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2014-04-27 07:32:29 AM  
I was going to gripe, but I guess BuzzFeed knows their audience.
 
2014-04-27 08:00:18 AM  
I saw two, maybe three on that list I might go to, but most of them were sites for doing things I've never had any inclination to do or for solving minor problems I don't have.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-04-27 08:05:23 AM  
2. Mathway

In my day we used programs, not clouds, to solve math problems and simplify equations.
 
2014-04-27 08:31:51 AM  
All you need is Zombo.  You can do anything with Zombo.  Especially the second page.
 
2014-04-27 08:45:44 AM  
1. 10 Minute Mail
Um, maybe.

2. Mathway
Maybe to show my kid about some math concepts

3. Fake Name Generator
Probably not useful for me. YMMV

4. What the Font
Art one time, I could have used this. Not so much now.

5. Camel Camel Camel
Nope.

6. Mailbox Locator
USPS App already does this

7. What The Fark Should I Make For Dinner (NSFW)
No, this site is pretty dumb.

8. Online Etymology Dictionary
Yes.

9. Screenr
Hmmmm...

10. Account Killer
Not for me, but probably very useful

11. Sky Scanner
Kayak, anyone?

12. Down For Everyone or Just Me?
I guess it's faster than Start > Run > CMD >  ping nameofsite.com

13. Date to Date Calculator
Interesting? Maybe. Useful? Meh.

14. Practical Typography
Again, at one time, probably useful.

15. Strip Creator
Great, a bunch of people who will post random shiat they think is funny, but is mostly lame.

16. Adobe Kuler
Maybe.

17. Online Alarm Clock
WTF

18. Word Frequency Counter
For me, maybe. For my kid in school work, absolutely.

19. ViddyJam
No.

20. The Rasterbator
No.

21. Scale of the Universe
Yes, and they linked to Cosmos, but not this site.

22. A Good Movie to Watch
They killed the server!

23. Flip Text
Meh.

24. Can I Stream It?
Nope.

25. Print Friendly
Yes.

26. This to That
Yes.

27. SleepyTi.me
Meh.

28. Ripe Track
Perhaps

29. ManualsLib
Yes.

30. Two Foods
Mmmm

31. Is It Iced Coffee Weather?
No

32. This Awesome Person's Page
No

33. Gifprint
Killed the server!
 
2014-04-27 08:55:44 AM  
That is the coolest thing buzzfeed has ever published and it's still mediocre.
 
2014-04-27 08:55:56 AM  
If it's on Buzzfeed, I'm pretty sure I know all of those websites exist and if I don't, I probably don't want to because Buzzfeed.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-04-27 08:56:20 AM  
Unobtanium

You can't replicate "is it down for everybody" with a local program. For example, I have a path-dependent bad connection to a web site. From another ISP it's fast, from mine it is slow. Maybe the edge server at your edge of the network is toast, and the rest of the universe is doing just fine.
 
2014-04-27 08:57:49 AM  

Sapient: If it's on Buzzfeed, I'm pretty sure I know all of those websites exist and if I don't, I probably don't want to because Buzzfeed.


It feels really weird running into you on fark now.
 
2014-04-27 09:00:40 AM  
10. Account Killer

i1182.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-27 09:09:12 AM  

staplermofo: Sapient: If it's on Buzzfeed, I'm pretty sure I know all of those websites exist and if I don't, I probably don't want to because Buzzfeed.

It feels really weird running into you on fark now.


HA! STAPLER! I know, I know, I mostly lurk now but am killing time before I have to meet a friend for breakfast. How goes it?
 
2014-04-27 09:10:29 AM  

Sapient: HA! STAPLER! I know, I know, I mostly lurk now but am killing time before I have to meet a friend for breakfast. How goes it?


Oh, you know, same old same old.  You?
OH GOD I AM TALKING LIKE I'M 10,000 YEARS OLD AND NOT EVEN EXCITED ABOUT BEING SUCH A ROUND NUMBER!
 
2014-04-27 09:13:14 AM  
Unobtanium [TotalFark]

12. Down For Everyone or Just Me?
I guess it's faster than Start > Run > CMD > ping nameofsite.com
So if YOU can't ping it, the site is down? Interesting networking theory you have there.
 
2014-04-27 09:16:04 AM  

staplermofo: Sapient: HA! STAPLER! I know, I know, I mostly lurk now but am killing time before I have to meet a friend for breakfast. How goes it?

