Sites you may not know about

Here’s a bunch of interesting sites to fuck around with. You might find something valuable here for something.

Tired of reading news articles that cut you off and try to get a subscription out of you to continue reading? Like the NY Times or the Economists? Check out this site to see if they can get you past the paywall to read the entire article.

The first pirate website in the world to provide mass and public access to tens of millions of research papers.

Library Genesis is a file-sharing based shadow library website for scholarly journal articles, academic and general-interest books, images, comics, audiobooks, and magazines. The site enables free access to content that is otherwise paywalled or not digitized elsewhere. This from Wikipedia.

Another site with the deal. Check it out and see if there is real deals here Can’t hurt, right?

Now this site is a keeper. I don’t think you can find a simpler way to transfer any kind of file. Just drag and drop a file to the front page and it gives you a link to send to someone who can then download it without sending it as an attachment.

The Engineering ToolBox
Free tools and information for engineering and design of technical applications. There may be one or two of you out there that can find a use for the info here. Still an interesting site though.

Do you need to glue something to something else? This site will tell you what you need to make it stick. We didn’t actually know that we needed something like this until we found it. So the Internet is useful after all. Who knew?

Here’s another useful site for figuring out your family’s history. Operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons). They’re big on this kind of thing. But if the Mormons give you the hebe jebe’s you might want to move on. So far, I don’t see any about giving them money, but we’ll see.

Analyze suspicious files and URLs to detect types of malware, automatically share them with the security community. I haven’t used this site yet, but it might come in handy with amount of spam in my email box.

This site records lightning strikes world wide. Kind of an esoteric experience if you live in a strike zone.

This is a website with a crouton on it. I guess there needs to be one somewhere. The .com address is still available if you want it.

Yes, here it is. You can finally see when you will shuffle off this mortal coil. I’m scheduled to depart in a couple of years. Bummer.

Just like it says it is, it counts words and it will help with your grammar. Might come in handy if you’re not just an illiterate slob.

Guides for all kinds of stuff. This looks very interesting, but I haven’t had a lot of time to explore it yet. Saving it for a rainy day. Here’s an link for useful websites.

This is right off the front page of the site. If you’re looking to retire, hide from the law, on fixed income, or just need to find a new place to live that you can afford, start here.

Numbeo is the world’s largest cost of living database. Numbeo is also a crowd-sourced global database of quality of life informations including housing indicators, perceived crime rates, and quality of healthcare, among many other statistics.