resources for authoring your own DVDs:

The DVD FAQ:

http://dvddemystified.com/dvdfaq.html

All kinds of questions about DVD, its features, and its history, on one long web page. Jim Taylor, author of the definitive reference book "DVD Demystified", keeps this page up to date.


VideoHelp.com:

http://www.videohelp.com/

Also known as dvdrhelp.com, vcdhelp.com, and svcdhelp.com, this site contains a vast collection of DVD tips, tricks, and software and hardware ratings.

Volunteers maintain a database of DVD players, recorders, and computer drives, searchable by model, make, feature and compaibility. There are how-to guides on such things as how to make your home videos DVD-compliant, and how to make DVD menus. There is also information on authoring VCDs and SVCDs, the discs that preceded DVDs.


The Unofficial DVD Specifications Guide:

http://www.dvd-replica.com/DVD/index.php

When you've come to the end of the simple software that came with your DVD burner, and you want to get down to the nitty-gritty of cell/menu commands and the DVD virtual machine, this is the place to start.

The author offers a description of the various elements of the DVD design hierarchy, and explains how the commands work in each elemnt. Calculators are provided that build the hex codes for each command from your desired selections. A more detailed description and guide is available as an for-pay ebook.
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Old 07-17-2004, 08:56 PM
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One of the largest collections of online historical maps can be found here. From the site description
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The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection has over 10,000 maps online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North and South America maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia and Africa are also represented. Collection categories include antique atlas, globe, school geography, maritime chart, state, county, city, pocket, wall, childrens and manuscript maps. The collection can be used to study history, genealogy and family history.
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Old 10-01-2004, 06:58 PM
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Old formularies and manuals can be found here: http://www.thelitterbox.org/librum/
Books available on the site include
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The Household Cyclopedia. 1881
A Thousand and One Formulas. 1920.
Dicks Encyclopedia of Practical Receipts and Processes. 1875.
Farmers Cyclopedia of Agriculture. 1911.
Farmers Cyclopedia of Live Stock. 1908.
Glass Working by Heat and Abrasion, 1903.
Henley's Twentieth Century Book of Formulas, Processes and Trade Secrets. 1912.
Manual of Formulas, 1932.
Pottery: For Artists, Craftsmen, and Teachers. 1930.
The Practical Stock Doctor, 1912.
Young's Demonstrative Translation Of Scientific Secrets, 1861.
Plus tons more.
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Old 02-06-2005, 05:07 PM
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Skepticism and Debate

www.answersingenesis.com (creation vs evolution)(creationist site, with scientific articles)
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Old 08-09-2005, 12:30 AM
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Cool stores:

ThinkGeek.com - fun fun fun

ABEbooks.com - Huge database of second-hand/antiquarian/new books for sale online.

Reference:

Military History Timeline - What it says. Getting to be a VERY comprehensive timeline of warfare.
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Old 08-31-2005, 03:23 AM
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Sniggle.net is a compendium of imposters, fakes, phonies, liars, hucksters, quacks, con-men, frauds, forgers, cheaters, bamboozlers, hoodwinkers, and sham-artists.
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Old 09-14-2005, 08:52 AM
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I doubt if anyone is going to make it this far in this thread, but another invaluable Google tool:

Google Scholar allows you to search scholarly papers.
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Old 02-13-2006, 01:08 AM
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quackwatch=reference?

Listing quackwatch.org as a "reference site" is as ignorant as both the quacks the site claims to discredit and Quackwatch's resident expert, Mr Steve Barrett. It really is a shame that Mr Barrett's targets are as ignorant and fanciful as he is, because, in theory, his website could provide a much needed service.

An enemy's enemy is not necessarily your friend, and a lie's enemy is not necessarily the truth.
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Old 10-19-2006, 05:36 AM
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The only complete online version of everything Darwin ever wrote.
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:45 AM
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I just discovered straightdope and immediately got drawn in by a front page question... the one about the gossip on Bush & sex. I wanted to post a comment concerning another Bush sex scandal reported in only a couple of credible media sources so many people haven't ever heard of it... so I pressed COMMENT.

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I'm totally new to this style of message board and decided that must mean a thread connecting my comment to the one I clicked COMMENT for. But now I don't think it did. I read through this General Questions section and found no instructions.

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Old 03-11-2007, 02:54 PM
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Tons of information on Congress and it's activities: http://www.opencongress.org/
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Old 03-23-2007, 03:30 AM
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Public Library of Science: http://www.plos.org/

Journal of Natural Products: http://pubs.acs.org/journals/jnprdf/index.html
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Old 09-14-2007, 06:58 PM
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The guy that is running my CompTIA A+ training class set up an exhaustive website that has more computer information, and resources than any sane person should need. There is a TON of free stuff, even more reference sites, and zero ads. I know I sound like a commercial, but his site is really worth checking out.

http://aplus.atspace.org/support.htm
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:13 AM
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This is a great, and easy to use site for world facts.