Oh, you know, same old same old.  You?
OH GOD I AM TALKING LIKE I'M 10,000 YEARS OLD AND NOT EVEN EXCITED ABOUT BEING SUCH A ROUND NUMBER!


I feel the same way, even though I'm only 1000 years old. le sigh. Same old, same old for me as well. I gotta dash, hopefully see you at Erin's?
 
2014-04-27 09:17:55 AM  

Sapient: I feel the same way, even though I'm only 1000 years old. le sigh. Same old, same old for me as well. I gotta dash, hopefully see you at Erin's?


You betcha, have a good one.
 
2014-04-27 10:42:21 AM  

staplermofo: Sapient: I feel the same way, even though I'm only 1000 years old. le sigh. Same old, same old for me as well. I gotta dash, hopefully see you at Erin's?

You betcha, have a good one.


Well, that was

pl.memgenerator.pl
 
2014-04-27 10:44:55 AM  
Rasterbator is incredibly useful for theme parties. Also suggested it for a client who was going to have pixelated art done professionally, and it easily saved them $20,000 bucks
 
2014-04-27 11:03:51 AM  

OnlyM3: Unobtanium [TotalFark]

12. Down For Everyone or Just Me?
I guess it's faster than Start > Run > CMD > ping nameofsite.comSo if YOU can't ping it, the site is down? Interesting networking theory you have there.


Finally the internet is back online. How did you guys make out? What did you do during the outage. I just checked the news sites but there's no mention of it.

/wait a minute... maybe it was just MY internet connection
 
2014-04-27 11:11:01 AM  
Why would you use Mathway when there's Wolfram Alpha?
 
2014-04-27 11:14:34 AM  
I'm of two minds here. On the one hand, none of those appear to be particularly useful. On the other, even the least of them is a treasure trove of internetty value when compared to the utterly worthless vortex of suck that is Buzzfeed.
 
2014-04-27 11:18:48 AM  

ZAZ: You can't replicate "is it down for everybody" with a local program. For example, I have a path-dependent bad connection to a web site. From another ISP it's fast, from mine it is slow. Maybe the edge server at your edge of the network is toast, and the rest of the universe is doing just fine.


Exactly.  That site tells you if it's the site or a network problem.
 
2014-04-27 11:21:40 AM  

OnlyM3: Unobtanium [TotalFark]

12. Down For Everyone or Just Me?
I guess it's faster than Start > Run > CMD > ping nameofsite.comSo if YOU can't ping it, the site is down? Interesting networking theory you have there.


I blame the lack of coffee.
 
2014-04-27 11:39:15 AM  

Russ1642: OnlyM3: Unobtanium [TotalFark]

12. Down For Everyone or Just Me?
I guess it's faster than Start > Run > CMD > ping nameofsite.comSo if YOU can't ping it, the site is down? Interesting networking theory you have there.

Finally the internet is back online. How did you guys make out? What did you do during the outage. I just checked the news sites but there's no mention of it.

/wait a minute... maybe it was just MY internet connection


Wait a second, maybe Down for Everyone or Just Me is down...
 
2014-04-27 12:03:54 PM  
im concerned if subby took 4 hours to read that shiaty article
 
2014-04-27 12:10:32 PM  
I knew about Can I Stream It.  I bookmarked the etymology page.  The rest of these, meh.
 
2014-04-27 12:24:12 PM  

Nabb1: I saw two, maybe three on that list I might go to, but most of them were sites for doing things I've never had any inclination to do or for solving minor problems I don't have.


This, but a couple of those will actually solve some work problems I have involving a shipment from Mexico.
 
2014-04-27 12:30:43 PM  

mcmnky: staplermofo: Sapient: I feel the same way, even though I'm only 1000 years old. le sigh. Same old, same old for me as well. I gotta dash, hopefully see you at Erin's?

You betcha, have a good one.

Well, that was

[pl.memgenerator.pl image 300x300]


get off our lawns
 
2014-04-27 12:58:19 PM  

Duane Dibbley: I'm of two minds here. On the one hand, none of those appear to be particularly useful. On the other, even the least of them is a treasure trove of internetty value when compared to the utterly worthless vortex of suck that is Buzzfeed.


