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2012-04-02 11:52:52 AM  
I like the one where you can see what a tinyurl is before going there... great for work, if nsfw is your type of thing.
 
2012-04-02 12:32:14 PM  
Neat.
 
2012-04-02 12:45:52 PM  
Heh, that list might be worth including in itself.

Although, what they really mean is "101 useful websites you might not know about". Vanilla Google (or your preferred search engine) is probably the most useful website period, and things like Google maps are quite useful too.
 
2012-04-02 01:01:51 PM  

Krieghund: Heh, that list might be worth including in itself.

Although, what they really mean is "101 useful websites you might not know about". Vanilla Google (or your preferred search engine) is probably the most useful website period, and things like Google maps are quite useful too.


Right... TFA says 101 bookmarks worth bookmarking. Um, I'll just bookmark THIS one, thank you very much.

Also, does anyone know why they recommend goo.gl over tinyurl? Is it just because the URL is shorter, or is there some other reason?
 
2012-04-02 01:02:28 PM  
Urban Dictionary?

Don't get me wrong, it's semi-entertaining, but I don't think finding out what a "Belgian Mud Pie" is will be useful to anyone.
 
2012-04-02 01:09:09 PM  
I like how they link websites about using Dropbox accounts but utterly fail to link to Dropbox itself.
 
2012-04-02 01:54:37 PM  
List fails without zombo.com
 
2012-04-02 02:09:51 PM  
wher pr0n?
 
2012-04-02 02:14:28 PM  

Rev.K: Urban Dictionary?

Don't get me wrong, it's semi-entertaining, but I don't think finding out what a "Belgian Mud Pie" is will be useful to anyone.


Eh, it's a good reference for figuring out what-in-the-hell the kids are talking about these days.

/YA SEE the kids today listen to the hip-pity hop music that gives them the BRAIN DAMAGE.
 
2012-04-02 02:26:49 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: List fails without zombo.com


Anything is possible.
 
2012-04-02 02:37:46 PM  
I like the think about recording whatever happens on your desktop....
I can't run it at work, but I'm wondering -- will it record the sound, too?

As in, can I use that to record YouTube videos and save them?
 
2012-04-02 02:43:02 PM  

actualhuman: Rev.K: Urban Dictionary?

Don't get me wrong, it's semi-entertaining, but I don't think finding out what a "Belgian Mud Pie" is will be useful to anyone.

Eh, it's a good reference for figuring out what-in-the-hell the kids are talking about these days.

/YA SEE the kids today listen to the hip-pity hop music that gives them the BRAIN DAMAGE.


Now I want a Puddin' Pop.
 
2012-04-02 02:49:24 PM  
I think #53 should be more like #1. Or at least in the top ten.
 
2012-04-02 02:50:36 PM  

mauricecano: I like how they link websites about using Dropbox accounts but utterly fail to link to Dropbox itself.


Like someone mentioned above, it's not a list of "useful websites" so much as "useful websites you may not have heard about". Otherwise the list would be cluttered with websites like facebook, Google maps, Dropbox, Youtube, Fark (wat?) etc....

/meh
 
2012-04-02 05:36:55 PM  
101. zombo.com - do anything.
 
2012-04-02 05:43:09 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: List fails without zombo.com


Damnit. I should have zomboed the comments for references to zombo before making my post about zombo after you already mentioned zombo.

/zombo
 
2012-04-02 05:51:23 PM  
one of the listed sites was

errorlevelanalysis.com - find whether a photo is real or a photoshopped one.

/ what if it's a photograph taken of a photoshopped picture?
 
2012-04-02 05:56:11 PM  
 
2012-04-02 06:12:28 PM  
Came for Zombo, leaving having experienced multiple Zombos.
 
2012-04-02 06:14:49 PM  
Fark Hivemind wins again, heading to zombo. Dot com.
 
2012-04-02 06:15:39 PM  
99. fiverr.com - hire little people to do things for $5.

I may have read this wrong.
 
2012-04-02 06:26:52 PM  
Here's one I use at least once per week:

acronymfinder.com
 
2012-04-02 06:29:10 PM  

doczoidberg: I like the think about recording whatever happens on your desktop....
I can't run it at work, but I'm wondering -- will it record the sound, too?

As in, can I use that to record YouTube videos and save them?


You can actually EASILY already download them to your comp and save yourself the step. There are quite a few add ons for chrome/ie/ff that allow you to just straight up take the youtube vid. Google "download youtube videos" or something, I currently use RealPlayer to do it, but it sucks and I'm sure there are better ones. You can also just take the audio instead if you want, there are websites...

I think if you tried to use screenr to do the video, it might work, but I'd guess the quality would be terrible or syncing would be off.
 
2012-04-02 06:32:44 PM  
Good find, subby. You're the greatest.

Rev.K: Don't get me wrong, it's semi-entertaining, but I don't think finding out what a "Belgian Mud Pie" is will be useful to anyone.


I hate you.
 
2012-04-02 06:43:27 PM  
Those will all be repackaged as "apps" and sold in the near future to unsuspecting smart phone owners. THere will even be trial versions with ads.