NationMaster.com
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It might have been mentioned in an earlier post, but since there is so much interest in the financial markets, I'd like to mention Investopedia as a good place to look for information on terms related to the financial markets.
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:18 PM
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The Museum of Online Museums. A huge listing of all the various online museums, like the airline spoon museum, as well as The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh.
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http://www.onelook.com/ is a most useful site for meanings of words as found in dictionaries. It also has a reverse diction and buried away are quick definitions and a link to etymology.
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Another good one for computer questions much like SD is ComputerMechanics it's a help message board with lots of good computer help.
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Theology

http://www.spurgeon.org/~phil/bookmark/fulllist.htm A massive collection of links relating to Christian theology by Phil Johnson.

http://www.spurgeon.org/~phil/hall.htm A collection of links relating to Church history by the same.

http://www.spurgeon.org/mainpage.htm Everything you want to see about Charles Spurgeon.
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Reference sites...

I LOVE www.badmovies.org

If you ever see some awful movie on TV and you don't know what it is, you can ask people questions by describing the plot. Excellent site if you have a soft spot for b-movies, horror films and Steven Seagal's straight-to-DVD Eastern Euro releases...

www.documentaryheaven.com

Lots of free documentaries about lots and lots of different topics from conspiracies, to atheism, sociology, crime, sex, music, weather...lots of fun stuff

www.thesharkguys.com

An excellent humor site that features well-written Top 10 Lists
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I use The Internet Speculative Fiction Database all the time, and have for many years.
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I doubt if anyone is going to make it this far in this thread, but another invaluable Google tool:

Google Scholar allows you to search scholarly papers.

www.scirus.com

"Scirus is the most comprehensive scientific research tool on the web. With over 410 million scientific items indexed at last count, it allows researchers to search for not only journal content but also scientists' homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and website information."

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www.scirus.com


"Scirus is the most comprehensive scientific research tool on the web. With over 410 million scientific items indexed at last count, it allows researchers to search for not only journal content but also scientists' homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and website information."
I get "Internet Explorer Cannot Display This Page."
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I use The Internet Speculative Fiction Database all the time, and have for many years.
The third edition, in beta form, of the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction is now available online.

Another good resource is the Locus Magazine Index to Science Fiction Awards
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www.scirus.com


"Scirus is the most comprehensive scientific research tool on the web. With over 410 million scientific items indexed at last count, it allows researchers to search for not only journal content but also scientists' homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and website information."
Corrected link. www.scirus.com.
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Corpus of Historical American English
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:51 PM
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History Reference Site?

Would like one that has not had references to capitalism, christianity, and citizenship revised out of the content.
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:45 PM
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Hey i'd just like to add tvtropes.org, its an expansive wiki site covering all the common elements of writing fiction. It includes samples of devices, themes, characters, stories, etc. across the whole spectrum of tv/movies, video games, comic books and then some.
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Wow! What a great list of resources.



I would like to ask how individual resources were selected and how it was decided which to include in the list and which to exclude.

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Old 01-12-2014, 07:54 PM
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P.S.

If the answer to my previous post is that these sites are simply the ones you like the best, that is certainly a perfectly acceptable reply.

Thank you.
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I would like to ask how individual resources were selected and how it was decided which to include in the list and which to exclude.
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P.S.

If the answer to my previous post is that these sites are simply the ones you like the best, that is certainly a perfectly acceptable reply.

Thank you.
Note that the list is over 11 years old. Given the nature of this board it goes without saying that even if the list was more current they would simply be suggested resources rather than required ones.
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:41 PM
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Religion: For New Testament textual criticism, a very important site is the the Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Not only does it have the text of the Nestle-Aland 28th Edition, but by clicking on the NT Transcripts section at the right, you have access to images and transcripts of hundreds of papyri, majuscules, miniscules and lectionaries, with more being added continuously. This means you can view the NA28 text of a passage showing all the collations, and there are images of the various witnesses to each section.

Link is: http://egora.uni-muenster.de/intf/index_en.shtml
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Old 07-12-2015, 10:47 PM
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OMG this is the awesomest thread ever

You guys- what great resources! Here's one- not sure if anyone else posted already, but this is a link to a URL that lists many NON-wikipedia sites:

http://websearch.about.com/od/refere...natives.01.htm

gives 47 links to sites all great gov docs, history, Merck medical and archives of all kinds// sorry too lazy to go through and sift out all the URLs out of each 11 pages... worth saving it as a bookmark
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Another solid place to get fast plant identification--> Gardenweb plant ID forums.

http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/namegal
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