The online Etymology archive is actually quite useful at times.  Disposable e-mail is handy too, as I suppose is the disposable complete ID thing (though in a creepier way).

The rest is pretty useless or replicates something google can already do.
 
2014-04-27 01:04:05 PM  

Unobtanium: 24. Can I Stream It?
Nope.


This one's pretty useful for me. A lot of movies come out that I don't want to bother seeing in the theater or paying to rent ('cause I'm a cheap bastard). I plug them into Can I Stream It, and every now and then I get an email that something's available. Makes for a nice movie night.
 
2014-04-27 01:05:17 PM  

Duane Dibbley: I'm of two minds here. On the one hand, none of those appear to be particularly useful. On the other, even the least of them is a treasure trove of internetty value when compared to the utterly worthless vortex of suck that is Buzzfeed.


I wonder, because I don't want to get caught in their Maelstrom of suck, if they have a similar list of apps.
 
2014-04-27 01:08:37 PM  
a few of those looked interesting when I read the list... but, now that I'm here to post what I thought was interesting, I'm drawing a blank.

/ i guess they weren't all that interesting.
 
2014-04-27 01:28:11 PM  

ZAZ: 2. Mathway

In my day we used programs, not clouds, to solve math problems and simplify equations.


Ohhh, look at Mr. Gen-Xer with his computer program to solve everything.

When did we become so decadent as a society that we couldn't be bothered to go find a nerd and beat him up until he solved our math problems?
 
2014-04-27 01:34:47 PM  

pute kisses like a man: a few of those looked interesting when I read the list... but, now that I'm here to post what I thought was interesting, I'm drawing a blank.

/ i guess they weren't all that interesting.


Well, I clicked before I realized it was Buzzfeed, but I'd say it's worth it for 10 Minute Mail.  Don't know how I didn't know about this, but it just made life a lot easier for porn Hulu and stuff like that.
 
2014-04-27 01:51:01 PM  
7. What The Fark Should I Make For Dinner (NSFW)

This site is seriously dumb, but there was a site that I've forgotten where you could input a bunch of random ingredients (like what you have lying around your fridge and pantry), and it would put together a reasonable recipe for you.

Anyone recall that site?
 
2014-04-27 01:58:05 PM  
I'm pretty sure The Useless Web is more useful than most of those sites. Definitely more useful than Buzzfeed at any rate.
 
2014-04-27 02:06:12 PM  

ZAZ: Unobtanium

You can't replicate "is it down for everybody" with a local program. For example, I have a path-dependent bad connection to a web site. From another ISP it's fast, from mine it is slow. Maybe the edge server at your edge of the network is toast, and the rest of the universe is doing just fine.


There was a flood. Locusts. Riots. No coffee. IT WASN'T MY FAULT!

/O.K., it was my fault. I was in a hurry and not thinking it all the way through
 
2014-04-27 02:12:10 PM  
Etymology Online is always an interesting search.  Not only does it give the origins of the word you were looking for, it also gives you origins of words related to it.
 
2014-04-27 02:29:11 PM  

ZAZ: Unobtanium

You can't replicate "is it down for everybody" with a local program. For example, I have a path-dependent bad connection to a web site. From another ISP it's fast, from mine it is slow. Maybe the edge server at your edge of the network is toast, and the rest of the universe is doing just fine.


Same story for anonymity networks. Tor/i2p outproxies can choose to block certain sites, or sites can choose to block tor/i2p. And who blocks who changes hour to hour. Or the site might really be dead/maybe not and I don't want my (real) ISP finding out I go to horsesfarkingthreedeadchicksonabigpileofcocaineandcash.com
 
2014-04-27 03:14:58 PM  

Unobtanium: 1. 10 Minute Mail
Um, maybe.