Most apps do less than the company's traditional website could do and since smart phones have browsers, i don't see why so many people buy so many apps. Just goto the farking website, you know what I mean? Know what I'm sayin?
 
2012-04-02 07:19:51 PM  

Rev.K: Urban Dictionary?

Don't get me wrong, it's semi-entertaining, but I don't think finding out what a "Belgian Mud Pie" is will be useful to anyone.


I love that the new firewall at work wont let me go directly to Urban dictionary, but googling the phase gives me the definition anyway
 
2012-04-02 07:23:25 PM  
tvtropes.org?
 
Esn
2012-04-02 08:16:58 PM  

Truncks1: doczoidberg: I like the think about recording whatever happens on your desktop....
I can't run it at work, but I'm wondering -- will it record the sound, too?

As in, can I use that to record YouTube videos and save them?

You can actually EASILY already download them to your comp and save yourself the step. There are quite a few add ons for chrome/ie/ff that allow you to just straight up take the youtube vid. Google "download youtube videos" or something, I currently use RealPlayer to do it, but it sucks and I'm sure there are better ones. You can also just take the audio instead if you want, there are websites...

I think if you tried to use screenr to do the video, it might work, but I'd guess the quality would be terrible or syncing would be off.


After trying several programs, I settled on the Firefox addon "Video DownloadHelper" - it downloads not just Youtube, but ANY Flash content on any website, even ones that try really hard to prevent you from downloading anything.
Link (new window)
 
2012-04-02 08:33:04 PM  
Is my mother on Fark now? She's always sending me shiat like this she sees on the Today show or some crap.
 
2012-04-02 08:40:22 PM  
tl;dr just google it.
 
2012-04-02 08:48:48 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: tl;dr just google it.


Agreed.

I bookmark stuff like this and by the time I get back to it it's either gone or has been improved somewhere else.
 
2012-04-02 09:13:29 PM  

Rev.K: Urban Dictionary?

Don't get me wrong, it's semi-entertaining, but I don't think finding out what a "Belgian Mud Pie" is will be useful to anyone.


Oh heck no. I am NOT looking that up.

/Must. Not. Look. That. Up.
 
2012-04-02 09:13:54 PM  

pute kisses like a man: one of the listed sites was

errorlevelanalysis.com - find whether a photo is real or a photoshopped one.

/ what if it's a photograph taken of a photoshopped picture?


i.imgur.com
 
2012-04-02 09:15:36 PM  

myagki_ruki: Rev.K: Urban Dictionary?

Don't get me wrong, it's semi-entertaining, but I don't think finding out what a "Belgian Mud Pie" is will be useful to anyone.

Oh heck no. I am NOT looking that up.

/Must. Not. Look. That. Up.


WHO THE HELL COMES UP WITH THAT?
 
2012-04-02 10:07:07 PM  

wippit: tvtropes.org?


that place is just a black hole of wasted time for me
 
2012-04-02 10:07:07 PM  

myagki_ruki: myagki_ruki: Rev.K: Urban Dictionary?

Don't get me wrong, it's semi-entertaining, but I don't think finding out what a "Belgian Mud Pie" is will be useful to anyone.

Oh heck no. I am NOT looking that up.

/Must. Not. Look. That. Up.

WHO THE HELL COMES UP WITH THAT?


Well hell, I told myself I wouldn't look it up...

sonuvabiatch...
 
2012-04-02 11:20:29 PM  

myagki_ruki: myagki_ruki: Rev.K: Urban Dictionary?

Don't get me wrong, it's semi-entertaining, but I don't think finding out what a "Belgian Mud Pie" is will be useful to anyone.

Oh heck no. I am NOT looking that up.

/Must. Not. Look. That. Up.

WHO THE HELL COMES UP WITH THAT?


It is fake shiat invented by south park that people like to pretend that everyone is doing. Urban dictionary is for retards.
 
2012-04-02 11:23:11 PM  

Truncks1: You can actually EASILY already download them to your comp and save yourself the step. There are quite a few add ons for chrome/ie/ff that allow you to just straight up take the youtube vid. Google "download youtube videos" or something, I currently use RealPlayer to do it, but it sucks and I'm sure there are better ones. You can also just take the audio instead if you want, there are websites...


I also use RealPlayer, and I hate it so much.

You can't install upgrades unless you're logged on as an administrator. It doesn't help to "Run as Administrator" or launch the program from an elevated command prompt.

It adds two update tasks to Task Scheduler and four update tasks to the registry. You can tell RealPlayer not to check for updates, but only makes the registry entries inactive, the tasks stay there and the RealPlayer Update service still starts automatically at startup.

It's super irritating.
 
2012-04-03 12:02:37 AM  

Esn: Truncks1: doczoidberg: I like the think about recording whatever happens on your desktop....
I can't run it at work, but I'm wondering -- will it record the sound, too?

As in, can I use that to record YouTube videos and save them?

You can actually EASILY already download them to your comp and save yourself the step. There are quite a few add ons for chrome/ie/ff that allow you to just straight up take the youtube vid. Google "download youtube videos" or something, I currently use RealPlayer to do it, but it sucks and I'm sure there are better ones. You can also just take the audio instead if you want, there are websites...