2. Mathway
Maybe to show my kid about some math concepts

3. Fake Name Generator
Probably not useful for me. YMMV

4. What the Font
Art one time, I could have used this. Not so much now.

5. Camel Camel Camel
Nope.

6. Mailbox Locator
USPS App already does this

7. What The Fark Should I Make For Dinner (NSFW)
No, this site is pretty dumb.

8. Online Etymology Dictionary
Yes.

9. Screenr
Hmmmm...

10. Account Killer
Not for me, but probably very useful

11. Sky Scanner
Kayak, anyone?

12. Down For Everyone or Just Me?
I guess it's faster than Start > Run > CMD >  ping nameofsite.com

13. Date to Date Calculator
Interesting? Maybe. Useful? Meh.

14. Practical Typography
Again, at one time, probably useful.

15. Strip Creator
Great, a bunch of people who will post random shiat they think is funny, but is mostly lame.

16. Adobe Kuler
Maybe.

17. Online Alarm Clock
WTF

18. Word Frequency Counter
For me, maybe. For my kid in school work, absolutely.

19. ViddyJam
No.

20. The Rasterbator
No.

21. Scale of the Universe
Yes, and they linked to Cosmos, but not this site.

22. A Good Movie to Watch
They killed the server!

23. Flip Text
Meh.

24. Can I Stream It?
Nope.

25. Print Friendly
Yes.

26. This to That
Yes.

27. SleepyTi.me
Meh.

28. Ripe Track
Perhaps

29. ManualsLib
Yes.

30. Two Foods
Mmmm

31. Is It Iced Coffee Weather?
No

32. This Awesome Person's Page
No

33. Gifprint
Killed the server!


10 minute mail is a great idea, especially when you want to use a site, but receive no spam.

What the Font is absolutely amazing. Sure, there's a niche involved, but it came in really handy at my last job, since people are farking morons.

Not sure why Camel Camel Camel seems to be on your 'never' list. I'd love to see an item's price trends, I don't usually buy from Amazon, but it would also let me comparison shop...

I'm not sure how pinging a website can tell you if anyone else is having an issue, or if the problem is isolated to you, but maybe you have super ping or something.

Adobe Kuler? There are some times I definitely could have used that. Color correcting is a real biatch sometimes.


I think the RipeTrack and Two Foods ones are good ideas...

ManualLib is a great idea, I'll have to remember that one.
 
2014-04-27 03:21:07 PM  

Arachnophobe: I'm pretty sure The Useless Web is more useful than most of those sites. Definitely more useful than Buzzfeed at any rate.


Wow, you weren't wrong. Thank you, I needed a theme for a listicle I need to write.
 
2014-04-27 03:47:55 PM  
Ooh, more clickbait. *refrains*
 
2014-04-27 04:25:14 PM  
One missing from the list:

http://howjsay.com/: how the hell is [insert word] pronounced?
 
2014-04-27 04:48:27 PM  

ZAZ: 2. Mathway

In my day we used programs, not clouds, to solve math problems and simplify equations.


cmeconfessions.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-04-27 05:09:57 PM  

Unobtanium: 11. Sky Scanner
Kayak, anyone?


How do you search flights on Kayak without putting in a departure/return date or just search dates and origin but open destination?
 
2014-04-27 05:58:06 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: One missing from the list:

http://howjsay.com/: how the hell is [insert word] pronounced?


Neat.
 
2014-04-27 06:51:48 PM  
Oh man, comic strip creator.  Now I'm going to spend 4 hours reading old The Bench comics.
 
2014-04-27 09:10:32 PM  
The problem with the one that is a 10 minute email is if you use it for Hulu for example, and then you start getting billed, you may not be able to access account or email to dispute or resolve unwanted charges.
 
2014-04-27 09:35:33 PM  
Most of the sites are garbage, but the math one seems real neat and I've used several of those sites when needed. Rasterbator is farking old. Remember seeing friends use it over ten years ago, kinda surprised to see it's still around.
 
2014-04-27 10:40:54 PM  
There's a reason this ended up in the Geek tab.
 
2014-04-27 11:04:34 PM  

FuzedBox: Rasterbator is farking old. Remember seeing friends use it over ten years ago


IIRC, What the Font is quite old as well. I remember using it frequently back in my Web Design days so around 2003-2006ish and it was quite useful when you were looking for a specific font/clone that was on an image.

Unobtanium: 17. Online Alarm Clock
WTF


Hey now I haven't used this particular one but there was another one that had different alarm clock sounds you could pick. Since I haven't owned a cell phone in years and alarm clocks generally don't wake me up there was a major issue for me in finding something that could work. There are two things that will make me jump out of bed farking quick, the sound of a door opening or, "Reveille" - Thanks military. Turns out the online alarm clock I found had Reveille as an alarm tone.

I haven't used the Down for Everyone site but have used isitdownrightnow.com

I've used the word frequency counter a couple times, same for Flip Text and Mathway.

I've used the Online Etymology Dictionary a number of times.
 
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