I think if you tried to use screenr to do the video, it might work, but I'd guess the quality would be terrible or syncing would be off.

After trying several programs, I settled on the Firefox addon "Video DownloadHelper" - it downloads not just Youtube, but ANY Flash content on any website, even ones that try really hard to prevent you from downloading anything.
Link (new window)


Seconded. Very useful add-on.
 
2012-04-03 02:11:04 AM  

Esn: Truncks1: doczoidberg: I like the think about recording whatever happens on your desktop....
I can't run it at work, but I'm wondering -- will it record the sound, too?

As in, can I use that to record YouTube videos and save them?

You can actually EASILY already download them to your comp and save yourself the step. There are quite a few add ons for chrome/ie/ff that allow you to just straight up take the youtube vid. Google "download youtube videos" or something, I currently use RealPlayer to do it, but it sucks and I'm sure there are better ones. You can also just take the audio instead if you want, there are websites...

I think if you tried to use screenr to do the video, it might work, but I'd guess the quality would be terrible or syncing would be off.

After trying several programs, I settled on the Firefox addon "Video DownloadHelper" - it downloads not just Youtube, but ANY Flash content on any website, even ones that try really hard to prevent you from downloading anything.
Link (new window)


Oh thanks so much, RealPlayer has been doing the job but ugh.. its realplayer. I havent had the time to look for a better one that I trusted and this'll be perfect.


thenateman: Truncks1: You can actually EASILY already download them to your comp and save yourself the step. There are quite a few add ons for chrome/ie/ff that allow you to just straight up take the youtube vid. Google "download youtube videos" or something, I currently use RealPlayer to do it, but it sucks and I'm sure there are better ones. You can also just take the audio instead if you want, there are websites...

I also use RealPlayer, and I hate it so much.

You can't install upgrades unless you're logged on as an administrator. It doesn't help to "Run as Administrator" or launch the program from an elevated command prompt.

It adds two update tasks to Task Scheduler and four update tasks to the registry. You can tell RealPlayer not to check for updates, but only makes the registry entries inactive, the tasks stay there and the RealPlayer Update service still starts automatically at startup.

It's super irritating.


haha yeah RealPlayer's reputation for being terrible is still true. They never really learned from their mistakes. I really used it solely for downloading flash videos in chrome.
 
2012-04-03 03:13:33 AM  

Rev.K: Urban Dictionary?

Don't get me wrong, it's semi-entertaining, but I don't think finding out what a "Belgian Mud Pie" is will be useful to anyone.


Richard Herring managed to get about three hours of comedy on AIOTM* after accidentally mispronouncing "pumpkin" as "cumpkin" then later looking it up on Urban Dictionary. I think he is even selling cumpkin T-shirts now.


*(AIOTM!)
 
2012-04-03 09:23:55 AM  

Rev.K: Urban Dictionary?

Don't get me wrong, it's semi-entertaining, but I don't think finding out what a "Belgian Mud Pie" is will be useful to anyone.


Actually, I found it useful when I was reading tech forums based in another country and I couldn't figure out what the hell was going on.

Also, I learned that a jap eye is a pee hole.
 
2012-04-03 07:14:48 PM  
Do they have any sites there that allow you to bookmark threads for later usage?
 
2012-04-03 08:13:26 PM  

DeltaPunch: Krieghund: Heh, that list might be worth including in itself.

Although, what they really mean is "101 useful websites you might not know about". Vanilla Google (or your preferred search engine) is probably the most useful website period, and things like Google maps are quite useful too.

Right... TFA says 101 bookmarks worth bookmarking. Um, I'll just bookmark THIS one, thank you very much.

Also, does anyone know why they recommend goo.gl over tinyurl? Is it just because the URL is shorter, or is there some other reason?



Better guarantee of longevity. Google uses it for their own short links, so that they don't have to worry about discontinuation/redirection of service, which is always a risk with other shorteners (for example, see the cases of the the former services tr. im and qwer.org).

Also, it's a reasonable guess that it'll get Google Analytics integration .

Lastly, easy QR codes for anyone who actually cares about QR codes.

/Of course, if you're really concerned with stability, you should use a shortener in the ".ly" TLD, since Libya's governance is so rock-solid
 
2012-04-04 12:59:47 AM  

Truncks1: doczoidberg: I like the think about recording whatever happens on your desktop....
I can't run it at work, but I'm wondering -- will it record the sound, too?

As in, can I use that to record YouTube videos and save them?

You can actually EASILY already download them to your comp and save yourself the step. There are quite a few add ons for chrome/ie/ff that allow you to just straight up take the youtube vid. Google "download youtube videos" or something, I currently use RealPlayer to do it, but it sucks and I'm sure there are better ones. You can also just take the audio instead if you want, there are websites...

I think if you tried to use screenr to do the video, it might work, but I'd guess the quality would be terrible or syncing would be off.


I have Real on my netbook, and both Real and Final Downloader on my Home PC, you never know.

There is a link to save TFA as a document for later perusal, so I saved it. It's gonna come in handy.
 
2012-04-04 04:25:47 PM  
This is relevant to my interests.
 
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